Sunday, April 24, 2011


K1 is having a friend fly in from the city and with anticipation about the time they are going to spend together in our part of the world - there is just a little bit of excitement in the air! Over at Just Add Ink this week the theme is 'Mates/Friendship' and at Wee Memories is 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' what better reason to create:) I popped over to By LORi Designs Challenge to see the latest colour combination and oh what a lovely Sunday afternoon:)

Happy Easter!

Hippity, Hoppity, Happy Easter! Sending you Easter Blessings for 2011:) I've just been 'hopping' around blog world this morning and had to share with you a fabric favourite place to check out...BeBe Bold I was first inspired by these designs at a craft fair last year! So with the Easter holidays upon I get out those fabrics and patterns, dust them off and get creating...but with so many new products/patterns and inspiration...where do I start?! Mmmm..maybe a cup of coffee and some Easter choccy:) Have a great day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Wishes:)

Check out the magic weather we are having....we've just got back from a couple of nights camping...unpacked etc... etc...poured a glass of wine and thought I could just get a little crafty before the Easter Bunny comes:) and of course my Digi Stamp Boutique bunny images were Copics coloured and just waiting to be created into cards lol...

The first card I created used the inspiration of Flowers, Buttons & Sparkles from Stamp Something and this weeks Mojo Monday (#187) sketch.

The second card uses the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#98)and 'cos the bunny is so cute that there is no need for text as inspired by Cute Card Thursday (#161)...actually come to think of it I used no text for all three Easter cards this

And the third card uses this weeks colours over at ColourQ (#81) and the Easter theme over at Crazy 4 Challenges (#84)..actually all three cards fit into the hippy hoppy 'Happy Easter' theme! Thanks for popping by to see what I've been up too! Sending you Easter wishes to wherever you are in this wonderful world:) x

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Fun:)

With creative fun with a craft weekend creations just kept flowing on Sunday! With these cards now in the post to arrive to family for Easter my DigiStamp Boutique images were so fun to Copics colour:) The Stampin' Up! colours of Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Daffodil Delight ink & papers, Easter sentiment & embossing folders coordinated so well to create these three special Easter cards!! I made the first using 'Spring has Sprung' inspiration over at Stampin' Royalty ...

The second card is also 'Spring' inspired with a touch of Easter:) I had a chance to check out challenges on Friday over at Feline Playful and came across Daring Cardmakers for a bit of crafty inspiration!

The third card certainly was just a bonus as I was on an Easter/Spring roll!! Oh what a wonderful Sunday afternoon I had:)

Finally for each card I used Crazy For Challenges challenge of creating Easter Gift - so using a Pillow Box Die Cut and Textured Embossing folder (thanks to Stampin' Up! and my craft buddy for purchasing such cool products!!) I then added a little bit of ribbon & 'For You' stamp - oh and I popped in some tasty mini Easter Eggs..they are travelling as we speak to the kids grandparents to enjoy for Easter:)

Weekend Crafty Fun:)

With Easter just around the corner...snippets of crafty fun occurred over the weekend..Copics Colouring on Friday night and creative fun on Sunday..ahh I love craft buddies:) Now that the school holidays have arrived....ahhhh...hopefully lots more craftiness will occur:) Over at Just Add Ink this week it was 'Chocolate Wrapper Inspiration'...and with Ferrero Rocher high on the 'To Eat' list...inspiration was easy. My creation uses Stampin' Up! ribbon, inks, paper, punches & stamp and gold textured card from the ole stash...might just have to eat some now:)

My second weekend creation was using Cute Card Thursdays 'Weather Inspired' theme. The colours happened purely by how bright & fun the summer season can be:) So out came the Stampin' Up! papers, embossing folder, stamps and piece of 'beachy/sandy' paper & some bling things...again from the ole stash..wah lah...'Sun Fun'....

The third card for this post I think is my favourite...When I was browsing thru some challenges over at Feline Playful...I discovered a new challenge blog called Wee Memories and this weeks challenge was 'All Things Adorable' and the By LORi Boyd image I'd colour a 'wee' while ago just jumped out and was the starting point for my card..Stampin' Up! card, punches, bling, sentiment, Copics colouring and an adorable birthday card ready & waiting for someone adorable:) Stay tuned for the Easter creations in my next post! A very creative Sunday was had with a creative craft buddy:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crafty fun:)

Late Sunday afternoon crafty time allowed for the creation of this 'Just For You' card...yes...I know it is now Wednesday but hey a midweek blog post is all just a bit of midweek fun:) Anyway...I decided to use the colour challenge from By LORi Designs and the sketch over at Crazy 4 Challenges and presto - the card just came together oh so nicely:) Stampin' Up!'Just for you' stamp, punch and papers, Copics colouring, Hannah Boyds oh so cute digi image 'Hazel'...and there it is the latest creation at Sandybeaches:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Craftiness:)

This afternoon I went a blog-hopping over at Unscripted here to go a hopping along!! It's so much fun to see how many different ideas you get from the one simple sketch. Plus they have prizes up for grabs pop on over to have a look! After 'hoppin' around...I then got inspired to have a go at the sketch myself:) Stampin' Up! papers, ink, punch, brads and ribbon from the 'stash' I made two cards ready for 13th birthday celebrations around the corner - one for a girl and one for a boy:)