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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 31 December 2013

Wishing you A Happy New Year

Wishing all of you A Happy New Year 
As 2013 is nearly over thought l would add my final post with
5 Favourite Creations of the year l didn't realise until l was looking through
My posts that l hadn't done very many but did find five so here they are

Your will find the posts here
  If your going out to celebrate have a really good time stay safe 
And all the very best
Sandra H xx

Saturday 28 December 2013

My Favourit 5!!

 Good afternoon fellow bloggers 
Hope your well and you enjoyed your Christmas's
Because my internet was down over the festive period l didn't get round to
Blogging although l did visit some of you yesterday l will try and get round again today
But trawling through l noticed that Debby is showing her Five favourite cards for 2013
And asked for us to join in so without anymore furthur ado!! here are mine

Challenges used for the above cards where
Thank you for being so supportive thoughout 2013 
And for the lovely comments you placed on my blog your truly wonderful bloggers
l would like to wish all of my fellow bloggers
A Very Happy New Year 
To you and your families

Friday 27 December 2013

Internet was off!

Good Evening fellow bloggers
 l hope you had a lovely Christmas and Santa delivered what you asked for 
Sorry l haven't been around lately only the internet went off on 23th Dec and the next available date was Christmas Eve we had a family meal planned 
So had to wait until today and
The Technician replaced the Router
So pleased it wasn't anything more serious
I'm now on my way to visit you all
Bye for now Sandra H xx

Sunday 15 December 2013

Guest Designer Mid week challenge

Hello fellow blogger hope your well
Thank you for popping by
 l'm so pleased to remind you of my Guest Designer Spot at
And its Midway through the challenge the theme is
And here is my card
I simply adore Tilda images and this one is such a cutie 
 Side View
At this angle it captures more detail
 l used 3d glue gloss to enhance the baubles on the tree
It even shows the colour coming through how good is that!!
Items used
White Scalloped card stock/Green/Red/White card
Wild rose studio christmas B/p's
Tilda image coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers, White pen & Glamour dust
Spellbinders/Memory box dies, 3D Gloss Glue
Snowflake die which l recently won from Here 1st time l have used it
Snowman & Presents from local store
Sentiment freebie from the internet 
So pleased check out the challenge and you never know
You might be one of the lucky winners there are some fab Pirzes to be won

Thursday 12 December 2013

The lady in Red .....or is it Orange?

Hello my fellow bloggers hope your well
My printer broke a few weeks back so 
l replaced it with a new one
After getting use to it l replaced one of the cartridges
Well the Printer decided to throw a stropp
Printing pages and pages of codes to which l hadn't a clue about
So after a lot of savory words l packed it up and took it back to the shop 
Got a full refund and bought yet another one 
Set it up went through all of the instructions and it just couldn't detect the internet 
Awww so annoying after trying and retrying the hubby tried and it still wouldn't work
So at the moment l'm without 
Anyway l made this card today to share with you 
l won this image recently from here
This is Kiera isn't she just a darling!!
Items used
White card stock/Red backing papers (Snippets)
Black spotted card came from the backing of some embellishments
Adorable Kiera coloured with Promarkers 
Added White pen/black pen which where a nightmare doing spots
Sentiment from create and craft
And would you believe it the dress and most of the bags are
 Red to match the backing papers 
But for some reason it's Orange which is nice but not my colour choice 
It's dosen't match the papers gorgeous dress though 
And to have a waist like that....lol
Thank you for joining me hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend

Tuesday 10 December 2013

For a special person

Hello all, thank you for visiting l hope your days are going well and that you are not too stressed with all of the preparations of Christmas l decided this year because of the move if l hadn't got everything done l wasn't going to panic and l feel great although l think l have done everything that l needed to do 
l’d like to share my card with you today l really enjoyed doing this and as it's not always a colour l use l have to say l'm warming to it and after seeing it on blog land l thought l'd give it a go
Here it is
Items used
White card/Purple card (Snippets)
Wild rose studio backing papers
Image l recently won from Here 
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers Glamour dust/ Stickles
Spellbinders/Cherry lynn/Memory box dies/Die-namic corners
Dew drops/Rhinestone gems/Hessain,Flower
3D Sticky pads for mounting
Di's Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-102

l hope you enjoyed your visit please call again your always welcome
Many thanks Sandra H xxx 

Sunday 8 December 2013

It will go in!!

Good morning fellow bloggers hope you are well
Not long now before the man is the red suit appears
Oh how time is passing sooo quickly! hope your sorted and if not well does it matter!!
Here is a card l made for my Son's Partner she teaches Net Ball as part of her work
Items used
Square Gate Fold card/Black/White Card Stock
First Addition Noir et Chic Prrmium Backing Paper Pack
Image taken from Clipart
Flexmarker,Martha Stewart Border Punch
Magnolia Doohickeys,Simply Gorjuss Mini Buttons
Die-Namic Corner Dies,3D Sticky Pads
Senitment Clear Stamp
Have a lovely day 
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 3 December 2013

It's Sooooo big!!

Good evening all and thank you for popping by 
Have you got your tree up? my husband put this up do you think its big....lol
It's 10ft we bought it last year to put up in the conservatory but we have since moved
And wasn't sure it would fit in but as you can see it's touching the Ceiling it was a surprise 
For the grand children and l don't know who was more surprised the 
Grand children or our own children
Anyway it went down well with all and here it is decorated with 8oo lights
l also have this card to share with you 
l just love this image of 
Emerald Faeries Ebony l made her a Christmas Elf she's soooo cute
Items used 
Dovercraft Christmas paper pack
White/Red card stock (Snippets)
Emerald Faeries Image Ebony Coloured with Promarkers, Glamour dust
Its' a pity really because the image l have mounted l should of taken a view from the side
Pink Gems Postcard Stamp
Marianne,Spellbinders Dies
Woodware Corner Punch
Clear gem,Dew drops,Doily & Bakers twine
Sentiment was already stamped and ready for use but forgot to note from where
I have used it loads of time l should really know
l'd like to enter into the following Challenges
l'd also like to add this as it shouldn't be missed
Fancy getting your hands on these lovely stamps 
Follow the links and all will be revealed

Win 6 E. Bell Stamps for circulating my rubber sale

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