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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 Three grand children Tayla, Nathan and Poppy 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, 14 May 2017

Thank you

Good morning
It's a lovely day today managed to cut the grasses in the last
Couple of days due to the fine weather 
Here is a simple card put together using lots of snippets
Thankyou folder, few pearls, flower, Floral backing card and Scalloped card
 
I made this card for a dear friends family member of my late husband
As we sent Christmas cards every year l didn't send many in the first year l lost
My husband Dennis and left it a year before getting intouch explaining
My no Christmas card to her after a lenghty telephone conversation 
l recieved the most caring letter from her and this was my thankyou card
l also thought l'd blogged this but l went back to 2016 can't find it on my post
So if l have accept my appologies but it's a lovely card and l wanted to show it off
As it's snippets used it's always great to entering into Di's challenge
Thank you for your visit and hope you have an enjoyable day whatever your plans
Take care
Sandra H xx

Monday, 1 May 2017

Snowflakes

Hello all and welcome
Today we have the start of a new challenge at
And it's 
SNOWFLAKES
Choosen by our very own Joan
Here is my take hope you can join in
This is one of my favourite pre-coloured images
Used backing paper from my stash added a snowflake, Sentiment and gem
Hope you have an enjoyable day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Rudolph Day

Good evening to you all
Just what is happening to our weather
We had a tiny show of snow and sleet today
And l have to say it's cold enough for more
 Its that time again for Rudolph Day challenge
Here is a card from a batch l'd made last year
They really have come in handy for a quick challenge
Items used
Scalloped card
Snippets of green card
Christmas ribbon
Sentiment
Holly 
Lotv image
Challenge 
Thank you for your vist please do call again
Sandra H xx 
Oh l almost forgot to give you my amazing news
 l'd like to introduce you to my 
4th Grandchild born 24th April
To my youngest Son Dominic and his Partner Caz
Here is Mila Elizabeth 
Weighing in at 7lb 9oz
Good set of lungs on her too!!
xxxx

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Thank you

Hello Fellow bloggers
Ooh it's been rather cold here today
So spoilt because the weather in Italy was gorgeous
Yes l had a mini break in Italy (Lake Como) where my daugher
Sarah and her partner Mark are getting married in August this year 
They where there to sample the wedding food
And checked out the venue it's a beautiful place
l can see why many go and marry abroad
Here is a sample of the photos l took during my visit
 Daughter Sarah and her Husband to be Mark
 Beautiful views across Lake Como
 This is the appartment l stayed at
 Exploring the sites and sampling the Italian Wine and food
And the famous Harry's Bar the food lived up to it's spectations it was delicious
Can't wait until we go back in August 
Here is a thank you card l made for my neighbour after keeping an eye on my property
While l was away
Items used was plenty of snippets of backing paper 
Recycled image added some gems and flowers
Hope you enjoy your visit 
Sandra H xx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Christmas Candy Cane (With or without an image)

Hello and welcome
Hope your all well and for those who need some tlc l'm sending lots
Today at Sparkles Christmas Buddies is the start of a new challenge 
It was my turn to choose a theme and l thought 
Christmas Candy Cane
 (With or without an image)
Here is my card
l used this gorgeous image from Housemouse pulling a sack of yummy Candy cane
You don't have to use an image you can use Backing papers anything that shows Candy canes
Sandra H xx

Monday, 27 March 2017

Ruldoph day and snippets

Wow what a lovely day 
l only hope you are experiencing this gorgeous weather too!
Hope all is well and for those who need some TLC l'm sending plenty
My MOJO has gone long ago but l do have some ready made cards
For challenges that l know l always like to enter into
This is what l prepared ages back hope you like it
Challenges
 Pixiescraftyworkshop snippets
Rudolphs day
Thank you for your visit
Hope you enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Use Gold or Silver on your creation

Hello fellow bloggers
Welcome to my blog
Today is the start of a new month and that means
A new challenge for us at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Today challenge was chosen by Babs who choose
 Use Gold Or Silver 
And here is my creation
l used Gold peel offs around my image 
And Gold on my sentiment
So come and join in l'd love to see what you can create
Click Here check out the Dt's cards
The challenge runs from the 1st of each month to the end
Thank you for your time
Sandra H xx 
Challenge.....  abc christmas challenge e-f-g
My choice was F family 
abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/e-f-g-are-for.