Monday, 31 August 2009

Visit to the Osteopath again today

Well I fronted up to the Osteopath again today. Back isn't giving me any trouble at all of late (touch wood) but the old shin splints have been terrible.

The Osteopath worked on them today - let me tell you - I thought childbirth was painful - well I soon found out that I was WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!!!!!

I was really working up a sweat with the pain - it was so intense. She said I would end up hating her as it was going to hurt - She is lovely actually. Very good at her job. I told her that I know I have to go through some pain to get somewhere with everything. I have to take it easy on the walking with the shin splints how they are at the moment otherwise I could end up with all sorts of trouble. So I will just have to get out on the bike me thinks.

She also gave me a referral for an X-ray on my hip - its not getting any better and keeping me awake at night.
So I should get the results of them by the end of the week hopefully.

For now - it's just rest and...............................catch up on some blogging and blog hopping.

What's news with you? Anything exciting happening that I NEED to know about?

Luv Sandie

So You Think You Can Scrap? Round 1

Lorrie from Scrapbook Capital is running a competition “So You Think You Can Scrap?” Our first challenge was to use fabric/material and to add some stitching.

I have chosen a patterned paper by Paper Loft “Field Of Daisies – Well Worn” I added some Aida Cloth (used in Cross-Stitching) to the back of the photo and created a ruffle from some green fabric. I sewed on some vintage buttons and added some rulers for the stems.

I have also used my new Handmade Daisies colours – Caramel and White as well as the Red. To each centre I sewed a Suffolk Puff and added it with a button to each flower.

I hand drew the clouds onto a sheet of cork and cut them out and then added a stitched border using a brown marker.

The title was created using some adhesive alphas by Bella. Just the thing I needed – I have had these in my stash for some time now.

The journalling was done using a dymo label.

Thanks for popping in for a sticky beak.

Luv Sandie

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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Have you noticed me missing?

I have been laying very low the last week or so. I am trying to find the balance between life and my other life - the internet. I am one of these people that gets easily hooked on things - the net has been ruling a bit of late so I am trying to cut back a little bit.

I have been busily working on creating some cards, layouts etc to showcase my new Handmade Daisies range - should be this week - fingers crossed. It's taking a little bit longer than I thought - doesn't help that I am not only the "obsessive" type but I am also the "impatient" type.............LOL.

Our girls have been rehearsing over the last couple of months for their school Musical which has taken up a lot of our time - they had their first show on Friday and it all went off well.
We are going to see them this week. The musical is "Beauty and The Beast".......looking forward to it.

Josh finished up the year with his footy. Unfortuantely they didn't make it to the grand final but they certainly gave it their best. So between footy and rehearsals we have been tied up one way or another. It will be nice to finally get our weekends back again.

Well that's it for now.

Have you got any news I need to know about or any news you'd like to share????? Would love to hear from you so just pop on in and leave a comment.

Take care - hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 24 August 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "T"

Here is another week - today's letter is "t"..........there will be lots of ideas for this one.

Here is a list of SOME of the things you could use to create your project.

"T" is for
tree, triangle, teddy, time, tune, template, tape, turtle, tag, tape measure, thank you

Share a link to your creation if you get around to creating something.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 21 August 2009

Card Patterns Challenge and New Daisy Colour

This is the card I created for the challenge over at Card Patterns. We needed to use a sketch to create a card.
I have used one of the "NEW" daisy colours "Caramel".

Thanks for popping in.
Luv Sandie

2 Sketches 4 You and My Colour Challenge

Here is a card I made using the wrapping and ribbon from my recent gift. The colours are black, white and turqouise.
I used the ribbon and added a button and the tissue paper I used as a skirt at the bottom of the card.

It also doubles as a card for the card challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You. We had to use a sketch.

So there you go.
Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Well I'm On A Roll

I just checked my emails to find that I am the lucky winner of one of the challenges over at Little Scrapbook Shop for the Cybercrop just gone last weekend. Yay!!!!!!

I won for this layout.....................he's such a cutie.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Blog Candy

I just spotted that Tracey popped in for a visit to my blog so I in turn popped in on Tracey.
Lots to look at over there and as a bonus for her 10,000 Hits she has a super duper Blog Candy Giveaway.

Be sure to pop in and say gidday.

Luv Sandie

Another Challenge

(This is Kellie's card - don't ya just love it. I love the newsprint paper - cool as Kellie thanks for joining in. Luv Sandie)
(The card above is a card created by the lovely Vanilla (aka Lisa) - fantastic job Vanilla I just love it. Thanks for joining in)

Just when you thought there couldn't be another challenge -well - think again.

Yesterday when I received my lovely little birdie gift it was wrapped in the most gorgeous wrapping paper and ribbon. The colours are black, white and the softest turqouise colour.

I have set myself a challenge to use some of these and other bits and pieces I have in my stash to create a card.

Here is the beautiful wrapping and ribbon. Gorgeous colours. (My friend had it gift wrapped at the shop she purchased it at)

Would anyone like to join in - just use the colours etc as inspiration to create and pop back to this post to share.

