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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 27 April 2014

l just love my candy!

Hello all hope your having a lovely day 
We have nice dry weather today hope you do too
Thank you for popping by 
These cards are made up of lot's of snippets apart from the images
Which of course are these gorgeous House Mouse Toppers 
Tucking into Candy Cane's (Christmas Feast)
Goes to show how keeping snippets can turn out to be so useful 
Hope you agree and here they are
Products used
White/Blue/Green card
Lotv Winter Wishes Backing Paper
Spellbinders Die/Woodware Corner Punch/Cherry Lynn Die
Red/Blue Gems/Sentiment Papercrafts
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Hazels Festive food/Drink.....chnc-challenge-174-festive-food-andor.
Sarns Rudolph day.....rudolph-day-april-2014-sticky-post.
Hazel's Aprils Extra.....chnc-challenge-extra-for-april-2014.
Thank you for your time 
Take care Sandra H xx

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Yellow is one of my favourite colours

Good afternoon fellow bloggers hope your day is going well for you
Here is a card l made a few days back and l'd like to enter it into
RibbonsGirls Yellow and Lemon  ribbongirls.april-colour-challenge.
Mrs A's Butterfly Sparkle butterflyspotchallenge.glamorous.
 Closer view showing Glamour Dust on Tildas headdress flower ring and shoes
This picture dosen't do it justice it really is pretty but the camera hasn't 
Captured it so well
 Products used
White Scalloped card/Yellow/White card stock
Echo Park Backing Papers ( Snippets )
Reconise these papers Di? I recall a candy win
First Edition Backing Papers Hide Away Half Glittered Used on the Butterfly
Tilda Image Coloured with Promarkers
Buttons, Flowers Papermania
Ribbon Dovercraft
Woodware Corner Punch
Memory box Butterfly Die
3D Sticky Pads, Gold Glamour Dust, Sentiment & Pearls 
Well that's it from me many thanks for popping by
Hope you enjoy the rest of the day
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 13 April 2014

Drum drum drum!!

Hello and welcome to you all
Weather is nice today l only hope it stays nice
l made this card for a friend who used to be in a group
Not sure if he was the drummer or lead singer 
l though the image was perfect and of course he just loved it too
Products used
Kraft card
Craftwork card Dolly Mixture Backing Papers
Kanban Topper and Sentiment
3D Sticky Pads,Buttons and Twine from stash
 Thank you for your visit and all comments that you leave
Take care Sandra H xx

Thursday 10 April 2014

Just popping up to say hello!

Good afternoon all
Hope your having a lovely day
Thank you for popping by
There appears to be a lot of this new trend pop up card or card in a box
Well l decided to give it a go and here is what l came up with grab yourself a coffee
As it's a long post l do hope you
Enjoy what l have made
 Side view
 Side view
 Image used showing a lovely charm
 Added these easter eggs to the back of the box
 Believe me this was easy peasy and if you'd like the Instructions here they are
Products used
White/Orange/Green Card Stock
First Edition Hide Away Backing Papers
Cardboard Sentiments
Dovercraft Flowers/Buttons
Due drops, Acetate, Mesh from stash
Marianne Die,Border punch
Galaxy Chocolate Eggs
Image Whoopsie Daisy coloured with Flexmarkers
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Take care Sandra H xx

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Chick chick chick chick chicken!

Hello all and thank you for popping by
It's been a mixed day today with the weather
And if you have been effected with the sandstorm l hope
It clears soon l've been in one while on Holiday
And it's not very pleasant so hopefully
It will clear quickly
l'd like to share my card with you today
l just love this colour it sort of brings 
Spring and Summer to mind 
Items used
White Scalloped card/Yellow/White card stock
First Edition Backing Papers Family Ties
 Pre-coloured Pink Gems image ....So adorable
Spellbinders/Memory box Dies
Woodware Butterfly Punch
Marianne Border Punch
Papermania Ribbon
Cardboard embellishment from stash
Challenges l'd like to enter into

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Santa Claus is comin to town!

Hello my fellow bloggers hope all is well with you 
Thank you again for joining me with another of our fabulous challenges
Over at
Todays challenge was chosen by Pat 
Inspired by a Christmas Carol
This months Sponsor is
 Marianne Designs 
The winner will recieve this Cretables Die and Stamp

And here is my easel card using an image that inspired my 
Christmas Carol
Santa Claus is comin to town
The image is a freebie from Here
 Items used
Large Scalloped card/Red Mirror/White card Stock
Spellbinders/Marianne Dies
Ribbon,Card Candy,Red/Pearl Gems Glamour dust
Promarkers and Baker Twine 
Side view showing it as an easel card

If your looking for inspiration
Check out my fellow Dt's cards
And here l made with left over Papers, Image
Snowflake, Candy cane and Gems 
A Gift box/ornament to hang on the Christmas tree 
Added some sparkle from a program l have

 Thank you again for your visit and as always for your beautiful comments