Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Violet for Violet. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. . . . . . . Yes, I'm back!!! I hope you are all well and that you've missed me (whatcha mean "no"!!!) Its very irritating that work is getting in the way of enjoyment but hey ho, I'm just thinking of the goodies I can spend the hard earned dosh on.
One good thing is, after 10 days, I've lost half a stone so its like being paid pounds to lose pounds lol!!! I'm hoping that at this rate, by Christmas, I will actually weigh less than our turkey hahaha!!! (no jokes about stuffing please, this is a family show!)
I am sorry if I am late getting round to everyone. . . . . . . I will get myself into a more organised state eventually.

Now, today's card is the 94th birthday card I mentioned a couple of posts ago. It started as a "no rush, its not until mid December" to "ooh, err its actually end of November and needed a week before for everyone to sign". This is what happens when you let a fella loose with sorting out these things (no offence John, I know you are super organised).

Its an A4 card, as folks from a sheltered housing complex all have to sign it, and the base is a sheet of lovely A3 white 300gsm card from Lime Tree Crafts (NEC purchase) This is super quality card. 
I then popped on a layer of lilac (or as its for Vi, violet) PMD card, gutted in the middle. On the waste piece, I stamped the Kanban roses stamp (love this stamp) in purple pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then stuck this piece on the card in the middle and at the height I wanted.
Then I took another piece of white card and cut it slightly smaller than the lilac layer. Out of this, I cut the largest SB Majestic labels 25 die to make a framed aperture. And foam padded this above the stamped image.
Flowers are SB Bitty Blossoms and Tonic Punch daisies, cut from Lidl lilac/purple paper and flourishes and butterflies are from SB Jewelled Flowers and Flourishes.

Trying a different frame.
Sentiment topper is the second and third SB Majestic Labels 25 dies and "Vi" is cut from an Xcut  alphabet die.

Hope that Vi likes it and that you do too. I also should apologise for the slightly askew photography on the top image.

Hopefully it won't be as long until my next post. I promise I shall try to build up a stash on my next day off.
Meantime, take care folks.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang,

    This stunning, love the colour and the little flowers are gorgeous. Great Rose stamp. I bet Vi will be well pleased, love it all.

    Your comments always give us a laugh on here so thank you for that, I do know how work stops you from doing as much craft as you like, I am finding it difficult to keep up with one card every day as I just don't always have time to make them, however, we will keep going for as long as possible, thank god for weekends lol! My son Jon arrived ok, not sure about washing when he comes back hes left a lot in his room whilst hes gone bless him lol!

    Anyhow, take care, love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Beautiful. I,m sure she will love it.xxxxxx

  3. Ang, this is beautiful I love all the little details, she will love it. Good for you losing half a stone and getting paid to do it!!! Usually it's the other way and you have had fun doing it well I hope you are enjoying the job. Hazel xxx

  4. Avery nice cheery Card and a beautiful Violet, she will love it im sure
    Elaine H X

  5. She is going to love it Ang. My favourite colour too. Just keep thinking of £s gained and lbs lost and I'm sure you'll cope with the work. It's only just over a month now. Oh wow, why did I say that? Too much of a reminder if folks are prone to panic! Nice to have you back. Hugs Christine xx

  6. Hi Ang. It's a beautiful card and I'm sure Vi will be thrilled. Well done on loosing half a stone. They must be keeping you busy.
    Bit sad today as the eldest of my 5 cats had a stroke yesterday. Took him to the vets last night and he had 2 injections which should have improved his condition but sadly they havn't. We have to go back again tonight but it's not looking good. I know he's 16, but...
    Will keep you posted.
    Love Val x

  7. Hello Ang, simpley gorgeous, what a wonderful colour palette. Beautiful stamp and just perfect for someone of that age, traditional image. love your design too.

    I do enjoy reading your funny quips, makes me smile lots.

    I've not way of contacting Val Jones, (above comment), if you have say I'm thinking of her, just read her comment and really feel for her and her little cat, very sad. Val commented once on one of my posts so she might remember me.

    Have a great day Ang, hugs Kate x

  8. Hi Ang,

    Must have taken you ages to make this stunning card cos its so intricate. Love it. Really feel for Val Jones - been there, done it.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  9. Great card, I'm sure the 95 year old will really love it! Well done for losing the weight, I lost 3 stone last year, but about 7 or 8 lbs have crept back on.

  10. A really lovely card Ang. Love the colour - my favourite

  11. Hi Ang,
    Lovely card I'm sure it will be well received. Must have taken a age to cut and stick the flowers.

  12. Oh! wow! Ang, this is stunning.
    Everything about it it is just wonderful, I love it.
    I would love to loose just 1/2 a stone before Christmas but I am certainly NOT going to do it the way you have!!!! My one very busy day in the Tearoom every other week does not make that much difference, Maybe it could be all the goodies on offer there!!!!
    Don't work too hard

    Patricia xxx

  13. Hi Ang, What a super card, all the little details make for one stunning creation and I'm sure all the folk at the home will enjoy sharing it with Vi. Don't know how you have managed to lose all that weight but hope you are eating properly and looking after yourself whilst you are working. Best wishes Jackie

  14. Gorgeous card and so apt for 'Vi' it is luvly xx I know what you mean about time I am soooo busy at the mo and have not had time to blog either - wish I could say the same about the weight tho but unfortunately I can't - well done you xx GailT xx

  15. Hi Ang
    This is a lovely card and I'm sure it will be treasured.
    I've definitely missed your blog, so welcome back!
    Well done on the weight loss!
    Anne O



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