Friday, 31 October 2008

Weekly Sketch No.7

Here we are back into it again with my Weekly Sketches - I've been kinda busy lately so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I've really missed being able to indulge in creating.

This week's sketch has a bit of a spin on it - I would like you to create a baby card. I have a small set of baby stamps and buttons/ribbons to giveaway (photo tomorrow - my batteries just died).

So come on - get creating, take a photo and leave a comment and a link to your card. If you don't have a blog then you can send me an email via my Profile section.

Good luck.

Let the creating begin!!!!

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Stay Tuned..........................

..............for the return of my Friday Sketch Challenge. It's gunna be back and running tomorrow. There may even be a little giveaway for this one so drop by tomorrow to check it out.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Ghouls Night In - This Friday Halloween Night

Ok now that the Fete is over I need to share something super fun with you. Marie and Nicole from Said Simply have been going crazy organizing a fun filled night this Friday night 31st October from 8pm til late (12 am). It's a night where you can relax, create and more importantly raise some much needed money for Breast Cancer research. It's all part of the "Girls Night In" campaign but the girls have gone one step further and tied it in with Halloween - its called "Ghouls (Girls) Night In. A light supper will be provided.

Here are just some of the things that will be going on -

Body Shop - a chance to pamper yourself
Fudge Tasting - now you couldn't possibly miss out on the chance of fresh handmade fudge
Wicked Witch Embossed BLACK Shoe Class
Wildy Wicked Tantrum Doodling Class
Fun and Games,
Loads of great PRIZES to be won.
$35 all inclusive (BYO doodle pens)

Please book TODAY so we have enough for all
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Marie is waiting for you to call - she wants to book you in and get a nice little pack together. So don't wait any longer - you've got to be in it!!!!!

Luv Sandie

(These photos show the magnificent bracelets that are up for grabs - you need to visit Pernickety or Said Simply for detials - come on!!!!!)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Food Glorious Food

Well today was the day for celebrations. The Fete was bigger and better than expected so we had some serious catching up to do and some extra serious cake eating.

My dear friend organized the whole "High Tea". It was fantastic. Lots of yummy goodies and lots of very hard workers celebrated the success.

I've been at school all day with one thing or another. One of the helpers handed me a dozen fresh eggs just before I picked up the kids from school. You know what we're having for dinner tonight...........too easy.

I'm really looking forward to winding down - I really need to focus on me for a change. Bring it on I say - bring it on!!!!!!

Thank you all for your support I really appreciate it.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 27 October 2008

WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for those of you who have been following my blow by blow on our School Fete - I have appreciated the words of encouragement.

Well yesterday was the big day - after 11 months in the making our Fete took place. The weather forecast all last week said 22 degrees and showers - that was up til Saturday where they said 31 degrees and late showers. Holy Cow!!!! What a turn around.

The weather turned out to be fantastic. A little overcast, fairly warm with a sprinkling of the minutest of showers - blink and you would miss it type stuff.

I was so organized - up til I got to the school - I had people asking me questions left, right and centre - however everthing fell into place nicely. After months of asking for help everyone pooled together on the day for a huge success. We out did ourselves and made a HUGE profit.
The community spirit displayed was excellent - the kids rides were the biggest drawcard, the food was beautiful, plenty of different stalls - lots for the whole family.

So you could say I'm done today. Just really enjoying the peace and quiet and not "having" to do anything. It was really weird this morning - I went shopping for the first time in a long time and I didn't have to price anything - I was shopping just for me!!!!! It's funny you dont realize how much of your time and mind these things consume. All very worth it though. Everyone was on a high yesterday - it was a hoot!!!!! I can honestly say I would not organize another fete though - happy to help but not to be in control and have the responsibility of the whole thing.

So there you go - a great, fun day!!!!!

Luv Sandie

(P.S Ooooh I almost forgot to share - The Parish Priest is putting on a "High Tea" as a thank you tomorrow morning. I cannot wait - look out cake here I come!!!!!!)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

I lashed out...........

and bought myself some of the new Scenic Route papers. I need more paper like a hole in the head...........but when I caught eye of this new line I simply just HAD to have it - of course!!!!!

