Sunday 29 November 2009


Hi peeps - hope your weekend has been relaxing and enjoyable.
This is my fourth week of a six-week Guest Designer Spot for The Crafty Pad, and I am really enjoying working with Debbie and her team.
This week at The Crafty Pad the Challenge is to make a Christmas card with a triangle theme - either a triangular shaped card, or a triangle on your card! Look forward to seeing what you come up with! Full details, and inspiration from the DT, can be found by clicking on the link above. The winner will receive one of Debbie's lovely stamps, and a one-week GDT spot with The Crafty Pad.
For my card this week, I stamped the Christmas Ted Baubles onto acetate and attached this behind  a triangular aperture which I cut from a 6" square white card (covering the unsightly bits inside with a matching piece of card).  The large circle greeting stamp, which comes with the baubles set, has been stamped inside the card, but when the card is closed it appears to be one of the baubles on the acetate (honest, it really does)!! You will see what I mean from the close-up pic. which shows the card open. Pink ribbon and pink gems are from my stash, and I used Fiskars Paper Edgers"Clouds" to trim the bottom of the card. (I resisted using Glamour Dust, and am now suffering withdrawal symptoms).
Have fun - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Sunday 22 November 2009


Hi - hope you are all having a super Sunday and managing to escape the rain. Just popping by with my GDT card for this week's challenge over at The Crafty Pad. The challenge is to work with a sketch by the lovely Maxine, and the winner will be given a one-week GDT spot, and one of Debbie's beautiful stamps. For full details, and inspiration from the DT, please click on the link above.
The papers I have used are from Hot Off The Press, with Papermania punched snowflakes (love that punch!!) and Papermania red gems in the centres. Woodware scallop circle punch, CB embossed Swiss Dots. Stampin' Up blue cardstock, and of course Debbie's Percy and Parker stamp which has been coloured with Shimmerz, Stickles and red glitter.
Hope to see your projects over at The Crafty Pad this week! Thanks for looking.  Hugs, Sylvia xxx
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Friday 20 November 2009


I absolutely adore this Christmas Fairy "Holly" digi-image by the ever-so-talented Mo Manning of Digital Pencil Too. If you haven't already paid Mo a visit, please do - I'm sure you will love her wonderful designs. Just click on the link to take you there. I am entering this card into the Copics Colour Challenge - click here for details, and also the Danni's Dreams Flutter By Wednesday Challenge which you can find here. Danni's challenge card must have either a butterfly, a fairy, or an angel on it. The Copics Challenge requires the use of 3 Copics Colours - Pure Pink, Chrome Orange and Yellowish Green, or the closest shades you've got. I have used Tender Pink, Light Orange and Pea Green, with 2 or 3 others for shading and highlights.
The papers are from Papermania Joyeux Noel, and K&Co. Madeline. Anna Griffin ribbon, a stamp from Papermania and lots of Glamour Dust! This is also my first attempt at stitching onto card using my sewing machine - it's not perfect, but I rather like the effect!

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Sunday 15 November 2009


Hi and welcome to everyone who visits my Blog - hope you are having a great weekend, and looking forward to "I'm a Celebrity" which starts tonight (or am I the only blogger who loves that programme)?!!!!
Well, this is week 2 of my 6-week GDT spot with the lovely Debbie and her Design Team, over at The Crafty Pad.  Hope you will all join in this week's fun Challenge as it's Recipe Time (a bit like Chico Time, but different)!!  The Recipe is:-
1 Circle, 2 Ribbons, 3 Papers, 4 Gems, and some sparkle -  we couldn't live without a bit of sparkle could we crafters?  Your entry may be a card, an ATC, altered art etc., and if you use a Crafty Pad stamp your name will be entered twice into the draw, once if you use any other stamp.
The lucky winner will be chosen at random - the prize is a one-week GDT spot with The Crafty Pad, plus a Crafty Pad stamp that the DT will be working with on your week.  Please pop over to The Crafty Pad for more inspiration.......
This card is my take on the Recipe, using one of Debbie's lovely stamps - "Percy Stargazing".  Have stamped the 4 stars onto silver mirri, cut  them out and added a tiny red Papermania gem to the centres. The 3 papers and 2 ribbons are from my stash, and Percy has been coloured with watercolour pencils (without water!).  His new Christmas slippers, which Santa brought him, (ok - I know it's not Christmas yet, but this is just make-believe), have been made with Candy Cane Stickles. (You see, if you wish upon a star - you do sometimes get what you wish for)!!
The giant snowball is a Nestie, covered in Glamour Dust and edged with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Crystal.
Greeting stamp from "Build a Flower" set by Personal Impressions.
Hope to see your lovely creations at The Crafty Pad this week. 
Thanks for visiting - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sunday 8 November 2009


Hi Peeps - hope you are having a very restful Sunday whilst doing a bit of blogging!
Just want to let you know that the challenge this week at
The Crafty Pad is to work with a sketch by the lovely Maxine. The winner will be picked at random and the prize is a one-week GDT spot at The Crafty Pad plus the stamp which the DT will be working with that week. For your project you can use any stamp you wish, but if you use one of Debbie's beautiful stamps (available to order from The Crafty Pad blog), your name will be entered twice into the draw.

Pop over to The Crafty Pad for full details, and inspiration from the Design Team! We really look forward to seeing your beautiful projects (it doesn't have to be a card - it can be an ATC, scrapbook page, etc).

Above is my take on the sketch, and I have used the following ingredients:-
Blue Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers, X-Cut snowflake punch, Watercolour pencils for Christmas Ted's body, CB Swiss Dots folder, Glamour Dust and Cosmic Simmer Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels on the snow and the snowflakes. Ted's hat and Snowman's hat and scarf are paper-pieced with the Basic Grey paper. Greeting stamp is an old Dovecraft one.
I was so happy to win the competition recently for a 6-week GDT spot, working with the lovely Debbie and her team at The Crafty Pad, and this is my card for week one! Thanks Debbie and Team!!
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Tuesday 3 November 2009


Hi peeps! Hope you have escaped the buckets of rain today! This Best Wishes card is stamped with the Elusive Images Peacock Lady, and small Peacock, plus corner flourishes from an Elusive Images Butterfly theme plate. The greeting and oval scallop punch are from Stampin'Up. I have coloured part of the image with Sakura pens, and added a pearl onto the lady's hand.
The BP is a freebie download from the Funky Fairys Blue Christmas set, (see the link in my side-bar) and it seemed to be the perfect match for the image as it is turquoise, and has swirls rather like a Peacock's tail feathers!! The edges of the paper were inked with Versafine Smokey Grey before layering onto a black A5 card.

Lotsa hugs, Sylvia xxxxx
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