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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 31 October 2011

Your so hugable!!

Week 39 Lucky Dip - Stars

Good morning to you all

Chrissie & Mandi, have yet again come up with another great challenge

This week’s "Less is More" Challenge is "Stars"
So having raided my stamp box I came across this one and here is my card

Plain white card
 Penny/ Black image
 To have and to hug
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment lotv
One of the reasons for doing this challenge
Is that it’s clean and simple and couldn’t be made any
 hope you like the card
And thank you for your comments
Sandra H xx
Enjoy your day

Is that Frost i see!!

Good Morning Everybody
l have a new challenge for you today from
A Gem of a Challenge 
And here is my card 

White Scalloped card
Backing papers Beatrix Potter A Winter's Tale
Paper Mania Honey & Hugs Festive Frolics
Image Pink Gems Snowdrops
Snowflake, Glitter & Glamour Dust
Silver peel off
Spellbinders Snowflake
Woodware Corner punch
Hope you enjoy the card
 Many thanks for dropping by
  And thank you for your comments
Sandra H xx

Saturday 29 October 2011

With love This Festive Season!

Hello my FellowFriends
Hope your enjoying your day
And the weather is good were you are!
Wet and cold here today
  have a Sketch Challenge today
And here is my Card
Used White Scalloped Card Stock
Backed with Beatrix Potter AWinters Tale
Also used Wild Rose Studio Wintry Christmas Paper
Christmas Ribbon from The Paper Company Studio
Spellbinders Nesties Scallops and Snowflakes 
Using scraps from backing papers
Cyrstal Stickers from stash
Lotv Senitment Mounted with 3d sticky pad
Glamour dust
And the star of the show 
P/B Image Stocking treat
Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noir pens
Thank you for taking an interest
Sandra H xx
Have a great Weekend and enjoy Halloween 
And don't forget to put your clocks Back

Thursday 27 October 2011

Are you enjoying the Bonfire?!!

Good Morning to you all

Another day another challenge 

This weeks challenge over at


Is Challenge 4 Bonfire Party!!

They would love to see a card or a project with a 

Bonfire theme and of course your card must have a

Nutcrafters image

To qualify for the prize

And To help us along 


have a freebie digi for everyone

And here is my card using that image

l started with white Scalloped card

Backed with Bonfire papers from stash

Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Lge Die 6
Coloured image with Promarkers & spectrum noir pens
 Distressed edges need to polish up on this distressing 
Still learning but enjoying the challenge  
And to finish off i used some Stickles & Gel pens 
Thank you and Many thanks
Sandra H xxx 
Enjoy your day

Saturday 22 October 2011

Am i such a shady lady?!!

Good Afternoon to you all
Are Celebrating 500 - Sassy Steampunk Progressive Challenge #4
Well this is the last of the Relay and today’s challenge is Anything goes using 
and here is my card 
For my theme i thought it would be nice
To use parts of the other challenges throughtout the relay
As always i used White Scalloped card and printed images of Metal Eliments &
Vintage Frame and placed onto card
Vintage Backing paper from my stash
Clock from Clip Art
Metal Buttons Papermania Beads set
Flower Craft Accessories
Card Candy
Medal studds
The star of the show
Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum noir pens
Cut out and mounted with 3d sticky pad
l hope you like todays card
Thank you 
Sandra H xx

Thursday 20 October 2011

Victorious Chic!!!

Hello and welcome to another challenge from

Todays Challege 500-Sassy Steampunk Progressive Challenge #3 Relay 
We need to used Steampunk Victoria to create a project that is
Victorian or Vintage
I choose Victorian!
And here is my third entry
Using White Scalloped card
Victorian Green Textured
Background Paper
Onto white card 
Image Victoria Coloured with Promarker pens
Green Mirror card
Spellbinders die Scalloped & Circle
Cut out vintage paper for the corners
Card Candy,
Flowers, Gem stones & hearts from stash

Tim Holtz Distressing ink
Need to practice with the distressing
Many thanks for taking an interest
And your comments are very much appreciated
Sandra H xx
Have a lovely Weekend


We won't be late!!

