Wednesday 17 April 2019

Altered Frame

Good Morning everyone 
Well I'm off to teach in a bit 
but thought I would share
this frame with you first. 

I  painted the frame black 
so that the colours would pop
against it. 


Products Used 
Graphic 45 Bloom Collection
Journaling and Ememera Cards 
Black Gesso 
Micro Beads
Soft gloss gel 

Thanks for calling by
Hugs Sand xx

Monday 15 April 2019

Mini Piano Shelves.

Good Morning everyone,
Today I am sharing my latest project 
with you that I made yesterday 

Mini Piano Shelves 
I have some bits that I have to put in but they are private 
I am am going to Adhere this to my wall 

I had they Idea but my drawing skills 
are not up to much these days so 
I found an outline of a piano HERE

So the fun began
I love to sit in my studio and just 
play with an idea 

Completely made from Grey board 

Pattern from my own head 
just playing as you can see in the Video  

Video can be found HERE 

Products Used
2mm Grey Board
Black Gesso
Graphic 45 Love Notes
8x8 papers
Distress Ink 
49andMarket Flowers
Masking Tape  

Thank you for calling by

Crafty Hugs 
Sand x

Thursday 11 April 2019

Easter Hoops

Good Morning Everyone
Hope you're all well.
After my day of Vertigo on Tuesday 
I was quite glad to wake up on Wednesday
and it had gone, So I was able to Craft 

I have had these Kiddle Mintay papers 
for a few weeks and I decided to pull 
them out and make some wall decor 
for a friend with twin Grandchildren 

I painted the Embroidery Hoops in White and 
attached Grey board to the backs of each to
 make them very sturdy, 

Added some of the frames which I cut out the 
middle so photos could be added, 

Added lots of Fussy Cut elements from the papers 

Also added flowers from Prima 
in matching colours 

Products Used 
Mintay Papers Kiddle
Grey Board
White Gesso 
Flowers from Prima Marketing 

Thanks for Calling By
Hugs Sand xx 

Monday 8 April 2019

Altered Mirror

Good Afternoon 
Today I have an
Altered Mirror 
for you to see.



I took the Mirror apart and gave it 
a light sanding 
Re-coated it with acrylic paints 
Drew around the mirror 
onto some grey board 
Adhered some 
Graphic 45 Splish Splash paper 
from the Sun Kissed Collection 

Fussy Cut lots of elements from the same paper collection
and added some real Shells 

Gave the project some dimension by 
using cardboard behind some elements 

Adhered some 3d Balls to give the Sand look 

Thanks so much for calling By 

Crafty Hugs Sand xx

Sunday 7 April 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Call

Good Morning Crafty Friends
So you might have seen the news
is open 

I have a Huge love for papercrafts 
and have been using papers since 
I started my Crafty Journey and 
today I am happy to share my 
Project for the Call with you 
"Loaded Envelope"


25.7x25.7cm Black Cardstock 
Turn the card so the corner faces you
Mark the corners at 9 and 11cm
do this both sides and score 
Turn your card to the other corners
and mark them at 
7.5 and 9.5 cm and Score 
Only Score up to the already 
score line on the top 
Cut out Like I have on the video 
You can also use a corner punch if you wish
Print off this template set as A4 
Draw around this and cut out 
this will cover your envelope
Design a card to sit inside inside 
Then fill your envelope with Fussy cut Elements
Butterflies on Acetate Soft flowers ect 

Snapguide Tutorial 

You can print these and follow my Video

Products Used 

Graphic 45 papers from Bloom Collection 
Graphic 45 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Chipboard  
Black Card
Purple Sisal
Prima and Bo Bunny Flowers 
Score Board 
Soft Gloss Gel
Micro Beads 

Thanks for Calling 
Sand x

Saturday 6 April 2019

Playing Love Notes

Good Afternoon 
Today I am sharing this Wooden Violin 
I recently purchased this Kit from a well
 know selling site 

It was a little awkward to put together 
Put I persevered and managed it 

Then I took it all apart and painted all the smaller bits 
in a grey colour as I thought Black would have been over powering 

I covered the main body 
with a sheet of Floral Symphony 
from Graphic 45 Love Notes Collection 

When that was complete I carefully put
it back together, Inked around the edges with 
Hickory Smoke Distress Ink 
Added Red Cord to make the Strings 
of the Violin 

I Decorated it with some fussy Cut flowers 
from the paper Pad and some Flowers from my stash 
from 49 and Market 

Thank you for visiting 
Crafty Hugs 
Sand xx

Monday 1 April 2019


Good Afternoon everyone 
Wow it's been gorgeous again today
I'm not complaining though 
I have been playing with 
one of AB Studio's Chipboard Background
and Papers today 

I have done a video to share my process 
whilst making this after filming I added a Sentiment to it 

Video Link 

Products used 
Imagination Crafts Starlights
Hibiscus, Hot Pink and Pearl
Flowers Prima and Bo Bunny 
Other Items from my stash 

Thanks for calling by 
Hugs Sand xx