Thursday, 29 January 2015

MAWTT - Claire's Sketch

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today...  it's the turn of Team B once again at


our lovely Claire is hosting this week and she has given us this fab sketch.

'Claire's Sketch'

You can rotate the Sketch if you wish....


I decided to make a Mother's Day Card with this lovely sketch. Paper and Sentiment are Papermania Botanicals. The die is Jasmine Frame by Memory Box... I've had it for years and this is the first time I've used it! but love it, so will use it again very soon! Pinwheel is by Papermania. Ribbon and Buttons are from Stash. I've put a Happy Mother's Day sentiment inside the card.

The adorable image was a freebie last year with Making Cards Magazine..... and it takes me right back to my childhood... as Mum used to take us on picnics like this down the meadows nearby.. I also think this dog looks a bit like the one we had back then... he was called Jock....

Here's a couple of photos of us down the meadows...  

Me, Mum and Jock

Me, Mum and my Brother

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous creations this week!!

and there is a fab prize this week - what a lovely birdcage die! 


DT CALL
We are looking for some new DT Members..... would you like to join us? We have lots of fun and are a very friendly team.  For more details... see here

Well it's taken me a long while to get over this latest chest infection, but I am feeling a lot better now.... still quite tired but I am on the mend. Thanks for all your good wishes.

Can't believe we are nearly at end of January! The Blackbird woke me up Tuesday morning 4.30am singing... think he was considering building his nest for Spring... but bet he has put that on hold after today (Wednesday)... it's SO cold..... brrrr!!  glad I don't have to go out today!!

Off to get a mug of Hot Chocolate now... ;-)
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 22 January 2015

DT Call - Moving Along with the Times


We are looking for some New Design Team Members.

If you would like to join our Friendly team can you say YES to the Questions Below??????

Can you work well in a Team?

Can you make a Card/Project once a fortnight for the challenge?

Can you Comment on a set amount of entries every fortnight?

Can you host a Challenge once every 6 months?  (This means choosing a theme and writing the blog post for the challenge that week)

If you are interested email (Hazel) at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with Design Team Call in the Subject Line.

In your email can you show us 1 of your favorite makes, your blog address and WHY we should pick you to be in the Team. 

The DT Call is open until 2nd February 2015. We will let everyone know if they have been successful by 5th Feb. 

Good Luck

Hazel and the Lovely Teamies on MAWTT xx

Also we hope you can join us for this week's Challenge which is hosted by the lovely Debs and she has chosen the fab theme of  Button It... more details here.


Sorry I am not around much at the moment.... I'm still ill with chest infection... can't tell you how sick I am of having these infections.... but trying not to let it get me too down. I've done a few decoupage kits which are great if you're not feeling well. I've also been reading and watching some TV on my laptop. 

Take care and I hope to be back in blogland a bit more very soon.
Love and hugs
Sue B xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

MAWTT - Dies or Punches

Hello... it's Thursday and the turn of Team B once again at


our lovely Jessie is hosting this week and she has given us a fab theme of

'Dies and Punches'

We would like you to use either a die or punch, or both, as a central feature of your creation.

I've used a Die Cut Spellbinders Heart (which I've embossed) as my central feature... and I've also used a Martha Stewart Heart Edge Punch for the borders. The gorgeous paper is Papermania Botanicals and was a Christmas gift from my daughter. Heart Doily, Paper Bow and Gems to finish off.


I think I will keep this and give it to my daughter for Valentine's Day as it's her style of card.


I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's sparkly creations this week!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Sorry I am not around much at the moment. My bronchitis has flared up yet again and my mum still isn't too good and so crafting has had to take a back seat. I'm hoping things will improve soon. Roll on Spring! I don't like it very hot... but I do like it a bit warmer than it is now!! Lol
Take Care
Love and hugs

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Thank You!

 Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I hope that 2015 brings you all Health and Happiness. And lots of good creative mojo of course! :-)

This is a very quick card for male that I made the other day. My darling daughter gave me a Forever Friends Kit for Christmas and this is a card using a decoupaged bear. Sorry about the photo... I've not had any time during the day and so had to use flash this evening.


I've not had much time for Crafting as been looking after my Mum. She pulled a muscle in her back just after Christmas and has been laid up with it. I think it's getting a bit better now. She just has to be really careful that she doesn't do too much!!

We did have a lovely Christmas though. My daughter totally spoilt Mum and I, and cooked us lovely meals every day! I had a very relaxing holiday and got some lovely pressies... including some fab crafting goodies which I'm looking forward to using!

Hope you all have a lovely evening! Off to watch Foyles' War now! :-))
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 25 December 2014

May the Magic of Christmas Fill Your Heart.....

I thought this would be a nice card to put on my Blog for over the Festive Period... it's the card that I made for my Mum.... she loves traditional red and green, and Poinsettias... so hopefully she will love this... sorry about the rubbish photo... taken with a flash in a hurry! :-)

  Image: Crafts and Me - 'Poinsettia Pixie'
Paper: Wild Rose Studio - Holly Lane
Flowers and Holly: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ivy: Marianne Design
Magic Sentiment: LOTV

and as the card says... I do hope that the Magic of Christmas fills your heart!!
Sending you... 
Love and Hugs!

Monday, 22 December 2014

The First Noel... the angels did say... was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay (all singalong)

Hello! I hope you are all doing ok. I've been trying to post this card for three days but keep finding jobs to do.

Anyway, here it is... a card that I made for my daughter's boyfriend. I've used a Sue Wilson Framed Noel Die... and some Wild Rose Studio 'Holly Lane' Papers. And some Gems to finish off.


I'm not sure I would call this card Clean and Simple because of the patterned paper? but maybe it is minimalist? I quite like how it came out anyway.


All the Christmas food arrived this morning... so we are stocked up! My daughter comes home tomorrow to spend Christmas with us and I can't wait!!! SO looking forward to spending some time with her and watching Downton etc! :-)) 

I will try and pop back with another Christmas Card... but first I need to photograph it... which is a chore when it never comes light! but at least the days are getting longer again now!! 

Just in case I don't catch up with you again.... I would like to wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year! Sending HUGE hugs to all those that need. You are all wonderful blogging buddies and I really do appreciate your visits to my blog!
Take Care