Monday, 6 January 2014

Have a Happy Day Megan. . . . . .

Good morning my lovely paddlers. Hope we're all bright eyed and bushy tailed and if you're not, I'll send Patricia round to see you. . . . . . not in a menacing way (although I would behave myself if she turns up) but because 1. She always dispenses hugs to those in need  2. She is speedy so will get to you quickly   3. Her super tablet will cheer you up (and your dentist lol !!!)

Well Annie and everyone, I will keep you in suspenders no longer. You may have noticed, depending on how you view blogs, that I have a new badge on my sidebar. I'm chuffed to have been invited to join the House of Cards DT on their Classic and Elegant team. I hope that you will have a look at their blog and enter the challenges. There are 4 categories that cover the main genres so why not give them a bash. The winners are picked by the DT rather than at random so you know that your entry will have been thoughtfully considered.
My first DT post is due in a couple of weeks so I will give you the heads up.

Anyhoo, today's card I have made for a friend's daughter who is 10 this week. She loves anything girlie and pinks, lilacs and purple so I thought I would play with the shaving foam again.
The card is A5 in size, white card base topped with slightly smaller raspberry pink card layer. I then used a smaller piece of white card for the shaving foamed layer.
Onto the foam, I sprayed Apple Blossom Luminarte Radiant Rain and dripped Dusty Concord Distress Ink Re-inker, made swirly patterns then popped the sheet of card onto it as per the usual technique.
When the card was dry, I cut one of the SB Les Papillions 2 at a jaunty angle from the top left hand side.

I then cut the same butterfly from purple PMD card. I also cut Megan's name and one of the SB Fancy Framed Tags One.
I wrapped pink organza and white satin ribbon around the patterned card and topped with a triple pink organza bow. I then added the sentiment which was stamped and heat embossed and added to the tag.

I then foam padded this to the base card and stuck the purple butterfly into the butterfly aperture.
Bit of bling added and that was that. Megan likes to craft so she's getting a crafty goody bag from us as a pressie. I hope she likes her card and that you do too.

Offski now but hope you all have a splendid day, whatever you are up to and if there's any lap blankets going begging Jackie, I know a willing lap lol ! And to those of you with holidaying Mojo's, get em back asap. . . . . . . your bloggers need you!!!!!!!

Ang x

(not to be confused with the other Ang on the HOC DT. . . . . .yes, there's another one!!!)


  1. This is really girlie! I am sure your friend's daughter will love it. Looking forward to our week at HOC. Have a great day Ang.

  2. Congrats Ang on joining the House of Cards DT, you will be a credit to the team. Gorgeous card for Megan, love the shaving foam technique but have not attempted it yet. Patricia is a gem so helpful and caring.

    Wilma x x x

  3. Congrats on your House of Cards DT place Ang. Megan's card is fab just what 10 year old girlie girls love to receive and also a lovely crafty bag of goodies she will be well pleased. Hazel xx

  4. Good for you on your DT position!! Will be watching eagerly. Lovely girly card today. Never tried the shaving foam technique, although I keep saying I'll give it a go. It looks great. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Congratulations on the DT position.
    Ang I just LOVE this wonderful card, colours are brilliant and a great design.
    Megan will be over the moon with this card.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  6. Congratulations on your DT position. Love the look of this technique. I haven't attempted this yet but really must give it a go.
    Fabulous colours a real girlie card. I'm sure your friends daughter will love it.
    Hugs Sue x

  7. Your background looks brill Ang, never done this. Card is lovely. Congrats too. xxx

  8. Hi Ang, just read the HOC email before coming to you so congratulations!! and ditto this lovely card for Megan I'm sure she will love it. Didn't get too much knitting done and I'm afraid you will have to join the queue for a blanket!! Best wishes Jackie

  9. Aww i wondered if it was the Ang that i follow when i read the E/mail ,well done and huge Congratulations .
    A lovely bright girly card today and a great background Megan will love it im sure
    I am away now Ang until early March ,but i hope to pop on for a catch up if and when i can, if not i will be back to have a paddle when the weather gets warmer { i hope }
    Take Care all of you
    Elaine H X

  10. Big CONGRATULATIONS Ang on your new post as the HOC design Team Member, you must be well chuffed! Beautiful card, I love this technique and the look it gives but have never tried it yet, maybe I will today lol! Another Ang you say NOoooooo there cant be another you gal! You are one of a kind lol!

    Have a great day,

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Pretty card, Megan is sure to love it - especially as it has her name on it (which set of dies did you use for that please?)

  12. Well done Ang, I'm really happy for you and it's so well deserved.
    Lovin today's card. The background is beautiful, it's really girly and I bet Megan will be delighted.
    Love Val x

  13. Hello Ang, wonderful news, a well deserved DT place on HOC, well done!!! I'll look forward to seeing your creations for them.

    Todays card is gorgeous, love how you've made the background and the butterfly is beautiful, fabulous colours too. What a lucky girl Megan is, a bag of crafting goodies, fantastic.
    Have a good day, hugs Kate x

  14. Hi Ang,
    Congratulations on being selected to go onto the HOC design team, Lovely bright cheerful card, great background.

  15. Hi Ang,
    Congratulations on your DtT postion. May I say a well deserved place too.
    Love your design and colour card too. I bet she was sooooooooo! pleased with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Congratulations Ang!!!! Honor well deserved.
    Your card is delightful and the colors so pretty. Now I am going to have to play in shaving cream - it looks yumm!

  17. Congrats Ang!! and love this card huggles Sue xx

  18. Congrats! So happy for you! Beautiful card!

  19. First of all a big congrats for being picked as one of the DT for HOC - well done xx and secondly what a fab card for a 10 year old - she will luv it xx GailT xx

  20. Hi Ang,

    Congrats on your new post. As for a card for a 10 year old - I would love a card like this and I am ancient!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  21. Wow awesome card and I glad you had good news lol....awesome and huge congrats. Another Ang....oh no, there can't be two of you....geez, how confusing will that be....good on ya mate as we say here in Australia.xx