Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sweet Candy

Pop over to the Lovely Debbie Glennie's blog for the chance to win not 1 but 2 sets of Flexmarkers

And a great tutorial for using them

Good luck

Sandra xx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Summer is here

Not weatherwise tho!!

The cherubs stopped school today. 7 weeks of family entertainment now ensue.
Do I sound enthusiastic?

Between making teachers cards and doing my first couple of DT cards I have nothing new I can share yet. I've got to start packing for going down to Southerness tomorrow so doubt I'll get anything else done.
But don't despair I have a card I made a while ago and never got around to sharing.

Image - LOTV - Milly Just for You
Paper - Bo Bunny
Dies - Nestabilities
Sentiment - Tim Holtz
Flower, ribbon and brad from stash

I'd like to enter her for
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings (That would be the Butterfly)
I heart Promarkers - Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom

Thanks for looking

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tuesday Thought

 Something we all need to remember and to teach our children.

Thanks for looking

Sandra xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Thank You Teachers.

As Promised here is the Thank You Card for Emma's teachers

Image - Saturated Canary - Carrington. Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
Everything else is from Stash

I'd like to enter her into
Incy Wincey Designs - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Feeling Krafty
Thanks for looking

Sandra xx

Candy Time

Got a couple for you.

Go become a follower of the lovely Astrid and get the chance of winning this Die

Next if you go follow The Ribbon Girl you could win this

Good Luck

S x

Friday, 22 June 2012

Big News

I've known this for a wee while but I can't keep  quiet any longer.

I'm going to be a Guest Designer on  Cupcake Craft Challenges for the month of July!!!!!
(squeals with glee).
Thanks to Faye for asking me.

Been working on my first couple of DT cards and I'm happy but it's really frustrating not being able to share yet.

Go to Cupcake Craft Challenges every Monday  to see what's created and join in the fab challenges.

I'll be posting my first one on Monday the 2nd July.

I'll be Back (bet you read that in an Arnie voice) with an other Teachers Thank You soon.
Can't believe there are only 2 1/2 days of school left, then the joy of entertaining the cherubs for the Holidays begins


Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tuesday thoughts(on Wednesday)

Forgot to post my Tuesday Thought.....sick boy and a wee trip to see Rock of Ages with Susan and Cass is my excuse.
I'd highly recommend a trip to see it. Don't be put off by Tom Cruise as we were, he was Great and I'm not a fan usually.

Any hoo the thought......and this is very true.

My thanks to those who stuck with me thru my dark days.

Love Sandra xxx


Pop over to visit Wendy at Wickdy's Creations for a chance at winning a $20 Saturated Canary voucher.

Good luck

S x

Thanks a lot

Sam wasn't great over the weekend, fighting a bug then he started complaining about abdominal pain.
Ended up getting him checked and the Doc said to keep him off school for a few days.
Thanks for that!

After needing to entertain him . Frustration, Football table etc!
He decided to entertain himself and I managed to put his teachers Thank You cards together.
These are a departure from my normal MO as there is no image. Which is really hard!

The swirl is a Die-namics die, flower is a Marianne Design die, sentiment is SU, embossing folder was a magazine freebie
Card stock and tiny bit of PP are SU

I'm entering it into Make it Monday  No 94.

Sandra xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Daddy Love

Hope everyone managed to talk to their Dad today, be it in person, on Skype or just in your heart.

Fathers Day is just an excuse in our house for a lazy day. Tho not for me.
Sam was up extra early to get Daddy breakfast and it took a bit of convincing to get him to wait till his sister got up. Emma slept till 9.30, a miracle in itself.

Here are the cards that the Kids made for Pete

I did the face but Emma did the rest. She's nailed the hair.

Sam coloured a Ferrari.
 He also drew a car inside but for some reason I've not been able to download it.

I'm working on teachers cards at the moment but nothing finished. I'll post them when ready


Sandra xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Blooming Lovely

No Card today but I thought I'd share my lovely Poppy with you.
Due to adverse weather and accidents this is the first time in about 4 years that I've got to enjoy it's full beauty.

I think I'll use this as inspiration for a card (no **** comments Mrs M!)
If I can make something even a fraction as beautiful I'll be happy.
Feel free to do the same, leave me a message and I'll come look


Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Daddy Dearest

Thought I'd better get the finger out and make my Dad's card so I can get it posted.
Here is the result.

Sugar Nellie's Hippy Love (looks kind of like me about 20 years ago) coloured with Promarkers
Paper is My Minds Eye
Sentiment SU
Wooden thing from Stash.

I want to enter it for Cards for Men - Fathers Day
Card Making Mamas - Fathers Day
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fathers Day
Crafting for all Season - For Men

Thanks for Visiting

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fairy Cakes

This card was commissioned for a little girl who liked Cakes and Fairies. What else could I use but this Lili of the Valley - Never too old for Cupcake.

Coloured by Promarkers
Nesties dies
Everything else from Stash

I'd like to enter her for Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Make it Monday
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment for a Child's Birthday
I heart Promarkers - For a little girl

Thanks for looking
Sandra xx

Tuesday Thoughts

I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I volunteer for a Group called The WIN Project on a Tuesday.
We deliver self development training to people with Mental Health issues. Confidence building, Communication skills, Assertiveness etc.  All useful life skills.

I had a bout of Depression and Anxiety problems after having Sam and this group helped me get my confidence back.

In honour of this fact I've decided that I'll share a thought for the day on a Tuesday.
So the first thought for the day is rather long but something to live by.

I'll be back later with a card
Sandra xxxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012


The lovely Debbie Glennie has Candy on offer.
Go look and stay for a browse thru her tutorials. These taught me to colour.

Good luck
S xxx

Saturday, 9 June 2012


Spent yesterday painting walls and building kitchen cabinets at my Mums.
More of the same today and shifting rubble.
Not my choice of pastime but Brownie points with Mummy never go wrong, especially when we need a babysitter ;-)

Card for today is a boy card

This is LOTV Pirate Bear coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment is LOTV
Die is Die-namics Fish tail Banner
Everything else from Stash.

I'd like to enter him for Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Childs Birthday
Crafting for all Seasons - Many Layers (I make it 9)
Lili's Little Fairies - One for the Boys

I'm pooped so off to bed now

Thanks for looking
Sandra xx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Busy Bunny

Can anyone tell me why I have a small forest worth of Paper and Card yet I can't find any paper I like or if I do find it matching card can't be found!?!
I'm leaning more towards using Kraft card as it goes with most any colour and cuts out the frustration of matching colours.
Anyway despite these problems I've had a productive day. 3 cards put together - and another one underway.
2 just needed stuck together and sentiments decided on, the 3rd I had the image coloured so not as impressive as it initially sounds.

Today you get the joy of a little lady

The image is a Sugar Nellie - Honey Pip coloured with Promarkers
Paper is Bo Bunny.
Die is Nesties Floral Oval
Sentiment is from a magazine freebie, everything else from stash.

I'd like to enter her for
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom
Ooh la la creations - Make it Girly
Just Inspirational -  Photo inspiration/ Bugaboo
Paper Craft Journey - Colour it up

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A Jubilant Weekend

Did everyone have a good holiday weekend?

We headed down to York to visit with my Dad and his Partner Edith.
Had a lovely time.
We went to Castle Howard where Brideshead Revisited was filmed. Beautiful House and Gardens.

The Sunday was our wedding anniversary. 12 years!
So we went for a wander in York, Dinner and a Movie while Dad had the kids for a Day.

On the Monday we all went to the village of Church Fenton for a Jubilee Fete which the kids really enjoyed. The Snowy Owl was one of the 5 that played Hedwig in the Harry Potter movies and the Tawny owl enjoyed Sam's stroking it so much it fell asleep!
There were pony rides and bouncy castles and Bar-B-Q so all good.

Back to school tomorrow so I can get some Crafting Time in.
 Call back tomorrow to see if I managed owt.

Love Sandra xxx

Super Striker

I'm very chuffed with this card I made for the lovely Susan's son Scott.

The image is LOTV Super Striker coloured with promarkers in (kind of)Barcelona colours.
Papers are My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny
Dies are Nesties Circles and Die-namics Fish tail Banner.

I would like to enter this for Totally PaperCrafts - Folds, folds and more Folds
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
The CutiePie - Die cuts and Punches
Lili 's Little Fairies - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Card for a Male

Thanks for Looking, leave me some love
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Not missing, just on Holiday.
Totally pooped with travelling but be prepared for a long post to come once I get the chance.

love Sandra xxx