Thursday, 30 April 2009

Thank You

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Followers of my blog.

I really appreciate you popping in for updates.

(Does anyone know if there is an easy way of visiting your blogs. If I click on your images it doesn't lead me anywhere? HMMMMMMMM - not sure. I would have thought that if I clicked on someone's photo image that it would take me directly to you - but no. Would love to know what to do. Ta.)

Luv Sandie

Card Classes

Don't forget if you're in the Warragul area tomorrow I am running Card Classes. We will be creating cards with a Mother's Day/Friendship theme and the colours are just gorgeous.

I will be able to share the photos of the cards with you tomorrow night.

Hope all is well in your part of the world. (saying lots of prayers for the people affected by the swine virus - terrible)

Luv Sandie

15 Year Anniversary

Today is our Wedding Anniversary - sure doesn't seem like 15 years ago.
Sean wrote me a gorgeous poem on his card - ohhhhhhh!!! I cried - of course!!!!!

We had lunch together and thought about our special day 15 years ago - the weather was exactly like today - glorious!!!!!

Here's to the next 15 at least.

Luv ya babes!!!!!


Monday, 27 April 2009

May 1st - Card Classes at Said Simply

This Friday is time for Card Classes at Said Simply again. Just in time for Mothers Day too or if you would prefer you can make your cards for that someone special.
Feel free to pop into Marie's shop at Warragul and join in the fun.
This month's card class kit is absolutely gorgeous. I can only share a sneak peak with you.

The colour combo is yummo!!!!!
Don't forget to bring the essentials with you

Double sided tape
Double side foam tape

While you're there you can have a cuppa in the new cafe - I had one last month and it was divine.

So come along from 10 til 12 and make 3 cards.

Love to see you there.

Luv Sandie
(Will be back on Friday afternoon with full size photos of the finished cards)

Alphabet Soup & Monday Mornings "C" is for

Ok here we are again - a little late I know - "sorry about that chief".

I'm a little tired black duck tonight - I went into the city on the train today to find some more plastic bags for my Handmade Daisies and bombed out - they are all out of that paticular size - pooh cack!!!! Now I have to think of something else......hmmmm!!!!

Anyway - let's get on with the next challenge - "c" is for

christmas, crown, cork, circles, cuttlebug, chipboard, cupcakes

Let's see what you come up with this time.

Thanks for joining in. Please feel free to invite your friends to join in - you and anyone else is free to sign up as a follower of my blog to get updates.

Don't forget to share your creation with me. I'd love to see it.

Luv Sandie

(You will have to excuse the shocker of a photo I've taken - I meant to take it this morning but had to race off to catch the train.)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Just a little bit excited today

Well it's all happening out in our yard today. First things this morning I had an excavator ripping up our old concrete. I was so anxious and excited all at once. Half of it has been done as I speak and the other half should be done by lunch time.
Unfortuantely - for me (i'm very impatient.....LOL) we have to wait til probably this time next week before the concrete can be laid as there is some shocking weather ahead over the weekend and early in the week - so it is out of our hands really.
But I can say that in a week's time we will be able to walk on nice level - all in one piece concrete instead of the uneven, cracked stuff that has been down since we moved in here nearly 11 years ago.
I took some before photos so I will be able to show you when its all done.

OOOOOOOhhhhhh - better go and make the chaps a coffee. Just baked a cake and some anzac biscuits.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 20 April 2009

Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings Week 2

Ok here we are - Week 2 which means "B" for
So this week you can chose to make a card, layout, ATC, OTP whatever takes your fancy using one of the following as a clue

boy card, baby, butterfly, bling, bridal, buttons, brads, beads, birds
I have created a "bridal" card. I have used my Cuttlebug, some stamps - aren't they cute? some bling brads and some spotty pp.

Thanks for looking and please -feel free to join in.
Leave me a link with your creation and I will add it to my Slide show.
Happy creating.
Luv Sandie

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Hello Friend

Here is a card I created in the early hours this morning - it's for a cybercrop challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop.

I have used KI Memories pp and the stamps are by EK Success. I've gone for the retro look with the pp and rounded corners and the embossing folder using my Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Been away

I took the kids off to my mum and dad's for a couple of nights which was just lovely.

It's always nice to catch up with everyone. The kids always love having nice little chats with Nan and Pop.

Today I have baked and cooked. I baked a cake, slice, made a pot of soup and some savoury muffins. Sean's mum and dad are coming around for tea after mass which will be nice.

Hope your weekend is fun-filled.

Luv Sandie

Get a move on

If you haven't done so already, you had a better get a move on with your "Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings" challenge. I will be posting up Week 2 - "b" challenge on Monday.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

How exciting!!!!!!

I just had a little lookie at my Handmade Daisies Blog and discovered that Chris has had her layout included in the Basic Grey Gallery. How cool is that? That is excellent Chris thank you so much for you using my Handmade Daisies and secondly for being published on Basic Grey Site.


Great layout too!!!!

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Going troppo!!!!

Well it's happened. The kids have gone "troppo" on me. I'm guessing it would have to do with an obscene dose of Easter chocoalte...........LOL!!!! Well not obscene but more chocolate than usual.

I'm going to make a deal with them shortly that if they behave themselves there will be a surprise this afternoon. I am going to go and rent "High School Musical" from the video store.
Well I hope they have it - it has just hit the shelves here. Actually I wouldn't mind watching it myself as I make some daisies.

Other than that it's going to be a reasonable lazy day. Sean went back to work after having 5 wonderful days off. It was so nice to spend some time as a family.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Don't forget it you get a chance - create a card, layout or OTP to join in my "Alphabet Soup and Monday" morning challenge. A new challenge is going up each week - you can jump on in whenever you can.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 13 April 2009

Build It Up Challenge

(Pooh Cack - how much can a Koala bear? Stupid blogger is turning the images again......arghhhhh!!!!! Well I don't care! LOL)

I have joined in some extra fun this week. Scrapbook Capital is running a weekly challenge where you "build it up".

This week we need to use patterned paper. Next week we may add say ribbon. So that would mean we create a card, layout etc using patterened paper + ribbon. It will go on for a few weeks which will result in about 6 new cards or layouts.

Great idea.

Luv Sandie

Week 1 Challenge - A is for.............

(I created this card using up some leftover bits and pieces. As you will know I love my apples, so had to have "a for apple". I also found these great old Bridge scoring pads in an op-shop and added it too)

Just adding to my last post.
I have started the new weekly challenge "Alphabet Soup and Monday Mornings"
Week 1 - A is for - alphabet/alphas, asian style, apple, acetate, angel, atlas, autumn, animals, anniversary.
Using one or more of these ideas, create a card, layout, ATC, Off The Page - the choice is yours, to create something using the given letter.

Once you've completed your challenge, pop back in and leave a link to your creation. I will eventually create a Slide Show to showcase our work. There is NO pressure to complete all challenges - just join in when and where you can!!!

You can create as many as you wish. I need to make an Anniversary card so I will be adding that one to the mix as well.

Happy Creating.

Luv Sandie


Sunday, 12 April 2009


I just love this little cartoon - its a crack-up..............LOL!!!!!

Happy Easter everyone. Hope you have had a lovely day.

I know we have!!!!! This is our first Easter at home. We are normally on the road to my folks or Sean's folks. It has been so nice to just stay put and spend some quiet family time together.

The kids woke up to find what Easter Bunny had left - chocolate-a-plenty!!!!!...........of course!!!!!

I made some little Easter biscuits and the kids helped to ice them - shall add some photos later.

We had a beautiful night last night at Church. As I mentioned in a previous post - Sean and I were sponsors for a couple of women being accepted into the church. The ceremony was just gorgeous and the 4 girls are now part of our parish family. It was so nice to see their faces after everyone welcomed them - after over a year of preparing themselves - they are very content.

I hope your day has been a good one too.

(Don't forget to pop back in the morning - I am starting a new challenge)

Luv Sandie

Friday, 10 April 2009

Having a bit of a clean up

I have just altered my Handmade Daisies blog a little bit.

I thought I would just have the product at the top of the page so people don't have to sift through posts.

I also added some Slide Shows off to the right of the blog showcasing peoples creations using my daisies.

Luv Sandie

Good Friday

Had a very quiet morning - woke up with another shocker of a headache so I haven't really done too much.

Just finished some yummy Hot Cross Buns which is a tradition in our house on Good Friday.

We are all heading off to the 3.00pm Mass this afternoon. This always moves me - always brings a tear but very thought provoking stuff.

Tomorrow night is a big night in our church. We have 4 new Candidates being received into the church. This will be amazing.
Sean and I are actually sponsors for two of the women. We were asked if we would like to sponsor them - such an honour. There will be a nice supper to share with everyone afterwards which will be held in the Parish Centre.

