Friday, 22 November 2013

Best Wishes . . . . . . . to you all

Good morning* duckadees. Here's hoping that you are well and if not, I hope that you get better soon.
I send particular best wishes to Val in Spain. Poor Val has lost her precious cat Bertie to illness so big hugs to you chuck. I have passed on folks kind words from my last post to Val.
Welcome back to John from his sojourn across the Med, hopefully minus an eyepatch and a bandana.
Work is still busy but I guess its the time of year. Its just a shame its causing a physical condition called Craftus Interruptus. I think you can get a cream for it lol !!! Its also playing havoc with my Brazillian F1 Qually session tomorrow. Thankfully I'm not working Sunday for the actual race or hysteria may have set in. If I get get taken on permanently, I will have to supply them with a race calendar for 2014 and tell them to work around that. . . . . . . should go down well eh?

Now, today's card is one that I'm entering in the HOC Classic and Elegant Challenge for November (see here). I know I usually work with a muted colour pallette (snigger) but I went for the dramatic using the options given. . . . . . . 

color nature

It is a cream base with layers of black and orange card topped with a piece of First Edition Noir et Chic paper from a 6x6 pad (love this pad) and some orange organza ribbon.

Sentiment stamped onto the cut out second smallest SB Decorative Labels Eight, inked with distress inks. Couple of bits of peach bling in the corners and voila !!!

Hope its not too left field for folks but wish me luck.

Have a wonderful weekend all and keep warm.

Ang x

* I said good morning then realised I will have to post now to link to the challenge so good evening too to the late folk.


  1. I love your take on the challenge. The black really makes the orange stand out. I got a laugh out of the medical condition "Craftus Interruptus." I have the same symptoms it seems. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. I love seeing your cards.

  2. Hiya Ang,

    This is so gorgeous, I love the colour palette, just beautiful. The papers and ribbon are fabulous too. I like this die, don't think I have seen Labels Eight but I do like it!

    I fully understand how work can cause Craftus Interruptus, I am having big trouble with that myself of late lol!

    Oh do get them a calender they will so love you for it lol!

    Take care, enjoy your race this week.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Very different card for you but WOW!! I love everything about it.
    Good luck with the challenge.
    I did not realise the lack of crafting condition had spread "north of the Border" ....... yep! It has reached these parts as well. Need to get some of the at "cream"
    Have you turned on the heating in the "pond" the one near my house is "solid" might need a pick axe to break through. Having fun "skating" across the surface a t "break neck speed" .........
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Mrs Duck and luv the colour combo xx I am also suffering with Craftus Interruptus and it is now getting serious as I have only made one special Christmas card for my nephew and no others - not even general ones xx you will have to let me know what the name of the cream is!! Good Luck with the challenge and have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

  5. So pretty, love the colour choice. I will email Val now, I didn,t know about her cat. xxx

  6. Good morning Ang, think I'm needing the cream too, just can't get into Christmas and have only made one card mainly due to circumstances....after being without hot water and central heating for the past two weeks it was lovely to get up this morning without shivering and have a lovely hot shower and warm towel - no more kettle boiling to have a wash or knocking on friends' doors to ask to use the shower! So I must really get down to things this week. Got practice on at the moment so hope you have the tape set for quali - or am I alone in using a VHS recorder......anyway enjoy the race and make sure you sort things out for next year.

    After all my ramblings, your card I love, "delightfully understated" I think is the description, love the colours and the design and if I was judging you would win first place again. Have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  7. Hi Ang. Love the card. Such pretty colours and the organza bow is beautiful. Thanks Ang and ladies for your sympathy especially Kate, Shirley and Wendy.
    Pretty chilly over here in Spain in fact I'm sitting here with my coat on. Oh for carpets and central heating - only in the winter of course.
    Have a good weekend.
    Love Val x

  8. Hi Ang, loving your card, some of my favourite colours. I love the design too, wonderful paper.
    Good luck with the challenge, it's a fix if you don't win.
    enjoy the F1, sad to hear about Val's wee cat, thanks for passing on my message.
    Take care, hugs Kate X

  9. WOW your card is a stunner Mrs duck ,i love everything about it , i wish you luck but i dont think you need it ,
    Have a lovely weekend and stay warm in that pond
    Elaine H X

  10. Hi Ang,
    Beautiful card, love the colours and the ribbon gives it a lift.

  11. Hi ya gorgeous, sorry have missed your cards/creations but the stupid hackers looted my computer but my baby is all fixed now...all I can say is WOW on your creations and though I have not commented on all of them, they are gorgeous.xxxx

  12. Ang I have been making boxes with my two little granddaughters this afternoon using the 12x12 of the paper on your card, it's beautiful and has made lovely boxes. Your whole card is gorgeous good luck for the challenge, and of course tomorrow's race. Hazel xxx

  13. Just read your comment on my blog, I only let them have my good stuff if I know they will take time and do the folding properly, I have been the same with Anna and Beth with my silent night pad of card too, it's stunning. Hazel xxx

  14. Hi Ang,

    You don't need any luck, the card is lovely and a winner but just in case the judges need new specs, I have everything crossed.

    Been out all day today so haven't a clue about the qualifying for F1 but will make up for it tomorrow for the race.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  15. Hi Ang,
    firstly good luck with the challenge.
    Love this super creation. Great designing as usual, and what very super colours used.
    Enjoy your GP today.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Glad you entered the candy, you are a wonderful supporter lol.xx and a funny make me smile.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. A super gorgeous card! I LOVE the beautiful flower images and I LOVE that bow! Thanks for joining us at HOC--come again SOON! :) Mynn xx

  18. Congrats on your win. Gorgeous card.

  19. Congratulations on winning the HOC Challenge last week. It was a gorgeous card! Have a great day!

  20. The first thing I thought when I saw this was "OH WOW!" Beautiful colors - so dramatic. The flowers going up the side are grand!!