Friday 19 August 2022

Our Next Challenge


Good Friday Morning Ladies,

How are you all today?  Has the heat reduced at all?  We have had  a mixed bag of weather yesterday,  it started with clear sky this motorway then clouded over then we had a few spots of rain,  the sky over the mountains was black when we left to go shopping but when we returned the sun was shining  'Fingers crossed' that the sun shows up tomorrow please!!! 

Our Challenge Challenge 

I thought that we could all do with a Challenge to use up some of our patterned papers, I personally have enough for all of us!! 

So this week I would like you to make some cards using some of your Patterned Papers please 😘

I can't wait to see your cards or journal pages! 

I hope that you all have a Fabulous Friday,

Love and hugs to all of you, 

Sandra xxx


  1. Hi everyone
    Great challenge for next week. I love your card too 😍
    I’m getting in early today as I’ve got another busy day!
    Yesterday after work took an unexpected turn as I was due to take Barney for a groom. However having getting changed after work, and folding up the dry laundry, I kept getting an annoying ‘itch’ down the back of my leg. Didn’t think anything of it at first, but when the constant scratching didn’t relieve the itch, I decided to take off my jeans so to see what was going on! Imagine my shock and fright when a spider fell onto the floor as I took them off 😮 We believe it was a false widow, and the nasty little culprit bit me twice!
    Well, me being me - who hates spiders - panicked at the thought of having some sort of reaction, so I couldn’t possibly drive Barney to his groom! Fortunately James was home so he phoned Mark, who came home from work to take Barney ☺️ Not a pleasant experience, it felt like a bad wasp sting and swelled up quite a bit. This morning I’m left with red spots - fortunately above where my dress will be for tomorrow’s wedding, but it’s still stinging a little!
    So ladies, just a little warning, please check any clothes which may have been left on a chair before putting them on ☺️
    Anyway, I did manage to do the housework, go shopping (with Mark) and finished the wedding card 😊 Today, I’m making a birthday cake and having my hair done. Phew! ☺️
    I hope the sunshine appears for you soon Sandra, and you have a lovely day whatever you decide to do.
    Have a lovely day everyone
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  2. Oh Sonia I didn’t know we had spiders in this country that bit! I have a real fear of spiders I will be double checking everything now
    We had a lovely evening with friends last night It was great to catchup
    Looking after the boys this afternoon and then dancing tonight
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Hi everyone
    oh jees Sonia, I too can't stand spiders and they are big this year. Mostly have we got the little body ones with long legs but OH took a massive one on the stairs going up the other night (ca 3in wide) luckily he put the lights on or he would have stood on it 😱 Hope the itching stop and you can have a wonderful day tomorrow.
    Good idea for next weeks cc. I have loads of patterned papers. I am using some for this weeks cc too so happy to use some more up.
    It looks like a nice day so we are having breakfast outside as soon OH has come back from Lidl with the croissants. Have some bushes that need to be cut back, just hoping they didn't die during the heatwave. We gave it water but they look pretty sad.
    Have a nice day all and hoping the sun is shining wherever you are.
    Many hugs to you all, Maria xx

  4. Hello All, much, much cooler today, is that summer over I wonder. This year seems to have flown by.

    Sandra love that paper you have used, proper Christmas. I think it’s a good idea for the challenge this week. Have a few ideas already.
    Sonia sorry to hear about your encounter with a spider, I hate the things, when R is not here have to such them up with the vacuum cleaner, then get him to empty it.
    Hope the wedding goes well, and that you have a good time. Lilian

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Love today’s inspiring card it so opulent, really lovely.
    I’m sure most of us have patterned paper/card that we have had forever. We will just have to dig deep into our stash.
    Hope today has been a lovely family day, did Paul and the girls manage to go swimming?
    Had a busy day today, managed to get some housework done and Janet I honestly didn’t swear once! Not sure how I will be tomorrow, but hay ho the house is clean, even washed paint work down. 😂😂
    Hope everyone is well and ready to enjoy the weekend.
    Take care, love Brenda xxx