Monday, 20 January 2014

Thank You . . . . . For Paddling

Good morning Duckadees and anyone who is passing through. Hope life is treating you kindly.
Today is my first DT post for House of Cards and I still have to pinch myself that they asked lil' ol' me to join them. 
The picture is a little dark to get the contrast so that you can see the embossing at the bottom.
Today is the start of the challenge for CAS and Classic and Elegant. using this sketch as your inspiration. . . . . .

I hope that you can pop along to HOC and join in the challenge.

Now, today's card is my take on the sketch.
I started with a cream A5 card base. This I topped with a slightly smaller layer in sky blue card that I had pierced around the edge.
For the top two thirds, I cut the chevron paper from the First Edition Neroli pad (told ya I love it) and for the bottom third, I cut a piece of cream card to fit, then embossed vertical lines on it, using my Hougie. I put them together and covered the join with cream satin ribbon, then topped this with sky blue organza ribbon and taped it at the back.
This was then stuck flat to the base card.
The cream frame was cut using SB Decorative Labels 28 and the butterfly is from SB Les Papilions 2. The oval was cut from sky blue card using SB Large Classic Ovals. I then ran the oval through the GC in the Cuttlebug Kassies Brocade embossing folder.

The sentiment is stamped onto the cut centre of one of the SB Fancy Framed Tags 1 dies and this was popped onto an embossed fork cut piece.

Sky blue organza bow and blue bling added and voila. . . . . . fini !

I really hope you have time to have a go at the challenge and good luck if you do. I also hope that you like my interpretation of the sketch. . . . .Jackie, you were "expecting great things" (no pressure there then hahaha) so I would be happy to have achieved "good".
Hazel, I'm guessing the dog tucked a napkin in its collar and sat poised with a knife and fork when it clapped eyes on the kitten. Hope you have managed to keep them separate.
Patricia, I have heard that birds like cheese but have never tried it. Raisins eh? must try that too. I whistle and Mr B comes along. He then sings and Mrs B arrives.
If we are late, he sits on the extension roof so we see him when we open the bedroom curtains. . . . . its almost like stalking!
 I will pop a pic of one of the babies on the next post. We called it "Fat Bird" as it was cheeky and would come in the kitchen and feed from my hand, so it got more grub and was fatter than the others lol !.

Anyhoo, must waddle off. Have a great day and be good.

Ang x


  1. Love this one Ang, so classy, just fab. xxx

  2. Ang. Your card is stunning, loving that back ground paper. Did go down to Poles Apart our craft shop to see if he had got that pad of paper in, but he is still waiting for it to come back in stock. Love all how you have put this card together. Harris was a pain wouldn't leave kitten in peace so kitten went home for peace. Hazel xx

  3. Fab card and can understand why you luv the backing papers xx you done good with your first card for the DT xx can't wait to see pics of the birds and how fab that one of them is tame enough for you to feed it -brill xx GailT xx

  4. Fab card and can understand why you luv the backing papers xx you done good with your first card for the DT xx can't wait to see pics of the birds and how fab that one of them is tame enough for you to feed it -brill xx GailT xx

  5. This is gorgeous Ang, This backing paper is very similar to one I am using at the moment from Theresa Collins pad, they do seem like beautiful papers, will have to look into those.

    Love the die you have used, the finished look is so classy, very elegant. Love the colours too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Hi Ang, beautiful elegant card. Beautifully design and I love your colour theme. The die is such a pretty one, hope your well, hugs Kate x

  7. Good evening Ang,
    This is absolutely stunning I love everything about your beautiful creation.
    I love the papers,die cuts and the fantastic design
    Out of the chaos I made this afternoon I have managed to make a card that I might use to Play at HOC
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

  8. An absolutely gorgeous creation and a fabulous start to your DT-ship! ;) LOVE the fabulous texture, friend! Just lovely! HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

  9. You deserve your place on the design team. This card is elegant and classy. We have a blackbird who calls for his grapes and is even known to enter the conservatory if the door is open to remind us he is there.

    Wilma x x x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, love the pierced edges, paper and what a pretty die cut butterfly.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Beautiful card Ang. Turquoise is my favorite color. Love the butterfly on that embossed piece. I will be behind in my crafting because i broke my foot falling off a curb. I can't get downstairs to my craft room. Waiting to hear if I need surgery. Will know by Wednesday. Glad I got this DT challenge done before it happened. Hope your day is going well.

  12. Hi Ang,

    Oh WOW. Really, really love your card. Its soooooo pretty. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  13. Good morning Ang, well you certainly haven't disappointed - great things have been achieved!! Such a lovely card with all the different things you have done. First place for you , in my humble opinion. Looking forward to seeing your birdie pictures, best wishes Jackie

  14. Morning Ang,
    Just beautiful, a lovely card for your first DT post, you will be a great addition to the team.

  15. BIrds def. like cheese. I also hang out my bones left after roasting, and they pick it clean.

    Love the card too! LOL.

  16. Gorgeous card Ang. I am having to re-visit yesterdays blog posts because quite a few that I left comments on have mysteriously vanished! Blogger is being a real pain at present. I don't know if my birds know something I don't but they have been going bonkers today for some reason. They have just not stopped eating the entire day.
    By the way my neighbour has replaced the cows with horses so let's see if they escape into my garden too. Last year when they ere in this field about 18 of them got out and ended up three miles away in the nearest village. Oh we do have fun here!!!! Hugs Christine xx

  17. Hi Ang,
    hows life on the pond ? It seem pretty fab to me with your delightful first creation for your DT post.
    Loving the colours and design of this creation. Very nice paper used too.
    You can rustle your feathers and feel very proud of yourself.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Love the die cuts. Beautifully done.

  19. Beautiful card the colour.xx

  20. Very that delicate butterfly! Great first post for the HOC blog!

  21. A gorgeous frame for a gorgeous butterfly! I love the different blue shades which gives a lot of class to the card. Great work!
    Rosi x

  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! I am sorry I am so behind .. you can always tell when I am trying, and yes I did say trying, to make something. I get so far behind in my comments. My birds really like peanut bits and pieces. I will try some cheese to see what happens. I wonder if they like blue cheese!
    Sandy xx
    Sandy xx



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