Saturday, 31 October 2009

Look at Google Today

I just clicked on google and it went from this

to this

Isn't that clever. Whoever comes up with these ideas are just too clever.

If you'd like to join in my Halloween Challenge - look at the previous post HERE

Luv Sandie

Friday, 30 October 2009

12 Weeks Til Christmas Challenge - 8 Weeks to go

All things natural for this one. I have used my "Twine" Handmade Daisy on this one.
I have also pinched it for this post.
Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Halloween - Yes or No?

(For my card I chose green (0f course) for my extra colour. I have used orange, black and purple too. I also created this card using a sketch from Card Patterns. I used a small image of a pumpkin in clipart for my design of the pumpkin - I just drew it bigger basically and then detailed with doodling, some green florist wire, old buttons, brads, various stamps, black wire and the recipe is the famous Lady Flo's Pumpkin Scone Recipe)
Do you celebrate Halloween?

Growing up Halloween wasn't celebrated much in Australia. I think its probably only taken off in the last 10 years or so.

Our family doesn't celebrate it at all - I've noticed a fair bit of goodies in the supermarkets and shops promoting it. I don't think it will ever be as big as in America but its fun for the people who do participate.

I have a theory - I reckon if everyone decided to hand out only "tricks" or instead of lollies it was health food only - the appeal wouldn't be as much. What do you think? LOL!!!!! It's true though - the kids just want to fill up on lollies - like they need the sugar - NOT!!!!!!

I am putting up a Challenge out to anyone who would like to join in.
I will leave challenge open until Friday 6th November so you have some time to join in.

All you need to do is:

1. Create a card with a Halloween theme OR create a card using Halloween colours - purple, orange, black. (Extra colours can be added if you like)
!!!!!!!!!!!!MUST BE NEWLY CREATED CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. Pop back to this post and leave me a link to your card so we can all check it out.

3. For each card made your name will go into a hat to win some of my Handmade Daisies in those colours - purlple, black and orange.

There you go - not hard - just some fun!!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

12 Weeks Til Christmas Challenge

Don't forget if you'd like a chance to win some of my new daisies you need to join in.
Vicky is off to a good start - she has created these 3 cards using one of my fave techniques too - recycling!!!!!. They are fantastic Vicky and you are officially the very first entry into the draw. Well done. As you said in your blog post - if you haven't organised your Christmas cards yet - you'd better get a wriggle on - join me in the 12 Week Challenge. You can play "catch up" anytime. Refer to this post for terms and conditions. You need to create a card for each of the 12 weeks and you will go into the draw to win the new range of my daisies.

Be sure to pop into Vicky's Blog for a visit to see what else she's been up to.
Luv Sandie

Thursday, 29 October 2009

What a lucky little chick I am!!!!!!!

I was just checking out my emails and one of the read

"You are a lucky winner with Village Cinemas"..................yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a double pass to a special screening of "The Boys Are Back" with Clive Owen.

How cool is that? Way cool I tell ya!!!!!

Can't wait. It's next week.

Luv Sandie

Magnificent Film

Yesterday a dear friend and I tripped off to the cinema to see "Julie & Julia".
It was SO what I needed to do - bit worn out from all of the press exposure..................LOL!!!!!!
If you get a chance to see the film I would recommend it - it is your typical "chick flick" of course but a beauty!!!! Lots of opportunities for a good old giggle and even a tear here and there.
As we walked out of the cinema we were both still thinking about the film. We then had a beautiful lunch - all the while thinking of the film and Julie's love of food - something my friend and I have in common too.............LOL.

Not much happening in Blog Land this week - as I said I am just trying to wind down a little.
Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 25 October 2009

10 YEARS AGO TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today marks the anniversary of winning $10,000.00 from Triple M Radio Station in Melbourne - 10 Years ago - wow the time has flown by so quickly!!!!!!!

You can read this post HERE.

