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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

Monday 26 September 2011

Gift of Friends and Family

 Hello and good evening to you all
Well did you get the start of this Indian Summer 
We have been told to expect?!
It wasn't too good here first thing 
But then got better and warmer late morning and then for the rest of the day
l'm hoping the rest of the week is going to be as forecast lovely and sunny!
Here i have another challenge 
Less is More Week 34

And this is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Spellbinder Petite Scalloped & Circle  Dies
Gold Glitter Card Stock from stash 
Penny/Black Image Crystal Wreath coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment from Summerdriggs
The gift of Friends and Family
Is the greatest gift of all!
Gold Glitter card stock 
Thank you so very much for looking
And also any comments you may leave
Do Enjoy the rest of your week
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday 24 September 2011

Snowflakes are unassembled snowmen!

Good Morning to you all i hope your having 
a good weekend and the weather does improve
Well i have been waiting for todays challenge because i can show off my
Penny Black Stamp
  i won a couple of weeks ago and i'm using it for the
P/B Saturday Challenge Week 170
I have chosen
And this is my Card
Having started with White Scalloped Card Stock
Backed with Pink Petticoat (Dots)
Mounted Image P/B Christmas Fairy 
with 3d sticky pad & P/B Sentiment
  Snowflakes are just unassembled snowmen!
using Memento ink
Coloured Image with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pens 
added Glamour dust
Used Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies 5 & 6 Labels & Scalloped Oval
Cut out Snowflakes with Wedgeware snowflake punch & dabbed a little Decoart glamour dust
Wedgeware corner punch from blue card stock
And to finish off with Blue Card Candy
Hope you like it as l truly enjoyed making it 
l appreciate all comments & read them all
Thank you for looking 

Friday 23 September 2011

Slim line Christmas Tree

 Happy Friday yes its Weekend!!
LIM challenge
Week-33-1000-anything goes
Card no 5
Wouldn't it be nice to get 1000 entries this week
Here is my Card
 White Card Stock
Trimmed the edges using my Rotatrim Edge Master 
Printed the image directly onto the card
Image Summerdriggs 
Coloured with Promarkers
Thank you for looking 
Once again i hope you like it !
Comments are always apreciated 
Sandra H  xx xx

Thursday 22 September 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

Hi and Welcome
Another day another card for another challenge
Card no4
Todays card isn't a happy card but it is a nice card if you understand my neaning!!
I started with plain White Card Stock
Pinted the image directly onto the card
Image from PinkPetticoat 
WoodWare cuter for the corners
Thank you for looking
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Christmas TreeElement

Hello and Welcome 
Another Card for Less is More
This is challenge card no3 and l hope you like it
The challenge at
Is to create a clean and simple card  and hopeing to achieve 
1000 cards to be entered
Wow thats a lot your thinking!! 
Are we going to get there?!
Well yes we are and here is my entry
l started with a plain White card stock 
Trimmed the edges using my Rotatrim Edge Master 
Printed the image directly onto the card
Image Summerdriggs Believe
Lotv Stamp Merry Christmas
As easy as that so please come on and have a go yourselves
  If you want to leave a comment please do so I do appreciate comments and always read them
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Monday 19 September 2011

Mr Snowmen!

Hello and Welcome to 

   Less is More  
1000 Card Challenge 2!
Yes i thought i would give it another go 
You can enter as many times as you like
I just had this card ready and waiting
So here goes..........
I started with a white scalloped card stock
The Image is from Papermania
Stamped the image directly onto the card with Memento Ink
Coloured with promarkers
And dusted with Glamour Dust 
Easy pizzy!!
Hope it fits the bill
And thank you for taking an interest
Sandra H xx

Less is More ..................1000 card challenge 2 

  Less is More 


Saturday 17 September 2011

Birthday Wishes!

Less is more Week 33

 Hello and good afternoon to you all
Don't normally do to 2 posts in one day but because
LSM has a challenge for anything 
l didn't want to miss such a great challenge and my card above is my entry
 l started with an embossed white card from Papermania
Stamped the image's directly onto the card from 
Rainbow Studios Clear Stamp Daisy World using Memento ink
Coloured with Promarkers
Didn't take long! but that's the beauty of Less Is More Clean and Simple
Thank you for looking if you haven't done this challenge yourself 
click on the link below to get all the details 
its a great challenge your sure to enjoy it
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Winning Penny/Black Image for me!!

Good Morning to you all hope you have a lovely weekend
No card at the moments but there will be one sometime during the weekend
l just wanted to show you what came through my letterbox yesterday from Penny/Black
This is what l won and the lovely thank you card from all the Design Team
l would like to thank you too it was a great challenge and would encourage anyone to take part
Thank you so very much
Sandra H


Thursday 15 September 2011

Happy Birthday Sister!

Hello Again
Here is a card i made for my sister 
 Her birthday isn't until October but decided to show you
My sister is the youngest of Eleven................Yes
l'm from a large family!
Seven Girls & Four Boys
My father was a Fisherman
 Had very little time at home so made the most of their time
Hence the size of the family........lol 
My entry is for 
Challenge 23-Happy-Birthday
To start i used A4 Green card stock 
Images from Papercraft Garden Fairy Corner Stacker cut out and layered with 3d Sticky pads
 Happy Birthday Doodle Flower Card Front 
See link below
Added Pink Pearls and Gem Stones on the petals
Sister, Happy Birthday, peel offs
  Butterfly from stash
Xcut Corner punch
Thank you for taking an interest 
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Too Cute To Spook!

 Hi There
Less Is More challenge today is one layer seeing Double!
and this is my entry
The image is Free from Pink Gems Cute Pumkin
Sentiment Rainbow Studio's
As Halloween is nearing just thought the
Image would be appropriate
Thank you for looking
Sandra H xx

Monday 12 September 2011

Time For Little Lotv Xmas Candy

Hope you had a good weekend the Weather not good at the moment and it seems to be getting worse no card but this fabulous Candy from Jacqui
Just wanted you to know that there's a chance to win these fabulous 4 new Christmas Released Lotv Stamps
Click on the link below and see more details
 Lili of the Valley 
  all you need to do is leave a comment on My Linky and advertise this candy on your blog, the candy will stay open until Wednesday 14th September.

Friday 9 September 2011

Little Honey's - Princess Ariel............ Masquerade Ball!!

Hello and Welcome
Image from
 Masquerade Ball Hop
Little Honey's Princess Ariel

Good Morning and for those of you that are working...................yes!! it's one day to Weekend!!
 That's how i used to feel when i was working couldn't wait until Friday knowing 2days off to do nothing or so we thought but what was it ladies/Gents ..........Housework and more Housework!!
Well, every day is a Weekend for me so i'm really happy! but i do sympathize with you workers really i do!!
today i thought as i had done the bloghop for SDD i would do the Challenge too so with this gorgeous image which by the way one of seven Freebies collected doing the bloghop so if you did the blog hop you'll be Seven images better off!! 
I have chosen Little Honey's Princess Ariel to colour so to begin with i used
6x6 Plain White Scalloped Card Stock
Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms Summer backing paper (Gorgeous Papers ) added Gem stones on each of the Petals, Woodware Cutter for the corners
PaperMania Silk Screened paper 3D layered with sticky pads
Image Coloured with Promarkers & Decorated with lots of coloured Sequins, Gems stones & Beads 
Silk Flowers and Card Candy 
Thank you for looking and i hope you liked the card
Many thanks Sandra H 
Have a lovely Weekend 

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Cool Company!!

Good afternoon to you all, hope your enjoying your day and for those of you that have been working hope it  wasn't too long a day for you! Weather windy today but still not cold not the sort of weather we want for August !who knows maybe September may prove to be a better and warmer month! 
(we live in hope!!)

 Well todays Challenge i have taken on is
     Make a Scene! 
And here is my card
Using 6x6 Plain White Scalloped Card
Stamped directly onto the card with
Cool Company Image From
Coloured with ProMarkers
You have to be careful as the colours can run if your not using the proper paper so
i think l was lucky with this as the black did run a little but mayby its not too noticeable
Stamp Image Lotv
Corners Candle & Holly Peel offs 
Christmas tree from Windmills Store its has a great on line Craft shop
Normal glue just scattered over the card to give it some height and Silver Glitter sprinkled over to give the effect of snow
really simply card with a lovely effect which i truly loved making.
And as always thank you for calling by.............Many thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday 3 September 2011

Princess Bell of the ball!!

 Hi and welcome to my post
As i was going from blog to blog i came across a challenge from
September something challenge
 it was brought to my attention that this is going to be its last challenge they have decided not to do anymore challenges so i thought the image below was an appropriate image to use,  i hadn't intended to enter this so quickly as i like to keep a challenge going for at least 1week before entering another but couldn't resist this one so here is my card
The image is what i won from


Using a 6x6 white Scalloped card background swiss dots embossed folder  Red Crackle iced paper layered with 3d sticky pad, layered again onto plain white card, the image coloured With promarkers glitter around the image and skirt pink ribbon and dark pink card candy
Little Princess stamp lotv
and to finish off with a couple of pink gems
 Spellbinders circle and Nellies corners i took out the middle and used the ends to give this panel on the right hand side
Thank you for looking
Sandra H xx
Have a great Weekend
May i say a warm welcome to my latest follower Karen you will find Karen
at the link below

Friday 2 September 2011

Christmas Wishes to you too!!

Hello My Fellow Bloggers
Weather Report Not too good .............Unsettled Through-out-the-Weekend
(No change there then)
Well todays Challenge is16-Christmas Wishes click on the link below to get more details
This is one of the easiest Challenges for me because the Ingredient used are free!!
Click on this link below and it will take you to the Crafters company site
The Design pack is called Festive Floral
(Nov Free Download) 
Having used 6x6 Scalloped White Card
Backing paper (Merry Christmas Free)
Snowflakes Embossed Folder Cut out using Spellbinders Die and trimed with Silver peel off
Image Merry Christmas (Free) cut out the Bow and layered with 3D Sticky pad
Snowflake (Free) Added Card Candy.
Hope you enjoyed looking as i enjoyed making this card it's another one of my Christmas list which seems to get bigger every year!
Thank you for viewing this and thank you for any comments that you might leave.
Many Thanks Sandra H xx
Enjoy your Weekend