Sunday 28 August 2022

Your Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

I hope today finds you all well, are you all having a lovely weekend? I do hope so, I also hope that those of you that are struggling with pain and health issues are having as good a day as can be expected ❤️
Today is a day tinged with sadness for me, it doesn't serm possible that it has been a year since my beautiful Danielle lost her battle with cancer, there isn't a day goes by that I don't think about her, I miss her so much 💔 ❤️

We are forecast a lovely sunny day today,  so hopefully we can spend the day on the beach before going out for dinner and a wander around the old town. 

Your Patterned paper 
Challenge Cards 


Lilian's Description:

Here is my card for this week, I used my new Stamperia papers, Desire, they have some lovely papers.

Lilian I absolutely love this card, you have once again enticed me into wanting this new Desire paper collection from Stamperia, it will go perfectly with another set I have, in fact I had started making an Album with the papers, I was doing it day by day with Danielle to keep her busy to take her mind off of her health,  I haven't been able to bring myself to finish it but I feel determined to do it for her now!   She nagged me to start making one but it was more her thing than mine but as she became more unwell I did everything I could to uplift her.            Thank you so much Lilian for a truly inspirational card XXX 


Maria's Description: 

1/ I used some scraps in grey, black and pink.Cut them into strips 
and then put them together with a topper from my stash.
2/ Butterfly is stamped onto a swirly patterned paper and some OD
is used to colour it in lightly.

Two amazing cards Maria, what a great way to use up your scraps of card, it looks like a fancy paper design!  Such  brilliant idea!

The colours and patterns are so lovely on your second card,  I love that sentiment too.
Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge my lovely XXX 


Janet's Description:

My first card is a LABLANCHE KIT -CHRISTMAS.
My second card is made using STAMPERIA - PROVENCE

Two beautiful cards Janet, I love that pretty Christmas image, the gold really stands out too. 

Your second card features my most favourite colours, such beautiful papers too.  Thank you so much for supporting the challenge XXX


Sonia's Description:

I’ve used the Anna Maria papers. The sentiment papers are perfect 😊
I’ve added Spellbinders flowers and a Tim Holtz butterfly.

Oh wow Sonia your card is so beautiful,  I love those papers so much, you have made them look even more stunning! Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge XXX 


Karen's Description:

Patterned poinsettia paper on a free CD-ROM matted onto white card  Mixture of Britannia dies in red

2 fantastic cards Karen, I love the clean and simple look of your first card, that paper is lovely, so clean and crisp. 
Your second card is a brilliant Eclipse card, what an amazing 1st Birthday card, they are special cards and yours will be a lovely one to look back on.  Thank you so much for taking part XXX

Ladies thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge I am so grateful for your support. 

Love and huge hugs to all of you,



  1. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA. I'm sure you will have a wonderful day and a gorgeous meal out tonight.

    Once again I'm writing this in full sun and it's already a little more than warm.
    We cannot find a Brocante to go to this morning so I'm sure I can find Jim one or two jobs to scratch of the 'todo' list before lunch time.

    All today's cards are just beautiful with so many different papers.I have to thank LILIAN for showing the new Stamperia papers (I shall be ordering when I get back) as postage and import tax is way too high to order for delivery here.

    HUGE HUGS to you all. Have a really good day. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Have a lovely lovely birthday
    It will feel different as it’ll be tinged with memories from last year Danielle will want you to finish the journal and it’ll a lasting legacy for you and in years to come it will make you smile when you look at it
    Wonderful cards ladies I must must must use patterned paper more often
    The boys are coming around this morning and are staying over Soft play is booked for this afternoon! I know I’ll be shattered but will have lots of fun
    Take care everyone xx

  3. 🥳💐🎂HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LOVELY. Have a great day and enjoy your meal out tonight. It’s a hard day but Daniele definitely would want you to enjoy your day and to look back to all of the fun times you had together and all of the crafting you shared. Sending you gentle hugs my lovely xx
    All of the challenge cards are gorgeous and this weeks challenge is another good one. Will I get a card finished and sent? My mojo is definitely on holiday at the moment. Karen I hope you have a great day with the boys xx Brenda, I hope you get good results this week xx
    Sonia, no doubt you enjoyed your get you last night. It’s always good to meet up with friends isn’t it xx Maria, have you got your craft room sorted out yet or are there still C’s things in there? Xx Janet, the days are flying by but I hope you manage to relax as much as possible xx
    Lilian, I bet you are looking forward to the emmets going home when schools opens next week xx
    We have Paige here for the day so who knows what we will end up doing? Sending love and hugs. Take care xx

  4. Hello, dry but very dull, hoping the washing will dry.
    Happy Birthday to our favourite blog writer, hope you have a lovely meal with the family tonight.

    The cards today are all lovely, loved this challenge as I can use my papers, eases my conscious over buying them as they quite expensive, but I just love them.
    Not sure what I will do for this weeks , might do an album page, as I have quite a few cards in my cards finished. Will use more papers, as colouring with sore thumbs is tricky.

    Sorry I missed yesterday, Maria you pictures are lovely, not sure I would have the dexterity to do them. Karen loved the little people in their bowling outfits.

    Have a pleasant afternoon all, Lilian

  5. Hi everyone
    Happy Birthday Sandra, I hope you’re having a lovely day. Enjoy your meal tonight 😊 xx
    Thinking of you, with thoughts of Danielle. She will be smiling down from heaven and wishing you a lovely day 🥰
    Beautiful cards on display today, love all the different papers 😍
    Had a lovely time last night at the party. It was great celebrating with my work family.
    Hope you’re all having a good day.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    I hope you have had a lovely day celebrating your birthday with Paul and the girls. I’m sure they made sure it was a special day for you. xx. I know Danielle would have been in your thoughts today, she was such a beautiful and caring friend, treasure the happy times you shared xx
    I love your challenge cards ladies, the papers you have used are all beautiful and your use of the papers is so inspiring. I got as far as selecting a paper to use, that’s as far as I got. Maybe this week I will get to making something with it !!!
    Had a day spent mostly resting and nodding off, just haven’t the energy to do very much, I did make dinner this evening (with help from my lovely OH)
    Hope everyone has had a good day enjoy the extra long weekend, take care my dear friends, sending extra special caring hugs to Lynda and Terry xx
    Love Brenda xxx

  7. Hello Sandra. I know it is very late. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday today. I hope you had a lovely day. Thinking of you. Lots of love Tres
    ( Teresa ). X x x