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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 July 2012

Just for you !!

Hello my fellow friends in blog land
Hope you have lovely weather 
It was raining her today but
The sun is out so hopefully it will stay out
Thank you for joining me in todays challenges
And her is my card
White card stock
Xcut corner punch
Martha Stewart Vine Punch & Designer Backing Papers
Wild Rose Studio Sentiment
Memento Ink
Crafters companion Multi Score Board
Thank you
It's really lovely to know your popping in
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Sandra H xx

Saturday 28 July 2012

This one is for me!!

Good morning to you all
Hope your enjoying the start of the weekend
And you have great plans 
Weather permitting!
Todays challenge l have for you is
And here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Green Card stock
Scrapbook Backing Christmas joy Glitter paper
Image Squiggles Elve Digi
Coloured with Promarkers
Added 3D Clear gloss 
Cherry Lynn Design Holly Flourish
 Red Gems
Cherry Lynn Doily Lace Border
Xcut Corner punch
Woodcare Clear Stamp Sentiment
Memento Ink
Thank you for joining me
Enjoy your Weekend
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Mono !!

Hello and good Afternoon to you all
Hope your enjoying your day 
We still don't have any sun but at least its 
Dry and warm
This is my 2nd challenge for you
 l have taken two photo's to show you one with 
Glamour dust Which l have added
And the original without which do you like?
l like the one with the added Glamour dust
White scalloped card stock
White Hammard card stock
 Black card stock
3D Christmas Decoupage 
3D Stacky pads for mounting image
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle & Snowflake dies
Nellie's Multi Frame corner die
Woodware Corner Punch
Papermania Sentiment
Memento ink
Clear gem stones
Glamour dust added to the Decoupage Image
Thank you for popping by
And many thanks to all my Followers 
For any comments that you leave
Sandra H xxx

3 Card Fold !!

3 Card Fold
 Hello and welcome to my blog
l have amazing news!!
For some time
 l have know about this but wasn’t able to share with you until today
 l received an email from
Jenn Blakeney Borjeson 
Who design’s for several blog and
l was asked if l would like to do a Wednesday slot
And without hesitation l said yes!!
It never crossed my mind to say no
l haven’t done a tutorial before
Then l came across this one that was shown on
Three fold card
So l thought why not give it a go l contacted Jenn 
And was asked to pick some images from 
And as its exam time and graduations 
l just though this image would be perfect
So without any more further ado!! please see my 
Version of a 3 fold card 
And many thanks Darlene for sharing this
Take 2 A4 Card stock any colour as most or all will be covered
 Take 1st card and in landscape measure 11” across cut 
Off excess you can 
Keep the length or reduce it as l have done
 Score both ends about 2 ¾ “leaving the middle 
 5” = 11” 
This makes it easier for rounding up figuares
 2nd card Portrait cut to 5” 
 Adhere to back of card score and fold top of card this gives it the 3 card fold
 This l done in a darker colour to show the effects
 Backing papers inside and out free from the internet
 Just some lines Graduation image
Here is the finished card hope you like it
card stock
 Just some lines Graduation image
Coloured with Promarkers
Spellbinders Oval Scalloped Die
Martha Stewart Vine Border Punch
Off cuts from vine punch
Card candy
Sentiments computer generated
That just about covers it l truly enjoyed doing this
And can l say a big thank you to Jenn for asking it was a pleasure to take part
Thank you too for your visit
Sandra H xxx

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Are you brave enough?!!

Fortnightly challenge-41
Good day to you all on this dull and dismal day
It's warm but no sun today so enjoy the sun
If you have it
Becase it's not happening here
Well have l got a great challenge today
Are you brave enough?!!
The challenge is to show a card that you made in 
Your early card making days
And a card made today 
So here is my card for today 
White Elegant Scalloped card stock
Pink card stock
Forever Friends backing papers
Taken from Collectors Edition Tripple Cd
Ka-Jinker gems (Buttons)
Memory box Corner dies
Doily, 3D Sticky pads
See-D's Sentiment stamp
Memento Ink
 And this one from many years ago
Slight improvement don't you think?!!  lol
Used lots of peels offs them and Decoupage on the