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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 25 March 2014

Oh now let me see!!

Good morning all
It's a wet one but l'm hoping it will brighten up later on
 Thank you for popping by
l'd like to share my cards with you for the following challenges
Rudolph day  stampingforpleasure.rudolph-day-march-2014
The idea for Rudolph day is to make more than one card using the same image
Spippets pixies-snippets-playground-week-117
Use up snippets which l'm sure we all have
Paint the town red christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/paint-town-red.
 Lets see lots of red on your creation
Anything Masculine  housemouse-anything-masculine-for-challenge
Anything Masculine which l'm sure you will have 
And this is what l came up with

Items used
Red card/White card
Kanban Christmas card used for Backing Paper
Christmas Post Sentiments
Housemouse Image 
Spellbinders/Memory box dies
Gems,Card candy and Ribbon from stash
Many thanks for your time 
Hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Thursday 20 March 2014

Special Friend

Good Evening all
Well what a wet day it turned out to be
It's more like Autumn than Spring
Here is a card l'd like to share with you
Items used
Kraft card/Pink card
First Edition B'papers 
Spellbinders Die/Woodware Corner Punch
Tilda Image
Card candy/Gingham Ribbon Boutique/Craft Fabric
Thank you for joining me hope you enjoy the rest of your week

Monday 17 March 2014

Girls girls girls!

Hello everybody l hope your enjoying your day
And for those of you who celebrate St Patricks day l hope it's a good one
Here is a card l made for the following challenges
Winter Wonderland Girls girls girls christmasblogchallenge/girls-girls-girls.
Craftyhazels extra chnc-challenge-extra-for-march.
CraftyhazelsPatternedpapers craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
Items used
White Gatefold card
Green/White card stock
Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Backing papers
Pink Gems Image
Spellbinders Dies
Glamour dust,3D Glue
Red gems,3D Sticky pads Sentiment from stash
Well that's it for today 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Take care xx

Saturday 15 March 2014

l'm all of a flutter!!

Hello all Well it's not sunny here!! but it's not raining either
It is trying really hard for the sun to come out
Hope your having a lovely day and thank your for popping by
Here is a card l made for
Stitch in time
Using plenty of snippets
And one of the butterflies is a win from Mrs A's Previous challenge
So thank you and here please see my card
Items used Yellow/White & pink card
First edition Animal Antics Backing papers
Papermania Thank you /Ribbon already Stitched
Memory box Butterfly die/Woodware Corner punch
Marianne Border Punch
Gems/Beads Glue from stash

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Things with Wings Guest Designer Spot

12th March Theme Things with Wings 

Hello and welcome to a special post from me
l was asked by craftingbydesigns if l would like to be a Guest Designer and if you
Have been put in that position what are you like?!! well l was overwhelmed to be asked
And of course l said yes it's always nice to be asked to appear on another challenge blog
And l also think it's a confidence boost too! 
Now the theme for this challenge is 
Things with Wings
And here is what l came up with
Items used 
White Scalloped card/Green card stock
First Edition Up Up & Away Premium Backing Papers
Image Angels of Stars from Milkcoffe where you will find  Here
Coloured with Pro/Flex Markers, Glamour dust, White Pen
Spellbinders/Memory Box Dies
Martha Stewart Border punch, Xcut Corner Border
Flowers, Leaf, Gems Twine from stash
3D Sticky Pads to mount the Clouds
l enjoyed doing this challenge and as always its a pleasure to be asked
Many thanks to  craftingbydesigns  for asking me to join in this week
The sponsor for this challenge is the adorable Sami Stamps so why not pop over
 Here and take a look at the challenge
Maybe you will join in too it would be lovely if you did
Hope you enjoyed your visit enjoy your day what ever your plans
Challenge l'd like to enter into
Lots of green......craftysentiments/lots-of-green.
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Just strolling alone!

Hello all hope your well
l created this card for the challenge over at Winter Wonderland
Using this adorable image crated by Karen Middleton
Items used
White Square gate fold card
Red/Green/Gold Card Stock
Lotv Christmas classic backing papers
Karen Middleton Digital image Couple Cosy Snowbuddies
Glamour dust
Spellbinders die/ Joy dies
Gems, Ribbon, 3D Sticky pads Distressed Ink, Swiss Dots Folder
Sentiment Stamp, Memento Ink
Many thanks for your visit
Sandra H xx

Monday 10 March 2014

Post is on the way!!

