Thursday, 29 January 2015

MAWTT - Claire's Sketch

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

our lovely Claire is hosting this week and she has given us this fab sketch.

'Claire's Sketch'

You can rotate the Sketch if you wish....

I decided to make a Mother's Day Card with this lovely sketch. Paper and Sentiment are Papermania Botanicals. The die is Jasmine Frame by Memory Box... I've had it for years and this is the first time I've used it! but love it, so will use it again very soon! Pinwheel is by Papermania. Ribbon and Buttons are from Stash. I've put a Happy Mother's Day sentiment inside the card.

The adorable image was a freebie last year with Making Cards Magazine..... and it takes me right back to my childhood... as Mum used to take us on picnics like this down the meadows nearby.. I also think this dog looks a bit like the one we had back then... he was called Jock....

Here's a couple of photos of us down the meadows...  

Me, Mum and Jock

Me, Mum and my Brother

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

and there is a fab prize this week - what a lovely birdcage die! 

We are looking for some new DT Members..... would you like to join us? We have lots of fun and are a very friendly team.  For more details... see here

Well it's taken me a long while to get over this latest chest infection, but I am feeling a lot better now.... still quite tired but I am on the mend. Thanks for all your good wishes.

Can't believe we are nearly at end of January! The Blackbird woke me up Tuesday morning 4.30am singing... think he was considering building his nest for Spring... but bet he has put that on hold after today (Wednesday)... it's SO cold..... brrrr!!  glad I don't have to go out today!!

Off to get a mug of Hot Chocolate now... ;-)
Take Care
Love and hugs


Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, the image is delightful and I love the papers.
Thank you for sharing your special photos.
I am pleased that you are starting to feel better now.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

Judith said...

i love this gorgeous card Sue - very vintage style with the botanical papers. I just went to check and the die is memory box Jasmine frame - I haven't used mine for ages, it might get an outing now I've been reminded I've got it lol. Love your photos in the meadow, it makes me think life is so different and faster paced now - happy days. Glad to hear you're on the mend hugs Judith xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Delighted you are feeling better sweetie. Gorgeous card sweetie. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us. Bless!!!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW Sue this is stunning, I love those papers and what a sweet image. Loving the piccys of when you were wee. They are so sweet, love seeing happy childhood memories. Glad you are on the mend, sending hugs, Love Hazelxx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.Love the gorgeous photo'

meg said...

Great card Sue, love the image frame and papers, it reminds me of visits to my grandparents and reading Enid Blyton books. Glad you are feeling better, hope the weather improves soon, and a special thank you for your support and comments take care hugs Meg.

chrissy xx said...

A time from years gone by! I LOve your papers and design Sue..A card like this always brings by memories for
all of us..LOving your 'extra' photo's thank you for sharing...
Glad your on the mend, this weather is so up and down. Schools are shut here. It's cold but not as much snow as I thought there would be..
We've seen a Magpie this week with a sprig in it's mouth!

Pat said...

Lovely card, great image and super frame. Love your photo's. happy memories when I was a child we had a dog called Jock.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Hi! Sue...gorgeous card and I love the image and have that same beautiful frame..I think it needs an airing..looks gorgeous here. Love your family photos..Glad you are feeling better and staying inside..very wise and the hot chocolate sounds very yummy...take care.


cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, such pretty papers and lovely vintage image - your die cut frame is perfect.
Your childhood photographs are gorgeous, everyone looked so smart then.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are feeling better, take care and keep warm.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! Is this ever pretty...I love, love, love that gorgeous paper and what a darling picture!!!! The *frame* diecut you used is beautiful, too!! What darling pictures of you and your Mum...such wonderful memories!!!

Craft buddy said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us - so special! I love the little freebie image, from behind that dog actually looks a lot like my little Zippy so I was endeared straigth away :) x Jessie

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous card and your never used before die is a stunner I'm sure you will be using it again soon. Lovely image it takes me back to my childhood when my sister and I used to play in our 'bakery' in the garden all day with our china tea sets. Your pictures of you with your Mum and Brother in the meadow are lovely so nostalgic. Stay warm, Susan x

coops said...

so stunning sue.fabulous vintage image and i love your design and floral papers :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

Oh, Sue, that frame is beautiful and so is your card. A lovely vintage feel to it and super embellishments. Love your photographs too. Have a good weekend. Hazel L. x

Desire Fourie said...

The beautiful family pics complements the vintage flavour of your gorgeous card so wonderfully.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous card Sue!! I love that beautiful image and frame! What a perfect Mother's Day card! Fabulous family photos too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Big hugs, Tammy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the image & those photos are just fabulous!
Have a great weekend
hugs Shell xx

Pia S said...

It happens quite often that I need to leave my new goodies on my desk for some time before I use them, it's my way of getting ideas and inspiration. But how you managed to leave this beautiful frame die unused for a year I don't know. BUT, once you used it your sure made a beauty with it! This is a gorgeous vintage design. And it's so fun to see those photos of you as a child too...

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous take on the sketch sweetie! Love the yellow roses and that image is totally adorable. Also love your beautiful family shots, my heart skipped a beat when I saw your mum though, for she sooooo reminds me of my own... And if you take into consideration that my mum absolutely loved yellow... phew... or is it the red wine that's making me emotional ;-) Lots of love and hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Fabulous photos from your childhood, lovely resemblance to the adorable image. The card is simply gorgeous!

Have a wonderful day sweetie! Stay warm.

Love and hugs

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card and those photos are fab.

Susan x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey Sue, your card is gorgeous, and those photos are real treasured keepsakes.

Glad you are on the mend, Liz x

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous paper & details. Lovey photos too hun.

Donna x

Hammers said...

Hey lovely Sue - Love your take on the sketch..sorry for the delayed comment. I flew home last week as a surprise for my parents and Jessie. So I had to keep quiet and then I was only there for 3 days!! Cx

Kelly Neis said...

I love your family photos, so sweet! Your card is beautiful, love the die cut frame. This goes so nicely with your photos, glad you shared them with us! Hugs Kelly

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Sue, such pretty details... loved seeing your photos too. So glad you're starting to feel better now :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anneke said...

dear Sue
what a lovely family photo,s and you made a very beautiful card
great take from the sketch and pretty color combination.
have a nice week and hugs from Anneke

Little K Smith said...

Aawww what a lovely card Sue! Such a sweet image, gorgeous roses paper and I love the frame die!
Gorgeous piccies too hun, have a lovely weekend :)