Sunday 14 February 2021

Your Challenge Cards

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all managing to stay nice and warm on this bitterly cold Sunday morning, I just can't wait for Spring.

Now you have all designed some absolutely AMAZING 'Flat' Challenge cards, so without further delay, here are your challenge cards.........


Brenda has designed 3 fantastic cards for this weeks challenge, using totally different designs for each card.  I love your design for Samuel's birthday card, it hardly seems a couple of weeks since I was looking for 'beer' related dies and here is the very card that we were talking about.  You created a perfect card for a young man and I am not surprised that he loved it.  
I love those plaster dies on your get well card, that paper is lovely too. 
Brown and pink are a perfect match and its not one that we normally use, I have no idea why, this card demonstrates how perfect it is.  The patterned paper you have used is so pretty but the star of the show is that Dragonfly, you have made a standard 'die cut' look like a beautiful 'Applique' by adding the sheer fabric behind the die cut.  What an absolutely genius idea!!!

Brenda's Description:

This one is Samuel‘s birthday card you kindly suggested this die to me a few weeks ago it’s actually his birthday today and he loved his card.

The bed was downloaded from the internet, I reduced the size and changed the colour to keep it interesting. The plasters are a die I got from China. The little butterflies were some I had saved when I had a die cutting secession.

The last card is one inspired by you when you gave us the 6x6 challenge
I used a First Editions papers and embellished it with a SW dragonfly adding sheer fabric behind the wings.

Thank you so very much for creating 3 brilliant cards for this weeks challenge XXX


Janet has designed two fantastic cards for out 'Flat' card challenge this week, both using some beautiful papers, I believe these ones are 'La Blanche'. Your designs are amazing as always Janet.

Janet's Description:

It is all the way LABLANCHE this week.

My first card is made using the art work from 'TRAVEL'

and my second is made using the art work from 'ANTIQUE ROSES'

Thank you so much Janet for two fantastic 'flat' challenge cards, I really appreciate you taking part in this weeks challenge. XXX


Lilian has used Distress Oxides to create the background for her 'Flat' Challenge card, I love the colours you have used Lilian.  A lovely blended background with a stencil/mask laid over and water sponged through to create that lovely detail.  A beautiful Oriental looking stamp creates the focal point of the card, stamping in silhouette style really makes that background pop.

Lilian's Description:

Here is my card for this week, oxides then stencil over the top with just damp make up sponge, the brushed with perfect pearls powder. Sorry can’t remember who’s stamps they are, black then clear embossing powder.

Thank you so much Lilian for taking part in this weeks challenge, your card is stunning XXX


Ooh La Laura  I love your French themed card Maria, I absolutely love your design and all of the little details that you have added, the inking around the edge really draws your eye in to that lovely design. The other amazing detail is using those lovely fancy corners.  Stamping in just one colour just looks so classy.  The flicks of black and white paint really give your card added texture .

Maria's Description:

Found some stamps in my box (probably from china) that I can't 

remember if they ever been used so I made a French stamping scene 

and flicked some white and black paint little bit here and there.

Thank you so much Maria I know how much of a struggle it can be to motivate yourself when you are in pain an feeling rubbish, so I want you to know that I really appreciate you taking part XXX


Such a selection of cards from Our Karen for this weeks 'Flat' card challenge, the first card that Karen designed is made using a Tracy Evan's stamp, Karen used some lovely colours to create the background of this card and used the pink shade to use as the accent colour for matting and layering, I know you weren't sure about this card Karen but I love how it turned out.  
Karen's second card features a sunburst style background, the 5 is the main focus with the cute animals either side and the recipients name is are a lovely personal touch.
A lovely Valentines card for your third card, the heart border is amazing and is perfect for the occasion.

Karen's description:

I have put a pink die cut Happy Birthday on the inside I used my new slimline dies to create topper Some Honey Doo splat stamps and a magazine free in Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio DO for the background Heat embossed Aall & Create Sewing and Crafty Roo sentiment

Here are 2 more cc (making 3 in total) 1) Totally flat using Serif images for my great nephew I put glossy accents on the “5” 2) A simple card for OH on Valentine’s Day All Sue W dies The hearts are a blend of DO Spun sugar Abandoned coral and Worn Lipstick Inside I have done a message to OH

Thank you so much Karen for three amazing Challenge cards XXX


Oh Sonia, such a cute design for your ''flat' challenge card this week, I really love that stencilled background Sonia, a great background design for any card type, I might have a look for that one. Balls & Beer are the perfect combination for most 21 year old lads.  

Sonia's Description:

Here’s my card, made for my nieces boyfriend.

I stencilled the base of my card using a stencil from Clearly Besotted. The image is a digi from LOTV, as well as the sentiment stamp. I had the 21 peel off in my stash.

Thank you so much Sonia for a totally amazing Challenge card, I really so appreciate your time XXX


Michele I love the design that you have created for your 'flat' challenge card, I really like Hexagons and the papers you have used are amazing, all of the little designs work so well together, that little sentiment in the centre finishes your card perfectly my lovely.

