Sunday 31 March 2019

Your 'Cards For Children ' challenge

Good Morning Ladies, 

I would like to thank our Cheryl for suggesting such a fun challenge this week.
I struggled a little bit for ideas,  I just happened to come across some cute Unicorn cards on Pinterest and decided to have a go at making one, I love how it turned out .
It looks like you ladies had no problem, as you all made some fantastic cards....


Karen's first card is little Oscar's 3rd Birthday card, how can he be coming up to his 3rd Birthday? Where have those years gone, I can vividly remember you anxiously awaiting his arrival! 

"Here’s a cc I made for Oscar 
Not sure about this one as I don’t usually use patterned backgrounds 
I cut Oscar etc on ScanNCut by welding letters together 
The images are from a very old MCS CD-ROM I recoloured the image to get a blue “3” and fussy cut it and decoupaged it onto topper Also has a little bit of glossy accents on flame of candle "

"The paper is an old C&C download 
The other items are from SW stuffed animals and Little Treasures I trimmed off “Welcome” and cut the elephant on the reverse so that it faced outwards"

Thanks Karen for 2 amazing cards, Oscars card is brilliant and i love that Edger die you have used on the second card too. XXX


Michele has dug back in her Archives  for her Challenge card this week, its a fantastic card though.

Michele used (in her words) a 'very very old' Crafts U Print' image  for her Challenge card.  From a distance it looks stitched like a tapestry,  the background is really bright and cheerful too, a fantastic birthday card Michele,  thank you so much for taking part XXX


Cheryl came up with our Challenge theme this week and she has really used it to her advantage, making 5 absolutely amazing cards for Children. 
Two of the cards feature really cute bears, Cheryl has used them so cleverly,  so that you can see both the back and front of the bears.
The first card in Cheryl's line up is a great football card, that any little boy would love.

The next two cards feature cute 'me to  you' type bears,  Cheryl has used matching background papers to compliment the cute bears. 
I think you must have ticked off a good few of your 'children's' birthday cards on your list this week my lovely XXX


Margaret made two cute kids cards for this weeks challenge, the  first card that Margaret has made uses papers from the £1  12×12 paper pad that 'Every cards a pound' its a great pad that has something for everyone! 
Margaret's second card features the cute hedgehog from the Stampin Up 'Hedge Hugs ' stamp set.
Thank you so much for two fabulous challenge cards Margaret XXX 


Janet has shared three completely different cards for our 'cards for Children' challenge. 
There is a card  for both younger and older children,  with the cute pirate for younger and the Vampire character card that are so popular with teens these days, the Vampire theme haa been around for a good  few years. 
Janet's third card is a gorgeous baby girl card, i love this card Janet, such sweet images.
Thank you so much for 3 amazing cards my lovely XXX


Brenda has used an extremely gorgeous image for her Challenge card this week. 
Here is Brenda's Description...
"The image is from a Lilly of the Valley pad I bought the first time I went to Farnborough,
The backing card is Dapper Denim also the stamped edge"

Brenda I love your card, thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX


Val has been busy making cards this week, just look at these three gorgeous cards, all completely different, all would bring a huge smile to any childs face.

The first card  features the most adorable Dinosaur, set upon a gorgeous Dinosaur background,  with that fantastic 'Hello Dude' greeting! 

Val's second card features everyones favourite bear....Winnie the pooh and the adorable Eeyore, who wouldn't smile as they pulled this card from it's envelope!!

Val's third card features one of the Lilli Of the Valley cute little girls,  such a cute little ballerina, val has added a lacy die cut to embellish the card , which works perfectly,  iove your background colour too Val.

Thank you so much for 3 gorgeous cards, I bet your cards just fly off the shelves Val XXX


Maria has also made 3 cards for Cheryl's Children's card challenge. 

Maria's first card is perfect for any little girl, with those cute little ballerinas, set upon a beautiful background and framed with that delicate die cut. 

We loved the Hungry Caterpillar books when our children were small and its just as popular today,  a clever use of circle dies Maria and googly eyes make any card fun.

Maria's  3rd card has a blended ink background and an adorable decoupaged Teddy and ball. Maria your blending is brilliant and I really like how you have coloured your sentiment to match.

Thank you so much for making time to make 3 fantastic cards. XXX 


Lynda has made a fantastic challenge card despite feeling really poorly all week, trying to be creative when you are unwell is so hard, so I really appreciate you making this card Lynda.

Lynda has created a textured background by stamping with a splatter back ground stamp, she has then stamped and coloured one of Tim Holtz 'Crazy Birds' in some vibrant colours that kids would love, there is a computer game that kids love called 'angry birds', the birds look very similar to these ones, so this card would be a hit for any 5 year old.

Thanks again my lovely XXX 

Another amazing display of cards, you ladies are the best! 

I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day, 

Love & hugs to all of you, 



  1. Morning Ladies

    Hope everyone remembered to change their clocks.

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today, so much choice and all amazing.

    The weather looks lovely so our plan is to do some work in the garden after lunch. I am hoping to get a bit more time in my craft room-fingers crossed.


  2. Morning Everyone
    What a wonderful selection of Children's cards. Thank you CHERYL for suggesting the subject.

    I'm not sure what I'm doing today. I saw both my girls together during the week which was lovely so hopefully it will be a quiet one.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual and today's lunch menu is Roast Chicken so place your orders.
    HUGS are on their way to you all. Have a Happy Day whatever you do and don't forget we are now 'on SUMMER TIME'. Well the clocks are lol.xxxx

  3. Happy Mothering Sunday to all our lovely blog ladies,

    What an avalanche of children's cards my challenge has prompted, well done ladies. So much gorgeousness for today of all days.

    I was going out for breakfast/brunch with daughter Giorgina, Jamie and Joshua but Giorgina has forgotten! so no need to rush getting ready until later for a Carvery tea. More crafting on the cards for me today (no pun intended) then.

    However you spend your day with your families, enjoy it to the max.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  4. I should have said Congratulations MICHELE yesterday I wish ai could be a donor but sadly having Type1 diabetes prevents me being able to I really admire those that do donate

  5. Ally Pally will prove interesting this time won’t it LYNDA I am surprised that C&C took them back Afterall they (all of the companies not just CE) left there to go to Hochanda I have heard that some people are going to boycott it this year ... And what about companies like Mei Flowers?
    VAL You reminded me of how much I use to enjoy coffee and walnut cake from M&S - it had to be M&S A rare treat when we were kids BUT nooo to coffee meringue!
    My daughter wil be over later So I will be cooking a Sunday roast with Apple crumble and custard for pudding I’m also going to make blueberry muffins
    Enjoy your day whatever you’re up to
    The cards are amazing this week Thank you CHERYL for a great challenge It really got my grey cells buzzing

  6. Hi ladies,
    Great cards this week and lots of ideas for me to use so thank you.
    Maria just love your caterpillar card. It's so cute. Is it just cutout circles? Hope you're not aching too much today after gardening yesterday.x

    Lynn and Paul are finishing work at 1pm today then picking me up to go out for Sunday lunch. Real miserable day here as rain was forecast and it's certainly doing that with a vengeance.

    BRENDRA The stencil for the cutting board was done on a scan and cut. The all the parts to be etched are taken out of it which is so fiddly and even more fiddly is putting the remaining parts on the board to etch. Quite a few around the room were rather wonky. It was fun to try but once is enough and I won't be taking it up as a new hobby ha ha.xx

    LYNDA hope you're improving daily and you'll be fine for shopping at Ally Pallyx

    LILIAN sending you hugs.x

    Have a lovely day ladies however you're spending it.
    Love Valx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a fantastic display of children’s challenge cards, as ever ladies you are so inspiring.xx
    We are going to daughters in Essex, our other daughter and family will also be there. So a lovely family day for everyone. Ladies what ever you are doing I hope you all have a lovely day. xx

    Best get a wiggle on OH is champing at the bit to get going.
    Love Brenda xxx

  8. Margaret Palmer31 March 2019 at 11:32

    Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra sorry I didn't comment yesterday, sounds as if you were having a busy day, well done to Lucy on passing her driving test & getting her car. No more watching clock for Paul having to fetch & carry. Hope you have a lovely meal out & get
    Val your etching is marvellous well
    Michele well done on your review this
    Cheryl thank you for suggesting this challenge, all the cards are brilliant. Hope you enjoy your
    Lynda hope you are feeling better, see you next weekend. Hugs are on the way to you
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  9. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I hope all Mums are being spoilt today. It’s a shame that we haven’t got the same beautiful sun and blue skies we have had for the last few days though. It has turned quite chilly again here sadly. BUT we are now on summer time so lots more daylight.....😄
    My last comments have been whizzed away into cyber space so will say again how I loved your glass etching VAL. You did a fabulous job. Both Mum and I have spent many an hour “weeding” out the surplus vinyl for signs that Chris made for many years. Tiny letters were a nightmare! I too wish we had a chance to try different crafts locally. I hope you don’t get too wet going out for lunch today x
    SANDRA, I hope Lucy enjoys her first little car. It does give you and Saul much more freedom, but it also means a bit of stress if you’re like me as we can’t help but worry when they drive off on their own, just another new phase in life though isn’t it. I hope you have a lovely dinner together my lovely xx
    Today’s children’s cards are all wonderful. I will be using some of your great ideas if I may ladies. MARIA your caterpillar in particular is a great idea, so simple to make but looks fantastic. I hope you’re not in too much extra pain today after gardening yesterday x
    My favourite cake???? It’s hard to choose just one but probably between Mums lemon drizzle cake and a raspberry and lemon tartlet from Sainsbury’s that Sandra and I tried for the first time on Wednesday. It was delicious, and I didn’t suffer too much from the amount of lemon init luckily so will definitely be having them again.
    LYNDA I’m sending you big very gentle hugs. I hope you have a good day and your pulled back isn’t so painful today x
    I’m having a lovely lazy day today staying inside in the warm. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  10. Hi Ladies.
    Hope you all have a lovely day.
    Son bought me some beautiful flowers and a lovely card and we are having a nice Chinese tonight.
    More wonderful cards for this weeks challenge, thank you to Cheryl for coming up with that.
    Val- yes I just cut out some circles for the caterpillar. So easy to do but really got the idea from pinterest :>) and Sue- use it freely. I have been fine today from the worse aches but I have taken some extra pills so head is in a cloud. Did two washings and have hanged it out so time to take it in.
    Enjoy your meals tonight everyone. Many hugs to you all, Maria xxx