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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

Saturday 29 June 2013

l grant you 3 wishes!!

Crafty Friends Challenge 5

Hello and welcome fellow bloggers its that time again we have another challenge over at

  Crafty Friends 

And todays Theme is


Now we all have lots of Bling don't we!!.....so this is a challenge to show it off


The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is

Name of Sponsor - Cedar Chest Designs

Link to web-store 
Prize.......$10.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the web-store
   And here is my card
Items used
White shaped card stock
First Edition Sweet Owl B/P's
Cedar Chest Designs Genie Image coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers 
Genie lamp from Clipart
Spellbinders/Crafts-too dies 
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Liquid gems,Pink gems,Roses,Ribbon, Bow & Lace
l hope you take a look at my fellow teamies designs where you can get lots of inspiration
l hope you enjoyed your visit and please do call again
Enjoy your day many thanks Sandra H xx

Sunday 23 June 2013

Lets play!

Hello to all my fellow followers hope there are good plans for today
Thank you for popping by here is a card l made for challenges
Fun - in - the Sun.........craftysentimentsfun-in-sun
White Scalloped card stock
Hello Summer B/P's Candy win Here
Image was a freebie No longer available Ice-Cream-Sunday-Harriet Here
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers/Glitter Pens/Spray Glitter
Spellbinders Dies/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Woodware Punch
Clipart cut out and mounted 3 D Sticky pads (Snippets)
Papermania Ribbon/Flowers/Buttons Candy win From Here
Sentiment Woodware
Thank you l hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 18 June 2013

l'm so full up!

Hello and Good Evening to you all
Isn't the weather lovely l only hope you are getting it too!
Todays challenge card l would like to share with you is Yes another Christmas card
l had this one made a long time ago but didn't post it so here it is
Products used
White Scalloped card stock
Mirror card/Papermania B/P's/ Freebie Christmas B/P's from a magazine (Snippets)
Christmas Ribbon (Snippets) 
Spellbinders/Woodware dies 
Snowflake Charm
House Mouse Image coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers/Glamour dust
Challenges......Di's Snippets
Holiday sweets.......hollyjollychristmaschallenge
Anything goes plus add a charm........housemouse-challenge.anything-goes-plus-use-charm-
Enjoy the rest of your Evening and thank you for visiting 
Sandra H xx

Saturday 15 June 2013

Colour Combination

Challenge 3, Favourite Colour Combination

Hello and welcome to all you blogging friends
I hope your ready for another fabulous challenge at Crafty Friends
This is our 3rd Challenge and your all welcome to join in and enjoy the fun
Theme is......Use your favourite Colour Combination
I just love making Christmas cards anytime of the year so this challenge
Has helped me to increase my Christmas Card list 
My colour combinations can be many colours but for this challenge
My choice's Red Green & White the layout is an Easel card
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
Rick St. Dennis
Link to web-store 
Link to Blog
Prize......3 digis of the winners choice from the web-store
Here is what l created using this adorable image from the Sponsor 
Rick St dennis
Christmas Cottage
 Items used 
White Scalloped card/Green card & Self Adhesive Silver Glitter Pad
Kanban Crafts all wrapped up for Christmas card bought from Create and Craft used for Backing Papers and Die cut Frame
 Paper Mania Christmas collection B/P's
Pro/Flexmarkers Glamour Dust
Spellbinders/Cherry lynn/Memory Box/Marianne Dies
Liquid Pearls,Gems,Memento Ink and 3D Sticky pads
Lotv Sentiment Memento ink
Snowman from Iocal store
Here is a close up of the coloured Image using Pro/Flexmarkers and added Glamour Dust
Thank you for your time and thank you for all your lovely comments
They are always appreciated and mean so much 
l would like to enter into 

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Hello Sailor!

Good Evening all hope you had a good day 
Here is a card that l made for my brothers 65th B'day
Being a fisherman for all of his working life he's now retired and
Has bought himself not one but two Canal Barges
Although this isn't a Barge l just thought it was appropriate with his sea going adventures
And it was free from clipart the image without the pipe is him to a t!!
I would like to enter into 
Card/Project for a man...........craftysentimentscardproject-for-male
Hello Boys..........papertakeweeklyhello-boys
Di's Snippets.........pixies-crafty-snippets-playground
Spots and Stripes.......joannasheenchallengespots-and-stripes
Here it is
Products used
White Scalloped Card/Blue card
Backing Papers, Gems and 3kings twine
Clickart image and Computer generated Sentiment
Really quick and easy 
Many thanks for your time 
Hope you enjoyed your visit and please call again
Sandra H xx

Sunday 9 June 2013

Happy b'day to you

Hello and a warm welcome to you all on this lovely Sunny Sunday afternoon
Well a quickie for me as l'm Hosting a BBQ and l need to get on with it
Thank you for popping by l'd like to share with you my card and enter into the 
Following Challenges 
And here is the card l made for my friends B'day which is tomorrow 
l only hope l can hand deliver it because her home is Ireland but for the pass
10yrs or so she has been coming over here for the summer and goes back home 
Just before Christmas and if her plans have changed than l'll be sending it with a
Belated message but l don't think that will happen one thing for sure 
Though she will laugh at the Colour of the hair which is grey even though my friend has Brown hair lol just though the more mature lady can look as good having a cocktail
 Items used
White Scalloped card/Pink card stock
First editions B/P's 
Sassy Studio Image Martini pinup Coloured with Pro/Flexmarker
Spellbinders/Crafts -too Dies
Martha Stewart Border punch/Marianne Flowers
Stampin up Sentiment Stamp/Memento ink
Liquid gems/Card candi
Lace recently bought from 2nd hand shop don't you think its gorgeous and 
Cost £3 for a bag of oddments really was a bargain
Everything apart from the lace, candi, gems and image are Snippets
Well thats it for a while must get that bbq started hope you enjoy your day 
Whatever your plans 
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Monday 3 June 2013

It's sooooooo Relaxing!

Good Morning fellow bloggers
Hope all is well and your having a lovely day
Thank you for popping by l always look forward to new challenges and l would
Like to share my card with you today and enter into 
Di's Snippets week 75.......pixies-crafty-snippets-playground-week
Joanna Sheen Spots and Stripes......joannasheenchallengespots-and-stripes
Here comes the boys Use ribbon.....herecometheboysblogchallenge.
Love to create Fathers day or special guy in your life.....lovetocreatechallengec
Items used
White Scalloped card/Green/Blue card stock
Forever/Friends Stamp coloured with Flexmarkers/F/F's Sentiment
Hello Summer B/P's Candy win from Here 
Bakers Twine 3D Sticky pads 
Ribbon another Candy win
Many thanks for your time l hope you enjoy your visits and please do call again
Parts of the Backing paper from my Snippets folder
Have a lovely day
Sandra H xx

Saturday 1 June 2013

Piece of cake anyone!

Challenge 1, Theme Anything goes

Hello and a warm welcome to all of you
l have some truly exciting news to share
Today is the start of our new challenge blog
 Your all invited to join in the fun...... first l would like to say a big thank you to 
Diane and Tanya who have been working so hard to put this amazing 
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog together 
It's a weekly challenge and we have 
4 teams l myself am working on Team 1 & Team 3
This will however mean goodbye to Forever Friends & Co which closed
on 31st May it was a pleasure to work on F/F's and thank you for all of
Your support during the Challenges and Blog Candy giveaways

We are a friendly bunch and l hope you will take Part in any of the challenge we put forward
So without any more delays lets get started it's been made easy for you and todays challenge is
Theme : Anything Goes

The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
Milk Coffee
Link to web-store
Link to Blog
Prize -5 digis of winners choice from their web-store
So are you tempted? Hope so it would be great for you to take part in the challenges
Please see my card using this adorable image from our 
Sponsor Milk Coffee Fionna and Cupcake
  Items used
White Scalloped Card/ Lemon Card Stock
Docrafts B/P's
Pro/Flexmarkers, White Pen, Memento Ink, Glamour Dust
Doily, Gems, Buttons, Ladybird 3D Sticky Pad & Ribbon
Spellbinders/Memory Box, Die-Namics and Crafts-too 
Martha Stewart Border Punch, Cherry lynn die
Flowers Craft store's & Roses which l bought here from a voucher l won
From a challenge
Nutcrafters Sentiment 
Now as always my fellow Teamies will have lots of inspiration for you
So why not check them out Here 
Challenges for this card 
Something Sweet.....paulaholifieldcraftsalbc-something-sweet
Anything Goes.......hobbyhousechallenge-1-anything-goes.
Here is a card l made using these fabulous images which can be won 
By one of you lucky bloggers 
The images are of course part of the candy giveaway from
Michelle Perkett
One lucky winner will win both of these
Items used
Scalloped card/blue card stock
Up up away B/P's
Spellbinders/Magnolia dookickeys/Xcut corner punch
Martha Stewart Border punch
3 Kings Ribbon (Twine)
Pearls,3D Sticky pad
Thankyou for your time l hope you enjoyed your vist please call back again
Your always welcome
Many thanks Sandra H xx
Challenge Anything goes.......hobbyhousechallengechallenge-1-anything-goes

Buttons and Bows lets see yours!

Hello and welcome l'm so pleased you stopped by
 Today is the start of our monthly Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Buttons and Bows created by our own Shaz
Yes it's that time again for another challenge and our sponsor is
The winner gets £10 + Postage to spend at their online store 
And if you follower the challenges you will know we are a 
Christmas Blog so anything from Cards, Gift bags to Tags it has to be a Christmas theme and here
Take a look at my fellow Teamies creations where you will get lots of 
Inspiration and this is what l came up with
White Scalloped Card stock
 B/P's free from Crafty Magazine
Free matching Chipboard shapes "Santa,Sentiment,Buttons & Holly
Button, Ribbon Glamour Dust 3D Sticky pads from Stash
Martha Stewart Boarder Punch/Spellbinders Die
This has to be one of the easiest cards l have made and so quickly too!
l hope you will join in the challenge just look at it as starting your Christmas cards early or adding to the ones you have already made so go on give it a go
Thank you for popping by and l hope you enjoyed your visit and will call again