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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

Sunday 29 April 2012

If the Slipper fits!!

Hello and another warm welcome
Wet and windy today 
!not very nice!!
Another quick post as the little one will be down
Later and Husband and I are invited out for Dinner
With Our Daugher and her Partner so not to be missed
Great not having to cook a Sunday Dinner......Yeah!
Well enough of me 
My challenges are for the lovely Di from
Pixie's Craft Challenge no 18
45 Stitching Real or Faux
l chose both for this one
And here is my card
White Scalloped Card
Pink card & Backing papers Celebrations Paper Cellar 
Freebie Patchwork Backing papers from snippets folder
Doily split in two placed either side of Image
Spellbinders Scalloped & Circle dies
Faux Stiching in gel pen around the edges of card
Real hand stitching at top of card 
Image Prince Edwin with Slipper 
Enhanced decoupaged Pillow & Slipper
3D Clear gloss & 3D Sticky pad
Daisy Dandelion Sentiment Little Princess
Memento Ink
Thank you for calling by
Enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Saturday 28 April 2012

Thank you for your Kindness!!

Hello and a warm welcome
Weather really cold today just like winter!!
Thank you for joining me again for another
Fabulous challenge and this being
Week 65 - Sketch
l have choosen Sketch 5 C
And here is my card
Really simply White scalloped card stock
Spellbinders Circle Die
Image Stamp not sure of name or make bought from a fellow blogger
Sentiment from same pack  
Memento Ink
Coloured with Promarkers
3D Sticky pad to enhance Image
Thank you for your time
Have a lovely Weekend 
Sandra H xx

Friday 27 April 2012

From our home to yours!!

Hi, to you all and welcome 
l have another card to share with you for a great challenge at
Here comes the girls 
And here is my card
White Scalloped Card & Blue Card Stock
Backing papers Dover craft or Papermania
Image Lotv & Sentiment Stamp
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Snowflakes Dies
Woodware Snowflake & Corner punch
Memento Ink, Snowflake Local craft shop,
Promarkers, Glamour Dust, Holly Peel off, Gem Stones & Christmas Ribbon
It's really nice that you called by
l hope you enjoyed your visit
Have a lovely Weekend what ever you have planned
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Best drink of the day!!

Hello and welcome
It's getting pretty late so this is a quick post and another
Amazing challenge
Grab some Tea for an "Anything" Goes Challenge
And here is my card
Scalloped White card
White, Pink & Purple card 
Paris Be Mine Echo Park Backing Papers
House Mouse Image
Spellbinders Scalloped Border Die
Woodware Punch
Sizzix Vine Swirl
3D Sticky pad
Wild Rose Studio Sentiment Stamp
Memento Ink
Thank you l hope you enjoyed your visit 
And please call again
Many thanks
Sandra H xx

Monday 23 April 2012

We have the winter blues!!

Hello and Welcome
Hope you enjoyed your weekend
Thank you for joining me for another super challenge at
Buttons And Bows
And here is my Entry
 White Shaped card stock
Papermania Festive Frolics Backing Papers
Image Lawrence Collection Pile of Penguins 
Promarkers Tim Holtz Distressed ink Lotv Sentiment Stamp
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Memento ink Rotatrim edge master Deckle cut
Woodware Snowflake punch
The paper company Studio Christmas Ribbon
Silver bow & Buttons Local craft shop
Me to you Especially for you brad
Bakers twine
Glamour Dust & Stickles
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Thank you to my fellow bloggers
And to all who leave such beautiful comments
Which are very much appriciated
Have a lovely Week
Sandra H xx

Sunday 22 April 2012

Christmas is a coming!!

Hi and welcome hope your having a lovely day 

We have shower's at the moment so hopefully they will go as quickly as they arrive

My challenges are


Pixie's Snippets Challenge-Number 17 


Week 198-No Patterned Paper
And here is my card
White Scalloped Card Stock
Red card & Crackled iced stock from Snippets
Cuttle bug & Embossed Folder Snow flakes
Penny/Black Image
Spellbinders Dies Pine Tree & Labels
Christmas Clear Greetings Sentiment Stamp 
Christmas Cheer Creative Stamping
Momento Ink
Sizzix Vine Swirl
Gold Self Adhesive Glitter Paper
Thank you that just about covers my Challenge
Hope you enjoyed your visit and it would be nice if you called again
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Sandra H xx

Thursday 19 April 2012

Sweets for my sweets!!

Hello and Welcome to my Fellow Bloggers in Blogland
Another strange day weather wise!
And more challenges
Challenge-35 Punches or Die Cuts
Things are so Sweet challenge
With Challenge "HMFMC117
And here is my card
l really enjoyed doing this card 
l didn't have this stamp until a few days ago
Saw it on Ebay and bought it
And as you can see another Christmas card 
Another one of my list Brilliant!!
Started with 5"5" White Scalloped card stock
Green & Red Mirror card
Dover craft backing Christmas Fancy papers
Housemouse image
Memento Black ink
White gel pen
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovales Lge
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments
Punch hole 
Green & Red Dots off cuts from Mirror card
Ribbon and Pink dots just to finish off
Thank you for joining me hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 17 April 2012

just a little doodling !!

