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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 29 January 2015

You are my Valentine!

Hello all hope your well 
Did you or did you not
Get any snow of course!!
We had just a little flutter of hail and sleat
Here is a quick and easy card
Products used
Snippets of white card/Red card stock
Housemouse image pre-coloured
Flat red pearls/heart button
Sentiment Computer generated i also imposed the hearts from clipart
Tools......Spellbinders/Memory box dies/stitch border die
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx 

Sunday 25 January 2015

St Rudolph day challenge and Snippets

Hello all
Just in from lunch out which isn't a norm for me on a Sunday but
The offer was made and l couldn't say no......well would you!!
As the day is the 25th Jan for most of you and for those who
Don't know it's the start of St Rudolph days challenges they happen
On the 25th of each month and HERE is where you can find all the details
This is my 1st card for the challenge another 10 to come
Products used
White Scalloped/Green card stock
Bearlymine Digital Designer papers Christmas Dreams
Freebie image pre-coloured from Here
Gorgeous glittery ribbon was a candy win
Flat Red/Green Pearls/Green Gemstones 3D Glue
Tools......Martha Stewart Border/Maranne Credables Holly Dies
Sentiment Greetings Clear stamp
Thank you for your time
Hope you have an enjoyable week ahead of you
Whatever your plans 
Sandra H xx

Thursday 22 January 2015


Hi Everybody, it's pretty cold outside at least it's dry though!
Thank you for popping by
Here is a card l created using one of my Christmas card fronts
The challenge l'm entering it into is upcycle-recycle here
 And Snippets here

 All l did was take the front from the original card which was a Marks & Spencer 
Christmas card l rec'd from a friend
Added it to some Black card stock 
Created a stitch border using my new die
Added silver gems stones and a sentiment 3D Sticky pad
And the finished product
Thank you for your time
Di's... Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-160.
Keep warm and take care xxx 

Monday 19 January 2015

Patterned paper-Snippets and Butterflies-B-is for Brads!!

Hello all hope your well and for those who are not
I'm sending lots of hugs 
Really cold and a little frosty again this morning but
Hopefully as the day gets later it will clear
l'd like to share a card l made using a topper and snippets
This will then allow me to enter the following challenges
Butterflies-B-is-for Brads ...  Here
Di's Snippets...  Here 
Craftyhazelnut Patterned papers...Here

Kanban card/Topper
Yellow card stock/Snippets
Tools Woodware corner punch/Memory box die
Not sure of die for Flowers this was a candy win 
Brads/Flat Pearls from stash
Short post but thank you for your time
Butterflies B is for Brads...butterflies-b-is-for-brads.
Di's Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-160.
Thank you for your visit and thankyou in advance for
Any comments you leave they are always appreciated
Enjoy your day whatever your plans
Sandra H xxx 

Saturday 17 January 2015

Buttons Bow's or Both!

Hello Fellow Bloggers today sees the mid-way reminder over at
And the challenge was chosen by none other than myself
Buttons Bows or both an easy start to the new year
And of course this could be the 1st of your Birthday cards too!
Here is what l created
We have amazing sponsors so why not join in the challenge
Check out my fellow teamies Here
Back to our Sponsor and for this challenge
You could win £10 from
Items used for my card are
White Scalloped shaped card/Pink/White/card stock
Backing papers where freebies found on the internet
Pre-coloured House mouse image
Tools used Spellbinders/Memory Box Dies
Buttons/Bow/3D Sticky Pads
And that's about it so do pleased check us out
Housemouse anything goes with the option of sketch
Thank you for your visit hope you have an enjoyable day
Sandra H xx

Sunday 11 January 2015

So Floral !!

Good Morning all
Hope your well and for those who are not
Sending lots of hugs!!
Although l and a lot of others like the blog background
l do like plain an simple so back to the less fuss
Today l have a simple card made from off cuts 
So effective and fitting for the Less is more challenge Here
And Snippets Here
Hope you like it too!!
Items used 
Off cut of white card stock
Fleur Botanique Jumbo Background Stamp (Candy win)
Coloured with Aquamarkers (Candy win)
Only 2nd time using water colour base markers
Won't be my last!!
Woodware corner punch
Thank you for your time hope you have a lovely day
Take care and thank you for popping by
Sandra H xxx

Sunday 4 January 2015

Thank you

Hello and a warm welcome to you all
Hope your back in your routine after the festive time
l took down my dec's Yesterday and l have to say the place
Looked pretty bare but nice and tidy
Don't they create lots of dust..............mine did....lol
Anyhoo's enough of me and here is a simple card put together
Using lots of snippets hope you like it too!

Items used
Snippets of left over Kanban card/Craft card
Flower/Due drops recycled from an older card
Butterfly cut out with Marianne die added some Flat Pearls
Sentiment Freebie from Here

Thursday 1 January 2015

A Christmas Critter with a splash of glitter

Happy New Year to you all
Today is the start of our 1st challenge of the year over at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
A Christmas Critter with a splash of glitter
l do hope you can join in the challenge you could win this fabulous prize from
Bugaboo Digi Stamps (prize 7 Digi stamps )
And a £10 Voucher to spend with Crafters Companion
Here is a card l put together  

White Scalloped card/Red/Blue card stock
Lotv Christmas Designer Papers
Penny Black image
Coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers
Ribbon/Pearls/Gem/Snowflake and Glitter from stash
  Spellbinders Die's Woodware Corner Punch
This is the start of my 2015 collection 
l'm keeping them flat this year due to postage
It cost an arm and a leg to send last years Cards
Well that's it so do take care and thank you for your time
Sandra H xxx
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Di's Snippets...pixies-snippets-playground-week-156-157.