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Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010....~Something I made~

I wanted to make a 'handmade something special' for my friend. I found a wonderful way to use the Tim Holtz birdcage as a hanging ornament from this blog post and was completely inspired to make my own version with what I have. Here it is:
I used papermania papers for the bird and Martha stewart poinsetta and holly punches. the birdcage opens up:
I made the inside by layering 7 birdcage dies cut from mount board on top of each other after cutting away the bars.. creating a little area to fill up with embellishments. I printed tiny sheets of music and aged them with TH ink and stickles around the edges, added small amounts of green flowersoft, a few decorative brads and stars and punched holly. The crackle effect on the birdcage is die cut from wallpaper and glued on top. I added a 'D' ring to hold the two pieces together and hung a piece of scrap chain and a ribbon. The silver chain tassle is from my stash.

My friend really liked this handmade gift and I have a feeling she will be getting out again for next Christmas. Oh, and another little tip.. when you buy sizzix packs of two embossing folders they are packed in a lovely acetate pillow box... great for recycling hand made gifts like this.!!

I hope you are all having a lovely New Year's Eve. Thank You for visiting my blog today... See you all again Next Year! Lol
Hug
X

Monday, December 20, 2010

One more card...

I actually found a little time to make a card using the freebie below.. here it is:
I know that the obvious colour choice for her coat is red, but I couldn't get it to look right with red promarkers... so pale blue it is Lol! I used papers from the Papermania Silent night collection and a sprig of holly from the never ending Anna Griffin kit that I get out every year and always have lots left Lol!
Thanks for looking
Hugs

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last Christmas ~FREEBIE~ for this year




I thought I'd offer you one last Christmas freebie for those last minute cards or projects. She is a quick sketch from an old victorian postcard... adapted by me. I hope you like her. I would love to see what you do with her so please leave a comment to let me see your creations.
I have also added a simple Merry Christmas banner for you to use if you want.
Here she is.
... and here is the simple banner to use on your projects...
I hope to make a card myself to day to show on here.. until then... Happy Christmas..!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

~FREEBIE~ Sunday 28th November



Hi everyone,
I can't believe just how quickly the weeks are going at the moment...not long 'till Christmas now!!

Today's freebie for you is a familiar lady.. I have changed her clothes to give her a festive look.
Here she is

I have also dressed the other lady in a santa outfit .. you can find her here plus I have drawn
an extra lady to go with these
here... both are in the Stitchy Bear digital stamp store.
Here's a card showing all three ladies together

I have coloured them with promarker pens. I added polar white flower soft on the fir trims and I am pleased with how dimentional it looks.
I would love to see how you use these glamorous ladies on your projects leave me a comment with a link to let me see.
Thank You for visiting.. see you soon.
Hug

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another card using freebie..

I am delighted that so many of you enjoyed the freebie this week. Here's another card I have used it on.

If you like these cute polar bears you can find them here. I printed one on copy paper and one onto card. I cut the paper one around the bears to make a mask. I held the mask over the bears while I inked the sky background using Tim Holtz distress inks and then I drizzled and splashed little amounts of water onto the sky then using a piece of kitchen towel, dabbed the water off - leaving areas of ink lifted creating a snowy look.. I am hooked on doing this to my cards at the moment Lol.. I just love the effect. I added small amounts of polar white flower soft to the snow.

Thanks for visiting... Stay warm where ever you are.
Hugs

Saturday, November 20, 2010

~FREEBIE~ Sunday 21st November


I decided to give away some text today. I saw other lovely examples on the web and thought, I have so many lovely fonts, why not do my own. Here it is for you to use on your Christmas cards if you want to.

This will print out 4" x 1" and is 300dpi. I have done red text so that you can easily change the colour if you choose... of course if you want it in black you can print in greyscale.
Here's a card I made with it along with one of my digi stamps - Trees


As you can see I have used polar white flower soft for the snow effect. I made a mask by tearing a window out of copy paper and used a slightly inked brayer to give a bit of colour for the sky.

Thankyou for visiting.. see you next time!
Hugs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Baby

A close family friend has just had a little baby boy today.. I had to make a card quick and found a fabulous blog with a perfect idea for a card. You can take a look at Animal Scraps yourself if you fancy having a go.. Here's my card..

I used paper from Kay & Co and a punch for the trains. I got the little baby feet charms a while ago and thought they were just right.
I can't wait to see Matthew now!
Thanks for stopping by.
Hug
Sylvie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday 14th November ~FREEBIE~



Hello bloggers...
I've had such a busy month! Christmas gets closer and closer Lol! so much to still do.

I was asked to make a card for a man..with a golf theme!... so I decided to draw a golf bag and here it is for you to use for your projects... Have fun! click on image and save.

... and here is the card I made with it...I coloured it with promarker pens. The sky background paper is from the beautiful Thomas Kinkade Cdrom from Joanna Sheen, there are some really beautiful sky backgrounds to use on there. I laser printed the greeting onto the background and then foiled it in blue.
I'd love to see what you create with it too... leave a comment with your link and I'll take a look. See you next month ....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday 17th October ~FREEBIE~





Hello Bloggers!

It's been a while since I've given a freebie... but here is one for you today.
I needed a twiggy wreath for a card so decided to give it away, a bit cheeky really as I am sure that you could just as easily draw this for yourselves Lol... nevertheless, here it is....

I know it doesn't look that much, but once it is decorated it can look really pretty or Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving or many more occasions with flowers etc. I have saved this as a coloured image so that you can colourise it if you wish.
Here's a card I have made using it..
I have used Tim Holtz distress inks for the wreath background splashed with water and blotted with a tissue to give the distress/snowy look. I added lots of tiny sequins and little pearls (done with a pearl pen). I was shown how to do the ribbon weaving on Friday at the craft club I go to... I am now addicted Lol... the snowflakes are from the Martha Stewart punch... and the backing paper on the bottom is from Papermania.. The Sentiment is one of my own - foiled.

Have fun with this..
Hug
Sylvie

In answer to how to make the ribbon weaving.. as I said I was only shown last week and I love it.. you can weave 2 colours for a different look and with and width ribbon.. I am new, so I will be playing Lol... .... anyway, I have looked on the web and have found this fabulous video tutorial on you tube...
Ribbon weavingTutorial
Have fun!!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Christmas digi 'Spotlight'

I made this card using one of my new release digi stamps called 'Festive friends' available at the Stitchy Bear & I did it Creations Boutique - pop over there and take a look, once you download it you can use it as many times as you want this christmas on so many of your cards and scrapbook pages and anything else you can imagine up.
I used promarker pens to colour the stamp and added plenty of glitter on the snow. I enjoyed using a Martha Stewart snowflake punch to make the frame.
I hope you like it and come back to see what other cards I make with it.
Hugs until next time.
XX

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Take a look at this from ONE STITCH AT A TIME BLOG


One Stitch At A Time has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron. If you click on the badge below, you can read his story...


A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" , has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughter are striving to help Cameron..
Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time. If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded. We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar, please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol..Thank you in advance all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!


We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only at the main blog...

Prize #1 is all 5 of My (Stitchy Stamps) New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet

We will also have ONE KID WINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS.
I have drawn and donated a cupcake dig stamp for this very worthwhile challenge HERE
and here's a lovely card made by Amanda using this image... you can see more cards with other beautiful donated digi stamps at the One stitch at a time blog this week

Thank you

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ballerina card in Pink

Here's the Best Friends digi stamp coloured in pinks and browns this time.
I used pro marker pens and added some stardust pen to their frills and accents and then added some white gel pen over their legs to give the look of lace tights. I made the rose and punched the other flowers using a Martha Stewart punch. I also made the little sliders. I couldn't resist adding tiny little gems as a trail to the butterfly. the papers are from Papermania Summer bloom 12 x 12 paper set.

Come back on Sunday to fine info about a very special challenge to raise funds for a very special little boy.

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Spotlight


Do you like these little girls?..

I coloured them with promarker pens adding white gel pen to give the look of lacy tights. I am not shy about using bling, bling and more bling as you can see from all those gems and glitter Lol! The papers are K & Co, I punched edges with MS punch and added a few ribbon roses.



If you are visiting to see what the freebie is this week, I have decided to reduce them to a MONTHLY FREEBIE instead. I have so many other commitments that it's hard to fit it all in! I enjoy sharing freebies with you so it will be on a monthly rota from now on. your comments are very welcome and mean alot to me.

Have a great Sunday!
Hug
Sylvie x

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday 29th August ~FREEBIE~ on Tuesday



I hope everyone in England had a wonderful Bank holiday weekend.. It's been busy, busy in our house with decorating going on.. very tiring!

Anyway... for this weeks freebie I have drawn 2 little girls butterfly catching.. It was inspired by a vintage magazine cover back in the 1920's..
Here it is..

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and here is a card I made using it...
I coloured with promarker pens and inked the edges. I hope you like using this image and would love to see what you create with it.
Thanks for visiting
Hug
Sylvie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday 22nd August ~FREEBIE~



Hello,
I can't believe how quickly the week just flies by! It's time for another freebie from me.
This week I have chosen to draw a little girl delighted with her cupcake.. inspired by an old vintage postcard. Here she is:


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I hope you like her, I had great fun using promarkers to colour her in that I made 2 cards to share this week..
... and here is the second card with a very different look...
I used a piece of gold foil for the cupcake case and used rub-ons in yellow to give a glow...not sure it works that well, but I had fun playing... I hope I have inspired you and would love to see what you create with this image and any of my other freebies.. I love to see them on your creations..
Many Thanks
Thanks for visiting..
Hug
Sylvie

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mid week card....

Hello with just a mid-week quicky,
I couldn't resist making another card with this weeks freebie ...

I coloured them with promarkers and inked the background.. the papers are from Dovecraft - Amethyst. I used a MS picket fence punch for the border and the lovely HUG heart is from Create with TLC
Thankyou for visiting...
If you haven't grabbed this freebie yet, check out my previous post. I would love to see what you create with it... and Thank you for all your wonderfull comments... keep them coming Lol!

Hug
Sylvie..

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday 15th August ~FREEBIE~



I love the images on those vintage adverts for soap and cologne etc... I saw one with a little boy cuddling his dog and was inspired to create my own version with a little girl instead.
here she is...


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Like the owl, a previous freebie, I decided not to save this as a black and white image so that you can colourize if you want too..as dogs are different shades.. I would love to see how you use this.

Here's a card I made today..

I used various papers from my stash and made the roses with the same papers. The paw prints embossed paper was made with a sizzix embossing folder and rubbed lightly with ink. Promarkers were used to colour the image and the dictionary 'cuddle' quote is a freebie from a fantastic website called Create with TLC (Thanks for that). Tearing and inking the edges of the image gives it a nice look plus the punched edges from EK succes.

Thankyou for visiting and hope you like what you see.
Hugs
Sylvie X

For those of you who have asked how I made my paper Roses... I got them from Craft Creations magazine website where you can download each article from each magazine.. here is the link for the roses.... scroll down the page to no. 11... Have fun!!
Craft Creations Magazine Issue 46 - Summer



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunday 8th August ~FREEBIE~on Tuesday!



This weeks freebie has been drawn by my daughter - she has created this beautiful Goth girl - what a fab digi stamp to colour in, I had great fun making the card below..
here is the freebie for this week...by Kaz...

Isn't she just FANTASTIC!!... Thankyou Kaz...
Here's the card I made using her... I will make lots more I am sure and as usual, we would both love to see how you use her on your creations.

Thanks for visiting..
Hugs
Sylvie (and Kaz)
xx
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunday 1st August ~FREEBIE~



This week has just flown by! Here I am again with another freebie digi stamp for you to enjoy. I have drawn another lady to go with last week's free image.
Here she is:



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I have enjoyed using this lady so much I have made 3 cards to share with you.. I have coloured all the ladies with promarker pens.
These first two cards are 6" x 6". I know, she is sooooo Pink!!... but there are some of us that just love pink Lol!! plus lots of bling..
For this card I have used Laura Ashley velvet paper and Chatsworth stamps, I have used a pearl pen to add her necklace, buttons and earings etc. and a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.
This card is an A5 size card. I used the lovely Papermania Henbury lane papers they are sooo pretty!.. layered onto my own foiled purple pattern paper.

Well that's it... I hope you enjoy using this lady and I always welcome all of your lovely comments - some with links to your own blogs with cards you have made with one of my images, Thank you so much for sharing these with me, I love to see how my fellow crafters play with them.

Oh, before I go... here is another card with last weeks lady on... made by my daughter.. here it is.. isn't it beautiful!Thank you for visiting... see you next week, or sooner if I have something interesting to share..
Hug
Sylvie

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday 25th July ~FREEBIE~



Hello, it's Sunday again!!

