Sunday 6 November 2022

Your Challenge cards


Good Sunday Morning Ladies,

Oh what a wet and chilly weekend,  our Saturday was VERY relaxed,  we both felt a little achy and sore after our double vaccination on Friday evening, so we decided in advance to have an easy day.  

Now we all know that Sundays are all YOUR cards so lets see wbat you have made....

Your 'One stamp/Die  Two Ways'  

Challenge Cards 


Sue's Description:

Here are this weeks challenge cards. 
I used:
Music card from Limetreecraft
Black die cut note from freebies with Simply cards & papercraft magazine. (review to follow) 
Christmas sentiment from Tim Holtz.
Happy Birthday from ? Sorry, no idea.

Oh Sue what a brilliant idea, that Music card works so well for both cards, I love the vintage look of it too.  Your Music Note die is the perfect embellishment.
Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


Karen's Description:

Two challenge cards using the same dies SueW Essential Frames
The “Best Wishes” one was inspired by Pete Hughes when he was on C&C with Sizzix 
The Christmas card is 2 shades of white for a bit of contrast and different EF
and SueW double stacked sentiment

Oh Karen what a triumph this experiment turned out to be!! I love both cards, the embossing on the 'all white' Christmas card is stunning!! It works perfectly!  Thank you so much for taking part in this challenge XXX


Lilian's Description:

Hi, here are my cards for this weeks challenge.
Both using the same stamp, the blue one is on silver card.
The red one is on acetate. Different embossing folders for each one.

Lilian WOW thank you so much, I have this Honeydoo stamp but rarely use it, you have definitely inspired me to get it out !! I love both of your cards, I would have never thought about using it for Christmas card but it works perfectly!! 
Thank you so much for two beautiful cards XXX


 Maria's Description:

I can't remember the name of this die but it's one you gave me
and it is by Sue W.
I have used it here for one Birthday in pink and orange card with some
small flowers and new leaf die by JL and one Christmas in silver and red
with a little snowy village.

Maria your cards are a perfect example of getting the most out of one Die set, that woven background looks amazing, I know it's time consuming to weave but look how amazing those backgrounds look. 

Thank you so much Maria for taking part XXX


Ladies thank you all so very much for tanking part in these weeks challenge X❤X

I hope that you all have an amazing Sunday,

Love & Hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx


  1. Hi again. This weeks challenge cards are simply beautiful.
    Sandra, you gave me such inspiration with those stunning cards. I hope you and Paul are feeling better today. And can you ignore any jobs and just relax with each other again today. The leaves in the garden aren’t going anywhere, unfortunately! Xx
    Karen, what a difference you have between both of your beautiful cards. Using embossing folders on the white card is a great idea and completely changes the look xx
    Lilian, Wow, both of your cards are stunning. So different, I just love everything about them both. I hope you had a reasonable night xx
    Maria, what beautiful cards. You have so much patience weaving those backgrounds but so worth it when you use them on these wonderful cards. I hope you are feeling a bit better xx
    Janet, sorry your body decided to stop you joining in this week. Hopefully you are not in so much pain now xx
    Brenda, I hope you are getting lots of rest. Don’t fight it. You will be back crafty lots before you know it xx
    Sonia, enjoy your days off. Will you be doing anything nice or just the usual boring day to day housework etc.? Xx
    I’m thinking of you all. Roz and the girls here for a couple of hours today after I finish the last of the ironing, until it all starts again tomorrow when the first wash of the week goes on 😏 I’m thinking of you all and sending hugs. Take care xx

  2. Good morning on this very soggy day!
    I hope you aren’t feeling too rough today It’s a definite R&R day for you young lady! But at least it’s out of the way for this winter
    Your cards are amazing ladies I don’t think you realise how much these challenges help my mental health When I go to bed nowadays I try to think of ways of doing a challenge instead of churning over the stresses and worries of the world etc
    OH is at Chelsea today So if it lightens up (it’s so dark and dingy at the moment) I will definitely be crafting

  3. Morning everyone.
    Lovely cards on show in the café this morning. Liked doing this challenge, it made you look different at the stamps and dies that you got and I hadn't u ng sed mine for ages.
    Take care everyone and have a restful day. Healing and warm hugs are being sent to you all xx

  4. Hi everyone
    Beautiful cards today, I love them all ☺️
    Have had a restful day today, even went back to bed late morning, after getting up at 5am to take James to work! I’m hoping to do some crafting over the next couple of days, as well as the usual housework.
    I hope you’ve all had a good day
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Hope you are both feeling better today. I was advised by my oncologist not to have flu and Covid vaccination at the same time leave a couple of weeks between.
    Love all of your challenge cards ladies, thank you for sharing each one is so inspiring.
    Yesterday was a family day spent in Essex, it’s middle grandsons birthday today, but he had plans for today so we celebrated a day early. His younger brother came home from university to be with the family. Youngest daughter picked us up to save either of us driving, then another lovely surprise granddaughter had come down from Leeds University to celebrate, it was a really lovely day although very tiring, I tried to stay awake but by late afternoon I had to give in and had a nap. So today has been a chill out day!!
    Hope your day has been good whatever you were doing.
    Have a good week, love Brenda xx