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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 Three grand children Tayla, Nathan and Poppy 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, 26 August 2011

Forthcoming Birthday Card

Hello My Friends Todays Challenge is
Round / Square / Easel Card

Today i have chosen an Easel Card Challenge for
Stampinbsdesigns

Challenge #125 August 25-September 1, 2011

Here is my Card for the Challenge



 Obviously i made this card for a Man but l suppose it could be for a lady too! 
And to begin with i used Black Card Stock from my stash, Background papers (Dots) from Summerdriggs, the image (Car & Gloves) came from a freebie which i have had for year's  
Mounted with 3D Sticky pads onto White card, circles cut out from Spellbinders dies, used a very thin strip of black card to make the posts for the traffic lights and Red, Amber & Green Sequins from my stash, With Love & Best Wishes Sentiments from rubber stamps Papermania, and Black Card Candy
Hope you like what you see and thank you for stopping by
Any comments you may leave are appreciated and i read them all
Many thanks Sandra H xx


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
Fantastic!
Todays challenge is 
Sketchandstashchallenge-68
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

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Early Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to my Blog


Hi to you all and welcome to my challenge
Weather was far better than i thought it was going to be today so l managed to get some washing on the line only problem with that is you then have to iron it!!

todays challenge l'm going to enter into is 
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!
i first started with White Scalloped card and backed it with Red Crackled Iced card this is gorgeous and can be used as the base for any card as it's quite thick and comes in White, Red, & Green and can be bought from most craft shops or online, i cut out 
4 Embossed squares
(Swiss Dots Embossed Folder)
Plain Green card stock which has been mounted using 3d sticky pads and the image 
(Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!)
from Summertime designs
(Summerdriggs Believe kit) 
this was free and can be downloaded from the link below and to finish i used some peels offs
l enjoyed doing this as Christmas cards are my favourite cards to make and as i have around 70 to make for family & friends thought it would be a great idea to use this in the challenge above
Many thanks for looking hopefully you will like what you see and may i say a big thank you for any comments you may leave.
Sandra H xx

Download the free "Believe" kit here

Friday, 12 August 2011

Happy Anniversary Husband!!

 Welcome to my Challenge!!



 Hello to you all, and welcome to my blog
To day is another day of unpredictable weather so not for going out if you don't need too! 
Todays challenge for me is from 
Southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com
Challenge 25-Black+White with a bit of a pop!!
And the Ingredients used are as followers
White Hammer card + Black leatherd Textured card which has been trimmed using a Rotatrim edge master Shortwave, Pinkipops backing heart+stripe papers which l adore used 3d pads to give it hight, Happy Anniversary Harrington Font, beads + Husband peel off from my stash.
And can l just say that our Anniversary has been and gone
But hate throwing hand made cards away
And was the right colours for the above challenge
Thank you for looking and l hope you enjoyed the card
Thank you for any comments that you may leave.
Many thanks Sandra H xx


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Oh Squeeze me till i Squeak!!

 Welcome Viewers!


Such a change in the weather it was dark at 9 o'clock Monday night hopefully this isn't going to be the end of our Summer we sure could do with more sun!!........ had a fabulous weekend looking after my Grand-daughter who has now started to stand up at the tender age of 8months she forgets she cannot balance too well and we know what happens then ..........lol still she's a little champion and it won't be too long before those legs are walking by themselves and that's when the fun starts and talking of fun thought i would have ago at another challenge and the challenge i would like to enter into is
Penny-Black- Saturday challenge-163
this challenge is open to everyone and you can pick up lots of inspiration from all that enter
so without anymore delays here is what i used
White Scalloped Card 7" x5" backing paper by Papermania, Embossed Swiss dots Corners cuttlebug
PB Image Critter Squeeze Till i Squeak!
coloured with Pro markers and my new Spectrum Noir which i'm finding hard to adjust to the colours but hopefully it will get easier (love the pens though) Sentiment PB Have a Wonderful Day!, 
Tools used Nellies Multie Frames, Xcut Corner Punch
Embellishments from my stash
Thank you for looking. 
Sandra H xxx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Seasons Greetings coming your way!!

 Well Hello!!


Good afternoon to you l hope you are all well and your enjoying your day whatever the weather its mixed here but still warm,
Todays Challenge Is
Sketch Challenge 104 @ Pollycraft
l have chosen a Christmas card theme and l know one of my famiy members will recieve this Christmas Card
So here we go
l started with White Scalloped Card 6"x6" and backed it with Snowmen from a bumper Christmas collection Cd l have, Snowflakes backing papers from PinkPetticoat l curved the edges with Xcut this l do alot but fail to mention, Sentiment Lotv Red Mirror card Scalloped background punch using Woodware Collection and 3d with sticky pads, Nellie's for her gorgeous corners used Red Mirror Card again mounted with 3d and the image Snowman came from my stash also added some Silver Gemstones, Snowflake peel off and Christmas bell,
Thank you for dropping by and hopefully you enjoyed the card as much as l did making it may l take this opportunity to thank past and present views for all your lovely comments you leave thank you so very much
Sandra H xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

You Are MyTuttie Fruity!!



Good morning my fellow bloggers, todays not such a good day its threatening rain but its still so warm oh well we had a lovely week last week didn't think we would be lucky to get another, 1st August where is the time going! well, l know where mine went yesterday making this lovely card for my next challenge
Less is more week 26 lucky Dip Feeling Fruity!!
Not done too many challenges but l think Less is More was one of my 1st challenges and this inspired me to take on others so here goes
1 plain white card with printed backing papers from Pink Petticoat.com (Lifes Lemons)
Large Sentiment (image) from Stamp Fairy.com  Embossed with my cuttlebug and coloured with Promarkers
Yummy,yum yum. from Missmint Pinwheel Bubbles Word Stamp and Red Bow from my stash.
Hope you like what you see any comments left are welcome and l read them all.
Many thanks for stopping by Sandra H xxx