Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Good Luck Jo. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. A quickie today as I'm down with the lurgy and trying to blow my nose and type at the same time (this is why women can multi task).
A huge welcome to The Pond to Mrs A and Janice. So happy you could join us ladies and hope you have fun on the ride. Everyone here is super friendly so, enjoy.
Jackie D, I saw your comment on our John's post about the mica. I "fix" mine with a waft of cheap hairspray ( the value one at Tesco only costs pence per can) and that seems to do the trick.

Thank you for your comments on my orchids. I love them and when we go on holiday, they go to their Uncle David's to stay. . . . . .Nesta can't cope with the responsibility and worry in case she kills one (plus she usually comes with us for part of our hols). All I do is water them once every 3-4 weeks in Winter and every 1-2 weeks in Summer. I just put them in one of my kitchen sinks and let them soak in warm water for 45 mins and then pull the plug and let them drain before putting them back in their pots (the one thing they hate is over watering) I feed them every couple of months and they seem happy. They all live on my south facing kitchen window sills but when in flower, I bring them into the living room to enjoy.

Now, today's card is one I have made for a colleague, Jo, who is leaving work today. She is a fellow crafter but isn't into frilly ribbon and die cuts. She's more of a grunge/steampunk kinda girl, which I ain't so I decided to go down a inky/embossing route.
Its a 5x7 white card base topped with a purple PMD card layer. I then took another slightly smaller piece of white card and stamped the side with a Fiskars dragonfly/flower stamp in Versamark and heat embossed in white. Same with the "Good Luck".

I then inked the piece with Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar Distress Inks and then ran it through the GC with the Couture Creations Bouquet embossing folder.
This layer was then foam padded to the base and topped with a couple of butterflies and bling.

I hope she likes it. . . . . . mind you, not a lot I can do if she doesn't hahaha!!!

Anyhoo, time to sneeze and wheeze again so I'm offski.

Take care all and be good.

Ang x


  1. Poor you, keep the tissues handy. Lovely card. Your Orchids are amazing, I tend to overwater mine and they die off so have asked everyone not to give me one as a pressie.

    Wilma x x x

  2. Good morning Ang,
    Absolutely stunning card, I love everything you have done on it. That folder is beautiful as well.
    Oh! dear Ang know how you feel, mine is over, Hazel has now got it. I hope the gems don't migrate through this blogging milarkie !!!!.
    Sending a few (((((hugs))))) to help

    Patricia xxx

  3. Hi Ang,

    Fabulous card I am sure Jo will love it.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Hi Ang,

    Love the card. Its a bit different cos not everyone likes flowers etc like you said. Hope you get better soon. Feet up, beechams, bottle of whiskey, big roaring fire emmmm sounds good to me and I haven't got a cold!!!! All you need is someone to peel you a grape (lol).

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  5. Hi Ang. Hope by the time you read this, you´re tucked up in bed with a hot toddy and Mr Duck has rubbed some Vick on your chest!!!
    Love todays offering. Very Julia Watts and as she´s one of my heroines that´s a great compliment. I´m sure your friend will love it.
    Love Val x

  6. Good morning And and sorry you aren't feeling so good, that's what comes when you take your vest off too soon!! Thank you for the tip about the hairspray, I will get some later in the week, glad it wasn't just me and I wasn't doing things incorrectly. Just love the colours and design you have used to create this card for Jo. I'm sure she will be very pleased with it. Best wishes Jackie

  7. Hi Ang
    Sorry to hear you are not firing on all four ,hope you feel better soon
    I just think your card is great your friend will love it im sure .

    Take Care now and stay warm
    Elaine H X

  8. This is lovely Ang, my fave colours too. xxx

  9. HI Ang,
    Thanks for the welcome. Hopefully your cold is like the one I had a couple of weeks ago, sniffled and sneezed for 2 days then it was gone.
    This is a lovely card, it's difficult at times to make something to suit the person, but I'm sure it will be loved.
    Janice W

  10. Love the card, and thank you for telling us how you keep your orchids - I might just buy another one to give it a try. Best wishes to Jo whatever she will be doing in the future (retire or another job?)

  11. A beautiful leaving card it's very pretty without being overly flowery, sorry this cold virus has got into blog land!!! It's a real nasty one, thankfully it's getting better this sunshine helps as it makes you feel good within one self. Think we will still do NEC in November can't miss out on a good meet up with everyone again. Keeping an eye on Flybe flights. Hope you start to feel better soon. Hazel xx

  12. HI Ang,
    A lovely card, I'm sure your friend will love it. Hope you will be feeling better soon.

  13. Hi Ang
    What a pretty card. The embossing works really well with the stamp and the die cuts. I love butterflies so this ticks all my boxes.
    I've also enjoyed your orchid photos - I've recently taken to nurturing these fascinating plants - how satisfying it is to see one come back into flower.
    Hope you feel better soon,
    Anne O x

  14. Hi Ang what a lovely card the embossing is gorgeous and all the die cuts lots of huggles Sue xx

  15. Hello Ang, sorry to hear you're not over your cold yet, must take care of yourself.
    Gorgeous card, love it all, wonderful colours and embossing, and those sweet little butterflies too.

    Thanks for the advice re orchids, I might put up a photo of mine, I'm cuffed I have'nt killed it, hugs Kate x

  16. Hi Ang,
    beautiful card today. Love all that super embossing and inking. looks very effective.
    So sorry that darn cold of yours is still plaguing you. I do hope you will soon be feeling better.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Beautiful card as always! Love the embossed background, great color combo!!

  18. Hope you get well soon. Love the colors and inkiness of this card. I'm sure your friend will too. Have a great day Ang. Donna xx

  19. Fabulous card, Ang, hope you get better soon!

  20. Well I know I did not see this post because I have no idea what the lurgy is but it does not sound good at all.
    Gorgeous, gorgeous card - love the colors and embossing - very pretty.
    I am so late getting here, I sure do hope you are well by now!
    sandy xx



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