Sunday, 16 August 2020

Your Challenge Cards


Good Morning Ladies, 

I would like to start the day by wishing my Best Friend & Soulmate that I am also lucky enough to call my Husband a Very Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 xx 

Your favourite day of the week is upon us again, let's look at what you have been making.


Two beautiful Challenge cards featuring the gorgeous Rose stamp from Honey Doo stamps.

Brenda's Description:

I’ve managed to make to challenge cards if you look closely you will see I haven’t stopped yet and the yellow one I haven’t worked out what sentiment will be , but here goes as you will see I used the beautiful Honeydoo rose for both cards, for the pink one I use my Coppic pens and the yellow was coloured with my Polychromos

Thanks so Much Brenda for two beautiful challenge cards XXX


A gorgeous Summer Flower Challenge card from Lilian for this weeks challenge.

Lilian's Description:

Stamperia papers, took ages fussy cutting the trellis and the flowers. Years since using staple to cut decoupage.

A beautiful card Lilian, your fussy cutting is just incredible, thank you so much for taking part XXX


Karen has made two fantastic challenge cards for us featuring Summer Flowers for this week.

Karen's Description:

Here’s a cc It’s a Christine Emberson charity kit and thought it’d fit summer flowers I added a few Honey Doo gems as I managed to snag one of the patterned papers! I have a few of her kits that I need to make! 

Here’s another cc for you I was watching an Oakwood Archer show on Hochanda and the lady (Karen) from Pink Frog did something similar The die is from WISH

Thanks so much  Karen for two lovely challenge cards XXX


Janet has created two beautiful Summer Flower Challenge cards for this week.

Janet's first card features a panel of the prettiest paper, the pretty frame creates a 'Spot light' feature, drawing your eye into that beautiful paper, Janet has finished the card with that gorgeous Ribbon Rose Trim.
The second are Janet has made features a background that has been created with Texture Paste and a mask, the focal point of the card is that beautiful rose plaque.

Thanks so much Janet for two gorgeous challenge cards XXX


I am tempted to buy the Ella's Design CD Rom's a little bit more every time I see another one of your cards featuring them Michele, four amazing cards from you for this weeks challenge.

4 cards with summer flowers on them. All made using Ella’s Design CD-ROM (various ones)-all made a while ago as I haven’t been able to craft in this heat after work.

Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge Michele XXX


Oh Sonia, your cards always amaze me, I love your design style, this particular card is stunning.

Sonia's Description:

The stamped image and sentiments are all from LOTV. I coloured the flowers with ProMarkers. Butterfly from Tim Holtz.

Thank you so much Sonia for such a lovely challenge card XXX


Two lovely cards from Maria, both showcasing beautiful Summer Flowers for this weeks challenge. 

Maria's Description:

Summer flowers in a vase I used Spectrum Noir to colour it all in after 
I felt the pencils looked to wishy washy.
The second card is made with stamp and dies that came free with a
magazine, layered Peonies, think they are summer flowers  Emoji

Thanks so much Maria, you have had a busy week with the horrendous heat to deal with too, so I am really grateful that you took part in this weeks Challenge XXX 


Thank you so much Ladies, you have made some incredible cards, given the extreme heat we have all suffered I think you are all amazing XXX

I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,

Love and hugs




  1. Gorgeous cards ladies I love that we’ve all done something completely different and some are bright summery colours and some are dewy pastel summer colours
    I hope everyone managed to get a better night’s sleep - still feels a bit humid though
    We don’t have any plans for today All I have on my agenda is after having a long chat with my dad on Friday is ring him again today to see if he’s OK He’s feeling very lonely at the moment and covid isn’t helping
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL I hope you enjoy a relaxing celebration
    Take care all

  2. Morning Everyone
    Happy Birthday PAUL. Have a lovely day.

    What a lovely way to start the day looking a beautiful crafty creations.They all have brought a smile to my face on this very wet wet Sunday.

    Nothing planned for today so we'll see what happens.

    The CAFE is OPEN as usual and today's lunch is Roast Chicken with roasted veg.
    HUGS are on their way to you all dressed in their water proofs lol.

  3. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today.

    We have a dull breezy day here but no rain. I’m hoping it will stay fine so I can put some washing outside. Housework as always to do on a Sunday then we have a Skype session with my in-laws at 2pm. I’m hoping to actually start making a card-need quite a few soon.


  4. Morning all,

    Happy Birthday Paul!

    Wonderful Challenge cards this morning.
    Brenda and Michele, your colouring in is beautiful. I need to practise and practise again.
    Lilian ,must have taken you some time to fussy cut the trellis. Such a sweet card.
    Janet, your cards are wonderful as always.
    Will pop in later to look at the cards again later and have some chicken for lunch 😊 Off for a walk before the rain comes.
    Have a good day everyone. Hugs ,Maria xxx

  5. Hi everyone.
    Happy Birthday to Paul 🥳🥳 I hope you all have a lovely day xx
    Wonderful selection of beautiful cards this morning. Love them all.
    Bit brighter here this morning, so not sure what the weather will do today!
    Might pop into town as I want to buy some wash in - wash out hair colour from Superdrug. Thought I’d give it ago as these grey roots are going mad 😂 Still haven’t booked a hair appointment anywhere - not worried about having it cut, as through this heat I’ve been wearing it up more, but need to sort the colour.
    Have a lovely day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hi Sandra & Ladies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL. Enjoy your lunch today.
    Lovely cards ladies. I to have a few of Christine Embersons kits to make up Karen.
    A bit dull here today but quite warm out as I’ve just been up the garden.
    Nothing much happening here today as usual.
    Take care & stay safe.

  7. Hello All, happy Sunday, it’s world relaxation day!!!!!

    Lovely lot of cards today, my shoulder killed me after cutting the trellis, I used scalpel not staple. Hate auto correct.

    Happy Birthday to Paul, hope you have a lovely day.

    R has just finished cutting the grass, no rain yet to speak of. Not much else happening. Have a lovely rest of the day. Lilian

  8. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Happy Birthday to Paul. He can have a proper celebration once his eye has healed but I’m sure you will all spoil him rotten today. Please give him a hug from me and Mum xx
    My phone was updated on Thursday and my comment vanished. I’m still not sure if this one will publish as I’m anonymous at the moment!!!
    Beautiful cards and love the patterned paper challenge for this week. Sophie is so talented and we are proud to have a piece of her work 😀
    Love all of today’s beautiful floral cards and like Maria I must say that Brendas colouring is fabulous. You have shaded the rose beautifully x
    Lilian, you are so clever being able to use a scalpel to cut trellis etc. I use one to cut straight lines but there’s no way I could cut all of the littles bits as you have. No wonder that you’re hand and shoulder is aching. I hope it relaxes soon x
    I seen Mum and Pop for the last two days which has been lovely and got new glasses on Friday which are my first bi focals. Let’s just say that I am already just about used to the bi focal bit but also that the world is just a bit brighter and sharper now so I’m really happy 😀
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx

    1. Hi Sue thank you for your extra Hug's. Hope Mum is OK
      I will be over the moon when I can walk. Love to you both xx,,,

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Happy Birthday Paul, hope you are enjoying your special day. xx 🍰

    What a lovely collection for the ‘summer challenge’ each card lovely and all very different.
    Lilian I’m not surprised your shoulder was killing you after cutting out all that trellis work, I have to say your card as always is beautiful.

    Hope your day has been good, we seem to have a mixture of weather around, here we had a few spots of rain but not enough to water the garden. I see the Met. Office predicts Rain and winds for the next week. Don’t you love the great British weather!!

    Time to put the veg on everything else sorted. We are having pork for a change, haven’t had it for some time.

    Take care, love Brenda xxx

  10. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Not much happening yet a bit different yesterday about half an hour after Lisa and Ian left Darren
    Sam Harry turned up shame they missed each other but it was lovely to see them all.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL I HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD DAY. Hope your eye is getting better xxx
    A lovely lot of challenge cards i love them all.
    We had a small rain shower only about half an hour so didn't do much for the grass and flowers
    It's still very hot especially at night.
    Love & Hug's Lynda xx