Sunday 12 September 2021

Your Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

We start our journey home today, first job is to do our 'Antigen' tests and send off results so that we get our certificates in time for Tuesday. Then we need to update our Passenger Locator forms and then we should be good to go (fingers crossed).

You have all made some lovely cards for this weeks 'Sparkle and shine ' Challenge, lets have a look...


Brenda's Description:

"The flowers are from SU  Tasteful Touches and coloured with Polychromos. The glitter ribbon was in my stash can’t remember how long it’s been there!"

Such a beautiful card Brenda,  the flowers look stunning in that colour. The little sprigs of foliage are just enough,  a perfect composition.  The pop of sparkle from that beautiful Ribbon is the gorgeous 😍.  I also love that you have placed it on a plain white card as it makes the whole card pop!! Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Karen's Description:

Here are 2 cc for Sparkle and shine They are cards I have made in the past
I needed to make the 60th 
I made a shaker card and the shine is gold mirri card and the multicoloured confetti

Card 2:
The second is another variation of the Tracy Evans stamp Through the Meadows - I can stop using this stamp set! The shine is I flooded the decoupaged butterfly with glossy accents The nib is painted with gold/bronze paint

Karen thank you so much for 2 amazing Challenge cards, a great idea to add Glossy Accents to the butterfly, I bet it really catches the light. XXX 


Janet's Description:

"My three CCs this week are all real 'throw backs' and were found by me deciding to drag out my Christmas box of papers and dies etc etc.

so that I could have a really good sort out before making a start on this year's cards.
The First card - I really cannot remember where or which company made the backing die cut. There are four sizes in the set. The Tree centre stage is a Sue Wilson die.

My second card was made using a Crafters Companion Die. The sentiment is again a Sue Wilson die.

My last card for this week was made using KANBAN ready die cut. Heaven only knows how old this card is but I found it right at the bottom of the box where all three cards were.

Janet I love your gorgeous Shiny Christmas cards, the level of detail you have achieved with your embossing is amazing!  Thank you so very much for supporting the challenge and making 3 gorgeous Christmas cards XXX 


Lilian's Description:

Hi, here is my card for this weeks challenge. Stamperia papers and some die cuts left over from other cards. Silver card doesn’t show up all in the photo. Hope you are enjoying the last few days of your hols.

Lilian I love your gorgeous card the flowers on the tag are so delicate they look like pressed flowers,  so pretty. I love your colour combination too, that lattice die is pretty too.  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Sonia's Description:

A gatefold card - which I think I started for another challenge (possibly fancy folds) I’ve die cut a Crafters Companion border out of glitter cardstock, as well as the butterfly. The centre die cut is from a Spellbinders set.

Absolutely stunning gateway card Sonia  the shape of that border die really compliments the butterfly. Your simple colour combination is amazing too.  Thank you so much for taking part XXX 


Maria's Description:

"Now to my CC's- I played around with some stuff in my cupboard

that hadn't seen the light of day for a long time and I enjoyed sort
of how it turned out but it went in the bin :)  Might try again for next
weeks cc challenge Ha!

I have quite a few kits from Honkeydory so my first card is made with
pretty Yellow card and the I have used some bits with Bottles,Glasses and a text that say Friends are like Wine, The Older the Better.
On my other card I have used a Theme with a Sea Side with little Huts and a Boat. It's all stickers. I used a paintbrush to stipple sand
with TH colours and some Gold muck hihihi

Oh Maria I love your cards, the sea themed one makes me think oh holidays,  I love how you have captured the Sparkle on the waves  so clever! Your Hunkydory card is lovely too with the foiling,  I love the sentiment too! Thank you so much for taking part and supporting the challenge XXX 


Ladies, just look how amazing your Challenge cards are, you create something totally different every week. I am as always so very grateful to you all for taking part in the challenges every week.  

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday  

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    Oh I love Sunday mornings looking at loads of craftiness on the boards and today's cards are all beautiful.

    We are going to have a relaxing day today after a busy one yesterday. Usual shopping yesterday morning and then to a small birthday tea at Jim's daughter with his grandchildren who all live in different directions around the country.

    The CAFE is OPEN -usual hours.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  2. Like JANET I love Sunday mornings looking at everyone’s cards All so so different and a variety of Sparkle and Shine
    Pub in the Park was great I watched Candice Brown James Martin and Tom Kerridge make some absolutely delicious dishes The stands are artisan shops and some of the chef’s restaurants eg Candice’s The Green Man Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers Atul Kochhar Cyrus Todiwala - he’s hilarious
    Bit disappointed in some of the other stands costs eg £4 for one sour dough donut!
    This afternoon we are playing in a bowls match and for the first time OH and I are on the same team! Divorce later … 🤣?
    Take care everyone xx

    1. Have fun playing Bowls later Karen. Must have been great seeing all the chefs, I do like Tom Kerridge.x

  3. Hi everyone
    A beautiful selection of cards today. Love them all 😊
    Hope you got your tests and forms sorted for your return journey. Safe trip home xx
    Janet, enjoy the birthday tea this afternoon xx
    Karen, sounds like you had a nice time yesterday and good luck with the bowls match this afternoon xx
    Had a lovely time last night at the wedding reception. The bride looked beautiful and her dress was gorgeous. Had a boogie too, but my feet were sore by the end of the evening, so will be having a relaxing day today 😉
    Have a lovely day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Morning ladies.
    Love all the cards on show this Sunday. Some very nice dies and embossing folders used.
    Sonia- hope you had fun at the wedding reception. Your dress were gorgeous.
    Janet- have a nice relaxing day. Hope you had a nice time with the birthday tea. Did you get to see the grandchildren or did you make a zoom ?
    Sandra- have a beautiful journey home, drive safe x
    Will start to walk a bit more then lately have been a been hit and miss. Not so hot anymore and the trees are changing it's colours. Hopefully we will have a nice Autumn.
    Sending hugs to you all, especially to our missing friends. Hope to see you back soon. Have a good Sunday all xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a lovely selection of Sparkle and Shine cards for this weeks challenge.

    Janet, what a lovely treat for you both being able to celebrate Jim’s birthday with his daughter and family, isn’t it great to be able to meet up with family again.

    Sonia hope the feet and legs aren’t suffering to much. Try to have a relaxing day, if that’s possible.

    Enjoy your day everyone, take care. XXX

  6. Hello everyone, sorry to be late again, my memory is very short term these days.

    Beautiful selection of cards today ,as always so many different colours and styles.

    Not much else going on here, have very little energy to do much else other that day to day running of the home.

    Hope you all are ok, and have had a good weekend. Lilian