Monday, 27 February 2012

The Diamond is 60

To celebrate The Diamond reaching 60 I made a heart hanging for him, It is covered in paper which has been DI rubbed over then embossed a swirl in gold, added eyelets. The 60 has been heat embossed and stamped into. The saying is from TH stamp and so perfect. Needless to say he was very chuffed with this.
Thanks for looking Hugs Sandra XXX

Last Ever JFF Challenge

Sad to say this the last ever JFF challenge I have enjoyed the journey as I have learnt such a lot through this challenge site over the last year or so, A big "THANK YOU" DT ladies and to those lovely cyber friends that have left such lovely comments on my blog, it is such a confidence booster. Well for my last challenge I have used my british bulldog stamp as a tribute to all the men in our lives  and to distress I made brown fabric paper (Yippee I have treated myself to the very talented "Sarah Lawrence" book who sadly recently died, this is where I learnt this technique, A fabulous book) used a torn piece of watercolour paper and a couple of cosmic shimmer spray, text stamp and a bit of gilding then stitched onto the bpf. DI inked the bulldog and touched up with watercolour pencils. Hugs All and thanks for stopping by. I will stay in touch and I hope you all do to. Sandra X0X0. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


It's poetry time over at "Tag Tuesday" (a new challenge blog for me) Spring is a lovely time of year for poetry. I have chosen to do a Pooh poem. I just love Pooh and his little poohisims.

How sweet to be a cloud
Floating in the blue
Every little cloud
Always sings aloud

How sweet to be a cloud
Floating in the blue
It makes him very proud
To be a little cloud

My tag has been painted with azure blue acrylic and dabbed with pearl to create clouds (see faux clouds on Gingersnaps) I then stamped with part of a kaisercraft stamp in midnight blue. Added sequin waste and my hand made butterfly made out of wallpaper. The poem, lace and beads. Thanks for looking. Hugs Sandra XOXO

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sporty Men - Swimmers

The challenge at JFF continues with the men theme and this week it is "Sporty Men". I choose a hanging, the base is from a cardboard box and I inked and rubbed metallic into the edges. The image is cut out from a graphics 45 (I think) sheet of paper called "Coney Island" (I thought they looked like swimmers). I ran a paper through my pleater gadget and a piece of blue that looked like waves through an emboss folder the circles depict bubbles. I have rubbed and distressed the papers added gold leaf, washers to continue the bubbles thingy and fibres that look like sand and waves. My handsome sporty swimmers. I had a lot of fun doing this hanging and at last I think I am getting the hang of stuff for men. Ladies you mission is accomplished LOL. Hugs All and thanks for looking . Off to view snowdrops tomorrow at Walsingham Abbey with Mum. Sandra XXX

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Vintage Men Challenge

This week the "Men" challenge continues over at JFF with "Vintage Men". I always find doing "Men" stuff a real challenge, the design team always have some great pieces to help us and this month we have Valerie of Bastelmania as gust designer with a fab piece. I cut a tag out of paper that has a great variation of backgrounds into all to do with USA (these do not show on the photo) I gave it a gesso wash and rubbed in some sepia and metallic rubs to tone down and vintage it. Used old book page pieces, stamped text, faux stitches and embossed stars. The images are from some paper I have had for a while (think I picked it up for about 20p) and it is called "Vintage Movie Stars". Have no idea what to expect next week from the "Men" month. Have a great week everyone (I think our snow is at last beginning to melt a bit, fingers crossed). Thanks for looking and the very kind comments.
Hugs All. XXX

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A Whole Month of Men - JFF

A new month over at JFF and the theme is "Men" this week it is also "Black and White" well! we sure did have the white stuff this morning in my part of the country. The Diamond, me and Tilly had a lovely walk around our local beauty spot and I couldn't resit sharing the photos with you. The rest of the day has been devoted to hobbies so I cut out 4 bears, cooked rock buns and an apple crumble, and then got down to the challenge. I made a card as it is soon to be my Dads birthday. I inked through sequin waste (I love this effect) direct onto the card. The tag is run through the big shot with a text emboss and black soot DI swiped. A smaller tag is rubbed with black ink and then stamped in moonlight white, the centre is a card covered in an old book page and gessoed hen stamped. The car is stamped in moonlight white onto black card and coloured with a white gel pen this is slightly raided on the card. I added the black Happy Birthday ribbon and the word Dad. Thanks for stopping by and keep warm. Hugs Sandra XXX