Sunday, 27 October 2013

It's a mad world....................

Good Morning
Well who would of believed it 2 post in one week i must be getting better at this blogging! As some of you know ive been journaling for a few months now and am loving every minute, letting my imagination run riot! Well the lovely A Sprinkle of Imagination are doing their first challenge  here and i thought i would do a journal page, well why not a good excuse to make a mess. You had to chose out of five colours a minimum of 3 so i chose the Purple, Lime and Orange. I used the Zombie Hatter from Spesch Designer Stamps, Dylusion ink sprays, copic pens, Tim Holtz new shattered stencil, backgrounds stamps and distressed inks. Dylusion stencils and stamps.
Thanks for dropping by. Hugs Sandra

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Another double journal page

Well sorry I've not been on for ages but life is busy at the moment and not much time to craft.
This is a double journal page I've been working on over the last few weeks and I managed to finish it in the early hours of yesterday morning. 
My family now officially think I have lost the plot lol but I'm loving getting inky and messy and letting my imagination run riot.
I'm using Dylusion ink sprays, some stencils and stamps and lots of imagination.
Thanks for looking. Sandra x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

My first double journal page

Well I have just finished my first double journal page, I usually only do one page at a time, but I am pleased with this. I think I now need to start using some textures and maybe some of my own art, although I am pants at drawing. We shall see lol
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 6 September 2013

A new passion.......

Well I'm so sorry I've not been on for ages but work and life seem to have got in the way. Also my new passion, since the Tim workshop I am now having a go at art journaling, and who would of thought it could be so much fun. Well for a start no measuring and cutting lol .
I had to purchase a journal, stamps, inks, stencils etc, it even gives me chance to use the weird stamps I keep getting hubby to buy me for christmas and birthday but never get round to using.
Here is the first page I did, I don't think they will ever be finished as I keep going back and doodling. It is very relaxing and I can defiantly recommend it. I hope to improve and try different textures as time goes on. Think I've done about 8 pages so far :)
Thanks for taking the time to look. Hugs sandra 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tim Holtz Adventure...............

Well as a few of you may know Tim was doing a workshop in the UK last week and a few of us lucky people managed to get tickets. One of my best crafting buddies Incy managed to get us a couple of tickets and we decided to have a real adventure and go by train and stay over night at the hotel. Well on Thursday morning we must have seemed like 2 very excited teenagers. I drove to Taunton station then  we had to catch 2 trains, changing at Birmingham neither of us had been on a train for years (think the last one i went on was a steam one!) and then a taxi. It was such fun and we got there in one piece with plenty of time. We managed to sit on the same table as some of our other buddies and BJ who Incy met on Blogland. Boy does Tim make you work, and the time goes so quick. We made a gorgeous tag book which once i have printed my photos will make a great keepsake.
Here are a few of the many photos that we took.It was an amazing dream come true to meet Tim and of course Mario. Not forgetting all the crafting ladies.
                                          Tim & me
                                          Kay & Mario
                                          Kay & BJ
                                          Getting a little help
                                          Crafting buddies
                                          2 New buddies

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Princess and the Pea.....

Thanks for all the comments recently i really appreciate them.
The card for today is the one i made for Sophie (my son's girlfriend) she loves Saturated Canary.
Well i'm working today but will try and catch up with some blogs on Friday as i am planning a lazy day.
Have fun Sandra xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Secret Garden.............

Hi Well i thought you might like to see the present i made for Angie to match yesterday's card. I was very tempted to keep this for myself, so i think i will be making another lol
Just a quick post today as lots to do. Have a brilliant day.
Thanks for all the comments. Hugs Sandra xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Special crafters birthday card...............

Good Morning
Well it is a special crafting friends birthday today and this is her card, using my new stamps ( I love these, they are so funky).
Watch out tomorrow for her pressie. Well its a gorgeous day today the sun is shining :O)
Am going into town to do some shopping with my Niece today, just clothes no crafting :O(
Have a great day and thanks for the comments i really appreciate them Sandra xx

Friday, 19 April 2013

Love canvas.....

Well its a gorgeous day here the sun is shining, but i have a dental appointment this morning :O(
Well car passed the mot ok :O) but did cost an arm and leg for the service. Funny when i pay something like that i always think of how much crafting stuff i could buy with that amount lol
Anyhow today i thought i'd show you a cute little canvas i made a little while ago and forgot all about, it is now hanging on the craftroom wall.
Thanks for all the lovely comments i really appreciate them. Have a good weekend. Sandra xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dad's card............

