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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

Thursday, 22 January 2015


Hi Everybody, it's pretty cold outside at least it's dry though!
Thank you for popping by
Here is a card l created using one of my Christmas card fronts
The challenge l'm entering it into is upcycle-recycle here
 And Snippets here

 All l did was take the front from the original card which was a Marks & Spencer 
Christmas card l rec'd from a friend
Added it to some Black card stock 
Created a stitch border using my new die
Added silver gems stones and a sentiment 3D Sticky pad
And the finished product
Thank you for your time
Di's... Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-160.
Keep warm and take care xxx 


pinky said...

Just gorgeous Sandra!!

Irene said...

Just beautiful Sandra, that little bit of black makes all the difference.


Jacee said...

Lovely design Sandra!
hugs Jacee
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great upcycled card, love stitched effects and this looks fab

Pat said...

Great recycling Sandra, beautiful card.

Pat xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Sandra and how lucky to have a lovely card like that to be able to re-cycle.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Even better than first time round. I like the added stitching. Hugs Mrs A.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great upcycling Sandra lovely card


Carol said...

Simply fabulous Sandra. Carol x

Karen said...

Sandra, this is such a beautiful upcycled project! The base is gorgeous and I love the sentiments. The sparkly and pearly accents on the tree make it even more magical. :o) Gorgeous work as always, my dear friend! I am so thankful for you and hope you know how much you mean to so many! Have a happy night. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Sandra ! Love the tree... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Shaz Earl said...

Cold but dry here too Sandra, your card is beautiful i love that stitching die will have to look out for it gotta be easier than trying to keep a straight line on the sewing machine lol.
Love and hugs Shaz x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Sandra....gorgeous die as well. xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Di said...

Great upcycling Sandra - such a lovely image to begin with and a fabulous end result! Love your stitched dies BTW :)


Di xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 212 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and clever how you've upcycled the original card.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Merry said...

You have just embellished that card front beautifully.

Sue said...

Sandra, the card was beautiful before, but I love what you did with it, so very pretty.


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandra and the silver is so elegant.
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Julie said...

What a fab idea - this card looks lovely!

Julie x

Julie said...

P.s. - what die have you used for the border??



Sandra H said...

Hi Julie, l used YNS DIE from www.yourstamp.com you get 2 straight dies which give you the stitched border x