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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

Saturday 30 June 2012

Seasons Greeting's

 Hello to you all on this beautiful Saturday morning
Hope your having the sunshine where ever you are
Thank you for joining me in 
And here is my card
Cream, Gold Card & Red Mirror card stock
Penny/Black backing paper & Sentiment, Memento Ink
Metal Embellishments,Ribbon,Christmas Bells & Card Candy
Woodware corner punch & Hole punch
Hope you enjoyed your visit
And thank you for your comments 
Enjoy your Weekend
Many thanksSandra H xx
2nd View showing the Metal Embellishments

Thursday 28 June 2012

Yes another xmas card!!

Hello and welcome 
Did you get that terrible weather?
We had Thunder, Lightening & plenty of rain
It's now lovely and bright
With plenty of sun!!
It's a beautiful evening
Thank you for joining me with my 2nd posting
And here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Blue card stock
Winter wonderland Backing papers from Summerdriggs 
Snowflake Ribbon The paper company
Spellbinders Oval & Round Scalloped Dies
Cherrylynnedesigns Dancing Dolly Lace Border
Lotv Sentiment, Memento ink
Glamour Dust
Pink Gems Image Winter Philip
Already coloured l just added Glamour Dust
3D Stick pads 
Thank you for calling by
Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening
Sandra H xx

This taste sooo good!!

Week-155 Theme - Ice- cream/Cupcakes
Morning to you all
Wet today but l hope it brightens up as l have a line full of washing
Thank you for joining me in todays challenge at
l chose Ice cream and here is my card
White and green Dotted card from Create and Craft
Spellbinders Oval Scalloped die
Sizzix Vine Swirl with gold glittered card
Stamp Pink Gems Ice cream Ellie & Sentiment
Memento Ink
Coloured with promarkers
Ribbon Scrapgoods
Ice cream cornet Woodware clear magic stamps
Thank you and l hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xxx

Tuesday 26 June 2012

You look so pretty!!

Inspired by USA Colours l used Red White & Blue
Christmas Teddy
Good Morning all
Dull today but lt just might brighten up
Thank you for joining me for todays challenges
Please see my card
Forever Friends Cd for all Occasions
Backing papers & Image from Cd
White Scalloped card & Blue card stock
Spellbinders Oval & Circle Scalloped Dies
Nellies Multi Frames
The Snowflakes Christmas Ribbon Paper Company Studios
Mementos Ink
It made a lovely change just printing off all the elements and no colouring 
Thank you for calling by hope you enjoy your day whatever planned
Sandra H xx

Monday 25 June 2012

So Refreshing!!

Hello and welcome 
Another lovely day 
l'm sat in the Conservatory Cooking its so hot inside
And here is my card
White, Blue plain and Gingham card stock
Rotatrim Edge Master trim Colonial edge
 House Mouse Image l bought from Ebay
Although it arrived coloured it wasn't as colourful as it is now 
l have gone over it with Promarkers, Tim Holtz Distressed ink and White Gel pen
Woodware corner punch, Martha Stewart vine border which l didn't use 
Used the other bits to perform a border at the bottom of the Image
Oddments from Corner Punch and Vine and Blue bow
Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Sunday 24 June 2012

This is for Tayla!!

Tilda 49-with Bunting/or/Pennant
Pixies-crafty-Snippets-Challenge -26
Good Afternoon and Welcome 
Hopefully your having this lovely Summers day as l am
It started with a little rain and overcast, it's turned out beautiful
Thank you for joining me yet again in 2 amazing challenge
My choice was Pennant
And here is my card
All but Tilda & Glittered Flower are Snippets from
Previous cards l always cut out more Embellishments than needed
White & Lemon card Stock, 1st Editions Isabella Backing Paper
Spellbinders Scalloped Die, Nellie's Multi Frame
Magic Box Corner, Glittered Flower, Lemon Flower & Gem Stone
Papermania Ribbon 
Image Tilda
Coloured with Promarkers
Thank you Enjoy the rest of your day
 Sandra H xx

Friday 22 June 2012

Happy Birthday to Copic!

