Sunday, April 22, 2012

Creative Fun:)

Welcome back to Sandybeaches:) Today I got a little creative and made a  'Just for You' card that is inspired by this weeks colours over at  Festive Friday Sketches  and the theme at Just Add Ink of "Just Add Jodene Tripp" and the idea of 'casing' a card to create a card...pop over to Jodene's blog here for a lookie:)
So with Stampin' Up! papers, ribbon, stamps, punches and a dash of Copics colouring and Cuttlebug embossing...and a whole lot of fun and it is:)
The second card that I played along with today is inspired by the piggyback challenge over at Unscripted Sketches this week of using their sketch #155 and theme of 'something recycled':)
I've used natural recycled cardstock and ribbon that I had in the crafty stash to base my card around, Cuttlebug embossing, Copics colouring and Stampin' Up! stamps, ink, paper and punches...and wahlah a cutsie little 'hoot-hoot hooray!' to celebrate a happy May birthday:)
Here is a gorgeous little photo that Kiddlywink1 took with her underwater camera during the holidays...I just had to share this magic moment:) With much relief the underwater camera still works after being wet for the first time!
The last photo is a one to show just how relaxing our school holidays have been:) Just a little fishing and a whole lot of relaxing!! It's hi ho, hi ho and back to work tomorrow:)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter Holiday Fun:)

Take a look at just how magic the weather has been for the school holidays!!! We have had a wonderful time playing and relaxing in our beautiful part of the world:) Boating, camping, fishing, snorkelling, relaxing with friends...aaaahhhh!! With a bit of a cooler change and a little bit of drizzle today I had a chance to relax a little bit more with some creative fun at the craft desk here @ Sandybeaches;)

I had a request for an engagement card for this weekend using purple and white - I popped over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday (Sketch#150) for inspiration and dusted off the craft desk:) Stampin' Up! stamps, paper and bling worked perfectly with a dash of Copics colouring and the creative sketch...and wahlah...a lovely little card to celebrate an engagement:)

The second card (for the happy couple from us) is inspired using this weeks colour challenge (#133) over at Colour Q and the sketch challenge (#120) over at Stampin' Royalty. With Copics colouring, Stampin' Up! papers, scallop punch, stamps and bling the colours and sketch came together so well:)

With family birthday celebrations I had to delve into the stash earlier this week:) These next two beauties were made at Stampin' Up! craft sessions that I had attended last was nice to have these cards ready to post for Birthday wishes to special family members - "Happy Birthday to you!" I hope all is cruising along nicely in your neck of the woods! Thanks for popping in to see the latest here @ Sandybeaches:)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ahhhh...Crafty fun:)

With Easter holidays just one more sleep away...I thought I'd pop a quick post to show you what crafty fun has been going on here @ Sandybeaches:) With an Easter Theme over at Cute Card Thursday this week Kiddlywink 1 has been super busy with her Easter Creations for her friends...these bunnies have turned out so cute that I'm hoping she'll make a few more for me to use as well!!

This birthday card is one that I made last night for a friend to give to her mum on the weekend! I popped on over to Just Magnolia for inspiration - So with Magnolia's Tilda, Copics colouring, Stampin' Up! papers, sentiment and bling I came up with this Springtime 60th Birthday Card:)