Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend, I am in fact writing this Blog Post on Friday night as I think I will be too exhausted Saturday night, unless there are any more cards to add of course.
You have all made so absolutely amazing Challenge cards,,,,,,,,,,,,
Brenda has made two amazing cards for this weeks challenge, I love both of these cards Brenda but will be totally honest and say that the Honey Doo one is my favourite. Although I love Samuels card too, I think those dies are very clever.
I will add Brenda's description below:
My First card was for Samuels birthday. Last year I bought Stampin’up Layering Alphabet Edgelits dies and Lined Alphabet photopolymer stamp set (a considerable purchase) I was so excited to try them out - well my first attempt was rubbish, I was so disappointed, they were banished to the shelves where I keep my Stampin’up stamps and dies. So when I was thinking about making a birthday card for him I decided to blow the dust off and have another try. The results can be improved on but he was happy. Oh and the Studded Boots die is by Tonic and has been sitting on my work space for about a year.
The second card is for a friend of my sisters a lovely sincere and caring lady her birthday is on the 29th of Feb. So she has had (I think) 15 actual birthdays.
The stamp I bought April 2017 at Ally Pally from Honey Doo Crafts, it’s called Lovely Lily, this week is the first time I have taken it out of the packet. At the same time we both bought the Roses are Red die, Lynn had made a gorgeous demo card using vellum, I did the same with this card.
Two incredible cards Brenda, thank you so very much for taking part my lovely xxxx
Two fabulous treats from Our Janet this week, I adore the vintage style card, it's so beautiful, I always think that they are in fact more of a gift as they took longer to create than a standard card and have so much more detail.
The second card is equally as beautiful, I do in fact have this 'Sue' die and loved it, but we just forget to dig for them don't we!!
My First Challenge Card is created by using Crafter's Companion beautiful Lilac card (sorry I have had this for so long that I cannot remember the name but they produced a pack in pinks at the same time). The lace around the topper which is from 'LaBlanche' I bought at least 18months ago. The gold flowers are of course a Tonic Die.
My Second Challenge Card was created by using one of Sue Wilson's early dies -Caribbean. The centre image is from LaBlance and the pearls are from my stash.
Thank you so much Janet for two amazing 'Something Old' Challenge cards xxxx
Karen, I love everything about your Challenge card this week, I love the colours, that background is just beautiful and your flower embellished frame is stunning. Karen has used both something Old and something new, thats a whole new challenge!!
Flowers = something old Marissa’s BouquetFoliage = something new a die bought from Wish.
Thank you so much Karen for such a stunning Challenge card. xxxx
Another stunning Challenge card from Our Lilian, I love the colours in this card, your design is fantastic too Lilian.
Here is my card for this week, had this stamp set for ages, and never used it.They are from Chocolate Baroque, floral mannequins.
Thank you so much Lilian for a gorgeous Challenge card, I hope your sore throat has eased a little, I am a strong believer in gargling with salt water, it used to always work when I suffered badly with Mouth Ulcers. I hope you feel better soon xxxx
Three fabulous cards from Lynda for this weeks 'Something Old' challenge, you always come up with such amazing designs Lynda.
No1 Tumbled glass Stormy sky oxide inks
No 2 carved pumpkin & Mustard Seed Oxide inks
No 3 challenge SW Calbria die
Thank you so much Lynda, although I am not sure what happened to the other 59 cards you were making??😉😜 xxxx
Margaret has made two beautiful cards for this weeks challenge, using some older things that I also have and had forgotten about!!
The first is a Stampin Up Stamp, it's retired now and the name escapes me, but seeing Margaret use it reminded me of how much I loved it, it's one of those stamps that creates a fantastic card with just one stamp, you can leave it just as Margaret has without adding colour or you can colour it in, either way it looks stunning.
I think a few of us have a hoard of Anne Marie card from' back in the day' when they like stampin up did everything coordinating. I loved the paper then and still love it now, a simple design that works perfectly.
Thank you so much Margaret for reminding and inspiring me this week xxxx
Such a beautiful Box frame card from Our Maria. The paper/card you have used is absolutely gorgeous Maria.
I wasn't sure what to make for this weeks CC but remembered I got this
die at Ally Pally some time ago and never used so this was my first attempt
to make a frame of kind. Guess you can also put little photos in the frame etc.
Thank you so much Maria for a stunning challenge card xxxx
Michele turned to an old Magazine free die for her 'Something Old' Challenge card, using the classic Black and cream card combo gives a real sophisticated look.
Navy & cream 5 x 5 card. Magazine freebie Die plus gems on it.
Thank you so much Michele, I love your card, that die is amazing xxxx
Now I can't act as shocked and stunned at Sue being on the Challenge card list this week because she has become a regular lately, I have to say I am very impressed!!
Sue has used two lots of old things for her Challenge card, firstly the Gilding Flakes, I think we have all had these in our stash for longer than we card to admit. The stamp is an old magazine freebie, but stamped and then having gilding flakes added over the top gives it a real WOW finish.
A truly amazing card Sue.
Thank you so very much for taking part my lovely xxxx
Val tried something new for her Challenge card this week and the best thing about that is that she had fun while she was 'making a mess' I love the look of your card Val, this would be a great Thank you for a man, which you don't always see.
Here is Val's Description:
My cc is also enclosed. I bought some Inkz spray inks quite a few months ago and they were still in the packet so I thought I'd have a messy hour. It's not really my sort of thing but I enjoyed getting ink on my fingers. I cut out some black letters, tied some twine around the card and added a little star charm. Simple I know but I enjoyed using something I don't usually use.
Thank you so much Val, I am so pleased that you feel a bit more up to crafting, it is good therapy, especially when you make a mess!! xxxx
Well ladies another amazing display of challenge cards, every one is amazing, all completely different, it's been lovely to see some of the old familiar craft products seeing the light of day again.
Thank you so very much to all of you.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Love and Hugs to all of you,