Sunday 30 September 2018

Your Challenge Cards

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Your favourite day of the week and mine too, I love showcasing your work, especially those of you whose work would otherwise go unseen.  Sharing your work really inspires others too, so many of you have said 'I liked ***'s card so I thought I would have a go' or something similar, actually the same goes for sharing our shopping etc, you can always count on one of our lovely ladies to find a bargain somewhere.
oh actually while I remember Aldi's have Grime Boss wipes for £1.99 at the moment, they were £4.99 at Ally Pally !!!

Anyway enough procrastinating, lets see your cards...…


Karen has made 3 very different cards for this weeks 'Background' challenge, I love the results of each of the techniques you used Karen.

"Here’s 3 cards for you The Christmas card is engraving board (or similar) embossed with falling snow EF from Crafts Too sanded back to reveal the gold
The second is a note-let card with a Sharpie pen technique on glossy card and the 3rd one is a piece I found in my stash doing the shaving foam technique
I have quite a few PP’d backgrounds Shaving foam ones etc from ages ago I really ought to use them now I have some stamps!"

Thank you so much Karen for your cards and description, as you know I have already ordered some 'Rubbing Alcohol' from Amazon that should arrive either Tuesday or Wednesday, I am going to try that 'Sharpie' technique but with Alcohol pens.
Thank you so much for inspiring me and for 3 stunning Challenge cards.

Just went over round mask with fossilized Amber oxide & a little fired brick

This background I put pieces of masking tape over card then just rubbed over with oxide ink pad..

Venetian Gold Granite Paste

Wavy Mask with Gold Texture Paste

Wavy mask green sparkle texture paste B/G

Granite Paste: Cecilia Gold

Granite Paste Background: Venetian Gold

Stamped stag then put round mask & Blended Mustard seed & evergreen bough & Stormy sky distress oxide

Lynda has made an INCREDIBLE 8 cards for this weeks Challenge, you have made such a great start to you Christmas card list Lynda.  You are such and amazing crafter, you try just about every different craft medium at some point and make me want to buy them all!!

I would like to try all of the different techniques that you have used on your Challenge cards, your blended Oxide ink backgrounds are seamless, your blending is perfect and you choose perfect colour combinations too.
Thank you so much for your incredible contribution to this weeks Challenge Lynda.

Margaret did make two cards for this weeks Background Challenge but I just couldn't get the first one to upload.  We were having internet issues over the weekend, not sure if that was problem, I had trouble uploading Lorraine's too and had to get her to send it in a different format.  I will feature your card Margaret, one day in the week.
This card is so beautiful Margaret, using one of the Apple Blossom Embossing Folders from CraftStash to create the embossed background, Margaret has then added colour to the 'Let it Snow' text and the added tiny little delicate flowers all along the borders. 
Such a lovely Christmas card Margaret, thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge, I apologise about your first card though.


Michele has used Indigo Blu 'Mega Flake' for the Background to her Challenge card, the dies Michele used is Sue Wilson 'Tiled Square' Striplet die.  
The Mega flakes give off so many different colours Michele, this would be a great Man card too.
Thank you so much for taking part.


Lorraine has made a lovely Christmas Slider card this week, that Penguin in the background is just so cute, as are the gifts.  Your 'Merry Christmas has a lovely font too.
Thank you so much for taking part Lorraine, it's lovely having you back on the list.


Victoria has gone for a super shiny background for her challenge card, she had the fantastic idea of using Tin Foil through the Stampin'Up! 'Tufted' embossing Folder.  It really is a great effect and makes a great background for your floral arrangement. I love your bright cheerful colours too.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely.


Maria has made 4 amazing cards for this weeks Background Challenge, using a range of different techniques. 
Maria's first card has and embossed background with a lovely die cut sentiment, Maria that die is so pretty, can you tell what make it is please??
I want to thank you also for inspiring me.....I would have never thought about using that 'Netted Star' background die to just emboss with, it looks absolutely amazing as an embossed background and completely different to when it is die cut.  I would have never guessed that that was what you had used.
Maria's second card has a Gilding Flake background, I really love the effect they give, it looks so textured even though it is completely flat. I hope it wasn't too messy Maria!!
Maria's third card and this is a technique I am also definitely going to try...using Pixie Powders on Acetate with kitchen roll for texture, what an amazing effect!! Maria is going to turn this background into a Birthday card for Christian.
The fourth card has a beautifully stamped snowflake background, I love your random stamping Maria and the colours that you have used too.

Thank you so much for such a huge contribution to this weeks challenge my lovely.


Lilian had used some of her gorgeous 'Graphic 45' papers for this weeks challenge card, I'm guessing that this card is winging it's way to someone special.  Lilian had stamped over the beautiful background with a lovely script style stamp, it really has enhanced the paper, giving it more detail and interest.
Thank you so much Lilian for another stunning Challenge card.


WOW Brenda, two stunning cards from you for this weeks challenge, both using the same 'Wavy Lines' Mask but both look completely different.
Brenda has used the same mask for both cards, the first card has Black Texture paste through the mask, Brenda has them sprinkled Micro Beads on top of the Texture paste, It gives such a luxurious finish to the card.
The second card looks like gold or copper colour texture paste with micro beads on top too, the design is detailed enough that the cards just need a simple sentiment a beautiful floral arrangement, which Brenda gets absolutely spot on every time.

Thank you so much Brenda for sharing your cards for this weeks challenge, I have just bought some copper glitter texture paste and I will be giving this a go!


Now I will admit that this was quite a surprise when it popped into my 'Whatsapp' box yesterday!
Because it certainly wasn't the card that Sue was working on on Wednesday! But I don't know why neither of us thought that she wouldn't be able to share the card she was 'actually' making, as it would spoil the surprise!! 
Anyway Sue said she quickly put this card together instead!!   it certainly doesn't looked 'quickly put together'!  But don't you think that's sometimes the way the best cards turn out, when we don't overthink what we are going to do?!
Sue had used the Crafters Companion 3D Snowflake Embossing Folder on white card, she then added CE Enriched Gold Metallic Gilding Wax over the Snowflakes, three different sized Cream Pearls in the centres of the snowflakes add that extra special finishing touch! The sentiment is Elizabeths Design 'Season's Greetings' die, die cut in gold glitter card, which works perfectly. Sue has then matted the top piece onto gold and then onto a white base card.
Sue what a stunning Christmas card, thats another one off your list, we will have to have a marathon Christmas card making day, everybody welcome!! 
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely, I know you weren't feeling great so I really appreciate you going to the trouble of making a replacement card.

WOW ladies an amazing 27 cards in this weeks challenge, thats just incredible, thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the time and effort you put into making your cards, especially you Lynda, 8 cards all with different backgrounds must be some kind of record, I would love to have seen the state of your craft room afterwards!! 

I hope that you all have a lovely relaxed Sunday, Paul is hoping to go to the allotment today, after dropping the girls at the Wildlife Park.  We managed to get his Rotating Composter together yesterday (that I bought him for his birthday), it is really sturdy and has a really large capacity, it looks like a huge Tombola ticket holder!! The lawns in this house are rather large and we were struggling to find room to put grass clippings in our small composter, we have lots of trees too, so lots of leaves to be raked too, maybe I should get him one of those blowers for Christmas, mind you a vacuum would be better than a blower don't you think, do they make such a thing??

Our village hall had a Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday, we managed to make it for the last hour, we were warmly greeted by Mr Sainsbury and his wife Sue and for the first time got to chat to quite a few of our neighbours.  They were telling us about different houses for sale and what a lovely place the village is at Christmas, they have a Christmas Carol group that go round all the houses, stopping at different places for Mulled wine and nibbles!! It's such a shame I can't sing a note! Can you imagine poor Paul's face as he wheeled me round the village!! Hehehe 
It was nice to feel welcome though, we bought a rather delicious Lemon sponge cake ( it was a posh one from a Garden centre), I think I have mentioned before that I have a thing about buying homemade cakes from unknown origin!! You just never know, my Mum's friend always brings her apple pies that she has made that seem to have more hair in than apple! Such a shame as I am sure Mum would love to eat them. 

