Wednesday, 25 April 2018

hello there ... Ive gone all French ... oh la la




Hi there ... just having a little play coz its raining again and thought it was time I had a change to my blog ... usually takes me a few tries before I get what I want ... but its fun playing

thank you for visiting 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

three little cards

Hi there my crafty friends ... well its raining !! ... was quite nice earlier but now its drizzly and horrid ... so I been playing ... its always nice when you have time to play and are not under pressure to make cards for friends and even family



even made two men cards which are usually quite a problem lol ... hope you are all having a great week ... cant believe we are halfway through the week again 

Oh by the way the car boot WAS on last Sunday and I had a super time wandering around ... didn't get any crafty bits but got two books ... I am really into Carole Matthews have you read any of them ... I have nearly finished one and I always hate it when I finish a good book ... feel kinda lost ... rather like when I have finished a crafty project ...

gotta stop now coz I am rambling lol thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you too  

oooo that's a bit strange things seem different ... I used to be able to click on my image and put a caption underneath but cant do that now !! ... frus !! ... just wanted to say that the border around the mens cards was made using one of Sheena Douglas stamps ... its called splats and accessories set 2




Saturday, 21 April 2018

Hi there

Well not such a nice day today ... the sun was out but now it has gone away ... hope that was not the end of the beautiful weather ... we have a car boot in Southsea that I am hoping to go to tomorrow ... this should be its third week but the last two have been cancelled because of the rain ... so please keep your fingers crossed that it is on ... ooo love a car boot on a Sunday ... anyway on to my little card for today

my dear sissie bought me the little doggie stamp so had to make her a card to say thank you and had a little play with my enveloper made a vellum envelope... quite pleased with how it has turned out but not sure how to address it ... think I will have to hunt for my sticky labels





hope you all have a super weekend


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Pink flamingos


Hello there ... well I am so pleased I managed to get hold of this magazine ... its the crafters inspiration issue 18 ... I must admit that I am most impressed with this magazine ... I have succumbed to quite a few lol ... anyway love the stamps and the die ... the projects are explained very well too

here is my first card a little pink flamingo card to a dear friend


thank you for stopping by and if you leave a message I will get back to you ... 
hope you have a great week 


Monday, 9 April 2018

awful yukie day so been having a play

Hi there ... well its another yukie day so been having a play ...

this card is made using one of my background papers in the post below ... love the purple so it had to be a lady card ... a card for the " waiting box"

hope you are all well I am certainly feeling better thank goodness ...

thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you


now just gotta use the other two backgrounds I have made 



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Oh flip ... missed Easter ... been poorly


Oh flip ... been really poorly ... and it was Flu ... was in bed for 4 days ... but better now ... just really worn out ... and cant stop coughing still ... but the sun is out so that makes things look better don't you think ??



really missed my craft room so came in to play this morning ...




I made these background papers following a demonstration from my favourite craft channel hochanda ... hm ... they look most uninteresting but look better in real life lol ... now gotta decide what I am going to do with them ... 

hope you have all had a super easter break ... weather is wonderful today ... thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you too ... xx

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Happy Easter everybody x

Hello there ... sorry been away for a while ... but back now to wish you all a very happy easter ... hope you all have a super weekend ... weather is going to be WET again ... that's a surprise isn't it ?? .

here are a few little cards I would like to share with you all





happy crafting and love Sandy xx



Saturday, 17 March 2018

Hello my crafty friends

Hello my crafty friends ... hope you are all well ... sorry I have been MIA ... busy busy ... and wow where does the time go ?? ... I promise to catch up with you all ...

are you looking forward to the return of the beast ... we had quite a bit of snow but don't think it will come to much ... hope you all keep safe and warm


this was taken from our front bedroom window br .....


here are a few of my crafty creations ... thank you for visiting 





thank you for visiting

oops sorry Jackie I may have shown the wrong photo of our snow ... the one above was when "the beast" ... paid us a visit last time but this photo below is out of our bedroom window today brrrr ...

ha ha ... looks about the same still brrr ...

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Stix2 on create and craft



hi there my crafty friends ... just had my lunch in my craft room and watching create and craft at the same time ... very interesting programme ... don't know if you watched it or can catch up with it on the catch up ... it was 1pm on create and craft on Thursday 22nd February ...  there was a lovely lady on there Michelle who was just giving ideas ... have made a note of them because I will forget otherwise

ink used was distress

ink used was archival


ink used was distress ink

ink used was versafine




First tip ...
these  backgrounds were done with one of her "tips" ... using one of your embossing folders ... just drag an ink pad over the inside of the folder and then put paper inside the folder (I used shiny photo paper) spritz with water (from a high for small dots or lower down for splodges ) shut the folder and press over with your hand or a brayer ... the photos obviously show both the positive and negative sides of the embossing folder

didn't know you could do this ...

