Thursday, 3 September 2015

MAWTT Cute Animal

Hello - I'm so glad to be back. I've not had the best time over the past few weeks but I have eventually got my card made for this week's Moving Along With the Times challenge. The theme is Feature an animal - the cuter the better.

One of my sons breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a few days ago he sent me photos of the latest litter of pups. I chose the photo of the brindle one to print and make my card. The card blank is by Craft UK. I backed it on to brown card and set it as the focal point on the mat of First Edition Hideaway green paper which was also matted on to the brown Papermill card. The only additions were the name of the breed and some little gold paw prints and one little gold heart. These were all taken from a creative craft sticker sheet by Sawley Fine Arts Ltd.

A simple card but with a very cute image for anyone who loves staffies as much as we do.

Please come and visit again. I hope to be back here soon.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

MAWTT Baby Baby

The theme this week, over at Moving Along with the Times, is 'Baby, Baby'. Please come along and join us. It is Wendy's turn to host this week and she is also taking over the challenge blog from Hazel (Didos). All the best for the future, Hazel and the same goes to Wendy.

My card blank is by Joanna Sheen and all the blue card is by Papermill. The blue lace is by Papermania and the blue pearls by Queen and Co. I embossed a panel of pale blue card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and matted it on to dark blue card before setting it over the dark blue lace. It's raised, as is the lower mat, and it looks very effective. It's taken me quite a few days to get this card finished because my eyes haven't been too good, again, but I'm pleased with the result. It'll be going to my friends as their daughter gave birth to identical twin boys just over a week ago.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

MAWTT - Song Lyrics

This week it was the turn of Lena to choose the theme for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. She chose Song Lyrics and the one I chose was 'Be Happy' by Bob Marley.

I used a Joanna Sheen card blank and made a background mat of black card and My Mind's Eye paper. I coloured the image with my Promarkers, with gold Sakura pen for the ends of the stick, and cut it with Spellbinders grand oval nestie. I'm not sure who drew the digi or where my sentiment came from as I've had that stamped for a while. Anyway, the sentiment was matted on to green paper and black card and had a small flower gem added to one corner. The flower centre was made by Nataliya and the outer petals were sent to me by Laurie and they went together quite well. I added some leaves that I had already in my 'leaves box'. I'm having to use as much as I can that I had prepared months, if not years, ago due to this eye problem.

I'm not able to join in with any challenges just yet as I still can't spend too much time on the computer. Thank you all for bearing with me.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

MAWTT Happy Birthday

It's almost the sixth birthday of Moving Along with the Times so we'd like to see lots of Happy Birthday cards.

This isn't a very good photograph as the sky was overcast and the white board behind the card looks blue. The birthday card itself is actually lilac though. lol

I've used a Joanna Sheen card blank and the pale lilac pearlescent card is by Payper Box. I matted the lilac card on to purple Mirri card and wrapped a length of lilac lace ribbon round the bottom. The purple frame in the middle is my new Portugese die by Sue Wilson. I coloured the pansy image with my Promarkers and cut it out, leaving a small white border round the edge. I offset it to the left of the frame and then added a Happy Birthday scroll that I've had for years. Three Mei Flower lilac gems were added to each of the top corners.

I'm sorry to say that after my first lot of injections my eyes aren't as good as I'd hoped. They are definitely better than they were but I'm still not able to read or watch TV. Every day they are open for most of the morning but then for the rest of the day that's it! :(

If I need to do shopping or visit my sister in her Care Home then I have to go in the morning so that I can see to drive. At least the improvement is lasting long enough for me to get to the Care Home and back. I have another two months to wait before my next set of injections and I'm wishing my life away by counting down the days.

The MAWTT cards are the only cards I'm making because I just can't keep my eyes open long enough to craft for any decent length of time. It also takes me ages to add the relevant post to my blog because I keep making mistakes and then have to go back. I'm a touch typist too so that doesn't bode well. lol

Thursday, 21 May 2015

MAWTT Spring into Summer

This week Claire set the theme of Spring into Summer for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. There's a colour chart on the blog to show you the colours you can use so please check it out. I've had lots of bother with Mr Blogger over the last few days so I don't want to tempt fate by moving off this post, lol

My card is using two shades of yellow card from Papermill. I stamped a Joanna Sheen poppy image in black on to white paper before adding Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed round the edges. I mounted that on to the yellow card and added three pieces of Card Candi to the top right corner. I made a simple sentiment saying 'Enjoy' mounted it on to yellow card and set it at an angle at the base of the poppy. I hope to enjoy summer and I do hope you all enjoy it too. It's been a long time coming! lol

My eyes are much better than they were - they stay open for some parts of each day. I'm hoping that my next appointment, with a higher dose, will settle them even more. Thanks for all your kind comments they are much appreciated.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

MAWTT Birds or Feathers

Come and join us this week for the challenge of Birds or Feathers, a theme chosen by Jessie, over at Moving Along with the Times.

I've used a digi image of an eagle by Fitztown and coloured it with my Promarkers before roughly tearing it out and inking the edges with Distress Ink. I used three stamps from Visible Image and after stamping them, tore them all out and inked the edges. The 'Live life Now' sentiment was heat embossed with Sparkle and Sprinkle 'Blueberry' embossing powder.

The large card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the pale blue card by Papermill. I embossed the blue card with clouds using an Embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. I also added the 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink to the edges of the mat.

My long awaited hospital appointment was yesterday so I'm hoping that I'll be able to add my card successfully to some challenges - IF MY EYES REMAIN OPEN!

I'm thinking positive and look forward to joining in again.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers: Anything Goes
The Male Room - Birds
Simon  Say Wednesday  Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
Paper Minutes Challenge - Blue

Thursday, 23 April 2015

MAWTT Let's Get Reading

This week Hazel (Didos) chose the theme of Let's Get Reading for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. and I chose The Oxford Book of Children's Verse. I can hear my two sons sighing now. lol I love poetry and when they went to bed I usually ended up their story time with a poem - I've even been known to tape myself saying my favourite poems!! Bigger Lol. I think it put my sons off poetry for life, they just don't appreciate beautiful words.

Anyway back to my card. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the dark blue card is by Papermill. The pale blue backing paper is from Docraft's Papermania Capsule Collection. I chose three poems that will all be well known to children and printed the first few words out on the computer. I then added a relevant embellishment for each poem. The large corner is cut with a Memory Box die. The fairies I've had for donkeys years and were bought from Create and Craft although I've forgotten by now who made the sheets.

Unfortunately I'm unable to link to any challenges as my eyes are still not good and I cannot stay on the computer long enough. Hopefully, if the treatment is EVER forthcoming I'll be able to join in fully before too long.

Thank you all for visiting and bearing with me - although I have lost some followers in the past few weeks so some have got fed up with my sporadic posts, sorry.