Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WOYWW 3rd Birthday Celebration

Well I just want to say Happy 3rd Anniversary to Julia and thank her and her Stamping ground for hosting this wonderful Wednesday event we all so enjoy.   I have been so inspired by all the happy people that join in at WOYWW and the wonderful and varied projects that I see people are making. 
Well I have been so busy as it was my husbands 50th birthday, we have been away for 4 days on a lovely little holiday for his birthday. So here is what was peeking out from under the paper last week on my desk that I promised to show this week.

I am joining in on the ATC swap mine are drying nicely and will be zooming out all around the world shortly.  I have 6 more of them made 7 altogether so just message below but sorry only 6 more.  Would love to make one for everyone who joins in WOYWW but let me say a big THANK YOU, for all the lovely support and your wonderful comments to this newbie blogger.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Patchwork 50th Birthday Project

This is something I have been keeping busy doing for the last few weeks. Its for my husband for his 50th Birthday. This was so way out of my comfort zone I had never done anything like this.  It was so much fun to work on and to think about all the elements I wanted to put on here for him. 
So here is my Patchwork....

This was such a good way to get everything that he likes in one place.  I found the stand I have been looking everywhere and found it in one of those $ stores just 2 days ago.  Cost a whole $3.50 could not believe how cheep it was and its just the perfect size. The paper pack that I got from Kaisercraft came in so handy there was so many of there papers I used on this.  The cog punch is from Stampin up, I layered it up and stuck it together there is about 7 of them all stuck together on there to get the height I wanted.  Glossy accent came in handy on the key, lock and the fob watch (he has one just like that).
The wonderful freebie digital image that I received from Nicecrane designs that I used was the steam engine picture in the right bottom corner.   I had been looking everywhere for an image like that and this was just the perfect one.  He was given a little miniature steam powered engine when he was a child he still has it and it still runs.  It has a little boiler with water that you heat up to work it .  The Happy Birthday and Celebrate where from Making memories..
I am going to enter this in the following challenges...
Here come the boys  Challenge #28 Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown Challenge #99 3D
Top tip tuesday  Challenge#77 Dig out the old.. The brad canvas and a few of the papers I had them in my stash for way longer than 6 months. 
My tip 
When I was doing the patchwork and it had to line up just right for it to look right. I used paper mod podge glue as it would slide around till I got it in just the right spot.  Just had to be patient and let it dry so takes a bit more time but I was happy with the finished hard dry result. 
Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Hi all its Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday time of the week again. Its when we all turn to Julias  stamping ground to have a peek in to see what other people are doing on there desks this week. 
Well mine is busy this week been making a birthday card thingy maybe not call it a card more maybe a patchwork 3D.  Cant put it up as hubby will see so its hiding under the paper.  There is hints of what I have been doing all over the desk and still more to put on it got some hodgepodge to protect and glue it.  Some little antique brads little happy birthday sayings. The owl material is for some little gifts I am going to sew up.  When they are done I will post them up so you can see.  I am also getting ready to do some ATCs for Julias big anniversary ATC swap next week.  I had some little tags thought they would work well hmm is it ok to use tags?  Still haven't quite worked out what I'm doing but I'm sure it will come to me over the next few days. 
Oh and look what is hiding there yes its come a long way to get to me here right down under in Australia.  Its my WOYWW badge how cool is that.  I feel so officially entered into the WOYWW world now thanks so much Julia. 
So here is my desk.........

Whats with the log of wood on my desk well have a close look at the photos can you see whats on there, I put it on my desk so it wouldn't get burnt.  It so nearly went in the fire.  Can you see the smile? Isn't it cool and look at the side can you see the other face?

yes its the same piece of wood as I always end and post with Sandy:) isn't that just the coolest. 

Have great day 
Sandy :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I spy sketches #16

I love the sketch at I spy sketches by Kim.  Its from a lovely card from Dyane Fogleboch.   The special agents came up with some fantastic cards from this sketch.
I hadn't used my new Fresh vintage stamp set and my new framelits Labels collection die cut yet.  I thought when I saw this sketch that it would be perfect to have a play with my new products, as they go so well together. 
So here is my card ......  

Ink & Card stock..............Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Framelits............................Labels collection
Stamp set...........................Fresh Vintage, For all you do
Embellishment kit............Hodgepodge hardware
Designer Series Paper...Everyday enchantment

I also would love to welcome 2 new followers to my blog Kylie and Ryemilan. So glad that you could join me its always a pleasure to have new people join as followers.
I also was thrilled when I had this comment on one of my recent cards where I had put an origami shirt on a easel card.
 Woww what a great idea to incloudeorigami inside your card,,,,I have more than 1000 origami books,,,,,,you inspired me,,,,,by other hand,Thanks for your comments at Lisa Minckler´s blog about my digi,,so you can ask me for your favorite Save Pack for free(take a look on this category) from my store,,,,Nicecrane Designs

Wasn't that just so lovely of him to just give me a save pack.  I so enjoyed looking around on the nice crane designs  site so worth taking a look there is just so many adorable images to pick from.  I picked this  lovely save pack ......>
I have used  one of the pictures already on my hubby's birthday card, hmmm not really a card I will post it up when I'm finished.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

 Just add Ink

This week at just-add-ink they are casing Mae Collins I had a lovely time looking right through Mae's blog and I found that she had a Tutorial link on her blog for the Z fold card so thought after my tri fold card the other day I would try a Z fold one.
I have such a pretty lot of paper from Kaisercraft so yay I got to use some of it.  I have got a lend of a friends simply scored tool and so will be trying a few more different types of cards while I have it. 

So here is my card.....

Ink............................Wisteria wonder
Card stock.............Wisteria wonder
Punch.....................Decorative Label
Stamp Set.............Sincere salutations
Embosslit..............Beautiful wings
Pearl strips and  paper  

It is my pleasure to welcome 2 more people who are new followers to my little blog May and Georgia hope you enjoy what I come up with on here. I always seem to be trying something different. 

If you were wondering about the name of my blog my daughter came up with the name of Lonely cards I loved it as all my cards are lonely, they are all one of a kind. 
Speaking of my daughter as I was posting this she came in with a picture for her wall and I couldn't resist had to take a picture and post it.
Isn't it cute.

Have a great day 
sandy :)
Update .... Lol I just realized my Z is back the front I folded it wrong don't know how I did that how funny... oh well I will know next time I make it..

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Football card

So here is my origami football card.  I really struggle with man cards don't know why think I like the frill and dainty better that's all.  I just need some practice need to make more of them and i will get better at it but oh well.  I did like making my first easel card here is the link to the  splitcoaststampers tutorials easel card It was really easy will have another go at another one later in the week. The origami shirt was fun to make and easy with the 3D instructions I found.  If you want to have a go here is the origami shirt link  Its good as you can pause and rewind the instructions.
So going to enter this in the here come the boys blog challenge want to support the great blog that is inspiring me to make the man cards.  This week it is sponsored by Bugaboo stamps isn't that exciting, so come along and make a easel card for the men in your life. 
Take Our Badge!
So here is my card......

Have a great day
Sandy :)

WOYWW #154

I am making a football themed card for a friends 50th birthday so looked up some origami shirt  folding here is a link its in 3D so it was easy to follow, you can pause and rewind the video.  It was fun to do just have to a dark blue v on the front bottom half of it for the Melbourne football club.  

Hi all look at all my delicious paper I have on my desk 120 sheets of 12x12 assorted paper from Kaisercraft.  Love all the browns they are my favorite. I am going to have some fun with all of that.  The colors and the assortment of papers is just gorgeous.  You get 2 of each sheet in the 60 page paper packs.  Friend and I went halves and we got 4 packs and split it. 
So if you are wondering why I am showing my desk off you will have to head over to Julias stamping ground and have a look at the worlds biggest desk hop.  Warning though if you join in it is very addictive.  Hope to see you there.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Case Study #90

Today I'm doing a card for the case study challenge the inspiration card is from Agneiseszka Malyszek its just so lovely. 
Enjoyed doing the little vellum butterfly turned out so delicate.  Made use of those strips of pearls I got last week in my craft shopping trip.  Very gently rubbed the pink onto the embossing folder to just give it a hint of color.
So here is my card.....

Ink..................................Pretty in pink
Paper............................Whisper white, pink
Stamp set....................Teeny tiny sentiments
Embosslits..................Beautiful wings
Embossing folder.....Manhattan flower, Spots
Vellum, Pearl strip

I would also like to welcome Faye as a new follower to my blog.  Its always a pleasure to welcome new people into my little blog world of cards.    

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mojo Monday #240

So just a quick post today to link up my card for mojo monday sketch challenge.  Did my first ever Black and white card been collecting an assortment of papers mainly from Kaszazz.   The lovely little flower brad is from Kaisercraft.  Embossed my flower thought it looked ok that way added a bit of dimension to it.  

So here is my card......

Also I would love to welcome my new follower Jackie.  I appreciate all the lovely comments and the response to my cards that I have received. Its a bit daunting when you see everyone's wonderful cards I still feel so new to it all.  Everyone is just so wonderful and welcoming to me as I stumble along learning how to blog and enter challenges.  So I would like to thank everyone I am having a lot of fun.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bird cage

I am trying a brand new challenge this week its the first week for the team at Dynamic Duos  Each week they will have 2 colors hence there clever name.  So could not resist being in the first ever one, good luck with it all ladies I will be looking forward to the next duo of colors. 
When I saw the retro sketches sketch I just knew exactly what stamp set to use, I had only just got the Avery stamp set last week and was dying to ink it up. 
I am also going to enter this in Just add ink challenge for the special woman in your life.
This was such a cute card to make hope you all like it.
So here is my card....


All products Stampin'up
Ink & Card stock........Pool party, Lucky limeade, Very vanilla 
Paper............................DSP Everyday Enchantment
Stamp Sets .................Avery, Happy Moments
Lace .............................Crochet trim Victoria
Embosslits..................Beautiful wings 

Have a great day
Sandy :)

WOYWW # 153

Hi all been busy at my desk again this week.  I have been using the brayer again its a cool way  to get a rainbow of colors for a background.  I made 2 of them at once just have to finish the other one up.  I also got some goodies went bling shopping, pearls and a  birdcage I'm going to use on a upcoming project.   Cant wait to see how that new key stamp is going to stamp up.  I so needed some more manly stamps for cards.  I got a new punch with gears so think the keys and gears will go well together will have to see what I can come up with.  That blue card stock on the right of  my desk is for a card I have been working on today and will post later tonight. 
So have you joined in at Julias stamping ground yet if not take a peek its great to see all the different crafts that everyone does and hey join in its fun.  
Sorry about the photos bit overcast today think I was a bit shaky too lol. 

Here is the card on my desk to save you squinting. 
If you would like more details just hit older post at the bottom of this page or here is a link.  

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Casual Friday & Case Study

Today I am joining in on two challenges  Casual Fridays its there 1st Birthday so had to join in and make a birthday card for all the cool people over there. Sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamp. They Have a lot going on over there with prizes on facebook and all sorts of things you will have to go and check it out and join in.

Simon Says Stamp

At  Case study challenge they are casing  Agnieszka Malyszek. What a brilliant card really caught my eye love the bright colors with the black background.

So here is my card
I flipped it sideways just didn't seem to look right the other way.  I was really happy with the way it turned out the colors and the embossed black background really stood out. 

Ink .................................... Black, Paint Box pigment ink mixed colors
Embossing folder......... Intrinsic Couture creations 
Stamp set ....................... Happiest birthday wishes
Brayer for the colored background 

I would also like to welcome my new follower Sandy, good name there :) Hope you find something you would like to try and enjoy taking a look around my little blog.  

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #33

Well today I saw the Freshly made sketches sketch and thought wow, that is really lovely.  The Design teams inspiration was fabulous so bright and cheerful.  So got to thinking and was inspired with all those lovely cards and had an ahah moment. 
An owl of course..  I really like the paper from Kaisercraft the browns all go so well with the punched owl from Stampin'up.  Hes just so cute he seems to always be popping up on my cards :) 
So here is my card ....

                              You can really see the sparkly shine on the leaves on the inside photo.

Ink .....................Chocolate
Card Stock......Brown, Naturals Ivory
Paper............... Kaisercraft Peachy Keen collection
Punches..........Stampin'up Bird and owl punch, Small tag
Stamp Set........Birthday bakery, Owl together now
Twine, dimensionals, goggle eyes

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WOYWW #152

Well its that time of the week again when we head to Julias stamping ground for the biggest desk hop to see what others are up to this week.  Wednesday sure comes around quick.
Well I have been a very lucky blogger this week winning twice.  First at the here come the boys challenge blog.  I was there 500th follower so was awarded a cool badge and a cute bear Teddy Bo digital image prize.  Second one was my Happy travels  card it was a top 2 winner at I spy sketches. So how lucky have I been this week. 
I have been playing with paper big time and trying out a few new techniques. I entered 2 more challenges and was at a 6 hour card day on Saturday so have had a few new cards to add to my stash.

My desk is all messy been cutting out the flower that I used on a embossed and Brayered card.  Made a cute card from the fluffles  stamp that arrived in the mail.  
You can see on my desk that hubby revamped my old mug rack from the kitchen by spraying it white, really love the way it came out..  Its so handy to have on my desk to hang things on to dry and keep some of the ribbon out of the way and all the different sized double sided tape.
So hope you have a great week and happy woyww :)  

Have a great day 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Just add ink

The challenge I am doing today is for Just add ink Its a sketch challenge.  I got the brayer out of its box yay.  I haven't used it since I bought it so it was good to have a go at something different.   You really cant see very well in the photo but I cut a second flower and popped it out with dimensional, so that was like the circle part  on the sketch.  I was really pleased with the finished look of that effect.

Ink, Card stock...................Razzleberry
Embossing Folder............Manhattan flower
Embosslits..........................Beautiful wings
Stamp set ...........................Teeny tiny sentiments

Have a great day
Sandy :)