Tuesday 17 May 2022

New Orchid Oasis Challenge card


Good Morning Ladies,

How are you all today?  Michele how was your first day back at work after 4 weeks off?  I was thinking of you yesterday,  I hope you weren't in too much discomfort at the end of the day.  We had a mixed bag of weather yesterday,  we have a little seed house outside the back door, I went out to turn the hose on to water the Seedlings and just as I turned the hose on the heavens opened, I got as soaked as the Seedlings, that rain was cold too!!  We had a really good thunderstorm late Sunday/early monday morning too, which really cleared that muggy air. 

Today's card is made using one of the New Stampin Up! 2022-2024 Colours called Orchid Oasis, it's a bluey purple to my eye, I quite like it.

I made a 4 1/4  X  5 1/2 inch Card with a Fold back front panel  (which I scored at 2 1/8 inch), I then used the Colour & Contour Stamp set and matching layering die set to decorate the card, so everything is made with that same colour, I didn't have matching ribbon so I used a piece of narrow seam binding and coloured it with the Orchid Oasis ink pad that I squished onto my mat, spritzed with water and then sqidge the ribbon into the ink and dried with my heat tool, it turned out kind of tie dyed.  I quite like how it turned out. 

I hope that you all have a lovely day,  it's forecast to be quite warm I believe! 

Sending love and hugs to all of you, 

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. Good morning everyone!
    I feel so much better today I still have a rotten cough but that’s only to be expected I suppose
    It was lovely to see you back crafting MICHELE and a very pretty card
    I love this new colour from SU I haven’t done a fancy fold in ages and this one is so effective That stamp is gorgeous
    We have gorgeous sunshine So hopefully will be able to sit in the garden later
    Take care everyone

  2. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. What a pretty card, something a little different with that fold. And I love the ribbon tie dye effect. It’s always fun colouring your own ribbon like this isn’t it.
    Sonia, I’m sending you belated birthday wishes. Your card is sat waiting to be posted as I’m sorry but I had put the wrong date on it! I do hope you had a wonderful day though xx
    Brenda, enjoy tending your tomato plants when you feel up to it. Home grown tomatoes are the best aren’t they xx
    Maria, I hope you got your injections and that you feel some benefit very quickly xx
    I’m hoping to get my hair cut today. It’s the third time of trying as my hairdresser was not well last week.
    Sending love snd hugs to you all. Take care xx

  3. Sorry Karen I didn’t ask how you are feeling but I see the cough is annoying you. I hope it clears up very soon xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Love everything about your beautiful card today 😍
    We had a good journey into Wales yesterday and bought some sunshine with us 😊 Its cloudy here at the moment, but the sun has been out and I’ve already been in the hot tub ☺️ Think the weather is meant to be changeable here, but who cares, it’s just so relaxing and a little piece of paradise.
    I hope you all have a good day whatever you’re doing.
    Thank you all again for my Birthday wishes - it’s not too bad being 50 after all 😉
    Take care everyone
    Love and hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hi everyone
    Gorgeous card, beautiful colour.
    Welcome Sonia to this side of 5-0, it's not too bad 🥴😉🤭 Have a great time in Wales and in the hot tub x
    Karen, hoping you are alright and that the cough soon be gone. Take care x
    Brenda, hope you have a good day.
    Sue, sending hugs to you all and Pop.
    No injection for me yesterday, very disappointing. As it only was talk about hip and not knees on the paper work I now have to go back to my doctor for another referral.Talk about frustrating. Having breakfast at Frost this morning and will go and have a look at the flowers before going home. Have a nice day everyone whatever you are up to. Many hugs to you all, Maria xx 🤗

  6. Hi, wet and cold down here again, just when I had turned the heating down , had to up it again today.

    Sandra. Your card is beautiful, love that new colour. Is that a new flower stamp.

    At last GP phoned today, only 8days waiting, have appointment on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same one I saw last time, and he was next to useless.

    Hope you all are having a good day, Lilian

  7. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. A late comment as I forgot to hit publish earlier!
    Sonia, I’m sorry that your card is going to be late. I had the date wrong on the calendar. I hope you had a lovely day xx
    Sandra, I love todays card and the shades of blue are really pretty. And it’s always good to see a different fold. Maybe we could have that as a challenge sometime. I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow my lovely xx
    Karen, I’m hoping your cough is calming down each day and any other symptoms are not too bad. Make sure you get as much rest as possible xx
    Maria, I hope you had your jabs and they bring you some pain relief xx
    Brenda, enjoy your tomatoes when they are ripe. The time will fly by and the next thing you know will be you planting next years tomatoes yourself again. Gentle hugs are on the way xx
    I’m off to bed now as it feels like it has been a very long day for some reason. Love and hugs to you all. Take care xx