Friday, May 31, 2013

Woo hoo - Top 3

I made Top 3 winner over at Friday Sketch Challenge

great start to my weekend then :)


Craft Challenge - one for the men...

Hello fellow crafters...yippee doodle dandy it's Friday...I have the whole weekend to myself so I am going to go get my housework done, cook dinner and plan a very crafty weekend.

Now here is my card for the challenge over at CRAFT - the theme is definitely one for the boys...we would like to see a father's day card or a card for the male in your life......

I used a great digi from My Heart Pieces called the school boy and I love him and his goggles - bless him....

Would be lovely if you came and joined in the fun at CRAFT Challenges this week - fab sponsors = fantastic prizes

Have a super weekend

Sylvia x

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Helloooooooo !!!!!

Happy Wednesday crafters
It's Sylvia here and  I am hosting the challenge this fortnight over at Nutcrafters..
First of all i would just like to say Thank you to all who entered our Little Bit of Kraft challenge.
for today's challenge i have chosen.....
(Mono (mainly one colour)) 
so we would like to see you making a card or project with mainly one colour, so quite an easy one for you this time....
Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)

Here is my little cutey card, new stamp from Nutcrafters was coloured using my promarkers, prima flowers, dp's from my stash and finally a sparkly sentiment and a rose charm.

Do come and say hello to us at Nutcrafters, we hate being lonely lo !!!

Love and hugs

Saturday, May 25, 2013

been playing....

post No 3 !!!!

Last week I went to Honeypot Crafts for a promarker workshop and not only did I make some lovely new friends I also had a great time producing this !!!!

I completed 3 projects but this one is is my favourite and has definitely given me confidence to use my promarkers more.

So huge thanks to Phil for being a great tutor...can't wait for next month !!!


2nd post of the day

Nutcrafters challenge reminder - use some of that craft card/paper you have hiding away in your craft stash and you could be winning some pennies to spend in the nutcrafters shop.  I didn't get round to making another card so here is a reminder of my challenge card...

Do come and join us, it would be great if you stop over and say hi to us all

Looking forward to seeing your creations

Sylvia xx

Back from my hols !!!

Hello followers

Well I am back from my little holiday in Yorkshire - we had sunshine too!!!  A birthday treat from hubby, it was so nice to spend time walking along the beach and basically just chilling.

Got back home and realised I had not scheduled my CRAFT challenges post...this week we have a colour combo - browns, blues and some orange - pop over to the challenge page here and you will see what my lovely team-mates have made....

Here is the card I made using a delightful digi from QKR Stampede (I am a real fan of these digis) and this one is is called all tied up.

I have coloured him using my promarkers and the backing papers are some I printed off a cd awhile ago so no idea which one as I have quite a selection now....I also went for the wonky look  lol

Ok this is the 1st of many posts today so off to sort the next one out...don't forget to come and join us at CRAFT Challenges

Love and hugs from a very sunny and glorious Derbyshire

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Hello again..only little ole you have some Kraft paper or card lying around in one of your drawers somewhere, if so dig it out and come and join us for our challenge at Nutcrafters,

We are looking for projects using KRAFT card/paper

I have chosen to use one of the new Nutcrafters stamps which were on display at the Port Sunlight show last weekend as were some of my cards !!!!

Coloured with my promarkers, punched star shapes and some card candi...ta DT card is made..

do come and join us with your creations it would be so nice to see you and there are always freebies on the site too

Challenges for this card

Christmas in May

Well it is over at CRAFT challenges this week....did you join in our blog hop ????  The winners have yet to be announced so keep your fingers crossed it could be you !!!

Now as I have said the challenge this week is to dig out your Christmas stash and make and show us your project.  We have fab sponsors and great prizes this week including Doodle Dragons who very kindly gave me this "Santa Flamingo" digi to work with.  

I have coloured the image with my promarkers and other than the red and white cardstock everything else I have used was a freebie....

Do pop over to the challenge blog and say hi to my fellow team mates, join in the fun and your name could be in lights next week....

