Sunday, December 27, 2009

Handing over .....

Well, this will be my last post for my challenge month of 'FANTASY'

I hope that you all have enjoyed my contributions to making it a fun & fantasical month!! [is that a word ???? lol]

I am heading off on holidays & by the time I get back, this month will be over & a new year will have begun.

Thanks for checking in & I now hand over to Sharon to name January's challenge.

Cheers Sandie xxx

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Welcome & hello to you all on this Christmas Eve.

This is my layout for this month's challenge - "FANTASY".
I hope that you like it.
This is the saying that I have placed on my page.

Full layout. Loving the colours.
I love the distress crackle paint!

I made these gates with my new 'Silhouette SD' machine. Just the best thing!!!

I've tried to make it look like you are seeing through secret garden gates that lead down to the bottom of the gardern to go to where the fairies live & play.

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
May you all have the best time with family and friends, enjoying good food & lots of laughter and the making of wonderful memories. Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the festive spirit.
Cheers & all the best.
Sandie xxx

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh FANTASY .....

Well as it's nearly Christmas ........ (as if we need reminding!! ha ) .....
I thought I would sing a little Christmas carol that works well with our challenge for this month.
So my lovelies .... here goes .....

[sung to tune of - 'Oh Christmas Tree']

How I wish you'd visit me.

We'd sit, relax
and chat awhile.

Have a drink
and crack a smile.

Don't take too long to visit me!!!

[she says bowing to the crowd frantically clapping & screaming for more! Now
there's a FANTASY !!! hee hee]

I think it's a good idea that you can't HEAR me !! lol

Enjoy your day.
cheers Sandie xxx

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fantasy ....mmmmmmm ...

Well today I want to tell you about my fantasy .......

Firstly, an angel would knock on my door & tell me to sit down and actually enjoy my cuppa (vanilla latte, yum), put my feet up & relax.

She would clean my house from top to bottom, doing ALL those little things that never seem to get done!!! It would sparkle, glisten & smell oh sooooooo good.

Secondly, one Australia's top chefs would pop on over and cook me up a storm of Christmas goodies to share with EVERYONE!!! Yum, yum, YUM!!!!!

Thirdly, Jamie Dury would call in to say 'hi' and then proceed to 'spruce up' my garden. How cool would that be & I certainly wouldn't mind a water feature!! hee hee

Lastly but oh so importantly, 'the boys' would be passing by in the car, stop call in and offer to give me a wonderful foot & back massage. Mmmmmmmm, woo hoo!!!

But alas, I am only dreaming and living in a FANTASY!!!!!

Hope all is going well with your preparations for Christmas & your challenge.

Cheers Sandie xxx

Monday, December 21, 2009

Surprise ......

The Shimmer saga concludes today.
READY ....

"Surprise!!" cried Mouse, presenting each guest with a juicy berry wrapped in sparkling cobwebs.

"Welcome to my SHARE A BLACKBERRY party!!"

Everyone tucked in.

"Thank you for sharing your berries!" they cried.

"You should thank Shimmer." said Mouse, "for showing me just how much fun sharing can be!"


Cheers Sandie xxx

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shimmer cont ....

"So what are you going to do with them?" asked Shimmer.

Mouse looked thoughtful.

"I don't know!" he squeaked.

"Then I have an idea!" said the wise fairy.

The next morning each of mouse's friends found a mysterious note on their doorstep.

"Please come to the glade at noon." they read.

"Who could have sent the invitations?" they wondered, as they made their way to the glade.

But no-one could guess what was waiting for them!

Can you guess what the surprise may be ?????

Cheers Sandie xxx

Friday, December 18, 2009

Shimmer ....

Today's story is the beginnings of .....

Shimmer, the Sharing Fairy.

One day, Shimmer the Sharing Fairy, was busy gathering cobwebs in the woods when she saw Mouse all alone.

"Where are your friends?" she asked.

Mouse sniffed unhappily.

"They're gone home!" he sqeaked.

"Just because I wouldn't let them eat my blackberries!"

Shimmer smiled, "Are you going to eat them all?" she asked.

"Oh no!!" replied the little mouse.

"That would give me a tummy ache!"

Hmmmmmm, I wonder if he will end up sharing?
cheers Sandie xxx

Thursday, December 17, 2009

TILLY - the Truth Fairy.

This is Tilly. And this is little bunny with his friends.

Hope the creativity is flowing.
cheers Sandie xxx

Tilly concludes ....

cont ...

"No" he squeaked. "I was fibbing. I thought everyone would like me better if I lived in a palace.'

Tilly smiled.

"You don't need to live in a palace for everyone to like you." she said.

"Friends like you for who you are. Just tell them the truth!!"

And that's exactly what little bunny did.

"I don't really live in a palace." he told the animals.

"I live in a burrow. But you can still come to visit me if you like."

His friends laughed.

"Thank goodness for that!" they said.

"We'd been much too nervous to visit a palace. Let's go and play at your burrow right now!!"

Well I'm so glad he finally told them the truth as everyone felt much better then.

Cheers for now.
Sandie xxx

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tilly continues ....

Sorry about missing a post yesterday but I don't think anyone missed me !!! hee hee
I was going to do it then was interupted, then I didn't have time as I was going out.

So the story continues now ....

In the middle of the crowd was a baby bunny waving his paws excitedly.