 Copic Marker Europe 1st Birthday
Hello and Welcome
What has happened to our weather its really blustery
With lots of rain and more to come
l do hope there won't be anymore flooding 
l truly feel for those who get flooded
Can't think of anything better to be doing other than 
Crafting when its not fit to go anywhere and here 
l have a challenge with a free image to work with 
Over at  copicmarkereurope they are 
Celebrating their 1st Birthday 
The image l have used is Sylvia Zet Free of course 
To use on this challenge and here is my card
Pearlised card stock Lilac & lemon card
Backing papers Paper Cellar
Sylvia Zet Image
Memento ink
Coloured with Copics of course!
3D Sticky pads & 3D Glue
Glamour dust
Lace, Glittered Flower, Pink Gem & Gutermann Renalissante beads
Magic box corner die, Spellbinders Border & Dies 
Nellie's Multi Frames
Papermania Adhesive shimmer dots
Wild rose studio Sentiment clear stamp 
Xcut corner punch
Wow hadn't realised l'd used so many elements
Thank you for joining me and l hope
You enjoyed your visit
Please call again 
Sandra H xx
 Copics used these are the only ones l own 
Hopefully will invest in more as they are great to use

Thursday 21 June 2012

Happy Birthday Sis!!

Happy Birthday
 To all my fellow bloggers in blogland
Thank you for visiting
Searching through the many challenges l came across 
This one at
And here is my card 
 l have made this for my sister who will be 6o next month and her name is Jean
In her younger days she looked very much like this image.....lol
8" x 8"  White Scalloped Card Stock & Black Card
Premium Glittered Alphabet Stack Backing Paper
Magic Box Corner Die
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Dies
Kenny Kiernan Stamp
Memento Ink
Sentiment Stamp Holly Berry House
Promarkers, Flowers From Scrapbook & Gems
Hope you like it and please call again
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 19 June 2012

She glitters so well!!

 Week 154 Glitter and Pastels
Good afternoon 
It's been a really lovely day here today
Tomorrow is suppose to be the same
Then after that well it could be rain.......!!
l have another challenge and thank you for joining me
In the following challenge
Here is my card
Pearlised card stock 
Green, Yellow & Gingham card stock
First Edition Isabella Backing papers 
Wild Rose Studio Meadows Backing papers
Image Karen Mitchell Flutterday Stamp
Memento Ink
Coloured with Pastel Promarkers
Glamour Dust Glitter
Magic Box Corner Die
Martha Stewart Vine & Zig Zag Border punches
 Woodware Corner punch
Butterfly & Green Gems
Glittered Flower on the right side of the card 
Came from my Candy win which l rec'd today from Wendy
Thank you for joining me
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Will you be watching the Football? ....not me
Many thanks Sandra H xxx

Thank you Wendy

Warm welcome from me today to all you bloggers in blogland
And a special thank you to Wendy
Did l get a lovely surprise from the post man today just take a look at this bundle of goodies
On the box it said Enjoy and the post man thought it was Chocolates until l told him it 
Was candy of another kind!!
 l won this from the lovely Wendy at
 Inside the bag came these Fabulous Crafting goodies
Although it was a box it arrived in the bag was there too!
And here it is take a peak at this lot ......wow!!
How lucky am l?!! 
l was so shocked and surprised to have won this lovely candy from Wendy
My special thanks go to Wendy l am truly grateful and so pleased to have taken part  
l shall be adding this to the side bar along with my other winnings and l'm so 
Grateful to you all 
Thank you so very much 
Sandra H xx

Monday 18 June 2012

Liebster Award

Good evening
l just wanted to share with you this
 Liebster Award  from
And in order to accept this award l must select 5 blogs who have 
200 Followers or less who l feel deserve this and here are my 5

l love my football team!

Good Afternoon and welcome
Fathers day was a day out with the family, meal and drinks provided 
No washing up!! Truly enjoyable and relaxing
Thank you for visiting and todays challenge is 
 And here is my card
l was asked by my son to make a card for a 4yr old
Because his mum had just had a new baby Girl 
Rose Elizabeth
And to include Mackauly in all the excitment and at 4 he's a
Manchester United fan through and through 
l put this together so l hope you like it
All but the image is left over snippets from previous cards made
The image came from here sliekje
Click on the link and you can take any of her images 
Sliekje draws images because she like too and allow's them to be taken
Free.....just to mention where it came from is all that Sliekje asks 
Blue Gingham card Red & Blue card 
Sentiments Computer Generated
Image Sporty Kid Coloured with Promarkers added Sentiment
United Shirts and Badges 
Woodware Corner Punch
That's about it 
Thank you Sandra H xx

Saturday 16 June 2012

Hello my friend!

Hello and Welcome
Thank you for your company
2nd Challenge for me today 
 And here is my card
White card 
Rainbow Studio clear stamp Daisy Swirl & Sentiment
Printed directly onto card using Momento Ink
Coloured with promarkers
Gems to make it sparkle
Thank you for your time
Sandra H