Friday, 30 April 2010

Happy Anniversary...............

to us!!!!

Today we are celebrating 16 years of a wonderful marriage.

This time 16 years ago I was having my hair done and getting rather excited to be marrying my sole mate, Sean.

We are truly blessed and truly happy.

Love ya big heaps babes!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Friday, 23 April 2010


Have you ever seen this Sand Art - it's amazing.

There are more clips on You Tube if you have a few minutes - grab a cuppa and sit back and be inspired.

Very clever.

Hope you have the bestest weekend.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 19 April 2010

Picture 2 Page Anyone?????

Just wondering if anyone is going to the Picture 2 Page show coming up in May.

You can find all the details here

I have to say that this is THE BEST little show every year. There aren't as many stalls as say Paperific however, they are all of an excellent quality.

So if you can make it I would love to know so we can arrange a catch up. We can meet for a coffee.

Just pop in to this post and let me know.

I can't wait!!!!! Bring it on.

That reminds me - I had better start saving.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 15 April 2010


You've gotta keep-a-watching cause I'm gunna have another giveaway very soon.

What will the challenge be? Well you will just have to wait - (so will I cause I don't know yet either............LOL).

Stay tuned!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Just letting you know that I've changed a few of my comment settings so if you are having troubles just let me know via email.

I had to change them as I have been having some spam which is upsetting my computer - stupid spammers.

Thanks heaps.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 12 April 2010

And The Winner is........................

Congratulations to the lucky winner of my Blog Giveaway.

Thanks for all the lovely entries. I loved to see what you came up with for your entry.

So without further ado.......................congratulations goes out to.........................

Shelee!!!!!!!! Yay................congrats Shelee. These goodies will be heading your way.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Altered Calendars

(April's card)
(March's card)
(February's layout - this image above is taken from the calendar page)

(January's card using the frangipani image from the calendar)

Back in January I put up a challenge to anyone who wished to take it up.
The challenge was to use last year's or previous years calendars to create something with them.
A card, OTP, layout - whatever takes your fancy.
Each month create something with that month's page - take a photo of the calendar page before you start so you can see the before and after and then pop back to my blog to share it with everyone so we can be inspired.
I just thought I would showcase what DebiJ has been up to
Here are her month by month shots
You've done a great job Deb. Keep up the great work and keep on inspiring us.
Luv Sandie

Last Day, Last Day, Last Day

Dont forget if you have an entry for my Blog Giveaway - you had better get going!!!!!!

Luv Sandie


OK girlies.

This is an announcement to anyone who is a follower of my blog or to anyone who would like to become a follower of my blog. I am rather excited to see that I now have 50 Followers. That was a little achievement that I wanted to celebrate once I discovered it. Yay!!!!!!!!

I am going to have a little Giveaway. The goodies up for grabs are

Heather Bailey Chipboard and Rubons

Remember When Flower Design Chipboard

Craft Affair Clips and Buckle Sliders

Studio G Small Stamp Set and

4 Packs of my Original Handmade Daisies By Sandie (be sure to check out my Handmade Daisy Blog for stockists - or ask me for help)

All you need to do is create a NEW card - this card must be for my challenge ONLY.

I would like you to use -

* your favourite colour,
* add some bling,
* add a pin - novelty pin or even a safety pin,
* some beads
*and some sort of trim - ribbon, twine etc.

I will be leaving the Giveaway open for a month from today - 10th April, 2010. You may also enter more than once if you like to increase your chances of winning. It will be a random draw so anyone can win!!!!!!!!

So get those creative juices flowing and create away.

Pop back here and leave a link to your creation once you're done.
(I have set up a seperate blog entry to display cards as they come in - all you need to do is leave the link and I will update it for you - ta)

Luv Sandie

Friday, 9 April 2010

This post is for displaying the entries for my blog giveaway

(look at this gorgeous creation from Shelee - thanks for joining in Shelee - you must be very proud of this beautiful creation. Thanks for joining in and good luck. Luv Sandie)

(front and back of Sandy's card - wow)

(this is the latest entry from Sandy - just have a look at those gorgeous little booties. A lot of work has gone into this card Sandy - thanks so much for joining in - good luck!!!!!)

(This is the gorgeous box Lyn created to hold the beautiful card below - this was a very special card for her daughter's recent wedding. Beautiful Lyn - very romantic. Thanks and good luck)

(Lyn's beautiful wedding card)

(the above card is Deb's gorgeous card - I love it Deb. It's so romantic. Well done and good luck)

(Anita's beautiful and bright card - well done Anita and thanks for joining in)

(This is Leesa's entry - I just love the colour combo Leesa - very soft and pretty. It reminds me of Easter colours. Thanks for joining in.)

(This is Vicky's fabulous card - I love what you've done Vicky and the colours are fantastic.)

Monday, 5 April 2010

Keep em coming

Keep your entries for my Blog Giveaway coming girlies. I just popped a new entry in for Sandy - a gorgeous baby card.

You still have plenty of time.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone - gosh it's hard to believe that it's here. Wasn't it just Christmas???????

I hope everyone has a great day - please - if you're travelling - stay safe!!!!! This is one of the worst times of year for accidents.

We are having a nice quiet lunch at home and then catching up with Sean's mum and dad, sister, brother-in-law and 4 kids. Should be nice.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 2 April 2010

One more for good measure

Here is my 3rd card for the Card Patterns 57 sketch.

I have used another Hero Art set - Four Apples. I have also used a zig-zag stamp by Hero Arts and used an old tape measure, red/white trim and a heart and apple brad.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

On a roll - Card Patterns 57

While I had all my stamps out I had a play and added another card.
I have used my newest "Clouds" stamp by Hero Arts and "Bicycle" stamp too. The "Just saying hello" is also by Hero Arts stamp "All Occasion" set.
I stamped the clouds again, cut 3 out and added some foam tape to give dimension.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Card Patterns 57

Here is a card I created for Sketch No. 57 over at Card Patterns.
I have used Hero Art Stamps - Bird In Cage, Measuring Tape Ribbon and "Love Always" from the All Occasion set.

Other bits and pieces - page from an old book, old lace, green organza ribbon and some buttons. Oh and I used my new punch from Stampin Up using the green cardstock.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

White/Gold Ribbon Club at Craft Queen

I was lucky enough to play with some new ribbons from Craft Queen.
Here are the layouts and cards I created. I decided that the colours were crying out for wedding cards/layouts so that is what I did.
The wedding photos are ours - nearly 16 years ago.
Be sure to pop over to Craft Queen to see what is going on over Easter.
Luv Sandie

Just bee.................

You need to go and pay a little visit to this blog

There's a great little giveaway and it's so easy to take part. All you need to do is add this blinkie to your blog and drop back and post a comment.

There is a gorgeous new release up for grabs.
Luv Sandie

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Altered Napkin Challenge

Just thought I'd let you know that I have updated some photos for this challenge.

You can see them here

Let me know if you have completed yours so I can include it on my blog for everyone to see.

Luv Sandie