Sunday, 6 October 2019

Your 'Things With Wings' Challenge cards

Good Morning Ladies, 

You have all made some amazing cards for our 'Things With Wings' Challenge,  so without further delay, here we go.........


Lynda has been doing what she does best for this weeks Challenge, making amazing backgrounds!
Lynda's Description:

"That special touch mask Dasie used DS oxide Mustard sead, carved pumpkin. then stamped SU flower stamp Bee's & dragonflies

Second one Blended card with blue yellow red butterflies JW.
SW someone special"
Thanks Lynda for two amazing cards,  try and take it easy today my lovely and stay sitting down, feet up! XXX


Maria has covered all occasions with her Challenge cards, using Angels, Planes & Butterflies for her 'Wings' 

Card 1: Maria has used one of Sue Wilson's Angels as the main focus of thd card, die cutting her in Gold which works perfectly with the cream background,  that has been embossed with snowflakes,  the embellishment Maria has used is Sue Wilson Poinsettia which is placed beside the sentiment on a die cut banner.

Card 2:  A perfect 'Man' card, Maria had used a RAF Harrier Jet Decoupaged topper as the main focus for this card,  using mats of blue card for the background,  a great card for Men.

Card 3:  Maria had used an absolutely stunning topper featuring pretty vases of flowers with butterflies flying around them. A beautiful card Maria. 
Thank you so much for taking part and making 3 fantastic cards, I hope you enjoy your few days away xxx

Michele has gone for a Butterfly for her Challenge card, cleverly using it as a base for the sentiment. 
The card was made using one of the lovely  'Apple Blossom ' dies, that we all love, I like them as they make such a quick card but you can also really dress them up to make them into a really special occasion card.
Michele has used the matching dies to create that pretty lace edged border and added the pretty butterflies. 
Thank you so much for such a pretty card Michele XXX 


Pat's 'Things with Wings' card features a lovely Robin. It is of course a lovely 'Groovi'  card.
I love the Robin Pat,  you have coloured him perfectly, I love that you have included his 'footprints ' as it gives a fun element to the card, he looks like he is eyeing up those Holly Berries. 
Layering onto the Red background works really well too.
Thanks Pat for sharing such a lovely card XXX


Lilian has made a beautiful  'Just a Note' card for this weeks Challenge .  As always with Lilian's card  every part of the card is perfect,  the blue section of the card actually looks like linen,  I am guessing it's a stamp, upon which Lilian has placed the beautifully stamped and coloured Bird, the foliage and berries really stand out from the background. Your card looks like a pretty Mixed Media card, I love the look Lilian,  thank you so much for taking part, despite feeling under the weather  XXX 


Janet, how you managed to fit in time to make two amazing Challenge cards with everything else you have had to do this week, but you did and they are both stunning!
Janet's Description:

"My First card is made using a Tonic Edger die and the butterflies are also Tonic. The sentiment is Crafter's Companion.
"My second card is also made using Tonic Dies 'Wings and Things' decorated with stones and sequins from my stash box. I highlighted the Fairy's shoes and skirt. The sentiment is also Tonic from the same set (I think)."

Thank you Janet, Bon Voyage!!! Enjoy your  break in paradise ! XXX 


Brenda has used Butterflies for her 'Wings' for this week's Challenge, such a beautiful card! 
Brenda's Description:
"Yes it’s a Butterfly!  I have had the Crafters Companion EF for ages, I think it was one of the early Cut and Emboss folders. I ran my card in the EF through my machine, added some mounting foam to the back and stuck it to my card, then I put in scraps of card just where the butterflies are, cut them out then attached these on top of the butterflies on my card just for a little more interest, added a sentiment and a few flowers - job done! "

I love everything about your card Brenda, thank you so much for taking part XXX


Karen managed to squeeze in making 3 Challenge cards featuring 'Things With Wings', I love them all, my favourite is definitely the 3rd card with its 'Wobbly Birds' !!

Karen's Description:

Hearts and Roses digikit cut on ScanNCut and I’ve used CS  Diamond Sprinkles (I know it doesn’t really show)

Second one a Serif background and embellishment from Serif ‘Tis the Season
The sentiment is a die cut from a magazine freebie I edged the background with CS Iced Snow

Serif ‘Tis the Season I used DO around card blank and spritzed with water I fussy cut the birds again and mounted them onto a zigzag of acetate When you hold the card they wobble as if they are shivering.

Thank you so much Karen for finding time to make 3 incredible cards, I really appreciate it XXX


Michele has been having a bit of a Die De-Stash, if any of you would like to see what dies are being sold, let Michele know and she will email you!

Ladies you are all amazing thank you so much for going to so much trouble to take part in these challenges each week, despite what is going on in your lives. Thank you so very much, I love 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.

    SUE & PAT-I think the problem you’re having is trying to log in via Google. I had the same issue & had to log in using Google Chrome and there’s no problem. In fact, any blogs I view via Bloglovin come up with message saying “not secure “ and I’m not logged in so I can’t comment. Hope this solves your problem.

    Karen-Don’t laugh but my two most memorable moments from. Singapore are...the subway system (it’s amazing-clean, excellent value and in some stations it’s 5 levels) and the Airport...there’s a Tropical Garden within the airport which is absolutely stunning and most of it is free. The airport is set over 6 levels and has a awesome amount of shops.

    Had a lovely lazy day yesterday-popped into the village then stayed at home all day. Managed to get some washing dry so now there’s an ironing mountain.
    My plan is to slowly de-stash my craft room so I can re-organise everything. I didn’t get very far yesterday but it was enjoyable.


    1. Haha I know exactly what you mean It’s things like that that give a lasting impression
      For instance The little things in NY that “got” me was walking down a street and you can actually see the Subway trains through the grates on the path It was a bit like the Marilyn Munro’s moment when a train roared through underneath you

  2. Morning all First I just want to say thank you for you lovely comments yesterday on the craft ladies makes Some of them hated the colour combination but still went for it The monster is going to sit on my desk to encourage me to be more bold
    Fabulous cards today ladies You inspire me sooo much I love that EF you used BRENDA I have a few EF’s and forget to use them You’ve prompted me to get them out of the drawer
    I hope you are recovering from your fall LYNDA and are feeling less sore
    And how are you LILIAN enjoying seeing the family
    OH is still in bed (obviously!) and we don’t have much planned today The weather is cold and wet too So I’d like to stay in the warm and slob in front of the television with my crochet!
    Enjoy your Sunday and Take care xx
    PS I have logged on via GOOGLE CHROME and it has done the trick for me You can create bookmarks so you don’t have to keep typing in the search bar for regular sites you visit

  3. Pat's Comment:

    Hi Sandra & Ladies.
    Such lovely stunning cards today. Each one is gorgeous. I’d forgotten I’d sent you this one Sandra. Seeing Karen springy birds reminded me I need to finish my springy bees 🐝 card I started awhile ago. I’d finished it all bar attaching the bees. I think I’d started it at your house Sandra quite awhile ago.
    Gentle hugs to all who need one today. Extra hugs for Lynda & Lilian.

  4. Good morning Sandra and ladies
    WOW some amazing cc today. Bit disappointed with mine as showing quite dark than in real life..
    BRENDA I was going to use that Embossing Folder but couldn't find it.
    Pat thank you for Hug's I'm in pain today in lower back fibromyalgia not helping either.
    It hammering down so won't be leaving house?
    Love & Hug's Lynda xx

    1. LYNDA that’s the story of my life. I ‘try’ to keep same type of things together and storage boxes marked with the contents but I’m sure the gremlins go into my room when I’m not there and move things about !!🤥

  5. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra lovely lot of cc, I was hoping to join but my phone will not charge so I am waiting for virgin to sort it out, I do feel cut of without
    Lovely lot of cards you have all
    Lynda hope you are in less pain soon, hugs on
    Café open no roast dinner today, fruit cake in cabinet, please come & join us.
    Sending hugs to all love

    1. Thank you Margaret CU has given me orders to sit down & rest.
      So haven't done anything.i think someone has a effigy doll & sticking pins in it when I go in the bathroom.🤣🤣🤗

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a lovely selection of challenge cards all so different and truly inspiring.

    JANET If you get the chance to look in I hope your journey is going well. XX

    LYNDA I hope you are recovering after your fall, do take care. XX

    MARGARET It’s amazing how we have got used to having our mobiles to hand. We feel lost without them, I hope for your sake Virgin sort yours out soon. We had a conversation with our granddaughter a while ago explaining that we never had mobiles when we were her age, she couldn’t comprehend how we managed!!! XX

    Sorry to hear so many of you are having a wet day, we have had a few dull spells but mostly sunny with a light breeze, in fact I had two machines loads of washing on the line and it’s all dry. Hope your weather improves soon.

    Take care everyone, love Brenda XXX

    1. Thank you Brenda I have had orders to sit & rest or 🚑🤣 xx
      Hug's xx

  7. Hello All, terrible rain this morning , bu fine this afternoon.

    Family gone back on the train, time goes by too quickly.

    Loved all the crafts yesterday, and the cards today are really all lovely and so different.

    Well off to put away the best china and glasses.
    Lynda do hope you will soon feel better, think back pain is the worst.
    Hugs to all Lilian

    1. Thank you so much Lilian. Yes the trouble is when I fell the other week on my back &this fall again on my quite painful.
      I hope your on the mend Lilian. How did hospital go.
      Hug's Lynda xx

  8. I’ve loaded google chrome and am trying to comment.

  9. Wow it worked. Thanks Michele. Let’s hope I can remember to go through chrome tomorrow.