Michele's Description:

Thank you so much Michele, I know you have had 'quite a week', I really appreciate your time XXX


Cheryl has designed a lovely Gift Tag for our 'Flat' challenge. the 'Flitter' Glue has really picked up all of the detail of your stamp adding the flakes hasn't taken any of the detail away either.  Such a lovely idea and design for this weeks Cheryl.

Cheryl's Description:

I used Flitter glue with flakes,  pan pastels. The flakes don't really show up xxx

Thank you so much Cheryl for a lovely design for this weeks Challenge. XXX


Two cards from Sue for this weeks 'Flat' card Challenge, both perfect 'Thinking of you' cards, both are lovely 'clean and simple' designs.  That little Lily stamp on your first card is so lovely Sue, finishing it with a bow was a brilliant idea, I love that grey textured background too.   Your second card reminds me of the 'SU' Lovely as a Tree' stamp, its lovely and perfect for this type of card too.

Sue's Description:

 Both cards stamps are magazine freebies, as usual I haven’t got a clue from which ones or when, sorry. The grey patterned paper and the grey twine are both from my scraps boxes and the brown card layer is from Lidl (shame I haven’t seen it in there recently).

Thank you so much Sue, both of your designs are amazing, I know you have had a busy week Sue and I appreciate you making time to take part in this weeks challenge XXX


Ladies, I am as always so very grateful to all of you for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX

I hope that you all have a peaceful Sunday and that you stay warm,

Love and Hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies,

    Stunning cards again for this week's challenge. So many to choose from it's impossible to pick a favourite.

    Mainly today, I am working on the Pinflair Christmas Train that I started last year, then ran out of time as I hadn't factored in the time to wait for each section to dry out before adding the next one. Well, that's the plan anyway. I'll see how it goes

    For Valentine's Day I wish yo all a lovely day with your OH's.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Another great selection of challenge cards today. I had hoped to make more than one card but I ran out of time & inspiration.

    Yesterday it tried to dine all day but luckily nothing stuck-I have the snow as it makes driving so unpredictable.
    I sent Sandra a photo of my new die storage system and aha challenged me to her crafting yesterday afternoon so I did, I grabbed the first thing off to craft table and started. I’m pleased to say I actually made find cards and I had fun.
    We have strong winds (over 40 MPH) snd it’s just starting to rain here today, definitely a stay indoors day, once I’ve finished the housework I might go back in my craft room.


  3. Love the cards ladies and definitely couldn’t choose a favourite I love all of the different styles

    I love that Lidl card SUE Fortunately I do have a little stash You’re right it hasn’t been back in a while and I’m sure they’ve had crafty offers in the “Middle”
    Can’t wait to see your new storage ideas MICHELE
    I had a beautiful bouquet of red roses this morning and a beautiful card together with an OH poem that was amazing We’re going to have takeaway tonight- the first in over 6 months!
    Take care all xx

    1. No flowers and no poem but we did have a great Chinese last night.hihi You enjoy your day xx

  4. Morning Everyone
    OH I love Sunday mornings and all the CCs.
    All so very different and all so beautiful.Thank goodness we don't have to choose a favourite.

    I'm hoping to get some wadding ironed onto fabric so I can cut out highlights as a start to making a small quilt.This is my first time of this so anything can happen.

    The CAFE is OPEN and today's lunch is Roast Beef and bread and butter pudding for afters. Place your orders.

    HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFExxxx

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies
    A stunning collection of cards today. As the ladies have said it’s a good job we don’t have to pick a favourite,
    Look forward to seeing your storage unit Michele.
    Hope the quilt goes ok Janet.
    Oh Karen how lovely to get a bunch of ref roses today and a poem from OH.
    It’s very dull and very windy today. Not a day for going out again. I do not like this cold weather. Roll on the spring. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to go out and meet people. It’s a good job I’m ok with my own company.
    Yes o
    Please to roast beef Janet, and no thanks to bread and butter pudding.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the cafe' today
    A wonderful collection of cards ladies. Some fabulous backgrounds around.
    I slit four corners and stuck the card in, thought about the old photo albums we used to have.
    Have fun Michele putting the storage unit together,looking forward to see it.
    Janet, have fun too with the start making your quilt and Cheryl,hope you get some time to do more on the train.
    Whatever you all do today I wish you a nice Sunday. See you for roast beef xxx

  7. Hi everyone
    Beautiful cards today 😊 love them all.
    Still very cold here and just starting to rain. So staying in the warm today. Barney not been too well - bit of tummy trouble - so may not even venture out for a walk.
    Have a good day whatever you’re doing. Hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a great selection of challenge cards, as everyone has said it would be impossible to choose a favourite, the inspiration I get from looking at your beautiful challenge cards is priceless
    I had a beautiful bunch of red roses and a bottle of Prosecco waiting for me on the breakfast table (John always makes breakfast) he forgot to get a card when he went into town, but did write a lovely note.

    Hope you have all had a lovely day. Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx