Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Another Challenge Card,

Good Morning Ladies,

Today's Bright and Cheerful card was made using the new 'Happiness Blooms Suite' from Stampin'Up!  
I won this set at Onstage, otherwise I don't think that I would have bought it but as I was playing with it yesterday I really started to like it, its just as much about all the little elements in a stamp set not just the main images. This set has some larger blooms as well as tiny ones that have matching little punches, I have clustered 3 of them together on the right hand side of my card, the little bits of foliage are on another punch so its super easy to build up a background.  The main colours in this set are Calypso Coral and Call me Clover. 
I stamped the main flower onto my card and then added a few little clusters of dots here and there to build the background.  I inked around the card with Calypso Coral to soften the edges and mounted this piece on to a piece of Call me Clover card.  I then stamped a random pattern over a piece of whisper white card to create a background and layered that upon my Calypso Coral base card.
Dimensions are 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches.

AGA cooking update....I managed a perfect lasagne for tea last night, it cooked it perfectly, I may try one of the recipes in the Original Mary Berry AGA cookbook that came with the AGA when it was installed, its quite dated but the recipes look just lovely.
If any of you has a recipe for Bread Pudding I would be very grateful. I asked my Mum but she couldn't remember, which is sad as I remember it being delicious as a child.

I am going to get all of my Christmas cards sorted today, ready to be posted on Wednesday, its a job that I keep moving forward but want to just get it out of the way.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day today,

Love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-lovely Card, bright & cheery.
    Sounds like you’re getting used to the AGA fir cooking & baking.

    I made my last 2 Christmas cards last night & wrote every card so I can call at the Post office after work.

    I’m off to see Fantastic Beasts tonight with my crazy friend-should be fun although it’s going to be a late night as we’re booked in for the 7:45 screening.


  2. Morning Everyone
    from a very dark and cold morning here in Sheffield.

    A very pretty and cheerful card SANDRA.

    All Christmas cards are going in the post this morning and so that's one job out of the way. Just now need to finish sorting out the Santa bags and then perhaps I can do some things I want to do lol.

    The CAFE is OPEN usual hours of course so pop in when you can for a cuppa and a chat.
    HUGE HUGS on their way to you all. Have a good day and take care.xxxx

  3. Avery pretty card SANDRA I treated myself to a craft magazine - and now can’t remember the name Doh! It has some beautiful flower stamps - one for each month of the year and a couple of vases I’m looking forward to using them and might try a cc with them
    Out dancing tonight But I’m going to try and play this afternoon I need a card for my brother in law for next week
    Take care all in this bitterly cold weather xxx

  4. Morning ladies
    A happy coloured card with flowers, makes me in the mood to start on some birthday cards and seeing the sun outside even if it's pretty cold I will go for a walk later, who knows I might end up at Dobbies.
    Sound like you get the hang of cooking with the AGA, what time is dinner ? hihi
    Have a nice day all and well wishes for anyone not feeling to good. hugs xxx

  5. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. You have woven your magic over this stamp set. What a pretty bright and cheerful card, love the fresh colours. I have never used an Aga but can imagine the wonderful dishes that you have made, and the delicious smells as they cook 😊 xx
    Lynda, I hope the meds start to help you quickly dear friend. X
    Lilian, have you seen the doctor yet? X
    Karen, M&S are usually good for undies. Please make sure we see some photos of you all dressed up x
    A day of finishing Christmas cards for me, every time I think I have a day to get them done something happens but must get them done and in the post tomorrow.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Lilian, Pat and all in need xx

    1. Thank you Sue for the extra Hug's need them at the moment
      Hope you finish your cards. Have a good day🤗🤗xx

    2. Thanks SUE I ended up buying from JL I could barely get M&S passed my knees even though the lady insisted I had the right size! Trying to accommodate my pump/sensor doings would have been so difficult too and didn’t do much I don’t know what I was expecting!
      The JL one was easier to navigate Not brilliant but I’m hoping under the dress it will look better I think diet and exercise in the new year is the order of the day!

  6. Hello Sandra & Ladies
    SANDRA a beautiful card from you today I love the pretty colour's used & a lovely Die set.
    I would thank you all for you kind Hugs yesterday much appreciated.
    I had another bad night coughing. Margaret told me the lady Next door has had it for 5weeks & her cousin 8weeks so no sympathy their.
    I'm going to see if I can finish my few Christmas cards if I can manage one it will be something.
    Sam sent me some pictures of Harry in his costume for Christmas school play he is a mouse Sam made the costume over the weekend it's really good. HaHa he said to his teacher he wanted to speak like the the other children so she has given him a line to say. Sam said he's learnt his line i will send Sandra picture to share with you. If she doesn't mind.
    I'm going to have a shower now & put clean PJ's on before Terry goes out for some bread.
    Love & Hug's Lynda xx

    1. Hi Lynda hope the meds kick in soon so you can get some sleep. Hugs on way.xxx

  7. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra beautiful fresh looking card today.xxx
    Late today as I had exercise class then had Christmas Lunch with the Petanque groups, came home & made a challenge card now feel sleepy, that's the trouble with having wine at lunchtime, but it was nice.
    Lilain hope your cough improves soon, hugs on way.xxx
    Sending hugs to all who need them love Margaret.xxx

  8. Lovely card Sandra .... as you know I just ADORE this suite !!! .... I’m well jell of your AGA I would love one when we get on our other house x A

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a pretty card, love the colours. Had a busy day sorting out the office, all done now - order has been restored.
    LILLIAN and LYNDA I hope you will both be feeling better soon, take care both of you. Gentle caring hugs are on there way to you. xxx

    Sleep well everyone, Love Brenda xxx