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Welcome to Sandra's Blog my escape is card making l took it up in 2007 after l retired from the Civil Service l am recently Widowed have 3 children all grown up and flown the nest Four grand children Tayla, Nathan, Poppy and Mila they keep me on my toes l adore then but it's always nice when they go home....lol l like making my own cards and enjoy the challenges it provides Sandra H xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017


Good morning fellow bloggers
Hope all is well and for those who need some Tlc l am sending loads
It's getting even closer now 
Hope your well on with your shopping l have
Managed to finish mine only a food shop to do now
Well it's that time again for a new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
And it was my turn to choose 
The theme is 
 l hope you can join in 
Also it's my last time as a Dt
l have decided to give myself some time 
Away from Dt challenge work and just enjoy a little
Commenting and maybe enter a few challenges
Just to keep the mind occupied
l'd like to say a big thank you to the Caz and the Dt's

l have enjoyed my time as a Dt with 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies 
And thank you for having me 
This is my card hope you get some inspiration from this
l coloured and decoupaged this Snowman which l just adore
Added some Lotv backing papers, Gems, Snowflakes, Glamour dust and Snowflakes
l'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018
Sandra H xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

5 Min card

Hello all
Just checking in with a couple of challenges
Pixies snippets Here
And Rudolph Days Here
So what better card to use than this one
Easy peasy
Used Scalloped white card/Red backing card 
Designer Papers Last Post and Sentiment
Also added some Red Cherry pearls to look like berries
Hope you get some inspiration and join in the challenges
Sending lots of love 
And thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Frosty card and chilly outside

Hello everyone and welcome
  No going out for me today think l am coming down 
With a cold my throat is dry and that's one of the
Signs l get so hopefully it will come and go
Pretty quickly 
Although it's been on and off since l came back
From Italy and the Air conditioning on the Plane
Dosen't help 
l am behind with my Christmas cards
So a day crafting
l managed to put together seven cards
This is one of them
l am going to enter this card into the following challenges 
 Items used 
Scalloped white card
Blue card Lotv designer backing card
Housemouse image -pre-coloured
Gems, 3D sticky pads, Glamour dust to make it frosty 
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Birthday wishes

 Hi all welcome to my blog
It's a lovely Autumn day here cold and crisp
So nice and bright
l have put together a card for my daughters birthday
And the image is so right as Sarah is holidaying in Cuba
Not really one for the sun so a little light sun tanning 
Before Sarah went
l used this adorable Housemouse image and l will be
Entering this card in their present challenge 
Thank you for your vist
Hope you have an enjoyable day 
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

More than one Fold!

Good Morning all
Hope your well and for those who need some loving l'm sending loads
Today we have a new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
And today its Jane's turn and Janes has choosen
More than one fold
And here is what l made
 Side view showing More than one fold
Didn't have to do too  much with this card
The card is pre-cut and the image is from Kanban Crafts
Christmas set
Added backing papers, borders, gems and Sentiment from the same pack
Wouldn't you like to join in the fun so please do and this way it will add to your
Christmas card list
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Snippets with an Autumn feel too it!

Good Moring all
Hopefully you remembered to put the dreaded hour back bringing
On the early dark evenings and mornings also Christmas (Panic)
Today is really lovely a proper Autumn day lovely and bright 
But also cold nice day for a good wrap up and walk
l have this card ready for Di's Snippets
A card l make for my sisters b'day this month
And it fits the bill
Items used
White Scalloped card 
Snippets of Lotv Designer card/Orange card
B'day stamp, due drops Flower Die 
Entering into Snippets Challenges 
 Hope you have a lovely day
Thank you for calling
Sandra H xx 
On another note l keep losing my followers any idea why?
Google has taken place on the side bar they do come back
But is there anything l need to do?
Any help will be grateful
Thank you 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Autumn colours made into a Christmas card with lots of snippets

 Hello all welcome to my blog
 Autumn colours made into a Christmas card ......why not!! 
l'm really short on my Christmas cards so the following challenges
Are suited to the image l used 
Items used
Scalloped white card/Orange/Green/Kraft Card
Lotv christmas designer papers
Housemouse pre-coloured image
Dew drops/Gems/Die's Corner punch
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx