Tuesday, 30 June 2009

I have to share this story with you.

I have been wondering for sometime what a paticular item was that people were showcasing their cards in.

I spotted one on Scripture By Deisgn's Blog and asked the question "what is it?"

Casey kindly replied to my query and explained it was a vintage item used to hold flowers in place in a vase - back in the "good old days". Aha...........that makes sense now.

What Casey also did was give me a link to one on Ebay. I placed a bid and what do you know - I won. (I also one the glass one too. I shall just pop that on my shelf somewhere with all my other old things)

The best bit is I won it for only 99cents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolute bargain of the century me thinks............LOL.

Here it is. The next time you see it - it will be holding one of my cards. Wahooooooo!!!!!

Lucky me.

Luv Sandie

Look what arrived in the mail today

Lucky me - look what arrived in the mail today!!!!

I ordered this happy little Owl Family from Shelley's Etsy Store - Lemon Tree Studios.

Thank you so much Shelley - they definately arrived on a day when I needed something special to happen!!!!!

These are just the cutest little creatures.

I have them sitting on the shelf in front of my computer monitor - such happy little faces.

Make sure you pop into Shelley's shop for a sticky beak - there are lots of gorgeous goodies and plenty of bargains.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 29 June 2009

Friends Forever

Here is my card (finally) for the letter “K'” for my Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings challenge.

It is also a challenge I undertook at Scrapbook Capital.

Lorrie asked who would like to participate in a Mystery Challenge – why not? So she sent through the 3 different strands of embroidery thread.

This is the card that I created. I have added straight stitching and some french knots. It was stacks of fun.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

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20,000 HITS

WOW I have just spotted 20,000 HITS on my blog.

A HUGE thank you to all who pop in and leave comments - they are the things that keep me going.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "L"

Gosh I need to do some serious catching up myself. How are you going with your challenges?

Righto - today calls for all things "L"

Here is the list to chose from -

"L" is for love, leaves, lilac, ladybird, lions, lace, love, lavender, lines, laugh, layout

Don't forget to share your creation with me if you manage to complete one.

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

You may have noticed............

that I haven't been around much lately.

Well it's all happening around our place. Sean has 2 weeks off - last week and this week and we have been cracking on our pergola.

Sean's very much the handyman which is great and he made a start last week on the plans for our pergola and it has been full steam ahead since.

We are both a bit stiff and sore - feeling our age.....LOL but I gotta say it has all been worth it.
We still have a ways to go but we have a roof over it and we can now sit and have cuppas outside at least.

I think we are getting stuck into some painting tomorrow.

I must say I am missing creating in my craft room - but I am creating another great room outside that we can spend many hours relaxing and entertaining.

I will share some photos when I think to take some...........LOL.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

There's nothing like...............................

a visit with a dear friend!!!!! Especially when you haven't seen that dear friend for the longest time.

I made a trip over to Mornington today to catch up with my friend Andrea. I arrived right on lunch time. Andrea had made the bestest Potato and Leek Soup and we had some nice crunchy bread to go with it, oh and a couple of nice cuppas to boot!!!!!

We caught up on all there was to catch up on as it has been TOO long since our last catch up.

We are going to try and make a deal that our visits become a little closer than what they have in the past.

I have lots to think about now to keep me going - it was just the thing I needed to lift my spirits.

Thanks for a great day Andrea!!!! Say gidday to those boys of yours.

Luv ya.


Look at these

(Anita's gorgeous flowers)
(sideways view of my stash from Paperific - when is blogger going to fix this sideways business?)

(Prize pack from Little Scrapbook Shop)

(Prize pack from Scrapbook Capital)

Just take a look at these pics
These are some of the goodies that have come to live at my place.
I have my prize pack from Scrapbook Capital with some gorgeous Kaiser products, another prize pack from Little Scrapbook Shop with all sorts of yummy things, my stash of goodies I purchased at last week's Paperific show and some gorgeous handmade crochet flowers from my mate Anita.

I'm such a lucky girl. Hmmmmm............now to find the time to do something with all these yummy things.
Luv Sandie

Monday, 22 June 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "K" is for

Here we are again and I haven't caught up with last week's challenge.

Today is the letter "k".

Here are your choices to work with if you feel like joining in.

K is for

kite, ki memories, kraft cardstock, kindyglitz, kangaroo

Get to it and create something spesh.

