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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, 31 January 2012

Your heart belongs to me!!

Hello my friends
Well nearly the 1st Feb dosen't seem too long ago that we
Where celebrating Christmas & New year how the time flies!!
And we are almost out of the 1st month of this year
Cold snap coming in too! so keep yourselves warm 
I might be coming down with a throat problem which turns into a cold 
Anyway, thought l would have a go at the
&

CHALLENGE #112
More than one Heart
I have done the blog hop and what an amazing
Blog hop that was and there are lots of hidden candy
With a chance to win
So here is my Entry
You will not believe how many takes l had on this
The colour just wasn't coming through so 
I had to lay the card down and this is the outcome
White Scalloped Card stock & Red Card
House Mouse Image Love Chocolate Heart
Coloured with Promarkers
4 backing papers
PinkPetticoat Pretty little Hearts
Summerdriggs Dance with me & So this is love
Red Card Candy, Pink Heart Gem &  Red Ribbon
Woodware Corner Punch
Thank you for taking an interest
Enjoy the rest of your week
Sandra H xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Three in One!

Good Afternoon 
Well l think that cold snap has hit us already
It's freezing here today
l am on Baby minding duties this evening
So l thought l would get all my challenges 
Done and out of the way before baby arrives
l have three challenge today and here is my card
Challenge no 1
FLORAL FRENZY
No 2
Challenge no 5
No 3
Sketch 
Recipe
White card stock
Embossed Stright line down each side of Image
 P/B Image
Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pens
Spellinders Oval dies
Framed background image from stash used for
Di's Stippets
Think this was part of a freebie but l have had it so long 
Can't really remember where from?!
Sentiment Daisy Dandilion Stamp 
Memento ink
Thank you for calling by
Have a lovely week ahead of you whater your doing
Sandra H xxx

Just a little winter's tale!!

Hello Friends
Today we are suppose to have the best day
And after today it's said there's a cold snap heading our way
So lets hope it's not going to be too cold
Here l have a card for a lovely challenge
challenge-27-blues-and-creams
And here is my Entry
Recipe
White Scalloped card
Crafters Companion
Beatrix Potter A winter's Tale
Backing papers
Blue & Cream Card stock
Cream & Blue Card Candy
Spellbinders Snowflakes
Little Miss Muffet Image
Saffron
Woodware Corner punch
Coloured with Promarker & Spectrum noir pens
3D Sticky pad
Thank you for taking the time out and viewing
Sandra H xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Home Sweet Home!!

Hello my friends
My hubby &  l went out with some other members of the family to watched
Billy Connolly at the Opera House in B/pool
And what a great night really good and l'm sore from all the laughter!!
No challenge today
Just thought l would share this card that l made for our youngest son and his partner for their new home
They moved into yesterday its the same image
l used for my other son and his wife but l have used a different coloured card stock 
The toppers are a project from one of Crafters Companion Cd's and its great fun to make
Thank you for viewing
Warm welcome to my new followers and as always a lovely welcome to my regulars
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Your card is on it's way!!

Hello to my Fellow Bloggers
Well it's football tonight so l thought
I would get in some challenges 
And l have 3 cracking Challenge for you
And here is my Entry
Recipe
White Scalloped Card
White & Blue Card Stock
Penny/Black Image
Crafty Bargains
(Card Stock) 

 Joanna Sheen
Celebrations
 Sentiment Stamp
(A card to make you happy)

Craftingforallseasons
(Blue & White)
Promarkers
Pink Gems Designs Birthday Wishes
Spellbinders Carnation Creations
Spellbinders Die 6 Curved Rectangles
Cuttlebug
Folders Swiss Dots & D'cine Swirls
3D Sticky Pad
Thank you 
Have a lovely Evening
Sandra H

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Christmas time in January!!

Good Evening l hope your enjoying
The rest of your Weekend
l have 2 challenges again
Challenge Number 4
And
Week 51 "Theme"   "Cut it Out"
And here is my Entry
  
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Spellbinders Nested Pine tree (cut out)
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament (cut out)
Lotv Sentiment
Gold Self sticky backing paper
The Decorated Christmas tree is from a Christmas card l recieved last year
The Backing behind the Heirloom Oraments is also from the same card
And the White Heirloom is of course the cut outs and this is what 
I have used for
Thank you for taking an interest
And also for all your comments you may leave
Hope you enjoy your visit
And have a good week ahead whatever you will be doing
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

It's so cosy here!!

  Good Afternoon My Fellow Bloggers in Blogland
Oh the weather is changing it's so cold today
With Frost but at least no rain!!
Today l have 2 challenges
1st Challenge is the 3rd Challenge
At 
2nd
 And here is my Entry
 
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Black card
Marianne Design Black/White backing papers
And Summer driggs
Image House Mouse Rubber Stamp
Cosy Toes
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Promarkers
Nellie's Multi Frame's
Spellbinders Labels Two Die 6
Die 7 Layered Poinsettia
Black/White Card Candy
3D Sticky Pad for Mounting Image
For Di's Spippets l have used Black card
From the remains of the Corner frames 
And stuck onto the Thread Holes on the boot
Thank you for taking an interest
And Many thanks for any Comments you may leave
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Have you hooked ya dinner!!

 Hello My 2nd Post for today
Not offten l get to do 2 in the same day
And won't get a chance tomorrow
As its baby minding duties later today
And l'm really looking forward too
This challenge is for
Anything goes
And here is my Card
 Recipe
 White Scalloped Card
Paper Cellar Backing Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Die 6 Labels Ten
Holtz Distressing inks 
Penny/Black Image
Promarker pens
HappyBirthday to you Computer Generated
Anchor Clip Art
3D Sticky Pad for Mounted Image
Thank you again for taking an interest
Enjoy the rest of your day
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Who's a .......cooing tonight!!

 Good Afternoon My Fellow Bloggers in Blogland
Todays challenge is 
And here is my card
 Recipe
White Pearlised Card
Image Free from
ScrapamonobymonicaAutumncolours
This is not a stamp 
Imposed onto card
Birthday wishes & Special Friend
Clear stamps from 
Pink Gems
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Thank you 
Sandra H xx
Hope your having a lovely day
Weather is beautiful
Make the most of it we don't know how long it will last

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

To a True Friend!!


Hello All
Hope your day went well
l have just come back from the Cinema
Went to watch A Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
If your into films l would go and watch it
It was really entertaining
Todays challenge if from 
I came across this challenge when i was viewing 
And yes l know it's now Wednesday 
Audrey's Blog Below
http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/ 

And thought l'll have a go at this and it came

With a free image too

So here is my card 

Recipe
White Scalloped Card stock
Backing paper Cellar ( Celebrations)
Purple Mirror & White Card
Card Candy
Die Sizzix Swirl Vine
Multi coloured Card Stock
Spellbinders Die 6 Labels Ten
3D Sticky Tape
Promerker Pens
Free Image & Sentiment
KnowinyourHeart(c)NinajMay_papercupcake 
This card l am sending to a dear friend who 
Is so thoughtful and has a good ear!
Thank you for viewing
Sandra H xx

Monday, 9 January 2012

A Lovely Floral Arrangement!!

 Hello to you all
Short post today 
Another day another challenge
l have chosen
The challenge is 
Predominantly Purple 
And here is my card
Recipe
Floral Arrangement
Card & Decoupage from Crafters Company
Mounted with 3d Sticky Pad
Spellbinders Oval Nestie
Well l did say it was a short post!!
Thank you for taking an interest
And visiting 
And thank you all who place comments
Sandra H xx

We all have some snippets!

Hi Everyone
The new challenge l have for you today is 
Pixie's Crafty Snippets - Challenge 2
       If your not aware this is a challenge taken over by
And what a great challenge it's proving to be 
All you need to do is use up any Snippets 
And here is my card

Recipe

Using White Scalloped Card stock
Black & White card (Snippets)
Cuttlebug Embossed Folder Dawny
Sizzix Die Poincon Troquel Vine Swirl
Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinders Die 6 Curved Rectangles
Black Sequins (Snippets)
Penny/Black Image
Sentiment Birthday Wishes
Promarker Pens
Thank you for viewing
Please do take the challenge it's so much fun
Sandra H xx

http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/01/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Megga Candy Alert

 Mega Candy Alert!!
Good Evening here is a fabulous offer you shouldn't miss just read the details below and your in with a chance to win the following from
 There are
Twelve
Yes
Twelve
stamps
To give away to one lucky winner
And the winner even gets to choose which stamps they want!  And what do you have to do? 
Nothing much really
Just pop your name in the linky and spread the word on your blog (sidebar is fine).
  If you don’t have a blog please don’t worry, you are still more than welcome to enter, just skip the box that asks for your URL and just enter your name and email address (your email address is not visible to anyone).
We will draw a winner next Sunday, so good luck!
So what are you waiting for go on try your luck
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Thank you!!

Hello My Fellow Blogger
Weather not good today
Cold blustery and wet
And no signs of changing
Todays Challenge l have for you
And here is my card
Recipe
White Scalloped Card Stock
Easel Style
Backing paper Papermania
Embossed Folder Dots
Image Milton & Co Toby with Bottle
Coloured with Promarker pens
Spellbinders Die 6 Curved Rectangles
Spellbinders Die 10 Carnation Creations
Various Gemstones
Computer Generated
Thank you
May l take this opportunity to all
My fellow bloggers old and new
Thank you for following my blog
And for your much appreciated comments
Many thanks Sandra H xx