Can't wait.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Random question

Just have a silly random question for you.

Are you the sort of person that if you buy a new glue or a new mascara, whatever it is - do you make sure you completely use up the existing tube etc or do you get impatient and start using the new one?

Silly question I know - but I sometimes find myself getting impatient and can't help myself - I just simply must start using the new one...............LOL!!!!

What about you??????????????????/

Luv Sandie

My entry

Last month I took part in a challenge over at Lime Tart. We had to create a little box using a template from Cutting Cafe. (Comp was drawn today - missed out on winning but I couldnt show you until it was drawn)

I turned the little box into a house and this is how it turned out. We had to use the box template of course and some sentiment stamps - The Cutting Cafe have printed/digital images rather than stamps which I found different to use - but "good different"!!!!!
I have it sitting on my kitchen dresser - its so bright and cheery.

Thanks for looking.
Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Latte Anyone???????

Well get a load of this!!!!!

Things are happening in Warragul. At long last, after lots of blood, sweat and tears, Marie, Brian & Co have opened their Cafe.

I'm doubly excited because not only am I teaching Card Classes tomorow, but I also get to sample a cuppa and some yummy fudge.

I am so excited for you all guys - you deserve it!!!!!

Don't ya just luv the funky chandelier? What a beauty.

I have already pictured myself sitting and sipping and eating.

Look forward to it girlies.

Luv Sandie

Journal Stamp Swap Challenge

You may remember a little while ago I started a journal stamp swap and then asked the girlies who were participating to take part in Part 2 of the challenge. Here is the link

Well good old Pepper - Rachel has been busily creating all sorts of goodies including her little album.

It looks fantatsic Pepper and thank you so much for letting me know!!!!

You can see Rachel's work on her blog under this post - just scroll down a little (hey and while you're there take a look at Rachel's other work - its just gorgeous)

Well done Pepper.

Luv Sandie

(I hear you asking - "but where is Sandie's?".........well it's looking right at me begging to be scrapped - too many other things to do right now - but it's on the "to do" pile.....LOL)

Monday, 6 April 2009

Challenge Yourself

I was looking at the bits and pieces left over from the circle I cut for my last card and thought I would share with you how I use them up.

I'm a shocker when it comes to throwing things out and luv to challenge myself to use them all up.

So here are 2 cards I created using up only small bits - but you can do it.
Would love to see you take up the challenge and share what you create.
Luv Sandie

Triple The Sketch Anniversary Challenge

Here is a card I created for TTS Anniversary Challenge - the challenge was set by Danielle
I also chose to use the same sketch as Danielle.

Thanks for the challenge Danielle. I had fun with this one and used some old pp I had sitting around - I wouldn't normally use this colour combo but was happy with it.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Triple The Sketch Anniversary

This is Sketch No. 1)
(This is my take on Sketch No. 52 - the latest sketch)

Triple The Sketch is turning one so they are going crazy with all sorts of giveaways.
I completed a couple of cards for the challenges.
The first one is using sketch no. 1 - I have added all bits and pieces including one of my Handmade Daisies.
The second one with the apple tree - made from a suffolk puff is for the latest sketch no. 52. I also used a miniature dolly peg and some fabric.
I had fun completing these challenges.
Luv Sandie
(Please excuse the dark photos - its been wet and overcast here today so I took them inside - shall try and re-take them tomorrow.)

Friday, 3 April 2009

For Keeps Creative Paper # 77

I have some cards in this months issue of Creative Paper girlies.

They feature on pages 48 to 51.

The funny thing is that I sent these cards with my daisies that featured in last months issue.
They were for props for the phots mainly, however, I received a contract in the mail saying that they were going to publish them - yay!!!!
I didn't even have to send the instructions in etc - they did it for me - yay!!!

(if you click here you can see one of my cards on the For Keeps site

Luv Sandie

Using up bits and pieces and some goodies to play with

Nicole from Craft Queen sent me some goodies to play with so I've been creating and I have also been creating with some bits and pieces left over from other Craft Queen goodies.

Here are the cards.

Luv Sandie

Look what I've been up to.

I will be joining the design team for the months of April, May and June. Yay!!!! You know how much I love chrismtas.
So our first challenge was this and these are my cards.
Thanks for looking. Can't wait to see what the next challenge is.
Luv Sandie

Look what Lyn's been up to.

My dear friend Lyn has been busy creating - and she has also added a couple of my daisies. Well done Lyn I love what you've done with them. Thanks for sharing.

Luv Sandie