Tuesday, 30 November 2010

12 Days Of Christmas

Would anyone like to join in the fun of "12 Days of Christmas"?

I will be doing a little something for the next 12 days in the lead up to Christmas.

Who would like to join in?

If you would - leave me a comment.

Hope you can. Jump on in anytime.

Luv Sandie

1. Shandell
2. Debi J

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Wow - look at this!!!!!!!

Look at this


Totally amazing - somebody has too much time on their hands

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Some Felt and An Old Envelope

That's right. I used some felt shapes and the inside of a window faced envelope - you know those lovely envelopes that bills come in? Yep the same ones.

I just added a doodled border using a red marker, stamped my sentiment and attached the sticky backed felt in place. This would have to be one of the fastest cards I've ever made.
Luv Sandie

Handmade Roses

Here's some cards I created a few months back. They were going to be for a Card Class but it didn't go ahead. So here they are for your viewing now. As you can see - plenty of rustic stuff goin' on. My latest thing is to staple my daisies in place - it's easy and effective.

I love the pp and the little flowers were so easy to make.
Thanks for looking.
Luv Sandie

An oldie but a goodie.........You R The Apple Of My Eye

I was going back over some of my fave projects and came across this OTP that I completed at Scrapz Biz going back to March. You know when you're really proud of yourself for doing something.........well this is one of them.
We had to create a framed work of art and include a shape of some sort - like a heart - I chose an apple of course!!!!! I hand drew the apple on to thick cardboard, cut it out and then went ahead and used a lot of red buttons to cover the apple. I was really pleased how it turned out.

I used Sassafrass Lass and October Afternoon pp's, mixed alphas, tickets and one of my fave photos of Sean and the kids taken outside Myer Windows at Christmas a couple of years ago.

Good times!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Here's some more........

I forgot to upload these a little while ago too. These were challenges from Scrapz Biz. The holly card was a sketch challenge for this week.
Luv Sandie

Scrapz Biz

A little while ago I completed a challenge over at Scrapz Biz - actually I just remembered it was a Melbourne Cup challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge using the charming photo of me dressed up as Dame Edna.............LOL!!!! The things we do.

Really darling!!!!!

Luv Sandie


A BIG Happy Birthday goes out to Nicole at Craft Queen. Congrats Nicole. If you haven't paid a visit to Nicole's place before, well....................then what are you waiting for? She has the bestest range of ribbons and she just so happens to stock some of my NEW Li'l Daisies along with stacks of other goodies.

Luv Sandie

What’s Been Happening?????????

Here I am again. Back with updates.

It's all happening in the Downey household.

Not 1 but 3 new jobs in our house.

I can officially tell you now that I have a casual job at the Scrapbook Lady in Pakenham. This is ULTRA exciting - but not only me - Emily has a little job there too just putting things away, pricing etc. How cool!!!!!

And the 3rd job goes to..........................Sean. He has officially resigned from Bunnings after nearly 10 years and is now the Store Manager of Darren Spargo's Photography in town. We are all very excited about Sean's new move - big decision - but it will great to have him working locally instead of travelling each day. He will start early December - right in time for the Silly Season!!!!!

So there you go - we all went out last night to celebrate - drinks all round!!!!

So hence that is why I haven't been updating my blog as much lately - flat out having fun. I am absolutely loving my job and look forward to the days I work. Yay!!!!!

Speaking of work - I created a Sketch Challenge which runs from November up til the week before Christmas. We are promoting our NEW Mini Banner - customers come in, make a small purchase, pick up their FREE Mini Banner and sketch challenge, go home, create a layout, bring it back into the store and then it will be judged by someone independent and they will win a hamper of goodies. Pretty cool huh?

sketch challenge1

I know a lot of you are not locals - but you can always just join in the sketch challenge. Just follow the sketch and leave me a link to your creation. Would love to see what you create. (Having troubles updating the sketch as it’s in Word format – if I can I shall convert it and share with you, otherwise you can just follow my basic layout)

I have added the banner - just kept most of it in the raw chipboard and then embossed the little scalloped trims. This is little Stephen's first Christmas. I just adore this photo.

(On the baby front - our gorgeous Sudanese friends - George and Medina are expecting baby no. 3 just before Christmas - how exciting!!!!)

Well that' it from me. I will be popping in pretty randomly with any updates of as my mum used to say as we walked through the door "any news, notes or gossip?"................LOL.

Luv ya.