Monday 29 March 2021

My First Tone on Tone/Shades of Blue/Greens card


Good Monday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well and ready for the last week of March, I can't believe its going to be the Easter Weekend in 4 days time. I am looking forward to Paul having the extended weekend off, although I have a suspicion that he may do a couple of hours on Friday,  lord only knows why because he doesn't get any extra money for working the Bank Holidays!  Like most of you we have no plans, the girls are frustrated that their work hasn't been able to open, their boss is too, he was on a local radio station talking about the huge impact missing another Easter weekend will have on the business,  he made a really good point actually, he was obviously frustrated at having to stay closed despite having acres and acres of open parkland for people to enjoy, he pointed out that they control the numbers too by limiting admissions, so people could enjoy the fresh air in a safe environment as apposed to the alternative of visiting crowded beaches,  which is exactly what happened last year, there are a couple of tourist towns nearby that ended up being so overcrowded that the police had to intervene and send people home as there were hundreds of people crowded onto old, cobbled pavements. They are beautiful places, Bourton on the Water,  Burford & Broadway, but not when the pavement comes to a stand still because someone 6ft in front has stopped to window shop! 🙄😔

Anyway do any of you usually have 'Family Traditions' over Easter weekend? 

Todays challenge card was made using another 'unused' die called 'Many Medallions' (SU), the set includes a lovely background die that would work just as well for Masculine or feminine cards as it isn't really lacy.  My card base was made using 'Bermuda Bay' card, I matted and layered using 'Coastal Cabana' card, the actual fancy background was cut out of Coastal Cabana, I also die cut a piece of Funky Foam to give me some depth, rather than cutting multiple layers in card and layering them up, it worked really well. To add some embellishment I die cut a piece of the Bermuda Bay card with my 'Fauxgrain Ribbon' die, (I am still buzzing about this die set). I popped the Ribbon across the card and added my sentiment on z die cut labe, it was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink, the sentiment was from 'Ornate Thanks' (SU) Stamp set.  The final touches were pearls added to tje background and across the ribbon strip too.

I hope you like it and it gives you a little inspiration. 

I hope you have a good day,

Love and hugs to all,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-I love your card, the colour is gorgeous.

    I managed to spend some time in my craft room yesterday afternoon as the weather was awful-definitely no chance of a walk. Maybe tonight after Hubby finishes work.

    I’m thinking of going to The Range this morning just to see if they have any bargains then I’ll do some food shopping in Morrison’s. My appointment is 2:45 and hubby is driving me there & waiting.


    1. Hope it all goes well,be thinking of you. Wonder if you got hold of any bargains at the Range ? xx

  2. Morning Ladies.

    I love the colours of your challenge card Sandra so beautiful.

    Jamie had his first Covid vaccine and thinks he has taken a bit of a reaction to it so no coming home today. He's staying at the hotel til tomorrow. Wise decision as he's a good 2-3 hours drive away.

    I'm now at the stage where getting completely frustrated not being able to go anywhere to let off steam. I believe my neighbours would think I'm completely deranged if I was to go and have a good scream at the bottom of my garden. I've stuck rigidly to every isolation and shielding and seeing all the posts on the internets of a certain group of people who chose to live here, disregarding Covid rules to stand outside a school protesting and the Police not sending them on their way! As they would do for anybody else flouting the rules, I've also seen videos of arrests quoting the Covid regulations to people who only want to shop for food. The World has gone so crazy I think I want it to stop for me to get off. A song by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley I
    believe for a musical of the same name?

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  3. Beautiful card SANDRA Such an effective layout and could be used for all sorts of occasions
    My son’s boss feels exactly the same as your girls especially as Garden Centres are open
    We don’t have any Easter traditions We just exchange eggs When my son was alive he always received an egg in a mug and it had to be a Mars Bar one Over the years I have collected no end of Mars Bar mugs and various other confectionery Do they do eggs in china mugs anymore?
    Other than OH going to the Garden Centre to sort out patio furniture today won’t be any different
    Take care all c

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. What a pretty card. I love the gorgeous colour and as you say the die could be used for a masculine make. I also love the fonts used in that lovely sentiment and you wouldn’t know that the “ribbon” is actually card. That was such a good find wasn’t it and it will be a real “go to” die set. I hope Paul gets to work from home more, it’s makes so much sense. I wonder how many companies continue to run this way once the rules relax?
    We don’t really have any traditions for Easter apart from having hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday and giving the grands Easter eggs. This year it is Chris’s birthday on Good Friday and he would like a lamb roast dinner with semolina as dessert. A tradition we have and the children have carried on with their own families is that the birthday person gets to choose what to have for dinner on their special day.
    I’ve got a form to complete today.....☹️ Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies
    A gorgeous card and such a lovely colour. Great the die to crimble the card so it looks like a ribbon.
    The day is rather nice so had a walk just now, much later then norm because OH was busy this morning.
    Cheryl- maybe give a little note to your neighbour about your plans to scream in the back garden or they might call the police. You take care.
    Karen- nice to get some new things for the garden. Hope the ottoman looks good with it all.
    Sue- give Margaret and Pop extra hugs from me when you see them next time. I hope Chris have a nice birthday, I'm saying it now just in case I forget later.Also got a form to fill in today but first shower as got hot walking with the winter coat on.
    Have a nice day everyone, Maria xx

  6. Hi everyone
    Beautiful card and I love the colour.
    A lovely warm sunny day here, think it’s meant to be nice for the next couple of days.
    I’ll be working over Easter, not that we really celebrate it anyway.
    Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hello all, it’s been sunny here, but a chilly wind. Managed to sit in the garden for a couple of hours.
    Sandra, great card today, must put my thinking cap on and have play.
    Got to fill in my form for my disability badge renewal, all done on line now.
    Hope you are all well, Lilian

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Great card Sandra it would be suitable for almost any occasion, I really love the colour.

    We don’t have any Easter traditions, when the children were small we would have an Easter egg hunt (in doors if it was wet) it was always good fun.

    We have had a lovely sunny day,spent some time this afternoon out in the garden just pottering about, it was lovely.

    Goodnight everyone, sleep well. Love Brenda xxx