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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 Five grand children Tayla, Nathan, Poppy, Mila & Rio 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 28 July 2011

Let's Celebrate!!

 Hi Welcome to my blog

Well the weather has changed today it was so sunny and hot yesterday its still warm today but 
although we might need a little rain let's hope it won't continue raining for too long!

l feel as if l'm a little late with this challenge as it started Saturday and we are in Thursday l feel the week is nearly over.................time is going so fast!! this Challenge is 
Pennyblack Saturday Challenge 161

Items used are White card which l them put a background print from Summerdriggs Freedom kit notice the stars!! the image l used was Pennyblack Calico Doll, l coloured her using Promarker pens, l mounted the image onto Silver Mirror card which has stars on but are not that noticable, mounted again onto Embossed card added some star's blue gemstones and the sentiment Let's Celebrate!!

Thank you for looking
any comments left are appreciated and l always read them
Many thanks Sandra H


Tuesday 26 July 2011

Ice Cream Ellie

 Hi to you all

What gorgeous weather we are having today, having strolled from blog to blog l came across a challenge which suited me .............2 reasons 1st was to show a stamp that l won from 
Pink gem Designs 
2nd its their challenge
26-PinkGem-design A stitch in time
Having started with a white card 7"x5" All the papers used came from Pink Petticoat l printed Sweet Wishes background , Cherries Crimson, Really big Dots and Sundaes, the image is from Pink Gems which l won in a challenge recently, the image is Ice Cream Ellie she's Gorgeous! this l coloured with Promarkers and cut it out and layered with 3d sticky pads onto a plain Doily which l had from my stash, Flowers from the PinkGems win, Blue gem stones & Green peel offs from my stash  Sentiment is part of the image which says
Have A Sweet Day!! hope you like what you see any comments that you leave are gratefully received and l always read them 
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Monday 25 July 2011

100 Follower Givaway!!

 Wow can you believe your eyes!!!!
Here is the photo of Michelle's HUGE giveaway!!

This is Michelle from the post below who is giving away this fabulous Candy and if you want to be in with a chance to win go to her blog Details below and  become a follower JUST advertise this amazing Candy to be in with a chance to win
Sandra H 
Good luck

100 Follower Giveaway!!

***This will stay on top until 100 followers is reached***

Like I promised in the previous post....

In case you missed that post, I will explain :)

I was cleaning my scraproom and found a huge pile of stuff that hasn't gotten any scrappy love so what better way to get new friends than to give it to someone who might actually use it!!??

Win-win situation! I get more room to fill it up with new scrappy stuff, and one lucky person gets a bunch of new toys!! :) and we all come out with new friends! yayy!

The whole lot! 

Letter stickers...

Embellishments...(tags, stickers, Christmas, Halloween, etc...)

Sizzix embossing folders, 12 inch scissors

6x6 scrapbook, funky with fibers, entire line of St. Patricks Day papers w/ glitter (see below..)

Line up of hundreds of sheets of paper!

Entire line of Best Creations, Inc., St. Patricks Day paper w/ glitter!

Going Tropical paper piece kit, more embellishments... Love, Wedding etc... 

PAPER!!! (click for bigger picture) HUGE LOT!

More embellishments and stickers!!

Borders, Titles, Holiday vellum titles, Family vellum titles, Teen vellum titles!!

You get everything shown in the picture!!!

My blog is fairly new so I'm looking for new followers to give me some love on my projects and to meet new scrappy-artsy-crafty friends! 

All you have to do to win is:
1. Become a follower!
2. Leave a comment saying your interested in winning my blog candy!
3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and put it in your sidebar to spread the news!

Everyone wins!

Good luck!

Friday 22 July 2011

Pinkgem-Seaside Candy Winner ............Me!!

