Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Just a note to say. . . . .

Good morning one and all. How's it hanging? (that's not a reference to Patricia's walking/loo habits). Its been a bit nippier here but I still have geraniums and fuchsias still in leaf and begonias still in flower. About 9 of my orchids (obviously indoors and don't ask how many I have. . . . .My name is Ang and I'm an Orchidaholic) have stems about to flower so the plants are happy.
Work is going well so far. Its busy as we have just had the annual stock take (three words that strike fear into anyone working in retail) but I like busy as the time passes quicker.
Glad that you all liked the white card. I will have a tinker with another one soon.

Before I forget, a mahoosive welcome to The Pond to Karen, my new follower. Hope you join us regularly Karen and feel free to leave a comment. I have only just noticed so haven't had time to pop to your blog yet but I shall. Elaine (Nattyboots) you're still not showing on my followers list but as you're probably sunning yourself somewhere, you maybe won't see this lol !!!

Now, today's card is more of a notelet to me but I guess it could be to say anything. I usually have a stock of these to use for notes rather than pushing bits of paper through letter boxes for friends or neighbours but due to the condition Craftus Interruptus (work) I had not replenished my stock so I had to do this one in a jiffy for a note to be written.
I started with a 5x7 card blank which I layered the front completely with orange Lidl card. I then cut a slightly smaller piece of bright yellow PMD card (though it doesn't look as bright on the photos) and cut the SB Die D-Lite Medallion One die out of the centre.
I then ran this through the GC with the Couture Creations Bouquet embossing folder, wrapped some orange organza ribbon round it and foam padded it to the base.

Triple orange organza bow added, a bit of bling and the sentiment and I was good to go.

I have been lucky to have some new dies to play with as Mr D gave me some money to go to the NEC as my Christmas pressie (then bought me other bits to open on the day, naughty boy) but I only spent a quarter of it then so I have been prowling ebay for bargains and I think I'm up to about 15 sets (plus another two from Oyster that I'm waiting for) and I'm now down to my last few pounds. Need a complete crafting day now but you know how it goes, there is always something else clamouring for my attention (shopping, washing, housework etc).

Hope you all have a great day. Good luck at the Tearoom Patricia and Val, I'm sooo jealous.

Ang x


  1. Lovely card Ang medalion die looks good, not got this one but there are soooo many that I want, will just have to borrow Johns!!!!!! He has sooo many. Xxxx

  2. Gorgeous sunny card Ang! Brightened up my day!

  3. Hi Ang,
    a lovely bright card to brighten such a dull day here in Kent. You would be happy here as it has rained all night. Plenty of splashy stuff to paddle in. Anyone for puddle splashing. lol. I think I need some of these bright wellies that are in the shops. lol.I have a drip in my cavity of the wall in the bedroom, and it's drove me bonkers all night. We have had the roof peeps out 8 times and they still can't find where it's getting in.This also happened all over Christmas too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Good morning Ang,
    A beautiful, simple, bright card that brightens the dull day we have here.
    I love how you have done this and might have a little go later.
    Jenny has just reminded me I have some "bright" wellies better not wear them when I go for my walk later. Folk would see my "feet" behind the hedge.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  5. What a fab card and luv the colour it really brightens up the day xx what a luvly card to receive rather than just a piece of paper xx Patricia/Ang when a gal has to go she has to go!! xx GailT xx

  6. Hi Ang,
    Back to your bright colours today, very pretty. Sounds like you are going to be a busy duckie with all those new dies to play with, lucky girl.

  7. This will really brighten someone's day! As you say much nicer than a scribbled note. My geraniums still have green leaves and one of my potted fuschia is still in flower too. I guess it is sheltered in the corner of the house and conservatory. Have a good day. Christine xx

  8. This is an Ang card. Bright and cheerful love it, have fun with those new dies. Yes I am enjoying playing with the dies Patricia gave me to use last week and can see me buying a few. Like you I like been busy as it makes the time go quickly.

    Hazel x

  9. Good morning Ang and what a bright and cheery card just right for a notelet. enjoy your playtime, best wishes Jackie

  10. Hi Ang,

    This is lovely, just what we needed to brighten our day. Will look forward to more designs with all your new goodies lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx


  11. WOW!! what wonderful colours Ang, and it's a beautiful design, love the embossing in the background too. Glad to here your hours at work are working out, hugs Kate x

  12. Great colors and love the die cut design.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Hi Ang,

    Love that die and the colours brighten up a very wet day. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  14. What a great card! Great colors too!

  15. Good day Ang! You have chosen a gorgeous color combination for your wonderful card. So happy and full of joy!
    Sandy xx

  16. Lovely fresh and bright card Ang! I also have been working with oranges and yellow!x

  17. G'Day Mate, loving that awesome sunny and hot card...suits our climate here at the mo....you are a real dag so funny, love ready your stuff.xx

  18. Wonderful card Ang , you do make me chuckle LOL huggles Sue xxx