Karen I hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend with your friend, I bet you were crafting into the night, crafting is so  much more fun with friends, thats why I value Sue and Pat coming over, although I have missed Pat since before we went away.  I can't wait to see the results of your weekends crafting xxx

Pat I do hope that you and Pete are managing to enjoy the weekend after your busy week at the hospital, sending you both hugs xxx

Brenda your Foamiran Rose was absolutely stunning, John was right, it looked freshly picked, I will share it with the ladies next Saturday, thank you for sending me a photo, did you use the Silk Foam we bought at Ally Pally, also did you heat it?? xxx

Enjoy your Sunday ladies,

Love and hugs


Saturday 29 September 2018

Michele's September Magazine Review

Michele's Magazine Review

 Good Saturday Morning Ladies,

Michele has prepared us another 'Bumper' Magazine Review, there are one or two that have made it onto my 'To Buy' list, one being the 'Making Cards' magazine, I always used to love this mag as its papers were really good quality, I quite like those 'All Dressed Up' stamps as they would be good for cards for the girls, those flower papers look good too.  The 'Papercrafter' one looks good too.

Hi Ladies, 
Here is this month's Magazine Review:

Diecutting Essentials comes with a really lovely Bauble Wreath Die and there’s lots of inspiration inside the magazine using this free gift.
There’s a couple of great features on Christmas cards for men too.

Papercraft Inspirations has a great set of Dies & Stamps.
There’s a brilliant feature on Quilling which shows some gorgeous Christmas cards, tags & a decorated gift box .

 Papercrafter comes with a Snow globe shaker card kit and some gorgeous ideas using the free kit.
There’s a great feature using Washi Tape and another feature creating Inked backgrounds.

Love Cardmaking has a versatile free gift this issue-the Embossing Folder is a Cross Stitch Design which could be used all year & so could the circle Dies. There a great set of stamps with a cute reindeer plus more ideas on the back of the free gift.
There’s a great feature using your basic Dies to create some lovely Christmas cards-no need to buy seasonal Dies...!!

Papercraft Essentials has a brilliant set of stamps and a matching Reindeer Die. Lots of inspiration inside using the free gift plus a helpful video from Cardmaking Magic.
There’s a feature using Star Dies to make Christmas cards which is interesting.

Making Cards has a set of stamps titled All dresses up which reminds me of the cut out clothes you used to fold the tabs over on a cardboard doll. There’s co-ordinating papers plus some Blooming Gorgeous papers which are really lovely.

Simply Cards & Papercraft has a great free gift this month, it includes a stencil, stamps & Dies titled Winter Wonderland. There’s lots of ideas & inspiration inside the magazine using the free gifts.
There’s a great article-Back to Basics using Stencils.

Cardmaking & Papercraft comes with a Hunkydory Christmas card pack this month. Inside the magazine there’s a feature showing cards made using the free gift plus a lovely article on Christmas table decorations. There’s a great article on quilling which has 2 beautiful decorations which would look lovely on any tree.

Michele x

Thank you so much Michele for a fantastic review, its so nice to be able to get an insight into whats on offer as so many of them come in sealed bags these days so you can't get a sneak peak at the projects etc.  
There are lots of freebies to keep you busy for a while, I am looking forward to seeing all the projects you create. 

Have a lovely weekend ladies,

Love and Hugs to all of you,


Friday 28 September 2018

Something Floral For Friday

Good Morning Ladies,

I made today's card in some what of a hurry yesterday afternoon, Becca suddenly remembered that she needed a card for one of Adam's family and then remembered that she needed to take away with her this morning.  The hardest part for me is coming up with an idea for the 'brief' that I am given.
The brief for this particular card was 'something flowery, girlie and pink'.

