Sunday, 14 May 2017

Exciting News

Hello Blogland.

Wow do I have some exciting news for you all.
I am one of the newest Design Team members for
It's an Anything Goes Challenge blog so there are no reasons for you not to pop along and join in, just click the link above to take you there and check it out.

Every month we are sponsored by the extremely talented

You can find her Etsy Store Here

You can follow and support her website Here

Or follow here on Facebook Here

Here is my first project using

Isn't she just super cute?

Please drop a comment below as they're always appreciated and I hope you pop along and check out what the rest of the team have created and join in with us.


Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Gift Box Collection

Hello Blogland.

It's time to showcase a brand new collection of dies available from Craft Stash.

I got to play with

Here are some samples

Aren't they just fab?
Perfect for those fiddly little gifts that would be hard to wrap usually or even for little keepsakes.

Go check out the above links for more details and ideas on this beautiful new collection.


Friday, 7 April 2017

Altered Coasters

Hi blogland.

Today I thought I would share a couple of quick makes I did recently, have only just got round to getting photos of them (whoops).

Black Gesso
Word Stickers from 7 Dots Studio

I think these would make perfect keepsake gifts to loved ones, watch this space as I know I will be making more like this at some point.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Brand New Dies at Craft Stash

Hello Blogland

Wow didn't realize it's been so long since my last post, I know life has been busy but not THAT busy lol.

Anyways let me show off my samples made using the brand new Stitched and Pierced dies available at Craft Stash.

I got to use Nesting Circles die set

I love how versatile these dies are, they lend themselves to so many different concepts of being used (You should check out the other DT samples shown on the links above, O.M.G can you spell AMAZING!) I can see these becoming some of my go to dies for sure.

Don't forget you get 20% off your first order and with the fantastic bargains and offers available at Craft Stash the hardest decision would be what to buy first!!


Monday, 9 January 2017

A few recent pieces

Hi Blogland.

Just a quick post to share some recent makes with you all.
 Tag using leftovers/scraps

Journal Page

Altered 2017 Diary
(finally got round to actually doing it for once)

Another Journal page that went a little wrong.
Can't get it right all the time lol

Small mixed media on a cut out bot of packaging.

And there you have it.


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Glue Pen Holder

Hello Blogland.

Well that's Christmas 2016 over with, am now getting ready to see the new year in. Hope you all have had a yummy Christmas and was spoiled rotten.

I was very lucky to have been given a cordless rechargeable Glue Pen for Christmas and am in love with it already, can see it being my new go to tool, so I needed something to house it to keep it to hand but safe and secure.

Here is my solution
5" open topped box from Fernli
Bronze Filigree pieces from XCS
Black Gesso
Gilding Polish

As you can see it's a perfect fit!


Monday, 19 December 2016

A couple of Journal Pages

Hi Blogland.

This is just a quick post sharing some journal pages, well just because I can lol.

"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun"

Move Ever Forward

I used my Dylusions paints for these backgrounds and various Tim Holtz stencils.
The butterflies were images I printed out.


Second GDT Project for XCS

Hello Blogland,

Time for me to share my second GDT Project for XCS

This time I altered a Fernli Tall Bird house.
The roof comes off so that it can be filled with treasures - Like Choccies.
I used my fave background technique - crumpled tissue paper - and covered the whole thing. gave it a coat of black gesso before using various colours of Gilding Polish.
For the feature on the front I used a chipboard heart, I filled the hollow with some pebeo fantasy paint but didn't like the way it turned out so covered it up with more gilding polish.
Once that was dry I then glued the Bronze Filigree heart flourish to the front and added extra bling.
For the charm dangle I used a selection of beads and bronze findings and added Tag Charm to the bottom.
To attach to the room I punched a small hole in the corner and used a jump ring to attach.

And there you have it.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the GDT this month and hope to do so again in the future.
Naomi (owner of XCS) is an independent seller of craft embellishments and is always sourcing more new lines, why not support her growing business, great value for money and fantastic products - you will not be disappointed!!


