Thursday, 11 August 2011

It's fantasy time at MAWTT

Hello everybody

I am sorry I have not been around much, but life happens.  My Step-mother is in hospital very ill, and we have had to sort out care arrangments for my father for a few weeks, who is 92 next month.  We have received an enormous amount of help and support from social services, and I cannot thank them enough for this at what has been a really difficult time for Dad..

Anyway on to my card.  At  Moving Along With The Times  the theme is Fantasy - and this can be interpreted any way you want..  We were lucky enough to be given some images from Bugaboo, and I chose Ruby Tidbits - Tequila.  Now Ruby is doing the splits - even if I had had a bottle I don't think I could achieve this - so this is definitely a Fantasy.

I have followed the sketch from Midnight Madness.  The background papers are  K & Co Que Sera papers (well tequila is tropical) and I have picked out the blue for the border across the middle with I have also put through the cuttlebug with a embossing folder, and added a punched border on top with a piece of ribbon.  Ihave coloured the image in copics, and added a bit of Stickles to her boots.  The background has been lightly brushed with distress ink and then stamped over with a stipple stamp.  A toning flower from Prima completes the picture.

For this challenge we are sponsored by

and the lucky winner will receive 7 images to play with.

 I am entering this into the following challenges:

Use It Tuesday - Indian Summer - my hoarded stash is the K & Co paper and flower
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and Die Cuts
Stamp Something - August Digi Day
Totally Papercrafts - Holidays
Cooking it up with katie - Emboss a summer punch
Crafty Calendar - Hot collours

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.



  1. Val, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have joined us. Your card is just tooooo cute!! Love that image and sentiment!! The MM Design Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. I adore this image and sentiment it never fails to make me smile, your card is gorgeous I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  3. Glad to hear that you are sorting stuff out .. and that SS have been a help. I hope things go ok.. and that your MIL is as comfortable as she can be .
    LOve the colours in your card .. and can you believe your fantasy is actually reality here .. its on of my party tricks .. i CAN do the splits ... although maybe not today - my arthritis is playing up big style lol
    Take care
    Lisa x

  4. Hi, love the card and the image. Sorry to here about your Step Mum and Dad, hope she improves soon and life gets better for you. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Love the card Val, o=its so funny, mmm Think a couple of bottles of Tequila and I might do the splits, question is would I ever walk again!!!!LOLOL
    Hope things get a bit easier soon for you,
    Love Hazelxo

  6. oh Val what a fab image, love it. You sure gave me a giggle

    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

  7. LOL.....I love it Val...and great colours too hun...

    have a lovely evening hugs Vicky xx

  8. She's a gal that Ruby! Super card, made me laugh out loud.

    Janet xx

  9. Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

    I love tequila so this is a card right up my ally *LOL* Great colors and the big flower is fab!

    Thanks for joining our challenge - I hope to see you play with us again real soon!
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  10. Fab card Val - the LO and DP's are just perfect!
    Good to hear that you are getting much deserved and needed support. Hope life gets back to 'normal' for you soon hun.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  11. Sorry for all your problems, sending a hug. Very good work, very nicely thought out.

  12. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  13. So lovely - the image is great.. and the sentiment... well, that's probably about right too.. lol..

    Great work, and lovely colouring!

    Jo x

  14. Val, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a fun image and I love your bright colors. Thanks again for joining us for this week's challenge and hope you will join us again next week!

  15. Oh this is fabulous Val.

  16. Great card hun, love the LO & she is one fab image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Love this card, Val!! It's super cute and I love that image! Glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week. :)

  18. Awww how fun, love the hot colours you chose, so bold. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck xx

  19. Love this! This is one of my favorite Bugaboo images! Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
    Valarie Florer
    priscillastyles DT

  20. Fab card Val, love your flower and fantastic image, I used to be able to do the splits!
    Hope everything settles down for you soon
    Laurie xx

  21. super FUN, fab card! Great colors and take on the MMSC sketch!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog this week! Hope to see you again next time! :)

  22. Fab fun card - just right for Indian Summer at Use it Tuesday (Hazel, Guest designer) x

  23. Great colours and I love that flower. Thanks for playing with us at AiFactory!

    JanR - AiF dt

  24. Love the stamp. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday- Haven UIT DT

  25. Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    How cool is your card? I just love the funny image and the text that goes with it; well done!
    Thank you so much for sharing youur card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.
    Hugs Guro

  26. what a fun card. I love your color selections as well as that adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
    I have CHA blog candy available if you are interested!

  27. So funny - certainly made me smile! So glad you linked up at Craft us Crazy!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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