Sunday, December 15, 2013

CRAFT Challenges

Favourite song or film is our challenge - Sleeping with the enemy is one of my favourites and it has a great song in it.."My brown-eyed girl"
The image is a saturated canary one - don't you just love the challenge of colouring these fantastic images in ...well i do!!!

I have of course used my promarkers and some free backing papers, card-candi and the flowers are made from a sunflower die....

Do come and join us this week as we have soooooooooooo many fab prizes up for grabs

Here's the challenge

Merry Christmas to you all

Love and hugs 

My challenge at Nutcrafters...

Good afternoon on this chilly December day - it was my turn to choose the challenge over at Nutcrafters, so I have chosen "Snow Snow everywhere"
I would like to see lots of entries with "snowflakes -snowmen - snowballs if fact anything to do with "Snow".  I love snow but not too keen on driving in it although I have a lovely new car which may make it much easier.

Now here is my DT card using one of the many lovely images we get to play with over at Nutcrafters

I have snowflakes and a snowman on my card so only snowballs missing !!!

Do come and join us for my last challenge of 2013 as you have until January 7th to enter.

Wishing all my followers a very Happy Christmas and that 2014 is a very special year

Love and hugs


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Christmas in December...

Lol..of course it is...and it certainly is at CRAFT Challenges

Come on then show us what you have all been making and you could win one of our fab prizes

I got to use a cute digi from Stamp Fairy this week and as soon as it was have made a few more very similar ....

She is coloured with promarkers using lots of different lilacs and purples..a sparkly trim on her hat, a nice big bow and some stars - voila a pretty little Christmas card.

The card i have used is actually flocked with holly and berries and i love it...

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Do come over and say hello 

Sylvia x

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Woo hoo...

Happy Bunny !!!!

Check this out bloggers

Not only did I win I was also chosen as one of the Top 5..

Woo Hoo - so pleased !!!!

Sylvia xx

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rick St Dennis Image

Good morning

I shall be on a train going to Birmingham whilst you are reading this...I am off to the Good Food and Drink Show at the NEC and then afterwards we are going to the Birmingham Christmas Market...

Here is my DT card for the CRAFT Challenge this week and we would love you to come join us for our "Charming" Challenge.
Yes we would like to see you using your charm/s on your projects this week.

Mine is a little suitcase for my wee mouse .....

Coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers..charm and papers from my stash and sentiments from a lovely set from docrafts "Wellington" range.
I have decided this will be hubby's birthday card (not til Feb but then nothing wrong with being ahead of matters lol) !!!

Choo Choo all aboard the Birmingham express....

Hope you have a great day, I'm sure we will 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Show us your Santa.....


BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR winter has arrived in Derbyshire - it's bloomin freezin round here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now then I'm sure many of you must be in the middle of making lots of lovely Christmas cards, so over at Nutcrafters we would like to see your projects with a Santa on......

Here is my card with a great little image - Santa hanging his smalls out lol

Now don't be shy, come and join us for the chance to win a £10 voucher....

Sylvia xx

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gift Bag or Box

Good morning followers
Our challenge this week over at CRAFT Challenges is to make a Gift Bag or Box - well I was a bit of a rebel as I had just bought these lovely handbag shaped card blanks.  I have covered it with some fab papers from Stitchy Bear "Christmas Lights" which I printed onto gold shimmer card.

Such a shame you can't see just how much this card stock glimmers through the lovely santa papers.

 I have decoupaged one of the santa's, added some tags (which came with the card blanks) some lovely ribbon and  a couple of snowflakes...

Hope you will come and join us at CRAFT Challenges this week

Have a great weekend - I will as I am off to Yorkshire for some sea air and relaxation

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Recipe for you to try..............

Not a foodie recipe a papercrafting recipe lol

1 - image
2 - backing papers
3 - different embellishments

Don't you just hate dark mornings and evenings for taking piccies of your work :(

Dark when i go to work and darker still by the time i get home

but anyway less moaning Sylv  - here is my card for the challenge over at Nutcrafters and our Gemma wanted us to work from the recipe above.  I have used a lovely image from the new Nutcrafter range (coloured with my flexmarkers and promarkers) 2 free backing papers and finally added 3 embellishments - mittens - jewellery wire and a star...I love adding stars to cards....

Feel free to come and join us and if you use one of the nutcrafters images (free ones available too) you could win a £10 voucher.

Look forward to visiting all those great blogs over the next couple of weeks

Sylvia xx

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas time

Christmas is the theme over at CRAFT Challenges this week and i got to use a super digi from Stamp Fairy
coloured with my promarkers and dusted off my poinsetta die which is one of my all-time favourites

Bit of matting and layering and a swirl and job done.

Happy crafting folks..

Thursday, October 31, 2013

CRAFT Challenges # 231

One for the Boys is our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenges and I go to use this cute serenading turtle from QKR Stampede

*Coloured with my promarkers
*gem stones
*sentiment from docraft
*several free backing papers DT card for CRAFT Challenges

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge
I love Promarkers

Feel free to come and join - you won't be sorry as we have lots of great prizes from our fabby sponsors

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumn Splendour

What a great title for a blog challenge....

My friend Katie chose this challenge over at Nutcrafters and here is my little card with an old but great image.. Love this image as it's such a pleasure to colour...

inked my tag with Stampin Up ink - early espresso
coloured with promarkers
fancy brad and some twine added along with some punched and embossed leaves...

Feel free to come and show us your autumnal projects here

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Sylvia xx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

mmm...what happened there ????

My post seems to have vanished... so here it is again.

This week at CRAFT Challenges we have a recipe for you all

1 diecut
2 designer papers
3 embellishments
glitter or bling

Here is my card using a lovely image from Bugaboo called Peeker Numbers (2)
I used a fab spellbinders die
some lovely papers from DCWV (nursery)
and some flower ribbon for my embellishments
coloured with my promarkers and finally a little bit of glitter on her hair bows and the cupcake.

Hope you like...


Friday, October 18, 2013

Christmas time again

Yippee it's Friday  !!!!

It's also time for a new challenge over at CRAFTS challenge and this time the theme is "Christmas"

So how many of you have made a start on your Christmas cards...I have been making cards for Christmas since February!!!! and you know what i bet I still won't have enough come

Anyhow- stop waffling Sylv and get on with the post

This little elf is called Candy Elf and he is from A Day for Daisies - I coloured him with my promarkers and surrounded him with holly and snowflakes.

Do come and join us with your projects this week and you may become a winner 

Love and hugs

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lots of Layers

Hello bloggers from a wet miserable Derbyshire :(

The theme this week at Nutcrafters is "Lots of Layers" and it is Jo's turn to host, so without further ado here is my card using a lovely digi/stamp.

Coloured with my flexmarkers and Promarkers - papers are freebies from a mag - including the bow and butterfly which i have glazed.
I used my new punch from Stampin Up for the sentiment and then inked the edges of everything with a SU inkpad to give a bit of a shabby chic feel to my card.

Please come and join us at Nutcrafters - prizes are on offer as always and we do love to come and nosey at your projects

Until tomorrow

Love and hugs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Birds and Bugs

Good morning Crafters
Lovely Autumnal morning today- lovely sunshine but with a bit of a chill in the air
So the challenge over at CRAFT Challenges this week is just perfect
Well Autumn has arrived and Halloween is just around the corner.

I have used an image from Hope Jacare called "Birds and Bugs" coloured with my Promarkers as usual.  DPs are from a fab pad I bought ages ago at the NEC and the swirl and butterfly I have inked with my Stampin Up ink spots.

Hope you will join in our challenge this week as always there are lots of lovely prizes

Ok now off to work I go

Have a great Thursday

Sylvia x
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Sunday, October 06, 2013

2 more wedding cards

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Hunkydory Christmas Cards

Here are just a few of the Christmas cards i have been making whilst staying in my little craft retreat at the Yorkshire Coast

These piccies have been taken in the garden and as you can see it is lovely and sunny here in Derbyshire and really quite warm.  October in the sunshine !!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Another Wedding Card

Stampin Up Workshop Day

My friend Anne and I had a fab day yesterday at a Stampin Up Workshop organised by 2 super friends Sue and Elvie.

Not only do they provide all the goodies for the day they fill us full of lovely homemade food and cakes.

So thought i would show you some of the cards we made oh yes and the super gift bag....

Really looking forward to the next one already

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CRAFT Challenges

Late evening post from me today as I have been very busy packing and trying to get organised before whizzing off to Cornwall for a few days.  My niece got married in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and so this weekend she is having a blessing followed by a party in Newquay.  I am so looking forward to seeing them all.

Right so now you want to know what the challenge is at CRAFT Challenges this week

Inspired by a book
I chose this oh so cute giraffe from bugaboo and my book is "Jungle Book"
I do hope you can find time to pop along and join us for this challenge

Love and hugs 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wedding Day...

I am really pleased with the way this wedding card has come out...I was inspired by one I saw over at Particraft...just need to practise my bows

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

I am off out shortly for a coffee with a friend (craft chat too) and maybe treat myself to a nice bit of cake 

Sylvia x

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Li'l Pirate

Good morning followers

Here is my DT card for CRAFT Challenges and this week we have a colour combo of blues and browns although looking at this it is more a greeny/blue colour way. Anyhoo we would love to see your interpretation of the colours.

 I have used my flexmarkers and promarkers for this image from Kenny K called Li'l Pirate and i know just the person who will love this card - I'm quite pleased with my shading and blending too (for a change) lol

 Do come and join us this week if you can - lots of great sponsors and super prizes up for grabs

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nutcrafters - favourite colour combo

Good morning and Happy Wednesday

Nutcrafters have a great challenge theme this time - favourite colour combo, this is definitely one of mine  - lilac and green, i just think it is so fresh and clean looking

This is one of the new stamps available and i love it- so easy to colour with my promarkers too, I even managed to find a little elephant charm to add to the finishing touches.

Do come and join us if you can, my team-mates have made some stunning projects to share with you

Hope you all have a great day

Love and hugs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Christmas cards !!!

Thought I would share some Christmas cards I have been making recently using some lovely dies that a friend lent me...I love them...


Just thought i would share with you that Leanne is having a giveaway on her blog and the prize is the new dies from the Snowman Range....

Here's the link - so kind of me to share with you when i really really want to win them for myself

Good luck everyone and thanks Leanne

Sylvia x

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Paper Piecing

Good Morning crafters

I have been paper piecing this week for my DT challenge card over at CRAFT Challenges.  I got to use a lovely set from Saturated Canary called " Winnie Goes Camping"

I have coloured the rest of Winnie and her Caravan with my promarkers, used some lush vellum on the front of the card and some DP from my stash- added a die-cut sentiment, a piece of green mesh and a flower that was lurking in the bottom of a box!!!!

As always we have fab sponsors which can only mean fab prizes so feel free to pop along HERE and join in our weekly challenge

Love and hugs til later

Thursday, August 29, 2013

CRAFT Challenge DT card

Good evening from a very warm and sunny Derbyshire
Our challenge this week over at CRAFT Challenges is
"Well Done/Congratulations/You've Done It!

I have used Graduate Rhubarb and elements from "Graduation " by Sweet 'n' Sassy coloured with my Promarkers and the die in the middle of the card is a Tonic Studio one..."Gothic Border" and I love it.

Good job I did this card well in advance as we have had a very poorly pet in our house and the only thing I have thought about is getting her better.  She has been diagnosed with pancreatitus !!!!!  Hopefully with medication and a special diet we can get through this and have her back to her normal self again..  Fingers crossed

Have a super evening and catch you all again real soon

Sylvia xx 


Thursday, August 22, 2013

CRAFT Challenge

Hello one and all
Our challenge over at CRAFT challenges this week is a sketch

Challenges for my card are...Totally Papercrafts (pink and brown).....One Stop Craft Challenge....Paper Crafting Journey

Now this is my interpretation of it using lots of stripey card/paper my new SU embossing folder which a absolutely love called Mosaic Madness.  The Sentiment is from a sheet full from The Cutting Cafe and there are just so many to choose from but i love pink so opted for this one 

Do come and join us if you can and show me your version of the sketch, we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs too............................................