Sunday, 11 July 2021

Your Cards for Janet's Rose Challenge


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you are all having a relaxed weekend.

I cannot believe how many beautiful cards that you have all made.  I am so grateful that you chose this weeks challenge Janet, I can tell you that Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed making cards for it.  

Lets take a look........


Today's card is one using the Beautiful Brushstrokes dies that Brenda, Lynda & Lilian recently bought from Stampin up!  I saw this card on Pinterest it was designed by a chap called Martin's Mayhem.  I totally loved the card and wanted to recreate it. 
I made a card base using Night of Navy card, then used a slightly smaller matt of Night of Navy to create the topper of the card,  I used the smallest rose stamp to randomly stamp Night of Navy ink over the base piece (Martyn just inked around his) I prefer to see a pattern, I then used a Posca pen to add some white splatters, the next step was to die cut all layers of the flowers and adhered them together,  I arranged them around the card base, leaving some overhanging,  which i then trimmed flush to the topper edge.  The colours I used are Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzaz for the leaves.  I finished with a Happy Birthday sentiment,  no extra embellishments necessary in my  opinion, I added the topper section onto the card using foam pads for dimension.


Michele's Description:

My Rose themed challenge cards . Large square card is simply 4 toppers (magazine freebies) on deep pink card then on a 6x6 blank. Second card is 2 white diecuts on grey card & a pre-printed sentiment. Third card is a creative expression die on a pixie powder background. Last 2 photos are a Twist + Pop card, Ella’s Design download. I loved this challenge as it made me look at some of my stash that I’d never used before!!!

Oh Michele thank you so much for 4 absolutely stunning Challenge cards, your first set of cards are so beautiful 😍,  your Pixie powder backgrounds are just amazing Michele and I can't believe you even made a Twist &Pop using beautiful Ella's Design papers. I am so grateful that you enjoyed Janet's Challenge and made so many cards to support it XXX


Karen's Description :
"How’s this One sheet of the Stamperia Romantic collection
I cut out the rose and stuck it onto the reverse of the piece of cardstock using foam pads I fussy cut the tags too stuck using foam pads I inked around the edges of the rose and cardstock with Tattered Rose DO
Plus a few pink pearls.

Card 2:
I have used a piece of Serif paper A Phill Martin sentiment embossed in gold An Altenew rose die

Card 3:
Here’s my last cc
I found a piece off PP card and had actually written the colours on the back Midnight Blue Peacock Green and Aqua Lagoon 
SW Wild Rose Edger die and one of her sentiments I created a frame and backed it with acetate I foam mounted it on card base So sentiment looks like it’s floating slightly.

Three beautiful cards Karen, I love the Stamperia papers that you have used for your first two cards. Your third card is amazing, I love the Pixie Powder colours, using the acetate was a clever idea, the sentiment really does look like its floating.   Thank you so much for supporting Janet's Rose Challenge  XXX 


Lilian's Description:

"First card Stamperia, house of roses.
Tim Holtz stencil with tattered rose oxide ink.
2nd card, stamping up stamps, ? , memento inks the stamp is from indigo blue’s latest box set."

Two absolutely gorgeous cards from our Lilian for Janet's Rose Challenge,  the first card is so elegant, I love the colours.  Your second card is so beautiful,  just look how detailed the bird is and the roses are simply amazing, thank you so much Lilian for two incredible cards XXX


Sonia's Description:

"I’ve used a LOTV image and sentiment stamp. The backing paper is from Anna Marie Designs. The die cut border is from Joy Crafts (I think) to which I added the little punched flowers."

"Again I’ve used Anna Marie Designs backing paper. I cut the Sizzix mixed 
media frame and the Stamp Market friend die and inked using Spun Sugar distress ink. The sentiment is also from the Stamp Market."

Sonia your cards are absolutely beautiful as always, that pretty LOTV topper works perfectly with the Anne Maria papers.   Your second card is so pretty, I really love your new sentiments. Thank you so much for supporting Janet's challenge XXX


Maria's Description:

"On my first card I used a rose stamp and coloured it in with my water colour pencils.
The other two I used some papers, stamped the sentiment on one and die cut Mum
on the other (probably changes it to Mamma)."

