Thursday, 10 May 2012

MAWTT Challenge 148 - 'Nautical'

Morning my lovelies - it's Thursday again... so time for a new Challenge over at

This week it's the lovely Leesa who is hostess for her very first Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of ....


So we want to see your creations with anything to do with the Boats, Sailors, Pirates, Mermaids etc. I felt really off when I made this - just hope it doesn't show in the card!! it's quite a simple design. I've used a Stitchy Bear Stamp called 'In The Harbour'. 

I've tried something a bit different and used some Watercolours that a blogging friend bought me for my Birthday - Thank You so much hun!!! The sky is done digitally - not sure why I chickened out of painting the sky but felt I needed to give myself a head start!! LOL it's not perfect but I'm quite pleased with it. I haven't done any Watercolour painting for about 20 years!! I have to say it was very relaxing - so might have another go very soon!

The gorgeous papers were a freebie from Design House Digital and called For The Boys by Karen Funk. They are lovely papers. The background one is quite velvety but it doesn't show up too well in photo. Sentiment was made on computer. The shells were from Sir Stampalot but not sure if they are still available as I think they were in an end of stock sale. I noticed they have some gorgeous charms in store though. Talking of which....

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sir Stampalot!!!  

and just look at the fab prize that they have given us for this week's winner!! Ooh I wish I could enter!!!

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of our Challenge and to check out my Teamies wonderful creations - lots of fab inspiration!! ;-))

I have been to dentist today (Wednesday) for a filling. Boy am I shattered!!! I had panic attack while I was there and well... have you ever tried to control your breathing while the dentist is holding down your tongue and drilling - and the suction woman is ramming her thingy ma-jig up into the roof of your mouth - Yikes. All I can say is that next time I will be taking a sedative before I go.... My dentist is brilliant though, very calm which I like. I don't know what he injected me with this time but my face was dead on one side for about 3 hours!! I looked like Quasimodo!!! 

Back to my card and I would like to enter it into the following Challenges:-
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 104 - 'Make it Manly' ends 13th May 2012
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes ends 14th May 2012
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 76 - 'Clean and Simple' ends 21stMay 2012
Divas by Design - Challenge 34 - 'One For the Boys' ends 15th May 2012 
Quirky Crafts - Challenge 10 - 'Masculine with Blue and Brown' ends 19th May 2012

Not long until weekend! I really hope the weather improves soon. We should be able to sit outside in garden sipping cocktails at this time of year. I can't believe that it's Wimbledon next month!! 

Thank you for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all soon.
Love n Hugs
Sue xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I hope your face is betters today xx

Gorgeous creation hun, fab image & beautifully coloured!
Hugs Shell xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue this is Fab! Love this image, i have it too :) I can't tell you weren't on your game as it really does look gorgeous hun!

Doreen said...

Love this...a gorgeous image.I hope you get your face back

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Oh Sue, I think you're card looks really good...and you should do more watercolours, especially if you find it relaxing too :) Love the effects of the shading you got in the sand too :) Sorry to hear about your dentist visit...he must have given you extra anaesthetic! I'm sure you looked much, much prettier than Quasimodo:) Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

meg said...

Sue your card is stunning I can imagine being at the harbour and smelling the sea. Hope you feel better soon and the swelling goes down quickly. I share your thoughts about the weather March was so promising we had our first barbecue then I covered it up again. Hope you have a great weekend Hugs Meg

Debs said...

Oh Sue this is absolutely stunning - you have water-coloured it perfectly :o)
The image is so classy.
Sorry to hear about your visit to the dentist- hope your face feels better today.
Hope to see some more of your gorgeous water colouring soon :o)
Take care hun.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is fab Sue, your water colouring is fantastic, you should be more than 'quite pleased', I would be over the moon if I could water colour like that. Great papers, they really co-ordinate with the image.
I hope you have recovered from your visit to the dentist.

Violets Corner said...

Wow, it's very beautiful Sue! Fab image and fantastic water colouring.

Hope you're feeling much better today, I got my dentist boked next week!

Warm hugs

DesignerDiva said...

Sue Sue Sue! What a cracker! It certainly doesn't look like you were struggling Mrs and you should absolutely water colour more often as you have made such a fabulous job of this! Well done Hun it's awesome.
As for Quasimodo lol you are so funny!! Hope it feels better soon - I sympathise totally!
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh your water colours look fabulous .. perfect for that image .A wonderful male card - thanks for joining us at Diva's.
I hate Dentists .. so i think you were very brave!
Lisa x

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely card. Your painting is perfect x
I love the added touch of the shells.

I don't live far from Wimbledon. Lots of traffic!!!!!!
AND.... it always rains !!! Lol

hugs sally x

Pami said...

You do make me laugh Sue! Hope you feel a bit better. Can i say your colouring is just amazing! You nailed it! And what a wonderful image too. P x

Mau xx said...

Brilliant card Sue, love your Watercolours, I love watercolouring myself...especially sat on the side of ullswater in the lakes :0
You should certainly take it up, this is superb.
What did you mean about reminding you to link up....oops!!! I hadn't done it
I am certain its an age thing :~
Hope your mouth soon feels better, Huge Hugs Mau xx

Ana Márquez said...

Your cards are so bueautiful. Congrats and thanks for sharing! :-)

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A great male card. Loving your water-colouring very much and the shells are the perfect finishing touch!!

Eeeekk... for the dentist. I hope you feel much more like yourself now!!!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Oh I like this one Sue, it's gorgeous, you should be proud. Lovely image and great painting too.
I hope your face is back to normal :)
take care
Hugs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Fab colouring. I haven't used my watercolours for yonks either. Not that I was very good with them though.

You picture of Quasimodo made me smile (a little lopsided) as I looked in the mirror and that is exactly how I look. I have had a tooth out today. Can't eat much tonight. I thought I could eat some cottage pie but dentist said NO!!!

Have a good weekend.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Quasimodo, opps Sorry Sue. lol xx

I so hope your face is better. I dont do the dentist unless im put to sleep. HUGE phobia so Im very impressed that you managed.

Love your card and how you have watercoloured it. Stunning as always,

Love Hxxx

Elaine said...

Sorry you have had a nasty experience at the dentist , hope yout mouth improves this weekend Sue, what a gorgeous card , love all the details and your colouring is great using that prezzie from your friend , I have water pencils but havnt used them yet ...I may do that now aftre seeing how great your colours are.
Well done , have a lovely weekend Hugs Elaine

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image and your colouring is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Lily Anuska said...

Sue you did a fantastic job with this image. Watercolour painting is realy relaxing and yours coloring is perfect. I love seashells on the bottom. I also hate to go to the dentist. Maybe any medicines you are already eating cause this reaction of injection. Have a nice weekend. Hugs. Lily

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness hope you are feeling better today Sue, going to the Dentist for a filling is no joke, that's for sure. And your Card is really Wonderful! Your watercoloring is Fabulous my friend! I never would have guessed you were having an off day. Just a Beautiful card! 8-)

Hugs & Happy weekend!

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

OMG; sounds like a very unpleasant visit to the dentist. Well it's never fun, is it? Just costs money and pain...

Anywho; love the simplicity of this card, (I presume it's for a male? :-)) how great that you tried out a new medium.

Flutterby Trina said...

fab male card! Thank for playing along with us at TTT with our Clean and Simple Challenge, good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

Alessandra said...

hahahahaha aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa you crack me up, Lady!!! I laughed so loud and hard about you comparing yourself with Quasimodo and the funny pic!!!
Your card is adorable, I love everything so much that has to do with the sea!!!! But I hate eating anything that comes out of the water.....yuk!!
Hope you feel better now!
Big hugs, Alessandra

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful card, Sue...your watercoloring looks fantastic!!!! I love beachy scenes and this one looks sooo how you added the shell details, too!!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Awww Sue hun, I hope your tuggy feels better and your face is all back to normal :)

I did laugh at the pic! :D

Beautiful watercolouring and fabulous card hun!



Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous as always sweetie. Lush colours. Love the image I've got this one as well I got it from delicious doodles last year. Love what you have done with it sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Donna Mosley said...

This is beautiful Sue, the image is fab and your watercolouring is so amazing. I love it!

Donna x

Susan Flynn said...

This is so beautiful Sue what a lovely image and you have coloured it so brilliantly with your WaterColours! Love the little shells I almost bought some on Central Pier yesterday!! Oh you poor thing at the dentist as you know, I take medication before I go and this time I took 5 different tablets and then the rest of the day I am a zombie! My dentist told me I was his worst patient lol!!

Daniele said...

Just loving the tranquility of the picture with the sea shells for the embellishment, beautifully coloured so glad you joined us at OLL this week

chrissy xx said...

I'm still here lol....
Missed this one as well!! Eeekkk! Slap a my Hand!!! Don't know who to blame!!! either..Me or perhaps Mr Blogger or Poppy???
What a FAbulous card...Your painting is amazing...LOving the colours and these little shells are perfect...LOVE IT. You MUST do more!
Thanks for the photo and details of your dentist visit...I'm sure looking forward to going on Thursday now he! he!

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Don't forget to hop if you have not already, there are lots of prizes to win along the way, and another one if you form the sentence correctly at the end. We do hope you'll join in for our celebrations this week. They will be open till 6 pm GMT on Wednesday the 16th of March 2012 only!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Judith said...

Hi Sue - here I am still commenting on the 400!! Just realised I didn't call on you to comment last week -I'm sooo sorry how did I miss you!! this looks so peaceful - love how you painted it and the papers are just perfect have a great week hugs Judith x

Caro said...

That image is so beautiful and you did an amazing job with the colouring. Thank you so much for joining in with my masculine colour challenge on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Kathleen said...

fab card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Divas by design
Kat x

Maxines Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, the colours are just great.Really fits the theme. Thanks for visiting my blog and all the lovely comments. Love Maxine. xx

Spyder said...

Super colouring and a really peaceful image! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this fortnight. Don't forget to play along with our new Challenge starting Sunday Evening!