Thursday, 26 June 2014

MAWTT - Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays - Blog Hop!!!!

Hello... hope you are all well today! This week it's a special Celebration at 

 it's our 5th Birthday!! Yay!! so we really hope you will all join in with our Challenge and Blog Hop as there are lots of fab sponsors and prizes to win both on the main blog here and also on the individual blogs of my lovely teamies. So do pop over to visit them and leave a comment, collect a letter, and then you will be in with a chance of winning a prize! 

Our lovely Susan has chosen a fab and very fitting theme this week.....

 Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays!

 So we want to see your creations using any or all of these things!

If you are partaking in the Blog Hop.... then the letter you have to collect from me is....
you should have arrived here from our lovely boss  Hazel (Didos) 
and then go from here to the mega talented Pami

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  
Then email Hazel at with the word you have made,  putting the Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 

Above is a list of the Blog Hop order... or you can go back to the main blog here and start again. Good Luck everyone! hope you enjoy playing along with us! :-))

One of our fab Sponsors is Hobby House  and so I've used one of their gorgeous Elisabeth Bell Toppers, and some of their pretty Patterned Cards for my creation. I made this special card for my good friend Lynn... it was her Birthday a couple of weeks back and so it was lovely to have this theme as inspiration for her card. I also got to try out my new Joy Crafts 'Banners' Die! thank you Laurie.. I really love it! :-)

Image: Hobby House - 'Elisabeth Bell - Summertime'
Patterned Card: Hobby House - Love Me Spot and Spring Hearts and Spring Blossom
Die: Joy Crafts - 'Banners'
Flower: Prima
Buttons: Papermania

I'm really disappointed with the flower in these photos... it has come out really peachy... but in real life it is a lovely dusky pink that matches the pink in the rest of the card... Grrr!! and they say the camera never lies!!! 

I am giving this prize on my blog....

(sorry it's in two photos...  but it is all one prize)

Some lovely Hobby House Toppers and Papers
Marianne D Vintage Lace
Joy Crafts - Vintage Flourish Die

all you have to do to win it 
 is leave a comment and visit all the blogs collecting a letter from each
You must email the word putting it in the Subject line - to Hazel at 
to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 
I will announce the winner of my prize here after the closing date.

Phew, quite a long post this week... thanks for bearing with me... hope I haven't forgotten anything. I'm really looking forward to seeing all your lovely entries for this exciting challenge!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week! :-)
I will catch up with you all soon
Love and hugs

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Divas by Design - Your Favourite Stamp

Hello.... hope you are all doing ok today. Sadly this is my last challenge with Divas. I've not been feeling too well recently so I've decided to cut down on my DT work. Nothing serious, I'm just feeling very tired and keep picking up infections one after the other. So think I need to make some changes to my lifestyle.
I will miss my Divas ... thank you Rebekah and the girls for having me on your wonderful Team... I've loved working with you all !!

We have a wonderful theme for you this week of....

'Use Your Favourite Stamp'

Wow! it's really hard to pick a favourite stamp isn't it!! I have so many favourites... but decided to go with one that I use often... this adorable Nellie Snellen: 'Sweet Eline's - Flower'. So many reasons why I love this image... it's delicate and pretty and can look very different depending on how you colour it. It's also quick to colour if you are in a hurry. Also think it can be used for almost any occasion apart from male cards! and I have used it on Get Well Cards, Birthday Cards, Thinking of You Cards... so that is why it is a big favourite of mine.

Image: Nellie Snellen 'Sweet Eline's - Flower'
Papers: Bo Bunny - 'Sweet Tooth'
Border Punch: Tonic Studios - 'Vine Strip'
Flower: Bo Bunny

Here's a close up of the sparkles... :-)

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Stamp and Create

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!!! :-))

Thanks for all your lovely comments and get well wishes. My horrid cold is finally getting a bit better... at least I can sleep now... and I've got my appetite back. My mum has been very ill with it too... but thankfully she is now on the mend too.
Went to a friend's house at weekend for Pizza night... so that cheered me up.
Mr Blogger is still playing up big time... think he must have heatstroke!! some very weird things happening with comment boxes!!
I'll be back tomorrow with something very special... so hope you can pop back !! ;-)
Take Care
Love and hugs

Friday, 20 June 2014

Good Luck for Sunday Janice!

My lovely blogging friend Janice is doing a Run For Life this Sunday 22nd June .... in aid of Cancer Research UK

I want to wish her the best of luck!!

if anyone wishes to make a wee donation then here is the link.... here

or click on the link below

Hope all goes well for you Janice!
Love and hugs
Sue xxx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

MAWTT - I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside!

Hello... I hope you are all doing well today...
if not then I'm sending huge hugs and I hope things improve for you very soon.

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

and our lovely Claire is hosting a fab theme of...

'I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside'

it doesn't have to be a card... as long as your creation is to do with the Seaside!! :-))

I was really chuffed when this theme came up..... I knew right away this image would be perfect! My lovely blogging friend Laurie bought me this stamp ages ago... and I've never got around to using it until now! it's such a fab image!!!

Image: Girlfriends by Art Impressions
Papers and Ribbon Element: Nitwits - Tour of London
Sentiment: made on computer using Tag from the Nitwit Pack.

 I have to say I was smiling away to myself as I coloured it!! I was also wondering which one is me! I think probably the one second from right as she is having a good old natter by the looks of it...  and my hair goes a bit very wild with the sea air... so I have to wear a bandana!! but which one would you be? Lol

 I've coloured the image with Copics and used Star Dust Stickles on the drinks to make them look fizzy!

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!!

I'm sorry I haven't been to visit many of your blogs this last week. I have a flu-type bug and I'm feeling totally pooped! that's putting it politely!! Lol all the family have had it - thought we weren't supposed to get viruses like this in Summer!??  Thankfully this post was all done in draft weeks ago! :-)

I've been having a lot of trouble with Mr Blogger in past few days.... lots of error messages when I'm posting and the commenting boxes taking forever to load every time... hopefully it will improve in few days.

I can't believe how time is flying by... when does Wimbledon begin? must be soon. I'm not keen on football, so looking forward to the tennis!
Thank you for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate them and I will catch up with you all very soon. 
Lots of love and hugs!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Divas by Design - Anything Magnolia!

Hello!  hope everyone is well? if not then I'm sending you huge hugs and hope you feel better very soon ... it's Team A's turn over at 

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

'Anything Magnolia'

You might remember my Sherwood Edwin Card a couple of weeks ago? Well I decided to do a card with his girlfriend... and this is 'Lady Tilda'. I've used Maja 'Spring Basics' Papers... I wanted it to look like she was in a lovely Spring Garden... she is trying to tempt Edwin out of living in the Forest!! ;-))

Image: Magnolia - 'Lady Tilda'
Papers: Maja 'Spring Basics'
Die: Memory Box - 'Fuschia Sprig'
Die: Marianne D Creatables - 'Bird w/Ivy'
Flowers, Lace and Gems: from Stash

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Magnolia-Licious!!

I hope you can pop on over to our main blog at Divas by Design and see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations!!! :-))

I've coloured Lady Tilda with Copics and Promarkers...
and added liquid pearls around the image...

Awww... look.... Lady Tilda has tempted Sherwood Edwin to come out of the forest for a stroll around her beautiful garden ... he has been struck by the arrow of love and has just proposed marriage to her!!! .... she's thinking about you think she will say yes? then they can live happily ever after in Magnolia Castle!! :-))

Sorry folks...not sure what came over me there... I did a quiz the other day and it said I was 'Romantic'... Hmmm... not sure about that.... in my dreams perhaps!! Lol ;-)

Some good news! my daughter had her PhD interview last week and she found out afterwards that she's passed!! Yay!! We're SO proud of her and we had some Champagne to Celebrate! She will graduate next year, July 2015, so now I can start on making an Album for her... I didn't want to start making it before she'd passed in case I jinxed things!!
Ah well.. it's been a stormy week here in Manchester, UK... lots of ominous looking clouds, thunder, lightning.... when the sky turns black we have this flock of crows that keep coming on our rooftops... they make such a noise!! don't know why but they give me the creeps! but maybe I've just been watching too much Game of Thrones!! Lol
Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
Love and hugs