Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend, this unseasonably warm weather seems to have taken the plants in the garden by surprise as we have Daffodils just about ready to burst out into the beautiful golden yellow glory, everything has changed so quickly, I fear that we will have a big frost or snow storm that will come and wipe them all out. I'm pretty sure we had that last year, not too long after we moved in. It was so lovely to be out and not be freezing cold though, it makes you want to be out pottering in the garden. It will hopefully do everyone the world of good getting out in the fresh air too, get those germs blown away. I think that it makes you feel so much better just being out there listening to the birds, breathing in fresh, clean air, I am so excited for another Spring/Summer in the garden here.
You have made some absolutely stunning cards this week my Lovelies, I am running out of words to describe them, I am so conscious of over using words such as 'stunning' & 'Beautiful' but until I find words that work as well I will continue to use them!
Here we go with this weeks cards...….
Brenda has designed an awesome Spring card for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, I will add Brenda's description below:
My categories are not in a row. I can actually pick four boxes from the Tick Tack Toe choices.
1, Yellow and Green
4, Designer Paper.....The Green Gingham is - Joanna Sheens Paper Collections Vol 3
(I’ve had this pad for a few years now)
The Yellow spots is - StampinUp 2018-2020 In Colour collection.
Take your pick!!!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful card Brenda, I love, love, love this stamp from HoneyDoo.
It's so funny that you wrote about having the paper pad for a few years but not using it, as that is exactly the theme for the New Challenge!!
Thanks again Brenda.
Three incredible cards from Janet for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, 3 different occasions too, including a pesky 'man' card. I will add Janet's details below:
Here are my offerings for this week.
For my First card I used - Flowers/square card/designer paper.
For my second card I use - Green/Flowers/Dry Emboss
(I had made this card on the Friday as you released the Challenge for this week and couldn't believe that it fitted the brief)
For my Third card I used -Designer paper/square card/my choice
Looking forward to the next Challenge.
Your cards are all fantastic Janet, I particularly love the Vintage style card with the 'tea & scones'.
Thank you so very much my lovely.
Now I know that Val said that she just wasn't feeling up to sitting and making a card for our TicTacToe Challenge this week, which is perfectly understandable given the diagnosis and new medication, so I had a quick look through some of the cards that Val had made for previous challenges and came up with this super cute card. I just felt sad for Val as she normally contributes to the challenge every week, it just doesn't seem right not having her name on the list.
So his card uses Categories:
Dry Emboss/Square Card/Decorative Paper
I hope that you are starting to feel better Val, I hope that you got my email too. Thank you for such a lovely card.
Maria also went for a gorgeous Spring card, which features an adorable little Lamb, surrounded by pretty Daffodils, you have Decoupaged your image beautifully Maria, it really brings the card to life.
Maria used Categories:
Spring/Green & Yellow/Flowers
Thank you so much Maria for managing to fit in a card before you set off on your weekend away, I hope that you had a lovely time, your card is perfect.
Karen has made a start on her Christmas cards with this weeks TicTacToe Challenge and made the one card we all hate having to make.. Sympathy card, I think that you have done a fantastic job Karen, they are best left as a simple design, it can be so hard getting the design right though.
Here is Karen's Description:
I’ve just finished these two cards for the challenge
I had to do a Sympathy card I chose flowers-yellow & green- square card
And a Christmas card
flowers-dry embossing-square card
And a Christmas card
flowers-dry embossing-square card
Thank you Karen, you have also had a very trying week, I really do appreciate that you made the time to take part in the Challenge, although I find that crafting is a really great source of Therapy, I wonder if they can start supporting our 'Therapy' with vouchers?? Now there's a thought, don't you think?!.
Two gorgeous cards from Our Lynda for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, both feature flowers yet we have to very different looks, here is Lynda's Description:
First: Dry Embossing /flowers /square
Second green/yellow /dry Embossing/ square/ flowers
Lynda, thank you for two beautiful cards, my favourite is definitely the second card, (A) because its a lovely shade of green (B)because I love everything about it, the embossing folder you have used is gorgeous, your flower arrangements are sunning too.
OMG!!! Michele has gone for the Super Cute/Adorable overload for her TicTacToe challenge card this week, not one but 3 adorable images, here we go with Michele's description, although I think the categories for all 3 cards should be:
SUPER CUTE/ADORABLE/SOOOO SWEET !!!!!
My challenge cards-
Hedgehog cards are Spring/Blue/Flowers.
Kitten card is Spring/Yellow/Designer papers.
Thank you so much Michele for 3 adorable cards, I love all of them!
Margaret has gone for a Spring themed card too, she has made her own design that features Daffodil stamps that Margaret has arranged around the card, to finish the card Margaret has matted the pretty daffodil topper onto Yellow card stock and the sentiment has been stamped onto the same card, then punched out with the 'Lovely Label' Punch (stampin Up).
Margaret's card uses catergories:
Yellow & Green/Flowers/Square Card
Thank you so much Margaret for taking part in this weeks Challenge and creating such a lovely Spring card.
Lilian is also a regular contributor to our Weekly Challenges and as with Val it just doesn't seem right to not have one of her incredible works of art featured on our display on a Sunday, so I went through some of the cards that Lilian has created for our challenges and this one jumped out at me. I think that it fits the Challenge categories:
Blue/Square Card/ Embossing.
I love this card Lilian and it is SO worthy of a second viewing, I hope that you don't mind me filling in for you this week my lovely, thank you for being so consistently supportive.
Well what can I say Ladies, that I haven't said a million times before, apart from THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!
You are all amazing and the very best friends that a girl could ask for!!
Sending loads and loads of love and Hugs to all of you,