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Tuesday 30 November 2010

may your days be merry, card for CCT

As i said yesterday i am soooooo behind with my christmas cards so have been busy making a few today, including this lovely lady,
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges;
  1. I love promarkers ~ anything goes but with sparkle
  2. Fab 'n'Funky ~ going with the flow
  3. Passion for promarkers ~ old and new (new poinsettias old papers)
  4. Cute card thurs ~ blast from the past (ive chosen chall 37 snowflakes)
  5. Paperplay ~ stars
  6. The crafty pad ~ snowflakes

I have used the following on my card

  • greeting farm stamp
  • deck the halls papermania papers
  • card candy
  • anitas flowers
  • silver liquid pearls
  • promarkers
  • oval scallop and plain oval nesties
  • glossy accents
  • red stickles
  • green card stock
  • computer generated sentiment

I really like this card to be honest, what do you think


Monday 29 November 2010

please give me your opinion and feedback

Hi folks well its rotten and snowy here i know im a misery lol, Hubby's car wouldnt start when it was time to go back to london for work so he has had to take mine, so im stuck in with snow and 2 small kiddies.......not good,

well on the upside ive been making some jewellery and considering ive only been doing it for 2 weeks i think im improving???

Now id love some feedback from all you lovely peeps,

If you dont make jewellery do you think the colours go well together and if you do make jewellery what could i do to improve my techniques.


another xmas card

This card was a bit of a quickie lol, as i am extremely behind on my christmas cards AGAIN lol,
when will i learn to start earlier,
so i am going to enter this into a few challenges.
  1. One stop ~ christmas cuties
  2. Crafty catz ~ christmas
  3. Crafts and me ~ snowflakes

Hope its still ok.


Sunday 28 November 2010

cardmadfairy creations 50% off SALE

Jenni has a fab sale on over at cardmadfairy creations, she has reduced her digi's by 50%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how great is that,

Now if you havent seen jenni's digis and stamps yet you need to pop here and have a nosey.

Get your xmas images in whilst there very cheap.


Thursday 25 November 2010

my brothers birthday card

Its my baby brothers 14th birthday today and i forgot to make him a card (oopsie)

so last minute i had to add a few bits to a half made card id started, he seemed to like it anyway,

I am going to enter this card into a couple of challenges,

  1. paperplay ~ stars
  2. Fab n funky ~ going with the flow
  3. I love promarkers ~ anything goes with a bit of sparkle
  4. Passion for promarkers ~ old & new (old stamp new card candy)


Tuesday 23 November 2010

creative craft challenges DT card ~ Tag it

Crikey can you believe we are nearing the end of november already !!!yikes,
well over at creative craft challenges we have a new challenge for you this fortnight and its a nice easy one for you, can be christmas or any theme as long as it has a tag on it somewhere,
here is mine

I would like to enter this card into a challenge or 2,

  1. My time to craft ~ tag along
  2. C.r.a.f.t ~ using vellum

I used the following bits to make this

  • la pashe stamp
  • computer generated sentiments
  • blue vellum
  • martha stewart punch
  • dark blue pearly card
  • brown satin ribbon
  • dovecraft brads

What do you think?


another xmas card using cardmadfairy creations digi

I am so behind with my christmas cards so far this is number 18 i think and i have dozens an dozens to do :-s
anyway as im on the dt with jenni i though id make a card with one of her fab digi's all dressed up, now this digi isnt exactly a xmas one but ive coloured her in traditional xmas colours so think she is ok?
So why not pop over to cardmadfairy creations and have a look at her very reasonably priced digis?
So onto the challenges i want to enter
  1. A spoonful of sugar ~ anything goes
  2. Passion for promarkers ~ old and new (old papers new digi)
  3. OSAAT ~ choose a season or theme

Now to make this i used

  • cardmadfairy digi all dressed up
  • papermania papers form last year collection
  • paper adhesive lace
  • card candy
  • promarkers
  • stickles
  • oval scallop and plain nesties
  • ribbon pleated by moi
  • red and green card stock
  • computer generated sentiment


Monday 22 November 2010

charms gift set

Now dont worry i havent abandoned my card making im still addicted to that but im really getting into making jewellery,
Hubby is distraught with his dwindling bank balance whilst i get set up lol,
I have only been doing it almost a week and have had lots of orders for xmas,
This is a wine glass charm set with bottle neck charm especially made for a gift for someone special,
id like to enter this into a couple of challenges please,
1. secret crafter - handmade christmas gifts
2. Die cut dreams - no cards allowed
I do hope you like my creation
hugs sandra xxx


Sunday 21 November 2010

My crafty pad GDT card

I was overjoyed when debs from the crafty pad asked me to join as a GDT for this challenge, i love their challenges and of course said yes,
The theme this week is
Here is my offering using a crafty pad digi The prize is a £10 voucher from joanna sheen

So pop over and have a go and why your thier you could have a look at some of debs fab digis and the dt girls projects.


