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Thursday, 31 May 2012

look what we have been upto

good evening all, ive been a bit lacking in my blog this last few weeks, its been chaos here as we have been busily organising our jubillee party at school and our summer fayre also, alot of my time has been taken by my ptfa duties lol, if im honest im loving it!!
so here i am sharing a few pics with you on our last weekend in the sun, me and my gorgeous family having fun,
some rando piccies lol, here is my back yard i know its not fancy or massive but we have worked hard on making it great for the kids to play in safe and sound,
and another random pic of my apple tree lol, with kyles kite thingy, the weeds as you can see are there as thats what we are working on, half is done the other half i neeed to finish,but we love it
here is my little monkey kyle on there climbing frame, he is 3 now and the most stunning kid ever, ive been told by OLD friends that he isnt as good looking as my eldest but i think both my boys are absolutely stunning!!!
here is alex he is a stunner too isnt he lol, however no more stunnig than kyle (despite other folks saying otherwise) sorry im being sensitive but i love both my boys just the same
my eldest alex has the crafting blood within him lol since he was about 4, he loves sticking and all things crafty, so i bought him a second hand craft desk, and have given him lots of my storage drawers etc and bought him new craft stuff, as daddy let me get some new things, we put him times tables poster up to help him with his maths as well, its in the early stages but this is how it looks now,
here is another random pis i took when we visited blackbrook zoo , i love pinks so i love this pic lol
 And here are my boys, all of them lol, my hubby dan of 13 years and my two beautiful boys, alex 6 and kyle who is 3
 i thought id share the love, i am feeling blessed, as i have an amazing beautiful family whom love me as i am, and fabulous friends who take me for what i am, and appreciate me,
here is meand dan the other day lol, nothing special, no makeup etc lol
 And one of my fantastic friends whom is soooo special to me
me and my sis on a karaoke night out lol yep im looking a bit yuk lol it was about 1am on this pic and as a mummy of two i am not used to be up at this time of night
Me and another extra close friend ang, we are so similar its crazy lol, we are drinkin a fab pitcher ther an it was £17 a go lol, but it was gorgeous!!!!!
 And last and most certainly best, both my boys when id taken them for a bike ride and fab tea supper at our local park

(you may think me sentimental but i have had alot of trouble with so called best friends treating me like something of the bottom of there shoe this last 18 months and i still dont know the full extent of there reasons for hating me sooo much. so every now and then i like to remind myself im not that nasty person they portrait me as)
I love my family my boys and my true and honest friends old and new, they are amazing and remind me that im actually a nice person, and not to doubt myself,
hugs sandra xxxxx

Dutch dare new challenge

good morning guys, its time to announce our new challenge over at Dutch dare, we have a fave of mine, but i havent made anything for this one so here i am sharing the details with you....
Our sponsor from last week's sketch challenge was the fabulous Crafty Sentiments and one lucky winner wins their choice of 3 digis from the Crafty Sentiments store.

Our lucky random winner for our sketch challenge last week is:
Congratulations Shar B, you're the lucky winner of 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments. Please contact me to claim your prize.

Moving right along, this week we have the adorable Karen's Doodles on board as our sponsor. They have kindly donated 3 digis for on lucky entrant. Not only that, but our DT has been given a few adorable images to work with as well.
Our challenge this week is to showcase Pearls & Swirls..whether it be in your paper, as added embellishments or within your image, just show us your Pearls & Swirls!

Anyone else daring enough - little challenge for you all

Hi guys
i dared to have a look at the very first posts i made on this blog and of course came across some of my first cards !!!!!! needless to say they are DIRE lol, absolutely terrible lol,
so this got me thinking how much i have come on since then and i thought id set us all a little challenge till the end of may.
what im asking of you all is to join me with this and have a little fun, sort of like a blog hop lol, we can all go from blog to blog and have nosey at all of our before and after creations lol. 

1.Make a post mentioning my little challenge and linking here so folks can join in,
2.Add a few pics of your very old first cards or projects and then add a couple of your newer pieces!!!
3. leave me a comment
4. add your blog post link to mr linky
5. become a follower if you want but not necessary.

if you could pop this pic in ya sidebar with a link to this post that will help the word get out more.

There will be a random prize draw for one of the folks that enter,
i will add in a little bit of allsorts all new stash from ribbon to stamps to stickers and patterned papers, enough for you to make a few cards with.
if there are enough entries i will make the prize bigger, with more new top branded stash
so what are you waiting for lol, do you dare to share !!!!!!!!

