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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

Thursday 25 April 2013

It's party time!!

First apologises  to you because Sunday l was suppose to have my Grand daughter for a stay over but things didn't go to plan and l got lots of wishes from you ........ Mummy and Daddy had other plans!! and it worked better in our favour because we now have Tayla for two sleep overs while Mummy and Daddy take a well earned break so l might be missing for a few days from blogging l have also been Commissioned to do two cards for my sisters FIL who will be celebrating his 80th birthday l find male cards not that easy but trawling through my stash l came across some Lotv Pre-Coloured images which l think might just do the job so l'll need to get cracking on them as they are needed for Friday l'll show you after his B'day which is Saturday here is a card l made yesterday
Items used
White Scalloped Card/Red Mirror Card
Docrafts Christmas B/P's
Image Ladybugcrafts ink
Spellbinders Dies
Lotv Sentiment
White Pen
Memento Ink
Glamour Dust, Card Candi 3D Sticky Pads  & Gems
Christmas Ribbon Candy Win
Many thanks for joining me
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
Colour Combo Red and White .........ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblogcolour-combo
Rudolph Day............stampingforpleasure

Monday 22 April 2013

Lots of Flowers Please!!

Fortnightly challenge No60, Lots of Flowers 

Hello and welcome to you all thank you for joining me for another challenge at 
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 
The theme is
 Use lots of flowers

  If you follow our challenges you will know we have fabulous sponsors
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
Little Miss Muffet
Link to web-store 
Prize - the winner can choose 3 images of their choice from the web-store
The Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is
Di's Digi Downloads

Prize - winner will receive a $10.00 voucher to spend at their web-store
As l said on all of the challenges it would be lovely if you joined in the fun and click on the link and See what my fellow Dt's members have created
Please see my cards
White Scalloped card /Purple card
First Edition B/P's
Image Little Miss Muffet Nora Claire Hatter
Spellbinders/Nellies & Memory box Dies
 Craft too Swirl Die
Ribbon, Taffia, Bakers Twine, Flowers 3D Sticky Pad and Gems
Hand made pins from candy win 
Clear Sentiment
Mementos Ink
2nd Card
White Scalloped/Purple card stock
Forever Friends Image
 Sentiment Magnolia
Flexmarkers Mementos ink
Spellbinders Dies
Flowers, brads & Hand button
Well that's me again for another Fortnight 
Enjoy your week whatever your plans
Many thanks Sandra H xx  
Anything goes..........http://challenges4everybody
Passion for Flowers.............http://allsortschallenge
with Pink Paper Paradise..........makeitmonday

Sunday 21 April 2013

Oh l do like my sleep!!

Good Morning all 
Where has our sun gone?!! it was so nice yesterday don't you feel better with a little heat!
Oh well hopefully my card will keep you warm l would like to enter it into the following challenges
Red and Green
Christmas Extra
Christmas Stockings
Here is my card 
White Scalloped card/Red card stock
Docrafts B/P's Silver/Red Mirror card
Image House Mouse
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers
Spellbinders dies/Nellies Frames
Gems 3D Sticky pad
Reclycled Lge Star from and old Christmas card
Snippets of Silver card used 
That's it from me l'm just organising the living room for our grand daughter we have her on Sundays for a Sleep over and l'm getting my posting out of the way so we have lots of time together
Hope you enjoy your day and thank you for your time
Sandra H xx

Friday 19 April 2013

Sentiments only please!!

Hello to you all 
Hope your having a lovely day l had a welcome visitor on Wednesday and a sleep over my grand daughter Tayla such a pleasure to have l hadn't done much crafting so once Tayla had gone home l set about making this card for the following challenges
Kraft card/1St Edition B/P's Noir et Chic
Spellbinders/Crafts-too/Woodware Punch/Dies
Magnolia  Doohickeys 
Card Candy, 3D Sticky pads 
Ribbon x's 2 Candy win
Snippets Florish's & Flowers made from B/P's'
Sentiment l have had for so long but can't remember from where?!!
Thank you for joining me and l hope you enjoy your day
And have a lovely weekend 
Sandra H xx

Saturday 13 April 2013

Cocktail !!

Good Evening fellow bloggers 
And hello to my new follower your so welcome
Thank you for popping by l'd like to share my challenge with you today and my inspiration Was taken from the Film 
White card with this lovely Heart Embossing already on it 
Stamped image directly onto card  
Coloured with Flexmarks
And this is Tom Cruise in Cocktail

Somebodies idle but not mine although l did see him in one of his latest films
Jack Reacher and he was pretty good!! 
Thank you for your visit hope you enjoy your day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Wild Rose!!

