Thursday, 21 March 2013

MAWTT - Decoupage

Hello... good morning! I hope you are all doing ok... it's time for a brand new challenge over at

This week it's the turn of Team A... and the lovely Kim is our hostess.... she has chosen the fab theme of


So we would like to see cards or projects using decoupage... this could be done in the traditional form with a decoupage sheet or kit... or else you could stamp or print out an image several times and build up an image or scene... I thought I would do a lovely Summer Card to remind of us our holidays!! now it was sleet/snow and cold when I made this... so I listened to 'Down by the Seaside' by Led Zep for inspiration.... and tried to think of sunnier climes!! I always find decoupage very relaxing and so I really enjoyed making this card! 

I used a Jayne Nestorenko kit that was free gift with Papercraft Essentials magazine last year... lots of lovely layers and I've used 1mm thickness 3d Foam pads... and it really gives a lovely 3D effect to the whole scene... 

when it came to the boy and the donkey... I added 3mm foam pads to the bottom halves to bring them up to the front of the scene.... 

I'm sure you'll agree that decoupage is very hard to photograph... so I'm just going to put the best piccies on from different angles.... I don't think any of them are perfect!

Sometimes I wish I wasn't a perfectionist! LOL

It looks a whole lot better in real life!! LOL 

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Sir Stampalot

who have kindly donated this fab Creative Kit prize... love the gorgeous colours! 

For more details of the challenge... I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and you can also see my Teamies gorgeous creations for your inspiration.... looking forward to seeing all your wonderful decoupaged creations! 

Ooh I'm glad this post was all done in draft a couple of weeks ago! I've had stressful week. My dad had another seizure on Monday night... have to say that I find them very hard to deal with... I think if he came around a little bit after ten or fifteen minutes then I would feel a whole lot easier... but it is always 30 to 40 minutes before he even begins to come out of it ... as you can imagine - that feels like forever.... not sure that I will ever get used to them... :-(  but at least he is ok now which is the main thing .... I think I just need learn to deal with them better!

Tuesday night my mum had her allergy where all her tongue swells up... so it's been a bit like an A & E Department in our house this week! LOL we are all ok at the moment though - just very tired!! So huge apologies that I haven't got around to everyone's blogs!

I'm hoping all stays well and  that I get a good sleep tonight... I'm sure we will all feel better with some rest! ;-)

I made some CAS Easter Cards last week and so I will try and photograph them for weekend!! they are nice and bright and cheery! :-))

Will catch up with you all very soon
not long until weekend now...
Love and Hugs


Doreen said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum and Dad,gosh you must have your hands full, I hope you are looking after yourself.....Your card is gorgeous Sue,love the

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, such a lovely scene and lots of my favourite decoupage - it certainly has me dreaming about lovely summer days on the beach.
It sounds like you have been having a very stressful time, it must seem like forever waiting for your Dad to come out of his seizure and your poor Mum - that must be quite frightening for all of you.
I hope you managed a good nights sleep, you're so right - it does make you feel so much better.
Take care of yourself.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you had a rough few days hunnie sending you huge hugs xxx

Your card is fab, just love the scene & the fact that the boy & honky (yes honky thats what our Katie calls them lol) are jumping out looks fab!

Hugs Shell xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, well it sounds like you need a few good sleeps to recover my friend. Hope Mum & Dad are much better xxxxx
Love the card, Its something I never do but this is gorgeous. The little scene is wonderful. I love the little houses up on the hill...Brilliant!
Hugs Mau xx

Unknown said...

Love this its lovely x Hope things get a bit better soon xx

Debs said...

Oh Sue I'm so sorry to hear you've had such a stressful week - what a worry it must be.
Hope both your Mum & Dad are on the mend and that you get a good night's sleep hun - it certainly does make things seem better.
Your card is beautiful as always - such a fabulous scene.
Have a relaxing day.
Debs xx

meg said...

Hi Sue sorry to read about mum and dad's health problems allergies can be difficult even where their cause is known every day items can contain the allergen when we least expect it I remember a patient with a peanut allergy who thought it would be ok to use a coconut based sun cream, she ended up in hospital and after that checked more carefully. I know it seems a long time for dad to come round as long as his breathing is relaxed it isn't a problem and his recovery may always be over that period. Take care of yourself. Your card is beautiful I felt warmth and sunshine when I saw it. Your decoupage layers are fantastic and the image reminds me of summers spent at the coast visiting my gran.

Janice said...

Oh Sue, not a good week for you at all, too right a 30 - 40 min seisure is a worry, you must all be frantic by the end of it, & then your Mum having a turn on Tues, poor soles, I so hope the week picks up for you all and that all health matters improve. As you say, a good nights sleep works wonders!

As for your card my dear, it's just such a sweetie - love it to bits and I did the moment you posted it. Brilliant decoupage - top of the class I'd say, Jx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Oh sweetie I am so sorry to hear about your Mum & Dad, you must worry about going to sleep in case anything happens to them. I am glad that they are okay at the moment. Try to catch up on some sleep.

Your card is gorgeous. Love the little scene.


Sue said...

Oh dear Sue. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be a terrible experience to go through and scary too. Also with your mum being unwell, no wonder you are feeling tired. I hope things improve and the rest of the week is less stressful.
Your card is gorgeous. I really love the decoupaged image, I agree with you they are so difficult to photo but I can see the wonderful layers on yours.
Take care
Big Hugs Sue xx

Carole said...

Hope your Mum & Dad are feeling better & you had a good nights sleep & are feeling rested.
Beautiful card, makes me want to go to the sea side but it's far too cold!
Carole xXx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue sounds like you have had quite a week, Sending you all big hugs. xx Hope that Mum and Dad are back to normality soon.
I adore this card its so pretty and nostalgic, what a sweet wee boy, makes me think of Tom when he was little,

Sending Big Hugs Love Hazelxo

Pia S said...

I think you've made a beautiful card - this decoupage scene is lovely! Sorry to hear about your parents, you must your hands full at the moment.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Sue, I like the decoupaged scene and the boy with his donkey.
Kevin xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the 3D and such a cute image...the phtos are sorry you are having a rough time with your Mum and Dad, it can be so exhausting..take care.


Unknown said...

Oh Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your parents... I wish they were allowed some rest (and you, too, for that matter...). Glad they're both doing fine now though!
Gosh, you've done some serious fussy cutting my friend, but what a lovely scene this is, makes me wish for a nice place near the seaside and breathe in the salty air! But we're still enjoying these wonderful low temperatures, lol! Big hugs, Ira xox

Marita said...

Wow this is stunning Sue♥. Love it♥♥.
Hope your Mum and Dad are feeling better♥. Take care♥♥.

Hugs, Marita

Kim. said...

Sue this card is stunning, lovely kit and made into a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
I hope your mum and dad have now both recovered and you are feel a little less stressed, I thought I was having a bad week but you beat me!
Kim xXx

Kathleen said...

Really typical English sea-side picture, great decouping , brilliant card.

Kath x

Tammy said...

Oh Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your parents... I do hope things calm down. I LOVE your card, it's beautiful!! What a fabulous scene and all of the layers are gorgeous!
Big Hugs, Tammy

DesignerDiva said...

I love your cute card to bits Sue its just the most adorable thing EVER!
Hope everyone has settled down into wellness at home how stressful that must have all been.
Had my own drama last night driving back from my mums my tyre blew up, think I used up another one of my nine lives!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh Sue you poor thing what a horrid week you have had. I hope things are settling down now for you and you are able to have a more relaxing weekend. On a lighter note, your card is just fabulous. I love the image, reminds me of when I was younger and down by the seaside (we live in Blackpool) for the donkey ride!. They still have the donkeys but I'm afraid the background is not pretty like on your image. It really lends itself well to the beautiful decoupage you have done! Its snowing here now - yuck! Hugs Susan x

Mary J said...

Oh your poor dad and mum - it all sounds awful. I hope they are better now.

Your card is so beautiful - bring on the Summer! (It will probably be more like the Winter still though!)

Claire said...

This is so lovely Sue, love the beachy scene. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your Birthday tomorrow! Hugs, Claire x

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue hun :)

I just popped by to catch up on your blog - I hope your mum and dad are doing better. It sounds like an awful time for you, so sending hugs and best wishes :)

Your card is charming - I love to see a bit of decoupage! ;) My mum just used to sit and cut it out. I inherited loads of bags of ready cut decoupage, so I am good to go if I get the urge - lol :)

Hope you manage to have a restful weekend,



chrissy xx said...

well I've just 'tuned' into your Easter card Sue and found I'd missed this one! Good job I read what you are saying...
So glad your parents are okay now...So difficult and stressful for you.

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous card Sue! Brings back memories of lovely times...LOve the scene and colours...This little boy with his donkey is sooo darn cute...
Could be Whitby? lol.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such an adorable scene, love it
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I love decoupage but just don't have the patience to do it very often. This is such a lovely nostalgic scene.

Riette said...

Oh my goodness Sue this is amazing!!! Definitely worth framing! WOW. Speechless really.

Shannon White said...

Oh What a Wonderful Decoupage scene Sue!! I'd be thrilled to just step into your Lovely card and be there!! 8-) Just looks like a magical storybook scene! Love this! 8-)