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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Get reading for our challenge at MAWTT this week

Morning all

I hope you are all waking up to a sunny morning this morning - it's lovely here in the frozen north!  Warm and not a cloud in the sky and the day has bearly begun. 

 I have to say I haven't had the best of nights - our house alarm kept going off - 3 times we got woken up with a start.  of course the first time you go looking for burglars in your sleepy stupor -  only to realise that as you  didn't actually  set the alarm it wouldn't be that!!  

Turns out we've had a series of power cuts through the night  - that means that the alarm circuit is broken so it goes off automatically (my clever electric man husband tells me) and as the back up battery in the alarm must be flat there's nothing to stop it - all I know is I haven't had a good night's sleep.  As for alarms we don't and never have used the blooming thing - it just came with the house - hands up who thinks alarms are a total waste of time - how many times have you rung the police when you heard one going off.... or do you just moan about the noise and ignore it?! 

Anyway I digress....We have a great challenge for you at 

Moving along with the Times

this week - totally up my street!

we want you to

Get Reading

in other words either a card based on a book or alternatively use a bookprint page on your card

I decided to make a card based on the book Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

I just loved this stamp when I saw it over at LOTV together with the happy birthday large sentiment it makes a quick and easy CAS type card

This is what I did ....

image - A lick of paint from LOTV
Coloured with copics
large birthday sentiment - LOTV statements (fabulous)
sentiment tag - LOTV
Papers - from MME Bramble rose pad
HAPPY letters - cut with TH vintage market dies from sizzix

If you're an avid reader like me then this challenge is just perfect for you - show us the story - in a card - we'd love to come and visit

Challenges im entering with this card

4 crafty chicks - inspired by a book
scrapbookersphd - focus on the sentiment
Southern girls - get wordy
creative card crew - sentiment
die cutting divas - include something that can be found in the garden (fence!)
paper minutes - wood


Judith xx


Laine said...

Such clever construction and detail Judith. Fabulous creation. Hope you have a more settled night tonight.

Bad Kitty said...

this is great card

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Judith and fun image.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card, hope you don't have any more power cuts. Lainie xx

Chris said...

Love the card Judith, cute image and great design -the fence paper is a perfect background!
I hate alarms...we don't need one, we have Mathilda! She can look very scary if she wants to (she's a big softie really) and boy her bark is impressive....and loud!

Michelle J M said...

What a fabulous card! Michelle x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours used here Judith and love this image, added goodies and such a gorgeous creation.xx
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Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab design and gorgeous

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and an awesome creation Judith. Hope you get more settled night tonight.

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Judith, a great book as well.
I hope you get a better nights sleep tonight.

Kat W said...

This is such a clever design - love how you combined the image and sentiment against the wood panel DP - it just looks brilliant :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Nooo I do hope you get a better nights sleep tonight. Nothing worse than broken sleep. Love this card its brilliant and I adore the wee boy painting the card. Love Hazelxx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Judith
Hugs Sylvie

Sarah said...

Such a fab card Judith and cleverly thought out too xx

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super hun and i hope you have a better nights sleep tonight, Luv Sam x

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant card Judith love the image and the scene you have created this is ACE.
lorraine x

Nataliascraft said...

What a brilliant card, love the design x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Judith - love the image and the sentiment on the woodgrain background.
Hope it's a more settled night for you.
Debs xx

Tammy said...

Adorable card Judith, I love that sweet LOTV image and the fab wood-grain paper!! Too cute!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue B said...

Oh this is a clever and cute design Judith.. such an adorable image and the wood backing paper and painted sentiment are so perfect with it! It really does sum up Tom Sawyer! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Judith! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the super-large sentiment and the wood-grain paper!

Wendy said...

Fabulous cute card Judith, love the image and design.
Wendy xx

CA Scrapper said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


MaxiBelle Studio said...

This is superb! Love the simplicity, the splash of colour, everything. Thanks for joining us for our 'Sentiment as a Focus' challenge #22.
Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Chris said...

Hi Judith, I'm back again to say thanks for playing along with the Southern Girls!

Pat said...

What a great card Judith, super image and I love the fab design. Hope you got a better night's sleep last night.

Pat xx

Craft buddy said...

Before I even read your title on our MAWTT page I thought it was a Mark Twain reference and I'm so pleased you've put it together like this. The wood grain is a fantastic touch x Jessie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card, love the idea of the combined stamps. Congrats on joining WW DT too x

Tamie said...

I love the book you used. This cards is perfect for it. It is simply adorable. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie DT

Carol said...

A fabulous card Judith, love the stamps and your inspiration. We've had a nice day but the weather broke tonight! Carol x

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this is just adorable! I love the stamp you used and the background is just perfect with it! Thanks for playing along with us over at 4 Crafty Chicks!


Ronda 4CC Guest Designer

Janice said...

Very creative Judith, I love the simplicity of this card, Jx

Karla Yungwirth said...

What a lovely card! I love the background and that awesome sentiment stamp! Thanks souch for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD! DT Karla said...

Wonderful card!! LOVE the accents and coloring~Thanks for playing with us at ScrapbookerPhD!
Carolyn, DT

Regina said...

How gorgeous Judith! Such a sweet image! Really made me smile!
Thanks for your best wishes and your lovely comment!
Wish you a wonderful Sunday!

mixamatoasties said...

I absolutely love this Judith, it's a fabulous card. I have been swithering all weekend over buying this image - had one of the original LotV b&W art pads with this image which I used for a card and I loved it but couldn't decide whether to buy it or not. I think you just made up my mind!!


Carole said...

Love this Judith
Carole x

Claire Grantham said...

Wowzers Judith!! This is absolutely jaw dropping!! I love it, so wonderfully coloured and I love how you have added the sentiment..Cx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew
Hugs, Yvonne

Kati said...

Oh, I love your Card! It brings me back into my childhood, because it looks like a Szene from Tom Sawyer.
Thanks for showing it for paperminutes.

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous card, great image & design!
Great that you could join us for the challenge at Southern Girls, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Congrats on being our most voted Top 5 Judith! Check it out the Southern Girls Winners Circle post. Hugs, Wends x