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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, 11 June 2013

Hello Sailor!

Good Evening all hope you had a good day 
Here is a card that l made for my brothers 65th B'day
Being a fisherman for all of his working life he's now retired and
Has bought himself not one but two Canal Barges
Although this isn't a Barge l just thought it was appropriate with his sea going adventures
And it was free from clipart the image without the pipe is him to a t!!
I would like to enter into 
Card/Project for a man...........craftysentimentscardproject-for-male
Hello Boys..........papertakeweeklyhello-boys
Di's Snippets.........pixies-crafty-snippets-playground
Spots and Stripes.......joannasheenchallengespots-and-stripes
Here it is
Products used
White Scalloped Card/Blue card
Backing Papers, Gems and 3kings twine
Clickart image and Computer generated Sentiment
Really quick and easy 
Many thanks for your time 
Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again
Sandra H xx


  1. Looks great and sounds like it will suit him to a T. Don't you just love it when you find a perfect image or digi or clipart like that!

  2. Oh what a perfect card for your brother Sandra!!! I'm sure he will not only love it, but will be touched that you made it yourself!!! How timely that you found the free clip art :)

  3. this is great Sandra I am sure he will love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Fabulous card Sandra,great image.xxx

  5. Fantastic card Sandra, love the image and layout, I am sure your Brother will love it.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. A fabulous fun card Sandra, the image is brilliant and I do like the layout.

  7. A fantastic male card Sandra, great design.
    Chris x

  8. Hi sweetie...

    This is just gorgeous...

    Loving the colours...

    Huggles Pops x x x

  9. Wow Sandra, this is absolutely spot on. A brilliant card for a sea farer and terrific layout too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Such a wonderful design and love the little jewel stone touches.
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  11. Oh this is awesome Sandra, I love the fun image and layout and the fresh colours really stand out against the black, LOVE it
    Lindsay xx

  12. Isn't it funny Sandra when we see something and it immediately reminds us of someone, so this makes this card extra special...fab image and card for a male.xxx

  13. Hi, thanks for visiting me. This card is cute and I love canal barges. xx

  14. Fabulous image and a great all round card. I bet William loved it.

    Kath x

  15. Brilliant card! He is fab! Kim

  16. How perfect this image fit your BIL. He is sure to love it. Liked the assymetrical placement of your focal image against the pretty pattern paper too. TFS & Hugs

  17. so stunning Sandra,really fab image and I love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Fabulous card Sandra :-) I am sure your brother will love this ,,, :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  19. A fabulous card Sandra...love this image.
    Hugs Debbie x

  20. Great card Sandra! My BIL loves boats, he would love this! xx

  21. Super cute image and so appropriate for your Bro!


  22. Such a fun card Sandra. I'm sure your brother will love it. :)

    Edna x
    PS re tutorials - I'm still busy learning myself. If you click on the link in my post today it will take you to a fab teacher called Kim Brown on You Tube. *hugs*

  23. Sandra, this is such a lovely card for your brother! The image is the perfect choice and I love how you've designed around it. The paper is so whimsical and beautiful. :o) Marvelous work, as always! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  24. What a fun card for your brother Sandra !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week and hope your brother does enjoy his party !!

    hugs Diane xx

  25. Brilliant card Sandra..great colouring and layout


  26. Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxxx

  27. A great masculine card, I'm sure your brother will love it!

    Bev x

  28. I bet your brother loved his card. I'm loving these scalloped cards you are using. Hugs Mrs A.