Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wahhooo..Crafty Fun:)

Welcome back this week to the craft desk here @ Sandybeaches :) I've had a chance to revisit these groovy fold-out cards that I experimented with last is a cool card for a special boy who is celebrating his birthday this year in  NZ in October!! I've used this weeks colours from Tuesday Alchemy (#32); the theme from Cute Card Thursday of 'A Different Shape' (#235) and the Just Add Ink theme of 'Just Add Kids' (#136)... with Stampin' Up papers, ink, ribbon, stamps & punches; Cuttlebug Embossing and a little bit of love...wahlah...a birthday card ready for a special someone:)
The second 'fold-out' card uses this weeks colour challenge #37 over at Festive Fridays - Stampin' Up! papers, stamps, brads, punches, brads and bling from the stash...ahhh the first Christmas card for this year @ Sandybeaches! Thank you FESTIVE here to check out the latest for inspiration!!

And the grand plan was to make a couple stay tuned for more fabulous fold-out cards:)
Hope your weekend was a good one!

Friday, September 14, 2012

My 200th POST!!! Wahooo:)

Hello and welcome back to the craft desk here @ Sandybeaches :) We have been busy at school creating Father's Day Cards 'aka' photo frames with Father's Day message on the back. We took photos of the kiddlywinks wearing 'workman' clothes & hat and gave them a hammer to hold. We turned it into a 'following the directions' activity and allowed them to be creative and place a variety of 'hardware' to create a much appreciated Father's Day!!
This weeks sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#171-103)is just a beauty!! Click here to go and have a lookie...and play along too if you have a chance!! I've put together this 'Happy New Baby' card using Stampin' Up! papers, sentiment and bling; Cuttlebug embossing; ribbons from the local craft shop and a whole lot of love. I popped into work today with the card, pressie and some white choc chip muffins to celebrate the up and coming arrival of a special bundle of joy for an awesome teacher:)
The last but not least card that I would like to share tonight is one using this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges (c4c153) was such a great sketch to play with!! Click here to pop in and check out their challenges:) I've used Stampin' Up! paper, stamp & sentiment, embossing folder & brads; checkered paper and balloon punch from the stash and wah lah...the latest creations here @ Sandybeaches :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Card for all Occasions :) SSW#167

I had a chance on the weekend to pop on over to check out this weeks sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday...below is sketch here to pop over for inspiration from the awesome DT:)

Here is my take on the sketch....

Stampin' Up! Stamp, punches, embossing folder & brads; Copics colouring; Ribbon, felt flowers & bling from the stash...and wahlah...a bright and cheery card for all occasions:)

Have a lovely week!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Fun! Fun! Fun!

I've had a chance to 'play' this weekend with the fantastic sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday...Stampin' Up! papers, flower brads, ink & sentiment; Cuttlebug embossing; the cutest owl ribbon from one of the local craft shops and flowers from the stash:)
 The first 'Hoot-Hoot Hooray!' card came together so nicely using
 SSW#166 that I just had to make another!

So the second 'Hoot-Hoot Hooray!' card also uses this weeks sketch over @ SSW...slightly different colour combinations...and a different section of those cute ribbon owls and flower combination:)'s just so nice to have the craft desk a hive of activity this weekend...
and some birthday cards ready well in advance for special friends:) 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Thank goodness for crafty nights with our wonderful local Stampin' Up! demonstrator....these cards have come in extremely handy this week:) The first went in the post on the weekend for best wishes for a Holy Communion...Simple, yet stylish!

 The second card for a 13th Birthday celebration for a fishing enthusiast:) Cute! Cute! Cute!

 And the third...sent with love & hugs in the mail today for special birthday celebrations on Friday:) 

Life's been busy, busy, busy here @'s hoping for some time 
for some crafty fun this week!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WOW!! We are nearly 1/2 way through 2012:)

Hello...and welcome back to Sandybeaches:) The craft desk has been covered in school work over the past few weeks! So here are some touches of creativity that I have been able to play with over the weekend:) This 13th Birthday card was for a special teenagers birthday on Saturday...with the inspiration from this weeks sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#159)...I set out to create a colour scheme based on the footy team that  birthday boy plays for....Stampin' Up! stamp set, bling & papers and Cuttlebug embossing came oh so together nicely!

The second card that I have to share is one for a belated birthday card that I have sent off with pressie today:) With inspiration from Just Add Ink (#123)..cute stamp borrowed from a crafty friend, Stampin' Up! bling and card/papers from the stash...and wah lah! Cute! Cute! Cute!

The third card is on its way in the same parcel as the second card! This is an extremely early birthday card!! I decided that while I was on a roll...that I'd keep on creating:) I popped over to Unscripted Sketches (#164)to see this weeks sketch and had a play!! Again...the stamp borrowed from a super crafting friend, Stampin' Up! sentiment. punches & papers, and a little extra paper from the stash...and a nice feeling of an early birthday card and pressie on its way!!

The last card was a request that I received from a friend yesterday to make a baby card with no gender specified:) So off I went to Mojo Monday (#247) to see the latest in sketches this week! Here I've used Stampin' Up! ribbon, stamp set, embossing folder, punches & brads; with matching paper from the stash....and a Happy New Baby card to go:)
So there you have it...the latest creations @ Sandybeaches...until next time...have a wonderful day x

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day :)

Wishing you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY :) I hope you are being spoilt by your families just as much as I am!! Breaky in bed and a chance to play at the craft desk:)!! The Mother's Day Card below is one that I made this week using the colours from Colour Q  (cQc#136); the theme of punches at Stampin' Royalty; (SR#123) along with Stampin' Up! papers, sentiment and punches and a dash of Cuttlebug embossing. 
The card came together so nicely that I made another one with a little variation...some bling and a 'Just for You'  sentiment:)
 The next card that I have to share with you uses this week's sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday...
Kiddlywink 1's friend asked me to make a card for her Dad's 50th birthday this weekend and with Dad being a train driver I searched through the stash and found this train stamp from many moons ago (think that its one that the kids received as a pressie that I just knew would come in handy one day). So with Cuttlebug embossing; Stampin' Up! papers and sentiment; and the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday I set out to create a special birthday card:)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Wahooooeee!! I was chosen in this weeks Top 3 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:) Click here to check out this weeks latest sketch and inspiration!! Here is the Top 3 card below....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Crafty Fun @ Sandybeaches:)

I had a chance to browse over at Splitcoaststampers the other day...and after many minutes (or..maybe hours) I decided to take the plunge and follow this fabulous tutorial...and wah! fun! fun!! So I popped over to see the latest challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and used this weeks (#113) for colour inspiration:)
 It goes perfectly with the Mother's Day Card that I made....
I actually had so much fun that I decided that it was the perfect Mother's Day Gift to create at school with a class full of 7-8 year the photo below is enough crafty bits and pieces - cut, scored and ready for clever little fingers to put together?!!
The next card that I had a chance to get a little crafty with uses this weeks sketch over at Mojo Monday...the perfect combination of Stampin' Up papers, stamps, punches; Cuttlebug embossing and Copics colouring just jumped to together to create this Mother's Day Card.

Using this weeks sketch over at Unscripted Sketches (#157) I had a chance to create a little more:) With Magnolia's Tilda stamp; Stampin' Up! papers, ribbon, sentiment stamp, butterfly die cuts; and Cuttlebug embossing...the sketch made the card come together so nicely!

The last but not least the final card to share for today is one that uses this weeks sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday #152...I had a request to make a 50th Birthday Card for birthday celebrations this weekend:) So with the craft desk a buzz with Stampin' Up! papers, bling and stamps; Cuttlebug embossing and number die cut; and extra bits and pieces from the stash...I just love having a chance to play along:)

I hope your week is cruising along nicely in your part of the world:)