Tuesday 10 April 2018

My Challenge Card

Good Morning Friends,

I hope that you are all well, yesterday was a very quiet day for me, I didn't realise how exhausted I was until Milo woke me up this morning, my goodness I struggled to get out of bed, I would have ignored him but I needed the bathroom anyway and if you don't get up be just pesters you constantly, I went to stand up but about buckled over as my knee was so painful.  I had to go though so I grit my teeth and went for it, trying not to wake Paul as his alarm goes off at 6am.   I fed cats, sorted myself out and got back in bed with my knee supported on a pillow, I think it's about time I traded this body in, i think it will fail it's MOT and is definitely beyond repair!! 😉😉

Today's card is my challenge card, I chose the categories:

Heat Embossing/ Die cutting/favourite Colour (green)

I used the Graceful Garden stamp set, stamping the large rose and colouring it with ink pad and blender pens. I then die cut this with 'lots of labels' die, created a mat out of Berry Burst card, I then stamped the background with Old Olive, Berry Burst and added a few spots stamped with Versamark then covered with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set, it just gives a bit of bling in the background. 
I tied some Berry Burst and Old Olive ribbon through the tag and added a little more Old Olive ribbon with a bow on the bottom.

I hope it gives you a little inspiration, if you compare it to MucheMich card from. Yesterday you wouldn't think they were from same challenge.

Sending hugs to all of you ,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-gorgeous Card, A’s you say, this Tic Tac Toe challenge should allow everyone to make something quite different as there’s so many options.

    Hope you’re starting to feel better or at least starting to recover.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Well it looks as though we have had our Spring as we're back to rain rain rain and the heating is back on!!

    SANDRA- a beautiful card that rose is just a delight.
    Hoping you're feeling a little easier today.

    It's Knit and Natter this afternoon so I have to sort out my crafting stuff and fill my bag. At least it isn't my turn to take and make and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone for a catch up on all the gossip.

    The CAFE is OPEN -usual hours - I've put a bucket by the door for brollies but please remember to pick them up on your way out. I'm looking forward to seeing you all.

    HUGS are on their way to you all. Good luck with the hospital visits this week PAT/PETE
    BRENDA - I hope JOHN is behaving himself and not driving you crazy trying to do too much xxxx

    1. Hello Janet, I would like to say John is behaving him self - BUT at this point in time he has just climbed over the fence at the the bottom of the garden and is trimming back all the brambles and Ivy that have started to invade his shed. He just cannot keep still for long. He has promised me he will not do any heavy lifting!! But I can see the step ladder is now over the fence, the fence is 6 foot high and the ladder is 4 foot. MEN !!!
      Hope your K &N group were all in good form and you had a great catching up session. Take care xx

    2. Hi Janet
      It’s been raining ☔️ most of the day here. Stopped about teatime.
      I hope you enjoyed your Knit and Natter.

  3. Lovely card SANDRA I MUST make 3 wedding cards BUT I have very exacting briefs (steady!) I may be able to include the tic tac toe in one of them ....
    Hope you continue to have restful day today SANDRA
    Take care all xx

    1. Hi Karen
      I hope you manage to get your 3 wedding cards done.

  4. Afternoon ladies,

    A pretty card Sandra. Don't know if mine is going to look anything like that lol

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Hi Cheryl
      If I ever get around to doing one, mine won’t look anything like Sandra’s either.

  5. Hello Sandra and everyone,

    Oh Sandra I love your card it really is beautiful answer me ticks all the right boxes. Thank you for your inspiration.

    I hope you’re resting that knee, AND rest of your body. You don’t realise until you stop just how tired and exhausted you are, please take care. IF ONLY We could have an MOT for our bodies ha ha. I certainly have got a few parts I would like replacing or even repaired. I will definitely be first in the queue!
    Just remembered I haven’t sent you the photographs of my Ally Pally booty, will do that next - promise.

    Hope all of you lovely ladies are having a good day, I’m still feeling rather tired after the weekend, but think actually that’s an age thing …... boring !!!

    Take care everyone, hugs Brenda XXX

    1. OOPS - Is beautiful AND TICKS all the right boxes.

    2. Hi Brenda
      I have plenty of oops moments to when I’m typing. However, I never know ifs it’s me or predictive texts.
      Really sounds like John is not doing any heavy lifting, I think not. Good luck keeping him in check.

  6. Hi Sandra and all in today.
    Lovely card with a pretty tag. Flower is beautifully coloured in. Very nice.
    Body MOT, hmmm don't think I would pass. A lot needed be changed and repaired for sure. Have not done anything much now for two days. We might go to see OH step-mum tomorrow but won't be a easy visit with her dementia being so bad so quickly.
    Have a good day everyone. Many hugs to all and some extras for Lilian and anyone else who need some. Maria xxx

    1. Hi Maria
      I don’t think I’d pass an MOT test either. Sound like a few of us are like that as well.
      Gentle hugs coming your way. Must go and do some lunch for tomorrow. I’m off to a Groovi class.

  7. Hi Sandra & everyone
    Sandra another gorgeous card from you today. Love the tag thank you for inspiration. Hope your feeling a bit better today. I'm like Brenda I keep nodding off.HaHa. I don't think I would pass & MOT.
    Sunny today but cold, I'm still trying to get rid of my Email that keep coming through from 2013 this morning I just deleted the lot thought that would be that. But no another 3 thousand have come through from 2014 HEEELP doing my head in.
    I have taken pictures of my AP shopping & sent to Sandra. Also the picture Terry took it's not very good especially me I should have stood at the back with Karen.😩
    Now I'm going to try Challenge card hopefully haven't got idea what to do.
    Love Lynda xx

  8. Margaret Palmer10 April 2018 at 20:08

    Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra what a lovely card, I hope you are not soo sore today.xxx
    Sorry I am late played Petanque this morning then took my 92 yr old friend for hospital appointment, by the time I got home time for dinner, that is how time goes. Must admit I still feel tired after Sunday so will not be late to bed.
    Val thinking of you & family today, hugs on way.xxx
    Lilian look forward to seeing you in again soon, hugs on way.xxx
    Sending hugs to all who need them love Margaret.xxx

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    I’m not to sure where today went to.
    Great card today Sandra. Love the colours.
    Hospital today which took up most of this afternoon.