Monday 20 September 2021

My First Christmas Challenge card


Good Monday Morning Ladies, 

Firstly today I want to Wish our Sonia and Mark a lovely holiday, enjoy the special time together! Send us some photos of Tintern Abbey, it looks amazing.  Enjoy your lunch too 😘

Back to normal in our house today, Paul's offin to work this morning,  he's on earlies though so will be home early afternoon!! We finally got our Day Two Covid Tests back over the weekend,  not sure how these 'Priority Mail'boxes work, the samples were in 24hr tracked boxes, we posted them Thursday morning,  the lab received them at 00.51 Sunday Morning!! We had to drive 5 miles to find a 'Priority Mail box' we may as well posted them in the village!!  The good news is they were both Negative ( which we knew)!  Janet, thankfully you won't have to do the expensive tests when you go!! I will be spending the morning at my desk I think, we'll see how it goes! 

Today's card is another card that I made before I went on holiday, I bought a SU Boxed Kit from the sale section, you get everything you need to make quite a few cards, including mini stamp pads, stamps, cards & envelopes and embellishments.  

I quite like the Gold shine on the Kraft background,  so I think I will be extra frugal and cut these base cards in half so that I can get two cards out of each base (by matting onto a plain base card).  The wreath die cuts are included you just have to stamp onto them (which was a bit of a faff)! I popped some foam pads on back of wreath and placed onto that lovely embossed white card, then onto real red mat and then onto base card. I added some twine and stamped the sentiment and matted and layered that too to complete the 'Love to You & Yours' sentiment.  Very quick and easy and quite effective I think. 

I hope that you all have a great Day,

Love and Hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. Very pretty I love that sentiment I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before
    Enjoy your holiday SONIA you’ve earned it
    Just done a LFT and it’s clear SoO’m good to go dancing tonight I have to do it first thing as because I graze all morning it’s hard to find a 30 minute gap to be able to do it It means too that it’s out of the way
    Was busy doing nothing yesterday We did do a quick visit to the grandchildren and helped with bath time which was great fun
    Take care everyone xxx

  2. Hi everyone
    Love your beautiful card today. Great that it comes in kit form too 😊
    Thank you for your wishes 😊 We are so looking forward to our little holiday. I’ll be sure to post some photos on the messenger group 😊
    Glad you got your results back. I’m not sure these priority post boxes are any different to others, I’ve still had to wait 3-4 days for my results too. Fortunately our post box on the estate is priority so I don’t have far to go to post them.
    Have fun dancing tonight Karen.
    Have a lovely day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Morning everyone
    Love the card Sandra. I like kits so it's easier to makeup and you have the colours etc all together.
    Altenew have kits I have looked into but their subscription is quite expensive.
    Have a very nice time away Sonia, hope the weather stays good and you make some lovely memories together.
    Karen- have fun being back dancing salsa. Must have great fun seeing Oscar and Charlie for bath time. My SIL said it used to be a very wet event when she helped out with hers.
    Didn't have a very good night so will go for a nap in a minute but before I go I want to wish you all a good day and hopefully some crafting will be had. Many hugs for you all, Maria xx

  4. Hello All, lovely sunny day here.

    Sorry I’ve missed a couple of days, cards were all great, I was sure I’d posted but it seems not to have published. Sometimes I’ll write and R wants something and I just forget to publish.

    Lovely card today all the better that it comes from a kit.

    Spent ages looking for my Christmas craft stuff, pulled everything out of course they were in the last box, just have to put everything away now. Still didn’t find my Tracy stamps using paint brushes, seems to have totally disappeared, hope it didn’t fall in the bin.
    Hope you all have a good day, Sonia enjoy your hols, I must admit it’s much quieter here now. Lilian

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Lovely card Sandra, never thought of using kits to make my cards, might have to investigate.

    Sonia enjoy your holiday, it looks a beautiful location, no distractions and surroundings absolutely breathtaking . Perfect for complete relaxation. ENJOY.

    Lillian good luck with your Tracey hunting, hope she didn’t fall in the bin. I have been looking for some word sentiment dies that seem to have gone AWOL . I usually tell myself to stop looking and things turn up! 🤞
    Take care everyone xxx