Thursday, 23 April 2015

MAWTT - Let's Get Reading!

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... big hugs to those of you who are unwell or going through difficult times... I really hope things improve soon for you.

it's the turn of Team B once again at

our lovely boss Hazel is hosting this week and has chosen a fab theme! :-))

'Let's Get Reading'

We would like your creation to be Inspired by a book or to have a page of a book on it.

I recently read all nine of the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder... and Wow! how I loved them. So my card today is inspired by them.

I did get one of the books out of the library when I was a young teenager but I didn't like it back then... guess I wasn't mature enough, or I expected it to be exactly the same as on TV which it wasn't. They sure went through some tough times, especially in the long winters... and reading about it really brought home to me how 'comfy' our lives are nowadays in comparison.

I am usually a really slow reader, but got through these books in couple of months... couldn't put them down... SO interesting and beautifully written. I love the TV series too and watch the Box Set over and over. Recently my daughter bought me the book Laura's Album which is a Scrapbook style book of her life ... lots of photos of Lauras family and Memorobilia... would highly recommend if you are a fan of Little House! :-)

This Sarah Kay image always reminds me of Laura Ingalls and I thought the papers worked well with the image and theme.

Image: Sarah Kay - 'Sofia Wishes'
Colouring Mediums: Promarkers, Copics, White Gel Pen for polka dots
Die: Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle 
Papers: Trimcraft: 'Riverbank Revels'
Punch: Martha Stewart - 'Royal Butterfly'
Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Flower: Bo Bunny
Gems: Anita's Wheel

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's book-inspired creations!! I hope you can join us for this fun challenge... I'm really looking forward to seeing your entries... lots of scope to be creative!!

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


Judith said...

Good morning Sue - I just love your card it is so little house on the pairie, I loved to watch that when it was on TV and still catch it every now and agin on one of the Sky channels and watch - just for old times sake! - I haven't read the books though - maybe another for my list - hope the sun's shining where you are hugs Judith x

Jo said...

Hi Sue.....hope you're well. Gorgeous card, that image is SO little house on the prairie and oh, how I loved that programme! Not read the books though, think maybe I will have to.
hugs Jo x

meg said...

Beautiful card Sue, exactly right for your chosen book. Love your colouring the pinks and green are great together and go so well with your papers, the patch work effect of the top one reminds me of a quilt. Hope you are keeping better Hugs Meg xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab design and gorgeous

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so very pretty Sue. Fantastic colouring of the image and I adore those different papers and layout.

cotnob said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, your image is so pretty and you have chosen perfect papers - a fabulous card.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, what a great card, Love the 3 different papers too its ace. Ive never read or watched Little House on the Prairie. Oops Mys bad. Hoping you have had your letter you were waiting on, Love Hazelxx

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card the sweet image and fabulous colouring and the papers are perfect...gorgeous. .I loved Little House on the prairie with Michael Landon..cried every


Jacee said...

Gorgeous, I love he papers Sue, so very pretty.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

What a sweet image this is, and so beautifully colored. Lovely choice of papers too,reminds me of a quilt, and the colors go so well with the image.
I've read a lot of the books too, as a child. Back then I enjoyed reading much more than watching tv and my parents encouraged my reading too. My father used to take me to the library once a week so I could get new books. I could read a book a day!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully, fabulous polka-dots too! I loved the TV series!! I hope you are doing well.
Big hugs, Tammy

Debs said...

Awww Sue this is so gorgeous - the image is adorable and the patchwork and gingham DP's are just perfect.
I loved the Little House on the Prairie - although I cried at every episode I think lol!!!
Would love to get the Box Set - maybe I should drop some hints to John for my birthday hahaha!!!
Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love all of it, so very pretty, gorgeous colours and image.

Kath x

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.a really sweet image and i love your stunning papers and fab bright spring colours ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awww this is beautiful hun, love the colours & those Riverbank papers are just perfect
Have a great weekend
Hugs Shell xx

Pat said...

Oh gosh this is just beautiful Sue, the colours are fabulous and the image is gorgeous. I used to love the "Little House on the Prairie". Enjoy your day.

Pat xx

Craft buddy said...

I loved the Little House books - thank you for reminding me of them! I think your paper choices are perfect for the theme and book. And as always, your colouring details are incredible x Jessie

Janice said...

I'm a huge Little House fan too, have read one of the books, watched the series as I grew up and now have the box sets! They don't make programs like that any more! That and The Waltons, wholesome family viewing! Love your card Sue, a perfect little Laura and lovely patchwork paper too, something Laura would have had, but not Nelly! Jx

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous Sue. Loved those books as a child but wasn't allowed to watch it on TV as my Dad said it was rubbish!!


Carole said...

This is so beautiful Sue
Have a lovely evening
Carole x

MagsB said...

This is just adorable, Sue, such a sweet image, and your papers match so beautifully.

I absolutely LOVE Laura Ingalls Wilder's books! She was just as kind in real life: my cousin wrote to her asking about a particular recipe, and Laura not only sent the recipe, she also gave some background about where it originated! I think it was for a pickle, but don't quote me!!

love Mags B x

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Sue, thanks for all your lovely comments over the last week..sorry I have been so slow getting here. I love this card, its so sweet and your colouring of the girl is awesome. Cx

chrissy xx said...

Like the rabbit in Wonderland this week lol..Late!
What a FABulous sweet image..LOve your colours Sue.These papers are so pretty as are the Butterflies..
Last of the series! No eye candy for a while..Thought Sundays was so sad x