Tuesday, 23 August 2022

My First Challenge card


Good Morning Ladies,

I believe it's Tuesday, although I will admit that I have lost track of days,  we tend not to look at time and dates while we are away, to the point that I totally missed Paul's birthday one year, I thought it was the day after, he knew and didn't say anything bless him, we did full on celebrate the following day, I felt so bad though.  I have to remember the date for tomorrow though as it's Matt's 30th Birthday!! 

We have woken to a beautiful sunny day, the Tramuntana wind is whipping around us this morning, it should die down by lunchtime though, so we are having a lazy morning,  rather than getting up and getting ready to go to beach.  So we are on our second cup of tea and there is no sign of a beach bag to pack.  It's actually very relaxing sat here watching the leaves dance in the wind listening to the rustling leaves and the birds chirping away. 

Today's card is made from a Christmas Dsp from SU from a couple of years ago, I absolutely love the colours in this collection,  Cherry Cobbler, Gold,  Crumb cake and green shades.  The base of the card I actually made with a piece of Anna Marie Designs wood effect paper, I ran it through the Subtke embossing folder to give some real texture to it, I adhered it to base card and added a piece of Cherry Cobbler card that has a lovely Gold lattice effect, To blend the two piece together I cut a narrow piece of Gold Mirror card, the focal point is a beautiful spray of Christmas roses that I fussy cut from a large piece of Dsp. I added some Red and gold foliage 

I hope that you all have a lovely Tuesday, 

Love and hugs to all,

Sandra xxxxxx


  1. Morning Everyone
    Thank you for showing my card Sandra.

    We are not doing much today as we have had one or two busy days. We went to Aunay(our Village) Brocante on Sunday morning. The sun was shining; it was more than warm and the field was very difficult for walking on let alone trying to push my wheels so I did just the first line and left Jim to wander round the rest.
    I did a load of washing yesterday (first since we arrived so I thought I ought to show willing.lol.

    HUGS are on their way to you all wherever you are. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Hi everyone
    I love your card today. The papers are beautiful 😍
    Your relaxing morning sounds wonderful, enjoy!
    Janet, sounds like you’re having a nice time. There’s always some sort of housework to do even on holiday, but try to keep it to the bare minimum so you can relax too 😊
    I’ll be crafting today, have a couple of cards to make so will fit them into this weeks challenge.
    Hope you’re all well, take it easy if you’re feeling under the weather. Have a good day.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi everyone
    Gorgeous card Sandra. Love that cherry cobbler card.
    I hope you all have a lovely day and can enjoy some of the sunshine today. I am, sitting reading on the patio. The heat help the knees a bit but can't say I had a good night. Hoping to do some crafting later.
    Hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today.
    Janet your card yesterday was lovely. It would have been perfect for Gems 21st Alice in Wonderland party😊xx
    Sandra, I love todays card, the colours are beautiful and the flowers are so pretty. I hope you are relaxing and people watching which is so much fun and you don’t have to feel guilty about wasting time doing it do you xx
    It is very humid here and the sky is a bit brighter than yesterday. We have had more rain overnight too which is always welcome. Sending gentle hugs to all not feeling so well and love to you all. Take care xx