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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

Friday, 28 September 2012

Cancer Awareness Think Think !

Good afternoon this is my 2nd posting today
These are challenges not to be missed 
My 1st
And here is my Card
All of the Sentiments & Image are freebies
You can get them from here
Pink Ribbon
Summerdriggs Awareness Backing Paper
Pink Card Stock
It's a great Awareness for Breast Cancer
Please if you can pop over and give your support
Many thanks 
Sandra H xx 


Good Morning to you all
Nice day today not sure how long it will last
Thank you for popping in
My challenge today is 
 l have taken the end Column on the right
Gems, Ribbon and Twine
Here is my card
 White Scalloped Card
Black and Pink Card
Create and Craft Card
Lullaby collection Kaiser craft Backing Paper
Totally Tilda Image
Coloured with Promarkers
Gems, Ribbon & Bakers Twine
 3D Sticky Pads
Thank you for joining me
l really hope you enjoy your visit
All comments are greatefully received
Enjoy the rest of your day

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Gorgeous Ted with presents!

Hello and welcome to you all
Better day today the rain has stopped 
And the sun is coming out 
And would you believe its getting warm!!
Well thank you for joining me
l have Three Fabulous Challenges
l have had this card made for a long time
Was just waiting for right time to show it
and the above challenges are just right
l don't know why but l do always or more often than not
Use White Scalloped card stock
Alphabet Backing Glittered Papers (Snippets) 
3D Christmas Decoupage Image 3D Sticky Pads
Woodware Corner Punch
Cherry lynn Die, Nellies Multi Corners
Paper Mania Clear Stamp Sentiment
Memento Ink
Silver Gems
That about covers it for todays challenges
Thank you for popping by
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx

Monday, 24 September 2012

Harvest time !

Hello and welcome
What terrible weather we are having 
Today l heard again that we are in for 
An Indian Summer ......Summer in Autumn 
Now wouldn't that be lovely
Well we have had snow in July ....lol
Nothing would surprise me!
Anyway on to my challenge 
Which is Autumn/and or Harvest
And here is my card
White Scalloped Card Stock
Brown Card Stock
Summerdriggs Backing Papers Falling for Falls
House Mouse Image & Sentiment
Coloured with Promarkers
Memento Ink
Woodware Corner Punch
Cherry lynn Die
Flowers From Local Craft Store & Candy win
Thank you for joining me 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Have a lovely week
Whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Friday, 21 September 2012

Presents Galore !!

 Good after to you all
Thank you for joining me
l would like to share my card with your for todays challenge at
Buttons and Bows
And here it is
Yes l know another Christmas card
Another one of my list......lol
Did you know it's less than 95 days to Christmas?!!
Where has this year gone ?!! 
White & Green card stock
Forever Friends Backing Paper
Green & Gold Velum Paper
Gold Peel offs, Buttons & Bow Local craft shop
P/B Image Stocking Treats
Promarker Pens
Memento Ink
Wild Rose Studio Sentiment
3D Sticky Pads
Rotatrim cutter
Thank you for popping by
l hope you enjoyed your visit
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx
Challenge .......... penny-black

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Acorns or What !

Good Morning to you all on this wet and dismal day
Have you been watching the Great Northern Run? 
l have and what a brilliant finish for the men
It's so exciting and well done to all who took part
Thank you again for joining me
My challenges are
And here is my card
White card and Black card stock
Stamped Image onto white Crackled Iced card stock
Also added more Black with Black Promarker pen
Memento Ink
Spellbinders Oval Dies
Black Ribbon End of roll (Left over Snippets)
Card Candy Petal from stash
Score Board 
Baby Minding duties Later today until late Tuesday
So looking forward to having Tayla she can be so 
Entertaining and amusing at the same time
They do bring lots of happiness in your life
Thank you for popping by
l hope you enjoy your day whatever planned
Sandra H xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Christmas Delights !

Good Afternoon to you all
l have been watching a Sparrow Hawk just across from our house
Beautiful creatures don't you think?! Infact there are two!! 
Thank you for joining me 
l am entering the challenge at
 Did you know they have a blog hop going on 
At the moment to promote
6 New Digi Images
 (Snowman Delights) 
They are gorgeous
For my Challenge today the theme is 
Photo Inspiration
Christmas Cupcakes
Check out this Picture
And here is my Card
White shaped card Stock
Green card Stock
Backing Papers Summerdriggs Winter gift & Papermania
LadybugCraft Handbag Tree Image
Promarkers & Copic Pens
3 Kings Christmas Sentiment Ribbon
Green, Red & Clear Gem Stones
Spellbinders & Cheryl lynn Dies
Woodware Corner Punch
Santa & Christmas Tree from Local Craft Shop
That's another Christmas card of my list.....lol
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Enjoy your weekend
Many thanks 
Sandra H xx

Friday, 14 September 2012

l have myself a job !!

