Thursday, 29 September 2016

MAWTT September/October Challenge. . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Here's hoping all is well with everyone?
Mr D is full of cold so I am desperately trying to avoid catching it.......not sure how successful that endeavour is going to be.

Today its time for another challenge over at MAWTT and Carole has chosen the theme which is to use the following sketch as your inspiration . . . . . . . . .

It was a bit of a head scratcher for me (minding the splinters lol!!!) for what to use for the image as I don't do digis or colouring usually. However, I had decided a while ago to start using some of the lovely paper pads I have rather than just stroking them now and again. So, flicking through my First Edition Bird Song pad, I saw this particular paper and the little flowers reminded me of John's Cherry Blossom stamps (just squint and take my word for it folks lol!!!)

Now, that made me think of stamping them for my image, to go with the paper.

White card
Kiwi pearlised card (Lime Tree Crafts)
First Edition Bird Song paper
SB Classic Ovals dies 
John Lockwood Cherry Blossom Elements stamps (sentiment stamps also by John)
Watercolour pencils (for centre of cherry blossoms)
Embossing folder, I think is Bo Bunny (from a bargain bin)
Black Archival ink
Pink and white ribbon
Teeny bling

I hope that you can join in at MAWTT or at least pop over to see what the other guys on the DT have created for your inspiration.

Now, before I forget, I should qualify what I meant by "dash" on my last post. I didn't mean in a Usain Bolt stylie, but more of a two folk eyeing up the last piece of pork pie at a buffet, kinda hurried walk lol!!!

I met up with Nesta Tuesday for lunch and ventured to the cemetery yesterday as it would have been my dear Mum's birthday. Hopefully meeting John on Friday morning at my local craft shop and another friend for lunch.
I'm trying to build myself up for Saturday as I really want to go to the Great British Craft Festival at Stoneleigh. My stocks of white and cream card are down to single figures and I want to meet up with the lovely Christine. Its only about a 15 minute drive from where I live so I'm determined to go and on my own rather than having to drag Mr D. At least if I don't feel great after a couple of hours, I can just go home. . . . . . . .keep everything crossed for me.

Thank you for the comments on Davey's card. As for mounting the Three Sisters, Davey is a fit chap for his age so I'm sure that the Sisters were more than appreciative of his efforts lol!!!

Live Malaysian GP at the weekend so no lie in for me on Sunday but as they say in my Mum's Homeland, saya sangat teruja dan tidak sadar untuk menonton!!! (basically, I'm excited and cant wait).

Lastly, I'm sending best wishes to Maureen and Elaine. Maureen for your eye check up on Friday. Obviously, when your eyes are fixed, you do realise that folk will then realise the staggering about is due to you being a drunken sailor?
Elaine, sending all good wishes to you, Andrew and the family for the start of his follow up treatment today. Everything is crossed for him.

Be good all.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang , your card is beautiful, i love the little flower and colouring just the centre, goes perfectly with your background paper.
    I have everything crossed for your outings and Craft Festival.
    Thank you for your good wishes for Andrew , i will of course pass it on { i have had hardly any sleep with worrying , even though i know it wont solve anything }
    Keep up the good work Ang and tell Mr D to get better soon.
    Take care Chuck.
    Elaine H X

  2. This card is gorgeous Ang and the image does match the papers perfectly. Hope you manage to get to the craft show. xxxx

  3. Good Morning to you, beautiful card and lovely background paper and embossing, love the little cameo of cherry blossom too, fabulous design. Poor Mr D, hope he gets better soon, crossed everything is have two of for your weekend, well metaphorically anyway, take care, Kate x

  4. Morning Ang,
    Lovely card, you sound very perky today, hope you get to the craft fair.

  5. Great card as always Ang, love your creativity. Hope you manage your craft fair at the weekend and that Mr D picks up soon too, Jx

  6. Lovely card and love the colours of Spring!
    From the tub
    Jennie x

  7. Super card Ang and great interpretation of the sketch. I never do sketches and now I have done two in a week. Keeping fingers (and toes) crossed for Saturday that you are okay. Won't be as much fun on my own you know. Take care and tell Mr D to keep his bugs to himself! Christine xx

  8. Morning Ang

    This is such a pretty card

    I hope you have a good time at the craft fair adding to your card stock.... and possibly a few more crafty goodies?


