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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Keep it Real at MAWTT!

Good morning blog friends

Its a new challenge today over at Moving along with the Times challenge Blog
 - my turn to host this week and I've chosen the theme 

Keep it real 
(no fantasy figures)

What does that mean you may well be asking, well it's simply this.  The main focus of your card must be a real living thing - people, animals, plants, trees  - any living breathing thing. Now here's the real controversial part - strictly no fantasy figures - that means no fairies, witches, wizards, teddies or toys. At the risk of upsetting some people I'm coming straight out and saying - fairies are not real!! - there I've said it, we're all entitled to our opinions and for today's challenge that is mine!

Here's my card for this weeks challenge.  I'm sure we've got the photograph of this stamp somewhere in our family album!  This - without a doubt - is my son Matthew, when he was little, with our brown tabby Persian cat,Toby.  He was the most gorgeous floppy bagpus of a cat, as soon as I saw this stamp it was mine and I made him a brown tabby when I coloured him!!

I was really excited this week to get a top 3 at Craft your Days Away challenge and  and a top 5 at Crafty Card Makers challenge for my last weeks DT card for MAWTT in the Nautical challenge- lets hope you like this one just as much!

Now for the really exciting part 
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts
and they are offering a fantastic prise of a £15 voucher to spend in their store

WOC gift_certificate

So come on, this fab prize has to be worth making the biggest of efforts and entering
our challenge this week

our DT girls have produced some REAL beautiful creations to inspire you
so go over to the challenge blog and take a look at their fabulous designs

 Keep it Real Challenge at MAWTT this week

Heres what I did ....

Image - Mos digital pencil
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers and chip board words - K & Co - hopscotch (on of my all time favourites!)
Card - Tim Holtz distress craft card
Ink - Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink
Other embellies from my stash

Challenges I am entering with this card

Crafty creations challenge - Male birthday card
Stampavie and more - for a boy
Whimsey Stamps - Anything goes
Reasonable ribbon - masculine /fathers day - must have ribbon


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fabulous image .. and my daughter still walks round with coco our cat like that lol ( she is 18!!) The chunky words and papers are so much fun too.. thanks for a brilliant challenge
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the image & the words look fab!
Hugs Shell xx

sassy said...

what a superb card...loving the image and of course that cat..enjoyable little read to and ..sssh but fairies are real...or perhaps its my meds lol!!!!! hugs sassyxx

Kim. said...

Judith this is a brilliant card, love this image and those colours and the lettering go perfectly together.
Kim xXx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. Such a cute image.
Nikki x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the beautiful

Caz said...

I have the little girl version of this stamp, funnily enough because it reminded me of my daughter Emma when she was little with our cat Bagheera! Fabulous card.
Caz x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this card is so adorable, a real Ahhh card. I cant imaging my Jess letting anyone do that to her!!! Thanks for a brilliant theme its really got us all thinking, Love Hazelxox

Debs said...

Stunning card Judith. Love the image and the tag is fabulous.
Have a great evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Sue said...

Aww this is So cute Judith! what an adorable image and your colouring is really beautiful. I love the papers and the gorgeous letters - it's a really sweet card !!
Congratulations on your Wins!
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is gorgeous,just love the image,and your detail and the layout is just brilliant,love those letters too hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

mixamatoasties said...

Judith this is just fab! I love everything about it. The image is just too cute :)

Susan xx

Pami said...

This is one of my mum's favourite images! Fab card and I love the spotty paper too! Thanks for a great challenge, although I am a little upset that Santa isn't real!! Oh and congratulations on your recent wins! Pami x

Marjo said...

Fabulicious card Judith, love it!
hugs Marjo

DesignerDiva said...

That is a fabulous stamp Judith and I'm lovin' your chipboard words too!
I have those papers somewhere - must dig them out as they look fab-u-lous
Thank you for a great challenge theme
Hugs Laurie xx

Kim Bell said...

All I can say is wow. Coloring, layout! OMW! Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps.


Sarah said...

Hi Judith - what a fab image! I do love Mo's digis they are just so adorable and your card is just marvellous. Love the words!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and becoming a follower. I've a feeling the cat is going to become a new member of the family! I'm sure I'll be waffling away on my blog about it over the coming weeks!!


PS - off to follow you as well.

Mau xx said...

Brilliant image and papers Judith, Love the letters too.
a Great Challenge...whew!!! glad you didn't say that Father Christmas wasn't real though. I would have really been mad at you :O
Hugs Mau xx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge, good luck x

phamil said...

That is just so cute! I love it! Thank you for entering the RRR challenge!