Monday 27 January 2020

Part 1 of my 2nd Challenge card set

Good Monday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well and relaxed after the weekend, ours flew as usual, we really didn't do very much at all apart from little jobs around the house, we did shopping etc on Saturday and Sunday we pottered around in the morning then I went into the craft room in the afternoon and Paul sat and did his accounts.
We then went into the kitchen to figure out how to cook Beef stew in our new Ninja Foodi, (slow cooker/pressure cooker) thing.  Oh what fun!! I have had an old fashioned Pressure cooker for some years but I just couldn't get on with it, it was one that had a weight thing on the top, I used to frighten the life out of me, this new one does all the thinking for you and tells you what to do, it also won't go under pressure if there isn't enough water etc, watch this space, I will let you know how we get on!!

Today's card is the first of two cards that I made using this stamp set, I really like the set, I bought it a while ago from Ebay I think, it's a Stampin Up! set called Serene Silhouettes.
For this particular card I took a stamp from one of my background stamp sets and created the shaded area behind the tree, I then inked up the tree with Versafine Black ink and stamped the tree and sentiment.
To finish the card I matted on to Black card and then placed that onto a white base card.
Super simple but quite effective I think.
Tomorrow's version has a little more colour!!

Today I am going to sit and make the cards using the dies that Inlovearts sent me, I just haven't had any inspiration to use them so far, let's hope I have some today.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Gorgeous card Sandra, looking forward to seeing the second one.

    I finally managed to get into my craft room and actually made 2 cards!

    The weather improved after lunch so we did end up going for a walk-seems a shame not to when the weather is fine.

    I’ll not get chance to pop in tomorrow morning as I need to be at the Hospital by 7:45. I’ll try to pop in later in the day.


    1. Will be thinking of you,good luck for tomorrow xx

    2. Take care Hope it all goes OK xxx

  2. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. A lovely monochrome card today. I’m looking forward to seeing the second one tomorrow my lovely xx
    All of the challenge cards are great and I must say that Maria’s genius use of the fruit net makes a lovely mask. I will try to remember that idea.
    Michele, I hope all goes well today x
    A usual Monday with the girls for us today. Hope you all have a good day. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

    1. Hope you alright and will have fun time with the girls. Hope Mum and Pop were ok over the weekend and Mum getting better from her infection. Take care xx

  3. Morning ladies,

    Wow! love this card today Sandra, especially the ethereal background.

    Lost without my car, her MOT showed up a few faults that needed rectifying before MOT can be issued. Hopefully tomorrow will see the delivery of a new brake fluid pump to complete its recovery. Apparently this is a recorded fault on Corsa's and the new one will come with a replacement guarantee. Mega bill but heyho she is my lifeline now I am back to driving.

    It will soon be half term so chance for Milly-May and me to have some precious crafting time. Plus shopping, plus role playing, plus park plus cooking etc. etc. She certainly keeps me on my feet and I love every minute.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Hi Cheryl
      I hope your car is fixed soon for you. Enjoy your time with Milly May over the half term holidays.

    2. Hope your car soon be road worthy again so you can get around. How old is Milly-May now. I can see you having great fun together. I miss that with someones little one. All the neighbours kids I used to look after sometimes are now grown up. Take care xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A lovely ca d today Sandra. Not much went on here over the weekend either, except for the rain. I could do with some warmer weather. Mind you that’s not going to be for a couple more months yet.

  5. Lovely card SANDRA and am looking forward to seeing tomorrow
    My first attempt at this week’s cc failed miserably So much so I have asked company for a replacement stamp set
    Out dancing tonight but hope to craft after a little snooze and re think what to do re cc
    Had an impromptu visit from daughter and Oscar yesterday which was great fun
    Take care all xx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the cafe' today.
    Very nice card Sandra , looking forward to see the second version. Need some inspiration to get me going.
    Had a nice walk down the lake this morning while it was blue sky and sunshine but now it's gone over and the rain clouds are hanging very low. OH going for eye test so I'm going with to have a look in WHSmith for the crafting mag. Michele reviewed on Saturday.
    If Littlelamb by any chance is looking in I'd like to wish her a Happy Birthday and hope she is having a nice day.
    Many hugs are sent to you all, Maria xxx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Love your card Sandra, looking forward to seeing your second card using the same stamp. xx

    Michele good look for tomorrow, hope you are not kept hanging around to long. xx

    Cheryl, Fingers crossed your car gets sorted and the cost is not to painful. Enjoy half term with Milly-May, I’m sure you will both have a great time together. xx

    Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx

  8. Hello All, terrible rain again today.

    Love the card today, looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s card, given me some ideas for my card.

    Michele hope alls well tomorrow.
    Cheryl hope car gets fixed ok.

    Not much else happening here, hugs to all , Lilian