I still cannot believe I won that kind of money. It certainly changed our lives. It enabled us to buy our first home - the home that we are still happily living in and will forever. I have quite often commented to Sean that I will not move from this home - I love it too much and the location is perfect. Close to shops - 5 minute walk. Close to everything really.

We are truly blessed.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Re-cap of THE night!!!!!!!!

Well girlies - last night was fantastic.

I hosted my 3rd "Girls Night In" event. It was bigger than big!!!!!!

I have been working away all week to get organised and nearly wore myself out but it was all worth it. This was all happening with my face on the front of the local newspaper too mind you. So many people came up to me and commented about it - I'm still in shock I think!!!!

The night kicked off at 7pm - everyone came dressed in something pink - it was so nice to look around the table at pink - one of my fave colours!!!

One of my friends handed me an envelope - she said I was to read it out. My first questions was "Is it embarassing?" She said "No - go on read it out!". I read it out and to my amazement her husband mentioned at his Tuesday staff meeting that I was holding a special night for Breast Cancer and he urged people to put some money in to go towards my night. I was very touched by this and totally shocked. He managed to raise $205.00. How cool is that? I was trying not to cry - I had goosebumps all over me. What a great start for the night.

I managed to rustle up some prizes for raffles - they were popular. There were raffle tickets everywhere and I also organised a "Lucky Ticket" prize. Everyone went home lucky - that was nice to see.

Picture this - 17 people in a SMALL kitchen measuring approximately 3 x 3 metres. It was very up close and personal. We just managed to squeeze in. It was a matter of putting your hand up if you wanted something. At one stage I heard "Stamp Pad to the fridge please, stamp pad to the fridge!!!!!! LOL. Great way of getting what you wanted though.

I stood there at one stage and was very proud - I am very blessed to have so many nice friends willing to join in the fun and raise money for such a great foundation.

Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos myself - however a couple of the girlies took some so as soon as I can I shall share a photo with you.

After everyone left - 11.30pm we counted up the money and we managed a grand total of $425.00. I was pumped. This is totally amazing from one little night with a handful of girlies.

Thank you to all of my dear friends for your great efforts.

Everyone was already talking about next year. I'm thinking I may have to change venues!!!!!! LOL.

Bye for now.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 23 October 2009

12 Weeks Til Christmas Challenge - 9 Weeks To Go

Here is my card for week 10.

I also created this card for Christmas Cards All Year Round.

Just the one layer card which is a FIRST fro me. I always have "lumpy and bumpy" cards.

This card would be a quick and easy card to whip up if you were running late getting those chrismtas cards ready. All I did was stamp the cute little bear stamp (unknown) and the Stampin Up Merry Christmas stamp. I then added a doodled border to which I did a little colouring using watercolour paints. The image is also painted using watercolour paints. Nice and easy!!!!!!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 19 October 2009

But wait there's more........................

Oh girlies. Further to this post

I walk into the local newsagency today looking for the paper that my so called "little" write up would be in and what do I find.

ME ON THE FRONT COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did a double take. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Here I was thinking it would just be a little story tucked away in the back of the newspaper - NO!!!!!! Here I am up front and personal. At first I was shaking and then I just had to laugh.

There you go. LOL!!!!!!
Luv Sandie

Sunday, 18 October 2009

I Can Sing A Rainbow!!!!!!!!!

It's World Card Making day in Australia over at Little Scrapbook Shop

We were given 3 challenges if we wanted to take up the challenge.

The first challenge was to create a set of 3 Birthday Cards

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The second challenge was to follow a sketch challenge - one of my fave challenges to do!!!!! I decided to go “round” and create a circle card. I was pleased how it turned out for a change.

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And the third challenge was to create a Christmas card or 2 or 3 or more – it was up to ourselves. So I thought I’d create a “rainbow” set of cards.

Lately I have been making a lot of square cards from A4 cardstock. When I cut the square card that leaves me with all of these little offcuts which I just cant throw out. Then I came up with the idea to use some of them on these cards.

I kept these cards fairly simple - I used my Spellbinders Label Die set to create the shape and then stamped a Christmas Tree stamp by Kelly Panacci using brown ink. I added embellishments to each card - ribbons, buttons, bling, metal embellishments and other bits and pieces. I was happy how the rainbow turned out. I have to say these came together really quickly. You should give it a go.

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Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 16 October 2009

12 Weeks Til Christmas - 10 Weeks To Go

Here is the card I created for Week 10 in the countdown to Christmas.

I know I said I was going to use up some patterned paper as part of my challenge.

But I had some leftover bits and pieces and just had to use them up to create this card.

I love the earthy tones for Chrismtas for a change.

Don't forget to join in my challenge to be in the draw for some daisies.

All you need to do is create a card - one each week for 12 weeks - you can catch up with your creations any time you like.

Don't forget to share the link to your cards so we can all have a sticky beak.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Scrap Scene Today

Yay - my little story is up on Scrap Scene today.

Thanks Angie.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Don't forget to drop in tomorrow

Tomorrow is "10 Weeks To Christmas" I will be popping up my new card tomorrow.

Luv Sandie

Stamps For Sale

Just popping these stamps back up again. I think they got lost in amongst all the other posts.

Both sets are $10.00 + p/h each if anyone is interested please leave a comment on this blog and I will contact you.
Luv Sandie

Using Up Scraps

(Cards created just using up those little bits and pieces you would normally throw out)
(These were the first 2 cards I created and then used up the leftovers on the other cards)

Using up scraps is one of my fave things to do. I just love the challenge of looking at even the smallest bit of scrap paper and seeing what I can create with it. Especially if it is a favourite patterned paper that I simply cannot throw in the bin.

So here is a set of cards I created after making these 2 card - the entire set was created from a sheet of patterned paper measuring 8.5inches x 8.5 inches.
Have a go yourself - not only do you use all those little bits up - but just look how many different cards you can create.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 11 October 2009

12 Weeks Of Christmas

Now that my World Card Making Day Giveaway is over you can still join in some fun and be in the chance for another giveaway.

Each week for 12 weeks I will be creating a Christmas Card.

Look at this post here

Sign up and get creating.

Luv Sandie

...................AND THE WINNER IS.....................

I am happy to announce the winner of my World Card Making Day Christmas Giveaway - it is

SHAZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY FOR YOU SHAZ.

All of the nice Christmas goodies will be on its way to you just in time for creating some Christmas cards. Congratulations.

If you can just email me with your address that would be great.

I shall pop them in the mail for you this week.

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

World Card Making Day - WINNER ANNOUNCED!!!!

(Plenty of bits and pieces to get in early and create some Christmas Cards!!!!!)

It's finally here. The build up on blogs over the last few weeks has been huge.

So to join in the celebrations I thought I'd do a Blog Giveaway - some of my NEW HANDMADE DAISIES will be in the collection.

There are a couple of things you need to do.

1. Sign up to my "Blog Email Subscription"
2. Create a card with "Friends" as the theme.
3. Leave a comment to this post with a link to your creation and tell me which colour is your
fave colour in my NEW HANDMADE DAISY collection.
(Please ensure you follow all the steps. I'll be keeping the entries open til 10th October 2009 - goodluck!!!!!)

That's it.

You may enter as many times as you like. Blog Giveaway is open to everyone - international guests welcome.

Happy World Card Making Day - happy creating!!!!!!!!

Just think as you are creating your cards that thousands of other craft heads are doing the same.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Card 2 - Little Scrapbook Shope

Here is my second card created using Little Scrapbook Shop Sketch.

I have used my new papers by K & Co - they are such funky colours.

Thanks for looking - hope you are having a great weekend.

Luv Sandie

Springtime at Little Scrapbook Shop

It's Springtime at Little Scrapbook Shop this weekend. There are plenty of challenges to get stuck into if you are up for a challenge.

