Sunday, 14 May 2017

Your Challenge Cards

Good Morning Ladies, 

This weeks Challenge was to design and make a DL card, above are the two cards that I made, now more importantly here are the amazing cards that you made:

Janet created 4 absolutely stunning DL cards this week, I love the first one Janet,
So pretty, the spray of flowers you have made works so well.
The lady on your second and fourth cards are so elegant, great standby cards for
Many different occasions I think.
The third card is one of your Vintage stamped images I believe, perfectly fussy cut,
I love how you are stamping more and more Janet, like me a few months back you wouldn't have thought about making a stamped card, I love it now!
Thank you so much for your amazing cards Janet 

Margaret, 3 fabulous cards from you too this week, the first card you have made features your own stamped background paper, which is beautiful.
Your other two cards are fabulous too, perfect use of Die cuts, I think that the Striplet 
dies are perfect for DL cards.
Thank you Margaret 

Brenda, two gorgeous cards from you, wow, I love the delicate little blossoms
On your first card,are they die cut?
Your second card is so lovely, that fern paper is so lovely, I love ferns on anything!
the Embossing folder you have used works perfectly with it too.
Thank you so much Brenda

Maria, wow 3 cards from you this week, green is my favourite colour so I love your 
First card, such pretty papers, the silouhette butterfly works so well with the delicate 
Please, your second card has that lovely Art Deco feel, the feather is just the perfect embellishment for this card.  Your third card is amazing, I love how you have blended the colours together in the background, it really softens the look, the 'Happy Birthday' die cut is all that is needed, thank you for inspiring me.
Thank you so much for taking part Maria 

Karen, was busy preparing for holiday so I included this card on her behalf,
Karen stamped the main focal piece of the card, the little squares top and bottom are the centres of one of the New York Dies I believe,
Lovely card Karen. 
Thank you, enjoy the sunshine

Lilian, this card is so pretty, its just perfect, I love the colours you have used, the flowers are just so pretty and I love the oval lattice aperture.
Thank you so much 

Michele, a perfect little boy card, so bright, cheerful and everything works
together perfectly, thanks so much for making time to take part!

Lynda, two fantastic cards from you this week, your first card features a
Striplet die and the centre of another Striplet, such a fantastic layout, 
could be a great 'Man' card too.
Your second card is such a soft blue colour, your stamped image is lovely,
I think it's one of my favourite stamps from Inkyliscious!
Two Amazing cards,
Thank you so much

Cheryl, oh such a beautiful image! 
This lady is 'Anastasia', Cheryl bought two sheets of Decoupage 
featuring the beautiful Anastasia, you have 'decoupaged'  her beautifully
Cheryl, a stunning card, thank you so much for taking part 

Well, ladies what can I say?? 
You are all amazing, thank you so much for your
Ongoing support.

Have a lovely Sunday,

Love and hugs


  1. Hi Sandra and all in the Café today. Third time lucky! I have managed to delete my first two comments. Not a good start but I must say how lovely the cc's are this week.
    Sandra, your CCs are both lovely and inspiring. I love the stamps, especially the ones on the first card. I forgot to say that I would be happy with either challenge idea that you asked about yesterday x
    Janet, lovely cards with such pretty images and the flowers on the first one are gorgeous x
    Mum, three great CC's. I love the window style card, that is a lovely die which I must borrow. Love you xxxx
    Brenda, two beautiful cards and I love the backing papers. Please can you tell us if the flowers are a die or fussy cut, they are so pretty x
    Maria, I love all of your CCs. Did you make the beautiful background on the third card, it is lovely x
    Karen, this is a gorgeous card, I love everything about it x
    Lilian, such a pretty card. I love the oval die cut, it is an unusual one that I haven't seen before. Where did you get it? X
    Michele. What a great card for the children, so bright and cheerful x
    Lynda, your CCs are both lovely. Using the striplet like you have is something that I would never have thought of doing so thank you for the inspiration x
    Cheryl, your decopaged lady is beautiful, a lovely card x
    I hope you all have a good day. I have some ironing that needs to be done and then crafting for me today. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

    1. Hi Sue,
      Good to see you in, hope you are left in peace to do your ironing & crafting. See you tomorrow, love Mum xxx

    2. Hi Sue, my die is an older tonic one I bought at the craft show at Exeter, but when I got home could not remember what the lady did, it has out side cutting edges as well as four flower dies, sorry can't remember the name.

  2. Morning Everyone
    Well what can I say other than WOW WOW WOW.
    This Week's CCs are so beautiful.
    SANDRA I think PAUL had better start drawing up plans for an extension to the CAFE if we carry on expanding our

    It never fails to amaze me how many different themes/colours and mediums we use each week and not one similar card between all of them.

    We had a very dull grey day yesterday and we have had rain in the night so it's wet/grey/chilly and windy at the moment.
    I'm off to see what The Range has in stock this morning as I need some new blades and a few other bits and pieces. What will fall into my basket other than those I really don't know hehehe.

    Everything is ready in the CAFE so it just needs you all to pop in for a chat. Hugs on their way for you all. xxxx

  3. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-what a great collection of challenge cards. I think you were onto a winner with this challenge.

    Late start here-had a rare lie in. We have glorious sunshine here but it's a bit breezy. No gardening today-I have an ironing mountain to clear then my crazy (cluttered house) friend is calling after lunch to drop off my birthday present(s). I hope to head up to my craft room after that to start on some cards that need making.

    Can't wait to hear what you have decided on for tomorrow's challenge.


