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Saturday, 15 August 2015

FANCY FLORALS.

Hello and good morning everyone. It is very dull and dreary outside at the moment, whether it will brighten up, I dont know, but I know I'm going to enjoy my crafting time in peace and quiet, because my dear husband has gone off to the football.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

As you like it.  FAVOURITE 2 EMBELLISHMENTS and WHY!!!!!!

Wow, I just love the colours of this card, and I hope that you do too.

Firstly, let me explain about my 2 EMBELLISHMENTS.  Now I just love to embellish my cards, and choosing two is very hard for me. So I will just have to explain what I have added onto this card.

SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER - I can not make my cards without having my edges straight and decorated. I call this my SIGNATURE EMBELLISHMENT.

My next embellishments are FLOWERS & BUTTERFLIES - I have to have TEXTURES & LAYERS which give the effect of MOVEMENT.


I love lots of other embellishments too, but I am not allowed to list them all, but you only need to visit my blog and you will see what I mean.

For the background, I have used a GINGHAM CARD, edged with a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
I then used two strips of GOLD & ORANGE PEARLISED CARD. The orange layer has been punched using the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT PUNCH, this has then been adhered onto the GOLD STRIP.
My image is from Limited Runs and is called FLOWERS. I has been coloured with Promarkers, then mounted onto Orange card and edged with the Silver Decorative Border. It has been adhered with Sticky pads onto the panel.
I have then die-cut  the Memory Box - PIPPI BUTTERFLY in GOLD PEARLISED CARD and added a PEARL onto the body for added texture.
My FLOWERS have been created using the MEDIUM & SMALL DAISY PUNCH using
co-ordinated card and a small flower for the centres.
For the FOLIAGE I have used the Creative ExpressionsFERN TRIO DIES and also the
Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.

I hope that you like my card. Have a lovely weekend and Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

Hello again everyone. This is a card I completed last night and I hope you like it.

I would like to enter it into the following challenge.

Crazy Challenge.  Challenge #203.  FAIRIES.



This was a gorgeous card to make, so I will just leave a list of items used.

Martha Stewart - BUBBLEBATH BORDER PUNCH.
Creative Expressions - MOSAIC LEAVES.
Woodware - MEDIUM DAISY PUNCH.
Woodware - SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
CARD CANDI.
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
SATIN SPOTTED BOW.
Sentiment -"WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY".

Thank you very much for stopping by. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

SOCK HOP SWEETIE..

Hello again, how lovely it feels to be able to make a few cards and craft, but I best not overdo things, so I think this will be my last one for today.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Cutie Pie Challenge.  CUTE AND GIRLY.


I love Pink so this is definitely CUTE & GIRLY.
It is quite easy to see the construction, so I will just write down the DIES & PUNCHES that I have used.

My image is called SOCK HOP CUTIE and has been coloured with Promarkers.
Crafts Too - FRAMES 9.
Die'sire - DELICATE BUTTERFLY.
Spellbinders- FOLIAGE SET.

All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
The sentiment reads "HAVE A LOVELY DAY".
I have completed the look with gems and rosebuds.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hopefully I will see you tomorrow, depending on the pain levels.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

RAPUNZEL SASSY.

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all having a good day. At the moment it is very dark and miserable here, although it is warm. It is looking like rain may be on the way, I hope not.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Digi Choosday.  Week #32.  PUNCHES and/or DIE-CUTS.


The FLORAL CARD for the background is from my stash and I have decorated the edges with a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER.
I have made a panel border using two colours of pearlised card. The CREAM STRIP has been punched with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT punch, and this has then been mounted onto a
DEEP GREEN pearlised card. I then added a GREEN & WHITE POLKA DOT RIBBON down the centre. At the top of the panel I added a DOUBLE BOW in co-ordinating ribbons.
I then die-cut TWO SIZES of the Spellbinders WAVY RECTANGLES in CREAM and
LIGHT GREEN CARD. I then added my cut out image called RAPUNZEL SASSY and edged the top layer with GREEN STICKLES.. This topper was then positioned at an angle.
I then used GREEN & CREAM PATTERNED CARD to punch MEDIUM & SMALL SIZED DAISIES to create  four tiered flowers, and in the centres I used PALE GREEN SATIN ROSES and also FLOWER GEMS for added textures. The FOLIAGE is from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

A FRIEND IS A GIFT....

Hello again blogging friends. My second card today is for the challenge over at

Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #101.  FRIENDSHIP.


For this card, I have used one of my favourite colour combinations, it is just classy and beautiful, so very effective.
For the centrepiece on this card, I have made the sentiment as the main focal point.

The sentiment reads.  "A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF".

It has been double mounted on Black Nand Red card.
I have made a patterned floral  border. All edges have a Silver Deorative Border to highlight and give definition too.
I have used two different sizes of DAISY PUNCH to make the flowers, and I have added Card Candi in the centres.
The foliage is from the Spellbinders Foliage set and the final touch is a Silver Lurex Bow.

Happy crafting everyone, and I hope that you have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS.

Hello and good afternoon to you all. Well, it is the start of the football season, and that means that my husband along with many others, will be watching their beloved teams kick off the new season. This also means that us lovely crafting ladies get to do so in peace and quiet and enjoy the tranquility and calmness that crafting brings.

My first card is an EASEL CARD which I would like to enter into the following challenges.


Polkadoodle.  Week #31.  MORE THAN ONE FOLD.

Digi Choosday.  Week #31.  EMBELLI8H IT.

Crafting with an attitude.  Challenge #6.   ANYTHING GOES.

The Sisters of craft.  August Challenge.  ANYTHING GOES.


I just love making EASEL CARDS and for this one, I have used a variety of card and designer paper, to give added textures and appeal.
I have also used a variety of different DIES & PUNCHES and also EMBOSSING FOLDERS. 
It is easy to see the design, so I will list the items I have used.

Designer paper, Plain & Pearlised card stock.
I have used Two Embossing folders called SWISS DOTS & GARDEN SWIRL.
Creative Expressions - DELICATE FRONDS.
Creative Expressions - DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW.
Die'sire - FORGET ME NOT.
Memory Box - PIPPI BUTTERFLY.
CARD CANDI.
SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
Finally I have added SILK ROSEBUDS to the centres of the flowers.
The sentiment tablet reads "MEMORIES".

