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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

Thursday 27 November 2014

You're my kind of guy!!

Good morning all hope your well
Here is a card l created using these adorable Magnolia images
 Side View
 Items used
White Scalloped card/Blue card stock
Marianne D/P's
Magnolia images
Spellbinders Dies
Gems/3D Sticky pad/Sentiment from stash
Take your pick.....Sketch 96  Blue/Green...papertakeweekly.take-your-pick.
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 25 November 2014

St Rudolphs Day

Good morning fellow blogger
Hope your well and have started your Christmas cards if not 
Read below this is an ideal challenge to build up your list
Yes its Sarn’s St Rudolph’s 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 
l had to go through my blog list for the last 10 months to double check l hadn't used these before
l think it's the toppers which l have loads and have used a fair few recently on challenges but
l can re-assure you l haven't used these before and the beauty of these cards are mostly made
Up of snippets so l can not only enter into Sarns challenge here l can also enter into Di's Here
How about yourselves fancy the challenge ..............go on 
Other items used
White/Red/Green card stock
Wild Rose Studio Backing Papers
Other embellishments from Stash
Rudolph day Final for this year...rudolph-day-november-2014.
 Thank you for visiting your most welcome and thank you for 
Any comments you leave they are always appreciated
Take care Sandra H xx

Thursday 20 November 2014

Paper pieced

Hello all hope your well
Quick post as l'm busy wrapping presents
Here is a card l put together for Mrs A's Butterfly challenge
Paper Pieced....paper-pieced-butterflies.

Kanban/Green/Yellow/card stock & Sentiment
Using the same cards to create the Paper Pieced Butterflies (Snippets)
Spellbinder Dies/Memory Box Die
3D Sticky pads
Thank you for your time and have a lovely day
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Anything but a card!!

Hello fellow crafters 
Hope all is well
Todays weather is a little brighter with the sun
Popping in and out no rain and not so cold
Thank you for popping by
l'd like to share my Pen/Pencil holder where l got the idea from Jo

Simply used empty gravy containers 
Add some designer papers and stick together with quality glue
Add ribbon/pens/pencils and this is the finished item
The crafting cafe...not a card...thecraftingcafenovember-challenge-not-card.html
 Thank you for your time and your comments which are always apprecitated
Hope you enjoy your day xx

Monday 17 November 2014

More than one tree!

Hello all and welcome
Here is a quick and easy card for Di's challenge Snippets ...Here
And Less is more...More-than-one-tree....Here

Used Snippets of Green/White card stock
Stamp l haven't used enough and it's just so gorgeous 
Not sure of where l'd got it from but found it recently while having a clear out
So pleased l didn't clear this one out.....lol
Momento Bamboo leaves ink/Colonial edge border bottom of the card
Thank you for your time take care and enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Saturday 15 November 2014


Hello and a warm welcome to you all
Gosh this November has come round so quickly
And that means another challenge for 
Todays challenge was chosen by the lovely 
We are again sponsored by 
Where the winner will win £10 Voucher to spend at the shop
Here is my card

 The theme is Christmas and what a happy little mouse l have here
Items used 
l decided to make a criss cross card for a change
Red/White/Green/Red Mirror card stock
Christmas Post Designer paper/Lotv Designer paper
Adorable House Mouse Image 
Tools Spellbinders/Cherrylynn die/Martha Stewart Border Punch
Gems/3D Sticky Pads/Snowflake ribbon
Sentiment Christmas Post
Well that's me for this challenge how about you?...... it would be
Lovely if you was to join in and if your looking for inspiration 
Check out my fellow Dt's Here 
Why not check our our Facebook page

Thank you for your visit enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xx
craftyhazelnuts....go green...chnc-challenge-203-go-green.

Sunday 9 November 2014

Remembrance today to those who gave their lives

Good morning all 
As we know it's a special day today being Remembrance Sunday 
l'm just watching the service seeing the queen and Prince Philip laying 
There Wreaths followed by more of the Royal Family
So sad many will be shedding tears the service can be so emotional
On a nicer note thank you for popping by
Here is a card l made for the following challenges
Mr's A Butterfly Chalenge...3 designer papers...18-butterfly-3-design-papers.
 Side view
Items used
White Scalloped card
3 Design papers 
  1. Kate Knight Tropical
  2. Marianne Beautiful Butterflies
  3. Louise Tiler Floral Fantasy
Also the main backing paper is from a craft magazine not sure which one
Tools Spellbinders/Woodward/Magnolia Doohickeys/Crafts - Too
Magnolia image
Promarkers/Stickles/Pearl/Due Drop/3D Sticky pads
Lots of snippets
Thank you for your time
Hope you have an enjoyable day and memories serve you well from todays service
Not too upsetting for those who lost their loved one 
Take care
Sandra H xx

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Let it snow!

Hello everyone 
Thank you for popping by
Hope your having a lovely time if your at any displays
We have lots of fireworks going of in the area 
l do hope if any of you have pets that the fireworks are not
Alarming them too much my late dog Luci used to be terrified
My cat don't seem to be bothered 
Here is a card l'd like to share with you
Pick-Mix  Ribbon/Snowflake/Gems
Items used 
White Scalloped card stock/Green/White card
Oddments of Designer papers some First Edition
Kennyk Image Iceskate Kate
Prom/Flexmarker/White Pen/Liquid Pearl
Tools Spellbinders/XCut/Marianne Dies/Corner Punch/Joy Die
Gems/Ribbon/Glamour Dust/Sentiment Distress ink from stash
Anything goes with the option of snow...kennykskraftykrew/2014/11/challenge-183-snow.
Thank you for your time hope you enjoy the rest of your week
Sandra H xxx

Sunday 2 November 2014

Soooo Sleepy!!

Hello all hope your well
Although we don't have much sun these days it's still relatively mild 
l'd like to share my card with you for the following challenges
abcchristmas challenge...V is for Very merry christmas..v-is-for-very-merry-christmas.
Totallytilda...Christmas tilda wearing red...totally-tilda-chall-107-christmas-tilda.
Di's Snippet...pixies-snippets-playground-week-149.
My choice Ribbon/Gems/brads 

 Items used
White scalloped card stock/Red card
Papermania Designers papers Home for Christmas
Wildrose studio Desinger insert papers
Tila image Soooo cute! coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers 
Glitter/ Liquid pearl/ Ribbon/brads/ Gems/ 3D Sticky pads
Tools Spellbinders die/ Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Sentiments both Computer Generated although abc challenge are giving away
 A freebie with this challenge
Thank you for popping by hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx