21 Mar 2013


Hi Everybody

Well it is well over a year since my last post, of which I am ashamed. I have not been able to get interested in crafting for such a long time. Which has been hard to understand when I was so passionate about it in the past. Well i've had a week's holiday from work this week, and yesterday I went to CRAFT DEN, with my lovely sis Ann. Didn't go to craft but just to visit and let Lynne the owner know I was still alive. Did a bit of merchandising for her, as she has a lot of lovely new stock since I last went. I bought 2 magazines, The magnolia mag & Simply Homemade, both well worh buying, both had lovely free gifts with them. I also bought one of the Memory box dies called fairytale flower border.
Well I have at least been inspired enough to venture into my craft room to go and have a look & a sortout, which I am going to do over the weekend, and well lets see if that helps.
I also just want to let everyone know I am still around and do miss all my crafting buddies, and hope once my craftroom is sorted I might be back with a piece of work to show you.
One of the last things I did make was a quilt which I did put a lot of work into, but never finished the quilting or binding, and Lynne tried and tried to get me to finish it. Well in the end she gave up and she, being the very special person she is, did it for me. She made me feel very special to do that for me, to which I said to her friends who quilt together stay friends forever, and I hope we will be friends forever. Even though I don't go to see her all the time, each time I do go I always truely feel welcome by her, and her lovely Hubby BOB.

Love to everybody
Always Sandra xx

16 Feb 2012


I had a really lovely night last night. I went to Craft Den, which in my opinion is the best crafting place in the world. It is made more special because of the people I have met there, people who have become great friends. Last night because it's my 50th birthday on Friday 17th  Feb, they got together, and gave me a surprise party.  Ann my fab sister & friend  helped keep the surprise, and even my lovely niece helen came and joined in. We made a book with a sewing theme, had lots of lovely food mostly made by Mary, who had not just made food, but had made free foods that we can eat on the slimming world diet, well that is apart from the cake she made aswell. Although it was part on our 5 a day because it had fresh strawberry's on it. The lovely Jill did make her famous pud though called tiffin, the least said about the sins in that the better I think. well worth putting a couple of pound on for though. I got some of the most beautiful handmade cards from everybody, which I will take a photo of and post soon, and a card with some money in to spend on something nice. There was a very special Guest at my party by the name of Ava, well what can I say about Ava apart from she is the most beautiful, cutiest little girl, and kept us all entertained with her singing. She came to our last sewing class and it was the best class we've ever had because she was there. I want to say a massive thank you to everybody and thank you for giving me a warm feeling inside, and making me feel so special. Love you all. Love Sandra xx

12 Jul 2011


The theme at Anything Goes this fortnight is to use more then one fold. I decided to enter two projects in this time. I had already  made a 50th Birthday card for Sue who goes to Craft Den. It's an easel card and as I always seem to make easel cards  I thought I would make another project too. It's a gift box I learnt to make at a Stampin up party. They are very easy to make, folding an A4 piece of card. I have also added what we call the Craft Den butterfly.I remember the first time lynne at Craft Den gave us the template for it,we wondered what it was, but once it was cut out & folded, and a bit of craft wire added, Hey Presto, you have a butterfly. The sentiment is Stampin up too. It was a set of 4 stamps and then they fit with their own punches. Hope you like them both. Oh and don't look too close at the sewing on the card, it's a bit wonky. Love Sandra x

18 Jun 2011


I have had a great day today at http://www.craftden.co.uk/ . I have had my first sewing class since school, don't ask how long ago that was. The tutor was the very patient and lovely Jo from http://daisy236.blogspot.com/ .

I can't believe I have made a bag, and on the way home, I've used it. How great is that. We had a fab time, such great company, and a lot of laughs, mostly at Jill and her mum.

Near the end I found I had put my handles on wrong ( don't ask ) . Unpicked them and did it again, and one of the handles was through the button loop.

So after unpicking again ( good job I can laugh at myself). I'm very pleased with the finished bag, and I have got somebody very special in mind to give it to.

I would also like to thank Bob for the lovely cheese salad sandwich he made me.

Amy has just come in from meadowhall, and she can't believe I've made it, and she has already put an order in for hers.

Love Sandra x

14 Jun 2011


First of all the winner of my blog candy that has been running for the last 2 weeks is----------Tracey at http://littlethingsicreate.blogspot.com/ I went along to have a look at Tracey's blog and she is new to blogging, Tracey I have tryed to become a follower but it would't let me, so I have put your blog on my sidebar. Love the cards you have made so far, and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Anyway this is my entry for the Here comes summer challenge. I have made a easel card, they are so easy. The stamp is Tilda in the sea, and the bunting is a magnolia stamps too. Bunting always reminds me of summer. I once made lots of bunting for Daniel and Amy's primary school for the summer fair and I think they still use it, thats right I don't think it fell to bits even though I made it. The papers I have used are from a 6" x 6" pad that I got free in a craft magazine months ago, they are My minds eye. As always I have used prima flowers & martha stewart punches. Hope you like it. I am looking forward to seeing what all you talented crafters come up with and I will be able to comment on them this time after all my problem with blogger, and all your great tips on what to do. They all work. So thankyou for that. Congratulations to Tracey again on winning the candy, and all the other winners of the other DT candy's. Love Sandra x

7 Jun 2011


Blogger is driving me mad now. I can't comment on anybody's blog and I am not happy. I have been looking at everybody's blogs and have seen some fab cards, layouts and projects. I hate not been able to comment, because I know how much I love to get my comments for my work. So I am so sorry. When I try and sign in, it just keeps going back to the sign in again. If anybody knows if there is anything I can do, please let me know. Love Sandra x

31 May 2011


Sorry this is in two posts, blogger is so annoying. Here is a picture of my blog Candy & card. Love Sandra x