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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 29 March 2015

Snippets and corners!

Good morning fellow bloggers and welcome to my blog
Did you remember to put your clocks forward ?
l have a card made purly from off cuts (Snippets) l'd like to share with you
l do like to try something new and this l saw on another bloggers blog Here
Called background dies
 l didn't buy any new dies but thought l'd give it ago 
Using the Butterfly die that l already had
To get this technique all l did was 
Place some designer paper on the card front
Die cut two butterflies
Raised the white card with 3D Sticky pads 
And added the die cut Butterflies 
Other products used 
Spellbinder Die/Crafts-Too Corner Die/ Marianne Die
Ribbon/Buttons from stash
C is for corners... butterflies-c-is-for-corners.
Thank you for your time
Sandra H xx

Thursday 26 March 2015

St Rudolph Day's

Good morning bloggers it's wet here and did you get the thunder?
l'm pretty sure l heard it and lots of rain 
It's the 25th of March which means only one thing time for another 
St Rudolph Day's Challenge 
And here is my card
 Side View
Products used
White Linen card/Green/Mirror card stock
Lotv Designer Backing paper (Snippets)
l have had this set since 2010
Makes such easy cards too!
Tools.....Spellbinders/Cherry lynn dies
 3D Sticky pads/Card candy from stash
St Rudolph Days...march-rudolph-days.
Thank you for your visit hope you have a lovely day
Sandra H xx 

Saturday 21 March 2015

Flowers and Ribbon!!

Hello and welcome again to the 
Mid-Way Challenge over at
Gruffies and guest
Our challenge is Flowers and Ribbons
We are Sponsored by
Here is a card made for the challenge hope you like it

 Items used
Green card stock
Adorable Housemouse image
Designer papers
Buttons/Ribbon/Flower from stash
tools.....Spellbinders/Woodware/Marianne dies/borderpunch
Thank you for your visit enjoy your day
Sandra H xx
To Case this ...housemouse-challengeanything-goes-with-option-to-case-this.
Bright spring colours...reasonableribbon.rrr-challenge-114-bright-spring-colors.
Butterflies and P for Patterned papers...butterflies-p-is-for-patterned-paper.

Sunday 15 March 2015

These are for you l love you loads!!

Good Evening all
l hope all of you mother's out there had a fabulous
Mothers day
l got spoilt rotten thanks you all roll on next year....lol
Here is a cas card made

 For the following challenges
One layer add an animal....simplylessismoore/one-layer-week-215.
 Thanking you in advance for taking the time to comment
 I truly appreciate each and every one 
Take care Sandra H xxx

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Patterned Papers

Hello all thank you for popping by
Here is a card l made some time back and
Hadn't come across any challenges to use it
Until now hope you like it

Products used
White Scalloped card/Blue/White card stock
Docraft Papermania Capsule Collection Parisienne Blue 
Patterned Papers
Freebie Image from Krista Saturated Canary 
Coloured with Promarkers/White pen
Gems/Lace/Hessain/Ribbon/Pearls/3d Sticky pad from Stash
Dies......Spellbinders/Memory Box/Crafts-too/Magnolia doohickey /Marianne
Woodware Butterfly Punch
P for Patterned Paper/Butterfly...butterflies-p-is-for-patterned-paper.
For a special lady...promarkerchallengefor-special-lady.
Shaped card...littleclairesdesigns 
Thank you in advance for taking the time to comment
 I truly do appreciate each and every one of them 
Your so kind Sandra H xx

Wednesday 4 March 2015

H is for hexagons

Hello fellow blogger hope all is well
Here is a quick and easy card l made for
A couple of challenges using snippets of
M\arianne Designer papers and a couple of dies and gems
l went on the internet for the Hexagon templates 
And cut it out 
Butterfly challenge...butterflies-h-is-for-hexagons.
Thank you for your visit

Sunday 1 March 2015

Make it Green

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
The theme for this challenge is
Make it Green chosen by our very own Jennifer
We are sponsored by 
The winner will win $10 Voucher
DeeDees Designs 
The winner will win $25 Voucher
Here is a card l made using the sponsors image
Santa's Nathen

The beauty of the image is it's pre-coloured 
If you was to purchase this set you would get 
Pre-coloured/none coloured images and sentiments
Check out Deedee's shop HERE
Here is a Gift card holder l made using the
None coloured image

Check out my Merry Christmas with the details below
It's a technique called 
 "Camouflaging Die cuts"
Basically you die cut your Image or Word die from the base card/paper
Then l Die cut another 5 Sentiments
You then just build it up and placed the 1st die cut
On the top giving it the Camouflage/dimention look
Looking like this l'm just loving the effect it creates 
l got the idea from Di Here 
And Di got it from Greta Here
Items used
White Scalloped card/Green card stock
Lotv Designer Papers
Flexmarkers/Glamour Dust/Flat Pearls/Ribbon/Green Stickles
Tools Spellbinders/Woodware/Memory Box/Marianne Dies
Thank you for your visit and Here you can check out the main post
Why not join in the challenge you will add to your
Christmas card list we are a Christmas card challenge blog
Many thanks for your time hope
You have an enjoyable day 
Sandra H xxx