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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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Must see an Ornament or it could be an Ornament!

Hello fellow blogger
It's that well known saying from me 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Has a new challenge today
It starts from the 1st of each month
Choosen by our very own 
Must see an Ornament or it could be an Ornament!
As we are a christmas challenge blog it's got to be christmassy
And here is my take
 This is of course a Christmas Cracker and a musical christmas tree
l just love the novelty tree but when the grandchildren where younger
It sort of frighten them not so much now they love it as l do
l didn't make the cracker it was a card from a dear friend and 
It's just great for this challenge 
As you see it's got a couple of bows, gems and sentiment shop bought l think
l save lots of card fronts as they come in handy for recycling as l have
Done for this challenge 
Hopefully you will join in and it would be lovely to see what your take can be
You can see the Dt's wonderful creations
Now lets see yours
Thankyou for stopping by hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H


  1. Sandra, I discovered crackers late in life. They are catching on in the US....finally. Your friend made a super sweet and very pretty card for you. I agree with you on saving cards for inspiration and just to enjoy.

  2. Love the ornament, we have something similar and like you the Grandsons were terrified of it when they were younger but love it now.
    Really lovely cracker and well done on the re-cycling.
    Have a good week and thanks for your lovely comment.

    Kath x

  3. This is beautiful, Sandra. I love Christmas crackers and was so happy to see this on your blog tonight. The elegance is perfectly magical. Thank you for the sweet inspiration and have a wonderful day. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Oh Sandra this is a cute and Christmas cheer post. love the cracker.xx [aNNie]

  5. This is so cute Sandra, love your Christmas tree! Hope all is well and sorry for not being around lately. Carol x

  6. Sandra, What a clever take on our Sparkles ornament challenge!

  7. Great ornament Sandra, and lovely cracker.

    Pat xx

  8. Sandra this is such a fun Christmas cracker and I love the way you photographed it.
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  9. Hi dearie, I'm loving your Xmas tree ornament so fun. Great idea to recycle your cards. So beautiful too. I've got a few to recycle from last year as well.
    Fab cracker shape too. Take care Hun. Hugs xxx

  10. What a fun ornament! And the cracker is so nice, always loved these as a kid, always fun to see what was inside.


  11. Too bad we don't have a video of what the musical Christmas tree does, Sandra! I have a few of these critters, too, so I can imagine! We'll be getting them out again soon ~ aacckk, time flies!! Hugs, Darnell