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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

Monday, 18 December 2017

Anything goes or Anything Christmas

Good Evening fello bloggers
Hope your well and for those who need some loving l'm sending loads
Hard to believe it's only aweek before Christmas day
Just came across this image which will be suitable for the
And as l have a Birthday card to make for
A family member what better image to use than a
And here is the card

Items used are
Scalloped card/Green backing card
First Additon Dp backing papers
Woodware Happy Birthday Stamp
Drew drops 
Marianne lace boarder
l'd like to wish all of my followers a 
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Take care and stay safe 
Thankyou for your visit 
Sandra H

Friday, 1 December 2017


Good morning fellow bloggers
Hope all is well and for those who need some Tlc l am sending loads
It's getting even closer now 
Hope your well on with your shopping l have
Managed to finish mine only a food shop to do now
Well it's that time again for a new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
And it was my turn to choose 
The theme is 
 l hope you can join in 
Also it's my last time as a Dt
l have decided to give myself some time 
Away from Dt challenge work and just enjoy a little
Commenting and maybe enter a few challenges
Just to keep the mind occupied
l'd like to say a big thank you to the Caz and the Dt's

l have enjoyed my time as a Dt with 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies 
And thank you for having me 
This is my card hope you get some inspiration from this
l coloured and decoupaged this Snowman which l just adore
Added some Lotv backing papers, Gems, Snowflakes, Glamour dust and Snowflakes
l'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018
Sandra H xx

Monday, 27 November 2017

5 Min card

Hello all
Just checking in with a couple of challenges
Pixies snippets Here
And Rudolph Days Here
So what better card to use than this one
Easy peasy
Used Scalloped white card/Red backing card 
Designer Papers Last Post and Sentiment
Also added some Red Cherry pearls to look like berries
Hope you get some inspiration and join in the challenges
Sending lots of love 
And thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Frosty card and chilly outside

Hello everyone and welcome
  No going out for me today think l am coming down 
With a cold my throat is dry and that's one of the
Signs l get so hopefully it will come and go
Pretty quickly 
Although it's been on and off since l came back
From Italy and the Air conditioning on the Plane
Dosen't help 
l am behind with my Christmas cards
So a day crafting
l managed to put together seven cards
This is one of them
l am going to enter this card into the following challenges 
 Items used 
Scalloped white card
Blue card Lotv designer backing card
Housemouse image -pre-coloured
Gems, 3D sticky pads, Glamour dust to make it frosty 
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Birthday wishes

 Hi all welcome to my blog
It's a lovely Autumn day here cold and crisp
So nice and bright
l have put together a card for my daughters birthday
And the image is so right as Sarah is holidaying in Cuba
Not really one for the sun so a little light sun tanning 
Before Sarah went
l used this adorable Housemouse image and l will be
Entering this card in their present challenge 
Thank you for your vist
Hope you have an enjoyable day 
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

More than one Fold!

Good Morning all
Hope your well and for those who need some loving l'm sending loads
Today we have a new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
And today its Jane's turn and Janes has choosen
More than one fold
And here is what l made
 Side view showing More than one fold
Didn't have to do too  much with this card
The card is pre-cut and the image is from Kanban Crafts
Christmas set
Added backing papers, borders, gems and Sentiment from the same pack
Wouldn't you like to join in the fun so please do and this way it will add to your
Christmas card list
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Snippets with an Autumn feel too it!

Good Moring all
Hopefully you remembered to put the dreaded hour back bringing
On the early dark evenings and mornings also Christmas (Panic)
Today is really lovely a proper Autumn day lovely and bright 
But also cold nice day for a good wrap up and walk
l have this card ready for Di's Snippets
A card l make for my sisters b'day this month
And it fits the bill
Items used
White Scalloped card 
Snippets of Lotv Designer card/Orange card
B'day stamp, due drops Flower Die 
Entering into Snippets Challenges 
 Hope you have a lovely day
Thank you for calling
Sandra H xx 
On another note l keep losing my followers any idea why?
Google has taken place on the side bar they do come back
But is there anything l need to do?
Any help will be grateful
Thank you 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Autumn colours made into a Christmas card with lots of snippets

 Hello all welcome to my blog
 Autumn colours made into a Christmas card ......why not!! 
l'm really short on my Christmas cards so the following challenges
Are suited to the image l used 
Items used
Scalloped white card/Orange/Green/Kraft Card
Lotv christmas designer papers
Housemouse pre-coloured image
Dew drops/Gems/Die's Corner punch
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Halloween time!!

