Thursday, 31 October 2013

MAWTT - No (Design or Digital) Papers!

Hello... I hope you are all well today... 

it's Thursday and it's my turn to host Team B over at 

and I have chosen a theme of

'No (Design or Digital) Papers'

So we would like you to make a card or project without using any ready made or digital papers....

You could make your own background using distress inks or by stamping a pattern or image. You could layer up different coloured card, emboss your card, use die cuts... anything... as long as you don't use ready made papers.

I have made a CAS card using a Brenda Walton Sizzix Deer Die - isn't he adorable!!
I layered up some red mirri card and then embossed some white pearl card. I love this embossing folder - it is from 'The Snowman' range. The sentiment is from The Crafty Pad and I've mounted it on a nestie.

Then I used my ebosser to cut out the deer. I cut some parts of the deer again in contrasting colours. I had a look on the internet to see what reindeer really look like!! and shock horror - they don't have red hooves and a red nose !! LOL - but did notice that they have very cute fluffy white tails... so I've added a bit of white flock which I hope looks ok. I've also added some tiny red gems to his halter/collar. I used a brown gem for his eye - although it looks red in photo!! Looking at this card now... I think maybe a little red heart would look nice bottom right... so might make another of these cards and try that.

it's quite a simple design but I think it's cute!

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

Thank you for all your lovely comments over the past couple of weeks! My dad's funeral went really well on Tuesday and it was a beautiful service. The sunshine even came out as we arrived at the Chapel and stayed out throughout the service, so that was nice.
I did a bit of blogging and crafting at weekend and enjoyed it but I seem to be really slow at doing everything. So think it's going to take me a while to get back to speed.
Looking forward to the Halloween Strictly at the weekend... and loving Downton and The Paradise too! :-))
Hope you are all doing ok
Take Care
Love and hugs


Hazel said...

Your card is lovely, Sue. This was a real challenge for me and looking at all the DT cards mine looks very messy. I'll have to keep on practising. Hazel x

meg said...

Great card Sue not using DP's is difficult. Good idea to use a die as the feature element.

So glad all went well on Tuesday had
been thinking of you Meg

Janice said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card and how well you have decorated Rudolph. His red hoof's are on cause he's off to visit Dorothy at the end of the yellow brick road - obviously! Will email tonight, take care, Jx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,lovely colours and fab design.

Hope all is well with

KraftyKoolKat said...

This creation is such a delight sweetie.

Glad Tuesday went off okay and all was best as it could be.

Look after yourself sweetie and take your time getting back to things.


Sue said...

Your card is stunning Sue, such a beautiful reindeer, I love his fluffy tail and the embossed background looks wonderful.
I am pleased that your Dad's funeral went okay.
Thinking of you and sending you hugs
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a brilliant card, I love it, Hazelxox

Rebecca said...

Hi Sue i love your card! Making something without papers is hard but you managed it beautifully!

Love From Rebecca xx

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Sue, no DP would really scare me lol! Love the posh reindeer's ruby encrusted collar and fabulous metallic pedicure - now that's my kind of reindeer!!
Great to see you back blogging, I was thinking about you all the way through your past few weeks
Hugs Laurie xx

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love that sweet reindeer and all of the extras you've added!! Fabulous shimmer and embossing too! Take care of yourself.
Sending Hugs, Tammy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning Sue, love the embossing and what a fabulous deer!
Glad your Father's funeral was a beautiful service I think it makes all the difference if it is a nice service as it is a lasting memory. Make sure to take it easy and go at your own speed! Loving Downton too! Susan x

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, That reindeer is perfect....fabulous design... I am so glad to hear your Dad's funeral was beautiful & the sun shone on the day.... Hugs May x x x

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous card Sue.I love the deer, such a great idea,and love his fluffy white tail..fabulous.


Hammers said...

Oh my god Sue!! This is beyond have totally made this challenge look easy! Clairex

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, your reindeer is gorgeous with his red hooves and fluffy tail.
I'm so pleased that your Dad's funeral went well. I expect it will take a while to get back into the swing of things - take your time and look after yourself.

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Sue!

Susan x

SusanLotus said...

Just popping by to say hi! ;)
I think I have to make some Christmas cards too. Yours is lovely.

Have a nice friday and greetings to your family as well.


Kathleen said...

Superb card, love the gorgeous embossing folder and the deer is fabulous.

Glad all went well.

Kath x

Jo said...

Hi Sue.....that's a fab card...isn't that one proud reindeer strutting along in all that Christmas finery lol! So sorry for the loss of your Dad but pleased the funeral went well & you had sunshine. Sorry for being such a bad blogger recently, what with illness & half term I haven't had 2 minutes....slowly getting back to normal!
hugs Jo x

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous card Sue! Don't you just LOVE this die (and the pretty case in which it is packed, lol!) Love love his fluffy tail and red nose, such beautiful additions!!Big hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Pia S said...

Your version of a card with no DP is fantastic! Love the reindeer and the traditional look of this Christmas card. Well done, Sue!

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue, love the embossing and the gorgeous reindeer. Glad all went well with your Dad's funeral and hope you have a good weekend.

Pat xx

coops said...

stunning card sue.i love your reindeer and fab embossing.
so pleased your dads funeral went well and that the sun shone for you all.

xx coops xx

Betka said...

This is gorgeous Sue as always. Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Bridie Payne said...

Fantastic card, I love the reindeer

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a Fabulous weekend!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the reindeer & gorgeous design.

Donna x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Sue, and pleased to hear that the funeral went well.

The reindeer is super sweetie.

Lots of love and warm hugs

sallysbitz2 said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Keep strong x

Your card is Gorgeous x

hugs sally x

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful card, Sue...I love the embossed background and I just love all the shiny red!!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your Father...I'm sending lots of hugs and prayers to you for strength and comfort!!!

Chris said...

Hi Sue, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Sue,love the embossed background and the dimensional Deer!

Mary J said...

Oh I love Sue! Fab reindeer and you've framed him beautifully!

Pami said...

Hi Sue, I am so sorry I am late coming over, your card is gorgeous!

I hope you are ok hun. Hugs P x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love it hun, fab creation!
Hugs Shell xx

Betka said...

Stunning card Sue! Fab the layout and such a beautiful reindeer :) I love his fluffy tail and red nose.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness is this ever Festive, Elegant and Sweet all at the same time! Love Your Darling reindeer and Wonderful embossed BG too! 8-)