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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, 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

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.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Just so cute!

Hello fellow bloggers hope all is well and for those who need some TLC l'm sending you loads
Just thought l'd show you this cute die that l won from Rudolphs day Challenge last month
Here is a card l made using it 
3D this cute Raindeer and trees used very little as most of the card is stash that
 l have added a sentiment, some trees and Glamour Dust
l'd like to enter into 
Enjoy your day
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A Krafty Christmas - use some Kraft on your card

Hello and welcome as it's the 1st of the month we have a new challenge
Todays challenge was choosen by Jane 
A Krafty Christmas 
Use some Kraft on your card 
And to help you along your way
Here is my creations hopefully it will give you some idea

l actually used a Kraft card and Tag decorated it with a snowy effect
And lots of glamour dust and beads die's to create the
Christmas tree icles and Star
To get some inspiration click on the link Here  where you can see what
The Dt's have created themselves
We are a none sponsor blog so hopefully you will
Join in and play for fun
Thank you for your visit
Hope you have a lovely day
Sandra H xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Come All Ye Faithful

Good morning fellow bloggers
What does today bring for you
l will of course be sorting out my car
It's needing a little Tlc at the moments
And as the day is dry cold and crisp get myself well wrapped up
And make a start one job of my list
Here is a card l'd already had made up using lots of
Snippets from this gorgeous pack from Lotv pads 
Items used are
Scalloped card Black and White card stock
Lotv designer backing papers
Christmas carol image
3d Sticky pads, gems sentiment from stash
Challenges l'd like to enter into
Thank you for your time
Hope you have an enjoyable day sending lots of love
Sandra H xx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Lots of glitter




Hello fellow bloggers 

l hope you had an amazing christmas and 

May l wish you a happy new year
Today brings the start of a new challenge over at 
Sparkles Christmas Buddies
And it's all about Glitter
So come on join in the challenge
Here is my card
 


l used a pre-coloured image again from Lotv
These are so handy l have just a few left
Added some glitter to the fairies dress and around the card
We are a none sponsor blog and its the Dt's that provide the prizes
And this one has been given by our team leader Caz
Which is a surprise!
So l hope you can join in and one of you will win this lovely prize
Thank you for your vist 
Sending lots of love