Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Challenge ~82~ Nutcrafters

Good Morning

It is my turn to host the challenge at Nutcrafters this fortnight...I have chosen the theme of 
"All That Glitters"

I have used some lovely glittered DCWV papers and then used my glamour dust on the necklace and bracelet.

I love this little image as I'm sure all little girls have played dressing up at some time....wonder if my little grand-daughter will want to dress up in Nannie's shoes LOL 

Look forward to seeing your creations over HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A very special Delivery

Here is my 2nd share of the day with you... my beautiful little grand-daughter
Macie Victoria Woolley
Born 18th October 2014
Weighing 6lb 11oz

I am one very very proud Nannie....

My little munchkin, had a bit of an infection when she was born so spent the 1st 10 days of her life in hospital, but now she is safely home with her mummy and daddy.  She is so beautiful and such a happy little soul, I love spoiling her already and she has made me very very happy.

Well thats me updated and hopefully, I am now more organised so there will be lots more regular posts .

Love and hugs

Sylvia xx

Flippin Heck !!!

Oh heck!!! Where did the time seems to have got in the way of my bloggin for a while..lots going off in the Twells household.  Work and no play makes me sad, but I have just changed my hours at work, so longer days followed by a 3 day weekend.. so not all bad...This has just meant I have not really had chance to keep up with blogging and anything else as I am so pooped when I get in at night and well my weekends are just so full of good times.

Anyhoo, I am back now to share with you 2 things...the 1st being my latest DT project for Nutcrafters...
"Anything but a card"

My friend gave me a template she had received in duplicate from Crafter's Companion for a little treat box..perfect timing I thought for this week's challenge...

I have used one of the "Stocking Filler" images and paper pieced the stocking then added lots of glitter to my little snowman....

If this week you have created something other than a card, do come and share with us at Nutcrafters, it would be lovely to see your creations.

Of course we have prizes up for grabs too ....

To see the 2nd thing I would like to share with you, keep watching my posts....

Love and hugs til later

Sylvia xx

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good Afternoon - what 2 posts in less than a

This time i am sharing my DT card from Nutcrafters - our challenge this fortnight is "Celebrations"

I adore this super cute image and thought it was perfect for an engagement card.

Coloured with promarkers, freebie backing paper, sentiments and ribbons from stash.  Again i used the bowmaker to make my little bow...perfect every time...

Enjoy your day and if you get chance do pop over to Nutcrafters and share your crafty makes with us...

Sylvia xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anniversary Card

Good afternoon from sunny (at the minute) Derbyshire.  Thought i would share a card I made yesterday for my hubby for our Anniversary on 1st September.  We will have been married for 35 years !!! not sure where the time has gone, as with most couples we have had our ups and downs and trials and tribulations but I wouldn't have changed a thing....

Not sure what the embossing folder is called as i bought the embossed card sheets from a cyber friend.  The hearts are one of my new dies from Memory box - it cuts like a dream.  Ribbon from stash - the bow was made using the tattered lace bow-maker - absolutely fab invention...

Right off to see if my washing is dry and then to get the ironing board out !!!

Happy Sunday..

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm back...

Back from our hols in Yorkshire and we had a fab time - 16 days of sunshine and one afternoon of rain..not bad for sunny Yorkshire.

Right then here we have my DT card for Nutcrafters, sorry if any of you have had problems loading your projects - poor Katie came back from her hols with jetlag and had to start sorting the website out.  Anyhoo, all is looking good again so do please come and say hi to us.

We have the very popular Anything Goes as our theme this week

I used my bowmaker from tattered lace...perfect bows every time !!!

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Love and hugs

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Christmas in July...

No it's not snowing here in Derbyshire and I haven't gone mad - well not much anyway....

This is our challenge over at Nutcrafters - the theme has been chosen by my lovely friend Jo and is she so rightly says "You can never start too early with your Christmas Cards".

So come on those of you who have the urge to make some early Christmas cards, do come and share them with us at Nutcrafters.

Now for things much closer in time... I am off to Summer Crafting this weekend.