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. I hope that you like what you see. HAPPY CRAFTING.
Love Sandra xxx

Thursday, 6 August 2015

LOVEABLE LILAC CUTIE.

Hello and good morning to all my crafty friends. I know I have been missing for a while, but it just cant be helped.
Anyway, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Incy Wincy.  FRAME IT.

Picture and Scrap.  Challenge #101.  ANYTHING GOES.

The Sisters of Craft.  August Challenge. ANYTHING GOES.



I have used card and paper from my stash. I have also used several different Dies & Punches.
They are:  Spellbinders FLEUR DIS LIS.
                  Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.
                  Creative Expressions CORNFLOWER.
                  Spellbinders Die D Lites CORNER FLOURISH.

My image has been coloured with Promarkers and then double mounted on two shades of Purple & Lilac card.
To complete the look I have added LILAC ROSEBUDS for the centres and all edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Happy crafting, and have a wonderful day.
Love Sandra xxx

Sunday, 26 July 2015

SPECIAL FRIEND.

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend. It started off a gorgeous sunny morning, but it has just gone very dark, the wind is starting to pick up and we are to get some heavy rain, and it looks like it is on the way, so crafting it is.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Just Add Ink.  Challenge #272.  BUTTERFLIES.

The background paper is from the First Edition - DREAMCATCHER paper pad. I have created a border using LILAC PEARLISED CARD punched down both sides with the
Martha Stewart - OPTIC DOT PUNCH, then this was mounted on MAGENTA MIRROR CARD.
All edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
The sentiment reads:
"MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE OR EVEN COMPREHEND,
 THANK YOU GOD FOR YOU.... MY VERY SPECIAL FRIEND"

I have used the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET with LILAC PEARLISED CARD. The flowers have been made using scraps of designer paper and card and two sizes of the DAISY PUNCHES with LILAC ROSEBUDS for the centres.
The bow is a 3D ITTY BITTY BOW and finally I have added a gorgeous BUTTERFLY by Die'sire called DELICATE BUTTERFLY

Thank you very much for coming to visit, I appreciate you all very much.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

BEAUTIFUL BLUES.

Hello everyone on what has been a gorgeous sunny day with a gentle breeze. Some people have had rain, but as yet we have had none, however we are told it is on the way and tomorrow has to be a wet one. Oh well, not to worry.

Anyway, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


Crafty Friends.  Challenge #10.  USE A PUNCH.




For this card i have used a combination of a Check Card and also a Linen Look Card. My image is from Whoopsie Daisy and has been coloured with Promarkers, then double mounted on plain and pearlised cardstock.
All edges have a Silver Decorative Border to highlight and add definition to the shapes.
The punches I have used are as follows:
*  6 PETAL FLOWER PUNCH.
*  SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
*  MEDIUM DAISY PUNCH.
*  Martha Stewart - BUBBLEBATH PUNCH.

The bow has been created using the Creative Expressions 3D ITTY BITTY BOW. with a flower in the centre.
I have also used the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET using Glitter Card.
The sentiment reads "ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY"

Thank you very much for stopping by, I hope you all have a lovely weekend and happy crafting too.
Love Sandra xxx

Friday, 24 July 2015

THINGS WITH WINGS.

Hello to all my crafty friends out there in blogland. I trust that you are all keeping well and enjoying your crafting too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Incy Wincy Designs.  THINGS WITH WINGS.


For this card I have used just three main colours, which are PINK, WHITE & LILAC.
I have also used an embossing folder called SWISS DOTS, and also a combination of
DIES & PUNCHES.

The bqckground is a PINK & WHITE GLITTER CARD and the layering of the image and embossed panel are on PLAIN & PEARLISED CARD.
The butterflies are by Memory Box called PIPPI BUTTERFLY and the large flower has been created by using two sizes of DAISY PUNCHES with a combination of card and designer paper too.
To complete the look I have added a NET & METAL LILAC FLOWER , pearls and rosebuds.

Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your afternoon.
Love Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

USE A PUNCH.....FANCY FLOWER PEN.

Hello and good afternoon  to you all. I hope that you are all well and enjoying yourselves.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Crafty Friends.  Challenge #10.  USE A PUNCH.




I have used an image by Meljens Designs called FANCY FLOWER PEN. It has been coloured with Polychromo Pencils then mounted onto Yellow Card and then mounted again onto a
Spellbinders CLASSIC SCALLOPED SQUARE die.
The background paper is from my stash. I then used a strip of Lemon Pesarlised Card which I punched down both edges with the Martha Stewart BUBBLEBATH PUNCH, which I then mounted onto a GOLD PEARLISED CARD to make it stand out.
The flowers have been created by using two sizes of DAISY PUNCHES using card and Designer paper, with the addition of rosebuds and buttons for the centres.
I have then added a die-cut PIPPI BUTTERFLY by Memory Box and then used the
Small Butterfly punch  for tiny butterflies with Gems.

Thank you so much for popping by to visit which I appreciate very much.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

LOTS OF LAYERS.

Hello and good afternoon everyone. Well, the sunshine has certainly disappeared now and we have strong winds and its getting quite  chilly and we also have heavy dark clouds, I think we may be due some rain soon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Hiding in my craftroom.   Challenge HIMCR #208.  LOTS OF LAYERS.


The background is plain red cardstock, the next layer is a text paper, and then I have embossed a piece of red card with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
My image has been coloured with Promarkers and double-mounted onto red and then a designer paper in black and white.
All edges have a Silver Decorative Border to highlight and give definition too.
I have used two sizes of Daisy punches to create and layer the flowers with pearls and card candi for the centres. The foliage is in black pearlised card from the Spellbinders set and to complete the floral display, I have added three Decorative Pins. To complete the look I have attached  a white satin ribbon bow.

Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog and I hope that you like what you see.
Enjoy the rest of your afternoon and happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

Saturday, 18 July 2015

BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES.

Hello again to you all. This will be my last posting of today, until I can sort out this picture size problem.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.
The Sisters of Craft.   July Challenge.  ANYTHING GOES.



The paper is from my stash, and I have also used plain and pearlised card too. My image has been coloured with promarkers, and all the panels have a silver decorative borer to give highlight and definition too
I have used a variety of dies and punches to create the lowers with card candi or small flowers for the centres. The foliage is made using glitter card and die-cut using the Spellbinders ~Foliage set.
The bow has been created using designer paper and die cut using the Creative Expressions 3D Itty Bitty Bow with a small flower for the centrepiece.
Finally, the sentiment reads "BIRTHDAY WISHES".
This is my 3rd and final entry into the above challenge.
Happy crafting and have a great weekend.
Love Sandra xxx


RICH RUBY RED.

Hello again. Yes, I am back again with a 2nd entry for the Challenge over at 
The Sister of Craft.  July Challenge.  ANYTHING GOES.



I have used a gorgeous striped paper from my stash, which has then been edged with a silver decorative border to highlight and give definition too.
My Whoopsi Daisy image has been coloured with promarkers, then I added glittered wings for added texture, this was then double mounted on red and white card and again all edges have the same silver decorative border to finish it off.
I then embossed a panel of red card with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and mounted on white card, both of these panels were positioned at angles.
I have added a variety of dies and punches to make the flowers and also added red mirror paper for the swirl and foliage.
To complete the look, I added a Creative Expressions 3D Itty Bitty Bow with a ruby red rosebud for he centre.

Thank you very much for coming to visit again, you are so kind.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxxx

OPULENT ORANGE.

Hello and good afternoon everyone, I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend.
It's been a while since I posted, but I have been doing some crafting at a slow pace, but getting there eventually.
Anyway, I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

The Sisters of Craft.  July Challenge.  ANYTHING GOES.



I have usd designer papers from the First #Edition - BLANK CANVAS paper pad, combined with Orange and Cream card for matting and layering.
My image is from Whoopsi Daisy, and has been coloured with promarkers. All edges have a silver decorative border to highlight and add definition too.
I have used a Peach textured cardstock for the foliage which has been die-cut using the Spellbinders Foliage set. The flowers have been created using a combination of dies and punches, with the addition of card candi, mini flowers or acrylic rosebuds for the centres. I have added a bronze acetate butterfly, and the sentiment disc says "WITH LOVE"
Finally I have hand-tied a double orange polka dot bow with a daisy flower for the centre, and gold card candi.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit and I hope that you like what you see.
Happy crafting to you all.
With love, Sandra xx

Can anyone HELP ME please.




Good afternoon fellow bloggers.
Can anyone tell me why my photos will not upload on any challenge blogs using the BLUE FROGGY.
I used to be able to, but now I am told my photos are too big and I dont know how to make them smaller, I am not a techno whizz-kid.
I would appreciate any help if possible in easy terms, otherwise I wont be able to enter challenges again.

email address is:  s.baldwin397@ntlworld.com

Many thanks, Sandra xxx

Saturday, 11 July 2015

SUMMER FUN...

Hello everyone. It is a sunny day at the moment with a bit of a breeze , although we had rain first thing, it seems to be brightening up a little.

I have managed to do a little crafting which is nice, and I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.



Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #97.  SUMMER FUN.

Creative Corner.   SUMMER FUN.

Daring Cardmakers.  NO BLACK/NO NEUTRALS.


I have used papers and  card from my stash. All edges have a silver decorative border to highlight the shape and give definition too.
My image of the FLIP-FLOPS comes together with the sentiment which says
"WITH THE RIGHT FLIP-FLOPS, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING"
It is from Deedees images and has been coloured with Promarkers.
For my flowers, I have used a variety of spare pieces of designer papers and co-ordinating card, with card candi and roses for the centres, to give added textures and make tactile to the touch.
Finally, to complete the look, I have added an acetate butterfly and a gingham hand-tied bow.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit, it is very kind of you.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2015

LEMON DELIGHT.

Hello again. I just thought I would add this card before my body packed in altogether, I cant do anymore after this, sorry.

I would like to enter this card into the following two challenges.

Creative Corner.  TEAM MEL. Happy Birthday.

Aloha Friday.  Challenge #50.  BIRTHDAY.



Just a short description. I have used an image from Whoopsie Daisy and a variety of Punches and Dies, with the addition of Buttons and Card Candi.
I have also made a bow out of Lace and added Acetate Butterflies. The sentiment says
 "HAPPY BIRTHDAY".

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

THE HIGHEST HAPPINESS ON EARTH IS MARRIAGE.

Hello and good morning everyone. I know that I have been missing for a long while, but the reason is genuine, although I dont want to discuss it, I hope you will understand.

This is my first ard in a while and I would like to enter it into the Challenge over at
Paper Minutes.  Challenge #389.  WEDDING.

I have made this in the colours of the Bridesmaids Dresses, so it is in shades of LILACS.
The background paper is from my stash. I then embossed a white panel using a BACKGROUND embossing folder,which was mounted onto Lilac card. All edges have a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition too.


The sentiment panel reads

"THE HIGHEST HAPPINESS ON EARTH IS MARRIAGE".

To complete the look I have made LAYERED FLOWERS with ROSEBUDS for the centres. I have used LILAC PEARLISED CARD for the FOLIAGE by Spellbinders and finally the addition of LILAC PEARLS for added textures.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Crafting and I hope that you all have a wonderful wekend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

BERRY CAKE.

Good afternoon to you all. It is dry at the moment, but there is a real chill in the air. Time to try and do some more crafting.







The image on this card is a freebie from a while ago from Deedee and is called BERRY CAKE. It has been coloured with promarkers, then mounted on two co-ordinating layers of card.
All edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The paper is out of a book full of gorgeous papers called THE PAPER STACK.
I have made the flowers using the SUN & DAISY PUNCHES with CARD CANDI for the centres. The FOLIAGE is from Spellbinders, and the FANCY BOW is from 
Creative Expressions called 3D ITTY BITTY BOW with a gorgeous flower in the centre. I have completed the look with some PURPLE PEARLS for added texture.

Thank you very much for stopping by, it is so kind of you.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

THAT'S ONE BIG FLOWER EASEL CARD.

Hello and good afternoon to you all on this wet and dull day. It's so nice to feel upto doing a bit of crafting today.
I have managed to make a card that I would like to enter for the following challenges.



Crafts 4 Eternity.  Challenge R#223.  ANYTHING GOES.

Simply Papercrafts.  Challenge #3.  ANYTHING GOES OR LOTS OF LAYERS.


This is my favourite style of card and I thoroughly enjoy the challenge. For the purpose of this card I will just list the items I have used, which will make it easier to do.

