Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Newsflash. . . . . . .Duck's Cards on Create and Craft

Good morning my blogging chums. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Well, I'm just going to dive right in as I've been bursting with excitement to tell you all but some of my cards will be on John Lockwood's shows on Create and Craft today.

I was supremely flattered and just downright chuffed to be asked if I would like to do some samples for John using his gorgeous new stamp sets that will be featured on today's shows.

I hope that you can all tune in at 8am and 3pm, obviously to watch John but to also share in my moment of proudness (if that's a real word lol!!!).
These stamps are amazing and I'm not just saying that. . . . .they are an absolute joy to work with.

This means, I that I will be showing the cards over the next week or two, so I will do my bokeh demo after that and answer your bokeh questions then too, if that's ok ?(or you could read Jacquie J's explanation and I'm sure that will clue you up lol!!!)

Cream card (for the base, inked around the edges with Spun Sugar)
Milk card 
Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder
Striplet outer edge die (take your pick of the straight edged ones)
Square die
SB Bitty Blossoms (roses)
John Lockwood's Flower Heart Elements stamps
John Lockwood's Heart Striplet stamp
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Spun Sugar DI
CE pearls

The Striplet panels were stamped with Versamark on milk card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then inked over with the Spun Sugar.
I then taped the 3 panels to my GC cutting plate at the distance that I wanted them apart and then added the 2 square dies to cut the centre and the channel for the roses (if that makes sense?)

The sentiment on my hand cut banners is "Engagement Congratulations". Doesn't show up too well on the pics but hopefully, you may see it ont telly!!!

Hope you can tune in to watch the lovely John in action and see my cards. Fortunately, its my day off so I can watch live.

Thank you to you all for your continued support. Makes this blogging mularky the fun that it is for me and I'm glad that I can give you a chuckle along the way.

Ang x


  1. Hey missy, BIG CONGRATULATIONS HERE, now I hope you are not going to forget about us young ducklings now you have a bigger pond to swim in lol! Seriously Ang, fabulous news, I am recording the shows as I shall be at work but really made up for ya. You'll be joining John on his shows soon then we will no doubt have a real double act on TV lol! I adore this card you have on today, although its not my colour its so pretty, just right for a special occasion.
    I hope Mr D has got some ear plugs for when you start shouting 'That's mine!' lol! I can feel your excitement from here!!!

    Have a fabulous day Mrs D and thanks for the notice on the Bokeh lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Hello Ang, what fabulous news, will have to watch the shows, as your creations are beautiful, and this one is no exception, so stunning, love the panels. Have a good and exciting day. Bx

  3. Oh my Ang I tip my hat, tug my forelock and all those other sayings as I bow before you. What a wonderful compliment from John. I am looking forward to the show even more now! Love from Jackie xx

  4. Just seen them Well done you! They're fabulous Must get ready for work Recording the rest Love the subtle colours on today's card Beautiful

  5. Morning Ang, CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! What a lovely thing to have happened to you I bet you were bursting with pride this morning. ( I've missed it on c&c but will set sky up to record next show. ) Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  6. Beautiful card Ang, love the colours. Congrats on getting your designs on telly.
    Love Lynne x

  7. Well done Ang, your cards deserve an airing on TV. They are streets ahead of some samples I have seen. Only saw a few minutes of the first show, but will watch on catch up later. Now it will be a spotting game, but I am sure John will mention you by name.
    Enjoy your day, and don't scream too loud.
    Love this card.
    Janice W

  8. Hi Ang. Congratulations : )) I'm not surprised John asked you to help make some samples as this one is gorgeous. I recorded the first show so haven't seen it yet , will watch the 3pm live. Enjoy seeing your lovely cards on the big screen : ) Take care x

  9. Morning Ang,
    Lovely card, and well done girl you must be bursting with pride.

  10. Hi Ang,
    CONGRATULATIONS and well done, you clever thing. Unfortunately, I didn't see the earlier show, grandchildren, school run and life seem to take over somehow, but I will see at least 45 minutes of the 3 pm show.
    I have to say that this card is simply beautiful.
    Maureen xx

  11. Ooh, Mrs Duck, I am watching the Prog. on Craft Extra as I type. Missed it on C&C at 8 this morning, because I took a sleeping tablet. Managed to buy three sets of stamps! Sadly I couldn't buy them all, but I could exchange your roses for one of my cherry blossoms (I could make them double), and I love the recessed technique.

    Looking forward to your inspiration in the coming days.

  12. Hi Ang,
    wonderful card , so elegant and I like your flowers.

  13. Well done you!! Fabulous card, so pretty and feminine. Will look out for it. Michelle x

  14. Ang, well done. Oh will we have to curtesy now when we meet you?? Beautiful card. Ang, these are Gillian's friends invites, these are the ones I am doing just now. Gillian's I will put up, I forgot I hadn't shown them. Her friend just wanted something simple and I let her look at different die cuts etc and that's what she choose, her day ones are slightly different. Her wedding, her invites. I just made them. She didn't even want the same colour of backing paper, she picked the papers, so that was that. Hazel xxx

  15. Hi Ang, wonderful card and I shall watch out for your card at 4 pm ,congrats to be chosen.Take care Jane B.

  16. Hi Ang, I am absolutely thrilled for you, and I hope I can tune in at 3pm show. Your cards are awlays wonderful so I am not surprised that John asked you to do some.
    This card is gorgeous, beautiful colours and dies, way to go girl!!, hugs Kate x

  17. Hello again Ang,
    Watching 3 pm show as I type this and watched this morning's show on playback on the computer. You must be so proud, he obviously thinks a lot of you, and your cards are divine.
    Maureen xx

  18. Hi Ang! I know exactly how you feel because the first time I saw my cards on Create and Craft I felt so good hahaha! smashing news and can't wait to see more lots of huggles Sue xxx

  19. Huge Congratulations Ang , you must be bubbling with pride .
    Elaine H X

  20. Sadly work got in the wayfarer of telly, but I'm sure your card samples were beautiful, after all everything else you post on your blog is! Congratulations again - love the card in today's post, so delicate.

  21. Hi Ang! Congratulations! This is a beautiful card and so neat that it gets a special "shout out" on John's show. I wish they had a replay so I could see it! Have a great day!

  22. Hi Ang,
    a BIG CONGRATS to you on such wonderful fame, and well deserved too may I add.
    I haven't watched the show yet but I did record the 3pm one to watch later.
    Love this super creation, and all those wonderful roses.
    Just been called away to look after my Granddaughter as my Grandson has been taken to hospital.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  23. Beautiful card Ang. I saw your gorgeous work on C&C - super thrilled for you - so well deserved :o)
    Debs xx

  24. Hi Ang, first and foremost big congratulations on having your cards shown on John's programme. I have watched them yet, but will be later and if this card is anything to go by I am in for a real treat.

  25. Congratulations Ang sorry I wont get to see the show. This is a beautiful card.
    Margaret M

  26. Well, I missed the shows since I am only just looking at your blog!!!! Anyway, I love this card. I've always like bitty blossoms and love how they sit in a channel. Gorgeous altogether. Hugs Christne xi

  27. Hi Ang
    Just watching the recording of the afternoon programme on C&C - congratulations! Super cards! I hope they will get an airing on your blog. Beautiful card today by the way. You designed a card with roses in a heart shape and I used it as inspiration for a 21st birthday card. It was greatly admired! So pleased your cards have received Tv accolades! Best wishes, Anne O

  28. Proudness works for me!! A BIG well done you - not managed to watch the shows and forgot to Sky+'them but hopefully they will run repeats unless everything has sold out!! love the card and your channel set flowers are fab as always xx GailT xx

  29. Hi Ang, recorded the 3pm show and watched when I got home tonight. John mentioned you several times so a big WELL DONE YOU XXXX

  30. your cards and John's were stunning ,Laura O

  31. WOW I love your card design..the layering and embossing is out of this world and congrats on your proud moment
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  32. A big huge congratulations Ang, wow, you must be over the moon!! There will be jumping up and down and yelling 'that's me' as you point at the screen! (ok, maybe that's just what I would do). Gorgeous card my friend! I would have thought that was designer paper if you hadn't set me straight, silly me! Love the rose frame, works perfectly with the rectangle panels, amazing! Have a fun, proud day!! hugs :)

  33. Beautiful card, Ang! I am clapping like a mad ducklet over your beciting news!! You have every right to be chuffed up with proudness and you deserve all the recognition in the world!! Bask away in the limelight, my dear! I wish we had John on our telly here so I could watch, too! Big hugs, Darnell

  34. Hi Ang,
    thank you for your concern yesterday.
    He had a very bad Asthma Attack after a nasty cold and cough.
    First time he has had to go into hospital, and by ambulance as well.
    Everything under control now, and he is back home tonight.
    Your cards were so superb that were shown on C&C, and Nigel was very taken with them.
    As Darnell said I was so chuffed for you.
    Now not to much pruning of those feathers my girl, bigger things are sure to be on their way I am certain, and then plenty of time to prune.
    I bet it was a rough night on the pond, last night too, or did it miss you.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  35. What a beautiful card!! Love it!!

  36. Hi Ang I am so very happy for you,I missed the show,but I can only imagine how your stunning cards looked

  37. Hi Ang, just had to comment again, managed to watch my recorded shows of John on Create and Craft last night. Loved all of your cards shown they were all Quackers, excuse the pun! Think you may be getting a phone call from C&C headquarters!!! your designs are beautiful. Linda.

  38. Hi Ang,
    it's me again.
    I have just realized as I am getting old and stupid, that I used the wrong word yesterday.
    It should have been preening not pruning. lol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  39. You must gave been so proud, well done you, what a huge confidence boost, I am Sure that John was excited to have your amazing cards to showcase his new stamps so perfectly , you make a good team!
    I love your card today too, the three Striplets look like a pre-made paper, to say you made them from scratch just highlights how amazingly talented you are, you have me very tempted to gave a go a your 'Bokeh' challenge, but I am not sure I have the confidence!
    Big hugs

  40. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and congratulations on having your work selected for the show!
    Sandy xx

  41. Hi Ang! Hope you consider staying on at HOC! You'll still be my blog buddy even if you don't stay!

  42. Love this beautiful card to! Congrats on the invite from John!