Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Tight Undies Anyone?????????????????????

Do you ever have those days in your house where everyone is cranky - sometimes because of one person??????? And that ONE person just happens to have..........................

TIGHT UNDIES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well this morning has been one of those days.

Tammy has her tight undies on and we are all paying for it!!!!! LOL.

Me thinks she will be having either an early night tonight or maybe some time out in her bedroom. Gosh you've gotta love teenagers and attitude. They kinda go together don't they?

Hmmmmm.....................I'm trying to lay low and stay far, far away.

Luv Sandie

(P.S. HOT TIP!!!! If someone is giving you a hard time or they seem uptight - put this question to them. Have you got your tight undies on today?" )

Monday, 28 December 2009

Pattern Shopping

Took off to Spotlight today in the hunt for a suitable pants/shirt pattern. I'm finding it hard to buy clothes that are suitable for my figure so Sean's mum has kindly offered to help me make something.
I found a pattern and some fabric so that's a start. Now the fun begins.

I shall report back in when there's some show and tell.

Luv Sandie

12 Weeks Of Christmas - CHALLENGE OPEN UNTIL THE END OF 2009.

Just letting everyone know that my "12 Weeks Of Christmas" challenge is open til the end of the year - if you haven't already completed all 12 cards - then you still have some time.

Just let me know if you managed to get all 12 cards done and then you're in the draw for some of my new Handmade Daisies. (just a reminder - the challenge was to complete a card for each of the 12 weeks and then to let me know that you had completed them by leaving a link to your blog. If you missed out on completing some now is your chance - do the catch up and just let me know)


Luv Sandie

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Family Bike Ride

This morning we headed to Sean's mum and dad's house on a family bike ride. We stopped for morning tea and then we all headed off to the shops to get the paper and pick up some bread and sausages to cook when we got back.

We did a few laps of the lake at the same time and then we headed off home again. We have had such a nice day.

Nice and relaxing - great way to spend family time.

Hope you're enjoying your break.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Well - happy Boxing Day to you!!!!!

How are we all feeling today? Any hangovers????? None here thank goodness - didn't even touch a drop of alcohol - not that I do much these days anyway............LOL!!!!!

We had one of the most peaceful Christmas Day's yesterday - just our little family and Sean's mum and dad. We would normally celebrate Christmas day with at least 20 other people so it was nice for a change.

The highlight of my day would have to have been when our Emily presented us all with a handmade card that she created - she loves to work on the computer and had been doing some cutting and pasting with a photo of each of us. The day started off with a good old giggle.

The kids have woken up and are checking out their goodies again. I tell ya what - I love chocolate but the amount that is sitting around in our house is ridiculous. The kids managed to score chocolate from everyone. I explained to them that they were only to have 2 items a day. Of course they can throw some their mother's way if they like.........LOL!!!!

Not much else planned for today. We are just going to have a quiet one again.

Take care on the roads everyone - stay safe!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Friday, 25 December 2009


(For this card I have used one of my Handmade Daisies - "Baby Pink" to which I have added some Glimmer Mist "Pink Bubblegum")
Ok - I know it's a scary thought - but it is ONLY 12 weeks til Chrismtas. Arggggggghhhhh!!!!!!

How are your supply of Christmas cards going?

if you need to get the creative juices flowing - well then you've come to the right place.

We can inspire each other.

For the next 12 weeks I will be creating a Christmas card and adding them to this post as I go.

Would you like to join in? Do you like giveaways????????????????????
The giveaway will be a selection of my NEW Handmade Daisy range - these can be used on cards, layouts, otp's - whatever takes your fancy.
To be eligible for Handmade Daisy giveaway you need to:
1. Create a card each week for 12 weeks
2. Pop back each week with a link to your card so we can all see
3. Have fun all the while your Christmas cards stash will be growing

If you would like to just pop in here and add your name - I will keep a list and a link to your blog so we can share all our ideas with each other as the weeks leading up to Christmas tick away.

Don't wait - sign up today. (If you missed out at the start - that's fine you can play catch up whenever you like)

Luv Sandie

(As an added challenge to myself - I am going to raid my supplies and pull out 12 sheets of christmas patterned paper that I have had for sometime and not touched. I hope to create different cards with these sheets each week - wish me luck!!!)

Merry Christmas To You And Yours

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one who drops in to say g'day to me - I really appreciate it.

I also hope that you have a happy and safe Christmas time.

May the new year be a good one!!!

This card is dedicated to everyone.

(The Angel is a PDF from ScrapzBiz - I had a lot of trouble getting to print this out but was pleased how it turned out in the end.)

Have a great Christmas Day everyone.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 24 December 2009

This Year's Photo Shoot

Well I just thought I'd better share this year's Christmas Photo shoot. This photo went out to family and friends.

I'm lucky the kids still want to do it.................LOL!!!!! There is so much going on in the background I noticed - buy hey - at least you can say its natural..............LOL!!!!

Luv Sandie

Quick Card With A QuicKutz Die

(Please excuse the sideways images - Blogger loves doing this to me sometimes!!!!)

