My Challenge Card
Janet's Challenge Card
Hazel's Challenge Card
Michele's Challenge Card
Karen's Challenge Card
Ciara's Challenge Card
Brenda L Challenge Card
Jess's Challenge card
Maria's Challenge card
Lilian's Challenge card
Karen M Challenge card
Good Sunday Morning ladies,
Oh my goodness, you ladies have just made my week, such a fantastic range of cards, you have all made such fantastic cards, I love them all.
Ciara's card is just so beautiful, it looks like a garden party, those cakes look so yummy Ciara, you are so clever, thank you for taking part in my challenge xxxx
Ladies I am so surprised at how many different categories this sketch has covered, from Jess's New Baby card to Janet, Michele and Maria's childrens birthday cards, Hazel's Thank you card, Margaret's Anniversary card, Sue and Val both made Christmas cards and Brenda's teen card, to Lilian, Karen M, Ciara and Lynda and Brenda H all made Birthday cards that are so versatile. All for different things yet all have same basic sketch, its amazing, thank you all xxx
Chatted to Mum yesterday, it was so nice to hear her talk without gasping for breath, she says she keeps falling asleep but I explained that that is to be expected and it is better that she does sleep to let her body recover. I have asked my sister to get mum some probiotic or live yoghurt as the very strong antibiotics she has been taking have made her mouth really sore, they do tend to strip your body of good bacteria too.
Matt's ewe and lambs are doing well on their first day, they are feeding nicely and mum is super protective here is a photo of them at just a few hours old, just so cute xxx
I will leave you with this picture of Springtime Cuteness
Love and hugs
Oh what a beautiful site this morning on opening the Café Door and seeing the array of beautiful cards on the display board. I only wish I could be there in person to see them all close up and personal. I love everyone; they all are so different and bright and beautiful. Thank you Sandra for a fantastic sketch. What have you got for us this week?
The lambs are gorgeous and always make me smile. I'll never forget the first time I held a new born lamb. I don't know why but I always thought that their coats would be soft and cosy but oh no they are quite wirey but that doesn't take away their beautiful faces and fantastically long ears. I couldn't get hold of Christina yesterday so I suppose she would be down at the farm.
We had our Friday Pastries last night as I'd made Pasta and Garlic Bread for Friday and so after that delicate pastries just did not seem appropriate so we had a cold meal with pastries to follow.
Now there is a pastry here called a 'Langue' translated 'tongue'. It is choux pastry shaped like a tongue filled with Patisserie Cream and has green icing covering with choc sprinkles on one half. Jim loves this but I have to say it's the green icing that puts me off.
I had a rectangle of lemon gorgeousness - a thin layer of pastry for the base with a layer of vanilla mousse, then a layer of lemon mousse and then another layer of vanilla topped with a lemon glaze and to finish a thin square of dark choc. Hmmmm I can still taste it.
We have another dull day here and a forecast of rain for the next few days so it's going to be crafting for me unless of course someone else has other ideas! The veranda was painted yesterday so that's another Spring cleaning job done. I'm finding it difficult not being able to do the heavier jobs that need doing as I've always managed to do them somehow.
Have a good Sunday everyone and I hope the weather is kind to you all. Hugs have been despatched for all in need.
The dinner today is Salmon so I hope you all enjoy.
Oh Janet, your pastries sound gorgeous. I'm sat here drooling. Enjoy your dinner. We have Gammon today.Delete
Janet , you really make my mouth water with the description of your pastries, you make my day.Delete
Mmmm your pastries sound lushouse Janet. Enjoy your dayDelete
Hug's Lynda xx
Oh Janet, Your pastries sound absolutely delicious, I was drooling when I read your description of them. XXDelete
Janet, I can taste the pastries and see them in front of me. Delicious! Have a nice day xxDelete
Janet, as always your description of this weeks cakes has my mouth watering : ) I hope the weather improves for you, its not so bright hetr today either. Take care xDelete
good morning everyoneReplyDelete
Sandra there is such an amazing amount of talent here in the cafe, the cards are all fantastic.
Sorry have not been in much lately have just beenbusy and with the longer days i have been taking the dogs out aftertea which I dont do during winter time -- dont really feel safe although my two little ones think they are somuch bigger than they are
Its Nics birthday this weekso have been making her cards and made an mdf butterfly hanging and door plaque -- sorry Im so bad at remembering to photograph items.
I hope everyone is well, there are quite a few people missing, I hope we see them again shortly,
hugs Jean xx
Wish Nic a happy birthday from me.
Hope Nic has a lovely birthday I bet she will love the MDF butterfly & plaques it's a shame you forgot to photograph them.
Wish Nic a happy birthday from me too.
Hug's Lynda xx
Hope that Nic enjoys her birthday, wish her happy birthday from me. LOLXX
Hi Jean, wish Nic a very Happy Birthday from me and hope she have a wonderful day. maybe you can photograph them later and so we can see. have a nice day xxDelete
Jean, please wish Nic a Happy Birthday from me too. I bet she will love the butterfly hanging and plaque : ) Could you take a picture of them with Nic for us? Take care xDelete
Thank you everyone for Nics birthday wishes - I will tell her.
I will take pics of her butterfly and door plaque next weekend when we pick her up - We have ordered her a cake but will be taking it to her day-care for her to share with her friends
Thank you again xx
Hugs Jean xx
Hi Sandra & all in cafe,ReplyDelete
Sandra what a lovely selection of cards
& as you say all different. I find it very interesting to see how we all interpret your original design. Thank you for challenging us each week. The lambs are gorgeous. Pleased to hear Mum sounds better.xxx
Janet your pastries sound gorgeous make my mouth water.xx
Must go & have my shower then take Star for her walk. Hugs on way to all love Margaret xx
Mum, I hope you manage to get a bit of craft time today. Love you xxDelete
Good Morning Sandra and everyone,ReplyDelete
Sunday never fails to surprise me . There are so many different takes on one sketch. All different, all lovely. Well done everyone. Thats my first Christmas card yeh. Only 199 to go !!!
It doesnt look as nice out today. No sun at the moment but perhaps it will show itself later. Must make Lynns card today and wrap her presents. I'm excited about what I've bought her. Do hope she is too.
SANDRA thos little lambs are so cute. Just want to cuddle them.
MICHELE do hope youre feeling better today and everyone else not feeling in tip top condition hope the day is kind to you.
Have a good Sunday.
Love Val x
Hope the sun shines for you. I'm sure your daughter will love her Birthday present did you manage to get her card finnished. Wish her a happy birthday from me xxxxx
Hi Val, your new bougainvillea will look stunning this summer. Sounded so nice when you laying there in the sunshine on your new lounger cover. So hope you will see the sun again today. Happy B.day to your daughter ! Very good idea to make an x-mas card but 199 more ! :-) xxDelete
Val, The sun has vanished here too, I hope it comes back very soon for all of us. No doubt Lynn will love her card and presents.Have fun making the card : ) Take care xDelete
Wonderful collection of cards, I love to see what everyone else has made. Bring on the next challenge...!!
Sandra-your decorated heart project has been featured on SetCrafts today, wonder if you will get any more visitors to the cafe?
Lilian-well done on being a comments winner on Sue's blog.
Thanks to a dose of Night Nurse, I managed to get some sleep last night & a feeling a bit better. Will do the minimum of chores today then have a play in my craft room I think. I have a couple of ideas floating in my head(although that could be due to my cold!) after seeing Sue on her first show. Hubby is going give watching the Grand Prix then motorbike racing today & he started sneezing last night-uh oh!!
I hope you're feeling better soon. I've a few cards as well, but forgot to take photos. Must talk to the post office people, as the cards I've posted in our pits box haven't arrived rapt there destination. I know Janet didn't receive hers, nor my brother in law. Don't know about Anne's. Seems we have a problem Heuston.
Hello Michelle, pleased you had a better night, it's amazing the difference we feel then we've had a better sleep. Take care, LOLXXDelete
Glad you feeling better Michele, do take it slowly. OH sneezing ! Put him outside quick :-)Delete
Take care xx
Michele. I'm glad that you got some sleep last night, hope hubby hasn't got the cold now! Have fun crafting : ) Take care xDelete
Such a lovely array of challenge cards, so many different ideas it's a joy to look at them all.ReplyDelete
Angela, it is lovely to see such a variety isn't it : ) Take care xDelete
Good Morning Sandra and Friends, raining here today.ReplyDelete
So glad to hear your Mum is a bit better, I always try and have some good yogurt everyday.
Cards are all beautiful, did mine very late last night, sorry Sandra, will have to give glitter a miss in future, when my hands are not so stiff.
The new lambs are enchanting, hope lambing continues to go well.
Michele glad you're feeling a bit better.
Janet your pastries so scummy, I've not stuck to my diet ,so no cakes for me.
Lastly if you follow Sue's blog you will see I'm a winner. Excitement nos no bounds !!!!!!!!!
Must go and have my shower, will pop by later. Lilian
Well done Lilian?xDelete
Lilian point me in the right direction please (Sue's blog) so I can see what you have wonDelete
Congratulations Lillian, I saw your name on Sue's blog.Delete
I'm so pleased for you XX
Congratulations Lilian on sue blog im very pleased for you..Delete
Enjoy your priize Hug's Lynda xx
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I'm doing a happy dance for you Lilian tihi, enjoy the prize. Have a nice day xxDelete
Angela, Sue's blog is particraft.blogspot.comDelete
Be warned, its very addictive, stunning cards too xxx
Lilian. Congratulations on being a winner on Sue's blog. Enjoy your prize : ) Take care xDelete
Hello Lilian. Well done you on being a winner. Enjoy your prize. Hugs xxxxDelete
SO HOW MANY OF YOU SPOTTED MY DELIBERATE ERROR !!!!Delete
Very sorry blame it on my new medication, makes my spelling go awry.
What a stunning array of cards today. Love all of them, and such a stunning display of cards on different themes as well. I see that Ciara has made a lovely one as well. Congratulations ladies on your cards.
I'm glad your mum is feeling better Sandra even if she does feel tired all the time.
Lovely to see your lambs Matt.
I did post yesterday but latest. But thank you ladies for all your good wishes for Doreen. She's doing very well, and the surgeon is talking about doing her other hip in a few days if she progresses well. She's not to sure about that, but I told her she might as well get it all over in one go.
Hi Pat, just make sure you get some Me time as well. You are so busy with everybody, running around every where. Pete and you have a nice day today and we sees on Saturday ! xxxDelete
Pat, I saw your comment yesterday and left you a rely but will say again that I hope your hips aren't causing you too much pain. It would be good if Doreen gets the other hip done soon, as you say it's better to get them both done quickly. Hope you get some rest. Take care xDelete
We're not going up today, so that's will be my rest day, will make some cards whole Pete is watching formula 1. Must start the washing up soon, I'll do it as Pete has spent the morning on the garden. He's now fast asleep watching the wild life programme on the tele. That's him watching hit me.
My hips not to bad Mrs B, thanks very much. Such a marked difference in treatment under the NHS than at the Manor which was private. Much better than private I must say. One lady had her hip replaced quickly as she has bone cancer and her hip socket collapsed. Mind you Pete didn't need to hear that as he starts thinking. Pete doesn't need to think. The hospital haven't rung through his medication yet. So Healthcare at home will have to chase it up on Monday. He starts to panic as hell only have 4 days left.Delete
Good morning Sandra and ladies,ReplyDelete
Wow what a lovely display of cards in the cafe today, well done ladies.
I love the lambs Sandra, they look so cute.
Nice that your mum is on the mend, she needs to have a good rest, to get over her ordeal.
I need to get some cards done today, hubby will be watching Formula 1, so I can get on with them.
Well done Lillian on your win on Sues blog xx
Take care everyone xxx
Hi Jess, happy crafting. Mine is watching cricket so I will go in the garden and potter around a bit.Delete
Love the image on your card, so sweet xx
Yes, Pete will be watching that as well. He's not to keen on the new practise for places though.
Jess, enjoy your craft time in peace and quite while hubby is watching the race : ) Take care xDelete
Hello Sandra and everyone in the coffee shop,ReplyDelete
What a brilliant display of cards, it really is surprising how from one sketch you can have so many interpretations, each one so inspiring. Love them all.
Matt your little lambs look so cute, I'd love to cuddle them.
The sun is shining, I might just be tempted to go out in the garden for a while, got loads of things I need to do out there, once I get out there I can't stop finding yet another job do.
Will look back in later, love and hugs, Brenda xxx
oh Brenda, you are like me . Starting on one job and then you see something else that's need doing hihiDelete
Must get a wiggle on or it will be to late xx
Brenda, I'm glad the sun is shining for you today. Have a lovely time in the garden, don't go doing too much though please. We want you fit for Ally Pally : ) Take care xDelete
Good morning SANDRA & ladiesReplyDelete
We have a gorgeous sunny day washing on the line.
Pleased you had a nice chat with your mum x Matts little lambs are soooo sweet we stayed on a farm few years ago & watched the lambs being born it was amazing. All the cards today are all gorgeous & all so different well done everyone your all talented. Just going for a walk so pop back later
Hug's Lynda xx
Hi Lynda. Have a nice, good walk. Hope you got some sun in your part of the country. Hugs to you both xxxDelete
Lynn, I hope you enjoyed your walk earlier. Make sure you get some rest too, need you as fit as possible for Ally Pally don't we: ) Take care xDelete
Congratulations to Lillian. Enjoy! Lovely selection of cards today. All very different. Love the picture of the lambs. Quiet day today, I hope. Hope to see some of you on Saturday.ReplyDelete
Hi Littlelamb, looking forward to see you on Saturday ! Have a nice restful day today xxxDelete
Brenda, I'm looking forward to seeing you too : ) Take care xDelete
beautiful collection of cards x I just love the diversity of the designs x it is just fantastic x I adore the lambs x so cute x Hope things settle down for us all and bring a little spring to our lifes xReplyDelete
Hi Karian, hope you are ok. Enjoy the sunshine, feeling alive again after a long dark winter :-)Delete
Are you coming to Ally Pally, sorry if I'm asking again but can't remember what I did yesterday so you have to excuse me. Must be an age thing xxx
Marian, it's not very bright here today, wish it was like yesterday which was a real spring day. A bit of sun cheers everyone doesn't it : ) Take care xDelete
Ladies, I have just added Cheryl's card to the liust above, another fabulous design, I am just trying to plan tomorrows sketch, any suggestions??ReplyDelete
Hi Sandra and everyone.ReplyDelete
Beautiful sunny day here so gardening on the agenda while OH got cricket, football and the racing to watch. he did help me a bit this morning but oh so wet still and we have a lot of clay.
Fantastic array of this weeks challenge cards. Love all the different takes and so nice to see Ciara joined in again, you put me to shame. Had a bit of a problem making this weeks for some reason. Also some x-mas ones.
Fabulous to see the new little lambs, they are sooo
Glad your mum is getting there and feeling better. Sleep is good.
Belated Birthday wishes to Chris Sue, hope he had a nice day. Hi to our new visitors, hope you stay for a while.
Wish you all a nice afternoon and don't do anything I wouldn't do hihi
love and hugs Maria Xxxx
Maria, I will pass your greeting on to Chris, thank you : )Delete
I hope you aren't doing too much in the garden, clay makes for hard work doesn't it and like you say it is still very wet! I wonder when the first hose pipe ban will be? No matter how much rain the council's still put the ban on dont they! Enjoy your day. Only 6 sleeps now : ) Take care x
SUE belated birthday wishes too Chris,hope he had a nice day. XDelete
MARIA take it easy in the garden we need you well for Saturday
Hug's Lynda xx
Looking forward to seeing you as usual Brenda.ReplyDelete
Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Blimey, where did the last week go, it only seems like yesterday that you were sharing those challenge cards with us! This weeks selection is just as varied, there really is no end to everyone's take on the sketch. Each one is beautiful, thank you for sharing them. Its good to hear that your Mum is on the mend, shame about her sore mouth, antibiotics do good but also cause annoying side affects don't they. Natural yoghurt is a good healer. I have some every day for breakfast with fruit, funny but I used to hate it but miss it now if I don't have it! I hope you are having a good day,care you still sorting your craft room? I will have a think about some sketches for you. Take care my lovely and all who pop into the cafe today. Hugs on the way to you all. Take care xxReplyDelete