Good Morning Ladies,
Our first Challenge of December, only three more to go before Christmas, that will bring us up to the day 23rd, I think that I may just give you the week off over Christmas, unless you all get bored of cooking and cleaning and want to escape to your craft rooms for a bit of peace! Maybe I'll set a mini challenge thats optional. You never know, some of you might get Craft things that you can't wait to play with!!
Now lets get on with the main purpose of today's blog.....Your amazing Challenge cards........
Brenda, decided to really 'Challenge' herself and not go for the easy option, OMG Brenda, it was so worth the extra thought and effort, I love it and with your permission I would like to share it on my Stampin' Up' Pinterest and on FB group, as it is really inspirational, I have to say I haven't seen another like it. The Stamp set is 'Star Of Light'
Brenda chose the categories: One Layer/Yellow/Blue
A fantastic card Brenda, thank you, both for taking part and be so inspirational.
Karen has used Categories: Blue/Twine/Rectangle
Karen has used four different embossing folders to create this fantastic Christmas card, atleast one of them is not a Christmas themed folder either, Karen took a blue background and used the white layer to cut up and emboss in different folders and then piece back together leaving tiny spaces to let the blue show through, she made her own 'twine' by twisting two different embroidery threads and twisting them together. That is a fantastic idea a great TIP! Particularly as you can usually buy a huge mixed bag of embroidery threads at places like the Range.
The die Karen has used for her sentiment is a free die from a magazine last year.
An amazing card Karen, thank you so much for taking part.
Lilian has designed a beautiful Birthday card for this weeks Challenge, using Categories: Scallop/Bow/Stitching.
Such a pretty card Lilian, I love that Scallop Border die, Beautiful flowers and foliage, a flourish, a die cut sentiment topped with a bow, all finished with that lovely stitched edge, a recipe for a stunning birthday card.
When you sit down to make a card it is always time well spent Lilian, your cards are beautiful, I hope seeing how beautiful this card is on the screen will be all the encouragement that you need to feel like sitting and crafting again, it is impossible to do when you feel unwell, but it can be therapeutic at the same time.
Thank you so very much for taking part this week Lilian, I really do appreciate it.
Lynda has used Categories: Blue/Butterfly/Bow to create her beautiful challenge card this week,
Stunning die cut Sue Wilson Butterflies, on a pretty blue background, the sentiment is from the 'Beautiful You' SU stamp set, Lynda has stamped it onto the Pierced Flag die cuts, matted onto that beautiful teal blue card. Lynda has finished the card with a stunning pearl topped satin bow in matching teal blue. Wow Lynda, such a gorgeous card.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely.
Margaret has used the Stampin' Up! ''At Home with You'' stamp set to create this fab 'New Home' card. Using Categories Blue/Rectangles/one layer.
I know you have had a super busy week, so thank you for taking time to make a card for this weeks
Michele has whisked us all away to somewhere hot and sunny for her challenge card this week.
She has used the categories: Blue/Yellow/Rectangles to create this fantastic card, that could be used as a Get Well card, or a birthday card, or just a 'hello'. I send cards with this sentiment to my mum from time to time as she loves to receive a hand written letter as well as a phone call, I do too actually, its so nice to get something other than bills in the mail.
Thank you so much for taking part Michele, I know that you managed to fit in making this card between setting up your Craft stall and going to the Fair on Friday evening. I am so very grateful.
Val, you have created an absolutely stunning Birthday card for this weeks challenge, you had used the Categories: Blue/Rectangle/Twine, to create this beautiful card, I am pretty sure it won't stay on the shelf in the shop for very long . Who can resist a Flower Fairy?!
Thank you so much Val for taking part in this weeks challenge.
Thank you all so much for taking part again this week, you amaze me as always.
I hope that you all have a lovely, peaceful Sunday. (with a bit of crafting involved of course).
I will be in my craft room, of course thinking up tomorrow's challenge.
Sending Love and Hugs to all of you,