Monday, 5 December 2016

First GDT Project for XCS - Altered Book

Hello Blogland.

Today is a very exciting day cos I finally get to share my first GDT project made for Xanderous Crafty Stash.

The lovely Naomi posted for a GDT Call, I applied and was invited to be a GDT for December.
Of course I jumped at the chance and was sent some lovely bits and pieces to play with.

Here is my first project.


This is where I usually have my Recipe List, instead here are the step by step photos of how this came together.

Firstly I took the front and back covers off the A4 Sketch book (these are hard covers) and started adding texture.
For this I used molding paste, stencils, dry wall tape and some lace.
I then coated the whole thing (once dried) with Black Gesso.
This part is just using the front cover, I drew round the image I intended to use and added various sized cogs from Fernli Designs (these were coated in black gesso before being glued down).

Then came the fun bit - adding colour!!
For this I used Lindy's and Radiant Rain Mica Sprays and Perfect Pearls.
Then I simply added the image - which I coloured using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink - And all the Elements from XCS - these were gone over with Perfect Pearls to blend in slightly.
Once finished I simply reattached the covers to the book.

Here are the links to each element.

I cannot praise XCS enough, it's a fairly new business and is growing slowly but surely.
With more and more new things being added and great value for money you should really go check them out!!

If you enjoyed reading about this project please be kind and leave some love below in the comments.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Challenge #133 - BINGO!

Hello Blogland

Welcome to today's posting, it's time for a brand new challenge over at CWWC.

This fortnight we are once again being sponsored by

Our theme this week is BINGO

Here is my project
Designer Papers
7DS sticker

Why not pop over and check out what the rest of the DT have created and join us in our challenge, there is a fab prize on offer for the winner.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

CWWC Challenge #132 - Circles

Hello blogland.

Can't believe it's time for another brand new challenge over at CWWC.
This fortnight we are being sponsored by my very talented daughter, creator of DevilCait Designs.

Our theme for this challenge is Circles.

Copics and Watercolour Pencils
Die and Punches
Background Paper
Embossing folder
7 dots word stickers

I always worry I'm not doing Cait's digi's justice as she original artwork is amazing, but I think this has turned out well.

Go check out what the rest of the DT have come with and hope you will join us, you never know you might be lucky to win some of DevilCait's digi's for yourself!!


Sunday, 30 October 2016

CWWC Challenge # 131 - Sketch by Sandra (me)

Hello blogland!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at CWWC and this fortnight the challenge is
Here is the sketch

We have been sponsored by the lovely Nikki Burnette and I got to use Jayna.
This is my project
Designer Paper
Dylusions sentiment

I absolutely love how the koi fish turned out, this is my first attempt at doing these.

Pop by the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the team have been up to and why not join in, you never know you might be lucky to win the prize on offer!!


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Jewellery Stand

Hello blogland.

I am so stoked to be able to share my latest make with you, it's something different for me and for a first attempt I am ecstatic!!

I signed up for a challenge hosted by Fernli Designs FB group called
'Dress Me Up'
The idea was to alter one of their lovely dress forms.

It's gone from this

Fabric and Lace
Bind-it-All wire
Small Pot
Radiant Rain Spray - Cranberry
Black Acrylic Paint
Gilding Polish - Citrus Green
Plastic Bottle

I started by gluing the dress form to the base, then cutting a plastic bottle in half and wrapping round the 'waist' of the dress form.
I then cut and glued a Bind-it-all wire to a roped ring.

Next I used different fabrics with powertex and draped round the 'skirt', I wasn't sure how to hide the gaps between the skirt and dress form and started playing around with some ideas, I finally settled on using the coaster cut in half to make a shelf, I added a little pot.

