Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just for Mum

Good morning is another card using one of the fantastic nursery rhyme stamps from Nutcrafters. This one is "Mary Mary Quite Contrary""

The theme this week at nutcrafters is "Just for Mum" so it could be a mother's day card/pressie or a birthday card/pressie for your mum, just so long as you use a nutcrafters image. We look forward to visiting your blogs and having a look at all the wonderful projects you can come up with.

Mine is coloured using my beloved promarkers and the backing papers, ribbons and sentiment were all from a "pink" swap i did over at trimcraft.

Hope you like it, i love pinks so really enjoyed making this one

Passion for Promarkers
Paper Pretties
The Pixie Cottage
My Time to craft
The Cutie Pie challenge blog

Chat soon

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Monday, February 27, 2012

Little Sophie...

This is my little dog Sophie...when i was trying my new camera out on Saturday afternoon guess who wanted to be in on the act...yep Sophie. She is 7 years old and we have had her since she was 7 weeks old and a tiny tiny cuddly bit of fluffy fur.

Sylvia x

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lucky Winner...

Oh wow followers, hubby and I went out with some friends last night and on our return i checked my blog whilst he was making me a bedtime cuppa. (Not my usual hot chocolate because last week me and some work colleagues decided to give up chocolate for lent!!!!!!!!!!)am i mad...

anywoooooo getting back to my lucky win, i nosed around blogger for a little while and voila there was the name of the winner of one of the brand new stamps from Little Claire called Flossie and Winnie. Little me...wooo hoooo one happy bunny at 1 o'clock this morning.

Here is the piccie of the stamp can't wait to get it and then i will be playing in my little craft room..

Ok must go have a meeting with a man about a camera and possibly a get together with a friend and a bacon buttie..yummy

Have a super duper weekend

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sketch challenge

Hello my fellow bloggers and welcome to another card for CRAFT Challenges. This week we have a sketch for you to follow.

We have very kindly been sponsored by some wonderful peeps including Stamping Boutique. which is where my digi came from. I have used my new star circle die and some yummy dp "New Leaf" that i adore. Digi was coloured with my promarkers, using lots of different browns
Do pop by and see the other projects my team-mates have come up with and i shall look forward to visiting some of your blogs in the next few days


The Paper shelter
I love Promarkers (A Stitch in time)
Paper Pretties

Happy Thursday

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Friday, February 17, 2012

My 1st DT card as a "Poodle"

Good morning followers...yippee it's Friday and in about 6 hours i shall have finished work and be ready for my weekend ahead.

I haven't had the best of starts to my time with Poodles Parlour because when i got up yesterday morning planning to take the piccies of my DT card i realised my battery on my camera was dead!!! No problem i thought quick charge and it will be ready to go when i get in from work but oh no...the battery is terminal!!! What shall i do i thought..i know lets get my new iphone up and running and use the camera on that!!! 2 hours later i finally got to take my piccies in the worst light ever.

so i apologise for the standard of my photos but here it is

We all used digis from Lexi's Creations and i thought this one was just perfect for our "Mother's Day Challenge", I coloured my image with my trusty promarkers and then used my very new spellbinders die "star circles" and the papers are freebies that came in simply cards and papercrafts this week. the colours were just perfect!!! The sentiment is one from craftwork cards.

Do come and visit us at Poodles Parlour and have a look at the work that has been done by our very talented team. We love to come and look at your blogs and of course see your creations.


Shelley's Images

Digi Doodle Shop's Best
The Crafty pad (b=brads and bunch)
Paper Pretties

So until next time...toodle loo

Sylvia xx

Thursday, February 16, 2012

No Designer Papers this week................

The challenge this week for you all is to have a break from using those lovely DP' No Designer Papers please for our challenge at C.R.A.F.T.Challenges

Lots of great sponsors again and me i got to work with this oh so cute Pirate from Meljens Designs "Pirate Johnny".
This is absolutely perfect for my great nephew Morgan, i just know he will love it. I have used my Martha Stewart Punch for the edging and the little tag sentiments are computer generated.

Do come and join us this week and share with us your fab projects


Crafty Cardmakers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
The Crafty Pad - (B = Blue)
The Paper Shelter
Cupcake Craft challenges
Hotshot craft blog

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anything but Square!!!!!!

