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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

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Tickled Pink

Hello to all of my crafty friends 
What horrible weather the snow has thawed and the rain is falling what next?!!
Thank your for popping in l would like to share with you my card using a Free image which
was supplied by the lovely Krista at
This image was free for a limited time but l know where you can purchase her why not try Krista's shop here is the link
Here is my card
Kraft card
Backing paper 
Saturated Canary Valentines Free Image Hugs and Kisses
Woodware Corner Punch
Cherry lynn Dies x 2
Spellbinders Dies
3D Sticky pad
Heart Gems 
Many thanks Sandra H xx
Challenges entering into

Monday 28 January 2013

Ribbon and or Lace

Fortnightly Challenge No54 Ribbon/Lace

Hello and welcome its that time again at Forever Friends with another brilliant challenge
Todays Theme...........Use Ribbon and/or Lace
We have Sponsors from
First Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
The Ribbon Girl
Link to web-store
2nd Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is
Pink Gem Designs
Prize - either 3 'single' digis or 1 digi set of the winner's choice.
Link to web-store
 And here are my cards
1st card using this adorable image from Pink Gems Angel Jodie where you can purchase 
l choose this Pre-Coloured image which also comes as a Digi for you to colour of you own choice
White Scalloped card
Forever Friends Backing Papers
Lilac/Pink card stock
Spellbinders/Memory Box Dies
Distressing tool
Ribbon, Lace, Button, Gems & Flower
2nd card
White Scalloped card stock
Forever Friends B/P & Image from Cd
Spellbinders & Marianne dies
Ribbon, Pearls, Gems,Paper Lace Doily circles
Matilda Sentiment
Many thanks for joining me now how about some inspiration where you can
Check out my fellow Designer Teams gorgeous creations 
And it would be lovely to see your entry so what are you waiting for.....lol
 Enjoy your day
 Sandra H xxx


Hello and welcome to week 4 which is my last
 Guest Appearance for January Over at
Oh l have so loved being part of a wonderful team 
 And what a way to finish with this amazing challenge 

Pearls & Lace.....Sponsored by Saturated Canary

You can purchase some of the most gorgeous images click
Here is my G designer card

White Scalloped card
Green card stock
Love letters & Spring Feast First Edition B/P
Saturated Canary Image Mousey Mo
Flex & Promarkers
White pen
Pearls & Gem Stones
Lace from Ladybuginks
Spellbinders, Cherry lynn & Magnolia Dies
Well that's about it for this month
Hope you enjoyed your visit and l hoped you enjoyed my time as
 Guest Designer as much as l did 
l’d like to say a big thank you to all of the team for inviting me as your 
Guest for the whole of January
Many many thanks now go and check out this amazing challenge
Sandra H xx

Friday 25 January 2013


Hello to you all and welcome to my blog
Awarm welcome to my new followers
Friday is suppose to be the worse of the snow so lets hope the forecast is right
And then we can get back to some sort of normality (Weather wise) not that l want more snow we haven't Had it too bad being along the coast line but l do feel for you who have had it bad
l made this card a few days ago and forgot to post it due to my central heating going down and it was Cold during the time it was out of action but its all fixed now and we are nice and warm again just goes to Show thought how much you rely on the warmth of your house l have a big house so its taking some time To warm through anyway enough of that and on to my challenges
1st challenge 
You can see
2nd challenge 
Recyle or use something free 
3rd challenge

Make something Festive
4th challenge
Anything goes
Here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Backing paper Recyled Christmas gift bag
Image Recycled from Christmas card
Snowflakes snippets
Merry Christmas from Candy win
Thank you for popping by
Hope you enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Monday 21 January 2013

Make us laugh!

Make us laugh!!
Hello and welcome to my 3rd week as Guest Designer for
I am enjoying these Guest spots
Today’s challenge is
 Make us laugh sponsored by Bugaboo and Dr. Digi
And here is my card using the sponsors image Crabby Cathy – morning
 Where you can purchase
White scalloped card stock
Red card stock
1st addition love pad & love letters Backing Papers
Bugaboo Image coloured with Flex / Pro  Markers
Bugaboo Sentiment/Computer Generated Sentiment
White pen
Spellbinders Die
Cherry Lynn Corner die
Thank you for joining me with another fabulous challenge
Now it’s your turn go on check out the challenge here
Have a lovely day
Sandra H xx