I am going to the workshop on Friday and am sooooo looking forward to it, then on Saturday we are off to the craft show..I only went to stamp magic a few weeks ago but still have a long list of goodies I NEED!!! lol

Have a fab weekend whatever your plans (especially if it involves crafting)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nutcrafters Challenge

Good morning
Scheduled post from me today
I shall be busy interviewing lots of new HCA's in Chesterfield this morning
Boss man will have turned up for breakfast
I will have driven 30 minutes up the motorway in rush hour traffic
Hopeully had umpteen coffees and some chocolate to keep me going

Oh stop waffling Sylv lol

Right the challenge over at Nutcrafters as chosen by my lovely friend Helen is 
"Anything but Square"
So I made a tag with one of the super cute little girlie images...I do love colouring these in...

A mixture of promarkers, flexmarkers and spectrum noir for this image, some craft card and some lovely gingham card stock - bitof ribbon and a card candi....

Would be lovely if you came and visited us here and said hello, and if you can find time to enter our challenge that would be fab...

Looking forward to visiting your blog very soon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Nutcrafter's Challenge

Good Morning all.  This is a scheduled post as I shall be at work by now but only until 4 - hopefully the sun is shining and we are all happy bunnies.

This is my DT card for the Nutcrafter's challenge.  I have chosen the theme of  Recipe for One
and for this I would like you to use One image One backing paper One sentiment One bow or ribbon and One button. I am not sure if this is going to be to everyone's taste but I really fancied something different.  I do hope you will come and join is for our challenge.

Love and hugs

Monday, June 09, 2014

Top 3 -

Woo hoo I made Top 3 at Creative Corner Challenges today..happy bunny here

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Screen cards...

Thought I would show you a couple of lovely screen cards I made at the weekend - I had a whole day to do anything I pleased so I chose to craft.

They are made mainly using Stampin Up papers, stamps, inks and punches.  The bottom had a 40th sentiment added to it for a card shower for a certain famous "Ali" lol

Hope you like ???

I am off to Doncaster on Sunday for my 1st craft show of the year "Stamp Magic" - my favourite...

Have a good weekend whatever your plans.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Good afternoon

Hello fellow crafters ...what happened to the weather???
Cold, wet and windy - yuk
Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, stunning cards and fab pressies - we had a great time in Devon and had sunshine most of the time too

Back to reality and work now is my card for the challenge at Nutcrafters this fortnight - Animals or insects is the theme as chosen by Debbie..
This is one of the new images and I love it...the animals are just so cute...

I have used a mix of promarkers and my new spectrum noir pens to colour the image...a craftwork card sentiment and card and buttons from my stash.

Do pop over here and take a look at what my teamies have created - clever lot you know !!!

Right must dash as hubby is on his way home from work - dinner not even in the oven yet!!!  oops

Love and hugs from a cold wet and windy Derbyshire

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nutcrafter Challenge

Fancy making a card with a number on it - well in that case come and join in our challenge at Nutcrafters as we are looking for lots of lovely entries for our "Numbers" challenge

I have used my promarkers to colour my nutcrafter's "dragon" and then used some freebie papers that I found in a drawer last week.

Great prize for the winner and you could also be one of the top 3 if you use a Nutcrafter image...

Good luck and hope you have all enjoyed the weekend of sunshine.  I certainly have 

Love and hugs as always

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woo hoo lokk what I got !!!

I got chosen as one of the top 5 over at Incy Wincy Challenges - well pleased.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tonic die - Emily

I love this die and use it on quite a few of my cards...but this time to show it off, I have just cut it from some hunkydory card stock...and then some gems and a sentiment and I think quite an elegant card...the bottom of the die looks yellow but actually it is gold..hence the gold-rimmed sentiment....

Stampin up card no. 3

Lovely sentiment on this card...another quick and easy one

Stampin up card no 2

This is such a simple design but one of my favourites....again all goodies supplied by my friend and then this is my design... I'd love to be able to tell you the colours used but I am useless with the fancy names...

I have entered the challenge at Love to Create Challenge

Pretty things...

This is my take on the card I bought as a kit...and I shall be sending it to one of my best friends for her birthday..


Stampin 1

Loving the colours for this cards my crafty friend gave me the goodies and this is what I made with them...

I shall enter this card into the challenge here at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.


Another kit...

Another bargain card the idea of this so bought it mainly for the template...soooo pretty and 


Happy Birthday...

Lots of layers on this card, bought as a kit a while ago for the bargain price of 50p...I love the and brown - one of my favourite combinations 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nutcrafter's Bingo Challenge

Good afternoon Crafters - we have a little bit of Bingo going off at Nutcrafters - basically pick your row !!! and this will then give you your inspiration for your project.

