Saturday, 22 December 2012


Bleep, bleep, bleepity, bleep!!!

How many of you have slaved making some lovely cards then sent them into the world unphotographed. Annoying isn't it?

Hope you are all organised for Crimbo.
I'm away to finish watching Strictly.
S xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tuesday Thought

I just want to say that my thoughts are with everyone going thru hard times this Christmas.

Whether touched by tragedy such as those poor families in Newtown, on your own or struggling financially. I know the Holidays magnifies such hardships.

I hope everyone has as Merry a Christmas as they can and please spare a thought (or more) for those having a hard time this year.

Sandra xxx

Creative Craft Chalenges

Well it's time for another Challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges. It's a 3 week challenge this time. We'll be back on 8th January

Our sponsors this week are Crafty Ribbons and Robyn's Fetish who kindly supplied images for the DT to use.
We're looking for Non-Traditional Christmas. So none of your red, green and golds and as Non traditional as you like.

I've gone Brown and Blue.

I've used a Saturated Canary image called Nikki.
She was a followers freebie but is now in the store for the bargain price of $2.
She's coloured with Promarkers.
I made the embellishment from Robyns Fetish -My Mittens.
some string and a snowflake charm.
The paper is BoBunny that's been lurking in my stash for a while.
Pop on over to CCC for a look at the rest of the DT's gorgeous creations.
I'd like to enter her at
Card Mania - Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes and a DT call
Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Creative Craft Challenges

Hello Peeps.

You'll be pleased to know that I have managed to produce some cards. It's a bonafide miracle!

This one is for Creative Craft Challenges where the challenge this week (and it is just a week this time) is Humorous Cards . We are sponsored by the fab Bugaboo so go to CCC a have a look at what the other DT have produced for your inspiration.

This week I have used Snowglobe Stella Sled. I think she is good fun.

I have coloured her with Promarkers, layered her and blinged her up a bit.

I'd like to enter her at
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Red and Green

Have fun

Sandra xxx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Sh!tty Week

I can only appologise for not posting.

It's been a horrid week. We're all just getting over last weeks illness and we find out that my lovely Mother-in-law has Myeloma. Hubby is in bits about it.
Then my Mum injures her knee and can barely hobble about on crutches.

I'm missing creating so hopefully it won't take long to get back to normalish.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Tuesday Thought

Just keep trying!

Sandra xxx

Creative Craft Challenges

This Fortnight we are sponsored by Stampin Dragon Designs and we're looking for White on White Christmas.

I don't have a card today cos we've had some horrid lurgy in the Tierney household but pop over to Creative Craft Challenges for a look at what the girls have produced to inspire you.

Happy Crafting

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tuesday Thought

Sod's Law!
Hubby takes the week off so we can get stuff done around the house and I get a stinky cold and from the sneezing I can hear he's getting it too!!
We have got and built a new wardrobe system for my son but the BIG pre-Christmas clear out hasn't even started. I just don't have the energy.

Anyway my Thought's have been a bit disrupted lately so lets try and regain some order.

How true. Without the dark we can never fully appreciate the light.

Hugs to you all
Sandra xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

You Rock

Here is a lovely Kenny K -Vikki Lee Vicious. I love the attitude of his girlz.

She's coloured with Promarkers as always

The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Nesties.
The paper is an old one from my stash.
It's blinged with some stars and silver pearls.
I'd like to enter her for the DT call at Kenny K's Krafty Krew.
Check out my other Kenny K cards using the label Kenny K.
Cute Card Thursday - Starry Starry night
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Thanks for popping by

Woo Hoo!

The lovely folks at Delicious Doodles Challenges spotlighted my In Memory card.

Thank You

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Creative Craft Challenge

This fortnight the challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges is a Bingo board. Lots of creative scope from that.

Pop over to see what the rest of the team have created for you.

I have gone with the top line Lace, Blue, Bling tho I think I've covered most of the options only Cream and Emboss aren't used.

The image is Lili of the Valley - Wish upon a Star. Isn't she gorgeous?
Coloured with Promarkers and blinged with stickles and gems.

I used Nestie circles, fab Tulle lace from Dies to Die for, and paper which I've had for eons.
Edged with some Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I would like enter her at
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Anything goes and a DT.
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Feeling Blue
Make it Mondays
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Cute and Girly

Looking forward to seeing your creations

Sandra xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

In Memory

For the first time in what seems like months I have a clear week. No hospital appointments, no decorating and fingers crossed no illness.
This does mean I have no excuses not to get the housework done!!!

I saw this Delicious Doodles image a few weeks ago and had to have it.
This card should have been posted yesterday but I had the worst Migraine I've had in years so nothing got done.

It's coloured with Promarkers, cut with my new Labels 8 and matted on Kraftcard using Decorative Labels 8.

I'd like to enter it for
Make it Monday
Delicious Doodles Challenges - Remembering
Passion for Promarkers - In the Garden
Love to Create - Fancy Edges

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday Thought

I have a word for you today - Acceptance!

This is needed sometimes. ie. I have to accept that sometimes life just gets in the way of crafting.

Spent today being a pillow for a sick girl.

I know I promised the Wedding card but I stupidly forgot to photograph it. I asked the bride to send me a photo so it will appear at some point.

I hope you are all being more productive than me


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Not back Yet.

Things are still hectic at the moment so not to much craft/blog time.
Got a wedding this weekend so there will at least be a card coming up for that as I'm doing it tonight.

I got my first spray tan today then got asked if I was dressed for Halloween at the school gates!!
Have to admit I do look like an Ompa Lompa. :-(

Helping at the Sponsored Bounce at the school tomorrow, then collecting kilts but I'll try to post the card.

Take care everyone
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Creative Craft Challenge

This week on Creative Craft  the Challenge is A Celebration NOT a Birthday.
This gives you lots of scope to play.

I've used the Bugaboo JJ Pregnancy - Shopping for Two. Kindly supplied by Bugaboo our super sponsor this week.

She's coloured with Promarkers. Sorry for the poor photo. No decent light to be had.

Papers are Bo Bunny, ribbon and pearls from stash, computer generated sentiments.

I'd like to enter her to
Make it Monday

Popover to the CCC blog to see the fab DT creations.
Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Creative Craft Challenges

This week on Creative Craft Challenges we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary.
And that is the challenge - The Number 3.
The lovely sponsors are Lili of the ValleyStamping Dragon Designs  / Robyns Fetish and Crafty Embellies with £10 voucher.
 Pop over to the blog and see what everyone has done with this theme.
I'm sorry for the poor quality of the photo but I have had a hellish couple of weeks and ended up taking the pic at night.
I've had both kids at A&E. One put bits of eraser in both his ears (don't ask!!!) the other needed an ambulance called for an asthma attack, she was admitted.
Plus my Mum still needed help. On top of that I'm now in York for the October School week.
Hopefully everything will be back to usual service next week.
I have used a LOTV stamp called Milly Cuddle Time coloured with Promarkers because there are 3 cuties in the image. 
I used 3 patterned papers. Think they are My Minds eye and 3 card candies.
Sentiment stamp is also LOTV.

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

I forgot

The Tuesday Thought.
Life getting in the way again! Sorry.

Mum has been completely renovating her new house and the final rush is on as she moves in next week. I've been up there every day, sometimes not getting in till after 10. Heading back up soon to put in another full day. I do have tomorrow off (Thank Goodness!) then I'll be back over the weekend. Very tired and very deprived of crafting time :-(

Soon as Mum is sorted I'll be heading down to York with the kiddies for the October week to cat sit for my Dad and his partner's 5 cats!
Maybe I'll get some serious crafting time in after that.

Anyhoo got to get going
Hugs Sandra xx

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Canary Love

Hello Peeps.

Today I have a lovely little lady for you

She is Canary Love a freebie from Krista of Saturated Canary
Coloured with Promarkers.

The paper is Bo Bunny Alora collection.
Flowers and Buttons from Stash.
Computer generated sentiment using Home Sweet Home font.
I'd like to enter her for
 Fab'n' Funky - Starts with an F - Frills,Flowers, Feathers.
Digital Tuesday - Say it with Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings
Thanks for popping by
Hugs Sandra xxx

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Happy Day

Firstly I have some news.
I am one of the new Design Team Members for Creative Craft Challenges . Woo Hoo!
Come and have a look on Tuesday for my first effort.

Now for a card
You may (or may not) remember that I said I was going to do a series of round Pure Innocence cards.
Well this is the next one.

Image is a Heather Ellis digi Pure Innocence  #013 coloured with Promarkers.


Card is cut out using Circle nesties, paper is from scrap box and sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter her for
Stamping Royalty - Use your Big Shot/ Die cuts
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Sandra xx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tuesday thought

Enough said
Hugs Sandra xxx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Rain, Rain

Go away!
Doubt that'll work. Could do with an Indian Summer here. It's blooming freezing but I refuse to turn the heating on yet.

I'm waiting on my daughter getting back from Alton Towers. She left at 3 am with the Guides and it's been a very long day.

So I thought I'd share this little lady with you

She's a Saturated Canary called Let it Rain. Coloured with Promarkers.

The Sentiment is Lili of the Valley.
Papers and bow from Stash.
I'd like to enter her for
crafty boots challenges - Childrens Stories (Rain,Rain go away, come again another day)
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sandra xxx

Thursday, 20 September 2012


I'm a Dafty. It's official!
I've been stressing about not having finished a card to put on here only to realise that I had a card sitting on the shelf since Sam's birthday!
This is the card I made for his sister to give him.

The image is a Meljens Designs Dirt Storm Monster Truck coloured with Promarkers
Paper is My Minds Eye. Sentiment is computer generated. Buttons from Stash.

I'd like to enter this for
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Going Digital
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Thanks for popping by
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Tuesday Thought

Something to remember

Don't despair that it's taking so long to get back. It just takes time.
Hugs Sandra xxx

Happy Day

Hello Peeps and hello new follower Abi. Welcome to my World.

What a week!
Emma was ill, Pete was ill, I was ill. So far Sam has missed it (fingers crossed!)
It was also Sam's Rugby Clubs Festival which meant all day in the kitchen baking on Saturday and 6 hours at the Club on the Sunday.

I did manage to make an Anniversary card for my Brother and his wife but stupidly forgot to take a photo. I do this a lot. It's annoying!

It's a Happy Day here tho as I won on Creative Craft Challenge with Sam's Birthday card AND over on Krista's Saturated Canary Blog I won one of her lovely postcards.
I paid for Emma to go to Alton Towers this weekend with the Guides so she's happy.
Sam is happy cos he finished building his Lego Helms Deep and has convinced me to buy him more Lord of the Rings Lego. (with a donation from his piggy bank!)
Pete got salmon for dinner so he's happy (I hate fish so it's an occasional treat)

I have 3 cards just about ready so watch this space.

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Wish I had time to relax!!
Been a busy time recently. I have more cards to share , just need to find the time to photo them in daylight. Maybe tomorrow..
But I can give you a card I knocked together for our friend Andy, Hubby of the lovely Susan aka Mixamatoasties. When I say knocked I mean it, 15 minutes flat!! so it's not the fanciest card in the world but does the job and Andy liked the image..


Sentiment is computer generated, Image is a DSB coloured with promarkers, paper from scrap box.

