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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 Four grand children Tayla, Nathan, Poppy and Mila 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, 22 December 2019

Pixies-snippets challenge 368

Hello all
Merry Christmas 
And a happy 2020
Gosh where has the time gone!!
So lovely here today
Hope your having it just as nice
And for the people in Australia
With the bush fires
And the floods in parts of England
l feel for them sending lots of love
Here is a card for the challenge below
The last one for 2019
l just love using Kraft and Red card together
Used up snippets for the baubles
Added Sentiment and Red gems
Well this will probable be my last
Post of 2019 so sending lots of love
Take care see you in 2020
Sandra H
xx

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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Good Morning on this dismal day
Wet and windy here
l made this card for my Daughter-in-law's 30th b'day
So pleased with the outcome having used snippets
Of card, papers and adorable image pre-coloured of course
Side view l added some peel off's to make a frame
l will of course be entering this into 
Di's snippet challenge
Below
Thank you for your time 
And may l wish all my bloggers
A merry Christmas and a happy new year
Sandra H
xx

Monday, 25 November 2019

Nov Rudolph day challenge/ and snippets challenges

Hello all l hope your having a lovely day
Today is another 
Rudolph days challenge
It's the last one for this year so
Here is a card l put together for the challenge
I have used this adorable Lotv image 
Pre-coloured which makes it easier for me
Used various dies and Sentiment stamp
Added a few gems to create berries
The challenge starts on the 25th each month
And runs for 11 months 
So why not take part it's also a great way
To add to your Christmas card collection
Check out the challenge 
Here
Also l like to enter Di’s snippets Challenge 
And having used snippets of card l 
Can do just that
You can play along too 
Click on the link and your there
Here
Thank you for your visit
And any comments you may leave 
Hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Monday, 11 November 2019

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Good Morning to you all
Not keen on the weather today
It was fairly windy during the night
Wet today and still windy
Hope it's better where you are
Here is a card l made for
My Nephews 50th b'day
Made with a freebie image
Which l have used many a time
Just changed the colour to match
The papers added some twine
Computer generated sentiment
And snippets of card stock
Thank you for your time
Hope you have a lovely week
l would like to enter into the challenge below
Sandra H
xx

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Snippets playground challenge 364

Good Morning and welcome to my blog
Today see's another 
And here is the card l created 
l made this card for my sister
For those of you that are not aware
l have 6 sisters and this card is
One of many l made using the same image
Which was a freebie from 
To complete the card l used
Gems, corner die, flower die
3d Sticky pads and stamped the Sentiment
l am going to enter into the challenge below
Thank you for your visit and as always
Your comments are very much appreciated
Have a lovely day
Sandra H 
xx

Friday, 25 October 2019

Oct-Rudolph-days-challenge

Good morning fellow bloggers
It's a colder day today and dry
Hope it's not too cold or wet where you are
The rain was so heavy here yesterday
Here is my card for 
Anyone can enter all you need to do
Is make a Christmas card 
The challenge goes out on the
25th of each month until the end date
Hope you can join in 
Thank you for your visit
Hope you have a lovely day
Take care
Sandra H 
xx

Sunday, 13 October 2019

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Good day to you all
Hope your well 
Here is a card l made for my
Grandson Nathan's birthday
Which is on the 30th October
Nathan dosen't read my blog
So l am safe to post it
Made with snippets so l can 
Enter Pixies-Snippet-Challenge
 
Really is a great use of snippets
Also used the bits that came from the balloons
Thank you for your visit
And have a great week ahead of you
Whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H
xx
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Sunday, 6 October 2019

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Good afternoon to you all
The sun has finally come out so
Out goes the washing 
As l was looking back on 
Pixies snippets and winner from the previous challenge
l noticed no card from me
How could l ever forget this challenge
It's a great challenge and enables you 
To use up snippets
So here it is better late than never
l already made this up for a friends
Birthday which is today but 
l gave it to her last week over dinner
With some other good friends 
Challenge
l hope you have a lovely week
Whatever your plans 
And many thanks for your visit
Take care 
Sandra H
xx

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Sept Rudolph Days Challenge

Hello to you all
Today is a new challenge for the card l have below
As always on the 25th of the month it's
 Rudolph days challenge
And here is my card 
Items used
White Scalloped card/Red card stock
Cheryl's Sassy images Pre-coloured
Snippets of Signature Collection
Paper pads by Sarah Davies
Holly Die's/Scalloped Die/ Gems and Twine
Stamp Merry Christmas stamp
My challenge is
Rudolph days Challenge
Thank you for your visit 
And your comments 
Which are so much appreciated 
Thank you
Sandra H

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Pixies challenge 361

Hello all
l hope your having a good day
And for those who need some Tlc
l am sending lots 
Here is a card l made for the challenge below
Recently l saw a card made by
Mrs A's using one of the images l have here
The image is from Sassy Cheryl's 
l found her on Facebook but if you wanted the link
Just let me know and l will post it to you
l bought 3 of the images they are so cute
And there are plenty to choose from
And pre-coloured too 
As always l take part in Di's challenge which is below
And a new challenge started today so why not
Enter yourself
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your week ahead whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H 
xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Pixies challenge 360

Hello and welcome to my blog
Blink of the eye and we are in another new month
Christmas shopping will be on my list very shortly
Did you know it's about 18 weeks to Christmas
So scary hard to believe how fast the months are going
Here is my card for Pixies crafty workshop challenge 360
Using snippets and a freebie pint of beer
From Clip art, Cheers stamp and Die Stitched edges
l will enter into the challenge below
Thank you for your visit
l hope you have enjoyable week ahead of you
Whatever your plans
Sandra H
xx

Sunday, 25 August 2019

August rudolph day challenge

Hello to you all
l hope your enjoying this lovely weather 
Hopefully another lovely day tomorrow
Then it's back to the dreaded rain
This pattern seems to have followed all through
Our summer or lack of it
Maybe a lovely Autumn is on the cards
And on a brighter note 
Once again it's that time of the month
For another Rudolph-days-challenge
And here is my card 
Another added to my Christmas list
Items used
White Scalloped card/Blue card stock
Stamperia Blue Land Scrapbooking Dp's
Added Image from Pinterest
Scalloped die Rudolph's and Sentiment
l would like to enter this card into the Challenge below
l hope you have a wonderful week 
Whatever your plans
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H
xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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Hello Fellow bloggers
Nicer day today in my neck of the woods
Hopefully you are getting nice weather too!
Here's a card made for my Sister-in-law's b'day
Simple card made with lots of snippets
The Rose image is just so gorgeous
Papers are snippets 
Die used to cut the flower
Added some card candy and sentiment
l'd like to enter into Di's snippets challenge 359
Thank you for your visit
And again for any comments you leave
They are always appreciated 
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Friday, 9 August 2019

Beccy's freebie image

Hello all
Just look at the image on this card
It's just so cute and you could download it for free
This is of course an image from Beccys August challenge 
And here is a card l created using this adorable image
So cute any young child would love it
Items used
White Scalloped card stock
Pink card Grey/backing paper/Silver peel off 
Bow made from snippets from the pink card
Added some gems 3d sticky pads to mount the image
Challenge
Thank you for your time
Hope you have an enjoyable day
Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans
Sandra H
xx

Sunday, 4 August 2019

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Hello fellow friends
Hopefully it's going to be a dry day today
After all of the rain l feel so sorry for the people
Who where effected just hope they don't
Get anymore bad weather enough is enough
Hard to believe with the sunny days and then 
So much rain what is happening?!!!
On a lighter note
Here is a card l put together for 
A very good friend
I have used this image for quite a few cards recently
And the image was free from Beccy's place 
Check it out here
Items used 
Scalloped card/Lemon/white card
Lotv Nitwit collections Designer Papers
Image Free from Beccy's place where l recently won
Their July Challenge using this adorable image
Also used die's, Gems and 3d Sticky pads
l am going to enter into
Die's Snippet challenge
You could also check out this challenge
Just click on the link below 
It's always a pleasure to join in
Thank you for your visit 
Hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H
xx

