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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, 1 October 2015

Distress it

Good morning to you all
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
Chosen by me
Here is my card

I just loved making this card due to the fact that the
Image is brilliant and l like to see non traditional colours
A Christmas Card using the Blue and White
And just adding lots of goodies which include
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Bugaboo image coloured with Flexmarkers added glamour dust
Tools....Spellbinders Marianne Crafts-too Dies
Lotv Designer papers
Tim holtz Distress tool
Gems string of pearls Doily Sentiment from stash
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  1. What a beautiful and textured card Sandra!! I just love all the layers and your distressed as a backdrop for that beautifully colored image!!

  2. Your card is gorgeous Sandra ! Such a sweet image ! Love the layout and the trees... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  3. What a gorgeous card, so much going on that all comes together so elegantly

  4. This is really great Sandra - a perfect Christmas card indeed!


    Di xx

  5. What a lovely festive card, I love your super design!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. What a superb card, love all the layers and the gorgeous image, that reindeer looks to have a really surprised look on his face.
    Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment and glad to see that you are slowly getting back into blogging, we have missed you,

    Take care.
    Kath x

    1. Thank you Kathleen l'm taking things slowly but l'm enjoying the little bit of commenting that l'm able to do x

  7. Wonderful card for the upcoming season. Can't wait for snow....ha ha. Maybe it will miss us this year.
    Joyce xx

    1. Oh not sure about snow just yet l'd like to keep the sunny days a lot longer although it's quite misty this morninga but hopefully it will become a sunny day x

  8. Sandra this is a gorgeous winters Christmas card. Loving the distressed edges.
    {I would love you to take part in my 1,100 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. Sandra, this is as beautiful as your heart... which is saying a LOT. :o) The layers of wintry delight are gorgeous and I adore the whimsical image. Your embellishing is always so pretty. Lovely work, my dear friend! And it was so wonderful to hear from you! I am proud of you for enduring and will forever be praying over you. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  10. Beautiful card Sandra, I love all the layers! xx

  11. A beautiful Christmas card Sandra and I love the blue! I also love making Christmas cards - they are one of my favorite holidays for cardmaking.

  12. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
    Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

  13. I am just loving this Christmas card Sandra, so many layers and so much cuteness!

  14. Love the card Sandra. Great layering! :) x

  15. Such a fun Christmas card Sandra love it!


  16. You do layers so very well Sandra. This is perfect. Xxx

  17. Sandra, your wintery card is fabulous! Love all the distressing and layers. Just gorgeous on your scalloped card.


  18. Awww sweetie this is simply stunning I love the cute image, gorgeous work as usual hugs Pops x

  19. Just love all the layers you have created on this card. The image is a great one to use and looks perfect here. Hugs Mrs A.

  20. Fabulous creation, love the layers & die cuts you have used
    Hugs Shell xx

  21. Stunning card Sandra love the beautiful detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  22. Wow Sandra, this card is gorgeous. I love all the layers and distressed edges. Fab work!
    Hugs! xx

  23. Gorgeous Christmas Card Sandra! I love the colours!
    Dawn xx

  24. I had to look close at this...not the typical Bugaboo image...love all the characters in it!!! Great card Sandra!

  25. Gorgeous Card Sandra!

    I love the image, it's fab!

    Hope you are keeping well. Take special care.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X