Sunday 22 May 2022

Your Cards for Maria's Shades of One Colour challenge


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope you are enjoying a lovely relaxing Sunday, fingers crossed for some good weather today!  We did our trip to the tip yesterday and got rid of loads of garden  waste and a load of bags of clothes that the girls sorted out a couple of weeks ago, I love the feeling of decluttering!   Stopped at the garden centre on the way home and picked up 9 large terracotta pots for £15, I'm not sure why they were that price as they were supposed to be £3 each pot so should have been £27 !! But we weren't complaining,  we did have to evict a very large 8 legged stowaway from one of the pots though, I noticed him just as Paul picked the pot up to put it in the car, he nearly dropped the pot when i told him!  

We just pottered in the garden for the rest of the afternoon,  ticking those jobs off the list!  What did you all get up to ???

Let's see what you have all been designing for Maria's  challenge......


Michele made a lovely card perfect for this weeks 'Shades of One Colour " challenge,  she used a lovely 'Little Claire ' topper featuring two lovely cats and then used shades of purple that work beautifully with the topper.

Absolutely lovely card Michele, thank you so much for taking part in Maria's challenge XXX 


Karen's Description:

Had a play yesterday afternoon and today and did this I have definitely “copied” a Tracy card but can’t find it now!

Shades of pink (with a little bit of Antique Linen too)

Oh Karen I have this stamp so I will definitely be having  go at this card, its so lovely and the colours you have used enhance the beauty of the tulip!  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely particularly as you have been feeling rougb with Covid.  XXX 


Maria's Description:

"My first card today is in Lilac. I found a piece of paper with pretty flowers

so used that and also cut out a couple to make the flower on top.
The second card is made with a die from Christina Griffiths and an old Get well
soon sentence in my stash, all made in pinks."

Two beautiful cards from Maria for our Challenge this week, that purple paper is so pretty, I am glad you left the design simple so that the paper is the star of the show.
Your second card is stunning that Christina die is lovely,  enhanced by your colouring,  with that beautiful die cut panel the card looks perfect with a simple sentiment. Thank you so much for suggesting this weeks challenge XXX 


Lilian's Description:

Hi, here is my card for this week, as you can see my magazine came today, haven’t had chance to really look at it yet, but love the flower stamps. Used two of them on this card. Also used the new mica powders, can’t see they are much different from other I have.

Wow Lilian you have made me excited for having a play with my magazine freebies now, your card is awesome, I love those flowers and the beautiful wreath you have created with them too. Did you buy the extra dies?  Thank you so much for supporting Maria's challenge XXX 


Sonia's Description:

I’ve used Speckled Egg with the Tim Holtz snowflake die. The sentiment is from a Woodware stamp.
On the second card I’ve used Tattered Rose with a Tim Holtz stencil and the butterfly.

Two absolutely stunning cards Sonia, that snowflake die is gorgeous and looks amazing inked up with Speckled Egg, I do love that colour.  How gorgeous does Tattered Rose look on your second card, it's a very under rated colour I think, it blends out to such a lovely soft peach colour.
Thank you so much Sonia for sharing two amazing cards for Maria's Challenge. XXX


Some beautiful cards once again ladies, our Sunday displays are The Best !! 

Thank you so much for being so supportive 🥰

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, all so different.
    It was just lucky that the card I made fitted this challenge.

    What a week-I was shattered as I’d been visiting my crazy friend on the ward after work plus I had a sale table yesterday at the local craft fair. Hopefully I can just do the minimum amount of housework today!!


  2. Good morning everyone.
    Thank you all for joining in this weeks challenge. The cards are so Beautiful and some lovely one colour coloured ones 😊
    I hope you all can have a nice relaxing day and to everyone who are not feeling 100% I wish you better soon.
    I'm seeing a friend for coffee later, we usually go to a Costa or Garden centre so it be nice to have a proper catch up.
    Hugs to you all xxx

  3. Good morning all, sun is shining although it’s supposed to be raining, hope it stays dry, R want to cut the grass.
    Wow what a super lot of cards we have this morning, all so different , I have clear my table after yesterday’s crafting, why do I make Such a mess.
    Not much else on, might watch the Tennis from the French open.
    Hope you have a good day, Lilian

  4. Love the shades of one colour cards
    We looked after the boys overnight and I am shattered I shall definitely have a nap this afternoon
    Take care everyone xx

  5. Hi everyone
    A lovely selection of cards today, they’re all beautiful 😍
    Glad you got all your jobs done yesterday. I love decluttering too, but don’t do it as often as I need to 😉 Your terracotta pots were a real bargain 😊
    Not long home from work and just having a cuppa. We’ve got friends coming round a bit later, so will be sitting out, although it’s clouding over here now, so I hope it stays dry.
    Hope you’re all having a good day
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Just realised I haven’t left a message today.
    WOW ladies your cards are all stunning and so inspiring. I was all set yesterday to make a card when I had unexpected visitors, both daughter and granddaughter, it was a lovely treat. So sorry I didn’t send in a card. Today has been a day of rest, I just keep nodding off.
    Your plant pots were a real bargain Sandra. Sounds like you have had a great de clutter in your house, it’s such a great feeling, I need to have a good sort out, just need to find the energy and motivation!!!
    Take care everyone, hugs Brenda xxx