Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I hope you are all enjoying the slightly cooler weather, it is a huge relief, we had some much needed rain too, you could almost here the plants sigh with relief!! Mind you this little bit of moisture means the lawn will be twice its current height by Monday, the only think that has grown in this dry spell is the Clovers, we have loads of them, in fact, frustratingly all weeds seem to thrive in a drought, flood, or anything Mother Nature tests us with. Why haven't scientists used their cells etc to grow plants that are as resistant?!
Now let's see your incredible Challenge cards...…….
Cheryl has made a beautiful Birthday card for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Cheryl had used such a pretty combination of delicate shades of yellow with intricate dies to create this card, it uses Categories: Yellow/Rectangle/Scallop
Thank you so much Cheryl for taking part and inspiring us with this beautiful card.
I will add Janet's description below:
"My cards are made as follows:-
1. I used the middle section of TONIC Nordic Christmas Envelope and used categories: Blue/1 layer/Rectangle.
2. I used Crafter's Companion ' Snowdrift' die and for the sentiment a die I bought from The Works made by M&C boutique.
and used Categories: Blue/1layer/bow
3. I used TONIC Square Flourish Die Set and used Categories: yellow/blue/butterfly"
Thank you so much Janet for three stunning cards and for writing descriptions for each one, it makes writing the blog post so much faster. You also makes me want to buy loads of Tonic dies!!!
Karen has made two cards for this weeks challenge, one pretty butterfly card, Karen's second card is a very special card that Karen made for her son Gary, I feel so honoured that you shared it with us Karen. I love that cute little monkey in a party hat!
Now onto Karen's description.....
1. Here’s a cc, I’ve gone for Categories: Blue/ Butterfly /Bow (or twine)It’s a variation of a SW inspired card but have used JL’s butterflies instead
2. Here’s another card for challenge As you can see it’s our birthday card to GaryIt’s all been created in Serif His role at the zoo was looking after the primates -I have had rejected baby squirrel monkeys living in my airing cupboard! We were also bought a star after he died Alan has written a poem for the reverse and I will laminate it to put on his grave on Saturday
So my Tic Tac Toe uses Categories:
blue/one layer/rectangle (Not a straight line but does have 3 of the elements)
Thank you my lovely, not only for making time to make your challenge cards but for sharing such a special card with us.
Just zoom in and look at the amount of work that has gone into making this card, it is exquisitely stitched around the whole applique, in a beautiful delicate yellow thread, Lilian that paper/card you have used is so lovely, is it a linen card?, it has such a lovely textured look.
Lilian has used Categories: Yellow/Stitching/Rectangle
You never fail to inspire me Lilian, your cards are always something special.
Maria has used Sue Wilson's Weaving dies to create the background for this fantastic Challenge card, I love the combination of colours that you have used Maria, that luxurious touch of gold adds that 'special' touch.
Maria used Categories; Blue/Stitching/Bow
Thank you so much Maria for such a lovely challenge card, I hope that the slightly cooler weather brings your creativity back my lovely.
Look how bright and summery Lorraine's TicTacToe challenge card is, my goodness you couldn't help smiling when you opened this beautiful card, I reckon it would make your chin glow like buttercups used to when you were a child, did any of you do that? (hold a buttercup under your chin and if you it glowed you liked butter)!
Lorraine just like Victoria has made all of the decorative papers for her card, using the 'Perennial Birthday' stamp set (Stampin'Up!)
Lorraine used Categories: Yellow/Stitched/Rectangle
Thank you so much Lorraine, you must have been feeling exhausted after your Chemotherapy, so I feel honoured that you pushed yourself to make a card for our challenge. I hope you get to rest up and regain some strength today my lovely.
Lynda has made two cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, the first features a gorgeous image of a Robin on a branch, such a lovely image that Lynda has framed perfectly with that Scalloped detail background.
Lynda has used Categories: Blue/Twine/Scallop
to create an amazing Christmas card, I love how you have let that stunning image be the main focus of the card Lynda, it really needs to stand out and not be swamped with embellishments.
Lynda's second card is a 'Just Because' card, there is no better card to receive than one you weren't expecting, it brings such a smile to your day! Lynda has used John Lockwood's Butterflies for this card, the cool blue tones work so well together.
Lynda used Categories: Butterfly/Blue/Twine
Thank you so much Lynda for taking part in this weeks challenge, your cards are amazing.
Michele has added her usual touch of magic to a CDrom card, that Seahorse is so cute, the colour scheme you have used is lovely too. You would never believe that this card is One Layer!
Michele used Categories: Blue/Scallops/One Layer
Thank you so much my lovely for taking part.
Val has used a super cure Forever Friends bear topper for the focal element of her Challenge card this week. Embellishing it with some pretty foil die cuts, beautiful butterflies and a gorgeous Bow.
Val used Categories: Blue/Butterfly/Bow
Thank you so much Val for creating such a lovely challenge card, I'm so pleased I got it in time to add this week.
Victoria has made an amazing Birthday card for this weeks 'Tic Tac Toe Challenge, she has used the 'Beautiful Bouquet' Stamp set to create all of the decorative papers that she has used to make this card.
Victoria used Categories: Blue/Rectangle/Twine
I think it's amazing to be able to create a beautifully decorated card from nothing more than plain card, using some stamps and ink and matching card stock. You have really inspired me Victoria, thank you much.
Such a varied selection of cards for this week's TicTacToe Challenge, you are all such amazing card makers, we all use so many different techniques and materials, from stamping to stitching and decoupage to die cutting to achieve the same goal. Even though you make cards for our challenges every single week you still manage to come up with fresh and fabulous card designs.
Thank you all, so very much. XXX
Have a lovely Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,