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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

Thursday, 31 May 2012

60th Jubilee wow!!


Good evening to you all
And thank you for popping by
l have another challenge and there is 
So much going on regarding the Royal Jubilee and the colours
Red White & Blue you just couldn't not do these colours so
My challenges are
Please see my entry
Recipe
White Scalloped Card
Printed directly onto the card Summer Driggs Freedom kit
Backing papers Summer Driggs Freedom kit
Red & Blue Card Stock
Doily Split in two coloured with Tim Holtz Distressed inks
Freebie Squiggles Jubilee stamps images
Coloured with Promarkers & White pen
Sentiment Stamping up stamp Celebrating you! Memento ink
Spellbinders Oval Scalloped die
Gem Stones, 3D Sticky pad
Woodware Corner Punch
Thank you for your time
Enjoy the rest of your week 
We are at a Ball tomorrow to Support my Sister-in-law
Who runs in a club for over 50's called the Golden Girls
Last Sunday they ran the Edinburgh Marathon 26 Miles her 1st 
Completed in 6hrs 8 min's in intense heat!!
All local Charities will benefit and so far they have raised £25,000  
Hopefully it will be more after Friday
Really looking forward to getting dressed up and being waited on 
l'll report back after the event
Many thanks
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

It's so warm and cosy!!

Remember When!
 Hello welcome and thankyou for joining me
Todays challenge l have for you is 
And here is my card
Recipe
White Scalloped card White and Red backing card 
Scrapbook Summer breeze backing papers
Creamy backing paper from a fellow blogger
Corner Peel Off's
Red Gems, Memento Ink
Joanne Sheen House Mouse Alsorts Stamp
Promarkers
So much enjoyed colouring this image
And didn't think l could use other than on a Christmas card
How wrong was l!! 
This challenge is the ideal theme 
And 
l REMEMBER WHEN WE HAD AN OPEN FIRE 
This image brought back those lovely thoughts and the smell of 
Wood and Coal burning
And l don't know if you could ever see images on the coals or was it
Just my imagination.........l don't think so!!
We have Gas now...... not as attractive but still, we get the heat we want
Thank you for dropping in
Enjoy the rest of your evening
Sandra H xx

Monday, 28 May 2012

My stocking is oh so full!!

 Lim-Monochrome Magic Week-203

Hello my fellow bloggers in blogland
Gosh Another Card which becomes another challenge 
Monochrome Magic
Using different shades of one colour 
l have chosen Black and White one of my Favourite Monochrome along with Blue
And here is my card
Recipe
Pearlised Card also used on an earlier challenge and Black Leather card
l have had this A4 Card along with plenty of others but l don't use them as often as l should so 
l cut this down using my Rota Cutter and Scalloped the edges
Fairylights Backing paper Falling snow and Alphabet stack
Penny/Black Image 
l won this on one of the challenges so thankful l just love this stamp
 Promarkers and Glamour Dust
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die
Sizzie die Vine Swirls, Black and White Card Candy
Sentiment Wild Rose Studio Christmas Wishes
Memento Ink
Thank you once again for joining me and viewing all my challenges
And thank you for any comments that you might leave
All of which are greatly appreciated
Have a lovely week
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 27 May 2012

l Shaped a card!!

NOT A SQUARE week-69
 
Hello and Welcome
What a lovely day it's been
Today's  challenge is
Not a Square or a Rectangle 
What is required is a shaped card and here is my Entry
l sort of copied this idea
Such great Inspiration from the team 
No templates used cut out manually 
As illistrated
 l don't often do anything other than Easel or straight cards 
And this was my 1st attempt
Recipe
Pearlised card
Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Dies
 Sissors
Yellow card for Neck and Shoulders
Fringe cut out manually with one pair of Sissors not these that have more than one blade
Thank you 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
Have a lovely week whatever your plans
Sandra Hxx

Nothing better than a pint to wash away that fishy smell!!

Good Morning on this lovely Sunday Morn!!
Thank you for joining me with another brilliant 
And here is my card
Recipe
Blue card stock Really old stuff!
Decoupage from a Cd which my DIL geneously gave me years back
3D Sticky pads for Mounted Theme 
Beer Stamp from Creative stamps
Left overs from another challenge
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment Stamp
Memento Ink
This card is for one of my brothers birthday for tomorrow
l have 4 brothers and 6 sisters ...yes l know no tv in those days.....lol
All his life he has been a fisherman and this l just thought was the Perfect theme
And l know lots of us struggle with male cards but this one just fits the bill
And very little colouring too!!
Thank your for your time
Enjoy the rest of your weekend 
And many thanks 
Sandra H xx

Saturday, 26 May 2012

We Wish you a Merry Christmas

Hello and welcome
Thank you for visiting me again for another challenge
Sing a song with Winter Wonderland
In this challenge there has to be a singer somewhere on the image
And l have taken my inspiration from the Designer team Members
Having used one of the same images …..lol!!
I just love blue on Christmas or winter cards but today l opt for
Traditional Christmas colours excluding the image
For a change l used pastel colours
So without any more delays
Please see my card
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Green and Red card stock
Christmas backing Daisy papers
Image Lotv Carol Singers
Memento Ink
Promarker Pens
White pen
Glamour Dust
3D Glue
Spellbinders oval scalloped dies
Snowman 
Happy Christmas Peel off
Thank you so very much for showing an interest
It’s always nice to know that people are viewing and leave lovely comments
To which are very much appreciated
Many thanks
Hope you enjoy the rest of your  weekend
Sandra H xx

Oh l do like my sleep!!

Hello and good afternoon
Truly hope your having the same weather as we are getting
It's been a real sizzler today 
And your being careful and slapping on all the Sun Screen
Don't want any sore bodies tomorrow......lol
Thank you for joining me
Todays Challenge l have is
Totally Tilda
Challenge #47 Oh Baby and a Blog Hop
l have just completed the Blog Hop and seen some truly 
Amazing creations along the way with great inspiration
So here is my card
Recipe
White Scalloped card stock
Plain pink backing papers from my stash
Pram backing papers bought just recently from Paper Printable 
You get 20 sheets in various colours to download for about 69p now thats a bargain!
Pink card candy, Lace, Bow,
Spellbinders Scalloped die
Image Tingla Topper which l bought only Yesterday to be able to enter the challenge
Although coloured l have gone over the colouring myself with
 Promakers and Stickles
Thank you for calling by
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Another Christmas Card!

Hello and Welcome
The weather report is good 
Lots of sun tomorrow with plenty of heat
Hopefully!!
Thank you for joining me 
l have another amazing challenge
Recipe
White Scalloped card and Blue card
House Mouse Image and Sentiment
Promarkers 
Blue and Clear Gem Stones 
Memento Ink
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies,
Marianne Doily
Glamour Dust
Summer Driggs backing papers Wintergifts
Thank you for showing an interest
Hope you have an enjoyable week ahead of you
Many thanks 
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A christmas Card

Good Evening to all my fellow bloggers in blogland
The weather is suppose to improve this week so lets hope so
Thank you again for joining me for another amazing challenge
Embossing 
And here is my card 
Recipe
White Scalloped Card
Christmas backing paper (Freebie)
White & Green card 
Embossed folder Swiss dots
Woodware Corner Punch
Sentiment and Holly Peel Off's
Image Lotv Topper 
I have however gone over it with Promarkers & Glamour Dust
Thank you for calling by
Many thanks
Sandra H xx
Enjoy your week

With Deepest Sympathy!

Good Morning and Welcome
Weather not so bright today 
Hopefully the sun will come out with its hat on!!
Todays Card isn't a challenge but l'm entering it into
Pixies Crafty Snippets
Just had some bad news about a member of my Husbands family
Passing away so here is a card made
To show our Respect
Recipe
White Scalloped Card, Backing papers from a fellow blogger
Karen Howard
Spellbinders die, Flowers, Image Pink Petticoat and Card Candy
Thank you for visiting
Your comments are truly appreciated
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Oh l do love baby news!!

Good Afternoon to you all
Weather is beautiful today
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend
It's nice to be back and blogging again
Although this time last week l was in Tenerife
It's always nice to be home
And l hear on the news that we are
Suppose to be getting a lovely summer 
So hopefully it won't be too long before that happens
Thank you for joining me today for another fabulous challenge
And todays challenge 
LIM
Theme week 68
A Baby or a Child
And 
Penny/Black
Recycling
And here is my entry
Recipe
White Scalloped Card Stock
Penny/Black Image
Promarkers
Spellbinders Scalloped & Circle dies
Crafters Companion Top Score Multiboard
Papermania backing paper
All Occasions clear Sentiment stamp
Memento ink
l have used old Backing papers for Recycling
Thank you for joining me enjoy your weekend
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Such a dream holiday so enjoyable and relaxing

Hello as you can see l'm back after my holiday in Tenerife
Weather, Food and Hotel Fabulous only wish l was still there!
Although it is nice to go away its also lovely being back home and enjoying a good cup of English tea and sleeping in your own bed what do you think? l think so anyway
No card but have a look at these lovely Photo's just a small amount too many to publish 
It was an All inclusive holiday a present from our daughter Sarah and was presented at my 60th birthday party last year Both my husband and l was in total shock and we had the best time ever so 
Thank you Sarah
 This is one of the view from our Hotel room
 Reception area or part of it it was so big
 Hotel at the top of the picture from the resort there were 5 pools and yes l did have a swim
 Day out walking by another complex you had to pay to use this pool not part of the complex we was at but it really is a lovely pool no food or animals allowed
 One of the many water features
 This was our last day so not too happy it was really hot and out of the room by midday still had the use of all facilities though!
 Champagne and home made biscuits one of the beauties of being all inclusive just helped yourself
 This is only a small portion of the free drinks you helped yourself and was available from 12 O'clcok and sometimes it wasn't cleared away from 11:30 in the evening
And more!
Thank you for calling by and visiting l will hopefully get round to viewing your blogs shortly
Many thanks Sandra H xx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Good afternoon to all you bloggers in blogland
No card today 
Just thought l would let you know l'm taking a 
Well earned Holiday
Yeah!! Tererife here we come
Hope the weather stays good here as it's really lovely today
Thank you for all your lovely comments and on my
Return l'll catch up and visit you again
Many thank Sandra H
Take care xx



Tuesday, 1 May 2012

We Decorated the Tree!

Hello to all my fellow blogger in blogland
Weather truly wet and no signs of it stopping
Thank you for joining me for 
"Another Challenge"
And here is my card
Recipe
Red,Green, Gold & White Card Stock
Woodware Corner Punch, Snowflake Folder
Image Karens Doodles, Promarkers,
3D Gloss, Gem stones,
Sentiment Creative Stamping Clear stamp
3D Sticky Pad
I would like to enter in the following challenges
C# 16 Christmas
Challenge # 70 
Anything with greetings sentiment with out the word 
Christmas!
Thank you and Many thanks for taking an interest
Sandra H xx