Weekly Challenges

Hi Guys,  It’s been a while so I thought I should do a blog update of the weekly challenges that I have participated in. For some reason, I didn’t do one last week, oops :/

As you know I like to participate in the Color Throwdown Challenge and the MFT Wednesdays Sketch Challenge. I find using the Sketch challenge really helpful in building up a stash of 2016 Christmas cards.

I am not sure if you realize this but Simon Says Stamp have been having their yearly celebration of stamps. During the month of September they give great discounts on stamp sets and have daily collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry! Also, some of the stamp sets are only available while stocks last, so go take a look!

The first card uses one of those stamp sets called You Matter. I used the set and the matching die. The sentiments in this set are amazing and so versatile. snowman-mftsc298-sss

The second card is my entry for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I used another Simon Says Stamp set here but it is quite old now. They collaborated with Clearly Besotted Stamps on this one I think.

I hope you have a wonderful week. I have the in laws arriving on Thursday from Scotland so my house will be busy!

Cheryl 🙂


Wednesday Sketch Challenge 296

Hi guys, here’s my entry for this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge 296.

I have to be honest, I did not like doing my card this week, not sure why. I did not like how it turned out either.

Instead of just putting it in the bin, I decided to show you it anyway. Reason being, we all have days when our mojo doesn’t seem to work so well, and this was one for me. So, if you have days like that, its okay all crafters experience it.

As you are aware, I use the challenge to make a Christmas card to start building my stash. Will this card make it into the stash box??

By for now, Cheryl 🙂

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Hi guys, so last week I did my first regular Wednesday Sketch Challenge. My Favorite Things run these changes every week and are a great inspiration.

I think I am a very savvy lady. I have decided to do these weekly sketch challenges to make a stash of Christmas cards!! How cool is that? If I stick with my plan, I could have quite a few all ready to go by the time the festive season arrives.

I live in Canada and some of my friends and family live in the UK That means I have to be organized to get all pressies and cards out in plenty of time. That means it’s never too early for me to start making Christmas cards!

For this week’s card I used the Merry Christmoose stamp set by My Favorite Things and you can also get the complimenting die set.SC294 MFT

Here’s my entry from last week, challenge #294. The stamp set is the fun Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things. This set is humorous and would be great for male Christmas cards


I love Christmas and I really enjoy making Christmas cards. Halloween  is not a big holiday in our house as we have no children living at home or grandchildren nearby. When Autumn starts drawing near, I think of Christmas really.

I hope this inspires you to take a look at the challenge and see if its something you fancy doing, maybe using the same idea for Christmas. Go take a look at other people’s entries at MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

By for now, Cheryl 🙂