Thursday, 25 June 2015

MAWTT Challenge. . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are well and to those who are not, I send happy vibes.
Lesley, I think I read somewhere that you have been in hospital. Hope its nothing serious chuck.

I must apologise for some of the delays in getting comments on peeps blogs but Blogger has been very temperamental of late. I lost my entire reading list and then my dashboard, which sent me into panic as I thought me doodahs had gawn into cyberspace. 
Also, it used to be just Wendy's (Spanish Crafter) blog I had to access from my phone but now Jacquie, Jenny and Kate's have followed suit so its been testing lol!!!

Thank you to my HoC boss Mynn who has pushed the followers button.
Also, the lovely Mr D has pulled a name from the bowl for my 100 up paddle prize and the winner is . . . . . . . .drumroll . . . . . . .Nattyboots!!! 
Congratulations Elaine and thank you to everyone who has supported this little corner of Blogland. Elaine, please email my chum John at and he will pass your email on to me to get in touch with you (Im in a Duck Protection Program so don't publicly show my email address lol!)

Now today's card is my DT creation for this weeks MAWTT Challenge, as set by Emily and the theme is . . . . . . .Sewing !!! Please pop over and have a peek at what my teamies have created and why not have a go yourselves.

As most folk who have been paddling for a while will know, I can't sew for toffee so it was an "eeeeeek" moment but then, inspired by our lovely Janice of Created by Jan (the other Janices are lovely too, by the way lol!!!) who does amazing stitched cards, I thought "give a stitched card a go"

Ivory card
Gold mirror card
Stitch-a-Circle Puppy (free pattern) from
Gold thread
Couture Creations Swiss Dots embossing folder
Black bling
Gold Bling

I only had gold or silver thread that seemed suitable so I went with a gold dawgie. It was great fun to do so Janice, you may have got me started on something lol!!!

I hope you don't mind the lack of sentiment but I keep changing my mind about where he will be heading and for what occasion hahaha! (I may keep him as he is cute lol!)

Hope some of you may join in the challenge as it would be great to see some familiar names. . . . . Janice, there's no excuse as you are the card stitching queen lol!!!

Well, when this goes live, I shall be John's glamorous (???) assistant at CE Towers for his latest workshop. No doubt he will be all tanned and fresh faced next to me, still using concealer and BB cream. . . . . . .perhaps I should just give in and use Polyfiller and creosote and have done with it (would probably be cheaper than Nivea and Touche Eclat!!!).

Will try and be a more frequent blogger, Blogger and work permitting as I am doing extra days next week to cover my boss, who is on leave. . . . . .will need a holiday myself after doing the extra lol!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Ang x

Ps. . . . . I think it was Maureen who asked what "CAS" meant in relation to a card. It means Clean And Simple, so quite plain and minimal embellishment. Sorry for the delay in replying.
And Karen, the buddleja is made up of loads of punched out tiny individual flowers (a Tonic punch) stuck to foam pads that I have made a long domed shape with first. Click here to see another and close ups.
Last but not least, yes Jenny, I did watch Rush and I did enjoy the GP even though just highlights. Can't wait for Silverstone!


  1. Good rainy evening (well it is here)
    Love, love, love your truly beautiful card.
    Did you have a "stencil" for the image???
    Patricia xxx

    1. Excuse me adding a comment here but if you go to you can download some free patterns and instructions to give this a go. Best wishes Jackie

  2. Morning Ang,
    Love your card, jsut beautiful.

  3. Hi Ang, good to have you back lol! Absolutely fabulous card, love all the frame and the little doggy is soooo cute, you have done brilliantly. Janice now has competition lol! Enjoy your day as John's assistant lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Good morning Ang love your little dog and how you have used the layers to frame him. Jan has competition now. I haven't done any "prick and stitch" for ages. Hope you have a fun day today, love from Jackie xx

  5. Love the card Mrs Duck, no, 10 days of hell with blocked Gall Bladder and Pancreatitis, but back out now, and on the mend, thank goodness. Hope to get rid of Gall bladder in about 6 weeks. Never want that experience again.

  6. Morning Ang, I knew if I kept on you would eventually take up the challenge of sewing on card......glad you enjoyed the experience.....a lovely image too !!
    I guess I will have to enter a card in the challenge - it would be rude not to wouldn't it LOL !!!. Have a great day and thanks for the "plug". Janice xxx

  7. Love the card Ang, congrats to Nattyboots and have a good day with John.
    Lynne x

  8. OMGoodness i am so lucky to have won Thank you Mr D for pulling me out of the bowl.xx
    A lovely card Ang beautifully embroidered and nice enough to frame. I do not think i could master it as it looks so time consuming and i have no patience at all .
    Have a great day with John.
    Elaine H X

  9. Oh Ang - you must be one elegant lady your are making such elegant cards. This one is a real beauty!
    Sandy xx

  10. Morning Ang, hope all is well in your neck of the pond. Sorry I've been quiet of late, but back in gear now I think. Gorgeous card, your stitching sure looks like it was done by a professional! Love the gold, really elegant! Big hugs to you, talk soon. :)

  11. Good afternoon Ang, just love your doggie card. Just goes to show what can be done with some thread and a needle. Simple but perfect. Hazel x

  12. Hello Ang,
    I trust you are fully recovered now and just want to say that this certainly is a CAS card!!! lol. It's beautiful. (Thanks for the explanation - I can be incredibly thick sometimes).
    Congratulations to Nattyboots.
    Maureen xxx

  13. Hi Ang your card is super,I need help pretty please,my duck friends,I am trying to re start my blog,I was success last night but have it forgotten now
    The Card is there but is so big??
    It also happened last time
    I can not find your e.mail address Ang

  14. Sorry to send you into a panic about the theme, but I think this is adorable! Well done!

  15. Hi Ang, very lovely card, great idea and everything is so neat and perfect.
    You're very clever.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  16. Oh WOW this is sooo sweet, what a fabby card, I love your wee doggy. It makes me think of an owl my Dad did when I was wee using wee nails and threads. Oh you made me laugh with the Duck Protection scheme!!! Hope you are safe there!!! Have a lovely weekend, Love Hazelx

  17. Gorgeous, stylish, classy card Ang...xxxxx

  18. Brilliant card Ang - your stitching is awesome.
    Hope you had a fabulous day at CE Towers.
    Debs xx

  19. Oh my word! This is lovely I used to do this with my dad when I was about 10 years old (so not that long ago! Not!) It was just Squares and triangles I will definitely be visiting the site for patterns I have just the person in mind She's a crafter and a huge dog lover Thank you for the note re buddlia Will look at the post later

  20. Brilliant card-perfect for so many occasions.


  21. Hi Ang,
    beautiful creation.
    Love your fab sewing, and the wonderful design.
    Now I don't want to make your jea, but my granddaughter, and her hubby are off to Silverstone she informed me on Sunday when we were all out to lunch for my hubbies Birthday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  23. Great card Ang! sorry I'm late getting round again! but it's so hectic here lol have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  24. This is so unique and so adorable, Ang!! Not to mention flawlessly executed and super clean and shiny gold! Okay, yes, it blew my socks off and my toes are tingling with becitement!! You really should do more of this! Hugs, Darnell

  25. wow factor here Ang, love this gorgeous{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  26. Hi Ang , A really adorable card .We have been without the internet for 2 day's! Could not see my daily round of blogs,wasn't happy at all. Is there a difference between a follower and leaving a comment? I'm not very technical and am really new at all this,so hope someone can tell me the difference.Take care Jane B.