Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
I hope you are all relaxed and enjoying your Sunday, we are having a 'lazy' day today after yesterday's busy day.
It really didn't feel the same in the cat on the way to Farnborough yesterday, we usually have our excited crafty chatter, talking about what we have on our shoppibg lists and what we were all hoping to see, the journey home was the same, we usually have a bit of a 'show and tell ", going through our shopping. I don't think Paul was as excited to see my craft goodies!!
I do hope that everyone that has been feeling rough is starting to feel better.
The craft show itself was smaller than in previous years and not quite as well laid out, I managed to find some things to buy though 😜!
It was so lovely to spend time with Brenda, we saw Brenda (little lamb) too which was lovely, she came and had lunch with us, it was lovely to catch up.
We sat on a table with a lovely bunch of ladies, who we had a lovely chat with, one of them lived in Banbury and one used to live in Witney (it's a small world)! They did say that they would pop onto the blog and say 'hi' ….
'Hello Ladies' if you are looking in, it was lovely to meet you all xxx
Let's look at your incredible cards......
Karen has used a SW Papercuts die for her gorgeous Challenge card, I absolutely love your beautiful design Karen, first of all the colours you have chosen are so lovely, I love your background piece that you created with Masks/stencils. The flowers and cute foliage really lift your card, giving that touch of luxury and turning into a gift, adding a frame to a card makes such a difference too.
"Here’s a cc I’ve just done circles (or mask)-flowers-birthday
Honey Doo mask inked with Picked raspberry Spun sugar and Shaded violet DO
Paper cuts Happy Birthday
SW camellia flowers and a WISH die foliage I wasn’t going to add the extra flowers but I managed to dent the frame! So instead of a butterfly I used flowers to hide it"
Thank you so much Karen for such a beautiful, inspirational card xxx
Michele reached for the older SW dies for this week's TicTacToe Challenge too, I love this card Michele, could be used for Men or Ladies, young or old, I love the colours you have used too.
"Challenge card-Neutrals/birthday/Circles. Sue Wilson striplet Die, Spellbinders deckle edge rectangle Dies for the sentiment, the sentiment Die was a magazine freebie years ago" Thanks so much Michele for a fantastic Challenge card xxx
A lovely Birthday card that works perfectly for this challenge from Brenda, using Scalloped Circle Dies to create the card base itself, then another layer that has that lovely Sweet Poppy stencilled wreath image that Brenda has glittered. Two pretty shades of narrow ribbon adorned with some die cut flowers finish this gorgeous card.
Categories used: Circle/Ribbon/Happy Birthday
Thank you so much Brenda for such a fantastic, inspirational card xxx
Janet, wow, 4 stunning cards, thank you so very much, your cards are amazing, you really work wonders with those Tonic Dies Janet, those cards with the ribbon woven through look so luxurious, I absolutely love the clock face card too, that die could be used for so many occasions and can be used with so many card styles, from pretty floral to vintage.
"Here are my offerings for this week.
My first card is made using Heartfelt Creations dies and I used Flowers/Circles/Window.
My second card is made using Heartfelt Creations die again and this time I used Flowers/Ribbon/Birthday.
My third card is made using Tonic Dies and I used Texture/Ribbon/Circles
My last card is one I made some time ago and again is made using Tonic Dies with Circles/ribbon/Birthday."
Thank you so much Janet for an awesome display of cards xxx
Lilian has created beautiful birthday card for this week's TicTacToe Challenge. That frame is stunning Lilian, I know you used a Mask but did you place the mask directly onto the card and then add the blue ink after? The glittered paste gives both incredible detail and great texture to your card.
Those beautiful birds and flowers embellish it perfectly, the colours work perfectly.
Lilian used Categories: Mask /Flowers/ Happy Birthday
Absolutely lovely card Lilian thank you so much for taking part xxx
Maria used 'Neutral' tones for her Challenge card this week, it's nice to see the older SW cards being used again, i am pretty sure that most of us have them but we never get them out anymore, I feel a Challenge coming on!!!
Maria used Categories: Texture/Neutral/ Happy birthday
Thank you so much Maria for taking part in this week's Challenge, I think your card would be great for a man too, I hope you have started to feel better my lovely xxx
Ladies thank you so much for such a wonderful display of cards, all so different. all so inspirational.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my lovelies,
Love and Hugs to all,