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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 26 February 2013

60th Birthday for you

Hi there everyone hope you had a nice day my day was spent looking around estate agents we want to move to a Bungalow but there just isn’t anything available at the moment so we have to keep looking and hope that something crops up
Can you believe its nearly March already how the time flies! 
My card today is for several challenges l hope you like it and here it is

I thought l would show both cards they are exactly the same other than the lighening on each card 
The 1st picture shows the backing papers pretty dull but the 
2nd shows them as they really are but the white card more of a creamy colour too 
What do you think?
White Scalloped card & Blue card Stock
Backing papers was a candy win many many months back so not sure of the name 
House Mouse Image & Sentiment
60th Sentiment Computer Generated
Coloured with Pro/Fleximarkers
Pearls, Mementos Ink & 3D Sticky pads for mounting
Entering into the followering challenges
Thank you for your time and popping in  enjoy your week
Sandra H xx

Monday 25 February 2013

Oh l do love a bear!

Fortnightly Challenge No 56 (Teddy Bears)

Hello and welcome to you all
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and your set for another new week
Don't you think the time is passing so quickly it''ll be Christmas again before we know it 
Anyway its that time again we have our
Fortnightly Challenge No 56 for Forever Friends
Again we have fabulous sponsors and our 
 Theme:  is Teddy Bears
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is  Bugaboo
Link to web-store

Prize - 7 digis of the winners choice from their web-store
The Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is

Di's Digi Downloads
Prize - $10 voucher to spend at their web-store
Link to web-store 
  And here are my cards
1st card l have used this fabulous Bugaboo image Birthday Scene Bears
White Scalloped card and Lilac card stock
Backing papers from a beautiful pad that l won from Diane from Forever Friends 
Spring  Time collection
Image Bugaboo 
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Glamour Dust 
3D Clear gloss
Various Gems and Pearls
3D Sticky pads for Mounting
Sentiment Ladybugink clear stamps
Memento ink
Marianne Credables
2nd Card
White Scalloped card
Green card stock
Image Forever Friends Stamp
Coloured with PromarkersFlexmarkers
Spring Time Backing Papers from Forever Friends
Various Gems, Card Candy, Flowers
Thank you for your time now its your turn it would be lovely if you entered our challenges
And you know you could be one of the winners so go on give it ago and if your looking for Inspiration check our my fellow teams creations

Sunday 17 February 2013

40th Anniversary

Hello and Welcome to you my fellow bloggers thank you for joining me l hope you enjoyed your day
We had sunshine today it was lovely to have such a bright day no rain or snow it was beautiful
On the 10th February my hubby and l celebrated our 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary this followed a much surprise party to which my hubby and l thought the other was in on it and what a shock it was to found out we wasn't attending a 65th Birthday party me with card and present in hand.....D!!  it was a further shock to see all the family and friends who managed to keep it a secret from me!! it was a fantastic night and here l would like to share the card l made for My hubby
Here it is 
White Scalloped card stock
Red/White card stock
Spellbinders Die Hearts
Woodware Corner Punch
Hearts, liquid Gems, Card candy 
Red Ribbon  (Snippet) 
Mirror Card (Snippet)
Sentiment 40th Anniversary 
The verse inside says
My darling husband
When l hear your voice
There is no doubt in my mind
That l have made the right choice
We live our lives as one
Everyday l spend with you
Is so full of fun
With your hand in mine
We walk through the years
And in my heart l know all is fine
Without any tears.
 l would like to say a big thank you for any comments left they are always appreciated
Entering into the following challenges
Die's and Punches"pinkgemchallengeblog
Enjoy your week whatever your plans

Friday 15 February 2013

I just love my sleigh !

Hello to you all and how lovely to know your popping by
Well it's the end of a working week for most so l hope you have good plans for the weekend 
And for those of you who work over the weekend l hope it goes pretty quickly for you's
Thank you for joining me l just love making Christmas cards all year round and of course it does help with all the Cards that l have to make so doing these challenges adds more cards to that ever growing list l have
Here is my card
White Scalloped card stock
Gold Mirror card
Paper Mania Christmas B/P
Lotv Pre-Coloured Image
Card Candy, Gem stones Crafters Mesh 
Merry Christmas Sentiment Ribbon
Spellbinders Dies
Entering into the following Challenges    
"Most wonderful time of the year"christmasblogchallenge
"2Dies and/or Punches"hollyjollychristmaschallenge 
"Let it snow again/craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge
"Extra for February"craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge
"Dies and Punches"pinkgemchallengeblog
A big thank you for any comments you may leave they are so much appreciated
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Oh what a lovely pair!

Hello to you all hope all is well
What a day we had snow and rain its all cleared now but at one point it was getting so thick didn't think it was going to stop, l like to see snow but it's always nice to see it go too! only hope your not getting snowed in where you are
We got a lovely surprise this evening having our grand daughter over to stay the night and on her return home being taken out for a meal so looking forward to spending the day with her and then enjoying a meal that's cooked by someone else oh we do get spoilt...lol
l'm posting this card earlier than expected l was going to do it Thursday but as the little one is sleeping l'm posting it now
The image l have used on this card is what l won on the last challenge for Ladybugscraftinks and the challenge is .............Pink and another colour l have chosen Blue 
Here is my card
Used White Scalloped card stock
Pink card and Blue Pokadots Backing paper
Marianne/Spellbinders Dies
Gorgeous Image From the new collection Killers Heels (Hearts)
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Added 3D Gloss
Card candy, Buttons and Snippets of cards from die cuts
Thank you for your time
Sandra H xx
Entering into Challenges Below

l'm all sewn up!!

Hello and welcome to you all
Thank you for popping by and l hope your enjoying your day
Here l have a card that's suitable for 2 challenges
And here it is
Black and White card stock
Dovercraft Backing Papers
Spellbinders Die x 3
Cherry lynn Flourish Die
House Mouse Image
Card Candy, Black and White Buttons
Black and White Poker Dots Ribbon
Ladybuginks Sentiment
3D Sticky Pads
Thank you 
Sandra H 

Monday 11 February 2013

Anything goes its your choice!

Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge No55 

Hello and welcome hope you had a lovely weekend
Its that time again for our 
Fortnightly Challenge No55
Theme: Anything Goes
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
 Link to web-store
  Link to Blog
Pize - 5 digis of the winners choice from their web-store
The Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is
Rick St.Dennis
  Link to Blog
Link to web-store
 Prize - 2 digis of the winners choice from his web-store
It would be lovely if you joined in this challenge and if your looking for inspiration take a look
And here are my cards
1st card using this gorgeous image from Rick st dennis
 2nd card using this adorable image from Milk/Coffee
And 3rd card using Forever Friends Cd
Just a reminder about out Monthly give away don't forget to check it out
Runs from 6th-28th Feb go on try your luck there are fabulous prizes to be won
Thank you for popping by 
Hope you have a lovely week ahead of you whatever your plans
Take care