I had to make some last minute Christmas cards - so out of character for me to do that - NOT!!!!! LOL!!!!!
I picked up a great free catalogue from one of my fave stationery shops "Kikki.K", their catalogues are always filled with yummy things - especially at Christmas time - plenty of my "wish list" that's for sure.

Anyway, I was flicking through the catalogue and thought "hey, I could use some of these pages with a christmas die-cut" - so I got to and used the die and Cuttlebug and one of the pages from the catalogue.
Bingo, bango there we are - one rather earthy Christmas card. I was really happy how it turned out and wanted to share it with you. I added double sided tape to every second section to give it dimension.
It's always fun "thinking outside the square".

Luv Sandie

Friday, 18 December 2009

Tammy's Achievements

We found out today that our Tammy received 3 Honour Certificates for her achievements at her first year at Secondary School. We are VERY proud of her.

She was awarded them for English, Geography and Science.

Well done Tam - what a great finish to your first year.

Luv Mum and Dad.

12 Weeks Of Christmas – 1 Week To Go

Here is the perfect recipe -

Mix this recipe


and add a little leftover scraps of paper (these papers are the other half of the Spellbinder cut pp.)

Then using this idea


Add some colours of the rainbow to create these beauties

redrainbow orangerainbow
yellowrainbow greenrainbow
purplerainbow indigorainbow

I had lots of fun making these last night. This is also an excellent idea to use up those last bits of ribbon that you simply cannot throw out.

You could give it a try too.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 7 December 2009

Build It Up Challenge at Scrapbook Capital

Sorry I haven't been around much - it's been quite crazy around this place as I'm sure it has been at your place.

Here are my entries for the challenge that has been taking place over at Scrapbook Capital.

The idea of the challenge is to run for 6 weeks - each week Sharon has been giving us a new challenge.  Week 1 - Ric-rac, Week 2 - bugs or butterflies, Week 3 - scallops, Week 4 - Blue, Week 5 - stripes and Week 6 - brads.

The idea was to add the new element each week - so week one just had to have the ric-rac on it then week 2 had to have the ric-rac and the bug and so on.

Thanks for a great challenge Sharon - I had stacks of fun.

builditup3week1 builditup3week2
scrapcapbuild3w3 scrapcapbuild3w5a
scrapcapbuild3w4 scrapcapbuild3w4a
scrapcapbuild3w5 scrapcapbuild3w6
scrapcapbuild3w6a scrapcapbuild3w6b

Luv Sandie

Friday, 4 December 2009

12 Weeks Of Christmas - 3 Weeks To Go

I just wanted to share a quick card that I created just a couple of days ago for Christmas Cards All Year Round.
I took a photo of the little snippets that I had leftover from some other cards - and just what you can do with the smallest of pieces. One of my fave things to do.
Luv Sandie


If you want the chance at an extra spesh GIVEAWAY, then you need to pay a visit to my friend Petrina's Blog


While you're there take a look at the gorgeous work that Petrina has been up to.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Cards All Year Round - December

These are the cards that I created for 'Christmas Cards All Year Round' - somehow I don't think my email reached Deanne on time so I thought I'd share them with you anyway.

The Challenge was to use 3 layers of patterned paper
2 embellishments and
1 sentiment
These cards will double as my "12 Weeks Of Christmas Challenge".
Thanks for looking.
Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


I just wanted to share this card that I created today. The idea came to me as I was lovingly devouring some Dove chocolates - you know the new ones that are individually wrapped? Of course you do. If you are a serious chocohollic like me you would know what I'm talking about........LOL!!!!

So here we are. I used some old buttons and covered them with the Dove wrappers - I just trimmed about a centimeter from around the edge.

Now the "Nice" part of the "Naughty AND Nice" is the I have used a recycled yoghurt lid - the foil part. I whipped it through my Cuttlebug using the circle embossing folder. Pretty cool huh?

I used a bronzy cardstock to co-ordinate with the bronze in the wrapper and added a bronzy/brown ribbon and silver button and star.

That's it - easy peasy!!!
Luv Sandie


You need to pay a little visit to my daisy patch


I have been busy picking daisies!!!!!!!!

Let me know what you think.

Luv Sandie


Please take a look at the post above - I have just added some new bracelets that my friend has made.

I especially love the red and green ones - of course!!!!!!!

Any questions? Just leave me a comment to the post.


Luv Sandie

Friends Helping Friends

My mother-in-law's friend has been busily making these gorgeous bracelets. I think they are rather funky. Not sure where she got the idea from – but I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They are made using thick elastic and every button is individually sewn into place. A lot of the buttons are vintage so that makes them just that little extra special. The brooches are sewn onto a circular disk and padded and a clasp at the back of brooch.

There are 10 bracelets (including 2 children’s bracelets) and 2 brooches.

bracelet1 bracelet2
bracelet3 bracelet 4
bracelet 5 bracelet6
bracelet 7 bracelet 8
colouredbracelet1 adultcolouredbracelet2
brooch1 brooch2

Second instalment of bracelets added 1st December 09.

bracelet9 bracelet10
bracelet11 bracelet11back
bracelet12 bracelet13
bracelet14 bracelet15


If you would like to purchase one - just in time for Christmas, leave me a comment and I can give you some details.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie