Tuesday 10 August 2021

Another Man Challenge Card


Good Morning Ladies, 

How are we all today? What are you all up to today?  

Not much happening here, Lucy is home today which is lovely,  we haven’t planned anything though as she is still struggling to drive, we think she needs to go back to Fracture Clinic as her thumb is still swollen and red after over 2 weeks in a sling.  I am going to encourage her to call them today.   

I will be mostly in my craft room again today, I managed ro get 4 cards made yesterday afternoon,  which is good for me,  I usually only get one made because I 'procrastinate' too much, spending too much time choosing papers, embellishments etc.  I have started trying to not procrastinate and choose a stamp or die set then a colour theme and thats it. Also if I have used a piece of patterned paper to make one card I sm trying to make another card while I have the patterned paper and matching card already out. 

Today's card uses the beautiful 'Expressions ' Designer Series Paper (Stampin Up) which is sadly no longer available,  although I am not suprised as it's gorgeous!  I used a small piece of the 12x12 paper, I put in my Stamp platform and stamped the sentiment from the 'Biggest Wish' stamp set, I used Pear Pizzaz and Shaded Spruce ink for Stamping. I mounted my stamped piece onto a Pear Pizzaz mat and then onto a 4 1/4  X 5  1/2 inch card base.  To finish the card I added three matching gems. Even Male cards need a little sparkle.  I added a second photo to highlight the gold foiling in the papers. 

I hope that you all have a productive day,  I hope it's a good day too,

Sending Love and huge to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    from a very dull/grey and damp start to the day here.

    Not sure what's on any agenda for today though I really must look at making a start on this week's Challenge.

    The CAFE of course as always is OPEN for you all to pop in for a sit/drink and chat.
    HUGS are on their way to you all with loads of exras today for ALL DEAR FRIENDS who are not feeling too good.

  2. Oh JANET We have a different start to the day! It’s bright and sunny and even the wind has dropped
    Your CAS card is ideal for a man card Funnily enough I have added gems to the card I finished yesterday BUT might change my mind and use Nuvo drops instead to create screw heads Depends how well I stuck them on!
    We went dancing last night All had to have a negative LFT It was lovely to be out out and see familiar faces
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Hello all, lovely blue sky earlier, clouded over now, but a bit warmer.

    Sandra love your card, that paper is fantastic, I thought you had been playing with alcohol inks.

    I see Sue Wilson has more new dies for sale, I wonder how many they sell, bringing out so many new ones all the time.

    Nothing much going on here, tidied my craft table yesterday so hoping I can perhaps start this weeks challenge. Doing a mans card will be a real challenge as I will keep thinking about my brother, he always loved my cards.

    Have a good day all, must get on, cleaners will be here soon. Have a good day all.

  4. Morning everyone
    Beautiful card Sandra. Have a nice day with Lucy and wishing her thumb better.
    Brenda- hope you still can take it easy today. Must have been so lovely to see everyone for John's birthday.
    Cheryl- a unusual send off for your nephew. Glad all went well.Take care.
    Karen- so good to hear you once again are going dancing, you must have missed it a lot.
    Lilian- you take care, sending you hugs.
    Janet- here it was like Autumn this morning and I felt cold all morning.
    Sat in the car while OH went to the dentist and then we popped in to Lidl and Iceland and then we took the car for a little spin. Woke early so can feel the 40 winks coming on and then this afternoon ,hoping to start on the cc.
    Have a nice day all and many hugs for you and extras for anyone in need.xx

  5. Hi everyone
    Another fantastic card today, and I love the backing paper 😊
    Back to work today, the morning went quickly even though it wasn’t too busy.
    Lovely sunny day here which I think is set to last a few days.
    Hope you’re all having a good day. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. A lovely card today, love the paper. It does look like you have been playing with making your own backgrounds. I am trying to do the same as you re. not flaffing around with card ideas, colours etc. I hope Lucy has at least spoken to doc about her thumb xx
    A slow day for me, not good weather for bad joints! I had a message from RJ and Gemma for me to try and teach Chris jnr how to tie his new trainer laces. He did really well so just “practice, practice, practice” now. We have all offered to help him learn to tell the time but he always says no. When I asked him why he didn’t want to learn he said “ I don’t need to because you all tell me when I ask”. There’s not really any answer to that is there. He did make me giggle 🤣🥰🤣
    I’m thinking of all that are not in the best place at the moment xx
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Beautiful card today Sandra, The Biggest Wishes stamps and the ‘Expressions Designer paper are a match made in heaven. Please SUp can you bring the paper back to us.
    The Electrician finished working her at lunch time today, so we are free, the rest of the day has been spent putting things back in there place, order has almost been restored. Tomorrow everything should be ship shape. 🤞 xx

    Take care, love Brenda xxx