I have a pad of paper that I bought from The Works, it's a 12 X 12 and I am pretty sure if cost £3. It has the pretties background papers in, real tiny delicate floral patterns on either pale pink or pale blue background.
This particular sheet had flowers that match exactly to the Stampin'Up!  colour 'Sweet Sugarplum', luckily I had the card, ink and ribbon, which meant creating this card so much easier.
The hardest part of creating a card that looks right is finding card stock and accessories to match your decorative paper, even though this wasn't a SU paper I still had the perfect match!!
I used a Grand Floral Oval and 'Floral Oval' Spellbinder dies layered up, I printed the sentiment directly onto the card that I then die cut and inked through the die before removing it.  I then added ribbon to my base card and popped on my ovals, I added the bow with hot glue and then arranged some roses that matched the colour of the card and paper and added some foliage to soften the edges of the clusters.  I then just added a few pearls and a little pearl flower to the bow.
I wish it took the same time to create as it does to describe!  The longest part of the process was finding everything I needed, after that it was just an assembly job.

I can hardly believe it's Friday again, what have you all got planned for the weekend?
We haven't decided yet, we need to go visit my Mum before we go to London, so that will be either this weekend or next depending on what shifts the girls are working.  Paul also wants to get the allotment tidied up ready for winter, our garden needs some TLC too!
So plenty on the 'TO DO' list!!

I hope you all have a lovely day however you are spending it,

Love and hugs


Thursday 27 September 2018

A Texture Paste Background For Today's Challenge Card

Good Morning Ladies,

We were treated to another glorious day yesterday, beautiful sunshine, not too chilly either, so much so that I think that we have managed to dry about 4 loads of washing! (Becca sorted her bedroom out)!!  I did chuckle to myself as the last bag she bought down, she called me in to the utility room and requested that their (her and Adam) washing was done on its own and when it was finished and dried could it be placed back in the bag that she bought it down in!!  My reply 'loads get made up according to colour, not ownership and Service Wash costs £15 per bag, maybe she would be better off at launderette''  Her face was a picture, cheeky mare! 

Now onto today's card....I had a play with something quite new to me for this card, Texture Paste, I have a Dreamweaver one and a Stampin'Up! one, they are all pretty much identical.  For this card I took the  Stampin'Up!  'Blizzard' Die (see pic below) 
I placed it onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card (I know I just can't resist) and taped it down with low tack tape that we use for holding dies in place.  I then took some Texture paste and mixed it with some white Mica powder and then slowly ran it over the back of the die, making sure that the paste went through all of the snowflakes and little holes evenly, I changed directions a few times just to be sure! I then scraped off the excess and slowly and carefully peeled back the low tack tape, then very gently lifted off the Blizzard die to reveal a perfect raised image.  I will add that the Mica powder did nothing in this case, maybe because it isn't really wet, I'm not sure but it wasn't visible.  I put my piece to one side to air dry for a good hour, but I went and washed my die straight away, as it is super detailed and I didn't want to have the paste dry in any of those tiny holes.  I just used an old toothbrush under running water.
This was what my piece looked like after it had dried.

I decided that I didn't want to over complicate this busy background, so I simply made a card base from a piece of Coastal Cabana card, add a matt of Copper Mirror Card and add a piece of foil edged coastal cabana ribbon to the front of my card and then mount the three pieces together. I added a small bow and added a few Copper Foil Snowflakes that I had die cut from the centre of my mirror card mat.
I love the dimension that the texture paste gives, it also makes a very 'Tactile' card, which would be perfect for someone that had poor vision for example.  I will definitely be using this technique again.
What do you think?

Yesterday seemed a busy day in our house, parcel delivery got me up at 7.45am, phone calls, then Freya came to cut my hair and the three girls, she is a dear friend so there was lots of chatter and laughter, Sue arrived in the midst of it all, then Freya left closely followed by the girls all of out on a shopping trip, Matt left for work, peace at last for Sue and I.  So we had a quiet lunch, (beans on toast), followed much later on by a delicious fresh Cream Cake that Sue treated us to, very naughty, but VERY nice!  We were both quite productive in the craft room too!

