Sunday, April 29, 2012

Work in progress....

Thought i would share with you my latest work in progress...I bought this set of drawers from a charity shop te other day for £2.50 and then yesterday i went to Craft Central with my friend Elke and amongst other things we bought some decopatch papers. Now those of you that know me will know my craft room is black and white so the papers i bought are black and white!!!! These are the piccies of the drawers before i attacked them with paper and glue
and here they are after i have been playing this afternoon but you will have to wait til later in the week to see the finished article.
Right off for my shower as we are going to my daughters for dinner this evening Enjoy the last remaining bit of your weekend Sylvia xx

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Very special card for SIL

Hi bloggers Thought i would share a very special card with you...especially for my SIL - she is going in hospital on Thursday for a major operation as part of her cancer treatment. This will be the biggest one of many and she will be in ICU for a while once the op is over. She lives in Newquay Cornwall and for those that know the area will know that there is a beach with lots of lovely brightly coloured beach huts on. Our children played on these beaches and now their children do the same. I loved this sentiment and felt it was just what i needed to say....
The stamp is a brand new one from Michael Powell and i bought it today on a shopping trip out with my best friend Elke. I coloured it with promarkers and then just added a simple bow and flower. Off to play some more now as i have the downstairs to myself as everyone else is having an early Sylvia xx Challenges..Paper Pretties

Friday, April 27, 2012

Anything Goes.....

Good Morning followers and welcome to my blog post for today!! This week over at Poodles Parlour, our challenge is really easy..............anything goes We are being sponsored this time by Stamp n Doodle and we had some lovely cute digis to use including this lovely wee girl on her bike... I love this idea of a Double Dutch fold and may just use this idea is the link over at Splitcoasters if you wanted to give it a go. Let me know if you do and i will come and pay you a visit I do hope you will come and join us with your great projects Until then Love and hugs Sylvia x

Thursday, April 26, 2012

CRAFT Challenge DT card

Good morning and its that time of the week again... CRAFT Challenges time

Our theme this week is Animals so anything at all with an animal on it is fine by may be cute...scary....big....little...furry...feathered (like mine) whatever we don't mind.

I got to use this super duper image from Hope Jacare - swirly owl branch which i just fell in love with. I used papers and chipboard shapes from the Sugar & Spice Range from dovecraft and obviously coloured with my promarkers to finish off..

We shall look forward to all your lovely projects and to popping over to nosey at your blogs..

Until next time

Take care and do be crafty...

Sylvia x Challenges DYSU - inspirational flowers.......The Paper Shelter.....Passion for Promarkers.....Creative Craft Challenges.....Sentimental Sundays

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Changes are afoot at Nutcrafters!!!

Good evening followers - bet you wondered where i was!!! Oops sorry about the late post for my DT card for the Nutcrafters challenge it must be all the excitement of the new changes we have... We are opening the rule book this week however and mixing things up a little. If you would like to enter our challenge but don't have any Nutcrafters images to use, this week we will accept your entry and you will be entered in to win our second prize of your choice of Nutcrafters digi stamp or digi stamp set. All cards or projects with a Nutcrafters image will automatically receive an additional entry into our main prize draw, so that's twice the chance to win! No excuses now for not entering the great challenge and a chance to win either the digi or the voucher. Anything goes...yes absolutely anything and i have used some funky card blanks i got from Kanban at the weekend and my backing papers are from a lovely little pad "Webster's pages" which were free in simply cards and papercraft and they are so yummy!!! My digi is a new one from nutcrafters and there's more but you will have to wait and see what they are...may just give you a sneek peak at the weekend!!!! Good luck in the challenge and chat soon but i have to dash now as we are going out for dinner for a chinese with a very special friend... Challenges for this card Paper Pretties..... The Stamping Boutique..... The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog..... Love and hugs as always Sylvia x

Wedding/Anniversary CRAFT Challenges..

Yoo hoo only me with another challenge DT card for our weekly challenge at CRAFT Challenges

This week we would love to see your cards/projects following a wedding or anniversary theme

For my card i have used a Meljen Designs digi and what a cute couple they are too...I shall be giving this to one of my daughter's best friends when she gets married later in the year...the papers are from a brand new pack of papers from Flair designs petite range and they are such yummy papers.

Challenges DYSU... The Stamping Boutique... Sentimental Sundays... Papertake Weekly... Do come and join us as we have some very special prizes for the lucky winners this week.

Sylvia xx

Friday, April 13, 2012

Circles !!!!!

Round and round in circles...Poodles Parlour Challenges would love to see your projects with circles as the main theme...

I found this great circles paper amongst the paper pack from dovecraft called Sugar & Spice so with a couple of embellishments from the same range and some ribbon...voila !!! there is my ever so quick and easy card.

I shall look forward to seeing your lovely work when out visiting the blogs and good luck to you all ...

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Inspirational Picture Challenge

Good morning followers..

A beautiful inspirational picture is the challenge this week at CRAFT Challenges and wow have the team got some great projects to show you.

Pop on over, have a look have a look at our work and then come and show us yours !!!! As always there are some fab sponsors and prizes including Bugaboo which is where I got the digi for my 1st card - called beautiful blocks - live love and laugh (seems like good advice to me)

now because i loved the piccie so much i made a 2nd card but this time using a Stitchy bear image of this fisherman...

So come on then, fish the mojo out of the drawer and lets see your projects

A gem of a challenge (flower card)
OSAAT (fisherman card)
Cupcake craft challenges (flower card)
Papertake weekly (fisherman)
Paper pretties (fisherman)
Willow Sketchie Challenge (fisherman)

Until next time lots of hugs

Sylvia xx

Monday, April 09, 2012

Birthday boy

It is my daughter's boyfriends birthday tomorrow and as he loves car-racing and computer games i thought this LOTV image was just perfect. I have let LOTV do the colouring this time and given my promarkers the day off..LOL.. I have used some backing papers that were free in a mag from ages ago, a Kanban sentiment and then finally finished off using my new star punch. I have bought him a 2 hour snow-boarding lesson for his birthday treat so just hope he doesn't come home "plastered"....

Paper Pretties
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Papertake weekly Challenge
Off to get my ironing done now..enjoy the rest of your evening

Sylvia xx

Project for the craft group

Well last week at Creative Craft Group it was my turn to provide the "goodie bag" and as the group will tell you i don't do

I love the girls to try something different for a change!!! so this week i printed onto some yummy Kanban card so that they could make .........................

Bird - Houses

Well we all had a great time and mine is hanging up in my craft room (don't really want any birds nesting in it though)....

The idea came from a CD i have from Polka Doodles and i think i may just make some more ready for the next craft fayre i do!!!

thanks for popping by...

Sylvia xx

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Morning crafty people!!

Good morning to you all...another scheduled post from me as i shall be sat at my desk whilst you are reading this...the good news is that i shall finish at 4 and then have 4 wonderful days at home with my hubby, daughters and dogs...

Now then on to the post..the challenge this week at CRAFT challenges is Spring/Easter and i was lucky enough to get to use this lovely little image from the stamping boutique

I love the summertime but my favourite season has to be spring, all those beautiful daffodils and tulips flowering and lots of new shoots and buds in the garden, birds singing...bliss

So do come and join us and let us have a look at your great creations as we have lots of great sponsors which of course means great prizes for you peeeps..

Digi Doodle Shop's Best (new digi and papers)
I love Promarkers
Papertake Weekly

Look forward to seeing you all soon

Happy Easter

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx