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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, 9 January 2022


 Good morning Fellow blogger
A Happy New Year to you all
Wow we have a new blog on the go and its 
Well its a new face but an old challenge Di 
Has changed the look of the blog and its fantastic
l am seeing some people not able to access
If it helps l clicked on the icon and it took me to
The challenge page hopefully this will help the link is below
Also its a new blog so you will have to Follow it again
I just love the new icon and the new blog so this is my 
1st card for the new blog
1st birthday card of the year many more to make
l used lots of snippets for this card and my friend
Just adores Hedgehogs the image is a freebie 
From the internet as was the background paper 
All l had to do was add a banner using my die cut
Circle the image again using my die cut, Green card
3D Sticky pads, gems and l Stamped the Sentiment
This is my card for Di 1st challenge for 2022
Please do join in its a fabulous challenge
Thank you for your visit
Hope you have an enjoyable week
Take care 
Sandra H

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #418 - Christmas Draw - Prize A

l would like to wish all of my blogging family
A Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year
Good morning to you all
On this wet and dismal day
l know what will cheer you up and its a 
Special challenge from our very good blogger
And what a challenge Di has for us today
This challenge will run for 4weeks so you don't want to miss it
There are lots of prizes to be won and it's a Christmas theme 
You can use loads of snippets to create such wonder creations
And this is my card made for this wonderful challenge
Please do join in as its worth all the effect 
Its a Christmas them as you can see 
Items used 
Scalloped card, stamped sentiment,
Snippets of Designer card/blue card stock
Added pre-coloured image, Gems 3d sticky pads
l hope you manage to do this challenge its so inspiring
So lets see what you can come up with and take the challenge
l am entering into the challenge below
Thank you for your visit
Have a lovely day
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Momery of Ruby's challenge 417

 Good morning to you all
Little bit of snow in my area on Sunday
Not enough to stick but they say the weather
Is going to change again so watch this space
This is my card for the following challenge
Items used 
Scalloped card/snippets of Dt papers & cream card
Dies for the banner and bells, 3d Sticky-pads gems 
Pre-coloured image 
My challenge l would like to enter into is ofcourse
Snippets in memory of Ruby's 417
Thank you for your time
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Pixies snippets challenge 416/Nov Rudolph days challenge

 Good morning crafters hope your having a good week
l had my Covid booster jab last week it felt good to have it 
l know its a personal choice so if you are eligible and want it
Please go ahead and get it done
My son and dil are expecting their 2nd child this week
So l haven't been on very much l did a bit of catch up yesterday
Here is my card for the following challenges
Snowflake Die, Snowflake Gems  Embellishment
Thank you for your visit
Take care
Sandra H

Monday, 1 November 2021

Snippets challenge 415/mynbu challeges 32

 Hello and good afternoon fellow bloggers
These months are going so fast hardly time to blink an eye
Another month out and today1st November hard to believe 
l was once told after you reach a certain age it just goes so fast
And that is so totally true
This is my card for the following challenges 

Using snippets and never been used before item
l recently bought the tree dies from Amazon didn't come with
A known make just in a clear bag still did the job so happy with it
 And using the snippets is a well known way to use them up
Items used
Scalloped card/Red/Green card stock
Gems, Snowflake, Sentiment 3Dsticky pads & peel offs
Thank you for your visit
Take care stay safe
Sandra H 

Monday, 25 October 2021

Rudolph days October challenge/Christmas sentiment challenge

 Good morning to you all l an feeling the change in the weather
Well it seems we are not out of the woods with Covid-19
l heard that numbers are going up again 
And Australia has come out of its longest lockdown
l just hope they stay safe as l hope we all do
Reluctant to go into another lockdown what do you think?
l have a card for you l am using this card for 2 challenges
This was a quick card to make l just love the background
Items used
Designer card from Christmas Post/red & white card stock
Added pre-coloured image
Spellbinders dies, Memento ink pad Christmas tree 
Stamped Christmas sentiment & gems
 Christmas is so nearing have you done any shopping?
Thank you for your visit 
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Pixies Ruby Memory challenge 414

Hello and welcome to my post
It's a wet and cold day today l think
The weather really has changed bit misty too
Here is a card made for Ruby's memory challenge 414
l always like to participate and you can too
Just click on the link below 
Items used
Scalloped card/beige/black card stock
Banner die, Image clip art & Stamped Sentiment 
Thank you for your visit
Hope you have a good week ahead whatever your plans
Take care stay safe
Sandra H