Sunday 30 May 2021

Your Tag Challenge cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you all enjoyed the warm day yesterday,  we were a bit cloudy and overcast but it was really pleasant to be out in the garden.  We popped put to a village plant sale and then had to go and get some Gro Bags and some pots for my grasses that have really outgrown their original pots.  We spent the rest of the day in the garden.

Now let's look at what you have all been creating....


Brenda's Description:

This is a challenge card, I did make a second one but not happy with it. You will recognise the die I just can’t put it down it’s so lovely, I’ve had the ombré backing paper for ever! I just gave it a little more Ingres using a Julie Hickey stencil.

Oh Brenda I totally get why you love this stamp set, it's one of my favourites too.  I love the colours you have used too thank you so much for taking part XXX


Lilian's Description:

"This is my attempt at a tag, Stamperia papers as usual.
Thought I would make more over time and mount them on a canvas, as I have loads of cards already finished.  That way I get to keep my own art work."

Lilian your tag is so beautiful I love the papers you have used and I think that mounting them on a canvas is a brilliant idea, thank you so much for taking part XXX 


Janet's Description:

Janet your tag is so pretty, everything works together perfectly. 
Your little Mug Rug is gorgeous,  what a brilliant way to take those first steps into quilting too, you have really inspired me thank you so much XXX 


Karen's Description:
Card 1: Oh well I’ve had a go It took me all afternoon to decide what colour to back it all Kraft card seemed too pale to show the stitching (die) So one page of the Stamperia papers and the dies are either x-cut or do-crafts.

Card 2: 

The 4x6 card is almost a copy of a Julie Hickey design I used card that had been Pixie Powdered I stamped the Daisy Tag twice and cut out A Honey Doo cabochon in the centre I had already printed the sentiment and also used pale pink pearls

Oh Karen I love your Mixed Media piece,  those Stamperia papers are beautiful,  I love the stitch die you have used too. It looks so realistic. All of the elements work together perfectly. Your second card is lovely,  so colourful too, I have this stamp and I have lacked inspiration,  you have inspired me to get it out and have a play, thank you XXX 


Michele's Description:

Challenge card-I used the free gift from this month’s issue of Diecutting Essentials. Background paper from my extensive stash of papers, flowers cut out of scraps of coloured card. Sentiment cut in white & pink then offset. Added a few tiny gemstones to finish the card

Thank you Michele,  I really do like that beautiful floral die, the colours you have used work perfectly too. What brand is your sentiment die please? XXX 


Sonia's Description:

Here are my challenge cards:
I used the stampers anonymous/Tim Holtz Fragments stamp to create my background. The tag was from a pack, and I inked both in a mix of Milled Lavender and Dusty Concorde distress inks. The flowers are Becca Feeken’s Cinch and Go.
A Christmas card, loosely based on Anna Marie’s sample card using Spellbinders dies, Memory Box snowflakes and Sue Wilson’s snowflake border. The papers from my stash.

Sonia you have some beauty lace dies, they really do make a card look extra special, I have a Joanna Sheen that I always forget to use.   The Deer die you have used for your Christmas card is one of my favourite Spellbinders Christmas dies, it's such an elegant looking Deer. Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Maria's Description:

My card is made up with CE Twill Weave Embossing folder,Hobby Crafts
Sunflower stamp and the Tag is one I found in my stash.

Thank you so much Maria,  I know you have been busy preparing for your new house guest!  I am sure it will all go well, we have done it a couple of times, it's ok once you become comfortable with them being there.  I love your card the lattice background must have taken ages, it really works though, such a bright and cheerful card XXX 


Thank you so much Ladies,  it's hard to stay in your craft room when the sun is shining, so I really appreciate that you took the time to take part.

I hope you a have a lovely Sunday, 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today. Thank you Karen for suggesting it.

    I had a lovely morning catching up with my friend, there were no outside tables left so we were indoors but it was well organised and not busy.
    Managed to get lots of washing dry yesterday and there’s more already to go outside now. We have glorious sunshine although I’m not sure how much gardening we’ll be doing as hubby has to pull out of his golf competition yesterday as his shoulder was was painful. Luckily he has another physio appointment on Friday.


  2. Morning Everyone
    Love all CCs of glorious craftiness. They really brighten up the start of the day.

    We had glorious sunshine and it was WARM all day yesterday. We had all windows and doors open and it really did give us hope that we had 'turned the corner' into Spring.

    The CAFE is OPEN ready and waiting with tables and chairs outside sponged down.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.
    Hoping you are improving MARGARET.xxxx

  3. Love the cards ladies I really must do what SONIA is doing and make some Christmas cards as like LILLIAN I am growing a stash of birthday cards
    I hope the wedding went well BRENDA and that you had the glorious sunshine we had
    SUE My bag is all hand sewn apart from making the actual denim liner Sewing the binding to the strap was a bit of a chore The zip was hand sewn to the crochet
    I had a bag from Spain similar to your friend’s probably PAT and I loved it I used it for years and so much that it eventually wore out So I am pleased that I have managed to replace it sort of
    We’re off to my sister in law’s later OH borrowed one of my masks last night and as I haven’t got to cook today I am going to make a couple for him!
    Take care all and enjoy your day xx

    1. Hi Karen. I don’t know why I thought you had machine sewn your lovely bag but to do most of it by hand is even more impressive. Hope you enjoyed your visit to your SIL xx

  4. Good morning everyone.
    Fabulous selection of tag cards ladies.
    Brenda- I too love that stamp you have used and the colours.
    Lilian- wonderful tag. Yours to me will be framed,beautiful card.
    Janet- lovely card and so is also your quilted coaster x
    Karen- gorgeous cards. Love the colours you got together on the second one.
    Michele- good idea to use the die from the new magazine,very nice. Hope your OH shoulder is soon better. Have a nice day.
    Sonia- such beautiful cards and a x-mas one too,love them both.Hope work is fine and you have a nice day off tomorrow.
    It was lovely to meet son's girlfriend at last and we sat up talking to the early hours. I brought lappi and a crossword magazine with me up and we also got tv so I have plenty to do so not disturb them. OH is snoring away here next to me.

    Have a nice day everyone, a bit overcast here this morning but will be sunny later so looking forward to sit in the garden and read. Sending many hugs to you all, Maria xx

    1. Hi Maria. It sounds like your sons girlfriend is nice. How lovely to get a chance to get to know her xx

  5. Hi Ladies
    Some lovely cards on display today. Love the different type of tags that you’ve all used. I did send Sandra 3 tag cards that I’d previously done. Sandra might have showed those before though. A bit foggy, Breezy and dull this morning. Fingers crossed it brightens up later. I’d bought a rose which I planted yesterday. I think I need to get some more manure and I had to put it in a bigger pot than I originally thought. It has loads of buds on so I’ll send Sandra a picture when it’s out.
    Hope you can stay away from the hoarders of people in Cornwall this weekend Lilian. I expect it will be busy where you are as well Michele.
    Take care & stay safe everyone.

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a beautiful selection of challenge cards, all so lovely and inspiring. Sonia what a good idea to start on your Christmas card now, that’s what I call being organised.

    It was lovely yesterday to be able to watch our daughters goddaughter getting married on live streaming, She looks so beautiful and really happy.

    It was lovely you were able to spend the whole day in the garden yesterday with Paul yesterday Sandra, I bet you both feel you’re living the good life!! It’s so satisfying when you can reap the fruits of your labour. These days I only grow tomatoes, I have strawberry’s in pots and containers around the top (sunny end) of the garden. They are enough to keep me busy.

    We have lovely sunshine again today my plan is to go outside and tackle a few areas once I’ve finished this post.

    Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, love Brenda xxx

  7. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Quite dull &chilly today
    So hoping the sun shows its
    FACE again today
    Not upto much today
    Hands hurting quite badly now so now I have to go take care Hug's for everyone
    Love Lynda xx

    1. Sorry forgot to say gorgeous tag cards well done ladies

    2. Hi Lynda. Lovely to see you here. Sorry your hands are still sore though xx

  8. Hello, do we think summer has arrived? It’s been really warm here, a little breeze so the washing dried lovely and fresh.

    Love all the tags today, all so different.

    Janet loved your mug rug, I’ve made a few of those to put in with presents as a little extra. Like the idea of binding, I usually bag mine out.

    Have been watching the tennis from Paris today, some good matches.

    Hugs to all, Lilian

  9. Hi everyone
    A lovely selection of tags/cards today, they’re beautiful 😊
    Sorry I’m so late, worked until 3.30pm then straight home to change and off to my brothers. Not been home long. It was lovely to be able to sit outside in the sun, although turned a bit chilly when the sun went down.
    I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. Sending hugs to you all xxx