Thursday, 5 July 2012

MAWTT Challenge 155 - 'Make it Sentimental'

Good Morning! Hope you are all doing ok... Thank You for all your wonderful entries into our Birthday Challenge last week!! so many stunning creations and we really enjoyed looking at them all - don't forget to check and see if you were a winner!! Today it's time for a new challenge over at

This week it's the lovely Debs who is hosting our Challenge and she has chosen the fab theme of...

'Make it Sentimental'

So we want to see your creations with No Images!! and the SENTIMENT as Focal Point!! This challenge will run for 2 weeks.. so you have until 8pm BST Wednesday 18th July 2012

I have chosen to use a digital kit called 'Brown Paper Packages' by Karen Funk that I bought from Design House Digital... 

The paper is 'White Winter' and I've also used some of the elements from the main kit... the branch with berries... the sprinkling of snow... and of course the sentiments!!

I think this was one of the quickest cards that I've ever made! but I really like it... I've added a Poinsettia from Wild Orchid Crafts... used a gem flower from stash for centre...

and that's it really... hope you like it...

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Di's Digis
Please do pop on over to our main MAWTT Blog for more details of the challenge and to see my Teamies wonderful creations!!!

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

Totally Papercrafts - 'Use a Digital Image' ends 5th July 2012
52 Christmas Card Throwdown 'Anything Goes' ends 6th July 2012
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Acrostic Christmas' ends 9th July 2012
(using M for Merry and R for Red)
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 9th July 2012
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Challenge 64 - 'Christmas in July' ends 30th July 2012 

I'm feeling pretty drained again due to yet another IBS flare up... so I'm going to try and rest for a couple of days and maybe read my book.... and No! I'm not reading 'that' book !!!... LOL but a factual one about Anne Boleyn!!! 

Sick of all this rain... all the blooming Spiders in Manchester seem to be coming over to my place for shelter!! I was just lying in bed nearly asleep and saw something move out of the corner of my eye... the cheeky blighter was only on my pillow and it was as big as my hand (shudder...) I have to kill them or else I can't sleep... not knowing where they will go next... Ukkkk!!! No more Incy Wincy's pleeeeaase!!!!!

Not long until the weekend... Fingers and Toes crossed for Andy Murray!!! ;-))
Love and Hugs


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Ewwww spiders....I hate them, so totally get where your coming from!

Hope your feeling better soon hun, IBS is awful, I don't get it very often but when I get a flare up its bad...sending you hugs!

Gorgeous card love the sentiment & those papers are fab, off to have a looksie & hopefully spend some pennies lol...shhhh don't tell Nige!
Hugs Shell xx

sassy said...

aw sorry to read your not good hun...thats miserable for you..and *THAT* book id be like you and read ann boline..i like history...but i might be swayed by the comments about some geezer called gray lol!!! hugs sasysx

chrissy xx said...

Oh! How lovely to see you making Christmas Cards.
Fabulous colours. Fabulous design.
A Gorgeous Poinsettia....LOve it.
Yep! Rain Rain and more Rain lol.
Roll on Summer!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh firstly sweetie,oh,bless your heart know what that is like as a friend of mine,has it and I know how bad it can take it easy Hunny,and rest,as for your card its just fantastic,the detail is just,amazing the design is,super and adore those wonderful papers Hun,just stunning,so creative,take it easy you hear me, hehe hugs Cherylxxxxx

Nicole Hascoet said...

oooohh i hate spiders too! Give me any other animals, like snake or mouse but no spiders!
Your card is gorgeous Sue! Love your big flower and the papers are lovely.
I hope you'll be in the best of health soon and rest, rest and rest :)
Take care of yourself.
Hugs xxx

Sue said...

Hi Sue ,sorry you are not feeling too good.
Love your card,the flower is beautiful.
Gentle hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous .. love the poinsettia .. re the spider ... i can cope with them.. its dead birds on the pillow that freak me out !!
Lisa x

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the design with that gorgeous poinsettia and wonderful colours.
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, take care and hope you are better soon

Hugs Sue

Debs said...

Simply stunning card Sue - love the design, the papers, the sentiment - it's all perfect :o)
Yuk to the spiders though!!!
Sorry to hear you're not too well. Sending massive cyber hugs and best wishes.
Thanks for a fabulous make for my challenge.
Take care
Debs xx

Doreen said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Sue,love the design and papers...I hope you feel better soon.Take it

Judie said...

Sue, Great Christmas card. Wonderful colors.

Susan Flynn said...

What a cute card Sue love how the sentiment looks! Hope you are feeling better soon! Send your spiders over to mine, my cats love them!! xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh you wouldn't like my house Ive got loads of spiders. I blame the 11 metre tree in the garden!!! They all run from it!!! Love the card it s super, Hope you feel better soon, Im on book 2 of that book now and TBH its a tad boring now!!!

Love Hxxx

June Nelson said...

Wow this is gorgeoues and its so deifferent love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkk! Spiders!!!! I don't do spiders!
Sorry to hear youre not too well Hunny I hope you soon feel better, I'm at my mums for a couple of days and I always get spoilt here!
Love your card and I can't stop singing 'these are a few of my favourite things' now you said brown paper packages!
Sometimes the quick and easy cards are the best!
Hugs Laurie xx

Ira Huberts said...

Yikes Sue! I'm not afraid of spiders at all, but if they're creeping close whilst you think you're nice and quiet in your bed...
Your Christmas card is a beauty! Such pretty papers and your poinsettia is totally striking! Lovely card!!
Big hugs, Ira xox
p.s. I'm sorry for not getting back at you, been a really busy week, but this weekend I'll write, ok??

Claire said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue - love the bold design. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Eek! Sue that spider sounds HUGE! A gorgeous card, love the design and gorgeous poinsettia.
The book sounds great hun, the other book is good too lol!
Donna x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, Wow, your card is gorgeous, the sentiment is really all that's needed and that wonderful poinsietta - and love that paper too - so sorry to hear about your IBS flare up, it must be awful Sue, I hope it clears up really quickly... your book sounds good, though I must confess I am reading that other book :) it's really good! Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

meg said...

Hi Sue Love your card I really like clean and simple Your sentiment really stands out. I used to hate spiders too but sons girlfriend has a pet tarantula and when they are away for more than a few days I have to feed it and make sure it has water, can't say I enjoy it but it has diminished my fear of them. Weather here is beautiful and I hope you are not affected by the flooding, fingers crossed for Andy Murray. hugs Meg
Tyhanks for all the lovely comments

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Hey hun! Hope you are feeling better! So totally love your card this week!

cotnob said...

Fab Christmas card Sue, I love the simple design it is so effective.
Sorry to hear you're not well, take care of yourself and enjoy your book.

coops said...

so stunning the papers and gorgeous poinsetta :D
i hope you are feeling better soon hun and enjoy your book.
I`ve not been tempted by "that" book either, i prefer something with a bit more

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is an awesome card Sue. I usually find it hard to do cards without an image. Sorry you are still poorly, I hope you are better soon. Hope you don't have any more visitors of spiders.


Elaine said...

What a fab card Sue ... I hate spiders too Hugs Elaine

angelwhispers said...

Sue this is amazing and love the sentiment just perfect! Have a lovely weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Alessandra said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!! I would have fainted at the sight of a hand-big spider on me pillow! How did u survive that??? Oh Lord, I will never visit you LOL! Next time you have to hunt that creature and put it into your looooooovely neighbour's letter box ;o)))) it might scare her to death...problem solved! no more ear plugs...well but I guess you have to do it when you have used them up, to honour the pennies spent on them LOL

But onto your card: it's wonderful and you have a xmas card already, woo hoo!
Huggles, Alessandra

Judith said...

Love your card Sue - the poinsettia sets those grgeous papers off so well. Hope you're feeling a bit better now after a few days rest -take care of yourself hugs Judith x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card the papers. I hope your feeling better soon. I wasn't going to read 'that' book either but heyho...that's all they talked about at work so I gave in...
Hugs Debbie x

Shannon White said...

Ohh Goodness Sue, I don't think I'd be able to sleep either with spiders about! lol And sure hope you feel better soon too! Your Christmas card is Lovely! Love the fun Sentiment font fun popped up December 24th too!


Meighan Wheller said...

A great Christmas card Sue. Love the paper and the flower look stunning. Hope you get rid of the spiders soon - they are not one of my favourites either :) Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges this week. Regards Meighan

xxxtglxxx said...

I dont get spooked by spiders, insects, mice, frogs or bats - its a good thing cos we get em all here! lol :)

I think i must be the only one not to have even seen a copy of that book btw, but I am fed up of hearing about it...... lol

Love your contemporary xmas card that poinsetta is fab! :)



Judy McKay said...

Pretty card. Nice design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

butterfly said...

Very smart card (though Christmas this early scares me a bit!), lovely colour combination.

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say -Thanks for joining us at LCI this month for our Christmas challenge
Lisa x