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Monday, 29 December 2014

ALL WHITE CROSSOVER CARD.

Hello again everyone.  Wow, I have been busy in my craftroom this past few days, it looks like I have got some inspiration back at long last.
For the few of you who know me, you will know that I just love the challenge of WHITE ON WHITE CARDS, and yes, here is another one, but very different from an ordinary card.

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

Open-Minded Crafting Fun.  Challenge #26.  ALL WHITE.

Mod Squad.  SPECIAL FOLDED CARD.



For this SPECIAL FOLDED CARD, I have had a go at making a CROSSOVER CARD.
I have used a variety of DIES, PUNCHES & EMBOSSING FOLDER.
It is going to be easier to list what I have used rather than explain the mechanics of it all. It took a long while to create, but oh my goodness, I Love It.

TIED KNOTS embossing folder by CRAFTS TOO.
SWISS DOTS by PROVO CRAFT.
Spellbinders TEAR DROP CIRCLES.
Spellbinders IRONWORK MOTIFS.
~Spellbinders Die D-Lites TIGER LILLIES.
Martha Stewart 3D WATER LILY PUNCH.
Martha Stewart FLORAL VINE BORDER PUNCH.
Woodware SCALLOP CIRCLE.

Embellishments are:  WHITE ROSEBUD, FLORAL PEARLS, CRYSTAL GEMS, LUREX BOW.
The sentiment STAR says CONGRATULATIONS.

I have really enjoyed creating this card and I think I am going to be making more of them, WATCH THIS SPACE, haha.
Thank you very much for stopping by.
Happy crafting everyone.
With Love, Sandra xxx


Sunday, 28 December 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY ZEBRA.

Hi, I am back again with another of the cards I have been making over the past few days.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Lil Red Wagon.  Challenge #269.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY.




I have used a ZEBRA PRINT PAPER for the background to this, as well as BLACK PEARLISED CARD and a PLAIN WHITE CARD.
All edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
My image is from Digi Darla called BABY ZEBRA. The FLOWERS have been made using the
SUN & DAISY punches, layered and then GEMSTONES or CARD CANDI for the centres. I have used the Die-namites - WINDY WHEAT for the FOLIAGE and the sentiment tablet reads
"BIRTHDAY WISHES"

Thank you very much for coming to pay a visit. Happy crafting to you all.
Love Sandra xx

ROWENA IN BLUE & WHITE.

Good morning to you all. I hope that you have all had a wonderful time at Christmas and received lots of lovely goodies. For me, I don't like the New Year Celebrations and its so nice to get back to normality.

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

Get Creative.  Challenge #4.  Colour Challenge (BLUE & WHITE or SILVER).

The Paper Shelter.  ANYTHING GOES.

Creative Knockouts.  Challenge #69.  ANYTHING GOES.

Pennys Challenges.  Challenge #208.  ANYTHING GOES.


For the background I have used a delicate PALE BLUE & WHITES SPOTTED Card from my stash and it has then had a narrow TURQUOISE BORDER to highlight the shape. I then die-cut a Spellbinders CLASSIC SCALLOPED SQUARE in white and then added a panel of the same background card and positioned at an angle.
My image is from The Paper Shelter and is called ROWENA which has been coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto TURQUOISE CARD. All edges have the same
TURQUOISE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I have then used a variety of DIES from either Spellbinders or Marianne Creatables. The FLOWERS have been made using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH, then layered and finished with CARD CANDI for the centres.
To complete the look I have added a MESH BUTTERFLY, BUTTONS, GEMS & a GINGHAM BOW.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit, which I appreciate very much.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THIS COLD WINTERS DAY.

Hello and good afternoon. Well, I am in my craftroom having some creative fun. Guess what, my husband has the football on the telly, although before the match started he brought me a nice mug of tea and a biscuit, how kind. I wont hear off him again now until half-time, then he will check in on me, hehehehe.

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

Crazy 4 Challenges.  Challenge ~266.  WINTER THEMED BIRTHDAY CARD.

Pumpkin Spice.  Challenge #96.  BLUE & WHITE.

CCC Digi Creations.  Challenge #15.  DIGI w RHINESTONES/RIBBON.


For this card I have used some spare papers from my stash. All edges have a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition to.
Down the side border I have added THREE SHADES and SIZES of different BLUE BUTTONS.
At the top of the panel I have added a BLUE & WHITE GINGHAM BOW.
The image is one I got from Digi Darlas called CRISSY WITH UMBRELLA. It has been coloured with promarkers, mounted onto TURQUOISE CARD and then onto a WHITE PEARLISED CARD. It was positioned using sticky pads to make 3D and on each corner there is a SAPPHIRE BLUE GEMSTONE.
Finally I have added a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment tablet.

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

WHITE ON WHITE PICTURE INSPIRATION.

Hello to you all on this dark, wet and cold day.
The card I have to show you today is for the following challenges.

Just Add Ink.  Challenge #245.  PICTURE INSPIRATION.

Crafty Calendar.  December Challenge.  WHITE ON WHITE. 2nd entry.

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #26.  ALL WHITE.




For this creation I have been using a variety of dies, punches, card etc.
I have used a A5 card for the base of the card. Then the two scalloped edged pieces, are a card cut in half, and then layered with silver card and a white embossed layer using one called TIED KNOTS (I believe). These have been positioned at an angle to make a shaped card.
In the centre I have die-cut a fancy square and added my sentiment tablet in the centre, then edged it with a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER.
The sentiment says "A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF" I have a very SPECIAL FRIEND in mind who will be receiving this creation?????????? Although they dont know it, hahahaha.
My FLOWERS have been made using the small DAISY PUNCH and two different types of card, , GLITTER & HOLOGRAPHIC.. In the centre I have added SILVER CARD CANDI.
I have also made a Martha Stewart 3D Water Lily Flower, to which I have added TWO LEAF SHAPED PINS and foliage from the Spellbinders D-Lites SPRIGS.
On the right sideI have added a WHITE MARABOU FEATHER and a butterfly from the Spellbinders FLUTTER SET, this was embossed with the SWISS DOTS FOLDER and then I added WHITE PEARLS to highlight the design and give added texture.
The finishing touch is a SILVER LUREX BOW.

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy he rest of your day.
With love, Sandra xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

IMMIE WRAPPED UP FOR WINTER.

Good morning on this very windy and cold day, at least it is dry though.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Crafting by Designs.  EMBOSSING IS FOR FUN.

QKR Stampede.  Challenge #118.  LOTS OF LAYERS.



The background paper is from My Minds Eye - BRIGHT DOTS COLLECTION. I then embossed two random sized panels in white using the SWISS DOTS and CRACKLE folders.
My image is from The Digi Garden and is called IMMIE, which has been coloured with promarkers and then mounted onto a RED TEXTURED CARD. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The finishing touches are RED CARD CANDI and TWO RED GINGHAM BOWS.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and warm.
Love Sandra xxx

Friday, 19 December 2014

ONE LAYER CARD.

Hello and good morning to you all.
The card I have to show you this morning was in deed a REAL CHALLENGE  for me. For those of you who know me and my style, I love to embellish and have lots of layers etc. Oh Dear, could I pull it off.

This card has been made to enter the 
Challenge #259 over at Stampin Royalty
Make a ONE LAYER CARD.


I found this very hard, but have had a go.
The stamp I have used is from THE COUNTRY DIARY OF AN EDWARDIAN LADY.
I have stamped randomly in each corner, then coloured with promarkers.
I have stamped the sentiment directly onto the card, which is from the same set.
That is all there is to it really.

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

Thursday, 11 December 2014

WHITE WONDER. PICTURE INSPIRATION.

Good afternoon to you all on yet another cold, dark and windy day. Just the most perfect time for crafting I think. My mojo has been missing for a while, but I love doing this type of card, and so I just had to enter.

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

Stampin Royalty.  Challenge #258.  PICTURE INSPIRATION.

Sentimental Sundays.  Challenge #236.  EMBOSSING.

Crafty Calendar.  December Challenge.  WHITE ON WHITE.

Crafting by Designs.   Colour Challenge.  SILVER & WHITE.



This card is one of my all-time favourites to make. I am not going to explain how it was made, but will give you a list of items, dies & folders used to create this card.

I have used four different embossing folders which are:

SWISS DOTS, BUDDING VINE, GARDEN SWIRL & DECORATIVE BACKGROUND.

I have used PLAIN CARD and also WHITE HOLOGRAPHIC PAPER for the border. There is also LACE down that border.

Spellbinders - ORNATE SQUARES.

Marianne Creatable - FLOWER WITH FOLIAGE.

FinAlly I have embellished it with DECORATIVE PINS, BOWS, FLOWERS, GEMSTONES. silver decorative border TO HIGHLIGHT THE EDGES.

Last but not least a sentiment STAR which says CONGRATULATIONS.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it is so kind of you.
Happy crafting and stay safe and warm.
Love Sandra xxx


Sunday, 7 December 2014

CUTE CHRISTMAS CARD.

Hello my fellow crafters out there, I hope that you are all keeping warm on these colder days.
The following card has been made for the challenge over at

Stampin Royalty.  Challenge #257.  PLAYING FAVOURITES.


I made this card for my Husband, and he likes how I make Easel Cards, so this is what it had to be really.
I have used a mixture of PLAIN & PEARLISED CARDSTOCK. All edges have a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The image has been stamped using a set called CHRISTMAS IN MULBERRY WOOD, it has been coloured with promarkers then double-mounted.
I have used a HOLLY & BERRIES card to make the panel for the top and base. To complete the top I have added a GREEN HOLLY BRANCHES, RED ORGANZA BOWS and a die-cut
RED & SILVER LAYERED POINSETTIA by Robert Addams.
To complete the base, I have added PEARLISED HOLLY in two shades, with RED GEMS for the berries.
Finally the sentiment which is from the same stamp set reads:
"ALL I NEED FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU"

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

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

LOTS OF LAYERS.

Good afternoon everyone, and what a busy time of the year it is.

I would like to enter the following card into the challenge over at:

Sentimental Sundays.  Challenge #235.  LOTS OF LAYERS.

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.  December Challenge. ANYTHING GOES.


The background paper is from the First Edition - BLANK CANVASS Paper Pad. All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add defintion too.
The tall panel is using HUNKYDORY STRIPED CARD mounted onto a co-ordinating
PEARLISED CARD
The smaller panel is using a PATTERNED PAPER from my stash, mounted onto
GOLD PEARLISED CARD.
The centrepiece is made up of two sizes of the Spellbinders BLOSSOM DIES, the larger one being edged with GOLD STICKLES for added texture.
I have then die-cut a PERSIAN MOTIF for the centre and in the middle of that I have created a flower using the SMALL DAISY PUNCH in three layers, with the addition of a tiny flower on top.
Finally I have punched THREE SMALL BUTTERFLIES using oddments of a First Edition-GLITTERED & EMBOSSED PATTERNED PAPER.

