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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 28 September 2014

Colours changing !!

Good afternoon all
The morning wasn't too bright but this afternoon the sun is shinning and 
It really is going to be a lovely afternoon
My card today covers Di's Snippets challenge here
And Mrs A's Butterfly challenge use autumn colours  Here 
Here is my card

Items used
White/Green/Yellow/Brown/Gold card stock
Kanban insert card used as backing card and centre image
Tools Xcut corner punch/Spellbinders/Memorybox dies
Card candy 3D Sticky pads
Again challenges
Mrs A's Butterfly challenge Use autumn colours...butterfly-in-autumn-colours.
Thank you for your time hope you have an enjoyable day
Sandra H xx

Thursday 25 September 2014

St Ruldolphs Day

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

So why not join in it's a great way to build up your 
Christmas Cards  
Items used
Scalloped card stock/Green/Various shades Purple/White
Snippets of Designer card/Card Candy/Gems/Snowflake/Sentiments
Tools Spellbinders/Xcut Die/s Corner Punch
Image Family Reunion Freebie from Beckysplace Here Coloured with Copics/Promarkers
And can l just add its 91 days to Christmas day
St Rudolphs Day...stampingforpleasure/rudolph-day-september-2014.
Enjoy your day and thank you for any comments place
They are always appreciated  

Saturday 20 September 2014


Hello fellow crafters thanks you for passing by
Today l'm here to remind you of our challenge over at
Gruffies and Guests challenge
Again we are sponsored by Bearly Mine
Contact Audrey at Danmoose@aol.com 
The winner will win $10 Voucher
Contact Here
And here is my card
 Here l added some leaves l couldn't find them to add to my card and once l'd finished would you believe it l then came across them so l just sat them under the card
 l like to see a side view from any cards so added this one
Products used
Plain white square card/white card stock
Backing papers are from an amount of scrap books l have most are snippets
Adorable image Stamp Housemouse Coloured this time with Copics
Spellbinders Dies
Flowers,Due drops,Sentiment,Raffia and leaf from stash
Recently won some candy from Jo and this is the leaf at the bottom of the card and Raffia Ribbon again thank you jo l still have it on my side bar l was so lucky
Many thanks 

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Just having a brew!

Good afternoon everyone 
Hope your having a sunny day its lovely here 
Thank you for popping in l'd like to share my card with you and enter
Into the following challenges
 Side View
 Closer look at the Distressing
Items used
White scalloped card/Green/Yellow card
First Edition Hideaway Backing Papers
 Labybugsink Image
Promarkers/Liquid Pearl
Due Drops/Ink it up ink/3D Sticky Pads/Hessain
Tools....Spellbinders/Woodware/MemoryBox Xcut/Tim Holtz
Thank you for your time enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx

Thursday 11 September 2014

Oh your so pretty!

Hello all thank you for popping by
Quick post as l have load's to do!
l have lots of sets from Kanban and Hunkydory here is
A card l put together using the Patchwork kids 
These are quick and easy and the children love them
Hope you like it Sooo cute!
 Laying flat to show the Bugs
Just added a few embellis from my stash
Thank you for your time hope you have a lovely day x

Sunday 7 September 2014


Good morning fellow bloggers on this sunny morning 
Hope it's lovely where you are
Thank you for popping by  
If your a follower of
You will know that this is going to be their final challenge and Kerry and the Dt's are
Asking for this challenge to use your favourite image
I think this could be the first win or bought image l got so l'm using
This adorable Birdhouse image
It's going to be sad to see the challenge blog close but family commitments do come first
 l wish Kerry and the Team all the best in the future what ever their plans
l'd like to share my card with you and for the following challenges
 Items used
White Scalloped card/Green White card stock
Lotv Christmas Classics papers(Snippets)
Tools Spellbinders/Woodware/Cherry lynn and Xcut
Ladybugsink image Birdhouse
Coloured with Copics
Gems/Ribbon/Glamour dust/Stickles from stash
Thank you hope you have a lovely day
Anne your my winner from the previous post 
Send me your home address and l will have your card
In the post asap many thanks for all of your comments
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 3 September 2014

It's yours if you want it!

Hello and welcome to you all
Hope the sun is shinning where you are it's a little
Late coming out here but hopefully it might just decide 
To put it's hat on....lol
Here is a card l'd made some time back all l needed to add was a Sentiment
And a Butterfly for Mr's A's Challenge and used lots of snippets for Di's Challenge too!
 Side view
 Items used
Plain white/Lilac/Purple card stock
Dovercraft Cupcake Boutique B/p's
Kanban card
Tools Spellbinders/Magnolia/Xcut 
Due drops 
Butterfly challenge win from Mrs A
Image Saturated Canary
3D Sticky pads
Sentiment freebie from Paulette Tlc
If anyone would like this card just say yes and l'll
Pick a name from the comments list
Thank you for your time l hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx
Anne your the lucky winner of my card
Send me your address and l will get it in the post
Many thanks to all of your comments 

Monday 1 September 2014

No man like a Snowman

Hello and welcome thank you for popping by 
It's the 1st of the month and if your a regular viewer at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
You will know that we have a new challenge
At the start of the month
Todays challenge was chosen by our very own Mary
No man like a Snowman
Todays Sponsor is
One lucky winner will win 
Crafty Ribbons Bundle of Ribbon or Voucher
Postage to be paid by the winner

Here is my card
Items used
White Scalloped Card Stock/Blue/White card
Lotv Winter wishes B'p's
White Hessain 
Marianne Doily
Marianne//Spellbinders Dies 
3D Glue Stick
Pre-Coloured Image from The Paper Shelter
So adorable and make quick cards
Gems, Glamour Dust
Joy's Snowflake Dies where recomended from Brenda
Check out her blog she has amazing creations
 Now why not join in the fun and click on the link
To see just what my Fellow team mates have created themselves
Thank you for your time
Hope you enjoy your day take care
Sandra H xx
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