Thursday 23 September 2010

MAWTT challenge 65 - 'To Do List'

Hey it's Thursday and I only have 2 days before I am off to Swanage with my Mum. It also means that it's another challenge for MAWTT and I am hosting again.

I don't know about you but I live my life with 'To Do' lists, especially at the moment with packing. Trouble is they just get longer and longer and I don't seem to cross much off. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to play with a list today.
The sponsor for the challenge this week is Meljen's Designs. They have a long list of goodies for you to buy so it may be worth you popping over to have a look see what they do.

So the challenge for this week is to cross at least THREE things off my list and put them on your card/project, now doesn't that sound like a bit of fun? Here is my list of 8, so there should only be 5 left once you've finished.
1. Two different patterned papers
2. A button (or more)3. Glitter
4. A key
5. A vintage image
6. Some leaves
7. A new technique
8. Embossing (heat or dry)

I have also provided an optional, simple sketch for anyone wishing to use it.

So here is my contribution.

I seem to be challenging myself at the moment to make anything and everything into a vintage style card, and here we go again. I have used 2 patterned papers, glitter and leaves from my list and I used my sketch. The image is from Meljen's Designs and is called Love Birds.

I just love these cute little love birds and decided I woild make them blue(ish)birds as well.

Please pop over to the main MAWTT blog to see what my team mates have created, they have really produced some stunning work.

I promised I would think about some Blog Candy just for my followers. My numbers are creeping up so here is an opportunity for you to get yourself some surprise goodies to play with. I have tried something new on this card and I will make up a surprise goodie bag when I get back from Swanage for a blog candy prize. This will be for the first follower who guesses correctly what it is that I have done that is new. Leave me a message with your answer and I will announce the winner on the 3rd October. Have fun guessing. Please note that this is for followers only.

I shall be in touch while I am away as I will take my laptop with me and the flat has wifi. Poor Ken has to stay at home on his own with a poorly shoulder as he had an op on it on Monday. I am sure he will survive and be better off with me out of his hair for a few days. He can laze around and not worry about it - he he.

Take care. Luv B xxxx

Challenges to have fun with
Stamp something - Digis
Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Digi + one embellishment (mine is leaves)
The Craft Den - Cute
Papertake Weekly - Animal magic
A spoonful of sugar - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing
Aifactory - Anything Goes
Charisma - Anything Goes


Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - another fabulous challenge again this week - a great idea to pick from the list!
LOve your card .. even though i am not a birdy fan lol
Have a great day
Lisa ;)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the challenge this week thanks so much for hosting it. Your card is brilliant, Love it.
Enjoy your time away at Swanage xx Hazelxoxox

Margreet said...

awesome card Brenda....the use of a journaling paper is maybe new????...enjoy your time away!
xxx Margreet

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great challenge hun, just loved playng with your 'To DO List' had loadsa fun...
Gorgeous card as always, just lovin your style!
hugs shell xx

Joyce said...

Good morning Brenda. Interesting challenge, and a pretty card. Just a guess that perhaps the leaves are new and you have a new tool??? Have a great holiday and I do hope your hubbie is doing okay.

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
this is so very cute. Love your shading around the birds. Thanks for all your effort and joining us at TG this week
Love sarah X

p.s. Yes I am back in the swing of things at school. It's like we have never been away only know we have even more work to do.........Lidl sounds good to work for!!!!!!!!! Better money!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love the idea of the to do list! Thanks for entering the anything goes challenge this week at AiFactory!
--Tammy L DT Lead

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. TYSVM for joining us at AiF and please come and join us again.

Laralee DT

Georgie Hughes said...

Wonderful card Brenda. I love the distressing around the birds. Do I see a new nestability die which you have embossed?. I love the way you have followed the die cut leaves through from the stamped image branch, is this a new idea of yours?.A truly lovely creation.

Mary J said...

OH Brenda, what a wonderful card!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and I hope you will join us for our next challenge on Saturday!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) the image is lovely and the papers and leaves are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

chris said...

Hi Brenda, what time do you want me to meet you!! you know how I feel about swanage!!
hope you get some crafty time.

your card is beautiful , love the vintage fee,
hugs chris xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing card from you Brenda, as always, hope you'll have a great time in Swanage.

I know what you mean about lists - I never seem to get to the bottom of mine either!


Netty said...

Its such a pretty card Brenda and a lovely layout. Have no idea about the new technique and I've looked and looked..... enjoy your time with your mother. Annette x

Joanne Gilch said...

BB, have a great time with your MUM. Your card is fab. thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles.

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Brenda, such an adorable image.

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, what a beautiful card, I nearly missed seeing this one.. Your game seems so fun and I love that sketch too. Have fun with your mum in Swanage, you must be so looking forward to that. I've had a deeper look at your card and I think your new technique is those letters stuck on the paper, or is that the paper coming like that :| anyway it is, it looks gorgeous. Hugs xxx

Joyce said...

Hi Brenda, I will try another guess, but otherwise I have no idea. Have you used perfect pearls to colour the image? It seems to have a shine to it, especially the white.

Linda said...

Hi Brenda love the card, the die cut leaves around your little love birds look really effective love linda

Vee said...

A fabuous card, love the colours and the sweet image.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Distressed Miss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Fabulous design and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC.

Lawren said...

What a lovely card. I love the background papers and the coloring. Thanks for joining us at AIF.

Lawren - DT Member.

Rhonda said...

This is a great card!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles. :)

Juls said...

this is just soooooooooo gorgeous!! Love it! Hugs Juls