Wednesday, 19 August 2015

More Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope you are all fine and dandy.

No further mishaps to report. Fortunately, the shelves are a flat pack free standing unit from Ikea that fix together with an allen key and hammer and tacks for the backboard. I'm not a fan of drilling holes in the walls so tend to go for free standing units. 
My shin is still tender and aching and the bruising is more pronounced now than 2 weeks ago when I did it. Mr D thinks I should go for an x-ray but I would have thought I wouldn't be able to walk if it was broken.

Anyhoo on to lighter things.

Now, today's card is another of the samples I mad for John. I think I saw it lurking in the background rather than it being shown. Its mega simple, I know, but perfect for batch making.

White card
CE Brunswick Green foundation card
CE Rich Red foundation card
John Lockwoods 12 Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad
SB 2010 Heirloom Ornament bauble die
Sue Wilson Frosty Swirls embossing folder
CE bakers twine
CE Christmas sentiments stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Berry Red PVA pearls
Cottage Ivy Memento Dew Drop ink

The paper baubles are glued to some cut from white card for extra stability.

Now, normally, I break out in hives and a cold sweat at the thought of felt or twine. but have to say, I think this called for the twine rather than ribbon. . . . . .  excuse me whilst I shiver hahaha!!!

Thank you for your kind comments on these festive offerings. There's a few more to come if that's ok?

That's me for now. Lunch out with Nesta and a couple of other friends today so something nice to look forward to (as well as ogling Paul Hollywood this evening. . . . . . . . nice buns!!!!!!!)

Be good.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, another great card for batch making keep em coming I'm loving all the Christmas inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good morning Ang,
    Love, love, love, your beautiful card., very effective.
    Sorry to hear your leg is still giving you bother. Bit late to have it XRayed but probably would have been a good idea when you did it. Oh! Ang what are you like?? please try to stay safe!!!
    Patricia xxx

  3. Hello Ang, really love this card, it may be simple, but so very effective, and I think the twine is perfect. Have a great day. Bx

  4. A great card very striking keep them coming !!!

  5. Love this, Ang. I never think to use patterned paper with dies.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Hi Ang
    Now todays card is just my cup of tea { No coffee i hate tea but you know what i mean } I love the colors and the baubles with the twine making a lovely fresh looking card , keep em coming Ang .
    Enjoy your Lunch.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  7. Good morning Ang very striking card. I like the bakers twine instead of ribbon. Seems to be quite popular at the moment. Have a nice lunch with Nesta love from Jackie xx

  8. A really striking card Ang. The baubles are lovely as is the rich red background.

    Love Val in Spain x

  9. Another lovely card Ang. Have a good lunch, xxx

  10. Lovely card Ang, I love traditional looking Christmas cards and this one ticks all the boxes and as you say brilliant for batch cards. Enjoy lunch and take care, Linda.

  11. Morning Ang,
    Love your card, right up my street. Enjoy your lunch.

  12. Hi Ang,
    what a great card.
    Fab designing as always, and lovely use of such great craft items.
    So glad you have had no further mishaps.
    I remember once I had a great big bruise on my left boob, and couldn't remember how I did it, and then after a long time had passed I remembered moving a chair and bumping into the edge of a door frame.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Love the traditional look.

    From the tub!

  14. Hi Ang,
    Please Keep Bringing Us Your Stunning Christmas Cards It Gives Me Idea's For My Own As I've Got So Many To Make And I Also Make For Charity So Quick Cards To Be Able To Do In Bulk Are Great, Is This Die From Sue Wilson Last Year's Festive Collection.
    Thanks For Sharing Ang
    Take Great Care
    Hugs From Sam x

  15. Hi Ang,

    Super duper card you have created, wonderful design.
    You could have a fracture or break and still be able to walk, I knew someone who was walking round with a broken foot for months! Best follow Mr D advice for once hun. Take care

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Beautiful Christmas card Ang!
    I hate to tell you this but I had a hairline fracture of my right hip and even though it caused some pain - I walked on it quite a bit never knowing it was fractured. Then one day the pain was horrid - I could no longer walk and the inflammation got worse. That's when I found out that indeed I fractured my hip and was ordered not to walk until it healed. I even had to spend a couple of nights in the hospital and get IV meds for the inflammation. So - I too thought I could walk on it so it must not be fractured. Hmmmmmm
    Sandy xx

  17. Goodness, Ang, er, Lucky, catching up with you is an adventure! I'm sorry to read that the car door accosted your leg and that you are still suffering. My Mister gets bad bruises like that, especially to the shin (when he crashes his motorbike you understand, not solely from me kicking him) and we found out that there is a thing called "compartment syndrome" which is no joke. You should read about it over at the Googles place. Of course, I hope you don't have that!

    Thank you for all the wonderful Christmas inspiration! I am only 113 cards behind in the goal I set for myself in January 2015. Do you think that's a worry? Gulp! Now, thanks to you, I have many wonderful ideas to get me going!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Hello Ang,
    This is your friendly prophet of doom. I wandered around for 3 or 4 weeks in a bit of pain, and unable to take deep breaths when I thought I'd better get it checked out. Long story made short for the sake of your sanity - vertabra in my back disloged, crunched into wedge shapes and hospital to do anything done about it. GET IT CHECKED OUT A S A P.
    Maureen xxxx

  19. Hi Ang well it sounds like we both want putting in a bag and shaking LOL both battered and bruised ..I hope you get better soon and I would get it checked out as well..fabulous card Mrs and lots and lots of huggles Sue xxxx

  20. Hello Ang, gosh the bruising shuld be going away, I would get it checked out, just incase.
    Might be a simple card but it's gorgeous, love your design and the embossed background is so lovely, super colours too, hugs Kate x

  21. Hi Ang! Really like the clean lines on this card. Just enough fancy with the enbossed background. Take care and have a great day.

  22. Fabulous card-love the idea of using patterned paper then diecutting it. The twine is just perfect on the card- doesn't detract form the embossing.

    I think an Xray is needed-phone your GP today!!!!!!!


  23. I just love your card Funnily enough I used the Heirloom die today for my first card of 2015 - I much prefer yours to mine! I've never really used the outside edge but after seeing yours I must have a "play"
    I agree with everyone else You must get your leg checked out u know you think that after a couple if weeks that they won't be interested BUT they will Go See your GP we need you to keep paddling Dodgy leg and you may not be able to

  24. Really like this idea. I am all for simple with Christmas cards.

  25. This card may be "mega simple" but it is stunning. The twine is a perfect finishing touch. Michelle x

  26. Morning Ang, just catching up with my blog list. Lovely card, I must have missed John on c&c. Looking forward to watching him on the new craft channel that's coming soon. Janice xxx

  27. Lovely card!! Great colors and texture!!



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