Welcome and thank you
For joining me for another couple of challenges
Hope your enjoying your day
It's been nice and sunny here we did have a shower of Hailstones earlier
You never know we could get snow!! 
Hope your enjoying your day whatever you had planned.
l have missed the last couple of challenge LIM and l'm not very good at drawing either
It's a great challenge so l thought why not give it ago and here is my card
White card stock
Rotatrim edge trimmer (Deckled cut)
Embossed Technique learnt from the internet after seeing it on another bloggers card
Spellbinders Labels 4 Dies
Dovercraft Chalks
Metallic gel pens
Accessories Butterfly & Petal
Now as l wrote earlier l am not good at drawing so l
Doodled round the Accessories hope this dosen't Disqualify me.........lol
Thank you for sharing this moment
Sandra H xx

Monday 16 April 2012

Oh so Delicious!

Good Afternoon and Welcome
Just having got my grand daugher off for her afternoon nap
Thought l would take a chance to publish another challenge
And thank you for joining me
 l will be back later to do some blogging
My challenge
TTT Challenge Seize the cupcake
Here is my entry
Pink 4"6" Straight edged card
Dover craft Tea House Backing papers
Pink Gems Sentiment Best Wishes, Green & Pink Card stock
Stamping up Crazy for cupcakes stamp 
Woodware Sweet Tooth Sweeties
Nitwit Ice Creams
Embossed Folder
Promarkers & Copic Pens
Spellbinders Various Dies
Memento ink & Pink Ribbon
Thank you for calling by hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again
Have a lovely day
Sandra Hxx

Sunday 15 April 2012

Oh l do like getting lots of presents!

 Hello and Welcome 

Quick post again today we have our Grandaughter coming to stay and as l have said before l like to get my blogging done before she arrives so we can spend all our time with her, grandchildren are so special......well we think so......lol

Thank you for joining me l am entering my card into the following challenge’s   


 Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge - Number 16

How quicky are they adding up Di Number 16 already!! 

My 2nd Challenge

 Pretty in Pink
Here is my card


As always l like to use White Scalloped and Pink card stock  

Dover craft backing papers Christmas Fancy taken from Snippets folder

Nellie’s Multi frames/Doily’s

Spellbinders Scalloped ovals Dies


 Decor art Glamour Dust

Lily of the valley Stamp Image Merry Christmas & Sentiment

Promarker  & Copic pens

Tim Holtz Distressing ink Victorian Velvet

La Pashe Small & Large Pink Snowflakes although the bigger ones look slightly Purple l can assure you they are Pink

And that about completes my entry

Hope you enjoyed your visti l would like it if you called again

All comments are gratefully received

Many thanks have a lovely day

Sandra H xx

Thursday 12 April 2012

Birthday Balloons!!

Hello and welcome
 Beautiful day again hope it lasts for sometime
Thank you for joining me again for another wonderful challenge
This is my card 
White Scalloped Card stock
Backing Papers bought from a fellow blogger 
Karen Howard
Floral Backing Paper is taken from the back of a book of papers
Image Big Celebrations Crissy Armstrong
Promarkers & Copic pens
Balloon Stamp All Occasions
Anita's 3D Clear gloss 
Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots
Spellbinders Rose Carnation & Curved Rectangles Dies
3D Sticky pads
Sentiment Stamp Penny/Black Happy Birthday
Momento Ink & Pins from Stash
Thank you for dropping by
Hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Oh this one is for me!!

Good afternoon 
Hope your enjoying this lovely sunshine 
If your fortunate to be getting it
And thank you for joining me in another amazing
Challenge by
 Challenge 52

 And here is my card 
White Scalloped Card stock
Backing paper & Flowers Candy win from 
Ka-Jinker gems Bought from 
Karen Howard  
Butterfly Crafty Shop
Sentiment Gold Peel off
Martha Stewart Border Punch
3D Sticky pads
Image Elizabeth Bell Pickled Sweet Stamp Blog hop win
Copics & Promarkers
Thank you for calling by
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xxx

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Birthday Wishes!!

Good afternoon and welcome
Better day today the sun is shinning still a little cold
But no rain at the mo!!
I'd like to share with you another challenge and todays l have linked with
44 Happy-Birthday
And here is my entry 
White Scalloped Card
 Paper Cellar Backing Papers
Happy Birthday Peel off
Ka-Jinker Gems
Die Sizzix Swirly Vine
3D Sicky pads
Distressing Tim Holtz
And the star of the card image Tilda
Promarkers and Copic pens
Thank you for sharing your time 
And viewing my challenge
Sandra H xx

Monday 9 April 2012

It's great news

Good afternoon to all my blogging friend
Hope you had a lovely Easter
Time to reveal my exciting news
and here it is 
Check out the card
 Yes there's going to be a new addition to the family
Can't really reveal which one of my 3 children who it is
But once the 12 week scan has taken place all will be revealed
So keep watching
For those of you that are already grand parents
It's the best news ever and for those who are not 
It's great when it happens to you
Thank you for viewing 
Sandra H xx

Sunday 8 April 2012

Rob it's that time of the year again!!

Good day and welcome
Hope your enjoying your Easter Sunday 
We have plans to Celebrate some really exciting news with family and friends 
Sorry l can't share this with you at the moment but all will be revealed soon
So watch this space!!
l have 3 challenges today 
Number 15
Robin Redbreast For Winter Wonderland 
 White Christmas Challenge 67
And here is my card
Scalloped Card
Paper Mania backing paper 
Embossed Folder 
Holly & Bells peel offs 
Lotv Sentiment Stamp 
 Recycled Robin Image From Snippets box
 Spellbinders Dies
Thank you for your time
Hope you enjoyed your visit and pleased call again
Enjoy the rest of your Easter Holidays