Sunday 21 November 2021

Your TicTacToe Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I really hope that those of you that are exhausted after a busy week, whether it was working or just life exhausting you with pain or stress or a combination of the two get to relax today,  take some time for yourselves.  I had that kind of day yesterday,  we relaxed, did a few little jobs and I even did a bit of crafting.

So let's get to the best part of the week.....


Lilian's Description:

Here is my card for this week, I used Stamperia papers, and inks for the back drop.

What a stunning Santa, such a beautiful imaged, those papers are stunning too. The little trees are so detailed  perfect for your little forest scene.  Thank you so much for a lovely challenge card Lilian XXX


Sonia's Description:

Hi. Here’s my card 
Die cut/Patterned paper/Embossing 
The paper was from my stash, part of a 12x12 pad. I heat embossed Sue Wilson’s snowflake border, and the sentiment. The die cut houses and trees are from Mama Elephant, coloured with Stormy Sky and Iced Spruce distress inks. The tiny snowflakes are from a Tonic punch.

Sonia you are the queen of using your older dies and giving them a real modern twist, I have that SW border die but totally forget to use it, I love everything about your card from the amazing colour, the lovely stamped background and especially for how you have made that old die cut look like a fancy bridge, thank you for a stunning Challenge card XXX 


Here’s my offering for this week: 

Die-cut/colouring tool/embellishments 

I have used mirri, pale blue and pale grey for the glasses coming to the conclusion I like the pale grey from Lidl 

with chameleon pens and coloured glass for the drinks parts

I intend to write on the back what I used for future reference 

Karen has been playing with her new dies this week, I love their quirky look. I must say that your colouring with those Chameleon pens is seamless, so perfectly blended that they look printed.  Tjank you for taking part in the Challenge Karen. XXX


Two beautiful cards from Janet that are perfect for these week's Challenge:

The first card uses Categories : Green/Ribbon/Die cut.
Such a lovely Christmas card, you couldn't pick a better colour! πŸ˜‰ that die cut is so detailed, the card needs nothing more than that simple bow. 

Card 2: Fancy Fold/Red/Die cut
Such a beautiful design Janet,  the background paper is so pretty,  the Poinsettias and Holly sprigs work perfectly to embellish it. Thank you so much for sharing two amazing cards, I hope you are feeling better my lovely XXXXXX 


Maria's Description:

Red/Fancy Fold/Embellishments 

Maria used her Bit Box for her Challenge card this week...

" I cut out the Fancy Fold card, used Red paper to cover and a small
  Twine ribbon to hold the Greeting"     

Maria you have more patience than I do,  I love the look of shutter cards but cutting the decorative paper to fit the very precise size is just too tedious for me, Don't get me wrong, they do have the Wow factor but they are hard work.  The red and gold paper you have used is lovely and the embellishments you have used work really well, thank you so very much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Brenda has used Categories:

For her fantastic Challenge card, using that lovely embossing folder to create an ornate corner to use as a starting point for the lovely design, the paper you have used for the parcels is beautiful,  such a vibrant green colour too, as always with Brenda the bows are perfectly tied!! Brenda thank you so much for taking part, I wasn't expecting a card as you have had a lot on this week. Sending hugs, I hope you get to relax today XXX


Sue has designed a stunning Christmas card for our TicTacToe Challenge this week, using Categories: Twine/Red/Die cut.

Wow Sue what a stunning card, I love how you have used the Snowfall Acetate, what an amazing design,  that Sentiment is lovely too and is the perfect size to be the focal point of your card. That lovely red/white striped bakers twine creates the perfect edger with those snowflakes! WOW Sue, thank you SO much for taking part XXX


Ladies thank you all so much for taking part, I know you are all getting busier as we get nearer Christmas,  so please know that I appreciate you more now than ever. X❤X

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

Sending Love and hugs to all if you,



  1. Hi everyone
    A wonderful selection of beautiful cards today 😊
    We didn’t do much yesterday, so had a relaxing day too. Marks got a rehearsal this afternoon so I’ll either craft or watch Christmas films! Netflix are showing a lot already, and I love nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and some snacks 😊
    Have a good day everyone whatever you’re doing. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  2. Morning Everyone
    What a load of craftiness on the board this morning.
    SUE it's lovely to see you crafting again.

    Today is going to be a 'chair' day for me today.

    Sorry there isn't a 'lunch' menu today.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  3. I thought I’d pressed publish!
    Lovely cards ladies Mine was a total experiment Some bits worked some didn’t My daughter would love this as a card! I’m going to try it all in black and white for a different look
    We are going out dancing this afternoon to a regular haunt that we haven’t been to in over 2 years The organisers are good friends of ours Sobitvwill be lovely to see them
    Take care everyone xxx

  4. Hi everyone
    Beautiful cards ladies,they are all wonderful (except for mine,did a dreadful job on it😣) like you say they are a bit fiddly Sandra.
    Lilian, how lovely to see your family. Have a very nice weekend together.
    Karen, have a fun day dancing and meeting up with your friends.
    Sonia, I'm with you today snuggled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and watching films and recordings on the tv. OH has gone to football so it gives me a chance to see my programs,yay 😊
    For anyone who needs it, I wish you have a relaxing day and I'm sending special hugs to you all, take care Maria xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a lovely display of challenge cards, I always look forward to Sundays because we are treated to your wonderful inspiration ladies. Thank you.xx

    MARIA don’t put yourself down your card is perfect, so much detail there, it’s fantastic. xx

    LILIAN I hope you have had a lovely weekend with your daughter and SIL. xx

    KAREN Hope you enjoyed your afternoon dancing. Is it lovely er can meet up with friends again. xx

    Had a very relaxing afternoon, our youngest daughter asked us over, normally I’d jump at the offer, but today I just felt like chilling out. Other daughter and SIL were traveling beck to Essex from Cheshire this afternoon, they have been keeping us informed how the journey is going. Even though they are adults they always keep us in the picture.

    Time I moved these bones to the kitchen, dinner awaits.
    Big hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    Lots of beautiful cards today. They are all fabulous but I must mention Lilians Father Christmas. I love his wonderful coat.
    I hope you have had a relaxing day my lovely xx
    Karen, I hope you both enjoy your dancing and having good catch with your friends xx
    Maria, your card is lovely. I wouldn’t have the patience to make one but if I did it certainly wouldn’t be half as good as yours. I have done the same as you today, just relaxing in front of the tv πŸ˜€ xx
    Janet, it is so good to be crafting again. I still haven’t cleared my desk but the dining table was fine xx
    Sonia, you, me and Maria all had the same day planned. I hope it turned out that way for you xx
    Brenda, I hope you have managed to get some rest today so you are ready for the busy week ahead xx
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx