Monday 31 March 2014

Hanging Basket

Afternoon all Hope all you and you Mum's had a lovely Day 
on Sunday I spent most of it cleaning the shed and Garden as
it was such a lovely day 
so just some news first That I did not make the Top 30 
this year at the Graphic 45 Design Team call
But I'm not giving up and will Try again next year
So onto today's Make It has taken all Morning in between 
doing other things
This Hanging Basket
Which is from Here

I decided to make mine a bit rustic looking
and have cut out of Kraft Card and used my wooden 
effect Embossing Folder and then gone over with 
Walnut Stain Distress Ink and some Peach roses from 
My Stash 
This will be on my Stall on Sunday as a full week of makes
 is on the Cards as its looking abit empty

Thanks For Calling By 
Sandra xx

Saturday 29 March 2014

Silhouettes at Fantasy Stampers

Good Morning all well its Time for the next
Challenge at Fantasy Stampers
and this week Is Silhouettes
My Project this week is a canvas that I started
when I went to Meet Hels at a Class she was doing
but due to Family Reasons I had to leave early
and didnt get to finish it so I thought it would be great
for this Challenge 

I loved making something Different 
Thanks for Calling By 

Thursday 27 March 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Good Morning everyone as you all know 
Graphic 45 are having a design team call
and if you Don't Try you will never Know
I love Graphic 45 Papers and I am a huge fan 
This is a Long post  to include as many Projects as I could
Some you might have seen before and some you Haven't 
Here are my Entries for this call
That show my Style 

                                          First is my Altered Jewellery Box full description Here
A Ladies Dairy 

8x8 card Couture 

Bird song 8x8 card and Handmade Parasol 

My handmade Shadow Box Album
A Ladies Dairy

A shadow Box with Steampunk Spells

Birdcage with Bird Song 

Curved Display Box
Sweet Sentiments 
More info Here

Sweet Sentiment 
Shaped Card

Double Sided Gift Box

Typography Shoe card 

Wishing Well
Secret Garden

Thank you so Much to the Graphic 45 Team
 for Calling by to Look at my Projects 

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday

Good Morning well its my Last week as Guest Designer
Word Art Wednesday 
this weeks challenge is as always 
Anything goes 
the have some great sponsors again this week 
so why not pop on over and add your entry 
the only thing they ask is no dark images Please 

There is also this freebie Sentiment 
you can pick up when you enter

Thank for calling By 

Monday 24 March 2014

By the Sea for Jones Crafts

Good Morning I received my DT package
from Jones Crafts Last week 
I had the New
 By the Collection
Graphic 45
I was over the moon to get This as still cant pick this up Locally yet 
So got Crafting straight away 
Lots of Fussy Cutting Here's my First Piece to Share with you 

I loved working on this so in my comfort Zone 
Everything you see is from the collection except 
the cream and brown card from my Stash

Thank you For calling By

Saturday 22 March 2014

Sweet Sentiments Tag

Afternoon everyone hope your having a lovely weekend 
Just a quick post today to show
A tag I made when I was crafting
with Ruth the other day
Using G45 Sweet Sentiments Papers
and Extra Large Tag from Fernli Designs 

Hope you Like it 

Wednesday 19 March 2014

3rd card for Word Art Wednesday

Good Morning all well this is my 3rd post for 
Word Art Wednesday  as Guest Designer 
this weeks challenge is as always 
Anything goes 
the have some great sponsors again this week 
so why not pop on over and add your entry 

There is also this freebie Sentiment 
you can pick up when you enter

My card this week is Male themed for a nice change 
Balloon Stamps Hampton art 
Distress ink Walnut Stain 
Map stamp Hobby crafts own 
Postcard Stamp 

Thank you for calling by 
Hugs Sandra 

Monday 17 March 2014

#1 Aurora Wings

Good Afternoon Finally the Day has arrived for the first challenge at
 Aurora Wings and the challenge is
 Anything Goes

 Prizes are 
1 Artist choice award winner to be selected from entries using an Aurora Wings Image Badge and $20 GC 1 Random Winner will receive $20 GC Top 3 Winners are selected by us the DT and will win Badge and $10

 My Digi is Woman with Masquerade Owl Mask in Lily Garden 

Thanks for Calling by
 Sandra xx

Finally managed to get these

Good Morning all Well I finally Managed to get My hands on some
 of the new
Papers from Graphic 45 from my local craft shop 
They only had the Botanical Tea collection 
so I had to have them just great papers 
I spent an evening fussy Cutting a few pages
and have used on of the Extra Large Tags from

I used two sheets of the 6x6 paper Pack
Patterns and Solids
for the Back ground of my Tag 
Ribbon from my Stash
Thanks for calling by 

Sunday 16 March 2014

Tando Creative Meets French Country

Good Afternoon everyone Hope your having a lovely weekend
I have been Busy Altering This Large Carriage Clock from 
Tando Creative which I picked up from my local craft Shop
I wanted to make it more 3d Because its Comes as a Flat Clock 
so I have made a small Tutorial to go with it 
  I Started by making a Hole in the Back Panel big enough to fit the Clock housing Inside Then with the Card that came in the pack I cut it into 3 inch Strips  then marked and scored 1/2 inch in from each side and cut Triangles into the score line so I could attach to the clock You need to use strong Tacky glue for this
 Once it was stuck I painted it Inside with some
 Black Paint because you will be able to see inside 

Then I added the Papers to the inside of the front panel before attaching the front off the clock Then Just Decorated With my G45  French Country Papers with a bit  of Black soot around the edges And Last added the clock Fixtures  

Thanks for Calling by and I hope this Tutorial will come in Handy at some point to you 


Saturday 15 March 2014

Thursday 13 March 2014

A little bit of French Country

Morning all a quick post today as loads to catch up on
 showing a Tag from 
These are Great to work with and really great quality 
Using Graphic 45
French Country Papers 
I did a bit of fussy cutting to 

The Back plain to write your own personal message 

Thanks for calling by 
Hugs Sandra xx

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Word Art Wednesday Gdt

Good Morning well its my Second week as Guest Designer
Word Art Wednesday 
this weeks challenge is as always 
Anything goes 
the have some great sponsors again this week 
so why not pop on over and add your entry 
the only thing they ask is no dark images Please 

There is also this freebie Sentiment 
you can pick up when you enter

I used the Sentiment on the wing of my Butterfly
Cut out on my Silhouette 
Butterfly Easel available from Crafts u Print 

Card stock Bazzil Basics 
Coloured Gems to match
Flowers from my Stash 
Thanks for Calling by 

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Dress Form

Morning all Hope your all keeping well
 last week saw a new release at SVG Cuts
of this lovely Dress form and a few other bits with it

and you all know I love making 3d Items 
 Of course had to get it so here is what I did with mine
Cut out and glued dress form together then added
 lots of handmade flowers.
They took the longest and trying to arrange them right
then made the Hat box smaller for it to stand on.

Rear view of all the flowers 

Papers are Couture 
Graphic 45 

Thanks for calling by 

Monday 10 March 2014

Altered Letter Tray

Afternoon all I'm a bit late today posting 
I have made the most of the lovely weather
today a bit of spring cleaning Cleaned the windows 
and First lot of washing on the Line 
Finally Spring is here and I hope to stay 
So I made this lovely Altered Letter Tray 
Using some sheets From 
Graphic 45 French Country papers
Inked with some Broken China Distress Ink on edges 

Letter Tray from Fernli designs
They Have some amazing Little Pieces
Highly Recommend Them 

Thanks For Calling By 

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday

Good morning again lol I have also been asked if I could by
 Guest Designer over at Word Art Wednesday by the lovely Karen
I have known Karen for a while now so of course I said yes 
there challenges are always Anything goes but they have a free 
script that you can download to use on your Project or card 
Hope you can call over and Enter the Challenge
Prize One:  Crafty Ribbons is offering £10  UK gift certificate
Prize Two:  Freckled Fawn is offering $15 USA gift certificate
My Project for this week there is a lovely little 
Watering Can 
Which I filled with flowers 

Thanks for Calling by 

Guest Designer this month at Crafting by Designs.

Good morning I was asked by 
Crafting by Designs to be guest designer
for this month  I entered a challenge 
and they loved the Item I made
 So Of course I said yes
 They said make anything 
So for this spot I have made a 

Cutting File from Lizzie Mayne
Stamp Bird from Kanban
flowers and ribbon from My Stash 

Hope you can call over to there
blog and enter there Challenges

Thanks for calling By 

Monday 3 March 2014

Curved Box

Morning all not so good today feeling a bit down in the dumps
Maybe because the boys have gone back to school Today
I really love having them home with me roll on 3pm 
anyway I have made another Curved box with my 
Graphic 45  Mother Goose
papers and Tags

I made some extra Hole in the top to put some
fairy lights inside 

Thanks for calling by