Saturday 20 November 2010

NEC piccie of our trimmie quick meet

Well among the madness that is the craft show at the nec, we managed a brief chat with some fellow trimmies, it was fab to meet folks who ive chatted to online but never actually met,
thats me with the black top on


calendar wall hanging

I wanted to make something different to a card so i got out my little calendars for next year and made this,
If you cant tell its a wall hanging calendar, ive made it with these colours for a reason as its a gift and im going to make a few of them with different colors and styles for different people to match there tastes.
Now i want to enter this into a few challenges as listed below,
  1. Patties creations ~ anything but a card
  2. ABC ~ H is for holidays (xmas gift)
  3. Papertake weekly ~ autumn skies
  4. Secret crafter ~ handmade christmas gift

To make this i used

  • 12x12's i got from costco
  • silk flowers from a swap
  • star charm from meiflower
  • card candy
  • anitas calendars
  • organza ribbon
  • card stock
  • stickles

I hope you like this, i enjoyed making at and you can do it as simple as you like


Thursday 18 November 2010

ive been given an award :-)

I have been given this award from the fabulous carly from charisma, how chuffed am i its been ages since i last got one,
so part of the rules of getting one you have to mention 3 things that folks may not know about you, put the award on your blog with a link to the dwa shop,
  1. I am a mad karaoke fanatic and have won a few amateur competitions,
  2. I have a serious shoe fetish and have had nearly 100 at one time and about 20 pairs of boots,
  3. My hubby has a gorgeous bike(yam r1) which i love to ride pillion on,

So know i have to pass this onto 5 other deserving folks,

  1. Coops has been leaving me some amazing comments and has done some even more amazing work on her blog,
  2. Jenni from cardmadfairy creations has some of the best digi's around and makes some beautiful creations,
  3. Aly for her lovely creations and keeping her chin up
  4. Joanne has a fab blog go check it out,
  5. Jessica for being a fab newbie on my challenge blog

I only wish i could give to more of you but rules are rules lol

If you follow all the rules you can pop over to digi's with attitude to spend a $5 voucher here


Some handmade earrings, my first attempt

I know the pics arent great, but after about 5 goes i got fed up lol.
I ordered some bits an bobs to try making some jewellery and it arrived this afternoon, well i couldnt wait even a minute and had a go with it straight away,
Here is a pair of earrings i made, i know they arent fab but for a first go i think they are decent enough.
what do you think?

Wednesday 17 November 2010

my first attempt at jewellery well a wine glass charm anyway lol for few challenges also SSS/CCT/SCSC/ABC

Thanks to my lovely crafty friend elke i have made my first pieces of jewellery, this piece is a wine glass charm, i have actually made this as part of a gift for christmas but thought it would be ok to include a few challenges?
If you dont think it qualifies feel free to delete my entry,
So these are the challenges,
  • ABC - H for holidays (its a xmas gift and that is a holiday)
  • Secret crafter sat chall - sparkle and shine (i think oits very sparkly)
  • Cute card thurs - anything goes
  • Simon says stamp - sparkle (now i thought to myself with the title it probably had to have stamped image etc on but ive looked at rules and says can be anything so here is mine hope its ok?)

I used

  • a mixture of beads
  • 2 inch memory wire

the stash is all a friends so dont know actual names as yet but watch this space as i have ordered some of my own jewellery stuff ;-)


Monday 15 November 2010

stars over at creative craft challenges

Our stars challenge is almost half way through and i want to remind you all that you still have a week to enter, we have a fab stamp from the crafty pad as the prize, so pop over to creative crafts and have a nosey at the dt inspiration, and remember stars can be for any occasion.


Friday 12 November 2010

tear it up,for cct/cc/cp and tpc

Here is a card ive just made and i would like to enter it into a couple of challenges, this card was very easy as ive kept it to a minimum to maximise the effects of the tearing,

challenges entered

  1. Crafty catz - paper tearing
  2. Totally papercarfts - black and purple
  3. Cute card thurs - anything goes


  • dovecraft textured card
  • coordinations card
  • gorjuss girls image
  • promarkers
  • inverted scallop circle nestie
  • dcwv matt stack metallic card
  • purple/silver ribbon from meiflower
  • die cut sentiment from craft work cards
  • embellishment from stash


Fussy and fancy DT call

Over at fussy and fancy they are having a dt call, and want us to show 3 of our fave makes,
now this got me thinking, why not try out lol, the cards i have chosen arent my absolute faves but each of them have a reason for me to choose them,
this one was really hard to decide upon as it was an order for a couple who's birthday were on the same day and the customer wanted 1 card for both of them! i deliberated for ages and came up with this, and guess what they loved it lol. 2nd
I chose this card as the colours an techniques look so nice together
this card is on my faves list because i just love the colours the images and the person who got it said they really liked it.
So if you fancy your chances at fussy and fancy pop over and enter,


Thursday 11 November 2010

A combination card for Cute card thurs and few more

I had a commision for a card for a man and his wife who's birthdays are on the same day,
well rather than want a card each the lady wanted a joint card!!!
well what am i to do? i didnt want a girly card with a fella's name on an vice versa so here's what happened

I decided to half an half what do you think???


  • Sugar nellie image bella shopping
  • sugar nellie manga stamp
  • promarkers
  • dovecraft basics papers
  • brown satin ribbon from meiflower
  • martha stewart lace double edge punch
  • stickles
  • glossy accents
  • card candy
  • ova scallop nesties
  • brilliance inks
  • roses from stash
  • sakura
  • sentiment die cuts from craft work cards
  • Hand drawn tags and names
I would like to enter this card into a few challenges please,
  1. Cute card thursday - Anything goes
  2. Fab n funky - going around in circles
  3. Crafts an me - Glitter
  4. My time to craft - rhapsody of roses


Wednesday 10 November 2010

My boys first school photo

Here is my long awaited school photograph, isnt it fab?
i decided to get it put on cd rather than in print as then i have copyright and can print as many as i want in whatever size i wish,
now my eldest doesnt usually smile like that unless he is upto no good lol thats his "it wasnt me" smile,
alex will be 5 in january and kyle is 19 months old,
I feel so proud to say these are my boys as they are sooooooooo gorgeous.
hope you like the pic as much as i do?