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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 15 April 2024

Pixie snippets challenge478

 Good afternoon fellow bloggers
It's now sunny but first thing it was so wet and windy
Also colder seems we are in for some cold and windy days
Hopefully my post today will brighten your day
Here is my card 
l made this card for my granddaughter Poppy
Her birthday isn't until 16th April
And she won't be viewing my blog l am 
Safe to post it and made from a kit
Think it's lotv so cute are the images
All l did was added the backing card buttons and sentiment
Hope you enjoyed your visit 
And thank you for any comments place
All are very much appreciated
Enjoy your week ahead whatever your pla
Sandra H

Monday 1 April 2024

Snippets challenge 477

 Good day to you all
And a Happy Easter 
l hope you had a wonderful time
There's a new challenge with 
Check it out and why not join in the fun
Here is my card
This is a card l made for my youngest son's birthday
It's not until 3rd April but as he's away
Celebrating in Dubi he won't see the card 
So l am safe to post it
Items used
White Scalloped card/black/white card stock
Dt papers from Alphabet Stack
Banner die/Balloon die/Number dies & Circles
Stamped Sentiment & Beer image
Thank you for your visit
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H

Monday 25 March 2024

March Rudolphdayschallenge

 Good Morning to you all on this wet day
l really thought we'd turned a corner with the weather
This week its again mixed with more rain
Shortly we have had plenty and it's spring so hopefully
Nice weather to come
New monthy challenge for 
And this is my card
Items used
Square white card/Green card stock
Designer Papers 
Stamped image 3D Sticky pads
All of the Dp papers are snippets so 
Just image what you can create using yours
And of course this is a Christmas challenge blog 
It really helps to build up your Christmas cards
So why not join alone click on the link below
Thank you for stopping by
Have a great week whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H

Sunday 17 March 2024

Snippets challenge 476

    Good morning 
And a 
Happy St Patrick's Day
Weather hasn't improved from my last post
And l read that we are in for a lot of snow
At the end of March so be well prepared
Here is my card for the challenge below

Items used
White Scalloped card stock
Dp card/Blue/White card stock
Dies to cut the flower heads
Candy card Stamped Birthday Sentiment
Thank you for your visit and coments
Enjoy your day
Sandra H

Sunday 3 March 2024

pixies snippets challenge 475

 Hello and a good afternoon to you
Just washed the card as it's a lovely day
And it really needed a clean
It's time for a new challenge over at
So why not come along and maybe join in
Here is my card for the challenge
Snippets used
Items used 
White Card/Designer backing card
Kraft card/Black card stock
Die cut the Image,Balloon,Numbers and Banner
3D Sticky pads Candy cane and Stamped Sentiment
Thank you for your visit
Have lovely day
Sandra H

Sunday 25 February 2024

February Rudolph days challenge

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog
Super excited due to the fact we have a 
New leader taking over from
For keeping the challenge open
Wishing you all the very best 
And a massive thank you Maureen for all the years
You kept it going you will be missed 
l wish you all the very best
Click on the link below which will take you to the new Challenge
Here is my card
Items used 
White card/ Red /Designer Christmas card
Pre-coloured image
Ribbon, Peel offs. 3D Sticky pads and Edging Die 
Please click on the link below 
This is a new blog where you will find
Details of February's challenge
Thank you for you visit
Take care
Sandra H

Sunday 18 February 2024

Snippets challenge 474

 Good Morning all 
It's not very bright but at least its not raining
That's not to say it won't later on but it's not cold either
Today is another new challenge day for 
Please come along and join in
This is my card 
Remaining Snippets
Items used
White scalloped card/Plaid / Striped background card
Pre printed image l just love using 
Candy cane and Sentiment 
Hope you have a lovely day 
Take care stay safe
Sandra H

Sunday 4 February 2024

Snippets challenge 473

 Good Morning fellow blogger
l hope you are well l have this dreaded cough
Had it for sometime now and it's just not shifting
Weather was becoming milder but l think 
That's about to change sometime soon
Be careful and take care
There's a new challenge starting today at 
So do try and join in 
Here is my card made for a friend
Who celebrated her birthday on Friday
With lunch out with more friends
 Unfortunately my coughing prevented 
Me from joining them but there's always next year  
Snippets used
Thank you for your visit
Have a lovely day and stay staff
Sandra H

Thursday 25 January 2024

January Rudolph Days & Snippets 472 challenges

 Hello and a very warm welcome to you all
Hope the weather is improving in your neck of the woods
Its been Snowy Cold Wet and Windy
The card below was my last card made for 2023
And my first Christmas card for challenges 2024 
Items used
White Scalloped card stock
Black/White card
Snippets of Christmas card stock 
Gems, 3d sticky pads, Sentiment pre-coloured image
l have just read on one of the challenge posts that will be 
The last challenge as the host will be closing it down unless
There is someone who would like to run and it so if you do please
Email Mo here
Check out the blog for more details

Sunday 7 January 2024

Snippets Celebration Theme

 Good Morning all 
Happy New Year 
It's a really frosty morning in my neck of the woods
So if your out and about be wrapped up and stay safe
Today is a new Challenge over at 
Here is my take l made this card for my sister
Who is 70 on the 9th January
Items used
White scalloped card/black white & Dotty card stock
Pre-printed image which l changed the colour to black
Balloon & Banter dies, Edge die, gems 3D Sticky pads
Thank you for your time
Have a lovely day
Stay warm
Sandra H