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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 25 August 2014

St Rudolphs Day

Good Morning to you all 
And thank you for popping by
Well it's 25th July and that means only one thing in blog land
Yes it's Sarns St Rudolphs Day takes place 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

 Items used 
White gate fold card
Backing papers Flair designs Holiday words/Wild Rose studio
Red/Green/White card stock
Adorable pre-coloured images from Lotv Mini Masterpieces
Spellbinders/Crafts-too/Memory Box Dies/ Marianne Corner die/Border Punch
Peel offs/Gems/Christmas Ribbon/Sentiment from stash
Papers where mainly off cuts and these cards are just the right size to use them
St Rudolphs Day...rudolph-day-august-2014.
Completely-Christmas challenge...completely-christmas-challenge-26.
Christmas in August...ideastoinspire.challenge
Thank you l hope you have a lovely day 
Sandra H xxx

Monday 18 August 2014

Gift bag transformed!!

Hello and good evening 
Well have we missed our summer 
Seems to be more like winter these days 
What do you think?
Thank you for joining me this is a first for me
And it won't be the last l was so pleased with this challenge
As it was a challenge which l truly enjoyed
And that is to decorate a bag or box 
Here is what l transformed hope you like it
This is what the gift bag looked like before it's transformation
 Here is what l did l'm so pleased with the outcome
 Side view
l'm just loving the thought of doing more to which there will be another Five
Items used
Re-useable Gift bag
Lotv Nit-Wit Collection Backing Papers Candle and cake (Favourite Papers)
Red/Green/White card stock
Snippets of other Christmas B/P's
Magnolia Image and Doohickeys Die (Favourite image)
Spellbinders/Marianne/Memory box dies (Favourite items)
Dew drops,White/Red GemStones
Christmas Ribbon/Pearls Ribbon Green gems ribbon from stash 
 Thank you hope you have an enjoyed able week
Sandra H xx

Friday 15 August 2014

Boys !!

Hello and welcome 
l'm here to remind all you lovely bloggers about our challenge
Over at Gruffies and Guests so why not pop along Here and check it out
Sponsors are

 Petal U 
Winner will receive £10 luckydip
And here is my card

Items used
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Backing Papers are gorgeous but l'm not sure where they came from
l have A4 sheets of them so they could of been freebies or l just downloaded them
Housemouse Topper l did not colour this so l cannot take credit for it
Clip art Golf bag 
Spellbinders/Woodware die's and Corner punch
Memory box Banner 3D Sticky pads and Gems
 Create and craft Sentiment
Anything goes....Littlemissmuffet
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Sunday 10 August 2014

Another Christmas card !

Good morning all
Wet and dismal today still pretty warm though but 
Without the sun
Thank you for joining me
Here is a card l created using lots of snippets yet again!
So surprising how a card can come together using up lots of odds and ends
From previous cards made
Here it is

Items used
Red/Mirror card Stock
Wild rose studio Christmas Annabelle's Backing papers
Lotv Pre-Coloured Image from one of the Christmas sheets
Spellbinders/Crafts too Dies
Gems, Sentiment 3D Sticky pads
Washi Tape only new item recently bought from a candy win
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy your day and the sun is shinning and not as we have it
Here wet take care
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Just a little Snip and flutter!!

Hello All
Sounds like it's going to thunder in my area it's been
A lovely morning managed to get a wash on the line and dried
So it can rain all it wants although l would like the sun to stay out
Looking at the sky l don't think that will happen!!
What a lovely tribute to WW1 did you light your candles?
So nice to see the street in darkness show's how many people showed their respect
Just put this card together for a couple of challenges 

All items here are snippets except this gorgeous Penny/Black Stamp l won
From the Snippets challenge thank you so much Di 
Backing Papers My Minds Eye's
Card of cut
Image Coloured with Copics
Marianne/Memory box Dies and Woodware Corner punch
Thank you for your visit
Take Care Sandra H xx

Friday 1 August 2014

Snowflakes in August!

 Morning all hope you have plans for a lovely day
And for those of you who are working your day passes pretty quickly
Wellcome to my blog and yes its that time again over at
We have a new challenge and this month was chosen
By our very own Amy 
As always we have a fabulous sponsor
Where one lucky winner will win $10 to spend at the online store
It would be lovely if you popped over and took a look at my fellow teamies
Where you will get lots of inspiration so hopefully you will join in the challenge
And as we are a Christmas challenge blog you'll be making a start to your Christmas cards
And this will be one less to make
Here is what l came up with hope you like it
Items used
White Scalloped card/White card stock
Mixture of Lotv Backing Papers Frosty Christmas & NitWit Winter Wishes
Sentiment Penny Black inked using Memento Paris Dust
White Snowflake Shapped Lace Ribbon recently bought from ebay for this challenge
Joy Die Snowflakes Newly bought for this challenge
Blue gems 3D Sticky pads from stash
Well that's me how about showing us yours it would be lovely
If you was to join in our challenge 
Thank you for your visit and please do call again
Winterwonderland....Anything goes for Christmas   
Divasbydesigns ...Anything-goes 
Many thanks Sandra H xx