"My house has one hundred rooms." he squeaked.

"In fact it's a palace!! "

"Wow!" gasped the animals.

"Can we come and visit you?"

The little bunny blushed. "Of course." he stammered.

"Any time you like."

"Do you really live in a palace?" asked Tilly, when the others had gone.

The baby bunny blushed again, this time to the tips of his ears.

What is going to happen????? Will he be 'found out' ?????

Find out tomorrow. cheers Sandie xxx

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fairies everywhere ....

Hi scrappers!!

I thought that you might like to meet the fairy girls so I've posted some pics for you.
Firstly we have HAZEL. I just love her tiara!!

This is BELLA. I like that her dress is blue!!

Today we are going to meet ....

Tilly the Truth Fairy.

One day, Tilly the Truth Fairy spotted a crowd of animals by the oak tree.
"What's going on?" she wondered.
Flitter, Flutter ! Tilly landed softly on the grass nearby.
to be continued .....
Cheers for now peoples & hope you're layout are coming along!!!
Sandie xxx

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Are you enjoying the fantasy of ...

Hazel ??


A few minutes later the air was filled with the sound of fluttering wings.

Goodness !!! What's that?" cried Squirrel looking up.

The sky was filled with birds holding a long banner in their beaks.


The birds flew over the whole woods. Soon every animal from the smallest mouse, to the biggest badger knew all about Squirrel's party.

"Thank you birds and thank you Hazel." squeaked Squirrel, as the animals began to arrive.

"It's wonderful what you can do with a little help from your friends !"


Enjoy peoples.

Cheers Sandie xxx

Not sure if anyone is bothering to check in now .... I may have put you all to sleep with my storytelling !!! lol

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

cont ...

Hazel story cont ...

'I know" sniffed Squirrel, looking up.

"But I forgot to send out invitations. Now no-one will come to my party."

And he sighed a big sigh.

Hazel thought hard.

"We can fix that" she smiled.

"All you need is a little help from your friends."

And off she flew before Squirrel could say another word.

Will he get to have his party with friends or not .... ???
Soon to be revealed!!

Cheers Sandie xxx

Monday, December 7, 2009


Hazel the Helpful Fairy.

A new day & a new story.

"It's Squirrel's birthday today." thought Hazel the Helpful Fairy one morning.

"I'll go and wish him a happy birthday."

But whaen Hazel arrived at Squirrel's house, she found him sitting on a branch looking glum.

"Why are you sad?" asked Hazel.

"It's your birthday today !!"

to be continued .......

Hoping you are getting things done at this busy time of the year.
Cheers Sandie xxx

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Story ends tonight ....


A gust of wind caught the baby bird under their wings.

It lifted them high into the sky.

"We can fly!!" they chirped, swooping through the air.

"Thank you Bella!!"

Bella clapped her hands.

"I knew you could do it !!" she cried.

"You can do ANYTHING if you just BELIEVE you can."


Hope that you have maybe decided what you might create for the challenge.
Happy creeating & can't wait to see !!

Cheers Sandie xxx

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Story cont .....

"Of course," cheeped the baby birds,

hopping up to join Bella.

"We do that everyday."

"Are you brave enough to spread your wings like this?" smiled Bella.

"That's easy," chirped the baby birds, spreading their wings too.

Will they get to fly ????
cont. tomorrow.

Cheers Sandie xxxx

Friday, December 4, 2009

Next ....

Bella story continues ....

"All baby birds can fly, " said Bella, climbing up onto the edge of the nest.

"You just have to be brave, and BELIEVE you can do it."

"But we're not very brave," chirped the baby birds.

"We're only small."

Bella smiled, "Are you brave enough to climb up here with me?" she asked.

to be cont ....

(I must apologise for last night's part of the story! You will notice that it is repeated today, after I filled in the rest of the story!!! hee hee hee That's what you get for posting so late at night !! lol)

I hope that you are enjoying my short story about Bella the Bravery Fairy.

Cheers Sandie xxx

Thursday, December 3, 2009

No ... I haven't forgotten .....

story continues ....

"But we're not very brave." chirped the baby birds.

"We're only small."

Bella smiled.

"Are you brave enough to climb up here with me?" she asked.

Will they do the climb with Bella or not ?????
Tomorrow will tell.

Hope you have popped your thinking caps on & coming up with cool ideas for this month's challenge of -

Cheers Sandie xxx

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2 ......

Bella the Bravery Fairy continues ......

"Whatever is the matter?" asked Bella, landing on a branch.

"It's time to fly the nest," chirped one baby bird.

"But we've never flown before. We're frightened we might fall."

mmmmmmm ... what will happen now ?

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Cheers Sandie xxx

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December's challenge is ...........


You may creat a layout about ANYTHING you like to do with 'FANTASY'.

I'm not sure what I'll do yet but I do have a nice idea. So you'll have to wait & see just what it may be .... mmmmmmm.

So to get you into the spirit of things, here's a little story I wish to share with you all over the following week ........
it's called - 'Bella, the Bravery Fairy'.

Early one morning, Bella the Bravery Fairy was flitting through the woods, when she heard a noise. It's coming from the nest in the mulberry tree.

to be continued .........

I hope that you enjoy your new challenge and the world of 'Fantasy' along with it. hee hee

Cheers for now & look forward to what you all come up with.

Sandie xxx