The layout for my card came from a piccie I saw in a Making Cards magazine and of course the super little girly image is from Nutcrafters.  Coloured with Promarkers, martha stewart punch for the decorative strip...and ribbon from my stash - I loved the idea of the balloon with the string attached and finally a couple of gems (flowers)

Do come and say hi to my teamies - fab group of girlies and very very talented...

Love and hugs

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Something a bit different

I saw this idea in the Crafter's Companion Inspiration magazine , so after treating myself to a couple of embossing boards (not my usual thing at all !!!) thought I would give it a go...
The Papers are DCWV - baby collection and the flower is using a Martha Stewart Punch (one of my favourites) and Baby sentiment I stamped with a woodware set.

I am going to fill it with some little baby bits as a pressie for my friends daughter.

Sylvia x

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter....

Happy Easter to all my crafty friends.  Hope you have all had a good time.  I have been to Yorkshire with my hubby and dog for 4 whole days...very unusual that hubby gets any time off over Easter.  We had a great time and such lovely weather too ....

Silly me forgot to post her DT card though before I left so I'm afraid it's a little late..

Nutcrafters challenge this month has been chosen by Jo - Go Girly!!  What a great choice...

I love this oh so cute Stamp - very Alice in Wonderland I thought -   coloured with my Promarkers, gingham card from one of the shows, and butterflies and flowers from my stash..very girly.

do come and say hello HERE great prizes up for grabs and there are some fab new designs from our lovely Katie...

Right off to make some dinner.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Nutcrafters Challenge

Hello there followers - Gosh what a day, started with problems and ended with them too !!!  I am pooped and to top it off I have "issues" with Orange.  Only wanted to upgrade my IPhone - can't be that difficult surely???  Wanna bet!!!!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you k now it's time for a new challenge at Nutcrafters, thank you all those that took part in my challenge last week.  This week our chellenge is Tots or Teens - well I chose Tots...teenagers are a devil to craft for lol....

Anywoo here is my DT card, using one of many of the lovely new stamps/digis...bless him he is sooo cute and cuddly.  Coloured with promarkers - backing papers from a great pad called "Petite Patterned Papers" from Flair Designs . I have added some pre-cut bunting some candy card and a sentiment  from craftwork cards and finally a couple of little elephants from my stash.

right must dash as my niece has just had a little baby boy and i need to make a very special card so may be gone a while.

Enjoy your evening

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nutcrafter's Challenge

Good morning - It is my turn to host the Nutcrafters Challenge and I have chosen a colour theme

"Pink and Brown"
I just love this colour combo, so come on get those promarkers, flexmarkers, copics etc out and share your colouring skills with us at Nutcrafters - of course you don't have to use you colouring pens you could just find some yummy pink and brown papers - oh I am thinking marshmallows and chocolates now.

Now this is one of the new images that the lovely Katie has designed - she has got so many lovely stamps and digis about to be launched and lucky ole me gets to play with them all.

Oh happy bunny !!!

Coloured with my promarkers, DCWV backing papers, organza ribbon and bow, a few pearls and my sentiment is a computer generated one.  Oh yes and a ribbon slide given to me by a lovely friend - well actually she gave me a bag full.

I shall be at work as you read this but I shall be counting down the hours as I am off to Yorkshire for a few days and soooooo looking forward to it.

Until next time - happy crafting 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Boys Boys Boys....

Good morning followers

Guess what the theme is for our challenge at Nutcrafters???  Yep "Boys "

I have used one of my new stamps from Nutcrafters this time...and perfect for a male card I will need later in the month.

Backing papers from my huge stash of "male" papers, a sentiment from a CD but no idea which one lol and the image is coloured with Flexmarkers for a change.

Do come and join us and show off your creations, we are always happy to come nosing at your blogs too .

Toodles til next time

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Birthday card for middle one

This is the birthday card I have just given to my  middle daughter for her birthday

I usually make her one with camper vans or surfing stuff on but this year I have gone for big and bold...and she loved it!!!!

My watermark covers the little London Bus up in the corner....

right that's my posting done for the nite.

Take care

Sylvia x

Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Papertake Weekly

Christmas cards in March ???

Well 1st March and off I went to a Stampin Up Group and what did we make ????

Christmas cards of course!!!!

This Poinsetta stamp has to be one of my favourites and there are so many fab sentiment and verse stamps to choose from - think I spent more time choosing which to use than I did actually stamping....

