Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all wellband enjoying the weekend, ours didn't have the super relaxed theme I was hoping for, we had to drop the girls at work and collect them so Paul decided it would make sense to spend the day at the allotment as it's not too far from the girls work, so that's what we did, we weeded on and off for 5 hours, when I say 'we' I really mean Paul, he did most of it but I did my share, I went prepared, all bare flesh covered by a decent thickness of clothing as we had to tackle some rather large nettles, we were making great progress, can you guess what happened next???
A 🐸 yes another bloody frog lept out of border across my foot!! This caused me to kind of jump back and the nettles made contact with the only bit of exposed flesh on my body...the bit that hangs over the top of my trousers 😭, ouch!!!!
We did manage to get loads done, we also dug up a load of our strawberry plants and bought them home, they had been taken over by buttercups and weren't doing anywhere near as well they should have been, Paul will pot them into larger pots, so hopefully we will get a good crop next year, we seem to get an excellent crop of Raspberries twice a year, which pleases me as I prefer raspberries to strawberries.
I am hoping for a slightly more relaxed Sunday but as it's Father's Day I will do my best to go along with whatever Paul chooses, nothing gives me greater pleasure than making that man happy 😍!!
Now let's get on with the main event, here are your AMAZING cards.......
Brenda went for Tim Holtz Crazy Birds in some super bright and cheerful colours, which are Stampin'Up! 'Pineapple Punch' and 'Call Me Clover' (two of the new In-colours), they certainly work with the 'crazy' theme!! That 'Happy Birthday' is fab too!
Thanks so much for taking part Brenda despite having a really busy week and weekend.
Janet made two fantadfan cards for this week's challenge, the first card is a lovely decoupaged card featuring a Horse and it's owner and a cute little dog, your decoupage is perfect Janet, such a lovely scene.
Janet's second card is a modern take on a bear, a clever idea, I haven't seen anything like that before Janet, it's fun, the paper you have used is really pretty too.
Thank you so much for taking part this week my lovely.
Lilian your cards always look like a piece of artwork, your blending is seamless and using that Linen card gives the effect of painting on canvas, I really love everything about your card, what make is the linen card you use please?
Thank you so much for taking part in this week's challenge.
Maria it was such a lovely surprise to open up your email and find three amazing challenge cards, all three cards have been coloured beautifully and the images are so cute.
Thank you for coming straight back from holiday and taking part in the challenge, I am so grateful my lovely.
Two fantastic challenge cards from Michele this week, the first is an image I always associate with Michele..Scotty Dogs! I am not sure why, you must have told me at some point that you like them and it's stuck, hedgehogs are the other thing.
I think the idea of using the banner die to create cats was a genius idea, such a fun set of cards!
Thank you Michele for choosing this week's challenge and for making two cards from it!
Karen has made two cards for this week's challenge, the first is one of Karen's speciality Serif cards, I keep saying that I will sit and play with it so I can make personalized cards, or funny cards, particularly as Paul always ends up buying a card for his dad and brothers as he prefers funny ones to ones with the sloppy messages in them!
Karen's second card is made with a Spellbinders Butterfly on topof a topper created in Serif (including the faux stitching), the Banner was cut on Scan & Cut. Such a fantastic card Karen, keeping it monochrome really makes it !
Thank you so much for taking part, you too have had stressful week.
You can tell Our Val likes an animal card! Three fabulous cards for this week's challenge, omg that Otter is adorable, such a cute card, when Paul used to go away on detachment I used to write or send a card every day to wherever he was In the world,
That Otter card would have been perfect for sending him, it's really hard to find cards that aren't for a specific occasion.
The way you have designed the Dog card I really clever, I love the footprints up the fence behind!
The third card is brilliant, but then I am a crazy cat lady!!
Thank you so much for three fantastic cards Val.
Lynda has used a beautiful image from a Pollyanna Pickering CD-ROM, that lady is an incredible artist, her Paintings of animals look like photographs, so sad that she passed away earlier this year. Lynda has made a stunning card with that gorgeous red squirrel, such a rare sight these days, sadly. We have grey squirrels in the garden and one was making the worst screeching noise I have ever heard on Thursday morning, it was because Milo was curious and got on top of the wheelie bin that has our weeds in, he was stood stretched out like a Meercat trying to get a closer look at the squirrel, the squirrel got quite aggresive and started smacking it's tail really hard against the tree, I ended up going out and getting Milo in as I thought it was going to attack him, it stayed in the same place for about an hour after I had removed Milo from the situation! There is too much wildlife for me to cope with at this house!!
Anyway thank you Lynda for such a lovely challenge card, adding that black mat really makes the image stand out.
Victoria is one of my Stampin'Up! Team mates, such a lovely lady who I was lucky enough to meet at our recent Team meet up in Birmingham, she is an amzamaz crafter, she made a beautiful wreath for our display table, I will ask her if I can share it next Saturday. I love the cute little dog you have used Victoria, the stitched squares look fantastic too, the Thank you is from the new Stampin'Up! , 'So Detailed' stamp set.
Such a lovely card Victoria, I hope that it's the first of many challenge cards from you.
Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for taking part in our Challenge.
WOW Ladies, what can I say, apart from my usual HUGE, heartfelt thanks?!
You are all amazing and I appreciate each and every one of you!
I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, we have double celebrations today as it was Becca's birthday on Friday but she went away with friends so we are celebrating today with Father's Day too!
We have another Celebration today too........
💕 Brenda & John 💕
Happy Anniversary to a very special couple, have a lovely day celebrating with your family xxxx
Love and hugs to all of you