Thursday, 23 October 2014

MAWTT - Someone Special at Christmas

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... Big Hugs to those of you who are unwell or not feeling good... I hope things improve for you very soon. It's the turn of Team B once again at

and our lovely Shell is hosting the fab theme of....

Someone Special at Christmas!

We'd like to see the name of the special person on your creation.

I've made a bigger card than I normally do. An 8 x 8 inch Christmas Card for my lovely Daughter.... she doesn't usually look at my blog as she is so busy... so hopefully this card will stay as a surprise! I've used a beautiful Rubber Stamp from Crafts and Me called 'Tale of a Rose'.  I wanted to make a Christmas Card with a 'Tudor' feel as we both love that era.

 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina
Paper: Kaisercraft - 'Turtle Dove'
Dies: Spellbinders 'Die Holly Accents'
Sentiments: Freebies from Magazine
Flowers and Berries: WOC, Live & Love Crafts, The Ribbon Girl.
Nailheads for Berries: JosyRose

I've used black Mirri card so the light is reflecting off it a bit in this second photo. I really enjoyed making this card as I don't make many embellished cards at the moment... not because I don't enjoy making them... I just don't have the time and also I am very slow at making them! ... so with this card,  I just kept doing a bit here and there when I had a few spare moments... took me a long time (talking months now) !!!! Lol - but I got there in the end!  :-))

 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina coloured with Promarkers and Copics. I've created snow with White Viva Pearl Pen.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous and festive Christmas creations this week!!

Some of you were asking which Mr Kipling's cakes were my favourite?... well after much sampling! :-J  my favourite so far is the same as last year... Mr Kipling's 'Exceedingly Merry' Winter Whirls... they are very light which means you don't feel guilty when you have two... or three even!! :-0

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs


Sue said...

This is stunning Sue. Such a pretty image coloured so beautifully and all your detailing is gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

meg said...

Beautiful card Sue the image is stunning and your colouring wonderful, the embellishments and die cuts add real depth and along with the red bp make it so rich. Thanks for the Mr. Kipling tip will try these. Hope you are staying free of any colds and are keeping well. Hugs Meg

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful card hun, love the layout & the added liquid pearls!
Hugs Shell xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful Sue,gorgeous image and

Sue said...

Gorgeous image and colours Sue,love the holly border and flowers.
Hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous creation Sue. Your daughter will love it. It is good as you will get to view it again afterwards. Lol!!! fantastic flower and berry layout.
Hope you are well.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Sue wow this is such a beautiful card for your daughter! You have really given it a Tudor look so I am sure she will be delighted with it. Love how you have embellished it the berries and fruit look good enough to eat. Hugs Susan xx

Jacee said...

Lovely Sue, love the deep rich colours, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Janice said...

Ooh, Mrs Kippling you do make exceedingly good cards! What a belter!!!

Gorgeous image and amazing colouring, this is a real beauty which your daughter is gonna love. And wow, the border, stunning doesn't do it justice, i love how you've embellished it, it truely is a work of art. Well done Sue, Jx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, you've certainly captured the Tudor feel, such a gorgeous image and your details are perfect - your daughter is going to love her card.
I'm going to have to give those cakes a go now you have recommended them - any excuse!

Unknown said...

Oh my word Sue! Chrissie is going to LOVE your card! It has that splendid, warm, baroque feel and I absolutely love the way you embellished your card. Your center image is so so lovely and so wonderfully coloured, I am expecting to hear a shout of joy sometime later this year, lol! Lots of love, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Sue..I love the gorgeous image and the flowers,apples and berries down the sides are fabulous..Such a beautiful it.


chrissy xx said...

WoW! It's Stunning Sue! What FABulous colours these are. I LOve your image and these flowers and berries are so lush..A pretty holly die and these little 'pearls' look awesome.I read that you used black mirror board? I've never seen this colour sounds so nice
I made a custard for our tea! Yes! it was lovely lol xx

Tammy said...

