Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Well what a surprise that my Owl card won a badge at Freshly made sketches
Im a perfect princess well maybe for the day anyway with a badge to display on my blog..  Jenn said  "I just love how sandy's card tells a romantic story!" Thank-you Jenn I was very surprised but thrilled to be a perfect princess thank-you for choosing me .

Well I have been working on a card for a sketch at The paper Players challenge #88.  I got to use my new stamp set and more razzleberry paper.  I even had a go at coloring in, think Im getting better practice, practice that's the key. Had to pop a little bird on the bird house hes so cute sitting there.  

Details below..... 

Card stock.......Black, Razzleberry, razzleberry paper.  
Punch ..............Stampin'up, Decorative label.
Stamp set ........Stampin'up, up in the air, kaszazz for the bird
Ink......................Stayson black, stampin'up razzleberry, pink passion markers, Old olive. 

Have a great day ...
Sandy :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

I would like to welcome my 2 new followers Katy and Vicky hope you enjoy my cards and come along and try new techniques with me..

I stumbled on this one while I was peeking at blogs.
This one appealed  to me and there is this water coloring technique I've  been  wanting  to try. 
Im delighted to find an Australian sketch to try at  Just Add Ink 
So here it is my take on this weeks sketch..                                                               
Details below....  


I embossed the flowers on the left with clear embossing powder.. The flower on the right I used markers to color and tried to highlight some of the middle parts.. 
I then sprayed it with water and stamped.  This is new to me I've never done it before but thought it turned out ok. 
I then got my new inkssentials blending tool out and sponged away on it all.  
So hope you like it... 

Cardstock .........White, Creative memories Navy blue 
Ribbon ..............Stampin'up
Stamp sets .......Stampin'up Organic grace, For all you do, Echoes of kindness.
Ink......................Stampin'up Ballet blue, Brilliant blue, Lucky limeade markers Versamark for embossing, Ballet blue for words..                   

Have a great day.. 
Sandy :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Welcome my new follower Simone rabbit..  Hope you enjoy my Lonely cards blogspot and find something to inspire you... 
So onto another sketch and found a new one today..
When I saw this sketch from Freshly made sketches  I knew at once what I was going to do, im really pleased with the way it turned out.. Hope you like it ...
                                                                   details below....

So this is my take on the sketch

Card Stock .........  Stampin'up natural,white, chocolate, razzleberry papers.
Stamps................   Stampin'up woodgrain, owl together now. 
Ink.........................   Stampin'up razzleberry, Ancient page Chocolate.
Punch..................   Stampin'up owl punch.
                                  Circle cutting system Creative memories
                                  Sizzix embosslits beautiful wings

Have a great day 

Sandy :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just had to find another sketch to do, think im hooked on sketches. 
So was peeking at a few blogs today and found this one that kind of appealed to me with its simple elements.. Its at clean and simple stamping no 182.. 
                                    Clean and simple stamping

This is my take on the sketch 

I think they are cute but my favorite things are owls...
Had this stamp set and just been dying to put them on a card..   So hope you like my owls and that they make you smile just a little...  

Card stock.... Stampin'up old olive, chocolate chip, whisper white
Ink .................. Stampin'up razzleberry,  Jim Holtz distress ink forest moss, Ancient page chocolate
Owls ...............Kazzas
Stamp set  ....Stampin'up Owl together now (branch and words)
Butterflies ....Sizzix embosslits beautiful wings

Have a great day and a big  thank-you to all those people leaving me lovely comments..

Sandy :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I would like to welcome my first 2 followers Hunnybunch016 and Bernie Cuttino.
Hope you like what I create and try the challenges that I find browsing the net every week.  
I seem to find a new and exciting sketch that I just cant wait to try.  Feel free to put a link to your card with a comment will be fun to see what we can do and try more exciting methods...

Had lots of fun creating this card.. Tried to put a little more on it made it a bit more sparkly..   
This is the pals paper challenge PPA131.  First time for me for this challenge so hope you all like it.  :)                 Details below..... 

  • Card stock         Stampin'up Razzleberry, old olive 
  • Emb folder         Cuttlebug daisy
  • Paper                  Razzleberry
  • Flowers              Kaisercraft spritzed them with glitter
  • Frame  brads     SU Hodgepodge Hardware embelishment kit
  • Tag                      Used a neat trick to get the v at the bottom 
  •                                               with the square punch

Saturday, March 17, 2012

So this is my project for the weekend found this cool sketch at the
                                   Linky at the sidebar on right...

Lots of housework thinking time today so this is perfect..  Will play with some colors thinking maybe a nice red maybe bit of razzleberry my fave... This sketch really appeals to me so off to get started... hmmm maybe open some paper I haven't played with yet ... choices choices choices.... 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

So this is this weeks card I came up with for the mojo monday Mojo232 sketch challenge.  
All products used this time where from stampin'up.     
Paper was from  Play date designer series paper, have only just got this paper so it was really great to have a play.. 
Thought the cream and old olive green card stock went really well, the lace ribbon is crochet trim victoria.  
I got to use the new Happiest Birthday wishes stamp set,  thought this stamp was just the right one for this card.  Ink used was old olive and the bird punch with a bit of bling for the eye.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So this is this weeks mojo monday challenge..  
Thinking I might go blue with this one and get one of the embossing folders out with the bigshot. The tricky part for me is the big square at the top and what to put on it..
Love thinking about these for a day or two when im doing all the mundane things around the house..   

Have a great day..

Sandy :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thought I would put a few of the other cards I have made on here.. 

This is a Double Dutch fold card I made. Got the idea from pattyb on splitcoast stampers site.   
I like the way its only one piece of stampin'up card stock to make it. 
Just  measure 51/2 inches across the top of the card stock and cut.. The piece that is left is your doors for the bottom.. 
The stampin'up decorative label punch made great handles for the opening at the front.   
My favorite owl made an appearance on this card again of course..  Just love razzleberry card stock and papers.. 

Trying out my new brayer on the Couture creations Intrinsic embossing folder, came up with this one thought it turned out quite funky.
so that's it for today thanks for taking a peek.

Sandy :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The road to a friends house is never long

The road to a friends house is never long.

So this is what I came up with for the mojo monday sketch challenge. 
Thought it was time I put an owl on here as I just love owls and I think he turned out cute...
I just love this paper stock from Kaisercraft it is just so easy to match all the papers they blend so well.
This is the Peachy Keen Collection i've had it a while don't think they make this one any more. This  is a 6" Paper pad comes in 24 sheets of designed paper 2 with flocking,  4 spot varnish,  4 pages of die cuts.
I used one designer paper the words are varnished and the circle die cut. 
Punched the tag with creative memories tag maker just love that tag, it has a hole punch built in that makes the hole in the perfect spot. 
The owl is punched from the stampin'up owl punch, put googlie eyes on him for a bit of a different look..
The true friend is a Stampin'up stamp Punch Bunch..

So hope you like my card and thanks for looking. 
Sandy ... :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

So this is the challenge for this week hmmm will have to do a bit of thinking on this one. Been sorting card stock, think I might use some that I have been wanting to use from Kaiser craft.. 

There is so much choice but think the brown coloring's of the card stock I have in mind would work well..  

What to do the circle part of this card with is the tricky part for me...

Oh well house work calling good thinking time...

Monday, March 5, 2012

So this is the card I came up with for the Mojo Monday card sketch challenge. 
Was too late to submit it once I figured out how to upload the photo and put it on here, so oh well ill get in a little earlier this week..
Now I know how to do it and that I have a whole week to do it this week..