Monday 27 September 2021

First TicTacToe: My Birthday card from Karen


Good Monday Morning Ladies,

I hope today finds you well, I am having a 'Tidy/Reorganise ' my craft room day today, so that I can see what I have got and not end up having to die cut on a pile of stuff on my craft mat !! 

We didn't go anywhere yesterday,  which was a shame as it turned out ti be a beautiful day.  We just felt too guilty buying fuel that someone could be desperate for, if only everyone thought like that !! We have a little local petrol station that has a delivery once every couple of weeks as its so rural but yesterday they had a delivery as the girls were going to work at 08.30am and it was closed as it had sold out by 5pm!  It's just ridiculous he has a little convenience store on the forecourt,  selling milk, bread etc the essentials but as there is no fuel he won't get people buying milk and bread either, so he has closed the shop too.  

Today's card is my absolutely STUNNING Birthday card from Karen, it has so much texture and detail I Don't know where to start! 

Karen's Description:

Inspired by Tracy Evans The Sparkle is gold dots and the gold is gilding flakes
It’s for a very special friend whose favourite colour is green! 🤣😂

Categories:  stencil/ Colouring/ Sparkle

I absolutely love my Birthday card Karen, thank you so much ❤ XXX 

Maria, I hope you feel a little better today my lovely XXX 

Sending love and Huge Hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Ooh SANDRA I was a little surprised to see my card on display I thoroughly enjoyed making it Using texture paste gilding flakes etc by made a lovely change I even made my own washi tape using Stamp Addicts Eclipse paper
    I think the petrol situation is awful The minds of some greedy people really rattles me Thank goodness I work from home However I am off today as I have a long dental appointment Have I got enough tooth left for a crown or has it got to come out scenario Ho hum
    I hope you’re feeling better MARIA
    The wedding card is finished and ready for collection
    The change in the weather is dramatic It’s cold, pouring with rain and extremely windy
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Hi everyone
    Such a beautiful card, love all the texture 😊
    It did turn out lovely yesterday weather wise, unlike today - very wet and windy here too. I was hoping to plant up our anniversary rose, but will wait to see if it clears up.
    Got to phone vets this morning for an appointment for Barney, think he’s got another ear infection 🙁
    Karen, hope you get on ok at the dentist xx
    Maria, hope your cold clears soon and you’re feeling better xx
    Have a good day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

    1. Hope Barney be alright, bless him. Hugs x

  3. Hi ladies
    Absolutely beautiful card from our Karen.
    I would make such a mess even if I tried 😄
    Such a shame you didn't get to the House yesterday, it was a lovely day ☀️
    If anything Son and I are worse today, he's not even going to work today and that's very unusual. Thanks for your well wishes 🤗. Having a tea with honey and going to watch a film, that's me for today.
    Have a nice day everyone, hugs Maria xx

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a fantastic card from Karen, she has put so much into the design it’s really beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.xx

    Maria sorry to read both you and your son are feeling worse today, take care, stay safe and keep warm, hope you enjoyed your tea with honey. xx

    Karen hope the dental appointment goes well. It sounds like the bill will be more painful than the treatment!!

    Sonia hope Barney gets an appointment soon, sending him doggie hugs. xx

    Take care everyone and stay safe, hugs Brenda XXX

  5. Hello, late again, I don’t know why I keep forgetting.

    Sandra what a super card from Karen, I would love to be able to creat a card like this.

    Maria do hope both your colds improve soon try lemon with honey, as hot as you can manage, very soothing.

    Sonia hope Barneywill get some treatment for his ear.

    Karen hope the dentist app went well and you still have “some money left in the

    It’s gone really windy here, all my lovely sunflowers have been blown to pieces.

    Night all Lilian

    1. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Wow, what a fabulous card from Karen. It is fantastic, you notice something new every time you look at it. There is so much to see. A perfect card for you to treasure Sandra 🥰 Xx
      Karen you aced this card. You have taken to stamping and in particular this style so quickly. You would not know that you haven’t been stamping for very long. A brilliant card. You should be very proud of yourself xx
      Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all all in need. Take care xx

  6. Forgot to say to Maria that we hope you are feeling better very soon. Hugs from me and Mamma Margaret xx
    Sonia, I hope Barney got on well at the vets xx
    Lilian, sorry that your sunflowers are spoiled. Do you usually leave them for the winter birds to feed from? Xx
    Love to you all xx