Friday, March 30, 2012

Spots and dots

The challenge over at The Poodles Parlour this time is spots and dots... and if you go check out the challenge blog you will see lots and lots of teamies have made some fab projects using some of the great images from bugaboo our very kind sponsor

Here is my card

I used a great little bugaboo image and coloured it with my promarkers, i went for the CAS idea for a change this time.

Do come and join us, would be lovely to see your creations

Until next time

Sylvia xx

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Good morning followers

Hello crafters and followers

Well for a change whilst you are reading this i shall be on my way to Bridlington with my hubby for a well-deserved day out!!!! Hopefully the sun will still be shining when we get there as i really am looking forward to a wee and chips in the harbour and a yummy ice-cream too...

So what do we have in store for you at CRAFT challenges this week

Well we would like to see your projects following the theme of "Things with Wheels"


I have made a double slider card using an image from The Stamping Boutique (as you can see i can't link cos Mr Blogger has thrown his dummy out of the pram AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Have a great day and we shall look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and have a peek around your blogs

Challenge for this project...Shelly's Images

Sylvia x

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Good afternoon to you all on this lovely sunny day...well the sun has obviously gone to my head (must be sat in that stuffy office all day wishing i was elsewhere)...guess who forgot to post their card today...Yep that would be me!!!

so here it finally is using one of the new "travel" digis...i just love this little cutie what is our challenge this time ???? "Ready for Summer" and think this weather is hopefully getting us ready for a great summertime.

Do come and join us for this times challenge at Nutcrafters the prize is of course a £10 voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters store...full of yummy goodies too

Oh no !!!! what is the matter with blogger now...having another paddy is he...he won't let me link to the nutcrafters site...silly blogger...sort yourself out!!!!

Right off to jump in the shower and make myself pretty as i am off out with my friend and some of her work colleagues ...yummy chinese/indian buffet i can't wait.

Catch you all later

Sylvia xx

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flowers....for my friend

Good morning to you all

Over at CRAFT Challenges this week our theme for the challenge is handmade flowers. We have as always got some fab prizes from our great supportive sponsors, and this week i chose to use the oh so pretty digi from Aifactory.

I have added some pearls to the image and then the papers are from Charcoal prints from Dovecraft including the ones i used to make my flowers with...The punch is one of my favourite from woodware and love how in one punch you get 4 different lots of petals..perfect!!!!

Do come and join us with our flower challenge will be lovely to see your creations


Papertake Weekly (Diagonal - gems - free - lace)
One Stop Craft

Love and hugs as ever

Sylvia x

Friday, March 16, 2012

Anything Goes over at Poodles Parlour...

Good morning to you all my treasured followers...

How about this for something different (from me anywhooo)

I decided to do a bit of distressing for this card. The DPs i found when i was looking for some brown card!!! not sure how they got in that box????? but glad i found them as the colours were just perfect for what i wanted and matched my colours of the jumper and the boat....PERFECT!!!! i love this twine too. Now the image and the little sentiment tickets came from "The Digi Garden" this one is called Joe in his boat. Coloured with my promarkers as usual

Oh did i mention i have just treated myself to a few more...well 20 odd...but that will complete my set.....yeah until they bring new ones

Ok off to get some jobs done now...have a fabby dabby weekend...I certainly will

I'm off to Harrogate with my very best friend Elke tomorrow and we are going on the train so what a great day out it will be. When we get back the men are taking us for a meal (not sure if we told them that though yet) ha ha ha ha


I love Promarkers (I really really do!!!)

Totally Papercrafts

Digi Doodle Shop's Best

The Paper Shelter

Sylvia xx

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CRAFT challenge...

Good morning followers

This great image is from Digi Doodle Shop and they are one of our fab sponsors this week for our CRAFT Challenge.

I have used some lovely floral backing papers that were a freebie in a mag this week, then coloured the image with my promarkers and then added a sentiment that was also a freebie from a mag...

We have so many great prizes this week you really do need to go and have a nosey...enter our challenge and then you could be one of our winners. Good luck !!!


SweetStamps Blog challenge
Shelly's Images

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm a winner !!!!!


Woo hoo

Look who won this weeks challenge at The Paper Shelter

I was over the moon and got to choose 3 of their fab digis as my prize.

Clare if you are reading this please don't laugh after what i said last night at craft club lol

Sylvia xx


Well how about this for something new over at Nutcrafters ...??

A bingo challenge...

I have chosen to use one of the new "travel" range of digis, this little boy looks just like my great nephew and he was so lovely to colour with my promarkers.

I chose the top line of the bingo card...diecut/punch - ribbon - gems/pearls

I shall look forward to coming to visit you and see your creations during the next week or two...good luck with the challenge you never know this time it could be you winning the £10 voucher!!!

Oh don't forget there is a mega sale on and fantastic prices on the nutcrafters stamps...grab a bargain..


I love Promarkers
The Paper Shelter

Sylvia xx

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ta dah !!!!!

I have made a new pen pot for my craft room and an "S" for my wall....

I painted the MDF shapes with black acrylic paint, then when that was dry i stamped some flowers, butterflies and a sentiment using white acrylic paint. When it was all completely dry i covered it with stage 1 crackle paint (twice) and then finally added stage 2 crackle paint.

Well i love them...bit of shabby chic in my craft room, I have also painted some MDF hearts but they are no where near finished yet and now i have to finish making hubby's dinner!!!


Craft Room Challenge
The Pixie Cottage
Totally Papercrafts (for my "favourite" room)
The Paper Shelter
Papertake Weeekly

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Sunday afternoon playtime!!!

Well for a change (apart from the dogs) I have had a day to myself, so once i had scrubbed the kitchen floor and cleaned the bathroom and made a was time to play in the garden....

Here are the piccies of my goodies and later today or maybe tomorrow you will see what i made with this lot!!!!

I did have lots of fun and it was a little messy but hey ho we have plenty of soap and water!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hi followers
I have been given an award by can find her fabulous blog here...Thank you very much Tracey i am honoured.
so with this award comes some have to.....
** Thank the person who gave you the award.... done

** Include a link to their blog.....done

** Give the award to 7 blogs you follow regularly or have just discovered.....done

Aunty Sue

** Tell 7 facts about yourself.....done
1. I love blogging
2. I love card-making
3. I love chocolate
4. My best friend is called Elke
5. I have 3 daughters, a dog, a cat and a very large goldfish
6. I hate beans
7. and people that tell lies!!!

Please visit my friends and say hi..

Have a brill Saturday evening

Sylvia xx

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Born to be Wild....

Good morning followers

Here is my latest DT card for the challenge over at CRAFT Challenges. The theme this week is "Inspired by a song" so i have chosen to use this great Bugaboo Image, she is called Ruby Tidbits - Tequila and my song is Born to Be Wild. I have made it especially for my friend as this is exactly what happens to us if we hit the tequila..we end up on the floor!!!!

I have coloured her with my promarkers and used some Kanban card for the musical background. the sentiment comes with the digi so just perfect... I do hope you can come and join us this week as once again we have great prizes on offer from our very generous sponsors.


The Paper Shelter
Papertake Weekly
Totally Papercrafts

See you all soon

Sylvia x

Friday, March 02, 2012


Now this is a challenge that won't take much thinking about...Birthdays is our theme over at the Poodles Parlour challenge blog.
This card was made using a great little digi from Milk Coffee Digi Stamps, coloured with my promarkers and i used DCWV papers and my new die from spellbinders, the stars are from the same die set and as you can probably tell from my recent cards i love it!!!

The Pixie Cottage
My Time to Craft

Ok must dash as hubby is calling....

catch you all later

Sylvia xx

Thursday, March 01, 2012

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge card

Good Morning

Hope you are all well, i have finally recovered from my cold and chest infection so feeling much more myself!!! Thank goodness for that...

Well it's that time again so here is my latest card for the C.R.A.F.T.Challenge. The theme this week is Mother's Day but my card is actually for my mum's birthday. I know she will love because she has a beautiful cat that just loves to lie in or on her flowerpots, so I'm sure she will have a little giggle at this image.

We have lots of lovely prizes up for grabs from our fab sponsors this week so come and join us for our weekly challenge.

This time i have used some pepper and friends goodies with some free papers from papercraft essentials.

Look forward to visiting your blogs


Cutie Pie challenge blog
The Pixie Cottage

love and hugs

Sylvia xx