First Edition - DREAMCATCHER PAPER PAD(Embossed and glittered)
Sassy Cheryl image called THAT'S ONE BIG FLOWER. Coloured with Promarkers.
Martha Stewart - BUBBLEBATH PUNCH . (Pearlised card for base)
Spellbinders - FOLIAGE DIE.
SMALL DAISY PUNCH (To make layered flowers).
Die'sire - DELICATE BUTTERFLY.
LILAC & BLACK ACETATE BUTTERFLIES.
Creative Expressions - DELICATE FRONDS.
LILAC ORGANZA HAND-TIED BOW WITH PEARL DETAIL.
CARD CANDI.
SATIN ROSES.
SMALL LILAC PEARLS.
Sentiment - HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

I hope you like this card as much as I really enjoyed creating it.
Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting too.
With love, Sandra xxx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

GORGEOUS ANIMALS.

This is definitely my last card for today.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Cardz 4 Guyz.  Challenge #66. EXOTIC/JUNGLE WILDLIFE..

Die-Cuttin Divas..  Challenge #211. ZOO AWARENESS.

Incy Wincy.  EMBOSSING.


This is so cute and I love this image, which has been coloured with Promarkers. It has been mounted on textured card and all edges have a gold decorative border.
I have used a variety of card and paper and the Gold Pearlised card has been embossed using the SWISS DOTS FOLDER.
I have added a die-cut square. The foliage is from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET. and I have also die-cut FERN FRONDS.
The finishing touches are small daisy double layered flowers with card candi in the centres. Finally I have added Card Candi in the bottom corner.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

WITH LOVE EASEL CARD.

Hello again friends. This is another of my favourite style of cards, an EASEL CARD. It is one I made a couple of days again, but again, it took me about three days to get it completed.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Send a Smile 4 Kids.   BIRTHDAY FUN 4 KIDS. 

Suzy Bees.  Challenge #76.  ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST.  USE A DIE or PUNCH.

Cuttlebug Mania.  BUTTON UP.


For the background and layers of this card, I have used a combination of FLORAL DESIGNER PAPER,PLAIN & PEARLISED CARD. There is also a panel of
Hunkydory DOTTED GLITTERED AND EMBOSSED CARD.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
My cute image has been coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto YELLOW CARD.
The panel at the bottom is made of the same Hunkydory GLITTERED AND EMBOSSED CARD
The flowers are made using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH using co-ordinating card and paper.
The centres of the FLOWERS have a BUTTON, all different from the others for added texture and shape. The foliage is made using the D-Lites - SPRIGS DIE.
I have used the Creative Expressions - DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW and I have added a matching YELLOW FLOWER with BUTTON in the middle.
Finally I have added a Memory Box PIPPI BUTTERFLY DIE CUT. using two layers in
CREAM & YELLOW CARD.
My sentiment tablet says WITH LOVE.

Thank you very much again for coming to visit. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and Happy Crafting.

Lots of love, Sandra xxxx

TEXTURED BLACK AND WHITE DELIGHT.

Hello and good morning to you all. I am sorry that I have been a bad blogger of late, I wont go into why, but there is a good reason.

Anyway, this is a card I made a over a few days, and I would love to enter it into the following challenges.

Simply Create Too.  Challenge #83.  NO DIGIS OR STAMPED IMAGES.

Chocolate Coffee Cards.  Challenge #89.  USE A DIE-CUT.

Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #85.  TEXTURE.



I just love to make a card with this colour combination. It is a simple design, so I will just write the items used.

SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER for the edges.

Crafts Too - FRAMES 9.

SWISS DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER.

Die D-Lites.  CORNER FLOURISH.

Creative Expressions.  DELICATE FRONDS.

SMALL DAISY PUNCH

SILVER CARD CANDI.

EMBOSSED & GLITTERED DESIGNER PAPER.

WHITE HOLOGRAPHIC PAPER.

BLACK SATIN BOW.

Thank you very much for stopping by, it is so kind of you. I hope that you like my card.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx



Monday, 6 April 2015

IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS, I'D PICK YOU.

Good morning everyone, and what a totally different day weather wise. Yesterday we had glorious sunshine and it was lovely and warm too. Today, it is foggy, murky, damp and quite cold. Oh well, at least I can craft.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Craft Your Passion.   Challenge #256.  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES.

Avenue 613.   Challenge #118.  ANYTHING GOES.

Pile it on.   Challenge #63.  DIE-CUTS and /or PUNCHES.

The Paper Players.    Challenge #239.  USE A DIE-CUT.





This was quite an easy card to make so I will just list the items I used.

The paper is from my stash.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
Spellbinders. FOLIAGE DIE.
SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
Creative Expressions.  DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW DIES.
SCALLOPED OVAL DIE.
Spellbinders RECTANGLE WAY DIE.
Martha Stewart BUBBLEBATH BORDER PUNCH.
CARD CANDI.
Sentiment reads "IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS I'D PICK YOU".

Thank you very much for stopping by. Happy crafting everyone and enjoy the rest of your day.
With love, Sandra xxx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

THANK YOU. EASEL CARD.

Hello again fellow crafters.

My next card is one of my all-time favourite makes...AN EASEL CARD.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.



Creative Card Crew.  Challenge #84.  HANDMADE FLOWERS.

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards.  Challenge #88.  USE A DOILY.

All the papers used are from the First Edition - BLANK CANVAS paper pad. All edges have a DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The panel across the centre ismade of COPPER PEARLISED CARD with a narrower MIRROR GOLD STRIP which has been punched along both edges with the
Martha Stewart BUBBLEBATH BORDER PUNCH.
I then used a scrap of PATTERNED PAPER to die-cut a Marianne Creatable DOILY DIE.
In the centre of that I added a PLEATED FLOWER with a BUTTON centre.
To complete the top part I added  Creative Expressions FERN TRIO and the FLOWER is made using the SUNM and SMALL DAISY PUNCHES with a BUTTON CENTRE. They have been positioned overlapping the top edge of the card.
For the base I used a NARROW STRIP of GOLD MIRROR CARD, onto which I added the sentiment tablet which says THANK YOU.
I made the FLOWER using different dies and punches, and the bow is by Creative Expressions -
DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOWS. In the centre of it I added a co-ordinating FLOWER for added texture.

Thank you very much for stopping by.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

WATERING THE DAISIES.

Good afternoon everyone, and what a beautiful, sunny day it is too, WOW, has Spring finally arrived.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Crazy 4 Challenges.  Challenge #280.  DAISIES..



For the background I have used a beautiful GOLDEN YELLOW SHIMMER PAPER.. I then mounted another strip of it onto yellow card. All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add defition too.
My image is called FAIRY AVIE, and once coloured it has been mounted onto YELLOW & PALE GREEN CARD. It has been positioned on an angle using sticky pads to make look 3D.
In the top corner I have HAND TIED a LEMON FABRIC BOW and then added a PUNCHED DOUBLE LAYERED DAISY with GOLD CARD CANDI for the centre.
I have added an PUNCHED EMBOSSED BUTTERFLY, and finally the bottom corner display is made up of Spellbinders FOLIAGE die-cut using CREAM CARD. The daisies are hand punched and double-layered with GOLD CARD CANDI in the centres.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Saturday, 4 April 2015

PRETTY PEARLS.

Hello everyone, Spring is almost here, but it is a little chilly although the sun is shining through those clouds. The daffodils are in full bloom and the tulips are budding, so we will have more colours in our garden soon, yippeeee.

Anyway, back to my card. I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.


CCC Digi Creations.  Challenge #22.  PRETTY PEARLS.




The background for this card is a gorgeous PASTEL GREEN with SILVER SPOTS.  All edges have a  SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
 I then used a strip of CO-ORDINATING  PEARLISED CARD which I then punched down both sides with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT BORDER PUNCH. It was positioned across the card.
After colouring my image called PRETTY WINTER FRIENDS with promarkers, I mounted it on the same PEARLISED CARD and added the border.
It was placed over the border on sticky pads to make 3D.
At the bottom corner, I added a Creative Expressions 3D DOTTY ITTY BITTY BOW with a small
ROSEBUD in the centre.
I then made a layered DAISY FLOWER and in the centre added a MATCHING PEARL.
I used PALE GREEN PEARLISED CARD and the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET for the greenery.
Finally the FLOWER in the top left FOLIAGE is made of PEARLS, It was kindly made for me by my friend Jacki, isnt it just perfect to complete the look of this card. I LOVE IT. Thank you very much my friend, you are so kind.

Thank you very much for coming to visit which is so very kind of you.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Monday, 30 March 2015

WHAT'S THE WEATHER.

Hello again crafters. It is a very chilly wind outside today and we have dark clouds looming overhead.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge.

Crafting when we can.  Challenge #91.  WHAT'S THE WEATHER.


The designer paper for the background is from the ANGELICA & ADAM COLLECTION.
I then made a border using DARK BLUE PEARLISED CARD, which I then punched down both edges with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT PUNCH. To the left of that, I also added a
BLUE ZIG-ZAG STICKY RIBBON for added texture.
My image is from Digi Darlas called CRISSY AND UMBRELLA which has been coloured with Promarkers, then double mounted onto PALE BLUE & YELLOW CARD.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
I positioned LIGHT BLUE CARD CANDI around the top corner, and then finally I added my sentiment which reads "WITH LOVE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY"

Thank you for coming to visit. Happy crafting/.
Love Sandra xxx

LET'S GET TOGETHER.

Good morning everyone, I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend and are now looking forward to the week ahead.

I have made this card for the following challenges.

Crafty Creations.  Challenge #285.  CHEVRONS OR STRIPES.

Suzy Bees.  Challenge #73. ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST.  ADD A SENTIMENT.

Scribble and Scrap.  Challenge #41.  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES.



The background card is from my ever-growing stash of papers, and I have mounted it onto pale shades of LILACS.
My image has been coloured with Promarkers and all edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The FLOWERS have been created using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH  and also the SUN PUNCH. I have used co-ordinating designer papers and card with CARD CANDI for the centres.
To go with those, I have used the Spellbinders FOLIAGE DIES and
PALE PINK PEARLISED CARD.
The BOW is a Creative Expressions - DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW dies. In the centre I have added a RESIN FLOWER for added texture and effect
Finally, my sentiment tablet reads "LET'S GET TOGETHER".

Thank you very much for coming to visit, it is so lovely to see you, and I hope that you like what you see.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sunday, 29 March 2015

GOLDEN GIRL.

Hello again, I am back with another one.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Simply Papercrafts.  Challenge #1.  ANYTHING GOES.

Crazy 4 Challenges.  Challenge #279.  LET'S THINK SPRING.


The designer papers for this card have come from the First Edition-BLANK CANVAS paper pad. The top layer is glittered and embossed and is absolutely gorgeous.
To go with the papers I have also used a BUTTERSCOTCH PEARLISED CARD.
All edges have a GOLD CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and give definition too. The topper has been mounted on GOLD HOLOGRAPHIC CARD  and also PEARLISED CARD. They have both been trimmed with the DECKLE EDGED SCISSORS.
The flowers are made using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH  with GOLD CARD CANDI for the centres.
I have used a SMALL BUTTERFLY PUNCH  to layer the TWO TONE card.
I have used the Spellbinders-FOLIAGE SET and then I made the bow using
Creative Expressions-DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW DIES, In the centre of the bow I added a BROWN ROSEBUD.

I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon. Happy crafting, and thank you for stopping by to say hello.
Love Sandra xxx

WITH A CHERRY ON TOP.

Hello again fellow crafters. It's raining again here and is quite chilly, so we have just put the heating on for a while.

I would like to enter my next card into the following challenges.

Open Minded Crafting Fun.  Challenge #33. FOOD RELATED.

Clear it out.  Theme-BIRTHDAY.    Stash-POLKA DOTS.

Butterfly Spot.  Challenge #27.  C is for CORNERS + BUTTERFLIES.

QKR Stampede.  Challenge #132.  ADD A SENTIMENT.




The paper is from my stash, and I have made two panels as well, both have been mounted on
WHITE HOLOGRAPHIC CARD. The smaller of the two panels has also been punched down both sides with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT punch.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to add texture and definition, and also to highlight the shapes.
My image is called WITH A CHERRY ON TOP which has been coloured with Promarkers, then double- mounted on RED & WHITE CARD, then the whole topper has been run through the Cuttlebug using the SWISS DOTS embossing folder. This was then positioned at an angle, to which I added the sentiment tablet which says "ON YOUR BIRTHDAY"
I then added CARD CANDI in co-ordinating colours for the corners and added
HOLOGRAPHIC RED BUTTERFLIES.
Finally, I made a Creative Expressions DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW in POLKA DOT paper, with CARD CANDI for the centre.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit, I really do appreciate you very much.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

HAPPY EASTER.

Good morning one and all on this wet and windy morning. It is most definitely a day for crafting, while my dear husband will be watching sport on tv.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Challenge up your life.  Challenge #11.  EASTER.

Creative Corner.  Team Mel.  SPRING HAS SPRUNG.

Crafts 4 Eternity.  Challenge R #219.  EASTER.

Send a smile 4 kids.  PASTEL COLOURS.

Aloha Friday.  Challenge #44.  EASTER.

Graphit Markers.  Challenge Week #13.  SPRINGTIME.

The Paper Players.  Challenge #238.  TIC-TAC-TOE. (Bottom Row)
FLOWERS,  SHADE OF PINK, POLKA DOTS.




The designer papers used on this card are from the First Edition-FLORAL PAVILLION pad.
I have also used PINK PEARLISED CARD and a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to add definition too and also highlight the shapes.

I have die-cut the foliage using the D-Lites SPRIGS SET. The flowers have been created by using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH and then layered with the addition of either SMALL ROSEBUDS or CARD CANDI for the centres. I have used a Memory Box BUTTERFLY, a PINK SATIN BOW and PINK GEMSTONES for added textures.
Finally I have added a HAPPY EASTER SILVER SENTIMENT on co-ordinating card.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visitme, I hope you like what you see.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
With love, Sandra xxx

Friday, 27 March 2015

PRETTY, PERFECT PINKS.

Good fternoon my friends, I hope you are all ok and looking forward to the weekend.  At the moment the sun is shining here, buy boy is there a real chill in the air.

Anyway, on a brighter theme, lets put  card up to brighten the day.



I would love to enter my card into the following challenges.

Polka Doodle.  Week #13. USE A DIE.

Crafty Gals Corner.  Challenge #12.. ANYTHING GOES.

Sister Act.  Challenge #99.  ANYTHING GOES.

Simply Create Too.  Challenge #82.  ANYTHING GOES.

For the backdrop of this card I used paper from the
Kate Knight, TOTALLY TROPICALSUMMER PAPERS PAD.  This was first mounted onto
PALE PINK CARD leaving a narrow border and then all edges were given a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight.
I then made a BROAD PANEL for across the middle of the card using a scrap of leftover card, mounted onto PINK PEARLISED CARD and again edges with the SILVER BORDER. It was positioned on sticky pads to make 3D.
I then used the Spellbinders TEAR DROP CIRCLES die in PINK GINGHAM CARD. I also die cut smaller circle using the Crafts Too - FRAMES 11 SET.  These were then layered together and then I added a sentiment disc in the centre which reads  "IT'S YOUR DAY".
For the flowers I added some small ready made flowers, but I also used the SMALL DAISY PUNCH to make others in co-ordinating card with SMALL ROSEBUDS for the centres. I also die-cut the foliage using the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.
The final addition was a BOW which was die-cut using the
Creative Expressions- DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOW DIES with the addition of a
PINK ROSEBUD in the centre.

Thank you very much for popping in to visit me today, I appreciate it very much. I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting too.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Thursday, 26 March 2015

HAVE A MAGICAL DAY.

Hello again crafting friends. I said that I had tried to keep myself busy while not able to blog. This is one of the cards I made.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Crafting by Designs.   FLOWERS WITH A TWIST.

Craft Your Passion.  Challenge #254.  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES.


For the background I have used paper from my stash which is a TWO-TONE design. I have also made a panel using the same papers layered and all edges have been punched with the
Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT PUNCH.
My lovely image is called LOVEABLE AVIE which has been coloured with Promarkers and then double-mounted using the same papers.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER which adds definition and extra texture to the shapes.
I have used the same paper to die-cut a DELICATE BUTTERFLY by Die'sire to which I have added some PINK GEMSTONES for the body. My FLOWERS are die-cut using the
Die'sire FORGET-ME-NOT dies. In the centre of one I have added a co-ordinating ROSEBUD and in the centre of the other is a GORGEOUS BEADED FLOWER, that my lovely friend Jacki made for me, isnt it FABULOUS. Thank you so much my friend.
The FOLIAGE is by Creative Expressions called DELICATE FRONDS.
Finally, I have added a Small Tag which says HAVE A MAGICAL DAY.

Thank you so much for stopping by./
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxxx

MANY THANKS.

Good morning on this wet and breezy morning, I hope that you are all well.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Through the Purple Haze.  Challenge #83.  ANYTHING GOES.

The Paper Shelter.  Challenge #196.  BLOOMING.

Crafty Gals Corner.  Challenge #12.  ANYTHING GOES.

Get Creative.  Challenge #11.  MUST USE A DIE-CUT.

Digi Choosday.  Week #12. LOTS OF LAYERS.


Yes, I know, another EASEL CARD but it really is one of my favourite designs, so I do apologise.

I have used Designer Papers from my stash, which I have to add is getting larger by the day, I just love papers, hahaha.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
My image is from the PAPER SHELTER and is called SPRING SWING. It has been coloured with Promarkers and then double-mounted onto LILAC & WHITE CARD
For the top part, I then made a DOUBLE-LAYERED BORDER PANEL using LILAC & DEEP PURPLE card. The Lilac has then been embossed with the SWISS DOTS folder, and then both layers have been punched down all edges with the Martha Stewart BUBBLEBATH punch. I have also made the same for the bottom panel.
To complete the top, I have die-cut a D-Lites TIGER LILLIES. I have added co-ordinating FLOWERS with ROSEBUDS  for the centres. The foliage si made using GLITTERED AND EMBOSSED PAPER from my scrap box using the Spellbinders FOLIAGE die. I have completed the top by adding an ACETATE BUTTERFLY and a LILAC SATING BOW.

To complete the base, it has co-ordinating FLOWERS and a MANY THANKS topper with flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you like what you see.
Happy crafting to you all and have a great day.
Love Sandra xxx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

TULIP BASKET IN PASTEL COLOURS.

Good afternoon again. Well, I think this will be my last for today. There are still more to come, but I need a break and a cuppa, haha.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Cute Card Thursday.  Challenge #365.  SPRING FEVER.

Brown Sugar.  Challenge #138.  ANYTHING GOES.

QKR Stampede.  Challenge #131.  THINK SPRING.

Crafts 4 Eternity.  Challenge R#218.  PASTEL SHADES.

Hiding in my Craft Room.  Challenge HIMCR #192.  EMBOSSING.




For the front I used a gorgeous EMBOSSING FOLDER which was a Free Gift in a cardmaking magazine.
My image is called TULIP BASKET which I coloured with Promarkers, then mounted onto
LILAC CARD and edged with a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER. Once placed in the centre I made a DOUBLE LAYERED DAISY FLOWER using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH. I used a gorgeous EMBOSSED AND GLITTERED CARD to make the FOLIAGE using one of the dies from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.
I used the SMALL BUTTERFLY PUNCH to create DOUBLE LAYERED BUTTERFLIES in co-ordinating cardstock.
Finally I made a 3D ITTY BITTY BOW by Creative Expressions and added a LILAC PEARL for the centre.

Enjoy the rest of your day and Happy Crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

WITH GRATITUDE.

Hello again.   I would like to enter this next card into the following challenge.

Aud Sentiments.  Challenge #127.  USE A TWO-WORD SENTIMENT.


The designer paper is from the Papermania - BIRD SONG paper pad. All edges have a
SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
My image is called CHEERLEADER, coloured with Promarkers and then mounted onto
YELLOW CARD.
I then created a BORDER PANEL down the left side using a strip of the  backing paper, punched down the sides with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT punch then mounted onto yellow then green card.
I used co-ordinating paper from the same pad and punched SMALL DAISY FLOWERS which were layered, with the addition of CARD CANDI for the centres.
I used the Creative Expressions - MOSAIC LEAVES FINISHING TOUCHES for the foliage. I added a GREEN SATIN BOW to the corner of the topper.
Finally I used a Spellbinders WAY RECTANGLE which I embossed with the SWISS DOTS folder and onto this I placed a sentiment topper which says "WITH GRATITUDE".

Thank you so much for dropping by. Have a lovely afternoon. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES.

Hello and good morning to you all, I hope that all is well out there in blogland. I apologise for being missing for a few weeks, but when I have been able, I have made some cards, but it has been slow progress. Anyway, this is the first of many.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Butterfly Spot.  Challenge #26. P is for PATTERNED PAPER + BUTTERFLIES

Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #81.  SHAPED CARD.

In the Pink.  Challenge #65.  LOTS OF LAYERS.

Crafting with an Attitude.  Challenge #1.  FREE STYLE/ ANYTHING GOES.

Thats Crafty.  WINGS N THINGS.


It is an EASEL CARD which is one of my favourites to make, and it is self-explanatory really, so I will just list the things used to make it up, if that is ok.

The designer papers are from the First Edition ROSE GARDEN paper pad.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
Spellbinders.  TEAR DROP CIRCLES and this has been embossed with the SWISS DOTS folder.
Nelliue Snellen.  EAST OVAL 9.
Spellbinders.  OUTRAGEOUS BUTTERFLY.
Memory Box.  PIPPI BUTTERFLY.
Die'sire.  DELICATE BUTTERFLY.
Creative Expressions.  DOTTY 3D ITTY BITTY BOWS.
SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
GEMSTONES.
CARD CANDI.
The sentiment reads-
"EVERY BUTTERFLY'S JOURNEY STARTED WITH A CATERPILLAR"

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit and I hope that you like what you see. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday afternoon and Happy Crafting.
With love, Sandra xxxx

Saturday, 7 March 2015

LEMON DELIGHT.

Hello fellow crafters. Well as you can tell, I have been busy this past few days, and this is my last card for today. I need to get my creative head back on ready for starting again, hahaha.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.

Cute Daisy May.  ADD A SENTIMENT.

Cute Card Thursday.  Challenge #363.  DIE-CUTS & PUNCHES.

Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #79.  BORDER TIME.


I have used a Plain Cream background for this edged with a GOLD CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
The FLORAL PANEL is a Martha Stewart paper and it has been punched down both edges with the Martha Stewart IRON GATE PUNCH.. My image is from Sheet #156 of the Whoopsie Daisy images, and it has been coloured with pomrkers then mounted onto a Deep Yellow card and again edged with the same gold border. This has been positioned using sticky pads for a 3D effect.
Down the right side of the card I have added Two Strips of FABRIC RIBBONS
The sentiment tablet overlaps the border and imae at the top and it reads
"WITH LOVE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY"
The BUTTERFLY is die-cut using the D-Lites FLUTTERS set, I then embossed it with the SWISS DOTS FOLDER and added GOLD GEMS down the body.
Finally I die-cut the foliage using one of the Spellbinders JEWELLED FANTASIES. The flowers have been punched using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH and also the Martha Stewart- WATER LILY punch. The centres of these have then got the addition os smaller flowers to make 3D.

Thank you very much for coming to visit, I hope you like what you see, and will pop back over again if you have time.
Happy crafting, and enjoy he rest of your weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

SPRING HAS SPRUNG.

Hello again. This next card is for the challenge over at

2 Cute Ink.  Challenge #124.  SPRING.



The background and panels have been made using paper from my stash, mounted onto LILAC card and then edged with a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER.
The image was the free gift from the Challenge Blog, which I have coloured with Promarkers then mounted onto two shades of co-ordinating card.
I have used punches and dies to create the flowers and the Foliage is from the
Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET using PINK PEARLISED CARD. The centres have CARD CANDI and also a FLOWER..
I have used the SMALL BUTTERFLY PUNCH to create TWO-TONE BUTTERFLIES, and finally I have added DEEP PURPLE PEARLS..
It is so kind of you to drop by which I appreciate very much.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

DANCING FEET.

Good morning to you all on this sunny start to the day, how lovely. Will it last....fingers crossed.




I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.

Crafty Cardmakers.  Challenge #133.  STRIPES.

Quirky Crafts.  Challenge #5.  PRETTY IN PINK.

The designer papers are from the NEW BLOOM paper pad by First Edition. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The image has been coloured with promarkers, then mounted onto PINK PEARLISED CARD, then trimmed with the DECKLE EDGED SCISSORS and mounted again onto LILAC CARD.
I have added a DECORATIVE FABRIC STICKY RIBBON down the right side.
My flowers have been made using the MEDIUM DAISY PUNCH and another die-cut flower shape. The centres are PEARLS. The foliage is from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET. To complete the look I have added a PINK SATIN BOW & CARD CANDI.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

SPRINGTIME SPECIAL.

Hello again. This is another of my favourite EASEL CARDS that I finished off yesterday. I really do enjoy myself.



I would love to enter this card into he following challenges.

Suzy Pants Smarty.  Challenge #69.  ANYTHING GOES + TWIST=EMBOSSING.

Come and Get it.  EMBOSS IT.

That Craft Place.  MOTHERS DAY or ANYTHING GOES.

Card Mania.  Challenge #66. SPRING.

Eclectic Ellapu.  Pink Team - ANYTHING GOES.

For this card, I have used papers from my stash. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The panel on  the base is made using a scrap of designer paper mounted on pink card with GEMS on the corners and a small FLOWER DISPLAY using GINGHAM FLOWERS with PEARLS for the centres and die-cut FOLIAGE from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.
For the top, I have die-cut a LARGE SCALLOPED SQUARE using the Crafts Too - FRAMES 9. I then embossed this with the SWISS DOTS embossing folder on PINK PEARLISED CARD. It was positioned at an angle, then I added my FLOWER IMAGE across it.
To complete the look I added a GLITTERED BUTTERFLY. My sentiment tablet reads
 "BEST WISHES". I added PINK GEMS on the corners and finally I made a
3D DOTTY ITTY BITTY BOW from the Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you have a wonderful day. Keep safe and warm.
Love Sandra xxxx

IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS THEN I'D PICK YOU.

Good morning to you all. I hope that you are all keeping well and staying warm.
The first card I have to show you today is for the following challenges.

Sentimental Sundays.  Challenge #248. ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT.

Craft Your Passion.  Challenge #251.  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Challenge #5.  ANYTHING GOES.



Oh I am back to making one of my favourite styles - EASEL CARD. The Designer papers are from the First Edition BLANK CANVAS paper pad.
All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The panel on the base is constructed by using GOLD MIRROR CARD on top of
 GOLD PEARLISED CARD, positioned on sticky pads to make 3D. Onto this I have added the sentiment which reads "IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS THEN I'D PICK YOU".  On the corners I have added GOLD GEMS and a SMALL DAISY FLOWER with FOLIAGE.
On the top, I have then used GOLD PEARLISED CARD to create two borders both of which have been punched with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT PUNCH.
My image called APRIL has been coloured with promarkers, then layered onto CREAM CARD. It has been positioned at an angle.
Finally, I have made a corner spray of flowers using the SMALL & MEDIUM DAISY PUNCHES using co-ordinating card with CARD CANDI for the centres, and the foliage is a  D-Lites SPRIGS.

Thank you very much for stopping by, you are so kind. Happy crafting and have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

LET'S WELCOME SPRING.

Hi to you all on this bitterly cold day, and ye we have had a layering of the White Stuff too, can you believe it.

Anyway, I think it is time that we thought more about Springtime, to push awayu those winter blues.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


My Sheri Crafts.  Challenge #151.  WELCOME SPRING..

The Paper Players.  Challenge #234.  THINK SPRING.

Wedodoobadoo.   Challenge #4. SPRING GREENS.

Eclectic Ellapu.  Purple Team. GO GREEN.

The background paper is from the First Edition - FLORAL PAVILLION. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
I have then used a combination of PLAIN, TEXTURED & PEARLISED CARD. My image has been coloured with Promarkers.
I have used the Die D-Lites SPRIGS for the FOLIAGE and the little flowers have been made by using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH and layering three different colours to match the card. The centres have gor CARD CANDI. With the flowers I have added a GORGEOUS GREEN BEADED EMBELLISHMENT made for me by my lovely and very talented friend Jacki, thank you sweetie.
The border has been punched down both sides with the Martha Stewart BUBBLEBATH punch. To complete the look I have added a SATIN BOW and the sentiment reads SPRING done in Silver letters on a ticket shape.

It is so kind of you to stop by so I say thank you so much.
Happy crafting..
Love Sandra xxx


Sunday, 1 March 2015

TRUE FRIENDSHIP.

Good morning to you all. I know I have been missing for a few days, but just cant be hyelped so I do apologise. I have been trying to do a little crafting though.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Crafty Ribbons.  Challenge #113.  BLACK & WHITE.

Crafters Cafe.  Challenge #105.  LOTS OF LAYERS.

Pennys Challenges.  Challenge #216.  LOTS OF LAYERS.


I have used a GLITTERED & EMBOSSED designer paper from my stash, along with
PLAIN BLACK & WHITE CARD. 
The TWO CORNER PIECES are die-cuts from the
Spellbinders OUTRAGEOUS BUTTERFLY SET. 
My sentiment reads "A TRUE FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF". It was from
Fairy Dust Crafts.
I have used TWO OPPOSITE TONES of BLACK & WHITE POLKA DOT RIBBONS and the BOWS  are HAND TIED by myself.
Finally I have punched the flowers using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH and using co-ordinating card and paper with SILVER CARD CANDI for the centres and the FOLIAGE is from the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.

Thank you very much for coming to visit me, I hope you like what you see.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DROP THE ANCHOR.

Hello fellow crafters. I hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying the milder weather we have, however, it has gone quite dark and gloomy now and we are to get heavy rain from mid-afternoon onwards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Cuttlebug Mania.  DOWN BY THE SEA.

Creative Card Crew.  Challenge #81.  BIRTHDAY WITH A SENTIMENT.

Everybody Art.  Challenge #313.  MONOCHROME.

Eureka Stamps.  Challenge #129.  BIRTHDAY CARDS.

Get Creative.  Challenge #9.  EMBOSSING.


This is a very different card for me, although it is one of my favourite folds, an Easel Card.
I have kept it to one colour of shades of Blues
I have used an embossing folder called CRACKLE to make the panels on both the top and base. It gives it texture and depth.
My image is from Oak Pond Creations called ANCHOR which I have coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto DARK BLUE PEARLISED CARD, which has also been embossed with the SWISS DOTS FOLDER.
I have used a RIK-RAK STICKY RIBBON. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER  to give shape and definition too.
I have added a DARK BLUE SATIN RIBBON BOW and co-ordinating STARS.
Finally my sentiment reads "WITH LOVE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY".

Thank you very much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day and Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xxx