Thursday, 21 April 2022

My last Embossing card for this Challenge


Good Morning Ladies, 

Here we are almost at the end of the week, Paul has tested negative at last so he has gone into work today and tomorrow too, I still have a strong Positive line (Paul's got lighter over last couple). So I think I will still have a few days.  I am still having symptoms too, I woke yesterday morning with chills, however through the night I couldn't bare the covers over as I was too hot.  Atleast he can go and get shopping etc, I did a foodshop via Amazon,  the last time I did it it was brilliant,  this time however it was a disaster, they do text you with substitutions, they were ridiculous though, they wanted to substitute English Muffins with cheese topped Rolls, a fresh Uncut Granary Loaf substitute was some basic brand thin cut bread. I am fussy about 🍅 tomatoes,  I don't mind paying extra for decent vine tomatoes that taste of tomato, they substituted my Picolo Vine tomatoes with some awful cheap cherry tomatoes that weren't even red!!!  So we ended up with none of the bakery goods I had ordered, the sad thing was Lucy and Paul were counting down the time to the shopping being delivered so they could have a sandwich!! 

Today's card was made using an embossed background piece that I found in my 'PHD' box. I love the tile effect of this embossing folder, it reminds me of Greece for some reason, which is why I was drawn to the blue ink (Blueprint Sketch) I added Gold Gilding wax over the blue ink to really highlight the detail of the embossed pattern.  Now to me this background looks kind of masculine,  so I went for simple embellishment, I die cut the Sentiment in matching colours and layered them with foam pads.  I matted the Embossed piece onto Gold mirror card and then onto a 5x5 white card blank .  The only finishing touch was adding Nuvo drops to the centres of the larger squares.  I have enjoyed this challenge,  It has had me reach for things I haven't used in a while.  I hope you have enjoyed it too .

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you, 

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx



  1. I have enjoyed this challenge too but life has got in the way of crafting a bit I staid birthday card for Oscar yesterday and it’s all gone in the bin I need to finish a 65th card too
    Your card is lovely Unusual colour combination I must try it out
    I bet you’re getting excited JANET Safe trip and enjoy your time away
    I hope yours and Sophie’s symptoms are easing
    Take care everyone x

  2. Hi everyone
    Sitting here in Nero with a coffee (cake, good to have after a weigh in 🤭) looking at your beautiful card Sandra 🙂
    Will look at my EF back home later, have to take the bus back today for hubby out.
    Got the washing on the line tho before I left this morning. Son helped, must use him now before he moves. Will I get my crafting room at last ? 😉
    Have a good day as possible my friends, take it easy if not 100% . Many hugs to you all, Maria xx

  3. Hi everyone
    Love your card today and the embossing folder is beautiful 😊
    It’s laughable some of the substitutions they send, I always say no to any, as you never know what you’ll get!
    Glad Paul is negative, hoping that soon you are too xx
    Have a good day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx