Tuesday 31 March 2020

Recipe Box with G45

Hiya Guys Welcome back to my Blog, 
Today I am sharing a Recipe Box 
Handmade using Graphic 45 Farmhouse Collection. 

I just love this collection as you Know I am a Farmers Daughter
so this collection is right up my street. 

I wanted to keep this project quite Clean
and found it hard to not add Flowers 

So here are some Pictures of this Project.

So this Recipe Box has 12 different sections so 
there is plenty of room for all your Meat, Poultry, Vegetable Dishes. 

It also has 2 handy pockets one on the Lid and 
one on the inside front of the Box, 
Also it has a Belly Band for extra Room.

It measures 8"x4.5"x5" 

Products Used 

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Papers, 
Chipboards, Stickers and Journaling/Ephemera Cards 
Grey Board for The construction 
300gsm Black Card Stock
Tonic Studio Concertina Die 
Ribbon from my Stash 

Thanks for Visiting
Stay Safe and Well

Hugs Sand xx

Monday 30 March 2020

Stamps by Me New Release

Hiya guys, Hope you are all keeping well
Today the Lovely Toni Darroch is on Create and craft 
the next shows are at 1.30pm and 6.45pm

This time she has the most gorgeous pens 
for you to colour with not so long ago
 she brought you the Gossip Alcohol markers
and now is the time for 
Gossip Watercolour Pens and Sparkle Pens 
You can do so many stunning effects with these and 
she will show you some of these on the shows also
in her studio so remember to scan the QR Code on 
the back of your package 

Here are a few samples that I've made for the Show 

If you would like to see these new products click on 
the Links below 

Thank you for calling by
Stay safe and Take care 
Higs Sand xx


Monday 23 March 2020

Imala Video Tutorial

Hiya everyone, 
How excited are you all for Chapter 8 
of the Imala range,
 Let me Know which ones are your Favorite, 

The next show will be at 6.45 today

So as you know they are always large stamps 
and the two I have used here are massive 
Trendy is 4 1/2 x 8 inches and the
 Lady is 7 1/2 x 2 inches 

I have made a video on How to make this card 
although it looks like it will take a while to make 
it is supper easy and I would love it if you had ago 

For this card you will need
 Carta Watercolour Card 
Three of the Imala Stamps 
Trendy, Why Not and Stand out 
any colour Distress Oxide
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Spray Water Bottle 

So now you have all you need why not have ago !

If you do have ago why not share it with me over on my 
Facebook page I would love to see it 

Thanks for visiting 
Hugs Sand xx

Imala Chapter 8

Hiya everyone 
Well its that time when we have a 
Brand new Imala release 
Can't quite believe we are on chapter 8 already 
so the show times are Monday 23rd March 
1.30pm and 6.45pm on Create and Craft
Toni will be doing these shows as Carly isn't available

Here are a few samples for the show

Trendy and Ink Panel

Stay Together 

Strike a Pose 

Later today I will have a Video Tutorial for you 
so keep an eye out for that 

Thanks for Visiting 
Hugs Sand xx

Sunday 22 March 2020

Imala Chapter 8

Hiya everyone 
Well its that time when we have a 
Brand new Imala release 
Can't quite believe we are on chapter 8 already 
so the show times are Monday 23rd March 
1.30pm and 6.45pm on Create and Craft
Toni will be doing these shows as Carly isn't available

Here are a few samples for the show 

Stay Together 

Why Not 

Art Blocks

Fearless and Ink Me 

Call back tomorrow for some more Inspiration
with Different stamps 

Thanks for visiting 
Hugs Sand xx

Saturday 21 March 2020

Choose To Shine

Hiya Everyone 
Well Its Saturday and I don't usually
Blog over the weekend but seeing as 
we are all at Home at the moment, 
I have been playing this morning 
and have made this Mixed Media Canvas
Canvas size is 16"x 12" so rather Large 
There is also a process Video Below 

Products Used 
Stamps by me Tied with a Bow Build a background 4 
Stamps By Me Pink Peonies
Stamps By Me Dancing in the Rain
Stamps By Me Carta Watercolour Card 
Ab Studio Chipboard Leaves
AB Studio Chipboard Frame
13 Arts Chalk Spray Ultra Marine 
Distress Oxides Twisted Citron and Shabby Shutters 
49 and Market Flowers 

Thanks for visiting 
Hugs Sand xx

Friday 20 March 2020

Brand New release, Stamps By Me.

Hiya Guys
How are you all Keeping ?

We have a brand new release from Toni Darroch
at Stamps by Me 
These are just a few of the designs called 
Flower Frames 
I don't usually work on this side of the team 
so was very surprised when they arrived in the post 
we are all pulling together in these uncertain times anyway
here are some of my samples for the shows 
I've kept them quite clean and simple so you can see the details 
in these beautiful Dies 

These are available from Sunday over on Create and Craft 
or on the Stamps by Me Limited Website 

Thank you so much for visiting 
Much love and Hugs 
Sand xx

Wednesday 11 March 2020

"Graphic 45 2020 Brand Ambassador Audition"


                                        How exciting is it when you see
is open, For me it's very exciting.

I have a Huge love for papercrafts 
and have been using Graphic 45 papers since 
I started my Crafty Journey 9 years ago, 
Today I am happy to share my 
Project for the Call with you,
I have kept to my style 
with a Beautiful Card. 

Here is my Process Video for you to watch 
Written Instructions are below. 



Take an 8"x8" card open this and cut out a 6x6 aperture
in the back of the card.
 Cut paper to size and tack this into place on two 
corners over your aperture, turn your card over 
and re cut the aperture this will give you a frame. 
Turn card over and remove paper and insert a piece of 6.5"x6.5"Acetate then add your frame back in place
with Tape or good glue. 
That is the inside finished.
The front of the card score down the center 
fold it back on to itself, 
Matt the two sections with paper 
Glue a 6x6 panel on top using the back aperture as a guide
so it is central and add chosen papers. 
Make two banners and place these central on the 
6x6 panel at different heights,
Cut out topper and use Chipboard piece,
Die cut and fussy cut elements to decorate. 

For this Project Product that have been used 

Graphic 45 Le' Romantique 12"x12" papers, 
Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Chipboards,
Die cuts Leaves, 
Fussy Cut Flowers and Leaves, 
300gsm 8x8 card, 

Thank you for reading 

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Tell Me a Story !!

Good Day to everyone visiting my Blog today
I hope you are well 
On Wednesday 11th March
at 10.30 and 2.15 
Toni will be back on your screens with the 
Tell Me A Story Range 
which includes 
Stamps Dies and Paper 
If you missed out on it the first time around
 now is you chance to catch them.

So here are a few Pics of my Altered Embroidery Hoop 

Here is the Process Video for you to watch 

Products Papers and Stamps - http://tinyurl.com/w92nexe Glitter - http://tinyurl.com/suexzr9 Die Cuts - http://tinyurl.com/w2e2cma - http://tinyurl.com/rm2qcne Stencil - http://tinyurl.com/ryt4ydj

Thanks for calling By
Hugs Sand

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Monday 9 March 2020

Altered Milk Churn with G45

Hi Everyone 
I recently received the beautiful 
Farmhouse papers
that Graphic 45 have just released 
I got my copy from 

I also had this Milk Churn in my stash 
I have had it for quite a while 
just waiting for the right papers to decorate it 

This paper range has me hooked 
being a farmer's daughter 
For the first 16 years of my life living and working on
a cow farm how could I resist buying these papers 

So here is my Altered Milk Churn 

I have used the 8x8 Farmhouse papers 
Farmhouse Stickers 
Lace and pearls from my stash and some 
flowers from 49 and market 

Click on the Pics for larger Image 

Thanks for calling 
Hugs Sand xx

Thursday 5 March 2020

Mini Album with Mintay

Hiya everyone, Hope you are well,

Today I am sharing this mini Album I have made recently 
using the Beautiful Bloomville Mintay papers 
Here are just a few pictures of the album 
The size is 7"x 5" and will easily fit 6"x 4" Photos   

There are lot of Pockets and Flaps for Journaling 
in this album 

Products Used 
Mintay Papers 
Snipart Chipboard
Flowers from Wild Orchid 
Ribbon from Stash 

Thanks so much for calling by 
Crafty Hugs
Sand xx

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Wednesday 4 March 2020


Hiya everyone
Hope you are all keeping well

Today I am sharing a card that my ladies will be making in class

I have used Graphic 45 papers for this card 
I thought the colours on these pages was so different 
from what is usually in the pads

Products used on this card 
Graphic 45 Le'Romantique Collection 
Lace, Micro Beads, Green Tara flowers and some snip arrt for the sentiment 

Video Process is here 

Thanks So Much for your Visit 
Hugs Sand xx

Tuesday 3 March 2020

6x6 Gate fold Mini Album

6x6 Gate fold Mini Album

Products you will need
Red Liner Tape Strong glue Greyboard
Good quality card 

All measurements are in Inches

Start with cutting your pieces of Greyboard to
6x3  6x2 ½  6x6  6x 2 ½   6x3
 next stick 2 landscape pieces of A4 Card stock together
and use Red Liner tape to place in this order in the photo above
When placing these you need to leave a gap of two thickness of grey board
so cut two small pieces and tape together for a guide this is so you can close the ablum with ease

Trim the corners off your card stock but do not go to close
Add Red Liner Tape to all sides of the greyboard and Cardstock

Fold over the Long edged first and stick then tuck at the end so all four corners
are neat and tidy and the fold over and Stick the sides down

This is what you should have now

Next we make the Base for the spines to sit on Cut 2 pieces of card 5 ¾ x4
add tape like in the pic these will cover both the 6 x 2 ½ panels

For the spines Take 3 pieces of card 5 ¾ x 3 5 ¾ x2 and 5 ¾ x1
score on each side ½ in

Glue these onto each panel

Next cut 10 pieces of card for the pages 5 ¾ x 5 ½

Now you decorate all your pages 

I hope it makes Sense to you but if you get stuck Leave a message here 
and I will always be on hand to help 

Thank you so much for Reading
Crafty Hugs