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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

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Happy Easter Bunny!

Good Afternoon and Welcome
Weather a bit cold and dull today 
I hope it brightens up 
But if it doesn't at least its dry
l called at a local car boot sale and got a brilliant
Bargain Smooth paper for printing images onto £1 for 100 sheets
Couldn't believe my luck!!
And it really is good paper
l have 2 challenge and my 1st is
Black white and another Colour
 (Yellow)
And
Challenge-31-Silhouettes
And have provided the free image
And here is my card
Recipe
Black Plain & White Hammer Card Stock
Free Image Solhouette Bunny stamped and cut out
3D Sticky pad, Card Candy, Hole Punch  Xcut Corner Punch
Spellbinders Scalloped Cirles & Border
Black dots around the Image are all punched out using a hole punch
And dots from the border 
Yellow Chick
Thank you for your time and looking
Have a lovely Weekend 
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

It's party time enjoy!!

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog
Beautiful day again who would of thought
All this sunshine in March
Simply gorgeous!
l have a lovely challenge for you today 
And here is my entry
Recipe
White Scalloped Card stock
Blue Card Stock
Cella Celebrations Backing paper
Wild Rose Studios Bella Backing paper (Balloons)
Spellbinders Labels
Image Joanna Sheen House Mouse
Promarkers
Pink & White Pearls & Hearts 
Sentiment Happy Birthday Lilac Card stock
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Thank you !!

Hello and welcome
Hope your having a good day
Weather has been so lovely and the forecast is for more so hopefully it will continue
Here we have my 2nd challenge today
Take Three Challenges
And here is my card
Week 1 Pink, Black + white
Week 15 Embossed
Week 16 Butterfly/Butterflies
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Sizzix Embossed Folder Textured Impressions Thank you
Black Ribbon  Clear gem stone + Card Candy
Pink Butterflies
Sentiment stamp Thank you Calligraphy Yoko Ganaha
Thank you for you visit
Hope you enjoy your day
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Away with your fishing then!!

 Good Morning and Welcome
Another beautiful day today 
Don't you feel so good with a little sun shine
Hard to believe Di that it's 
And here is my card
Recipe
White card stock
Layout is a gate fold Pyramage card
Created by Sammy Aka at Scrapbookingmad.co.uk
It's been so long since l had this set it comes with a Matching Envelope (not shown here)
Great use of Snippets
All l needed to do was print out, cut the Decoupage Pyramage stick together with 3d Sticky pad
And this is the finished card Easy peasy!!
Thank you for looking
Hope you have a lovely day
Many thanks Sandra H xx


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Eggs Stravaganza Yeah Yeah!!

Good afternoon to all my fellow bloggers
Oh l really do hope your having the same weather as l am having its
Absolutely beautiful warm enough to sit out and sun bathe
My challenge
Today’s is
Easter-Eggstravaganza!!
And here is my card
Recipe
White card Stock
Backing Paper  Freebie from Craftyfernet.co.uk
Green card stock
Spellbinders Postage stamps
Image P/B Egg Painting
Promarkers
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Faded Jeans
Card Candy
Paper flowers Kaiser Scrapbook
Ribbon Pebbles which is already stitched
Sentiment Computer generated
And that’s about it
Thank you for calling by
Hope you enjoy your weekend
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Sweets for my Sweets!!

Hello and welcome to another Challenge
l have chosen
photo-inspiration-for-hm-challenge-115
Cupcake Photo Inspiration

 And here is my card
Recipe
White Scalloped Card Stock
Backing Papers Cellar Patterned Papers
Pink Card Stock 
Spellbinders Scalloped Border Petites
Image 
Joanna Sheen House Mouse
Promarkers
Sentiment Woodware Stamp
Woodward Corner punch
Flowers from stash
Card Candy
Dots from Border Punch
Candles Woodware Stamp
And that's about it
Hope you enjoyed your visit 
Many thanks
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Just so simple!!

Good afternoon to all my fellow friends
Well, the other half and l had a lovely night away
Got an amazing bargain to good to miss!!
All for £59 for a Mother’s Day treat at 
Blackpool’s De Vere hotel!
5 course carvery, breakfast and full leisure facilities 
So really haven't had any time for blogging
Appologies for not stopping by but hopefully will get
Back on track and here l have a card for 
Challenge 12
Very simply card Which was alread printed
The card came from my snippets box
Image from cd Given to me by my DIL
3D Sticky pad for mounting 
Image has a lovely 3D Effect 
And that 's about the shortest post ever.....lol
Many thanks and thanks for calling by
Sandra H xx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

My winnings!

Hello my friends 
Well have I got a surprise for you
Notice the items below ........Well l was one of the luck winners
To win this fantastic Paintbox Poppets Cd-Rom!
From one of my fellow bloggers
And where did it come from your asking
Well it came from
www.crafterscompanion.co.uk
Ofcourse you didn't get it for nothing
I simply left a comment on  the Designer Team Members blog
The Cd is filled with lots of gorgeous Decoupage pages, Backing papers
Toppers, Projects to many to mention 
And here is what l made using the Decoupage and backing papers
Rocka Card Layout
Flowers are from Spellbinders die 
Dots from Punch hole stash
Sentiment Nutcrafters Stamp 
White Scalloped card stock 
3D Sticky pads for mounting
Thank you so very much l truly was suprised 
Many thanks 
Sandra H
xxx

Green Blend Award x 2!

Hello to you all
Another award so many are coming at once l can’t keep up with all you lovely people
The Green Blend Award
Thank you so very much
Now onto the terms & conditions.....
·         1, This award is for any blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in many ways
·         2, This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building craft advancing career
·         3, This award is for co-blogging friend who always stops and is kind to you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post
·         4, This award is to be given to 3-5 blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements
·         5, Create a post with the terms of use and publish your blends of choice
·         6, Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs
·         7, Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing
So now here are my choices
1)     paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com Paula is my DIL and introduced me to blogging
2)     pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com Di always leaves positive comments and l look forward to her recipes and stories
3)     http://popscards.blogspot.com Just so helpful is this lady when l asked about skin colouring she send me details so much appreciated thank you
4)     dianescarddesigns.blogspot.com Who always drops by, Diane and l worked together in the civil service then Diane moved away but still calls to see her family in the same town where l live
5)     elfcrafts.blogspot.com l follower Em’s blog and just like her inspirations as of all the above Followers too.
Well, that's about it and this was another hard choice as all my fellow blogging friends deserve awards but as we know this is very limited and without further a do!! l must for warn them and hopefully l have honoured them too as l was honoured myself which l truly appreciate!
Sandra H xx

The Versatile blogger

 Hello my fellow bloggers
 Wow just look at what l rec’d a few days ago not one but Three Awards from

Kate downrightcrafty.blogspot.com

dawn-dawnscrafting.blogspot.com

Marie craft-owl.blogspot.com 

And here is what it was


It came from Kate, Marie and Dawn very creative and talented ladies who produce such beautiful and stunning creations
Now as always this award comes with its rules,
 so here we go
"If you are nominated,
You’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
·         Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
·         Include a link to their blog.
·         Select 15 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
 Now as always that is such a hard task.
·         Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award .
·         Finally, tell the person who nominated you
·         7 things about yourself.
Do take a look at their gorgeous work as it will inspire you
And here they are
My seven things
I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family
I love and adore my Grand daughter and Daughter in law
I love crafting
I am honoured to have so many blogging friends
I love eating out
I enjoy a reading
Well that’s about it so l’d better let them know l have nominated them
Gosh this was hard work!!
Many thanks Sandra H xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Liebster Award!!

  
Just to say a big belated Thank-You to
 To spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs
 This helps to spread knowledge and readership
To accept this award you must:

1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the 5 people you have chosen to let them know

“Liebster’ in German means “dearest” so to carry on the Liebster tradition l am going to pass the award on to five people whose blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting

I’d like to nominate the following bloggers (in no particular order) to receive this award.


Oh this Boa is keeping me warm!!

Good Afternoon 
Quick Post as Baby is just taking a nap
And today l have two Challenges 
2nd
National Craft Month Entry
'Mum' or 'Pink'
l chose Pink 
And here is my card


Recipe
Pink Gingham card
Pink card stock
Lotv Backing paper from
Cd-Rom Swalk Paper Crafting (2)
Pink Petticoat Wild blossom collection papers
Pink Beads, Pink Ribbon, Pink gems & Pink Dots from punch hole
All from Snippets
Lotv Image Feather Boa
Can l just say this is a Topper which l'd forgotten l bought late last year
Along with a couple of stamps which are still uninked
l have however coloured again with Promarkers
Xcut Corner cutter
See-D's Stamp Sentiment Birthday Greetings
Thank you for your time and l hope you call again
Many Thanks Sandra H

Saturday, 10 March 2012

It sure is a day to Celebrate!!

Hi to you all
Had a lovely day taking care of our Grand daughter
She is now tucked up in bed and we have her until Monday Evening
So while she is asleep thought l would do a challenge and l am entering
Into 3 challenges they are
Use two or more polka dotted things on your project
 Can be paper, the image, embellishments or ribbon. As long as it's dotty it counts!
Challenge 117 Show us your Irish!!
C for Celebrate St' Patrick's Day 
And here is my card
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Wild Rose Studio Backing Paper (Dots)
Shamrock & Happy St Patrick's Day Backing Papers 
Sassystudiodesign Image This Fridays Free Image
Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Pens
Spellbinders Labels
Green Gem Stones (Dots)
Cut out Shamrocks & 3D Sticky Pads for Mounting
Sentiment Computer generated and clip art Shamrock
Thank you for your visit Please do call again
Any comments are truly appreciated
Sandra H xx