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Monday, August 14, 2017

Simply Fabulous

Time for another challenge at Crafting From the Heart. Challenge 172 is sponsored by the wonderful Digistamps4Joy.  As usual, it is Anything Goes Theme.
Here is my creation......


Recipe:
SU Certainly Celery cardstock for basecard and matte
White cardstock from stash
DP from Rosie's Studio 6x6 paper pad ~ Garden
Image from Digistamps4Joy - Lilies for you
Sentiment from Close To My Heart clear stamp set - You're the Bomb
Die - Die-namics Double stitched Oval
Bling from Kaisercraft
Copic Markers
SU Pacific Point inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

Love to hear what you think of my DT card, so if you're stopping by, please take the time to leave a comment.
Hope to see you joining in with the challenge.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Airy in August Challenge #19 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Well a bit of sad news as this will be the last challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. The owner, Susan has decided to close the challenge blog due to other commitments. I think I have now been on the DT for 2 years, so feel sad that it is closing but we all know home, family and work come first. I do hope you will join us this month to help celebrate being part of this challenge blog.
Our theme for this last challenge is "Airy in August" so anything weather related will be perfect!
Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
Here is what I came up with.....


Recipe:
SU Real Red cardstock for basecard and mattes
White cardstock from stash
DP from Rosie's Studio - 6x6 paper pad ~ Garden
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps ~ Spring Elephant 1
Sentiment is a wooden stamp from Artee Stamps ~ Birthday Wishes
Dies - Die-namics ~ Stitched Square Die
Copic markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

We would love to see you over at the challenge blog for this last month, so get out your craft goodies and your mojo.....and create!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Challenge #186 at Aud Sentiments

 A quick post because I've realised I forgot to schedule my post and it was still in Draft mode. So.... here I am telling you about the challenge. You still have time to come and enter your creations.
Challenge time at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and the theme is Fairies and a Sentiment.
Our sponsor for the challenge is Paper Nest Dolls.
Here is my card......
Hope to see you over at the challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #61 - Fave Song, Music, etc...

Once again if you are visiting... welcome. A new challenge has started at Get Creative Challenges and the theme is to make something using your Favourite song, music etc.....
Our sponsor for this challenge are Ike's Art, Sheepski Designs and Oddball Art.
Here is my card using an Oddball Art image...... my song was an oldie... Catch a Falling Star


Recipe:
SU Pacific Point cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP from Sullivans 12x12 paper pad - Paper Xtra
Image is from Odball Art ~ Sally's Stars
Sentiment from Lawn Fawn clear stamp set ~ Lucky Stars
Nestie Die - Classic Scalloped Rectangles large
Acrylic Stars from stash
Copic Markers
SU Pacific Point inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots


Hope to see you joining in the challenge this month. Come and check out my teamies makes as well.
Thanks for stopping by.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shabby Chic - Challenge #200 at 613 Avenue Create

Bbrrrr.... another day of high wind and heavy rain, and a power outage as well. So a little late posting because I didn't want to be on the computer during the lightning and thunder.
Our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create is an Anything Goes with the Optional twist of Shabby Chic.
Here is what I made........

Recipe
SU Naturals Ivory Cardstock for basecard, diecuts and punched sentiment tag
Embossing folder ( not sure the maker - have thrown away packaging)
Image found on the net
Sentiment from SU stamp set - Whimsical Words
Dies - Joy Crafts 6002/0356
Punches - SU scalloped oval & MS leaf punch
Flowers from stash
Lace from stash
Butterfly - Little Birdie - Floral Care
Pearls - Jemark
SU  Close to Cocoa inkpad
Tim Holtz  Vintage Photo inkpad

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Time to Die(Diecuts) (ends 11/8)
Scrapper's Delights challenge - Anything Goes (monthly)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #130 - Use Flowers (ends 25/8)


Come and check out the challenge and join in the fun with an entry or two of your own. My teamies and I would love to see you on our personal blogs to let us know how we are going.
Thank for popping in,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, July 31, 2017

Butterflies Galore

Hi all, it's time for challenge 170 at Crafting From The Heart Challenges. Our sponsor is the wonderful - Oddball Art Stamps. I had a mishap with my image and as it was nearly the last spot that I coloured on my image, I decided to cut the girl out of the whole image! She was surrounded by butterflies, but one of my copic markers (which I have never had refilled) decided to leak and made a huge mess that oozed outside of her hair area, onto her face and several of the butterflies!!!! With the use of my blender I managed to get enough of the colour off her face (I hadn't coloured that yet) but couldn't do anything about the butterflies and the surrounding white area so unfortunately that was discarded. If you are interested in the image, pop over to Oddball Art Stamps and see the whole image.
Here is what I made, following a sketch I found on Pinterest.


