Thursday, 27 August 2015

On The First Day of Christmas. . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning one an all. Hope you are all fab and funky.

Welcome to another kind follower. Once again, either blogger wont reveal who you are or you're remaining anonymous. Either way, thank you for joining our merry band.

I have a day off today after covering my boss this week hurrah!!! I really am in need of it.

I shall spend part of it watching Hochanda to see what its like. . . . . . . remember folks that John is on at 8pm, I believe but he will be on at 12 as the channel goes live. Will be interesting to see what the demo/sales pitch ratio is like and, of course the postage.
Val, its available on the internet, as far as I know, if you cant get it on the telly.

Now, today's card is another from John's C&C shows and I have struggled to capture the glory of gilding on my camera. Trying to balance the lighting with mirror card and gilding flakes was like juggling treacle lol!!!

It was the first card I made with John's Christmas stamps. As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I had to gild it.

Black card
Gold mirror card
Vintage gold card
John Lockwood Partridge in a Pear Tree stamp set
Gold gilding flakes
Ranger sticky embossing powder
Black archival ink
Hougie Board (for the score lines)
Teeny gold bling

Well, at least I have a bit of a head start with the Christmas cards now lol!!

A few more of the samples to go but you will get a reprieve on my next post which is my next DT post for House of Cards so no hint of anything frosty or festive on that one.

Lesley, hope your stamps have arrived now so you can have a play.
Jackie, hopefully your workshop has been rescheduled. . . . . .unless, its live on TV lol?
PharmacyMichele, hear hear!
Karen, I think its on Freeview for about 20 hours per day.
Maureen, the way I've been lately, if I got on a soapbox, I'd probably fall off, hahaha!!!

Enjoy your Thursday and Hochanda (sounds like a sneeze lol!!!) folks and play nicely.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, this card is beautiful, love the gilding on the gold card, very elegant look. Have a great day off. Bx

  2. I saw this card on John's show and it looks wonderful and reminds me I must use my gilding flakes more xxx

  3. Good morning Ang,,
    Brilliant card, love the effect and your great design.
    Meeting Hazel today for a good old chat. Have not seen each other for a couple of weeks.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  4. Good morning Ang I remember seeing your card on John's show and the gilding looks great. Like everyone else I am ready to see what the new channel is like and then another new one in a couple of weeks though I shall be on holiday when this one starts. My workshop is now scheduled for next Tuesday so John is certainly going to be busy. Enjoy your day off love from Jackie xx

  5. Hi Ang, a beautiful card, the effect of the gilding is so sumptuous, this card is a good sample of the less is more, so effective, love it. Have a good day off, Linda.

  6. Card looks very effective. Hope you enjoy your day off.

  7. Card looks so classy Ang. Spoke to John last night, so exciting about new channel. xxxxxx

  8. Lovely card Ang,so like the gilding.Looking forward to hopefully watching the launch and the shows on my tablet.
    love Val in Spain x

  9. Hi Ang
    Lovely sunny day here hope it is in your area too and you have a lovely day off .
    A beautiful card as usual , i must try these gilding flakes .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  10. Hi Ang,
    how is things going at the pond.
    I do hope no more mishaps going on.
    I remember this wonderful card from the show.
    Great designing as usual, and wonderful use of the gilding flakes on John's lovely stamps.
    Have a wonderful day watching the new craft channel.
    I shall try and record it, if I don't get chance to watch.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. What a lovely card!! The gilding looks great!! Hugs!!

  12. Hi Ang, great card. I've watched the opening hour of the new craft channel, John was enjoying a glass of champagne....lucky him!!!. Looks like the channel might be ok once they've ironed out a few details. Not sure about the membership monthly payment, but I suppose will be worth it if you order regularly. Will hold back before I commit. Janice x

  13. Hi Ang, another beautiful card, love the gold on the cream card.
    Missed the launch, but I've booked this evenings show. Hope you are enjoying your day off, hugs Kate x

  14. What a smart card, love it! It just doesn't need any embellishments at all.

    From the tub!

  15. This is so stylish, Ang - I love it. Am recording the 8pm show.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Gorgeous card - so classy! Love your card on the HOC Blog today too, Jo x HOC/DT Friend

  17. Gorgeous card today. I had to check back to see what I'd put on your last post..!! About to tune in to watch John-am so tired I hope I don't nod off!!


  18. Ang, glad you didn't stand on that soap box we don't want you having more injuries. Love your beautiful card. Had a good meet up with Patricia today. Hazel x

  19. This is so beautiful and elegant Ang - love the classy simplicity of it.
    Debs xx

  20. Hi Ang,
    Oh my, your card is so beautiful. I love it.
    I hope all your bits are ok and there's been no dramas. I think you are wise to keep off the soapbox, we wouldn't want another accident!!!
    Disappointing day on Hochanda. Lots of teething problems, poor sound, echoing as though in an aircraft hanger, poor camera work. no web use, and nearly £7 per month for club, but otherwise it could catch on lol. I'll give it a couple of weeks to see if it picks up and they get over their problems, but the club charge is steep.
    John overcame everything, and just got on with it - good for him.
    Maureen xxx

  21. Hello my friend, sorry not been around to view all your gorgeous creations, they really are beautiful all of them, you have been busy lol! I have taped John on Hochanda today as I could not watch it. I do wish him well. I hope this finds you well?

    Take care

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  22. Hiya Ang Blogger would not left me comment over the last couple of days but it appears to be allowing me today
    I watched John's show today and he was brilliant Ot was the rest of it that was a bit of a disappointment - the sound quality- the cost of becoming a member etc But Ai won't give up on it because It's good to see something created from start to finish not only in cards but other crafts they'll be showing I'm sure the teething problems will get sorted

  23. Absolutely beautiful! I love that song -
    Thanks Ang for visiting me on my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I stay so horribly behind in my blog watching!!
    Sandy xx

  24. Hi Ang,
    Sorry I missed this post until today, lovely card.

  25. Beautiful card, love the gilding on your sentiment. Gail xx

  26. Stunning card Ang. The gilding flakes on the cream make for one elegant card. Michelle x

  27. Very pretty and elegant!! Have a great weekend!!



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