Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all relaxed and enjoying the weekend, the weather was kind to us yesterday so we got some weeding done, it seems a never ending battle to keep them at bay but I guess the veg patch was a really rough piece of ground covered in weeds, where rotavating does make it easier to break up the rock hard ground it does also chop the weed roots into bits which seems to distribute them further. We harvested onions and beetroot on thursday, both if which look like a successful crop.
Enough horticultural waffle lets get down to the good stuff.......
Maria has made two beautiful TicTacToe Challenge cards, the first card is a beautiful design, the paper is gorgeous and having just the one word sentiment really allows that paper to be appreciated.
Oh Wow Maria, your second card is stunning, I absolutely adore that bird stamp that you have used, I love how you have continued the stamping onto the frame was a genius touch and looks so effective. That frame us gorgeous too, how did you create it please?
"1/ I used Washi tape, Green and Single word
2/ Birds, Leaves/Green or it could be for Masculine"
Thanks so much Maria for two lovely cards, you have really inspired me XXX
Two very 'Trendy/modern " style cards from our lovely Brenda, I absolutely love both designs!
Thank you so much Brenda, I love both of your cards, have a lovely family weekend XXX
Three beautiful cards from Our Janet for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge.
The first two cards are both gorgeous woodland scenes, the third card is just so beautiful with the pretty birds and flowers, vintage elegance at it's best!
"For my first and second card this week I used LABLANCHE papers and cut outs using MALE/GREEN/LEAVES/BIRDS.
For my third card I used STAMPERIA- HORTENSIA papers using BIRDS/ONE WORD/LEAVES."
Absolutely gorgeous cards, thanks so much for taking part XXX
Two amazing cards from Our Karen for rhis weeks challenge.
The first card that Karen has designed must be such a hard card to think about each year, particularly a Special birthday, as always Karen you did Gary proud, such a fun design, incorporating the colours of his uniform too.
Karens second card is one that a couple of years ago I'd never imagine Karen making, that STAMPED border is stunning Karen!
"Here’s a cc It’s die-cut/masculine/green for Gary’s Birthday tomorrow It’s a flat version of ones I’ve made as a shaker card I just hope it laminates OK
We are going to the zoo after it’s closed to the public and have a wander around and have a peak at the new Tiger enclosure they’re building
Just got to type Alan’s beautiful poem now which will make me tearful I know"
"Here’s another cc for you leaves-die cut-one word
I saw John L do something similar with his new autumn stuff
I have a freebie CC stamp set of leaves I used DO 2nd and 3rd generation in various colours Fired Brick Fossilised Amber Wild Honey and Crushed Olive onto a masked card blank I lightly inked around the edges Removed mask The word sentiment are Tim Holtz dies inked and double embossed with Fired Brick DO
The dies were a real bargain on eBay I can see why because each letter is separate and very fiddly"
Thanks so much Karen for both taking part in this weeks challenge and for sharing such a Special card with us XXX
A beautiful card from Lilian for this weeks Challenge, featuring a cute bird and some very pretty foliage. I love the gredn with the grey card base and that lovely 'eyelash trim twine' adds such texture to your card.
Lilian's Description :
"Birds leaves and twine.Saw this little card on Pinterest, thought it fitted this weeks challenge.
Stamping up stamp set an open heart, not used this one much,love the little heart."
Thanks so much Lilian for designing such a pretty little card for this weeks challenge XXX
Another pretty card featuring Birds, this one has been designed by Michele for this weeks challenge.
"Challenge card (it’s one i made a long time ago). Birds/green/Male. The topper is printed one from a craft cd, embossed background to look like wood."
Thanks so much Michele for such a lovely challenge card XXX
Two amazing cards from Our lovely Sonia for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge.
The first card is just so beautiful, it looks both modern and vintage, everything about the design works, stunning!
Sonia's second card is simple and stunning, I am a sucker for a 'wreath' card and yours just hits all the right notes Sonia !
"Here are my challenge cards (I remembered to do all 3 elements this time ☺️)My first card is die cut or punch/stripes/birds. I used Sue Wilson’s ‘Dove of Peace‘ bird for the main element, mounted on a Spellbinders fancy square die. The papers are from the ‘Silent Night’ collection from First Edition Paper. The sentiment is from my stash.
My second card is die cut or punch/green/leaves. The stamped image is one of my new stamps from Tracey Hey. I coloured the leaves in with a green ProMarker. I die cut the Crafters Companion ‘Thanks’ die in green Bazzill card to match the green backing card"
Thanks so much for taking part my lovely XXX
Well what can I say you girls are just amazing, every week you blow me away with yoyr incredible designs.
Thank you all so much for your amazing support and for making this blog the lovely place that it is 😍
Love & hugs to all of you,