Good Morning Ladies,
Goodness me I hope that the weather is brighter where you are than it is here, since yesterday we have had continuous rain, very heavy at times, its just really dark and cold, I felt all day yesterday like I wanted to put the heating or light the fire, I ended up just getting a Hot water bottle and snuggling on the sofa in my dressing gown!
The chilly weather had us craving comfort food too. we ended up having what we call 'Stuffed Jacket Potatoes', we cook the jackets in the microwave then scoop them out, mash the potatoes with lots of butter, salt and pepper, we then add in the toppings, this week it was gammon ham in chunks, cheese and spring onions, mix it all together and them put the potato and gammon mix back in the potato skins, then top with extra cheese, pop them into a hot oven to heat through and the cheese is golden and bubbling!
We serve them with Baked Beans, sometimes the girls prefer tuna and sweetcorn in theirs and they have those with salad and coleslaw.
On to the exciting part of the day, your amazing cards...….
Brenda has made two cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Brenda has also taken up the extra challenge of creating cards for Christmas and everyday occasions.
Brenda made her first card using categories: Ribbon/Blue/Embossing
Brenda's second card uses categories: White/Sparkle or Shine/Ribbon
Thank you so much Brenda for two amazing challenge cards, I am so grateful that you made time to take part.
Janet has made three cards for this weeks challenge, they are all so beautiful too, I love the dies you have used for the third card, it would make a perfect anniversary card, especially with those little red roses.
Janet's card use the following categories:
1. Blue/White/Die Cut
2. Tree/Ribbon/Die Cut
3. White/Die cut/Patterned Paper
All of your cards are gorgeous Janet, thank you so much for taking part and making so many lovely cards my lovely.
Karen has also had a super busy week with Card making, three amazing cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge.
1. White/Shine/Die Cut
This card has a beautiful background made with Pixie Powders, Karen has used the same Die that Lynda has, the Shine comes from using the Pixie Powders on Glossy card. Such a lovely card.
2. Blue/Shine/Die Cut
Karen used the same technique for the background as the last card.
3. White/Shine/Die Cut
The shine for this card comes from Karen using Distress Oxides on Glossy photo paper, after colouring the glossy card Karen has die cut all of the elements for the card from it, such a lovely technique Karen, thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks so much for 3 amazing challenge cards.
Lilian has made us another stunning Challenge card, WOW, this is such an expensive looking card, Lilian has embossed a piece of card and used that as a border then mounted the focal element of the card upon it. I love your combination of die cuts Lilian, the beautiful combination of foliage really enhances the Poinsettia.
A stunning card Lilian, using categories: Emboss/Sparkle/shine/Die cut.
Thank you so much Lilian, I love your card.
Lynda has made three gorgeous cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, all Christmas cards, meaning that Lynda has made a real dent in her Christmas card list this week. I love all 3 of your cards Lynda, that new Sue Wilson die is stunning.
My 1st Cc: White/Snowflake/Patterned Paper
My 2nd Cc: Snowflake/Blue/ Embossing
My 3rd Cc: snowflake /sparkle /diecut made using the SW die I got last Sunday.
Thank you so much for taking part Lynda, I am so grateful for your support each week my lovely.
Margaret has used one of the Stampin'Up! 'Delightfully Detailed' Laser Cut panels for her challenge card this week, matting it onto Night of Navy card and then onto a lovely contrast colour. a 'Lovely Label' punched tag and pretty silver bow finish the card.
Margaret has used Categories: Blue/Ribbon/Punch
Thank you so much Margaret for a lovely challenge card.
WOW Maria, your card for this weeks Challenge is absolutely stunning, one of your best cards I think.
Maria used Categories: White/Sparkle/shine/Ribbon
You have to zoom in to see that beautiful detailed card that Maria has used in the background of her card, then beautiful bouquet of flowers adds the perfect amount of detail. Maria has finished her card with pretty diamante gems and tiny little satin bows.
Thank you Maria for such a beautiful challenge card.
Michele has made two fantastic Christmas cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge,
Card 1 is Snowflake/Blue/Ribbon
Card 2 is White/Embossing/Diecut.
Thank you so much Michele for supporting my challenge this week, I will have to get my thinking cap on for next weeks challenge if you have 6 cards to make! It will take me forever to write the blog post with that many entries!
Just kidding I am so grateful for however many cards you all make.
Val has used the Stampin'Up! 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set for her challenge card this week, I just love the texture this tree stamp gives, it almost gives dimension, that linen effect paper you have used on the front is so lovely and works will with the tree stamp, as does the twine.
Val used Categories: Tree/Die Cut/Ribbon
A truly lovely card Val, thank you so much for taking part, have a lovely trip!
Phew! I think that I got everyone's challenge cards, thank you all so very much for such an amazing response to this weeks challenge. xxx
I am off to my craft room to think about next week's challenge, If any of you have any ideas or if you would like a particular type of challenge please let me know.
Have a lovely Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,