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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 30 May 2013

Hair with a difference!

Hello and good afternoon to you all
It's turned out to be a lovely afternoon after a wet start l only hope it continues throughout the Rest of the week and into the weekend 
l would like to share today my card for the following challenge
Here is my card
Items used
White Scalloped card/Lilac card
WildRose Studio B/P's
Saturated Canary Image Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Bow, Liquid Gems and Butterflies From Stash
Gorgeous Pink Glittery Ribbon was a candy win
Thank you for your time and just another quick reminder to say
Hope you can take part there is lovely candy on offer 
Check it out here
Enjoy the rest of your day 
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 26 May 2013

So Sweet!

Hello and welcome on this sunny day hope your having the weather we have
It's so nice to see a little sunshine not sure how long it will last but it sure is good
Thank you for joining me it's always nice to know your paying a visit
Thank you for your lovely comments they are always appreciated
Todays challenges are
Monochrome   Pink's.........stampinfortheweekendmonochrome.
And here is my card
Items used
White Scalloped card/Pink card stock
1St Edition B/P's Love Letters (Snippets)
Sentiment Computer Generated
Image Saturated Canary
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders/Crafts-too Dies
3D Sticky pads
Bow, Flowers, Ribbon,Bakers twine, Buttons,Gems & Liquid gems
Just a quick reminder about Candy
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Weekend 
Take care Sandra H xx

Saturday 25 May 2013

Lets see your sketch!

Hello to you all it's another challenge and my last as Gdt for
l would like to thank the team for asking me to be their 
Guest Designer for the month of May
l have truly enjoyed every challenge and the challenge for this week is to use this Sketch And l hope you will join in it would be lovely to see just what you can create using the sketch below so come on what are you waiting for
 And here is what l came up with
White Scalloped card/Yellow/Green card stock
River Bank B/P's by Helz Cuppleditch bought locally from Wilkinsons
Spellbinders/Memory box/Marianne dies
Image l won from Here
Which was a spot prize from Justinklined
Coloured with Flexmarkers
Ribbon Candy win
Gems, Flowers & Ladybird from local craft store
Passion for Promarkers........promarkerchallenge.week-199special-anniversary-challenge
l love Promarkers Anything goes.......ilovepromarkers

Wednesday 22 May 2013

The baby that rocks!

Hello to you all
It's So nice of you to visit and do please call again
l would like to share my card with you today for the following challenges
Here is my card
Items used
Decoupage sheet which l bought when l first started crafting
From Scrapbookingmad 
Manually cut out !not the best! l used to cut out all the time but
Crafting has got easier now but l'm not too good at cutting round small objects and Corners, the style is called a rocker card
 Image from Ladybugscraftsink where you will see the new Releases here
l won this "Billie with bottle" after placing a comment on Here 
 Coloured with Promarkers 
Spellbinders die, Blue card stock & 3D Stick pads
Well that's it for now although l would like to remind you of a brilliant new 
Blog called Crafty friends Challenge blog 
 All of the details are here please check it out and before the challenge goes live
We have lovely candy on offer
Many thanks 
Sandra H xx

Monday 20 May 2013

May Child

Fortnightly Challenge No62 May Child

Hello to you all 
We have a new Fortnightly challenge at Forever/Friends and l do hope you will join in

Our Theme: is Make a card/project for a Child
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
Cupids Clear Stamps

Code: BASET2 Baby Pram & Toys

Pack Size 10cm x 15cm
Contains 8 seperate clear stamps
Size of Pram 5.6cm x 5.3cm

A handmade stamp of the winners choice
Here is an example of what is on offer
Don't you think that's tempting not only is the prize brilliant the handmade stamp is too
The Sponsor of the Forever Friends Favourite Winner is
A Day For Daisies

 ADFD website : adayfordaisies.com

ADFD Etsy Store:etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies
The winner will recieve a $12.oo gift card to spend at the web-store
(that equals to 3 images) 
And here is my card using this adorable Image from 
 A Day For Daisies
Miss Clair Clown
l Decoupaged the Balloons, Hat & Jumper isn't the image just so cute
White/Lemon card stock
First Editions B/P's Love Letters
Spellbinders/ Namics Corner Dies, Woodware/Marianne Punches
Ribbon/ Gems/ Flower/ 3D Sticky Pads from stash
Forever/Friends card

Forever/Friends Image & B/P's
Spellbinders Die
Ribbon & Buttons from Candy win
Sentiment Ladybugscrafts ink
Menentos ink
Thank you for your time  l really hope you enjoyed visiting and thank you for leaving such lovely Comments they are always appreciated
Oh and just a reminder about our Monthly challenges and Candy giveaway do please visit them too Here
Many Thanks Sandra H xxx
Challenges to follow

Sunday 19 May 2013

Oh Christmas Tree!!

