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Thursday 21 May 2015

Long time no see

I have been awful with blogging over the last year!
Things have just been so crazy here with the house and working from home!
We have been really busy setting up a new online retail website selling baby and children's items.
It's called preggles and a link to it is HERE
If you want to have a nosey lol


Monday 15 September 2014


OMG how bad is this!!! 
I remembered I actually had a blog and came to have a look an it's been over a year since my last post!!!! And I was such a regular poster too......I have had a massive amount of things going on in my life this last year an half and crafting has taken a mahoooosive hit! Priorities had to be made for a long time! I still haven't been able to craft but hoping to start up again in a month or so when I can un pack all my stash as I've really missed it.
I've had a few health issues to sort out and also lots on with the business we had and have now sold (long story) but needless to say it was the worst thing we ever started.
Also since may we have made major adjustments to our home which are still ongoing now and why everything has been packed away.
Here is our new home or rather our old one that's been extended lol!!! With loft convert too. We are in heaven lol
Our house has been chaos since the beginning of may but we start to decorate tomorrow so it's starting to look up.

 Here is our home from the back!!

And as it's been a long time I thought I'd share a few of my beautiful boys!!!  Such cuties they are

Having a cuddle at chatsworth house

And here is a piccie of our beautiful new kitchen!!! It isn't finished yet or painted but still pretty amazing.

And one of my and my hubby at the races this weekend

And me with one of my very best mates in the world!
I know I still have a long way to go but I've almost lost a stone in weight too so things really are starting to look up.
Hope I do t forget I have a blog and leave it another year lol
Big hugs to all if anyone is still here lol

Thursday 22 August 2013

Blimey long time no post

I wander if anyone is still there after all this time lol
ive just not had too much time for ym crafts this last 6 months or so what with the new business and me working.
I have made a few cards that where ordered but for my own pleasure zilch have been created.
I have done 2 craft stalls though this last couple of months
This one was at a local pub and only crafts of all types where there it wasn't big but I had a lot of fun and met some lovely people,
and this one was at our school summer fayre, it was scorching hot so didn't sell much but had a blast

Here is one of my orders, it isn't too fancy as time was an issue butt he recipient loved it
 and another order for a young lady who enjoys shots lol
I do hope to pop by again soon, I am on a camping holiday for a week soon so probably be after that.
happy blogging guys xxx

Tuesday 19 March 2013

For The kids

Good afternoon guys, i am late with my card i thought id scheduled it for this morning,
Here is the Card for our new challenge at Creative Craft challenges.
Our theme is
For The Kids
I used a Edwin maggie image ive had for ages, he really hasnt been used for a long time so was about time he got an airing,
The papers are my old favourites from dovecraft, the bunting punch,twine and ribbon is all from stamping up.
and the die sentiment is a craftwork cards one, the button are just from my stash.
Id like to enter edwin into a few challenges
Charisma - Twinkle twinkle
Fab n funky - Add a sentiment
Cute card thursday - Anything goes
ABC - J for Just as you like
Totally gorgeous - Something old (papers/image/sentiment)
Allsorts - Easy as 1,2,3
One stop - Anything goes
Creative Card crew - Masculine

Friday 8 March 2013

Mothers Day at Creative craft challenges

H guys im posting my Dt card for Creative Craft Challenges 3 days late grrrrrrrrr, i meant to get it done and scheduled but i forgot,
Anyway its a nice easy theme for you this fortnight
Mothers day
So make a mother day card
And our sponsor is.................
Here is my mothers day card,
I used my new woodware MUM stamp, I love it, and i bought the DAD one as well so watch this space lol. the backing patterned paper is really old from my stash, its a bit peculiar so havent known what to do with it but when i put it on this card i felt it matched quite nicely lol, i hope you agree?
I added some lovely wine red organza ribbon and put a brad thru it to hold the bow nicely in place as i dont know about you but i always have a little trouble sticking organza down without it being sticky to touch,
I took a close up of the stamp as i love it sooo much lol, its a must i reckon for any crafter,
Id like to enter this into a few challenges
Papertake weekly - Anything goes but with added mothers day option
Paper playtime - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Odd One Out (5 card candi/1 ribbon/1 die cut/1 brad/)
Hope you like todays offering?


Monday 4 March 2013

Monochrome at Cards for men

Good morning peeps, i almost forgot lol, As per usual im busy with work lol, its crazy manic and chaotic all at the same time, ive just taken on 2 new contracts and they have come with thier own problems lol i get all the good ones lol,
anyway here is the details of our new challenge at Cards for Men....Alan chose this theme and i struggled with it a great deal lol
Our theme is MONOCHROMATIC so thats to make a card for a fella and it needs to be all the same shade of 1 colour!!!
Our sponsor is digital delights and most of the dt have used thier amazing digis but me im afraid i hadnt time to print of and colour in a new image,
Here is my Card for the challenge and as you can see i went for shades of blue.
It was tricky lol but i just about managed it lol (thanks alan lol)
I got out my old dovecraft masculine papers as they are some of the best masculine papers around, ive had these babies for years as i bought 5 or 6 packs of them,
the sentiment is also one of the first set of sentiment die cuts i bought when i started crafting 5 years ago, the image is also an old one, in fact the only new thing on this card is the twine and star buttons lol.
Id very much like to enter the card into the following challenges.
We hope to see you over at Cards For Men and see the other dt peeps creations.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Pretty princess

Hi guys, i know ive been a little naughty with my blogging of late but alas i have a design team card to share with you, i must admit i made it a little in advance,
we have a fab sketch over at Creative craft challenges for you to follow this time round,
Here is my card that i made following the sketch, i used one of jacqui images at the digi garden divas where i was dt, and as many of you may know she
 passed away suddenly very recently, i am uploading this card with her image on as a sign of respect and i hope she would have liked what i did with it.

id very much like to enter the following challenges
I love promarkers - One for the girls
Charisma - Anything goes
Cute card thursday - An eye for detail
Abc - H for happy birthday
Crafting when we can - Birthstones (amethyst as thats my birthstone and its feb now)
Dream valley - Ribbon and bling
Craft your passions - All that glitters
Creative card crew - Happy birthday
I hope you like my creation, i glittered up her dress with little dots of stardust stickles to give it that bling. and double layered the ribbon for that extra boost, to finish off with faux stitches and some lovely pearly gems.

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Happy birthday to me!!!

Its my birthday today!!! if you didnt guess already lol,Hubby surprised me by taking me to the pandora shop!! i havent got a pandora bracelet as i was always scared of losing it, but he thought it would be a lovely gift and he was right, i spent a fair while choosing the correct bracelet/charms etc etc
My lovely friends got me the other gifts.
i was also lucky enough to get some c an c wire work dvds from ym best friend and the new rhianna cd as i love her, my other best bud got me a beauty massage voucher!!! and then i got some dvds,wine etc.
The pic isnt very good but thought id share my good fortune with you.
Im supposed to be working 2 of my contracts tonight but my mum is doing one and hubby the other so i can chill out, one of my best buds is coming round for a bottle or two of wine tonight.
what a lucky girl i am lol.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

A little sweetie for you

Good afternoon guys an gals, its flippin windy out there today, i can here all the wind howling away so im tucked away in my living room whilst kyle watches a bit of scooby doo!!
I havent had chance to craft this week yet but made this friday so thought id share it with you now as its been a few days since my last post,
im soo thankful the snow has gone even if it is windy lol,
anyway here is a card i made with one of my new stamps, she is a greeting farm stamp and is super cute dontcha think?
I have had a few new maggies and couple others recently in hope to bring that crafty mojo back lol,
I know i moan about the state of my creations sometimes and im not happy with them but this time its just the opposite lol, i really like how this turned out!!! i was gonna add some pearl gems on but ended up leaving it as it is,
 The papers are also new from a making memories pad along with the ribbon slider thingy lol, again ive gone with blues for a change same as my last card, but this time a girly blue card, most girly cards have pinks in but i thought id go for something else.
Here is a close up of her...

And a side view to show off the doily and flowers, along with the blingy stickles. 
What do you think?
Im pleased with it, which is great lol..
Id like to enter the card into a few challenges as below
Totally gorgeous - Flowers
One stop - Sparkle and bling
Come and get it - Tic tac toe (diagonal line)
Passion for promarkers - Add sparkle
Crafts and me - Fave embellie (ribbon)
Pennys - For the girls
I hope you like todays creation from me and you continue to pop by from time to time,
hugs xx

Thursday 24 January 2013

Feeling Blue

Not literally lol!!!
but my offering for today is very blue lol,
I thought that id make something with a colour i havent used alot of lately, mind you i havent crafted properley for ages and here i am going like a trouper lol,
i made another card in blue today too but thats a girly one and i will share with you later if i get time,
Anyway here is todays card for you, i hope you like it? im going ot make more time to craft so i would love it if you stayed a follower, it would also be lovely to get more followers too (wink wink)
I made this card using a fab lotv stamp which i then coloured in with my promarkers, i bought the star buttons the other week but forgotten where from lol,
I really need to remember the location as i think i need more of them lol, here is a close up of them,
I am going to enter this card into the folllowing challenges
Lillis little fairies - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Here come the boys - Bingo board (4 corners)
I hope you enjoy popping by? its my 4th blogoversary soon so keep popping by as im hoping to celbrate it with a giveaway soon.
hugs sandra xx

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Creative craft challenge dt card

Gosh im soo late this week with my posts lol, here is my dt card for our new challenge over at Creative craft challenges which went live yesterday, our new challenge is all about
So get out all that shiny stuff and bling up those creations,
here is my card for the challenge.
Im entering this challenge into a few challenges whish are below
Allsorts - Flower power
Cute card thursday - Diamonds are forever
we would love to see you join us at CCC
hugs xxx

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Cards for men dt card

Gosh im a terrible lady lol i completely forgot about my dt card for Cards For Men
The challenge this time is 'Transport' so let's see all your ideas. We're sponsored by Meljen's Designs and the prize is 4 digi images.

Heres what meljen has to say.....
Meljen's Designs ( is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog ( Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!
And here is my creation using a meljen digital image
I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges
Here comes the boys - bingo board
I love promarkers - layer it up
pop by at cards for men and check out the dt gals an guys creations

Friday 18 January 2013

Its me again and ive made something different!!!

Well hello guys,
I thought id share something i made with you that isnt a card lol,
i make mainly cards and i think its nice to throw something in every now and then that is something else,
i used some papers that was given to me by a lovely generous lady so ive no idea where they came from but i think they are from a victorian paper stack??
I made this calendar as a gift, i hadnt put the holes and eyelets in or the ribbon when i took this but there are some in now lol so it can be hung up,
To show how much sparkle that i put on the flowers i took this pic, its really blingy and i tried to show it off the best i could,
Id like to enter this into
Cute card thursday - Diamond are forever (i chose this blingy option for this)
One stop craft - New beginnings (new year)
Crafty catz - Anything but a card
I hope you like my offering today, im hopefully gonna be able to share more with you know ive got a little more time between jobs lol, please pop by from time to time.

Monday 14 January 2013

I made a card!!!!!!! is anyone still there lol

Hi guys!!!!
long time no post lol, i have had very little craft time since september when i started the business up with my husband, well its doing very well and im always busy lol,
i hope there are still peeps around to look at my blog, i have lost a couple followers understandably with my lack of posting :-s
I had a hour an half of free time this morning So i thought what the heck id have a go at some challenges as its been o LONG time simce i last entered any lol.
So here is my creation!!! im fairly pleased with it, its simple in design but with lotv images and toppers they dont have to be busy cards as images are soo wonderful,
The papers are brand new from glitterpot there the papermania capsule collection i got them on saturday and dont have much green papers so thought id have a play,
the topper is of course LOTV but ya knew that didnt ya lol?
There are quite a few layers here as i love the look when finished, and i like a weighty card lol
So anyway onto the challenges ive entered this card into
Sketch and stash - Sketch used
Come and get it - Tie a ribbon round it
Divas by design - Anything goes
Papertake weekly - Happy new...... Stash (paper/grossgrain ribbon)
I do hope you like it??? i havve made another couple cards too but they are dt ones so you will have to wait and see.