Hello fellow bloggers
We have a lovely day today so l'm going to make the most of it
Going out for lunch with a friend then some gardening while it's still dry
Here is a card Halloween card l made for the Housemouse challenge
And guess what l was one of the winners from the privious challenge
Lucky me!!
Here is my card hope you like it
Items used 
Scalloped card, Orange, White and Black card
Designer Papers from the internet free
Halloween images from clipart 3D Sticky pads Gemstones and Dewdrops
The main image is  Pre-coloured Housemouse  although l did go over the colours
With Flexi markers as the print was faint
Side view
Flat showing 3D effects 
Thank you for your time 
Hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H xxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Christmas is for kids (kiddie card)

 Good morning fellow bloggers
Welcome to my blog and another new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas buddies
Todays challenge was chosen by Dt member Sybrina
Christmas is for kids (kiddie card)
 And here is my card hope you like it

 So cute is this ready cut out image all l needed to do to complete the card was
Add some backing papers, die cut Snowflakes, Gems, Die cut Holly and Ivy
And of course this Sentiment
And hopefully you will join in the challenge 
If you need any inspiration click here and check out my fellow teamies creations
Thankyou for your time 
Challenge l'd like to enter into is
Hope you have an enjoyable day
Lots of love Sandra H xx

Monday, 25 September 2017

Snippets fits all challenges

Good afternoon and welcome to my post today
l hope you enjoyed your weekend and for those who need
Some tlc l am sending plenty
l have been suffering with a dry throat and most of 
My family are suffering too! seems to be a lot of it going around
It's quite warm outside but wet so inside l stayed and made a few cards
Which l needed to do as my Christmas card list isn't as healthy as it should
Be for this time of the year so challenges do help to put the numbers up 
Here is my first card for 
Great to be able to use snippets with this card
White scalloped card, Red card, Snippets of Lotv Christmas classics Dp
Lotv Pre-coloured image, 3D sticky pads, Sentiment and Card candi
l'd also like to enter this card into
My second card challenge is
 So gorgeous are thiese little mice 
Items used 
This pre-coloured image from Housemouse 
Snippets of Dp, Card candi, Sentiment, 3D sticky pad and Ribbon
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Sending lots of love
Sandra H xx

Monday, 11 September 2017

40th B'day card

Good morning all
My son Shane and his Wife Paula shared their b'days within a week of one an other
They had a fancy dress party which went off so well even the children dressed up 
It was a brilliant night 
Here is a card l made plain and simple but it does get the message across
l used a scollaped card Blue banking card
Marianne Designer papers 
40th Symbol of clipart recoloured it blue 
Computer generated sentiment 3d sticky pads
Easy peasy
And here are some photo's of the fancy dress party
My son Dil and Children
There theme was Toy Story
Paula and Shane Birthday Pair
 This is Poppy as an Alien
 Nathan as Woody
 Tayla Little Bo-peep
My other son Dominic with Caz and baby Mila
The  Wally's
And the Challenge is still running for
Click on the link to join the challenge it's Chrismassy so a Christmas card and the the theme 
Christmas Animals
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Christmas Animals

Good morning
Hope all is well and to those who need some love l'm sending lots
We have a new challenge at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Todays challenge was chosen by our team leader Caz
Chirstmas Animals
Here is what l created
Oooh isn't it just the cutest image and again this was pre-cut
Added some gorgeous backing papers, die cut Snowflakes & Holly and Ivy
Gems and Sentiment
 l'd love to see what your creation so why not join the challenge where you 
Can check it out  here
Thank you for your time
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Recycled card front and more photos

Oh l do like to recycle card fronts and this is one of them
l will use it to enter into 
 Scrappymo's challenge Rudolps days
the link above will take you there if your not aware of it
The challenge starts on the 25th of each month and runs until the end of the month 
Excluding December
More photo's of my Daughters Wedding in Italy 

l just love looking at these photo's it was 
Just an amazing day 
Thankyou for your time 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Wedding in Italy

Hello fellow blogger
l don't have a card to share with you but l do have these photo's
During my absent l was away attending my daughter Sarah's wedding
In Italy's lake Como
The official wedding of Sarah and Mark took place on the 22nd August 
And a blessing on 23rd August with family and friend at  
Villa 'D' Este in Cemobbio it was amazing
l am still buzzing from it all
The first photo is the wedding with just a handful of friends we then went for
A 3 hr boat ride with drinks and nibbles to celebrate the new
 Mr and Mrs Thomason
 Boat trip along the lake
 The newly weds
 On the lake
 In Regina Olga Hotel
And here are the photo's for the wedding that took place the day after
Which Sarah and Mark will class as their wedding date another great day by all
 Sarah with her bridesmaids
 My Son Shane Dil Paula and grandchildren Tayla, Nathan and Poppy
 At the venue after the 2nd service
My Son's Shane and Dominic giving Sarah away
 Emotional moment for both mother and daughter
 This is me Sandra Mother of the bride such a proud moment
 Grandaughter Tayla and Grandson Nathan
 Another family photo my Son Dominic his partner Caz and grandaughter Mila
So pleased to share them with you 
Sandra H xxx