Hello to all of you on this lovely Saturday morning
The sun is bright and it looks like we might have a touch of Spring/Summer
Not before time 
Thank you for popping in your always welcome
My challenge today is to use the lovely Freebie image (Wild Rose) isn't it just so pretty 
The theme is to use a fold card so l choice is an Easel card and here it is
White Scalloped card stock
Nit wit B/P's Perfect pair & Pink card
Image which is the freebie Wild Rose
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Spellbinders Dies
Woodware Corner punch
Pearls, Flowers,  Baker twine, 3D Sticky pads ribbons x 2
Sentiment Stamping up
Momentos Ink
That just about covers it 
Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx

Thursday 11 April 2013

Anything goes!!

Hello and welcome to you all
Weather has changed today it's gone back to winter and it wouldn't surprise me if we got snow although l'm lead to believe it should be warmer over the weekend so fingers crossed!!
Thank you for popping by here is my card for the following challenges
A Card For A Child Or Teenager
Anything Goes
White shaped card/Orange card stock
Nitwit B/P's Bear Necessities
Image Saturated Canary Wendy
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Marianne/Spellbinders/Crafts-too Dies
Nellies Frames
Ladybug crafts sentiment
Gems, Buttons, Doily, Ribbon & Baker twine
Many thanks for all of your recent comments they are always appreciated
Sandra H xx 

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Oh that's a lovely smell!

Hello to you all and a warm welcome to my new followers
Hope your enjoying this lovely sunshine that we are having not sure how long it will last!
Thank you for popping by l'd like to share my card with you for the following challenges 
Now l can't take credit for the colouring of this image because its a freebie that l get everyday
from Here and you can too if you join up 
Here is my card
White Scallope card stock
Echo Paper pack Hello Summer BP's Candy win from Di where you can find Here
First Edition Family Ties B/P's
House Mouse
Ladybug Crafts Ribbon
Magnolia Doohickeys Die/ Die-Namics Corner Die
Spellbinders Die
Gems/Bow From stash
Many Thanks 
Sandra H xx
" Spring into Spring        joannasheenchallenge/spring-into-spring.html

Monday 8 April 2013

Lets see your Dies & Punches

Hello and a warm welcome to you all
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and you have lots planned for the week ahead
Today we start our Forever Friends  Fortnightly Challenge
Theme: To use dies and/or punches
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is

Michelle Perkett Studio
Link to Etsy web-store
Link to Michelle Perkett's Blog
Prize - the winner can choose 1 of the digis the DT used on their DT cards. 
Here they are an't they gorgeous!!
 Enchanted Slumber Fairy

 Easter  Lily Fairy
 Thanks Mum

The Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is
Bearly Mine Designs 

 Link to web-store
Prize - £10 gift voucher to spend in the web-store
Now don't you think that's a challenge you don't want to miss?!!
So come on join in the fun where here you will get lots of inspiration from my fellow teamie's great Creations and here is my card using this adorable image provided by Michelle Perkett and is one of the three image that the winner chooses from Papers from Bearly Mine which are so adorble too!
White Scalloped card/Pink card
Backing papers from Bearly Mine which are gorgeous!!
Image Michelle Perkett Thanks Mum
Spellbinders Labels 4 & Heart Dies
Usa Pat Butterfly Punch
Woodware Corner Punch
X-Cut Punch
Ribbon Candy Win
Card Candy, Flower & Gems Local store
2nd card
White Scalloped /Pink card stock
Backed with this gorgeous Backing papers from our sponsers Bearly minds 
Forever Friends Spring B/P's
Forever/Friends Image
 Coloured with Promarkers
Woodware Corner Punch
Spellbinders Dies
Crafts-To Die
Die-namics Photo Corners 
 Ribbon Candy win
 3D Sticky pads and gems
Bakers Twine, Ladybird
Lace from Candy win
Added Extra Tag
 Used Bearly Minds Papers (Spring Blossom)
Marianne Dies, Distressed edges and added some Gems and Bakers Twine
Also not to forget we have our monthly giveaway which you will find details here
 Many thanks for your time and l hope to see you join in this wonderful challenge
Sandra H xx 
Challenge Snippets......pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/pixies-crafty-snippets-playground-