Thursday, 3 March 2016

MAWTT - Purple Haze

 Good morning... it's Team B's turn this fortnight over at

our lovely Jan has chosen a fab theme this week of

Purple Haze

As I'm sure you've already guessed... we want your creations to embrace the colour purple.

I did some brainstorming of the theme, and came up with Jimi Hendrix, Flower Power and good old Rock n Roll !! Have you been watching the Back in Time For the Weekend Programmes? Mum and I have been enjoying them... brings back some wonderful memories... but it's scary how they seem like only yesterday!!!

Paper: Bearly Mine 
Embellies from Stash

I digitally paper pieced the sweater with the design paper before printing out. Then coloured her face and hair with Chameleon Pens. I need more practice with these pens... found them hard at first, as is totally different technique with the blending barrel, but they are growing on me.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous Purple creations!!
You have until Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 6pm GMT to get your entries in.
Three entries per person are allowed and please no backlinking.

Seems ages since I've been able to craft and blog properly. Huge apologies for my lack of commenting... but my chest has been really bad for about a month and also my mum is not too well.  I'm hoping that things will improve. I've just bought some decoupage and digi card kits to make up as they are quick and easy to do when I'm not feeling good. But at least I get to do a bit of crafting and it helps me unwind :-))

 I'm looking forward to some warmer weather and Spring proper! it's SO cold here today!
Take Care
Love and hugs


Wendy L said...

Hope you start feeling better soon Sue. This card is fab, brilliant design, xx

Janice said...

As always Sue, you have thrown your heart and sole into the challenge and come up with a very original and gorgeous card! It's just brilliant! Love the paper piecing and your great colouring - never heard of your new pens - what prompted the change? Hope you and your Mum are doing ok and hopefully improving. Happy crafting, Jx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh this is brilliant, what a great card, Love Purple so might just have to play along. Its much warmer here today so hoping that it arrives with you soon too. Sending Big Hugs to you and Mum, Hazelxx

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous image Sue!!! I'm a sixties girls myself (all that flower power, mini skirts, hot pants ... lol!!) and I love purple so what's not to like? My brother was a massive fan of Jimi Hendrix too. Hope youfeel better soon. Hopefully if the weather improves your health will too. Big hugs Christine xx

Hazel said...

It's great and she's a real hippie - I remember it well. Love all the references. Hazel x

Janice said...

Hi sue, what a great image, I've been enjoying watching the back in time programme too. Janice xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very super card, and such a very lovely image coloured perfectly too.
This takes me back to my youth. LOL
Glad things are getting back to normal.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a great work of art Sue. Fantastic paper piecing sweetie. Hope you and Mum are better soon.

Babs said...

Hi sue, what a gorgeous card, the colour is so lovely, your trimmings really do look fab, and what a beautiful job you have made of your colouring your image..
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Babs x

meg said...

Hi Sue, hope you and mum feel better soon you have been through the wars for the last year health wise and deserve to see an improvement. Love the card it is so 60's in style and colours love it

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sue - love the paper piecing and such a brilliant take on the theme.
Not seen that programme - but sounds like you and your Mum have been enjoying it.
Sorry to hear you've been so poorly - hope you feel better soon.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, such a beautiful image and fabulous paper pieced dress - you've certainly embraced the theme. You have coloured her hair perfectly and the flowers and gems are lovely.
I'm sorry to hear that both you and your mum are poorly, I hope you both feel much better soon, hopefully spring will soon be here - a little bit of nice weather always helps.
Take care.

Kathleen said...

What a cracker of a card, great image and papers, beautiful colouring.
Sorry you have not been well and your poor Mum too, hope you both have a speedy recovery.
We are supposed to have snow all through the night tonight, hope they are wrong.

Take care

Kath x

chrissy xx said...

What a FABulous image Sue! I LOve your colours and a super design..All your pearls look Brilliant and the flowers in her hair so pretty..Great take on the purple too...It does feel like yesterday, a step back in time though lol ...Think we need warm weather to shake these infections away..Hope your both feeling better soon xx
Yes! I've noticed your new eye candy{wink} xx

Chrissy said...

What a stunning image and colouring Sue...gorgeous work.. so sorry you are under the weather..hope you and your Mum brighten up soon..take care.


Craft buddy said...

Digital paper piecing is a WOW from me! You are so clever, this is such a fun outcome, she looks like the kind of girl I'd want to go dancing with :) x Jessie

Doreen said...

Oh I do hope you and your Mum start to improve..I love your card, wow takes me back,loved Jimi Hendrix.Take

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the image and your colouring of her hair and face with Chameleon Pens is really good, I bought some of these but just can't get to grips with them, every time I try I end up wanting to throw them out the window!!!!! Love Back in Time for the weekend, watched all these and the previous series, great to see all the things we used to have. Hope you and your Mum are soon feeling better and have a lovely weekend.

Pat xx

Judith said...

This is brilliant sue - very retro and yes i love the back in time series - don't know whether to be pleased or scared that I remember so much lol. - though with my trip down memory lane you already know that! sorry I'm not visiting much lately - I have a very poorly father in law and as these things do - its totally shaken up our lives hugs judith x

Pia S said...

Sue, I love this card!! Love her paper pieced dress, your beautiful coloring and the flowers you added to her hair, and the background looks fantastic! This card rocks!!

Claire Grantham said...

Great card Sue, love the beautifully coloured image. I am getting the hang of my Chameleon pens too, hard at first, but I like them. Cx

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue! I love that fab image and your beautiful colors, awesome paper piecing!!
Hugs, Tammy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sending you & your Mom huge hugs hunnie xx

Just love this creation, the image & papers look like they were made for each other
Hugs Shell xx

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful card!
I really like the stamp and how you decorated it.

I hope you are getting warmer and warmer weather now, as we do, I know it´s great for your pain and reumatism.

Have a great week!

meg said...

Hi Sue, have missed you, hope everything is ok and you and mum are well Meg xx