Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas at Craft Queen

It's Christmas time over at Craft Queen.  Pop on over to the shop, blog and facebook

There's always something happening.

Here is one of my cards showcased today.

This is a nice quick card to make.  How are your Christmas cards going?

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Spirit Challenge Week 5

Just jumping on in with the next challenge.  You can catch up with any of them whenever you like.

The next challenge is to create a


(This is Jane's lovely card which I nearly forgot to include - sorry about that Jane.  I saw this one in the flesh - she brought it into the shop to show me.  It's great with some sand inside.  Well done Jane and thanks again for joining in)

Next one is Deb's

(Deb is very clever and has used a gorgeous little Christmas decoration which is a shaker - I love it)

Maybe it could have snow in it or stars or christmas trees.  Anything to do with Christmas.

Have fun with this one.


Luv Sandie

Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Spirit Challenges

Ok - I am off and running with my new Chrismtas Challenge - Christmas Spirit Challenge.  I decided to call it that rather than putting a time frame on it.

Each week for however long I decide there will be a new challenge.

Our first weekly challenge is to create a card with

An Angel + one other element starting with "A".  It's entirely up to you as long as it starts with "A".  You can add anything else you like to your card.

Be sure to pop back to this post and let me know by leaving a link to your card.  If you do not have a Blog then drop me an email (you will find it at the side of my blog) and attach a photo to the email and I will upload it for you.

The deadline for the first challenge will be the Wednesday 7th November. 


Good luck - hope you can join in.

Luv Sandie

(This is Jane's extra special entry for the challenge - it is a special photo of a special niece who is now an angel watching over us in heaven.  Thank you Jane - this is lovely)

(Our next card is brought to you by the lovely Deb.  Thanks for joining in Deb.  This card took my breath away when I saw it - it's beautiful.)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Spirit Challenge - Week 4

Can't believe how fast this year is flying by.

Ok - Week 4's challenge is

North Pole and Snowman

Off you go - see what you come up with.

 First up is Jane's card.  She has done a bit of fancy cutting - it looks so cute Jane - thanks again for joining in.

And here is Deb's card.  She made this for her little grandson, Harry.  How cute is the little snowman?  Too cute.  It made me instantly smile.  Well done Deb.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Christmas Spirit Challenge - Week 3

Week 3 this week and this week you need to create a card or anything you like with a

Candle and a die cut shape.

Off you go - your time starts now.

First off is Jane's creation - great job Jane.  I have included 2 shots as in the first one Jane forgot to heat set the puff paint but I've included it because the photo is a little clearer than the second one.

This cute little tag is by Debi.  Good on ya Deb it's great.
Luv Sandie

Friday, 9 November 2012


Ok Week 2 Challenge is to create a card, tag, layout - whatever you like with a Christams theme using -

Brown and Cream.  (It can be variations on brown - chocolate, kraft etc)

Here is Jane's beautiful little Rudy Tag - how cute!!!!!

Have fun and don't forget to pop back with a link to your creation.  Each entry goes into the draw for the grand prize drawn just before Christmas.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

This is Debi's cute little reindeer card.  She sent it to me earlier on in the week but I have been rather busy running classes.  Beautiful Deb - he is so darn cute.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Just added.............

Just added some details to my Christmas Spirit Challenge.

Each entry you complete gives you a ticket in the Grand Prize at the end. 

Enter as many times as you like.

New challenge up on Thursday.

Luv Sandie


............tomorrow - Wednesday is the last day for the first week's Christams Challenge.

New Challenge to go up on Thursday.

Hope you can join in.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Etsy and Pinterest

Just letting you all know that I am now up and operating with my Handmade Daisies on Etsy and Pinterest.

Thanks for your support.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Craft Queen

Jump on over to Craft Queen.  I have a set of cards that I created which are up for grabs.  There's also lots of new stuff arriving so be sure to check out the shop.

Hope you have the bestest long weekend.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 27 October 2012

12 Days Of Christmas 2012

Ok - I have been asked by my dear friend Jane - "when are you doing the next 12 Days Of Christmas?".  So as you may or may not know I love a challenge. (You can check out my previous years challenges if you would like to get started on them first.)

Keep an eye out over the next few days (could be earlier) and see what I have in store. I don't think it will necessarily be 12 Days of Christmas - it will probably be let's just start getting ourselves organized.

I need to get stuck into something just for me so this sounds like a plan.

Thanks for popping in.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Card Making In Easy Steps Issue 6

If you're out and about in the Newsagents, my cards feature in this issue.

I was challenged to created 15 quick cards.  They are all mini and all using the kit which  is supplied with this issue.  Lots of fun and bright funky colours.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway

That's right - there is a GIVEAWAY!!!!  Where?

Right here at Craft Queen.  It's all about spreading the word about Breast Cancer so let everyone you know about it.

Jump on over to the Craft Queen Blog, leave a comment and you have the chance to win some beautiful pink ribbons and 2 gorgeous cards created by Gwen.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Just havin' fun

I've been having some fun joining in some challenges over at The Creative Paper Trade Blog.

I just love everything about this place and couldn't resist and had to join in.

Here are a couple of cards - the first one is for the colour challenge and the second one is for the square challenge.

I have used all bits and pieces including my Handmade Daisy and the patterned papers are from Simple Stories which are up there with my all time fave papers.  The little note is from The Creative Paper Trail digi set - love it!!!

Thanks for popping in.

Hope all is well in your part of the world!!!

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Craft Queen

Look at these cards I created for Craft Queen.

I was lucky enough to play with the Graphic 45 papers.

Nicole has made up some Card Kits with this gorgeous range so be sure to pop over for a visit.

Luv Sandie


I have been doing a lot of reflecting today - especially after being present at Lyn's funeral.

As the saying goes "life is too short" I thought why not start a little challenge. 

I have been pretty slack in Blogland these days - life gets so busy.

But - I thought about a little giveaway.

The challenge is to create a card with a "FRIEND" theme.

The idea of the challenge will be for you to pop back here with a link to your card and I will pop them up in a gallery for everyone to see.

The next part of the challenge will be to actually send this card to a friend.  Friends are such priceless things and I know for sure that I would be abosolutely lost without mine.

I will give everyone til the end of this month to enter the giveaway (draw will be a random one)- you may enter more than once.

Just leave a comment to this post and I will add entries as we go.

Have fun with this challenge.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Farewell dear friend

Today I will be saying farewell to another dear friend.  It really tugs on your heart when you have to say goodbye to someone.
Dear Lyn has been battling cancer for the last 3 years.  She was such a softly spoken, beautiful woman and friend.  A true inspiration to all who met her or knew her online.

A message goes out to all who are suffering with this terrible disease - you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take time out today to do something that has been on your "to do list" - none of us know how long we have here on earth - make the most of it!!!

Huge hi to everyone.

Luv Sandie xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

 Here we are - Sandie, Vicky and Lyn at one of the Picture 2 Page shows at Burwood
 Our first catch up session at Geelong on the 31st December, 2007

Next catchup was 9th April, 2010 - in a shopping centre in Geelong having lunch - Lyn, Sandie, Maggie, Wirg and Marion.

Treausred memories!!!!!!!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Just wanted to share a li'l somethin'

Just wanted to share a layout that was created over at Scrapbooking Premiere.

Sandra kindly sent me an email with this gorgeous layout attached.  Gotta say I love the bright vibrant colours.

Thanks Sandra!!!

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hello - waving to everyone!!!!!

Hi everyone, gosh it's been a while since I've been to visit my blog - thank you to those of you who pop in to have a little visit!!!

I have been very busy so that's just one of the reasons why I haven't popped in.

Another reason is that I am in the middle of having a clean up/clean out of things.

I shall pop back in over the weekend with a little giveaway I think - so as they say "stay tuned"

Hope you have the bestest weekend wherever you are.

Lots and lots of luv.


Friday, 23 March 2012

Craft Queen Giveaway

Hi everyone, still busy as usual!!!!!  Bet you are too.

Hopefully not busy enough to pop on over to Craft Queen to enter the guessing competition of how may of the gorgeous new flowers are in the tube.

Pop on over leave a comment with your guess and you could win some lovelies.

Have a great weekend.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hello to all

Just thought I'd pop in to say a quick hi to everyone!!!!

Life is just so busy, as I'm sure you know - who's isn't?????

What have I been up to?  Loving my work at Scrapbook Lady, doing lots of creating for work and in general.   I have a couple of lots of cards coming up over the next month or two so will let you know when they come up.