Drop in and leave me a link to your creation and I will share with everyone.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 19 June 2009


(Thanks to Hayley - Jo's daughter for taking this photo - Anita, Jo and Sandie)
Well I am one tired little black duck tonight after a fun-filled day.
I set off for Melbourne a little later than planned - after the train ride in - just over an hour and then about 35 mins tram ride - not too bad really I suppose. You know what it was like as a kid and you'd be thinking "are we there yet?" Well that was me. "Come on - we must be getting closer".

So I rock up, walk straight in and deliver some cards that I created for Alison Ellis Designs (they have some new ultra yummy stamps) had a quick chat to Al and Maynard and then started to make my way around the stalls.

I must say that there wasn't as many stalls as the last show - not sure about the 2 shows - time will tell with that idea I suppose.
One of my fave stalls were there - Art Stamps. Always managed to do some serious retail therapy there!!!!!!!!!! Clear stamps galore I tell ya!!!!! I was making a few deals with myself. "Do you really need that one - damn straight you do!!!!!" LOL.
I received a call from the lovely and talented Anita and we caught up for a coffee. I also met Anita's friend and my new found friend Jo (& daughter Hayley) so that was a double bonus!!!!!

Unfortunately Anita's other friend Erica was unable to come as well as her son was sick - pooh cack!!!!!
So all in all it was a fantastic day. I really needed that.
My feet held up reasonably well considering I just had my check up with the podiatrist yesterday. Had a bit of a re-alignment - yeah so like I said - not too bad!!!!
I will take some shots of the bits and pieces that I found tomorrow - me thinks I need to get to bed.
Hope you all have a beaut weekend.
(Oh and I bumped into Tanya - I met Tanya at card classes in Warragul one day and we both remembered each others faces. And my sister in law Melissa - it was great to see you Melissa - well she spotted me!!!)

Luv Sandie
(P.S When I arrived home I had some more goodies waiting for me. Some new bits and pieces from Craft Queen and my Little Scrapbook Prize - photos to follow tomorrow)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Anyone going to Paperific this weekend?????????

Is anyone going to Paperific this weekend - in paticular Friday, I would love to catch up with you. If so - send me an email and we can arrange a time to have a cuppa.

Luv Sandie

Beautiful Blog Award

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the gorgeous Carol for my new blog award - isn't it gorgeous? Thank you so much Carol - you made my day.

Here are the rules-1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 6 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. If you can't pass it on to 6 just pass it on to as many or as few as you like!

(I have chosen different ones to Carol - I know these ladies are talented and have been awarded one already so I am going to share the love to some other girlies)

I would like to pass one back to

2. Lyn

All very lovely AND talented people.....Please go to visit their blogs...and don't forget to leave a message....we ALL love comments on our blogs !!!!

So there you go. Great start to the day.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

For Keeps Creative Paper Issue 79

You can see a set of my cards "6 Cards in 60 Minutes" is this months issue of For Keeps Creative Paper.
They are on pages 12 and 13 - looking a little washed out but they are there.

I have included my photos of the cards that I took before sending off for publication.
I was excited to use 2 of the MANY new Laser Cuts from Scrapbook Lady here in Pakenham.
They are the "Australia" and the beach seat/ball/umbrella.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 15 June 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "J" is for

Bit late with this weeks challenge details.

So - we are up to "J" - here are your choices if you wish to join in.

Create a card, layout, OTP, ATC - whatever takes your fancy with one or some of the following ideas

"J" is for - joy, jade, journey, jigsaw, jac paper, jack-in-the box, joker

Drop back in if you have created something and leave me a link.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Latest creations

These are some creations I made today for the Little Scrapbook Shop Cybercrop.

The card challenge was using a sketch and we needed to make a ribbon background, we also needed to use paper piecing - so I pieced the flower. Oh and only 2 colours (a little black/white if needed) so I went brown and green with a touch of cream.

The layout was to challenge ourselves to make a flourish design and fill it in with bling - so I drew the design and then filled it in with black rhinestones by Kaiser.
This photo is of Tammy and our little "miracle" boy Kai - cousins having a cuddle.
Thanks for looking.
Luv Sandie

Friday, 12 June 2009

Scrapbook Capital

Just completed a card for a Monachromatic Challenge over at Scrapbook Capital. It is part of the Cybercrop that ran last weekend. Deadline is tonight so I just managed to sneak in.

Here is my card. We also had to include something bling or metallic and a creature of flight and of course our monochromatic colour of choice which I know you all find hard to believe is GREEN!!!!!

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 11 June 2009

I just found out………………

That I am a winner again.

