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

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Happy Birthday to Me.

It's my Birthday but we're off to someone elses party.
Hubby's Brother is 50 tomorrow and is having a party today.
Going to be a bit weird.

I have lots of cards to share but you will have to wait as I'm off to get my slap on.

Hugs Sandra xxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

3000 hits!!!

Just noticed I've had 3000 hits.
Half of them since becoming Guest DT member over at  Cupcake Craft Challenges.
So a big Thank You to everyone who came for a look I do appreciate it.

Hugs Sandra xxx


My Hubby asked for a couple of cards. This first one was for his best mate.

This pair of pests always greet each other with endearments such as hello sexy, sweetheart etc
hence the Sentiment on this one

Image is a Kenny K digi called Mae Western
Paper is Bo Bunny
Sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter her for Make it Monday
Creative Card Crew - Black Card Stock
Papertake Weekly - Make your Own

Thanks for looking

Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tuesday Thought

Bit late but here it is

Sounds simple doesn't it.
It's true, the problem is getting ourselves to think happy

Happy thoughts everyone
Sandra xxx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Cupcake Crafts Challenge

Well it's Monday again and that means a new challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges and this week it's The Ocean.
That leaves a lot of scope for you - beaches, boats, fishes, surfing etc

I decided to go with this little lady

This is Goldie a digi from Wee Stamps. isn't she adorable. I've coloured her with Promarkers and
Glossy Accented her bubbles.

The fishes and weeds are from a Sizzix originals die that I've had for eons and I stole the shells from the kids. The sentiment was from a magazine freebie.

The paper is Echo park. It's the sandy colour on one side and the watery colour on the other.  I used  the Spellbinder Edgeabilites Classic Scallop Die to cut the 'sea bottom' then the off cuts flipped did for the waves. The edges are inked with Distress Inks.

Thanks for looking

Hugs Sandra xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Bestest Sister

Here is the card I made for Sam to give his sister. Sometimes he wants to make his own but this time I got the job. He picked the image I was to use tho.

A Sugar Nellie - Simply Sassy stamp called Romantic Dreamer coloured with Promarkers.
The background is Whitewashed Coredinations card and a Cuttlebug embossing folder plus paper from my stash.

I'd like to enter her for
Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Dust it off.
First time I've used this image and the embossing folder has been lurking about for yonks since last it was used.
 The Paper Shelter - Anything goes

Hope you like her


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Birthday card

I promised I'd post Emma's card and here it is

The image is Lost in Music. 
A Simply Sassy -Sugar Nellie stamp from FunkyKits.
Coloured with Promarkers.
The card, gems and PP are all from stash.
Sentiment is computer generated
Nestie Circle Dies

I'd like to enter her for

Papertake Weekly - All things Girlie
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Sandra xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More Candy

Head over to Mina's blog Pinkpuds where she has lots of fab inspiration and Candy too.

It closes on my Birthday too
Good luck
Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tuesday Thought

This was one of the best lessons I have learned

Every time we dwell on past hurts we let them cause us fresh pain.
By letting go we aren't forgiving or forgetting but moving forward.
Every sad, painful memory we hang onto holds us in the past where there is no future.

Sandra xxx

Candy time

The lovely and Twilight mad Rebekah over at Berrylicious has candy and cool cards.

Good Luck

Sandra xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Award time

My lovely friend Susan aka Mixamatoastie has given me an Award. Thank you sweetie.

The LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy.
As part of the tradition the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired
The name comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite.

To accept the Award you must:
1. Link back to the person's blog who gave it to you, and thank them.
2. Post on your blog.
3. Give to five other Bloggers who you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the five blogs you choose and let them know.

I don't know about you but I tend not to notice how many followers people have so I've been hopping thru the ones that I follow finding out.

I decided to go with the following

Her family have had a time of it lately.
I suggest you have tissues handy if you are back reading.

She also has Candy on offer just now.

She just sneaks into the under 200 category but deserves a look.

She has some lovely things to share.

Karen at Craving Craft
A very talented lady. I've made some lovely things in her classes.

Please have a look at these blogs and if you have popped over from Susan Welcome.
leave me a comment and/or follow too

Hugs Sandra xxx

Cupcake Crafts Challenge

Hello Peeps.
Today at Cupcake Craft Challenges the New Challenge is Tour de France.
 Lots of inspiration to be had from that - bikes, anything french, the colours of the flag, Paris the sky is the limit

I went with a bike and French colours

This little lady is a Wee Stamps digi called Rosies Bike Ride coloured with Promarkers. (I think she can be found in rubber too from Whimsy Stamps.)

Nestie Circle dies
Everything else was from my Stash
(I'm sure I've had that paper for a decade!)

Thanks for joining, feel free to comment

Hugs Sandra xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012


What a couple of weeks!

A week at Southerness with visits to Mabie farm park, The David Coulthard Museum, The Cocoa Bean Factory, Cream of Galloway Ice cream, Dumfries, the Beach, swimming and more swimming.

Then a week at home with visits to the Grannies, play dates, an afternoon in A&E, making birthday cards, Amazonia, M&D's theme park, more swimming and then Emma's Birthday on Friday with shopping and a meal out, the cake etc 

To top it all off, drinks with friends on Saturday night.

I'm glad P goes back to work tomorrow and things will get calmer and I might even get some more time to craft.

Pop back tomorrow for the latest Cupcake Crafts Challenge and thru the week to see Emma's cards.

Sandra xx

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Best laid plans

I had planned to finish a DT card and make my Daughters Birthday card today. Needless to say it didn't happen.Emma was sitting on a ledge and when she jumped off her footing slipped and we spent the afternoon in A & E instead. Luckily her wrist isn't broken but she's may be sore for a while.

I need to get these cards done. DT card is to be in for Thursday and Emma's Birthday is Friday so Pete has been ordered to remove himself and his cherubs from the premises tomorrow.

Promise to get more things posted soon
Love Sandra xx

Monday, 9 July 2012

Tuesday Thought

I often have to remind myself of this.
Hugs Sandra x

Cupcake Crafts Challenge

Over on Cupcake Craft Challenges there is a new Challenge called Number Cruncher in honour of the 200th challenge.

This is my GDT card

I've used Saturated Canary - Blanche. Coloured with Promarkers.

As she's a glamourous lady I thought I'd try my hand at a collage style card. This is completely out of my comfort zone but I'm very pleased with the results.

Spellbinders - Fancy Tag Die and Nestie ovals and Lacey Ovals.
Tim Holtz - Bingo Embossing plate (The Numbers)
Martha Stewart - Heart punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Stash
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Paper - K and Company
Cardstock - Core-dinations
Brad and lace from Stash

I'd love you to leave a comment

Sandra xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Missed me?

Just back from a week in a caravan at Southerness. I'll post more about that later.

Been on line and blog hopping getting my fix after a week with no phone signal let alone internet access and have discovered I've won some candy on the Sugar Nellie Blog Hop! Woo Hoo!

I also found some candy on offer to share with you

Go to visit Shelby at Color of Happy she has the most amazingly generous candy on offer.

And that's only 1 she has 6 different lots and rising!!!

Then hop over to monas blog for even more chances at goodies

Sandra xx

Monday, 2 July 2012

Cupcake Crafts Challenge

There is a new challenge up over on Cupcake Craft Challenge this morning.

Welcome to anyone who has popped over from there.
I'm Sandra, married stay at home Mum of 2 with a serious paper habit.
I'm very proud to have been asked to be a Guest Design Team member and hope you like my cards.

My take on todays challenge - Bright as a Button.

I've used Ava - a freebie Saturated Canary digi image. She's coloured with Promarkers. ( I need to work on balloons tho!)

I thought she was just perfect with the buttons on her shoes. It's a clean and simple card but all the colours make it look a bit more.

Paper is Echo Park, Sentiment is Lili of the Valley, Ribbon and Buttons are from my stash.

I'd love for you to leave me a comment

Sandra xx