Thursday, 3 August 2017

MAWTT - Things That Fly

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


and our lovely Jessie has chosen a fab theme of .....

'Things That Fly'

so birds, kites, hot air balloons, planes, insects - whatever takes your (flight of) fancy :)

I've made a card for a friend's birthday that has butterflies on.....


CraftsUPrint - Flapper Rose Card with Decoupage - Julie Hutchings


I used a CraftsUPrint Decoupage Kit by Julie Hutchings. I scaled down the sheets to 74% when I printed them out, so that the main topper would fit on a 6 inch card. But if you do this then you have to remember to scale down the decoupage sheet also, to keep the images at the same size. I printed it onto semi glossy photo paper and love how it came out. I added some Star Dust Stickles and some Pearls to finish off.

Please do pop over to our main site at MAWTT for more details, and there you can see the rest of the Team's wonderful high flying creations!! I hope you can join us for this fun challenge...

Talking of things that fly!!!  Time is one of them.... I can't believe it's August !!! where is the time going this year!!
 I'm looking forward to catching up with you all! 😉
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 6 July 2017

MAWTT - Wedding - Anniversary - Engagement

 Hello... Good Morning! it's the turn of Team B over at


and our lovely leader Wendy is hosting a fab challenge of

"Wedding - Anniversary - Engagement"

and there is a prize for one lucky winner too!!!  (see end of post)

I have to confess that I was really struggling to find my mojo this month... I thought I might not manage to make anything...but then my daughter said that she needed a Wedding Card for next weekend, so at the last minute I found my motivation and made two -  I thought she could choose the one that she liked best. She couldn't decide as she loved them both!! what better praise eh!! :-) so she is gonna have them both as she wants one for another wedding later in the year.

Here are the cards....



I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT for more details and see the rest of the Team's fab romantic creations and hope you can join us for this fun challenge! 

There is a fab prize to win..... 
A beautiful set of John Lockwood Stamps - The Language of Flowers - Honeysuckle




I can't believe it's July... and Wimbledon! I haven't got time to watch it unfortunately.
But I am enjoying Poldark and Mercy Street - both really good dramas! :-))
Thanks for all your comments - I really do appreciate them
Looking forward to catching up with you soon!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 8 June 2017

MAWTT - Embossing Wet and/or Dry

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


and I am hosting a challenge of

Embossing Wet and/or Dry

I love all types of embossing - it always adds interest and elegance to our creations...
so I've made two cards - one using dry embossing and the second card using frantage....


Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Flower: Bo Bunny
Embossing Folder: Sizzix - I think? not sure of name


The gorgeous image for second card is LOTV Printout Sheet and I've coloured over her dress and hat in the image, as I wanted to change tone slightly to blend in with the papers. Papers are Wild Rose Studio Antique Library.


Here's a close up of the frantage. 

I hope you can join us for this fortnight's challenge - if you pop over to our main site at MAWTT then you can see the Design Teams wonderful inspiration! 

and there is a PRIZE too!!

here's what you could win!! 
as no winner came forward for the prize last month, Wendy is kindly offering it again for this challenge. The winner will be picked at random.

PRIZE!!


Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Looking forward to catching up with you all soon!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 11 May 2017

MAWTT - Butterflies

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


and our lovely team leader Wendy is hosting a fab challenge of

🦋 'Butterflies' 🦋
Wendy is kindly giving a prize set of John Lockwood's Stamps this month for the top winner, to celebrate her upcoming birthday! 

PRIZE!!

Time has been short again this month, and so I have chosen to make this card using a beautiful kit from CraftsUPrint. This is a card for my mum to give my daughter for her birthday next week. My daughter doesn't look on my blog, so know I am ok to show it! She loves Art Deco and my mum wanted me to make a card with flowers on... so this fits the brief perfectly. I've printed it onto thick photo paper, then stuck it onto a 8 x 8 blank card and cut around. That way it is nice and sturdy. I really enjoyed doing the decoupage and love how it came out! :-)




I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT  for more details, and to see the rest of the Team's fab flutterby creations!! I hope you can join us for this fortnight's challenge... I'm really looking forward to seeing your entries... all those butterflies will be so beautiful !! 

Our garden is looking lovely this year.. it's not very well tended, but somehow the plants keep on coming up each year and flowering! :-)
I'm typing this at the weekend and have just been sitting out and enjoying some sunshine. It was so peaceful and the blackbird was singing and the bees were buzzing... finally it feels like Summer!! but I'm scheduling... this so by Thursday morning it might be cold and wet!! but hope not!!
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you soon!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 13 April 2017

MAWTT - Birds and/or Feathers

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


and our lovely Jackie is hosting a fab challenge of

Birds and/or Feathers

this theme is perfect for the time of year, as you can include all those Easter Chicks!!
or if you want to make an early start on those Christmas Cards, then why not Penguins? ;-)



A very simple card as I'm so short on time. I've used a lovely pre-coloured image from a LOTV Art Pad and teamed it with some Wild Rose Studio Paper Antique Library. Just added some black borders to add interest. Finally, added some golden gems. Sentiment was freebie in magazine. 

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

I can't believe how long it is since I last posted!! My life is very hectic at the moment - I seem to be going through a very rough patch, and I get one thing sorted and something else pops up.....but won't moan too much on my blog, as this is supposed to be my Haven after all !!! ;-)
 I'm hoping that things will improve for me soon!

I'm looking forward to Easter. I really hope my mum stays well and we can enjoy watching our Dvd Programmes and scoffing our Chocolate Eggs!!

I'm looking forward to catching up with you all!
Wishing you all a Peaceful and Happy Easter!!!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 16 February 2017

MAWTT - For a Man

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


our lovely Beckie is hosting the challenge this week and has chosen a theme of:

'For a Man'




I love doing male cards. I've made a Birthday card for my daughter's partner. He loves classic cars and so chose this fab vintage topper from Cardmaker's Delight. I've kept things very simple as he likes 'Less is More' style cards and clean lines. The sentiment is from Anna Marie Designs. The paper is Basic Grey - Little Black Dress.

For more details, do pop over to our main site at MAWTT and you can see the rest of the Team's male themed creations!! I do hope you can join us for this fortnight's challenge... I'm looking forward to seeing your entries! 


Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 19 January 2017

MAWTT - Swirls and/or Curls

First of all a Very Happy New Year to everyone!!!
 I know I'm a bit late, but would like to wish you all the best for 2017!
 I hope it's a good year for us all.....

It's the turn of Team B over at


and our lovely Hazel is hosting a challenge of

' Swirls and/or Curls'

I think you will have guessed... that we would like your creation to have Swirls and/or Curls! 


I've used a lovely vintage topper with some vintage paper. Added lots of silver stickles around the edges.... and some Swirls and Curls.... and Pearls !! My darling daughter bought me a Bosch Glue Pen for Christmas - it's great for sticking on flowers and embellishments... so quick and easy to use... just what I need right now! :-)

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT for more details and there you can see the rest of the Team's gorgeous Swirly and Curly creations!!

It took me a while to make this card, but I got there in the end... I enjoyed making it, and I'm happy with it !!

I can't believe we're in the middle of January already! I know it's cold, wet and miserable, but it's so nice to see it getting bit lighter in the evenings!!  Roll on Spring eh! I'm hoping a lot of my aches and pains will lessen when the warmer weather arrives. 

Love and hugs