Pat, I hope Pete's appointments go ok today, you will be in my thoughts. xxx

Val I hope you enjoy your break my lovely xxx

Warm hugs to any of you feeling under the weather too. xxx

Have an enjoyable day,

Love and hugs


Wednesday 26 September 2018

Adding Metallic Embossing Powder To Background

Happy Birthday 

Good Morning Ladies,

First up today I would like you to join me in wishing our lovely Cheryl a very Happy Birthday.  XXX

Now I don't usually like to share similar cards on consecutive days but there is a point to on this occasion.
I made the top (new) card in exactly the same way as I made yesterdays card, except that I used a couple of different stamps on today's card giving a fuller border. I also stamped randomly around the border with Versamark and added Copper Embossing Powder, just subtle touched here and there, I think it really lifts the background, adding a touch of luxury.  I have shared the photo of yesterdays card as a comparison, I think just adding those little touches of copper makes the border look richer and adds more shades of pink.  I also added my sentiment on a topper, the bottom layer of which I also stamped with Versamark and added copper embossing powder.
You could add embossing powder to any Decorative Background paper, just add Versamark here ad there and heat set, you will be surprised at what a difference it makes.
They new Tree stamps are good for so much more than just their trees, lots of leaves and foliage in these sets too, dies to match too which is a huge bonus.

Well I was very surprised to hear Paul scraping Ice off of the windscreen of the card yesterday morning, quite thick Ice too, I really didn't think it would be dipping that low over night, the good thing is that it justifies having the heating on in the evenings!
The first thing that gets requested in our house as it turns cooler is Apple Crumble, luckily I bought some Bramleys at the weekend so were prepared.  The next request will be Paul's sticky toffee pudding, they all love that, although If I ask them to eat dates they would sneer their noses up, they love them in that though.
Everyone was back home last night so we had the roast I had planned for Sunday, but refused to cook it for just three of us.

I could do with some nice Slow Cooker Recipes ladies, so If you have any good ones please let me know.

Exciting News:  The lovely Anne at 'A crafty place' has given me a discount code for you lovely ladies, for your second and subsequent orders (as you get a discount on your first order)
If you are interested please let me know and I will gladly pass it on.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you,


Tuesday 25 September 2018

Another Challenge Card

Good Morning Ladies,

Today's card couldn't be more different than yesterday's card, this one actually took longer believe it or not!
I decided that I wanted to Create my background using the Baby Wipe Technique, SO I took a babywipe and added spots of Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron.
I then took some of the foliage stamps from the 'Rooted In Nature' and pushed them into the baby wipe and then stamped on to the paper, around the edges to create a border frame. 
I used the same method to ink up my Sentiment and stamped it in the centre.
I took three colours of Twine that match my stamped images perfectly and wrapped them around the card, finishing with a knot.  
When I had first made the Baby Wipe ink pad I stamped out some of the skeleton leaves from the Rooted in Nature set, I then die cut them and embossed them with them, I think they look quite good.
I placed three of the stamped leaves around my knot and finished it with a copper leaf embellishment.
What do you think??

Have you all decided what you are doing for your challenge cards this week? I am looking forward to seeing them.
Pat I hope Pete's transfusion goes well today and that he feels benefit soon after, I think that anyone going through what he has would be apprehensive.  Sending you both huge hugs. xxxx

Maria I think you would enjoy driving around France, there so many beautiful places to visit, I think that you would love it xxx

I am hoping for a Sunnier day to day as I have another 3 loads sat waiting to go in the machine.  I wish I could wave a magic want and have the clothes all washed,dried and folded ready to put away.

