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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Last Two Letters For The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge


Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas, I am taking a few minutes away from the family to write this  post for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

I picked Inch for "I" and Xylophone for "X" here they are.



Dashing off now to make dinner, it will be nice to get back to normal in a few days and have a little time to relax!

Happy New Year everyone, enjoy the celebrations

Monday, 23 December 2013

At Last Christmas Cards Completed and Sent - Time to Relax and Let The Festivities Commence



A quick post before the festivities begin to wish all my followers, friends, family and passers by a great big


HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a wonderful NEW Year
Sylv xx





















Inspiration Monday - It's all Girly over at The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge



Good evening blogland, today is Inspiration Monday over at The Crafty Bloggers Network and here is my DT card for this week.  I hope you are looking forward to the Christmas festivities, I am all ready the tree is trimmed and the shopping done. 

The sponsors for this month's challenge are  Milk and Coffee Digi Images and the theme for the challenge is "Girly", we are looking forward to seeing your beautiful girly cards and projects.  Pop over to The Crafty Bloggers Network blog page and check out the fabulous DT samples for this challenge.


http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MilkCoffee?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar



Supplies:
White linen card - Papermill Direct
Milk and Coffee digital image - Fiona The Fairy and Her Cupcake
Promarker Pens
Glamour Dust
Patterned paper, ribbon & button  from stash
Border cut out using Silhouette Cameo
Computer generated greeting
Die cut tag


Merry Christmas everyone, have a fabulous time and I will see you in the New Year
Best Wishes Sylv xx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Midway reminder - Christmas is Coming at The Twinchie Challenge


Good morning friends, followers and passers by, are we all organised and ready for the big day only 6 days to Christmas Day.  I hope you all have a wonderful time and Santa is good to you.  We are half way through the month and this is just a little reminder that the Twinchie Challenge runs until the end of the month so there is still time for you to get your Christmas Twinchies entered into the challenge.





A mixture of die cutting, distress inks, heat and dry embossing and stamping on these Christmas Twinchies.

I do hope you can find time to enter a twinchie before Christmas, but if not I look forward to seeing your twinchies in the New Year.  I am not running a challenge in January but will see you in February.   

I would like to wish you all

A Very Happy Christmas and New Year
Best Wishes Sylv xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Platinum Pearlised Card - Table decorations and 25th card



A quick post to let you know about another great offer at the Papermill, A4 Platinum Pearlised Card 300gm, £7.50 for a small box, they are also offering free P&P on orders over £25.  Here are a few things I made for the DT this week.  As most of you will have made and sent your cards I  made something for the Christmas dinner table, a napkin ring and a place setting.

A few years ago I made a set of wedding invitations using thick vellum which I have quite a bit left and thought I would use some of it, it co-ordinated beautifully with the platinum pearl card.  Using a Tim Holts Christmas embossing folder I embossed the vellum and cut out strips with the word NOEL on each.  These were mounted onto the platinum pearl and added to the place card and wrapped round a napkin.  I cut small baubles using a Spellbinders nesting die from the platinum pearl, carefully embossed each with the word NOEL then swiped a white ink pad over the word to highlight it.  This was then added to the vellum matching up the NOEL.




I made the tree decoration in the same way, sewing the vellum to the card, added a charm and a white ribbon to hang it up.



I really liked the idea of the embossed vellum and thought the colours would be great for a 25th wedding anniversary card.  Using a flowery embossing folder for the vellum, white pearlised card (also from the Papermill) and the platinum perlised card this is what I came up with.



That's it for now, off to do some Christmas preparation and maybe wrap a few presents.  Life is hectic here so if I have not returned your comments please bear with me, and a big thank you for your support your comments are very much appreciated.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Party Time! and a great offer over at The Papermill


Good morning friends, family and all you wonderful followers,  What has happened to the weather?  it is very dull here and getting colder by the day.

Over at the Papermill there is a fabulous offer on white buckram embossed card, this is a good weight 270gm and has a fabulous texture.


 Midi Box: containing approximately
260 sheets for £14.00 
Mega Box: containing approximately
645 sheets for ONLY £31.00
(that's less than 5 pence per sheet) 

As well as the above special offer there is 50% off Luxury Artist Pads, but be quick the offer is only until the 16th December.

Here are a few samples using the white buckram card, the photographs do not do the card justice (too dark to get a good shot).  The party season is upon us and here are some party goodies.  An invitation and cupcake wrapper and box to put the cupcake in.



The box was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo, decorated with panels of red card and the special offer white buckram card.  The snowflakes were cut from the white buckram card using a sizzix die and a Poppystamp die, they were stuck together and a docrafts button added to the center.  I added some sleigh bells and bakers twine to the box handle.





The wrapper was cut in two parts, the inner in red card and the outer snowflake border from the white buckram card.  I layered 4 snowflakes together, attached a stick in between the snowflakes and finished with a button.  I didn't have any iced cupcakes but a Christmas cupcake with swirly icing would make a fabulous present to place in the box.

Check out the Papermill offer here, and take a look at the fabulous DT samples on Facebook and over at the Papermill Blog.

Sun, Sand and Sea at The Seaside


Good morning to all my followers, friends and anyone dropping in, it is slightly less windy here today but we do have brilliant sunshine at the moment, I hope you have not been caught out by the bad weather.  The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge is nearing its end and the letter for this fourtnight is "S", my chosen word is Seaside.  Again I am at the last minute Christmas seems to take over and things I want to do get pushed aside or forgotten, I do love Christmas so although I am busy I enjoy what I have to do.

On to the Alpha Challenge, here is my page using a mixture of stamping, distress ink and Promarker colouring, and of course a post card which I downloaded from the internet.






A quick post today, back next week with "I" or "X", see you then.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Its one for the girls over at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge



Morning friends, family and followers, another month and another challenge over at The Crafty Bloggers Network.  This month the theme is "Girly" and our sponsors are Milk and Coffee Digi Images.

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MilkCoffee?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar


Here is my DT card using one of Milk and Coffee's images.



I don't usually do girly cards but this pink creation was so much fun to make.  Using white linen card from Papermill Direct I made a 15cm square card blank, matted and layered pink card and pretty paper from a freebie paper stack.  I stamped a few images onto the patterned paper in  victorian velvet distress ink (postal marks).  The digital image from Milk and Coffee was printed onto white linen card and coloured with Promarker pens, the edges of the image were coloured with distress ink, attached to the card along with a computer generated sentiment.  The card was decorated with flowers, ribbon, die cut leaves, two hand made stick pins and pearls and sequins.


The other ladies on the design team have created some amazing cards with the Milk and Coffee images why not check out the The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog to see what they have done.