Thursday, 2 April 2020

Another Card-I-O card

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well, I keep losing track of the days, Paul is probably fed up of me asking, even he has to work it out!

Sue came up with a 'Mini Challenge' just for fun......

If you were being sent to a Desert Island what 5 Craft Tools/Things would you take with you??
Save your answer for Saturdays Blog, you can send them to me and I will post them.

The Draw for the Easter/Spring card swap:

Janet - Pat

Michele- Sue

Karen - Sonia

Brenda - Maria

Lilian - Sandra

I made today's card yesterday, I really enjoyed making Wednesday's card so thought I would have another play. I didn't do any colour blending on this card, I just stamped with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation ink to fill in any white areas, I also decided to use the Swing and those adorable little mice, I found a stamp set that has a couple of nice sentiments on them and chose this one as it would work well for sending to my Mum, I have been sending a card everytime I have written to her.
I mounted the finished piece onto a tiny black matt and then onto a lilac card base as I though it highlighted the lilac in the stamped flowers.

Lucy was a little bit bored yesterday afternoon and decided that she would like to make a cake, luckily we always have baking ingredients in the pantry, so she had a rummage around and decided to make a Coffee & Walnut cake, she actually didn't make too much mess making the cake and the Aga baked it really nicely, making the Coffee Buttercream was a different story though, there was a thin white dusting over half of the kitchen, it tastes divine and is lovely and moist, you only need a thin piece though as it's very rich with that lovely Coffee Buttercream.  I have to say that I really enjoy this kind of activity as you have the fun of making it and the added benefit of eating it too.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-gorgeous Card. Thanks for organising the swap names.

    Sue-great idea fir the 5 items. I’ll struggle to keep it to just 5!

    Lucy-your cake looks delicious (not that I like Coffee + walnut).

    Early visit as I’m off to Tesco to do some shopping before work.


    1. I’ll have a job to stick to 5 as well Michele.

  2. Morning Everyone
    Beautiful card SANDRA with lovely colours.

    Thank you for the swap names.I'm looking forward to it.

    LUCY-your cake just looks far too good to eat. Those flavours were Mum's special when making cakes.

    I had an off day yesterday nothing extra health wise just that like many of us I just couldn't get into my head the day and when I started to do something everything just went wrong. I'm so pleased that I'd finished my CC the day before as I really do not know what you would receive.

    Anyway today is another day.The CAFE is OPEN and looking bright and cheerful waiting for all to pop in -new or old visitors.
    The biscuit jar has beenfilled and there's scones too.

    HUGS are winging their way to you all. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE xxxx

    1. Thanks for the scones Janet. I’ll have mine as a pudding after my dinner.

  3. Such s pretty card SANDRA I can see why you’re enjoying Card-I-o They’re very pretty and make gorgeous backgrounds/scenes
    I will have a think for my 5 items Like MICHELE I’ll find it hard to keep to 5!
    That cake looks absolutely gorgeous DEEE-lishus as Oscar would say
    Thank you for sorting out the swap too
    I had a frustrating day yesterday Work was chaotic and I was steaming ahead on a cc when as I tried to take off some low tack tape it completely tore the card - so annoying and I think it’s the first time ever I’ve managed to do it Grubby marks - yes (removes with an adhesive rubber) but not tears
    Off to the dining room now to start work
    Take care Save a scone for me please xx

    1. Karen that’s so frustrating, I’ve had the same happen on a couple of occasions recently, even tried a different brand of low tack tape in the end I blamed the card! Hope work has been better today. xx

    2. It’s happened to me as well Karen. So frustrating. Ronk Langton had a different one at our last workshop. A blue masking tape from B & Q. How’re, when I went in to get some they no longer sell it.

  4. Morning ladies,

    A short note today to say my father died yesterday afternoon. He had prostrate and bone cancer so I hope that it was these factors and not the damned Coivd-19 which hastened his demise. The prognosis from when he went into the BRI on the 1st March was progressive bone cancer.
    My son Robin only spoke to him just before lunchtime yesterday and reported he was quite chipper.
    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Cheryl my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family xx

    2. So sorry to hear this Cheryl. Thinking of you and your family xx

    3. So sorry to hear this Cheryl. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Sandra your card is beautiful I absolutely love it. I’m sure this will help brighten up your mums day. Lucy your cake looks really delicious - I bet there’s not much of it left today. 😉
    Must try and get on with my Easter cards and this weeks challenge card as well, the days have been such a blur, i don’t know where the time has gone, I know I’ve been trying to keep up with friends and family but the days just seem to fly by, I suppose in these times that’s not a bad thing - is it?
    Take care and look after each other, love Brenda xxx

  6. Hi everyone
    A very pretty card Sandra and boy I could do with a piece of that cake right now. It's not a good day and as many of you the day's have gone by in a blur.
    Cheryl, sad to hear about you dad. Thinking of you all x
    I have done the same as you Karen with tapes that are extra sticky and rip the card, so frustrating. 5 crafting things to take with me to a desert island, hmmmm that wont be easy.....
    Take care my friends. Many hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hi Sandra and everyone.
    Another beautiful card today, I love it.
    And Lucy’s cake looks delicious.
    Me too, Karen and Maria, with the so called low tack tape. So frustrating!
    Went back to work this morning. All ok there and no cases of the virus, fingers crossed it stays that way!
    Hope everyone having a good day. Take care. Hugs to all xxx

  8. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Lovely card today Sandra. And aren’t those mice cute.
    Lovely cake as well. I bet it tasted as lovely as it looks.
    Well I’ve been trying to do one of the patterns that Ronk Langton showed on Groovi Worldwide. It was the easier one Sandra if you’ve seen them. I have one more corner bit but in the middle still to do. But I’ve still gone wrong. I find it quite difficult to do a mirror image but backwards on my parchment. So I’m undecided whether to make a couple of butterflies or flowers to cover it up. Or leave it how it is. I’ll see what it looks like when I’ve finished.
    A sunny is here day here today but still very chilly.

  9. Meant to say that my friend Beryl rang me this morning she thought it was Saturday. I said no it’s Friday. But I actually think it’s Thursday today.

    1. Glad it's not just me going mad Pat, I was looking for Michele's Magazine Review to post tomorrow but then I looked and worked out it was Friday so had to think of a challenge, it hasn't helped that we are having Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding tonight, so my brain thinks it's Sunday...HELP!!!!

  10. Good evening Sandra and ladies
    Your card is so pretty the colours are Beautiful.
    Cheryl my thoughts & preyes are with you & your familyxx
    Lucy your cake looks delicious
    I could do with a slice right now
    We had a lovely day but still cold
    I hope my day tomorrow is better than is better tham it was today
    Hugs Lynda xxx