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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

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Birthday card for a dear friend

Hello all
Well l hope your weather is better than what l am having
It's a warm day but sadly very wet and is still raining now
Hope tomorrow brings a drier day as l have a roofer checking out a leak
Here is a card l made for a very dear friend that l have
Known for a number of years
Made up with lots of snippets 
Hope you like it too as much as my friend loved it
Used a stamp for the image and snippets of card from my stash
Added a flower and butterfly
l'd like to enter into Pixies snippets challenge here
Thank you for your visit
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Have a Festive sentiment as a focal point.

Aww it's time for another challenge at
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Debs has choosen this one and its
Have a Festive Sentiment as a Focal Point
Quick and easy card 
Hope your going to join in
 
Items used 
Scalloped White card/Red backing card
Christmas Post designer backing papers 
Ribbon, Raindeer, Gems 
Recycled Sentiment
l'd love to see what you can create
Thank you for calling 
Hope you enjoy your day
Sending lots of love
Sandra H 
xx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Snippets and Rudolph challenge

 Hello hope all is well and sending some tlc for thoes who need it
It's that time again for this months Rudolph challenge and Snippets
And here is a card l made using a recycled front and snippets
So quick and easy to make so why don't you join both challenges
Challenges

Thank you for your time
Hope you have an enjoyable day whatever your plans
Sandra H xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Condolences

Good evening and what a beautiful evening it is too
The day has been gorgeous and now the sky is turning a lovely reddy colour
Which l somehow think it will turn darker and the rain will fall as it's predicted
Here l have made a card for a dear x neighbour having just lost her husband 
Who was such a funny and witty man
Items used apart from the image are snippets a little designer card Scalloped card
A couple of Dies and due drops 
l'd like to enter into Di's Snippets Challenge
Thank you for your vist
Take care
Sandra H x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Must see an Ornament or it could be an Ornament!

Hello fellow blogger
It's that well known saying from me 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
Has a new challenge today
It starts from the 1st of each month
Choosen by our very own 
Mary
Must see an Ornament or it could be an Ornament!
As we are a christmas challenge blog it's got to be christmassy
And here is my take
 This is of course a Christmas Cracker and a musical christmas tree
l just love the novelty tree but when the grandchildren where younger
It sort of frighten them not so much now they love it as l do
l didn't make the cracker it was a card from a dear friend and 
It's just great for this challenge 
As you see it's got a couple of bows, gems and sentiment shop bought l think
l save lots of card fronts as they come in handy for recycling as l have
Done for this challenge 
Hopefully you will join in and it would be lovely to see what your take can be
You can see the Dt's wonderful creations
Now lets see yours
Thankyou for stopping by hope you enjoyed your visit
Sandra H
XXX

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Recycling is good

 Hello fellow bloggers hope all is well and sending love for those who need it 
Weather wet but warm hope your having plenty of sunshine
l have created this card recycling a card front many of which l have
 Quick and easy and by using snippets l 'd like to enter into 
Pizies Snippets  Here 
 Rudolph day    Here
Ikesworld         Here
Hope you have a lovely day and many thanks for calling by
Take care Sandra H xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Challenge 77 None - Tradition Colours

 Well it's that time again for a new challenge over at 
Todays challenge has been chosen by Helen
Non-Tradional Colours 
Here is my take on the challenge
 
 Side view
 I created this card using lots of snippets from Lotv Designer Papers
Scalloped card gold cards
Corner Peel offs which l just love to use
Gems, Pearls, More Peels offs, Ribbon and Sentiment stamped onto white card
Here is where you will see lots of inspiration
And here is where you can see the challenge
Sandra H xx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rudolph days

Good morning to you all on this sunny day
Oh l do hope your having the same weather as we are
Having in the north west it's a glorious day 
And a new challenge has started over at
Here is my card which l made a batch of some time back 
l have to trawl through my blog to check l haven't used this card before
l have many that are alike
l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your visit hope you enjoy your day
Sending lots of love 
Sandra H xx

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