Sunday 2 October 2022

Your 'Bit Box' Challenge Cards


Good Sunday Morning My lovely Friends, 

We had a lovely day yesterday,  sunny with a bit of wind, we managed a couple of hours in the garden, I was just pottering,  Paul was very productive though.  I was delighted to see that the Kale that we planted back in spring, that the caterpillars had eaten down to bare stalks had started to regrow, when we got back from holiday my heart sank to see that there was nothing but stalks, the sprouts we had grown for Christmas were badly eaten too  although with daily caterpillar checks we have saved those thankfully, It puzzles me every day where the darn things come from every day,  we think we have got every single one but the following day we find a big fat juicy one, it doesn't help that they are the exact colour of the leaves that they eat !!! 

Enough caterpillar chat lets look at your gorgeous Challenge Cards....

Your 'Bit Box' Challenge cards


Lilian's Description:

Hi, here is my card for this week, small pieces of left over papers, run through an embossing folder, sorry no name on it. Ink the lines and black edges.

Lilian what a brilliant idea, running the bits through an Embossing folder and the inking the embossed lines, genius, I love it and will definitely be having a go!   It looks like you have perfectly paper pieced each bit of paper! 

Thank you so very much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Janet's Description:

My Challenge card for this week was made from left over bits of STAMPERIA's ALICE IN WONDERLAND 8X8 PAD.
The backing mirror card bits are left over from making Seasonal cards over the last few weeks and are from TONIC. I really haven't found any better mirror card from any other supplier.

It's amazing how papers from totally different collections work together so well, that's Stamperia for you!  Such a lovely card that will bring a smile to it's recipient.  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Karen's Description:

Here’s my “bits” card
All made with white card coloured with Do’s in one way or another. 

A lovely card Karen, I love the effect of the paint flicks in the background,  it gives the card a visible texture almost.  I have to say that I love the font of your '30th' die cut.  
Thank you so much for taking part, you have had a busy week so I really appreciate the time you took XXX


Maria has created two lovely Challenge cards, the first card uses the 'sunburst' effect using some lovely subtle papers to create that incredible effect.  I love that saying too! 
The second card is a super adorable Christmas card, that snowman looks so cuddly, with that gorgeous fluffy scarf.  I love the colours too.

Thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge my lovely XXX 


Sonia's Description:

For the first card I used bits of Anna Marie Designs papers. Sentiment from the Stamp Market and Tim Holtz butterfly. Second card is using Tracy Hey papers, and the butterfly again. Quite simple but I like the effect ☺️

Like you, I love ❤️ the effect of the simple design,  they do say that "less is more" and where these cards are concerned I agree!  
Both paper collections are gorgeous and using just  a few strips shows how lovely they are.  I would say that that beautiful Tim Holtz butterfly is becoming a 'Sonia Trademark ' ™️ 
Thank you for two gorgeous Challenge Cards my lovely XXX 


Ladies what can I say ???!!!! You are amazing and I am so blooming grateful to have you ALL as friends, in fact you are all 100 % family 😍 and I love you all.!!  Thank you so much for supporting my ramblings every week ❤️ 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Everyone
    What a lovely selection of CCs this week.
    It's amazing what 'left overs' can be made into.

    I'm hoping for a quieter week but it's K&N on Tuesday and it's my turn to 'take and make'. Fortunately I made a set of kits while I was away so hopefully it won't be too busy.

    The CAFE is OPEN after the Summer hols but sorry I haven't got around to a Sunday lunch menu for today.
    HUGE HUGS are ontheir way to you all.
    Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. Hi everyone
    Lovely cards today, they’re all beautiful 😊
    I do love the Tim Holtz butterfly, and often find myself reaching for it as it’s great for so many occasions ☺️
    Housework to do today, other than that nothing else planned.
    Have a good day everyone whatever you’re doing
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Some fabulous inspiration ladies
    Lilian- that technique is very clever I’m sure I’d just get into a huge mess with the black ink
    We’re out (just about to leave) today at a Kizomba workshop
    Take care everyone xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Many lovely cards today.
    Sure we can do this cc many times over . I have bags of off cuts 😂
    I'm waiting for OH to come back with some croissants from Lidl for our breakfast, they might me feel better 🙄
    Have a good day everyone, many hugs are sent to you all. Xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Old ladies you are so clever and gifted no one would ever guess all these beautiful cards are made from scraps, you truly are also an inspiration.
    Maria I hope you feel better soon do take care xx
    Karen enjoy you’re lucky Kizomba workshop xx
    Sonia I agree the Tim Holtz butterfly is beautiful xx
    Janet wishing you a good week, pleasd you are organised for K&N and in gathering on Tuesday. Hope are enjoying a relaxing weekend xx
    Sandra please you have managed to rescue some of your vegetables to see you over the winter months. You really wonder where all these caterpillars and bugs come from.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend ladies, wishing you all a happy and productive week. Big hugs Brenda XXX

    1. Oh big whoops!! That should read OH LADIES ….SORRY 😡🫣

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe today. Gorgeous cards, no one would guess what the challenge was.
    Sandra, glad you have managed to save some of the veggies. Mother Nature has created some very clever creatures hasn’t she. The way the caterpillars hatch at different times is a real pain for you though isn’t it! Hope you have had a nice day today my lovely xx
    Lilian, your card and the technique is fabulous. I would never have thought of embossing the card then drawing in the lines. Xx
    Karen. I hope you enjoyed your dancing today. I’m pretty sure I would mess up the black lines if I tried Lilians beautiful embossed card technique too Karen 😏xx
    Maria, sorry you are still not feeling too good. I hope Ric is looking after you xx
    Anther busy day here. I’m definitely ready for an early night. Sending love to you all. Take care xx