Thursday, 16 February 2012

MAWTT Challenge 136 - 'Get Well Soon'

Good morning!!  Hope you are all well this Thursday morning. Firstly I must say a Big Thank You for all your wonderful entries last week, they were all fab and SO cute! Don't forget to check if you were a Winner. And so onto this week's Challenge - I know you are all eager to know what the theme is with....

                                        Moving Along With The Times

The lovely Shell is our hostess this week and she has chosen the fab theme of.....

'Get Well Soon'

So we want  to see 'Get Well Soon' cards/creations. And I really must make some more 'Get Well' Cards as they are so good to have in - you never know when you'll need one to cheer somebody up! 

We are sponsored this week by the fab Di's Digi's

who are offering the winner a generous prize of $10 Voucher to spend in-store!!!

I went over to Di's Digis to have a look at the images and they are all gorgeous!! I chose 'Poorly Ted' and think he is such a cutie - he would cheer up anybody feeling poorly!

The background paper is another fab freebie from Bearly Mine Designs. It looks quite a simple card doesn't it. But boy did this card give me some grief!! I did it a couple of weekends ago and my colouring mojo had disappeared completely. So nearly all images ended up in the bin!! I managed to salvage this one but then made a mess of his little toy rabbit!! So, at my wits end, I paper-pieced a new one over the top! hee hee. It felt like cheating but I'd really had enough!! and quite like it anyway. His quilt is also paper-pieced to match the paper. 

I've coloured the image with Copics and Flexmarkers. The gorgeous little Green Dew Drops were part of some Candy that I won from my friend and Teamie Laurie and as soon as I started this card I knew they'd be perfect.  Anyway, I'm quite pleased with how it came out in the end!!! I think it's come out quite a masculine card. I wanted it to be cute but suitable for a male or female. 

I do hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to look at my Teamies wonderful 'Get Well' creations - they are all stunning!!

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

The Crafty Pad - Ch. 157 - 'The Letter B' ends 18th Feb 2012
Bear, Bed, (Hot Water) Bottle, Bunny
One Stitch At a Time - Ch. 100 - 'Anything Goes' ends 18th Feb 2012 
Gingersnap Creations - Ch. 136 - 'Glorious Greens' ends 19th  Feb 2012
Crafty Creations - Ch. 157 - 'Warm and Cuddly Teddy Bears' ends 21st Feb 2012
Creative Card Crew - Ch. 4  - 'Masculine' ends 27th Feb 2012 
Truly Scrumptious - Ch. 74 - 'All Creatures Great and Small' ends 28th Feb 2012
Hotshot Craft Challenge - Ch. 4 - 'One For The Boys'

I feel a lot better than the other day, at least my sickness has gone off. I've been taking some time out to look at the 1911 Census to see if I can find anything more on my ancestors. I don't know who transcribed it though. One of my ancestors is down as having the Occupation of  'Shap Assistant Retard' !!!! Poor lady - of course she is Shop Assistant Retired!! LOL
Not long until the weekend!
Take Care
Big Hugs!
Sue xx


Claire said...

LOL, your post was funny! I love your card, gorgeous image and great papers and colour combo too. Love it. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Sue,what a fabulous image,love the

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Oh how beautiful and such delicate colours. I love the paper-piecing. So pretty cute my friend.
Hope you are ok.
Love Sandra xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the paper piecing its perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

OMG That bit at the end of your psot made me LOL. Poor Woman what a job!!! No spell check there then!!!

Love your card it looks brilliant, The paper piecing is stunning, Love Hazelxox

chrissy xx said...

Well you sound as though you were going through a mishmash time to start with lol....But it turned out Gorgeous in the end!!! Fabulous papers! Fabulous colouring! LOve it Sue.

Janie Printz said...

I LOVE this card & anything to do with teddy bears gets a thumbs up in my book. You sound like me on my last card. Wasn't happy with my coloring so ended up paper piecing it & I was finally happy with how it turned out. Hadn't tried that technique before but I love how it works when we mess up or just for that super fun look ... Your card is adorable & I need to go buy that image !!!
Hugs, Janie

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this Sue - the papers are gorgeous - and look fab as the background and the paper pieced quilt.
That bit about your ancestor made me chuckle.. think i might apply for that job lol
Lisa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous image Sue. Love the paper piecing. Lol!!! Glad you are feeling a bit better.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a cute card, I love the adorable image and those papers are lovely
Lindsay xx

DesignerDiva said...

What a real sweetie this is Sue. I love greens and that's fab paper. Great sentiment and the dew drops look a perfect match! The image is adorable, the plaster on his head makes me chuckle and your post cracked me up! Your poor ancestor I love her job description!
Hugs Laurie xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Bei diesem schrecklichen Wetter sind alle krank, da kommt deine Karte genau richtig, wundervoll ist die geworden, so ein süßes Motiv, da muß man doch ganz schnell wieder gesund werden...

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Debs said...

Another gorgeous card Sue - love the paper piecing and the colours are perfect :o)
I nearly choked on my tea when I read your post - what a mistakea to makea lol!!!
Hope you are keeping well.
Thanks for your kind words.
Debs xx

Ira said...

You really made me laugh Sue! I saw you sitting behind your desk, frantically colouring your image and being totally too hard on yourself ;-) But in the end your bunny turned out absolutely perfect! Love those paper pieced parts, that cute bunny and quilt look awesome, as does Mr. Bear himself. Anyone would feel a lot better after seeing your fab card! Big hugs, Ira xox

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Your card is beautiful as always - I love your paper pieced bits and there's nothing wrong. It's such a lovely image (even if he is a bit poorly, bless him) love those papers too. You did make me laugh about what you found on the Census! Have a lovely evening Sue, Big Hugs, Teresa xx

coops said...

aw gorgeous card sue.i love the adorable image and your colours and papers are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

meg said...

Hi Sue love your card I think teddy is coloured in beautifully, papers and paper piecing work really well.

I too have an interest in my family tree and like you have had some fun, my husbands gtx4 grandmothers first name was Gordon and in 1 census although she is listed in one column as wife her sex is noted as male,I suppose you can understand the confusion to some extent but boy did getting info on that lady lead us on a merry dance.

Lily Anuska said...

Sue how nice card, very suitable for time. Half my family is sick. So I'm very busy and take time to answer. This paper piecing is wonderful. I'm glad you feel better. Hugs. Lily Anuska

Susan Flynn said...

Fab card Sue I love how you paper pieced the quilt it looks so cosy! My uncle traced one of my ancestors back quite a long time, a few centuries I think, and he was down as the village idiot lol!!! Glad you are feeling better hugs Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Sue, this is one very cute lil' fella and you'ved coloured him so well. Love the paper pieced duvet. Your census find made me laugh out loud hun.

Donna x

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,

Hope you're well. Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Took a mini break from blog-land. Anyway; I'll be back with a new card tomorrow for the Sketchy Challenges.

This is really sweet. The paper pieced quilt looks awesome and with regards to the rabbit...can't even see it. Don't we all have our little tricks and secrets for hiding things we messed up?... :-)

Have a great weekend!


Marjo said...

Sweet Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Anonymous said...

hahaha very funny about your ancestor.
Oh Sue, your card is adorable! And i just love your papers.
I hope you have a lovely week-end.
Hugs xx

Alessandra said...

Sue, Sweetie, I'm ill, I'm sick, I am feeeeeeling soooooooooooooooo bad, I desperately need this get well card to feel better :o) LOL!!
only jokeing, but this card is soooooooooooo cute, love the bear hugging the bunny, aaaaw, blss, so sweet!
Glad that you feel ok!
Biggest of hugs, Alessandra

angelwhispers said...

Sue this is just perfect for the theme and the image is just so cute love it! Chanelle xx

Shannon White said...

Oh Sue this is just SOO Precious!! 8-) I agree this would cheer anyone up who's been feeling down or under the weather.. Such a Sweet image! Love all Di's Darling images! I Just might have to go and get this little sweetie! 8-) And Your coloring & paper piecing are just Fabulous! Would never have guessed your coloring Mojo was being uncooperative! 8-)

So glad you are feeling better & Happy Weekend to you my friend!


Betka said...

I'm glad you feel better :o)
Gorgeous card Sue and very cute image, love it!
Have a great weekend!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue this is so beautiful! I love the touch of the paper piercing with his rabbit and blanket and how it combines the DP into the image. I would also like to say a very big thank you for letting me join you and MWATT girls this past month. Thank you! IT was more than fun, it was a blast!

P.S. Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad too :)

Look forward to running into you on the www :) Take care.

Kathleen said...

Cute card, he is one of the sweetest bears I have seen. Adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
Kat x

Janet said...

This card would definitely cheer me up. Thanks for joining us over at One Stitch at a Time.
Janet, DT

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

oh how cute! Love it!

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Sorry .. .. I am so behind with my commenting!!!

I don't deserve good blog buddies!!

This make is gorgeous.

Love the layout, papers and your cute image. Your colour looks gorgeous and that rabbit is super cute paper pieced.

Love Jules xx

Delphine said...

Awww this is totally adorable, Sue! I love your image, too cute! Gorgeous papers and colours, love the dew drops too! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Lol, 'shap assistant retard'!!

This card is so gorgeous Sue; I love the image and your paper piecing looks fab.

free fundraising said...

This is the best innovative and colorful cards.Different colors and backgrounds are so creative.This cards look amazing.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning hugs Pops x

cotnob said...

This is just so gorgeous Sue, I love the image and what a great idea to paper piece over your accident. Love the papers, this card would certainly make me feel better.

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, another cutie :) Lovely card,the muted colours are gorgeous, and the inked papers look terrific.



SusanLotus said...

This is sweet! Lovely card. :)
Beautiful papers!
We are having a very sunny day today and the sky is clearblue.
I do get spring feelings! Can´t wait now til it gets warm outside.

Anonymous said...

What heyday isn't today?