Sunday 24 January 2021

Your One Sheet Wonder Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Hello my lovelies from a very chilly Wiltshire, this past two days have been so cold, yesterday was much brighter though, seeing sunshine really does make such a difference to the day.  I am already really looking forward to being able to peg out all of the washing and getting it dry in the fresh air, especially bedding!  It's the simple things that make us happy.  

Now I won't hold you up any are your AMAZING 'One Sheet Wonder' Challenge cards.......


Lilian decided to get a start on Christmas cards for our One Sheet Wonder Challenge this week, I have to say that the papers you have used are beautiful and work perfectly with all the embellishments that you have chosen.

Lilian's Description :

"I used Stamperia paper 8x8 cut down to size, dies, stencil and stamps from a box mag that I bought in the sale from craft stash, made by Chloe. I used faded jeans oxide ink."

Thank you so much Lilian for taking part and creating 4 beautiful Christmas cards, just think if you made 4 every month you would have 44 cards by the end of November, how organised would we all feel if we managed that?! XXX


Karen also went for Christmas for the 'One Sheet Wonder' Challenge cards, very similar in colour to Lilian's Challenge cards, although the overall look is completely different.  I really love that snowflake design paper you have used Karen, I will say how impressed I am that the embossed background you have made, when I was designing my cards I tried using an embossing folder for my background but it looked too much, yours work perfectly though.  

Karen's Description:

"A mixture of Spellbinder Tattered Lace Sue W and a freebie die Bargain bucket EF’s The tiny bit of stamping is a JL sentiment in Tumbled Glass DO with clear embossing powder the paper pad is from Works or The Range Slightly shy of 6” so my strips are slightly less than 2” wide"

Thank you so much Karen for 4 amazing challenge cards, this challenge has made me decide that these 'One Sheet Wonder' challenges are a great way to create a lot of cards in one sitting, so if you gethered all of your chosen papers, matching embellishments, ribbons etc and just sat and made the cards you could create quite a pile in no time, using your papers up too.  I have done a 12 x 12 one before and made about 12 cards I think, so if you did that 3 or 4 times a year you would really get ahead with your 'c' cards.  Thanks again my lovely XXX


Michele has created some beautiful cards, both 'Happy Birthday' and 'Just Because' which are handy to have ready to send to someone just to let them know you are thinking of them.  That beautiful floral paper that you have used Michele really works for these smaller card designs, I think it's so pretty. Cutting the longer strip into three was a clever design twist too, its surprising how many variations you could make with one 6x6 inch piece of paper.

Michele's Description:

"My 4 challenge cards. I’ve tweaked the long strip into 3 squares as I was struggling with that piece. Think the square “just because” one need something else but not sure what!
Here is what I used to create my cards.....

Thank you so much Michele for taking part in this weeks challenge, it looks like you really enjoyed the challenge, your cards are beautiful . XXX


Janet cleverly created 4 different cards for 4 different occasions for our ''One Sheet Wonder' Challenge this week. One totally BRILLIANT idea that Janet used was 'peel offs' !!  Whether using them to finish off an edge like in the Birthday card, where the peel offs mimic a mat of silver mirror card or to add design detail like Janet has in the 2nd card(thinking of you) and the one that caught my eye straight away...the Christmas card (3), adding those peel off borders has enabled Janet to make a much bigger card with the smallest piece of the 6x6 paper. I think I may have passed all of my peel off's on when I decluttered before we moved here, I am kind of regretting it now.

Janet's Description:

"For the 'One piece Wonder6x6' I found a piece in my 'scrap' drawer.I think it came from a pad called 'Bohemien'.

The backing papers are from 'Chocolate Baroque' and all the decorations are from LaBlanche and Tonic."

Janet thank you so much for taking part and creating 4 amazing cards, you have really inspired me this week, I am almost tempted to buy some peel off's.  I thought I had kept some of the Pinflair Flexible border peel off's for decorating box lids etc but as always I couldn't find them when I wanted them. I wonder if 'Princess Pinflair' still sells them?! XXX


Oh Sonia your 'One Sheet Wonder'' challenge cards are cute and adorable, I really love those cute Snowmen! I also love you colour theme, it works perfectly with the 'snow' theme. Adding the glitter card adds some sparkle and shine to your cards as well as extending the paper a little bit.                Now even though you have used the same dies for your second set of cards they look quite different, you can't beat a 'Lotv' topper for cuteness, the pugs are just so cute and so is that gorgeous owl!  I REALLY love that circular sentiment die that you bought, it's really hard to find decent circular sentiment dies. 

Sonia's Description:

"For the first four cards I’ve used snowman images purchased from The Lovely Studio. I’ve used my new Merry Christmas circle die from My Favourite Things, Sue Wilson’s snowflake border and Memory Box snowflake dies. The next four cards use LOTV images and the same dies. The patterned papers are from my stash - possibly by Trimcraft."

Thank you so much Sonia for 8 amazing challenge cards, your cards are so inspirational, you have also made a great start to your Christmas card collection.  I really look forward to seeing your 8x8 and 12x12 One sheet wonders. XXX


Ooh Maria I really love the colour theme of your challenge cards this week, that purple is so pretty and you have added the perfect shades to go with it.  Like Sonia you have some really cute little toppers in your stash.  Your 'Get Well' card is so lovely and would brighten anyone's day, that is something we all need right now. The adorable Hedgehog Birthday card is also lovely, I love that darker shade of purple, it works perfectly with your patterned paper, the vertical sentiment works brilliantly too.  The second Birthday card is lovely, clever way of using the silver die cuts to extend that tiny piece of card to make a perfect square card.  Finally your 'sending warm wishes' card, I love how you have used the ribbon to finish the piece of decorative paper, the colour works so well too.

Maria's Description:

Maria I know that you haven't had a great week, so the fact that you have created 4 absolutely amazing challenge cards really touched my heart, thank you so much my lovely for pushing yourself into taking part in this weeks challenge.  I hope that you feel a little better next week. XXX


Oh Brenda I love, love, love the colour of your challenge cards, it looks like a subtle 'sage' green in the picture, the colour green plain card that you chose to accompany your patterned paper works so well with the patterned paper, the green matches perfectly.  I love all four of your designs and the way that you have embellished them all, from that circular die cut sentiment on the first card to the beautiful border that you created for your second card (those tiny flowers and foliage are just perfect)!  I have to say that you get the prize for 'genius design idea' this week though......using the triangle of decorative paper as a Vase is simple genius and really works, such a clever idea, thank you for the inspiration.

Brenda's Description:

"The paper is from a pad of 6 x 6 from First Editions and is called Isabelle, There are some really lovely patterns in this pad. I’ve had it for several years, this particular pattern is one of the plainest but I think it works for the challenge,  I’m not sure about the last card I made the brownish one wanted to do something different !!"

Thank you so much Brenda for four amazing cards, I am so grateful to you for taking part each week. XXX


Ladies thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge, I know it was something totally different for you to have a go at, it looks as though you all enjoyed the challenge though, please let me know if you would like to do another one, we could have a go at 8x8 and 12 x12 inch One Sheet wonder cards too. 

I hope that you have a relaxed sunday my lovelies,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today. I’d live to this challenge again later in the year after seeing some Christmas cards.

    We had more snow yesterday but luckily it melted so we were able to go out for a walk. Frosty overnight but hopefully it won’t be slippery underfoot as we want to walk to the beach today.


    1. I hope you manage to get a walk in today Michele.

  2. Morning Everyone
    WOW what a wonderful set of CCs to start the day.
    So many different papers and finishings.Another CC where I've had to askfor extra boards to display.

    We have woken to a deep frost this morning but at least it'sdry and cold cold cold.

    I'm hoping for a relaxing day so we'll see what happens.

    The CAFE is OPEN and today's menu is Roast Pork with Tarte Tatin so place your orders.

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

  3. Amazing cards ladies and such a variety of ideas I love how you’ve varied the placement of the pieces eg MARIA’s strip being a centre piece (card 3) Such a genius idea BRENDA to turn the triangle into a vase
    I enjoyed the challenge It really got the grey matter working So an 8x8 or 12x12 would be great to do I did struggle on what embellishments to use at first
    but once I got going it was great fun
    We have a hard frost this morning but still hope to go for a walk at some point
    Take care and stay safe everyone x

  4. Hi Sandra and ladies
    What a stunning array of cards on display today. As Janet says a bigger display board is required today.
    I also woke up to snow today and it’s falling quite fast as well. I went up to the shed and got the snow shovel out just in case. I cleared a path back to the house while I was at it. The sky still looks full of it still as well. So no walk for me today.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  5. Hi Sandra and all in the cafe' today

    wow ,look at all the cc's today. I love them all.
    Sonia's toppers are so cute and Brenda, such a clever idea to use it as a vase. Good start also on some x-mas cards.I liked doing it and so have more to come.

    Never got out for a walk yesterday but hoping to go in about half hour. It makes the day not to be too long. It was a gorgeous red sky earlier so it is cold but instead for sunshine it looks very grey so it might be some rain or maybe even some of the white stuff on it's way.
    Have a nice, relaxing Sunday everyone. Many hugs Maria xxx

  6. Hi, everyone, wet and cold but no snow, thank goodness, it gives me a migraine.

    Super lot of cards today, it’s takes a while to get started but then it was finished quite quickly.

    Hope all of you that have snow, take extra care and wrap up warm if you are going to “ build a snowman
    Ironing all finished, hate doing it but it’s nice and warm.

    Am going to have a browse on Pinterest to get some ideas for next week, before I put the lamb in the oven, hugs to all, Lilian

  7. Hi everyone
    Wow, what a fantastic selection of cards. I love them all, and can’t wait to do some more. It’s definitely a great way to make lots of Christmas cards as I never make enough and end up buying some.
    Woke to a frost again this morning, half an hour after starting work, I looked out of a residents window to see the snow coming down ❄️ It’s very picturesque, but I was sad to not be at home and witness Barneys first experience of snow. Thankfully Mark and James sent me some videos and photos of him playing in it 🐶
    I hope you’re all having a good day. Take care if out and about. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a lovely selection of challenge cards, what a clever idea for making a kick start to your Christmas cards ladies. I might just borrow that idea it would save me panicking when the time comes around. xxx

    We woke up this morning to a thick frost then around 10 am it started to snow quite heavily and continued for about 3 hours, everywhere looked so picturesque. Probably all be gone by morning.

    Take care everyone, love Brenda xxx

  9. Hi Sandra and all in the cafe this evening. You have all made fantastic cards from such small pieces of paper! I love the very different ways each piece has been used. Beautiful colours too. It’s a great idea using peel offs as Janet did and I think you did too Maria?
    We had a heavy snowfall for about two hours this morning but it has just about gone now.
    Sonia I bet Barney loved it. One of our family dogs absolutely loved the snow so much. She would stick her nose into it and runs as fast as she could so her nose acted as a snow plough with lots of snorts and snuggles too. It was lovely watching her enjoying herself so much 🥰
    I hope you are all safe and snug. Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx