Monday, 29 September 2008

Birthday Boy

I cannot believe that a year ago I was helping to deliver a baby into the world.

Our little Stephen (as we call him) turned 1 yesterday. I invited George & Medina to have a little party at our house. I made a cake - everyone covered it in Smarties and we popped a No. 1 candle in the middle. Stephen was amazed by the flame of the candle - of course as all little kids are and immediately went to grab it......LOL. As most little toddlers do - he crumbled all his cake on the table. I think he managed a couple of small crumbs before we promptly wiped him clean...........LOL.
It was so nice to be able to spend time with him on his birthday.

I will include some photos soon.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 26 September 2008

NEW Stamp Set For Sale

I have this gorgeous stamp set for SALE. It is brand NEW!!!!!!

The first person to leave me a comment saying they'd like it - its yours!!!!

Sale Price $16.00

Luv Sandie

......................and the Winner is..................

Come on down are the winner of Weekly Sketch No.3. You need to send me your address so I can whisk a little prize your way.

Don't forget to check out this week's sketch too - there is a fantastic prize up for grabs from Craft Queen.

Luv Sandie

(oopsie - I nearly forgot to thank my Tammy for putting all the names in the hat and drawing out your name Tamara.:)

Last Days, Last Days

Well everyone - we are down to the very last days of September which means if you have purchased any of my Handmade Daisies you had better hurry. The competition ends on the 30th September. All you need to do is create a card, layout, tag, off the page etc to be in the running for a prize. Come on what are you waiting for?

Luv Sandie

Vicky's entry for No.3 Sketch

Too funny Vicky. She has just sent me a link to her card for sketch no.3 - it is too late for the RAK Vicky however I HAVE to show everyone. Its a beauty. Well done.

Luv Sandie

Weekly Sketch Challenge - Sketch No.4 and a PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here we are - sketch No. 4. This week is also a lucky week.

All you need to do is create a card - leave a comment to THIS thread with a link to your creation on your blog. There is a fantastic prize up for grabs from Craft Queen. How cool is that.............a beautiful ribbon pack. So come on - get creating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget you can interpret this sketch as you like - it doesn't necessarily have to be a flower, you can also tilt the card to make it upright or whatever takes your fancy - the decision is yours.


Luv Sandie

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Another card and a quick catch up.

Here is another beautiful card for my Weekly Sketch No.3 Its brought to you by Leah from Craft Queen. Thanks for joining in Leah.............I absolutely love your card. Its very retro.

I have just come back from a one night stop over visit to mum and dad's. It was short but sweet and a nice rest and catch up with all of my folks.

I have a busy day planned tomorrow so I may be late with sketch no.4 - but it will be here when I can make it happen.

Thanks to all who have completed a card for all of my challenges. I will organize all the names in a hat for Sketch No.3 and the winner will receive a little RAK.

Thanks again.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Leesa's Card for Weekly Sketch No.3

Well here we have it - another entry for this week's Weekly Sketch No.3. Thanks for joining in Leesa - and what a cute, cute, cute card Leesa has made.

Oh and Leesa also goes into the draw for the chance at a small RAK.

Good on ya Leesa.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 22 September 2008

Em and Tam's take on my Weekly Sketch

Our girlies couldn't help themselves and wanted to share in my sketch too so here are there cards. They have done a fab job - good on ya girlies. (The purple one is Tammy's and the other is Em's)
I have also included a couple I made - the first one is using Scenic Route people and the second one is using some supplies that Nicole from Craft Queen sent me to play with.
Luv Sandie
(P.S. You'll have to excuse the terrible photos - I had to take mine inside - its very overcast and wet here today)

Tamara's take on my Weekly Sketch No.3

Well I'm starting to get some entries into my Weekly Sketch No.3. Dont forget that there is a small prize this week. So get creating everyone.

Here is Tamara's lovely card. Thanks for joining in Tamara. Luv Sandie

Sunday, 21 September 2008

A couple more cards

I have just updated my Slide "Weekly Sketches" with Lyn's card for No.2 Sketch and Nicole's from Craft Queen for this weeks Sketch No.3.

Thanks for joining in girlies. They look fab.

Don't forget there is a little prize for this week's sketch. Ta.

Luv Sandie

Hugs, Laugh, Love

Here is a card that I created using up lots of bits and pieces. I had a clean up of my craft stash this week and had some bits and pieces just sitting on my desk. Great way of using up things.

I also added a sun to the top corner of the card using an eyelet as the centre and some embroidery thread for the rays. I stamped directly onto the Basic Grey ribbon using HeroArts stamps and StazOn ink. The centre of the flower is actually a washer thingy - technical name I know..........LOL, then I just added a button for the centre.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Look at my latest treasure!!!!

I went op-shopping about a week ago and stumbled across this beauty. It's just so me. It's a Doyley Holder. It's probably form the 60's I'd say - they used to do them back them, cover them with plastic and then stitch around the edges. It even had the good old plastic doyleys in cool!!!! Lucky me I say and for the bargain price of $1.00.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Oh what a day

I had the bestest day today teaching my cards at Said Simply and dressing up as a pirate for Talk Like A Pirate Day. Marie and Nicole where in fine form today - you should have seen Nicole - she was all dressed up and taking lots of happy snaps of everyone.
I met some new people which was great and I also got to teach my girly pirate cards to 3 young ladies who were very well behaved - well done Georgia, Indi and Maddy - you were a pleasure to teach.
I will take a photo of my name badge that I made for the day and hopefully Nicole will have some photos of the Said Simply blog soon to share as well.

I'm off to bed now as I'm pooped.

(Oh and thanks to Marie who has kindly added a card to my Week 1 sketch - you need to have a look at the Slide at the top of the page)

Luv Sandie

Friday, 19 September 2008

Tamara's take on my Weekly Sketch No.2

Thanks for joining in Tamara - you just snuck in before I entered my 3rd Sketch.

Here is Tamara's take on my sketch - she has done a beautiful job. Well done and thanks again Tamara.

Luv Sandie

My Weekly Sketch No.3

Gosh the week comes around super fast. Here we are with Week 3's sketch already.

Another "rough and ready" one...........LOL. Had to draw it up quickly before I drop the kids off to school.

Now I have flowers on this one but you can add whatever you like - maybe Christmas trees, trees, birds whatever takes your fancy.

I am offering a small prize for this one so come on - get moving. You can enter as many times as you like.

Luv Sandie

It's better late than never I say................

Good on you Nicole for completing Week 2 sketch and what a bright and cheery card it is too.

Thanks for joining in. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for Week 3 sketch.

Luv Sandie

18th Birthday Card

One of our friend's is 18 today - Happy 18th Christopher. Gosh that seems moons ago for me...........LOL.

I just whipped up this quick card using the Cuttlebug. I embossed the bazzill bling cardstock for the background and then the "18" I embossed from some recycled card and then cut it out and tucked it under the copper wire that I just arranged randomly. Distressed the edges of the card here and there and added some copper brads to each corner. That's it.

Sketch Challenge over at Pernickety

If you get a chance there is also a great sketch over at Pernickety. I just completed a card for it and came up with this one.

I have used an old paper doyley and ripped it - that was the challenge - a ripped flower, no bling, machine sewing (I cheated I used a stamp by HeroArts....LOL) and NO BLING. Hello that is not as easy as I thought...........LOL. OH and the the theme is "music" so I opted for a stem and leaf stamped with a music stamp by FernGully Stamps.

I was happy how this one turned out. I went for the colour combo when I was shuffling through my green pp I stumbled across this one which has a blue smudged edge to it - thought now that's something different.......

I also recycled the piece of the paper doyley that I ripped and used it as a scallop border down the bottom attached with staples.

Thanks for popping in. I luv to see who has been visiting and I luv comments so if you can leave me a comment and I will pop over to your place for a lookie too.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Vicky's take on my Weekly Sketch No.2

Thanks for joining in with my sketch Vicky. Here is Vicky's card.

Luv Sandie

100% FAT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT.............LOL!!!!

Here we are - this is a photo of just one of the many cupcakes I have been knitting over the last couple of days all in readiness for the upcoming fete.

Cute little thing - it's about the size of a medium apple.

Thanks for popping in..........luv Sandie

Quick..............while there's time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget you still have time to complete my Weekly Sketch No.2 - just have a look at the top of my blog on the Slide - Weekly Sketches. Once you've created your masterpiece just leave me a comment with a link to your work. I will add it to my Slide for everyone to see.
Thank you to everyone who has been contributing - I just luv to see what you have been creating.

Didn't have a very good sleep last night. I was up at 4.45am this morning so I decided to knit. I have been knitting little cupcakes for our School Fete Craft Stall. They are coming up very nicely. My friend has kindly offered to sew them up for me once I've knitted them - that's a great deal I reckon as I'm not to keen on the sewing part...........LOL. I will be able to share a photo of them soon. May even get around to making a special one just for me.

Hope you all have a great day.

I will be popping up a new sketch tomorrow.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

What a busy day.

It's been a rather busy day today. Life is so hectic lately but its all good.
It's Tammy's 12th Birthday today. The day started with giving her the pressies. Dropped the kids off at school spent all morning at our Craft Group creating goodies for the upcoming Fete so that took me through to lunch time. Home for a quick bite and then I had to make Tam's cake - opted for cupcakes on my u-beaut cupcake stand- came up great. While I was baking I put on a video of The American President - I love this film. She loved them anyway that was the main thing. Picked up the kids from school and had afternoon tea for Tam - decided not to have a party as such this year. Sean's mum and dad joined us for dinner which was nice and then we sat around the kitchen table and played cards. We were all a bit crazy tonight - too much sugar me thinks.
That's it for me - this little black duck needs to get some serious sleepies.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Leah's take on my Weekly Sketch No.2

Here is another gorgeous card - this time its bought to us by Leah. Thank you for joining in Leah.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 15 September 2008

Another card..........

I couldn't help myself. I had to create another card for the sketch challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop. I used the gorgeous "treetops" Cuttlebug embossing folder again. Just kept this one very simple - red glossy card, white brads, white craft tinsel and the stamp is by HeroArts.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

(P.S. I've gotta say that there are 100's of things I could be doing today - but getting back into a little creating is very calming after such a hectic week or 2)

My turn............Week 2 Weekly Sketch Challenge

Righto - here are a couple of cards I made for my Weekly Sketch Challenge.

The pink one was created with an embossing folder using my Cuttlebug. The second one is also using my Cuttlebug - cute little christmas trees!!!!

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

World Card Making Day

Now if you're needing some inspiration and you want to get creating then you need to join in the fun of "World Card Making Day". Think I may just have to give this a go.
I think I need to do some thinking - perhaps I could have a little Blog Challenge all of my own..........thinking, thinking.......

Luv Sandie

Weekly Sketch Challenge

Yay - Nicole of Craft Queen is going to be joining in the fun of my Weekly Sketch Challenge - this is her card for Week 1.
I now have Week 2 sketch up and going.
Thanks so much for joining in Nicole. You can also view everyone elses cards in the Slide show at the top of my blog.
Dont forget everyone is welcome. I know myself that I LUV a challenge and there's nothing better than a Card Sketch Challenge. Dont forget that you can intepret it as you wish - its just a starting point.

Each Friday I will be popping up a new sketch.

Thanks for popping in.
Luv Sandie

Talk Like A Pirate Day "Pirate Cards"

Dont forget if you are in the area on Saturday the 20th September from 10.00am I will be teaching card classes at Said Simply.

You can "talk like a pirate", sit, chat, create and have lots of fun.

Would love to see you there.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Shelee's Entry for my Handmade Daisies Comp

Shelee has used one of my daisies on her card. I just love how she's added another flower over the top. I also love the colour scheme. Well done Shelee.

Luv Sandie

Here is anothery..............

I completed this card for a challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop. It's taken from a sketch challenge.

I have used Bazzill Bling cardstock, graph paper, Love Elsie "Claire" chipboard buttons, various alpha stamps and my Handmade Daisies.

Luv Sandie

Best Friends by Sandie

I always say "best friends" are priceless!!!! This is so true - they are always there for you. It's also nice to be a best friend.

So I decided to make a best friend card using K&Co. Berry Sweet Glitter Stickers and Paper Salon patterned paper. Had to use my traditional red/green combo.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

All done and dusted!!!!!

Well the move has been completed. Sean's mum and dad have officially gone now. Everyone pitched in and helped in some way. It was so handy having so many family members helping.
We are all VERY tired however achieved so much in such a short time. They are going to be so happy in their new home - a HUGE change from their motor home that they have been touring Australia in for the last 7 years.

Josh's First Communion was so nice. Josh is a funny fella. He is usually such a little mischief maker - TROUBLE I say!!!!! However, last night he looked very angelic almost - he takes mass very serious and last night was a huge thing for not only us as parents but also for him. It's so nice to see. We were very proud of him. I shall pop some photos up on my blog soon. I'm just a little tired tonight.

Looking forward to chilling a little this week. I have a few projects on the go but nothing I cant handle.

Preparations for the Fete are coming along a bit better now so that is a relief.

Kids finish up for school holidays this Friday - bring it on I say!!!!!!

Hope you have all had a beaut weekend.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 12 September 2008

Little bid sad - little bit good!!!!!

Well today Sean's mum and dad moved into their brand new home. They have been staying beside us in their motor home since Christmas while their house has been built. We are all going to miss them dearly. Who am I going to ask for a cup of sugar now? I am blessed to have great in-laws and am going to miss the company. It will be back to just little old me.
We are all really pleased for them - its been a long wait but its great.
Sean's brother and the gang and sister and her gang are all arriving tonight to help with the moving tomorrow and then we have Josh's First Communion tomorrow night. Boy are we going to be busy tomorrow. We will have 22 for dinner................arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! So for me tomorrow is baking and cooking. Cant think of what to do just yet but I'm sure after a good nights sleep things will be clearer. I have had one HUGE week and its only going to get more hectic. It's Tammy's birthday on Tuesday too.
Best get some sleep me thinks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Girlfriends........where would we be without em?

This is a card I just created. I just had to do something.........I have the biggest weekend planned and I'm a bit stressed so I thought what better way of relaxing than to make a card.
I have used Elysee trims from Prima and the stamps are by Rusty Pickle - I love these stamps.

Hope you all have a beaut weekend.

Luv Sandie

Today's Card Classes - Pirates "Girls Stuff"

Now I couldn't leave the girls out of the pirate fun so I whipped up some cards for them too.

Pinks/blacks/white. Luv this paper range by Rusty Pickle.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Today's Card Classes - Pirates "Boy Stuff"

Here are the cards I created for today's class at Said Simply. I had lots of fun making these and then teaching them too.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Sketch #2 My Weekly Sketch

Righto - now I have been out all day and have a house full of people expected tonight so you will have to excuse this very primitive sketch..........LOL. I had a laugh to myself as I finished it - gosh its a shocker - but hey - hopefully you can all turn it into something glamorous - in fact I know you can!!!!!!

So come on - let those creative juices flow this weekend and have a go. Dont forget to leave a comment to this post with a link to your blog so I can share it with everyone.

I hope you have the bestest weekend.

Luv Sandie

Everythings "Pernickety"

Well girlies I'm off to Said Simply today for my card classes. I have some new girlies coming along to join in the fun today and I'm a little excited. Can't wait to share the cards I have created for today's class. It's ships ahoy with our Pirate theme for today. When I arrive home later today I shall be able to share what I created.

Hope you have the bestest day.

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Aga's entry for my Sketch Challenge

I sent Aga a card this week with one of my daisies in it and she has cleverly created this oh so bright and cheery card. Good on ya Aga and thanks for joining in the fun. Be sure to pop back tomorrow for another sketch.

Here is Aga's card

I must say that my blog is looking a lot like spring with all the lovely entries from everyone for my Daisy Competition and my Sketch Challenge.

Thanks all for joining in I luv your support.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Vanilla's take on My Sketch

..............oooh here we have another entry. This time is brought to you by the lovely Vanilla.

She is a clever clogs and also incorporated one of my Handmade Daisies. Its looking fab Lisa. Thanks so much for joining in.

Luv Sandie