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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

Saturday 19 December 2015

Snowflakes & Sparkles

  Good morning fellow bloggers 
l would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas
And all the very best for 2016 
We are at the half way mark with our 
Challenge over at 
Gruffie and Guest's 
The challenge is
Snowflakes & Sparkles 
And here is my take

Again we have a fabulous sponser
And wouldn't you like to win a
£10 Lucky dip now heres your chance  
Just follow the theme and you could be our winner
Thank you 
Sadly this will be my last card as l am giving up my Dt work 
On Gruffie and Guests
l would like to say a massive thank you to Shaz and the team 
 l have truly enjoyed my time with you all
Thank you so very much for having me
Take care sending lots of love to you all
Wishing you a very merry christmas too!
Sandra H xxxxx

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Die Cuts only

Good morning to you all
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
Chosen by Shaz
Here is my card
Products used
White card/Gold Christmas card stock
Lotv Crafy Christmas Designer Backing Papers
Dies....Icicles/Flourish/Bell/Bauble/Sentiment and snowflakes
Woodware corner punch and Gem stones
Sponsored by
One winner will win this set of amazing stamps 
 2nd Sponsor
One winner will win $10 Voucher
Please check out the main challenge here
l'd love to see what you create
So why not join in the challenge 
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day xx

Friday 20 November 2015

Use Something Red Green Or Both

Hello all just to remind you that it's mid way for our challenge
Over at Gruffies and Guests and here is my card
  Items used
White Scalloped card/Red/Green card stock
First Edition Designer Paper pack 
Pre-Coloured House Mouse image
Martha Stewart Border punch/Spellbinders Dies
My Red and Green used is
Ribbon/Gems and Buttons
Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digi's the winner will win the prize of $10
 Hope you can join in it would be lovely to see
Just what you create too!
Thank you for your time
Take care xx

Sunday 1 November 2015

Christmas Decorations

Hello all and welcome to my blog
As its the first of the month we have another new challenge over at
And Deb's chosen theme is 
Christmas Decorations
 All you need to do is create a card or anything to do with
Christmas as we are a Christmas challenge blog
Here is what i managed to put together
Products used
White Scalloped card/Red/White card stock
Christmas Post Designer Backing Papers (Snippets)
Christmas Wreath,Christmas Holly
Marianne Icicles Die
We are sponsored by
Crafters Companion
 The winner will win £10 Voucher
And our 2nd Sponsor is
contact Kathy Dunnegan  
DeeDees Designs $25 voucher
Here is what l made using one of the fabulous digit sets
Deedee's have on offer at the shop here
 This set is call Jingle all the way and you can purchase it 

I used the digi set which included this adorable
Pre-Coloured image, Baubles, Sentiment and 3 gorgeous backing papers
Other items from my stash
Fancy doing the challenge if so why not check out my fellow
Teamies here 
There will be lots of inspiration for you
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday 17 October 2015

Embossing Wet or Dry!!

Hello my fellow bloggers hope all is well
Today sees the mid-way reminder at  
 And if you like Embossing wet or dry this is our challenge
Here is my take hope you like it
Side view
 Side view
Products used
White Scalloped card/Green card stock
Lotv Designer Backing Papers Christmas Classic's
Adorable HouseMouse Image Pre-Coloured
Tools Spellbinders Marianne Dies/Martha Stewart Border Punch
Embossed FolderTied Togeather
Flat/Pearls/ Card candy and 3D Sticky pads from stash
Sponsored by
One of you lucky winners will win 7Digis 
So why not join in it would be lovely to see what you can make
Thank you for your visit hope you have an enjoyable day
Take care Sandra H

Thursday 1 October 2015

Distress it

Good morning to you all
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
Chosen by me
Here is my card

I just loved making this card due to the fact that the
Image is brilliant and l like to see non traditional colours
A Christmas Card using the Blue and White
And just adding lots of goodies which include
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Bugaboo image coloured with Flexmarkers added glamour dust
Tools....Spellbinders Marianne Crafts-too Dies
Lotv Designer papers
Tim holtz Distress tool
Gems string of pearls Doily Sentiment from stash
Sponsors are
The winner will recieve
Fantastic Ribbons £10 inc + free P&P
Winner will recieve a Surprise prize
So why not join in and you could be one of the winners
Check out the main blog here