Recipe:
SU Rose Red cardstock
SU Pacific Point cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP from Sugar & Spice Studio 12x12 paper pad - Cottage Garden
and also from Cre8tiv 12x12 paper pad - Printed Kraft Stack
Image and Sentiment from Oddball Art Stamps - Josie and the Butterflies
Dies - Nestie Petite Scalloped Circles and Standard Circles
Punches - Circle and Scalloped Circle
Bling from stash
Copic Markers
D/S tape and foam dots

Hope you come and join in the challenge this time around. We would love to see you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Challenge #185 at Aud Sentiments

Hi everyone, wow, we had a huge storm at lunchtime today, thought it was going to be a reasonable day, so hung the washing out only to have to drag it all back in about 30 minutes later. I could hear the rain coming as it hit the roofs of houses and then we had an electrical storm. It didn't last too long but the rain kept up all afternoon. Was out celebrating a friend's birthday and then went back to another friend's house for some crafting therapy, lol.
Anyway, I had better get on and share my creation for the new challenge starting today at Aud Sentiments. The theme is - No Sentiment on the front of your project.
Here is what I made.....


Recipe:
SU Pacific Point cardstock
SU Real Red cardstock
White cardstock from stash
Scraps of cardstock for the diecut balloons
Image is from SU wooden stamp set - This Little Piggy - stamped on white card and then again onto scrap, coloured, fussy cut and adhered to the original image
Die if from Paper Roses - It was a bunch of balloons with a few swirly pieces which I cut apart (did several of them in the different colours)
Background was made using Brusho powders and sprayed with water
Copic Markers
D/S tape runner & foam dots

Well that's all from me. Hope to see you over at the challenge blog joining in the fun of the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Friday, July 21, 2017

Challenge 168 at Crafting From The Heart

My little dog passed away on Sunday and my brain isn't functioning properly. I forgot what day it was and forgot to post my DT card for the current challenge. So I am sorting that out now and typing away so I can press the publish button!
The current challenge is as always themed Anything Goes and our sponsor is the wonderful Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and here is my creation.......

Recipe:
SU Chocolate Chip cardstock
White card from stash
DP are from my large scrap pile (trying to whittle it down a little)
Image is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps - Birthday Bot
Sentiment and cog stamp images are from Close to My Heart stamp set - Robot Family
( I stamped the cogs, coloured them and then fussy cut them out)
Die - My Favourite Things Die-Namics - Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller

You still have a couple of days to come and join the challenge. We would love to see your creations!  If you are popping in here to my blog, please leave a comment if you have time.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Anything Goes/ Use your flags colours

The July Challenge at Crafty Girlz Challenges is now up and running. I went with the optional theme of using my countries flag colours. I'm in Australia and our national flag has red, white and blue throughout the flag so here is what I made.....

Recipe:
SU Real Red cardstock
White cardstock from stash
A scrap piece of SU Pacific Point cardstock
DP from Papermania - 12x12 paper pack ~ Ahoy There
Image and sentiments are from TJ Designs Rubber Stamps - Bathing Beauties
Circle Punches
Die - Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo window
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella - Black (went over stamped wording at bottom of card)
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Bling from stash

Come and play!!!! Hope to see you there. And.... if your popping in here please leave a comment so I know you've been.
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas in July

Wow, over half the year has gone by in the wink of an eye. Our new challenge at Aud Sentiments is Christmas in July plus a sentiment and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. We are also running a DT call so if you're interested check out the challenge blog for details.
Here is my creation....

Recipe:
SU Emerald Envy cardstock
DP from Kaisercraft 12x12 paper pad - North Pole (two different pieces)
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps - Reindeer Blocks
Sentiment - SU clear stamps - Oh What Fun
Die - Memory Box - Gabriella Border
Gold cardstock for the diecut
White cardstock from stash
Copic Markers and Wink of Stella pen - clear and black
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad,
Nuvo Crystals drops - Pale Gold
D/S tape roller and foam dots

Hope to see you over at the challenge!
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, July 3, 2017

Another Year flies by.....

It's been cold, wet and very windy here the last 24 hours! Hope the weather has been more pleasant in your part of the world.
Well, it's challenge time at Crafting From the Heart and as usual it's Anything Goes. Our sponsor is - Createful Heart Digis.
Here is my card using Hummingbird and Morning Glory flowers

Recipe:
Purple cardstock from SU
White cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Image is from Createful Heart Digis - Hummingbird and Morning Glory flowers
Sentiments from two different stamp sets - Apple Blossom - The Hummingbird designer collection
                                                                   - SU Express Yourself
My Favourite Things - Die-Namics - Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller

Come and join in the challenge and check out all the DT creations.
Thanks for stopping by, please take the time to leave a comment
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy
 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Silhouette Couple

Time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create. It's a monthly challenge using an Anything Goes/ with an Optional Twist of a Monochrome Theme.
Here is what I came up with using a Monochrome Theme of shades of black/grey.


Recipe:
Black cardstock from stash
SU Basic Grey cardstock
Couture Creations die -lady and man (not sure of name I've lent it to a friend)
Doily Die
Kaisercraft stamp set - Secret Admirer - Doilies
Sentiment - Hero Arts stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad,- 2nd and 3rd generation stamping

So..... come and join in the fun of the challenge this month and check out my fellow teamies' creations as well
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time. I'd love to hear what you think.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Praying Hands

Hi, late putting this post up, so backdating a bit. It's not going into any challenges so I'm safe in doing that. Crafty Girls Creations challenge 38 still has another couple of weeks to go so you still have time to join in the challenge if you haven't already. As always, it is an Anything Goes Challenge and this month it is just for fun.
Here is what I made using a Stampin'Up wooden stamp that I bought a while ago.

Recipe: SU products and a stamp and die combination set.

Hope to see you over at the challenge blog, come and see what you're fellow crafters make too.
Hugs,
Sandy

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wishing You a Wonderful Birthday

Challenge #183 has started at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. I've not been able to turn my computer on for a while now but a friend's son has kindly done some work on it and installed a new power source box and now I can finally get back on to get images and blog!
Our challenge is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the theme is - For a Child + a sentiment.
I have used the pre-coloured image which comes also with the papers and black and white image that you can colour. I didn't have very much time so the pre-coloured image was much appreciated.
Here is my make......

 Recipe:
SU Hello Honey cardstock for the basecard
White cardstock from stash
Image panel was from a piece of DP by one heart...one mind - by...invitation only
Image is from The Paper Shelter - Just Me
Heart Banner die from La La Land
Sentiment is from a freebie stamp set with magazine purchase
SU Pacific Point inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots.

Well that's it from me, please come and join in the challenge and check out my teamies' makes as well. Hopefully mine will be added soon as well.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Challenge 164 at Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog

Hi to all of you that are popping in today. A quick post for today's challenge at Crafting From The Heart. An Anything Goes challenge and this week we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
Here is my DT make........using Mayde  Pressing Matters

Recipe: SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock, White card from stash, DP from stash, Spellbinders Nestie Die - Labels Eleven,  Lacy Sunshine Stamps - Mayde Pressing Matters, Sentiment from CTMH stamp set - You're the bomb, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, D/S tape & Foam Dots

Hope to see you over at the challenge blog,
Hugs,
Sandy

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bingo Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge

Sorry guys have been on holiday and came back with a cold so a little late with my post. Our challenge this time around has a Bingo theme and I will add the grid for you a bit further down in my post. Our sponsor is Dr. Digi's House of stamps and my image is called ~ I dream of Genie.
Here is what I came up with........

Recipe:
SU Gumball Green cardstock for the cardbase and sentiment mattes
Purple cardstock from stash for mattes and diecut
White cardstock from stash
DP was also an offcut from stash but may be an old piece from an SU paper pack
Image is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps - I Dream of Genie
Sentiments are from a freebie set of stamps (came with a magazine purchase)
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle dies
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape & Foam Dots

Here is the bingo grid for you to use......


 
It's late so I'm off to bed, hopefully won't disturb hubby, he has an early start tomorrow.
Come and join in with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog, there is still plenty of time!
Thanks for stopping by and if you have the time I'd love to hear what you think.
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Challenge #18 Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Hi all, a very quick post for Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge blog, not even what I used but may come back after my holiday and remedy that for you. This month our sponsor is Star Stampz and the theme is "Just About Time" ~ Projects with clocks, time. metal etc......
Here is what I made using Star Stampz image - Mad Hatter chibi digital stamp

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you entering a card or two in the challenge,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, June 5, 2017

Use a Doiley - New challenge at Get Creative Challenges

A quick scheduled post as I'm on holiday. We have a new challenge starting today at Get Creative Challenge blog. Hope you come and play!!! Our sponsors are: Dr. Digi, AliciaBel and Shadowclocksy.
Our theme is ~ Use A Doiley
Here is my creation using Dr. Digi image ~ Wash Day

Recipe: Back later with this.....