Hello and good you thought i'd forgotten my post for Nutcrafters ..... No just a little later today for my posts

We would love to see your fabby projects as long as it isn't square!!! now there's a challenge for you and do remember to use a nutcrafter image (plenty of freebie ones on the site).

This is mine using one of the new digis all linked to travel and believe you me they are brill... I love them all

I shall look forward to seeing what you all come up with and don't forget there is a £10 voucher for the winner!!! wooo hoooooo


Paper Pretties
Sentimental Sunday

catch you all later

Sylvia x

Saturday, February 11, 2012

1st scrap-booking page........

Good morning to you all

Thought i would share this 1st ever scrap-booking page. Last week at craft group our theme was scrap-booking, i nearly had a coronary :o never done scrap-booking in my life. well on Monday night i gathered together anything i thought i might be able to use on one page all ready for Tuesday.

This is what i came up with and I am so proud of it :D as i am not into scrap-booking (could be very tempted now though) i decided to make it into a wall hanging for my craft-room.

The piccie was taken on a trimmie night out at a chinese and we had one of the best nights ever. One i will treasure. Little did i know that me and Elke would go on to become best friends as i had only just met her when this piccie was taken.

Time to dash as need to go and collect more craft stash from the post office...yippee

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Valentine's Day Challenge

Good morning to you all

Nice bright card to wake you up!!! this is my DT card for C.R.A.F.T.Challenges this week and as you have probably gatthered the theme is Valentine's Day. We have fabby sponsors again including the amazing Bugaboo Digi Stamps...don't you just love this image...she is just so cool.

I coloured her with my promarkers and have used some DPs from a swap i did with a trimmie a while ago (the theme was pink/red) the sentiment is from a sheet from Kanban.

Hope you are able to join in with this week's challenge cos as always there are lots of great prizes for you.

Anywooooooo off i must go ... the ironing is calling me................GREAT!!!

DYSU Challenge blog
The Paper Shelter
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers
Papertake Weekly
Sentimental Sunday Challenge
I love promarkers
Dream Valley Challenges
The Pixie Cottage challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Friday, February 03, 2012

New DT member

After careful consideration i decided to step down from the DT over at Creative Craft Challenges. This great challenge blog was set up by "Jilly" nearly 3 years ago and because of her and other members i got into blogging, even though i stated "no way, I haven't the time" !!!!!! I have however been offered a new position over at Poodles Parlour working with some fab DT members including my best friend Elke....couldn't say "No" now could I?????? I am so looking forward to working with some new team-mates in the coming months.
So keep watching my blog for info on the great challenges ahead..

Woo hoo I am now a "Poodle"

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Good morning

Good morning followers

Hope you are all fit and well, don't know whether i am not!!! I have had to schedule this post so hopefully once it goes "live" i shall be fit and well but at the time of writing this i feel like i have been hit by a ten tonne truck. well that's what it feels like, I have a cold from hell, a cough that keeps me awake most of the night and a sore throat!!!!

Anywoo stop moaning girl and get on with the deets for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges

As usual we have the most fantastic people to sponsor us including Sassy Studio Designs, who very kindly let me use this super duper image "hippy chick".

the challenge this month is to use a very jazzy colour combo which was just so perfect for my chosen image. I have chosen papers from DCWV, coloured my image with my promarkers and the buttons are from that great cutesy craft shop i told you about in an earlier post

Do pop by and see what my team-mates have come up with...clever lot you know... and please keep your fingers crossed that this horrid bug has gone and left me

Shelly's Images Blog challenge
Paper Pretties
I love Promarkers

Lots of love but no hugs (just in case the bugs are still around)


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

What a cute couple!!!...

Hello friends and followers

Here is my card for the challenge over at Nutcrafters's a special little digi for Valentines day, so if you've been really good you can pop over here, grab yourself this cute digi and then join us for our Valentines challenge.

For my card, I used goodies from the "sugar & spice" range from docrafts and my cute little couple have been coloured in using my promarkers...


My time to craft challenges
The Paper Shelter challenge
The Crafty Pad challenge

Look forward to seeing your entries

Sylvia xx