Sunday 5 January 2020

2019 Challenge Card Favourites

Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

My what a treat I have for you today, a wonderful display of some of your favourite cards from 2019,
I have to say that I agree with your choices, you have made some incredibly beautiful cards over the past 12 months!

I have put a few of my favourites above (in no particular order), I enjoyed making every one of them!

So lets see what you have all chosen...….












WOW Ladies, just WOW, you are all so incredibly creative, just look at the different techniques you have all used and how amazing the results are.

It's so hard to chose a favourite, I think that I would have picked the same cards as you have.

Please forgive me for not commenting under each one, there were just too many and this post took long enough without adding descriptions, feel free to add anything in the comments below, I love reading your version of descriptions anyway.

Finally I just want to thank you all for making these cards for the various challenges and events and for allowing me to share them with the crafting world.  I think that you would all be surprised at just how many views we have each day and how far and wide across the world those views are spread, so sharing on the blog really does get your work out there for all to see and so it should, you are all incredibly talented crafters.  I feel blessed to call you my friends xxx

Now lets get on with making the favourites for this years review!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday Ladies,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    WOW-what gorgeous cards.
    Sandra-I don’t blame you for not adding a description under each card, there’s far good many!!

    My anniversary card was made using a free gift from a magazine (Diecutting Essentials), the Male Card was made using a tattered lace Die. The Christmas cards were a die from The Works and the stamped card was from the Card-io class I went on recently.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Oh WOW WOW what a fantastic collection of craftiness and talent. So many beautiful cards and yes SANDRA I agree adding a description under everyone would probably take until next year's review lol.
    I'm also pleased we don't have to pick a fav fav as it would just be impossible.

    Well it's time to start on this year's making.

    It's an at home day today as I really want to try and finish Mrs Christmas so I can get back to paper crafting.

    MARIA we still see Jim's Nephew and Niece on our Saturday morning catch ups. How long for we don't know as Bailie Gray will be 13 the first week in Feb so we make the most of seeing both children when we can.

    The CAFE is OPEN ready and waiting with coffee/tea pots at the ready and lunch today is Roast Beef with jam roly poly for afters.Place your orders please.
    HUGS areon their way to you all with some extras today for Dear Friends who are struggling at the moment.Take care and stay safe xxxx

    1. Hi Janet
      Loved your boxes that were on show yesterday.
      I was wondering why beef was on the menu today. Then realised it was Sunday. Not to sure what day I thought it was but it wasn’t a Sunday that’s for sure.

    2. Hi Sandra and ladies wow a lovely from lot of cards from last years all amazing such talent. I Iost all a comment from this from this morning
      All this. Morning.. So sorry for that Sandra I wanted to say that you are for your hard with the blog. Love you so so much love Lynda xx xx

  3. Wow! Wonderful favourites on display and three of us have used the same range of dies - Paper Cuts Edger dies as one of our choices
    My own favourite favourite is the TL (lady) and MCS one as it was all designed by me Whereas (hands up I am that person) I tend to CASE cards that I’ve seen on Pinterest or on tv adapting them as necessary
    I can just picture CIARA’s face having a spend up Sounds like you all had great fun
    Now my brain has switched off! I wanted to mention you others that are decorating unwell not sleeping etc and names have escaped me! I’ll remember you all after I’ve pressed publish!
    Not much on today - Apart from ironing AND finish a small piece of black crochet that is difficult to see under artificial light
    Take care all xx

  4. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra what gorgeous display of cards, thank you for suggesting
    Brenda sounds as Ciara enjoyed herself, I bet you are tired today take
    Lynda how are you doing? hugs on
    Sending hugs to all love

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies
    What a wonderful selection of cards on display today.
    A fabulous review on display yesterday as well.
    I hope your improving daily Lynda.
    Maria I hope your feeling better.
    I hope the decorating goes well Lilian.
    Roast beef for me please Janet.

  6. Hi ladies and a happy Sunday to you all.
    Oh WOW so many fabulous cards that have been made during last year. I could not choose a favourite because they are all wonderful. Hoping to make a card or two later but first hovering up the needles from the tree that is now packed away until December.
    My oldest best friend from Sweden days got engaged on New years eve so like to make her a special card.
    Sound like Ciara had a great time shopping, hoping tho Brenda you are ok today. Gentle hug
    Lilian, take care. Hope your hands are alright after making the curtains. Hope the weather is better for you all.
    Janet, as usual I'm late for lunch but if any bits left from the roast beef I'd like some please and a nice cup of tea to warm my fingers on. Had a better night but we started to talk so it was probably closer to 3 before we got off.
    Looks like rain in the air so not going out anywhere today so I will go in the kitchen and play for a while. Have a nice day everyone and happy crafting.
    Many warm hugs to you all, Maria xxx

  7. Hi All, very dull again today, roll on spring.

    WOW what a super lot of cards today, you are all so talented.

    Painter coming to start tomorrow, so have to be up early, as I don’t sleep well I usually have a lie in.

    Hope you al have a lovely rest of the day, hugs Lilian.

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What an amazing collection of our favourite cards, I found it really hard to choose, as I said to Sandra my favourite is often the latest one I’ve made, but when scrolling through my pictures this one made me smile, thats why I choose it. The dies are from Sizzix, Tim Holtz - Crazy Birds. I’ve had a lot of fun using this set of dies, gave one a Father Christmas hat, another I made a mortarboard for a graduation card, so useful for every occasion.

    Lillian I echo your comment ‘roll on spring’ I do not like these damp dull days. Hope your painter doesn’t cause to much upheaval.

    I’ve has a very easy day today after the lovely shopping trip yesterday. OH took the Christmas decorations down and striped the tree. I packed everything back into the boxes, all now back in the loft. Quick wiz around with the Gtech, all back to normal now.

    Have a good evening, love and hugs Brenda xxx

  9. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Thank you Sandra for getting to share our favourite cards made this year. As usual I had forgotten to let you know mine but as usual..... again you had already guessed which one was my 1st favourite. You know me so well my lovely xx. I am annoyed with myself as I just cannot remake the dandelion card with the same depth of colour as I am at a loss of how I did it!!! Typical isn’t it. The e f was a freebie but don’t know where from, sorry. I was really pleased with my first Groovi card made for my Dad, the giraffe one was for daughter Gem using an idea from some I saw online. The little rocker card was a SW die cut that was very unusual for me in that I came up with the idea myself and it just worked. Like Karen i normally CASE card ideas from Pinterest in particular - thank you to everyone in the Pinterest world that shares their work as I would be lost without it) The dinosaur one although not a “proper “ card was for grandson Chris ( I used a dinosaur image from a free clip art site and made the “card” up and it is still on their mantle piece as little Chris, Mummy and Daddy all want it to stay on show so I see it every time I walk into their lounge. Why are we all so bad at being able to take a compliment easily I wonder?
    Each and every one of you have made wonderful cards, like Janet I am glad we don’t have to pick just one as it would be so very hard. I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year.
    We have had all of the grands here today with the two big girls sleeping over tonight so it had been hectic but great fun as it always is. I hope you have all had a good day.
    Good luck with the early start tomorrow Lilian! Just keep telling yourself it will be worth it when the decorating is all finished x
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  10. I’m another one who can’t wait until Spring and hopefully drier warmer weather xx