You may remember that I entered a “Build It Up Challenge” over at Scrapbook Capital. We had a 6 week challenge where a new element needed to be added to our creations each week as well as the previous weeks challenges.

We started with Week 1 – patterned paper, Week 2 – punches or diecuts, Week 3 – distressing, Week 4 - buttons, Week 5 – brads, Week 6 – photo corners.

So there you go – I am blown away. I am on a roll as they say.

I think I need to buy a Tatts ticket………….LOL.

Thanks to Shaz for organising the challenge and to Lorrie for my goodies – wonder what they’ll be.

Luv Sandie

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Using Up Scraps

I was asked a while ago to make some cards. I had to make a boy and a girl baby card and also 2 female cards. I came up with these designs.

I also had leftover patterned paper and decided to make a cupcake card. I used 2 different embossing folders as you can see in the close up shot. I just drew the top of the cupcake freehand and then whizzed it through the good old Cuttlebug – I would be lost without this thing now. I luv it!!!!!

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

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girlcard Oh and the cupcake card is also for my weekly Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings challenge “I” is for inked edges using green ink.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Card Classes At Said Simply

(This card was created using the slim strip down the side cut from the square card)
(we created this card using up some strips of scrap patterned paper)

(This is a square card - the strip down the side was used to create the slim line card above - we also added some dimensional magic to the crown - don't ya just love the glossy finish?)
I had card classes this morning at Warragul. It was a nice peaceful morning.

We didn't get time to complete the "king for a day" card but this is obviously an easy blokey card - always the hardest to come up with)
Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

It's definately a lucky week for me..............

I would like to say a huge thank you to Shaz for the coolest collection of goodies I received as my prize on her blog.
You need to drop into Shaz's blog - she is always up to something great and her creations are gorgeous - just like her.

Unfortunately I am unable to comment on her blog at the moment - but i know she loves people commenting so if you get a chance leave her some love.

Luv Sandie

I'm a winner!!!!!!!! I just popped over for my visit to Little Scrapbook Shop to find that I am the lucky winner of the Little Scrapbook Shop Birthday cards competition for these cards that I made


I am going to receive a nice package of goodies delivered to the door.

Ooooooh I can't wait to see what it is.

It's a lucky day.

Luv Sandie



Hmmmmmm............what does that mean you might be saying?

Tune in on Easter Monday when I will have a new and fun challlenge for everyone.

International guests are invited to join in the fun too.

See you Monday.

Ok - here I am waving to everyone.Join me on an alphabetic journey. Each week for 26 weeks I will set a new challenge for you as we create a card, layout, ATC, Off The Page project using each letter of the alphabet - the choice is yours.

I will set the weekly challenge and you can chose from the given suggestions.

Week 1. A is for Alphabet, Asian style, apple, acetate, angel, atlas, autumn, animals, anniversary

All you need to do is create something, take a photo and link your card back to this post for everyone to look at. There is NO pressure to complete all challenges - just join in when and where you can!!!!!

(I will create a slide show on my blog soon)

Here is my Week 1 - using apples of course!!!!!!!

Happy Creating.

Luv Sandie


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

What is it with me lately and embarassing stories............

Here I go again!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

I was dishing up dinner tonight and some chips fell off the tray - I quickly pounced on the kids and told them to leave them - "they are mine" I piped in.

Anyway, dinner is served we are all sitting quietly and eating and I had this funny feeling - Tammy was looking at me with a strange look on her face "what's wrong mum?" I replied "oh nothing really"..........and went on thinking in my head that there was something wrong I was just trying to figure out what it was.

I had this rather warm feeling coming from my butt.....................then it dawned on me. I was sitting on the chips that I said were mine.

I burst out laughing once I worked out what it was - the funny feeling was when it just kept getting hotter and hotter..............I was thinking "what could it be, why is this happening?"
I got up off my seat and there they were - the 3 squished chips looking at me!!!!!

LOL!!!!!!! I was crying with laughter trying to explain to everyone what it was that I had done.................LOL.

Definately worth sharing for a laugh I reckon.

How embarassing.

Luv Sandie

Just a couple more……

I nearly forgot these cards as well that I made for Nicole at Craft Queen

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In these shots you can see my NEW natural daisies. They have now been added to my Handmade Daisies blog.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Now the show is over.......................

I can share with you some of the cards I created for the Craft Queen for the big Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo.
Nicole sent me some bits and pieces to play with which were leftover from the Scrapbooking Kits she was teaching over this long weekend just gone.
So here they are.
I really loved making the "enjoy" tag the most.
Luv Sandie