Thursday, 21 January 2016

MAWTT January 2016 Challenge...............

Good morning one and all. Hope all is well with you and yours. I am selfishly enjoying my time away from work. I had all good intentions of blitzing housework etc but to be honest, I've just been chilling and resting my "itis". Its been nice to have days where I'm not humping (Maureen, don't even think about it !!!) bags and boxes so I just thought, I'm having a break!

I've made a couple of cards and a couple of bits of jewellery and spent time with Mr D and friends and it been wonderful not having to clock watch...........but, unless I won last nights Lotto, it will be over all too soon and doing extra days next week as my manager is off. Sadly, we have a funeral to attend next Thursday so I'm hoping she has managed to get someone to cover that day.
I think you could be right about Flash over the road. Its been nippy round the Trossachs so he has been witnessed a couple of days ago, but fully clothed and wearing one of those hats with the flaps over the ears..............made him look like Deputy Dawg lol!!!

Now, today's card is the first of 2016 for MAWTT Team A. I have now been on this fab DT for a year now.................would have thought I'd be barred by now !!! I hope that some of you will join in the fun this time round.
Its Diane's turn at choosing the theme and this time its..................................

Embossing (Wet or dry)

White card
Teal card
Silver mirror card
SB Labels 4
SW Ornate Octagons Striplet
CE leafy embossing folder (don't know its name, sorry)
CS teal and silver texture paste
John Lockwood sentiment
Peacock Feathers DI
Mei Flower silver bling

I actually did this grouted background at a workshop that John did about 6 months ago. I was supposed to be helping but in a quiet moment, had a go myself & me being me and having to be different, I decided to use 2 different colour pastes rather than to one that everyone else was doing.
I loved the effect and the sparkle (I tried to capture the sparkle on the first photo) but the piece of card sat in my box whilst I decided what to do with it.............and then the months went by lol!!!

So, I fished it out for my DT creation, determined to use it this time. I used the Ornate Octagons Striplet cut twice together in white to use under the sentiment then I cut it again out of silver mirror card and extended the pattern, before cutting it in half and nipping into it for the border.

I know its likely to be a "Marmite " card but the magpie in me likes the shiny bits.

Well, that's me for today chaps. Please pop along to MAWTT to see what the other gals have created and to join in the challenge.

Be good.

Ang x

Ps.....Lotto update......... still employed. x


  1. Quack - I'm back!
    Sounds like a good week off if you've not done much - Spring lasts a while so the cleaning can wait! Great card again Ang - what an interesting background, you do know a lot of interesting tecniques dont you! Jx

  2. Gorgeous Ang!! Wow, that really is shiny, I almost lost an eye there! haha! I love the way you used the die as a border and a backdrop for your sentiment, genius gal! Hope you're enjoying your time off. hugs :)

  3. Hi Ang,
    A lovely card, my motto is never do today what you can do tomorrow, so leave the cleaning, (or in my case get hubby to do it).

  4. Hi Ang, lovely card, love the way you have created the border using the striplet die.

  5. Hi there, pleased your giving yourself a bit of chill time, and let's face it, when you've done the housework, you've only got to do it again in six months, waste of timeLOL.
    Beautiful card Ang, the teal and silver combo is stunning, interesting grouting technique and gorgeous dies, enjoy your time off, Kate x

  6. Hi Ang,
    so glad your having a bit of me time we all need that at sometimes especially you workers.
    Wonderful card it's opulent, and very luxurious looking with all that lovely embossing.
    Great colour choice too.
    Love the fab design also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Hi Ang,

    Stunning card you have made, love the die cuts great idea to cut in half and use as a boarder. Love, love, love the colours, gorgeous. Its a beautiful card. Glad ole flash has covered up a little, for a while at least lol! Enjoy your break, not literally of course!!!

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie J xxx

  8. I'm glad you are enjoying your rest Argh! just turned over to Hochanda and just seen John showing your beautiful card - the daffodil and gilding flakes one! Stunning! as is this one. teal is a favoutite colour of mine

  9. Love all the ornateness. Is that a word? Well it is now!! Gorgeous rich colour. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the colors!

  11. Hello Ang. What a lovely card and beautiful colour. The one John showed on Hojohnda last night was stunning. Any chance of it getting a space on your blog?

  12. Good morning Any & friends,
    Lived the colour of your card today, I too have lots of bits that I have experimented with in my bit boxes, it feels good when you get round to using them and theory look so fabulous! A very 'opulent' card, I love it!
    Sandra xxxxx

  13. Talk about a classy card, Ang this is stunning and you enjoy your time off work.xx {aNNie}

  14. A up me little Duck
    So pleased you had a good rest,your card is just fab, love the colors and style.
    Off to have a look at the MAWTT
    Just take care and stay warm.
    Elaine H X

  15. What gorgeous colours, Ang. Loved the card that John showed last night.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Good morning Ang what a wow of a card looks so sumptuous and the teal is such a beautiful colour. Glad you have had a bit of a rest. It's that time I'm afraid. Had attended a funeral yesterday before I came down to mum and I have another one next week. Have a good weekend and keep chilling love from Jackie xx

  17. Your Card Is Extremley Rich And Opulent Very Beautiful Indeed.
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  18. I think Jenny really chose the right word in describing your card - opulent indeed. I love that beautiful teal card, the embossing folder and dies. Fabulous background. Hugs Christine x

  19. Very elegant card and stunning embossing. Zx

  20. This looks fab Ang, so classy and stylish. xxxx

  21. Hello Ang,
    Well Jenny took the words out of my mouth - and believe me that takes some doing!! Today's card is opulent and gorgeous, I love it.
    Humping - Now I have to say that what you do in the privacy of your own home is your own business, and I - for one - would never pass a comment!!! Well, not much!
    I think Flash should have longer ears on his hat, it would then cover his nether regions, and spare you the shock when you open your blinds.
    Don't work too hard next week, I was sorry to read that you have a funeral to attend, and hope it isn't too much of a strain for you.
    love Maureen xxx

  22. Gorgeous Ang! Sorry I'm so behind on my blog reading! I agree that it is fun to kick back a little bit. Have a great day!