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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 25 May 2014

Is it Snowing!

Hi fellow bloggers hope your days going to be a good one
It's that time again for Sarns Rudolph Day Challenge
Starts on the 25th of every month and here l have created not one but
Two cards using my favourite stamp from PennyBlack which also enables
Me to enter there challenge and Di's where l
Used lots of Snippets to create this smaller 2nd card
And Craftyhazels challenge "I'd like you to show what 
Christmas in your country makes you think of - it"
Well for me it's snow and here l have plenty on my cards  
So here they are

Products used 
White Cards Stock l created the shapes using my 
Grand Calibur Cutter
Spellbinders dies
Lotv B/papers Frosty Christmas
Crafters Company Christmas card
Blue/White card stock
PennyBlack Stamp Cool Company and Sentiment Snowflakes
2nd Sentiment from Creatandcraft
Rota Trim EdgeMaster Deckle edge cutter
Glamour Dust/3D Sticky pads/3D Clear Gloss/Quickie Glue Pen and Gems
l'd like to enter into the followering challenges
 PennyBlack...Favourite Stamp...penny-black-saturday-challenge-may.
Sarns...Rudolph Day...rudolph-day-may-
Thank you for your visit 
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Lets flutter here

Hello all nice of you to pop in
l hope you enjoy your visit and please do have a browse around
Here is a card l made from snippets only the backing paper is new
Products used
Cream card/Green Mirror card (Snippets)
Marianne Backing Papers Beautiful Butterflies
Craftsworkcards Embossed Dies these are already cut out
Martha Stewart Border Punch Zigzag/Woodware Butterfly Punch (Snippets)
Spellbinders Oval's Die (Snippets)
Organza Green Ribbon/Gems/Beads

My choice was Punches/Butterfly/Gems 
Thank you for your visit 
Sandra H xx

Saturday 17 May 2014

It's Spring again!

Mid way Reminder
Good morning all l hope your sitting comfortably as this is a long post
I have exciting news that l can now share with you
I was asked by the lovely Shaz from
 Gruffies and Guest 
If l’d like to be a Dt on this amazing team
Well no need to ask twice as l’m sure by now you know what my answer is
Today is my first challenge l'm part of the B team
And we are to remind all you lovely bloggers out there
That it's the halfway mark for this Challenge
And the Challenge is 
So please come and join in and have some fun 
As always there are great sponsors 
For this sponsor its the delightful 
The winner will recieve Di's Digi's $10 Voucher 

And here is my card that l created using this adorable image 
Just relaxing and taking in the warmth of this air
Ooooh a drink and a soak what else would you want....lol
 Side View
 Another Side View
 Top of the card
 Bottom part
 Snippets for this part
Products used
White Scalloped card/Green card stock
First Edition Hide Away Backing Papers
Fabulous pre-coloured image from the Gruffies & Hoppers Cd
Woodware corner punch
Memory box / Crafts too / Cherrylynn Dies
Papermania Flowers
Daisies/Ladybirds Sentiment from stash
And here is some inspiration from my fellow teamies 
Please check them out 
 Di's Snippets....pixies-snippets-playground-week-125.
Thank you for popping by 

l hope you enjoy your day
Take care Sandra H xx

Sunday 11 May 2014

To the happy couple !

Good evening all 
Hope you enjoyed your day
It's been pretty cold here and wet
Roll on the good weather when it arrives
Thank you for popping  by
Here is a card l made for my friends sisters son's Wedding
Which took place on Friday just gone
So l can now show you the card
  Items used
White /Black card stock
Premium Tracks Backing Papers Alphabet stack (Snippets) 
Anita's wedding cake and Menu stamp
Spellbinder/Crafts too Dies
Black/White Ribbon/Gems/Pearl Heart from stash
Sentiment Create and Craft

Wednesday 7 May 2014

I'm fluttering too!

Good Evening all it's rather late so this is a quick post
l had been trawling through cards that l made ages ago and came across
This one that l hadn't used for any challenges and as it's got a butterfly on
And a Doily it's perfect for Mrs A's Butterfly/Doily challenge
Hope you like it
Items used
White/Green/Gingham card stock
Spellbinders/Memory box/Crafts too/Cherry lynn dies
Paper Doily/Pearls/Buttons/Raffia from stash
Milk and Coffee Image Fionna and Cupcake
Promarkers/White Pen and Glamour Dust
Mrs A's Butterfly/Doily....butterflyspotchallenge-butterfly-doily.
Thank you for visiting
Sandra H xx

Monday 5 May 2014

Gift Box!

Hello all hope your well and you had a good day
Thank you for popping by 
While clearing out in the craft room l came across
Some old Backing Papers and this cute Gift Box that
l had printed long ago and didn't get round to making it
So here it is all l had to do was cut it score it and stick it together

You might reconise the bow this is recycled from a card that l gave 
A family member they give them back after use so l reused it again
The Gift box was a freebie from this site Here check it out you might
Even like some of the freebies there
Items used was remains of a card stock (Snippets)
Recycled Button, Twine and Ribbon from stash
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your time
Take care Sandra H xx

Thursday 1 May 2014

Baby it's cold outside

Hello and welcome to you all

As its the first of the month we have another new challenge over at

This months challenge was chosen by Brenda


So in a mannor of speaking on your creation it would be

Nice to see Hats,Scarf,Gloves "Winter gear"
We are once again sponsored by
 Marianne Designs
Where one winner will get to choose
 2 Dies or 1 Die and 1 Stamp
                          This is my creation for the challenge                      

    Items used
Shaped White card/White/Green card stock
Paper lace /String of Red Beads
Image is this adorable Pink Gems Winter Kaya
Wearing a Hat,Scarf,and Gloves 
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers/Chalk/White Pen
Spellbinders/Marianne/Cherry lynn Dies
Backing Papers came from a Cd l have called Fairy Lights 
The Paper is Peace and Joy
Glamour Glitter, Stickles 3D Sticky Pads/ Red Gems  
Now if you can join in the challenge why not check out my
Fellow Teams Creations
 Thank you for your visit and once again for any comments you place
Are always appreciated 
Glitter everywhere....christmasatsweetstampinchallengeglitter-glitter-everywhere.
Sandra H xx