Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Christmas In July

Don't forget to sign up for my Christmas In July challenge if you'd like to get a head start on your Christmas Cards.

I will be popping up a NEW challenge everyday in July so that we can all share some ideas.

Luv to have you join in - sign up HERE
(I moderate my comments so I shall keep checking for email updates and add you to the list as I check them so don't worry if you don't see your name there for a little bit. ta.)

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Scrapbook Lady

I popped into the new premises of Scrapbook Lady today and met the new owner Jan.

I had a good old chat to her and will be selling my daisies there soon which is rather exciting.

Better get my fingers working - I have a few orders to get done.

What have you been up to?

Bring on the school holidays I say!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Card Class Today

I had a lovely morning with a local lady. I helped Mary create 3 cards.
She did a fine job and was very pleased with her results.

Mary was interested in creating a boat shaped card so I found a template on Hero Arts Blog and we used that. It turned out great.

I shall share some pics when I can.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 18 June 2010

Do you have a favourite scarf that you've knitted?????

(This is my scarf - if you would like the pattern just leave me a comment and I will email it to you)

Do you have that favourite scarf that you've knitted yourself?????

If so pop in here with a photo of it - with or without you in the photo - if you have the pattern to share - that would be a bonus.
Here is my scarf pattern
Scarf total length 160cm
Scarf width 22cm
Heirloom yarn requirements - 3 x 50gram balls
I pair 6.00mm knitting needles.
Using 6.00mm needles and Merino Magic yarn (or suitable yarn of your choice) cast on 39 sts and work 4 rows garter stitch (knit every row)
1st Row Patt: K3, *ywfd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yrn, P2, rep from * to last 6 sts, yfwd, sl 1, K2tog, psso, yfwd, K3.
2nd Row: K3, *P3, K2, rep from *to last 6 sts, P3, K3.
These 2 rows form the pattern.
Coninue in pattern until work measures approx 159cm.
Work 4 rows garter st.
Cast off.
(I added a fringe to my scarf)
Just leave a comment with a link to your photo so we can all check it out!!!!

Luv Sandie

Monday, 14 June 2010

Little Scrapbook Shop June Cybercrop

Well – being the long weekend my time was swallowed up with one thing or another.

I just managed to squeeze in this card set for the Card Sketch Challenge.  We had a sketch to follow and we also had to create 3 cards – so I thought I’d make 4 while I was on a roll.

For all cards I have used some scrap pp by Cosmo Cricket that I simply couldn’t throw out – glad I hung onto them as they were perfect for these cards.

I have also used American Crafts Foam numbers and the good old Dymo Label.

I had fun creating these and they came together nice and easy.

Thanks for popping in.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

21today 21again
30something naughty40

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Craft Queen Cards

Nicole from Craft Queen is busy at the Brisbane Scrapbook Convention this weekend.

I made a  heap of cards for the show using her lovely ribbons, new charms and bits and pieces.  I also made a heap of my daisies for her stall.  Hope they go well.

These are just some of the cards that I made.

cupcakeribbon metalbirdie
metalbirdie2 metalbirdie1
owlribbon owlribbona
pink pinka
redwhiteribbonbradcupcake redwhiteribboncupcake1
tealbrownribbon tealbrownribbona

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Weekly Challenge at Scrapz Biz

I completed these 2 cards for a weekly challenge over at Scrapz Biz.
Our challenge was to create a card with a decorative edge. I used a bracket stamp to create the second card and the first card (also using my new Daisy colour - "teal") was created using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
Unfortunately due to our internet server being down last night - arghhhhh, I didn't get to load them into the gallery on time - however, I still wanted to include them as I was pleased how they turned out.

I have used my all time fave pp - October Afternoon.
Thanks for taking a look.
Hope you have the bestest day.

Luv Sandie


I'm very excited to announce I have 2 NEW COLOUS in my Handmade Daisies range.

Let me introuduce you to

and Teal.

I will be busy making some new creations to have some "show and tell" over the next few days.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Blog Giveaway Winners!!!!!

That's right - you did read right!!!!

As everyon who took part in my Blog Giveaway did such a fantastic job of their recycled flowers and fantastic tutorials, a little something will be coming your way.

I was so pleased that you joined in and as an added bonus, I now know how to make a few different flowers.

Thank you to all of you girlies.

Luv Sandie

Paid a visit to the Craft Queen?????

You need to drop into Craft Queen. Nicole has a special flower offer at the moment.
While you're there you can see a set of cards I completed for the June Card Kit.
They can also be seen in the Craft Queen Gallery

There is a gorgeous little set of stamps available with this kit which I had fun using - you can too. Go and check it out!!!!!

Luv Sandie

A Magical Day

Today was a magical day.

I went with a friend to visit my great Aunt and Uncle. I haven't seen them for many, many years - before I was married. I have only been in contact via letters etc.

My Aunt is my nan's sister. Nan has been gone over 17 years and it was so nice to talk to my Great Aunt and her family life growing up with my Nan.
I was VERY close with my nan and we had so many good times. I shared some of these stories with my Aunt and she shared many with me that I hadn't heard of before. It was fantastic.

My heart is full of love and full of fond memories of our special day.

I mentioned to my Aunt that I would love to see some of her old photos. I went on to say that I would check them out NEXT time - when she heard me say this, she was excited as there was going to be a next time.

Lots of funny, happy stories to share - when I arrived home Sean and the kids could feel my excitement and happines............oh.........great feeling!!!!

Luv Sandie