Saturday, 28 July 2007

Little Scrapbook Winner

Just found out that I was joint winner (with Kayla) for Challenge 4 - 10 Card Challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop. It was for the July Cybernight................wahooooooo!!!!!

Mizuki has arrived

We picked up Mizuki from school yesterday afternoon. We brought him home and settled him in. He couldn't believe how big our backyard is. He lives in an apartment in Japan which has 8 stories and he and his parents live on the top storey. So any lawn is a bonus.

He has pretty good english and interacts with the kids very well considering he is a bit older. He is 14 - Em is 11, Tam is 10 and Josh is 8. Josh thinks its fab because he has a boy to play with instead of his two sisters...LOL. They have been making heaps of origami - just as well Mizuki doesn't mind because Josh just loves origami.

We are just going to chill a bit today I think. He has to be tired because I know I am after all the running around to get things organised. He is very happy to just go with the flow.

He doesn't have any religious background however he is happy to come along to church with us tonight so we shall see how that goes - there will probably be other students as well I'd say.

Well that's it from me for now.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007


Well girlies I am just about bursting at the seams. I can now tell you that I am an official "Barn Girl"............that's right. As of yesterday I became part of the team at Remember When. As "Big Kev" used to say "I'm excited!!!!!". The Barn is only 15 mins away from home which is excellent.
I am going to be working with Kathy and coming up with some creations for cards.
I had a great morning yesterday going over different ideas with Kathy - she was great. I get to work from home and do what I love doing - creating. So keep your eyes open - things will be happening soon hopefully.

I have a very busy few weeks coming up with the visit by our Japanese student but in between all of the goings on around here I will be completing a few projects.....can't wait.

Couldn't wait to tell you all.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 21 July 2007

This is the beautiful prize pack I won at LSBS for my Fancy Pants "I Do" layout

How's that............magnificent..............I dont want to use
it - but use it I will!!!!!!!! One day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of yummy goodies.........chipboard, ribbons, flowers,
rubons, new pp, beautiful monogram cards and magazine
Plenty to drool over.

Thanks to the lovely Cath and DT at LSBS and of course the sponsors Fancy Pants

My Layout Win at LSBS Little Book of Big Memories

Here is my winning layout for the Competition held over at LSBS which was drawn on 3rd June 2007. I was awared a magnificent prize by the sponsor for the layout which was Fancy Pants.
I have included a prize pack photo in the next post.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Here it is..............The Winning Card For Day 10 Caardvarks Comp

Here is the winning card for Day 10 girlies.
Not sure what my prize will consist of but its
coming all the way from America and I'm just
so pumped.

I will update my prize when I receive it.

luv Sandie

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

I need your help - PLEASE

Gidday girlies, if anyone is reading this - I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE!!!!!

I have been trying to track down 2 sets of clear acrylic stamps by L'il Davis

The are

Journalling stamps 2 and
Crillon 1

I have pretty much tried everywher on the net but apparently there is a hold up with the wholesaler.

So - if you are out and about at your LSS could you please check to see if both or even 1 of them is available.


Luv Sandie

Monday, 16 July 2007

Di Hickman Sketch Challenge - July Card Sketch 2

Here is my card for the July Card Sketch Challenge 2
I have used PP by Grant Archival, primas, brads,
buttons, ribbon. Stamps by StampinUp and HeroArts
turquoise ink.

Set of 10 Cards for Challenge at LSBS July Cybercrop

Card Sketch at LSBS

Here is anothe card I created for the Card Sketch
at LSBS......I am loving the colour combo of
red/black/cream lately.....

Take Time

This is a card I made for a Sketch Challenge
over at LSBS.....I luv Basic Grey Papers.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Day 10 Caardvark Comp

Here is another card I made for Day 10...I luv
these colours.

Groovy - Day 10 Caardvarks Comp

Oh Boy!!!! I can't believe its Day 10 - Last
day of the comp. I have such a blast creating
a card (or two) for this fantastic Challenge.

Here is my last card - I have used KI
Memories "Kiss Me" pp, chipboard heart
(3 piece), FTI grossgrain spotty ribbon,
dymo label, "sassy & girl talk" by Making
Memories, woodcraft trendy girl by Kaiser
Crafts painted in black acrylic paint.
Red/Pink/Black cardstock.

I can't wait for the next challenge.

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Day 9 - Nine Time Caardvark Comp

Here is another card for Day 9. I have used Adornit PP,
Bella chipboard flower - added bazzil cs and hand journalling to flower
also the centre of the flower has a stamped clock on it.
Title was done using several stamps - hand journalling
on punched circle flowers "flower" title.

Day 9 - Nine Time Caardvarks Comp

Here is my Day 9 entry. I have used
Hambly Prints Urban Chic Frame and stamped
clock faces with wings stamp directly onto it with
Jet Black StazOn. I have also added a handmade
daisy wheel floer and stamped title using BamPop
alphabet stamps and some bling!!!!! Dymo label
and the harlequin stamp is by StampinUp.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Day 8 - 8 Is Enough Caardvarks Comp

Here is another card I created for Day 8.
I have used 2 pp's, 2 ribbons, 2 circles (white
circle with rub-on) and black buckle, and
2 stamps are "love" by StampinUp and
"butterfly" by StudioAstarte

Day 8 - Is Enough Caardvarks Comp

Here is my card for Day 8.
We had to use 2 pp's, 2 ribbons, 2 stamps (centre
of large flower and small tag), and 2 circles
which also double as the flower centre and
flower tag.

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Day 7 Good Luck Caardvarks Comp

Card 3 for Day 7

Day 7 Good Luck Caardvarks Comp

Card 2 for Day 7

Day 7 Good Luck Caardvarks Comp

Card 1 for Day 7 of Comp

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Day 6 - 6x6 Caardvarks Comp

Here is another 6 x 6 card I have completed
for day 6.

Love Day 6 Caardvark Comp

Here is another card I made. I have used a
serviette of all things - loved these when I saw
them - especially as I luv old things.
I have added some brads, ribbon, heart
embellishment and "love" stamp by StampinUp.

Day 6 - Shooter Caardvard Comp

Here is my card for Day 6 of the comp.
I have used 7Gypsies PP, Poppy Ink Owl Stamp
and several other embellishments.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Day 5 Star Caardvardk Challenge

I have used Paper Forest Designs stamp set for Day 5
Challenge....I luv these stamps. 5 Embellishments
seed beads, brads, braid, staples, eyelets

Day 5 Star - Caardvark Comp

Here is my day five card - we had to include
5 different embellishments - I have included
chipboard, prima, brad, ribbon, metal charm.

Monday, 9 July 2007

Day 4 Squares Caardvark Comp

I have made a waterfall card using the same
technique on Craft TV Weekly for my
Day 4 Squares Challenge at Caardvark.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Day 3 Caardvarks Comp TriFold Card

Here is my other
attempt at the
day 3 of

Day 3 Caardvark Comp

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Day 2 Cards for Caardvark Comp

Another set of cards I made for Day 2 comp
at Caardvarks.

Day 2 of Caardvarks Comp

Take Two - day 2's entry for the Caardvark

Friday, 6 July 2007

My Day 1 Entry to Caardvarks Comp

Here is my day 1 entry for the Caardvardsk Comp.
I have used BamPop stamp and Scenic Route PP.