Sunday 28 February 2021

Your Challenge Cards

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Please join me in wishing Our Dear Janet the Very Best Birthday ever!!  I hope you have the best day possible in Lockdown my lovely ❤💜💛

It just so happens that your Birthday falls on our favourite day of the week too, lets look at all of your amazing challenge cards........


A beautiful Birthday card for our Colour Challenge from Lilian this week.  That Blossom die cut image looks lovely against the wood effect background, I have to say the bits of Ivy trailing look so lovely against the wood effect.

Lilian's Description :

Here is my card for this week.

7x5 portrait card
Stamperia background papers, with some pen to enhance the greenery.
Magnolia stamp is an old Sheena one, water coloured the fussy cut.

Thank you so much for such a love challenge card My lovely XXX 


Aww a lovely New Baby card from Our Maria for this weeks Colour Challenge.  The die cuts you have used are so cute, I really love the little duck.  Such lovely cards to make.

Maria's Description:

Thank you Maria, your New Baby card is perfect for our Colour Challenge this week XXX 


A lovely new home card from Sonia for our Colour Challenge this week, I love that delicate peachy/pink you have used Sonia, with that lovely hint of shocking pink too, a match made in heaven! 

Sonia's Description:
The heart backing paper is a digi set from The Lovely Studio, it comes in lots of different colours, and you can also print it with the background as main colour and white hearts. The stamped trees are from Inkylicious, and sentiment from Clearly Besotted. The house die from Mama Elephant. The scalloped border is a Tonic punch.

Thank you so much for taking part this week my lovely XXX 


Ooh Karen I love how this white background version of your black card turned out, I love both but think this version might be my favourite ❤

Karen's Description:

Here’s my finished cc

"I inked through a circle stencil with Spun Sugar Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron DO

Stamped and heat embossed Tracy Evans daisy with white embossing powder 

I “painted” the daisy with Worn Lipstick DO and edged it with a pink alcohol marker I think black would have been too harsh Some flicks with a Pocsa gold pen"

Thank you so much Karen, I love how your card turned out, the colours are perfect too. XXX


Two gorgeous floral cards from Michele for this weeks Colour Challenge,  both images are from Ella’s Designs. The background papers are so pretty too.

Michele's Description:

Thank you so much Michele for two gorgeous challenge cards XXX 


How beautiful are these cards from our Janet,  the colours in the papers work so well with the colours in this weeks Challenge. Such beautiful images too.

Janet's Description:

I spent ages and ages this week trying to decide what colours to use from the given grid and in the end good old STAMPERIA came to my rescue once again. Both cards are made using 'WONDERLAND' papers. I think there is a bit of all the required colours in these chosen papers.

Thank you so much Janet for two beautiful challenge cards XXX 


So many beautiful cards for our Challenge this week, so lovely to see New Home and New Baby cards in the gallery this week, cards for occasions so full of hope and happiness.   Thank you all so much for taking part, you have all created such lovely cards. XXX

It's forecast to be another lovely sunny day today so hopefully we will spend some more time outside, although I may have gotten a bit carried away yesterday, clearing the border by the patio, so I might be mainly supervising today 🤣😂.  It's so love being out in the fresh air though.

I hope that you all enjoy the sunshine, 

Love and huge hugs to all of you, 

Sandra                                                                        xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Ladies

    Janet-Happy Birthday hope you have a lovely day.

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today. Thank you for this challenge Sandra as they’re not colours id normally use.

    We had glorious sunshine again yesterday so we did some gardening (second day for me) so now I’m aching. We have another lovely day so it might just be a walk later for us today.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Thank you all for your gorgeous birthday cards and wishes.
    Today will be just like any other but at least at the moment we have sunshine which is really unusal for my birthday.

    Today's CCs are all beautiful and a really good variety too in themes.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual and lunch menu for this Sunday is Roast Chicken and Apple Pie for afters.
    Again thank you for all your cards.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFExxxx

    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET. Yes please to chicken and apple pie.

  3. Hi Sandra and Ladies
    A great selection of challenge cards today. Thank you ladies.
    Well it’s another lovely sunny day today, although a bit on the chilly side as we had a frost again this morning. I’m not to sure what I’m up to today. Although I will be going for a walk. I might go up to see what Karen f Co are doing up the horse field. They’re changing the field around as Barnaby has to be separated now from the female goats. I won’t be able to climb over the gate so I’ll watch from afar.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  4. Morning everyone,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET ! have an extra nice day today.

    Lovely selection of CC's in the cafe', I will be back after our walk for another look around and take up on the offer for chicken and apple pie.
    Have a lovely Sunday all and take care not to overdo work out in the gardens ladies. Foggy morning and +3 but the sun trying to come out so the walk should be fine.
    Many hugs and an extra big one for our Janet today xxx

  5. Hi everyone
    Happy Birthday Janet, have a lovely day 😊 xx
    A lovely selection of cards again today, they’re beautiful.
    Some housework to do today and a trip to Pets at Home for Barney necessities and then helping Luke and Hayley with the last few bits before they move out tomorrow. Having a takeaway tonight of their choice as it’s their last night.
    Have a lovely day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hello All, isn’t this sunshine lovely, makes you feel spring is on the way.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JANET, hope you have a lovely day as is possible these days. Roll on June.

    Lovely display of cards today, all so colourful and different.

    Nothing on the go today, feeling a bit lazy, hope you all well, Lilian

  7. Looks like my comment has disappeared from earlier
    Some terrific ideas using this colour palette I would never have used pink on a New Home card but it works and looks fantastic
    Had a very busy day yesterday and feel so tired today I feel like I’m walking through treacle at the moment
    Take care all

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JANET. Hope you are enjoying your special day. xxx

    I love today’s challenge cards, lots of lovely ideas to motivate my foggy brain.
    Sandra sorry I didn’t get my card to you, I gave up part way through as my plan went totally wrong. Normally I’d say to myself “ What if” and change my plan, but on this occasion the brain cell were not cooperating.

    We have sunshine this afternoon, this morning was quite dull so it was a lovely treat when the sun decided to come out. I did go out in the garden for a while but it was really cold, fortunately the jobs I wanted to tackle were in the sunny area.

    Hope everyone is having a good day. Stay safe and warm, love Brenda xxx