Sunday 23 August 2020

Your Challenge Cards

Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you all had some sunshine mixed in with those showers yesterday,  the weather just couldn't make it's mind up yesterday,  by the time that we noticed the sun and got our shoes on ready to go and do some jobs, the rain 🌧 was back!!

We had a lovely relaxing day though, which is what the weekend is all about!

Now lets see your lovely Challenge Cards .....


A brilliant card idea from Brenda for this weeks 'Patterned Paper ' Challenge.   We all need ideas for Man cards and this is a great example,  you have the added option of personalising the card by making the Map an area relevant to the recipient. 

Brenda's Description:

 Both backgrounds came from a pad I’ve had for ever called ‘life‘s journey’ the map was coloured, so I photocopied it on the cream card Selected black-and-white print then I aged the edges of the map with SU crumb cake."

Thanks so much Brenda for a inspirational Challenge card XXX


Oh Lilian what a beautiful Christmas card, such a stunning card for this weeks Challenge. It's a perfect card for a 'Frozen' Lover !

Lilian's Description:

Here is my card for this weeks challenge, Stamperia winter collection and one of there chip board pieces. Will be for Mimi, she loves all things Frozen, so I thought this would suit. 

Thank you so very much for taking part in the Challenge this week XXX


Wow Maria, 3 Beautiful 'Decorative Paper' Challenge cards from you for this weeks Challenge, all three are just amazing.  The papers you used are gorgeous Maria.

Maria's Description:

''The window card was made thinking of the "spotlight" cards that we

made some time ago.

Happy Mothers day is a set from Wish, it's got some other little

greetings as Birthday, you, our, love etc. too to go with Happy.

The third card I used the frame from the other week but in black this time.

The card with flowers is quite shiny, think it was from a tissue box and my

thought for was the card to look like a painting :>)''

Thank you so very much for 3 stunning challenge cards XXX


Janet the papers you have used for your Challenge card are absolutely gorgeous.

The Papers that Janet has used are by Stamperia, which explains why they are so gorgeous!
I love all of the elements that Janet has used to embellish her card, they look like they are all part of the same Lavender Collection.
I have to say I am very tempted by this collection Janet, I love Lavender !

Thanks so much for taking part in this weeks Challenge my lovely XXX


Michele I absolutely love this darling Hedgehog, she is so cute, I love how you have put a bow on her too.  Phil will love this card Michele x

Michele's Description:

My challenge card. Found this piece of patterned paper in my scraps box. The Hedgehog topper cam off an old card so all I needed was a sentiment & some bling! It’s for hubby for our Anniversary which isn’t until September.

Thanks so much Michele for such an adorable Challenge card XXX


Karen had created an amazing Christmas card for this weeks 'Decorative Paper' Challenge, I love the paper you have used, I have to say that I REALLY love that 'Film Strip' style die cut you have used for your tag. 

Karen's Description: 

Here’s a cc I might do another 

The silver mirror card came out - only seem to use mirror card at Christmas these days 

Patterned paper is from my stash I printed the sentiment 

Dies SW flag and Memory Box bauble 

The silver bow was in a pack that was my MIL’s

Card 2: 

''Here’s another cc SW Square and tag dies, Patterned paper from Lidl

Thanks so much Karen for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX


A beautiful 'Patterned Paper '  card from Our Cheryl for this weeks challenge. 

Cheryl made the card using the gorgeous paper pad from Sara Davies, I believe it was called 'Vintage Lace Collection. 

Thank you so much Cheryl for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX 


Two stunning cards from our Sonia for this weeks Challenge, the Heartfelt Creations pad you have used is beautiful Sonia, I have those Justrite Sentiments somewhere, I forgot how lovely they are.

Sonia's Description:

Thank you for this challenge, it made me dig out my very old Heartfelt Creations paper pad. I created two cards using the papers along with some Amazing Paper Grace dies and the Tim Holtz butterfly. The sentiments are from JustRite stamps.

Thanks so much Sonia for two amazing cards XXX

Ladies, thank you so much for all of your amazing challenge cards, stand back and look at what an amazing display you have all created.  I am so grateful XXX

Have a lovely Sunday My Lovelies,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today. I’m now thinking I could have made a Christmas card although I did run out of time .

    We managed to get quite a bit a gardening done yesterday afternoon-worked through one shower, finished around 4:30 then not much after that there was heavy rain which continued all evening.

    Not much planned for today-housework this morning then I’m hoping uk start re-organising my craft room.


    1. I’m glad to hear you managed to get into the garden Michele.

  2. Hi everyone
    A beautiful selection of cards on display today, using some lovely papers.
    The weather has been a bit hit and miss these last few days. Dry here at the moment but very grey, although the wind does seem to have dropped.
    Nothing planned, other than finishing off a card and then relaxing.
    Have a good day everyone. Hugs to all xxx

  3. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Lovely lots of Challenge cards on display this morning.
    Sun is out so hoping for a walk when OH have decided to get up. Have a card to finish so that's for later and that will take me to this evening so I wish you all a nice Sunday whatever you are doing today. Big hugs for you all xxx

  4. Morning Everyone
    Oh Sunday morning with first coffee of the day and looking at all the beautiful CCs.Each and everyone so different.Love them all.

    Well we arrived back before the rain started. We did follow the black clouds with fingers crossed. When it started is was a real down pour and didn't stop until tea time.

    Sorry there's no lunch menu in the CAFE today but otherwise usual hours etc.
    HUGS to everyone with extras for Dear Friends in need.TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFExxxx

  5. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. So many beautiful cards both today and the last few days. Always full of Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration for me. Just need some motivation now! Don’t even think about worrying that you aren’t making many cards at the moment Sandra. You have more important things to do. You know we all love seeing throw back cards so bring them on 😁
    Michele, thank you for the review but understand why you are not renewing most of your subscriptions x
    Karen, hope you get your pump sorted out. 5am wake ups are not nice for you x
    Maria, hope you are feeling ok. Mamma Margaret’s foot is feeling better She is sending you big hugs Xx
    Lynda, thinking of you and CU and Mum is too xx
    Brenda, I hope your garden didn’t get too battered in the wind and rain x
    Lilian, sorry that the rain and wind spoilt flowers in the garden x
    Sonia, hope your cold doesn’t last long x
    Pat, congratulations on Ambers results x
    Janet, hope you have a nice relaxing day x
    We have the three granddaughters today so it will be a busy but fun one. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

    1. Thanks Sue. Glad to hear your Mums foot is improving.

    2. Thank you Sue for extra Hug's
      So please mum is feeling better
      Have a lovely day.

  6. Lovely cards ladies
    I love your idea of turning a coloured map into black and white BRENDA
    That HAPPY die from Wish looks really good value MARIA
    You ladies that have used patterned paper pads has prompted me to look at them more closely I don’t buy pads very often and if I do they’re more ink splat types
    I love that Amazing Paper Grace die SONIA
    OH has just gone for a run I need to finish the sewing I started yesterday and start a couple of cards - will I be able to use this week’s challenge?
    Thank you for answering my question on Messenger It’s lovely to hear when you like to craft
    Take care all

    1. Hope you managed to get your pump sorted out Karen.

  7. Hello All, rain here today, just seen the weather forecast for Tuesday, another gale, this is more like September weather.

    Super lot of cards today, some lovely papers, all different, I have the Stamperia pad that Janet has used, gives me inspiration to use mine, thanks Janet.

    Have polyanthus plugs to pot up today for the winter tubs and the garden, we get ours by post, from Jersey Plants if anyone is interested, they very reasonable and have a good variety of plants.

    Whatever you are doing today, have a good one, hugs Lilian

    1. I’ve also bought plants from Jersey Plants Lilian. Although I now need plants that come back every year to put in my pots

  8. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A stunning array of cards on display today using patterned papers. I think I gave most of mine to Sandra when I was having a clear out.
    It’s sunny here at the moment but windy. But I think we’re due some rain at some point. I see that Portugal is now off the 14 day quarantine list, so people are rushing to book holiday there now. We had 2 showers during the day yesterday, otherwise apart from being windy it wasn’t too bad. I finished off two cards yesterday and started another one. Must count up my Christmas cards and see how many more if any I need. I only send e cards to Australia now as the postage is to expensive. Gill also only sends me those as well.
    Take care everyone & stay safe.

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Some lovely crafts on show they are
    Have beautiful papers
    Not sure what's happening today well I'm staying in.
    Terry has gone to the tip. You now e to make appointment now dew to covod 19

    Well I'm going to say have a lovely day Love Lynda xx

  10. Hope you’ve not thrown him on the scrap heap Lynda, and that he’s only gone to get rid of some rubbish. Only joking Terry. We all love you really. Hope your feeling a bit better Lynda,

  11. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What an inspiring collection of challenge cards. As I was scrolling through them I kept saying to myself - why didn’t I think oh that idea. Yes truly inspiring ladies.

    Lilian hope you got all of your plants planted on. Thank you for recommending Jersey Plants, I will take a look at them. I usually go to Thompson and Morgan, but think sometimes they are a bit expensive.

    Take care everyone and stay safe. Love Brenda xxx