Sunday 18 April 2021

Your TicTacToe Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

Hopefully you are all enjoying some glorious sunshine, still chilly but nevertheless it's a joy to be outside. 

You have all been incredibly creative this week,  your TicTacToe Challenge cards are amazing.....


Michele's Description:

Quick + easy card. Birthday/watercolour/masculine. The papers are a very old pack from The Works. Sue Wilson Happy birthday die & some Card Candi.

Oh I love that pad Michele,  such a clever idea, a simple idea as you say but it works so well!!  Thank you so much for taking part XXX


Karen's Description:

Card 1: 

Tropical (colours) Feel - her favourite colour (dark blue for Spurs) - Birthday or Anything But a flower

Card 2:

I cut the largest JL butterfly in funky foam and stamped randomly over watercolour card with Broken China DO
Spritzed with water and let dry I was a little disappointed as the card buckled slightly and so ran down the page instead of spreading outwards I then flicked Blueprint Sketch DO
I die cut a smaller JL butterflies in Cobalt Blue card Finished with Julie Hickey sentiment and Nuvo drops
Favourite colour/ Birthday/Watercolour 

Card 3:

Tropical Feel - Birthday - Distressed
Serif background, SW Happy Birthday and A Touch of Ink hummingbird.

Three amazing Challenge cards Karen,  they couldn't be more different, all using different techniques and materials. Thank you so much for such a fantastic variety of incredible cards. XXX


Lilian's Description:

"I used my failed watercolour background piece for my butterflies.  Tim Holtz wall stencil, using hickory smoke, bundled sage and a little rusty hinge. 
dDstressed element/Anything but flowers/ Twine

Lilian your misfortune turned into delightful butterflies,  somethings are meant to be! 
I really love that wall background Lilian,  adding the pretty foliage

Janet's Description:

"My first Challenge card is made using LABLANCHE papers and embellishments from their VINTAGE range.I used Male/Thanks/distressed/anything but floral.

My second card is also make from LABLANCHE papers from their CIRCUS range. I used Male/Birthday/Anything but Floral."

Two fantastic cards Janet, i absolutely love the vintage style of your first card, a card that would work for any age!  
Your second card is such a fun theme,  it would certainly bring a smile to its recipient.  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Maria's Description:

"My card is made with water coloured background in Peachy/
brown and then some golden shimmer over. Stamped some flowers and coloured them in the same hue and a birthday greeting on a bit wonky, it's meant to be like that  Emoji"

Oh  Maria I love your watercolour card, that flower stamp is so pretty, I really like your sentiment too, can you tell me who's it is? The little crystals in the centre of your flowers really finishes them nicely.   Thank you so much my lovely XXX 


Ladies thank you so much for all of your hard work, your cards are all amazing.   I love to see how differently we all interpret the categories.   

I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend. 

Sending Love and huge hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today.
    For some reason I struggled with this challenge-probably because I usually my my challenge card on Saturdays but I started making a birthday card for a friend.

    Well I managed to take everything to a charity shop yesterday-I went to the local lifeboat rescue one. It was opened by the mother’s of two young boys who thought they could walk across the bay to Blackpool and sadly lost their lives. We no longer have an RNLI station so they’ve funded a rescue boat themselves.

    We have sunshine again and I think we’re going to do some work in the garden today and possibly have a Skype session with my in laws.


  2. Smashing cards ladies - who was it that used to say “Super Smashing Great” I love all of the different styles
    I had a lovely day yesterday pottering about Inbetween a few bits of housework I made a start on Oscar’s Birthday card I hope to finish that today and make a start on this week’s challenge and maybe sit in the garden for awhile (now that we have garden furniture to sit on🀣)
    Have a lovely day everyone

  3. Morning Everyone
    A lovely set of CCs today. Some beautiful watercolour backgrounds.

    Well M&S foodhall was so so busy even at 08.00. They are also restructuring their foodhall so the temp one isn't anywhere near as large and of course you don't know where anything is either. Never mind the new one should be good.

    The CAFE is OPEN usual hours and there's a lemon drizzle cake in the tin so help yourselves.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  4. Hello All, cloudy here today, still a chilly wind.

    Today’s cards are all amazing, you are all so talented. The only cards I’ve done were sympathy cards as we have lost another couple of friends. It’s our age I suppose.

    Going to tidy my room then have to get my sewing machine out, to shorten some new trousers R has bought. I hate doing alterations.

    Enjoy what’s left of the weekend, Lilian

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Love all of your challenge cards ladies, all so different and really inspiring xx
    Sorry I didn’t finish mine, started to play around with watercolour backgrounds then life got in the way.

    We have a lovely sunny day today. This morning we went to Lidl, they have Fuchsias on offer today, I got two trays they look really healthy, just hope I keep them growing. 🀞 I will plant them in tubs on the patio where they can be enjoyed from inside as well as outside.

    Hope you are enjoying your day.
    Love Brenda xxx

  6. Afternoon everyone,
    wonderful cards ladies ! Lilian and Karen, love the butterflies on yours. πŸ’ž
    Sandra, my sentiment is from CE CEC888 Hypericum πŸ˜€
    Forgot to say the other day that it was fun to see Sue's little bag, I still have not managed to make one πŸ˜•
    Sad about the 2 boys Michele, good to be able to collect for the charities again.
    I hope you all have a nice weekend and the weather is good were you are. It's nice here but instead for a walk we had some clearing out in some cupboards, no idea why we keeping so much and then instead for throwing it away just in case I need it one day it now gone in the garage or back in the cupboard 😁 and we need to clear out the garage one day πŸ˜‚
    Have a nice evening my friends.Hugs Maria xx

  7. Hi everyone
    Lots of beautiful cards today, love them all.
    Another warm sunny day here today, after a frosty start. I think it’s forecast to continue for a few days, fingers crossed.
    Off work tomorrow and Tuesday, so I’m hoping to craft and take part in this weeks challenge.
    Enjoy your evening. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A lovely selection of cards on display today.
    I had a potter about in the garden this morning. I have to fill my pots in stages as I get awful backache bending over. I was supposed to meet a friend at the garden centre in Yarnton. We sphere supposed to meet at 2.00pm. However, at 2.30 she still hadn’t arrived. I thought she might have thought we were meeting at 2.30. Anyway I rang her and her car wouldn’t start. So I went over to her house and we had a lovely meet up in her back garden. It was so warm sitting out in the sun.
    Yes please to the lemon drizzle cake Janet.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.