Sunday, 9 October 2016

sketch Challenge Cards

My Challenge Card

The Sketch

Lilian's Challenge Card

Lynda's Challenge Card

Margaret's Challenge Card

Maria's Challenge Card

Val's Challenge Card

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your Sunday morning, we have a nice relaxed one for a change, I think that this is the first Sunday that Paul hasn't worked since we got back from holiday, which seems like months ago.  So we will be making the most of it, although we are dog sitting for Mat's Border Collie pup, who is quite a handful.

Now onto your amazing challenge cards.......

Lilian, I love the paper that you have used for your challenge card, the panel that you have stamped for the top of your card works so well with the papers.  That bird is stamp is so detailed, your card has a real 'autumnal' look. Thanks so much for taking the time, especially after your busy week xxx

Lynda, your card has a real 'autumnal' look too, I love the clever way you have used the crocheted lace to divide your card and that zipper rose is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you so much for taking part Lynda xxx

Margaret, a real frosty looking Christmas card from you this week, that snowflake patterned paper you have used is so pretty, Using the stickles (glitter glue) to write your sentiment is such a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for taking part Margaret xxx

Maria, oh I love your card, the owls are just adorable and so is your sentiment. so thoughtful.
The pretty flowers and bow finish your card perfectly. Thank you so much for taking part, I hope that your leg is less painful and you are enjoying your weekend away. xxx

Val, stunning papers on your challenge card, that subtle 'watermark snowflake' effect on the bottom paper you have used is lovely, complimented perfectly with the metallic stars on the contrast paper,
your snowflake is STUNNING,I love it Val, is it a die cut? the brad in the centre looks like a Tim Holtz style embellishment.  Thank you so much for taking part this week Val xxx

I am off to work on tomorrow's sketch, enjoy your Sunday ladies.

Janet, huge hugs on route to you my dear friend xxxx

Love and hugs to all of  you,



  1. Good Morning Sandra and all,
    Love all your cards today. Everyone's done a great interpretation as usual. I really enjoyedmaking this card this week and Iit's a great sketch to use in the future. The snowflake is a Tonic one. I don't use it very often as it's a devil of a die to cut and needs quite a few shims and passes through my cutting machine.
    Hope the puppy sitting goes well Sandra. I bet he or she is a handful.
    Nothing much going on today. A bit of housework and a lot of crafting I think.
    Hope everyone is feeling ok today especially Janet, Maria an Cheryl.
    Take care all
    Love Valxxx

    1. Hi Val
      I agree with you about the Snowflake die I have it & I also have a terrible time cutting it 😫. Shame as it looks lovely on your card.
      Have a good day love Lynda xx

    2. Hi Val and Lynda, Have you tried using Wax paper between your die and card or rubbing the die with a tumble drier sheet? Might just help. LOL

    3. Thanks Brenda. I keep forgetting about the waxed paper I have in a drawer somewherexx

  2. Another quick Hello. The cards are beautiful. I just ran out of time and mojo this week. OH has been working so hard this week cleaning carpets, painting etc that I would have felt extremely guilty disappearing to my craft room.
    Off to get more paint and collect my new glasses -boy I hope these ones work!
    Later we may go to Hertford for a Food/beer festival, just waiting to hear from daughter to see if they're going and the details
    Take care all xxx

    1. Hi Karen
      Hope your new classes are ok, & did you enjoy the food & beer festival.
      Hug's Lynda xx

    2. Hi Karen
      I hope your glasses are ok now. Hope you enjoy the show if you get to go.

  3. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra what a lovely lot of cards, I will try using white as you suggested in your email, seeing it again you are right I feel the blue is too heavy. By the way the greeting is just blue ink.
    Hope you enjoy your day at least the sun is
    Thank you all for your comments on my cards
    Lovely to see you in Cheryl enjoy the Craft4crafters as Sue said we must try & get there next year, I do like that show ground easy to get
    Cafe all ready for visitors, roast pork tenderloin stuffed with stilton on menu today with baked appkes to follow so please come
    Sending hugs to all who need them particularly Janet love

    1. Shame it's stuffed with cheese. I could have punched a bit for Petes lunch.

  4. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Lovely sketch cards this week, they're fabulous :-) Like Karen, I ran out of time too during the week, and yesterday when I sat down to craft I just couldn't get into doing much. I did try, but my mojo too had gone on its holidays! Think it's due to the fact of having a lot on my mind at the moment and with all the excitement of the new job - which I thank you all for again for your lovely messages yesterday :-)) xx
    Sandra, have a lovely day with Paul and enjoying the puppy sitting.
    Karen, hope the new glasses are ok, and enjoy the food and beer festival ;-)
    Maria, I hope you're enjoying your few days away and you are pain free x
    Hoping everyone is keeping well and you all have a lovely day :-) Sending hugs xxx

  5. Morning everyone from a beautiful sunny Somerset.

    I hope it lasts as still have some hand washing to do from my holiday.

    Yet another array of gorgeousness in the challenge cards.
    You have excelled yourselves ladies so much it wouldn't be fair to try to pick out a favourite.
    Sorry I didn't feel up to taking part this week.

    I sent Hochanda a pm on FB yesterday Sandra after you posted about the prices of the Derwent Coloursoft pencils. 'They thanked me for the information and they would pass on my post to the Pricing Department to look into it. They pride themselves on finding the best prices and quality for their customers' Watch this space as 'they' say.
    Helping Joseph now with his homework, Independent learning Assignment 'Making Paper' which involves making his own, I can foresee a 'messy day' ahead of us.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Hi Cheryl
      Sounds like your feeling much better today. Sounds a bit of a mouthful for Josephs homework. Good luck with that.

    2. Hi Cheryl well done you for emailing Hochanda hope they sort there prices out. Hope Joseph's homework went well & you didn't get in to of a much mess..
      Hug's Lynda xx

  6. Hello Sandra and all in the coffee shop,

    Ladies your cards are all brilliant and so inspiring. I have often thought I should have kept a catalogue of all the sketch cards. It would be a great go-to when I am lacking inspiration - which is frequently!! Sorry I didn't enter this weeks CC I started to test my colouring pencils and was totally hooked, colouring is so addictive.

    Sandra and Paul hope you are having a good day and Matts puppy is behaving.

    Wishing everyone a relaxing and restful day, Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

  7. Hello All,
    Great cards again this week, mine is a very feeble attempt this week, it was the sixth attempt, rest went in the bin. Seem to have lost my way card making, going to try using alcohol inks which I have had for years, also ordered fantasy fibres from the craft channel so hope that gives me some inspiration.

    Not much happening here, two loads of washing blowing on the line.

    Have a good rest of Sunday, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian
      We also got the washing done today. It's much brighter today that yesterday.

  8. Hi Sandra
    A great selection of cards today. It's good to see how other crafters interpret one single design.
    Good luck with the dog sitting. Not much going on here at the moment. Craig is still unwell so I had to cook a very quick lunch today. Petes out on the garden at the moment and the F1 race is being recorder.
    Hugs to all who need one today especially Janet, Lynda and Maria. Oh Lynda give Terry a hug from meif your getting that close to him.

  9. Hi Sandra and all in the Café today. Beautiful C cards ladies, always inspiring, thank you.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need
    Take care xx

  10. Hi Sandra & everyone
    Wow gorgeous array of CC today all lovely but all different.
    Hope you had a lovely day with Paul Sandra & puppy sitting was that ok.
    We went for our normal walk this morning the sun was shining so it was very nice. Had lunch when we got home & rhen craft room tidying & moving things so I could put all my new inks & pencils away.not quite finished tidying as I wanted to play. I did the bauble & the cottage not to bad I might send you a picture but I think Margaret's are better. Margaret did you use fluffy stuff to do your snow ?
    Flu jab went ok yesterday but my arm is hurting today oh well what's another pain to cope with HiHi.i think I have a needle free week this week coming hooray. Tomorrow I WILL finish my craft room. Then play play. Looking forward to this week's CC Sandra today's one I did use two papers but similar shades then put the ribbon on. Anyway I'm going to drink my tea.
    Goodnight all love Lynda xx

  11. Hi everyone, sorry but started to comment yesterday down here in the hotel but lost connections soon after so must say now how musch I loved the Tag by Lynda, Peg by Sandra and the pretty stitched cards by Margaret. Today's CC are all so nice. Thank you for liking mine, hope you remember the Owls Lilian :-) Not easy to attach though to the card. Just had a mega breakfast so now going off to see my step-son and then do the town. I hope you all keeping well. Love and hugs Maria Xxxx