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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

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