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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

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Summer time!!

Hello and Welcome to everyone
It's raining here at the moment...... it's good for the flowers and grass just hope the 
Lovely sunny days return again as its forecast to do so 
l would like to share with you my card for the challenges
 promarkerchallengetheme Summerblues and one other colour (Green)
Here is what l came up with using this adorable Free Image at the beach
Products used
White /Blue card
First Edition B/P's Up Up Away
Pink Gems Post Card
Memento Ink
Hariette At the Beach Image (Freebie)
Pro/Flexmarkers/White Pen
Marianne/Craft/Spellbinders Dies/Craftables
Card Candi/Gem Stones 3D Sticky Pads
Stampin up Sentiment/Clip art Deck chair
Thank for for you visit l hope you enjoy my creations and please do call again
 Sandra H xx

Sunday 28 July 2013

7lb's 5oz's It's a boy!!

Hello all hope your enjoying your day
l have a card that l made for a very dear friends grand daughter who had a little boy
About 3 weeks ago and l forgot about it so it's come in handy for my Challenge
As you may or may not know l was a Dt member for Crafty Friends and my 
Team leader put out a message explaining that we have closed the blog for the time being and hope to Re-open at a later date the reasons you can read 
We are all supportive and you will know the reasons why
l would like to enter this card into 
Di's Snippets here
Products used 
White/Blue card
Forever Friends B/P's
Magnolia Stamp Coloured with Flex/Pro markers
Glamour dust
It's a boy Ribbon
Buttons/Liquid Gems
Spellbinders Dies
Bakers Twine
3D Sticky Pads for mounting
Thank you for you time and your comments they are always appreciated

Thursday 25 July 2013

Having sooooo much fun!!

Good afternoon thank you for popping by
Well the weather is so different its mixed with sun and rain and when it rains it rains!!
l have made a card for today challenge that starts on the 25th of every month and 
You can join in here l am using an adorable image which l was fortunate to rec'd because
Of leaving comments regarding these images
Here is my card and here is where you can find these gorgeous designs and check out her blog here
Products used 
Recycled B/P's from a Christmas Gift Bag/Kraft card
Image of course from Nicecrane Designs Christmas Kittens
Spellbinders dies/ Di-manic Corner dies/ Craft dies
Gems Sentiment from B/P's 3 D Sticky pads for mounting
And that's about it l do like the vintage look hope you do too!
Many thanks enjoy your day Sandra H xx
Challenge........Sandra's stampingforpleasurerudolph-day-july

Sunday 21 July 2013

Oh l do like collecting the post

Hello all thank you for popping by l hope your enjoying this lovely weather even though
 It's expected to change with thunderstorms it was lovely while it lasted
 l have a card that l would like to show you and the image used is one of five 
Antique Christmas images where you can purchase here and here check out the
 Blog with amazing creations l got 5 images free because l placed lots of comments regarding the Vintage images and this is the card l made using one of them
Products used
White Shaped card/Gold Mirror card/Gold card
These Backing Papers came from a snippet box and l think they could be Dovercraft B/P's 
Pre-coloured Antique Christmas Collection image
Distress ink Peeled Paint
Spellbinders dies/Marianne Designs/Nellies Multi Frames
Faux Stitching used Edding 55 Pens
3D Sticky Pad/Gems
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Di's Snippet here
Chnc Stitching real or faux here
Craftyhazelchallengeblog2 here
Thank you for your visit hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Monday 15 July 2013

Hope you enjoyed your party!

Hello and welcome to you all hope your enjoying this beautiful weather
l know not everyone likes the heat but l do think it makes you feel good
Even if its just a bright day it makes a difference
Thank you for popping by l would like to share with you my card that l
Made for a very good friend who celebrated his 60th b'day on Saturday
It was a surprise party and it was so lovely to see all of our friend and his family
Having a really good time 
Here is my card that l would like to enter into the following challenges
Di's Snippets where you can fine the challenge here
Albc Die-ing for it Paula 
Products used
White card/Kraft card
Kenny k Image Handy man coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers
Paper Cellar B'P's Mens "Snippets"
Die-namic corner dies
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles dies x 2
Party Lanterns craft dies
Sentiment Computer Generated
Embellishments from stash
Thank you for your time and l hope you enjoy your day take care
Sandra H xx

Saturday 13 July 2013


Good Morning my fellow friends 
I hope your enjoying your day and have lots planned
Today is the start of another new challenge for
 Crafty Friends Theme: Inspired by a Song
What we would like to see on your Card/Creation
Is anything that you will be inspired by
The Sponsor of the Randomly Selected Winners Prize is
Melon Headz
Link to web-store 
Prize - 1 digi bundle of winners choice
And here is what l came up with
My Inspiration came from Janis Joplin
Here is a little bit of History regarding the song
From Cheap Trill’s (1968)
Erma Franklin, Aretha's older sister, recorded the original version of 'Piece of My Heart.' She hit the R&B Top 10 with it in 1967. But once Joplin covered it, everyone forgot about Franklin. And for good reason: 'Piece of My Heart' made Joplin a star. Her performance is So great that she manages to make even the usually stifled Big Brother and the Holding Company sound good. A truly transcendental record for Joplin.
Products used
White card stock
Image Hippie Girl Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers 
Song Title Piece of my Heart Sentiment Computer Generated
Spellbinders dies/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Crafts-too and Die-namics
Modelling tool, Flowers,Gems,Musical Notes,Butterfly,Metal Beads and 3D Sticky Pad
As always there is lots of see from my fellow Teamies so why not pop over and
Check out their amazing creations Here
Thank you for you time 
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 7 July 2013

Lift anyone!

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers 
Hope your enjoying your day and having this lovely sunny weather 
It's Gorgeous!! only hope it lasts 
Thank you for joining me 
Todays Challenge is over at the lovely Di's
Where you can enter anything using your Snippets
And Paula's 
Here is what l came up with
We have an elderly Neighbour who had his 82th B'day last Month and his passion is cars 
He has 3 had 4 but his son managed to convince him he didn't need 4 and he still drives them so l thought this image would make a lovely card for him
Produces used
White card 
B/P's Paper Cellar (Men)
Kraft/card Snippets
Image Delicious Doodles Vintage Jaguar Coloured with Flexmarkers
Sentiment Stamp la Jollia
Craft dies Lanterns/Spellbinders dies/ woodware Corner punch/Red gems
Well thats it me for me and again thank you for your time
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Monday 1 July 2013

Oh Christmas Tree !

Good morning to you all and thank you for joining me for another challenge over at
The Theme:Christmas Trees chosen by our own Lesley
We are sponsored by 
Where the winner will recieve $10 to spend in the online shop 
This is what l came up with 
Items used
White card stock
Red/Green Mirror Card
WildRose Studio Christmas B/P's
Spellbinders dies, Ribbon x 2 & Gems
Image Recycled from a Christmas card so pretty don't you think?!!
Thank you for your time l hope you enjoyed your visit and please it would be lovely
To see you enter the challenge but as always we are a Christmas blog so it must be a Christmas Creation of course this can be anything from Cards to Tags Bags anything connected with Christmas
Here you will find lots of inspiration from my fellow teamies
Take care and enjoy your day