  4. Morning from a beautiful hot sunny day from Cyprus! Your cards are gorgeous ladies and have given me some great ideas Thank you for showing one of mine SANDRA When I looked back I've made quite a few DL cards but they were all old The one on show I made especially for the challenge I'm having withdrawal symptoms already at not being able to "play"! At least I have my crochet and colouring book to do whilst OH cooks in the sun!
    Had loads of notes of what to say but they've gone adrift somewhere!
    I'm really looking forward to what you're setting for next week I'll be crafting in my head even though I can't take part
    Take care everyone xx

  5. Morning Ladies,

    Sundays never fail to bring a WOW! to my lips. All the challenge are 'exceedingly good', to quote Mr. Kipling.

    Brian and I had a lovely few days together ( I drove all the way to Innswood on my own! And home again! who could have thought I would dare to venture that distance? A trip of 73 miles each way), a visit to Bridgwater to see daughter Giorgina, a Sweet sixteen party, evenings out, a trip to Dunster Castle and a chance to pop in to 'see' Pete & Jan in their respective Gardens of Rest.
    Although he took ill on Sunday night, due to suffering from Barret's Oesophagus, he was well enough to partake of a gentle stroll along EDF's new bypass around the top end of our village. The sun has shone brightly all week with the promised Friday rain actually arriving on the Thursday. Thunder came rumbling, growling and crackling for a good half hour before the deluge of larger than average raindrops. A Godsend for my dry flower beds.
    We have rain most nights now, Jamie came home absolutely sodden to the bone this morning, followed by hot sunny weather for the rest of the days. Typical spring weather for our part of the country.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and ladies.

    Amazing cards this week everyone. Just love the dl shape and all completely different. Will be back in time for the coming weeks challenge. I'm having withdrawal symptoms from not crafting and looking forward to being at my desk again. Even missing the clutter!!!
    Having such lovely weather. Been in the pool most days. A relaxing morning then Petanque this afternoon. My friend has a Petanque court/pitch in her garden and There will be 8 of us playing so should be fun.

    Have a good Sunday everyone and hugs to all that need them.
    Love Valxxx

    1. How lovely to have a Petanque piste in your friends garden, enjoy while you can.xx

    2. Thanks Margaret. Didn't know what it was called. Yes she is lucky. Xxx

  7. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra you have done it yet again, given us a superb challenge, all the cards are beautiful, thank
    I have a card to make then I plan to sit & do my cross stitch it has been busy week again.
    I will send hugs to all who need them love

  8. Hello All, lovely day here a bit windy.

    Sorry not to get in yesterday was a bit fed up with myself.

    Lynda and Janet great makes yesterday.

    Sandra Sophie's art is fantastic, she has an exceptional talent.

    The cards are all beautiful today, I must admit I am struggling a bit with card making, mojo seems to have gone on holiday, wish it had taken me with it.

    Have a lovely day all, hope the sun is shining where you are, Lilian

  9. Hi everyone.

    What fab cards u all make. Today is just so nice I'm spending it cleaning the mono block with my new power washer toy. lol it's the best thing ever!!!

    Having a cuppa before the next bit my garden really is looking pretty. I'll share some photos with Sandra. It's great to get out in it as I was too ill last year to do anything.

    Hope u all have a fab week. I'm on hols so making the most of the free time x

  10. Hello Sandra and everyone,

    Another fantastic Sunday wih such an amazing display beautiful DL cards. I really look forward to Sundays, see everyone's take on Sandra's challenge.

    My first called the green one, was something of an afterthought . Looking through my stash I found the green DL card. I had backing paper that was just right. The little flowers are cut from a Die I got from Pink Frog. I covered the stamen and the sentiment with Pear Pizzazz ink pad from StampinUp.
    My second card I embossed the section by the fold then masked that area off, then randomly stamped different Fern leaves. These dies are from Inkylicious, I used StampinUp Crumb Cakeink ink pad to stamp and colour the sentiment. Then I used an Inkylicious brush, again using Crumb Cake tover the ferns and bring it all together. I have to say this one is my favourite.
    Hope everyone is having a good day.
    Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

  11. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Wow,wow,wow I LOVE all of the DL cards ! Have to go back later and have another look. It's little bit like looking into a room full of wonderfulness and it makes you happy.
    I hope you have had a sunny day where you are and you will have a nice evening and sleep good hopefully after some time in the garden, crafting or cleaning which I have done today. Son drove me to ww this morning and it was no good so all I could think about was to have Cake! but son gave me a real pep talk so I changed my mind hihi
    The Craft space in the kitchen was a real mess and needed some serious tiding up. Yes I made the background behind the happy birthday. I was playing with some coloured memento on Saturday evening and got this colour and some others and this was one I didn't like so much so I'm glad you do. The first one is one I followed the sketch you gave us Sandra. Looking forward to tomorrows cc, eeek :)
    Sending my biggest hugs to you all, take care. Maria Xxxx

  12. Hi Sandra & everyone
    WOW WOW Gorgeous array of CC,s today love them all.
    We went to the Crate it craft with Hochanda live at Detling. It was quit good but didn't buy very much will take pictures & send to Sandra. I had a nice chat with Leonie she is lovely. My highlight was seeing Dawn Bibby Not HAHA
    Must go & wash up ( no dish washer boo boo not at all well )
    Love Lynda xx

  13. Thanks Lynda,just remembered I hadn't switched my dish washer on, sorry you have wash up by hand, we had roast pork for dinner, I always seem to have loads to do after a full roast. Night All , L