Sunday, 24 April 2022

Your Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

Woohoo I'm Free, I tested Negative yesterday, Sophie did too so we can remove the approach with caution sign at the front door!! 😉  

I felt apprehensive about going out after 2 weeks self isolating but knowing how badly I suffered with anxiety about leaving home in the past Paul was very persuasive, we did need to get a pot for my anniversary rose quite urgently,  so we set out for the garden centre, I think we were there a couple of hours, as it is a right Aladdins cave, I was asking a lady who had a huge trolley full of vegetable plants if she had used this nursery before and she was happy to tell me that she buys from there every year and they are very successful,  she went on to tell me that the old fella that runs it has so much knowledge,  she said "We thought we had Wild boar digging up our lawn, so we asked his advice, she said "he went out the back and came back with a bag of Lion 💩 poo!!"  We never had any more problems!! 😂🤣😂                                    We came home afterwards and I needed to lie down as I has was so exhausted,  I think recovery ftom this is going to take a few weeks.  Soph went back to work yesterday too, she was ready for bed when she got home. 

Today will be mostly relaxing I think, a few garden job to do if the weather is good. 


Karen's Description:

Here’s another cc
I used Sue W Decorative Flags, a bargain bucket snowflake EF and a mixture of Britannia dies double stacked for sentiment

I love the clean and simple look of this card Karen, 
Another Christmas card to add to the box!  This would also look lovely with a big red poinsettia in top corner too.  Thank you so much for this lovely card and for the others last week XXX


Sonia's Description:

The first one I embossed a piece of Anna Marie designs patterned card with a cuttlebug (I think) folder. I inked over it with Speckled Egg. I used Tim Holtz butterfly and a LOTV sentiment.
The second card I used an EF in my stash, matting it on black card. I inked the extra Happy Birthday in Kitsch Flamingo.

Two gorgeous cards Sonia, love the paper on the first card, the embossing folder with that added colour work so beautifully with it. Your signature butterfly is the perfect finishing touch !  
A lovely clean and simple card , I really like those word embossing folders they make 'quick' card creating so easy, as you have everything including the sentiment included. 
Two lovely cards, thank you so much XXX


Lilian's Description:

 Here is a journal page for this weeks challenge. Very old embossing folder called”Vintage Dressmaker” by couture creations. Paper is from Stamperia house of roses.   

Oh Lilian I absolutely 😍  love your journal page,  it would make  stunning card too!  That embossing folder is gorgeous,  everything including the sentiment works so well, thank you so much for such an inspirational piece XXX


Maria's Description:

Love, I used a flower EF and coloured in with my colouring in pencils.

X-Mas, I used a EF with Pine needles. Used TH Oxide in greens and 
then tried to use some Gilding wax but never again. I'm too heavy handed Lol
The little bear is a sticker I put on glitter card and just cut  out around.
Happy Birthday, I used a paper and EF and when it went through the machine
the paper cracked slightly and the middle split apart so I thought I keep it that
way. Don't remember what it's called, oopsy.

3 Amazing cards Maria, you have coloured the flowers on the love card so beautifully, it looks like a luxury background paper,  so pretty! 
I love the effect of the gilding wax Maria, it is easier to use the back (hard) side of cut & dry foam to add Gilding wax,  dab it in wax the dab some off on your glass mat, then lightly swipe over raised areas, you will always get some where you don't want it though, I hope that helps 😘
Now the colours on your third card are lovely,  love the design too.  A great card for men too.  Thank you sp much for 3 amazing Challenge cards XXX 


Sue's Description:

I used an old Sue Wilson A4 Embossing folder.

What a lovely Easter /Spring card Sue, I love the pretty colours, the Butterflies on the vellum strip make such a lovely border. I have this folder and always forget to use it.  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely,  I hope you had a lovely day out XXX


I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What a lovely selection of challenge cards today.

    I’m hoping blogger will let me comment, fingers crossed.

    I actually made 2 cards yesterday-fault basic ones but it was nice to get in my craft room. Might try making something else today. We have sunshine but it’s breezy, yesterday was very windy but managed 2 walks = 11,000 steps.


    1. Good to see you Michele. Hope your hand is better and that you manage to do some crafting. hugs x

  2. Great cards ladies I find it fascinating that everyone comes up with such different ideas
    Gary’s zoo used to donate lion poo to various garden centres! I wonder if they still do
    We had a fantastic day at our daughter’s house celebrating Oscar and Charlie’s birthdays The bouncy castle thingy was a great success and entertained all the children from ages 3 to 14! It meant the adults could have some real catchup conversations after all of the lockdowns etc.
    A relaxing day today OH is off to Chelsea so I will definitely be crafting
    Take care everyone I’m so pleased you and Sophie tested negative yesterday and no doing any marathons yet - OK?

  3. Hi everyone
    A wonderful selection of cards today 😍
    Happy to hear you and Sophie both tested negative, and I’m glad you were able to go out. Take it easy though xx
    Michele, nice to hear you done some crafting. Hope you’re hand is ok now xx
    Karen, sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday. Happy Birthday to Oscar and Charlie 🥳
    We are going to a BBQ today, thankfully the sun is out here so fingers crossed it stays that way. Fortunately my cold is clearing, so I feel up to going but will be taking my coat and possibly a fleecy blanket in case I get chilly 😉☺️
    Have a lovely day everyone. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hello Everyone, dull and cold here today.
    Karen loved you card yesterday, and glad you had aaa good times at the boy’s birthday party. My grandchildren also love those bouncy castles.
    Lots of great cards today, I wasn’t feeling great yesterday, so my effort took twice as long as it should have.
    Although I have loads of E/F I don’t seem to find them very inspiring these days, mind you not much is.
    Hope you all have a lovely Sunday whatever you are doing. Lilian

  5. Morning everyone.
    Lots of lovely card today. Nice to make these challenges when one can. Thanks for instruction for using the wax, will give that a go.
    Glad you and Sophie posted negative Sandra, still take it easy all of you.
    Sun trying to come out but it is pretty chilly so not really sure what we do yet. Breakfast now anyway that I know.
    Have a good day Sunday everyone. Big hug for you all, Maria xxx