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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

Monday 29 October 2012

Sketch Time

Forever Friends Fortnightly challenge No 48
Good morning to all my fellow bloggers in blog land
It’s that time again for our Fortnightly challenge over at
Forever Friends & Co Challenge blog
Today’s theme is this lovely sketch by Rachael
The sponsor for the randomly picked winner is Crafts U Love
The prize is a £15 voucher to spend in the web-store

The Sponsor for the Winner of the Forever Friends Favourite is
Your prize is either 3 Single digis or 1 digi set of the winners choice
How good does that sound it would be lovely to see 
Some Forever/Friend images on your cards 
Again before l show you my creations lt would be nice for you to
See my fellow Designer Team Members creations and you’ll find them
So without any more further delays here is my 1st card
l used this image because l won it from one of the Forever/Friend challenges 
And you could too!
Using White Scalloped card stock
Forever Friends Christmas backing papers
Gold peel offs
F/F Image & Sentiment
3D Sticky Pads
Glamour Glitter
Memento Ink
2nd Card
White Scalloped card stock
Plain blue card
Create and Craft Christmas card stock
I have used this delightful Pink Gems image
Winter Kaya isn’t she just the cutest!!
You can find here  
Glamour Dust, White Pen
Deckled Edge Rota Trimmer
Memento Ink
Well l have shown you my cards it’s now your turn to create your own
And remember there are some lovely prizes to be won
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Thank you Sandra H xx

Friday 26 October 2012

It's Present time !

Hello and Welcome
Thank you for calling by
My next Challenge is
3 Punches
And here is my card
For a change l used Kraft card
Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Christmas Backing Paper
Organza Ribbon
Card Candy
Spellbinders Die
Tilda Image
Clear Stamp Sentiment
Mementos Ink   
3 Punches used 
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Woodware Snowflake Punch
Fiskars Tag Punch
Many thanks for joining me
Sandra H xx

Thursday 25 October 2012

Christmas not far off !!

Hello to you all
Thank you for popping by
l have 2 lovely challenges that l would like
To share with you 
My 1st Challenge is 
Black and White and one other colour if you wish
And you'll find that challenge
My 2nd Challenge is Penultimate-Rudolph-Day
And you'll find that challenge
And here is my card
White Crackled Ice Card Stock
Paris Be Mine Backing Paper
Spellbinder Oval Die, Nellie's Multi Frames
3D Sticky Pad for Mounting Christmas Decoupage Image
Already Cut just needed to pop it out from sheet
Black/White Card Candy, Black Ribbon Clear Gem Stone
Forever/Friends Christmas Tale clear Sentiment Stamps
Mementos Ink
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx

Christmas Decorations !!

Good Afternoon hope all is well
A little cold here today and pretty dismal!
Thank you for joining me for my next challenge over at
Because it's Anything but a 
 l did some Christmas Decorations and here they are
Oddments of 3 coloured card stock 
Spellbinders Die & Memory box Die
Ribbons 3D Sticky pads
Housemouse image coloured with Promarkers
Pink Gems already coloured images resized
Hole punch
l'm entering these in the following challenge
Thank you for visiting 
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Tricky this one !!

Good Morning and Welcome
It's Spooky time and there are so many
Brilliant challenges around that l just had to take part
You may or maynot be aware thatHousemouse have a new challenge
And Blog hop going on and if not why don't you check it out Here
I completed the blog hop Yesterday and set about making 
A card for the challenge and here its is
As l was taking the Picture Milli decided to get in the Picture too 
And here they both are.......lol

Black, Orange, and Purple card stock
Backing papers Summerdriggs and Paper Cellar
Spellbinders die, Cherry lynn Die
Housemouse image coloured with Promarkers
Card candy, Woodware Corner punch
Pumkins and Sentiment oddments from previously used cards
Thank you for visiting l hope you do enjoy your visits
And please call again
l'm entering into the following challenges

Monday 22 October 2012

Two great Awards !!

Good Evening and welcome to my blog
Well l got a lovely surprise today and l have been given
Not one but two Awards from the lovely Dawn from
Thank you Dawn the 1st Award is this 
Lovely Blog Award

And the 2nd this 
Sunshine Award How lucky am l.....!!
l am truly honoured to accept them both 
Dawn but they do come with some rules
  1. I need to publicly thank the person who gave them to me. 
  2. I am to share some information about myself
  3. I have to nominate some of my favourite blogs
  4. I am to comment on their blogs to let them know 
  5. I’ve awarded them easy peasy she says!!
  I'm truly honored & delighted that you have chosen me!
The One Lovely Blog award asks me to share 
7 facts about myself while the 
Sunshine Award has some 
Specific questions for me to answer. 
The Sunshine Award questions will
Effectively cover the 
7 facts about me.

  1. Is being part of a wonderful family
  2. Having grand children we have one and are about to have a 2nd pretty soon
  3. l love cats we have 3......2 sisters and l stray and they are all of the same age 9Years old
  4. Favourite Number l don't really have one but if l was still working it would be the last day of the month as it would be payday that day......lol
  5. Favourite Drink Black Russian but not too many as they can be a little too sweet if you have too many
  6. l like to read and l have a Kindle they are so handy you can take them away wherever you go
  7. l truly love crafting and have been doing it for 6yrs only sorry l didn't do it earlier

 Hopefully all the questions are answered
 l now have to Nominate 
3 people to give these awards too
And its not easy as there are so many
 Lovely fellow blogger out there so l'm going to say
The Following   
l really hope you all accept these awards
But if your too busy 
 l will understand 
Thank you for calling by
Many thanks Sandra H xx