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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

Friday 28 February 2014

Blog hop Candy winner!!

Hello all and welcome to a special post from me today 
Letting you know who the winner is
Of my Candy Blog hop prize
Which took place over at 

Along with our montly Challenge
Anything goes
Can l just say what a response we had to the blog hop
And thank you all for taking part and please
As it's the 1st of March tomorrow it's the start of a new challenge
And it would be lovely if you came along and joined in 
Well l won't keep you waiting any longer
The winner of my blog candy is
No 1 and yes that's you
 Please email me with your details so that l can
Get your goodies in the post
You will see my email on the side bar
Also for those who took part in the 
Challenge and Blog hop please
if you click
  You will see all the winners from the main blog hop
Good luck to all who entered
Many many thanks Sandra H

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Sleep tight!

Hello and welcome fellow bloggers
Hope your having a lovely day
l would like to share these cards with you today
And hope it will inspire you to join in Sarns Stampingforpleasure
With this fabulous challenge
Where you get the chance to make not one but two or more creations
Here is what l made creating my own shaped card
Using the Grand calibur cutting Machine

Items used
White card/Kraft card Stock
 Christmas Post Backing Papers (Snippets)
Penny Black Stamp
Pro/flex markers
Woodware Clear Stamp
Gems, 3D Sticky Pads
Spellbinders / Grand Calibur 
Other challenges l'd like to enter into are
Craftyhazel'sSentiment   chnc-challenge-165-use-sentiment
Craftyhazel'schristmasextra   chnc-challenge-extra-for-february
Thank you for you time 
Sandra H xx

Anniversary Blog Hop

This is a sticky post please scroll down for my latest post
Hello and welcome 
This is a long post so get yourself a coffee....lol
It's that time again over at Sparkles Christmas challenge and if your a regular
You will know from the 1st of each month we hold our challenges
This challenge is extra special because its our
3rd Birthday!!
 Yeah so we are celebrating
With a THEME and a BLOG HOP
 There are lots of prizes to be won so if your looking for fun enter our challenge and you never know you could be one of our lucky winners 
 Prizes up for grabs from our terrific sponsors are as follows

House Mouse decoupage £9.99
Sheena Douglas stamps    £8.00
Bunting Craft pack           £5.00
Cuttlebug emboss folder   £3.75 floral
Cuttlebug emboss folder   £3.75 thanks
Pack Craftworks Candy   £1.99

 £10 Voucher
$12 Voucher
£10 Voucher
So for the challenge its Anything Goes chosen by our own Shaz
And here is what l made

 l made these Gift cards holders for members of my family l really
Enjoyed doing them
Items used Dovercraft Christmas Backing papers
Kanban sentiments, Baker twine, Snowman Recycled from a card snowflakes from stash
A great way to use up snippets from your box or draws like l have here
Also made this Pencil holder

And this adorable Gift box
Gorgeous gift box put together from a kit l have 
Just added the ribbon Sentiment and Gems
 Now onto the
Here is my candy that l am offering to one lucky winner 
And all you need to do is 

BLOG HOP to each of the DT's BLOGS 
Either leave a comment Below or add yourself to their linky
 Then hop back here and add your creation to our linky it's as simple as that
Here is a taste of what l will send to one lucky winner
Verious Backing papers, Decoupage sheets, Ribbon, Lace, Stamps, Flowers, Embellis
Too much to mention so don't forget to tune in
And here is the BLOG HOP LIST so if you arrived from Shaz
Your on the right track your
Next port of call will be Pat
And if you get lost just go back to the main blog Here
Design Team members are
Have fun
If your interested in my candy please submitt your creation Here
And then place your name below for a chance to win my candy
If you can add that you have entered your card 
It will make it easier for me to chose a winner from the list 
Don't forget to qualify to win any of the prizes you need to blog hop
To all of the Dt's blogs and also enter your card 
You can if you do not want to enter the Blog hop still enter your card
For the Monthly challenge which is 
Anything goes 
Good luck to each and all who enter
Many thanks Sandra H xx
Challenges l'd like to enter into

Monday 24 February 2014

It's cake time!

Hello and good afternoon to you all 
What a lovely day we are having here l only hope
You are having it as good 
Just being dry makes a big difference don't you think?
Anyway l have a quick post as my grand son is having his nap
l'd like to share my card with you and enter into the following challenges
The Ribbongirl Lace   theribbongirlchallenge
 Items used
Shaped White card/Purple/white card stock
Printed directly onto the card l used this gorgeous Bearly Mine Lace Backing Papers
Various Lace, Ribbon, Card Candy, Due Drops & 3D Sticky pads
Tilda Image Coloured tish Copics
Spellbinders/Magnolia Doohickeys Dies
Snippets left over card/Backing papers making the Flowers
Thank you for your time and for the lovely comments you leave
Take care Sandra H xx

Friday 21 February 2014

I'm on my rounds now!!

Hello all 
A quick post from me today as l have my grandson and he's just having his nap
So while he's doing that l thought l would post this card that l made up the other day
And l'd like to enter into these challenges here which is to follow Sketch 
And Here Di's Snippets
 Here is my card
Here is the sketch
Items used
White Scalloped card/Green/Red card stock
Lotv Christmas Classic Backing papers
Tilda Image recently purchased from a fellow blogger
Coloured with Pro/Flex markers/White pen
Glamour dust
Card Candy, Christmas Ribbons, 3D Sticky Pads
Many thanks for popping by hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 18 February 2014


Hello all hope you have had as good a day as l have had it's been lovely here with lots of sunshine l only hope it continues it's what we need after having such terrible weather for such a long time
l'd like to share my card with you and enter into the following challenges
Amethyst/White Plus one other colour l chose Yellow 
Butterflies and Flowers butterflyspotchallenge
And here is my creation
Side View Showing the 3D Mounted Embelis and Image
Items used
Shaped card made by me using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur that l got of my Dil
l treated myself to some new nesties and used this one where the top edges
Have the corners cut out White Linen card
Backing Papers again are freebies from Bevscrafts where you will find here
Amethyst Backing card
House Mouse Image coloured for the 1st time with Copics slightly different to Pro/Flexmarkers
Spellbinders Dies/Marianne Border Punch/Woodware Corner Punch
Butterflies/Gems/Ribbons/Flowers from stash
Many thanks for your visit 
Take care Sandra H xx