Friday, 26 July 2019

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Good Mornings to you all
Well weather has really been a hot one
Today though will still be hot but hopefully we can enjoy it
Here is a card for 
Already made up as l have a folder of loads
l hope to have at least 85 Christmas cards made 
And my total so far is 50 so not too many to finish off
Thank you for your visit
And of course any comments you leave
Are so much appreciated
Enjoy your day
Sandra H 
xx

Monday, 22 July 2019

Mila's card and pixies-snippets-playground-challenge-357

Hello all
Weather report awful!!
We are hopefully going to get some 
Lovely weather during this week
It's windy wet and pretty dismal today
So a little sunshine will go a long way
Doesn't need to be too hot just nice
Enough to enjoy 
This is a card l made for my
Grand-daughter Mila 
l can use it for Di's challenge below 
Because l used snippets 
Great way to use up snippet of card
The image is pre-coloured from Lotv
 Side view
 Face view
Thank you for your time and Comments
Hope you enjoy your day
Whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H
xx

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Welcome Poppy

Hello all
Quick post today
As l am so busy
This is a quick and easy card
 l am going to use it for
Di’s Snippet challenge and the link is below
Feel free to check it out
This card l recently made for my
Sister’s daughter’s daughter
My great niece
Having had a baby girl
Weighing in at 7lbs 5oz
She’s a little star and they named her
Poppy so that’s 2 Poppy’s now in the family
Sorry l didn’t get a photo
But hopefully l will shortly and add it
To create the card l used lots of snippets
Pink gem pre-coloured image, Sentiment and embellishments
Thank you for you time
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Beccy's July Challenge

Hello fellow bloggers
Beautiful day today in my neck of the woods
Hopefully your having some lovely weather too!
Here is a card l put together using this
Delightful Freebie image from 
l have used it for the July challenge 
Click on the link below where you can download it for free
And you can join in
The challenge too 
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Snippets and Rudolph Days Challenge

Hello fellow bloggers
l hope you are well
 And sending hugs for those who need some
Well at least it’s officially Summer
So hopefully this means some good sunny days
Saturday was a cracker of a day in my neck of the woods
For the time being though here is a Christmas card
For Scrappymo's
Rudolph Days Challenge 
And of course l always 
Marri up with Di's 
Snippers Challenge
Which does mean using snippets
Challenges
Thank you for your time
And any comments you do leave
They are always appreciated 
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xxx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Pixies-snippets-challenge 354 and Celebrating my Sons wedding in Ibiza

Good morning to you all
Hope your well and sending
lots of love to those who need some
Here is a card l made ages ago
l had to trawl through my passed posts
To check l hadn't used this card
l have so many that l haven't used in folders
And come in handy for Di's Challenge 
l used lots of snippets and pre-coloured image
Couple of buttons and added the b'day sentiment
Challenge l'd like to enter into
l have also been away to Ibiza to celebrate the wedding 
Of my youngest son Dominic and his new bride Caroline
They got married on 5th June in Ibiza
We had a fabulous week in the sunshine
And here are just a few of many Photos taken
The Bride and Groom
 Mother-in-law Tammy and Dominic my son
The football T-Shirts are a joke from my other son Shane
Having printed both Dominic and Carolines names 
On the Shirts Dominic supports Manchester united
Caroline supports Leeds so they changed teams which got lots of
Laughs Caroline father nearly fainted...lol
It was all in good fun though
 My 3 children their partners and myself - the bride
 Dominic Mark Paula and Shane
Mother and Son (Groom)
Bride and Bridesmaids
Mother of the groom (me) and Brides Father
Mother and Mother-in-laws
Mother and Son (Groom)
Me Daughter-in-law Caz and Dominic
Absolutely loved everything about the day
And the weather was fantastic 
Could do it all again 
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Rudolph day challenge for May

Hello everybody
Hope you are well
Here is a card l made for Scrappymo's Rudolph day challenge
It's open to all starts 25th of each month and runs for 11 months
So why not check out the challenge 
I used lots of snippets of card 
Added Pre-coloured image from Lotv
Scalloped Die,Snowflake and Sentiment
I am spoilt because l can use this card on another challenge 
Which is Pixies snippets
Thank you for your visit
Hope you have a lovely week 
Take care
Sandra H
xx

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Snippets challenge 352

Hello bloggers 
Lovely weather we had today
So l only hope your having it just as good
The sunset is so beautiful making the sky lovely and red
l made this card using lots of snippets for a friends birthday
Not a lot to it but l think the effect is just right for my male friend
l am going to enter it into
Thank you for calling by
Have a lovely week whatever your plans
Sandra H
xx

Monday, 29 April 2019

Snippets challenge 351

Hello fellow bloggers
Hope you are well and thank you for popping by
Seems we might be in for some good weather again
The wind, rain and hail was pretty nasty
It's been gorgeous here today 
Hope it's been just as nice for you too
Here is a card l put together for my Sisters
Daughter-in-laws 50th birthday
l used lots of snippets so that l could
Enter into the Snippets challenge 351 which is now running
So if you click onto this link it will take you there
To create my card l used
Scalloped card stock
Purple/white card stock
Lotv Pre-coloured Image
Sentiment/50th Today stamps
Various dies and gem stone
l'd like to enter into
Hope you have a lovely week whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H
xx

Thursday, 25 April 2019

April Rudolph days challenge

Hello and thank you for checking out my blog today
l'm all for recycled cards and this front panel is one l received from 
A friend so why not re-use it like l have done here
Just added some gem stones and red card to create a border 

 
I hope your enjoying this lovely weather
Although it's changed from the heat wave we had
Todays a sunny one but not as warm
Thank you for your visit and any comments you leave
Challenge
Enjoy your day
Sandra H
xx

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Poppy love Pink

Hello and welcome to my blog today
Here is a card l made for Snippets playground challenge 350
If you haven't already participated in the challenge 
Click here this will take you to the challenge
 Side view
l made this card for my Grand-daughter Poppy who 
Will be all of 3yrs old on Tuesday such a cutie she is too!
Poppy loves pink so l used her favourite colour
And adding this gorgeous pre-coloured image from Lotv pads
l'd like to enter into the challenge below
Thank you for popping by hope you enjoyed your visit
Have a great week ahead of you whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H xx

Monday, 1 April 2019

Snippets April challenge 349

Good Morning fellow bloggers
l hear we are in for a cold spell this week
And today just proved that 
Hope it's not too cold for you 
Here is a card l made for Di's Snippet challenge which is
Now running so why not pop over and enter yourselves
Here is the link to do just that
Side view
This is my card for the challenge
l used lots of snippets of card to create it
Plus gems, Sentiment stamp, Flower and Corner dies 
Challenge 
Hope you have a lovely day
And thank-you for your visit
Sandra H 
xx

Monday, 25 March 2019

March Rudolph days challenge

Hello fellow bloggers
Time for another 
Here is a card l made using this lovely image
Which l'd won on a previous challenge
Of Rudolph days challenge
 
Items used
White/Kraft, Green and brown card
Reindeer Scalloped Circle Die (Winning)
Holly die, Sentiment Die and gems
Signature collection by Sara Davies paper pad
Challenge 
l hope you have a lovely day
And thank you for your visit
Sandra H

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Pixies craftwork shop challenge 348

Hello all
Weather still windy wet and cold today
Here is a quick card l put together for the following challenge
l just love this card l am using up lots of 
Snippets 
And to create a card like this makes it all worth while
  It's a technique called 
 "Camouflaging Die cuts"
And all you do is layer the image together to give
This fabulous effect also done the snowflakes too!
Makes the Christmas tree and snowflakes stand out
As 3d but without the 3d sticky pads
As you will see from the side views of the card 
Items used
White card/Kraft and Black card
Lotv Designer pads backing papers
Gems, Crimping Sissors and Sentiment Stamp
Thankyou for your visit
Enjoy your day 
Take care
Sandra H
xx