Thursday, 27 September 2012

MAWTT - 'Seeing Red'

Morning... hope you are all well this Thursday morning and Big Hugs to those who are not ... We have a new Challenge over at ...

Moving Along With The Times

... and this week it is the lovely Laurie who is hosting and she has chosen the fab theme of....

'Seeing Red'

So we want to see your creations using Red... it doesn't have to be a card... as long as we can see that you have followed the red theme... 

We are sponsored this week by The Crafty Pad who gave us this sweet image and some gorgeous sentiments to use...

This little chappie is called 'Christmas Ted Posting Letter' and the Sentiment is from a set called 'Christmas Sentiment Tickets'....

With not feeling well... I've gone for a CAS card this week... I cut a strip of the bottom of Kraft Card Blank and used it as centre panel... the scrummy paper is from My Mind's Eye - 'Winter Wonderland' pad. I've used some wavy scissors to go down the sides and on the bottom of the panel to create a bit of texture... don't know why but this card was a real pain to photograph... and I'm still not happy with these photos... but I've taken so many and I'm really sick of tweaking them... so they will have to be ok LOL... 

I've coloured this cute little ted with Promarkers and added some extra snowflakes with Viva Pearl 'White' Pen. Also added Star Dust Stickles for some snow and Christmassy Sparkle...  

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the Challenge and to see my Teamies gorgeous creations... and can't wait to see all your fab entries! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Allsorts - Challenge 173 - 'Inspired by a Song' ends 28th September 2012
(Thistlehair the Christmas Bear by Alabama)
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 189 - 'Inspired by a Song' ends 29th September 2012
(Thistlehair the Christmas Bear by Alabama)
Less is More - Challenge 86 - 'Take 3 Challenges' ends 29th September 2012
Week 9 (April 2nd) A Touch of Red
Week 45 (Dec 10th) Let it Snow
Week 80 (Aug 11th) Fur or Feathers
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Anything Goes ends 1st October 2012
Simon Says  - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd October 2012

Ooh Blogger is being a right pain for this post... what I type in Draft is not coming out correct in preview... it's changing the size of font and leaving gaps... I've had to type one paragraph in Largest Font for it to come out at normal size!! Arrggh... it drives me nutty... LOL

Did you see the first episode of The Paradise?  I really enjoyed it - but wasn't too keen on Parade's End  ... Benedict Cucumberpatch just isn't my cup of tea!!  Loving Downton but I'm SO jealous of Mary! LOL - can't wait for the next episode - also thought WDYTYA was fascinating with Bill Roache - and roll on Strictly too - ah I'm in TV Heaven... !!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit! Winking smile
Love and Hugs


sassy said...

superb card sue...sorry comments have been few havent been too good....but loving this card so beautiful and cute hugs sassyxxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Beautiful card and I love the simplicity of the design. Very effective too.
I cant wait for Strictly, then I'm a Celebrity, in the jungle, great fun. Dont like Downton Abbey at all.
Have a lovely day, and hope you feel a bit better soon Sue.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Mary J said...

Oh wow, Sue! The cardstock base is just perfect with the papers and that image - love this!!!!

Hanna said...

Oh sue this is incredibly cute! Love the way you've coloured your sweet image and the lovley sparkle you've added to the snow, looks absolutely perfect!

have a nice day

Hanna said...

Oh sue this is incredibly cute! Love the way you've coloured your sweet image and the lovley sparkle you've added to the snow, looks absolutely perfect!

have a nice day

cotnob said...

This is lovely Sue, Christmas Ted looks great teamed with Kraft. I hope you are soon feeling a little better, at least you can enjoy your TV programmes.

chrissy xx said...

Such a cutie! FABulous colours and I LOve your image..I must get some of the Viva Pearl lol..It looks GOrgeous along with the Glitter..I LOve it.
It might be cold/dark at night Sue...But, I LOve the tele at this time of the year, just like you.
Take care.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the image and great

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card sue, I like the colours the layout and the sparkle.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card sue, I like the colours the layout and the sparkle.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love the cute image and fabulous colours and layout.

hugs Sue

Susan Flynn said...

Love the Kraft with red Sue! Fab Cas card - love it! Hope you are feeling better x

Judith said...

This is so cute Sue - I love red and kraft together - the cas layout is perfect! Hope you feel better soon Sue - big hugs Judith x

Ira Huberts said...

oh Sue, your cute adorable bear looks so sweet! I want to cuddle him! Love the pearly snow, too, makes your image looks so much alive! So these truly are warm Christmas wishes! Big hugs, Ira xox

Lin said...

Your little Ted is so cute - love him against the kraft color! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, and feel better!

Hazel (Didos) said...

OMG Good Job I didnt have a cuppa cause I woulda spat it out Benedict Cucumberpatch!!!!PMSL!!!!!!!!
I love your card its so pretty and oh so sparkly!!!
Sending you big Hugs Hxxx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us at allsorts. Tracy

Debs said...

Fab card Sue - love the Kraft base and the wavy edge.
I too am in TV heaven - especially loving Downton at the weekend and Dallas midweek :o)
Can't wait for strictly but a little disappointed with X Factor :o(
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
This is fab - so perfect for a red theme :) love the bling on the snow and that Kraft card is great too...I saw the Paradise and really enjoyed it - and Downton too...and was enjoying Bill Roache's programme too, but fell asleep and when I woke up it was finished :( Hope you are OK and feeling better than you were. Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.fab sweet image and i love the red and kraft combo :D

xx coops xx

Dawn said...

I love your card & your song choice Sue! Hope you feel better soon!Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is a truly gorgeous card Sue I love the red on the kraft and CAS cards are notorious at being difficult to photograph!
I have missed so much over here, I have been looking but time runs away before I get chance to comment!!
I love your card below that frosty border is lush!!! I hope you are well now Hunny, I was just getting organised again and now I've booked a holiday for next week so I'll be behind again!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Mau xx said...

Great card Sue, Love the CAS look on Kraft.
Hope you are feeling much better xx
I guess you don't like telly too much eh! Must admit I like Downton and enjoyed Paradise too.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card hun, fab idea with the scissors & the pearly stuff looks fab!
Hope your feeling betters today xx
Hugs Shell xx

Sandra said...

Sweet card. I think it's sparkle that's hard to photo well tho these are fine.
thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge2 - Anything Goes
SandraT (ccc DT)

Lisa Jane said...

I think this is fab.. i love the design and the fancy edging to the card ..
Lisa x

Claire said...

Hello lovely, this is a fab card, love the base card and you have coloured the image so well - love it. Hope you are well and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Diane said...

Ted posting his letter looks fab on your card Sue !! Such a sweet card alround !!

hugs Diane

Crafty Pad DT

Mandi said...

Terrific card card, so cute
~Really Christmassy
Thank you
mandi LIM

Betka said...

Love this fabulous card Sue so adorable, this image.
Hugs (:Betka:)

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a treasure of a card. Love it, so cute and awesome colouring. The photo's look fine to me too. I am worried that you are still poorly, have you been back to the doctor's it shouldn't go on this long.

I am adoring Downton Abbey. Made even better as you know I went to Highclere Castle awhile back.


Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this looks brilliant just love that image and looks amazing against the Kraft card hugs Cherylxxxx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card! I love the rippled edge, and the pearly shine off the snow! So pretty!

June Nelson said...

Aw this is gorgeous hunnie love the card you havelaid it onto also, its brilliant big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Super cute card Sue! Love that kraft base and your snowy touches :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

AWW! Sue, this is so gorgeous hun, love the very cute image and you've coloured him perfectly. Hugs

Donna x

meg said...

Great idea to use part of the kraft card as a center panel, really cute image I love seeing post boxes on Christmas cards, Hope you are well looking forward to Downtown tomorrow but also watching Shogun on DVD my elder son bought the box set for a birthday several years ago and Iv'e never sat down to watch it (9hrs long)so am watching over 3 nights. Take care hugs Meg

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How CUTE is this little fella!! 8-) Love your Sweet Christmas Teddy Sue!! Soo Sweet! Love the red and kraft together and the sparkly snow too! Just can't help but smile at this Darling creation of yours!

Hope you have a Fabulous weekend and hope you are feeling 100% better! 8-)


Annie Anya said...

Gorgeous card Sue, thanks for commenting on mine lol..cute image. Downtown Abby...we get that here, well it's finished now...but love it....keeping in touch...luv, annie

Alessandra said...

Blogger is just one annoying guy, isn't it!!!!
Love your CAS xmas card, the only good thing about feeling not go for simple cards lol!
Hope you soon feel much better!
Huggles, Alessandra

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So sweet hun, love the image and the texture of the snow looks brilliant
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous CAS card Sue; the image is perfect with the Kraft card.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Pia S said...

What a great card, Sue! I love this clean design, and the scalloped edges are such a fab and original detail.

Jules said...

Awww Sue!!

Super cute and I love the scrummy card base with its funky edging and your great layout.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, what an absolutely adorable image...your coloring is fabby and I just love your CAS design!!!! I love Downtown Abby, too, but I'm afraid I missed the first show of the season...maybe I can catch it on their web site!!!

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie this is so gorgeous, simply stunning hun love the cute image & I love the kraft..........I so love kraft card.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Debbie said...

Hi this card. Great image, so cute.
Hugs Debbie x

Nicole Hascoet said...

Oh i got this stamp from the crafty pad a long time ago but i think Debbie does only digital now.
Your card is lovely Sue! Love it.
Hugs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Now I quite liked Parades End, but I watched it with hubby, so it was a good thing it was a bit more blokey. Benedict cumberbutton (or whatever) doesnt do it for me either..... my all time costume drama hero is Richard Armitage in North and South... oh swoon! :)

Have sky+ Paradise and also Downton Abbey - we like to watch em back to back ;) lol.

I still have season 2 of the Borgias to watch yet!

Anyhoo...... your card is so cute! Love the glittery snow and such a lovely contrast of colour against the kraft card too!



Sandra Mathis said...

Hope you're feeling better. Great CAS card; I simply can't do them. I try and it always looks so empty, so I keep on adding bellies. :-)I like the colour combo; kraft and red/white and the bear is very cute too!