Thursday, 16 August 2012

MAWTT Challenge 158 - 'Shape Up - Just Nothing Square'

Good Morning! Hope you are all doing ok.... today it's time for a new challenge over at...

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

'Shape Up - Just Nothing Square'

So we want to see your creations that are not square!! it doesn't have to be a card ... you could make a round tag... a heart shaped box... anything ...as long as it isn't square...This challenge will run for 2 weeks.. so you have until 8pm BST Wednesday 29th August 2012

Now I have to confess that I am stuck in a bit of a rut... week after week of square cards... I asked my daughter for some ideas and she suggested an Octagon Shaped Card... I quite liked the idea and so... found a template online and this is what I came up with...


The gorgeous image is called 'Snow Goddess' by Michelle Perkett available on Etsy.. just click on the links for more details. I love her images so much and they are wonderful to colour.. I've used Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Spectrums!!! Star Dust Stickles on her fur trims.



 The gorgeous paper is Nitwits and is from Woodland Wishes Collection.... I've not added any embellies. The image is so beautiful.. I really don't think it needs any..

I've decorated the inside with the Nitwits paper. The Winter Wishes Sentiments were added on computer before printing out....

I really enjoyed working with this shape... definitely going to do more... and it stands up really well too... so I just need to figure out how to make an Octagonal Envelope now!! LOL....

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Sir Stampalot!!!


and just look at the goodies they have kindly given us for this week's lucky winner!! Some gorgeous Molly Blooms Stamps and scrummy embellishments - all with a Christmas theme!! I wish I could enter!!!!


Hope you can pop on over to MAWTT for more details and to see my Teamies wonderful creations... lots of fab inspiration!!

I really hope you can join us in this challenge and look forward to seeing what original shapes you can come up with!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 72 -  'Sparkle and Shine' ends 18th August 2012
Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 115 - 'Clean and Simple' ends 18th August 2012
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 12 - 'Shape It Up' ends 18th August 2012
My Time to Craft - Challenge 185 - 'Christmas in August' ends 27th August 2012
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' ends 12th September 2012 

Can I say a big thank you for all your wonderful entries in last week's challenge... we had 201 entries!! Wow! and they were all gorgeous... the standard was so high and it was very difficult to choose winners!

I'm really sorry that I haven't managed to get around to visit you in last couple of days... things have been a bit hectic at home... my daughter has just found out that her PhD Thesis has to be submitted in two weeks time instead of six!!!.... All the family have got chest infections... don't know why there are so many viruses doing the rounds... and in Summertime too!!

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some crafty time at weekend... and to catch up with you all very soon!
Thanks for all your lovely comments! 
Oh... did you see Who Do You Think You Are last night... wasn't it fab! and I'm also enjoying Great British Bake Off and Celeb Masterchef... it's nice to have some good tv at last.... 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Love and Hugs

42 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh the Octagon is a fab idea and really suits the image which is gorgeous and coloured beautifully.
LOve the holly papers too.
Lisa x

Sue said...

Morning Susan,what a gorgeous card.I love the shape and beautiful image.
I did catch wdytya last night,I enjoyed it.
Hugs Sue xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning hun, love the shape & the image is fab!
Sending you all huge hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I like the shape the gorgeous image and the sparkle.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful Sue, love the shape and image....great colours and layout.xxx

Pami said...

Hi Sue honey, what a great shape! I must try this, you did make me laugh about the envelope though! The image is so pretty and the sparkle is just wonderful. I hope your daughter is getting there and not stressing too much!! Have a great day. Pami x

Pami said...

Hi Sue honey, what a great shape! I must try this, you did make me laugh about the envelope though! The image is so pretty and the sparkle is just wonderful. I hope your daughter is getting there and not stressing too much!! Have a great day. Pami x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is just brilliant,and such a super shape,and the image is just stunning,coloured amazingly Hun,and love the beautiful inside too,love it,have a lovely day Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, what a great shape for a card, really unusual and very unique:) Love that image, she looks really stunning - your colouring is wonderful. Hope you are OK...and oh, I missed all those TV programmes :(( Must try and catch up! Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Claire said...

I love this Sue - great shape and lovely image which you have coloured perfectly. Love the inside too! Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Sue. I really love the shape. The image is gorgeous and you have coloured her so beautifully

Hugs Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a great shape Sue, I love it. Love the image and your colouring of her. I hope your family all get better soon. I have had a sore throat for the past couple of weeks but it doesn't seem to want to make it's mind up if it is going to progress to more. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Ira Huberts said...

What a fab shape and image Sue! Absoltely love how you coloured this little lady here! Superbly done! So sorry to hear your family are all under the weather... Please wish Chrissie all the best, I'll keep my fingers crossed!! Big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, that image is stunning and beautifully coloured.
I love the decorated inside as well.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

What a great image for a winter greeting card! Lovely pinks and greens!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is brilliant , what a great idea to have an octogon card, Never seen one before. Love the image you picked for it too. Hope the Phd Works going well and your Daugher shares it with you once shes finished, Love Hxxx

Vicky said...

A gorgeous Christmas cars, such a sweet image and beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

hugs Vicky xxx

Alessandra said...

wonderful shape, that's really soemthing else! tha card is so cool, really love it and tha image is super!
Well, I have been a bad blogger too...I actually am always a pretty bad blogger... but that's how it is when one works or has lots to do like you and me! I even dont have the time to respond emails... eeek!!
Hope you can realy soon!
Hugs, Alessandra

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.i love the stunning image and fab colours and shape :D

xx coops xx

EELS said...

Hi Sue, love the shape of this card, I've never seen one before - clever you. Fabulous colouring and good luck with working out how to make an octogon envely!
Cheers, Elaine

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Love the card, your paper and image are beautiful. Wonderful colouring as always xx
we do get stuck in a rut must admit to that too.
I have folders of templates and they never see light :(
Hugs Mau xx
off to try Lisa again..it won't give me access to her blog ...and shell has no comment boxes again :(

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, Sue :( Sounds like a really tough time with everyone poorly together...

I hope things are improving now hun :)

Your shaped card looks wonderful, really clever and what a stunning image!

hugs

xxalisonxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello my lovely Sue, this card is so perfect! I love the unusual shape and the image is fabulous, love the sparkle you have given her - just enough in my book!
YOur poor daughter, as if doing a phd wasn't stressful enough without that last minute pressure! My eldest son is coming to the end of his phd now, he's hoping to complete it by Christmas and go travelling in the new year but now he thinks he might need a little longer!
Hugs to you all
Laurie xx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful creation.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Mary J said...

Beautiful inside and out, Sue! Your colouring is gorgoeus on this!

jo said...

Wow, Sue, this is just gorgeous! Fab shape and the image is beautiful, you've coloured her perfectly!
I agree about the tv too....love the Great British Bake off! Am so looking forward to darker nights in front of the fire & tv.....don't do Summer well at all.....not that we've had much of one lol!
Hugs Jo x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! What a fabulous image, Sue, and she is colored to perfection!!!!! Love the awesome shape, too....I just love every little detail!!!!

Stephanie said...

this is a beautiful card...love the image. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Nicole Hascoet said...

Beautiful as always Sue! I love Michelle Perkett images, i got some of them a long time ago.
I hope your daughter don't find it too hard at the last minute! But I know she's got a great mum to help her.
Sorry I hardly watch TV so I don't know what you are talking about, the only program i watch is CSI.
Hope you have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Judith said...

You're in great shape Sue! - love that image I haven't seen these before - might have to check them out (so its your fault if I do more spending!) hope you're having a fab weekend - its gorgeous here! X

nicoleqmullen said...

Fab card, love the shape, colour, image, everything!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Gemma said...

Stunning card hun & love the shape too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Elaine said...

Great idea Sue and what a lovely Christmas image she is so pretty what a lovely card Hugs Elaine

Vicky said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW..........sweetie this is a stunner I love how you have made the image the main focal point it looks amazing hun.
Hope your daughter's thesis goes well & hope your family gets better real soon sweetie, take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Annie Anya said...

Fab card Sue, one shape I have not done yet. Love the image and certainly the inside decorated perfectly. I keep meaning to join as a new member so now I have...thanks for your sweet comment...luv aussie annie

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful image and a fab shape, such a lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Sue, what a wonderful card. Love the gorgeous image and your amazing colouring.

Donna x

Sandy - Live & Love Crafts said...

Hi Sue,
Very unusual shape, but beautiful. Haven't seen this image before either, but she's gorgeous and I love your colouring and the simplicity of this card. Stunning. Came back from Sweden late last night; posted the order today; hopefully it should arrive tomorrow. Please let me know if it doesn't.

Take care,
Sandra

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Sue! Love this shape and the image and your coloring are to die for! Thank you for playing along with me this week :)

SusanLotus said...

So many beautiful cards here that I have not seen because I´ve been a bad blogger too...

So many people are ill right now. Maybe because if the humidity and all rain? Anyway I wish that you and your family will get well very soon!

Many hugs!

Purple Crazy said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing at MTTC, x

Shannon White said...

Just Gorgeous Sue!! Love your Wonderful image and Fabulous shaped card and Pretty Christmas dp's too! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon