Sunday, 18 November 2018

Your Challenge Cards

Good Morning Ladies,
Its Sunday again and you know what that means?!!!….
Yes it's the best day of the week, where we get to see all of your hard work, as usual your cards are all amazing and I can't wait to share them.


Cheryl has had a really busy week, she has made some amazing, the first three are beautiful Christmas cards, here is Cheryl's description......

"The inking is your favourite Berry Burst and Mix and Match Christmas Blessings. The ribbon is from my SW blog win in 2015. Hoarded or what? It matched the pink and Brown tones of the paper. Xx"

The last card is a fantastic Birthday card, in shades of blue, its amazing how great 'Bit Box' cards can be.  I love this lay out Cheryl.

Thank you so much for your huge input into this weeks challenge. xxxx


Danielle rummaged through her and came up with this super cute Snowman card, that snowman is so amazing, just look at all the detail, including the Holly on his hat and the odd bits of the 'Sprig' Punch that makes very convincing Mistletoe.
Thank you so much Danielle for taking part in this weeks challenge.  xxxx


Karen shared both her cards and her very organised scrap boxes! I wasn't brave enough, I am ashamed to say that my 'bit box's' aren't any where near as organised as yours.
I love all 3 of your cards Karen, the 'Sending all my love' card is very cleverly designed and a great use of smaller scraps.
The santa on the second card is also a good way of using up tiny bits of card, Karen has added him to an embossed background, making a very clean and simple card.
Karen's final card  is a Baby Card that she made for everyone at work to sign, this uses up the bits from Karen's 'blue bit box' !

Thank you so much Karen for 3 amazing cards, you amaze me every week by using whatever challenge we set to make the cards that you need for that week.  It shows what an accomplished crafter you are.  Thanks again my lovely. xxxx


Lynda made two fabulous 'Bit Box' cards for this weeks challenge, both full of colour and you see something new every time you look at them.
The first card uses a selection of the Garden Impressions' papers from Stampin Up, finished with a fish tailed flag carrying the sentiment.
The second card features those lovely butterflies that look like are in flight! Thank you so much Lynda for two lovely cards. xxxx


Margaret made a Clean and Simple style Christmas card for her challenge this week, using one of the 'All Occasion' Embossing folders, Margaret has then rummaged in her scrap box to find card to make the embellishments.
Thank you so much Margaret for taking part in this weeks challenge. xxxx


Three amazing Christmas cards from Michele today, I love how you have shared the scrap/bit boxes too, can you come and organise mine please?!
Michele's description below....

 Challenge Card 1 from “Scraps “! Have included a photo the purple card bits. I used a Chloe die & some gemstones.

Challenge card No 2! All blue & Silver Card from Scraps Box, variety of Hexagon Dies used.

Challenge card No 3-used the coloured strips of paper, navy card & pearlised White Card for the rest of the card. Embossed part is from an All Occasions Folder & the Centre strip is Diecut using All Occasions Dies.

Thank you so much Michele for making three incredible challenge cards and for helping me to decide on a challenge. xxxx

Maria has made 3 'Bit Box' cards, the first two cards are made up of patterns made using strips/or pieces of paper.

The first has strips of paper and then a lovely Christmas image, finished with a lovely die cut Bow,

The second card features an amazing geometric pattern made up of triangles of paper, with a die cut sentiment to finish.

The third card features those darling elephants, you can't help but let out a little 'ahh' every time you look at them.  I absolutely love that embossed/die cut background Maria.

Thank you for 3 amazing cards my lovely xxxx


Lilian has made a fantastic Christmas card for this weeks challenge, you can see all the different 'bits' of card that she has used too.  It looks to me like you have actually stitched this card Lilian, it looks too good to be 'faux stitched'  I may need to pick your brains for this one, I love the effect but was afraid that it would ruin my sewing machine if I sewed paper.
Your layout works perfectly Lilian, that little 'love' note in the birds beak is a lovely touch. xxx


Val has shared both her card and her scrap box, which I have to say isn't too bad, mine are a lot worse than yours Val.  
I think that your idea of using labels to place the letters on is an amazing idea, you could do names in the same way.  I may be borrowing your idea.  I love how colourful your card is too.
Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge my lovely. xxxx


Janet has made 3 fantastic cards, all completely different, the first is an amazing man card, featuring that striking image with a die cut of darker brown to frame the image and a lovely script on the background. 
The second card is a super cute image, that Janet has embellished with super pretty coloured flowers, ribbon and pearl trim.
Janet's third card has an embossed front with one of Sue Wilson's Scene Striplets die cut in, Janet has then added some holographic mirror card behind, so the little village looks almost lit up.

Thank you Janet for 3 amazing Challenge cards. xxxx

Well I hope you enjoyed this weeks line up ladies, you are all so talented and that shows as you take on and conquer these challenges week after week.  
I am very grateful to all of you, as always.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my lovely friends,

Love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning ladies,

    Well, what can I say?
    Absolutely fabulous does not come near it, so many gorgeous creations from our imaginations and our bit boxes.

    Yesterday afternoon did not go as planned, I picked up my friend Jean and her neighbour Sue to take them to the Sally Army Autumn Craft Fair only to get there and find they had changed the date to next Saturday! No announcements in our Mercury for the change of date which they normally do. I cannot make next week as I am off to Sam's house for a crafternoon, she lives in the village of Alcombe near Minehead.

    Oh well, I dropped them both off and came home to finish family Christmas cards. Fiona is going to her cousin's in Staffordshire on 8th Dec and she saves me pounds in postage by delivering them for me.

    Gentle hugs and healing prayers for all in discomfort or/and pain.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  2. Brilliant! I can’t express how a) I love Sunday mornings even if the evening/night is awful and b) your cards They inspire me so much
    Like MICHELE using purple for a Christmas card
    VAL’s tag ideas
    Need to finish breakfast as we have surveyor coming to measure for replacement windows and a porch
    I must then get to our Royal Mail Delivery office to get an Amazon label printed and post my ATC’s
    Do a bit of food shopping and maybe go dancing this afternoon
    Enjoy your day ladies

  3. Morning Ladies

    Late start for me!
    What an absolutely amazing selection of challenge cards today. I could have carried on & on with this challenge.
    Sandra-can we do this one again sometime???

    Had a lovely day yesterday, was nice to see my brother & sister in law.
    We have glorious sunshine here today so I think we’re going to collect all the leaves up so the garden looks tidy. Once I’ve done all the ironing I can have another play in my craft room.


  4. Hi Everyone,
    What a talented group you have Sandra. To make all these amazing cards from the bit boxes. Each and every one lovely. Big pat's on backs ladies.

    I have so many orders for cards here at the moment, I'm a bit overwhelmed. Of course everyone wants them yesterday. Lynn's put a sign up in the shop now saying I must have two weeks notice.Still I mustn't moan as I do love making them and it's more money for animals.

    Hugs to all not forgetting special ones for all poorly friends.

    Love Valx

    1. I’m glad LYNN has it a sign up in the shop You need breathing space

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    Once again a fabulous collection of cards on show today. Love them all. My bit box is full of Christmas stuff. So I might go through them to see what I can make.
    Once again it says comment as Google Account, rather than Pat S Witney. Which means I’m going to have to go through a tick job of pictures to prove I’m not a robot. Funnily enough it’s only on this blog I have to do it. But it’s such a pain.

  6. Wow so many amazing cards ladies and all from scraps. Just shows how useful our scraps can be. Thank you for all your inspiration ladies. Think I will be getting my scraps out more often :) Thank you Sandra for sharing my card. I really enjoyed making mine. xxx

  7. Afternoon ladies.
    Hope you all have a nice Sunday whatever you are up to.
    Oh wow, just look at all the cards. I defiantly will make some more to get some room in my bit box/bags.
    Danielle- very cute snowman. Really nice to see you joining in. You have been very busy lately. Lovely to see your swaps.
    Cheryl- Pretty papers and I do love the lay out on the last one so hope it's alright to use ? Shame about Saturday.
    Michele- lovely cards and I wish my bits was in order like yours. Take care
    Karen- another one who knows how to keep things tidy. Lovely cards and the little one, he is sooo cute ! Speak soon !
    Janet- three gorgeous cards. The man card is real nice. Where do you get the pictures from ?
    Margaret- very pretty card. I do like CAS cards but find them hard to make if you know what I mean Lol hugs for you and Pop
    Lilian- Beautiful card as always. Lovely papers. Hope you have a nice weekend.
    Val- a happy card. Where have you got the letters from ? I like the stile. How's your pet doing ? cuddles to all
    Lynda- very colourful and pretty cards, butterflies too. Hope you taking it easy and Terry is fine after his fall ? Take care
    Sue- hope you feeling better. Are you busy with the scouts at the moment ? Make sure you get some Me time.
    Pat- sending you my daily hugs for you and wished it was something one could do to help.
    Sandra- hope your weekend have been good and we could soon meet up somewhere. Think I need something to look forward to in the dark
    Warm hugs to you all, Maria xxx

  8. Good afternoon Sandra & ladies
    WOW WOW Fantastic show of wonderful bit box cards. Well done everyone. A good challenge Sandra. Looking forward to getting a new challenge tomorrow.
    Just finished a big pile of ironing & done another two washes now.hanging upstairs in spare room couldn't put on line as raining but don't think it would dry out even if it wasn't raining. It's only 4oclock & its so dark. I hate winter.
    DANNII I loved your pocket letter you made for Sandra it's so pretty. I'm off to craft room now to start decorating my pockets.i made the other day .
    Sending Hug's for everyone
    Love Lynda xx

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What an amazing selection of challenge cards, ladies you are so talented, to think all of these wonderful cards have been made out of your waste bits, you are so inspirational.😀 xx
    Had a very lazy day today, think it’s what my body needed.

    Dinner almost ready so I had better get a wiggle on .

    Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

  10. Hello All, it’s been sunny but o such a cold wind, still the washing dried.

    Beautiful selection of cards as usual, you are all so talented, if it wasn’t for the challenge I don’t think I’d do any cards, so it’s good to have each week to spur me on.

    Look forward to next weeks challenge, hugs to all Lilian