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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 29 December 2018

Yes it's another pink dress

Hello all
Hope you had an amazing Christmas
And ready for the New year 
l'm just popping by with this card that l made for my sister
Who celebrated her birthday on 22nd Dec
This is the last of the 3 cards which l made some weeks back
The dresses are just so easy to use and dress up with a pink Pearl
And Pink Gems also pretty backing paper and a Sentiment Computer Generated
l'd like to enter this card into Pixies Snippets challenge
Sending lots of love to you and wishing you all the very best for 2019
Sandra H xx

Friday 21 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year Signing off until 2019

Hello Fellow Bloggers
l cannot believe this year is nearly over
The time has just flown by so quickly
l have finished my shopping and 
Christmas presents wrapped
l can now put my feet up and wait for Christmas day
I cannot wait
I would just like to wish you all a
l will be back blogging in the new year
So until then 
Sending lots of love to you all
Sandra H

Sunday 9 December 2018

Pixies Snippets

Hello and welcome 
l wonder how many of you are ready for Christmas?
l still haven't finished my shopping
Time is getting short so l'd better get a move on
In the mean time here is a card l put together
Using Designer Cards as my main image added a
Sentiment and some card candy
l'd like to enter into the following challenge
Hope you have a lovely day and
A great week ahead of you
Thank you for dropping by
Take care
Sandra H

Sunday 25 November 2018

Not long now before the man in the Red outfit appears

Good afternoon fellow bloggers
l hope your having a good day
Here is a card l made using this fabulous pre-coloured image
From Lotv they make great cards and make it so easy because
Of them being pre-coloured l have used this image lots
So hopefully you won't get fed up of seeing more

I would like to enter into the following challenges
Pixies snippets here
Thank you for your time
Hope you have a lovely week
Take care 
Sandra H xx

Sunday 11 November 2018

Rememberance and Snippets today

Good afternoon fellow bloggers
It was pretty dismal this morning
But it’s now turned into a lovely afternoon
Here is a card I made along with a few others 
With similar images which are pre-coloured
From Lotv and make cards easy to do using them
Di’s snippets 
l would also like to say
My thoughts are with the families 
Of loved ones that gave us
100 years today to Remember them
Sending lots of love 
Sandra H 

Sunday 28 October 2018

Snippets and gems

Hello fellow bloggers
Did you remember to put your clocks back?
Once l forgot while l was still working
And to my discovery it only dawned on me
When l was in the office by myself 
l wasn't best pleased to say the least!
Here is a card  
If you remember on a previous challenge l'd
Wrote l'd done a few of these cards l did 3 in total
This is the 2nd and another b'day card for another
Family member l used 
Nitwits/Lotv Perfect Pair Dp's 
l stand corrected as l entered First Edition Dp's
And thankyou Kathleen you was right
Also backing card
Dress image Sentiments and Gems 
l'd like to enter into the following challenges
Thank you for popping by
l hope you have a lovely week ahead of you
And for those who need some Tlc 
l am sending you loads
Take care 
Sandra H xx

Thursday 25 October 2018

St Rudolph days challenge and more

Hello fellow blogger
Not too bad a day here dull but not as cold
And dry enough to cut the grass
Here is a card for St Rudolph days challenge
As most are aware the challenge starts on 25th of each month
And runs until the end of the month
Click Here where you can get more details regarding the challenge
And you never know you might just like to participate too!
l had been strolling through my passed posts and didn't see this card
l have several cards that l haven't posted but because they are so old
l need to check before using them 
The image is recycled from a card l rec'd
Added a rim of peel offs around the edges to give

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Pixies Challenge 336

Good Morning to you all
Weather cold windy and wet 
l can honesty say Autumn is well and truly
With us and we do get some lovely days in October
So hurry up and arrive
Quick post today from me with this adorable
Card l made for one of my 6 sisters
l made 3 using a similar image
So l will be showcasing them all at some point
Items used
Scalloped card
Pink card/Designer Paper First Edition (Snippets)
Image not sure where from 
Added a glass of champers, Gems and Sentiment
My plans for the day are staying in doors after l have 
Picked up my grand-daughter from nursery 
Hope you have a nice day too 
Take care sending lots of love
Sandra H

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Rudolph day challenge

Hello bloggers
Hope your keeping well and for those who need
Some tlc l am sending it to you's
It's getting cold here 
Autumn is well on it's way and 3 months today is Christmas
Oh no l can hear you saying!! 
Here is a card l put together

l haven't done much colouring of late but l just love this image
So thought l would use my Prismacolor watercolor pencils 
Even though l didn't watercolour the image
 l just lightly coloured and liked the effect
What do you think?
Items used
 Scalloped card/green card
Ultimate crafts patterned paper pad
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Pennyblack Snowflakes stamp
Timholzs Distress ink faded jeans
Added some glamour glitter 
3D Sticky pads 
l'd like to enter this into 
Thank you for your time 
Sending lots of love 
Sandra H 

Monday 17 September 2018

Quick and easy as l like them

Good Afternoon all
Just a quick post to enter the following card into

 l have been pretty busy with my Christmas cards of late and have
Managed to make over 50 so far 
Weather today here is so lovely dry and no wind 
Although it seems we are in for so pretty windy weather
So button down the hatches 
Hope your enjoying your day and have 
Great plans for the week
Thank you for calling by and any comments
Placed are so much appreciated 
Take care 
Sandra H

Sunday 2 September 2018

Birthday wishes Mark

Good Evening all
And welcome to my blog
Here is a card l made with an image from 
Pink Gems l love it l struggle to put together
Any male cards l don't have that many male images 
And l have used this one lots and as it's
Pre-coloured it's ready to use
l used 3d glue to enhance the head on the beer
 look 's good enough to drink...lol 
l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your time 
Hope you have
An enjoyable week
Take care
Sandra H

Sunday 19 August 2018

Birthday celebrations for my sister

Hello all and welcome to my blog
Hope you enjoyed your weekend
Here is a simply card put together for my sisters b'day
 Flat view showing the 3d sticky pads to lift the image and sentiments
Items used
Scalloped card
Snippets of Designer card from First Edition
Pre-Coloured House Mouse Image
Sentiments, 3D Sticky pads, Buttons and Gem stones
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your time 
Sandra H

Sunday 5 August 2018

Two into one do go!!

Hello fellow bloggers
Hope all is well and for those
Who need some Tlc l am sending loads
Here is a card for two challenges which l am always pleased to Enter
Using a pre-coloured image from Lotv and lots of snippets 
 l managed a few of these
Items used White scalloped card
Designer Papers from First Edition paper pack
Blue card stock 3 D sticky pads, Spellbinders Dies
Gems and Sentiment
And now my list of Christmas cards are growing
Thank you for your time 
Take care 
Sandra H 
Challenges l'd like to enter into

Sunday 22 July 2018

Birthday card for a dear friend

Hello and good afternoon all
The weather has changed in my neck of the woods
Although it's still warm it's a little overcast and we
Did have some rain yesterday which was needed 
But l would welcome the sun back 
Here is a card l put together for a friends b'day
Quite a simply card using snippets of Designer Paper, Gems Flower And Sentiment
l would like to enter into  
Thank you for your visit and any comments you may leave
They are always appreciated 
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day 
Take care
Sandra H

Sunday 8 July 2018

Di's snippets challenge 330

Hello all and welcome to my blog
Another beautiful day and it's forecast to last for some time
Here is a card l made for a very good friends friend

She and her husband have moved to where l live
And they have only been here for a few days and just love
Being beside the seaside and what better weather to welcome them
Items used White scalloped card/Green card
Card front is from First Editions Design Paper
Added some gems
Image l got from the internet
And Sentiment is computer generated
l'd like to enter into Di's Snippets challenge
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog 
Any comments you place are so welcoming and very much Appreciated
Enjoy the rest of your day
Sandra H xxx

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Snippets challenge 329 and Rudolph days June challenge

Good morning hope your all well and what beautiful weather we are having
Today l have a card for not one but two super challenges 
Quick and easy card using Designer papers for the background along
With snippets of background card too!
Here it is hope you agree simple and easy card and one more
Added to my Christmas list
Items used 
Scalloped card/Red/Grey card
Designer card, Gems, pre-coloured Lotv  image 3d pads and Sentiment
The challenges l'd like to enter into 
Click both links and they will take you to the challenges 
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day 
Sending lots of TLC to those who need it
Sandra H xx

Sunday 10 June 2018

Snippets b'day card

Good Morning fellow bloggers
This gorgeous weather is keeping me away from blogging
And it's another sunny day so out in the garden for some weeding
But before l do that here is a card l put together for a friends b'day
Having lots of off cuts and pre-coloured images it makes my 
Card making pretty easy and quick 
The items used 
Square white / yellow card
Designer card not sure of name
Lotv Pre-coloured image l slightly darkened the image added some glitter
Cut out the flower/butterfly with dies, corner punched the image 
Added pearls and a sentiment  
Thank you for your time and your comments hope you have an enjoyable day 
Sandra H xx

Sunday 27 May 2018

Pixies snippet playground challenge 327

Good Morning to you all
Quick post from me today as l have a 70th Birthday party to attend
Here is a card l made and is just perfect for
This is the card l made for my brother who is 70 today
Items used
Plain white card/Brown card
Designer paper is from the Christmas gift l just loved it
Image Sheet from Pink gems pre-coloured 
Added some 3D Glue to the Beer 3D sticky pads
Thank you for you time
Hope you have an enjoyable day
Sandra H 

Friday 25 May 2018


Hello all it's that time again for another challenge at
And here is a card l put together
These are the only two Christmas cards l have made this year so
l am setting myself a target to make two or more a week 
Items used Scalloped /Red card
Designer papers by Christmas Post/The Gift of Christmas
 Sentiment snowman 3D Sticky pads
Thank you for calling hope you enjoy your day
Take care
Sandra H

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Birthday wishes just for you!

Hello all and welcome to my blog
Hope you are well and for those who need some
Tlc l'm sending you lots
We are so lucky having this gorgeous weather and it's good for another week so l'm lead to believe
Here is a card l put together for
White scalloped card/purple and kraft card
Kanban Sparkle Glaze Farfalla-Beige
Gems 3d sticky pad and Sentiment
Thank you for your visit and any comments you might leave 
They are so very much appreciated
Enjoy your take 
Sandra H 

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Christening card for Mila

Oh wow what wonderful weather we had over the weekend
Just perfect for the Christening of my 4th Grand-daughter Mila
What a fab day had by all in fact the Dj was playing to himself
We all sat out side and the small children enjoyed the bouncy castle
And ran riot over the bowling green! just have to say though no Damage was caused
And as l am typing the heavens have opened
Here is a card l made for Mila made from lots of snippets so perfect for
This adorable image is from Digi stamps
You can buy it coloured or plan l bought both
But decide the coloured was much nicer 
l cut it out mounted it using 3d sticky pads 
Other items used Scalloped card, Pink D P Papers, Purple/White card
Lace, Gems, Pearls, Pair of pink hands and computer generated Sentiment
Thank you for your comments they are so much appreciated 
Enjoy your day
Sandra H

Wednesday 25 April 2018

It's that time again for another Rudolph day challenge

Good morning all 
Hope all is well 
It's sunny here today after a wet start
Not sure if it will stay sunny sky looks pretty full
l hope it's nice where you are
Quick post today and l didn't have to make this card
It's one of a batch l made some time back and it's
Perfect for
Quick and simply 
Item used
Scalloped card
Card front from a designer pack Christmas post added Sentiment
Challenge l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your visit
Hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H

Sunday 22 April 2018

1st B'day card for Mila

Hello and welcome to my post this late evening
It's been a busy weekend with birthdays for 2 of my grandchildren
The card l am showing you is for my grand-daughter Mila
Mila will be 1yr old on 24th April as Mila now has her card
l am able to show it to you and l would like to enter it into 
Di's snippets challenge
The image is just so cute and it's pre-coloured 
So l had to do very little with it other than mount it 
Add some snippets of Designer card, gems
Mila's name and sentiments all of which
Was in my stash
Thank you for your time 
Sandra H

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Poppy's post

Good morning bloggers
Weather report Wet Wet Wet although its not as cold as it has been
l hope it's better where you are
Indooors it is and a little crafting for me
Here is a card that l made for my Grand-daughter Poppy 
Using lots of bits which amount to snippets for
Shades of one colour
Here it is 
 Side view
Items used 
Scalloped card/Pink backing card
Lots of pink Designer Paper
Embellishments and Die's
Sentiment from Designer pack (Not sure of name)
Poppy coloured with pro-marker
Challenge l'd like to enter into

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Dressing up the Christmas Tree with a little help from my friends

Good morning my crafty friends
Wet start to the day but the sun is trying to come out
The last three days had been so lovely l even put my central heating off
Had a lovely drive out for lunch yesterday to the Barn at Scorton
It was packed but the wait was well worth it 
The food was gorgeous
Hope you have great plans for today and it wil be dry where you are
Just been looking through my none blogged cards and 
Came across this Christmas card 
l am using it for two challenges 
l have a lot of cards using the same image so again l had
To check through my posts to see if it had been used and lt hadn't
Items used
Scalloped card 
Pre-coloured image from Lotv booklets
Snippets of green backing card/Designer card
Corner punch Holly die and a few gems
The challenge are
Thank you for calling l hope you enjoy your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Birthday wishes Caz

Hello bloggers 
l hope your all free from the snow and the weather is being good for all
Just a quick post from me today as l am
Being taken out for lunch
Here is a card l made some time back
l am having to check my previous posts due to cards l made and 
Hadn't used and l don't think l used this one
(Well hopfully not)
Easy peasy card for 
Di's Snippet challenge
Items used Scalloped card
Snippets of Dp card,Gems and Stamp die
Thank you for your visit 
Hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Sunday 25 February 2018

One card two challenges

Hello to all my crafty friends
l hope your well and enjoyed your day 
Still not got my craft room sorted but l do
Have lots of cards on hand
In case l needed them quickly
So this cards suits both challenges
l hope you like it

l used a pre-coloured image added some sentiments 
Backing paper gems snowflake and 3d sticky pads
l'd like to enter into the following challengs
Snippets and Rudolph day two really great challenges
As you know Feb is a short month so if your going to join in the challenge
You only have a few days left
Thank you for your time
Take care
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Internet back on

Hello fellow bloggers
Hope your all well and for those who need some loving l'm sending lots to you's
Just letting you know l have settled into my house and my internet is up and running
Done most of the unpacking but still have lots to sort out in the garage
l haven't got a set place for my crafs at the moment not sure where they will go
So at the moment l am just getting back into commenting although l do have some
Cards made up l might just pop on with a challenge card until then 
l hope your enjoying your day whatever your doing
Take care
Sandra H xx

Tuesday 9 January 2018

On the move again!!

Hello fellow bloggers
Just letting you know l am to move house on the 22nd Jan
So my time will be taken up with the dreaded packing
l will return once my internet is set up at the new property
So until then thank you for all the lovely comments 
You posted on my blog and support
Sending lots of love to you all 
Sandra H xx