WOW Sue this is absolutely stunning!! I love that beautiful image and all of the flowers & berries! I need to add that Holly die to my wish list, it's gorgeous! Your daughter is going to love this too!
Big hugs, Tammy

Donna Mosley said...

This is stunning Sue, love the image and all the beautiful details.

Donna x

Kathleen said...

What a stunning card, gorgeous colours and image and the those embellishment are a fabulous display. Love it.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful image and love all the gorgeous flowers and berries.
Wendy xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Mmmm, winter whirls it is then!!

Love the embellished border and gorgeous image. A stunning card Sue, she will love it,

Liz x

Pat said...

Oh my Sue this is just gorgeous, beautiful image, colours and those beautiful flower embellishments, I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with this card.

Pat xx

Debs said...

What a stunner Sue - beautifully coloured image and the detailing is awesome - sure to be treasured :o)
Bust day tomorrow as looking after Lola and Ruby - never had them both together on my own before :o)
Will be ready for a relaxing evening on the sofa at the end of the day no doubt lol!!!
Have a fabulous weekend.
Debs xx

May said...

WOW...Sue this is Gorgeous....the detail is perfect... the image is so beautiful...Love it all...Hugs May x x

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Oh wow!! What a fabulous card for your daughter. I love it. All those scrummy embellishments!! Just beautiful!

Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my blog last night. It was very much appreciated.

Love Jules xx

mixamatoasties said...

That is so lovely Sue. Love it. xx

Anneke said...

dear Sue
i am speakless when i see your latest creations.
so beautiful, and elegant and very pretty images.
hope you are alright and i wish you a wonderful weekend.
hugs to you.

Craft buddy said...

You are so talented! I love your attention to detail like the added bling on the die-cut holly strips and your coloring is always beautiful. Great special card for your daughter! xJessie

Pia S said...

This is so pretty, Sue! Love how you framed this image, the flowers and berries are so perfect for the Christmas season, and I love the traditional color scheme! Great work!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, what a great card. Love it. Im slowly catching up on my comments now!! Phew!!! Looking forward to strictly tonight as missed it last night as ended up in bed!! Love Hazelxx said...

Oh gosh hunny stunning or what beautiful image and wonderful detail hugs cheryl xxx

Betka said...

So gorgeous Sue. Really fab image and I love your stunning design...Love it all :)
Big hugs (:Betka:)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card, Sue, the detailing is brilliant, it's a very special card, she'll love it.

Love and hugs

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Sue, sorry for the late visit. LOVE your card - the details on either side of the image are simply stunning!! Cx

craftinka said...

Hi Sue, that is stunning. I love the frame with flowers and fruits and the image is simply gorgeous! Your daughter will love the card I'm sure. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting. Hugs, Justyna xxx

Kelly said...

Your card is divine! I love the image she is beautiful. I love your embellishing with the berries and florals together. The holly die cut is a beautiful border to go with the florals. I love your card, so fancy and elegant.
Bug Hugs Kelly

Judith said...

hi Sue - sorry I haven't been around much lately - I'm just starting to catch up with myself and I'm so pleased I didn't miss this stunner you have created here. Its just gorgeous and those holly die cuts are just perect. I really thought here'd be a "winter is coming" card from you this week Sue lol - even just a Jon Snow appreciation card lololo hugs Judith xx

XxJULESxX said...

Sue this card is stunning just love it!!!!

Mary J said...

That is so beautiful, Sue! Any daughter would love to receive this little piece of art.

Mmmm...Mr them all!!

Carole said...

WOW, this is one beautiful card Sue. I'm sure your Daughter will love it (I hope she doesn't visit you (your blog I Mean!))
Carole x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Sue...a lot of love went into making this work of art!!!!! The image is spectacular with your soft coloring and the flowers and diecuts you added, too!!! Your daughter is going to love this!!!!!

Debbie said...

A stunning card the image and the embellishments are gorgeous. x