Saturday, 21 September 2013

Friendship . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning my little duckadees. Hope you have defrosted after the cold snap.
Glad you liked my Christmas card and hope that some of you may have got a Lidl bargain.
If I come across any more bargains, I shall pass them on.
Jackie, hope your Mum is ok and that you are back. Are you going somewhere warm for your hols next month?

After persuasion from John, I am entering the House of Cards Classic and Elegant Challenge (not two words that you would normally associate with me but challenge, possibly hahaha!!!)
You have to use at least 3 of the colours featured on this picture . . . . . . . 

so I have gone for the lilac, plum/purple and the white.

The base card is an A4 plum card, Hougied in half to A5. I then cut a slightly smaller mat out of white card and ran it through the Cuttlebug Kassies Brocade embossing folder, twice to extend the pattern. 
I cut the largest die from the SB Majestic Labels 25 out of lilac card and cut the frame to fit within the white mat. The edges are inked with Dusty Concord distress ink.
On the middle piece of the die cut, I stamped the Kanban Rose stamp in purple pigment ink and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder. The edges of this were also inked with Dusty Concord.

The white embossed mat is stuck flat to the base card and the lilac frame is foam padded onto this. I then popped the stamped shape into the middle and stuck it flat so that the frame is raised around it.
I stamped the sentiment onto more lilac card with the purple pigment ink and heat embossed again. I cut around it with a fancy edged pair of scissors and foam padded it to the card along with a white organza ribbon triple bow.

A bit of bling and job done!!!

As I said, I'm entering this into House of Cards Classic and Elegant September Challenge so lets hope I've done this linking mularky correctly and fingers crossed.

Singapore GP this weekend, woo hoo!!! Wish I was at Lau Pau Sat chewing on a few satay sticks with an ice cold Tiger right now.Have a great weekend folks, whatever you are up to.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang
    A pretty card using my current favourite die. (I have made so many cards with that since I got it!). Love the sentiment. So true.
    Best wishes
    Anne 0


  2. Good morning Ang. Loving today's card, it's in all my colours, love how you have framed your stamp, good luck in the challenge.

    Hazel xxx

  3. Hello Ang, gorgeous card, I love the beautiful rose stamp and how you have embossed,and framed it. Lovely color combination too.
    Good luck with the challenge, they are fun to do.
    enjoy the G P, hugs Kate X

  4. Hi me little Duckett , a very nice card and fit for any challenge , beautiful colors, stamp and just the right amount of bling , Good Luck !!

    Elaine H X

  5. Hi Ang,
    beautiful card today. love the dies used and the colours are fab.
    Great stamping too.
    Good luck in the challenge.
    May I just say you are supposed to put up on your blog a link to the challenge.
    If you are having trouble with this just email me and I will give you instructions.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. WOW Ang this is so lovely. beautiful colour choice and love the stamping. I wish you good luck in the challenge.
    Enjoy your car racing weekend (got it right for a change) get a Chinese takeaway and you can pretend you're there.
    Take care.
    Love Val x

  7. Hi Ang,
    Sorry to have mislead you. It was me being dense as for some reason I missed your link completely.
    I told you I needed a new
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. Ps enjoy the Singapore GP.

  8. Hi Ang,
    Beautiful card, lovely colours and the rose stamp is one of my favourites, I have the die set but have not used it very much as yet, too busy making Christmas cards. Good luck with the challenge.

  9. gorgeous image. fab colours. love the papers.

  10. Beautiful card great colour choice simply stunning, thanx for joining us at House of Cards challenge,
    John x

  11. This is most definitely elegant--GORGEOUS image and a fabulous frame! A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at HOC--hope to see you again soon! :) Mynn xx

  12. Beautiful card I love everything you have done with the Stamp and the Dies.
    Good luck with the challenge
    Enjoy the Car Racing
    I prefer to do it rather than watch it..............rather restricted now because of points on my licence.........LOL!!!

    Patricia xxx

  13. Hi Ang quite agree on Lau Pau Sat. Been there and loved it way back in 1996. Hubby's ship was in Singapore and he took me round his old haunts only to find a lot had changed. He was very disappointed but I loved it.

    Good luck on your lovely card and hope it does well in the challenge.

    Wilma x x

  14. Beautiful Ang.

    Lovely colours.

    Good luck with your card I hope you win, do let us know.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. A very pretty friendship card!

  16. Dear Mrs. Duck, So glad that John persuaded you to join the challenge. Your card is truly elegant and it is a pleasure to view your creations. Please join us again at House of Cards -- we'll look forward to it.

  17. Lovely card Ang, good luck with the challenge
    Happy Sunday
    maggie x

  18. Really beautiful card! I love the stamped image and the look certainly is classy. Thanks for joining us at HOC this week!

  19. Such a gorgeous and elegant card, that rose image is beautiful and is the perfect flower to pair with the meaningful friendship sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC, please come back soon! Ruth x

  20. Just beautiful! Such a elegant card. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this week :)

  21. Gorgeous card Ang! This is very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at HOC and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  22. Hi Ang, love this card. Gorgeous colours and I love the frame effect, I think i've got that die somewhere so I'll have to have a play
    Claire xx

  23. Another beautiful card!!! Very creative!!