So looking forward to creating something with it.

Here is the link to the new line Scenic Route here is one of the pp's I bought

What has been your latest purchase?

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

What have you all been up to

Well you all know what I've been up to with this fete - its only 4 more sleeps - or lack of sleeps probably............LOL.
It's amazing how much work goes into just one day - its like organizing a wedding. We have been working on things since November 07 so nearly a year. Amazing!!!! Wish I was getting paid for the hours I've put in...............LOL.

Tell me what's new at your place. I will try and drop into everyone's blog next week when I am winding down and relaxing.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Just popping in quickly.................

.................I have been flat out with Fete stuff again today. I was at school all day except 30 mins to pop home for something to eat and then back to school again. Getting there now. Marking off things on my list and then making another know how it is!!!!!!

Just wanted to say what a lovely time I had yesterday with Melissa Frances. I was so honoured to be able to go and meet her. Her story is truly amazing. She opened the day with a brief story about her battle with breast cancer. It was a real eye opener to all of us in the room. She is one tough lady. Great story. If you get a chance you can read more on her blog.

I was lucky enough to go along for the day with the lovely and talented Marie and Nicole from Said Simply. We had a bit of a giggle, a bit of a panic attack for me when I had to measure.............LOL.................I dont like to measure especially in inches.............blah!!! Luckily Nicole helped me out there before I had kittens...........LOL.

We were also lucky enough to get some photos of us girlies. What a great photo of Melissa. (Thanks for the photos Marie)

I will treasure this day forever.

Luv Sandie
(P.S. Gosh looking at these photos I think I will use this as my "before" shot on my journey to losing weight - since organizing this fete I have piled on some weight - so I think its time for the new me)

Sunday, 19 October 2008

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE HAD 10,000 HITS ON MY BLOG

How cool is that? Way cool I say!!!!! Thanks to everyone who pops in don't forget to leave comments. I luv to hear from everyone.

Here's to another 10,000.

Oh and I've only realized that I more than doubled my amount of posts from last year - now that's some serious talking!!!!! LOL.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 17 October 2008

Don't forget

Don't forget if you have a sketch for my no. 6 sketch challenge to drop me a line.

No. 7 sketch will be up sometime over the weekend as I have been a tad busy.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Week 6 Sketch

Here we are again with another card from the lovely Leesa. I think she is the first one to always get my sketch completed. Thanks Leesa you're a gem!!!!

I had to laugh when I went over to Leesa's blog. She has written a little something saying that she made this card to sweeten her husband up as she is going to Paperific this weekend............too funny Leesa. Hope it works!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Anyone going to Paperific this Friday?????

Let me know if you're going this Friday and I can meet you there.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Nicole has been rather busy.

Nicole from Craft Queen has been buys getting ready for Paperific this weekend but she kindly managed to get some cards done for my Card Sketch Challenge - good on ya Nicole.

Here are her gorgeous cards - the last one is just for fun.

Luv Sandie

Life is pretty hectic at the moment

I have had such a busy day today. I am right in the thick of things organizing this Fete. It is Sunday week and I am counting down the days - I still have a lot to do but I'm getting anxious. I keep saying "don't sweat the small stuff" but its all the "small stuff" that takes up most of my time. Oh well. Getting there!!!

I'm off to Paperific this Friday and really looking forward to getting away from it all and then on Monday of course I head off to see Melissa Frances. Yay.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 13 October 2008


......................created anything for my Weekly Sketch Challenge No.6?????

You still have time. New sketch to go up on Friday.

Happy Creating!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Remember When Blog

Here is a little tag I made today for Remember When Blog. Rach kindly dropped some new goodies off to me the other night. So I had a play and came up with this cute little birdie tag.

I have used inks directly onto the laser cut, added a button, some ripped cardstock and a handmade tag.


Luv Sandie

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Friendship Cannot Be Measured Only Treasured

Here is a card that I created for a Card Sketch over at Little Scrapbook Shop - we had to use habby items again.

I created the flowers using 2 different sized buttons and added a suffolk puff centre for each one. I also used a vintage orange trim and an old tape measure.

Luv Sandie


Here is a canvas I completed this weekend in conjunction with Little Scrapbook Shop October Cybercrop Challenge. The theme for this month's challenges is "Haberdashery" so I have added all bits and pieces form my habby stash. Fabric, felt, trims, buttons, pins etc. I must say I had stacks of fun with this challenge.

As you can see I DO luv apples. I have a nice collection of all types of apples in my kitchen - from china, wood, clay, wire etc - you name it I probably have it in the way of apples. There is just something about them that makes me happy. So I will have to make way for this little canvas now - it will fit right in!!!!

TFL - hope you are having a beaut weekend.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 10 October 2008

Guess who's going to see........................................

..............Melissa Frances? Little old me - that's who!!!!!!

I am lucky enough - very lucky to be tagging along with Marie and Nicole from Said Simply. The will be picking me up on their way through to Melbourne. I am just a LITTLE excited..............a huge thanks to Marie for making this all happen. Mwahhhhhhh!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Weekly Sketch No.6

Gosh I think my sketches are getting more and more rustic as I go...............LOL. As you can see I never mastered the art of drawing stars...........LOL.

But here we go Week 6 Sketch ready and waiting to see what you can create. Of course it doesn't have to be stars - suprise me with something different.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Better late than never

Gosh I've been meaning to pop this up on my blog for a couple of weeks now.
You may remember we had "Talk Like A Pirate Day" at Said Simply in Warragul a few weeks ago. Well this is the name badge I made for myself to wear on the day. I have used the fantastic Rusty Pickle stamps and a few bits and pieces and of course in my signature colours red and green - of course!!!!
I have also added one of Nicole's photos of us silly nuts out the front of Marie's shop - of course we had to dress up for the day didn't we? LOL.

I must say I've never really been into the "pirate thing" of course unless we're talking of Jack Sparrow - Johnny Depp............LOL but it was stacks of fun. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Luv Sandie

(P.S. Dont know why the badge is on its side - its not in My Pictures.............oh pooh cack)


Tomorrow I am all geared up for Christmas Card Classes at Warragul. I simply love all there is to do with Christmas so to be sharing my passion with Christmas Cards will be fantastic.

Be sure to pop in and say gidday if you're in the Warragul area on Friday 10th October.

Luv Sandie

Edited to add: I had a great day at Warragul today. We created 3 cards which I forgot to photograph - silly me. I shall have to ask the wonderful Marie to take a shot for me so I can share them with you.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Ooooo, Ooooo, Ooooooo

..................I just found out I won an RAK over at Torn Paper I'm just a little excited. I win a set of KI Memory stamps. I cannot wait to see them.
Thanks to Jen for the chance to win.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 6 October 2008

If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You

Here is a card I made using bits and pieces. Firstly I found a little graph book and just knew I had to have it at the time - so I tore a page out for the background. I then attached some gree/white gingham and an old tape measure from the op-shop. Next I added some of my Handmade Daisies and added some button centres, the little felt flowers were from a flea market - I just love these. I also stamped a journal stamp by Pink Paislee, the bee is by Amazing creations and I did some doodling too.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

If you "NEED" some goodies well head on over to Elf Creations

With all the blog hopping I was doing over the weekend for World Card Making Day I came across this site

There is some blog candy up for grabs while you are visiting - its open til the 17th October. A must have.

Pop on over and have a lookie.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Weekly Sketch No. 5 - Take Time To Enjoy The Simple Things In Life

That's my motto!!!!!

I have used up some more scraps I've had in my stash for quite some time. This pp by Basic Grey is my all time fave. I just love the colours - they are so funky.

I just cut them up into pieces and put them all together. I stamped the little bird by HeroArts, the little tree is by Inque Boutique and the snail by Kaiser oh and the quote is by HeroArts too. I seem to use this quote stamp a lot but I like it.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

(P.S. As you can see I've added a few more bits and pieces to the sketch - but hey - the rules are "there are NO rules" LOL!!!)
Just added Leesa's card to the top - well done Leesa and thanks heaps for joining in.

I Love Apples

Next card for World Card Making Day. This time it's for a challenge I found at Torn Paper

The Challenge was to use "apples" on a card. Well hello - I just happen to absolutley love apples.

So here is my card.

The apple stamp is by Sassafrass Lass - stamped it 3 times in red and once in green. For the centre of the green apple I used an apple eyelet that I bought years ago - just the thing for the centre of the apple. I also used some red/white gathered gingham, brads, the new Fiskars Threading Water punch and my good old dymo label using red tape with "I love apples" of course!!!!!
Had fun with this one.
Luv Sandie

Thanks So Much

Here is another card completed for World Card Making Day.

I called on my scraps this time - some leftover Adornit patterned paper, stamps by October Afternoon, StampinUp and Amazing Creations. Orange/white gathered gingham ribbon and some kindyglitz. I also added a doodled border to the blue card to tie in with the swirls on the pp.

Thanks for poppin in!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 4 October 2008


I had Sean draw out the lucky winner of the Craft Queen ribbon giveaway challenge and that lucky winner is.....................................................


Good on ya Vicky. Can you please contact me via email with your address so I can arrange for your lucky prize to be posted off.

Luv Sandie

Another card for World Card Making Day

Here is a card I made for todays events. I have also used my cuttlebug for this one using 2 different embossing folders. I have also added a white flower to which I stamped a HeidiGrace flower stamp in the centre using brown StazOn then I added one of my Handmade Daisies and a button. I also added a nice white ribbon I found in an op-shop and added a pearl pin to the centre. Oh and some brads and some pearls by Kaiser. The sentiment stamp is by StudioG.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

My first card for World Card Making Day

Little Scrapbook Shop have some challenges for World Card Making Day. The first one was to make a Chrismtas Card - so that is just what I did!!!!

Here it is - I have used a christmas embossing folder in my Cuttlebug and sanded the green card - this is a white core card. I then added a wide white organza ribbon, sewed on 3 large beads to resemble holly, then I stamped out Merry Christmas and the holly leaves from my new set of Kaiser Christmas stamps. Oh and I also sewed on some little red seed beads for holly.

Off to make some more cards. Yay!!!!
Edited: Just added a card for the Birthday Card Challenge. Kelly Panacci pp, mauve/white gathered gingham, October Afternoon stamp and alphas and one of my Handmade Daisies.

Luv Sandie

Tag Sketch at Pernickety

There is a sketch challenge going on over at Pernickety for World Card Making Day too.

I have whipped up this Tag Sketch - very similar to my Week 5 Sektch.

Be sure to pop over to Pernickety to join in the fun. It's all happening. Would love to see what you create. Marie has also included a tag sketch challenge so you can have a go at that one too.

Just added Leesa's gorgeous navy card with the cutest little button centred flowers - good job Leesa, and Vicky's who has the cute little trees with the hearts. Great job girlies.


Luv Sandie

(Edited to add: I whipped up a tag for Marie's sketch over at Pernickety. I have been having troubles logging in there today - seemed to be frozen. So here it is a last. Pretty bad photo - didn't take it during the day - oh well)


What better way to start World Card Making Day off than with a new sketch.

Here is my Weekly Sketch Challenge No.5

You can intepret it as you wish - maybe it could be flowers, trees, balloons, birds - whatever takes your fancy.

Happy creating!!!!!! Don't forget to leave a comment and a link to your card.

But wait there's more - there will be a small giveaway to tie in with World Card Making Day. You have til Thursday 9th October midnight to upload your creation.

Join in the fun now!!!!

Luv Sandie

Friday, 3 October 2008


As it is World Card Making Day tomorrow I thought I'd start Week 5 sketch to tie in with that..........why not!!!!!

So tune in tomorrow for another sketch to get your inspired.

Luv Sandie

(P.S. I have quite a busy day planned tomorrow with one thing or another however I am determined to complete at LEAST one card - I hope you can too)

Last Day For Entering Card Sketch Competition

Don't forget you have til midnight tonight to complete a card for my Week 4 Sketch to go into the draw for some glorious ribbons from Craft Queen.

Just leave a comment and a link to your card - that's it!!!! Good luck.

Luv Sandie