    June x

  9. Good morning Ang, what a super card, love the way you have got everything blending together. So sorry to read Mr D is poorly, still if you are out and about he can have a lazy time recuperating. Do hope you get to Stoneleigh though I think you are being optimistic if you think you are only going to get some card!! just hope the weather stays fine for you, bit drizzly here this morning. I'm taking mum away next week down to near Hythe in Kent for a week so I hope the better weather continues. Looking forward to the GP this weekend I'll be thinking of you on Sunday, love from Jackie xx

  10. Beautiful card.

    Wonder who the lucky one will be to receive it?

    Best health for Mr D and hopes you do not catch the cold.

    New York

  11. Hello Ang,
    Keep well away from him, you don't want to be catching anything at this stage. Make him wear a mask as well!!
    You are right, the stamp does match the paper, clever you! Your eyes are obviously better than mine, which wouldn't take much at the moment. I'll have you know that I'm Tea Total, hic ha ha.
    Keep well, good luck for your outing on Saturday and enjoy the GP on Sunday - it takes all sorts!!!
    Glad you enjoyed your time with Nesta, it would cheer both of you up.
    love Maureen xxx

  12. Great use of the sketch, what abeautiful card
    Carole x

  13. Hi Ang! Love the darling cherry blossoms in the image and on the paper! Enjoy your outing to the craft show this weekend!

  14. Hi Ang, this is a lovely card, the combination of pink and green is super. Have a great weekend. Bx

  15. I love your interpretation of the sketch. Here's hoping you get to see John today and make Stoneleigh.

  16. Hi Ang,
    what a brilliant card made with that sketch.
    I love your colour choice, and the embossing and stamping is very lovely.
    I can see why you only wanted to stroke that gorgeous paper.
    Enjoy your outing, and take it easy carrying all that card as it can be very heavy.
    Give Christine my love.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. great card, love your bargain embossing folder looks lovely with the paper and image. xxx

  18. great card, love your bargain embossing folder looks lovely with the paper and image. xxx

  19. What a lovely card, Ang. Love the colours. I do hope you got to Stoneleigh yesterday - I enjoyed it last year very much.

    Best wishes
    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Morning Ang
    I hope you got to Stoneleigh yesterday, and topped up on the card.
    A lovely card I like your interpretation of the sketch. Xxx

  21. Hello
    Brilliant card...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  22. Lovely card Ang, thanks for your sweet comment and yes I coped in my own way by putting dad to rest, his photo, is a Virgin Mary shrine in Fiji....the Fiji people here sang and prayed when he was ill so it was my tribute to them over there.....hugs to you too.xx

  23. Beautiful card that really fits the bill and I loved Dave's card Good to hear re the anti-coag stuff I really hope you're able to get to the Craft show I hope you enjoy the GP too

  24. Hi Ang, Great Card. Hope you enjoyed the G.P. though probably not the result you were hoping for. Hope you are still continuing to feel a bit better

  25. Hi Ang, sorry I haven't been around for a while, busy decorating and finishing off orders for pumpkins and spiders from friends. Now I've got a cold....Me thinks I've been overdoing it lately !!!
    A great selection of cards. Love reading your blog....always makes me smile. Janice xx

  26. Hi Ang,

    A beautiful card, loving the colours. I hope you managed to meet up with John and get to your craft place, did you find anything nice? lol!

    I am busy again at the moment which is why I have not had time to put up a new post, Im falling behind lol!
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. Now you didn't see me at Stonleigh knocking the display board off its stand did you. Good!! Twasn't me it must ave been my twin. Hugs Mrs A.

  28. Hello Ang,
    I hope you are all right and there is nothing amiss as you have been AWOL which is a worry.
    Maureen xxx

  29. Beautifully made - I love the sketch!
    Sandy xx