Thursday, 31 January 2008

Weigh in tonight........

Had my weigh in at STARS tonight.......stayed the same. I was pretty cool with that as we had been out a few times this week and I hadn't exercised other than the full day in the garden.
So next week I shall get stuck into the walking again.

Thinking and praying for Tash (over at Little Scrapbook Shop) she went in to hospital to be induced this morning. We all haven't heard anything yet - getting rather anxious.
Hopefully will have an answer in the morning.

I have an appointment with the dietician about my diabetes tomorrow. Looking forward to that to see if there's anything different I can do or eat.

Til tomorrow...........have a great sleep.

Luv Sandie

Live, Laugh, Love

Here is a card I made using a photograph stamp.........just love this one.

Tip: When using photograph stamps it is best to use Nopa paper (available from Officeworks) it has the smooth texture required to get a good result.

Luv Sandie

Dad's birthday card

thought i would get a head start on a few birthday cards - so here is dad's for march.
For the "happy" I stamped it in white staz-on.
It didn't stamp too well so I just went over it
with white signo pen......bit of a nuisance but
it still worked ok.

Love always and best friends forever

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

A great Day!!!!!!!!!

Today we caught up with mum and dad (nan and pop) at the park in Warragul.
It was such a beautiful day - high 20's I think. Kids played in the water , of drenched from waist to toes .......all fun though.
While we were there our family friends turned up as plenty of kids running around.........they had a ball.

When we got home we heard the good news - Sean's mum and dad have bought a house and land package in Pakenham.........that's way cool. We can't believe after 7 years on the raod they are going to be living in Pakenham. We are all thrilled for them and can't wait to spend more time with them.

All in all...........a great day.

Stamps For Sale

The cube stamp is going out for $8.00 - it has four sides of textures.
The teddies and girl stamp are going out at $6.00 each.
If you would like any of these stamps - drop me an email and we can work out the details..........ta.
Luv Sandie

Stamps For Sale

Right - the alpha set is brand new - that is going out at $10.00. The little set of 3 are going out at $2.00 each. The next set of 6 are all going out at $4.00 each and the set of 4 are going out at $4.00 each.

Today's card is..............."happy" everything

Here is today's card..........Happy Everything....haven't used pink/red/green before............I here it is.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Stamps For Sale

I have been going through my stamps and I've decided to part with some. Some of these I had up for sale last year. I managed to sell a few but there are still some I need to move on.
All of this group are PSX stamps which are no
longer available. They are all $8 each or if you would like to make me an offer on all 4 I will
consider it.

If you are interested in any - just leave a comment and I will contact you.


Luv Sandie


Here is a friendship card I have made using pink/brown/blue combo.

Stamps are by Eclectic Images and StampinUp.


Luv Sandie

Week 3 My Weekly Blog Challenge

Well it's been a couple of days in the making but here is my card.


Luv Sandie

Monday, 28 January 2008

Forever In My Heart

I have used rub-ons for this card - haven't got a lot of rub-ons as I prefer, usually, to use stamps, gotta tell ya though - they are fun to use.

I have used the same Scenic Route pp as I did for the card for Remember When's Blog today.

Here it is.

TFL.........luv Sandie

Monday Blog at Remember When

Today on the Remember When Blog I have posted a Valentine's Day card using some gorgeous laser cut hearts.

I have also used Scenic Route patterned paper "Lloveland Garnet Street" which is just BEA-utiful and some other bits and pieces.

Here is the card.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

............but wait there's more.

Here are a couple of cards I made this moring.

The first one is using epoxy stickers which I have never used before and the other is using a frame I made and used crackle paint on it.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Be sure to check out My Weekly Blog Challenge everyone.

Well I have just updated my Weekly Blog Challenge with some gorgeous works of art everyone.

Be sure and drop by and take a look. Thanks so much to Fleur, Lyn and Cindy for joining in.

I am just starting to get things off the ground with these challenges and these cards are an excellent start.

Luv ya...........Sandie

"I Love a Sunburnt Country"

Here is a card I made for a challenge at Copycat Cards. I have used torn strips of orange cardstock and the stamp is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps Inc. The words are just some little alphas I found in a cheap shop.

Happy Australia Day

Well Happy Australia Day to you all. Might take the kids for a drive and see what sort of events are on out and about today.

Not much else planned really - its going to be a bit warmer today which is good for the events people. It would be nice at the beach - if you liked the beach that is!!!!!! Not me though....ewwww. Like looking at rock pools and splashing my feet but that's about it.

I am going to be working on some creations for over at The Scrappers Stash for the challenge last night. Fell in a heap about 8.30 and pulled the pin.

Have a great day everyone - whatever you get up to.........and stay safe!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Friday, 25 January 2008

If you're not up to anything.................

pop on by The Scrappers Stash and join in some challenges for the long Australia Day Weekend.

There will be some chatting and some creating.

We would love to have you join in.

Luv Sandie

You are fabulous!!!!!!!