Well Hello its so unusual for me to do some many posts, but for some reason i have lots of cards made waiting to be seen lol This one is for my Dad's birthday on Saturday he will be 77! The image reminded me of him lol and i know he'll see the funny side. Well my car has to go in for a mot and service today so must remember to take my arm and leg with me to pay, hopefully it will pass ok. Also got to go to work so no crafting for me today, but i am off to Bristol with the girls on Sunday for some crafting, not sure what i'm making yet but i'll think of something.
Hope you all have a fab day. TFL Hugs Sandra xx

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Tumbling lego bricks..............

Hi Hope your all well, now i did plan on doing some more gardening today but have woken up to a wet and horrid morning so may have to craft :O)
Got the idea for this card on Pintrest Tumbling Lego bricks, so easy to do and i was so chuffed with the end result i made another lol
Thanks for all you lovely comments. Have a great day. Hugs Sandra xx

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Sophie's Frame...............

Good Morning
Thought some of you might like to see the frame i made for Sophie's birthday. Really easy to make I already thinking about making a bigger one for myself lol
Thankyou for the comments on my altered box, i really appreciate them.
Have a great day. Sandra xx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Altered Memory Box

Good Afternoon
Hope you all had a good weekend. Well Tanmo and i went crafting yesterday at the lovely Kays yesterday but i am so shattered today think all the chatting and eating must have worn me out lol
My son Darren gave me a green box for Mother's Day and so i thought i would alter it to make a Memory Box to keep all those treasures in. It's not often i manage to make something for myself so it was a lovely treat.
Hope you all have a fab day. Thanks for any comments. Sandra xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Well what's happened to the weather we've gone from cold to wet in one fail swoop. Roll on the spring!
Lewis my youngest son was 27 on Tuesday and this was his card. I love this image and have used it a few times. Have been busy crafting as April seems to be a busy month for birthdays just got 2 more to make then sorted, have also made a couple of gifts and altered a box for me which i will be showing when my TH feet arrive lol
Have a fab day. Thanks for dropping by. Sandra xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Retro cushion

Well this year seems to be flying by and i am not getting much time to blog :O( Anyhow at long last i have finished my second cushion this time i went for a very retro look. Not sure were its going to live yet, also added more flowers. I have also finished a hat which i need Richard to take a photo of he is calling it my Glasto hat!
Have a fab evening and thanks for dropping by.
Hugs Sandra x

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

1st crochet cushion

Hi Well here it is my first crochet project a cushion, i'm so pleased with the end results and am sure i will be making many more, as i'm already thinking about my next one lol
Thanks for looking. Hugs Sandra

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A girl can't have enough!

I've been asked by a friend to make her daughter in law a shoes and handbag card for her 30th, pinks and purples and girly. This is what I've come up with but to be honest its not the sort of cards i make so i hope it's OK. Well how are you all? Life's been a bit hectic what with work etc so not done much crafting. I have learnt how to crochet a granny square and am working on a cushion cover at the moment. Not sure how its going to turn out but I'll let you know. Have a fab day. Hugs Sandra x

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Over the top................

Good Morning
Well its a beautiful day but very very cold outside, i know as i have been for a lovely walk. Well today is my Mum's birthday and as usual i think i may have gone a tad over the top with the pearls, but she's worth it. :O)
I use my spellbinders blossom die which i got for christmas and i'm sure i'll be using it loads as i love it.
Hope you all have a lovely day. Sandra xx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Altered H................

Happy Valentines everyone hope you all  had some lovely cards and pressies.
Well not been on much lately been busy sorting Richards Mum out, snow, work and a chest infection. Hopefully once i get rid of this cold i will feel like crafting lol

Well back in November  a friend ask me if i would alter a letter H for her daughter who is moving house, and this is the result. I am meeting her today so fingers crossed she likes it. Thought I'd do a letter for my sisters birthday in April so watch this space. Happy Crafting. Sandra

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Been a busy bee...............

Well i've been busy tidying my craft room since christmas. I now realise i never need to buy anything else as i have so much stuff, drawers full of stamps never used. Thought you might like a peek now its tidy as i'm sure it won't stay like it for long. Lol

Have a fun day. Sandra xx

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Special friends card........

Good Morning
Another quick one this morning. A card for a special friend. I used my Tim Holtz distressed pens and was really pleased with how it turned out. Will need to practise some more over this year though.
Have a great day. Hugs Sandra x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

CAS Birthday Card.....

Good Morning
Well it's officially over (chrismtas and New year) as i am back at work today :O(, but it was a lovely break.
Here is Hubbies birthday card, really quick and simple idea. Although he wasn't pleased with the old wreak saying lol.
Hope you all have a fab day. Sandra x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Tanmo and Incy's Birthday Pressies...

Just a quick hi today. As they have now both had their birthdays it is safe to show what i made them.
Kay is the first one, Tanmo's the second.
Thanks for dropping by. Sandra x