Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Making a Scene...!!

Ohhhhhh - How about this then for something different.  Over at nutcrafters we would like you to make a scene....

Mine was made using two of the new "scene" digis from Nutcrafters - I just loved this little cake shop and the cutie pie cake girlie!!!  Coloured with my promarkers - of course...backing papers were yummy freebies and the sentiment was stamped from my new Little Claire set i bought at Doncaster last weekend.

Watch out for sneak previews from the girls at Nutcrafters over the next few weeks too

Now whilst you are reading this post I shall hopefully be having a paddle in sunny Cornwall as I have had to schedule this post due to going on a well earned holiday to Cornwall and then moving up to Devon...Bliss just me and the hubby

So i will take this chance to thank you all for joining in the fun at Nutcrafters and until next time...Have fun!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Off on my Jollies - yippee

Please don't send the search parties out for me for the next 2 weeks !!!!!! I won't have disappeared- I will just be on my holidays .
For the 1st time in 35 years we are spending our summer hols in the UK :) really strange not to be thinking money tickets passport.   We are off to Cornwall for a week and then travelling upto Devon for another week and this time it is only me and hubby.

We are both ready for a complete chill out but some of our time will be quality time spent with my SIL who is slowly loosing her battle with the dreaded C   .

Please be good whilst I am away, stay happy and healthy and i shall return in a couple of weeks time.

Love and hugs to you all

Sylvia xx

Thursday, June 21, 2012

CRAFT Challenges...

Hellooooo one and all - Are we having a good week ??

Over at CRAFT Challenges this week our challenge is a "Colour Combo" to guide you on your projects.  You can use all of the colours or just some of them.  My card is a very bright one and i got to use this very pretty young lady from Beary Dust.  The backing papers came free in my Cardmaking and papercrafts magazine "Beach Babe" they are called and I have used loads of them already !!!!

Challenges...Digi Doodle Shop's Best (sketch)
Charisma Cardz Challenge

Only a  very quick post this week -  lots to do as I am off on my hols on Saturday for 2 weeks - bliss!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

sunday afternoon playtime No 2...

Same stamp - different colour scheme

The middle bit is punched using a Martha Stewart punch on both edges....a very CAS one 

right off to get hubby's dinner on


Sunday afternoon playtime...

Well it would appear I am on a roll today...must be my new SU goodies....

I have used my new stamp for this one - Sail Away and i fell in love with it as soon as i saw it.  My brother-in-law lives in Canada and he loves boats and used to have his own a few years back and i just know he is gonna love this card.  The craft card is from Stamp Magic last weekend - the green card is yummy and from SU - ribbon and sticky gems from my stash and the sentiment is a forever friends one!!!!  Quick and simple but i am really quite pleased with it...

Creative Card Crew (I am Sailing - Rod Stewart)
Dream Valley Challenges
DYSU Challenge
Charisma Cardz

Sylvia xx

Sunday morning play...

Good afternoon folks - well we have a little bit of sunshine here in Derbyshire this morning so after finishing the baking I got out my new goodies from Stampin Up and i have been playing.

What yummy papers these are and the ribbon was almost too pretty to use.  Only the dst and the sentiment aren't from stampin up...this little box is also perfect for a challenge I saw at Crafty Cardmakers ...right off to play with my new boat stamp...mens cards are on their way lol....

Enjoy the last of the weekend as I'm sure most of you are just like me and back to work tomorrow.

Sylvia xx

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jubilee Cutie!!!

Do you like my Jubilee Cutie...the digi is from Digi Garden over at the Poodles Parlour and as you have probably guessed the theme this week is Red/White/Blue.  Hope you're not tired of the Jubilee celebrations and will join us in our challenge.  We have a super prize up for grabs so do pop by and see what my fab team mates have made.

I coloured my cutie with my Promarkers and the paper is a freebie - the doiley is from a stash i had forgotten i had (oops) and finally a craft work cards sentiment, some gems and a swirl I had from a lovely lady Linda.

Right off to work we go

Love and hugs

Sylvia x

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just for You Dad....

Toot toot say hello to Guy from Bugaboo - isn't he just perfect for the challenge this week at CRAFT Challenges - Father's Day.  My daughter has chosen this card to give to her Dad on Sunday - it is sooooo perfect for him as he is a Car Salesman...

Coloured with my promarkers, computer generated sentiment, fair bit of distress inks and some backing papers from an unknown pack!!!!

Challenges...Cards for Men...Dream Valley Challenges...Passion for Promarkers...Papercraft Star... Paper Shelter...DYSU...Charisma Card Challenge

To all those great dad's out there "Happy Father's Day" for Sunday...Enjoy

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spots and/or Stripes

and i used both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is the lovely Helen's turn to pick the challenge this week over at Nutcrafters - phew i survived my time last week.  The 1st one of anything is always the worst but now i have done one (without too many mistakes) I will be ready and able for the next one...

Okay so what did Helen choose------drum roll...clash of symbols....trumpets

Spots and/or Stripes

I used one of the digis from the Nutcrafters "Travel Range" and i just  love this wee man with his camera...coloured with promarkers -  die cut - spotty ribbon to sit on - freebie sentiment - card candi and stripey paper from a colour swap i did over at trimcraft

I really do hope more of you will come and join us for this challenge, there are super prizes up for grabs

So hopefully see some of you over there

Challenges...The Paper Shelter.....Passion for Promarkers.....Sentimental Sundays.....Digi Doodles Shop Challenge

Sylvia xx

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Blog candy Winner

Where did the week go????  I was meant to post the winner on Monday but time seems to have run away with me so without further ado I should like to announce the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy (even though i didn't reach the 100 mark) never mind!!!

Jackie is you...thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog

To all my followers thank you for the lovely comments you have left over the years- very much appreciated i can assure you!!!

I am sent you a message Jackie..

Sylvia xx

Thursday, June 07, 2012

New sponsor at CRAFT Challenges

Hope you all had a great Jubilee weekend - I certainly did

We have a great new sponsor over at CRAFT challenges this week - all the way from New Zealand.  they were very generous and let us choose a set of stamps from their great collection . Flonz is the unusual name of the company but their stamps are fab and the delivery was superb - less than 5 days to arrive!!!

The challenge this week is for you to show us your male cards - thought mine would be perfect for father's day!!!  I do hope you will come and join us as we have some great prizes up for grabs!!!!

Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog
Papercraft Star
Papertake Weekly
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog
Cards for Men

Sylvia xx

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Birthday Blog Candy

Good evening followers and how nice it is to have you all visit me. :)

Now i have been tempting you with a birthday blog candy now for a few days well today is the day!!!!

I shall leave this post on for 10 days so you have until 2nd June to leave me a lovely little message..

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this candy ???

Firstly *** Put a post on your blog telling your friends about my blog and the candy i have up for grabs
(you don't have to add the piccie if you don't want to)

Secondly***Be a follower of my blog

and finally*** leave me a little comment letting me know you have looked at something else on my blog other than the candy.

Hope this is ok with you all and that you will help me to get my followers up to the grand total of 100 - now should that total get to 120 i shall increase the blog candy to 2 lots of crafty goodness.

Right then off we go...................................................

A Friendship Poem

Once In A While
We Meet Someone
Who Makes Us Feel So Good
Who Seems To Understand Us
In A Way Few People Could
Someone Who’s Truly Glad
For Us
When Things Are Going Well
Who’s Always There To Listen
When We Have Something
New To Tell …
Once In a While,
We Find Someone
On Who We Can Depend
I Know Because
I Found In You
A Truly Wonderful

Poodles Challenge

Brrrr did someone turn the temp down....

Happy Jubilee weekend to you all and sincere apologies to my teamies at Poodles Parlour for forgetting to add my card to my blog yesterday.  Blonde moment me thinks..

anywooo here it is my challenge card for the Poodles Parlour Challenge "Father's Day/Male card".  We are being sponsored this time round by the fab Kenny K (thanks Deb !!!!) and i have to confess that until i started blogging i had never heard of them.  But now ??? i love them.

do pop over to the site and check out what my fab team-mates have come up with - gosh they're a clever lot

Challenges for my card...
I love Promarkers
Here Come the Boys

Sylvia xx