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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

Sunday 26 January 2014

It's a Sketch

Ooooh the rain keeps coming when will it ever stop!!
Good morning fellow bloggers and thank you for dropping by
Your always welcome and if you enjoy what you see please do call again
l would like to share this card with you 
Clean and Simple and as always a joy to make and it's
Getting my Christmas cards made well in advance
Clean and simply card
Items used
White card/Blue card stock
Winter wonderland B/P's
Spellbinders Die
Penny Black Sentiment Stamp
Memento Ink, 3D Sticky pad, Blue Gemstone
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Hazels Crafty Extras   chnc-challenge-extra-for-january-2014
Less is more Sketch  simplylessismoore156-sketch
Thank you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Saturday 25 January 2014


Hello all hope you have an enjoyable weekend planned
Just a quick post as l'm on my way out shortly before the heavens open up yet again!
l'd like to share a couple of cards with you that l made for this challenge
People can play along from 25th of the month until 7pm on the last day of the month!
So if your interested check it out here
The challenge is to make not one but two or more cards of the same and 
Here are what l came up with 

These have to be the quickest cards l have ever made and so enjoyable
Items used
A4 White card split in two
Emblossed with Snowflakes Folder
Sentiments/ Borders taken from Kanban kit
3D Sticky Pads to mount 
And here they are as simple as that
Thank you for popping by 
Enjoy your weekend 
Sandra H xx

Friday 24 January 2014

Having a lovely time

Hello Fellow Bloggers
So lovely that you have popped by
l'd like to share this card with you and enter into the following challenges
CraftyHazels Shades of Blue chnc-challenge-160-shades-of-blue.
Crafty hazels Patterned Papers craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.
Here is my card
Items used
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Whimsy Stamp Winters Joy
Pro/Flex markers/Chalk/White Pen
Spellbinders/Memory Box/Marianne/Whimsy Dies
String of Pearls (New)
Lotv Nitwit Winter Wishes Backing Paper (New)
Hessain, Blue Gems, 3D Sticky Pad
Most of the die cuts are from snippets of left over papers
Well that's it hope you have a lovely weekend and hopefully the 
Weather will be a lot nicer .........l wish!!
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 19 January 2014

Rain drops keep falling on my head!!

Hi all
Thank you for stopping by 
Don't you think it's time the weather changed can't remember us 
Ever having it wet for so long l just hope summer is going to be a good one
To make up for all of this wet and dismal weather we have been having
 l have a card that l would like to share with you
Here it is
l made this card a few days back and was waiting for the right challenges which are
Items used
White Scalloped card /Yellow card 
Image House Mouse Pre-Coloured which l cannot take the credit for colouring
First Edition B'p's Family Ties used for the Magnolia Flowers die (Snippets)
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders Dies
Crafts too die
Embossed Folder
Leaves/Roses bought from craft store
l hope you have an enjoyable day and a lovely week ahead of you
Whatever your plans
l'm looking forward to seeing my grand children they have now
Recovered from that terrible bug we where all hit with
So that's my plans take care
And thank you for your time
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Ooooh yum !!

Good afternoon fellow bloggers
This is my first post since the family and l went down with that
Awful Sickness and Stomach bug normally it would be 24-48 hrs but
It proved to be more like 3-5 days something that l wouldn't want
Again in a hurry and hopefully the grandchildren are well clear of it too
Here l have a card that l have made for a friends Birthday which will
Be in March so l thought l'd make a start on all B'day cards as l normally do
Christmas cards every month due to the fact that l'm a
Dt on a Christmas challenge blog 
l truly enjoyed making this and here it is
Items used 
Kraft card/Kraft B'p's
Lotv Nitwits Collection Country gents B'p's
Marianne Dolies
Spellbinders Dies/Die-Namic Corner dies
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Flower,Due drops,Ribbon,3D Sticky pads
Gruffie & Co Cd Image Pre-Coloured
Here is a closer look at the Mounted Truffles 
Those Truffles look yummy 
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Thank you for your time hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Happy B'day Sister

Hello all, l have seen some bad weather in my time but this has to take the biscuit
The rain had been coming down in bucket loads and theres no end to it forecast says
Plenty more and with America getting such a cold snap and snow l expect we will get
Some of that too in the next couple of weeks my daughter and her partner are going to
New York a week today and l was hoping that it would be a little warmer isn't sounding
Like it will be so plenty of wolly jumpers to be packed
Anyway l have a card to share with you and it's one that l made for my sister who has
A birthday this month so happy birthday to you

 Its a Decoupage card from Kanban my daughter bought me for
Christmas and all l did was add some 
3D Sticky pad to Mount the image
Magnolia Die cut out the flowers from scraps of left over card (Snippets)
Due drops, Card candy and Ribbon from stash
Sentiment also from Kanban 
l'll be making plenty of these throughout this year they are so easy and don't take too long
l'd like to enter into 
Di's Snippets Here 
Papertakeweekly Here
l would like to thank you for your comments they truly are appreciated
Enjoy the rest of your week whatever your plans
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Wednesday 1 January 2014

It's a new challenge!

Hello all, Hope you had a lovely time during the festive period and all the very best for the New Year
Thank you for popping by it's always nice to know this and as it's the 1st January
Over at 
 today is the start of a brand new challenge chosen by
Our very own Helen N
This months sponsors is
The winner gets to spend $10 Voucher
Check out these super digis here also check out my fellow Dt's here
And here is my card l made using a this layout more than one fold
  Thank you for your visit hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays 
Many thanks for your Comments they truly are appreciated take care
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Di's Snippets   pixies-snippets-playground-week-105
Craftyshazel's Extra's craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2
Craftyhazel's Starting all over  chnc-challenge-157-starting-all-over