Tuesday 11 February 2020

Some Challenge Inspirations

Good Morning Ladies,

Well the wind didn't ease off on Sunday evening, it continued through the day yesterday, bringing with it torrential rain, hail stones and sleet.  There were lots of trees and branches down around the area, the roads were flooded too, I just think they couldn't cope with that amount of water at once.
I believe it is supposed to ease to around 46 mph today with more rain! 
Parts of the roof had blown off of Paul's building at work, the insulation was all over the place, which is a real 'no no' on an airfield. (the building is only about 5 years old)!  They decided it was too dangerous to leave the building during the afternoon as sheets of metal were flying off the roof, they ended up having to leave in small groups, being escorted. All a bit of a drama but he got home safe which is all that matters to me.  

I had a very productive afternoon in my craft room, making three cards to finish the dies I received from 'Inlovearts', so I will film that Video for YouTube in the morning, I am so relieved that they are done.

Today I am sharing the inspiration that I said I would post on Saturday's Blog (but I forgot, probably as I was still buzzing from our day at Watford). 
So here they are....

The first card is an Eclipse card and would work well for this challenge.

The second card is a simple Embossed background with ink dragged across it to highlight the embossing, stamping the sentiment in black really makes it stand out from the background.

The third and fourth card both use a large die cut sentiment, adding the die cut to a contrasting coloured background always makes it the focal point.

I hope that they help any of you that may be struggling with the challenge.

I hope that you all stay safe from these continued high winds and rain.

Sending love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-some great inspiration for us, they’re all lovely cards.

    Quick visit as I’m off out even earlier than normal as I have to go to the other hospital sit for a meeting this morning.

    I’d rather not be driving further as we still have winds of 60-65mph here and I hate it. I’ve spent most of the night awake listening to the winds. I’m just glad that hubby isn’t away this week.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Some interesting samples for us this morning.

    We are still being battered with gale force winds and rain. It's K&N this afternoon so I have to face the outside world.I'm hoping the winds may have dropped.I'll be thankful if they just ease off.

    The CAFE is OPEN ready and waiting for you to drop in for a chat and a cuppa.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.Please take care and say safe xxxx

  3. Hi everyone.
    Lovely cards to inspire us for this weeks cc Sandra.
    If you going out ladies, please do take care !
    The wind and neighbours have left me so tired today but have done some swearword as we got SIL and her husband coming to us tomorrow so now going for a short snooze but then later this afternoon hope to make a start on a cc, fingers crossed.
    Hugs are flying to you all and extras for our missing friends . Take care xxx

  4. Afternoon all
    Although it is still very windy here but we have gorgeous sunshine So those of you with horrible weather- stay safe
    We didn’t have any heating at work yesterday It was freezing and we all expected it to be fixed for today But no! It hadn’t and felt even colder today But not cold enough to send us home! I am so glad PAUL got home safely
    I am home alone this evening I need to make a couple of cards whilst it’s daylight and then settle to carry on crocheting a Quokka!
    Take care all xxx

    1. I’m sorry SANDRA I meant to say how lovely your cards are Great examples of making the sentiment the focal point

  5. Hi Sandra I'm unable to send emai can you send me one to see if I get yours thanks xx

  6. Hi Sanda & ladies
    Lovely cards today. As yesterday it’s very windy & cold, although we’ve had no rain yet. It was a surprise to see Paul at home today. I usually leave Sandra’s around 4.00pm as I know that it’s a bind when you can’t get on and do dinner if you have company. It’s makes cooking and clearing up so much later. So I usually miss Paul, I expect we miss each other on the road. I was finishing off the cards I did at the class in Redditch and Sanda was making a Groovi card. I finished the colouring on 2 pieces and just have picot cutting to do on one, put them together and I will have finished them.
    Stay safe out there everyone,

  7. Hello All, what weather we are having, huge hail, heavy rain and sleet, not a bit like Cornwall at all, lost one side of greenhouse, but more wind at the weekend.

    Sandra lovely cards today, you are so inspiring, wish I could get my mojo.

    R away today and tomorrow ,so am hoping to get my room sorted, then will start this weeks card. Hugs to all Lilian