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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, 1 October 2013

Anything but a card !

Good morning to you all l hope your well and have exciting plans for the week ahead
  It's that time again for a new challenge over at 
 Theme :Is Anything but a card 
Chosen by our own Debs
We are sponsored by the lovely Di's Digis
The winner will will $10 
l decided to cover my 2013 Diary and here it is
  Products used 
Dover craft Christmas B'P's/Green card/Red Mirror card
Kanban crafts Adhesive border all wrapped up for Christmas
Lotv Mini Topper already coloured
Forever Friends Sentiment/Red Gems
Spellbinders Die/ Cherry lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish
Noticed my very own Watermark more about this below 
This is the back 
Now as always it would be nice for you to join in the challenge and as l have said before
Because we are a Christmas Challenge blog you can get a head start with your creations For Christmas Here you can check out my fellow Dt's and if your looking for 
Inspiration you will get Plenty from them 
Each challenge runs from the 1st of every month so you have plenty of time to enter
Just want to add the fabulous offer that Claire at Jelly Park Stamps

Pinktober Special!! Personalised watermark with all profit going to charity


Get your own personalised watermark designed just for you! We are raising money throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness - check out our fundraising digi stamps too! Please allow up to 48hrs for delivery as each watermark has to be created by Claire  

l'd like to enter into the following challenges

Di's Snippets pixies-crafty-snippets-playground

Craftyhazels chnc-challenge-144-use-three-main  

Craftyhazels Extra chnc-challenge-extra-for-october

Thank you for your time I'm hoping to be back soon take care
Sandra H xx


  1. This is gorgeous,love the fab image and papers.xxx

  2. Love it and thanks for the heads up about the watermark, been over to Claire's and ordered one. Hugs x

  3. Great idea to cover a plain diary with something pretty. Makes it unique too. Love it. xxx

  4. This is so adorable Sandra ! I love the cute image you have chosen ! Beautiful paper too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. Sandra, your diary is brilliant. the imge is adorable and what a brilliant sentiment.

  6. Adorable card Sandra and such a gorgeous image..pretty papers..


  7. Hi Sandra, good to see your creations again and this is great, fab sentiment and cute image.

    Kath x

  8. Hi Sandra, I love the idea of covering the diary, looks fabulous and gorgeous image...see you next publishment.xxx

  9. This is fab hunnie, what a great idea!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Fabulous idea and love the papers you have chose
    Hope the move is going ok
    Hugs Shaz xx

  11. Gorgeous diary sweetie, love the image. Hope the move is going well into your new bungalow. I love my bungalow we've been in it about 6 years now which makes life sooooooo much easier with Natalie. Take care shug.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  12. What a fabulous makeover Sandra, love it. Carol x

  13. What a lovely idea - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 144 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  14. This is gorgeous Sandra and what a great idea.

  15. so stunning sandra.i love your beautiful design and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  16. Oh Sandra, this is lovely! What a marvelous idea and so beautifully executed. I adore that image and was so disappointed to run out of time to use it last year... I will pull it out soon so it doesn't get left out again. The paper is so sweet and I love the sparkly flourish. Wonderful work as always! So nice to see a project from you! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  17. Super-cute Sandra! I love that you covered this year's diary all ready for the run up to Christmas. Great idea and so beautifully done. Hope everything is going well and that you'll be full time crafting again soon!

    Hugs, Di xx

  18. Thanks for adding for my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

  19. I'm stopping in from the Playground for a closer look. So well done, Sandra! Every detail is sensational!

  20. Good morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, a stunning creation, hugs Pops x

  21. this is great love the colour and the idea
    Hugs Kate xx

  22. Oh what a gorgeous diary, fabulous idea, I love the sweet image and pretty papers
    Lindsay xx

  23. Beautiful Diary Sandra, a great idea.
    hugs Teresa

  24. Sandra, what a nice job you did not this. Love the papers and that adorable image is so cute.


  25. A lovely cover, and pretty image. Bev :)