Sunday 29 January 2023

Your Shades of colour Challenge


Good Sunday Morning Ladies, 

I hope today finds you well and you have a mice relaxed Sunday planned.

We have nothing planned in case I have another night like I did Friday night, I watched every minute pass, usually after such a long night I am ok but yesterday was different,  I struggled to keep my sore eyes open most of the day.  The other frustration was itching,  everywhere, all night, I am guessing it's a side effect, I do recall itching with one of the antibiotics I was prescribed in November.  I will check with GP when she calls me tomorrow.

Did you all enjoy seeing everyone's craft storage?  I loved having a look at  how you stored your craft bits and pieces.  I may use some of your ideas, so thanks again for taking the photos,  anyone that  missed sharing theirs can send photos in and I will share next Saturday.

Now lets get to the best part about Sundays,  your amazing Challenge cards, this week we carried on the 'Shades of'/ink blended ' backgrounds Challenge, lets have a look .....

Your Challenge Cards 


Janet's Description:  

This is another SUE WILSON  card using Efolder which could also be used for this coming CC. The ribbon and sentiment are from my never ending stash.

Janet I absolutely love your card, every element is gorgeous,  the embossing folder you have used works so well,  the ribbon is a fantastic addition,  that oval die cut is so pretty, the perfect base for your lovely sentiment die cut.  The final finishing touch is those perfectly placed pearls.
Thank you so much Janet for a very inspirational card XXX 


Karen's Description:

Here’s my offering for this week’s challenge 
It’s another Thrinchie I am thoroughly enjoying doing these It’s like doing an art journal and seeing what works and what doesn’t
Here’s my offering for this week’s challenge 

For instance the blending of some colours worked better than others - don’t like the purple 
Anyway a blend of Villainous Potion, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick DO over an Aall and Create die cut 
Stamped border #490 and pencil #165 coloured with ancient Caran D’ache pencils - what a bargain they turned out to be Charlotte had these for school about 20-25 years ago

Karen this Thrinchie is so incredibly bright and vibrant, the colours are stunning,  your blending is amazing too, you must have been so pleased with those pencils, I love that funky stamped border, it works perfectly.  You have inspired me soooo much to have a go at these.  Thank you so much for taking part XXX


Lilian's Description:

Hi, here is my card for this week. I used my new spell binders die. Embroidery threads, sorry ran out of greens. It takes a lot of thread and quite a bit of time. Lilian

Oh Lilian,  you have made my fingers itch to get creative with that die we both bought, I love the colours you have used, they work brilliantly with that background green! Now this card would work for any occasion, you can make it look totally different with a change of colours.   I think it would look great if you used white threadbon blue background,  so the little circles look like snowflakes.  Thank you so much for an amazing card my lovely XXX 


Maria's Description: 

1/ Green- Glitter paper, D inks and a die cut butterfly
2/ Purple- D inks on glass and spritzed some water, dipped the card in the inks,
let it dry and used a stencil to make the pattern and a die cut star with Happy 
3/ Blue- D inks/oxide mix.Heat embossed through a stencil and die cut
Hugs and heat embossed with clear powder twice. 
I get it everywhere when I do embossing and using glitter so probably
 will do dry embossing for next week Emoji :) 
4/ Yellow- once again D inks, used yellow and some orange and little 
green-ish to the stalk. Stencil for the flower and stamped the sentiment.

Wow Maria, you have made some amazing cards for this weeks challenge, the first card is gorgeous,  (obvz my favourite colour, teehee)!  The other three inked backgrounds are amazing, love the pattern on the purple card, the shimmer on the blue card is do pretty, the yellow is a lovely Sympathy card.  Thank you so much my lovely XXX 


Sonia's Description:

I used crackle paste through a Tim Holtz stencil, then used my Lindy’s Gang sprays to colour. I quite like the combination of the green and coral 😍 I originally only put on the hot foiled ‘Thank you’ - which was done on vellum, but then noticed a chunk missed from the texture paste, so hot foiled a Tim Holtz butterfly die and put that on to cover it up ☺️

Oh Sonia, I don't know where to start, firstly the texture that you have acheived on your green/orange background pieces looks like expensive fabric, such a clever technique!  The foiled sentiment on vellum is so delicate,  it stands out but is delicate enough not to take away from the background,  what a fan idea to Foil your signature butterfly!  Thank you so much my lovely for a beautiful card. XXX


Sue's Description:

Yes, a butterfly or three. Yes, of course one covers a smudged sentiment! 😏xx

Such a lovely card Sue, I love that Dandelion embossing folder!  Love the colour you have used, the Butterflies look perfect anywhere!  They are designed to cover oopsies!!  Thank you so much for taking part my lovely XXX 


An amazing display today Ladies,  you are all so incredibly creative, every card is completely different.  Huge, heartfelt thanks to all of you ❤️ 

I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday,

Love & hugs to all,



  1. Hi everyone
    Wow what a lovely selection of gorgeous cards, they’re all so beautiful 😍
    Maria, I love the butterfly ☺️ I popped to M&S last night to get some cake and thought I’d pop into Tesco to see if they had the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. Lucky for me, they did ☺️
    I can’t wait to use the beautiful butterfly stamp and die. I also got an extra freebie - a gift box creator/scoreboard and ball tool too 😊
    Sandra, I hope you had a better night last night and fingers crossed the itching isn’t as bad xx
    I’m off to work soon, so I hope you all have a good day whatever you have planned.
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  2. Morning Everyone
    What a fantastic array of craftiness this week. All so very different and colourful.
    Sorry I didn't get my storage photo.You all put me to shame seeing how tidy your storage is. I never seem to get mine tidy at all. I take things out to use and never seem to get them back where they belong.I'll try and get a photo taken.

    A very quiet day here with nothing planned. M&S was so busy yesterday even at 08.00 so we were so pleased to get back home.
    HUGS are on their way to you all. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  3. An amazing display and lots of different techniques too
    Your CA that you shared yesterday MARIA is stunning Like me with my crochet I expect you find the repetitive movement very therapeutic
    I want to have a play with another Tracy Evans technique today IF I have the energy Slept better last night - no excruciating cramp
    Just to let you know that I am going to Crafterama at Ally Pally on Sunday 12th March
    Take care everyone

  4. Evening everyone
    Fabulous CC's ladies, I love them.
    Lovely colours and different techniques and thank goodness for the little butterflies to cover a little bloopie 🤭
    Glad you got hold of the magazine Sonia. I also got the tool for box making but don't think I will use that so if someone like to have it, just say......
    Hoping you all had a good day, R&R was needed after the third night with not much sleep so did ended up with a snooze this afternoon.
    Sending many warm hugs to you all 🤗
    Maria xxx