Thursday, May 31, 2012

CRAFT Challenge - Background Text

Hello followers old and new...have you all had a really good Thursday???

I have been at work today and boy was it busy but then that's just how i like it !!!

Now then over at CRAFT Challenges this week we would like you to get out those stamps or papers and create a project using text...what a great challenge and i got to use a great digi from Saturated Canary.

 I love her sticking her tongue out - cheeky minx!!!

I used some freebie txt paper and some kanban card to make my card with and of course out came the promarkers!!!

do come and join us this week as we have some fab prizes provided by our amazing sponsors and not forgetting you get to have a look what my team mates have been making.

Have you become a follower of my blog yet?? if not - why not - candy up for grabs peeps..

I love Promarkers
Creative Card Crew
Craft Room Challenge
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge

Until next time

xx and hugs too

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Something special

Right i can finally show you what i made for my best friend Elke for her 50th birthday instead of a card....It was something i saw in the Craft Stamper Magazine it is a year book and the idea is that you make 12 pockets - 1 for each of the months of the year.  My thinking was that Elke would add photos and pictures and souvenirs from her special year of being half a century old !!!! lol she'll love me for saying that won't she????

Hope you won't get bored with all the piccies but thought i could show you in its entiritiy (good grief have a spelt that right) lol


and the next..

and the next...this one is only fixed at the top of the frame so Elke can put a piccie in
next (are you still with me???)


She really is the best of friends...

next..this one i added a shopping bag cos one of the best things we do is "shop"
next (nearly there)
almost over!!!
and the final page
Each page has a flap on the end and a folder to add the mementoes of her very special year
I will update this post and tell you what she thought of it.

Ps Elke if you see this thank you for being my best friend

Challenges for this project
The Cutie Pie Challenge
Creative Card Crew
Craft Room Challenge

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

New Beginnings...

Good morning to you all, hope you are all well and that the sunshine is still with you.

Well we had a wonderful time in the lake district for my birthday but then reality hit me and trundled back to work.

Over at Nutcrafters this time I had the chance to do the post for the challenge..ooooh's one thing hosting your own blog but quite another hosting it for the challenges!!!  Huge thanks to Gemma for helping me out towards the end.  thanks hun..x

The challenge as set by yours truly is "New Beginnings" so we would love to see your projects following this theme.  I was thinking of new home, new baby, wedding, engagement or in my case new school.  Do join us this time as i hope you will like the challenge i came up with.

The papers I have used were freebies and the image is one of the newer digis from Nutcrafters and i just think she is oh so cute with her bunches in and all set for her new school.  Coloured with my promarkers and the sketch I followed is from one over at trimcraft as set by the lovely Janet (my cornish pixie friend).

Challenges - I love Promarkers.....The Cutie Pie Challenge .....Craft your Days Away

Until tomorrow - love and hugs

Sylvia xx

ps don't forget to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of winning some birthday blog candy...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A very quick and simple card from me this week for our challenge at CRAFT challenges.  The theme is a recipe
now my glitter was already on the backing paper so for once i wasn't all sparkly when i went out.  I shall hopefully be all chilled out and relaxed whilst you are reading this as i will have had 3 days in the Lake District for my birthday treat from hubby....

Enjoy your day

Sylvia xx

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Gem's Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon followers- still a bit chilly  here in Derbyshire today.  I saw this challenge over at A Gem of a challenge so set about making this little card. Backing papers are from the lovely Flair Designs (baby boy pack), bit of inking around the die cut circles to link it all together, an epoxy sticker and some card candi and "voila" there it is all done.  Oh nearly forgot the image is of course a little gem one - oh so cute!!!

Right off to walk the dogs before the rain arrives and then must get ready as we are going out this evening to a magic show and providing my darling hubby doesn't have me sawn in two i shall be whizzing up to the Lakes tomorrow for a few days to celebrate my birthday.  So next time i "see" you i shall be a year older - maybe not wiser but definitely older.

Until then hugs

Sylvia xx

PS don't forget to look out for my birthday blog candy arriving here very soon

Friday, May 18, 2012

Poodles challenge..Monochromatic

Hello followers and thanking you for passing by - thank crunchie it's Friday as the saying goes... Now this weeks challenge over at Poodles Parlour is "Monochromatic" how about that for a fancy word on a Friday morning. I have done a bit of paper piecing using my new goodies from the Do crafts capsule collection, the super cute image is a Poodles one and just right for this type of technique. As always i shall be looking forward to seeing your great projects - good luck in the challenge and see you all soon............. Sylvia xxxx Don't forget to become a follower now will you as it will soon be my birthday and that can only mean 1 thing - a birthday blog candy . Keep watching!!!

Challenges - Paper Crafting Journey

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Easel Card Challenge

Well hello there to you all...did you all enjoy the blog hop last week??? I do hope so, it was the 1st time i have ever been this side of a blog hop and it was a bit nerve-racking to say the least. Now this week at CRAFT Challenges our theme is "Easel Cards" now these are my favourite type of card to make and this week i chose a Bugaboo Image "BooPeeker - Carriage). I love lilac baby cards and thought the buttons were just perfect on the little pram...
Right off to work we go...enjoy your day my lovelies and do come back very soon as i will be having a BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY very soon (never done one of these before either) but would love to get my followers up to 100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if you're not a follower do become one ready for my blog candy draw .... Love and hugs Sylvia xx

Challenges - Sweetstamps blog.....i love promarkers...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

3 x Designer papers -

Hello it still raining - i need some sunshine!!!! Anywhoo over at Nutcrafters this week our challenge is to use 3 designer papers...i just loved this challenge and i did enjoy using this pretty little image which i have had for a while. Coloured with my promarkers and my papers were all freebies from a swap i did over at Trimcraft. Only other thing i did was to add some of my new card-candi and a sentiment. I really hope you will come and join us and remember you get the chance to win a £10 voucher (if you use a nutcrafter digi/stamp) OR some wonderful digis (if you use any other image) Looking forward to visiting your blogs and admiring your work very soon Sylvia xx 

Challenges for my card:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Something for my friends

I just found this whilst out blog hopping and thought i would post it for my friends

Sylvia xx

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blog hop


Morning to all my followers,

This week is a special week over at CRAFT Challenges. We are 3 years old this week! So, Happy Birthday to us!!

Our challenge this week is 'Celebration'. So, any project fitting this subject will be eligible for a prize.

We also have our blog hop this week and you can choose to do one or more of the following this week:

  1. Take part in our challenge
  2. Add your name to Inlinkz on the DT and GDT blogs to be in with winning a prize on their blogs.
  3. Complete the blog hop (adding your name to Inlinkz on your way), collect all letters and form the sentence it forms and leave a comment at the end of our challenge post with your answer.
We have a lot of sponsors this week, with lost of prizes to be won.

  • A prize for the winner of our 'Celebration' challenge this week.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen winner on each (G)DT member's blog.
  • A prize for the randomly chosen comment with the correctly formed sentence from the collected letters along the way.
To ensure all is done fairly, we will enable comment moderation this week to keep all answers behind, so there can be no cheating.

Our blog hop route:

Sylvia You're here!

As you can see you should have received here from Carol's blog. If you have not, please return there or to Elke's blog for the start of our blog hop.

The sponsor on my blog is Pink Gem Designs

Pink Gem Designs

By adding your name/blog to Inlinkz below you can be in with a chance of winning 

Don't forget to link in and to collect your letter on this stop which is

So, now it is time to get you some inspiration for this challenge. Here are my cards for this challenge.

and this one too...
huge thank you to Pink Gems for being part of the sponsor team...i do love working with your stamps/digis 

Your next stop will be Sharon. Hope you are having fun! Enjoy the rest of our blog hop!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Better late than never....

Good afternoon to you all are you enjoying your bank holiday weekend, I certainly am. It started with a meet up with my friend Elke for breakfast which we do every Saturday morning, a quick visit to the craft shop and then after cleaning the bathroom and doing a bit of washing i have been crafting...just perfect. I promised to show you all the "AFTER" pictures of my decopatched drawers and here they are...I love them and as my craft room is black and cream they are just perfect and now full of my sentiments ( I have lots and lots)
Well what do you think??? I recommend having a go at this decopatch ...its brill!!! Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend, I am going out with hubby, eldest daughter, daughters partner and his son for the day in Derbyshire tomorrow and really really looking foward to it.. Sylvia xx

Thursday, May 03, 2012


Good morning followers and yet another scheduled post as i shall be sat at my desk beavering away whilst you are reading this post. This week at CRAFT Challenges we have a super challenge for you...get your buttons out!!!! We want to see your lovely projects with all those yummy buttons on. Here is my DT card and i have used a digi (sooooooooooooooooooo cute) from Digi Doodle Shop
I coloured the digi using promarkers and a flex marker and although the piccies don't show the skin up too much, i am really pleased with the colour combination ..Light Fawn - flex marker and Ivory - Promarker...perfect for baby skin The papers are new ones from Flair Designs and an absolute bargain from Peartree Crafts Look forward to seeing your creations but until then xx Challenges.....Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.....Passion for Promarkers.....Creative Card Crew.....Crafty Cardmakers

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Nutcrafters Sketch

Good morning peeps Over at Nutcrafters this week we have a great sketch for you to follow as designed by the lovely Gemma....I have used one of the new digis from Nutcrafters and it was so much fun to colour with my promarkers. Don't forget to come and join us and you could have the chance of winning a £10 voucher or some digis depending on whether or not you use one of our digis. (If you nip over there now there is a page with lots of freebie images you can use) Can't wait to come and visit your blogs - nosey parker that i am.. Challenges - Passion for Promarkers.....Sentimental Sundays.....Papertake Weekly.....Crafty Cardmakers.....Here Come The Boys.....Craft Your Days Away.....Dude Time Doodles (a new challenge blog for me) Catch yous later... love and hugs ME.... xxxxx