Here are my befores !!!!!
Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4
My afters
Card 1
 Card 2
 Card 3
 Card 4

please link your post to mr linky then leave me a comment i will come and have alook at your creations before and after,


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

patriotic colours

Well its a good job i made this in advance as im sooooo behind with my crafting!!!! what with this glorious weather and my ptfa duties getting ready for our schools jubilee party we have been organising it has been crazy!!!!
Also my doc thinks the problem ive had with my hand and now up my arm is carpel tunnel so i have a metal wrist brace which has bitten in to my crafty time a bit as well,
and talking of the jubilee our theme over at Creative craft challenges is all about the colours
we are being sponsored by the stamping boutique and some of our dt including me have used thier images, i really struggled with this card and its far from good but time being precious for me its all i could manage,
Id love to enter this card into a few challenges as its been a while
1. Cupcake - royalty (i used our union jack colours if that counts)
2. OSAAT - red white and blue
3. The crafty pad - colours of your flag
4. Craft your days away - tred white and blue


Monday, 28 May 2012

BOGOF at cardmadfairy creations

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee we are offering a buy one get one free deal from now until June 5th, just buy any image you want and in the Paypal comments box tell us which image you would like free of charge. It's a great deal - if you buy 1 image you get another one free, if you buy 5 images you will get another 5 completely free - what are you waiting for??
Just scroll down the sidebar to see all 110 images, there's something there to suit most occasions!
(If you forget to use the comments box when checking out with Paypal just email to let me know which images you would like as your free ones
I have copied and pasted this from jennis digi blog so you can read it and pop over take a look at jennis amazing digital images, they are A-mazing


Monday, 21 May 2012

You did it !!!

Good morning everyone (just)
I am a little disorganised at the mo and therefore late posting my dt card for Cards for men (slap my wrist)
We have a new theme this time and its called
so we want all those congrats cards, but please note your project has to say congratulations on it so we can see,
we are being sponsored by Meljen designs and here is one of thier cute images, i love this one he is adorable!!!
 Here is a close up
I would like to enter my card into the challenge at I love promarkers in their Anything goes theme
Also just want to let you know about my little competition HERE you dont have to make anything for it, its really easy and there is a little prize at the end of it for 1 person as well.

Saturday, 19 May 2012


I am totally honoured to have been found among the many amazing blogs by the lovely leah from some odd girl and awarded the floral friday  SOGgy spotlight for my smell the flowers tia card..
well you can imagine how chuffed i was lol as i hadnt entered any challenge or anything!!!
here is the card that she likes!!!!
If you want to pop over take a nosey the post is HERE
its not often someone likes my cards enough to honour them for no reason so its made my day, thanks so much leah, i love SOG images they are stunning.
hugs sandra xxx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

smell the flowers

Hi folks
what a crazy few weeks or shall i say months lol, everytime i think im getting on top of craft orders and think i can craft for fun another one comes in lol, now im not complaining cos of course its great but i really want to make a card just for the fun of it lol,
so anyway here is a card which was made for a friend from school to give her sister in law, she wanted flowers/butterflies so i got out this lovely SOG image and these lovely first edition papers and got cracking,
 butterflies where her main thing she wanted so ive added a few lol, the metal butterflies have been suspended form stamping up elastic and then those others have been punched out and glittered up, then to finish i popped on some pearl gems.
I hope you like it? im lucky enough that my friend really liked it(phew)
id like to enter this card into the following challenging
1. Crafty sentiments - Bingo
2. Papertake weekly - In the garden
3. I <3 promarkers - Anything goes
4. Fab n funky - Use fabric on your cards (ribbon and elastic)
5. Cute card thurs - A touch of sparkle
6. Charisma - Metal charms

Hope you have a lovely weekend in case i dont get on here again, ive got a busy few days as per usual lol.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Im sooo Distressed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys its that time again over at Creative craft challenges and we have a fabulous new theme for you to play along with, our last anything goes challenge was HUGE we had nearing 400 entries for that !!!!
please pop over and see if you are one of our lucky winners.
Our theme this fortnight is all about........
and here is my offering for you
 I used a lotv official topper for this as i was in need of a quick card
I hope you like it???
hugs sandra xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Clean and simple