Hello and good morning to you all
Hopeing for a better day today but will it happen who knows
This weather is so unpredictable
Thank you for popping by a quick post as its baby minding duties later today which we always look forward too, here l have a card for the following challenges
Items used
White Scalloped card/Mirror card
B/P's Christmas Collection a free pack from one of the craft magazines
Lotv Mini Toppers so cute they help to make a quick card and the images are so colourful
Spellbinders Dies/Memory Box/Nellies Corners 
Lotv Stamp, Memento Ink, gems, Ribbon & Bow Christmas Tree 3D Sticky Pads
Also have you heard about the
Crafty Friends New Challenge Blog
Click to find out more where there is Candy on offer Here
Thank you for visiting your always welcome 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever your plans
Take care Sandra H xx

Saturday 18 May 2013

Just for you!

Hello and welcome to all you lovely bloggers
Thank you for joining me again for my 3rd week as GDT for
Our theme this week is Christmas in May Well it helps to get the Christmas list started or for those of you who have already it's one less to make so without any more further ado!!
Please see my card
White Scalloped card Red Mirror Card stock
Docrafts B/P's 
Cuddly Buddly Stamp Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers White Pen
Added Glamour Dust, 3D Sticky Pads, Gems, Ribbon, Card Candy & Christmas Bells
Swiss Dots Embossed Folder my favourite!!
Thank you once again l'm hoping you enjoyed your visit and will join in the challenge
Many thanks Sandra H xx
Jingle bells......abcchristmaschallengej-is-for-jingle-bells

Thursday 16 May 2013

This is for you!

Good Evening it's been a funny day weather wise first thing it was cold and wet 
Later on it became a lovely sunny day still a little cold but at least the rain had stopped
Thank you for dropping by it's always nice to know your making a visit l'm so pleased 
You do and hope you enjoy what you see l was missing yesterday from blogging due to
Having both grand children for a sleep over will of course visit you later
Here is a card for which l would like to enter into using Kraft
White Scalloped card/Green/Kraft card
Backing Papers not sure of the name although they might be
 Stampin up as they where a candy win
Clean stamp Image Nutcrafters coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers 
Cut out the Gift with Kraft card and mounted with 3D Sticky pad
Sentiment Nutcrafters Memento Ink
Spellbinder Dies/Memory Box 
Kraft Dot's punched out using Puncher
Button taken from a belt threaded with Bakers Twine
Thank you for your time Sandra H xx

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Ppppick up a Penquin!

Hello my fellow friends 
What has happened to our weather yesterday we had hailstones and today
 it's wet again will we ever get some summer? 
Anyway your my sunshine today, again this is another quick post we have two little darlings staying over as mum and dad are going out for the day and have to be at their pick up by 
9 O'Clock and with little ones around theres always a delay it's lovely to have them although this will be our first time having the two but l'm sure it will go well
 so here is my card for the following challenges
Ppppppppppick up penquin......christmasblogchallengepppppppppick-up-penguin
  Here is my card 
White Scalloped card stock
Gold card
Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Christmas B/P Pack
Lotv Mini Topper Already coloured these are gorgeous!!
Spellbinders/Cherry lynn Die/Flourish
Gems, Ribbon 3D Sticky pads Cardboard Christmas Image
Thank you for your time and any comments that you leave they are always appreciated
Enjoy your day Many thanks Sandra H xx

Sunday 12 May 2013

Buttons Kraft Emeralds & Snippets!

Hello welcome and thank you for popping by it's always nice to know your visiting 
I hope you enjoy your visit and will call again
A quick post as we have our grand daughter staying over and l like to get things out of the Way so we can spend lots of time with her 
l had this scheduled for early morning but as l'm ahead of my jobs l can post it no

White Scalloped card/Green card & kraft card stock
Backing Papers candy win so not sure of design if anyone does please will you let me know
Saturated Canary Image 
Pink Petticoat Sentiment With Love
Stampin Up Sentiment You're my Favourite 
Pro/Flex/Copic Markers/Memento ink Bamboo Leaves
Spellbinders/Memory box/Die-Namics/Marianne dies/Corners
Ribbon, Raffia,Gems,Buttons,Card Candy,Novelty Stickers 
3D Sticky Pads & 3D Glossy Glue
l would like to enter into the followering challenges
Many Thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday 11 May 2013

Pretty on the inside too!

Hello and welcome to you all
Another day and another new week for me as Gdt for
l so enjoyed my 1st week and l hope you did too
The theme is to
show us the inside of your card make sure your inside is as pretty as the Outside
Here is what l came up with using Create and Craft A4 card stock
l used the check side of the card for the inside
Dressed with Lilac papers 
Dies used Cookie cutters Nesting circles, Die-Namics, Marianne Doily, Crafts- too & Gems
Sentiment Pink Peticoat Flexmarker
Front card used all of the Dies above and Magnolia Doohickey die
This Decoupage image l bought some time back from Here and hadn't done anything with it Its such a lovely image as you can see the image is layered with 3D Sticky pads wasn't too Good cutting round the flower basket but did My best!!
Flowers, Gems Lace & Purple card was also used to complete the finished card
l would like to add the link to Susan Donahie who made this beautiful Decoupage Here
Thank you for joining me l'm so looking forward to seeing your creations and don't forget to check out my fellow Dgt's creations
Thank you for your time enjoy your day 
Sandra H 
Challenges to follow