Thursday, 3 October 2013

MAWTT - Anything Goes!!!

Yay!! We're back!!!

Moving Along With the Times

Well it feels really good to be back after our Summer break.... and to celebrate our return we have both A and B Teams combining for a theme that you will all love!!

Anything Goes!!

Yes, you can make anything crafty that you like ... your world is your oyster!! :-))

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful Sir Stampalot! 

and the winner will receive this fab prize!

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT for more details and to see the rest of the Team's wonderful creations this week... lots and lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!!

I thought I would make a card using my new Kite Die from Memory Box. I have lots of happy memories of  kite flying in Autumn at our local park... and do you remember those balsa wood glider kits that you got in comics that slotted together? I used to love them so much.... I was very easily amused!! LOL

I've used a digital image from Whiff of Joy which is called Henry with Vintage Kite... but I've cropped off the kite part of the image... so that I could add my new MB Die. The die cut kite looked a bit plain and so I added a piece of patterned paper and some strips of card to look like wood...

Image: Whiff of Joy - 'Henry with Vintage Kite'
Papers: First Edition - 'Sweet Owl'
Sentiment: LOTV Black & White Sketch Pad
Flower: Prima
Die Cuts: Leaves - Marianne Design Flower Set and 'Summer Kites' - Memory Box
Nailheads: JosyRose

I've coloured cute little Henry with Kurecolor Markers

Well it really feels like Autumn now and the nights are drawing in....I can't believe it's October!!! where on earth did September go.

My dad moved into the Nursing Home on Monday and is settling in... he was very tired and bit disorientated at first but is now getting to know the staff who seem lovely.  He has lost so much weight though during the 10 weeks in hospital and we are really hoping he will start eating a bit more. The Chef made him a special omelette yesterday and he also had some ice cream which he has wanted for a while now. He has a lovely room with a view of garden.

It's been very tiring this week as we are getting used to new routine for visiting, shopping etc. We all feel quite shattered... but I'm sure that once we get adjusted it will be ok. Again, big apologies if I haven't got around to visiting...I'm trying to fit in a bit more commenting. I really do appreciate all your comments and support!

I was so tired on Saturday that I fell asleep and missed beginning of Strictly!!! LOL can you believe after me raving on about it so much?  so I watched it on Catch Up, Sunday. Ooh Julien Macdonald needs to calm down a bit!! I laughed so much at the Hairy Biker though - he had Mick Jagger's strut down to a T! I think there will be quite a few good dancers this year.

I hope you are all keeping well and if not then I hope things improve for you very soon.
Take Care
Sending love and hugs


Doreen said...

Love the image and

Hazel said...

I love your little kite flying chap. I remember those balsa wood kits too. Good luck to your father in his new home. Hazel x

Carole said...

Great card Sue love the way you incorporated (big word!!!)the kite, very clever.
Glad to here Dad is out of hospital, look after yourself.
Carole xXx

Kelly L said...

Fab layout and great colour palette. Kelly x

meg said...

Great card Sue Henry is beautifully coloured I find it difficult to get the shading right he is beautiful. Love the layout it really shows off the kite. Hope dad settles in to his new "home" you will be so much happier if you know he is happy and well cared for. Mum will be feeling lost without him. Take care Hugs Meg.

Thanks for all your lovely comments they really cheer me up.

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, love it. xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

OMG I thought Julien MacDonald was away with the Fairies. He was a Tube!!!
SO glad that Dad is now somewhere he can get his weight back.
Love this card and how you did the kite, Fabby creation, Much love to you and the Family, Hazelxox

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue a fabulous card today! Love the cute image - what a doll! Your new kite die is fabulous! I love kite flying, I bought one for my grandson but when I went down last month there was no wind! I told him I was bringing it back here so we could fly it when he came up as there is always wind in Blackpool!! So pleased your Dad is settling in and the staff are nice. I am sure he will put his weight back on. I hope you can manage to get your breath back now that things are more on an even keel! Take care Susan xx

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous Sue...FABulous colours and design..LOving this little guy too...I'm beginning to like MB dies more and more lol..There's some 'crackers' out there..
Glad things are settling down for you all, and I hope you get into a routine soon x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love that cute image and the way you have added the fab die cut kite looks so effective.
So pleased to hear that your Dad is settling in well and the staff are nice, you must feel so relieved. I am sure he will soon start to regain the weight he lost.
Take care of yourself
big hugs Sue x

Marita said...

This is fab Sue♥. Love the colour combo and your colouring is fab. Cute image♥.

Hugs, Marita

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image the colours the kite and the papers.
Kevin xx

Kelly Neis said...

How delightful!! I love this little guy! I also love the block pattern of your background, fabulous card Sue. Well I am happy your dad is settling in and soon you will feel relaxed and knowing he is happy and in a good place, a Chef, how nice and to look at a garden, truely he will be enjoying the surroundings as he adjusts. I commend you for helping him out as us daughters are just going to do that anyways, but you are good and I see the love you have for him. I have been there only my mom busted herself out early and I cannot do anything unless I take it to court and say she is incompetent which she is not at this time. She has Dementia, my dad is very weak with his illnesses but they survive together and if I am there when they need me, that is what counts.
Bravo to you girl for taking care of your dad and don't worry about us, we understand!
Big Hugs to you, Kelly

Janice said...

Brilliant card Sue and a lovely die too. So pleased your Dad is now settled in a home away from hospital and I do hope he puts on some of the weight he lost whilst in. Take care teamie, Jx

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue, cute image and I love the way you have used the bp. I am glad your Dad is settling in at the Nursing home, sounds really nice and a lovely room with a view too. Take care of yourself.

Pat xx

Debs said...

Love this adorable card Sue - such a sweet image and the kite is fabulous - love the added extra bits :o)
So pleased to hear your Dad is settling in to his new surroundings - I am sure he will start to eat better and put his weight back on soon.
Don't forget to keep looking after yourself.
At least the weekend TV is something to look forward to :o)
Take care hun.
Debs xx

Pia S said...

This is such a great design, Sue, and a sweet card for a boy! I like the effect of the squares of DP and the way you made the kite! Adorable!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic cute card Sue. Love your colours and layout.

Glad you found a nice place for your Dad and he seems happily settled in.

Look after yourself sweetie, do not wear yourself out otherwise you will be ill.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awwww......this is soooooo cute!

Betka said...

Oh! What fabulous card Sue!
Love the colour combo and layout :o) Pleased to hear that your Dad is out of hospital!
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Judith said...

Aw this is just so cute Sue I love the colour combo. I'm so please to hear that your dad is finally out of hospital and hopefully settled - I'm sure you're just worn out with it all - visiting constantly is so tiring look after yourself and sending big hugs Judith xx

Pami said...

Super card Sue and I love the kite die!!

So glad your dad is starting to settle honey, lets hope he starts to put weight on now.

Have a great weekend
Pami x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love your adorable image and lovely little kite.
I'm so pleased your Dad has finally moved into his Nursing Home and is settling in - I'm sure you will soon see lots of improvement when he gets used to his new routine, we certainly did with my Dad.
Take care of yourself.

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Sue!! I love that sweet image and your fabulous kite! So happy to hear your dad is in his new nursing home and I bet he will gain the needed weight quickly!
Take care, sending hugs :)
Tammy xx

Kathleen said...

Love your choice of colours and fab layout, brilliant card.
Looks like Thomas is causing his trouble again, he won't get one over Mr Bates though.

Kath x
Oh so sorry, forgot to mention your Dad, hope he really settles and things improve for him. x

Anneke said...

this is realy so cute and i like the choise from colors.
great layout Sue and beautiful card.
hugs to you.

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous Sue.

Good to know you also watch Strictly - I feel we can have many conversations every weekend for the next few months!

Thank you for your lovely welcome to the team :)

Susan xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome card Sue, love the brown tones and the fabulous design,having the kite out of the box is a brilliant touch!

Riette said...

Oh yay that is a great layout!

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.henry is fabulous and i love your soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Sue. Fab image and I love how you've used that kite die :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Sue....the image is sooo cute and I love the colors you used!!! Your coloring is beautiful, too, and what a gorgeous color blocked background!!!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Your little kite flyer is adorable Sue! What a brilliant idea to have his kite end in a different square on your card! So pretty! Will write to you soon sweetie, biggest of hugs, Ira xox

Janine said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the soft colours and design.
Glad to hear that your Dad is settling into the home.
Take care - Janine x

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card Sue.

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Sue, love this little guy. xx