I followed the sketch over here at Friday Sketch Challenge as I really do enjoy working from them...I will be trying my luck in the following challenges too Paper Crafting Journey...The Paper Shelter...I love Promarkers...No Matter Which Challenges...A gem of a challenge...Creative Corner Challenges

Toodles for now

Sylvia x

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Happy Birthday CRAFT challenges

  • Happy Birthday To Us
    Happy Birthday To Us
    Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
    Happy Birthday To Us!

    Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 4 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

    We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

    We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

    So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

    Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

    We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

    Prize: 5 images of choice

    How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

    That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 15th of May 2013.

    And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

    • Our challenge this week is Birthday
    • Create something with this in mind
    • Add your project to our Inlinkz on our Challenge blog to be in with a chance of being one of our Top3 and win a prize from Karen's Doodles
    • Follow the route of the Blog Hop
    • Add your project to the Inlinkz at each of these stops to be in with a chance of winning the prize advertised on that blog
    • Collect the letters on this and the blogs on the blog hop
    • Form a sentence with these letters
    • Return to our challenge blog and put your winning sentence in our comments under the post.
    • We will enable comment moderation for the duration of this challenge/blog hop to ensure there is no cheating, lol.
    • And the main rule: HAVE FUN!

    What can you win on our challenge blog?

    1. The winner of the winning sentence wins My Memories Suite 4, amazing software, for free.

    Everyone else can also get this software with a $10 discount. Just follow the links to My or My Memories Suite 4 and use ourcode in the discount box on purchasing this software you get a fabulous $10 off this software. That is not to be sneezed at.
    In order to get $10 off this great software, copy and paste our code

    and enter it in the discount slot while purchasing this software. It will take it automatically off the purchase price. It is however only valid for this software and nothing else!

      2. Our Top3 this week will win a prize from Karen's Doodles
    • Top3, 1 : 3 images of choice
    • Top3, 2 : 2 images of choice
    • Top3, 3 : 1 image of choice

    You should have come here from Sheryl's blog and as you can see your next stop is Trimgym's Digistamps and Images's blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

    And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. I have used Hippos by QKR Stampede

    And now for our Blog Hop route:

    Sylvia (you are here)

    And here is the letter to be collected on this blog:

    Sorry for some reason the letter won't show but never mind here it is...


    Your next stop is Trimgym's Digistamps and Images's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.
    Love and hugs 
    Sylvia xx 

    ps ...sorry about the missing piccies 

    and the letter, think Mr Blogger has

    fell out with me :( 

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Friday, May 03, 2013

CRAFT Challenge card

The challenge this week at CRAFT Challenges is......
A Stitch in Time/Use Stitching
So, anything bearing the above in mind will qualify. We can't wait to see what you come up with. 
So here is what I have done, a lovely little slider card, i love making these are they are so easy to make and this one is even suitable for a male so even better cos as you know I am not a fan of making male cards.

As you can see I didn't use a digi but I did choose some lovely papers (perfect for the men in our lives) from a pack designed by Jo.  My stitches aren't real they are rub-ons and for those of you like me that struggle with rub-ons I have a great tip...use a glitter girl embossing tool..perfect...
So come on folks lets see your projects and you may just become one of our many winners
ps have a fab bank holiday weekend


Wednesday, May 01, 2013


For today's challenge at Nutcrafters the challenge is.....

so we would like to see you use any row and in any direction...
here's some examples for you:- die cuts, pearls/gems and ribbon or buttons, free and ribbon
Main Prize...
To spend in the Nutcrafters store...
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize...
2 Digi stamps or 1 stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...(subject to availability)
So what did I make ????
a lovely little card inspired by a SU demonstrator last week...plain and simple but lovely just the same

 I coloured my image with promarkers and for the 1st time ever I have "shiny hair"...I am thrilled.  Hopefully my colouring skills will improve after my promarker class in a couple of weeks time....

Love and hugs

Sylvia x