I was inspired by some old dressmaking patterns so I drew this lovely lady for you this week. I hope you like her...

Doesn't she look happy and just great for Birthday cards, Party invites or just to say Hello..
Here are 2 cards I had fun making today using her... I tried paper piecing so haven't actually kept those large polka dots!...I added some bling with a Sakura clear stardust pen on her headband, bangles, belt and shoes.. I used Papermania Rose Garden papers on the first card
..and I used Dovecraft Hint of pink papers on the card below plus I reversed the image to do this one. For bling I added glitter and gems.
I will put more cards here later today so watch this space....

If you like my images you can see more at the Stitchy Bear Stamp shop all images are 30% off for a period of time, the link will take you straight to 'Sylvie's Stamps' page.

Do you like my new look blog.. ?.. I especially like my Blog header at the top.. I created it using a picture I altered of myself at Photofunia but be warned... you can never create just one..!!
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Thanks for visiting and comments are very welcome.
Hugs
Sylvie

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday 18th July ~FREEBIE~






Hello... I'm back again this week with another FREEBIE!.. I drew the owl this morning and then decided to make it brown outline instead of black so that you can change the colour if you want to... Owls are pretty much in at the moment.. in all shapes, sizes and colours... so have lots of fun!

Here's my card with the owl... a night time scene..
I used some pearl foil on a circle to make the moon 'shine'.. but before I stuck it down I used some rub-on pastes - pearl lustre and silver and some midnight - to give the glow around the moon...it looks so much better in the flesh because it really does give a good moonglow effect..try it and see. I think you can guess that I used a Martha stewart leaf punch with shiney patterned black and green papers. I coloured the owls with promarker pens and added a little glitter to each bird. The backing paper is from a freebie 6" paper stack that came with the August issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine...well worth it! I distressed the edges, then inked with Tim holtz walnut stain and then added a touch of brown glitter and I am really pleased with the look..... I was inspired by Cards by Kim... her cards are just beautiful.

Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to share your creations, I'd love to see what you do with him/her.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday 11th July ~FREEBIE~



Hello
I have two freebies this week. They are drawings based on a photo of my oldest Son having his first cuddle of my youngest Son while I was still in the hospital back in 1986.
Here's the first image

... then I thought it would be fun to draw a little girl holding the baby as well, and it's funny because she looks like my daughter did when she was about 4 years old, maybe it's a subconscious thing Lol! anyway, here she is..

I think that these images will be useful for cards to give a big brother or sister when baby is born, so that they can feel special too. Of course they can be used for big Sister and Brother to give to new baby .. anyway.. here are a few cards I have made...
I hope you enjoy colouring these and using them. I would love to see your cards and projects so please feel free to use the 'Add your link' button below to show us all.


Bye for now and happy crafting!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Over to you....

I thought I'd share some of the lovely cards you have made using my freebies..
Click on the links to view some wonderful cards.

Christi has coloured the peeping girl on her card.

Diane has used the old time beauty on her card.

and Tink has used several of my images -

Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful cards ladies.. I love to see how they are being used.


Feel free to use the Inlinkz tool to add your creations below


Thanks..

See you tomorrow with another 'Sunday Freebie'

TTFN

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sunday 4th July ~FREEBIE~

Thankyou for all your lovely comments for last Sunday's free image and tutorial.

What with Christmas all over the craft channels I just had to do something summery to get away from it....so this week I have carried on with the theme of 'drinks' ... and have drawn a Lemonade Pitcher and glasses.

- here is the card I have created using these.
I coloured the pitcher and glasses with promarkers (Ivory, vanilla, Tea green and Ice grey and a white gel pen) The flowers are punched with added gems, the letters, Butterflies and trellis are from Martha Stewart punches.
Thankyou for visiting my blog and I hope I have inspired you to print - colour - and play.
Hug
S
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday 26th June ~FREEBIE~

I have got both Freebies and a tutorial for you this week.

I was asked to make a card with a bottle of Champagne and glasses.
I have made two cards, one is the ordered one and the second one is for this tutorial.



And here's the bottle and glass for you to print out.

You will need 2 print-outs to make the bottle.. and print as many glasses as you need.
As I have decided to do a Pearl wedding card I have put 1980 on the top label and written the number 30 on the bottom label.. the free image has blank spaces for you to add anything you want.

I hope this inspires you to make a celebration bottle of Champagne with glasses on a card too.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

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