Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Happy Diwali . . . . . . . . . .nearly


Good morning Duckadees. Wednesday greetings and felicitations to you all.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my improvised snowflake mask. I also need to give an honourable mention to Mr Duck. After "Mapgate" he redeemed himself (slightly) by paying for the postage on the cards sent for Millie-Rose. He thinks that's him off the hook now. . . . . .silly boy!

Wasn't John and Wendy's first video great?(see here). Don't know that I would have the doodahs to do that, so many claps and whoops to them.

Now, today's theme is Diwali as it's not far off now (3rd November this year I believe). These cards are actually ones I made for Nesta and her family last year, not long after I discovered the crafting drug known as Spellbinders. I am in the throws of designing this years cards so thought I would show you what I did last year. The new ones will appear in due course.
The card above was Nesta's.
This is the SB Fancy Lattice (reminded me of Jali fretwork) cut out of gold mirror card and mounted on foam pads to a teal card layer. This was then matted onto an A5 black card base.
I then cut one of the SB Decorative Labels Eight from black card. On this, I hand drew the outline of Lord Ganesh, incorporating the Om symbol which is of religious significance to Hindu's. I went over this with a glue pen, then gilded with Indigo Blu Royal Peacock flakes.
I then added the hand written (and doesn't it show lol!!!) sentiment, trying to make it look like Indian writing. Popped this onto the card and voila!!!
Nesta loved it thankfully. Will see what I can come up with this year.
The cards below, I made for Nesta's Dad and sister/brother in law. They both display Om symbols that I have gilded, on layered SB dies (Elegant Labels One and Decorative Labels Twenty Seven if memory serves me correctly)



We usually go over to Leicester's Belgrave Road on Diwali each year (John, the invites there for you and/or OH if you're in the area) weather permitting. We get there in the afternoon, do a bit of shopping, have a fabulous meal, more shopping then watch the fireworks in the park and then head home. Hopefully, the weather this year will be as mild as last year come the day.

Something different, I know, but that's the beauty of being able to celebrate different festivals with friends of different cultures. It's also a great excuse to enjoy fab food and fireworks but don't tell Nesta lol !!!

Th th th that's all folks for today.

TTFN
Ang x





18 comments:

  1. Wow, neverheard of diwalibefore. Amazing cards though. Sounds like great celebration. Xxx

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  2. Hi Ang,
    Great cards, don't know much about Diwali.
    Lydia
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  3. It's great to have friends from different cultures and to be able to join in with their celebrations. Such beautiful colourful cards Ang. Love from Christine xx

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  4. Im pleased im not the only one not to have heard about Diwali , but hey no matter
    Very lovely cards i especially like the second shape , thats another die on my very long list lol
    Elaine H X

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  5. Sorry folks, it never entered my head you may not be familiar with Diwali. Its also called the Festival of Light and is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. We used to do Diwali plays when I was at primary school (a couple of years ago. . . . . Ahem!) so I assumed everyone knew about it so apologies again.
    In Malaysia, its known as Deepavali.
    Have a great day. x

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  6. Hi Ang, having been to a Diwali festival, I love all the colourful celebrations, and the food.
    Your cards are wonderful, fantastic colours and designs.
    I miss all these sorts of celebrations, not the same as living in Edinburgh, enjoy when you go, hugs Kate x

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  7. Hi Ang. Well your blog is certainly educating us. Like others I've never heard of Diwali either. It's great to embrace different celebrations and your cards are very inspirational. If I'm ever asked for a Diwali card in future I'll know what to do.
    Enjoy your day.
    Love Val x.

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  8. Gorgeous colours and designs Ang really pretty huggles Sue xx

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  9. Must say I have never heard of it but thanks for explaining...lovely card and dies used, pretty.xx

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  10. Have heard of the celebration but have never participated. I love all these sort of things. When we lived in Turkey we were invited to,lots of different occasions. Great to join in and learn about other cultures.

    Absolutely brilliant card you are so clever and artistic.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  11. Beautiful cards Ang, they are really colorful, nice to see something different.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Really beautiful cards for a festival I had not heard of before. Thanks for sharing the information about Diwali! Have a great day.

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  13. Hi Ang,
    fabulous card. Love the design.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

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  14. Had to get you past that 13.........!!!!!
    Back a lot better, I was practicing filling my "deep pockets" for the cheap flight.
    Flew Flybe to Belfast City, my bag was never weighed, measured or even look at.
    Flying with them to Birmingham but bet we will be well checked then.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  15. Another fabulous card!! Great color combo!!

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  16. Hi Ang, cards are starting to warm up a little over the next few days lol! I put myself on the Crafty Blogs list, I guess it sort of lets you know how popular your blog is, the one that Sue Wilson is No 2 on at present, I am at present 767 so got a long, long way to go but just thought it might be a bit of fun, who knows I might even take it off if I start going down too quickly lol! have a nice day,

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Hi Ang, I've had those stamps for ages so I'm not sure but I do know that they are either made by Elusive Images or Chocolate Baroque :) xxxxxxxxxx Sue

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  18. Hi Ang, apparently 'Red Ted Art' is No 1 Blog! Think they do a lot of Children's craft
    Night

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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