Sunday, 22 September 2019

Your TicTacToe Challenge Cards

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Wow this week has absolutely flown by, so much has happened with Sophie starting University and having a car accident, then Mum got a Bionic leg (well it has metal in it), the proper name for her break was Neck of Femur Fracture. She seems to be recovering well and enjoying the attention.

You have made some stunning cards for this weeks challenge, so I will get straight on with sharing them......


Janet has made some absolutely amazing projects for the this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, showing that you can make lots of different projects other the cards for the challenges.

Janet's Description......

''My first is a traditional birthday card. I used Vellum which has Gold embossed swirls on it. I then used stamps from this ,month's Creative Stamping mag for the leaves and the sentiment. I coloured the leaves etc using spectrum noir pens.
This meets the needs of this week's TicTacToe- Vellum/ribbon/thanks/leaves/gold..

My second offering this week is a small envelope containing a little pocket book which I covered in Vellum which has gold roses printed on it. I embellished the front of the book with silver leaves and finished this off with a ribbon bow and a small paperflower. The envelope has leaf flourishes and a sentiment of 'Thanks.
This meets this week's TicTacToe- vellum/ribbon/thanks/gold/leaves/

To finish I covered a box using the same gold rose vellum.I used gold ribbon around the edges of the lid.The box lid has a silver glitter flower to finish off.
This meets this week's Tictactoe - vellum/ribbon/glitter.''

Thank you so much Janet for such a stunning range of projects XXX

Lilian has made an absolutely stunning card for this week's TicTacToe Challenge. 
Your colouring has bought those die cut flowers to life Lilian, they look so realistic.  The shading on your background really draws your eye into the focal point of your card.  Sometimes using Glitter card as a mat/layer can draw the eye away but not with this card.
I would love to sit and watch your creative process. 
Thank you so very much Lilian, you must have been both physically and mentally drained after a full day in hospital, so I really do appreciate the effort you have made to make your Challenge card. XXX 


Michele has made two gorgeous. Autumnal cards, I love that embossing folder and the die!

Michele's Description....

''2 very quick/simple challenge cards from me. Gold/thanks/dry Embossing and dry Embossing/glitter/leaves. The rich gold card is glittery. The 3rd picture is the magazine freebie I used to make the cards. It was from the August issue of Papercraft Essentials.''

Thank you so much Michele for 2 gorgeous Challenge cards XXX


Oh WOW Karen, I absolutely love your challenge cards for this week's TicTacToe, you have shown how easily this particular grid could be used for both Christmas and other occasion cards.
I love how detailed and sparkly your cards are, I might just have to but that Christmas die, purely because I love those deer and I love that card you have made, the photo just doesn't do it justice, so zoom in ladies and check out the sparkle!

I will add Karen's descriptions below.....

Card 1 :  Here’s a cc for you
Glitter-Leaves-Die cut This is the first time ever I have used black glitter (Nuvo) The coppery gold was given to me Don’t know name. I quite liked it before I put JL butterfly on too!

Card 2:  I’ve just finished this cc Gold-Glitter-Die cut
I am really thrilled with the background It was a technique shown by Jenny McGuire where you “trap” glitter etc in a laminating pouch! Dead easy (I could do it!) The stars are leftovers from Milestone confetti and the glitter is CS Holographic Sea Spray  Glitterbitz backed onto navy card Frame cut on ScanNCut.

Thank you so much karen for two stunning, inspirational cards XXX


Two fantastic cards by Lynda that work perfectly for this Challenge...

Card  1:  Gold/Die Cut/Embossing.  Using 'Lovely as a Tree Stamp set and Star Of Light,  (Both SU) the stamps are used to create a lovely scene, a die cut gold frame finishes the card.

Card 2: This is a card that Lynda made for lovely CU's Birthday,  using Categories: Heat Emboss/Die Cut/Gold . I love how you have used the brick effect background and stamped the train on a die cut circle to create the look of the train coming out of the tunnel.  Brilliant card Lynda !!

Thanks so much for 2 amazing cardsXXX

Some absolutely stunning card on this weeks display, we have had some really different projects this week, they have all been amazing!
Thank you all so much xxxx

We were pottering around in the garden most of the day, the weather was beautiful all day, you would never have guessed it was mid September!

I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today, all lovely & all different.

    We didn’t go to visit my Father in Law yesterday-we spent the afternoon working in the garden. The weather was absolutely glorious and we managed to get a kit done. I’m paying fir it this morning though! We have rain today-in have we have rain forecast for the next 8 days. Once I’ve done the homework I’m hoping to get into my craft room & play.


  2. Morning Everyone
    OHHHH what a beautiful selection of Challenge Cards this week. Everyone so very different.

    Well I managed to get my hair cut yesterday morning. I popped into a hairdressers in Meadowhall and asked if I could have my hair cut. The young lady said of course and they would be a fast as possibl getting to me. I only waited around fifteen minutes and was escorted to a chair.The lady who cut it was really lovely and said she would follow the cut shape and she did. I feel so much better hair wise and will go back if needs be.

    I want to pop down to the Range this morning as there's one or two bits I need for my next visit to Marigny.We're hoping to get a 2/3 weeks before the dreaded 31st Oct.

    The CAFE is OPEN and lunch menu is Roast Chicken with fruit flan for afters. Place your orders.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.Take care and stay safe xxxx

  3. Amazing cards ladies I so look forward to a) taking part in the challenges and b) seeing everyone’s projects
    I enjoyed meeting up with my friend yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed spending time swapping ideas about knitting and crochet
    I went to WH Smith and they did not have one craft magazine They had one sewing and one knitting magazine! I am going to have to start buying them online if I fancy one
    Weather dry but a lot duller than yesterday Nothing much on the cards except catching up on some shows I’ve recorded whilst I do the ironing Talking of tv Strictly is back Yay!
    Take care all xx

  4. Morning ladies
    Some Gorgeous cc on show this morning, love them all.
    Yesterdays Card from Janet was great and glad you found a new hairdresser. Have fun at the Range this morning.
    Happy birthday Terry, hugs from me :) Love the card Lynda for him and the box and card for D & S was lovely. Hope you all have a nice day and any pain will stop you to enjoy it.
    Thanks Michele for the mag review and telling me to look in to Christina.
    I had a bad day and didn't do much at all and I'm sorry for not sending in my cc but forgot.
    Mum waiting for results from doctor, SIL is in great pain and can't eat or sleep. I wish I could take their pain away, hate feeling so useless.
    It's raining so think I go back to bed and hopefully it stops later so we can have a little walk somewhere.
    Many hugs to you all, Maria xx

  5. Morning ladies,

    WOW! what a wonderful of lusciousness to feast my eyes upon this morning. I believe you may have outdone your selves this week, well done.
    Mine is still in the No Mojoland lol

    After soring out what I don't use anymore in my craft room to make way for another interest, I am in the process this morning of adding the items to A4 clear plastic wallets to add to my Secret Santa bags for this year's Cannington Christmas. The children enjoyed them last year as it gave them a chance to try 'adult crafting' instead of the usual children's craft bags on sale in many shopping outlets.
    Milly-May enjoys her crafting with me and loves trying out new techniques that means she is not using 'baby stuff' but 'big girl stuff' now she's a 'big girl at school'. The cold glue gun I think will become a favourite of hers, she loves watching the glue trickle out and then adding glitter, micro beads, buttons etc.

    Hope you are all well and enjoying the first flushes of Autumn. I can see the Oak leaves gradually turning golden and other shrubs slowly shedding their summer glories.
    It was wonderful to wake up hearing the first patter of raindrops on the windows then a steady downpour of life giving rain.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  6. Hello All, wet and cold yesterday, showers today, and still chilly.

    Lovely selection of cards again today.

    Feeling a bit better today, although my burns from the electric shocks are still tender, also am allergic to adhesive on the pads so that hasn’t helped. Was hoping I’d feel better straight away, but seems not.

    Not doing much, cutting out fabric for a patch work quilt, not tried a big one before, so a lot of cutting.
    Wishing you all lots of hugs Lilian

  7. Hi Sandra & ladies
    This is the third comment this one I'm doing on my IPad. The two I did earlier on my phone.they disappeared every time I clicked publish.After a glorious Sunny day but today it's pouring down.. so that's put's pay to going for a walk.
    Wow a fabulous array of Challenge cards. Janet think more boards are needed for blog for extra cards please.its lovely open up on Sundays .
    Party went well we got their early they had loads cards mine was in front lol.
    We left at 9.30 pm
    Lisa went just after us so got home at10.30pm late enough for me I had a lot of pain yesterday a bad couple of days with flair up.
    Lower back playing up today.
    Terry's birthday today but not doing any thing.we went out Friday & he got himself some nice holiday cloths.
    We had flu jab yesterday we booked in then she could Terry back & said do you want the Shingles jab as well he said no I don't one jab is enough i said do I get one she said no your too young 😂😂
    Hug's all round Love Lynda xx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What an inspiring display of Challenge cards today. Love all of them.

    LYNDA Wish Terry a Happy Birthday, sorry its a bit late in the day. Pleased you enjoyed the engagement party. xx

    LILLIAN I hope you are starting to feel better after your cardio version. Take care don’t go overdoing things. xx

    Think I had better call it a day - started this comment around 8.30 then fell asleep, Good night, sleep well, Love Brenda xxx