I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend and that the weather has been kind to you, we did have a break in the torrential rain thankfully, the river has once again burst its banks, as a result of the rain we had last week, it's odd to see the fields flowing along side the river, I dread to think how it affects the farmers crops and the condition of the soil, the swans were loving it though, they looked like they were having fun floating around the hay bales!!
Lynda messaged me to say that she has had four pints of blood and IV antibiotics, bless her she is feeling very downhearted, she asked me to pray for her, it just breaks my heart, so if you can say a quick prayer for our lovely friend xxx
Let's get to your lovely cards...….
Brenda has been trying out some new embossing folders this week and the cards that she made are beautifully 'Clean & Simple', perfect for this weeks Challenge.
The first card uses a 'Cut & Emboss' folder from Hobbycraft, it's fantastic E Folder, I can see that beibg used loads. Brenda has embossed a pretty yellow card and added a die cut butterfly for embellishment.
Brenda's second card uses a Embossing folder (also from Hobbycraft), this one is brilliant as it creates the whole card front for you, perfect for thode no 'mojo' days that we all suffer from from time to time! The beauty of it being that all you have to think about is the embellishment!!
Brenda has used some delicate little flowers arranged beautifully with a narrow ribbon bow, simply exquisite Brenda !!
Thank you so much for taking part xxx
Janet has shared 3 fantastic cards for this weeks Challenge, now Janet's cards are always really luxurious with ribbon and pearls etc so I knew that this theme would really be a 'Challenge ' her! Having said that, Janet has (as always) smashed the Challenge, I love all three of your cards my lovely.
I love the dies that you have used to create both of the black and white cards and the 'art deco'' style looking corner punch you have used, it really draws your eye in to that lovely image.
Thank you so much for taking part xxx
Wow Maria I love all three of your cards, the first one with acetate and snowflakes is stunning.
The second card with that gorgeous snowman is adorable and I love the simplicity of your design. The sparkly snow on those snowballs is just a genius touch.
Your third card is amazing, i love any music score background, so clever using it behind the carol singers, adding the ivy is the perfect finishing touch.
Thank you so much for 3 very inspirational cards Maria xxx
Karen has made 3 incredible 'Clean & Simple' Christmas cards for our Challenge this week.
The first two look completely different although they both use the same die, they both work brilliantly, I have to say that that 'Eternal' Embossing Folder from Sue Wilson had always been one of my favourites, it works for every occasion and any gender, it certainly is the perfect backdrop for your Christmas card Karen.
The second card used that same 'Noel' die cut but this time on a Kraft Card background, perfectly 'Clean & Simple' Karen.
Karen's third card uses the SW Paper Cuts Edger die 'Merry Christmas', Karen has simply die cut it on an angle using some incredible paper, I love all of those angles in that paper, I have never seen anything like that before, it gives the illusion of a rocky background.
Thank you so much Karen for 3 fantastic Challenge cards xxx
Lilian is like Janet and finds 'Clean & Simple' a real 'Challenge!! (Lilian's words).
Just look how amazing Lilian's clean and simple card is !! I do love that sentiment die, I believe it's one of Crafters Companion's older dies, that beautiful embossed border that you have teamed it with works perfectly, the detail that you would easily overlook but makes the world of difference is those embossed lines that frame the sentiment, it just looks amazing.
Thank you so much Lilian for taking part in this weeks challenge xxx
Michele's 'Clean and Simple' Challenge card was a request from a friend, I think you are brilliant for coming up with such a Funny sentiment Michele, it's not your 'Traditional' Christmas card but will certainly be perfect for someone.
I love your design Michele, you are just genius to have come up with such a brilliant design.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely. xxx
Now Lynda would have given anything to be taking part in this weeks challenge, so I searched through my 'Lynda' folder to find cards from our last 'Simple' challenge and found these two fantastic cards!
Both cards are made using Stampin' Up! stamps, Delightful Dahlia and Very Vintage, both stamped in a lovely shade of Blue.
They are both amazing 'Clean and Simple' cards Lynda, I hope you like having another look at them, looking forward to having you taking part in the challenges again very soon my lovely xxx
What a stunning display Ladies, you smashed this challenge, your cards are all completely different and all amazing.
Thank you all so very much xxx
I hope that you enjoy whats left of the weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,