Tuesday 28 September 2021

My First TicTacToe Challenge card


Good Morning Ladies, 

Maria, I hope that you & Christian are feeling better today my lovely  xxx

Karen I am so sorry your appointment got cancelled,  it's so frustrating when that happens especially if you are like me and have to mentally prepare! xxx

Sonia I hope that you managed to get Barney an appointment at Vets yesterday,  ear infections are miserable for dogs too, poor Barney xxx

I spent the whole morning and a good part of the afternoon having a really good sort out in my craft room,  I still have areas that need attention but I made a start and needed to stop to make a card.

Today's card was made on my newly cleared desk!  I used Pink Frog 'Festive Pinecone' stamp set (that O treated myself to last week).  It has a long pine bough that I stamped twice to create a wreath, I stamped first in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide, I then stamped again adding Ground Espresso DO to the pine cones. I love this colour combination ๐Ÿ˜.   I added the 'Seasons Greetings ' from the same stamp set in the centre of the wreath.  I created a frame for the card with Phil Martin's 'Double Debossed Inverted Corner dies.   Luckily SU Coastal Cabana Card matches Evergreen Bough Distress ink, so I used that to Mat & Layer with Pink Frog True Brown card. A quick bow and a Tiny Pinecone finish the card.                                       .                           I used Categories:  Colouring/Wreath/ Ribbon 

I hope that you all have a good day, gentle hugs to those of you that need them, 

Love and hugs,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    Well the weather gods really went to town yesterday.
    We started with everything dry and then WOW the rain made an appearance and the temp dropped. It stayed until just after lunch when the sun appeared but it stayed cold.
    Autumn is definitely upon us.

    I love today's card SANDRA.

    I need to sort my craft desk and look at October's bday cards. They are made but I need to check them and get them into their envelopes ready for posting.

    The CAFE is of course OPEN as always.
    I hope everyone is feeling better than yesterday. Remember 'slowly does it'.
    HUGS are on their way to youall.TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  2. Lovely card SANDRA I tried to stamp a wreath yesterday and both results ended in the bin Ink smudges everywhere So have gone on to plan B
    It was so frustrating that my dental appointment was cancelled I hate going as I have to mentally prepare myself My next appointment because it’s a long one is 22nd October
    OH is at his dentist today I hope he has better luck than I am at the moment
    Dancing was great fun last night The venue insists on a valid negative LFT and so it feels very safe I hope Barney is OK
    Take care everyone Enjoy whatever you get up to

  3. Hi everyone
    I love your card today, and the colour combo is great ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Glad you made progress with clearing your craft room, it’s such a chore isn’t it? My cupboard needs a good sort out as everything was just chucked in there before we went away! The last time I done it - a good couple of years ago - it took ages, and it’s one of those things you wish you’d never started ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Sorry your appointment was cancelled Karen, so frustrating for you. Glad you had fun dancing though.
    Barney has another ear infection, so more drops for a week. He was a little tinker in the surgery when we first went in. He wouldn’t get on the scales to be weighed, so the vet and myself were having to holding him on them. As soon as he’d been weighed, I went to give him a treat and accidentally let go of his lead, well that was his chance…..he was off! Running around the reception, in and out of the rooms ๐Ÿ™„ Fortunately there were no other animals in there, and the vets and receptionists were really good. He had a lovely time exploring every nook and cranny ๐Ÿ˜‚ I however was chasing after him like a lunatic ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚ Eventually got him into the consulting room, (phew!) and he was the perfect patient ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„
    Looks like it’s going to be a day of sun and showers. It tipped it down here yesterday morning, but cleared up and was quite warm, still breezy though. I’ve a few things to do this morning before hopefully doing some crafting this afternoon.
    Have a good day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hello All, wet and cold here.

    Sandra I love your card, the colours are perfect as are the stamps. Going to try a wreath when my new stamps arrive ( took your advice and treated my self) they are Lavinia stamps which look very similar to the ones you have used today.

    We have one of Rs pals staying so not much opportunity to do much crafting , he goes home tomorrow. Find it strange to have someone to stay theses days ,as we are just the two of us, living fairly quietly.

    Hope you all have a good day, hugs Lilian

  5. Hi everyone
    Love the card Sandra and the colour is lovely.
    Every time I tried to make a wreath they have ended up in the bin too Karen so you are not alone.
    So sorry your appointment with the dentist got cancelled, as you know I needed to get doctors help last time but think they were sugar pills! and now I need to go back for filling fell out :(
    Hoping the drops will help Barney quickly Sonia, give him lots of cuddles.
    Lemon and Honey is helping a bit Lilian. Head still in the clouds. Sinus, earache and crackling cough,not covid thankfully so that's something. Thanks for wellwishes x
    Have a good day everyone and hugs, special ones for anyone who need some. Maria xx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Lovely pinecone wreath card Sandra, love the colour combo, great inspiration for this weeks challenge. xx

    Karen sorry your dental appointment was cancelled, fingers crossed your October appointment will be OK. Hope OH. appointment went well today.

    Maria keep taking your lemon and honey (my go to remedy) Fingers crossed you and your son will feel better soon.

    Sonia your trip to the vets sounds hilarious, bet Barney had a great time. Poor you it must have been quite an ordeal. I bet they remember him next time he goes!!

    Have a good evening everyone, take care, love Brenda xxx