Sunday, 29 June 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge 54. . . . . . . . .Pink!

Good morning all you lovely folk. Hope you are in fine fettle and if not, chin up! (or in my case, its chins lol!)
I have to say, dear Ita, I could have cried when I read your comment. Nobody has ever said I bring sunshine to their heart (or any other part of their body for that matter) and it was such a lovely thing for you to say, especially as you're not a well girlie. I try and throw in a little humour to break up my wittering or I'm sure you would all be feeding your hands into your Grand Caliburs to keep awake hahaha!

Anyhoo, back to business as its challenge time at Hobbycutz again. Number 54 is "Pink", chosen by Valou and sponsored by Aurora Wings. Kobie at Hobbycutz still has some DT spots up for grabs so if you would like to be on the DT, please have a look at the sticky on the blog and contact Kobie.

A5 white base card
Pink PMD card
Paper from First Edition Love Letters pad (8x8)
Swirls from Hobbycutz
SB Bitty Blossoms 
SB Matting Basics A
Crafters Companion Vintage Floral Sentiments stamp
Dusky pink satin ribbon (Sanctuary Beads 50p for 25 yrds. . . . .bargain. More colours featuring in a Pond near you soon)
Aged Mahogany DI
Victorian Velvet DI
Versamark pen
White detail E/powder

I used the Versamark pen and white EP to edge the Love Letters paper as I wanted a contrast against the layer below. I tried using white gel pen but it wasn't bold enough.

I used the Aged Mahogany DI to sponge over the Hobbycutz swirls to give them a pink tinge.

Well that's today's creation. Hope you like it and that you will pop over to Hobbycutz to see what the other guys (including our Wendywoo) have created. Why not join in the challenge or apply for the DT too?

As always, thank you for your time and comments. Welcome back Jenny.

Hope the Scottish Posse have got improved weather now. If not, our Lesley has said she's got an airbrush so I'm sure that she won't mind setting up a spray tan booth. . . . . . .I fancy a bit of Tea Dye with a dash of Wild Honey for the Summer. . . . . .I think that antiques guy on the box goes for Rusty Hinge lol!!!
Christine, you know me, any excuse for a bit of "stripping" which reminds me, Lesley, does that airbrush get rid of wrinkles?

On that note, have a good week and play nicely.

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    You certainly bring "sunshine" into our days with your Blog. Glad I took Hazel advice to investigate it when your little "duck" first appeared on our screens ........ Brighter here today even brighter having read your Post.
    Now to your card ....... Love, love, love, it. Fantastic design, what a super way to encase your sentiment.
    Very simple but very effective
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

  2. Love it Ang, gorgeous and stylish. xxx

  3. Morning Ang,
    Love your card, and you even have a John like bow, have you had lessons.? Like the way you have used the sentiment too.

  4. Good morning Ang. Yes you do brighten up our mornings and days. I love reading your blog and I like when you put your little twist on things. Love your card and how you have done your sentiment. Now I have that back ground paper, I will have to go and have a dig out as I should use it. It was bought when I was just doing scrapbooking, and seeing how I haven't done that for a while these papers haven't seen the light of day. Hazel xx

  5. Hi Ang
    Such a lovely card ,think you will do well in the challenge ,
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Ang, see I am not the only one who knows what a wonderful Lady you are with a brilliant sense of humour, you do brighten up our days lol!

    Your card is beautiful, love the swirls, I must say I have been eying up those myself lol! Beautiful backing paper, love how you have embossed the edge. Great design.

    I have just been accepted on the Hobbycutz DT so cannot wait lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Todays card is lovely-nice bright burst of colour on this sunny day in Southport.


  8. Hi Ang, love the card the swirls are simply divine dharrling !!!. Janice x

  9. Lovely pink card and the swirls make it look very elegant.xx

  10. Hello Ang, I'm in total agreement, I love visiting and love your humour, many a day you've brought a smile to my face, you've got an unique way of seeing things, anyway, your card is lovely, I do like the swirlie embellishments and the colour is beautiful, hugs Kate x

  11. Great card Ang ! love the pink and the swirls huggles Sue xx

  12. What a clever design, Ang! It looks like a door to a castle with the sweet greeting on the letter box! I love the color, too!! Hope you're having a marvelous Sunday!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Clever design I love how you've set the sentiment I love your sense of humour too It gives me a chuckle when I'm feeling a bit down You inspire me and I like the fact that you list all of the ingredients

  14. A fine creation Ang. Like the way you framed the sentiment. nice work.

  15. Hi Ang. This is a wonderful card, I love the design. The backing paper is so pretty. Yes, your blog is always a joy to read and I know I will have a giggle or two while reading it. Thank you : ) Take care

  16. Fabulous card Mrs Duck. Gorgeous shade of pink. The rose, flourishes and backing papers look great. Hugs Christine xx

  17. Hi Mrs Duck, thank you for responding to my comment,I love today's card,I just love swirls,great design.

  18. Fab card Mrs D - luv it and how you have done the sentiment is great too xx GalT xx PS yep you certainly make me smile when I read your blog - and I always say if you can make at least one person smile in the day then your day has been worthwhile xx G xx

  19. Hi Ang,
    fab card. Love that pink paper used, and the fab colouring of the Hobbycuts swirls.
    You certainly do have a way with words that will cheer anybody up.
    Your too young for wrinkles.
    I am very lucky at 65 and I have no wrinkles my the stars would love to have my skin. Not a wrinkle in my neck either, I get it from my mother as she only developed wrinkles in her 80th year.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  20. Hi Ang! Pink is not my fave color but you did a fabulous job with this card. I think the airbrush only works on photos not in real life!! "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. (Mark Twain)" I'm smiling reading your blog and wrinkling away!! Have a great day!