 Hello my fellow friends
Thank-you Pinkgems for this lovely Candy
This is what i recieved through the post today all these goodies from Janet at Pinkgem-janet.blogspot.com all i needed to do was add my name on Janets blog to win this and you could do the same so why don't you pop over and see what Candy is on offer and you TOO could be in with a chance of winning.
The Candy consisted of a Box of Clotted Cream Toffee ........Yummy
Postcard Stamp, Ice cream girl Stamp and some Flowers which i'm so looking forward to putting a card together and showing you all so watch this space
and thank you for passing by any Comments you leave are very much appreciated and i always read them.
Many thanks Sandra H 

Saturday 16 July 2011

Special Friend Card

 Hello My Friends
Well, it's Saturday and as i had some spare time i thought i would take up this challenge for
Pennyblack Saturday Challenge -----Bunting Week 160
l have used Cream Hammer Card Stock, with Plain green card as a base colour, i used Pennyblack Image from the Wonderful Critters Party Set, then i stamped the image on to plain white card and Mounted it on Green card to give it some hight with 3d sticky pads coloured the image using Promarker pens, i then used 2 Stamps...........  Best Wishes which is from Kodomoline.com & Special Friend that i recently purchased from pink Gem Designs i did the same with the Sentiments Mounted them on green card and 3d with sticky pads, and just to fill in the gaps i placed Green Card Cindy, 
Thank you for passing by and hopefully you will like what you see any comments you may leave are greatefully recieved and l read all my comments.
Many thanks Sandra H xxxxxxxxxxx


Tuesday 12 July 2011

Life's a bar of Chocolate!!

 Hello My Fellow Friends
Monochromatic Card in the Chocolate 
Chocolate connection
Recipe 27 Chocolate & Cream 

I wasn't sure which challenge  i wanted to do today so l decided to look on the Feline Playful Challenge and came across this one from CCEESTAMPERS.BLOGSPOT.COM my choice was for a Chocolate card and as l come from a large family l have another sister's birthday this month so thought this card would be a great card to make and enter it in the challenge.

The Recipe for this Challenge was using a Blank white 6x6 Scolloped Card which l then directly printed the background from Pink Petticoat range Double Cream Chocolate, Image from Printable Heavens 2011, they have some great stuff, Gold Mirror Card from my stash, Brown Card Candy to give the effect of Chocolate buttons l spreaded them on the Backing image, Font is Chocolate drop which says Happy Birthday to a sweet sister & Life's a bar of Chocolate!! l have used the Gold Mirror card on all the images and Sentiments and built each one using some 3D sticky pad, l have also 3D the bowl of Chocolate which makes it even more delicious yum yum!

Thank you for looking any comments are greatefully received and l read all of them,
I have also decided to take a chance and enter this in 
Crafts4eternity and there challenge is Choclolate & Cream 27
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Sunday 10 July 2011

Whimsy Stamp under the weather!! Get Well Soon

Hello my fellow bloggers

This is as promised one of the Whimsy stamps that l was lucky enough to win after taking the logo and advertising it on my side bar and leaving a comment

This card is for all you bloggers that are not on top form!...... having read some of your blogs l noticed that there are a few members that hadn't been feeling too well so l though this little fella might cheer you up and you all have a speedy recovery

l used a plain white card and Red Mirror card then mounted the Whimsy image with 3D Sticky pads, background paper is from Pink Petticoat (Double Dots Pink) Pink ribbon which l recieved from my 1st candy win, Cyrstal Stickers, Deep Pink Gems, Silver Bow and Get Well Soon Sentiment from my stash and to colour l used Promarkers.

Thank you for calling by any comments received are greatfully appreciated.
Many thanks Sandra H xx

l have decided to enter this in theSecretcrafterssaturdaychallenge
                                    Get well Soon!!


Saturday 9 July 2011

Whimsy Advertisement Candy Winner!!!

 Hello my friends,
Well, l'm overjoyed with excitement after winner these Whimsy Stamps, all l needed to do was advertise the above picture on my side bar and write a comment, l was so pleased to see that l had won this fabulous prize and can't wait to put a card together with one of the stamps, a very happy blogger!! you too could win prizes like these check out Twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/ for any challenges they might have coming up.
thank you for looking ................Sandra H


Tuesday 5 July 2011

Hello my Fellow Bloggers

l just wanted to share with you this Candy which l won from Heidi's Blog
l recieved it through the post recently even though this is the Candy which was advertised on Heidi's Blog Heidi very kindly added some extra goodies!!......... l'm still beaming with excitement and just wanted to share my good fortune with you Thank you for visiting.................Sandra H