I hope you have a lovely day however you are spending it,

Love and hugs


Monday 24 September 2018

Monday Challenge

Good Morning Ladies,

Well, where did that weekend go???, No sooner was I wishing you a lovely weekend than I am here welcoming in the start of another new week!
How many of you had to relent like us and put the heating on, the weather man said it was going to get down to 2 degrees last night, so the heating went on!
Paul didn't get to try out his new Rotovator, the weather was just rubbish, so much rain I thought we were going to have floods. It will have softened the ground ready for turning over though.

This weeks Challenge is a little different, I would like you to make a card with a 'Background that you have created or 'enhanced' yourself'.
So you can use a piece of decorative paper that you have embossed or added some kind of sparkle to. it can be an 'Blended Ink' background, you could use Gilding Flakes, Gilding Wax, Glitter, Embossing Paste, Micro Beads, (I know that most of you will have a jar of those somewhere)!
Or you could simply stamp your background, creating your own background paper.
I know that you will all create some amazing cards, I can't wait to see them.
So to summarise:
Your Challenge is to make a card using a Background that you have Created or Enhanced yourself by using :
Embossing Folders
Gilding Wax
Gilding Flakes
Ink by either Blending or stamping your own design
Enhancing decorative papers by adding :
double sided adhesive and using glitter, Iced Snow, Micro Beads,
You could highlight areas with Glitter Pens, or pick out detail with a Glue Pen and add glitter etc.

My card is another card using some of the dies I bought from Anne at 'A Crafty Place'
I used the 'Netted Star' background die to cut my background piece, I placed this die cut on a Double sided Adhesive sheet, I then added Frantage Glitter to the exposed areas. I added foam tape to the back of this and mounted onto  a piece of 'Coastal Cabana' Stampin'Up! card, I then made a card base and set about deciding on the decoration.
I knew I wanted to use the new 'Angelina' die as it was so pretty, but it has that lovely detailed pattern around the outside which meant it got lost of that Netted Star Background, so I searched through my dies and found that one of Grand Floral Oval dies made a perfect mat, I then used a mat of Coastal Cabana cut with a plain Grand Oval and built up my layers,
I used Sue Wilson's Classic Poinsettia dies to create the flowers, I cut them in both Coastal Cabana and Whisper white, I then kind of scrunched the up  and carefully opened and mounted together, I went around all edges with a Metallic Gold Pen, I then pumped the pen a couple of times on a piece of scrap paper and held it over my flowers and tapped it with a Bone Folder to get spots of Metallic Gold all over the flowers.  I arranged them around that central oval and then added two bows, one made from the Dotted Tulle and the other Foil Edged Coastal Cabana (both Stampin Up!) That dotted Tulle is perfect for tying pretty bows and makes a great base for a smaller ribbon too.
I hope you like my card and it inspires you a little.

I hope that you enjoy the challenge and most of all have fun making your cards.

Have a lovely start to the week,

Love and hugs


Sunday 23 September 2018

Your Challenge Cards

Good Morning Ladies,

Goodness me I hope that the weather is brighter where you are than it is here, since yesterday we have had continuous rain, very heavy at times, its just really dark and cold, I felt all day yesterday like I wanted to put the heating or light the fire, I ended up just getting a Hot water bottle and snuggling on the sofa in my dressing gown!
  The chilly weather had us craving comfort food too. we ended up having what we call 'Stuffed Jacket Potatoes', we cook the jackets in the microwave then scoop them out, mash the potatoes with lots of butter, salt and pepper, we then add in the toppings, this week it was gammon ham in chunks, cheese and spring onions, mix it all together and them put the potato and gammon mix back in the potato skins, then top with extra cheese, pop them into a hot oven to heat through and the cheese is golden and bubbling! 
We serve them with Baked Beans, sometimes the girls prefer tuna and sweetcorn in theirs and they have those with salad and coleslaw.  
On to the exciting part of the day, your amazing cards...….


Brenda has made two cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Brenda has also taken up the extra challenge of creating cards for Christmas and everyday occasions.