Here is a card I made today with some recycled corrugated cardboard just roughed up a little and then some ric-rac, scrapware heart, felt heart with button, Elsie Flannigan Fontwerks stamps and some doodling with a bit of acrylic paint around the edges too.

Oh and one of my new Smiggle clips..........gotta luv Smiggle.


Luv Sandie

What a sweetie!!!

Here is a card that Tammy made for me today.

She drew the cupcake and then coloured it in and then cut and paste.

How cute is it? Very cute!!!!

Week 3 Weekly Blog Challenge

Ok for anyone who would like to join in - your mission is to complete a card using the following image of another of my fave mugs. I just love the damask pattern.

Get creating and post a comment to this post and attach a link to your card.

I shall pop a photo of my completed card very soon.

Luv Sandie

"Felt" it was time.............

to create a card using............."felt"...........LOL.

For this card I have used green felt with white polka dots and hand cut a scalloped edge and sewed it to card with cherry red embroidery thread. Then I cut some felt flowers and added brads. The little girl stamp is by StampinUp "All In The Family" stamp set. I stamped the image onto cardstock and cut it out and painted it and then stamped the dress again onto green felt.........and then I had to add the sentiment - coulnd't help myself.........."heart(felt)" wishes...........LOL.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

A couple.........

of cards I made today.

For the first one I made a suffolk puff from fabric and some braiding which I stapled to the card.

The second one is using this fab cherry ribbon I have had for a while now..........the cherry and "sweet" stamps are by Sassafrass Lass. I added some dimensional magic to the cherries.


Luv Sandie

Anyone going to join in my Weekly Blog Challenge?

Come on girlies, there must be someone who wants to join in my Weekly Blog Challenge.

All you have to do is make a card using stripes - could be a ribbon, patterned paper......or whatever you can come up with.

Just add a comment and I will add your creation to my gallery.

Luv Sandie

Just reporting in............

Went for a family bike ride again today...........its was quite warm in the sun but it was a great ride. Slowly getting used to the "bike butt".....LOL.

Was about to take some photos of some cards I made and wouldn't ya know it.........stupid camera batteries are low again. Sean bought a new set last week but these ones decided to reserect themselves........well not for long was it.........somehow I think they are on the way out completely.

Anyway.......shouldn't be too long and then I will be able to share my latest creations.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Love and Marriage

Here is a wedding card I made using the same organza flocked ribbon I used for the "love" card.

This time I sewed on some sequins and seed beads. The stamp is by Inkadinkado and I have added some more seed beads to the stamped image as well as liquid pearls.

The sentiment is a sticker by 7 Gypsies.

You have to check this out!!!!!

Go and take a look here I was totally amazed.

I particularly love the Love 2008.

See what you think.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 21 January 2008

When inspiration doesn't it!!!!!

Today at Remember When's Blog I have added an Inspirational Idea.

When inspiration just wont come to you have to go seek it........go looking elsewhere.

I bought a Maxwell & William's fine bone china mug at the start of the year and loved the design and automatically thought "hey I could use this idea on a card!".

So here is a shot of the mug and the card I created using Bazzill cardstock, ric-rac, buttons, bling and Remember When's Flower Set 1 laser cuts.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Well I paid attention to my own adivce and...........

...........made a start with my Valentine's Cards for the florist.

Here are some of the ones I created last night.

I was really happy with the "Love Elsie" ones........and I just love pink and brown so that's a good start.

Here they are.

To market, to market to buy a........................

...................nice stash of stickers.

Today we went to our local Sunday Market and I came across some Scrapping stuff in a nice neat pile. I rummaged through them and really only wanted two thirds of the stuff. I asked the lady how much she wanted for them and she said the whole lot for $20.00. I told her that I was only after certain bits and pieces, so I worked out what they were and she said $12.00..............SOLD to the lady in black!!!!

What a bargain - I worked out there is at least $30.00 dollars worth - there are 3 lots of Heidi Grace chipboard adhesive flocked letters as.

Here they are.

A case of in the right place at the right time.

Lucky me!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Look what my little Em made me today

Look what Em made me today girlies.

She has been busy working away and then presented me with this.

How nice.

Love Elsie Card

Boy am I on a roll lately..........making the most of it while the creative juices are flowing.

This card was made using mostly Love Elsie stuff - pp, fabric pp, love elsie stamps, polkapress girl stamp, and good old Dymo label.

Went for the rough and ready look.

I Luv You 2 Best Friend

This is a Valentines Card for he is my best friend.

I have used red bazzill cardstock, 7 Gypsies Measuring tape, Remember When flower inked and doodled with black zigwriter, "I luv you" by Thickers and the hearts are by Collections.

Here it is

I must add I saw this 7 gypsie tape on a card somewhere on the net (not sure sorry) and they had highlighted a child's birthday I think from memory......I think it was with a star or something like that and thought it was a funky I did it for the "2" and in "too"


All you need is love bazzill cardstock, HeidiSwapp "newsprint/leder" chipboard letters, some ribbon - I picked up this ribbon from a market for $2 its beautiful - it is cream organza with a beautiful flocking all over it, some flourishes by Remember when which I have painted with acrylic paint and some buttons, oh and some flowers.