Home life is great - kids are getting older.  Emily has just bought her first car, yet to go for learners yet but at least she has her own car to learn in.  Tammy is working at Subway and Josh - well he's just busy being Josh.....LOL.  Sean's happy working at Total Tools and life in general is great.

How are things in your part of the world?

Luv to all.


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hi everyone.  Hope you are happy in creating world!!!  I know I am.

Speaking of creating, head on over to Craft Queen blog - we have been busy creating for the February Challenge.  There is a prize up for grabs so be sure to join in the fun.  It's fun and easy.
(Mine hasn't quite been updated to the Craft Queen blog yet but you can see it here)

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Stamp It! 3 Ways

There is a new magazine out at the moment

I love this idea.

I completed some cards for Nicole at Craft Queen back in July of 2011 using the same idea.

See what you can come up with.  It's lots of fun and the best way to get the most out of your stamps.

Happy Australia Day.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 23 January 2012

Stamp Set For Sale

Hi everyone, hope all is well in your part of the world.

I came across this stamp set that I "had" to have at some stage and haven't used

I thought someone would love to buy it and put it to good use.

Price (including postage) is $11.50. BRAND NEW

If you would like to buy it, just leave me a comment - first in.........

Take care.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Embossing Folder For Sale

As I find bits and pieces I will pop them up for sale.

Ok - first off


Butterfly Migration Set - NEW  $16.00 + postage.

One of those "had to have" moments I think.

I would love someone to be using it.

Just leave a comment if you would like to buy.

Luv Sandie

Lucy's Sketch No. 5

Last day of Lucy's sketch challenge.  Gosh I've had loads of fun.  It's been so nice just getting in the creative zone and I just love a sketch challenge.

For this card I have used October Afternoon paper again (as in Day 2) Stampin Up Butterfly stamp and punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, dymo label, red/white twine, green brads and red/white gathered gingham trim. I stamped the butterfly stamp a couple of times - one for the stamped/punched butterfly and then again so I could use the Martha Stewart punch to punch out the little butterflies.

I've tweaked the sketch a little here and there but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Lucy's Cards Sketch No. 4

For today's card at Lucy's place I have used the gorgeous "Girls Paperie" patterned papers and Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden Collection" stamps.  I love both of these.

I have added some hand stitching and cut out the scallops to attach to the back of the semi circle.  I also added some sepia ink here and there.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Card Positioning Systems Sketch 249

Yet another challenge.  Boy am I having fun. This time Card Positioning Systems have a sketch.

Working away in the heat today has been a challenge in itself but it's keeping my mind off it - mostly!!!!  I think it was 35 degrees here today - seems hotter but that is for tomorrow - it's supposed to reach 40 - NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Here is my card using old Wild Asparagus paper, Spellbinders Die, Kaisercraft Resin flowers, sticky alphas by Jillibean Soup and some blossom that I picked up in a craft shop in town.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Inspirational Challenge - who's up for it?????????

Tammy was talking over lunch about an idea she has to store her earrings.

She wanted a sheet of steel mesh ideally to be able to attach the MANY earrings she has in her collection now.  One for every week of the year!!!!!!!

So we didn't have any mesh and so I suggested that she use a round embroidery frame that I picked up at the op shop a few months ago and also to pop a piece of aida cloth I had in my stash of "things to do one day".........LOL.

Here is the image

Now I challenge you to be inspired by this image in any way you like - it could be the colour, style, anything at all.

Challenge is open til the end of January.

Your time starts now.

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Craft Queen

I decided to use up some of Nicole's beautiful ribbons that have been sitting on my desk - you know me by now, I simply can't throw even the smallest pieces of ribbon out.  So - I got to and made this card.

I also used Distress Stain for the Doily - loved the deep colour green it turned out.  I was inspired by the small scrap of daisy patterned paper I had leftover from a card yesterday and it all came together nicely.

Happy creating.

Luv Sandie

Lucy's Card Sketch Day 3

More scraps - I have had these little scraps in a little plastic bag just waiting to be used.

They are from My Minds Eye and October Afternoon - just added some little Martha Stewart punched butterflies, black buttons, dymo label and some doodling.

Thanks for looking.

Hope you're having a great day.

Luv Sandie