Thursday, 4 December 2014

MAWTT - Christmas Climate

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today...  it's the turn of Team B once again at

our lovely Red is the hostess this week and she has chosen a fab theme of:

Christmas Climate

Some like it HOT and some like it COLD and sometimes we don't have a choice!  Whether your Weather is Hot or Cold over Christmas, make a card that reflects your CHRISTMAS CLIMATE!

I searched for some papers to go with this adorable image Art by Miran: Winter Sofia, and came across some Marianne Design papers that I bought last Chrismtas... or was it the year before? anyway, I was really pleased to find them as there are some knitted effect papers which were perfect for paper piecing the hat and mitten.

Image: Art by Miran: Winter Sofia
Papers: Marianne Design - Eline's Warm Winter Wishes
Sentiment: Lotv - Icy Angel Set
Gold Seam Binding, Pom Pom Trim, Twine, Wooden Snowflake: Stash

I remember in the 60's... as kids... we always had gorgeous fair isle sweaters, hats and mittens.... my mum knitted a lot back then... and she knitted really fast too... much quicker than I ever could!! Lol

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics.
 Hat and Mitten paper pieced with Papers: Marianne Design - Eline's Warm Winter Wishes

There is a Fab Prize for this week's Winner!

Our hostess Red is a very talented artist and she is donating a prize of her wonderful Baobab Tree which you can see on her card below. The image is available to buy from DigiStamps4Joy.

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

Can't believe another week has flown by.... I've just booked my Christmas Shopping delivery slots, as I'm trying to be organised this year. I've not done very much crafting though... as I've come down with another bout of bronchitis. Unfortunately it seems to be a regular thing now through the winter months. I've still got a few things made that I can post on my blog though, so I will hopefully keep up in Blogland! ;-)
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, I do love reading them!
Love and hugs


meg said...

Hope you are feeling a bit better Sue, nothing worse than bronchitis to lay you low.
The paper piecing was inspired the knitted effect is really fantastic on the mittens and hat the pom pom trim really completes the effect. Love your choice of colours too.
I remember having sets like this too kept me warm and cosy.
Hope mum is well, hugs Meg

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and backing paper,this is gorgeous

Janice said...

Sue, you take the gold star this week, what a belter! So love the papers, colours and colouring. This is one of the sweetest Christmas cards I've seen this year. Really really love it. Sorry to hear you are poorly, again. Plenty fluids and stay cosy, and get better soon. Jx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, I like the image the papers and the embellishments
Kevin xx

May said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card, Love the sweet Christmas image... I do hope you feel much better soon.... Hugs May x x

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue, the image is very sweet, great papers and embellishments. Hope you are soon feeling better. Not been too good myself, but have got all my DT cards done for the rest of the year so hoping to get some relaxing done.

Pat xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Goodness this is stunning, what a wonderful card, Love it. The papers are perfect for that image. Hope you start to feel better soon, Love Hazel (didos)x x

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue. I love the pretty image, beautiful colouring and such wonderful papers too.
Sorry to hear you are unwell, I hope you are feeling better soon.
Take care, sending hugs, Sue xx

Craft buddy said...

Such a pretty image with those warm layered textures - I love the whole card. So cozy and charming! x Jessie

Hammers said...

Hola Sue, LOVE this, the background is so cosy I want to wear it! Cx

cotnob said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue, such a beautiful image and your papers are perfect - such a fabulous design.
I'm sorry to hear that you are poorly again, I hope you are well on the road to recovery.
Take care.

Sue said...

A very beautiful image Sue,love your paper piecing and papers.
Sending you gentle hugs xx

Chrissy said...

A stunning card Sue..gorgeous colouring and love her paper pieced mitten and hat and the papers are fabulous and loving the cream..beautiful.
Hope you feel better soon..take care.


Tammy said...

This is adorable Sue!! I LOVE that sweet image and your fabulous paper piecing! Beautiful wooden snowflake too! I hope you feel better!
Sending big hugs, Tammy

chrissy xx said...

Sorry to read that you are down again with bronchitis Sue take care Blogland will still be here when your a tad better...
I LOve this image {got it} and your colours and paper piecing are Stunning!
The papers are perfect for this card and I LOve your wooden snowflake.
I to used to knit a lot when the children were small and don't ask my why but, I always like a little on the go at Christmas! So I going wool shopping tomorrow!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the sweet image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Pia S said...

I love this card!!! It feels so warm and cozy with the knitted print and all the textures, and you've done a wonderful job with the coloring! This is definitely one of my favorites,,,

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the image, fab embellishments and I remember the rhyme.

Whether the weather be fine
whether the weather be not,
we'll whether the weather,
What ever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.

I've got a new computer and I don't know if I am coming or going, too old for new technology.

Keep warm and keep well.

Kath x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the image and fabulous design...the paper piecing looks brilliant!
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Wendy xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh wow Sue this is gorgeous!! Love how you paper pieced the hat and mittens the papers are perfect for it - I have these too! Love your pom pom fringe and wooden snowflake embellishment! Sounds like you are getting nice and organised for Christmas. Hugs Susan x

Mary J said...

:( I hope you are feeling better soon!

Really gorgeous card - the pom pom is brilliant!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry you are poorly again sweetie, I do hope it will be clear before Christmas. We too have booked our Christmas food delivery slot.
Your card is gorgeous and tells our climate so true. When we get a bit of snow the whole of the UK comes to a stand still!!! Wish I was still young and not afraid of falling over. Lol!!!
Have a good weekend.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Hope you're feeling better today and that you'll be well soon. The card is fabulous, the colouring and paper piecing is super.

Love and hugs

mixamatoasties said...

Hope you're feeling better Sue.

This is lovely! Fab image and gorgeous colours.

Susan xx

Ira Huberts said...

Splendid card Sue with the knitwear papers and lovely image! And coloured to perfection as always! A card that really warms your heart, absolutely darling! (speaking of which, I have just received the most gorgeous card that made my heart melt ;-) Thank you so so much for this beauty, will write properly asap sweetie! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue...the image is just precious and your coloring is spectacular!!!! Love how you added the pom poms and wood snowflake, too!!!!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - fabulous image - amazing colouring and I love the pom poms :o)
So sorry to hear you've not been well - take good care lovely lady :o)
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the papers you have used!
hugs shell xx

Pami said...

Hi Hon, I can honestly say I love this card and it has just landed on my doormat!! Its even more gorgeous in the flesh! Thank you so much! Have a lovely weekend!
Pam xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey Sue, hope you are feeling a bit better. Love this card, everything co-ordinates so well.

Take it easy, Liz x