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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

Monday, 9 October 2017

Halloween time!!

Hello fellow bloggers
We have a lovely day today so l'm going to make the most of it
Going out for lunch with a friend then some gardening while it's still dry
Here is a card Halloween card l made for the Housemouse challenge
And guess what l was one of the winners from the privious challenge
Lucky me!!
Here is my card hope you like it
Items used 
Scalloped card, Orange, White and Black card
Designer Papers from the internet free
Halloween images from clipart 3D Sticky pads Gemstones and Dewdrops
The main image is  Pre-coloured Housemouse  although l did go over the colours
With Flexi markers as the print was faint
Side view
Flat showing 3D effects 
Thank you for your time 
Hope you enjoy your day 
Sandra H xxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Christmas is for kids (kiddie card)

 Good morning fellow bloggers
Welcome to my blog and another new challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas buddies
Todays challenge was chosen by Dt member Sybrina
Christmas is for kids (kiddie card)
 And here is my card hope you like it

 So cute is this ready cut out image all l needed to do to complete the card was
Add some backing papers, die cut Snowflakes, Gems, Die cut Holly and Ivy
And of course this Sentiment
And hopefully you will join in the challenge 
If you need any inspiration click here and check out my fellow teamies creations
Thankyou for your time 
Challenge l'd like to enter into is
pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/pixies-snippets-playground-week-301-
Hope you have an enjoyable day
Lots of love Sandra H xx

Monday, 25 September 2017

Snippets fits all challenges

Good afternoon and welcome to my post today
l hope you enjoyed your weekend and for those who need
Some tlc l am sending plenty
l have been suffering with a dry throat and most of 
My family are suffering too! seems to be a lot of it going around
It's quite warm outside but wet so inside l stayed and made a few cards
Which l needed to do as my Christmas card list isn't as healthy as it should
Be for this time of the year so challenges do help to put the numbers up 
Here is my first card for 
Great to be able to use snippets with this card
White scalloped card, Red card, Snippets of Lotv Christmas classics Dp
Lotv Pre-coloured image, 3D sticky pads, Sentiment and Card candi
l'd also like to enter this card into
My second card challenge is
 So gorgeous are thiese little mice 
Items used 
This pre-coloured image from Housemouse 
Snippets of Dp, Card candi, Sentiment, 3D sticky pad and Ribbon
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Sending lots of love
Sandra H xx

Monday, 11 September 2017

40th B'day card

Good morning all
My son Shane and his Wife Paula shared their b'days within a week of one an other
They had a fancy dress party which went off so well even the children dressed up 
It was a brilliant night 
Here is a card l made plain and simple but it does get the message across
l used a scollaped card Blue banking card
Marianne Designer papers 
40th Symbol of clipart recoloured it blue 
Computer generated sentiment 3d sticky pads
Easy peasy
And here are some photo's of the fancy dress party
My son Dil and Children
There theme was Toy Story
Paula and Shane Birthday Pair
 This is Poppy as an Alien
 Nathan as Woody
 Tayla Little Bo-peep
My other son Dominic with Caz and baby Mila
The  Wally's
And the Challenge is still running for
Click on the link to join the challenge it's Chrismassy so a Christmas card and the the theme 
Christmas Animals
Thank you for your time
Enjoy your day 
Sandra H xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Christmas Animals

Good morning
Hope all is well and to those who need some love l'm sending lots
We have a new challenge at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Todays challenge was chosen by our team leader Caz
Chirstmas Animals
Here is what l created
 
Oooh isn't it just the cutest image and again this was pre-cut
Added some gorgeous backing papers, die cut Snowflakes & Holly and Ivy
Gems and Sentiment
 l'd love to see what your creation so why not join the challenge where you 
Can check it out  here
Thank you for your time
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Recycled card front and more photos

Hi 
Oh l do like to recycle card fronts and this is one of them
l will use it to enter into 
 Scrappymo's challenge Rudolps days
the link above will take you there if your not aware of it
The challenge starts on the 25th of each month and runs until the end of the month 
Excluding December
More photo's of my Daughters Wedding in Italy 






l just love looking at these photo's it was 
Just an amazing day 
Thankyou for your time 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H xx
 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Wedding in Italy

Hello fellow blogger
l don't have a card to share with you but l do have these photo's
During my absent l was away attending my daughter Sarah's wedding
In Italy's lake Como
The official wedding of Sarah and Mark took place on the 22nd August 
And a blessing on 23rd August with family and friend at  
Villa 'D' Este in Cemobbio it was amazing
l am still buzzing from it all
The first photo is the wedding with just a handful of friends we then went for
A 3 hr boat ride with drinks and nibbles to celebrate the new
 Mr and Mrs Thomason
 Boat trip along the lake
 The newly weds
 On the lake
 In Regina Olga Hotel
And here are the photo's for the wedding that took place the day after
Which Sarah and Mark will class as their wedding date another great day by all
 Sarah with her bridesmaids
 My Son Shane Dil Paula and grandchildren Tayla, Nathan and Poppy
 At the venue after the 2nd service
My Son's Shane and Dominic giving Sarah away
 Emotional moment for both mother and daughter
 This is me Sandra Mother of the bride such a proud moment
 Grandaughter Tayla and Grandson Nathan
 Another family photo my Son Dominic his partner Caz and grandaughter Mila
So pleased to share them with you 
Sandra H xxx