Wednesday 28 October 2020


Good Morning Ladies,

Ooh I have had a fun couple of days of messy crafting, I thoroughly enjoyed it too, I think it helps when you are making it for a special reason, you are more motivated to make it to the best of your ability, but you enjoy the process more because you are thinking of how well it will be received (well hopefully ).  I certainly haven't had as many different products out on my desk at the same time in a while.  After I shared the photo of my desk in the chat group yesterday I felt almost shamed into clearing it up, which I did manage, well most of it anyway! 

I am sharing a card isn't a Christmas card today to show that you don't have to make Christmas cards with this particular TicTacToe, this card uses Categories:  Blue/White/Ribbon

Today's card is another Challenge card, I used the beautiful 'Needlepoint Nook' Dsp and Matching  'Needle & Thread' stamp set. 
I cut a Night of Navy Card Base to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch, the cut a Whisper White layer 1/4 inch smaller, I stamped a couple if the stitched flourish stamps from the stamp set, I next cut a piece of Night of Navy Card  and added a piece of the Dsp to that then adhered that to the card base. I then created a border with a piece of the same paper but using its reverse side, I layered that over a piece of the New White Flax Ribbon and frayed the ends. To make the topper I stamped a sentiment from the set and added some tiny butterflies (also a stamp in the set). I mounted this onto a Night of Navy matt and added foam pads to raise it off of the card.
To finish the card I die cut three tiny butterflies in Night Of Navy with a White detailed top layer, I added these along the bottom of my DSP layer, I then die cut a 'Thanks' from the new 'Well Written' sentiment dies.  I added a few sparkle gems to the butterflies.
I hope it gives you a little inspiration. 

Brenda, I hope you got a bit more or your Jigsaw done, do you start with the edges?? XXX

Cheryl I am sorry to read that you have Vertigo, I hope the meds kick in swiftly, as its a miserable thing to suffer with, gentle hugs on route XXX

Lynda, so pleased that you have another appointment with your surgeon, you need answers my lovely, sending hugs your way XXX

Margaret, sending gentle hugs your way to my lovely XXX

Have the best day possible ladies,

Love and hugs to each and every one of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-I just love today’s card,love everything about it especially the colour.
    Glad you had fun getting messy-I was stressed just seeing the photos (don’t do messy)!

    We managed to get out yesterday morning although the dou glazing showrooms weren’t open so I think we’ll have to phone to make an appointment.

    We actually have no rain & patches of blue sky this morning. Hubby has gone off to play golf already so I can do whatever I like this morning.


  2. Morning ladies,

    I love this combo for the challenge card and today's card is so stunning.
    I didn't feel up to doing a lot yesterday and actually slept for over an hour late afternoon, hopefully the meds will start soon kicking in to manage the vertigo, I took my first dose at teatime (need to take them with food).

    Trying again today to get in the craftroom. I'm not pushing myself to get things done straight away, then I looked at the calendar just now and this month is nearly over already. Who snuck behind me to pinch my time?

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  3. I love your card SANDRA
    I am so pleased you had fun getting messy and found it relaxing and therapeutic I am sure the person in mind will truly appreciate it
    Rain seemed to stop everything yesterday but today we have beautiful sunshine So I hope to actually do a cc this afternoon
    Big hugs all around Take care all xx

  4. Hi Sandra & ladies
    I hope Paul’s appointment at the hospital went ok yesterday Sandra.
    Lovely card today. I do love blue & white.
    It’s sunny here at the moment but I wonder how long it will stay like it. I did manage two walks in between the rain.
    I hope your sister is progressing Brenda, and your brother as well Lilian.
    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  5. Good morning everyone.
    Love the blue and white together Sandra, a lovely card.
    Sending beautiful sunshine and blue sky to you all with the hugs today. Take care and stay safe xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. I love this card, the blue and white are a favourite combination and what a lovely sentiment.
    Clearing my craft desk always takes far longer than getting it messy. I felt for you having to clear yours my lovely xx
    Brenda, glad to hear your sister is doing well. What a relief for you all xx
    Lilian, how is the bruise looking, hope it’s not too sore x
    Cheryl, happy that you have meds to sort out the vertigo and hope they are starting to kick in x
    Lynda, I hope you and Terry get some help from your surgeon xx
    Mum sends her thanks and love to you all xx
    I’m going to craft this afternoon so have a couple of bits to do first then my desk will end up a bit like yours did Sandra 😁
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum, Brenda and all in need. Take care xx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Love your card Sandra, this colour combo is always pleasing to the eye. Think it’s one of my favourites. Great that you enjoyed getting messy yesterday, sounds great fun.
    Pleased to report my sister is back home in the convent. They weren’t pushing her out of hospital, she told them she was happy to go, also has on duty nursing staff and careers at home , think she just wanted to get back to her own bed. We chatted a while this afternoon, but she was very tired, so I kept the call short. See what tomorrow brings .

    Better get a wiggle on , dinner calls. Love Brenda xxx

    1. Sandra, Sorry didn’t answer your question, No the jig saw is still a work in progress, we did a bit more today, maybe one more session will see it completed. It has 1000 pieces. I said it was old time products, Just checked it’s not that old. It is the “Brands of Britain 1980“

  8. Hi everyone
    Beautiful card today. Glad you’ve managed to spend more time crafting and getting messy 😉
    Sorry I’m late in today, been a bit of a busy one! Hope everyone has had a good day.
    Hugs to all xxx