Thanks for stopping by, we would love to see you popping in to the challenge blog and adding an entry or two.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Yey! today's your day

Another scheduled post, two on the same day so please check both of my cards out! This one is for the new challenge at Crafting From the Heart. Our sponsor is Scrap N' Dipity and the image is called: Little Super Hero Boy.
Here is what I made.....

Recipe:
Royal Blue cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP from Pebbles 6x6 paper pad - Party with Amy Locurto - BOY (small speech bubbles are from the paper pad as well)
Image is from Scrap N' Dipity - Little Super Hero Boy
Sentiment from Pollycraft Cling stamp set - Birthday Sentiments
Sizzix Die 658952
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

Come and join in with us at the challenge this time around.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Challenge at 613 Avenue Create

Scheduling my post today as on holiday. Our challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with an optional twist of stamping with  a embossing folder. I took that to mean using ink with your embossing folder to create a stamped look.
We were allowed to use anything to make our cards to I got out some older stamps and created this....


Recipe:
SU Basic Grey cardstock
Textured Grey cardstock from DCVW 12x12 stack - Neutrals
White cardstock from stash
Car image from Kaisercraft stamp set - On the Move
Sentiment from Creative Expressions stamp set -
Die - Couture Creations Intricutz dies ~ Vintage Rectangles
Embossing folder came free with a magazine purchase
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
SU Pacific Point inkpad
Black pearls from stash
D/S tape roller and foam dots.

Well that's it from me.... come and join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer time at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, it's pretty chilly here, but the theme for the challenge #181 at Aud Sentiments this fortnight is SUMMER  + a sentiment. Our sponsor for the challenge is Paper Nest Dolls.
Here is my card.....


Recipe:
SU Pacific Point cardstock for basecard and mattes
SU Naturals Ivory cardstock for matte
White cardstock from stash
DP from DCWV 8x8 paper pad ~ Surf's Up Stack
Image is from Paper Nest Dolls - Sandcastle Ellie
Sentiment & Boat are from Whiff of Joy stamp set - Life's a Beach
Birthday sentiment from CTMH stamp set - Pirate Birthday
Dies - Sizzix Thinlits (arrows, banners, chevrons & clouds set)
         - Nesties - Large Labels
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
SU Pacific Point inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

Well, a quick post for you today and an encouragement to come and play along at the  challenge.
Hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Challenge #288 at Stampavie & More

A new challenge starts today at Stampavie & More and the theme is to use Plaid in your creations. Don't forget you need to use rubber or clear stamps in your creations.
Here is what I created using a Plaid paper behind my image...

Recipe:
SU Burgundy Bravo cardstock for basecard
White cardstock from stash
DP from October Afternoon - Make a Garland
Image is a Penny Black stamp - Antique Santa
Sentiment & lights are from CTMH stamp set - Twinkle
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
SU Rose Red inkpad
D/S tape roller & Foam dots

Come and join in the fun of a challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, May 22, 2017

Challenge #160 at Crafting from the Heart Challenge

We had an electrical storm so am a bit late getting my post up as I didn't want to fry my computer!!!
The new challenge has started at Crafting From the Heart and as always, it is Anything Goes.
Our sponsor for the challenge is Crafty Sentiments Designs and here is what I created with one of the images the team was given.....

Recipe:
SU Early Espresso cardstock for cardbase and circle punched piece
SU Calypso Coral cardstock for diecuts and scalloped circle punched piece
White cardstock from stash
DP was from my scrap pile so unsure of maker
Image is from Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Ladybird & Butterfly
Sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps
Nesties die - Labels Two
SU Circle punches and scalloped circle punch
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo black inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

Hope to see you popping in to the challenge blog and adding a creation or two.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Card for a Man or Boy ~ Challenge 287 At Stampavie & More Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, back from my week's holiday interstate. My daughter and I had a wonderful time sightseeing around Sydney, we even caught the train to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and enjoyed a day doing touristy things there as well.
So..... back to blogging, babysitting, crafting and general day to day life again.
Our challenge at Stampavie & More Challenge blog this fortnight is themed for a Man or Boy and this is what I came up with.......

Recipe:
Blue Cardstock from Porta Craft Cape Cod themed cardstock pack
Blue/Grey cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Image and sentiments from SU sets - Starring You & Bronc Buster
Wink of Stella Pen
EK Success star punch
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller & Foam Dost
Bling from stash

Love to see your creations on this theme, so pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, May 15, 2017

Photo Inspiration

Well, we are going to use a photo to help inspire us for our May 15th Challenge at Crafty Girlz challenges.  Scroll down the post to see the photo.... the theme will be to use all or some of the colours  ~ yellow, brown, pink & blue. which are represented in the picture.
Here is my card...... I've used brown, pink and blue


Here is the photo for the colours to use.....

Recipe:
SU pink cardstock (not sure which one)
White cardstock from stash
Image is Hampton Art stamp set
Sentiment is from a Freebie stamp set - Classic Christmas (came with a magazine)
DP from Couture Creations 12x12 paper pad ~ Vintage Christmas
Die borrowed from a friend.
Circle and scalloped circle punches
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller and foam dots
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Gotta run, another scheduled post and I need to get some sleep before my flight so see you all when I get back.
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenge #17 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

I'm scheduling this post as I'm away interstate for a week's holiday. A new challenge has started at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge blog and the theme is: Mighty Men in May  and our sponsor is Kenny K Stamps.
Here is my card............


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Recipe:
Grey card from stash
SU Real Red cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft 6 1/2x 6 1/2 paper pad ~ Attitude
Image from Kenny K Stamps - Need for Speed
Sentiment and Arrow from SU set - Marquee Message
Small sentiment from Hero Arts boxed set - Friendly Greetings
Punches - 1 1/8, 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 circles
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S Tape roller and foam dots

Would love to see your entries at the challenge blog this month. Come and see what my teamies came up with for their projects.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy


Monday, May 8, 2017

Challenge #158 at Crafting from the Heart Challenges

Another scheduled post!!! So a quick one to share my make for the new challenge at Crafting From the Heart challenges.
Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and I've used Flower Elf
Here is what I created.....

Recipe:
SU Early Espresso cardstock for cardbase, matte and scalloped punched piece
White cardstock from stash
DP from Dovecraft 12x12 paper pad - super value designer paper pad
Image from Fabrika Fantasy ~ Flower Elf
Sentiment from Stamp-It - its a butterfly set of stamps
Copic markers
D/S tape roller & foam dots
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Come and join in the challenge and check out my fellow teamies creations.
Time for me to do a few last minute jobs and then off to bed. An early start to the morning to get to the airport in time.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Make a container

Time for May's challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our optional twist is: Create a container.
Here is what I came up with using the candy box punchboard.


Recipe:
White cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Scraps of SU Pirouette Pink and Tempting Turquoise cardstock - to make the rolled roses
We R Memory Makers Candy Punch Board
Twine from Cre8tive
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Memory Box die
Sentiment from Pollycraft Cling stamps - Birthday Sentiments
D/S tape roller & Foam Dots

Come over and check out all the fabulous containers that my fellow teamies came up with and drop off your wonderful creations as well.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Flowers are wonders of Nature

I love flowers, some are too perfumed for me but I love their beauty. For my recent birthday I was gifted several boxes of flowers and enjoyed having them in the house. Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight is all about flowers! and don't forget to add a sentiment too. We were allowed to use whatever we wanted for this challenge and I chose to use one of Torico's older freebies. It's a lovely framed trio of flowers. Simple and very effective. I chose to make a Sympathy card and I like how it turned out.
Here it is........
Recipe:
SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock for basecard and matte
White cardstock for image panel
DP from Kaisercraft 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pad - Sweet nothings (two different pieces)
Image is an old freebie from Birdie Brown by Torico:  - Doodled Flower
Sentiment was a stamp borrowed from a friend
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella on parts of the flower and on the dove
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Time to go, it's getting colder now at night so I'm off to get something warm to drink. Hope to see you entering the challenge this fortnight.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

All in Pink

Welcome, I hope all is well in your small part of the world. Wednesdays are my teaching cardmaking days so I've enjoyed catching up with my ladies and sharing a few cards with them. Now it's time to share my make for Stampavie and More Challenge which has started today with the theme of creating something with the colour  - PINK. Don't forget you need to use stamps not digis to produce your cards.
Here is my card........

Recipe:
Pink cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash for images
DP from Sugar & Spice Studios 12x12 paper pad - Chantilly
Bear image from SU stamp set - Button Bear - I paper pieced the bow
Balloons from SU stamp set - Birthday Whimsy
Sentiment from Sizzix Die 660024 - ( it makes a side step card with balloon embellies and a cut out sentiment)  
Twine from Cre8tive
SU Rose Red inkpad (1st, 2nd & 3rd generation stamping for balloons)
Copic Markers 
D/S tape roller & foam dots 

Well that's once again all from me. Might go and have a bit of a play with my stamps before bed. 
Thanks for stopping by, my teamies and I would love to see you popping in to the challenge blog and entering one of your creations.
Love to hear from you, so please take the time to leave a comment.
Take care,
Hugs, Sandy
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sweet Poppies

Hi everyone it's Monday, the beginning of a new week and time for another challenge at Crafty Girls Creations. Challenge 36 is Anything Goes and I chose to use this poppy stamp that I've had for a long time and possibly this is the first time I've used it (or maybe the second).
Here is what I came up with......

Recipe:
Royal Blue cardstock from a local stationery shop
White cardstock from stash
DP from Molly's 6x6 paper pad - Krafty
Image is a wooden stamp from My Heart Stamps For You
Sentiment from Avery Elle stamp set - So Happy
Nesties dies - Deckled rectangles (for inside of card)
Copic markers
D/S tape roller and foam dots
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Hope to see you popping over to the challenge blog with one of your creations.
Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear from you so leave a comment if you have time.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Use a stamp for Your Sentiment Challenge at Aud Sentiment

We've had rain today but still warm. My friend took me out for brunch today for my birthday. It was yummy! then back home to do some washing that I've had to hang inside. Anyway..... I'll get on and share my post for the new challenge starting today at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. The theme is to use a stamp for your sentiment.
Here is what I came up with......

Recipe:
SU Basic black cardstock for the cardbase & mattes
DP from DCVW 8x8 ~ The Timeless paper stack
Sentiment - for you is from Avery Elle set ~ Oh Happy Day
Images are from Kaisercraft - Up, Up and Away stamp set - hot air balloons & sentiment block,
- Sears & Son stamp set - pocket watch and car
- Check In stamp set - postal stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Tim Holtz Distress inkpad - Vintage Photo (used to distress and also stamp images)
D/S tape roller & foam dots

I'm really tired tonight so will bid you goodnight and encourage you to pop over to the challenge blog and check out my fellow teamies creations and to enter the challenge.We would love to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Challenge #285 Spring has Sprung!

Challenge time at Stampavie and More. The current challenge has a Spring Theme. The challenges require the use of a stamp.
Here is what I created.....

Recipe:
SU Daffodil Delight cardstock for basecard, matte and punched piece
White cardstock for image and sentiment (looks a little blue here but it is white!)
DP from Recollections 12x12 paper pad - All Seasons
Image is an old rubber stamp set I have which I've lost the packaging on
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft Background Birthday Sentiments
Dies for inside - Nestie Standard Circles - large and small

Sorry I'm a bit late with this but it's my birthday and I've been out celebrating!
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at the challenge blog,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ahoy there, it's challenge time at Crafting from the Heart

This is my second post for today so if you have the time, scroll down and check out my previous card. This one is for Crafting From The Heart challenge blog and the new challenge starts today. We are an Anything Goes Challenge Blog so plenty of scope to create something. Come and check out the challenge details and my fellow teamies creations too.
Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful  -  The Paper Nest Dolls. I chose this delightful nautical image, lots of fun to play with.

Here it is........

Recipe:
SU Real Red cardstock for basecard, die cut matte and punched piece
White cardstock from stash
DP from Sugar & Spice Studios 12x12 paper pad - Nautical
Image from The Paper Nest Dolls - Captain Owen
Sentiment from Close to My Heart stamp set - Pirate Birthday
Die-namics die ~ stitched squares
Punches - two sizes of circle punches
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Cre8tiv twine
D/S tape roller & foam dots

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Challenge April - Anything Goes (ends 30/4/17)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge 4#April ~ Anything Goes (ends 2/5/17)
Scrapper's Delights Challenges - Challenge #65 ~ Anything Goes ( ends 30/4/17)
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge 26 ~ Anything Goes (ends  30/4/17)

Another day nearly over, hope yours has been a good one.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Just a little Prayer

Yay, another challenge has started at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and the theme for this one is  - Angels In April {angels, faith based or inspirational}
Our sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and this is what I created with one of the images.....

Recipe:
SU Garden Green cardstock for basecard
Scraps of Certainly Celery for diecut swirls
White cardstock from stash
DP from Hampton Art 6x6 Ki paper pack ~ Berry Blast
Image is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - A Flower For You Ladybug
Sentiment from Close To My Heart stamp set - card chatter - Sympathy - Occassions
Dies - Nestie - Standard Circles ~ large
        - Flourish is from Memory Box I think ( diecut it quite a while ago)
Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, Bling from Kaisercraft
D/S tape roller, tacky glue and foam dots

Thanks for calling in and checking out my card, hope to see you over at the challenge blog with an entry or two. Love to hear from you, so take the time to leave a comment.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Aud Sentiments 7th Birthday

Yep, Aud Sentiments is 7!!! The theme for the challenge is to make a project with the number 7 on it or a birthday sentiment. There will be two winners, check out the details over at the challenge blog.
I decided to use both elements of the challenge and decorate a small gift box.
Here are the pictures of my gift box.



Recipe:
Bow and box from Knick Knack Shop
DP from stash ( I covered the plain box)
Sentiment from Close To My Heart stamp set - Racecar Birthday
Russian Doll and Hearts from Close To My Heart stamp set - Happy Place
Hand-cut number 7 covered with DP
Letters die cut with Sizzix alphabet dies
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller and foam dots

Come and check out the challenge and see my fellow team mates creations. We would love to have you join in the challenge. Remember there are two prizes to help celebrate our 7th birthday bash.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Watercolour Background and Crazy Dog

A beautiful day today but spent most of it inside, a little unwell and also babysitting. Just realised I should have this post up and running so here it is.... Challenge #284 starts today at Stampavie and More Challenge blog and the theme is - Watercolour backgrounds.
Here is what I created......

Black pre-made card from Kaisercraft
White watercolour cardstock from stash
Background created with Brusho Pigment Powder
Sentiment from Avery Elle stampset - Sentimental
Colouring of image also using the Brusho powder
Snag 'em Stamp - Fire Hydrant
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Black fine line marker
D/S tape roller & foam dots

Come and join us in the challenge this fortnight. We would love to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy

Monday, April 3, 2017

Smelling The Cherry Blossoms

This post reminds me of my trip to Japan last year, I can hardly believe that it is a whole year already!
I enjoyed seeing all the cherry blossoms and the girls decked out in their kimonos walking along the streets.
This challenge for Get Creative Challenge blog is being sponsored by Drawn by Krista, Fred She Said Designs and Rick St. Dennis. The theme for the challenge is to use Flowers and Lace on your creations.
Here is what I have made.......

Recipe:
SU Gumball Green cardstock for basecard
White cardstock from stash for matte, diecut and punched piece
DP from Marianne Design - Pretty Papers Bloc ~ Oriental1
Image from Fred She Said Designs - Smelling the Cherry Blossom
Sentiment from Hero Arts boxed set - Friendly Greetings
Die - Floral Ovals cut twice and then I cut the inside oval out to make a frame for the image
Flowers - Crafty Fox
Lace from stash - picked up in an 2nd hand shop
Punches - SU circle and scalloped circle
              - MS Leaf
Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad, D/S tape roller & foam Dots

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you over at the challenge blog this month.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring time birthday

It's Spring somewhere in the world but not here, lol. We've just slipped into Autumn and are experiencing a few days of heavy rain and cooler temps.
The new challenge starting at 613 Avenue Create has an Anything Goes theme with the optional twist of Anything Spring.
Here is what I created......

Recipe:
SU Hello Honey cardstock for base and top embossed layer
Green cardstock from stash ( had this a long time and might be the last piece!)
White cardstock from stash for printing image
Image from Anji's Antics - Vase
Sentiment from Avery Elle - So Happy set
Embossing folder - Die'sire - Embossalicious ~ Florabunda
Kaisercraft die - Mandala (cut in half - used the other half on the inside)
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller and foam dots

Come over to the neighbourhood and check out the DT cards and leave an entry or two on the front porch. We would love to see you!.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Oriental Style

Hi and welcome. It's the start of a new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations, an Anything Goes challenge blog. Our sponsor for the challenge is Scrap N Dipity
Here is what I made using one of the images........



Recipe:
SU Dapper Denim cardstock for base card, and sentiment matte
SU Blushing Bride cardstock for mattes and sentiment diecut
White cardstock from stash
DP from Marianne Design - Pretty Papers Bloc ~ Orient 1 ( had nearly forgotten I had this lovely pack of papers)
Image from Scrap N Diptiy ~ Sally Geisha
Dies - Lawn Fawn - stitched rectangles
        - Hobby Craft and Scrap - Nesting die ~ Curvaceous
        - Avery Elle - Sentimental
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller & foam dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Challenge 40 ~ Anything Goes (ends 16 or 17th/4/17
Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge  #91 ~ Spring Cleaning - Use something/tool/technique you've forgotten about or haven't used in a long time. (mine is the designer paper that I've had for years!) (ends 10/4/17)
Making Memories Crafting Challenge blog -  Challenge #3 ~ Add some layers (ends 9/4/17)
Polkadoodles -  Week 12 - Anything Goes (ends 7/4/17)
Simply Papercraft - Challenge 45 ~ Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenges - Challenge #156 ~ Use Dies





Hope we see some of your work over at the challenge this month. Come and check out my teamies cards as well.
Thanks for stopping by, love to hear from you.....
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Feeling Groovy

Time for another challenge at Crafting from the Heart. We are an Anything Goes challenge blog and our sponsor for this challenge is: Beccy's Place.
Here is my make using the main image from Disco Fever set.....


Recipe:
SU Gumball Green cardstock for basecard and diecut (inside card)
DP from Craftworks Scrapbooking 12x12 assorted paper
Image from Beccy's Place - Disco Fever Set
Sentiment was computer generated by me
Dies for inside of card - Nesties Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Peace sign was an internet find
Flourish is from Memory Box
Flowers from Little Birdie
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller & foam dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 175 ~ Anything Goes ( ends 3/4/`7)


Thanks for stopping by, hope you decide to come and play over at the challenge blog.
Take Care,
Hugs,
Sandy DT



Thursday, March 23, 2017

You're So Sweet

Challenge #176 has started today at Aud Sentiments Challenges and the theme this time is - A sentiment ~ Anything but a Birthday. Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful stamp company ~ The Paper Shelter.
Here is what I came up with for my DT make......

Recipe:
Blue cardstock from my local stationary shop
White cardstock from stash
DP from Molly's the craft dealer ~ Night Garden
Image from The Paper Shelter - I Miss You
Sentiment is from Paper Roses ( a new stamp and die company here in Sth. Australia)
Dies - Memory Box - Quinn Flourish
Punches - Wide Oval
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller and Foam Dots

Come and join in the challenge, you have a lot of scope with the theme so hope to see you entering this fortnight.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Challenge #283 ~ Stampavie and More

Hi everyone, a bit late with this one, I'm still getting into the swing of being on this DT. Card has been ready for ages but forgot to schedule a post so here I am Late!!!
Our theme for this challenge is Paper Piecing so get out those stamps and get creative. It can be so much fun to do this technique and sometimes depending on what you choose, it can be also very challenging.
Here is my creation,

Recipe:
SU Basic Black cardstock
White cardstock from stash for image and sentiments ~ looks a bit blue in this picture!
Stamp is from Stamp-It  ~ Night Out
Sentiments are from Stampin' Up - Beautiful You and 1 other set
DP from stash
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller

Hope to see you joining in the challenge this fortnight. Come and check out my teamies' makes as well
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, March 20, 2017

I've been Framed - Challenge #151 at Crafting From the Heart

Good evening, just stopping by to share the details of the new challenge at Crafting From the Heart and my DT make. Our sponsor is the fabulous Bloobel Stamps and as always, our theme is Anything Goes.
Here is what I created.......

Recipe:
SU Hello Honey cardstock for basecard, diecut and sentiment mattes
White cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Image from Bloobel Digital Stamps -    Framed
Sentiments from SU stamp set - Beautiful You  and CTMH stamp set -
Kaisercraft die -
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller & foam dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenges - Challenge 175 ~ Anything Goes


Time to say goodbye, thanks for stopping by and I would love to have some input, so if you have time please leave a comment.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Challenge at Crafty Girlz Challenges

Back as promised with my DT make for the new challenge starting today at Crafty Girlz Challenge blog. We have an Anything Goes theme with an optional theme of "All About Mums"
We could use anything we wanted to so I dug out a set of Kanban stamps that I've never used!
Here is what I came up with using the optional theme......

Recipe:
SU Bravo Burgundy cardstock for basecard, mattes and punched circles
White cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Image from Kanban set - Let's Do Lunch
Sentiment "Mum" from Kanban set - Wooly Bears ~ Isobel (forgot to write the Treat Yourself set down)
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller & Foam Dots

Well that's it from me tonight. Looking forward to seeing all the entries this month, hope yours is one of them. Come check out my fellow teamies creations as well.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, March 13, 2017

Challenge 150 at Crafting from the Heart

Hey, it's time for another challenge at Crafting From The Heart. As always, the theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor for the challenge is Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps
Here is my card......

Recipe:
SU Early Espresso cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP from stash
Image from Pattie's Creations - Clown with balloons
Sentiment (was a stamp borrowed from a friend)
Balloon were stamped with (back later when I find the set)
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
D/S tape roller and foam dots

Ok it's very late so will get this published and back soon with another card!
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you over at the challenge with an entry or two.
Take Care,
Hugs, Sandy

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