Tuesday, 7 April 2009

...grab your tea and biscuits for this post!

Hi folks!
As the title suggests, this is gonna be a long post. I have so much to share with you, I hope you don't mind. Firstly my card. I followed 3 challenges when creating this one. The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is asking for stripes, one of my favorite types of paper (along with floral and gingham) The Colour Create Challenge this week is Duck Egg Blue and Rose and the optional extra is stitching. I stitched the little 'New Home' sentiment. Stamptacular would like to see cards made on a theme of 'New Beginnings'.
I have used one of my lastest designs 'Home Sweet Home' which is exclusively available as a rubber stamp at The Craft Barn. If you like the stamp then hop on over to the Kadoodle blog where it is up for candy this week. I coloured this image with my koi watercolours and a little glitter for Loupy's wings. The gorgeous paper is by The Paper Company and the sheet I used is has flocked flowers across the bottom. The swirls I die cut from an adhesive sheet and glittered. The fabric flower is from a 'Mother's Day' craft kit from Sainsbury's. I layered this with a flock flower cut from the paper and a floral gem. I hand stitched the sentiment on Martha Stewart punched scalloped hearts and finished off the card by adding flower gems to the middle of each flocked flower.

6th & 7th June
Extravaganza Weekend
The Craft Barn
I am pleased to announce that for the second year running I have been invited to demonstrate at the June Extravaganza Weekend at The Craft Barn in Lingfield. I am so excited!! There will be 17 demonstrators there for the whole weekend, tonnes of inspiration and something for everyone. It's being held at different premises this year, I'm looking forward to that :o) Please hop over to The Craft Barn website for more details and to be able to book onto workshops.
I am currently working on some exciting new designs that I'm hoping we'll be able to launch at the Extravaganza weekend.
Here is a list of the ladies you won't want to miss!
Carol Cann
Kay Carley
Carol Cockbain
Jane Colleman
Christine Dark
Sandra Dry
Leandra Francik (PaperArtsy)
Jayne Harvey (Stamposaurus)
Lindsay Mason
Jenny Mayes (Hobby Art)
Beatrice Neumeister (KatzelKraft)
Paula Pascual
Christine 'Kiki' Quincy
Francoise Read
Sue Roddis
Carol Staples
Lexie Wilson
I do hope you will be able to come and share in the weekend. If you do please introduce yourself, I would love to meet some of my blogging friends.
Top 5 for CupCake Craft Challenge
I am also excited to anounce that my Hanglar card was chosen as one of the Top 5 cards of the week over on the CupCake Craft Challenge....Thank you!!
Have you finished your cuppa yet? I'm off to make myself one now..
Ciao for now!
Sandra xx


Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. Such a happy scene you've created here. Love the little smokey hearts coming out of the chimney. Good look with your designs for your demos at the Craft Barn. Hugs from Desire

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and all details.
I'm sorry but I'm going to be in Spain that weekend so I shall miss you.
Congratulations on being in the top 5.

joey said...

Hi Sandra, this is gorgeous, love the colours your attention to detail is always spot on. Congrats on making the top 5 and on your demo work!.Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.xxx

Jane Carroll said...

great card

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

All Pink girl said...

Wow Sandra xxxx huge congrats on your top 5 card ,
love your new stamp so cute and fabulous ,your card looks stunning xxx
i so wish i could come and see you at your demo (watch a pro)xxx
hugs Dawnxxx

Alison said...

Congrats on the Cupcake Top 5 and being asked to demonstrate. Another beautiful card! Thanks for asking how I'm getting on with my Prismas and for your advice. I was playing with them into the wee hours last night and I think I'm getting there! I've just posted 3 cards made using them on my blog.

COCO said...

wouah !!! Sandra your card is absoluty gorgeous I love your coloring and your images are very very pretty !!!!
hugs coco

Liza said...

Beautiful card Sandra, love the colours and the stamp is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge.

Liza x

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is so cute Sandra. I love all the dimension and glitter. Very pretty!

Kate T said...

that is a truly gorgeous card ! just love it !

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Sandra!
Such a sweet design and beautiful detail!
Congrats on your wonderful hanglar card being chosen!
kim x

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Sandra

Beautiful card and superb detail.

Thank you for joining in with our first challenge over on Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck.

Joanne x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Sandra and so much attention to detail it must have taken ages for you to put this stunning scene together, love the stitched lettering it looks so homely :) congrats on the top 5 over at CCC and well done on your post at the Craft Barn, I'm sure you'll have loadsa fun :) Donna x

Carly Robertson said...

Wow, what an amazing card! It's just stunning!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Sandra! What a CUTE card! I love all the detail and your coloring is absolutely fabulous!

Thanks for joining us for our first challenge! Hope you enjoyed it and will come back to visit us again next week!


Chris said...

Well I have a cuppa but no biccies boo hoo but I did make it to the end of your very interesting post Sweetie. Love your card and your gorgeous toadstool house is perfect for a new beginning card. Wonderful colouring as always and such great paper and design. Congrats on your top five position at Cupcake, I loved your Hanglar card so I'm not surprised at all...oodles of talent dahhhhhling, oodles! Hope you've had a lovely evening. Hugs, Chris xxx

Rica said...

Fabulous!!! What fantastic colours and your image is just adorable and such gorgeous embellies.
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx
Congrats on your top 5 card.

Sprytebyrd said...

So pretty! Love the detail!
Thanks for joining us!

angeljakki said...

What a great card, that house is adorable.
Congrats on your demoing job sounds like it will be a fun day x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Sandra. Love the image and the colours you've chosen. Fantastic details and congrats on making the top 5. Hugs Michele x

Tara said...

Gorgeous card Sandra and I love the little toadstool house!
Thanks so much for joining in with this week's CC challenge! xx

Kim said...

well done on your cupcake card.... I hope to be visting it looks like it will be fun, so save me a seat at yours and chris' table...

Fbaulous card once again....

Julie said...

What a cute stamp, your card is lovely, I love the vibrant colours

Tab said...

Wow, gorge card! Just love your image, tis so sweet! Well done on making the top 5!
Hugs Tab xxx

Paula said...

Adorable card...just love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges!

Janneke said...

Awesome card ;)

Thanks for joining us at SSC

Janneke X

Jilly said...

Brilliant card thank you for taking part at SSC

Line said...

What a fabulous card! Love the colours and your little scene is so cute:)
Thanks for joining the very first challenge at SSC and we hope to see you back next Sunday!

Hugs, Line

itsabrt said...

Your card is beyond any description I am capable of putting in words! BR-T

aardvarkpest said...

Simply beautiful card. I've never seen that image before it's so cute.