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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

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Oh l'm so Springy!!

Morning to all you fellow blogger in blogland
Just had an eye test and do l need glasses yeah!!
Not cheap these days either
Anyway, todays Challenge is
All bright and springy and this show girl is certainly doing that
And here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Backed with Paper cellar Ltd, Patterned paper
Sparkly Pink & Green Peel off
Image Kenny Kiernan Show girl Stamp
Mounted on Pink card 3D Sticky pad
Coloured with Promarkers
Pearls, Card candy & Party decoration
Flowers Sprites No3 Prima Marketing (Candy Win)
Sentiment Happy Birthday from Create & Craft
Mounted again with card and 3D Sticky pads 
Oddments of other backing papers from stash
Rota trim cutter
And that about covers it....... hope you like it
Thank you for calling by
And again any comments left are gratefully appreciated
Sandra H
Enjoy your day 

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Snippets are useable!!

 Hello All
Looks like we might have a lovely afternoon
After having some rain this morning it seems to be clearing
Hopefully it will stay for the rest of the day
My 2nd challenge today is
Challenge number 9
And here is my card 
Simple White card stock that was in my snippets box 
Didn't think it would be big enough for a card but just
Goes to show your cards can be any size
Cuttle bug Embossed folder
Coloured middle bits with Promarkers to add colour
This is a new thing for me using odds of Ribbons and sticking
Roses across the middle so simple to do and yet so effected
Sentiment Happy Birthday
Oddments of card again from Snippets box
One tiny little pearl
3D Sticky pads
Hope you enjoyed your vist and please call again
Warm welcome to my new followers and as always a thank you to my regulars
Many thanks Sandra H xxx

Happy Birthday

Hello All
Hope your well and for those who are not feeling too good
Hopefully there will be a speedy recovery
Todays Challenge is really clean and simple
Week-56-don't scrap-it
And here is my Entry
Hammer card stock
Left over Ribbon which l couldn't make a bow with as it was too small
Normally be scrapped
Roses which l always have on hand
Few dabs of golden glitter
Sentiment Happy Birthday
Thank you 
And that about covers it
Couldn't be more simplier
Hope you enjoyed your visit
And will call again
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday 25 February 2012

Spring is in the air!!

Hello my Fellow friends
Hope your having this lovely weather that
We are having not sure how long it will last
So make the most of it!
Another Challenge 
And today is
Nat's Sketch 
And here is my Entry
White Scalloped card & Pinkcard stock
Backing papers by 1st Addition Up & Away
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die cut
Old MacDonald's farm ribbon
Star's a candy win from
Audrey you will find here
Image Penny/Black Stamp
Mounted on Pink card with 3D Sticky pads
Coloured with Promarker pens
Little shading around the edge of image
Many thanks for view plese call again
And thank you for any Comments you may place
Enjoy your weekend
Sandra H xx 

Friday 24 February 2012

l singled this one out for you!!

Hello to you all
New challenge today
At Winter Wonderland 
And here is my card
Hope you like it
White Scalloped card and blue card stock
Dover craft Christmas Festive backing papers
The middle panel with the trees was in my stash not sure where from though!
Also Decoupaged the Flower head and used as a
Poinsettia to give the Christmas Flower
Mounted with 3D Sticky pad 
Coloured with Promarker and Spectrum Noir pens
Sentiment Penny/Black Stamp
Bling........ Spellbinders Snowflakes Plenty of them
With lots of glitter
Glitter and Glitter dust over the Poinsettia and around the image
Thank you for calling by
Hope you have a lovely weekend 
And the weather is going to be as good
Many thanks Sandra H xxx

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Roll on Easter all these yummy Easter eggs!!

Hello my friends 
Weather a little milder today but still no snow (Thankfully)
Today l have another 2 challenges
Anything but square
I won this challenge last week for Valentine
 Week -55 Punches or Dies
Not sure if there will be too much on this for Lim 
But l understand if you take it out
And here is my card
Layout Easel card
White card not square for a change!
Pink Gingham  and pink card stock
Backing papers Celebrations patterned papers
Hand cut the bottom patterned paper to match the shape of the card
Image Nutcrafters Bo
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment Computer generated 
Layered with 3D Sticky pads
Woodware cutter 
Spellbinders die cuts
Chick and butterflies 
Because Easter will be on us before we know it
 (time going so fast)
Thought l would make a start with my Easter cards and this is my 1st
Thank you for calling by
Enjoy your day
Many thanks Sandra H xx

And here is a closer look at the lovely chick and butterflies
So pretty

Sunday 19 February 2012

Bling baby bling!!

 Hello to my Fellow bloggers in Blogland
Beautiful day but cold 
Well Grand daughter hasn't arrived as yet
So managed to get this card done for 2 Challenges
The challenges l am entering are
Number 8 Challenge Spippets
 Emboss it
And here is my Entry
White, Pink & Purple card stock
Purple Mirror card
Backed with Swiss Dots Embossed Folder
Image Kenny K Designs 
Bling Baby
(Candy win from Wimpsy think this was my 1st candy win)
1st time using this stamp and entering into this challenge
Coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals & Carnation Creations
Handcrafts stickers
Trimmed Rotatrim Edge Master 300
Pink Gem stones
Thank you for calling by
Hope you enjoy what you see
And any Comments placed are gratefully Appreciated
Many Thanks
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Baby is a bit of Stardust blown from the hand of god!!

 Good day to all my fellow bloggers
The husband and l had a lovely day away and stayed at a place
Called Guys Court its a HamletEstablishment with Thatched roofs and lettings
And it made a lovely change to be waited on the food was Delicious!!
And now onto my challenge and todays challenge is
Pixie's Crafty Snippets - Challenge Number 7 
 And here is my card
Simple card made for my son's Friends Sister after having her lovely baby which
She named Jessica
And this little beauty was a Decoupage sheet sitting in my Snippets box
Ideal for
White Scalloped card stock
Backing papers Pinkpetticoat Wild blossoms Collection which l won thank you
Decoupage sheet to which l manually cut out all the pieces
3D Sticky pad
Jessica Computer Generated 
And that just about covers it
Hope you like it 
Thank you for calling by 
And thank you for your comments they are truly Appreciated
Sandra H xx

Sunday 12 February 2012

She love's me she love's me not!!

Just a quick post today as 
Babyminding duties have finished for this weekend so
Husband and l are going away for
A night or two and thought l would
Get this Challenge in before we head off
It's another Joanna Sheen card
Love is in the air Challenge 
And here is my card
White Scalloped Card Stock
Pink Plain backing papers from stash
Hearts backing papers from Dovercraft
House Mouse Image
Coloured with Promarker pens
Mounted 3D Sticky pads
Roses and Heart from stash
Sentiments Papermania stamps
Thank you for calling and taking an interest
Any comments you may leave are truly Appriciated
Have a lovely week ahead of you
Sandra H xx

Thursday 9 February 2012

You make me feel sooooooosogood!!

Hello my friends in the land of blog
Thought as we have our Grand daughter for 2days
l would get a couple of challenges done so then l can spend 
More time with her and these Challenges are
2nd and 3rd cards for 
And here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Backing paper First Edition Spring Feast
House/Mouse Image
Promarker pens
Flower Craft Accessories
Card Candy
Nesting Nick Nack Circles Cockie cutters
(Candy win from Audrey)
Hearts from Stash
Extra Flowers from an old card
That about sums it up
Thank your for visiting
Sandra H 

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Oh these love hearts are so refreshing!

Hello my Friends
l have a 2nd post today
Two challenges 
Love is in the air
Love blog hop
And here is my Entry
White scalloped card & Red card stock
Papermania Printed Vellum backing paper
House Mouse Image 
Coloured with Promarker pens
Mounted 3D Sticky pads
TLC Creations backing paper (Freebie)
Green hearts backing papers from stash
Happy Anniversary Computer generated
Mounted 3D Sticky pads onto White card
Thank you for call by
Many thanks
Sandra H

1st day at School!!

Good Morning
Lots of frost but still no snow
And the sun is shining so hopefully
The sun will burn through and we get a pleasent day
Todays challenge is
Pixie's Crafty Snippets - Challenge Number 6 
And here is my entry
I was asked to make this card for a very good friends
Daughter's 1st day at School 
And also her birthday the same day
The image is a download which l found
During a clear out and it's that old 
l can't remember where l bought it from
It was already coloured so l can't take the credit for that
I'ts Decoupaged and layered with 3d sticky pad
Mounted on Silver card stock
Added some embellis 
And that's about it
And the simplicity of it
Is why l entered it as the Snippets card 
All old stock
Thank you for calling by
Have a lovely day
Many thanks
Sandra H

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Do you feel my hugs?!!!!!

Hello and a warm welcome to my fellow bloggers and my new follower Catherine
It's been a cold day today but at least no snow
I have started with a sore throat and l have the sniffles which
Indicates l'm getting a cold but hope l don't have it for too long
Have a new
Challenge 11
This week’s challenge is
It would be nice to see a card or project with a Valentine theme
Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize
 To help you along with this Nutcrafters are offering anyone that wants to take part in the challenge
This Fabulous Freebie digi to use if you don’t own any of the Imges
So what are you waiting for 
Go on give it a go
And here is my card using the free image
White Scalloped card stock
 Pinkpetticoat Hearts backing papers Printed directly onto the card
Nutcrafters Free Image Coloured with Promarker pens
Summerdriggs Backing paper scraps from a previous card Entry on Red card stock
Hearts cut out using Fiskars Squeeze Punch XL
Sentiment TLC Creations Freebie
Spellbinders Die's 
3D Sticky pads to mount image
Thank you for visiting
Hope you enjoy your visit and will call again
Sandra H