Good afternoon to you all
Another day another challenge
Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 173
On the Move!
We are being challenged to create any image
 This involves either movement or moving house etc! 
My Penny Black stamps are 
Make believe which i believe is on the move!
And A Merry merry christmas to you!
And here is my card
White Scalloped card stock 
Backing Christmas wintry papers from Wild Rose Studio
White Card stock with P/B image Make believe
Coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum noir pens
P/B image A Merry merry christmas to you!
Mounted using 3d sticky pads
Snowflakes from stash and cut out 
Woodware cutter
Corners cut with Woodward Craft Collection
Added Glamour dust and blue outline around the image
Thank you so much and l hope you enjoy what you see
Sandra H xx
Enjoy the rest of your day

Wednesday 19 October 2011


Week 37
Mandi and Chrissie
Have another challenge
The theme which is
You may interpret this however you wish
Your favourite tipple, the colours of a cocktail or a cocktail of colours.
Let your imagination run with this one
And here is my card
Used white scalloped card
Imposed image from Clip Art
Onto Card
Cheers & Cocktail Sir!
Yes thank you
Computer Generated
  Thank you for taking an interest
Any comments are greatefully appreciated
Many thanks Sandra H xx
Enjoy the rest of your day

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Steampunk Amelia!

Good morning to a very wet and windy day we certainly have the winds today!
Todays Challege 500-Sassy Steampunk Progressive Challenge #2 Relay
Create a project using Steampunk Amelia plus a clock(s) 
And/or gears!
Todays challenge is Amelia don't you think she's Pretty!
As i didn't have any of the items i went looking in 3 crafts shops this morning and none of them
Stocked any so l just had to use the computer images which i printed off, hopefully this will be ok?!
Please see my card
I used White Scallope Stock
Computer generated Clock & Gears
Printed onto Blue & Green Card Stock
Image SSD
Coloured with Promarkers & Spectruim noir pens
Mounted on 3D Sticky pad
Clock Mounted with 3 D Sticky pad on Green Mirror card
And to finish a couple of metal beads from stash
Thank you for looking
Sandra H  xx
Enjoy the rest of your day

Monday 17 October 2011

Let's Party!!

Steampunk Josephine Frebbie 


Progressive Challenge

 Good morning to my fellow bloggers

Wet & windy

The wind might just keep the rain away for some part of the day ...........we can live in hope!!

Todays Challenge we have is 

Sassy Studios 

who have reached


Steampunk Josephine  & Progressive Challenge

they are celebrating this week & today's image is free she's called 


I'm so happy to have this gorgeous image!

Here is my card
Started with White Scalloped card stock
Distressed the card for the 1st time using
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
Set Image
On green & white stock
Coloured with Promarkers & spectrum Noir pens
Corners cut out from Silver & Green card stockMetal Embellisments from my stash
Sentiment Let's Party Computer Generated
Silver Gem Stones & Silver Peel off from stash
Thank you hope you like what you see as much as l enjoyed putting it together
Any Comments you may leave are always Appreciated 
Many Thanks Sandra H xx


Thursday 13 October 2011

Wintery Christmas!

Good Morning to all you lovely Bloggers
Well we have a little sun this morning 
Not sure how long it will last!
It was nice to see it after all the rain
Today i have another Challenge
And the Challenge is

They have a Blog Hop which means you can win lots of goodies
So i thought i would give it a go but you must comment on all of the Blogs
And here is my Card
Used White Scalloped Card Stock
Backing Paper Wild Rose Studio 
Wintry Christmas
Image Wild Rose Studio
Mounted on Mirror Card with 3d Sticky Pad
Spellbinders Die 6 Petite Scalloped Ovales Lge
Snowflakes Spellbinders die 5
Coloured with Promarkers and spectruim noir pens
And a sprinkle of Glitter Dust
Thank you for looking 
And any comments you may leave
They are always appreciated 
Thank you Sandra H xx

Wednesday 12 October 2011

The warmth of your heart!

Hello and good morning another dull and wet day but not so cold!
l have a great challenge for you from
Week 36-Hearts One Layer
And here is my card
Using White Scalloped Card Stock
Image taken from ClipArt
Printed directly onto the card
Added Circle
Font Penshurst Shadow
Thank you so much for looking
And Many Thanks for any Comments you may leave
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Special Friend!