 We stamped the poinsettia twice onto Vellum and then cut them out before sticking them onto the card with sticky buds.  I have embossed mine with white detail embossing powder but some of the other girls used glittery embossing powder which was really effective.

We then used another of my favourite sets - trees

This one was covered in glitter at the end and the inside is just as pretty as the outside

Just thought I would share them with you.

Have to dash as it is daughter's birthday today and I still have some pressies to wrap and cakes to finish.

Enjoy your Tuesday evening 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nutcrafters Challenge for Today

Good Evening followers - here is my DT card for Nutcrafters

I have used Promarkers to colour - backing papers are ones from a shabby chic set I won - swirls from the NEC last year and flowers from a friend :)  The craft ribbon is like cord material and was a bargain from Boyes in Bridlington £1 for a huge roll so I just had to buy in burgundy and one in a dark grey...finally added some pearly gems

Hope you like and if you fancy joining us with our Ribbon and Bling challenge HERE is the link

Happy Crafting

Sylvia xx

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Final DT card !!!

A very sparkly Christmas card - this is my final DT card for the CRAFT Challenges.  I have loved working with the fab team but after much deliberation I have made the decision to step down.  I have so many projects I want to make and so little spare hours, so for now I am going to concentrate on my long list of projects I have on my desk.

I have coloured the gorgeous image from  Lacy Sunshine Stamps (what fab designs) - Bubbles Ice-Skating with my Promarkers and then added some glamour dust to her headband, and top.  The lovely sparkly ribbon was from a local Craft shop, sentiment and bow from my ever growing stash.

Will end my post with love and hugs to my teamies over at CRAFT Challenges and I wish them all well for the future.  Huge thank you to Jo for having me as one of her team for so long.


Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A Little Bit of Love

This is the challenge at Nutcrafters this week
"A Little bit of Love"

This gave me the perfect opportunity to use of my favourite Nutcrafters images - just love these 2 cute love birds.

I have used another of my fancy folds cards, some "Sweet Owl" papers and of course out came the promarkers.

Now given that I have had a massive clear out in the craft room and moved lots of things, I was quite surprised that I managed to find everything I was looking for, including the die cut sentiments.

I will be soooo glad once I can come in at night and take piccies in the natural light instead of having to use artificial light....grrrrr

Hope you like my creation and if you fancy joining us at Nutcrafters - well then just do it !!!

We have a great team and lots of inspiration can be found here

Toodles til tomorrow :)

Thought I would share some of the lovely cards we made at our Stampin Up Workshop on Saturday.

We got to use some of the new goodies from the new mini catalogue and we had a great time.

Sue and Elvie always provide us with a light lunch and they work so hard to make our day perfect.

I contributed to lunch this time with a Greek Salad from Slimming World and if I say so myself it was absolutely delicious
We have another craft class on Friday and will be making flowers using lots of punches, really looking forward to that.

Ok well that's all for now...back again soon.

Sylvia xx

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Nutcrafters Challenge Reminder

Don't forget folks we have a "CAS" challenge for you all over at Nutcrafters

This is one of the very 1st nutcrafter images I ever used, and I still love it!!! Coloured with my promarkers, embossed background and a Stampin Up sentiment to finish off

Clean and Simple!!!

Sylvia xx

Love is in the air...

Over at CRAFT Challenges it certainly is...

"Love/Valentines i our theme and if you're looking for inspiration then have a look here

strange shaped card!!! but I have so many different card blanks at the moment so decided to use one of  the more unusual shapes...the die i have just bought, and the image which was coloured using promarkers is from "Fitztown" and called Cutie 2, I do like to pink and brown colour combo...

So if Love is in the air for you in your craft space, do come and join us this week

Love and hugs

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CRAFT Challenge

Good morning crafters - wishing I was at home crafting now instead of at work, but then how would i pay for my addiction LOL

I do love crafting, so this weekend I am off to my little craft retreat armed with lots of goodies (some new), my dog and a bottle of wine.

However, before then I must show you my card I made for the CRAFT challenge - we have a colour combo challenge this week and I got to use a Kenny K digi "Thumbs Up and just perfect for a certain little boy I know and love :)

Lots of blues as you can see, coloured with my Promarkers, and then trimmed to fit around the circle...

Here is the colour combo chart for you 

 Do come and join us and you never know this week could be the one where you win one of our fab prizes

Love and hugs

Sylvia x