Sunday 23 October 2022

Your No Die Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope the day has been as relaxed as possible, how a proper Sunday should be! We have no plans,  the weather has given us a miserable forecast of 100% chance of rain, which pretty much guarantees a wet day! 🤣😂 We didn't  bother going mattress shopping we think we have decided on a 'Simba' mattress, the reviews were all outstanding,  they deliver, for a fee take your old mattress away too which is worth the money.  You have a year to decide if its for you or not which seems fair, it's expensive but seems worth the money, the one we have cost over £500 20+ years ago!  My only concern is the bed height, our current bed is a divan and the mattress + topper bring it to the topof my thigh in height, this really works for me as getting up from low down is really hard and painful, I'm not sure you can buy a bed frame that's high though.  It feels like you solve one dilemma and then face another. 

Let's forget all dilemmas and lose ourselves in the beauty of your cards!! 

Your 'No Die' Challenge cards 


Janet's Description:

My Challenge cards for this week.

Both cards are made using STAMPERIA PAPERS.

My first card is made from VOYAGES FANTASTIQUE

And my second card was made using papers from


Janet your cards are both amazing, I love the Voyages Fantastique papers, that background paper is just incredible! I love how you have embellished it too. A brilliant man card. 

Now I am a sucker for a cute cat so your second card is so perfect to me, so beautiful.! 

Thank you so much Janet for two stunning cards and for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX


Lilian's Description:

Here is my card for this week.

Stamping up trees , rubber stamps, an old green ink that I found when I had a clear out.
Not sure if it’s ok to use embossing folder, if not sorry.
Gold and crystal  stickles. And peel off around the edge.

Oh Lilian the stamp you have used is one of my all time favourite Stampin Up stamps, I think it's one of their oldest stamps that continued to be sold until a couple of years ago.  I absolutely love the colour of that green ink you have used, it's the 'perfect' green, can you remember which ink it is??  I love the whole composition of your card.
Thank you so much for supporting the challenge every week XXX


Karen's Description:

Card 1:  A Thrinchie for the challenge 
I don’t do vintage very well but thought by using the vintage looking teddy/dog would work 
I coloured the button with an alcohol marker to match and my colouring has a bit of shading

Card 2:  Here’s another card for this week’s challenge 
Tracy Evans #650 Daisy Squares
October’s flower can be a Michaelmas daisy (Aster) so have gone with those colours 

Card 3:  Here’s another variation I have done for this week’s theme #650 Daisy Squares for an October birthday

Karen you have designed three stunning cards for this weeks challenge, I have the #650 stamp and you have really inspired me to get it out and use it, your colouring is amazing, I love the colours you have chosen.  Your Thrinchie is really cute, I love the little bear and the saying is perfect. 

Thank you so very much for always being so supportive of the blog and challenges. XXX


Maria's Description:  

I used the stamps I bought at the Bedford craft fair. The flower wreath is pretty

big so used a 7x7 card here to put it on. Coloured in with TH inks and DO

Just a Note is coloured in with watercolour pencils, also used a stencil around

to break up the white.

Maria your cards are both amazing, firstly the HoneyDoo wreath stamp card is gorgeous, I love the stamp and love the way you have coloured it,  the colours you have used work so well together and your colouring is amazing.
Your second card would make a perfect journal page, I love the style of the stamp.  the contrast between the grungy background and the beautiful flowers is inspired.  

Thank you so much for supporting both the blog and the challenge my lovely XXX


Sonia's Description:

Here’s my card, sorry it’s a quick one….
I made the background using my gel plate with distress oxides and matted it on black card. The stamp is from Inkylicious.

Sometimes simple is perfection! Don't ever apologise, your card is lovely, I love that sentiment!
Thank you for making time to create a card for this weeks challenge, I know you have been super busy with work and getting ready to go away, thank you again my lovely.  I hope you are having a lovely weekend XXX


Ladies, well it looks like making cards without Dies is no challenge for you amazing ladies, your cards are all amazing, thank you so very much to all of you for designing these incredible cards. XXX

I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. I enjoyed this challenge It really got the brain cells ticking over
    I had a lovely day yesterday at a Daisy B workshop The whole family are wonderful It was a very relaxed occasion but we did do 6 makes in total! It was quite tiring though
    Today will be a potter about day (I might play with some goodies I bought at the workshop)
    Take care everyone xxx

  2. Hi Sandra and all looking in today. What lovely challenge cards. And look at all of the stamping going on! I’m sorry I didn’t get a card to you but I haven’t even got Tim’s birthday card finished yet.
    Thank you for the kind words about my card and tags. Those papers are gorgeous and I wanted to show them off somehow. I used your tip of inking around the edges of fussy cutting which makes such a difference. Good luck with the new mattress and finding a high bed frame my lovely.
    It’s very wet here again today. The rain on Friday caused so many of the roads in Swindon to flood, I dread to think how much worse they will be now with all of the extra rain. I hope you all stay safe and dry. Have a god day. Take care xx

  3. Morning Everyone
    What a beautiful selection of Challenge Cards this week.

    This was a real challenge for me this week as I rarely make a card without using dies these days.
    It's a foggy start here and of course not quite daylight yet so it will be a quiet day as we have nothing planned.

    HUGS on their way to you all. Have a good Sunday. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  4. Good morning everyone
    Lovely cards ladies. Nice to sit here this morning with my cup of tea and look at the beautiful cards while the rain is coming down really hard outside.
    Janet, you have so many beautiful papers that you make into some very nice cards. Hope you have a restful Sunday.
    Karen, I like your tatty teddy card and the other two are a great stamp. Have a good Sunday.
    Lilian, love that Christmas tree and the embossed around the edges are lovely. Wishes for you to feel a bit better today.
    Sonia, love the words on your card. Simple but perfect. Hope your weekend is good.
    Sandra, always love your cards. Hope we can have a meet up before x-mas.
    I could not sleep last night so got up before 6 am this morning and started on a crystal art. Could it work as this weeks cc ? I'm not sure so will try to make a card too. I got SIL birthday on the 1 of January. I'm meant to go to NEC on the 3d of November but once again it might be a train strike so I won't be able to go again. Hate losing the money, could have used them to buy some dies instead.
    Many hugs are sent to you all, have a nice day everyone xxx
    Have a good day as possible my friends and happy crafting.

  5. Hi everyone
    Love all of the beautiful cards today 😍
    We arrived home about an hour ago after a very wet journey, the roads were awful! Had a lovely time, but quite tired now. The washing machine is already on, but that will be the most I do for the rest of the day.
    Hope you’re all having a good day, and dodging the awful weather.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hi All, wet again today, but not so cold.

    Loved all the cards today, quite an easy challenge for me as I don’t do much with dies these days.

    Have started my next week card, well I’ve done the background, will try and finish it tomorrow.

    Hugs to all Lilian