Monday 29 June 2020

My first Textured Background Challenge card

Good Morning Ladies  

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend, the weather wasn't the best but sometimes it's nice just to rest and have a weekend off  of gardening jobs.

We went to Mum's yesterday,  I will update you on that on tomorrow's blog, as I am writing this post on the way to Mum's house.

To create the 'Textured ' Background for this card I took a piece of Green Coloured Core card abd ran it through that Christmas Embossing Folder, the next step was to take a piece of sand paper and gently remove some of the top layer of the Embossed areas, revealing the white core. To embellish the card I die cut two ovals,  one scalloped one plain, I layered them and placed on my card front. I added a die cut Pine Cone and Fir sprigs from  SU Pretty Pines die set.
Ro finish the card I stamped a sentiment and added a red bow. I'm  quite pleased with how it turned out.
I think we all under value our embossing folders a bit, they make great backgrounds. 

I hope that you all have a lovely day, 

Love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-gorgeous Card, really lovely. Glad you managed to visit your Mum, I know you’ll be shattered today after a long day traveling.

    I made 2 challenge cards yesterday & guess what-one if them was using colour core card! As the weather was so horrendous I had a great time in my craft room.
    We still have Gale Force winds of over 50mph and.lnow it’s raining. It’s suite scary the winds being so strong. Oh well-off to work soon and I won’t see daylight until I’m leaving as we don’t have any windows in the Unit.


  2. Great card SANDRA and you’re right I definitely undervalue my embossing folders and stencils come to that
    I am so pleased you managed to visit your mum and the weather stayed fine for you
    We just pottered about OH wanted to watch some of the football I did have a bit of a play in my craft room creating a textured background with tissues We’ll see how that looks this morning!
    Off to work now Take care all xxx

  3. Morning ladies.
    Very lovely x-mas card Sandra. Glad you managed to get to your mums for her birthday and sure she loved seeing you all.
    Michele , Karen and Sonia if you going back today, hope work is alright for you ladies and nothing unforeseen happening.
    I hope you all have a nice day and Sandra, take it easy today after the long journey yesterday.
    Doing some housework instead for the walk today. Strong winds and showers and after having been soaked twice we decided to stay at home.
    Sending big hugs for you all and extra for anyone who need some. Maria xxx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a lovely Christmas card Sandra, that green colour core card is lovely, Thank you for inspiring us.

    Hope you’re resting today and just pampering yourself, take care my lovely.

    Well I have chanced it and put the washing out ( well OH did) it’s blowing so even if they have a short time out there it’s better than nothing, I believe the forecast for us is windy and intermittent sunshine, fingers crossed they got it right. Ha ha

    Hope everyone is well, thinking of you MARGARET and LYNDA Sending special hugs for you both and anyone else who is feeling under the weather (((hugs))) xxx

    Not sure what I’ll be getting up to today, I’ve finished all the chores I was going to do, need to make a couple of phone calls and then who knows.
    Whatever you do ladies I hope you enjoy it, love Brenda XXX

  5. Hi everyone.
    Fabulous card Sandra, love the texture using your stencil and colour core card 😊
    Glad you managed to visit your Mum yesterday. Hope the journey wasn’t too tiring and you can rest today.
    Still very windy here but has remained dry so far today.
    Hope you’re all having a good day. Hugs to all xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    What a beautiful card. I love the traditional colours and that ef is lovely. I agree that we don’t utilise our Ed’s enough ax they can really add something to a card. I do need to get a couple for Christmas that are A5 or bigger as I only have very small ones. I’m so happy that you had a lovely time at your Mums and Kim sending you gentle hugs as I know how much pain you will be in today xx
    It is really windy here which I hate. It never used to bother me but the older I get the more it does worry me. It is a shame that plants will be battered and broken. At least your friend saved some of he is Sweet Peas Pat. They are one of my favourites.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Num and all in need. Take care xx

    1. The sweet peas smell lovely Sue. I think he picked them before they got bashed too much. His allotment is just across the road from the pub that was ( flats now ) just before you turn into my road.

    2. Hi Sandra and ladies
      we have sunshine with strong winds.
      I had a visit from the physio
      This morning as they haven't been since start of lock down. My doctor got in touch with them
      They said it will be half hour Anyway they got me to stand up from my chair stand upon my own.
      I rhen walked for a bit then back to the chair
      That was it
      They are coming tomorrow
      SANDRA love your card today it's lovely. Pleased you managed to
      Visit your mum and your not
      Hurting too much.
      Sorry I have to go as my arm is hurting so much
      Sending love and Hug's
      Lynda xxxx

  7. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Lovely textured card Sandra. I’m glad the weather stayed fine for you visit to your Mums yesterday.
    Livvy has just brought me down a huge pizza. I’ll have to have half today & put the rest in the freezer. I knew she was going to make me one yesterday but didn’t realise it would be so big. This is her last week at the home and she’s just found that they haven’t paid her quite a few hrs worth of work. She’s owed her holiday money as well. So she’s not a happy bunny.
    Very windy here as well today and it looks like extra children have gone into school today, although they’re not wearing any uniforms.
    Managed to get my washing dry this morning. It actually looks like we could have some rain.
    Take dare everyone and stay safe.

  8. Hello , very windy here, every thing getting really blown about in the garden.

    Great card, yes I am also guilty of not using my EB folders, must get them out and have a look through them.

    Glad you managed your trip yesterday, bet mum was thrilled.

    Spent all morning tidying up my desk, now to start to make it messy again.

    Washing all dry , so just needs ironing, hate that job.

    See you all tomorrow, Lilian