Thursday, 15 December 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - 'Cats and Dogs' Challenge

Morning! I can't believe that it's Thursday again already and so time for another Challenge over at

This week our lovely boss Hazel is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of ....

'Cats and Dogs'

So, if like me, you have Christmas Cards coming out of your ears!!! then why not join us for something a bit different! This week's challenge is running for 2 weeks and so you have until 8pm GMT on 28th December to enter!

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish who have very kindly given us these images and papers to play with. Now I was spoilt for choice and started off with a dog image, hence the ribbon with dogs on!! Then I tried one of the cat images and really liked it. So there is a bit of 'Cat and Dog' on my card LOL

Ribbon is from stash. Sparkly flowers are from Dies to Die For. I felt the flowers needed something more and remembered some leaves that Laurie my Teamie kindly sent me! Thank you hun!

Promarkers: Burn Orange, Honeycomb, Peach, Pale Peach, Tan, Cinnamon
Spectrums: Cream

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Robyn's Fetish.

Pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and prize, and to take a look at the rest of the team's creations - lots of cute cards this week! and don't forget to check whether you were a winner in last week's challenge! 

I've come down with a flu-type cold and temperature and feel completely wiped out at the moment, so just muddling through and doing what I can. I have finally written all my Christmas Cards but hope I have done them correctly as I didn't feel very 'with it' when I did them!! 

My daughter was going over to her boyfriend's last night so I said she could take his present over. It took me an hour to wrap it up!! Not only because I felt ill but the 'luxury wrapping paper set' that we'd bought was in fact rubbish!!  The paper was see-through and you could read lettering of what gift was. So I took one of the 'luxury' bows and some 'luxury' ribbon and wrapped it around strategically to cover the writing. Then the bow unravelled in front of me and lay there limp like a dead snake. Also all the colour started coming off the curling ribbon and it looked pants!!! Ooh I was cursing a certain Big Supermarket Chain for selling such shoddy goods! 

I haven't got my tree up yet but hopefully very soon.... so watch this space LOL.

Just in case we miss each other in the 'big rush' up until Christmas, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year! Hope you all stay as healthy as possible and have a peaceful and relaxing holiday with family and friends!

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 50 - 'Bingo' - ends 2nd January 2012 
(using Ribbon, Flowers, Punches)
Allsorts - Challenge 133 - 'It Takes Two (Colours)' -ends 16th December 2012
(colours orange and brown)

I'm looking forward to the Strictly Final on Saturday and I'm SO happy that Downton Abbey is on Christmas Day. We have late dinner usually about 4pm, so just enough time to eat and digest before it starts - perfect! 

Take care!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue,love that cute image and your fab

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

My favorite animal!!! Such a sweet kitty and card. Very cute ribbon, but probably not to the kitty's liking. :-) Yeah; I wish I could join you, but still have a few X-mas cards left to make...

Take care,

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hunnie sending you huge huge hugs xxx

Gorgoeus card, I loved it as soon as I saw it on the private blob! The colours you have used are purrfect! LOL!

Hope ya feel better soon
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

GET WELL SOON xxx I shouted that from Scotland so your bugs would run off. I love your card and your kitty is perfectly coloured.
Love Hazelxoxo

Vicky said...

So sweet the image and fabulous colouring too hun :o)

Awww I hope you feel better soon sweetie....I have just got over mine but still not 100%... :o(

take care...big hugs Vicky xx

jo said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, a lovely change from Christmas cards!Can't wait for Strictly final......i think the right 3 got through, don't you? Hope you feel lots better soon.
Jo x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Ich handarbeite auch sehr gerne am Abend und dein Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut, genauso deine Karte, liebe Sue, was für eine wundervolle und geschmackvolle Gestaltung.....

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Susan Flynn said...

Ooooh cats and dogs Sue what a lovely mix. Your card is so adorable just love it. So sorry to hear you arent feeling well Sue hopefully you will be ok for Christmas! Wrap up well and stay warm xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun how super cute is this image,colored to perfection too,just love the layout hun,yeah i am big strictly fan too,hope Chelsea wins,she is just amazing hugs cheryl xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i hope you feel a lot better soon.
I love the colours in your card - and that ribbon is soooo cute !
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

oooh Sue I hope you are feeling better Hunny, why do we always catch stuff at Christmas!

I love this card Sue its really lush and totally gorgeous! The colours and colouring are fabulicious!! Amazing shading, the 2 ribbons look fab and the sparkly flowers are devine! If you need some more leaves just shout!

I can't wait till SCD final either, think the right 3 have made the final

Huge Hugs Laurie xx

Debs said...

Oh Sue sorry to hear you're not too well - hope you recover before the 'Big Day'
Gorgoeus colouring of the image and those flowers are lush!
Love the wee dogs on the ribbon too :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Cheryl said...

Oh Sue , I love your gorgeous card , it's a stunner!!!! That Chrissy present wrapping sounds like a bit of a disaster eeek . Sorry you are not feeling the best, hope you get better very soon, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a truly magical Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning, I love the cute image hugs pops x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry to hear you've had flu type symptoms...hope they clear up very soon for you. I Love your card and the warm, rich tones and your fabby colouring, love those sparkly flowers too! I've had naff "luxury" papers before Sue, so know exactly how you feel, you don't know what it's going to be like until you cut into it and try and wrap something - aaargh! It's snowing here now:( Stay warm Sue, Hugs, Teresa x

coops said...

gorgeous card sue.stunning papers and design and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

This image is super and you've coloured it beautifully. Love your card. Hazel x

DesignerDiva said...

Me again - on duty this time lol!

Everything I said before plus...

Thank you for joining us at LCI for our game of Bingo, good luck with the challenge and a very Merry Christmas to you
Hugs Laurie x

Alessandra said...

Sweetie, this is so gorgeous, love the cute cat playing with that ball :o)
Hope you feel better soon! Keep yourself warm and snuggled up in front of your Tellie :o) with a hot cup of tea.
It started snowing this night, so the coldness reached our country...
Wish you too a very happy Christmas, dear! Take care.
Hugs, Alessandra

Anonymous said...

Awww Sue, I hope you feel better soon. My cough left me not long ago.
Your card is gorgeous. Love your yummy papers.
Have a great week end, take care of yourself.
Warm Hugs xxx

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely warm colours, fabulous flowers and beautiful papers.

Hope you're feeling better today.

Warm hugs

Pami said...

I hope you are a little better today Sue! I am counting the days to Downton Abbey as well!! CANNOT wait!

Your card is fabulous, love the little ribbon and the gorgeous rich colours!

Enjoy Strictly tonight, come on Harry!!

Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week honey, good luck! Pami x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable Sue. Gorgeous papers and fantastic colouring. Sorry you feel the pits health wise, I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the reminder about Downton I will be watching.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


Shannon White said...

Oh Sue! I Jut Love your Darling Card! Such a Sweet image and wonderful embellies and colors you chose too! I know just what you mean about having Christmas Cards coming out your ears.. lol I still have couple I want to put together.. have all the peaces etc, but just feel a bit burnt out on Christmas And I would be cursing up a blue streak too if my wrapping paper set behaved as yours has. 8-) Super Sure hope you feel better soon my friend!

Big Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Anne said...

An adorable card! Love the image, and those flowers are georgeus. :)

xxxtglxxx said...

Hey, this looks smashing - you have done wonders with this image and really bought it to life! :)

Beautiful colours.



Crea Astrid said...

What a sweetie. Nice coloring.

Hugs AStrid.

Julie said...

This is so gorgeous,Love the flowers and the script is beautiful. I too am lucky enough to have received some of Laurie's punched leaves,she's a real sweetie! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs in a game of Bingo,Julie.x