Hello to you all and thank you for visiting me today
Todays Challenge i have is

Age is Just a Number
 And here is my Card

Using White Scalloped Card Stock
Backing papers Green Card Stock
Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms Collection
Penny/Black Image Cheesecake Parade
Coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens
Pink Gems Designs Special Friend stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pink Card Candy Petal Craft Accessories from Stash 
60th Birthday Wishes Computer Generated
Thank you for looking all Comments are greatefully Appreciated
Sandra H xx

Friday 7 October 2011

We will Survive!!

Good Evening to you all
Terrible day again today and it’s not going to be any better tomorrow
So l’m lead to believe
Anyway are you aware
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
In honour of those that have been effected 
Its been sugguested that we show lots of pink in this weeks challenge
At  Dare To Be Sassy Thursday - 93
And here is my card hope you like it
Items used
Plain White Scalloped card stock
Backing paper Summerdriggs Awareness and Pinkpetticoat
Nellies Doily Multi Frame and Corners
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die 6 
Petite Scalloped Ovals Lge
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Masked Cinderella Honey
Coloured with Promarkers
Mounted 3d sticky pad
Pink Card stock & Ribbon from Stash
Many thanks Sandra H XX

Thursday 6 October 2011

Bessie Wishes !!

Good morning to you all 
Another windy day for us here how about you's?!
Seem like our summer has come to an end and 
Autumn has truly arrived!!
                Todays challenge is               
 Saturday Challenge 
Week 171
Down on the Farm
And here is my card
Started with Green Card Stock and Folded into an Easel Layout
Create and Craft Christmas Backing paper 
Trimmed with Rotatrim cutter
 Stickles Gold & Frosted Lace
On the Christmas tree 
(not so noticable)
P/B Sentiment Seasons
P/B Image Bessie Wishes
Coloured with Promarkers and Scattered Glamour Dust
Sat on Spellbinders Nestibilities Die 6 Classic Scalloped Circle Lge
Mounted on 3d Sticky pad
Noel Noel Peel off and Snowflakes
Hope you like what you see and thank you for taking an interest
Many Thanks Sandra H xx


Tuesday 4 October 2011

A Touch of Black and White!!

Good Morning to you all
I hope it's going to be a good day for you
No matter where you are and what ever your doing 
Have a great day
Todays challenge is

And here is my card
Using Plain Black card Stock
Backing paper Docrafts Festive Circles
Image CraftsuPrint Decoupage
Cut out
Layered with 3d Sticky pads
Sentiment and Season's Greetings Computer Generated
Onto White and Black card then Mounted 3d Stick pad
Scalloped the edges used Rotatrim edge master  
Black Peel off around the Image and Black Corner Peel off too!
Thank you Sandra H xx
'Cupcake Crafts'
And a Special thank you to all just for looking and leaving lovely Comments

Monday 3 October 2011

Born to Shop!!

Hello and Welcome to my challenge                                       


And this week they have chosen
You don't have to have an exact match
but your eye colour should be the main colour on your card
Hopefully you can see from the picture mine are Green
And i started with Plain White card stock
Scalloped edge with my trimmer
Image not sure think this could be a freebie
Dress on a Hanger!
Coloured with Spectrum Noir & Promarkers
Font Computer Generated
Thank you for looking
Sandra H xx 

Saturday 1 October 2011

Happy to someone special at Christmas

Hello and Good Afternoon to you all

is being celebrated by
  ideas to inspire
who have
three prizes 
up for grabs!

First prize is 
stamps of your choice 
all you need to do is link up to
your favourite Lotv card that you have made
  If you make a new card especially 
For the fun give-away they will add another 
Stamps to the pot 
So you could win any
Lotv stamps of your choice!!
Runners up will each win
Lotv stamps of their choice
 The draw runs through to Friday 8th October 
And they will announce the winners shortly after the draw closes.
This is my card hope you like it as much
As i enjoyed making it
Thank you for looking
And thank you for any Comments you may leave
Sandra H xx
Using Plain White Scalloped Card Stock
PinkPetticoat Snowflakes printed directly onto the card
Having used Lotv Stamp 
Lots of Letters,
Mounted on White Card 3d stick pads
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval
Coloured Image with Promarkers
Added Glitter
Lotv Sentiment 
Mounted again using 3d sticky pad on Scalloped Circle
Peel off Holly & Snowpost
Thank you