Morning everyone and thank you for joining me
Hope today is going to be a nice one as yesterday some places
Where really baking in it .....not here but still nice to have it dry
With a little bit of sun it's far better than the rain we had
Hopefully spring is really upon us
Here is my card
Items used
Grand Calibur cutting machine
White/Green Card Stock
Spellbinders Die
Christmas Post Backing papers & Sentiment
3D Sticky pads Red Gemstones
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Hazels extraformarch chnc-challenge-extra-for-march.
Hazels spreadyourwings chnc-challenge-167-spread-your-wings
Hazels designerpaper craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march
Di's Snippets pixies-crafty-workshop-week-115
Completly Christmas Challenge Anything goes  completely-christmas-challenge-2
Well that's me for now hope you have an enjoyable day
We have Nathan our grandchild so looking forward to his company
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 9 March 2014

With Love for all you have done!

Morning all thank you for popping by
Well it's suppose to be the hottest day today..........Not here!
Hopefully it will brighten up it's a little dismal at the moment
l'd like to share a simply and easy challenge with you Here
And With Di's Snippet challenge Here
Here is my card
Items used 
White card (Snippets) Created this shape using my Spellbinders Die
Digital Image With love Flowers Pink gems Printed directly onto the card
Coloured with Flex Markers

Friday 7 March 2014

Fly fly fly away!!

Good Morning all hope your ready for the weekend
This is a quick post before our Grand daughter Tayla arrives
And it looks like the weather is going to be good we 
Had a little rain earlier but it looks like its going to be sunny
Here is a card l made for Mrs A's Challenge Here
Buttons Butterflies & Bows
 And Dis Snippets Here
Items used
White card created the shape using my Grand Calibur
Memory box Butterfly Die  (Snippets)
Pink card (Snippets)
Dovercraft Backing papers (Snippets)
Dovercraft Ribbon/ Flower & Buttons
Due Drops. Bows From Stash
Thank you for your time hope you have a lovely day

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Snippets,Ribbon,Twine & Fibres!!

Hello and good afternoon to you all
Well is Spring on it's way.........? hopefully!
It's lovely seeing some colour after all the terrible
Weather we have been having and l do feel it also
Puts a Spring in our steps too!
Thank you for popping by it's nice to know
Your paying me a visit
l'd like to share this card with you that l coloured 
Some time back and went through my snippet box
To find some oddments of paper to use to enter into
Di's Snippets Challenge Here
Craftyhazels Challenge Ribbon,Twine,Fibres Here
Craftyhazels Challenge Patterned paper Here
Craftyhazels Challenge Extra for March Here
Ilovepromarkers One for the girls Here
And here is my card
Items used
Created my own shaped card using Spellbinders Grand Calibur 
Linen card/Green/Red card/Mirror card
Christmas Post Backing Papers/Sentiment
Saturated Canary Stamp Candy Cane
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers/Chalk
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities/Dies 
Joy Winter Wishes Snowflakes Dies
Due Drops,Card Candy,3D Sticky Pads 
Distressed ink
Well that's about it hope you like it 
Take care enjoy the rest of your day

Saturday 1 March 2014

Shall we have a sing along!

Good morning all and thank you once again for an amazing 
Blog hop for last month your creations where 
Absolutely stunning thank you for taking part
And well done to all of the winners 
Have you checked if your one of them?!!

Today is another new challenge for at
 Sparkles Christmas Challenge
And todays theme is 
Chosen by me!!
We have a great sponsor for this challenge and they are
 Website   www.craftyribbons.com 
Visit there Blog   http://blog.craftyribbons
Inspiration Blog   http://craftyribbonsinspiration.blogspot.co.uk
Challenge Blog   http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk
One lucky winner will receive a
Crafty Ribbons Bundle of Ribbon or Voucher + Postage to be paid by the winner      
Here is what l created 
Items used 
White Scalloped Card/Red Mirror/white card stock
Dover Craft Christmas Backing Papers
Adorable 4 Robbins Image 
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers, Glamour dust
My More than 3 Embellishments
Self Adhesive Rhinestone Gems
Bakers twine
Spellbinders/Marianne dies
Glamour dust
Spray glitter
Swiss dots folder
Card Candi 
Please come and see the challenge and if you can why not
Join in here and check out my fellow teamies with ther
Incredable designs here where you will get lots of inspiration
Many thanks 
Sandra H xx
Challenges to follow