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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, 30 December 2014

My favourite 5 for 2014

 May l take this Opportunity in wishing all of my 

Fellow Bloggers 

A Happy New Year

Once again Debby is sharing her Favourite 5 cards 

For 2014

Here are my 

Favourite Five of 2014 






Of course there are lots more that are my 
Favourites but here are 5 cards that mean alot to me they where made for
  Special family and friends 
Thank you for visiting my blog throughtout the year
And l hope l can inspire you to visit throughout 2015 
You have been incredible blogging friends 
Take care and all the very best
For 2015 xxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My favourite Five!!

Happy Christmas Eve to all my fellow bloggers l hope
You have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 
2015
l thought l'd take advantage of my Favourite five Christmas cards challenge
Not an easy task as l love all of my cards but here goes hope you like them too!




Favourite five Christmas cards...debby4000my-favourite-five-christmas-cards-of.
Thank you for popping by
Take care xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Gruffiesandguests Midway reminder!!


Hello my fellow bloggers

l'd like to take this opportunity in wishing all of you

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

For 2015
Today sees the mid-way reminder over at 
Our challenge is Blue and Silver
So that means using a gruffie or housemouse image
And lots of Blue and Silver on your creation it can be anything
But it must have a gruffie or housemouse image on 
This is what l came up with

Items used
White Scalloped card stock
Grey/Blue/White card stock
Snippets of backing card
Ribbon/Gems/Snowflake/Raindeer/Sentiment from stash
Crafts-too Flourish Die
Image is from here which is a freebie
Now it's your turn to show us what you can
Come up with and the winner will win this
Joanna Sheen Gruffies Rubber Stamps
Provided by our own Shaz
So go on you could be that lucky winner
Check out my fellow Teamies
 here 
Where there is lots of inspiration
Thank you for your time and l hope you have a wonderful
Christmas and all the very best for the New year
Take care Sandra H xx
Challenges
Craftyhazelnuts...chnc-challenge-208-whatever-is-still.
Craftyhazelnuts... chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2014.
Craftyhazelnuts...craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.

Friday, 19 December 2014

My stocking is a filler!

Good afternoon to you all hope your enjoying your day
I'm sure your busy with Christmas l have finished my Shopping
Only the Turkey, fresh fruit and veg to be bought and
That's me done......hopefully!!
Here is a card l made for a challenge
But didn't post it until now 
Hope you like it
And here is what l came up with
Products used
White Scalloped card/Green /Red card
Floppy latte Image Coloured with Flexmarkers/Glamour dust/3D Sticky Pads
Freebie Christmas Magazine B/P's
Spellbinders/Joy Dies
Embellishments Gems/Charm/Candi Cane from Local store
Thank you for your visit
Challenge 
Di's Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-155.
Christmas wonderland...christmasblogchallengefussy-and-fancy.
Can't believe l left it till now 
Take care lots of love
Sandra H xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Enchanted love!!

Good morning fellow bloggers 
Oh it was a cold day yesterday and today's not much better
Here is a card l made using this adorable image 
Enchanted love!!
Items used
White Scalloped card/Pink card stock
The Paper Shelter pre-coloured image and backing paper
Marianne Designer Backing Papers (Snippet)
Spellbinders/Memory box Dies
Pearls/Ribbon from stash
Challenges
Mrs A's Butterfly challenge...Fairies...butterflyspotchallenge-all-kinds-of-fairies.
Whimsyinspires anything-goes...whimsy-challenge-78-anything-goes.
Thank you for your time 
l'd also like to pass on my thoughts to Jim and family
 On a sad note just like to say if you knew Bernie
One of our blogging friends it's so sad to hear that Bernie passed away in 
2013 my heart goes out to the family
Rip dear friend you will be truly missed
Take care all xxx

Monday, 1 December 2014

It's a Blue Blue Blue Blue Christmas!!

Challenge 47 It's a Blue Blue Christmas
 Hello and welcome to another great challenge over at 
sparklesforumchristmaschallenge
 Chosen this time by our very own Shaz
Don't you just love Elvis l can hear myself singing this but l know you won't
As l sound like a drowned rat....as the saying goes.....lol 
This is one of my favourite Christmas colours so l was extra happy with this challenge
As always we have a Sponsor
The lucky winner will receive 2 Dies or 1 Die and 1 Stamp
And here is my creation
Items used
White Scalloped card stock 
Lotv Christmas Backing Papers 
White & Blue Card
Gorgeous Nicki from Saturated Canary images where you will find
 Here
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers l even did my 1st bit of shadowing
Spellbinders, Memory Box, Magnolia, Marianne Dies
Bakers Twine, Gemstones, Distressed Ink 3D Stick pads
Most of the Elements are cut out on white card 
And to my amazment l distressed them now l'm hooked 
l didn't realise how great distressing was and so easy 
Sentiment is Computer generated the font l downloaded it if you would like
The link l can get it for you have you noticed the wording has christmas hats on 
So clever and so effective would probably stand out better in Red
Now that's my creation how about checking out my fellow teamies
 Here
Please come and join in the challenge it would be great to see what you create
Have a lovely day and many thanks for popping by
Challenges
Di's snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-153.
Craftyhazelnuts extra...chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2014.
Craftyhazelnuts patternedpapers...craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.
Incywincydesigns nontraditionalcolours...christmas-non-traditional-colours-no.
Sandra H xxx