Sunday, 22 March 2020

Your TicTacToe Challenge Cards

Good Morning Ladies,

Sending love and hugs to all of you on this very special day xxxx

I hope that you are all ok and coping with all of the added stress that this awful situation has bought us, there are so many things to worry about, it seems to dominate every part of your day
It's shocking to see on the news that people are still continuing to ignore the call to stay at home, there were scenes of people eating ice creams  in Battersea Park, nobody observing the distancing recommendations.  I wonder how long before the Government issues orders to make you stay at home similar to what they have done in Italy.  The scenes from their hospitals yesterday were heartbreaking.  I also think that the National Medical Director hit the nail on the head when he said that ''People Should be Ashamed of themselves for stockpiling food'', if it carries on I honestly think that we will be having to have 'Ration Books'. The irritating thing is that they keep saying that there is no shortage of supply of food , it's simply people's greed that is causing the shortage.
I spoke to both of my sisters yesterday and Emily now has 5 cases of the Virus at her hospital, there were none on wednesday so thats a sharp rise, she now won't go anywhere near Mum just in case.
Claire is SENCO at the local primary school, they are now working through all holidays and Bank holidays to look after vulnerable children and those of Frontline workers, they are just doing more learning through play than anything else. She is dropping off whatever essentials she  can to mum but is also worried about passing the virus on to her.

Let's have a look at what you have been making......


Three amazing Challenge cards from our Brenda for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Brenda your cards are so lovely, that first card is so pretty, I love the die cut border of the second card and the butterfly is so pretty on your third card.

Brenda's Description:

The category for the first one is Blue/ Birthday/ Ribbon
I kept the fall away pieces of birthday from a previous card I made and inserted them in for a different effect.

My second card is a note-let I have made several for Anne, this one fits the challenge   Thank you/ Blue /Ribbon

The third card is the one that has been hiding in my craft stash !
Blue/ Birthday/Ribbon

Thank you so much Brenda for 3 lovely Challenge cards xxx


 Three stunning cards from Janet for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, you have used some stunning papers for these cards Janet.  Those Stamperia papers on your first card are simply stunning, the LaBlanche papers are beautifully vintage and the Heartfelt papers and dies in that last card are so pretty.

My first card this week I made using papers from Stamperia.
I used Patterned Paper/Floral/Birthday from this week's grid.
My second card this week I made using LaBlanche papers.
I used Patterned Paper/Birthday/Blue
My last card for this week I made using Hertfelt Creations paper/dies
I used Die Cut/Birthday/Floral/Patterned Papers/Blue

Thank you so much Janet for three stunning cards xxx


Karen has made an absolutely stunning card for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, the patterned paper is so beautiful and works so well with the die cut border.

Karen's Description:

Here’s a cc I’ve made 2 to place on both our mum’s graves on Sunday
So Patterned paper or blue - die cut - Floral
They’re toppers really and flat so that I can laminate them

Thanks so much Karen for such a beautiful challenge card xxx


Our Lilian has made an absolutely gorgeous floral Birthday card for this weeks challenge, I love the stamped/mask background that you have created, fussy cutting that beautiful floral paper so that the background is as much of a feature is a fantastic idea.  Thank you for the inspiration.

Thank you so much for taking part Lilian xxx


Maria has created two absolutely gorgeous cards for this  weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Wow Maria I love both of these cards, that die cut Happy Birthday on your second card is stunning.

I put 2 cards together this morning
1) die cut ,flowers, happy B
2) embossed, blue, happy B (might change that one as it looks to big)

Thank you so much for two gorgeous cards my lovely xxx


Two lovely cards from Michele for this weeks challenge, the paper on the first card is some of the free paper that was in a Kit that was free in a magazine a few weeks back, in fact I used the same papers on one of my challenge cards too,
I love the oriental feel of your second card Michele, that paper is beautiful.

 Michele's Description:
Two challenge cards (don’t like either of them but too tired to start again). Diecutting/patterned paper/floral. Both are using up some papers from my stash. Pink card = Leaf die from magazine last month plus various other Dies & Card Candi. Green card using  Stampin up Dies.

Thank you so much Michele for two lovely challenge cards xxx


Sue has made an absolutely gorgeous card for this weeks TicTacToe Challenge, Oh Sue I love the colours you have used those flowers are amazing and have stamped perfectly.

Sue's Description:

I used blue, die cut and floral. The die cut ferns are the freebie ones from Simply cards and papercraft issue 202, the floral die cuts are freebies from issue 203 of the same magazine. Blue and gold glitter card from my stash,

Thanks so much Sue, I love your card xxx


How lovely it  is to be sharing Sonia's cards again on our weekly challenge line up!  Sonia your card is stunning, I love those Anna Maria paper's, everything coordinates so beautifully.

Sonia's Description:

Here’s my challenge card 😊
I’ve used punch or die cut/patterned paper/floral.
The papers are Anna Marie Designs ‘Blissful Teal’.
The flower die and borders are Crafters Companion, the medallion by Spellbinders, tags by Sue Wilson and sentiment from LOTV.

It's so lovely to see your cards Sonia, I really appreciate you taking part in this weeks challenge xxx

Thank you ladies, what an amazing response to this week's Challenge, you have all made some outstanding cards, I really do appreciate the time that you have all taken to take part.

I hope that you can all relax a little and enjoy your Sunday, nothing much planned here.

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    Oh this week's CCs just bring such a smile to start this special day. Each one a piece of art and full of inspiration.

    It's going to be a very quiet day here. So I'm hoping to get a little crafting done which is really out of my normal Sunday routine.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual and today's lunch menue is Roast Pork with apple pie for afters.Place your orders if you would like Lunch.

    I hope that all of you are managing to keep as well as you can and managing. HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE xxxx

    1. I’ve been crafting and reading as well. Stay safe and happy mother’s day.

  2. Morning Ladies

    What an amazing selection of challenge cards today, all gorgeous.

    Late start for me as I had a bit of a lie in, I was shattered yesterday.

    Off to Tesco soon-they’re opening 9-10am for NHS staff so I hope to get a few basic provisions.

    Housework & gardening later I think.


    1. I hope you managed to get what you wanted Michele.
      Stay safe out there.

  3. Each card is gorgeous I cannot pick a favourite but SONIA has inspired me to get out those SB Die-Lite medallion dies again Do any of you remember that range of dies?
    Life is so worrying at the moment and I’ve said from day 1 of the panic buying that they need to introduce ration books It would help for people having to buy for neighbours and won’t get accused of panic buying if they’ve got the ration books
    I think OH will be going to the graves on his own I know it’s outside and there’s plenty of room to social distance myself but I’m just so so scared now Usually I’m a sensible person but not anymore
    Won’t be doing much today Take care everyone and please stay safe xxx

    1. How rude of me I forgot to say Happy Mother’s Day It’s a hard one I know xxx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Some beautiful cards on show today. Love them all and as per usual not one is the same.
    Craig & co stoped by to wish me happy mother’s day yesterday, Made sure they stayed enough distance away though. Craig wanted to borrow the patio cleaner and the paint stripper. I’ve also just walked to the end of our road while no one was about. Keith’s just rung and will bring me some fruit back from Lidl. Lots of everything he said but hardly any customers. Perhaps people are taking notice of DO NOT STOCKPILE but I won’t hold my breath.

  5. I forgot to say Happy Mother’s Day as well.

  6. Hi Sandra and ladies from a sunny MK and I hope you have a nice day. Happy Mothers day.
    I love all the card on the board today , some wonderful papers ! and so nice to see Sonia back with her beautiful cards.
    Brenda-we are having a Chinese this evening,face masks incl?
    Karen- lovely cards for mum. Shame you not going to the graves, sure if you keep the distance from others you could visit quickly. Take care.
    Janet- hope your friend is ok and Jim. Sure you can't wait for this virus to be over so you can go over to Marigny.
    Had walk again this morning but this time over towards Dobbies and to our surprise it is still open. We did go pass it tho and found this little shop with only one guy at the till so we popped in and got a loaf of bread with us back. Going to have another look at the wonderful cards now and then a little bit of gardening. Can't do the borders yet tho for it is so wet and heavy so have to wait a few days.
    Stay safe and have a nice day my friends. Many hugs Maria xx

  7. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Happy Mother’s Day xx
    Gorgeous selection of cards on display today, all so lovely 😊
    Sadly, there are still so many people out and about and not taking any notice of the social distancing rules. Driving home from work I couldn’t believe how busy our local park was, and photos on Facebook from Tesco this morning with queues of people all around the car park! I fear too that it won’t be long at all until we are on total lockdown 😔
    Anyway, I hope everyone is having a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone, hope you are enjoying your day, whatever you are doing, It’s strange not spending the day with the family but pleased everyone is being really sensible. Just hope and pray that this self isolation gets rid of the corona virus, 🤞

    What an amazing display of challenge cards. Looking forward to next weeks challenge. It really will be a case of thinking outside the box, that should be a good exercise for the grey matter!!! (Mine - not yours ladies)

    MARIA don’t eat your Chinese with the face mask on .... it gets really messy !!!

    Time to get the dinner on. Have a good evening, Love Brenda xxx

  9. Happy Mother’s Day ladies. It is a strange one for us all but we know we are loved dont we. And what a good reason to get together once the virus have gone xx
    Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. There are so many gorgeous cards today. And what about all of the beautiful papers that have been used, they are so pretty.
    Karen I forgot to say that I love the Jay and the Goat. You must only have one or two to go now for Oscars Alphabet x
    Michele thank you for the mag review. The die is a good size isn’t it. Might have to have a look for that one. Well done for the important work that you do as illness knows no boundaries does it! X
    Have a good day everyone. Crafting is such a good W way to fill the day isn’t it 😁 Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx