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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

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Favourite Colour Combo

Hello Fellow bloggers and welcome to a new challenge over at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Todays challenge was choosen by our very own Jo 
Once again we are sponsored by the fabulous Marianne Design
 One lucky winner will Win either 2 Dies or 1 Die and 1 Stamp
Here are my fellow teamies creations where you can take lots of inspiration from
Please stay as it's a long post
l just love Blue and White so these are the colours l used
  l decided to have another go at the Pop up Box card 
Having made one before
Click here  for an instructions guide to follow
l couldn't believe how easy it really was so check it out and have a go yourselves
You will be pleasantly surprised
Here is what l created
 Side View
 Snowman Stamp added
 Christmas Tree
I also made this card too
 Products used
White card/Blue/White card stock
Kanban Christmas Card used as Backing paper
Kanban Christmas Winter Scene Topper and Acetate
Spellbinders/Memory Box/Crafts too/ Dies
Embellishments Gems,Ribbon,Baubles from stash
Snowman Stamp & Tilda Image coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers White Pen
It would be lovely if you joined the challenge and thank you for your visit
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Winterwonderland....No red/green...christmasblogchallenge/no-red-or-green.
Completechristmas...Anything goes...suzysmartycompletely-christmas-challenge-14.
 Craftyhazel...3 of-Something(Snowmen) ...chnc-challenge-179-3-of-something.
Di's ...Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-127.
Hope you have an enjoyable day
Sandra H xx


  1. Wow Sandra fabulous exploding box and beautiful images
    Chris x

  2. Absolutely stunning Sandra, Love the colour palette of both cards, but the exploding box card really is quite unique
    Have a lovely Sunday
    Kind regards and crafty hugs Bridget :) xx

  3. Two beautiful Christmas cards Sandra, the pop up box is gorgeous and super choice of colours for both. Hope the sun is shining for you today, it's gorgeous here, just doing a little blogging then off the sit in the sun and have a relax and a read.

    Pat xx

  4. Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  5. Both creations are gorgeous Sandra ! Love the soft tones of blue you have chosen... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. WOW these are all just amazing, i love the blues you used...beautifully done

  7. Wow!! i love your exploding box Sandra and 2 beautiful cards, love the soft blues you have used
    hope you are enjoying the sun, i have had to come in for a bit i was getting too hot (never satisfied lol)
    Have a great Sunday
    Hugs Shaz x

  8. Wow! The pop up box card is so stunning, I love your attention to detail and the die cuts are gorgeous. Loving your elegant Tilda card too, the subtle colours are so beautiful. Sorry it's been so long since I last visited, college is keeping me so busy. I hope you are well
    Lindsay xx

  9. A stunning card, I love the beautiful Tilda and your lovely embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

  10. Wonderful projects!
    Good job with the pop up card!
    I've tried one, and they really aren't as intimidating as they look!

  11. Your creations are super super gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

  12. These are absolutely stunning Sandra - love them!

  13. I just love those cards in a box Sandra, they are so addictive once you start! This is gorgeous. Love the card too. You have been a busy bee. :) x

  14. Oh Sandra, your projects are amazing!!! If I ever make a box card, I'm certain it will be my beloved Christmas! I'm delighted to see you made this festive one. Every panel and element is gorgeous, as is your card. You are so talented and it is always a joy to visit you! Have a blessed and beautiful day, my friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Stunning projects Sandra, the box is so clever and vey inspiring.

    Warm hugs

  16. Love it Sandra, just gorgeous.

    I have new candy.xx

  17. This is so wonderful. I always think these look like so much fun!

  18. Absolutely love your pop up box and not forgetting the sweet Tilda card.

  19. A fabulous pop up box card Sandra. Great creation...xx

  20. Love your gorgeous box Sandra beautifully decorated.....love your Tilda card too


  21. Wow! Love this box, so full of great things and beautifully finished with snowmen and trees. The card's cute too. Thank you for sharing them with us at CHNC.

  22. Sandra, blue is my fav color too, so love this snowman box. Fun assortment of images and dies too.


  23. Good morning Sandra, Just popped by to say hello and see your gorgeous cards, I do love them and the pop up card is great, I keep saying I want to make one but still haven't had a go.
    Hugs Teresa xx

  24. Love your pop up card hun, its fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

  25. Absolutely fabulous makes here Sandra. SNAP! I also entered a pop-up box in the Snippets Playground this week! xxx

  26. Fantastic box card as well as the 'normal' card Sandra! That#s a super box card for Christmas - someone will be delighted! And a really useful link too for the instructions!

    Hugs, Di xx

  27. WOW....these are both awesome. I love the box & all the details it looks amazing. Of course I lurve your Magnolia card, the colour is just lush.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation to my Race For Life, it really means so so much to me so a HUGE thank you sweetie mmwah.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  28. wow you've been very busy, and all lovely creations too! Mary x

  29. I think your snowman pop up card is the first Christmas themed one I have seen and what a cutie it is too. Blue and white are such classic colours. Predictive text is driving me nuts on my iPad. Did you know your snowman was called Norman!! Hugs Mrs a.

  30. lol........l didn't Mrs A but l do now lol xx

  31. so stunning sandra.i love your fabulous pop up box and your tilda card is so sweet.gorgeous icy colours too :D

    xx coops xx

  32. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 14 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering all my Craftyhazelnut challenges - we hope we'll see you again soon x

  33. beautiful items :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  34. I love your wonderful pop up box card, so many fabulous details and your card is gorgeous as well,
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

  35. WOW Sandra, absolutely gorgeous creation. You certainly went all out. This technique is on my "to do" list for the summer.

  36. Gorgeous colour combo Sandra.2 amazing creations.they've blown me away.Stunning.Hugs x

  37. Beautiful box Sandra & other projects.

  38. What an awesome pop up box card...love all the surprises. Wonderful card too.

  39. Fantastic box! You put a ton of work into this. Lovely!