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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

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Snowballs forsale 10 Cents each!

Hello all..... Gosh it's getting closer and closer less than a month now to Christmas
Have you done your Christmas shopping or even started it? l have most of 
It done it's the little things that take the longest don't you think so?
I'd like to share with you this card l do like Blue and white 
Blue is One of my favourite Christmas card colours
Although l do like traditional colours too!
Items used 
White Scalloped card stock
Blue/White card
You can purchase this image here
LCI Image Snowballs 10 cents
Pro/Flex markers, White pen, 
Die's...... Spellbinders,Cherry lynn,Die-namics,Crafts too & Marianne
Embellishments Dew drops,BakersTwine,Buttons,Silver Snow flake,Glamour Dust
I'd like to enter into the following challenge
Enjoy the rest of your week many thanks Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Your just so adorable Rudolph!!

Hello fellow bloggers.... gosh it seems to be getting colder
Thank you for popping by your always welcome
 Here l have created a card using this adorable Penny Black stamp which l 
Bought from one of my fellow bloggers so thank you l really enjoyed stamping it up
For these challenges hope you like it too!
This isn't a great picture l just can't get a good spot
In the Bungalow at the moment and as winter is upon us l don't
Suppose that helps either!
Items used
White scalloped card stock
Red/White card/Mirror card
Image Christmas Friends Penny Black
Coloured with Pro/Flex Markers/Marianne Dies
Glamour dust, Stickles, Hessain
Spellbinders Dies/Cherry lynn Flourish 
Gems, Bakers twine, Let it snow embellishment
Challenges l'd like to enter into are
Last day of the year rudolph-day-november-2013
Sparklers penny-black-saturday-challenge-november
3Fav Embellis Mirror card, Gems, Cherry lynn Flourish lovetocreatechallenge
For a Child  chnc-challenge-152-for-child
Extra for November  chnc-challenge-extra-for-november
Have a lovely Day
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

l bought up all the candi!!

Good afternoon on this cold and dismal day
Thank you for popping by l have a quick post as Sunday is a busy day with the family
l'd like to share this card that l made using up lots of scraps from my scrap box 
Papers are left overs from previous cards
Used this adorable Saturated Canary Image Candi Cane coloured with Pro/Flex Markers
Added some glamour dust White pen, red and Clear gems 3D Sticky pads
Various Spellbinders Dies, Red/Green/White card and Spray Sparkle glitter 
Christmas Post backing papers are just so lovely and l have stressed all the edges 
Skin colouring isn't one of my best and this isn't showing it's best need to invest in a new camera
l'd like to enter into 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day 
Take care Sandra H xx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Birthday greetings

Morning all on this very cold day 
Do get wrapped up if your venturing outside that wind can be so cutting too!
Thank you for popping by l have a card to share with you
l made this for my daughter earlier this month and the image
Is so much like her and the dress sense so she was really pleased with it 
All items used are Kanban which l have had for ages the ribbon is a
Piece left over in my snippets box l used this tutorial to tie it which l found so easy
 here
Sentiment is Kanban Dew drops 
And flower black card from my stash here is the card
Entering into Di's challenge Snippets Here

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Drinks are on me!

Hello fellow blogger hope your getting better weather than me
Ooh its cold outside it was lovely yesterday at least its dry for the moment
l'm hoping to go to the cinema later today so thought l would
Just do a quick post with this lovely card which is for a friends forthcoming b'day
Items used 
White scalloped card stock
Snippets of red backing papers 
Lotv Nit Wit Collections Country Lady Paper pad
Kraft card stock used for Marianne corner dies, Doily, Border & Party lanterns
Kraft card also used on Pink gems Labels Memento Ink
Ladybugscrafts image
Prom/Flexi markers 
White pen
Dew drops, Flowers
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Enjoy the rest of your day
Thank you take care

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Oh Christmas Tree!

Good Evening all and thank you for visiting
Hope you had a safe and enjoyable night last night with the fireworks displays 
It was cold and windy here so l didn't venture out although l do believe the 
Fireworks display was amazing with lots of live music too!
l'd like to share my card using this sketch and enter into the following challenges
The card looks a little blured and Mirror card isn't the best to photo (appologies)
Items used
Scalloped card stock
Kan Ban Christmas card & Gold Mirror card
Kan Ban Sentiment
Lotv Pre-Coloured Image
Craft Dies Party Lanterns, Corner Peel offs, Red Gems & 3D Sticky pads to Mount Image
Thank you for your time and comments you leave they are very much appreciated
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Such a cutie!

Good evening all thank you for popping by hope you enjoy your visit and please do call again
We have had a few celebrations and one of them was a Christening and l'd like to share the card
l made for this little fella's christening the image is of course the star of the show he was so good
And he's sooooo cute
Items used are mostly Snippets which enables me to use for Di's Challenge Here
First Additon B/P's
Marianne Butterfly Die
Lace, Doily, Gems, Cross from stash
Many thanks take care Sandra H xx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Have a beary nice time

Hello all and welcome to my blog l hope you have a good look round and like what you see
Well its the 1st of the month and another challenge for us over at
Todays Theme: Have a bearly Christmas by using a bear image 
Todays Theme was chosen by Wendy
Our sponsor is the adorable Pink Gems you can check the online store here
The winner will win 3 digi's
And this is my card
Products used
White Scalloped card/Mirror card/Red/Green card
Dovercraft Christmas B/P's
Adorable image from Pink gems already coloured (Saves time if your really busy)
Sentiment Chipboard Christmas Collection free from Magazine
Martha stewart icicles die/Spellbinders dies/ Cherry lynn Flourish
Gems/ Candi cane/ 3D Sticky pads and Glamour dust from stash
Please check out my fellow DT's Here
l'd like to enter into the following challenges with the above card
paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/albc-sparkle-and-shine
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november
These images are so cute l decided to make a 2nd card
Using this adorable Barclay Bauble Image 

Also like to use this gorgeous image as my 2nd card into
paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/albc-sparkle-and-shine
Many thanks for popping by enjoy your day
Sandra H xx