Thursday, 12 November 2015

MAWTT November Challenge............

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours. I'm back at work following a few days off but today is a non working day so I shall be watching to see what Mr Lockwood has up his sleeve.
Got a touch of costochondritis again so riding the storm on the crest of Ibruprofen lol!!! It flairs up every 6 months or so but hey ho!
Thank you for your comments on Nesta's florals. She is currently sunning herself in Spain so I'm very jealous.

Lovely to see a few ladies back from travels and busy lives.....Lesley, you sound as though you have had an interesting time. 

Now, today's offering is my DT creation for MAWTT and I picked the theme for this challenge which is...................
My Favourite Things,
 as in the song from The Sound of Music, one of my favourite films.

Please pop over and see what the other girlies have come up with and the words from the song are on the blog if you would like to join in and enter the challenge or just have a sing song.................go on, you know you want to lol!!!

I've gone for a BOGOF.........the raindrops on roses and the brown paper package tied up with string

Cream card
Green card
Pink pearlised card (thought the raindrops would show up better on it)
Brown paper
Patterned paper from First Edition Bird Song 8x8 pad
Embossalicious Tumbling Leaves embossing folder
SB Bitty Blossoms dies
SW Laurel Leaves dies
John Lockwood Flower Heart Elements stamps (sentiment)
Anita's 3D Gloss (raindrops)
Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet DI
Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop ink

I wanted it to look like a gift of flowers in an unfussy package. I stuck the brown paper to some card and then bowed it out from the card to give it a more 3D look.

In hindsight, I'm wishing I made the "package" smaller as it does look a lot of brown but you live and learn.

Sooooo, over you go to MAWTT to join in the fun. See, even Aldi have jumped on the bandwagon and are using the song for their Christmas advert hahaha!!!

Also, don't forget to comment on this post here to go into the 300 posts paddle prize draw.
Elaine, its very kind of you to offer to not be part of the draw.

Jan, I'm surprised that John had any chocolate left 24 hours later lol. Sorry I missed Anne.

Maureen, the more the merrier chuck.

That's me for now so be good.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang,
    A very clever card, love the gift of roses.

  2. Good morning Ang sorry to hear you have to be dosing yourself. I'm certainly learning things as I had to Google your condition to find out what it was!! I suppose the only relief is to stop breathing but that is a bit if a non starter isn't it. Anyway to your beautiful card. I think you have captured the song so well. Last race this weekend roll on next season. Love from Jackie xx

  3. This is the most original and most fun challenge I have seen in a long time and I absolutely love it! Well done Mrs Duck. You have made a most attractive floral card fitting your theme perfectly - clever you, I am most impressed and can't wait to see the rest of the cards this challenge generates. Hope you feel better soon - haven't a clue what you are suffering from but if it's an "itis" it must be bad!!! Jx

  4. Hi Ang
    Well chuck you certainly done Raindrops on Roses proud your creation is out of this world ,just so pretty are your roses making a beautiful card.
    Hope your itis is better soon .
    Stay warm and take care
    Elaine H X

    1. You know its time to read things properly when you mis-read "itis" as something else entirely hahaha! I should've gone to Specsavers lol!

  5. Oh Ang, those roses are just too too beautiful. What a lovely card, those raindrops are a perfect finishing touch too. Some time ago I bought that set of rose dies after seeing your roses, do you think I can make them so beautifully, ha ha no! Michelle x

  6. Just gorgeous Ang! I love the raindrops on roses, great line to use and your roses are so beautiful! Seasons are changing fast here and I have slipped into Christmas mode. You know what that means...EMBOSSING PUFFS!! haha. hugs :)

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous, love it ang, great theme even some of us cheated un poco.

    Love the roses die, I will have to claim my larger one back off Mr Lockwood haha. xxx

  8. STUNNING LOVE LOVE LOVE, this is just beautiful and love the water drops on the roses.xx
     { aNNie}

  9. Great challenge Ang! You have made a fabulous card too. Brilliant. Hope your "itis" (and eyesight) improve soon! Hugs Christine xx
    PS I do know what you are suffering from!

  10. Hi Ang, a lovely card, I agree with you about the brown paper, but I still think its a beautiful card., and love the dew drops on the flowers and leaves.
    Hope that you are soon feeling better.

  11. Hi Ang, your card is stunning, I love the design and those blooms are gorgeous, I think the raindrops are just so lovely.
    Hope you are enjoying your days off Kate x

  12. This is gorgeous! Love those wonderful roses with the raindrops on… and the elegant embossing is beautiful. It's a fab theme that you've chosen.
    Hope you have a nice day!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  13. Afternoon Ang, a fab card, love the roses, can almost smell them they look so realistic !! Janice xxx

  14. Beautiful card and flower arrangemant.
    LG Petra

  15. Hi Ang, How are you my friend? Sorry I have been absent again of late, really must get myself organized, hoping for a break now to get Chrissie cards done lol! Your card is stunning, look at all those roses wow! Loved Nesta's Birthday card too, very pretty. I hope John is behaving himself, I have not had chance to even comment on peoples blogs lately, feel so guilty but life does get in the way at times. Hope all is going well for you, take care

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie j xxx

  16. Lovely card. The flowers are gorgeous, as is the embossed background.

  17. Hi Ang,
    Fabulous fabulous card,just love the raindrops and the roses...gorgeous!
    I know what you were thinking when you miss read the"itis" I saw the same word LOL X
    LOVE Janet X
    From Wakefield

  18. What a stunner Ang - love the design with all this gorgeous flowers.
    Fabulous challenge theme :o)
    Debs xx

  19. Just love the "dewdrops", Ang.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Ang, love your design and your roses are beautiful. Hazel X

  21. Aw Ang,
    I am so jealous on two counts, you have such an interesting condiiton, an itits ha ha, and the ability to make fabulous cards. I do hope you soon recover, and I don't think the brown paper parcel is too big as it obviously has to contain lots of favourite things.
    Maureen xxx

  22. Hello Ang,
    Love, love, love it.
    Your flowers are brilliant and the Brown Paper Parcel is just fine.
    Patricia xxx

  23. Wonderful - your flowers are really gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

  24. What beauties your roses are. love them. Hugs Mrs A.

  25. Hello Ang
    Love the raindrops on roses. What a beautiful card!
    So many ideas to try from John yesterday and pleased to hear you were mentioned!

  26. Gorgeous card, I think the parcel looks just about right & the flowers are fabulous.


  27. Hi Ang,
    what a very beautiful card, and super roses.
    The raindrops on the roses looks good, and the wonderful embossed background is fab.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  28. Hi Ang
    What a stunning card! And what a great way to interpret the song. It's one of my favourite films too. I must know all the words by now. LOL!
    Hope your feeling better soon. Best wishes Anne O

  29. I cannot think of the superlertives to describe how beautiful I think this is I love it all, especially the raindrops Such a clever idea and so perfect for the challenge Great choice for the challenge

  30. That's beautiful! Love your challenge. Got me thinking and kinda wish I had joined in now!!

    Susan xx

  31. Wow! This is so beautiful!! Love the flowers!!

  32. Another great card Ang
    I love the Sound Of Music it was the first film I went to see.
    I have entered a card on the MATTW challenge !!!

    hugs xxx

  33. Yes thankyou, had a fantastic time, a trip of a lifetime, which will live with me forever, just like my trips to Australia have done, and they were in the 80s and 90s!

    Love your raindrops on roses, they look super, and your parcel is fine to me, so dont worry about it.

  34. Great choice for the theme.....I love all those roses such a gorgeous card. xx

  35. Hi Ang! Beautiful roses! I think the brown package is offset by your leaf spray behind the roses. They balance each other. Have a great day.

  36. Hi Ang. I love everything on this card. The roses, with raindrops are beautiful and the brown paper and string are great. Sorry to hear you are not well. Ouch, it sounds painful you poor thing ( must admit I had to use Google to look it up ) Take care x

  37. Thanks for a fun challenge Ang and what a great card you shared.

  38. Hi Ang, this card is lovely, the raindrops are such a great addition (and I have to say one of my all time favourite songs). Wish I had enough time off of work to enter challenges. Hope you get well soon. Bx

  39. Fabulous card Ang love the roses, fab theme too
    Sorry I'm late but got problems with my lappy, keeps turning off
    Hugs Carolex

  40. Fabulous card Ang love the roses, fab theme too
    Sorry I'm late but got problems with my lappy, keeps turning off
    Hugs Carolex

  41. This is really beautiful. Adore the roses. Amanda x