Friday 27 May 2022

Our Next Challenge


Happy Birthday 

Good Friday Morning Ladies, 

Firstly I would like to wish our lovely friend Maria a Very Happy Birthday,  I hope you have a lovely day and Rik spoils you my lovely XXX 

We had a sunny but very blustery day yesterday,  it turned out to be a long day too, Lucy was invited to Flynn's Sisters Wedding, which was last night, to say that my little angel let her anxiety get the better of her was an understatement,  we were out at 9am getting last minute bits, we grabbed a McDonald's coffee and I suggested a trip through the car wash as a distraction technique,  we got home she got busy tanning and and showering and then Becca came over to help her with hair and did her make-up, she looked absolutely stunning, I had a proper lump in my throat as I waved her off,  I know how awful anxiety can make you feel, she will be meeting Flynn's whole family for the first time, I felt the anxiety for her.  Flynn knows how she feels so he will look after her.  By the time she left it was 6pm and the day was gone.  

Our Next Challenge 

This week I thought we could make some Clean & Simple cards or journal pages. You can choose whatever techniques or products that you like. 

I hope this is something you will all enjoy,  I look forward to seeing what you create. 

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, 

Love and hugs to all of you, 

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Morning Everyone
    HAPPY HAP-PY BIRTHDAY MARIA. I'm sorry your card will be a little late but it has gone in the post and should be with you shortly.
    Have the best of birthdays.

    Well we have just about got sorted and so fingers crossed next week will be back to normal.
    My hairdresse is coming this morning so I shall feel much better when my hair has been cut. It will be M&S foodhall tomorrow morning and then a very quiet week-end for us.

    Have a good week-end. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE. Hugs to everyone.xxxx

  2. Hi everyone
    Just to pop in and say THANK YOU for all the lovely cards and looking forward to see the others when we are back from Bournemouth. Haven't been for many years now so it will be nice to go down there again and tonight we go to famous Chez Fred for fish and chips 😊 and tomorrow as the weather still nice fingers crossed ,we are going to Compton Acres for a visit. Last time we were to that park is 30 years ago.
    Have a lovely day and a good weekend everyone. Hugs, Maria xxx

    I hope you have a great day and then enjoy your trip to Bournemouth. I haven’t been to Compton Acres either for many years. It must be over 35 years as we didn’t have any of the children! Enjoy every minute and make sure Rick spoils you rotten xx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. So many gorgeous cards to get our crafty juices flowing for next weeks challenge.
    I’m glad you got to help Lucy yesterday with her anxiety as you really do understand how she was feeling. I would love to see a photo of her all dressed up after Becca had finished her hair and make up. I bet she looked stunning xx
    It is very hot with a clear blue sky and that is meant to be the same over the weekend. We are taking all of the grands and Tim and Roz fishing tomorrow. I’m not sure there will be many fish caught but it will be fun anyway. Sunday will be a quite day once all of the children go home. I hope you all have a good day/ weekend. Love to you all. Take care xx

  5. Hi everyone
    Happy Birthday Maria 😘 Have a lovely day and a great time in Bournemouth 😊 xx
    I bet Lucy looked beautiful for the wedding, and I’m sure you and Becca helped to ease her nerves. I hope she had a lovely time 😊
    Great challenge for next week and lots of lovely inspiring cards.
    My journal page for this weeks didn’t materialise, so I made a couple of cards instead, one still needs to be finished but not much more of it to do, so I’ll be sure to send it over tomorrow after work.
    Hope you’re all having a good day and enjoying the sunshine.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. HHello Sandra and ladies,
    Happy birthday Maria have a wonderful time in Bournemouth what a great way to celebrate your birthday. XXX
    I hope Lucy had a lovely time at Flynn’s sisters wedding, I bet she looked absolutely stunning, how lovely that her big sister came over specially to give her that little extra touch and confidence. XX
    Hope everyone has a good weekend, take care and stay safe.
    Love Brenda xxx

  7. Hello, really hot sun here today, spent a little time in the garden getting the pots ready for planting.

    Maria, hope you had a lovely birthday, and many more to follow.

    Hope Lucy enjoyed Flynn sister’s wedding, I bet she looked super.
    I sure you feel bursting with pride.

    Great idea for a challenge next week, I’m not good at minimalist type of cards, but I’ll have a go.
    Hope you all had a lovely day. Lilian