Left it for 24 hours to dry completely and harden before painting/decorating.
I gave it a base coat of Gesso and spritzed the whole thing with the Radiant Rain spray, I wasn't happy with the effect so decided to paint over the whole thing with black paint, but only lightly so some of the purple colour comes through.
once it was completely dried I then dry brushed the gilding polish all over to give it some definition.

There you have it, please leave me some feedback in the comments below it is always appreciated.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

CWWC challenge #130 - No Square Cards

Hi blogland

Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at CWWC.
This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Julia Spiri.

Our theme this fortnight is
'No Square Cards'

I kinda cheated due to a lot of things going on with me and my home life lately, though it is still a shaped card.
Crealies Die
Bo Bunny Paper
Lost & Found sticker - 7 dots studio
Circle Punch
Flower and Pearl from stash

Why not pop by the CWWC blog for more details on the challenge and see what the talented DT have made using the fabby digital images from Julia Spiri and check out the prize on offer.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

CWWC - Challenge 129 - Christmas Comes Early

Hello Blogland

It's time for a brand new challenge over at CWWC
and the theme is
"Christmas Comes Early"
and our sponsor for this challenge is

I was lucky to be given the chance to use

Here is my card using her.
Rory Christmas Princess
SilentNight First Edition Papers
Tag Dies
Sentiment Stamp
VersaFine ink pad

Isn't she just super pretty?

Pop by the challenge blog and check out what the rest of our DT have made, and join in with us to be in with a chance to win the fab prize on offer!!


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Musical Christmas - From Craft Stash

Hello Blogland.

Today I am excited to share with you a BRAND NEW die and embossing folder collection by Apple Blossom.

Here are a couple of samples I made using a few of the dies.

Aren't they just super festive!!

Grab them while you can.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

CWWC - Challenge #128

Hello blogland.

Welcome to my blog, today is the start of a brand new challenge over at Crafting When We Can.
This fortnight our challenge theme is using your favourite medium - pens/pencils/paints etc.

Our sponsor is Star Stamps

Here is my project.
Digi Image
Background Paper
Digital Sentiment

Thank you for dropping by please leave a comment below to let me know you've been.
Hope you will join us in our challenge.


Friday, 9 September 2016

Altered Mask

Hello Blogland

Tonight I am sharing something I literally just made, and it was a bit of a rush job do to the fact that it was made for my middle daughter who along with her boyfriend, my eldest daughter and a good friend of theirs have just left for a weekend away to attend a double celebration party, and it's a masquerade ball!

At the last minute I was reminded they didn't have a mask (arghhh), my eldest decided she didn't want one (phew), so I hunted through my stash and found a mask blank (yay!) and promptly got to work............... less than half an hour later,


Treasure Gold - Sapphire
String Silver Sequins
Gem Embellishments
Hot Glue Gun (life saver!)

Not bad for a first attempt and a rush job at that!

All that is left is for me to hope the mask matches her dress close enough.


Sunday, 4 September 2016

CWWC - Challenge 127 - Happy Birthday

Morning Bloggers

Yes it's that time again, start of a brand new challenge over at Crafting When We Can and this fortnight our theme is

We have also been very lucky to be sponsored by Karleigh Sue.

Here is my card using Poodle Skirt

Poodle Skirt Digital Image
Tim Holtz Dies - happy birthday
Papers and Flowers from Stash

Isn't she just fab! Very retro, love her.

Look forward to seeing you join us for this challenge.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

New Botanicals Collection

Hello bloggers

Time for me to share with you the absolutely beautiful new dies launched today over at Craft Stash.

I was very lucky to have the chance to play with

It is such a shame I could not get a clearer photo of the detailed embossing the die has in the cut out, it is really something to see.
The crisp clear cut is obvious and amazing for such an intricate die, and that is really something for someone like me who has a tendency to be heavy handed.

I must admit I loved using the 'negative' of this die, it lends itself to so many design options, each one so effective and you do not lose any of the detail of the die itself (well not really)

Go check the rest of the collection out, you'll not be disappointed.