Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Golden Peace. . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is well?

Welcome to Janet and Marilyn who have kindly pressed "follow". Thank you ladies and hope you can come for a paddle often. Glad Im making you laugh lol!
I'm back at work today after a very enjoyable but exhausting weekend at Ally Pally. It was very interesting to see how it all comes together behind the scenes and boy there is some hard work and dedication involved in creating a fabulous show. Lots of fun too, I hasten to add but after a late breakfast and catch up with Nesta yesterday morning, I was a very lazy ragamuffin for the rest of the day......................testing that theory about dust not getting any worse after 5 years lol!!!

It was also great to meet, for the first time, some fantastic ladies from Blogland including our very own Karenlotty (my goodness is that girl tall lol!!!) Sandra from Cotswold Crafter and Helen (Oooooh, Helen Ive just noticed you have pressed follow too as you said you would so thank you chuck) There were other ladies who seemed to know who I was so it was quite funny hearing "Ooooh, its Mrs Duck" now and again lol!!!
You were all an absolute delight to meet girls and soooooooo lovely. 

Now, today's card is the last of the cards I made for John's 12 Days of Christmas shows (is that a cheer I hear in the distance hahaha???) and also incorporates a couple of Sue Wilson's Christmas dies.

CE Rich Red card
CE Vintage Gold card
Sue Wilson Peace die
Sue Wilson Snowflake Corner, Border and Tag die (Border only)
John Lockwood's 12 Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad
CE Scarlet ribbon
CE Gold Dazzlers
CE Pearls (coloured with gold Krylon pen)

The snowflake, ribbon and Peace portion is raised up on foam pads for a bit of dimension.

There were some ladies that I hoped to meet at the weekend but I don't know if I missed them or if they didn't go (Mrs B and Maria)
Maria has started her own blog at http://ivyleafcrafts.blogspot.co.uk so it would be lovely if you had time to pop over and welcome her to Blogland.

Well, I shall try not to bump, bash or headbutt anything this week. I escaped Ally Pally with just a bit of a bad back (well, it was quite a bad back Saturday night but I rallied on Sunday).

Hope you all have a week that treats you gently.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, glad you had a good weekend and managed to meet followers and fellow crafters. Your card today is beautiful and inspiring me as I have the Peace die. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Jealous of you going to Ally Pally, we have talked about getting afew of us from SPain to go next time.

    Gorgeous card, so delicate is that die of Sue Wilsons, xxx

  3. Morning all
    A lovely card I do like the rich red colour.
    Thanks for the mention of my blog I have added the followers button as advised (or I hope I have) lol.
    I love Ally Pally shame we didn't get to meet but I did say hi to Julia Watts an amazing lady xxxx

  4. What a lovely combination of our favourites . You just need to include Phill's range! Good to see you on Saturday. Anne and I really enjoyed the demos and we were both fairly restrained with purchases but bought what we went for! Lots to try now. Not surprised you were all tired after the weekend.

  5. Good morning, Ang. Jan has just beaten me to it this morning - I can only re-iterate her comments. Lovely card, as usual.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Hi Ang,
    what a very lovely card.
    Wonderful papers used, and super die cuts used in a fab way.
    I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend at Ally Pally, and you got to meet lots of blog friends.
    My nephew, and my sister's grandson works for the people who construct these type of events.
    They also do the NEC in March and November.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Hi Ang
    Sounds like a great weekend you had i am so pleased.
    Your card is fab i love the lush red card and papers you have used .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  8. Morning Ang,
    Sounds like you had a fun weekend, Lovely card too.

  9. Stunning card Ang.
    Sounds like you had a great time. Wendy and the craft group are talking of travelling over nrext time. Could be fun.
    Love Val x

  10. Hi Ang, lovely card, lovely colour combination and use of dies. Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally, would love to have been there.

  11. Oh dear! I must have missed you at Ally Pally, were you at the back of the hall on Sunday with Julia and Phil or at the front with Sue.

    Anyway, love this card, nice and traditional colours too.

    from the tub!

  12. Hi Ang, so pleased to hear that you had such a good time, but i bet you worked hard.
    Now your card is so sumptious, I just love the richness of it, wonderful design too.
    Take it easy, don't work too hard, be in touch soon, Kate x

  13. Gorgeous card, very rich & classy looking.


  14. Such a keepsake - beautifully designed! Simple and so very elegant!
    Sandy xx

  15. Been ages since I came for a paddle. Think I'm back on track, lots of catching up to do.
    Gorgeous card, Love the rich colour combo
    Carole x

  16. Great card Ang, glad you enjoyed your weekend.

  17. Hi Ang,
    Here I am for a paddle again, LOL.
    Just love the rich red colours of this card , looks really festive.
    Glad you had a fab weekend, would have loved to have been there, maybe next year.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakfield

  18. Morning Ang, glad to hear that you had a good time at ally pally. Glad you were able to meet some fellow bloggers. I've done quite a few Xmas cards now, so I must move on to birthdays and anniversaries as I have quite a few in October. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  19. WOW Ang. Fantastic dies. Excellent design and color choice. This one is an eye full. Love it completely.

    Hugs and Blessings

  20. WOW Ang. Fantastic dies. Excellent design and color choice. This one is an eye full. Love it completely.

    Hugs and Blessings

  21. Hello Ang,
    What a beautiful card, but we expect nothing else from you. Sorry, I've been AWOL for a while, don't worry - it was nothing you said lol
    Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally, although a bad back is not to be sniffed at!!
    Love Maureen xxx

  22. I thought I'd left a comment but I can't see my name so it must have disappeared into that black hole It was lovely to meet you on Sunday I'm not surprised you've got a bad back I was suffering on the Monday with aching knees and hips and a sore bank balance! I had great fun though Hopefully we'll meet again soon and be able to have a longer chat x Your card is lovely The red and gold work so well together