Thursday, 29 October 2015

MAWTT - Leaves and/or Trees

 Hello... Good Morning! I'm very pleased to be back once again with Team B at

and I am hosting a challenge of

  Leaves and/or Trees  

We would like your creation to have leaf/leaves or tree/s somewhere on your creation.... could be on your image, design paper or a die cut... as long as we can see it somewhere on your project.

And if you are making Christmas Cards at the moment... don't forget Holly Leaves will fit this theme! ;-) 

Quite a simple layout and design for this card. I've used my swirly background stamp for the gold heat embossing on the background and on the holly which was made with punch.  I dry embossed a panel for the centre. I went around the edges with a gold sakura pen to add definition. Then finished off with some gold ribbon/pearls and a sentiment from Hobbycraft.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful leafy/tree creations and hope you can join us for this challenge... 

looking forward to seeing your entries!! We allow three entries per person.
 Don't forget you have two weeks for the challenge 
closing date is 6pm GMT Wednesday 11th November 2015.

Gosh, I can't believe it's getting near the weekend again! it's scary how quickly the weeks are going by!!!

I'm finally getting near the end of all my appointments  I had my Glaucoma Eye Tests yesterday.... and it went really well ... everything was perfectly normal... apparently I just have really thick corneas and they are giving higher than normal pressure readings. Phew, I'm very relieved. I have worried myself sick about these tests and they weren't half as bad as I thought they'd be.

I'm typing this on Wednesday evening and have just seen yet another huge spider run across my room.... it's hiding in the corner... think they come in through the brick vents in these old houses... as they always seem to come in when it's raining...  ooh... hope I can sleep tonight! :-(

Thank you for all your lovely comments!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs


meg said...

Beautiful elegant design Sue love the embossed swirls in the paper and on the holly leaves the gold edging is so rich and sumptuous. Glad all went well with the eye tests better to be save than sorry. Enjoying Downton will miss it when it finishes. Take care Hugs Meg xx

Janice said...

What a classy card Mrs! Really love the design and the White/Gold combo, looks lovely. Great embossing too, just perfect! So glad your eyes behaved and were given the all clear that really must be a weight off your mind and have lifted your spirits. Hope you have a lovely weekend, as you say, it will be here before we know it! Jx

Sue said...

A beautiful card Sue,love the colours.
Glad all went well with your tests and made you feel better.
I have been putting conkers by the air vents,spiders dont like the smell :)
Hugs xx

Babs Watson said...

Oh what a stunning card, so elegant sue I just love your swirly background stamp, and your embossing folder, it's a very long time since I have done any heat embossing must give it a go...

Babs Watson said...

Sorry sue I ment to say so pleased to hear your results came back ok. it's a worring time while your waiting for the results...

Pat said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sue, so elegant, I love all the gold and your super design.

Pat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a brilliant card for our challenge.
Love that stamped background, and your wonderful design too.
This was a great choice theme.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful and elegant the embossing and the the swirly pattern..
SPIDERS..eek..and running spiders!!..that is worse, you may need to take a chair and whip to bed to tackle the beasties..glad to hear the eyes are all good too..


Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Sue,and so glad your test results were all good....I know how you feel about spiders,we have seen some woppers this

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Sue, such an elegant design - I love your embossed swirly background.
I'm so pleased to hear that your Glaucoma tests when well, it must be such a relief.
Take care.

Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue - the heat embossed background is stunning and I love the holly leaves.
So glad to hear your test results have come back ok - that must be a huge relief.
So looking forward to the weekend and all the fab programmes - really enjoying Strictly and Downton Abbey and hopefully X-Factor will be good too.
Debs xx

chrissy xx said...

Wonderful! What a lovely eye catching design Sue..LOve your swirls and pearls..
Might just invest in a gold sakura pen myself!
Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't worry! It gets our blood pressures up before we start.
So glad your appointment went well.
Don't you be carrying on with them poor spiders lol. You could be frightening them!! The've only come in cause it's cold outside.

MagsB said...

What a chic, elegant card, Sue! I love the CAS look, and the white and gold combo is fabulous!

love Mags B x

Janice said...

Hi Sue, what a brilliant card!!!, whilst most of the DT have gone down the autumnal theme and colours, you have chosen a Christmas theme and it works so well. A classic card. Janice DT

Kathleen said...

Gosh Sue this is so stunning, love it all, a fabulous creation.

Well I know what you mean about the weeks flying by but at the moment I don't mind at all as it gets closer to another episode of Downton.

Glad your tests went well.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful and elegant Sue, I like the embossing and the gold
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue!! I love the beautiful gold embossed background and the added Holly leaves! A very elegant Christmas card! Glad things are looking up for you!!
Big hugs, Tammy

Diane Louise Janion said...

Hi Sue... you have made a very elegant Christmas card, love how the holly leaves pattern is the same as the background. I would like to say 'Thank you' for leaving lovely comments on my blog about my GDT Tree card, I have enjoyed joining the design team.
Diane Louise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really beautiful and stylish creation Sue. You say it is simple but it looks like you spent hours on it.

Glad you are coming to the end of your appointments and the test wasn't as bad as you expected.

I don't like spiders either, did you get any sleep?

It is really heavy rain here today, so thank goodness I have something I can pull together for tonight's dinner. We will have to go out tomorrow and hope the weather is better.

Enjoy the rest of your day and evening.

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Sue this is absolutely stunning, I love it. The heat embossing is so well done, I thought it was a patterned paper. Great theme this time from you, so versatile! Glad that your eye tests went well. I am laughing at your spider update..this is the one good thing about living in NYC in a purpose built block - no massive spiders...I am terrified of spiders :) Have a great weekend and thanks as always for all your lovely comments. Cx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeus card Sue, love how you have cut the leaves the same as the border, xx

Jacee said...

So lovely Sue, what a great design, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is so elegant, Sue, fabulous textures and design, I like it a lot. Take care!

Love and hugs

Pia S said...

Wow, Sue. This looks so elegant, I love the look of gold on white. And coloring the edges of the paper has a really nice effect, a great alternative to adding panels which will be make the card heavier. I'll think of this an alternative for future cards that will get mailed. It's really pretty with the golden ribbon, pearls and hollies. Well done!

Craft buddy said...

You're a genius Sue, I didn't even think of Holly Leaves for this challenge! Gold and white are so elegant, this is such a stunning finished cards. Your textures are really special, I know someone will really cherish receiving this. x Jessie

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is a stunning card Sue, love the beautiful and elegant design.

Donna x

Christine Harrop said...

This is such a classy card Sue. The gold and white look really elegant. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sue, love the gold and elegant design.
So pleased to hear your Glaucoma eye test went OK for you :)
Wendy xx

Joan Ervin said...

Oooooh, this is gorgeous, Sue!!!!! I love the white and gold color combo...sooo elegant and by combining the wet and dry embossing you have created such fabulous texture!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this card is so pretty, Its really elegant. So glad the tests went ok for your eyes. Love H xx

Hazel said...

A beautiful Christmas card in gorgeous colour scheme. Loved this theme Sue. Sorry it's taken me so long to visit your blog, ugh, eye problems. I'm glad to read that your tests were OK. Hazel MAWTT DT x