Thursday, 31 October 2013

MAWTT - No (Design or Digital) Papers!

Hello... I hope you are all well today... 

it's Thursday and it's my turn to host Team B over at 

and I have chosen a theme of

'No (Design or Digital) Papers'

So we would like you to make a card or project without using any ready made or digital papers....

You could make your own background using distress inks or by stamping a pattern or image. You could layer up different coloured card, emboss your card, use die cuts... anything... as long as you don't use ready made papers.

I have made a CAS card using a Brenda Walton Sizzix Deer Die - isn't he adorable!!
I layered up some red mirri card and then embossed some white pearl card. I love this embossing folder - it is from 'The Snowman' range. The sentiment is from The Crafty Pad and I've mounted it on a nestie.

Then I used my ebosser to cut out the deer. I cut some parts of the deer again in contrasting colours. I had a look on the internet to see what reindeer really look like!! and shock horror - they don't have red hooves and a red nose !! LOL - but did notice that they have very cute fluffy white tails... so I've added a bit of white flock which I hope looks ok. I've also added some tiny red gems to his halter/collar. I used a brown gem for his eye - although it looks red in photo!! Looking at this card now... I think maybe a little red heart would look nice bottom right... so might make another of these cards and try that.

it's quite a simple design but I think it's cute!

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful creations this week... lots of inspiration for you!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments over the past couple of weeks! My dad's funeral went really well on Tuesday and it was a beautiful service. The sunshine even came out as we arrived at the Chapel and stayed out throughout the service, so that was nice.
I did a bit of blogging and crafting at weekend and enjoyed it but I seem to be really slow at doing everything. So think it's going to take me a while to get back to speed.
Looking forward to the Halloween Strictly at the weekend... and loving Downton and The Paradise too! :-))
Hope you are all doing ok
Take Care
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Divas by Design - 'Spooked'

Hello.... I hope you are all well.... it's Team A's turn over at 

Divas by Design

and we have a wonderful theme for you this week of....


We hope you can join us in this fun challenge... and make some scary (or cute) spooky creations!! Lots of ghouls, ghosts, witches...bats... etc....

We are sponsored by the wonderful Stamp and Create

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see all my Teamies gorgeous and very spooky creations!!! :-))

Image: Wee Stamps - 'Hazel'
Papers: DCWV - 'Latte Stack'
Punch: Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared - Vine
Dies: Memory Box - 'Simple Buckles' and Memory Box 'Precious Stars'
Black Mirri Card

I've coloured Hazel with Promarkers and Copics. Star Dust Stickles.

Thank you SO much for all your lovely comments and good wishes !! I have been sent some beautiful cards and gifts and they have really brightened up my days.... so thank you for your support!! I am doing ok but still feeling very tired. My dad's funeral is next Tuesday. So we are mega busy making arrangements this week. I'm looking forward to the weekend and hope that I can chill out for a couple of days.
Hopefully I will be back with you in Blogland very soon....
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 17 October 2013

MAWTT - Christmas Cuties

(This is a scheduled post that I drafted up a while back. I am taking a short break from blogging - please see end of post)

Good morning! it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 

and our lovely boss Hazel has chosen a theme of

'Christmas Cuties'

it doesn't have to be a card... as long as your creation follows our theme of being Cute and Christmassy!!

Image: Doodle Pantry - 'Winter Song Birdies'
Die: Memory Box - 'Virtuoso Music'
Paper: Freebie in Magazine
Sentiment: The Crafty Pad
Flower: WOC
Ribbons, Jingle Bell from stash

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's very cute creations this week... lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!!

As I said earlier in my post - I am taking a little break from blogging.  I'm very sad to say that my dad passed away last week. We were expecting it - but it has still hit us all very hard. I live with my mum, and my daughter is also here a lot of the time and so we are all supporting each other through. Family and friends have been great and very supportive. We are doing ok but feel very tired. We still have quite a lot of paperwork to sort out and the funeral to plan. This last week has seemed like a total blur but think I am starting to come around a little now. So I am just gonna give myself some time to adjust and see how I feel in a couple of weeks. Thank you for all your lovely comments - I really do appreciate them! 

Meanwhile ...Take Care and I will be back with you all as soon as I feel able!
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Divas by Design - '3 Layers or More'

Hello... I hope you are all well... it's Team A's turn for a new challenge over at 

and this week we have the fab theme of...

'3 Layers or more'

I thought Fairy Fae would look nice in sunshine colours... I've combined the papers with silver mirri card... also remembered that I had a butterfly embossing folder that was freebie with my magazine a while back...

We are sponsored by the fabulous Delicious Doodles

and we were very kindly given some lovely images to use... I chose 'Fairy Fae' - isn't she gorgeous! 

 Image: Delicious Doodles - 'Fairy Fae'
Papers: Prima 'Meadow Lark'
Flower: Prima
Sentiment: LOTV
Die: Memory Box - 'Precious Hearts'
Embossing Folder: Freebie with magazine

I've coloured 'Fairy Fae' with Promarkers and Copics... Star Dust Stickles on Wings....

I hope you can pop on over to our main website at Divas by Design and see my Teamies gorgeous creations!!  

Thanks for all your lovely comments - I really do appreciate them! :-)
I will catch up with you very soon
Take Care 
Love and hugs

Thursday, 3 October 2013

MAWTT - Anything Goes!!!

Yay!! We're back!!!

Moving Along With the Times

Well it feels really good to be back after our Summer break.... and to celebrate our return we have both A and B Teams combining for a theme that you will all love!!

Anything Goes!!

Yes, you can make anything crafty that you like ... your world is your oyster!! :-))

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Sir Stampalot! 

and the winner will receive this fab prize!

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT for more details and to see the rest of the Team's wonderful creations this week... lots and lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!!

I thought I would make a card using my new Kite Die from Memory Box. I have lots of happy memories of  kite flying in Autumn at our local park... and do you remember those balsa wood glider kits that you got in comics that slotted together? I used to love them so much.... I was very easily amused!! LOL

I've used a digital image from Whiff of Joy which is called Henry with Vintage Kite... but I've cropped off the kite part of the image... so that I could add my new MB Die. The die cut kite looked a bit plain and so I added a piece of patterned paper and some strips of card to look like wood...

Image: Whiff of Joy - 'Henry with Vintage Kite'
Papers: First Edition - 'Sweet Owl'
Sentiment: LOTV Black & White Sketch Pad
Flower: Prima
Die Cuts: Leaves - Marianne Design Flower Set and 'Summer Kites' - Memory Box
Nailheads: JosyRose

I've coloured cute little Henry with Kurecolor Markers

Well it really feels like Autumn now and the nights are drawing in....I can't believe it's October!!! where on earth did September go.

My dad moved into the Nursing Home on Monday and is settling in... he was very tired and bit disorientated at first but is now getting to know the staff who seem lovely.  He has lost so much weight though during the 10 weeks in hospital and we are really hoping he will start eating a bit more. The Chef made him a special omelette yesterday and he also had some ice cream which he has wanted for a while now. He has a lovely room with a view of garden.

It's been very tiring this week as we are getting used to new routine for visiting, shopping etc. We all feel quite shattered... but I'm sure that once we get adjusted it will be ok. Again, big apologies if I haven't got around to visiting...I'm trying to fit in a bit more commenting. I really do appreciate all your comments and support!

I was so tired on Saturday that I fell asleep and missed beginning of Strictly!!! LOL can you believe after me raving on about it so much?  so I watched it on Catch Up, Sunday. Ooh Julien Macdonald needs to calm down a bit!! I laughed so much at the Hairy Biker though - he had Mick Jagger's strut down to a T! I think there will be quite a few good dancers this year.

I hope you are all keeping well and if not then I hope things improve for you very soon.
Take Care
Sending love and hugs