Here it is

Sketch Challenge at CSD

Here is a card I completed as a sketch challenge.

I have used denim blue bazzill, green/white combo.

The alpha is by CloudDesign/Fiskars, white embossed paper is by Stampendous, it was actually cream/black and I gave it 2 coats of white acrylic paint. Stamps are by StampinUp, HeroArts, Lil Davis and 7 Gypsies. Rhinestones by KaiserCraft, blue brads and white satin ribbon.

I like this colour combo too.


Here is a card which took me out of my comfort zone. I used browns/blacks and coppers.

I found the black/copper paper in my stash and then the rest just flowed.

I also found some copper rub-on creams which I used to detail the edge of the card.

Chipboard flourish is by Bella to which I inked with brown ink and then painted with H20's.

I used Delish Alpha's to stamp the title onto copper cardstock.

Week 2 of My Weekly Blog Challenge

Ok ............finally got those batteries sorted out in my camera.

Here is this weeks card for my blog challenge.

I have used MM stiped pp, lace to which I have threaded some aqua ribbon through, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, Bazzill blossums folded in half and then some bling added. The stamp is by StampinUp, oh and some red bazzill which I hand cut the scalloped edge.

Ok so you need to create a card using some sort of stripes - ribbon, patterned paper or whatever takes your fancy.

Leave a comment with a link to your card and I will load up into my gallery.


Luv Sandie

Friday, 18 January 2008

Just because I care

This card is made using Will n' Way stamps and some KI Memories brads, Kaisercraft Rhinestones and some ribbon/ric-rac....and also some handstitching.

Bundle of Joy

Here is a baby boy card I made today using a new stamp I picked up at the last Melbourne Paperific. Its by Whipper Snapper Desings Inc.

I stamped the Rocking Horse onto watercolour paper and then using watercolours....strangely enough.....LOL.........I coloured it in. Added 2 small brown sparkling brads for the leg joints and then punched holes for the ribbon and tied it roughly "bundle of joy" is by Clear Stamps


Weekly Blog Challenge No. 2

Well as my camera is out of action for a day (I hope) I shall just tell you that today's challenge is to create a card using stripes - could be ribbon, could be patterned paper.........its up to you.

Leave a comment here and a URL and I will pop it in my gallery.
(I shall pop a photo of my card that I have made asap.

Thanks for joining in.

Luv Sandie

Haircut day

I always cut the kids hair - Tammy has been nagging me all week to cut hers. At the moment it is probably to her shoulder blades I suppose and she wants me to cut it to just above her shoulder line. I'm no hairdresser but I'll give it a go. I have cut it this short before but I reckon she may regret it. She's at the age where she's getting into the girlie stuff and wanting to look "just right"........quite a spunky little thing really.

I shall take a photo to share once I get those batteries for the camera.

Luv Sandie

Quite chuffed!!!!!

Last night was the first weigh in at STARS ( my local weight loss group Staying Together And Reducing Sensibly).

We have had a 5 week break over Christmas so the pressure was on.

I actually lost weight - 1.5kilos..........I was pumped!!!!!!!
Out of about 20 or so girls only 3 actually lost weight so it was nice to be in that category. Some of the girls have a bit of work to do - they had a REALLY good time over Christmas IYKWIM..............LOL. That's where the group is great as we are all there to support each other in good times and in bad!!!!!!! I also told the girls about my Diabetes and they too were all very supportive. It will be good for the group actually as any information that I receive from my Diabetic Educator and Dietician will also benefit the club. Cool.

When I told the kids they said "3 cheers for mum" and they all ran up to me and gave me a squeeze and a kiss..........Sean was wrapped for me too. They are all very supportive. I am very lucky.

So its onwards and upwards now...........I have started on my weight loss journey and get fit campaign..........feeling heaps better already.

Catch ya!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Had a fab day

Yesterday I dropped Josh off at his friends place about a half an hours drive from home.
While he was there catching up with an old kinder friend, the girls and I drove on to a shopping centre to catch up with one of my friends.

We had a great catchup and shopped for a little while and then sat and had lunch together - plenty of giggling going on too.

Popped into Smiggle - love that shop, and bought myself some stickers and this real funky patterned sticky tape and a little notebook.

The batteries in the camera are on the blink - think we need new ones. I charged them up and got the green light but the camera is telling me to "change the batteries" so once I have some new batteries I will take some shots to show you my new purchases.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Here is another card - Anniversary card

Here is an Anniversary card.

I have used Making Memories PP, MM Frame, Scrapware hearts, metal embellishment "love" from $2 shop, red/green blossoms, HeidiGrace heart pin, 2 layers of lace with sequins and seed beads, stamped the heart and the bottom of the card using a swirl stamp by Eclectic Images and green ink