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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, 6 April 2021


Welcome and good morning to you all
Gosh the change in the weather it's just gone back to winter
l hope you had a lovely Easter nice that the sun was out for a few days
Even though some of those days was cold glad it didn't rain
And as for the snow .....well what a surprise!!
Here is my card for
Here is a card l made for my sons birthday
Which was on the 3rd April so no problem posting it
As he'd moved to a new house the images show's him re designing 
The property which we have all done and digging up the garden to build
A bar which has been one of the most builds during lockdown
Shows just what skills people can achieve without knowing they had them
Items used
White scalloped card/blue & snippets of Designer papers
Images pre-coloured Dies, Happy Birthday Stamp & 3D Sticky pads
Challenge l would like to enter into
Enjoy your day whatever your plans 
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H

Thursday, 25 March 2021

March Rudolph day challenge

 Hello and good morning to you all
Here is my card for 
Items used
White scalloped card/black/white card
Designer card
Added pre-coloured image
Just love this image especially as its pre-coloured
Added snowflakes, Pearls & stamped sentiment
My challenge is
The challenge starts on the 25th of each month
And runs until the end 
As always its a Christmas challenge so anything 
To do with Christmas you can enter
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Pixies snippet challenge 399

 Good Afternoon all hope your having a lovely weekend
Weather not been too bad just hoping for some sunshine 
I hope by now most of us have had our vaccine 
And please continue to do so
There seems to be some misleading reports
About the Oxford Vaccine Astra Zeneca 
Your choice to take it or leave it it's yours that can't be taken away from you
l have had mine and am willing to take the 2nd as and when
Here is a card l made for 
I made this card for a friend who lives in Australia so 
She won't see this post and her birthday is next month
Items used 
Scalloped card
Mostly snippets of pink card/Dp card
Image is from Clipart freebie/embellishments
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Snippets challenge 398

 Hello to you all
Schools back tomorrow what an eye opener that will be 
l can imagine lots of children will be so pleased with this news
Also lots that will of course be apprehensive 
l don't think all parents will be sure if its the right thing
To do but we can only give it a try and hopefully stay on the right track
And not undo all the good work we had done during this last lockdown
Here is my card for 
Just s simple quick card for a dear friends b'day at the end of this month
Items used 
Kraft card 
White/black card
Spippet of Dp backing card 
Image printed off from Clipart 
3 D sticky pads & Sentiment
Have a lovely day all
Sandra H

Friday, 26 February 2021

Feb Rudolph Days Challenge

 Good Morning fellow bloggers
Welcome to my post 
l hope by now lots of us have had the Vaccine
Some have suffered badly hopefully they are okay now
Roll on 1st June just hope all goes well
Until then a lot rides on us getting
Some sort of normality back
This is my card for 
 Well l think we where all wondering why Mo hadn't posted
It yesterday as normal but having seen Mo's post
Computers/Internets can have a mind of their own and go
Wrong at the worse time 
So pleased though that all was sorted 
Don't forget to post or you will miss it
Items used
Scalloped edged card
White/Red/Designer card pre-coloured image
Stamped Sentiment, Snowflakes & Stars
Simple card made from scraps 
My challenge 
Thank you for your visit
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Sunday, 21 February 2021


Hello fellow blogger welcome to my post today
I hope you are keeping well and busy during this lockdown
Let’s hope as l hear figures are going down stay down and we
Can then get back to some sort of normality which we know it’s
Not going to be easy only with common sense will get us back on track 
And Monday we will have some news from Boris 
So to lighten the load here is a card made for my granddaughter’s 11th b’day
During this lockdown l have managed to make all the b'day cards for 2021
Items used
8"x8" Scalloped card/White/Blue & Peach 
Designer card/Die's, Gem's, Sentiment & Pre-coloured image
Challenge l would like to enter into
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day and the coming week whatever your plans
Sandra H

Sunday, 7 February 2021

pixies-snippets-playground-challenge card

 Hello and welcome my fellow blogger
Because of the restrictions of not going far
Having made over 30 Christmas cards now
 l thought l would start my Birthday cards
For 2021 and so far l have made 28 for the year
And here is my 2nd card l hope you like it
Not sure if my friend likes pink l am sure she wouldn't of minded what colour
Item's used
l decided to go bigger for birthday card so l used
8"x8" Scalloped card/White card stock
lily of the valley paper pad which was a Christmas present
Birthday stamp, pearls, 3d sticky pads, gems & butterflies
My challenge for this card will be
Thankyou for your visit
Please stay safe and take care
Lots of love
Sandra H
Today l get my Vaccine l hope many of you have had yours