Oh Maria your cards for Janet's challenge are so beautiful from your beautiful hand coloured rose spray with that lovely Sentiment, to that beautiful card for your Mum and lastly that adorable fox with her gorgeous floral crown. Thank you so much Maria for three beautiful cards XXX


Cheryl has made this beautiful vintage style Wedding card for her Brother and Future Sisters in Law. The card is so beautiful and Cheryl has enhanced its beauty with the simple embellishments. That trio of delicate roses are so pretty    Thank you so much Cheryl for supporting Janet's  challenge XXX 


Brenda's Description:

Card 1 - I used the Rose stamps from SU Brushed Blooms set to make the background. The Butterflies were left over from the challenge we had a few weeks ago, I rejected them at the time, but being a crafter couldn’t throw them away!

Card 2 - was inspired by a rose bush we had for our diamond anniversary  (The rose is named diamond wedding)  produced its first flower, I used a John next door embossing folder to create the frame and added a pale pink behind that to enhance the colour of the rose.

Two beautiful challenge cards from Brenda for Janet's Rose Challenge.   I love the beautiful colourful butterflies on Brenda's first card.  The second card is beautiful in its simplicity,  that beautiful rose was the inspiration for the card, such a brilliant idea.  Thank you so much Brenda for two amazing cards XXX 


Ladies I hope that you are as amazed as I am at the beautiful display of cards above.  You are all so incredibly talented and very inspiring.   I believe Janet's challenge has had us all looking through our stash and pulling out things we haven't used in a while.   

Thank you Janet for a brilliant challenge. 

I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, 

Love & Hugs,



  1. Ooh Ladies! This week’s cards are so pretty Thank you JANET for the challenge It certainly did me good having such a focused theme for a change
    We’re off to the Bowls club this morning Hopefully the bowls/woods I like to use will be back at the clubhouse!
    Take care xx

  2. Morning Ladies

    What a fantastic selection of challenge cards today. Janet-thank you for suggesting this challenge. Initially I was thinking I’d struggle with it si I decided to go looking through boxes of stash I don’t often use. Anyway-I loves it as it really challenged me!

    I have quite a bit to do today-finish wrapping everything for my Dad’s birthday. We’re off out for lunch to celebrate his birthday-he’ll be 80 next week. I have all the housework to do, plus a mountain of ironing and I need to collect some material samples as our dining chairs need reupholstering.


  3. Morning Everyone
    Thank you all for the gorgeous cards and support in my first every challenge.
    I love each and everyone of them and thank goodness I don't have to choose a favourite.

    We had the most aweful grey day yesterday more like the beginning of Autumn than the middle of Summer.
    So different this morning with beautiful sunshine though it needs to warm up a little.

    The CAFE is OPEN usual hours. Lunch menu for today is Spatchcock with garlic; usual veggies and for afters Lemon Tart and icecream. Place your orders if you wish.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  4. Morning everyone
    Wonderful challenge cards from all. Thank you Janet for setting it. It was fun. I did struggle a bit at first but got it together Saturday,you do surprise yourself sometimes :) Off to see SIL and her husband today, weather look nice so hoping we can sit outside. Son's girlfriends plane have been cancelled once again, what are the airlines doing ?
    Have a good day everyone and lets aches and pains be lighter for all. Many hugs ,Maria xxx

  5. Hi ladies
    A stunning array of cards on display today. Great mag review as always Michele. Not much on the cards today. It looks quite dull outside at the moment and a bit windy. Hope it improves. I think it’s supposed to rain sometime today. I hope your enjoy your birthday meal today to celebrate your Dad’s 80th Birthday.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  6. Hi everyone
    Wow a gorgeous selection of cards today. All so beautiful 😊
    Watching the Wimbledon final and then looking forward to the football tonight…..Come on England ⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 fingers crossed, although whatever the result, they’ve done so well.
    Hope you’re all having a good day. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a lovely selection of Rose themed cards for Janet first challenge, it was a great choice on your part Janet, it always amazes me how everyone comes up with a completely different design. 👏

    Hope you are still resting Sandra, I sincerely hope the doctor will be able to give you something to help ease the pain or an urgently referral to the consultant would be better. Sending gentle hugs xx

    Take care everyone, enjoy what’s left of your weekend. Love Brenda xxx

  8. Hello All, very wet here, torrential rain.

    What a super lot of cards today, great challenge, many thanks Janet.
    Watched the Wimbledon final this afternoon, great match, the Italian player lost, so maybe that’s an omen for the football.

    Have a goodnight all Lilian

  9. Morning ladies,

    Microsoft Edge behaving itself for a while thank goodness so I am able to post.

    Beautiful cards ladies, I never cease to be amazed at the Challenges and our responses to them. All so different in the colours, sizes etc.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx