Saturday, 23 February 2013


Hello out there to everyone.  Hope you're having a great weekend.

Just letting you know that Nicole from Craft Queen is running some beautiful workshops at the show this week.

Be sure to check them out and book yourself a spot in one or more of the classes.

Have fun.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Recipe of The Week - Week 3

Hope you are all doing fine.  It's so hot and sticky here today - yuck!!!

Ok - Week 3.

This weeks recipe is to combine

Black and white and add one more colour to the mix.

You can add anything to your creation.

Have fun with this one.

Don't forget to pop back to this post with a link to your creation or drop me an email with a photo and I will upload it for you.

Deb's Card - gorgeous colour combo.  Thanks Deb.

And here is Jane's card - I had to laugh when Jane emailed me with her card - such a cheeky little puppy in the mud.  Gorgeous Jane.  Thanks for joining in.

Have a great week everyone.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Shrove Tuesday

Yep good old Shrove Tuesday in our house this morning. 

The boys organized themselves with making the pancake mixture late last night.

Josh and I woke early this morning to start to make them before the kids had to head off to school on the bus.

Very yummy.  (Better be good for the rest of the day me thinks - not good for the sugar levels.........LOL!!!)

Enjoy your day everyone.

Luv Sandie

Monday, 11 February 2013

Recipe A Week - Week 2

Hi there everyone.  Hope you can join in this week's challenge.  (You still have today to complete last week's challenge).

Ok for today's Recipe you will need

Notebook page - ruled lines
Red and pink cardstock
Hearts - it can be stickers, stamps or patterned paper - or all 3

I need you to create a tag.  You can include this tag onto a card if you like or just leave it as a tag.

If you're into Valentines you can make a valentines day card or tag.

Have fun with this one and don't forget you can add anything you like to it.

Just including Jen's card - it's gorgeous Jen.  Thanks for joining in.

And here is Jane's card.  Thanks Jane it looks fab.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Recipe Of The Week - Blog followers

Yay - Jane has joined in with my challenge and made a card for Recipe of The Week.

Here is a shot of her scraps

and here is her card that she has made from the scraps.

Well done on using up your scraps - you have a bonus card all ready to go now. Thanks for joining in.

Secondly, we have Jenny's card.  I am super excited for Jenny to be joining in.  She was a little worried the card wouldn't make it in on time - rest up Jen it arrived and it's beautiful.  Thanks for joining in.  Look at Week 2 and see what you can come up with. 

Luv Sandie

Freshly Made Sketches No. 72

Hi there everyone.  Hope you are all having a great weekend. 

Here is my take on sketch no. 72 over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I have used the yummy Mama Elephant stamp set and Basic Grey Picadilly patterned paper.

I love this simple sketch as the ideas are endless.

Thanks for dropping in for a visit.

Luv Sandie

Thursday, 7 February 2013


I just popped over to Freshly Made Sketches to discover my card was chosen as one of the many lucky winners.  How exciting.  I have to say it was fun to create for funs sake!!!

Thank you Rita.

Have a great day everyone - it is really warm here already.  Pooh cack!!!

Luv Sandie

Monday, 4 February 2013

Recipe A Week - Card 1

Here is my first card for Recipe A Week using some of the bits and bobs that I chose.

This is also the stamp set that I chose that I hadn't used so now it's christened. Yay!!!


Luv Sandie

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Retro Sketches Challenge 49

There's nothing I love better than to create a card from a sketch.

So here is my take on the Retro Sketch challenge 49.

I have used my cuttlebug, Prima Stamp Set, vintage buttons, lace and pearls and a lick of ink here and there.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Recipe A Week Challenge

Here is my BEFORE shot of my bits and bobs I found in my collection - pink, orange, yellow and brown.
(Refer my challenge details HERE)

(This is my unused stamp set - well not anymore.......yay)

Let the fun begin.

I'm hoping to get a few cards out of this lot.

Here is my first card

Luv Sandie

Sketch Challenge

I decided to do something just for fun.

I have joined in the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I have used up some more little bits and pieces I've been hanging onto and also added some handstitching here and there. (It's a slight variation to Thursday's cards I made)

Hope you're having the bestest weekend. I am!!!

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Craft Queen

Head on over to Craft Queen - lots to see.  My little Graphic 45 card set is up for grabs and plenty of other goodies and yumminess.

Have a great weekend.

Luv Sandie

Inspiration Challenge Anyone????

Hope you're having a great start to the weekend.  It's going to be a comfortable 21 degrees here today - oh yeah!!!

Emily just sent me a link to these gorgeous shoes - aren't they just the happiest shoes you've ever seen?  I think so anyway.

Maybe you'd like to draw inspiration from them and create something.

Have fun.

Here is Deb's beautiful card - well done and thanks for joining in Deb.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 1 February 2013

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - New Challenge

Ok I'm setting myself and anyone else who would like to join, a little challenge.

I'm calling my new challenge "RECIPE OF THE WEEK".  Each week (or most weeks) I will give you a new recipe to follow. I will name the ingredients and all you need to do is  - mix it up.  Add whatever you like.

I want to you to search for some scraps of patterend paper in the following colours



find a stamp set that you simply HAD to have and haven't got around to using it before.

Now - go ahead and make a card or even a set of cards.  It can be anything at all and any size.  Maybe you'd like to make some mini cards. You can add anything else at all as long as these few bits and bobs are included in there somewhere.

What you have to do is take a photo of your materials before you start and then a photo of your finished cards.

Hope you can join in - invite your friends to join in. 

Don't forget to leave a post and link in this post.

Luv Sandie