Monday, December 6, 2010

Graduation Celebrations:)

Excitement is a buzz here @ Sandybeaches....Kiddlywink 1 has graduation celebrations tomorrow:) Coming to the end of primary school and entering the big world of high school! I still remember when she first skipped into kindy as a 5 year old without even looking back at the blubbering mess (me) that she had left @ 13...mum will still be a 'sooky la la' with feelings of both sadness and excitement as she enters the next stage of schooling! I blogged on over to see the latest sketch @ Unscripted Sketches (#84) to create this card for K1's graduation...accompanied and kind of colour coordinated with the Momiji 'luck' doll as a graduation pressie:) I know, I know...Stampin' Up! Kimono Kids stamp set is still my fav @ the moment!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Seizing Crafty Moments:)

Over the past few days I've been popping past the craft desk at every available moment and managed to create these cards!

The first one was a card that needed to be posted on Friday as it has a little way to travel to reach the birthday girl...I jumped over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#78)to see the latest sketch and my Stampin' Up! Kimono Kids set just jumped off the shelf and onto the card! With a little bit of colour coordinating to match the it is! I'm sure she is now well on her way to safely travelling to her mystery birthday destination!

The second card is a Christmas one that will also need to be posted soon! I went over to Stampin' Royalty (#48) to see the latest colour challenge and then to see this weeks Mercy Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#102)and what came off the craft desk was a very 'non-traditional' coloured Christmas card:) Thought it ended up kinda cute really?!

And the third card is just one for the stash as the Just Add Ink (#46)- Just add Critters challenge let the Stampin' Up! cute ladybug fly off the craft shelf and onto the page using this weeks sketch over at Inktegrity(#25)...Aaaahhh...I've managed to seize a few crafty moments over the past few days and hope to add a few more Christmas ones over the next few days:)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Anniversary Winner! Wahoo!

What a busy month November was?!?! I have a feeling that December may even have a similar feel to it already?! I was lucky enough to be a random winner for being a 'follower' over at CherylAnn's Stamping Spot last month - and because I wasn't out and about in blog world too much (apart from a little bit of a sketch inspiration here and there) I didn't even realise?! Sorry Cheryl...Congratulations, Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU!! Click here to pop over and see the latest that Cheryl's been up too!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Creations:)

Christmas creations happened this afternoon at Sandybeaches:) The first one I used colours from Colour Q (#60)and sketch from Mercy Tuesday(MTSC101)...

The second using this weeks sketch at Stampin' Royalty (#47)...

And the third using Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#77)...

The wonderful card and ribbon is from Stampin' Up, the stamps from the ole original stash from Stamp It! Cuttlebug embossing and Copic colouring..all in all an enjoyable afternoon of crafty fun!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

End of the week creative burst!

Here are the latest over the craft desk here @ Sandybeaches..the first is one is for the celebration of becoming an Aunty for the first time!!! Wahoooo!! A cuddly baby boy arrived into the family this week! What a week of celebrations we've had! Of course mother, father and baby are all doing well...but what clever Aunty, Uncle and cousins we are!!! I popped over and used this weeks sketch at Just Add Ink (#45 )and some fabulous Stampin' Up stamps, ribbon, paper and punches...and a little smidge of Copics colouring:)

The second card was a little more challenging..I grabbed the colours from Inkspirations (Colour Challenge #50) and the sketch from Friday Sketchers (#130)...after a little bit of arranging and rearranging...I put the second card together last night as well...but not sure if its really the baby card was made for particular reason/person/celebration and the second card was just because...but its out there now...and at least I had time for some crafty fun late in the week...mmm...hoping to have a little time for stamping tomorrow too:)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

40th Birthday Celebrations!!!

