Friday 7 February 2020

Your Next Challenge....

Good Friday Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well, we had a very icy start to the day yesterday, the sun did burn through the fog though, so it was a lovely bright day but very cold.
I am hoping that we will have good driving weather this morning ready for our Journey to Watford, I am really looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it today x

Your Next Challenge

Karen suggested our Challenge this week, it's a really good Challenge, I believe it is certainly something that we can all manage quite easily and you could even make Christmas Cards for this challenge!!
So what is it I hear you ask?????

Karen would like you all to make card or cards making the Sentiment the Main Focus of the card.

I used an old embossing folder that has different 'Birthday' greetings all over it, I used Bermuda Bay card an ink for this card, I stamped my 'Happy Birthday' onto white card, and trimmed it to the same width as the embossed piece, I then die cut and attached two little Border Detail die cuts, cut in the same Bermuda Bay card, it just kind of finishes the sentiment strip and frames the piece.
Framing the sentiment makes it more of a feature too.
To finish I added some clear crystal gems to the dots on that border strip, to give a touch of luxury and then I decided to add a couple of little flowers on the top and  bottom of the sentiment strip.

So I think that it's the Sentiment that draws your eye on this card, do you?

I have some cards in my files from older cards that fit this challenge so I will add them to the Blog tomorrow.

Thanks so much Karen for coming up with a great challenge, I can't wait to see what everyone makes! XXX


I hope that you are all ready for the weekend, what do you all have planned?  Not much going on here, I need to record my video for 'inlovearts' but apart from that we don't have too much on.

I will tell you all about our Watford Meet up tomorrow,

Sending special hugs to Our Lynda, who is now back home, rest my lovely and get well soon XXX

Margaret, special hugs to you too, you will be missed today my lovely XXX

Sending lots of love and hugs to everyone else,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-lovely Card.

    Karen-brilliant challenge for us next week. Perfect for so many occasions!!!

    I’m so glad it’s Friday-it’s been a long, tiring week.

    Hope everyone going to the meet up has a fantastic time.


  2. Oh I do hope you like the challenge ladies Coincidentally I hadn’t been on the blog before “speaking” with SANDRA to see that yesterday’s cards would fit this challenge too
    I am really looking forward to the Watford meet up and hope the roads/trains are ok for everyone I wish all of us could meet up
    So glad you’re home LYNDA Take care xx
    It’s a real shame that MARGARET won’t be there today Take care xx
    Like MICHELE I. am so glad this week is over (not working ) today Yay!) Work really does drain me at times
    Take care all xx

  3. Morning Ladies,

    Enjoy your meet-up in Watford, I expect there will be plenty of chatting and catching up.

    I've read all your remarks about your bad weather over the last couple of days. we have had the most marvellous mild sunny all day weather here in the South West. I needed to change some medicines as was given the wrong aspirin, took time whilst in town to pick up some bargains from Home Bargains and saw a young teenager sauntering over the bridge with shorts and t-shirt on. I still have my thinner fleece tops on lol Today is back to the grey blanket clouds, not a sign of the sun but it could brighten up later.

    Gurt big hugs to Lynda, glad to read yo are back home.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Love today’s card and a great challenge for this week. I am planning to make a C.......s card each week so watch this space!
    Lynda, I’m so glad you are home again. Please take extra care of yourself. Big hugs to you and Terry xx
    Mum, hope you got a good nights sleep. We will missing you today but I have your hugs ready to pass on. See you tomorrow. Love you xx
    We are getting closer to Watford so will say goodbye. Have a good day whatever you do. Love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    I arrived home about five minutes ago so I’m safe and warm, John has just give me a glass of the white stuff and he’s gone over the road to pick up a Chinese so that’s me for today finished. It’s been a lovely day spending time with you ladies, For those who were not able to come we did think of you all, but I’m sure Sandra will say the same in the morning. MARGARET we did miss you and were thinking about you XX also LYNDA hope you are progressing well now you’re back at home XX
    A lovely new challenge suggested by Karen for next week I will get my thinking cap on ๐Ÿงข๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‘‘ (which one suits me?)
    Hope you all have a lovely weekend, mine has certainly started off well after the lovely day I’ve had today.
    Love and hugs to everyone Brenda XXX

  6. Hello ladies from a very happy me who have had a super duper day with with some of you in Watford today and like the others say ,everyone else you were all in our thoughts.
    Margaret- thanks for the hugs through Sue. Missed you Mamma, many hugs back.
    Hope the journey back home for you Sandra,Paul,Pat and Sue was ok and no delays.
    Lynda- glad you back home. Hope to hear from you soon and to see you back with us in the cafe'. Hugs for you and Terry.
    Lilian- hope you had a nice day in the South. The sun was out all day here today and it was clear and cold. We will meet one day !
    Brenda - good to see you back home alright. Have a lovely weekend.
    Thank you Karen for the interesting challenge for next week. You say easy, I say...........Lol. It was lovely to see you today. Still not sure about Stevenage but will contact you if I go.
    Where did the evening go ? Is it nearly full moon ? Must be close......Sleep well everyone. Love and hugs, Maria xxx