Monday 6 June 2022

A TicTacToe Challenge card


Good Monday Morning Ladies, 

Well what a lovely long weekend, why does it whizz by so fast?  We had a more relaxing day yesterday after the excitement of Saturday afternoon,  Paul did some weeding in the front garden, I mostly observed, it was threatening to rain all afternoon,  light drizzle that turned into heavy rain at teatime, not that we can complain the rain stayed away long enough for most of the celebrations at the weekend. I have to say that singing along to the National Anthem as the Queen came out onto the Balcony yesterday bought a tear to my eye, what an incredible Lady x

Karen I was so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your concert, it sounds like you were sat amongst dancing royalty!!πŸ•Ί πŸ’ƒ xxx

Sonia I hope you had a lovely time at the Champagne 🍾 afternoon tea, it sounds a lovely way to welcome the new Mrs Stephenson xxx

Lilian how did your IndigoBlu workshop go, I can't wait to see you project xxx

I made this card a while back but wanted to show something that fits the TicTacToe Challenge as I just ran out of time, so here is the description for this card....

I stamped the flowers and cut them out, and then stamped a script stamp over a card base and placed the flowers on top, arranged them and stuck them down, I then die cut two circles and set them to one side. I took two blue Ecoline pens and and coloured the peonies, after I finished colouring I replaced the die cut circles popping them on foam pads to raise them up, I added shading around the circles. Nezt came the messy bit, Tracy suggested using your Ecoline pen to add splatters over the card front, so thats what I did, I noticed later that I had blue ink on the sole of my foot !!! Thank heavens it didn't transfer to the carpets. (We have tiles in craft room thankfully), the splats seem to go anywhere but on the page for me!!  To finish the card I fussy cut some birds and the friendship sentiment, adding shading around them.  A few sequins and a Index clip.  Its not perfect but I was determined to fix it.  So my top tip in this case, instead of wasting countless pieces of paper trying to ink up part of a stamp and ending up transferring mucky ink marks , just stamp the whole thing and fussy cut the piece that you want and adhere that to your card,  much less stressful and less wastedul.  The hard part in this case was trying to mask out the text between the petals, without wiping ink off of the line art of the stamp. 

Normal services will resume todayπŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ€£

I hope that you all have a lovely day, it does feel a little flat after the exciting weekend though! 

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. I love love love your card SANDRA I love the reverse spotlight effect
    I have had a brilliant busy bank holiday I think part of it is that OH is at home Every other bank holiday he has had to work. Yes, we were with dancing royalty and that made my evening seeing daughter get so excited Don’t forget Oscar is a huge Strictly fan too That’s how he learned his numbers
    Your champagne tea looked lovely Sonia- saw the photos on FB
    I loved the photo of you and Paul at the village tea party too It is ashame the weather wasn’t brilliant but it could have been worse
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Hi everyone
    Absolutely love your card today. The blue flowers are gorgeous 😍
    Glad you had a good weekend and a more restful day yesterday. Thankfully the weather wasn’t too bad was it? It was cooler here yesterday and a bit damp, but wasn’t really a problem!
    The afternoon tea was very nice and my future sister in law looked beautiful 😊
    Karen, looks like you had a fabulous time. Loved seeing you all dancing outside the venue and on the train, it was fabulous 😊
    Hope everyone is well and enjoyed the long weekend.
    Have a good day everyone
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi everyone πŸ‘‹
    Your weekend sound perfect with all the partying and dancing.
    I also have seen the photos on Facebook and everything looks so much fun. Shame sometimes the weather was a bit dodgy but you all had a good weekend 😊
    Love all the card for yesterday's CC, Karen your x mas once are lovely.
    Hayley bought you some good things Sonia πŸ˜‰
    Beautiful CAS card Lilian. Hope you had fun with the clay class
    Janet, lovely papers used. You must have for any occasions in your stock πŸ˜€
    Brenda, sending you some special wishes and hugs.
    Lynda, thinking of you both. Many hugs.
    Sue, hope you are alright.
    Whenever you see Pop, Hi and hug for him too.
    Spent the day at the beach ⛱️ had a very nice relaxing day and it was wonderful to go in the sea for a swim. Only problem is that you bring half the beach back to the hotel πŸ₯΄πŸ˜Š
    Many hugs to you all, Maria xx πŸ€—

  4. Hi sunny here.
    R is away all day and tomorrow, so it’s very quiet here.
    It’s a beautiful card o show today Sandra, love the way you have done flowers.
    I’m exhausted today after two full days of doing the course with Indigo Blue, not quite finished yet,, but I’ll send a pic when it’s done. Very enjoyable two days.
    Hope you all had a lovely jubilee weekend, Lilian

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    What a the beautiful card, your blue flowers are gorgeous.I just love the whole composition.
    Having a quiet day today after all the weekend excitement of the Queens jubilee. I loved every minute and the parade yesterday was magnificent, the costumes, puppeteers It was all brilliant.
    Hope you all enjoyed your weekend whatever you were doing.
    Take care, Love Brenda xxx