Wednesday 28 August 2013

It's a Competition!!

Okay my lovely Bloggers, I need your votes!! Daintree Wedding Hub are running a competition and I was one of 10 lucky recipients of a kit to work with. We all got the same kit and had to make a wedding project from it. 

Before I get to the project deets, here's how you can vote for me

Simple as that!! Feel free to Share it too, every little helps ;) 

Voting will end this coming Monday, Sept 2nd so there are only a few more days. 

So this is my entry!! I altered papier mache box and created a matching Pillow Box. 

First I distress painted the box with a baby wipe and some white acrylic paint. Then I covered it with the patterned papers. The square that holds the wedding photo can be removed to add your own photo :) 

I layered on a little bit of cream lace and some of the ribbons which were in the kit. The rolled roses, open leaf flourish and banner are all dies from La-La Land Crafts. The roses are made from more of the kit supplies and leaf flourish is from some brown paper, also in the kit. 

For the Pillow box, I used the same dies but added a little bow made from more of the kit ribbon. The Congratulations sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' "Tying the Knot" stamp set. 

Thank you so much for dropping by, and if you've already voted, THANK YOU!!! 


Just for You

Hi everyone!! I am popping in very quickly with a little something to share. My kiddos are back to school tomorrow and guess who hates covering books SO much that they have left it to the last day?? *eek!!* Doesn't matter that I bought the books 2 months ago, and I swore I would cover them early. DID NOT HAPPEN!! lol. In fact, I'm still procrastinating over it....

Anywhoooo, my card features Rose, one of the beautiful Gorjuss Girls

I stamped her out onto Make it Colour Blending card and coloured her up with copic markers. My papers are from Prima's Fairy Rhymes collection and I've matted it wtih white and craft cardstock from Papermill Direct. 

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Compact Sentiments set. To embellish I added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers, a flossed button and white pearls. 

Have a great day!!

Monday 26 August 2013

The Greeting Farm September Release Previews Day One!!

Good morning!! It's time for a new release over on The Greeting Farm and today we kick off the previews off with Picture Perfect

This fabulous set coordinates perfectly Film & Polaroid Die Set and the SMILE sentiment from the Delicate Words die set. 

Want to get your hands on this set?? 
Here's what you have to do:
*Visit each of the Designers’ blogs by clicking on our names (above the pictures).
*Leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs. You have until 11:45pm CST tonight to comment.
*Head back to The Greeting Farm Blog and leave us a comment letting us know you are done and your name is officially in the random draw. :)

Have a great day!

Friday 23 August 2013

The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Friday - Back to School

Good morning!!! TGIF!! This week The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday is 


My little ones go back on August 29th. This is the first time I ever remember them going back in August and it's hard to wrap my head around. I am looking forward to having a little time for myself but I am sure gonna miss the lazy days of no routine, no homework, no uniforms & no school runs! However, it's been a long summer and they are keen to see their school friends again. 

I made a circle card featuring Cheeky Lessons - I just adore this cutie.

I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with copic markers. I used both Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities to cut out the card base and front. To embellish I added a little bit of lace, layered up with red ribbon and added a star charm tied with twine and some pearls. 

Here's how to play: 
*You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
*Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz no later than Thursday, August 29th at NOON CST.
*You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section!)
*The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4x6 set!

Have a great Friday!!

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Coffee and Friends - Uptown Girls

Hi! Today I have a card to share which features Clarissa and Camille Share a Cafe, one of the fabulous Uptown Girls stamps from Stamping Bella. 

The stamp comes with an awesome sentiment "Coffee and Friends, a perfect blend", but I got so carried away with my card that I forgot to add the sentiment, lol. 

I stamped my image onto Make it Colour Blending card with memento black ink and coloured it up with copic markers. I applied glossy accents to the 'bubbles' on the coffee cup, for added texture, but I can't pic it up with the camera :( 

The papers I've used are from both the Fact and Fiction collections by Basic Grey. To embellish I added some flowers, pearls, chipboard shapes, a Prima button flossed with twine, and some ribbon. 

Other Products used: 
Cardstock - Papermill Direct
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Twine - May Arts

Have a great day!!

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Keeping things Simple - Papermill Direct

Hi everyone! Today I have a few cards to share with you. 

With so many wonderful patterned papers out there to choose from we tend to under utilize our cardstock so I have made my cards using only card, dies, embossing folders, and minimal embellishments. And with the economy such as it is, and the ever tightening of our crafty budgets, using cardstock is also a much cheaper alternative to those expensive paper pads - you can still have amazing results.

On my first card I used Mocha Brown and Rich Cream card. I embossed the front panel leaving a little space at the bottom to add my sentiment, which I stamped out using Cocoa Brown ink. I then stamped and hand cut the heart which is from My Heart by Waltzingmouse Stamps and adhered it with 3D foam. Then I layered on the HUSBAND across the heart.

Anniversary -WMS

I used the same  supplies on my 2nd and 3rd card, but different colours and design. I used embossing folders, a border punch, dies (Bird on a Branch by Tonic Studios) and I added a little ribbon/pearls to keep them simple. The sentiment on both cards is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Mocha Brown, Rich Cream & Buff Kraft card
To emboss the background i used a brick wall folder, then added a layer embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. I punched out 2 borders and layered them on too. When I cut out the birds I then embossed those also, with a Music Note folder. The birds are adhered with 3D foam. The sentiment scroll is tucked between the two borders. To embellish I simply added some sateen ribbon tied into a bow.

Tonic - PMD

Black & White Hammered card
I kept this card really CAS. There is no embossing at all. The birds are on 3D foam, as is the sentiment scroll and all I added to the card was some 3mm white pearls.  Love the black and white elegance.

Tonic B&W - PMD

So there you have it, 3 very quick and easy cards using just cardstock and some other basic supplies. Simple, elegant and they won't break the bank ;)

Have a great day

Saturday 10 August 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome!! It's time for the Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Blog hop!! In just a few short moments the Waltzingmouse Stamps store will reopen and all of the new stamp sets will be available to purchase. 

There are nine new sets being released. 
We have 3 with a nautical theme - Tying the Knot, Ocean Bound & Safe Harbour Sentiments. We also have 3 Floral sets - Two Step Sprig, Simple Sprig & Funky Flowers, a gorgeous sentiement set - Another Big Day, and finally, 2 mini background stamps - Pinstripe Backgrounder & Zig-Zag Backgrounder

You should have arrived here from Jennifer's Blog, but if not and you you want to play along, then just hop back to Claire's blog where the fun begins. 

My card today features two of the new sets - Safe Harbour Sentiments and Funky Flowers. 

I stamped the flowers and then cut them out with a scissors. For the sentiment I used Memento Black ink and cut it out with the Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities. Then I used more nestabilities to add the extra elements. To embellish I added some white self adhesive pearls. 

I also made a little gift box. It measures about 4" tall. I used the sentiment from Another Big Day and one of the flowers from Funky Flowers. The papers I've used are from my Prima scraps box. 

Your next stop on the hop is Julia's Blog

Be sure to visit each of the DT blogs, leaving a comment as you go, as there will be a random drawing of a stamp set of choice for one lucky commenter. You will  have until August 12 at 11:59 PM (GMT), 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments and the winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on August 14th.

Have fun!!

La-La Land Crafts - Use More than One Die

Happy Saturday!!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. The sun is shining here, and it's not too hot, which is great because we have a PAR-TAY to go to later :D 

Use More than One Die

My card features Travel Marci with sentiment, Eiffel Tower DieLarge Flourish Die & Flag Banner Die

I have partially coloured her up with Copic Markers - 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Boots: E42, E43, E44
and for Clothes/Luggage I did some Paper Piecing.

Stamp and Dies - La-La Land Crafts
Papers - Basic Grey 
Cardstock - Papermill Direct
Blending Card - Make It Colour
Flowers/Pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts
Postage Stamp - Basic Grey

Thanks for dropping by!!

Friday 9 August 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews Day Three

Good morning bloggers!! We are on Day Three, which is the final day, of the Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release previews. Today we are showcasing three more stamp sets - Big Day - Today, Pinstripe Backgrounder, Zig-Zag Backgrounder

Both of my cards today feature stamps from both the Big Day - Today and Pinstripe Backgrounder sets.
 The first is a baby card to which I have also added Nordic Baby into the mix - I just adore those little baby shoes :D  I went with lots of layers, tags, flowers, pearls, ribbon, lace and pearls.

My second card also features Fine Feathers, one of the July release stamp sets and I kept it CAS. I stamped out the feather and cut it out with a scissors. The stripe panel is popped up on 3D foam, as is the feather, so there is lots of dimension. The green panel has been embossed with a Script embossing folder. 

Below is the full list of ladies showcasing today.... 


Thursday 8 August 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews Day Two

And we're back with day two of the Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release previews. I hope yesterdays amazing showcase didn't knock the wind from your sails :P 

Today we have 3 more fabulous sets to share - - TwoStep Sprig, Funky Flowers & Simple Sprig

My card today features Funky Flowers

The design needs to be credited to another crafter, I saw a card pretty similar on Pinterest and loved it. I can't remember who it was by though. 

The sentiment is from Compact Sentiments - Part Two

Below is the full list of ladies showcasing today.... 

Sandie Dunne (you are here!!)


Wednesday 7 August 2013

Paperbabe Stamps August Release Previews - MayLeeDee Kimono

Hi everyone. Today is the second day of Paperbabe Stamps August release previews and today I am showcasing MayLeeDee in Kimono

This stamp is available in digital and rubber versions and the rubber version is quite large at 12cm tall - love it! It is also a perfect accompanying image to yesterday's preview set - Oriental Zen, with designs taken from the Oriental Zen set

The full release will be available to purchase on Friday 9th August

Stamps: MLD Kimono & Oriental Zen
Ink: Memento & Distress Inks
Colour Medium: Copics
Cardstock: Papermill Direct


Waltzingmouse Stamps August Release Previews Day One

Good morning!! We are kicking off the Waltzingmouse Stamps August  Release previews today with three of the nine new sets which will be released on Saturday, August 10th.

The three sets we are showcasing today are Ocean Bound, Safe Harbour Sentiments and Tying the Knot

My cards today features Safe Harbour Sentiements and Tying the Knot. 

On my first card I went with loads of layers and added chipboard, cheese cloth, flowers and an anchor charm. I just love this sentiement. I used a notebook punch to do the border. See the tiny little boat stamp?? So cute!! 

For my second card I kept if fairly simple. Using typical 'nautical colours' I created the frame with the corner stamp and added the tag to the centre, popped up on 3D foam. The sentiment is heat embossed with Sea Foam powder. The wheel is from a nautical themed 3D kit by La-La Land Crafts. 

Check out what the rest of the WMS team have created. Here is the full list - 

Sandie Dunne (you are here!!)

Have a wonderful day!

A Little Winter Fun.....

Hi everyone! I am back today with a Winter card to share! YUP, Winter! These hot & humid days are making me crave for cooler tempetatures I tell you. 

My card features Lexi from Lexi's Winter Fun stamp set by Cheryl Alger for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This is such a fun set and contains three images and five coordinating sentiments. 

I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured it up with Copic Markers. I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass distress inks and added some Star Dust stickles, over W1/W3 copics for the 'snow'. 

The card also features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Winter Trinkets 

To embellish I added a die cut tree from La-La Land Crafts, paper flowers and crystals.

Hope you like!

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Paperbabe Stamps August Release Previews - Oriental Zen

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share which features the new release stamps from Paperbabe Stamps. Oriental Zen. These will be available to purchase from August 9th. 

I used a red card base of 120mm x 148mm. For the front panel I built up the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink and left a strip blank for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Tree Hugs stamp set. For the flower I used Fired Brick and Peeled Paint distress ink. I layered the front panel on with 3D foam so that it pops up from the base. 

I loved how easy this set is to use and is perfect for those quick makes or CAS designs (which I totally love lately :D ) 
Pop back tomorrow for another new release stamp preview. Have a great day!! 

Friday 2 August 2013

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - Friendship

Howdy!! My second post for today so if you are looking for my "Sentimental" La-La Land Crafts project you need to keep on scrollin'.. ;)

I altered  an MDF wall sign and featured one of the new CHA release images by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - Puppy Love, and one of the fabulous sentiments from Big Words set. 

I applied a layer of white paint to the MDF before covering it with papers from the Chocolate Covered Cherry 6x6 collection. I stamped Puppy Love onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her with Copic markers, then I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass Distress ink before removing the circle die, thus leaving a white border all around. I then layered it onto a white doily using 3D foam for depth and dimension. 

To embellish I added some lace, Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima flowers, a sateen bow and a heart charm flossed with twine. 

Thanks for dropping by!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning!! We have a new Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme is 

Let's Get Sentimental

I just love white one white cards so that's what I made for today. It features a sentiment from Tim Holtz and  I used various La-La land Craft dies - Heart Doily BorderOpen Leaf FlourishWater Lily & Butterflies Set 1

The sentiment is stamped out with Cocoa brown memento ink on white hammered card. 

As always, you can join in all the fun at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to the Customer Gallery, Facebook Page and Twitter.

Have a great day!!

Thursday 1 August 2013

The Greeting Farm August New Release Hop

Hey, everyone!

Today's release is definitely a milestone for The Greeting Farm as it marks our FIFTH birthday!  Happy birthday to us!   

As you've seen from this month's previews, we are going all-out to celebrate with three BIRTHDAY-themed releases and they're all available NOW in the TGF STORE!   Whether you want to GO BIG with the new Frou Frou line, classic with Birthday Anya 3, or get 'clearly' creative with the new Birthday cake stackers, there's a little something for everyone this release as we prepare to PARTY!

On my projects today I used Birthday Cake Stackers and I made a Card & Gift Box Set. The Pillow Box is from a Sizzix die. For the tag I coloured the sparkles stamp and the SWEET sentiment with distress markers. Then I made a card wrap around and tied it up with bakers twine

For the card I used Victorian Velvet Distress and black Memento inks for the cake and added a little Star Dust Stickles to the cake topper. 

There will be a few birthday surprises on the Farm this month, so stay tuned, but in order to kick start today's party and this month's fab release, we're celebrating with our DT BLOG hop as usual!

There's a LOT to celebrate today, so because we are so excited, we have FIVE prizes for our FIVE years!

THREE random digis of choice will be given away for completing the hop today, as well as TWO grand prizes of the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE!    

Just be sure to head down this list, leaving a comment on each stop, and then back to the TGF BLOG letting us know you've finished the hop.  You have until 11:45pm CST to finish hopping and we'll announce the winners during FFF tomorrow!  WOO HOO!

Thank you so much for celebrating TGF's big day with us!  As always, it's because of you that TGF is turning 5 with style and success.   Here's to the next 5!  Thank you, all!