Friday, 23 November 2018

Something Festive For Friday

Good Friday Morning Ladies,

Welcome to the end of another week, how are you all getting along with your Christmas cards?
We have 31 days to Christmas day, which leaves us about a week or so to finish the last of our cards.
I have no where near finished so it will be a last minute marathon for me.

While I was trying to think of a quick and easy card to batch make I came up with today's card, it features the Flourish Filigree Stamp set.  All I have done is stamp that beautiful filigree stamp in the background with Versamark ink, add embossing powder and heat set, then do the same with the sentiment and punch that out with matching punch and pop it in the centre of the filigree stamped image.
I don't think it needs any other embellishments, just let that stunning stamp take all of the attention.

The measurements of the card are:

The Base card is 4 1/8 X 5 1/2 inches 

The layers are 1/4 of an inch larger 

(Just use your usual mat and layer measurements.)  I just wanted to give you an idea of the size

Yesterday was a quiet day, mostly spent recording this tutorial and a video that shares all of the new goodies I was allowed to pre-order from the new Spring & Summer Catalogue, look out for that in the next day or two.

While I am off to make some more Christmas cards, so that I am not that person sending them out the day before Christmas Eve, (it wouldn't be the first time)!!

Have a lovely weekend Ladies, I think that Michele has a Magazine Review for us for Saturday too.

Sending Love and Hugs to all of you 



  1. Morning Ladies

    Two gorgeous cards Sandra, they’re beautiful, definitely don’t need to add much else to the cards.

    I’m starting to panic now about how many Christmas cards I’ll need to make-I’m doing a Car Boot Sale tomorrow morning (very early start) and I have a table on the 8th at a church Christmas Fair. I’m off work on Wednesday as we’re having a new front door fitted so I’m hoping the Joiner will just get on with it and I can stay in my craft room!


  2. Two lovely cards and definitely don’t need embellishments etc
    I’m in panic mood over Christmas too I have nowhere near enough cards although my list gets shorter every year which is sad And instead of me thinking it W’s just going to be the two of us on Christmas Day and not really bother or go to a restaurant I am going to have a house full So lots of extra shopping etc I don’t drive so makes it more awkward when OH works most Saturdays (my day off) to fit it all in BUT I am so looking forward to it
    I hope to craft later I feel like I could craft all day and long into the night and still not catch up Aren’t we lucky that our hobby can be so enjoyable

    1. I really don’t think I would ever get bored of crafting all day every day, wouldn’t it be lovely if we could really do just that x

  3. Morning everyone,

    Simple is stunning Sandra, love your two cards so much I may well be searching out some older stamps in my collection to see if they would work as well as yours has.
    (After Christmas and ready for next year's offerings. Maybe you could use the idea as one of your challenges?)

    Off for breakfast this morning, my favourite waitress is leaving today for pastures new. I spent yesterday afternoon making her a boxed card and will be picking up a bouquet of flowers to say 'Thank You for your wonderful and friendly service you have given me over years'.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. I’m sure your waitress will be delighted with your kindness. I hope her replacement is as good as she was x

  4. Morning Everyone
    Beautiful cards SANDRA. I love the darker one particularly.

    Well it's that 'swear' word day again. Don't they come around so quickly. I'm sure we're spinning faster and faster lol.

    After that i'm hoping to get some pictures taken of my finished Memory Book (second one) and some crackers I've made. Well that's the plan.

    The CAFE is OPEN and waiting for you to pop in. It's nice and warm too.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all. Take care and stay safe.xxxx

    1. Please share your photos with us Janet, I would love to see your memory book and crackers. I am hoping to make some small crackers to go on the tree if time permits x

  5. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    Danni your cards shared yesterday are lovely and prove that you don’t need lots to make beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing them x
    Sandra, I love today’s clean and simple cards, so elegant. I hope you manage to get some more Christmas cards done today xx
    Pat, so sorry to hear the sad news. Sending you and Pete gentle hugs x
    Lilian, a very belated Happy Anniversary to you and hubby. I hope your fingers aren’t as stiff today x
    Lynda, its so good to hear the good news about your eyes. Why on earth didn’t your usual eye clinic tell you saving you all the worry! I hope CU is fully recovered now after his fall. Hugs to you both xx
    Mum, see you later and looking forward to tomorrow �� love you xx
    Michele, hoping you have a good sale tomorrow making the early start worthwhile x
    I have loads of Christmas cards still to make so that will be my days sorted next week! Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Pat and all in need. Take care xx

    1. Thank you Sue yes it was a relief that I had nothing wrong with my eyes but pleased I went. Just hopping it's doesn't take too long in disappearing.
      Have a good day Sue. Xx

  6. Good morning Sandra & ladies
    SANDRA both your cards are stunning love the colour's & they don't need anything else on them.
    After I've finished housework I will get showered & then go Tesco & £shop. Oh my life is such joy 😂😂. At least we have some bright sunshine but rather chilly.
    Finished & sent off to Sandra my CC.
    MICHELE hope your car boot sale is a success for you tomorrow.
    I must get in craft room at some point to sort & finish my Christmas cards I have all the inserts to do as well. This year I was supposed to finish each card from start to finish but that plane didn't will see if I do better for next year.
    I should have made Christmas cards for the weekly challenge cards but no I didn't.
    Well must finish off & get my shower. Will try & pop back later. Hope you all have a good day. Hug's for everyone Love Lynda xx

  7. Hi everyone.
    Wonderful cards Sandra and yesterdays to were lovely, well done Danielle.
    Like some of us who promised ourself to be ready with the x-mas cards in good time this year, well that's not me #!?@#
    Lol. Still cutting bits out and slightly panicking and it didn't help SIL came up and we were out all day and they didn't leave until 9pm by that time I was so tired so only bed was calling.
    Have a nice day all. Many hugs and extras for you who need some. Take care xxx

  8. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra beautiful cards today, I have this stamp & have used it, I think you can use it all year. Hope you have a lovely weekend, good luck with your cards I still have quite a few to
    Lynda pleased to hear your news on your eyes, they could have told you this in clinic saved you a lot of
    I am going back with Sue later then tomorrow we are going to local drama group panto with the Phoebe & Paige & Christopher if he is there & then Sunday I will make a Christmas Pudding with them, so a fun weekend.
    Must get on thinking of you both Pat & Pete hugs on way. Lilian this weather doesn't help our poor hands does it, it is dull & damp out today.
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Two stunning cards today. I must get a wriggle on with my Christmas cards. Started them but having to do them in fits and starts.
    Well Pete will be having another blood transfusion in Witney Monday and Tuesday.
    We have a Sobell House physiotherapist coming to see Pete in Thursday. On Friday I will be at the Churchill having the cancer cut off of my hand and shin. It will be anethatised first thank goodness but hope I will be able to drive home afterwards. Hopefully it won’t come back again. Apparently the deeper it goes the harder it is to treat so I do hope that’s the end off it this time.
    Thank you for all your good wishes ladies there very much appreciated. Just for a change I’m spending the day in Birmingham with friends. We’re meeting another friend who lives in Runcorn. Karen and the girls will come and keep Pete company during the day.ive cooked him a meal as he hasn’t the energy to do so.

  10. Wow wow wow. I was so apprehensive about just pressing publish as I saw my Oat S Witney was back. But it worked. Yippee, no more proving I’m a robot. Must be an American thing as I had to put crosses in square that had crosswalks in them. Meaning zebra crossings.

  11. Hello All, wet and cold here, certainly making my joints ache, especially my thumbs.
    Sandra two lovely cards again, you are so wizard at thinking up new designs.

    Made my card today, very basic as hands so stiff.

    Lynda good news re your eyes, hope they clear quickly.

    Have a good night, Lilian

  12. Hello Sandra and ladies, Sorry I haven’t been in for a few days, we have been busy going into London every day to my sisters. Though it’s not far as the crow flies, by public transport it’s an hour to hour 30 mins each way. We wouldn’t dream of taking the car as the congestion charge is 11.50 plus parking of almost £5 an hour. We will drive up on Sunday (no congestion charge Sunday’s) to collect any items that didn’t get put into the van last week, Then store them here until......whenever!!
    I love today’s card and Danielle’s yesterday you have been so inspiring Sandra with your cards this week.
    Tomorrow we are going to our daughters, two of the grandchildren have birthdays this weekend, one tomorrow and one one Sunday they will both be there tomorrow, What a bonus.
    Will catch up with your comments when I get chance.
    Have a good weekend everyone, Love Brenda xxx