Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Break From Christmas. . . . . . . . .

Good morning Duckadees. Hope this finds you well and happy. A bit of a quick post today as you may have noticed, its a late one and live. I deliberated, digested and cogitated (al a Loyd Grossman circa 1980) as to whether to enter the latest HOC challenge (see here), which is also a DT call. After a bit of prodding by Mr Duck, I decided to have a go. . . . . . . . . .nothing ventured, nothing gained eh?

This is the inspiration photo. . . . . . . . . . . . .

The base card is 7.5x7.5 inches plain 300gsm white card (Limetree Crafts). I topped this with a smaller layer of silver mirror card, which had been pierced around the edges, with foam pads.
I cut four of the corner pieces of the SB Botanical Swirls and Accents out of white card and also the rounded square die from the same set out of silver card. I cut this again out of white so that I could have the centre portion in white for my sentiment.

I glued the corners to a piece of silver damask card and used a rounded punch on the corners.
I then stuck this to a piece of white card, added some silver satin ribbon across the middle and stuck this to the base.
I then added the silver rounded square to the top on foam pads. the sentiment was heat embossed in silver onto the white centre portion and I then popped this into the centre of the rounded square.

Various sizes of AB bling added and that was that.

Wish me luck folks and keep everything crossed (that'll keep you still for a bit Patricia !!!)
Have a great week and be good.

Ang x


  1. Hello Ang
    This is a really pretty card. You should definitely put yourself forward as a candidate for the DT. What a lovely balanced composition. MrDuck was spot on!
    Anne O

  2. Hi Ang
    This card is really lovely and good luck with the DT!!! huggles Sue xxx

  3. Hi Ang,

    A really pretty card. Just my tastes. You don't need luck - you are a natural.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  4. Yeah! So glad you entered. You should be a shoe-in!

  5. Good Morning Ang, well if you don't get a DT post with this card, all I can say is that it's a fix, cos this is so beautiful and elegant, and certainly reflects the inspirational photo. The dies and your design are so stylish.
    Good luck, hugs Kate x

  6. Ang, your card is stunning, good luck with the challenge.
    Hazel xxx

  7. Stunning, absolutely stunning, I LOVE it. As Kate said its a fix if you are not chosen for the DT team. Will keep my fingers and toes crossed.
    Might just have to do a wee "take" on this.
    Me!!! Keep still ..... what a joke ....... Hazel has just asked me to do 12 small cards in 2 boxes. Gifts for two ladies she knows. I did say I was going to use that "NO" word but the one person not included is my Sister.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxxx

  8. What a beautiful card, so elegant and classy! A great take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC & for applying for a DT spot - good luck! Ruth x

  9. Morning Ang,
    What a beauty, right uo my street, love it. Good luck with the challenges.

  10. Pretty card, and I wish you luck too!

  11. Everything is crossed for you Ang, a very pretty card Good Luck.
    Elaine H X

  12. Very nice and luv the colours xx good luck with the challenge you should win it with this one xx GailT xx

  13. Thank you for joining us at HOC with such a beautifully elegant card.

  14. Very elegant and refined!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at the House of Cards blog hop.
    Good luck!!
    Rosi x

  15. This is just beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous shine from the mirror card!!! Thank you for joining us at HOC for our blog hop and DT call! Good luck! Mynn xx

  16. Hi Ang. Beautiful card. Good luck with the challenge.
    Love Val x

  17. Hi Ang,
    what a superb designed card. So luxurious looking.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Hi Ang.
    Congrats on your win for this card, well deserved at House of Cards.I didn,t know John was going away for Xmas, not seen him yet xxx

  19. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our December blog hop challenge at HOC.

    Hugs, Vannessa