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

Monday, 1 December 2014

IT'S YOUR DAY...CELEBRATE.

Good morning to you all. It's such a busy time of year, but it's nice to be able to fit some crafting in.

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

Stampin Royalty.  Challenge #256.  PICTURE INSPIRATION.




When I look at it now, the colours are not right, but they are the only shades that I had, so I have had to go with it, Sorry about that.

I have used a variety of different dies and card stock. My image is from Whoopsie Daisy, coloured with promarkers with added Gitter Stickles for texture.  I have embossed the two lilac squares using the Garden Swirl embossing folder.
I have made a Three Layered Butterfly in co-ordinating colours, finished off with a selection of small flowers, pearls, buttons & Card Candi.
The sentiment tablet says " IT'S YOUR DAY....CELEBRATE". I have topped that off with a POLKA DOT RIBBON in pale lilac.

Thank you so much for coming to visit. Have a good day and Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Sunday, 30 November 2014

THINKING OF YOU.

Hi everyone. I am sorry I have been missing for a while, just cant be helped right now. I just wanted to add this card which I managed to make a few days away for some challenges.

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

4 Crafty Chicks.  Challenge #222. DIE-CUTS.

In the Pink.  Challenge #58.  DIE-CUTS & PUNCHES.

Brown Sugar.  Challenge #122. ANYTHING GOES.


It is quite a simple card really, so it is easier to just say the items used.

The paper is from my stash.
Nellie Snellen- OVALS 7.
D-Lites - BLOOMS ONE & TWO.
Marianne Creatable - OPEN LEAVES.
Creative Expressions - FERNS TRIO.
Martha Stewart 3D WATER LILY PUNCH.
SMALL DAISY PUNCH.
PEARLS, CARD CANDI, BUTTON, ROSEBUD & RIBBON
Finally a SMALL SENTIMENT TAG saying THINKING OF YOU.

Thank you very much for popping by, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I hope to be back again very soon, fingers crossed.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

DANCING DAY.

Hello and good afternoon. I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend, whatever you have planned.

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

Stampin Royalty.  Challenge #255.  
COLOUR CHALLENGE.

Brown Sugar.  Challenge #121.  USE TWO OR MORE COLOURS.



I have stuck to the colours as best as I can.I have used a patterned paper for the background, mounted on a pale green card and all edges have a silver decorative border.My image is from Sassy Cheryls and is called DANCING DAY It has been mounted on Red card and then embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I have used several dies and also punch too. These have been used to make the flowers and in the centres I have added Card Candi.
The dies used are:
D-Lites. BLOOMS ONE
Crafts Too. FRAMES 9.
Marianne Creatable. LEAF SWIRL.
Creative Expressions. PETITE VINERY.
DAISY PUNCH.
SWISS DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER.
To complete the look I have added a Red Satin Bow.

Thank you very much for coming to visit and take a look at my creations. I hope you like what you see.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

LET'S CELEBRATE.

Hello and good afternoon to you all. It is so dark and dull here, and very cold too, so perfect time for crafting I think.

I would like to enter this card into the Challenge over at 

Fab n Funky  BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS (Week 2)



For this card I have used Hunkydory FOILED, GLITTERED & EMBOSSED CARD. So very pretty and classy.
My image is called CAMMY IN THE WIND and has been coloured with Promarkers. then mounted onto a DEEP GOLD PEARLISED CARD.
All edges have a GOLD CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I have used a COPPER BROWN PEARLISED CARD for the foliage using the D-Lites SPRIGS dies.
The flowers have been created using a variey of dies and punched flowers combined together with the addition of CARD CANDI for the centres, also BUTTONS & PEARLS. 
Finally I have added a SATIN CREAM BOW with FLOWER PEARL CENTRE.
The sentiment disc says "LET'S CELEBRATE"

Thank you very much for coming to visit. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Thursday, 20 November 2014

BUTTERFLY BEAUTY.

Hello again everyone. I hope that you are all ok and keeping well in this cooler weather.

I have been using more of my scraps of card and paper up, and that forms the basis of my card.

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

Lil Red Wagon.  Challenge #264.  LAYER IT UP.

Pennys Challenges.  Challenge #204.  ANYTHING GOES.

Crafters Cafe  Challenge #91.  ANYTHING GOES.



The background is a DEEP PINK PEARLISED CARD embossed with the SWISS DOTS embossing folder. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight.
I used the Spellbinders SQUARE SWATCH and used the largest die to cut a black square which was also embossed with the SWISS DOTS folder. This was positioned in the centre of the card, overlapping onto the remainder of the white card.
I then die-cut a Spellbinders TEAR DROP CIRCLE then embossed that with the CRACKLE embossing folder, this was then added into the centre of the square. I then added a  
DOUBLE LAYERED Joycraft BUTTERFLY made using  WHITE GLITTER card and also 
BLACK PEARLISED card.
I then die-cut TWO DECORATIVE CORNERS for the right side of the card.
The flowers were made using the D-Lites BLOOMS ONE SET with the addition of BUTTONS for the centres.
Finally the FOLIAGE is a die-cut Marianne Creatable LEAF.  I also added a WHITE SATIN BOW on the top.

Thank you very much for coming to visit and I hope you like what you see.
Have fun and Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

PARTY GIRL.

Good morning to you all.

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

Just add Ink.  Challenge #240.  JUST ADD TEXTURE.

Cuttlebug Mania.  YOU GO GIRL.

Partytime Tuesdays.  Challenge #190.  ANYTHING GOES.



For this card I have made a long Easel Card with a background of spotted paper. I have used a variey of different dies and embossing folders.

The dies are:
Spellbinders CLASSIC SCALLOPED SQUARES.
Spellbinders TEAR DROP CIRCLES.
Marianne Creatable SMALL OPEN LEAF.
D-Lites BLOOMS ONE.
Spellbinders JEWELLED FANTASIES.
Creative Expressions PETITE VINERY.
CRACKLE & SWISS DOTS embossing folders.
Martha Stewart 3D WATER LILY PUNCH.

The finishing touches are SMALL FLOWERS, BUTTONS& & a sentiment which reads
ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

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

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A CARD UPON A CARD.....

Hello and good afternoon to you all out there in blogland. It is such a bitter cold day here today, that I am now tucked up in my craftroom, having fun and enjoying myself. Now I know that I am a lover of the colder weather, but today, it is getting through to these painful bones of mine, so I am staying where it is warm.

I started off today, messing around with scraps of card and wondering what I could create to use some of it up, well, this is what happened.



I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges.



Craft for the Craic.  Novembers Challenge #10.  BIRTHDAY.

Brown Sugar.  Challenge #120.  ANYTHING GOES.



All the paper and card is from my stash. The border is made up of scrap sized pieces, two of which have been punched down both edges with the Martha Stewart OPTIC DOT PUNCH.
I then made Two Branches of Leaves from Blue Pearlised card, again using scraps, using the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET.
The smaller flowers have been made using the Small Daisy Punch and for the centres I have added Blue Gemstones for added texture.
The I created a smaller sized card and covered with a co-ordinating patterned paper. My image is coloured with promarkers, and mounted onto two different pieces of card, then edged with a 
Silver Decorative Border to highlight.I also added more blue gems on the front of that one.
On the inside of the smaller card, I die-cut two medium sized decorative squares using the 
Spellbinders FLEUR DIS LIS SET using turquoise card. The edges have a Silver border, and on the right side I have added the words"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"  in silver.


Thank you so much for coming to visit, it is so kind of you.
I hope you like what you see, and my come back again very soon.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Friday, 14 November 2014

BEST FRIENDS.

Hello and good afternoon to you all.

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

Crafters Cafe.  Challenge #90.  FRIENDSHIP.

Lil Red Wagon.  Challenge #263.  50 SHADES OF ....ORANGE.

Seize the Birthday.  MONOCHROMATIC......SEEING ORANGE.


For my card I have used a variety of different card, paper, dies & punches.
The first two layers for the background are plain cardstock, and all edges have a gold decorative border to highlight and add definition too.
Using the designer papers from the Blank Canvass Paper Pad, I have die-cut squares using the
Spellbinders ORNATE SQUARES & FLEUR DIS LIS dies These have been positiomned at angles.
My image has been coloured with promarkers and double-mounted and trimmed with deckle scissors then mounted on sticky pads to make 3D.
Usng scraps of papers from the sheets used, I have punched small daisies and layered them, then added buttons for the centres. I have also used small paper flowers and the leaves have been die-cut using the Spellbinders FOLIAGE SET out of textured card.
I have punched an embossed butterfly in two layers, then added gems for the body. The bow is hand-tied using orange and white polka dot ribbon
Finally my sentiment has been cut and trimmed with deckle scissors and positioned using sticky pads.

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

Thursday, 13 November 2014

BEING THANKFUL.

Hello again, I am back with another card which I have made for several challenges.

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

Stampin Royalty.  Challenge #254.  BEING THANKFUL.

The Sisterhood of Crafters.  THANK-FUL.

Crafting by Designs.  GIVE THANKS.

Pennys Challenges.  Challenge #203.  USE BLACK CARDSTOCK..


The background paper is from the Noir et Chic Paper pad. I have then added a Silver Decorative border to highlight the shape.
The panel across the bottom is layered using Silver Mirror Card, Black card and finally White card, then put through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to give texture and definition.
Onto that I added a Double Layered Joycraft Butterfly using Black Card and White Glitter card. Dow the body I have added Red Gemstones.
The flowers have been made using the Small Daisy punch, double layered with the addition of pearls for the centres. The foliage is White Glitter card using the D-Lited Sprigs die.
The finishing touches are a gorgeous White bird and the sentiment of THANKS on red card and trimmed with the deckle scissors.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like what you see. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

Hello and good afternoon to you all. It is extremely dark here, windy and the rain has just arrived, so I think it is a perfect crafty time.

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

Fab n Funky.  Challenge #237.  IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY.

Crafting for all Seasons.  Challenge #90.  BIRTHDAYS.



First I have used BLACK CARD and onto that a slightly smaller square of LILAC SHIMMER PAPER.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too. The centrepiece is a Marianne Creatable DOILY, and in the centre of that I have created a flower in BLACK & WHITE using the SUN & DAISY PUNCHES in the centre I have added a
BLACK GEMSTONE for added texture.
In the corners I have added co-ordinating LILAC PAPER FLOWERS and I have then embossed some leaves with the SWISS DOTS embossing floder.
Finally I have added a HAPPY BIRTHDAY BANNER and in the bottom corner I have put a
PALE PINK ORGANZA BOW.

Happy crafting everyone.
Love Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

YOU'RE TOO KIND.

Hello again, it's time for my next card. I seem to be on a bit of a roll right now, as I havn't crafted for two weeks with not feeling myself, so I best make crack on while I can do.

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

Cute Daisy May.  LOTS OF LAYERS.



I have used a beautiful floral paper for the background, and then made two random sized panels out of green and white spotted paper, mounted onto green card. All edges have a silver decorative border to highlight the shapes.
My image is a Whoopsi Daisy one (cant remember the Sheet No.)

The flowers are made using the small Daisy punch with gems and card candi for the centres.
The foliage has been made by using the Die D-Lites SPRIGS.
I have also used a Marianne Creatable Open Leaves die too.
The finishing touches are gems and green satin bows, and the sentiment reads
"YOU'RE TOO KIND"

Thank you very much for coming to visit today, it is very kind of you.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY.

Hello fellow crafters, I hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying some craft time in this cooler weather.

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

Craft Your Passion.  Challenge #239.  SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH "B".
Items beginning with B are:
BUTTERFLIES, BLACK, BORDER & BOWS.

Love to Create.  Challenge #141.  ANYTHING GOES.

Through the Purple Haze.  Challenge #67.  USE A PUNCH OR DIE.



The background to this card is RED MIRROR CARD, edged with a 
SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER.
I then randomly cut a piece of BLACK CARD which I embossed using the 
SWISS DOTS embossing folder. This was then mounted onto SILVER MIRROR CARD,  and again edged with the same border.
The sentiment reads "HAVE A TRULY WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY", this was double-mounted in co-ordinating colours then positioned at an angle using sticky pads to make 3D. On the corner of that I added a RED & WHITE GINGHAM BOW.
The flowers are made using a Marianne Creatable 5 PETAL FLOWER. I added a WHITE ROSEBUD in the centre for height and texture.
For the foliage I used the Creative Expressions- PETITE VINERY die.
I then used my SMALL BUTTERFLY PUNCH to create DOUBLE 3D BUTTERFLIES, AND finally I completed the look by adding a RED SATIN BOW.

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

Monday, 10 November 2014

IN REMEMBRANCE.

Hello again to you all.

My next card is for the following challenges.

Delicious Doodles.  Challenge #109.  REMEMBRANCE& THINKING OF YOU.

Allsorts.  Week #284.  POPPIES/REMEMBRANCE.


I have made this Easel Card which is a favourite style of mine, and I think the look is simple yet effective.
I have used Red & Black Plain card stock and a White Holographic paper.
I have then alternated the two top layers of each panel, one Red and the other one White, and these have both been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for added texture.
All edges have a Silver Decorative border to highlight the shapes and layers.
My image is from Delicious Doodles and has been coloured with Promarkers then mounted onto Black Pearlised card.
To complete the loolk I have added Silver Lurex Bows and a Red Organza one, Black Gems and finally I double layered my Small Butterfly punch shapes to look 3D.

Thank you so much for comiong to visit.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

MARTINI-ADORABLE.

Hello and good morning fellow crafters, I hope that you are all ok and enjoying crafting.

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

Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Challenge #103. ANYTHING GOES.

Cards and Scrap.  Challenge #85.  LAYERS UPON LAYERS.

A Crafty Mess.  Challenge #1.  ANYTHING GOES.




For his card I have used papers from my stash, made two random sized panels, and all edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition to show the shapes and layers.
My image is called MARTINI-ADORABLE and is from the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Shop, isnt she lovely.
To complete the look I have used a selection of punches and dies, including the Creative Expressions-PETITE VINERY.
Martha Stewart 3D WATER LILY. I have also used the SMALL DAISY & BUTTERFLY punches too.
To finalise  the look I have used a variety of SMALL FLOWERS, BUTTONS,  GEMS and ORGANZA BOWS to co-ordinate.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.
Love Sandra xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

BEST WISHES.

Hello and good morning everyone.
The card I have to share with you this morning is for the challenge over at
4 Crafty Chicks.  Challenge #217. Colour Challenge. CORAL, WHITE & BLACK.

This is my entry.



The background is a CORAL TEXTURED CARD and the panel is made with a PATTERNED PAPER from my stash and mounted on BLACK CARD.
All edges have a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight the shapes.
I have then used a Marianne Creatable DOILY DIE with WHITE CARD and embossed it with the COTTAGE FLORAL embossing folder. In the centre of that, I have added my sentiment disc which says "BEST WISHES".
In the bottom corner  I have added a co-ordinating BLACK AND WHITE FLOWER made by mixing the SUN & DAISY punches with a BLACK GEM in the centre.
For the foliage I have used a die from the Spellbinders JEWELLED FANTASIES using BLACK PEARLISED CARD
To complete the look, I have added a WHITE SATIN BOW, BLACK & WHITE GLITTER BUTTERFLIES and WHITE PEARLS.

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

Thursday, 23 October 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


Hello again to you all.
My next card is for the challenge over at
Papertake Weekly.  BLACK & WHITE + ONE OTHER COLOUR. (Silver)



I love this colour combination. The background is plain black card, and then I cut two random sized pieces and embossed them with the SWISS DOTS FOLDER & GARDEN SWIRL FOLDER.
These were then mounted onto WHITE HOLOGRAPHIC CARD  and edged with a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I then made a smaller panel which was mounted onto SILVER MIRROR CARD and the whole piece was embossed with the SWISS DOTS FOLDER. Onto that panel I added a SILVER LUREX BOW.
In the top right corner I have added a D-Lites SPRIGS and at the bottom I have used
Spellbinders JEWELLED FANTASIES DIE to creat the foliage for the the BLACK & WHITE paper rose.
The sentiment tablet reads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY".

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

BONNIE BRILEY.

Hello and good morning everyone, I hope that you are all well.

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

Send a smile 4 kids  CELEBRATION CARDS 4 KIDS.

Inspiration Destination.  Challenge #4.  ANYTHING GOES.


I have used card and paper from my stash. All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
My image is from Digi Delights and is called BRILEY. It has been coloured with promnarkers.
I have used a LIN LENE CORNER DIE and also a SWIRL for the bottom corner, which also acts as FOLIAGE for the Floral display.
The flower at the top is a Martha Stewart WATER LILY PUNCH with the addition of a large Rosebud for the centre, and finally I have finished it off with  SILVER LUREX BOWS.

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

Saturday, 18 October 2014

FLUTTERBYE FAIRY.

Hello on this beautiful Autumnal Day. There is a lovely breeze blowing in my craftroom through the window, rustling of the trees, gorgeous colours and a bit of sunshine, fabulous.

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

Anything Goes with a Twist.  Challenge #3. Anything Goes. Twist=SHIMMER & SPARKLE.

Inspiration Destination.  Challenge #3.  ANYTHING GOES.


Oh how I love to do my Easel cards. The image is called FAIRY AVIE and has been coloured with promarkewrs. Once mounted I put the whole topper through the Cuttlebug with the
SWISS DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER for added texture.
I have used a BUTTERFLY/SWIRL embossed paper to make the panel, and the background is two shades of yellow. All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The foliage is made using the Joycraft - FLORAL FLOURISHES.
The Butterflies are double layered, and they are made using an embossing punch. On the bodies are GOLD GEMS.
I have used the DAISY punch to make the smaller layered flowers with CARD CANDI & BUTTONS for the centres. I have also added a large YELLOW ROSEBUD. The top part is completed with a GREEN SATIN BOW.

For the baseI have used two colours and embodssed with the SWISS DOTS folder. On top of that, I have used the Spellbinders D-Lites DECORATIVE WROUGHT IRON to make a Garden Fence with the addition of DAISY FLOWERS along the bottom. Across the top of the fence I have completed the look with GOLD GEMS.

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


Thursday, 16 October 2014

COREY.

Hello and good morning to you all. Well, it is a wet stat to the day here, but I think it has to dry up as the day goes on.

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

One Stitch at a Time.  Challenge #221. ANYTHING GOES with the COLOUR ORANGE.

Paper Makeup Stamps.  Challenge #162.  USE  BLACK + IMAGE.


The papers that I have used for this card are from the First Edition-BLANK CANVAS PAPER PAD.
I have used BLACK PEARLISED CARD to make a border, which has been punched down both edges with the Martha Stewart DOILY LACE border punch. I then added a co-ordinating narrower strip of paper and added another punched layer on top. Down the centre line of the border, I added a
COPPER coloured DOUBLE BEAD STRIP, to give added texture and make 3D. on the top of the beads I have added the FLOWERS that I made using the SUN & DAISY PUNCHES with BUTTONS for the centres.
My image is by Beary Dust Stamps and is called COREY which I have coloured using promarkers. I has then been mounted on ORANGE CARD.
I then added another FLOWER at the bottom corner and the FOLIAGE is one of the dies from the Spellbinders JEWELLED FANTASIES SET. The centre of the flower is a ROSEBUD.
Finally, all edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too. To complete the look I have added a GINGHAM HAND TIED BOW.

Thank you very much for coming to visit, I really do appreciate it ver much.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

LITTLE MISS BASHFUL.

Hello again everyone. This will be my last post for today.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge over at
That Craft Place.  Girls BUT NO Pink.



For the background I have used a gorgeous GOLD EMBOSSED card by Hunkydory. All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I have made two random sized panels of ORANGE GINGHAM card, mounted onto plain orange card.
My image is from A random Fan and is called LITTLE MISS BASHFUL.
It has been coloiured with promarkers and double-mounted onto co-ordinating card stock.
I have made all the flowers using D-Lites..BLOOMS ONE, TWO & THREE.
The foliage has been created by using Spellbinders- JEWELLED FANTASIES.
For the centres of the flowers I have used CARD CANDI.
Finally, my sentiment reads"ESPECIALLY FOR YOU"


Thank you so very much for stopping in to visit me, you are so kind and I appreciate it very much.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

BEST FRIENDS.

Hello to you all on this very dark day. I just LOVE this colder weather, it makes me feel good. 

It has taken me a while to complete this card, but at last, I feel happy with it..
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Eureka Stamps.  Challenge #110. SHAPED CARDS.

House of Cards.  October Challenge. PUNCHES & DIES.

Through the Purple Haze.  Challenge #63.  WINGS & BLING.




This is yet another of my all-time favourite designs, an Easel Card. For this I have used shades of Greens & Cream.
I will list the things I have used, it seems easier.
I have used papers from my stash..
The image is called PRETTY LOVE.
Spellbinders- CLASSIC SCALLOPED SQUARE DIE.
D-Lites CORNER FLOURISH.
SWISS DOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER.
Embossed BUTTERFLY punch.
Marianne Createable-FOLIAGE.
DAISY punch.
CARD CANDI. GEMS. BOWS.

I hope that you like my card. Thank you very much for coming to visit my blog, it is very kind of you.
Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xx


Sunday, 12 October 2014

PRETTY CUTE.

Hello again, I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend, whatever you have been doing. This is my last card for today as I need to be ready to watch the results show of Strictly Come Dancing.....yippeeeeee. It is one of my favourite programmes, and wild horses wouldn't stop me from watching, so I best get this listed, hehehehe.

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

Seize the Birthday  ANYTHING GOES.

Kitty Bee Designs.  Challenge #34. DIES and/orPUNCHES.

Inky Impressions.  Challenge #180.  FLOWERS & LEAVES.



I will just write down the items I have used as it is self-explanatory really.

First Edition-DREAMCATCHER PAPER PAD.
D-Lites - CORNER FLOURISH.
SUN & DAISY  punches to create the flowers.
Spellbinders - JEWELLED FANTASIES for some foliage.
Spellbinders FOLIAGE for the leaves.
Martha Stewart-WATER LILY punch.
STICKLES, PEARLS & SMALLER FLOWERS for the centres.

Thank you very much for stopping by to visit.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Love Sandra xxx

CREAM & BROWN at ALLSORTS.

Hello everyone.  I have been having a crafty afternoon today, whilst my husband has been  watching the Sport  on tv.

I have made this card for the challenge over at
Allsorts.  Challenge Week #280.  CREAM & BROWN.



This was definitely a challenge for me, as I love to put lots of decoration on my cards as normal, but I wanted to have a go. I hope you like what you see.

I am just going to list the items that I have used, as there isn't really a need for a long write up.

The background card is from Hunkydory, Diagonal Striped Glittered & Embossed card.
The only other card I have used Brown Pearlised Card.
Marianne Createable - Foliage die.
D-Lites - Blooms One for the Flowers.
Spellbinders - ~Venetian Motif, on the banner.
Finally, Card Candi to complete the look.

I hope that I have done the Challenge proud.
Thank you very much for stopping by.
Love Sandra xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES.

Hello again. My next card is for the following challenges.

Creative Card Crew.  Challenge #72.  BLACK CARD STOCK.

Fab n Funky.  Challenge #232.  ANYTHING WITH RIBBON.




I have used RED CARD for the background and then a panel of
BLACK GLITTERED & EMBOSSED CARD from the First Edition - NOIR ET CHIC pad. Around that panel I have added a BLACK RIBBON with EMBOSSED BUTTERFLIES on it
The smaller panel is from the same pad so that it co-ordinates. All edges have a
SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I have used the Ultimate Crafts BUTTERFLY die, using WHITE PEARLISED CARD, and then added RED GEMS for the body.
Finally, I have added THREE BOWS down the edge. TWO BLACK SATIN & A RED GINGHAM.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing. Happy crafting, and thank you so much for stopping by to visit.
Love Sandra xxx

HEY GORGEOUS ROSE.

Good morning everyone, I hope that you are all looking forward to having a lovely, peaceful weekend of rest...and crafting of course.

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

Fat-tastic Tuesday.  Challenge #56. ANYTHING GOES WITH A TWIST..WINGS.

Inspiration Destination.  Challenge #2.  ANYTHING GOES.

Anything Goes with a Twist.  Challenge #2.  FEMALE.

Just Add Ink. Challenge #235.  COLOUR CHALLENGE.

Sister Act.  Challenge #78.  ANYTHING GOES.




I have used papers from the First Edition - DREAMCATCHER paper pad. All edges have a
SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER .
My image is called ROSE and she is from The Paper Shelter. It has been coloured with promarkers.
The flowers have been created using a SMALL DAISY PUNCH then layered with the addition of a BUTTON for the centres.
The FOLIAGE is a Marianne Createable die.
I have also done a SMALL BUTTERFLY punched and layered with the addition of  PINK GEMS on the body.
Finally, my sentiment  says
"HAVE A LOVELY DAY".

Thank you so much for coming to visit, I appreciate it very much.
Love Sandra xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SEASON.

Hello again to you all. 

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

Brown Sugar.  Challenge #114.  AUTUMN/FALL.

613 Avenue Create.  Challenge #92.  ANYTHING GOES.

Jelly Park.  AUTUMN/FALL.



Yet another EASEL CARD, so I do apologise if you are bored with them.
I have used papers from the INSPIRE PAPER COLLECTION. All edges have a
GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight the shape.
My image is from a Set called FALL WARM UP by Deedees Digis. I have coloured the image with promarkers and mounted it onto Darg Green card. The sentiment of FALL is part of a sentence from the same set (I only wanted to use that word.
Across the bottom I have added a BEADED PANEL and the FLOWERS have been made to co-ordinate.
Thank you very much for stopping by.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

WORDS MEAN SUCH A LOT.

Hello and good morning. Well, is this the lull before the storm. It is breezy, some dark clouds, but also the sun is trying to break through, yet rain is due later, can't wait.

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

Crafty Catz.  ALL SENTIMENTAL.

Vandicrafts Artistry.  Challenge #11.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


I have made yet another EASEL CARD, using papers from my stash and also 
PEARLISED & GLITTER CARD.
All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and give definition too.
My sentiment is by TICKELL EXPRESSIONS and reads

"BIRTHDAY WISHES SENT YOUR WAY, HOPE THEY BRING A PERFECT DAY".

The BUTTERFLY is by Ultimate Crafts, and I have also added GREEN GEMS on the body.
For the FOLIAGE I have used one of the dies from the 
Spellbinders VENETIAN MOTIFS.
The FLOWERS have been created using the SUN & DAISY PUNCHES.
with GEMS and also ROSES for the centres.
To complete the look I have added GREEN SATIN BOWS.

Thank you so much for coming to visit, it is so kind of you.
With love & Happy Crafting.
Sandra xxx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONE.

Hello to you all on this wet and cooler day, and oh joy, am I enjoying the weather now, its lovely sitting crafting in my little room with the window open and listening to the rain, I love it.

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

Penny's Challenges.  Challenge #197.  USE AT LEAST THREE PATTERNED PAPERS.

Paper Minutes.  Challenge #341.  EASEL CARD.

Anything Goes with a Twist.  Challenge #1.  ANYTHING GOES.

Sister Act Card Challenge.  Challenge #77.  ANYTHING GOES.

A Random Fan.  Challenge #16.  MONOCHROMATIC.


I love making Easel Cards, I dont know why, I just get a lot of pleasure from the challenge I suppose, anyway, here is another one.
This time I have gone for all BLUE to match this cute little image I coloured a while back. It was a freebie, but I cant remember where from....Sorry.
I have used plain card for the background, and then I used three different designs of paper from the
Forever in Time - SAPPHIRE PRINTS PAD.
The panels have been randomly cut, then mounted onto white pearlised card and edged with a SILVER CHAINLINK BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
I have used ~D-Lites CORNER FLOURISHES which have then been embossed with the
SWISS DOTS FOLDER.
My sentiment reads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
The finishing touches are GEMSTONES and a PALE BLUE BOW.

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



Friday, 3 October 2014

WHAT IS A FRIEND....

Hello everyone. I hope that you are all well and having some fun crafting time
The card I have to show you if for the following challenges.

Crafters Cafe.  Challenge #84.  USE PUNCHES and/or DIE-CUTS.

Baffies-Kreativladen.  Challenge #36. FRIENDSHIP.

Ema-ginationstation.  Challenge #1.  ANYTHING GOES.

Crafting with Dragonflies.  Challenge #36.  ANYTHING GOES.

Crafting at the Weekend.  Challenge #6.  ANYTHING GOES.



This is quite a simple yet effective card, so I will just list the equipment that I have used, as it is easy to follow.

Spellbinders - CLASSIC SCALLOPED SQUARES.

Spellbinders - JEWELLED FANTASIES for the foliage.

D-Lites.  BLOOMS ONE & BLOOMS TWO. for the large flowers.

PEARLS & FLOWER PEARLS.

CARD CANDI.

SMALL DAISY PUNCH.  

RED & WHITE GINGHAM CHECK BOW.

The sentiment I have used reads

"A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF"

Thank you very much for stopping by and coming to visit me, I appreciate it very much.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

MY LOVE WILL FOREVER BE YOURS.

Good evening to everybody.
The card I have to show you tonight has been made for the following challenges.

City Crafter.  Challenge Week #230.  FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT.

Divas by Design.  PRETTY IN GLITTER.

The Sisterhood of Crafters. LOT'S OF LAYERS.



For this card I have used PLAIN, GLITTER,  HOLOGRAPHIC & PEARLISED CARDSTOCK.
I have used a selection and combination of DIES & PUNCHES combined together. 
Spellbinders - JEWELLED FANTASIES.
D-Lites - BLOOMS ONE.
CARD CANDI.
SUN & DAISY PUNCHES.
GEMS, ROSEBUD & PEARL FLOWER.
All edges have a GOLD DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.

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

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

LITTLE MISS BASHFUL.

Hello again fellow crafters.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

A Random Fan.  Challenge #15.  ANYTHING GOES.

Deep Ocean.  Challenge #87.  AT LEAST ONE FLOWER.



For my card I have used papers from the Forever in Time HEAT PAPER PRINTS.
All edges have a SILVER DECORATIVE BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
My image is from A Random Fan and is called LITTLE MISS BASHFUL.
I have added a PINK ORGANZA BOW with the addition of a PINK PEARL in the centre.
The flowers have been made using the same paper and also pearlised card using the SUN & DAISY PUNCHES. In the centres I have added PALE PINK ROSEBUDS for added textures.
The foliage is from Spellbinders FOLIAGE DIE SET cut out of WHITE GLITTER CARD.
I have completed the look with PINK GEM STRIPS.

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

CARE TO JOIN ME FOR A CUPPA.

Good morning to you all.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Fattastic Tuesday.  Challenge #54.  ANYTHING GOES WITH TWIST-
ANY ITEM ASSOCIATED WITH TEA.

Glitter n Sparkle.  Challenge #103.  MUST USE PINK.



I have made another of my favourite Easel Cards, and the papers I have used have come from a Designer Paper book called THE PAPER STACK BOOK.
The two images I have used are called 
BERRY CAKE from Deedees Digis and
PRETTY FLORAL TEAPOT from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Both have been mounted on a DEEP PINK PEARLISED CARD and edged with a 
DECORATIVE SILVER BORDER to highlight and add definition too.
The top part has been finished off with a PINK & WHITE FLORAL BOW.
The base has a co-ordinating panel, with the addition of two CORNER FLOURISHES by D-Lites.
The sentiment has been computer generated, then cut with Deckle Edged Scissors and mounted, then adhered using sticky pads to make 3D.
Finally I have added WHITE PEARLS on the corners of each panel.

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