Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Have you seen....................................

(THE Card Kit - comes with a great little stamp set)

(tags made with leftovers)

(mini card using up scraps - even a small scrap of trim)

(placecard using up scraps)

(Mini cards using the leftovers - you've gotta love that)

over at Craft Queen?????

I had lots of fun with some goodies that Nicole sent me to play with. As you know I just LOVE all things Christmas so when I was asked to make Christmas Cards - my hand went up straight away.......YES PLEASE!!!!!

You can buy the kits HERE (there was so much paper leftover I made some tags and some mini cards) go and check it out and see what else is new while you're there.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Scrap That Ad Challenge over at Scrapz Biz

Over the last 6 weeks I've joined in the fun over at Scrapz Biz  They have been having a great little challenge where we had to be inspired by a certain ad on TV - some going back to when I was growing up.  We had certain criteria to follow and we had to create a layout for each of the 6 weeks.  I had lots of fun as I haven't been doing a lot of creating of late.

Here are my layouts

Week 1  I still call Australia home


For this layout I have used all bits and pieces – old slides, Australian flag toothpicks turned into a banner, coloured matchsticks and other bits and pieces

Week 2  We're Happy Little Vegemites


For this layout I have used all things Vegemite – I ripped a label off a Vegemite jar and stuck that down I even used the yellow ring from the top of the jar.

Week 3  Not Happy Jan


For this layout we needed to use a page from a book – so I used an old children’s nursery rhyme book that I picked up at an op-shop – it was falling apart anyway so I didn’t feel bad about wrecking it. 

Week 4  Life Be In It


For this layout we needed to create something inspired by the Life Be In It ad so I went with some great photos of Josh on his unicycle and one of my new Li’l Daisies

Week 5  Dove


For this layout we needed to be inspired by the Dove ad – I went with the theme that beauty is all around us.  I did some serious recycling for this layout – I re-used the inside of window envelopes – I even stuck my photo behind the window face…LOL, old playing card, clothes labels, old stamps, bread tags etc.

Week 6  Tim Tam Genie Ad


And for the last ad we had to think of 3 wishes – I explained that my 3 wishes have already come true – first to find Sean and have the fairytale wedding, second to have 3 beautiful healthy children and then to buy our very first home – our family home where we are all living happily – happily ever after.   We are truly blessed

So there you have it – this was a very challenging and enjoyable challenge – certainly made me step out of my comfort zone.

Thanks for looking.


Luv Sandie

Rest In Peace Grandma

Have you been wondering where I've been?

I've been here all the time - just having a little break from things trying to get myself right.

I am still having the ongoing problems with my feet/shins/knees - I changed to another physio and have found out a few problems - but they all can be fixed - it's just going to take some time and some hard work. So that is good.

I also found out about a month ago that I now have Diabetes 2 - I have been on the borderline for a couple of years - but now it's the real thing. Just a few diet changes and exercise - all that kind of stuff.

On a sad note - my grandmother (dad's mum) passed away last friday. She turned 95 years old last month - she was pretty fit up til the last couple of months which is totally amazing.

We had her send off today which was really nice and I got to catch up with lots of relatives that I hadn't seen for about 15 - 20 years. Amazing.

I have attached a layout I did about 3 or 4 years ago. This is my grandma and her twin brother. Great photo. Must get some more photos out to scrap.

So for now - I shall be popping in a little more regularly I hope - life is busy and I'm trying to prioritise things a little better.

I hope all is well in your part of the world!!!!!!

Luv Sandie