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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

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

So Adorable My Feathered Friends!

 Hello and welcome
Where oh where is our summer? 
Although its not cold there's no Sun 
 The forecast again is for rain so it looks like another great challenge
Todays challenge is 
With this challenge you can use old and new
So i dug out lots of (old) and only (3 new) and this is how i started
White Scalloped Card Stock 7"x5" (old)  then layered Black Card Stock (old) to give an outline under the Red Crackled Iced Card (old) which i Embossed using Swiss dots Folder 
Cuttlebug (new)
A birthday present from my son and his lovely Wife
Christmas Peel offs these go across the card and the 3 strips under the image, l bought from CreatandCraft about 6years ago one of my very 1st buys!! (old)  Used the same Black Card Stock and 3d form sticky pads (old) to mount the look, Image recently bought From Lotv Feathered Friends (New) Coloured with Promarkers (old) used a little glitter on the Image (old) Christmas Sentiment PennyBlack (new) and to round it off Snowflakes from 
Crafts for Christmas & Red Bow (old)
This will add to my 70 cards that i need to make for family and friends and this is my 13th card 57 to go!! 
l do like making Christmas Cards so i won't get fed up
Anyway i hope you like it and please if you wish to leave any comments please do so
Thank you to all of you that have left Comments on Previous Cards these are very much appreciated and a Warm welcome to my New Followers
Many thanks for stopping by Sandra H xx


  1. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image. Marianne x

  2. A nice summery card here Sandra just right for the summer weather we are having.
    Its really pretty

  3. Love this Sandra, the layout is fabby. Carol x

  4. It gorgeous Sandra, love that image and the layout works beautifully.

  5. Gorgeous card Sandra. Fab papers and image. Love the design.
    Kathleen x

  6. Fab card Sandra. Love the image. Cally x

  7. Hi sweetie this is stunning gorgeous colours and fab details, hugs pops x

  8. gorgeous card Sandra.
    Teresa xx

  9. Great card Sandra and I love your image and layout....lovely.


  10. Fabulous card, lovely image and great choice of colours.
    Kath x

  11. Fab Card Sandra! I made some christmas cards today too!!!

    Paula. x

  12. This is gorgeous Sandra.xxx

  13. You did a fantastic job of blending the old and new Sandra. Great colors and papers lovely image. I've always loved that sentiment.
    Blessings Bernie

  14. Sandra, you did very fantastic job. And really very much helpful for me. I made some of the Christmas card with the help of your step by step suggestion.
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  15. Really lovely card Sandra, the colour combo is great and your colouring is fab. hugs heid x

  16. gorgeous card sandra.i love your colours and design and the image is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  17. Beautiful card Sandra. All so well put together and the image is adorable. Like you I have at least 70 cards to make - so far....only 2!! Help!! Di xx

  18. Hi Sandra, Love you take on the sketch. The image is so cute and love the colours and papers. Come and check out my blog I have some familiar pictures on there.
    Diane :-) xx

  19. Really lovely card and so beautifully put together, love it:)

    Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


  20. What a fantastic card Sandra, the image is really gorgeous. Sometimes I wish we have some rainy weather here too so I might be able to stay indoors for some time and do me some nice cards :) Hugs xxx

  21. Hi Sandra, when I was browsing through blogland I couldn't believe it as this is also my home town. I moved away years ago but family are still there. We went to stay with them last week.
    Enjoy your evening!
    Diane :-) xx

  22. Hi Sandra

    A beautiful card with such vibrant colours.
    What a brilliant idea to emboss your gorgeous crackle red card, against the black it looks stunning. I love your image and fab sentiment.


  23. Sandra what a cute card, but I dont want to even think about winter and Xmas yet!!!!

    Just to let you know that "Brayering" is simply spreading ink with a rubber roller, and its really effective once you master the flicking technique!! Barbara Gray of Clarity stamps is the Brayer Queen (look her up on you-Tube to see her in action, or the first sunday of the month she's on Create and Craft TV channel)

    Thanks for your comments, Bev.x

  24. Smashing card Sandra. Love the lo.

    Edna x

  25. What a fun card!! I adore your image and coloring!! Beautiful take on the sketch!

  26. beautiful card Sandra love the image and your take on the sketch thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  27. Lovely take on the sketch. Kim

  28. Oh this is so cute, wonderful details and sweet image.

  29. Gorgeous card Sandra, so sweet.
    I really must find time to ink up my new LOTV's :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  30. Gorgeous Christmas card Sandra, it's so cheerful and festive, love the fab image and the sentiment.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Warm hugs

  31. Very pretty card Sandra. Love your take on the sketch.


    Jo x

  32. Gorgeous Christmas card & what a fabbie image...also Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash :D
    hugs and xxx

  33. Gorgeous card and the colour combination is fab. Hugs Mrs A.

  34. I love your new card Sandra, the image is so cute.Julie x

  35. Oh this is fab, love it. you are gonna love the New Sugar Nellie Sandra they are fab!!

    Ali x

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    H xx

  37. Adorable Sandra!! Love the coloring and that layout is perfect!!

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  39. Hi Sandra
    Thankyou so very very much, for all of those beautiful cards that you donated to Lyndall's Fundraiser.I have already sold some,so they won't appear in the online store.I was totally shocked when I opened your parcel and saw that you had parted with so many of them,much appreciated.
    Love and Hugs Cheryl xx

  40. I like making Christmas cards too. :) And this year I need to make over 100. Phew! Quite a challenge. ;)
    Your card is really cute. I love the image you used. Hugs!

  41. beautiful cards, i like making christmas cards all year around.

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and for your sweet comments

  42. Every year I am making so many cards and this year I plan to make 100 cards. I also added your card in my card list, 40 cards I already made, remaining 60 cards will be finish before 1st December.
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