Tuesday 31 August 2010


Hi Peeps - September tomorrow - time to start Christmas shopping!!!
My Tilda is entering two Magnolia Challenges -
Just Magnolia - a sketch by Dawny P., and
Magnolia Down Under - A Recipe: 3 patterned papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon.
The papers are Basic Grey Wisteria, Tilda has been coloured with Copics and the edges inked with Milled Lavender DI, the two heart buttons have been distressed with sandpaper , and I have added stitching, Glamour Dust, ribbon (well, fibres actually - they were the only thing I had in my stash in a matching colour)!, and a SU sentiment on my favourite SU oval scallop die.
Love to all -

Friday 27 August 2010


Hi lovely bloggers - it's time to Dare U 2 Digi Stamp again!
Another two weeks have gone by, so time to get your thinking caps on for another fab challenge - A SHAPED CARD!
Lots of scope there then - can't wait to see what you all come up with! Thanks to everyone who joined in the previous challenge - stunning entries once again!
Pop over to DU2DS
for full details and some DT inspiration!
My DT offering is a Nestie easel card with a fabulous digi image from the talented Mo Manning. This little sweetie has been coloured with Copics (of course), and methinks I may have overdosed on the pinkness and the glitter, but hey - a girl can never have enough of these things!
The two large cupcakes have been decoupaged and I then printed a smaller version of the image so I could cut out a teeny-weeny cupcake for the "stopper". 
I have added lots of Glamour Dust and Stickles (Star Dust and Silver), spotty paper from Papermania Chatsworth, Penny Black sentiment on a SU punched oval scallop.
If anyone has been looking for a simple to follow
tutorial on small Nestie Easel Cards - pop over
here. Kari's easel cards are fabulous.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday 25 August 2010


Hi lovely bloggers and fans of  WOYWW . You will spot fairly quickly that there isn't much crafting going on here - I have finished and put to one side, my DT card for this week's DU2DS Challenge, and today I have been out with my 7-year old granddaughter, which was great fun, so all you will see is a load of bubble wrap!  That means Blog Candy for my followers has arrived today - yay!! I will be posting details later! YOu can just see the two LOTV stamps which I won this week on their "Ideas to Inspire" Blog (the link is in my sidebar) which also arrived today. Whoo-hoo!!
And here are some of the Oriental Lilies in my garden, which have survived the heavy rains of yesterday - every year, as soon as the flowers open, the rains come down!! Thought you might like to see them. Wish we had smelly-blog as the scent is divine!
Will be back later with candy.

Friday 20 August 2010


Hi peeps - this is a very short post as I am busy doing star jumps and cartwheels - I am such a happy bunny today!! 
Two reasons - firstly, I won this week's candy at LOTV Ideas to Inspire - two of the gorgeous new Christmas stamps. 
Secondly, I have now hit 100 followers! (no - I haven't actually HIT them - you know what I mean)!! Anyway, thanks to each and every one of them - I think it's time I offered some Candy to celebrate, and once I know what that will be, I'll get back to you, so keep checking!
Lots of love, and have a great weekend.

Friday 13 August 2010


Wow - another two weeks have just flown away which means that it's time for another Friday challenge at DU2DS.
Hope none of you lovely bloggers were caught in that amazing thunderstorm/rainstorm/snowball storm yesterday afternoon - was it just here in Leeds I wonder?!! (They weren't actually snowballs of course, just bloomin' big hailstones!) Half an hour later, the sun was shining.
This fortnight's challenge theme is Blooms and Charms, and as usual a digi image is required on your project. (Full details and DT inspiration can be found by clicking the link above).
Thanks to all those who joined in last time - your projects were fabulous.
 The beautiful image on my DT card is "Summer Blossoms", from the ever-so-talented Phindyand is coloured with Copics.
The two flowers (Woodware punch) are coated with Anita's Clear Gloss Finish, although the shine doesn't show up on the picture.
Beaded spacers have been added to the flower centres and a butterfly charm next to the Hero Arts sentiment.
Ribbons from stash, green card from SU.
Have a fabulous snowball-free weekend!

Wednesday 11 August 2010


OK all you WOYWW fans - you asked for it!! You wanted mess, and here it is!! The pic. was taken last night after finishing my DT card for DU2DS. You wouldn't think it from looking at this pile of stuff, but the card is actually a very simple one!! (Sorry peeps - the card is hidden away until I post it for the challenge on Friday)!
So, this is my workspace - warts 'n all. For those of you who haven't yet shared your space - pop over to  Julia's blog to find out more about WOYWW. 

Wednesday 4 August 2010


OMGoodness - two posts in two hours (OK, so only one of them is a card)!! It's still a record for me though - two cards in two weeks is usually the rate I work at!!
This gorgeous little chap is entered into the Cards for Men Challenge, where the theme this week is "Off on an Adventure".
It's obviously the first time he's been down to the boating lake with his brand new yacht - I can just tell by the way he's striding out that he can't wait to get there and give it a go! What an adventure!
Yes, it's another LOTV stamped image - told you I was addicted!
The image has been cut with a Nestie Labels 4 die and coloured with watercolour pencils. 
Card is SU Kraft, papers are LOTV downloads inked around the edges with Adirondack Denim and Stonewashed.  
Sentiment computer generated. Faux stitching drawn with a white gel pen, some navy ric-rac and a metal charm added.
Hope you like him as much as I do!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxx


Hi Peeps! Hope you are all having a great week! (Its been pouring with rain here in Leeds this morning - hope it's better where you are).
I have been intending to join in the WOYWW fun for a while now, but have been a bit scared of sharing the mess that is my craft room! Soooooo, after taking a load of pics, then deleting them 'cos they were a bit
TOO scary, I decided to tidy up my desk, and here it is. (I also wash my hair before going to the hairdressers - mad or what)!
Maybe now I've taken the first step, I will have the courage to show my workspace in all it's messy glory next time!
Hugs to all - Love, Sylvia xxxx