Sunday 7 August 2022

Your Embossed/Stencilled cards

Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that today finds you well, what are you all up to?  We have lists of jobs that we need to get through, mostly holiday preparations, it's the little things that you have to remember,  like packing decent knives, our own mugs ( as theirs aren't great and thinking about how many people have used them makes me cringe)  actually that is a benefit of package holidays, you just take  clothes,  whereas I need to remember things like chopping boards as they provide one wooden one, but have people cut raw meat on it ?  So best to take your own! 

Let's have a look at what you made for our Embossing Folder/ Mask/Stencil challenge,  I really enjoyed it . .  .

Your Challenge Cards 


Karen's Description:

Two challenge cards for this week
Contemporary Poinsettia EF, an old Spellbinder dieand a mix of Britannia dies stacked sentiments 
Kraft card with a CE EF and stamped sentiment

You forget how lovely a simple embossed card can be, both your cards a lovely,  the all white one just looks so classy.  Thank you so much for taking part Karen XXX


Sonia's Description:

On the anniversary card I used a heart embossing folder, and heart nesting dies (can’t remember the brands) I used the Lawn Fawn heart border die, and the numbers are from Memory Box.

The second card is for James Birthday. I used the happy birthday embossing folder and The Stamp Market die. The star die cuts are from my stash. I used a strip of acetate to attach the ‘21’ as a hanging embellishment.

I love both of your cards Sonia, anniversary card so perfect, that row of hearts is lovely 😍 I wish I had seen your card for James earlier as I could have done something similar for Matt, he is 30 on 24th, I ended up buying one as I couldn't decide on a style.  Your card is perfect for a male 21st, or any age really, thank you so much for the inspiration my lovely XXX 


Lilian's Description:

I used a Tim Holtz stencil, and a few oxides inks. Sorry they are a bit simplistic.  

Lilian your cards would make a perfect set of notelets,  I absolutely love the design you have created by colouring through the stencil, thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge despite not feeling up to it my lovely XXX 


Maria's Description:

I have made two cards with EF's and one were I used a stencil and some 
flowers from a magazine I found in my pile .Hope they are okay.

Maria they are more than ok, there are amazing!!  Your stencilling is lovely and I love the Embossing folders you have used.   The diamond pattern one is really dimensional, I love the little topper and flowers you have embellished it with,  your third card is a perfect Man card  too.  Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX 


Ladies thank you once again for sitting and making cards for this weeks challenge despite how you were feeling,  you know by now how grateful I am my lovelies 😍🤩😘

I hope you a have a lovely Sunday, 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Thank you ladies for taking part Your cards are beautiful
    You have shown me that I need to be more adventurous with EF’s and stencils
    Good luck with the packing SANDRA I know what you mean re the little things Mine is as daft as packing Sweetners! When we holidayed abroad when the kids were little you could not buy them anywhere and certainly no bars/cafes etc had them Anything you do forget could be insignificant (we tend to remember the important things) and if need be we can buy it (unless you’re in Cuba 🤣)
    The concert was great last night Listening to an orchestra and rock band play Queen music outside in the sunshine and then into the evening was amazing Everyone had taken chairs and picnics It was lovely There was even a proposal announced (she did say yes)
    Tonight we’re back at same place to see Simply Red but no food/drink allowed this time apart from a small bottle of water!
    Take care everyone I’m off to investigate that Happy Birthday EF that some of you have used

  2. Hi everyone
    Lovely EF and stencilled cards ladies. Like also this weeks challenge so hoping to join in.
    Janet -hope the journey goes well to Marigny and the traffic is not too bad . Have a lovely time.
    Karen- have a great time in the park. It's going to be some nice days out.
    Sandra- hoping you soon feeling better and the meds help. Have a nice relaxing Sunday and that's also to all of you.
    Sonia- hope your Son have a fab birthday. Where do the years go ?
    Brenda- hoping you and John are alright.
    Sue- hope your weekend is good and your pain is a bit better in the warmer weather. Hugs for Pop.
    Lilian- sound like it's going to get busy in your end of the country. Hopefully it wont disrupt too much. How's your back ? take care.
    Have a nice day everyone and I'm sending you all hugs , extra ones for our missing friends. xxx

  3. Hello, it’s very hot here, too hot to sit outside.
    Lovely cards today, all so different again.
    Sandra , hope you are feeling a bit better, now you are on your antibiotics, and you get your scan appointment quickly.
    Too tired to do much today, been watching river dance this afternoon, bring back lovely memories of when I and my daughter saw it in London.
    Hope you are all having a lovely afternoon, Lilian

  4. Hi everyone
    A lovely selection of cards todays, they’re all wonderful 😍
    Lilian, I have that stencil too and you’ve coloured it perfectly. They look beautiful 😊
    Not long home from work, as had a colleague call in sick so I stayed on an extra hour. It wasn’t too busy though. I’m off tomorrow, so a day of catching up with the housework! Maybe I’ll get time to do a little crafting too.
    Karen glad you enjoyed the concert last night and I hope tonight’s is as enjoyable too 😊
    Hope you’re all having a good day.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Sorry I have missed the last few days. Haven’t got a clue where the time is going. Beautiful cards from you all. Sonia, the Happy Birthday from Stamp market is great. I think i will be ordering it soon. As usual I have my challenge card half finished so hope to finish it tonight!
    Sandra, I hope the meds are starting to help you by now my lovely. Thank goodness you spoke to a decent GP. Sad that he is leaving though. Typical isn’t it. I hope you find another decent one. I’m with you about taking certain kitchen equipment. The chopping boards supplied are one of my biggest no nos. We always take our own or buy two small cheap ones once there. As Karen said if you forget things you either make do without or buy when you arrive. I’m sure you will tick off those lists over the next few days. Just think this time next week you will be on your way 🥰
    Karen it sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Hope Simply Red are good and you don’t get too hot xx
    Maria how are you and R getting on with the walking each day? I hope you’re both ok xx
    Sonia, hopefully you manage to get to craft after the usual boring housework xx
    Janet. I hope you and Jim have a safe and easy journey then you can really relax xx
    Brenda, I hope you are getting to relax in your garden. Fingers crossed Johns appointment tomorrow goes well ( I think I have got the day right. Sorry if I haven’t) sending you gentle hugs xx
    Lilian. How is your back today. I wish it could get better. There’s nothing worse than constant pain is there. Gentle hugs for you xx
    I have the evening to my self so I’m going to try and finish my challenge card.
    Sending love and hugs to you all. Take care xx