Can you believe where nearing the middle of may already!!!!!!!! jeeeeeeeez its gonna be C C C i cant even say it lol,
Anyway we are starting a new theme over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and we have a reallit simple challenge for you..............
as you can see mine is just that lol,
i used dcwv butterflies and blossoms matt stack, purple linen paper meiflower satin ribbon and of course that amazing digi is faye from Cardmadfairy Creations.
 The flowers are from the daisy woodware punches using the same papers and card stock as in the rest of the card, then i popped a couple of lilac pearl gems and bobs ya uncle lol
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
1.DYSU - Use a flower
2. Papertake weekly - Cute cute cute

Also if you fancy a bit of fun and a little blog hop check out my before and after competition here on my blog, there will be a prize to one of the entrants and lots of fun.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Dutch Dare dt card

Good morning everyone, we have a new challenge over at Dutch dare starting today and we are looking for ....BIRTHDAYS so thats a really easy one for you......
We are being sponsored by the fabulous stamping boutique
 here is my card using a stamping boutique image i had in my TSB images album, she is one of my faves, and seemed perfect with the dcwv rockstar matt stack i have in my stash, i thought it warranted a bit of metal so ive stapled round all the edges with pink/purple colored staples !!! i really like the rugged effect it gives.
i used my promarkers for this lady, i know the coloring isnt upto scratch but ive ran out of my good printing paper and had to make do with semi quality stuff, i will get some more at the weekend.
i will enter her into the following challenge
1. Stamp scrap and doodle-ribbons and bows

Monday, 7 May 2012

Cards for men Dt card

Good morning folks, hope your having a great bank holiday??
We have a new challenge over at Cards for men and this time we are looking for ......
KICKBACKS so hobbies etc
Our sponsor is the stamping boutique who supplied the dt with images, here is the card i have made for my great freind dee's son who is 6 today !!!!!
happy birthday tyler
We are going bowling with tyler my lad alex and a few friends so im hoping this post goes live as scheduled lol.
the papers are the rock star dcwv matt stack, with grossgrain blue ribbon ruffled up, the big chipboard 6 has been stickled up so its lovely and sparkly,

Here are the sponsor deets....
I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week."

Id like to enter this card into a few challenges if i can,
1. Come and get it - Lets here it for the boys
2. Cute card thurs - One for the boys
3. Fab n funky - Celebrating maleness
4. Here come the boys - Hobbies
5. Craft your days away - Just for children

I hope to see you over at cards for men, the rest of the dt have made some cracking stuff for you to have a look at xxx


Friday, 4 May 2012

Ive been a busy busy bee

Hi folks
Just got in from fetching alex from school, and was going to pull some weeds up and guess what ???? its started chucking it down!!!!! so instead i thought i would share a couple of cards with you.
Card 1
I made this first one for my sisiter to give to her friend, apparently he is a keen boxing fan, i didnt have anything suitable in my stash so had to google free images, i used my kanban backing card stock and ruffled up some silver ribbon and thats pretty much it really, its a 7x5 inch card blank.
 Here is a closer pic of card to show you all the stickles i put on the gloves, its mounted on silver holographic card and pearl dark blue.
 id like to enter this card into a few challeneges pretty please
1. Crafty Sentiments - Spots or stripes (stripes) card 1
2. Cute card thurs - One for the boys
3. Here come the boys - Hobbies

I hope you like that card but if its not your cuppa tea lol i have another for you and this one is completely different,
Card 2
I made this for a friend to give to her daughter, she asked me if i could do pink/glitter/butterfly/flowers/name/age on a card so i thought about it for a bit and came up with this....i know she likes animals and has pets so this lotv image seemed the perfect choice and age appropriate also,
I used the baby dcwv glittered matt stack, all other stuff form my stash, you cant see the glitter to well on this pic the one below is slightly better
Here is a better pic of the glitter and the image, i also popped some glossy accents on the noses of the animal,
For this card id like to enter
1. Crafty sentiments - Spots or stripes (both) card 2
2. Fussy and fancy - Butterflies/ribbons and punches
3. Lilies little fairies - Anything goes
4. Craft your days away - for children
5. Poodles parlour - Anything goes
6. Papertake weekly - Anything goes
7. Anything goes - things with wings

I hope you liked one of those lol or maybe both.
hugs and have a fabby weekend im off to a protocol party tonight with some friends from school, and to derby for a drink with another of my best friends tomorrow night so very busy, xx