Category Archives: Kadoodle

Kadoodle Blog Candy of the week….

…is Cowboy Dan!

Hi Folks!  Up for candy this week over on the Kadoodle blog is Cowboy Dan.  You can read the following if you pop on over: 

Our featured stamp this week is:

Cette semaine, nous vous présentons



And we have a sample from Sandra



Hope you like my little Cowboy.  Good Luck with the draw!


Sandra xx


Sketch Saturday #27 sponsored by Whiff of Joy!

sketch-saturday-27-aHi folks!

It’s the weekend, Yay!, and Sketch Saturday time again.  Another great sketch created by the talented Jo.  This week there is a super prize up for grabs, but more about that later.

For my card I used the BG Wassail papers.  Cuttlebug, embossing folder, square nestabilities, CB corner die and The Go Kreate Amsterdam alphabet.  This alphabet set is great because it comes with these cute little tag shapes that are just the perfect size to mount the die cut letters.sketch-saturday-27-b

The character is my very own ‘Daisy’ design, available at The Craft Barn.  I have chopped her straw hat off and given her a more Christmassy one.  For her fur trims I have used a snow writer and sprinkled a bit of glitter on top while it was still wet.  The bows are all hand tied, for the ones in her hair I cut the ribbon in half first.  Daisy has been coloured in using Prismas and Sansodor.

The other girls on SS DT have come up with some amazing designs for this sketch.  Check out their blogs for some amazing inspiration.  For your chance to win the beautiful new release Elisabeth Bell design ‘Herb with bird’ stamp, join in with the fun on Sketch Saturday!


Have fun!! Hugs,  Sandra xx

Demo Day at The Craft Barn

Hello folks!  demo-day-221108

Last Saturday I had the privilege to demo one of my favourite, and most frequently used crafting gadgets… the Cuttlebug, at The Craft Barn.  Needless to say I had a ball.  Thanks to all those who came and said ‘hi’ and welcome to any ‘newbies’.. great … you found my blog!! 

Here’s a flavour of what I was up to.

For the first card I have used Mirri board to cover the card blank.  I cut panels and rounded the corners.  These I embossed using the Snowflake embossing folder.  I cut and embossed the large Cuttlebug snowflake.  I die cut some funky foam with the scalloped oval nestabilities .  I glittered on parts of the embossed white panels, the large snowflakes and around the scalloped edges of the oval layer.  I stamped ‘James’, coloured him with prismas/sansodor/paper stumps for the flesh and used cosmic shimmmer paints for everything else.  I drew and added the Bell James is holding as I thought it would be more appropriate for the sentiment, which I cut using Go Kreate alphabet dies and more of that funky foam.

demo-day-221108-aFor this second card I used some beautiful paterened paper that is available at The Craft barn, the script paper is foiled and slightly embossed.  This adorable bear is a Go Kreate die.  he’s just right for Christmas dressed in his Winter woolies.  I cut him using brown funky foam and a tiny bit of black funky foam for his nose.   The sentiment is die cut again using the Go kreate alphabet, Amsterdam.  I distressed the edges of the card using crimson copper dew drop ink.

demo-day-221108-bI didn’t have time to finish this last card.  Again I used ‘James’ such a great character for winter/Christmas cards.  James is one of Christine Dark’s wonderful characters and part of the Kadoodle range.  If you need some inspiration than look no further than Christine’s blog, such variety, such talent! (I may be a little bias… Chris is my buddy ;o)

This last card was a quickie.  I cut the large circle using my Nestabilities, then embossed and glittered it.  the coil for the bauble I drew straight onto the card blank.  The silver top to the bauble I drew and cut  out.  James was stamped, coloured (prismas/sansodor/paper stumps) and cut out. He was then adhered using glue gel to add dimension.  The card could do with a sentiment  and I would have liked a ribbon bow on the coil of the bauble but I didn’t have any with me.

I have more demoing and teaching dates coming up in the new year… will keep you all posted.

Hope you are all having a good week

Take care


Sandra xx

Kadoodle DT call & Blog Candy

Hi folks, the following bit of info is lifted straight from the Kadoodle blog:




Kadoodle is looking for dedicated crafters willing to join our team

for 6 months

** January – June 2009**


 Europe, USA, Canada and Australia

Every 6 to 8 weeks, our DT members will receive a kit with a selection of Kadoodle stamps, papers and embellishments to make some samples. We will require the selected DT members to make and send us 3 to 5 cards/pages per kit (more if they want). These will be used as samples for the blog and the shop and might also be used for publication.

If you would like to apply, please email us 3 (and 3 ONLY) of your latest cards/pages using coloured images along with a few words about yourself:

– your name and address

– your blog address

– also tell us if you belong to any forum or other DT team, if you ever take part in challenges or have ever been published and any other information you think might be relevant.

Please send all the information and cards


DECEMBER 1st 2008 



We will make a first selection and ask those entries to be sent by post for the final selection.

Applicants must be able to speak and write in English



Also Don’t miss out on this weeks Kadoodle blog candy.  It’s another design from my talented friend Christine.  ‘Amelia & present’ is up for grabs.  Pop on over to the site to see some wonderful creations from my fellow DT members and of course the designer herself.

Good luck with the draw!!


Sandra xx

‘Ethel’ Kadoodle Blog Candy

ethel-tis-the-seasonHello folks!

It’s blog candy time over on The Kadoodle blog.  Up for grabs this week is my very own design ‘Ethel’.  Here you can see Ethel being her usual charming self during the festive season. A real ‘Bah! Humbug! feel to this card.  I’m sure there are lots of other occasions Ethel would be just perfect for… just right for that touch of humour.

The patterned paper for this card has been in my stash for a while.  The Christmas tree stamp is one of Sheena Douglas’ designs.  It’s actually one of the accessories for her Bear-ia-tions stamps.  I stamped in sepia archival ink.  The garland and foliage have been painted with cheapo kiddies paints (I tried all sorts of different mediums and I was happiest with these) The poinsettia is a Boss Cut die.

ethel-tis-the-season-aI coloured Ethel in with my prismas, sansodor and paper stumps.  The letters are peel-off stickers that I coloured in with a dark brown permanent marker.

Good luck, hope you win Ethel… I’m sure she’ll love her new home.

Take Care


Sandra xx

Kadoodle Blog Candy ‘James’ & Friday Sketchers


Hi folks!

I thought I’d have a go at this weeks challenge over on Friday Sketchers.  I’ve used the totally scrummy ‘James & Holly’ stamp, designed by my friend the uber talented Christine Dark.  As you can see, I wanted my James to hold a Christmas stocking so off came the holly.  This stamp is so versatile as he could hold all-sorts… I can picture him holding a lantern or a big sack of pressies.  It’s great to be able to make cute, boy, Christmas cards.

friday-sketchers-james-holly-aThe papers I used are DCWV.  The Oval I cut with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities.  I used a Fiskars texture plate to emboss it. The large snowflake is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die.  The snowflake brad and ribbon are from my stash.  I finished this one off with some sparkly glitter on the oval and large snowflake.

Pop on over to the Kadoodle blog …. James is the blog candy for this week!!

Have fun


Sandra xx

Sketch Saturday #23, Kadoodle & Classes

Huge apology that I haven’t been around much lately.  We’re having a big move-around in our house.  The stash mountain had to be moved.  We’ve got family coming to stay so I’ve graciously ( :ol )  given up my craft room.  Can you imaging what it’s been like housing (let alone moving) nearly 15 years worth of stash mountain building( :oO )  So with that, decorating and the kids being on half term we’ve been busy.

Anyway, back to crafting!

Here’s my DT card for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge.  With everything going on I forgot someones birthday so I thought Kerry Steptoe’s little character, teamed with Coco’s fantastic sketch would be perfect for a belated birthday wishes card. 

The patterned papers are all K&Co.  I have layered the circle and curved pieces onto gold glitter card. (Remind me to use better quality glitter card in future… everything was covered in the stuff by the end of the project). I edged the patterned paper with black ink and the ribbon is from my craft stash.  I wrote the letters on free hand with a gold metallic pen…. not sure if I’m happy with the end result. Maybe I’ll stick to rub ons.  The character I coloured in with my trusty Prisma pencils, Sansodor and paper stumps.  I then cut him out and adhered him using glue gel to add dimension.  I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a great sketch  and Coco has done a fabulous job in creating it….it’s her first one you know.  Pop along to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and you can see the beautiful cards my fellow designers have made for this weeks challenge.


Thank you to  Claire Mackaness who had awarded Sketch Saturday the following:

  We are all thrilled that you are finding SS such an inspiration.

More News!!!!

Do you want to remember warmer sunnier times??  Then Come and join me at The Craft Barn on Monday 3rd November.  I have 2 classes running where we will be having some good ol’ seaside fun making cards with my ‘seaside’ Kadoodle characters.  Don’t delay! Book Today!!  HERE

Even More News!!

Don’t forget to check out the Kadoodle blog.  You have until Monday to enter for your chance to win my Polly Pumpkin stamp.  

   Remember… if you want her sitting on anything else… just chop that Pumpkin off. Pop on over to the Kadoodle blog to see a stunning card made by DT member Bev. 

Please excuse the looooooooong post… I just had so much to share with you.

take care and keep crafting!!


Sandra xx