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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

Monday 28 July 2014

Cas Tatty Teddy and Snippets

Hello all
What a lovely sunny day it turned out to be l hope your day was just as nice
l have a Cas card l'd like to share with my fellow bloggers
Apart from this adorable Tatty Teddy Decoupage image all other items
Are from my snippet box must of taken all of 10 mins so pleased with the
End product
 l'd like to enter into 
Thank you for your time hope you have a great week whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Friday 25 July 2014

Kissing Robins !

Good Morning to you all
Well it's 25th July and that means only one thing in blog land
Yes it's Sarns St Rudolphs Day happens on the 25th of each month 
The challenge is to make not one but two or more christmas creations 
And here is what l came up with it's a great way to use up snippets which
Is what l have done here

Products used 
White Scalloped card/Green/Red/White/Glitter card and Red Mirror card Stock
Various designer papers by Create and Craft and Flair Designs Holiday words
This adorable image Kissing Robins was a win from Dawn at Justinklined thank you
Coloured with Copics Added some Glamour Dust Decoupaged the 2nd Bird House Roof
Spellbinders/Memory Box/Marianne Dies and Woodware Corner Punch
Gems/Gold/Silver Stickles/ Ribbon and Sentiment from stash
Hazel's... Extra for july
Craftyhazelnuts ...layer-it-up
Thank you for your time hope you have a lovely day take care
Sandra H xx

Monday 21 July 2014

Just fluttering for you!

Hello and welcome
Such a lovely day today hope your having it as good
l created this card using the Butterfly Jewels Collection 
Floating Flutterbyes by 
Didn't have much to do other than Mount the butterflies with 3D Glue
Used some Snippets and is great for todays challenges

Products used
 White Scalloped card/Brown card stock
Hunkydory Butterfly Jewel Collection Floating Flutterbyes & Sentiment 
Backing papers Lotv County Gent
Gems/Bow/Ribbon/3D Glue and Bow from Stash
Thank you for your time l hope you enjoy your day whatever your plans
Take care Sandra H

Saturday 19 July 2014

Here comes Summer

Mid-Way Reminder
Hello it's me again just reminding all your fellow bloggers that it's
The halfway mark for our challenge over at 
Gruffies and Guests 
And the challenge is
Sponsor for this is
 Scribble & Scrap 
 The winner will recieve 
£15 Voucher now that's tempting don't you think
And here is my card
Products used
White/Yellow card stock
Echo Park Backing Papers Hello Summer 
Adorable House Mouse Topper
Marianne/Crafts too/Woodware Corner punch and Dies
Butterflies/Gems/Due Drops and Pearls from stash
Transfer Have a great day also from old stash
l created this shaped card using my Cuttlebug from a straight edged card
And Spellbinders Scalloped edged Die
It would be lovely to see what you can create using this theme so come on 
And lets see your gorgeous makes and you never know you could be our winner
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy your day

Friday 18 July 2014

Seasons greetings !

Good evening everybody so nice of you to visit
l'd like to share my card with you which l made some time back
Just waiting for the right challenges to come along
Here it is

 Products used
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Lotv Backing papers Frosty Christmas
Spellbinders/Memory box/Crafts too Corner die
Marianne Dies/Woodware Corner punch
Pro/Flexmarkers white pen
Ribbon/Blue Gems and 3D Sticky pads
Whimsy Stamp Winters joy
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarker/White pen/ Glamour dust
l just adore this image from Whimsy stamps l do tent to use it a lot
And looking back the only difference in the colouring are the legs previously
 l'd coloured them blue this time l used skin tones
Sentiment from Pink Gems 
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Divasbydesign...christmas in july...divasbydesignchallenge/christmas-in-july.
Winterwonderland...Christmas in blue...christmasblogchallenge/blue-christmas.
Thank you for your time
Hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather will be not as bad as forecasted
Take care Sandra H x

Sunday 13 July 2014

She's so Pretty!!

Good morning crafters
Change in the weather today we had lots of rain during the early hours
And now the sun is trying to break out it's still warm and who knows it could
Become sunny again ......hopefully!
Here is a card l'd like to share with you 
l took photo's from so many angles l didn't know which to chose 
So l'm sorry folks it's a long post....lol hope you stay for the end...lol

Added a Butterfly on both sides this side isn't that visable
 Do you see it here on your right?
Products used
White scalloped card/Pink/White/Green card stock
Marianne Backing Papers Butterflies
Memory Box Dies/Marianne BorderPunch
Flowers candy win from Jo my fellow Dt from one of my Challenge blogs
Ladybirds Stash 3D Sticky Pads
Tilda Stamp Decoupaged l got this idea from Debby Here
Coloured with Flex/Promarkets White Pen
Divasbydesign...with wings...divasbydesignthings-with-wings.
llovepromarkers...things with wings...ilovepromarkers.challenge-227-things-with-wings.

Midweek-magnolias... withsummerfun...midweek-magnolias-93-anything-goes-with.
 Thank you for your time take care enjoy your day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Baby-baby !!

Good afternoon all it's a lovely day here l hope your having it as good
Thank you for popping by 
It was my b'day yesterday l got lots of beautiful cards and gifts from families and friends
So thank you all so very much
l would like to share my card with you and enter
Into Ladybugcraftsink challenge Here
 Side view
Products used
White card/pink & white card stock
Backing papers from stash
Digital image Bear suite baby-baby Ladybugcraftsink
Coloured with Copics
Doilys x's 3 various candy wins
Butterflies candy win which l made smaller using a smaller Die
Flower, Card candy, Ribbon from stash
Challenge Baby-baby...ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog/baby-baby.
Di's Snippets...Here 
Craftyhazelnuts designerpapers...Here
Thank you hope you enjoy your day l'm not off to cut the grass
Take care xx

Friday 4 July 2014

Thinking of you

Hello all 
Well officially July is supposed to be the hottest month during the summer
Not today it's raining here l hope your getting some
Lovely sunshine
Thank you for popping by
Here is a card l made for the following challenge 
 2nd card just enhanced the colour l think this one looks better how about you?
First for me 
l haven't done watercolours before but l had these pencils waiting to be used
Card stock from a stack l have ( Snippets )
Buzz craft clear Stamps & Sentiments
Momento ink Bamboo Leaves
Prismacolor watercolor pencils
Martha Stewart punch
Thank you for any comment they are always appreciated 
Hope you enjoy your day xx

Tuesday 1 July 2014

It's a Winter Scene from me!

Hello and welcome today l would like to share another challenge over at
And todays challenge is 
It's a Winter Scene
This months sponsor is Marianne Designs where one lucky winner will win
 2 Dies or 1 Die and 1 Stamp 
And here is my card
Side view
My style of card is an Easel card which gives move space to show off
All of the Elements
Items used are
White Scalloped card/Blue /White card
Lotv Nitwit B'p's Winter Wishes/Frosty Christmas
Image taken from Winter Wishes Cd
Sentiment Freebie Here
Spellbinders/Marianne Dies
Blue gems, 3 D Sticky Pads Glitter
Now it would be lovely if you joined in so Here l have lots of inspiration
From my Fellow Teamies and where you can link your enter Here if you do join in 
Craftyhazelnuts Sentiment...chnc-challenge-183-lets-get-sentimental.
Craftyhazelnuts Extra...chnc-challenge-extra-for-july-2014.
Craftyhazelnuts Patternedpaper...-patterned-paper-july.
Di's Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-131.
Christmascardsallyearround.uly non-traditional-colours...july-challenge.html
Many thanks for looking hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx