Thursday 16 May 2013

MAWTT - Colour Theme

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 our lovely boss Hazel is hostess.... she has chosen the fab theme of a

'Colour Theme'

So we would like to see projects using the gorgeous colours above ... aren't they fab... they are like 'Northern Lights' and so I thought it would be really good to make a Christmas Card with these colours...

I made my own papers again so that I could match up the colours... and I've used a very cute Mo Manning image called 'Winter Fairy Halla'

Image: Mo Manning - 'Winter Fairy Halla'
Papers: made by me...
Flower: Prima - Perle Bebe 'Almanac'
Die: Memory Box - 'Corner Bow'
Pearls: From Stash

I've coloured cute little Halla with Copics and Promarkers... and added some Star Dust Stickles on wings, pom poms and 'frost' breath! 

The challenge this week is just for fun...

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.... I really hope you can join us for this fun challenge! 

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

A Gem of A Challenge - 'Things with Wings' 

Cupcake Craft - 'Lots of Layers' 
Crafts & Me - 'Use a Digi' 
Fab'n Funky - 'Your Favourite Embellishment' 
(Stickles and Pearls)
Simon Says - 'Flower Power' 
Our Creative Corner - 'Anything Goes' 
Natalie and Amy - 'Things with Wings' 
Sparkle Challenge - 'Favourite Festive Colours' 

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last card... I just have to say... Kath mentioned about her grandma having coats and hats like in my Paris card... well my grandma did too!!!... isn't this a wonderful photo of my gran!! I'm not sure where the photo was taken... but probably Llandudno, Wales... as she loved to holiday there....  I think this will have been taken @1928

I apologise in advance if I'm a bad blogger for a couple of days... we've been up most of last night with my dad as he had another bad seizure... he isn't too well bless him... he has a lot of other health problems at the moment too... 

 So I'm hoping we can catch up with some sleep in the daytime maybe... and hopefully we will all feel better by weekend... as it's my daughter's 28th Birthday on Friday!! Ooh it seems like only yesterday that she was a baby!!! Am I really that old? LOL
Take Care and will see you again soon...
Stay warm and snug! :-))
Love and hugs


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh hun I hope you manage to get caught up on your sleep, so you can celebrate your daughters birthday...Happy Birthday from me xx

I just love your card hun, your colouring is stunning & the papers perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh bu**er I forgot

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas & Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Doreen said...

Fabulous card Sue,great image and coloured beautifully....Love the photo of your

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Sue and you were so right to make a Christmas card with those gorgeous colours. I love your beautifully coloured image.
Your photo of your Grandma is lovely - I love old photographs, they always dressed up back then didn't they, your Grandma looks fabulous.
Sorry your Dad has been unwell, I hope he improves soon, make sure you take care of yourself.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is my favourite Mo images of all time,and I love it in this colour combo I like the papers and the swirls, Your Grandma looks beautiful, I think the fashion was very glamous inb those times and Ladies looked like ladies, if you know what I mean.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue - I adore this image and she looks even more amazing in these fabulous colour tones. What a great picture of your Gran too - I love old photos, such memories. Hope you are well sweetie. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Sue. I love that image, your colouring is wonderful and the papers and layout are fabulous.

Such a wonderful photo of your Gran, thank you so much for sharing.

Sorry to hear about your dear Dad, I hope things improve soon.

Thank you, also, for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh wow Sue this is fabulous, I love the colour palette and you are so clever making your own papers! What a fab image of your grandmother she looks very fashionable! Sorry to hear your Dad is still unwell, I hope he improves soon and you get some rest! Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue. Your colouring of the image is fantastic. Love your gorgeous own made papers, your are a clever girl.

Sorry your Dad is poorly again, I hope he feels better soon and you manage to catch up on your sleep.

Your grandma looks a looker!!! That is where you must get your looks from!!

Happy 28th Birthday to your Daughter.


Janice said...

Well you certainly got the colours right! I so love this card Sue, it's a real beauty. Great image and design and ooh those colours! Absolutely brilliant, Jx

Hope your Dad has a better night and you catch up on ur kip. And Happy Birthday to your daughter too, Jx

Janice said...

Sorry, me again, love the pic of your gran, just brilliant!

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue - love the gorgeous image and your colouring is amazing. What a clever girl making your own DP's too :o)
Sorry to hear your Dad's not been top well again - hope you get a better night and soon catch up on your missed sleep.
Your Gran looks beautiful - a fabulous photo - thanks for sharing.
Take care hun.
Debs xx

Marita said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous♥. Cute image and fab colouring♥.

Hugs, Marita

Pia S said...

The colors are wonderful, and what a great idea to make a Christmas card using this color combination! The image is beautifully colored and what I like the paper you've made!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Sue So sorry to hear about Dad, sending you big hugs xxx
Happy Birthday to your Daugher Hope she has a lovely day.

Love the piccy of your Gran, Its brilliant.

Well onto the card. OMGolly Gosh, I love love love it, Stunning creation, its so pretty, Love Hazel xox

Unknown said...

Oh sweetie this is awesome! Gosh, you have certainly combined some of my fave colours here, this is truly a superb looking Christmas card, I'm totally smitten! Love that lovely photo of your grandmother, what a priceless possession! So pretty! So sorry to hear about your Dad, will talk to you in a minute, ok? Big hugs, Ira xox

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous Christmas card Sue...LOve LOve LOve your colours and this is the cutest of images..You've made these GORgeous papers!! You'll be putting the shops out of business lol...LOve them..
LOve the photo of your Grandma..just look how quite that beach is too.
Sorry to hear your Dad is unwell.
hope you all catch up on some sleep Sue and feel better for the weekend.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and I love the piccie of your Gran too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, sorry I have been rather naughty blogger too :( I just don't know what I do with my time these days.
Love the gorgeous card, what amazing colours these are...clever mama isn't she.
Love the pic of Gran too, wasn't she a classy lady. Sorry to hear about Dad hope he improves quickly and please take care of yourself too.I know what you mean about kids growing BABY is on her way to see me as we speak...she is 45..GULP!
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Tammy said...

Oh Sue, your Christmas card is gorgeous!! I love that sweet image and it's colored beautifully! You've created the perfect paper too! What a fabulous pic of your grandma!! Love her hat! Take care of yourself!
Big Hugs, Tammy

DesignerDiva said...

What a stunning card Sue, your image is coloured to perfection and WOW to your lovely papers, its perfect Hunny.
Fab fab pic of your Gran too - I'd have loved to have been around in those days.
I hope your poor Dad feels better soon, I'm sure this mad weather won't help, so many viruses around at the moment too
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous colours and they really suit that image .. fab pic of your Grandma too x

Judith said...

I absolutely love this card Sue, the colours are gorgeous and a great layout too (and that's another one off the list for Christmas!) Fab photo of your Grandma - wasn't life just so much simpler in those days. My daughter was 29 this year - I don't know where those years went either - I feel about as old a s your Grandma's photo!! hope you manage to catch up on your sleep and that your Dad continues to improve hugs Judith x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, fab colours and I have tried to do white printing but it doesn't seem to work so well done on that too. Love the graduated pink paper.
Great layout and I a great die cut.
Fab photo of you Gran, looks like mine, must be the clothes.
Hope you get caught up with your sleep. My eldest was 40 last year so that is when you feel old, you are still a teenager.

Kath x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lots of fun colors and so pretty!

Angelique said...

Fabulous. Such a darling image and you've coloured it perfectly. Absolutely love the colourcombo and lo.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky


coops said...

so stunning sue.fantastic colours and design and I love the gorgeous image :D
I hope your dad is better soon and that your daughter has a fab birthday.

xxx coops xx

Unknown said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous Sue!
I hope your dad gets better and you can catch up on sleep.
I just love the 20's fashion, so chic. Your grandma looks fab!
Take care of yourself.
Hugs xx

meg said...

Sue this is a stunning card the colours are so vivid and your image so beautifully coloured. Fantastic job making your papers they really set the card off. Sorry to read that dad has been unwell hope he is improving. Enjoy your daughters birthdy the years do fly by so quickly.My younger son will be learning to drive soon I was 40 when he was born ( a little accident ) and I can't believe how quickly time has flown in. Take care Hugs Meg

Mary J said...

A very stylish lady! And I love your take on the colour challenge, Sue - a totally gorgeous card!

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Sue. This is one of my fav Mo images and you've coloured her beautifully.

Thank you so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

Debbie said...

What a stunning card.Love this colour combination.Adorable image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Redanne said...

Your Christmas card is really beautiful, I love the colours you have chosen and the image is just so sweet! Love the photo of your Grandma too. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is just stunning! You colouring is amazing and the colour combo is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue, firstly wow, what a fabulous photo of your gran, I love the style. Your card is also gorgeous, fabulous colouring and gorgeous colours!! I think my favourite words are fabulous and gorgeous today!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Pami x

Carole said...

Super fabby card Sue, absolutely love the image & well done you on making your own papers.
Great photo too!

Hope your Dad is feeling better

Carole xXx

PaperDaisies said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the colours. Just sooo pretty. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card! Love those colours and you are very clever to make your own papers - I've never even attempted that!

Sorry to hear your dad isn't feeling too good, hope he is feeling better soon.

And a fabulous picture of your gran as well. Thank you for sharing.


Anneke said...

fabulous card Sue and gorgeous image which is colored perfect.
hugs to you.

Sandra H said...

Morning .....Oh wow your card is absolutely stunning l love your image and the colouring is stunning thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Favourite Festive Christmas Colours" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is beautiful! I like the colour combination too.
The pic of your grandmother is lovely!
Hope you have a good weekend :)
Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, sorry to hear about your dad - I hope he's feeling better soon. It's so hard looking after our elderly parents when we're not 100% ourselves, especially as they still see us as young, fit kids, lol!

Your card is gorgeous! The colour scheme is beautiful and perfect for a Christmas card.

I love the photo of your nan!

Jingle said...

This is so totally adorable! I LOVE the colors! The black just makes the rest of the POP! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! WOW! And a little bit more WOW! This is one of my favorite images and it looks amazing in these beautiful colours, really stunning hun
Lindsay xx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Sue...what a gorgeous card!!! Your coloring is spectacular and I absolutely love the colors and details!!!! Your Gran was such a beautiful young lady...her picture is a real treasure!!! I'm sorry to hear about your dad....I'm sending hugs and prayers your way!!!!