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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 31 May 2020

Pixies challenge 379

Hello from a sunny day here in the North
l hope you are all well and occupying yourselves
With the present situation we are in
It's another new challenge from
So here is my card
Used with Snippets of Design/papers/Blue card
Added pre-coloured image & Sentiment
l made this card for a good friend's b'day in March
And having looked back through my posts l am sure l haven't used it before
l have so many cards made up which is great as l can just pull one from a stack l have
l will be entering into 
Di's snippet challenge
 You can too just click on the link
Thank you for your visit 
Take care & stay safe
Lots of love 
Sandra H 

Monday 25 May 2020

Rudolph days May challenge

Hello all 
Well it's the 25th May and that can only mean
Here is my card 
Items used 
White Scalloped card/red/white card stock
Re-used this Rudolph image 
Added some snowflakes, Sentiment and Stitched edge die

l hope your managing to keep busy with this Coronavirus
It's been pretty quiet for me as l only have 2 cats for company
My family do facetime and phone me and l am able to call upon 2 
l do keep my distance though but it's not the same as being close up
l for one will be pleased when there will be more restrictions lifted
But l will stress though that l won't be keen to go back to how we were before
l think it will take some time before l feel as if l could do this
One step at a time is my way of thinking
So please take care and stay safe
Sending lots of virtual hugs 
Sandra H

Sunday 17 May 2020


Hello everybody l am just in from a lovely walk
It's a bit cooler today here's hoping the sunny weather will return
l hope you are keeping yourselves entertained during this lockdown
l like many of you l can imagine have run out of jobs to do
l find l am hoovering just for something to do 
My gardens is surrounded by neighbouring trees so
To keep it tidy l sweep them up most days just 
To keep busy bet my neighbours think l'm potty
Here is a card that l actually made today not having done much
Crafting but l do need to get my finger out and make more
Christmas cards this one was pretty easy and will be entered
Into Pixies crafty Snippets challenge
Items used
White craft scalloped card/Red card
Designer papers by Poinsettia Perfection 12"x12" Paper pad (Snippets)
Image used from the same pack
These pads make light work of card making and l
Just love to use them they make easy cards which
You don't have to add too much to them either
Thank you for your visit take care
Stay safe
Sandra H

Sunday 3 May 2020

Snippets challenge 377

Hello to you all l hope your filling your days and keeping well
Being in lockdown there is always something to do
l myself have been keeping the garden tidy and the good weather has helped
l also made this card for my niece's daughter she is due to 
Have her 1st baby in about 4 weeks she's training to be a nurse
And it's been really tough for her not being able to complete
Her training as she was in her last year but is really looking forward
To the little one and then going back to training
Here is what l made 
Items used
White scalloped card/pink card First edition card stock
Doily's, stitched edge die, pink gems, pearls,3d sticky pads and image
Thank you for your visit 
Stay safe stay well and we will get to the end of this pandemic
Sandra H