Wednesday, 8 January 2014

In the Pink Again. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hopefully there is dryness and sunshine wherever you are, Summer's on its way after all (well, I heard a rumour).
Thank you for your kind comments on Megan's card. I won't know if the little lady was pleased with the card and pressie until Friday.
Also, thank you for the congratulations on being on the HOC DT. I'm really looking forward to it so can't wait to see what you come up with Donna.

A few messages for our sponsors. . . . . . .
Jackie, you spoil sport. A nice yellow waterproof blankie would have suited nicely.
Elaine, where are you off to then? Going south for the Winter? Safe and sunny travels chuck.
Jacquie, thanks but I'm more common than you think hahaha!
Lesley, sorry I didn't mention it in my post. The alphabet die is an X-Cut one from Docrafts.
Sandy, don't get using up all Mr Sandy's shaving foam! I don't want to be responsible for a domestic situation.
Shirley, there's no such thing as old, you have just seen more sunrises.

Now, today's card was made using another of my craft shop bargains. As well as the distress re-inkers, I got a pack of this Papermania Confetti Vellum (50p for 20 sheets can you believe). I sent a couple of sheets to Christine with her paddle prize, so look forward to seeing what she comes up with.
I started with a 5x7 cream card base. I topped this with a slightly smaller pink card layer. I then popped a piece of the vellum atop the pink layer. Out of cream card, I cut the SB Tapestry die but rather than use it in its entirety, I snipped into it to create the above shape. I could see that this would not be a one trick pony die, which is why I fell in love with it.
I foam padded it to the card and added a SB Heartfelt Creations Sunkissed Fleur flower, cut from vellum, to the centre.

A few of John's pearls and a bit of pink bling in the corners was going to complete the look but I then decided to stamp a small "Thank you." in pink in the corner. I blotted it to make it paler to match the vellum and so it blended in more.

Here's a shot of the vellum on its own. . . . . . .
It is pretty.

Well, that'll be me for now. Have a fantabulous day and be good. See you soon, same duck time, same duck channel, but without my pants over my trousers (that's Fraday nights hahaha!)

Ang x


  1. What a fab card & luv the flower made with the velum very nice xx also what you have done with tapestry die looks luvly xx GailT xx

  2. Good morning Ang, what a pretty card, the die you have used is certainly earning versatile if you can snip it about a bit. I have some of the papers that match this vellum which I picked up at a show for a £1 so you got the better bargain!! However a little goes a long way so we both did well. Have a good day, I'm off to finish breaking up fence panels to take to the tip before it rains again, got to wait until next week for the new ones to be delivered. What an exciting life I lead!! best wishes Jackie

  3. This is so gorgeous. Love everything about. xxxx

  4. Hi Ang,

    Your card is just so beautiful, love it, as I do the comment about me above. What a lovely way to describe ones age. You made my day. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  5. Hi Ang. Love the vellum you used especially the pretty flower you've made. Beautiful die. Whatever did we do before die cutting?
    Enjoy your day.

    Love Val x

  6. Great card, and thank you for the reply re the alphabet die you used!

  7. Hi Ang,
    Beautiful card, love the vellum flower. It's great when you can see lots of different uses for a die, stretches the cost.

  8. Good afternoon my Friend,
    Love, Love, Love it. Your card is beautiful, fantastic Die I really like that one. Really pretty flower as well.
    I have some of that Vellum .... somewhere!!!! never looked that good when I used it.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

  9. This is gorgeous! that vellum is beautiful Ang and that lovely Die too. huggles and have a great day Sue xxxxxxxxxx

  10. What a gorgeous card!! Love how you cut the Tapestry die!!

  11. Hi Ang,
    what a very pretty card. I loooooooooooooooooove that die, and the vellum is superb. A rel fab bargain. I do love a bargain. lol. Especially a craft bargain.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Hi Ang
    Such a pretty die. And what a great use of the tapestry die. I don't have that die, but I'm quite tempted now!
    Best wishes

  13. Hi Ang, what a gorgeous card, love everything about it. That die is fabulous and makes such an elegant focal point, beautiful papers. Some bargain!!!!, hugs Katex

  14. A really beautiful card Ang. The vellum looks super, and the die is gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx PS Watch out tomorrow.

  15. Ang love your card, that was a very good bargain you got. With the price of some dies you have to make them work in lots of ways. Yes I would rather be seeing my bear feet and sitting by a pool with lots of heat and sun shine - that's June so I just have to make do till then. Hazel xx

  16. Hi Ang,

    A stunning card gal, just beautiful. Love what you have done with the die, gorgeous.
    That vellum is very pretty, a good find.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Yummy! Your make looks like a confection from one of the finest bakeries in France - Bravo!!

  18. Fabulous card. That vellum really made a soft romantic look! I am about to go create my card for the Classic & Elegant challenge. Wish me luck and have a great day.

  19. Such a delicate card! Beautiful.x