Good Evening to you all
Have you noticed how the days are getting shorter?
And The dark nights are creeping in
It seems Autumn is well on its way and it's been cold too!
Thank you for popping by
l have a great challenge to share with you
Why not take a look and join in
The theme is
And here is my card
White Scalloped card
Lilac card 
Scrapbooking Backing papers (Freebie)
Pinkpetticoat Backing Papers
Clear stamp Sentiment (Freebie from Mag)
Memento Ink 
Woodware Corner & Snowflake Punches
Spellbinders Baubles Dies
Lilac Gems
3D Sticky pads
Glamour Dust
Lace l won a voucher and purchased it from
And there is 65% off all stock
Image Santa's Helper.......(Freebie) where you can get it
And all Sliekje ask's that you mention her blog
So why don't you pop over and see all the lovely free Images 
No cost to any of the Images .....Why Because Sliekje likes drawing
They really are beautiful
Thank you for your company 
Have a lovely Weekend
Sandra H xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Snowball tastes just delicious !

Good afternoon to you all
Weather not good here so l can only hope
Your getting the lovely sunny weather that was predicted
Thank you for joining me this is a quick post
Baby minding duties until late Tuesday evening 
And we are loving it
Now onto my challenges l have two
R for Recycling
Please see my card
White Scalloped Card Stock
Recycled Picture from a previous Christmas card
So beautiful how can you throw this away
Added Holly Peel offs ( Snippet)
Just have to remember who sent it to me
So l don't send it back to them...lol
Although l still think its lovely 
And l would be happy to receive it
Thank you for popping in
Have a lovely week whatever your plans
Thank you to all that place comments they are
Alway Appreciated 
Sandra H xx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Guest Appearance !

Countdown to Christmas
Christmas is coming
Guest appearance
Hello and welcome What a change in the weather l do have to say Though it’s not before time and l know it probably won’t last but it’s Nice while we have it so enjoy!!
I have some really exciting news and it seems l’m on a roll l was Fortunate to win a stamp after leaving a comment on the
 l was then asked if l would like to appear as a Guest Designer using the stamp and you know what’s coming next..............of course l said yes the stamp l won was Iris May Hatter such a gorgeous stamp so l set about making a card and the Challenge is 
Here is my card
White scalloped card stock
Red & Green Card
Christmas Backing paper (Writing)
Martha Stewart Border Punch & Die
Cherry Lynn Holly Die
Spellbinders Die
Red gems
Card candy
Winning Stamp Iris May Hatter
Memento Ink
Crafters Companion Glitter & Shine
White Pen
Merry Christmas Ribbon
Thank you it was nice of you to call
Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again
Check out the other Dt Members Beautiful Creations
Sandra H xx
I would like to enter the following challenge

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Brown and Pink

Brown and Pink
Hello and good afternoon
Beautiful day.......is this the start of summer?!!
Thank you for joining me 
I have a quick and easy challenge today
And here is my card
Pink Pearlised card stock
Embossed 3 Lines
Added Brown Petals and Pink Card Candy
Hope you enjoyed your visit
And thank you for popping in
Enjoy the rest of your day 
Sandra H xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

40th Birthday

Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - No 44 Embossing 

Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge - 36 

Joanna Sheen Going Dotty 

Hello everyone and welcome have l got news for you!!
I was asked if l would like to take part as a Guest Designer for Forever Friends
And what an honour to be asked 
l jumped at the chance and said yes.....well wouldn’t you....lol
This Fortnightly challenge is Embossing
And here is my 1st card as a Guest Designer
For Forever Friends Challenge
Hope you like it
 White scalloped card
Blue card stock
Embossed folder “Tied together”
Added dots which l had left over from previous cards
Backing Paper & Image from
Forever Friends Collections Cd
Sentiment’s Computer Generated
Nellie’s Die
Card candy
3D Stick pads
And that just about covers it
Thank you for joining me in this fabulous challenge
Now it’s your turn why not click here and check out the
Dt Members and see their amazing cards where you can get
Some great inspiration
 I hope you enjoyed your visit and please do call again
The challenges l’m entering into are
Many thanks Sandra H xx