I'm entering this for
Make it Monday
Cards for Men - going digital
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs and stuff
Sandra xxx

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Well yesterday was Sam's Birthday and what a spoiled boy he is.
After lots of pressies we took him to play Adventure Golf  in Xscape followed by a go on the 3DX cinema thing which terrified him at first but by the end he was loving it. Then dinner a China Buffet King - his choice, I hate the place!! We followed that up with a visit to the Amusements.
I was exhausted by the time we got home!

Here is the Birthday Boy with his new skateboard

Here is his card, see what I did there!

Image is Whoosh from Mo Manning coloured with Promarkers Inked with distress ink.

The paper is My Minds Eye.
Sentiment is Computer generated.
Card and pearls from Stash.
I'd like to enter him for
Creative Craft Challenge - All about the Boys and a DT call
My Mums Craft Shop -Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons -School Days/ for a Child
Thanks for stopping by
Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tuesday Thought

I know it's technically Wednesday but hey, Shit Happens and that's my thought for today.

Been one of those weeks and it's Sam's Birthday tomorrow  today, despite starting his card at the weekend I've only just had the chance to finish it.

Better get to bed before an excited lad gets up. I'll try and post his card tomorrow

Hugs to you all
Sandra xxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sweet, sweet Candy

Pop over to wickdys creations where Wendy has the most generous candy.

but hurry up it ends on the 5th.

Good luck. xxx

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Wild Child

that's what my friends little girl Rachel  is.
Here is her Birthday card

The image is a Tiddly Inks digi - Wryn Hanging Around coloured with Promarkers.
Papers are Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye. Sentiment is computer generated.
Ribbon buttons and pearls are from stash.
I'd like to enter her for
My Mums Craft Shop All the three's
I heart Promarkers Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by
Hugs Sandra xx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Tuesday Thoughts

Firstly, Hello to my New followers. It makes my day that someone would like to see more.
Thank You.

It's very easy to get caught up in small stuff. Let it go....easier said than done I know but save your energy for the stuff that matters.

Have a happy week
Hugs Sandra xxx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Pretty as a picture

This is the card I made for our family friends Ruby Wedding celebration.
They had a lovely party yesterday which was nice to see everyone in happier circumstances, the last time was my Uncle's funeral.

I used their Wedding picture.

Made it a trifold card with lots of Ruby red.
I'd like to enter it for
My Mums Craft Shop - Weddings/Anniversaries
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Ribbons and bows
Craft your Passion - Power of 3(3 circles, 3 sides)
Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment and I'll come visit you
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Black and White

This week on Cupcake Crafts Challenges they want Black and White creations.
 I wasn't going to bother with this one but last night I got inspired and coloured this little lady putting her together this morning.

She's a Kenny K digi called Bodacious Bev.
Apart from her skin I only used 3 Promarkers to colour her, I'm rather chuffed with that.
Black, Ice grey 5 and 3.

Paper is Bo Bunny, Sentiment is SU and ribbon was a hanging strap cut off a dress!
I'd like to enter her for
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Black and White
Sweet Stamping - Out of the Frame
Papercrafting Journey- Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge  - Monochromatic Birthday
Thanks for popping by
Hugs Sandra xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

Who sang that? Now have it in my head!

Anyway I'm back with a Ruby Wedding Card I made for my Mum to give a family friend.

I did cheat a bit with this one and used a Lili of the Valley Cute Square.
The paper, roses and charm all came out of my stash. Sentiment is computer generated.

I'm entering this into
My Mums Craft Shop - Weddings/Anniversaries
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Maps/music/script
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tuesday Thought

This is so true.

Hugs Sandra xxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

New stuff

I forgot to mention but I won the comments prize over on Make it Monday this week...Woo Hoo!! 

I got a lovely gift certificate for Bugaboo stamps. The best thing was Bugaboo had everything half price so instead of up to 7 digis I got 13 digis. Result!!!
I'd already treated myself to some Dilly Beans, a Tiddly Ink and some Heather Ellis sweeties this month so I'm well stocked with new images.

I'm off to do some colouring now

Hugs Sandra xxx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cupcake Birthday

This week Cupcake Craft Challenges is 4 years old. They have a photo for inspiration this week

Here is what I came up with

Happy Birthday Cupcake!
This is a Heather Ellis digi. Pure Innocence #030.  Isn't she adorable?
I discovered these thru Jane one of the Cupcake DT. She uses them a lot.

She's coloured with Promarkers. Paper is Bo Bunny, sentiment from a magazine freebie and card is cut using a Nestie.
It's not very big - think I need a Grand Caliber so I can do bigger.

I like this card so much I think I'm going to do one for each of the 4 Pure Innocence digis that I have. (So far)

I'm entering
Cupcake Craft Challenge - The Great Cake Off Challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Sweet Treats
Passion for Promarkers - Shaped
Make it Monday
Thanks for visiting
Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Back to school

Well the summer is over and the cherubs are back at school.

It was lovely to have coffee with the Girls then an excursion to a newly discovered Bag Shop. Lots of lovely bags. Big and small, classy and flashy, you name it they had it and the prices were fab. This may become a regular haunt!

This afternoon I knocked together a card for this weeks Cupcake Challenge which isn't on here cos the camera was dead as a doornail :-(

Come 3 o'clock I got 2 rather tired kidlets back and we treated them to Dominos for dinner.

Tomorrow the plan is to do some of the dreaded Housework and post the card on here

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday Thought

Well it's that time of week again and I found this to share

Have a good week

Sandra xx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Way to go

Hi Peeps

Today I have a card made with 1 of the 2 Charity freebies that the lovely Krista made available to raise funds for St Judes Children's hospital.

Isn't he adorable? He's Give Big Boy coloured with promarkers. Sentiment is SU and paper is My Minds Eye.

I'd like to enter him for
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Bunting
Make it Monday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by

Sandra xx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

New Arrival

Been a bit busy the last few days and we have a new member of the family.

Mookie is a Leopard Gecko.
My 10 year old has wanted one 'like' forever.
We finally said she could have one when she turned 10.
She researched all about them and saved up to get the equipment she needed.
She sold some of my cards to her Aunties and Uncles to raise the last of her funds.

I'm very proud of her working to get what she wants.
Not the best photo but he is still a bit shy.

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Tuesday Thought

Fake it Till You Make It

That's it.
When your confidence is low just think of someone who's confidence you admire (sister, friend, celeb) and do it like they would.
 If you appear more confident people treat you that way. That makes you feel more confident and before you know it you won't be faking it any more.

Good luck

Sandra xxx

Baby Blues

Sister-in-Law asked for a baby boy card so here it is

Isn't he sweet. LOTV Baby Blanket coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment is SU and it's cut out with a Dienamics mini tab die.
The rest is out my stash. Can't for the life of me think where I got the ribbon but it's perfect.

I'm entering it on

Aud Sentiment - Welcome Baby
Fashionista - Baby or Birthday
Try it on Tuesday
Make it Monday
Thanks for visiting
Sandra xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012


As promised I have something to share

Gorjus - I found my Family in a Book coloured with Promarkers
Papers from my scrap bag.

I'd like to enter her to
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Book and Text
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Make it Monday

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Not awol

Just haven't managed to co-ordinate the opportunity with motivation and access to PC.
I have a bit to share and will get to it. promise.

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tuesday Thought

Because you all are
Love Sandra xxx

Monday, 30 July 2012

Cupcake Craft Challenges

It's Monday again and that means one thing......a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Today we have the Great Outdoors. It's my last one. Sniff.
It seemed I had a choice of a million images for this one but I decided to do a boy card.

This is Lili of the Valley's Hanging Around. Coloured with Promarkers.

The paper is My Minds Eye.
Ticket is Tim Holtz.
Foliage is a Martha Stewart punch
Buttons and twine from Stash.

Thanks for coming by. Leave me a comment and I'll come visit

Love Sandra xxx