The BIG 4 0 has arrived in our house!!! Celebrations all around!!! Here are the creative Sandybeaches birthday cards to celebrate hubbys 40th!!! The 'Tree' card was created by K1, 'Pirate' card by K2 and the 'Cheers to You' by moi! Unlike the kids natural creativity... I grabbed the sketch over at Unscripted Sketches for a little bit of inspiration!! Anyways...the weather here in paradise is just amazing today! We are off out and about to enjoy it!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #81

YAY! I had a chance to make this oh so cute birthday card for someone special! I'm just loving the Stampin' Up! Kimono Kids stamp set and colouring with Copics:) I grabbed this weeks sketch over at Unscripted Sketches and had a chance to play the other day!! YAY!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Colour Q #55 colours with Sweet Sunday Sketch #89

This weeks challenge over at Colour Q was to create cards using 2 colour palettes as inspiration:) My 'Kimono Kids' set from Stampin' Up! arrived this afternoon so I put it to good use - after an enjoyable evening with Kiddlywink 2 at the craft desk (check out the page Fun with K2 - here or on the side bar -to see the creations:) So back to had the colours and the stamp set ready...just had to choose a I popped over to Sweet Sketch Sunday to see this weeks challenge...and are the latest cards from the craft desk @ Sandybeaches:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #77 - Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Tonight I went over to visit Unscripted Sketches to hop along their Breast Cancer Awareness blog hop! Lots of inspiration to be found:) Hop over here to have a lookie and a chance to win a little blog candy! With sketch and pink theme swirling around my head..this is what I've created:)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

JAI Beyond Blue

Here is my entry at the last minute for this weeks Just Add Ink theme to support Beyond Blue -Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month. I had a little chance to colour this evening with my Copics and 'Tilda with Roses' from Magnolia stamps, Stampin' Up! 'Thinking of You' sentiment and label punch, Cuttlebug embossing, ribbon and brads to create this blue (plus a few other cheerful colours) card for this weeks JAI Just add Blue challenge!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Magnolia Mania:)

Here is 'Tilda with Roses' - she arrived the other day from Bizzybecs so I just had to have a play...the sketch is from the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog that I discovered yesterday when I was out and about in blog world...and only the second time I've used my new 'Copics' pens:) I coloured in Tilda first then had to mix and match papers, ribbons, flowers etc to co-ordinate with her outfit and flowers?! So after a little bit of Cuttlebug embossing, friend stamp from Stampin' Up! and some extensive mix & match she is:)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Check it out!

Wow! Check it out...after receiving my Magnolia stamps from Bizzy Becs I have just been out and about in blog world to discover that not only are there great products to buy but also now a new blog to follow...and an added bonus - a chance for some cool blog candy! So pop on past and have a looky:) I'm off to do a little spot of crafty stuff!! Ciao:)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Birthday Card:)

Wow...I haven't been on my blog all month and here it is - 2 posts on the same day?!? I had a little parcel arrive in the mail from Bizzybecs today and just had to have a play! Here is the lastest addition to the craft desk...Magnolia stamps images of Edwin and Tilda!?! Here is 'Edwin with Top Hat' and my first real attempt at using 'Copics' pens to colour/blend with:) A little bit of Cuttlebug embossing, some ribbon, sentiments stamp and label punch from Stampin' Up! and wahhlahh...the latest at Sandybeaches!!! When I popped over to Feline Playful to see what challenges were happening at the moment....Cards for Men are doing a Masculine birthday theme and it just so happens that we are off to celebrate an little mans 8th birthday this evening! Mmmm...what to make next.... lol:)

Thank you tag:)

HELLLLLLOOOOOOO!! I'm finally back after...lets see...feels like forever!! I had a chance to organise and dust off the craft desk last weekend to make this little ole 'thank you' tag for my very generous friend and her husband for keeping an eye on our mini backyard farm of pets while we were away! They enjoyed the fresh eggs from the chooks, cuddles from the rabbit and mmm...lets see there were only 2 guinea pigs when we left and there are now 4?!? The kiddlywinks were just a little excited when we got home to the surprise of cute and cuddly babies! I had a little chance to play with my newly acquired 'copics' pens here on the 'Forest Friends' rabbit image from Stampin' Up! And an added bonus...I checked in over at Feline Playful for the latest in challenges and I'm entering the tag over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges...stay tuned for a little more fun with the latest crafty bits that have just somehow arrived onto my craft desk...hee hee:)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway:)

ooh....I've just been checking out what's been happening over at Kooky's Kreations and just had to share this with you...go over to visit Feline Playful to get a current list of challenges/ sketches/scrapbooking ideas...on a daily basis...what a great idea! And with an added bonus...become a follower and be in the chance to win a little bit of blog candy!

Birthday Celebrations (with a ClearlyiStamp twist!)

I made a dash to my craft desk the night before Kiddlywink1's 13th Birthday this week! And here's a little something that I came up with:) Lucky for me the card fits just perfectly in this months challenge over at ClearlyiStamp of 'Whoo wants to play?' - owl creations! So even though I managed to have a mid week play, I have only just now had a chance to show you my card! What a busy week we've had...13th Birthday, grandparents visiting, school open night, country week soccer training, 13th Birthday sleepover party, jetty fishing, phew...fortunately we have had a VERY relaxing Sunday! I even managed to create a couple of other cards that you'll see below!

SSSC85 and OCCSC32 both cards with a Stampin' Royalty#36 Twist

This weeks sketch over at Sweet Sunday just lent itself to the beginnings of my Christmas card stash....(oops I missed out on reading the added bonus challenge about it being a birthday card) Oh well...the stamped images are from Stamp It! and are called 'Christmas Delight' - I've had the stamp for AGES...I've cut three of the images and coloured them using my Stampin' Up! Wondercrayons & blender pen:) The colours were inspired from this weeks Picture Perfect Inspiration challenge over at Stampin' Royalty ...and to be honest not the 'normal' Christmas colours I'd use but as you can see below...I liked the combination so much that I used them again!

I've also used the colours again for the second card that I made today using the sketch over at Our Creative Corner...another one for the Christmas stash! Aahhhh...with a cold,wet, stay in your PJ's watching dvds kind of day we've had today...I love it when life lends itself to relaxing and a little bit of time to craft:)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Birthday Celebrations:) with a little Sweet Sketch Sunday!

Helloooo! Here is a little card I created last night for a special someone - using Sweet Sketch Sunday #83...we're off for birthday celebrations in 5 I thought I'd quickly pop these masterpieces on for you to see! (Hopefully she won't be checking the wonderful world of blog while waiting for us to get!) I cannot take the credit for the fantastic Black Forest Birthday wonderful husband baked not one but two of these magnificent cakes today! One for afternoon tea and now one for dessert! The photo really doesn't give it stands well over 12cm high! What a Master Chef:) Anyway...better run...hope your having a hip happy day today! x

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - SSSC81 with Helping Hudson Colour Challenge

This weeks colour challenge over at Helping Hudson was to choose a base colour - and shades of that colour to create a card. I jumped over to see the latest Sweet Sunday sketch to create this musical card...which I've realised it also fits into the Crazy4Challenge musical theme:) next tough decision is what to make next at Sandybeaches?! lol:)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO152 using Curtain Call43 colours and Helping Hudson Technique:)

Wow! Happy Thursday to's my little bit of fun in an afternoon of creativity! As the title to this blog goes...I checked out a few blogs to see what I should come up with today:) And here it is...the colours are from the Curtain Call challenge at Stacey's Stamping Stage, the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday and the sponging and embossing from the Helping Hudson technique challenge:) I had the embossing powder and heat gun out for the butterfly and the 'Thinking of You' sentiment, the Cuttlebug for the 'Birds and Swirls' background embossing, the leaves punched out from the Stampin' Up! Bird Punch, flowers, brads, dauber sponging, ribbon...and there it is the latest at Sandybeaches:)