Second tip ...
use a strip of ultra strong double sided sticky tape pull off the backing sheet  ... I think you could use any double sided tape and cover with embossing powder and heat ... I have done this before with glitter but like the idea of using embossing powder

Third tip ...
On brown craft card use glue to "paint" an image like a flower or heart or similar and cover with white embossing powder then heat

hope all this makes sense now off to play ... have fun and thank you for stopping by

ps ... just been playing and ... the folder above with the little train really got me  wondering ... I couldn't think what I could do with it as it didn't colour well when I had embossed it ... but when I had used the ink system above it was easier to see "what was what " if you know what I mean ... here is what happened when I coloured in the inked project ...
btw the folder was free with the papercraft essentials magazine this month ... also some super adventure stamps ... hope you had as much fun as I have had if you managed to get them




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

oh my goodness just had to show you some photos

oh my goodness ... just had to show you some photos of my amazing Grace at her dance show on Sunday she was in 6 group dances and it bought me and her mummy Sally to tears ... the teacher is called Miss Caroline and she was also in tears at the end in the final because some of her prodigy's who have been with her for years are leaving and moving on to work ... one a doctor one going on to stage work and her own son was going in to singing and acting ... ooo sorry to go on but I am so very proud of her ... here are the photos ...  not very good because they are taken from photos bought on the night we were not allowed to take photos during the performance

 all from her ballet








this one was systematic from grease  ...  



Gracie is in the middle 


and this is the card I made for Miss Caroline to say thank you and to tell her just how much we all enjoyed it


oh and by the way Ollie her brother won the draw which was a "mans" hamper with a signed Portsmouth players football with a letter of signature authenticity ... so he was a happy bunny too

thank you for stopping by and sorry to go on !!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

hi there my crafty friends ... had a bit of an emergency call


oops ... had an emergency call from mother-in-law ... she had forgotten a card ... can I help out ... !! of course a quick dash to the craft room AND ... ta dah

I couldn't find a backing paper I liked so I "dragged" ( is that a word lol ) a weathered wood tim holtz distress ink over a white card and then stamped a little rock and roll themed card for her ... the stamps are mostly from my new Sheena Douglass music and dance collection and a couple from the works (see below) only £1 and very good fillers if needed.

very pleased with how it turned out hope MIL likes it too






Hope you are having a good week ... been a bit cold but a lovely sunny day 


Sunday, 4 February 2018

hello my crafty friends and thats another weekend gone !!

my goodness where did that weekend go !!

I have been busy playing in my craft room today ... did go out early but phew its too flippen cold to stay out long and isn't it lovely and warm when you get home lol ...

anyway posting a couple or four little makes they are not for anyone or thing special at the moment will put a sentiment on when they are needed ... "ones for the waiting box" as they say xx

the embossing folder is one of the new 3D ones that came free the new crafters companion magazine

the circle is made using one of the works circle dies

this was made using a butterfly stamp and a die to cut it out ... so much easier than cutting it out with scissors


this is the card above but laying down for effect lol 


hope you have a good week ... if you can leave a message I will visit you back xx

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

another wet and dark day !!



Good morning all ... and another orrid wet dark day ... good job I got my towels dry yesterday ... I really don't know how people with a family are managing to get their washing dry ...

anyway I am on a roll with my cards at the moment ... the first one is for my lovely son ... he is very happy with his new fiancé and they have started dancing ... never would have thought my 6ft 4 son would be dancing .... the card I have made is using the free stamps in the creative stamping magazine and couldn't resist buying them because of the dance ... as my lovely granddaughter Gracie loves to dance too ... there is a photo at the bottom of the post of her in her dance outfit last weekend ...

Happy birthday Shaunie



close up of sentiments done on my computer



Happy birthday to my cousin in NZ


Gracie at her dance competition she was dancing and singing to "all I want"
thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you too ... have a great week

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Hello and its the weekend again !!


Hello again and its the weekend again !! where ever does the time go ... hope you are all well ... its another yukkie wet and miserable day here so where better to be than in my craft room

had another order for cards from mother - in - law and a couple of cards I had to make for family

this one is for my lovely son and daughter in law

one for my nephew

an order from mother - in - law

an order from mother - in - law


thank you for stopping by hope you all have a super weekend