My first challenge was the Card Sketch.

Here is my card using my new Unity stamp - I just luv it!!!!!!

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 9 October 2009

12 Weeks Til Chrismtas Challenge - 11 Weeks to Go

If you would like to join in the coundtown to Chrismtas and be in the running for a Blog Giveaway - then you'd better sign in to this post.

Start by making a card each week, leave a link to your blog so that we can all be inspired.

Have fun creating.

Luv Sandie

Have a look at Shaz's Place.....she's got something good goin on!!!!

Make sure you drop in for a visit to Shaz's place -she is one of the most generous people I know.
Good on ya Shaz!!!!!

She is organizing a "Secret Santa".

Pop in here for more details on how to join in the fun.

I've signed up today.

Luv Sandie

2 More Sleeps

2 more sleeps to get your entries in girlies.

Details are here.

Luv Sandie

Well - I am pleased to announce

.................that I was one of the lucky random winners over at Scrapz Biz for participating in World Card Making Day.
I have to say that it was the most fun creating I've had in a very long time.

Luv Sandie

15 Minutes of Fame

Well I've done it - I've just completed my 15 minutes of fame............LOL!!!!

Last week I registered for "Girls Night In" via the internet. All is well!!!!

Then in the next couple of days following I received a phone call from the local newspaper stating that they noticed that I was registered with GNI and would I like to have a little photo shoot and write up in the local paper.

I immediately started to laugh - nervously mind you, and was trying to take in what the girl on the other end of the line was saying.
I asked her if it was necessary for me to be in the photo - what do you think she said? You guessed it - yeah of course I needed to be in the photo. Too, too funny!!!!!

I made up some cards - that is going to be the theme of my night. When you host a Girls Night In it can be for any reason - so I opted to teach my friends how to make some Pink Christmas Cards and they get to take them home. Then at the same time there is bound to be lots of giggling, a little champagne and some yummy things to eat. Does't get much better than that I reckon.

So today was the day. I had a gorgeous photographer turn up at the door - he took some shots, I offered him one of my cupcakes that I made as props..........LOL..............and there you are.

The article will be in next weeks local newspaper. I shall let you know how it turns out.

Phew..................I'm exhausted. Not used to the fame.................LOL!!!!!

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 5 October 2009

Blog Giveaway !!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget I have a Blog Giveaway - take a look at the top post on my blog.

It has all the details - you need to create a card for a friend and then pop back to that post to let me know.

It's open for a few more days so get a wriggle on.

Luv Sandie

World Card Making Day - 2 Sketches 4 You

This is my card created for World Card Making Day over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

We had to use a special sketch created for the day .

I have used my new K & Company "Carolyn Gavin" Designer Paper which mind you I didn't want to cut into but I took the plunge. I absolutely luv this range - the colours are so bright and vibrant - very funky!!!!!

I also used K & Co "Baubles" in the centre of one of my Handmade Daisies.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

World Card Making Day - Caardvarks

Well I didn't win anything over at Caardvarks but I did rate a mention.

We had to answer a questionnaire about ourselves to enter the competition.

Actually I rated a couple of answers........yay!!!! LOL!!!

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 4 October 2009

World Card Making Day - Set of Christmas Cards - SCRAPZ BIZ

Our next challenge was to make a mini set of Christmas Cards. The idea was for them to be nice and easy and nice and quick.
I have to say that they were easy - I just kept to the same theme pretty much.
I used blue/green/kraft cardstock, some patterned paper, cuttlebug trees, buttons, brads, trims.

You have to give these a try - they are just the cutest little things.
All you need for the base cards is one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. Cut it in half and then cut each of those halves into 3. There you go 6 cards ready for the decorating.

Luv Sandie

World Card Making Day - Square Cards

Our next challenge at Scrapz Biz was to create a funky square card.

I came up with these 3 cards using Basic Grey "Lime Rickey" which I have to say I just love as the colours are so fresh and bright.
Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie