Sunday, 31 August 2008

Baptism Card

Here is the Baptism Card I said I needed to make.

I have used a couple of different embossing folders on the Cuttlebug, Fiskars Threading Water punch, blue trim, silver cross charm and the stamp is by Magenta - its a photo stamp. I just love it!!!! Very old worlde.

Thanks for looking. Hope you have the bestest day whatever you get up to.

Luv Sandie


Today is the last day for you to buy any of my daisies to go into the draw to win some goodies. I have added some extra goodies to the prize pool. You've gotta be in it to win it.

You can find them here

Watch out tomorrow for the post to link your creation using one or more of my daisies.

Luv ya


Saturday, 30 August 2008

One down - one to go.

Well I've done it. I have made Em's friend's birthday card.

I have used Crate Paper "bubblegum" pp, one of my daisies the leaf stamp is by Fontwerks, the flourish stamp is by StampinUp and the "happy birthday" stamp is by Artee stamps.

I have also used an embossing folder with my Cuttlebug and a little bit of rustic stitching....LOL. That's what I like to call it anyway. I have a paper piercer that I just used to poke some holes and then got my needle and thread out.

Oh and I also added some stickles to the daisy.

That's it I think.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

How'd ya be?

How is your weekend going so far? I am having a ball already. It has been a very busy week and I'm just glad to be home not doing much at all.

My brother and nephew and his mate just popped in for a quick visit. It was so nice to see him as we haven't caught up for a very long time. He was on his way to take the boys to soccer.
My twin nephews are in State for Soccer. They are excellent. Might see their name up in lights one day. You just never know.

Em has a birthday party to go to this afternoon so I need to get organized with a card. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute..........LOL.

We usually go to mass tonight but we have been invited to a baptism tomorrow. We introduced ourselves to a young couple in our parish. Lovely people. They are from New Zealand. Anyway, they were expecting their first baby and everything was exciting. They had a beautiful little baby boy about 4 months ago I suppose. Lisa rang me during the week to ask our family to be part of the baptism. I was really touched by this. So I had better get organized with a nice card for little Callen too. After the ceremony we have been invited back for lunch. It's going to be a great day.

Nothing else much planned. I think that will just about fill our weekend up somehow.

What are you up to this weekend? Any plans for some creating? Hope so!!!!!

Take care whatever you get up to.

Luv ya.................Sandie

Friday, 29 August 2008

Blog Award

I've been given a blog award by the lovely Renee. How lucky am I? Thanks heaps Renee.

No - make that by two lovely ladies - Aga has given me one too.

How nice.

Here are the rules to the award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a messsage on the blogs of the girls you nominated.

So the award for "I Luv Your Blog" goes to.............................drum roll please.............

Renee - she always manages to make me laugh

Aga - for her beautiful creations


1. Deanne - for her great work and for always dropping in to say hi on my blog

2. Fleur - I have always loved your work

3. Cindy - another passionate creator and regular visitor to my blog

4. Wirg- my good old mate - partners in crime I say!!!!

5. Nicole - fabulous "doodling" queen

6. Marie - for starting to work with cards - yay!!!

7. Vanilla - I love her cards.

I could just keep adding to my list as I drop into so many fun and creative blogs.

Luv Sandie

(P.S I decided to sneak in another blog - this lady always pops in to say hello and she does some fab oriental work - something which I struggle with - you've gotta pop over to her blog to look - and you may see a picture of her new little grand daughter while you're there.

9. Lyn - super nan!!!!!!

Yay, Yay Yay.................I have created!!!!

I found a little pocket of time this morning to create - mind you I have mess piled up around me -but you know what...................I DONT CARE!!!!!!! I have been hanging out to create so I just did it. Boy does that feel better. I get totally absorbed when I'm creating and a lot of my worries just disappear.

So here is the card I created.

I have used some yummy ribbons from Craft Queen - Nicole sent me some goodies to play with. Its a beautiful pink/brown floral ribbon. Nicole also sells the yummy gathered gingham ribbon. I just love this stuff and could easlily use it on every card. I added some tiny cream hearts to the centre of each flower and cut another flower out for the centre of the Green Tara flower. Cut a strip of pink pp using my new Fiskars "threading water" punch and stamped "all things grow with love" by StampinUp.

Hope all is well with you.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Not much creating going on of late.

As you can see there hasn't been a great deal of creating going on in my house lately.

I am trying to get this Fete organized. Gosh there is so much to do, not enough time and unfortunately - not enough help. It is always the way. It will happen I know that but it would be nice to have a little bit more help to ease the pressure a bit.

I am determined to do some creating over the next couple of days though so keep popping in you just never know.

Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

A dream come true............

ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to play the flute. I play by ear - I can only just read music but dont like to. I used to be able to jump on a keyboard and just play whatever song came into my head. I just love music.

Anyway, we had a visit from a friend tonight. She was having a clean out for our Fete. Books, cd's, old amongst everything a flute. I couldn't believe my eyes.
She said - go through everything and if there is anything you like yourself you can have it, all the other stuff can be donated to the fete. I was totally amazed that there before me was the most beautiful looking flute.

I thought - this cant be for real. I had better give her a ring just to make sure. Sure enough it WAS hers but she hasn't played it for years.

So while I was cooking dinner I picked it up - as you do when you're cooking dinner............LOL.
It's going to take me a while to get the technique no doubt, but I'm determined to get it. I used to play the recorder at school, but I'm thinkin its slightly different than that.

I shall take a photo of it tomorrow for "show and tell".............LOL.

I am truly blessed. Today is a very lucky day.

A huge thank you to Monica for making my dream come true.

Thanks for popping in................luv Sandie

Monday, 25 August 2008

Spring Is In The Air

Here is the card I created for today's blog post over at Remember When.

I kept this card very simple. I have added Remember When "Embellishment Sticker Sheet 1" and "Decorative Scallop Strips". I also used Kelly Panacci pp which is just gorgeous - you dont have to do much to it already - its just so bright and cheery. Bit of ribbon, button and brads. That's it.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Here is the prize up for grabs.

Here is the prize I will be giving away for the Handmade Daisies Challenge.

It contains a set of clear stamps by Sassafrass Lass "Sweet Serendipity", 3 sets of rubons by Deja Views, Finishing Touch Ideas and Delish, 1 set of die-cut chipboard alphas by Craft Affair and a gorgeous little jouranl book by Craftworks.

Start creating something with one of my daisies and the prize could be yours.

Thanks for joining in.

Luv Sandie

Get in quick!!!!!

If you haven't done already, you have til the end of the month to purchase some of my Handmade Daisies. You can find them at My Etsy here:

From September 1st through to 30th September I will be running a competition for anyone who has purchased some daisies. All you will need to do is create a card, layout or OTP using one or more of my daisies, leave a comment on that paticular post with a link to your creation.

You can enter as many times as you like. I will get my kids to draw a name out of the hat.

Thank you to all who have purchased my daisies since releasing them in July.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Dont forget my blog challenge for this month.

Anyone who has purchased my Handmade Daisies since July til the end of August is in the running for a nice lot of goodies - photo to go up on my blog tomorrow.

I have had a lovely email from Lisa. She has been going crazy with my daisies and has even placed an order for some more. Thank you Lisa.

You can check out Lisa's gorgeous cards on her blog.

Here is the link

Keep checking back in as more entries file in.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 23 August 2008

A Sketch At Pernickety!!!!!

Right we are off and running over at Pernickety Blog.

Drop in for a visit, check out the gorgeous Becky Fleck Page Maps Sketch - be inspired and create something to share with us all.

All you need to do is take a photo of your card, leave a comment on the blog and attach a link to your personal blog.

That's it. Come on get your creative juices flowing.

I will be working on the sketch tonight and will share my creation once I'm done.

Luv Sandie

(p.s. couldn't help myself. I had to upload tonight - of course we all know that it's hopeless taking photos at night but I just couldn't wait + we have a busy day tomorrow.)

.................ahhhhhhhh that got your attention!!!!! LOL

I have a new baby. Well I sorta have shares in a new baby.

Marie from Said Simply has given me the ok to work on the Pernickety Blog. This is rather exciting. I will be trying to keep it up to date. So you need to get on over there. Leave us some luvin comments and let's get the party started.
Later on this afternoon or tonight I am going to add a sketch challenge.
It is up to you to jump on in and create a card. Leave us a link to your blog with your lovely creation.

Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!!

Luv Sandie

I have a new baby!!!!!

Friday, 22 August 2008

I have had such a beautiful morning.

A close friend asked me if I'd like to tag along with her today. She had an appointment in Warragul which just so happens where Said Simply is. Yay. Of course I wanted to tag along. Glad I did too.
I popped into to have a nice quiet cuppa with Marie - who by the way is just starting to pick up a little bit after being quiet ill with a terrible flu type bug. Hang in there Marie. I managed to make some of my Daisies while I was there too which was a nice bonus.
While I was there Nicole Finalyson also dropped in - what a bonus. She is such a passionate person and I just love to hear her stories and she and Marie always manage to make me laugh.
If you are ever in the area please drop in - the shop is just fantastic - it has such a great feel to it and its definately going places. I'm enjoying my journey so far!!!!!

Then my friend dropped in to pick me up. She was impressed with the atmosphere of the shop too. She's not really in to scrapping/cardmaking but she certainly appreciates it and loved plenty of the goodies in store. I will convert her yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We then asked Marie and Nicole where was a nice place to have lunch. We went to this gorgeous Coffee Shop come Book shop. Magnificent. We had the bestest time over a nice lunch - then we check out the books. Yummo!!!!! Beeches is the name of the store. Definately another fab place to add to the list of "must haves".

I'm off to school now. The school has had a Book Fair this week with lots of cheap bargains for the kids. Then we will all come home. Josh has footy training, fish and chips for tea and then bring on the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have some serious creating to do. I am going to be working on my Pirate cards for Said Simply. So watch out over the next week for some photos on my blog of some snippets of the cards.

That's it for now me thinks!!!!!!

Life is great.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

How special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My dear little (adopted) nephew - our little Sudanese baby is now walking. I cannot believe it.
George & Medina popped in for a visit last night and put Stephen on the ground and off he took - walking!!!!!!! He is nearly 11 months old. How clever!!!!! I took lots of photos - we were all so excited and kept clapping and carrying on - he had this very cool look on his face as if he had been walking for ages. He is so adorable. I shall upload some photos tomorrow. Oh and I managed to work out how to take a video on our digital camera so I will have that forever - how special!!!!!

Luv Sandie

(The photos show him as a little newborn, to a cheeky face to his first steps - yay)

Monday, 18 August 2008

Super excited to be part of the team at Craft Queen

I am rather excited girlies. I have been asked to be part of the Design Team at Craft Queen working with my no.1 passion - cards. Nicole has the most amazing range of ribbons there is to be had. This is totally amazing and I am very honoured to be asked. I cannot wait!!!!
Do yourself a favour and pop on over to Craft Queen and check out the ribbons and all the other yummy goodies.
I am one very happy and lucky girly. Thanks heaps Nicole.

Stay tuned - I am waiting on some goodies from Nicole and then I'm on my way.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 17 August 2008

More challenges at Little Scrapbook Shop

The first challenge was to complete a "paper piecing" project. I created an owl using Kelly Panacci patterned paper, eyelets, jump rings and some prima flowers for the eyes and some buttons. I had fun with this challenge.

The second challenge was to draw inspiration from the book "Where The Wild Things Are".

So I used Autumn Leaves "Mindy's Zoo" stamps to create a jungle scene. Oh and the crown is by "october afternoon"

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Layout Sketch Challenge at LSBS

Here is my interpretation of a layout sketch challenge at Little Scrapbook Shop.

I have flipped the sketch and added little funky christmas trees instead of flowers.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Sketch This 62: Altered Canvas

Here is this weeks Sketch Challenge 62 at Sketch This. I have used a canvas - painted white and then used a recylced piece of cardboard - covered it with green/white gingham paper, mounted it with double sided foam tape onto the gingham pp. I used a jumbo wheel by StampinUp with the baby stamp and coloured it with water colour paints. Cut it out into squares and then added some mint/pink/blue/mauve squares in cardstock with a hand drawn "stitiched" border. I also mounted these with ds foam tape. Little bit of ribbon and some buttons.

Had fun with this one.

Luv Sandie

Friday, 15 August 2008

How bizaar!!!!!

I was talking to our kids last week and explaining about my first cookbook that I was given - many moons ago!!!!! I went into detail about the colour of it and the pictures etc.

At the end of the week we arranged to meet Mum and Dad for lunch. When we were saying goodbye Mum had some boxes for of bits and pieces for our School Fete. She had one bag of goodies that she thought I might like looking through. What do you know - there in amongst everything was My First Cookbook.............I was blown away and picked it up to show the kids. They were happy for me and amazed too!!!!

Here it is.

Cark Sketch at Little Scrapbook Shop

You know there is no better way to come up with a card idea than looking at a great sketch for inspiration. Here is a card I have created tonight using a sketch at Little Scrapbook Shop for the August Cybercrop.

I have used stamps by October Afternoon - oooooh I love these. I simply used Timber Brown inkpad and a green inkpad. Hand cut scalloped edge, yummy brown/white gingham trim and staples.

It all came toghether rather quickly.

Thanks for looking.

Hope you have the bestest weekend.

Luv Sandie

2 Sketches 4 You

I have just completed a card sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I absolutely love the simplicity of these sketches and also love the samples that the DT come up with. Very inspiring.

Well for my take on the sketch I have gone with a little Cafe Shoppe. I have made the canopy like they do on cafes and shopps - just added some spotty pp and a hand cut scalloped edge.

I stamped the door onto green cardstock and also a window stamp that I have - I just cut the centre out so you could see the "Candy Cane Shoppe" sign which I stamped onto acetate to resemble the glass in a window. I also stamped a little window box stamp and coloured it in with water colour paints and also added some dimensional magic. Oh and I also added a little "open" sign for the door. I had heaps of fun with this one.

Here is the sketch and the card.

Thanks for popping in.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Go Me!!!! Go Me!!!!!

LOL. Sorry I was just getting a little excited as I have just spotted 7000 hits on my blog.
That's a lot of visitors. Thanks to everyone who has popped in.

Luv Sandie

Josh has gone on a one night camp

Josh has gone with school to the city for a one night stop over camp. They are walking everywhere seeing the sights of the city. It should be fabbo - little cold and wet though. Sure wont stop the kids having fun. They went in by train - 1 hours ride, and then they are going to tour around.
They will return about 4 oclock tomorrow. Boy is it going to be quiet around here - the girls will love it though. LOL.

Have you seen this clip

You have to have a lookie at this clip on YouTube. It looks fab - especially the carry case.

See what you think.

Luv Sandie

Inspirational Challenge

Another challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop was to find your favourtie mug and draw inspiration from it to make a card.

Here is my card - I have done a card using this mug before as inspiration except this time I did a different card. I was really happy how it turned out.

I used my Cuttlebug for the background mint cardstock - lightly sanded it. Then I used a set of StampinUp stamps with different inkpads and stamped onto white cardstock, punched them out with a circle punch and added some Kaisercraft bling to each centre. Added double sided foam tape behind and popped them onto lilac cardstock.

Added some lilac grossgrain ribbon and the sentiment is by StampinUp also.

There you have it.

Monday, 11 August 2008

I have just set up for people to subsribe

I have just added a bar off to the right for people to subscribe to my blog.

Can someone be really nice and see if it works and also if it only comes up once. I had NO idea what I was doing when setting it up. Very confusing for moi!!!!!


Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Luv Sandie

Look what I made last night.............after a hard day and all.

This is a little album I made last night after the biggest day - but I was determined to get it done.

It was for the challenge over at Little Scrapbook Shop. We had to create an album using a different shape other than square or rectangular. So I came up with a tree. It can actually stand up which I was impressed about after I discovered it.............LOL.

I just drew the tree, cut it from thick cardboard and added lots of bits and pieces.

As the title says "its the simple things"- so that is what I am going to add to the pages. Just little snippets of things that I love.

Here are the shots. I've gone for the good old "rustic" look - one of my fave techniques as it doesn't call for perfection - something which I'm not very good at!!!! LOL
Thanks for popping by.
Luv Sandie

Sunday, 10 August 2008

What a day.........

Our day started by having to be at Josh's footy at 8.15 this much for weekend sleep-ins!!!!! It was only 5 degrees and ultra cold.
It was teaming down rain and windy as well - absolute shocker!!!! At half time a lot of the kids were struggling big time - they were actally crying that were that beside themselves. Poor things.
The coach asked the kids on the bench - Josh being one of them, who would like to go onto the ground to fill in for the kid that was coming off cold and needed a rest. Josh was the only one to put his hand up. The coach was impressed with Josh's determination to get out there and give it his best. He actually won an award for this - very proud moment that's for sure!!! He was quite chuffed with himself - so he should be.

Then we came home for a quick bite to eat and then I had to organize a party for 9 girls. It all went off well started at 2 and finished about 6 oclock. Let me tell ya - I'm one tired chicky babe.

Need to get some much deserved sleep.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Well it is now officially Em's 13th Birthday

I cannot believe our first born is a teenager!!!!!! Gosh that makes me feel old!!!!!!

Em has been so excited over the last couple of weeks counting down on the calendar.

Happy, Happy Birthday dear little Em.

We love you.

Luv Mum, Dad, Tam & Josh.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Get ready and hang on.............

If you're looking for something to get your creative juices flowing - well then you'd better head over to Little Scrapbook Shop this weekend. They are having a "Clayton's Retreat". This is being held for the less fortunate who can't actually attend the real Retreat - but you know what...........the ones that couldn't make it last year had just as much fun from the comfort of their craft space.

Make sure you have the essentials

*Some drinkies and
*Plenty of chocolate

Oh and dont forget a good sense of humour - that will get you places.

There are prizes up for grabs and there is even a competition going on for the best "avatar". So dont just think it "do it". Head on over, pop in and say gidday and that Sandie sent ya...........LOL. Then all you need to do is take a look at a challenge or two and create away.
Now it doesn't get much better than that.

Luv Sandie

Had the bestest day

Well I headed off for sunny Warragul this morning in readiness of my Card Classes at Said Simply. It was a great morning. I met some new ladies and was impressed with their skills - they walked off with a couple of cards each - it was great to see them happy with themselves.

I learnt a few things myself which was handy. Basically "what to do" and "what not to do".........all good stuff though. I'm really looking forward to next month already. Its going to be a Pirate theme. In the words of my Tammy "awesome!!!!!".

Oh and I got to speak to Nicole Finlayson which was a bit spesh and of course the lovely Marie who is just fantastic. Thanks Marie - I thoroughly enjoyed myslef.

Luv Sandie

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Look at what's happening now................

"It's all happening!!!!" that's for sure. I am really excited to announce that I am starting to teach my first ever card classes. I will be working at Said Simply this friday so if you are in the Warragul area - I would love to meet you and join in the fun.

Huge thanks to Marie for taking me on board.

Here are more details.

I'm so excited..........and I just can't hide it......................yay!!!!!!!

Can't wait Marie.

Luv Sandie

Sunday, 3 August 2008

For the month of August

Anyone who purchases my Handmade Daisies for the month of August or who has purchased them in July can enter a competition by creating a card or layout or OTP using one of my daisies.

You can find them at My Etsy Store.

You've got to be in it to win it!!!!!

Luv Sandie

Proud as punch

Watched Josh play footy this morning. He is coming along nicely considering he hadn't played much at all at the start of the year. He went so well today he won an encouragement award - we were thrilled. It's a nice trophy - his first one. How cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are very proud of him. Well done Joshie!!!!!!

I shall add a photo tomorrow.

Luv Sandie


Another card - yay!!!!! For this one I have used Basic Grey pp, Maya Road chipboard trees. For the large tree I stamped a Poppy Ink stamp 3 times and cut it out, distressed the edges and then layered it using double sided foam tape (I would be lost without this stuff). I stamped some leaves using a Fontwerks stamp and popped on some buttons for flowers.

This was a sketch challenge at Scrap Schemes.

Thanks for looking.

Luv Sandie

Caardvarks Card Sketch Challenge

Here is my card I have made using a sketch challenge over at Caardvarks. I have used Kazan's sketch for this one.

The pp is by Fancy Pants and the chipboard is by Making Memories which I love. I have added some buttons, ricrac and some lace.

Thanks for looking

Luv Sandie

Saturday, 2 August 2008

I've been having fun this morning

Here is a card I made this morning for Triple The Sketch. I have used my new Cuttlebug folder "frills" which I just love. I have also used StampinUp scallop punch and Baby Stamp, the giraffes are by Autumn Leaves - aren't they cute? and the pp is by Doodlebug.

Great sketch to work with so I may just have to make another card I reckon.

Thanks for looking and thanks TTS for the inspiration.

Luv Sandie

Our first born

I cannot believe our first born, Emily is going to be a teenager on the 9th August. Gosh that's flown. She has grown into a gorgeous young lady. We are very proud of you Em.

Here is the invitation I came up with for her party next Sunday.

Doodlebug patterned paper and cupcake by HeroArts and of course a bit of bling - kindyglitz.

Luv Sandie