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

(Thank you to Leesa for joining in too. You can find her card -HERE well done Leesa and thanks for joining in)

I am truly blessed!!!

I am truly blessed with the dearest of friends.
In the last week I have received the most gorgeous little gifts from 2 dear friends - and you know why? Just because!!!!!! Isn't that lovely. I was really touched that my friends were out shopping, saw these goodies and thought of me. How nice.

Thank you dear friends. I luv ya to bits.

First one is a gorgeous little chubby bird - she has the cutest little face - hey she has the same figure as seriously!!!!! LOL!!!!

And the second one is another goodie to add to my Apple Collection. My kitchen has all sorts of apple collectables and I love all of them. This one is a handwash dispenser. How cool is that? Way cool I say. Now I need to find some nice handwash to pop in it.

There we are just thought I'd share.

Luv Sandie

Double The Fun

Well I created a card for Kellie's Challenge which just so happens to reveal another colour in my "NEW" range of Handmade Daisies by Sandie.

Here I have created a card - slightly different to the sketch but along the lines.

I have used a romantic style patterned paper (unknown), a gorgeous paper doily that my friend Vicky sent me as an RAK - thanks Vicky, some Kaiser Pearls, vintage buttons - 2 of which are glass - very nice, a tulle trim from Spotlight and of course my "New" release daisy colour "Vanilla".
There you have it - thanks for the challenge Kellie I enjoyed it.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

ANOTHER Challenge

Well the challenges are just coming in thick and fast.

My friend Kellie has started up her own sketches. Isn't she clever? Good one Kellie.

I must join in - I shall complete a card tomorrow hopefully.

All are welcome to join in. So pop on over to Kellies Blog and check it out.

Have fun.

Luv Sandie


Anyone going to Picture 2 Page next month?

If you get a chance its a rippa of a show.

Its held at Thw Whitehorse Club, East Burwood (Melways Ref 62 C7)
Entry $8.50 adults Kids under 12 Free Entry.

Saturday 19th September 9.ooam - e.30pm
Sunday 20th September 10.00am - 4.30pm

Let me know if you'd be interested in catching up - at this stage I will be going on the Saturday.

Luv Sandie

A new challenge

I don't know how - but I stumbled across a new challenge today The Color Throwdown, so I thought - hey while the creative juices are flowing I'd put together a card. I have to admit when I first looked at the colour combo it threw me but I ended up getting it together and came up with this card.

The colour combo being -

Blog Award - Yay!!!!

I just received a lovely Blog Award from the lovely Vanilla. You NEED to go and check out her work - I'm a big fan!!!!!!

I will pop back in here tomorrow to complete it - (just putting it here as a reminder to me to do it.............LOL)

Luv Sandie

Little Scrapbook Shop Cybercrop

On the weekend I joined in the fun of a cybercrop going on over at Little Scrapbook Shop.

The first challenge was to create a card

I used one of my NEW Daisies colours which is


Here is the card


The next challenge was to create a layout all about
“how you recharge your batteries”

The way I recharge my batteries is to call on my good old “chick flicks” I took a photo of “some” of them and then added all bits and pieces of embellishments to the layout. I had heaps of fun with this one. This is the sort of layout I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Just adding things as I went along – things that make me happy!!



The nex challenge was to create a layout using acetate somewhere on your layout – the idea was to have it exposed with nothing at the back of it – like a window. We could use it anyway we liked – circles, squares etc – as long as it was see through. Here is my layout.

I saw a similar idea using these framed boxes somewhere in my travels – it was using a Digital kit – I thought “hey I could re-create something like this” so here it is. These photos are of my gorgeous little Sudanese godson – Stephen. This was celebrating his first Christmas in 2007. I just love him!!!!! You can see in the photo that I have left the 3rd and 5th boxes empty – this is where the acetate is.



The next challenge was to use a photo of someone or something sleeping or resting. This time I have used a photo of Stephen’s dear little brother Steward – here he is sleeping in his mum’s arms. What a gorgeous little face – how are those kissy lips????



inspirationlayoutb Just adding that I won this challenge - yay!!!

And last but not least – our next challenge was a “Step by Step” Helen showed us how to create a flower pot card.

I have added my yummy new colours in my Handmade Daisies to create this card. Here it is

stepbystepaugust 2 New Daisies Colours – Chocolate and Peppermint (also Hot Pink)


This photo shows some hand stitching I added to the card as well.

Well that’s it – that is the most creating I’ve done in a long time and I’ve gotta say the most fun I’ve had in a long time too.

Thanks for popping in – hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

With Love - Sketch 32 - { 2 Sketches 4 You}

Here is my card using Sketch 32 over at 2 Sketches 4 you

I have turned the sketch upside down for this one.

This card also showcasese the 3 "NEW" colours I am just about to release for my
"Handmade Daisies By Sandie"

Chocoalte, Peppermint and Bubblegum

Hope you like them.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 17 August 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "S"

Today's letter is "s" so here are SOME ideas to help you along if you are joining in the challenge.

"S" is for santa, square, stripes, spots, scallops, silver, stitching, sewing, suffolk puffs, staples, stamps, swirls, sister - there are so many ideas for this letter!!!!!

Remember you can create what ever you like - card, otp, layout, atc etc.

Don't forget to share your creation with us by popping back here with a link to your creation.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Just thought I'd go hunting.................

for information about

"World Card Making Day" Must pop it up on my calendar so I remember to join in all the fun.

Luv Sandie

August Card Kits - Craft Queen

Oooh I almost forgot to let you know about the August Card Kits available at Craft Queen.
Nicole sent me some goodies to play with - something different this time and different colours for me - which was nice for a change.

Jump on over and check out the kits here
You get the nice little stamp with the kit too which is a bonus - gotta luv stamps!!!!!
(Hey -that was quick - just noticed they are all SOLD OUT!!! Now that's good for business..............LOL. You will need to stay tuned for next month's kit)

Luv Sandie

I've had this written down ....................

for a while now. Can't remember if I shared it or not - so here it is anyway.

A few months ago the Little Scrapbook Shop ran a Cybercrop with the theme being around Dr. Seuss - we had to use part of a book title or something like that I think.
Anyway...................I didn't use this one but I copied it down because I thought it was beautiful.

"You know when you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams!!"

How nice is that? I just love it!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Well whadya know.......................

I have some rather exciting news. I won one of the bag challenges over at Moxie Fab World. Can I say that I am just a LITTLE!!!!!!

Thank you so much to Cath and the gang for picking my card as one of the winners.

Oooooohhhhhhh - I'm jumping out of my skin. I have to say that i just love these sorts of challenges - it really gets the creative juices going.

You need to go and check out the other winners too. Some amazing talent.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hmmmm....I've been thinking!!!!

(Here is ONE of my fave handbags - you will have to excuse the dirty fingerprints in the photo - I took this out side on the table..........oopsie)
Don't laugh - I do think sometimes.

The last challenge - the bag challenge got me thinking.

If you would like to join in the fun - all you need to do is the following

1. Take a photo of your favourite bag
2. Pop the photo of your bag on your blog (or forward it to me via email)
3. Compete a card, otp, atc or layout drawing inspiration from your bag.

I will then add a photo to my blog and anyone that would like to join in can by completing their own bag challenge or maybe you'd like to join in all of the bag challenges - its up to you.

Ok - I'm off to take a photo of MY bag. (Just added my pic - go ahead - make something using this as inspiration)

Back soon.

Luv Sandie

Moxie Fab World "Bag Lady" Challenge

I stumbled across this site and thought I would just have to have a go at joining in.
I opted for the Flower Power Bag - of course!!!!!!

And here is the card I designed.
I have used my Handmade Daisies, vintage buttons, vintage trims, chipboard, threads, suffolk puffs and other bits and pieces.

I really enjoyed this challenge.
Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 10 August 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings "R"

This week's challenge is to create something with the letter "r" as your inspiraton.

Here are a few things to chose from.

"R" is for

retirement, rhinestones, retro, ribbon, rubons, ric-rac, robots

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Em's Birthday

Well this time (well nearly this time - in 1 hours time actually) 14 years ago - my life changed forever.
I gave birth to my first child. After a fairly long labour - Emily Nicole Downey arrived into the world. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Being a mum for the first time - wow!!!!! Nothing prepares you for that!!!!!

Happy 14th Birthday Em.

It's been a looooooooooooooong weekend of partying for us all. Em had some new and old friends over for a party yesterday. That all went off well. We managed to have it outside under our new pergola which was a bonus. Plenty of fun had by all.

Today has been a rather busy one - off to mass this morning, home for morning tea with Nan and Pop. Lunch with Nana and Pa - birthday cake, quick bite for tea and then off to the movies with Dad to see Harry Potter.

Phew..............I'm tired just thinking about what we managed to cram in this weekend.

Sleep tight everyone. Hope you've had a great weekend and ready for brand new week.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 7 August 2009

What Are You Up To This Weekend??????

(there is a story to this little easel - I stamped the wings onto acetate and detailed with Kindyglitz, stamped the heart again onto green paper and then added dimensional magic, glitter, seed beads and rhinestone.
The story behind the saying "let it go" is what gets me through things when things are getting on top of me emotionally. If I have a worry on my mind I usually say these words "let it go" helps to clear my mind a bit - so now I can look at my little easel and try to relax.)

If you have some spare time you need to head on over to Little Scrapbook Shop.

We are joining in the fun of the Clayton's Retreat - the retreat you have when you're not having a retreat!!!!
A whole bunch of girlies have headed off for the weekend to Merroo in NSW to have a scrappin/fun weekend. So that means the girlies that couldn't make the retreat don't miss out - we still get to have some fun.

So you need to click HERE - let the fun begin.

(I managed 3 challenges - a cupcake set of 4 cards, a friendship card and an OTP which had to be a miniature - I have had this little easel looking at me on my desk for a long time - finally got to complete it.)
Thanks for looking (excuse the sideways images - stupid blogger)
Luv Sandie