Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anything but a card....

Good morning followers

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day full of good things

Over at CRAFT Challenges we have the theme of "Anything but a Card"  thank goodness for that i thought.  I have made nothing but Christmas cards in the last few weeks and have promised myself that I will make 10 Christmas cards a month next year...that way I will not have a mad dash to get them all done in December.  Feel free to remind me of my promise at anytime during 2013:)

Right well amongst others one of the sponsors this week is Pink Gems and I just fell in love with this oh so cute gingerbread man.  This is one of the pre-coloured ones but they also have one you can colour to fit in with your own colour scheme.  I had a quick jump into Pinterest to get a bit of inspiration for my tags and especially love the one i made using Craft card...i do love this stuff.

Now just in case you think I have done a vanishing act for the next few days, I haven't but me and hubby are off to spend the New Year in the Lake District.  Peace and quiet in a lovely cottage surrounded by woods and our neighbours are deer, owls and woodpeckers.  No crafting for me but i will have my cross-stitch with me.

Happy New Year to you all

Sylvia xx

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CRAFT Challenges

Good morning...brrrr bit chilly isn't it....
Craft Challenges have a new challenge starting today and it is "Winter" - very apt as Winter has certainly arrived in Derbyshire.

We have of course lots of fabby sponsors including a very special one!!!!  Drum roll

 Yes I have put together a rather large bag of goodies as one of the prizes, so do come and join in the challenge and if you're not already please become a follower of my blog... So here are a couple of winter inspired cards i have put together for you, no need to do complicated, plain and simple is fine by me.  Looking forward to seeing your projects

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Challenge - Here Come the Boys

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge last one of 2012

Hello followers.  Well this is our last challenge of 2012 over at Nutcrafters but fear not we will be back!!!  In January.... and I shall be hosting the challenge (when I can think of something suitable)!!!! so this times challenge will be for a whole month so no excuse for not entering.

So what is this challenge???
Lots of Layers and Sparkle/Bling

so we would like to see lots of layers on your cards or projects and as much sparkle/bling as you can add!!  You can never have too much bling....certainly not at this time of year.  We look forward to seeing your entries.

Merry Christmas from me and all the girls at Nutcrafters

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Good morning!!!

Brrr bit chilly in Derbyshire this morning, and we are off to Lincoln Christmas market in about an hour so sure it will be even chillier over there.

Right then down to business, today our challenge at CRAFT challenges is "Christmas" so nice and easy for you as i guess most of you you will be just like me up to your neck in glitter and tinsel....

One of our sponsors this week is the great stamping company Flonz - i am really impressed with their stamps and just love this traditional Christmas tree.  So come on show us what you have been making this week on the Christmas theme and you may just be one of our lucky winners.

Enjoy your day and if i get chance i will take some piccies whilst at the market .....1st stop will be to see the monks who sell the best mulled wine- yum

Sylvia xx

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Very happy today

I have just done a craft fayre (which i nearly didn't do) and made a very nice little sum of money.  Isn't it funny how the things i thought wouldn't sell well DID and the things i most expected to sell DIDN'T.  Need to re-stock now though as came home with 2 empty boxes!!!!!!

Not tonight though as I am off to party....enjoy your weekend

Sylvia x