Brenda made her first card using categories: Ribbon/Blue/Embossing

Brenda's second card uses categories: White/Sparkle or Shine/Ribbon

Thank you so much Brenda for two amazing challenge cards, I am so grateful that you made time to take part.


Janet has made three cards for this weeks challenge, they are all so beautiful too, I love the dies you have used for the third card, it would make a perfect anniversary card, especially with those little red roses.
Janet's card use the following categories:

1. Blue/White/Die Cut
2. Tree/Ribbon/Die Cut
3.  White/Die cut/Patterned Paper

All of your cards are gorgeous Janet, thank you so much for taking part and making so many lovely cards my lovely.


Karen has also had a super busy week with Card making, three amazing cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge.

1. White/Shine/Die Cut 
This card has a beautiful background made with Pixie Powders, Karen has used the same Die that Lynda has, the Shine comes from using the Pixie Powders on Glossy card.  Such a lovely card.
2. Blue/Shine/Die Cut
Karen used the same technique for the background as the last card.
3. White/Shine/Die Cut
The shine for this card comes from Karen using Distress Oxides on Glossy photo paper, after colouring the glossy card Karen has die cut all of the elements for the card from it, such a lovely technique Karen, thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks so much for 3 amazing challenge cards.


Lilian has made us another stunning Challenge card, WOW, this is such an expensive looking card, Lilian has embossed a piece of card and used that as a border then mounted the focal element of the card upon it. I love your combination of die cuts Lilian, the beautiful combination of foliage really enhances the Poinsettia.
A stunning card Lilian, using categories: Emboss/Sparkle/shine/Die cut.
Thank you so much Lilian, I love your card.


Lynda has made three gorgeous cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, all Christmas cards, meaning that Lynda has made a real dent in her Christmas card list this week.  I love all 3 of your cards Lynda, that new Sue Wilson die is stunning.

My 1st Cc: White/Snowflake/Patterned Paper

My 2nd Cc: Snowflake/Blue/ Embossing

My 3rd Cc:  snowflake /sparkle /diecut  made using the SW die I got last Sunday.

Thank you so much for taking part Lynda, I am so grateful for your support each week my lovely.



Margaret has used one of the Stampin'Up! 'Delightfully Detailed' Laser Cut panels for her challenge card this week, matting it onto Night of Navy card and then onto a lovely contrast colour. a 'Lovely Label' punched tag and pretty silver bow finish the card.
Margaret has used Categories: Blue/Ribbon/Punch 

Thank you so much Margaret for a lovely challenge card.


WOW Maria, your card for this weeks Challenge is absolutely stunning, one of your best cards I think.  
Maria used Categories: White/Sparkle/shine/Ribbon

You have to zoom in to see that beautiful detailed card that Maria has used in the background of her card, then beautiful bouquet of flowers adds the perfect amount of detail.  Maria has finished her card with pretty diamante gems and tiny little satin bows.

Thank you Maria for such a beautiful challenge card.


Michele has made two fantastic Christmas cards for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge,

Card 1 is Snowflake/Blue/Ribbon  
Card 2 is White/Embossing/Diecut.

Thank you so much Michele for supporting my challenge this week, I will have to get my thinking cap on for next weeks challenge if you have 6 cards to make!  It will take me forever to write the blog post with that many entries!  
Just kidding I am so grateful for however many cards you all make.


Val has used the Stampin'Up! 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set for her challenge card this week, I just love the texture this tree stamp gives, it almost gives dimension, that linen effect paper you have used on the front is so lovely and works will with the tree stamp, as does the twine.

Val used Categories:  Tree/Die Cut/Ribbon

A truly lovely card Val, thank you so much for taking part, have a lovely trip!

Phew! I think that I got everyone's challenge cards, thank you all so very much for such an amazing response to this weeks challenge. xxx

I am off to my craft room to think about next week's challenge, If any of you have any ideas or if you would like a particular type of challenge please let me know.

Have a lovely Sunday ladies,

Love and hugs to all of you,