Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Happy Anniversary Mr D................

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is groovy.

Busy couple of weeks ahead for me as covering another store whilst their manager is on leave so extra days at work.......boo hiss! Will still try and keep on top of my visits to you. It may not be on the day but I'll get there eventually lol!!!

Thank you for your comments on "Boo !" I'm guessing that people do use them as invites perhaps as I'm not quite sure I would send someone a Halloween card unless they were madly into it. I've put mine into the window of the shop as we have a Halloween display at the moment. I shall then give it to our friends daughter at Halloween with some sweets, I think.

Now, I forgot that I hadn't actually posted the card I made Mr D for our anniversary this year. I have mentioned before that his favourite colour is red so whatever card I make for him, it has to have red in there somewhere. This time, he gets a hexagon of red roses. . . . . . and hey, Karen, Piggin Love has made an appearance again (this is one of the Piggins I don't mind dusting lol!!!)

White card
Red card
SB Bitty Blossoms
Sissix Hexagons
CE Swirling Hearts embossing folder
Crafts Too Love Hearts embossing folder (on centre hexagon but difficult to see)
John Lockwood Flower Hearts Elements stamps (Happy Anniversary)
Docrafts relations stamps (Husband)
CS Red PVA pearls

Mr D still has this on his chest of drawers next to our bed, bless him. Just the right amount of fussiness for a fella lol!!!

Elaine, Maureen, Val and Darnell, you are all funny and make me laugh out loud.
Jackie, so sorry your holiday turned out such a scare. Hope you are on the road to recovery and that your Mum is ok too.

I should also explain Kate's comment about Cid. Cid is a kitten from across the road, who tries to get into our house at every available opportunity. She even tried to get into John L's car the other week! Just didnt want everyone think Cid was anything to do with the local constabulary lol!

I promise to try and keep up with blogland the next couple of weeks and before you know it, it will be NEC time, yay! Nesta has said she will come this year to look at the gifts rather than the crafty stuff (that's an extra pair of hands to help me carry stuff hahaha!)

Until next time, take care all and be good.

Ang x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Boo!. . . . . . . . MAWTT October Challenge

Good morning one and all. How's it hanging? On that note, I think with the colder mornings, I will have seen the last of Flash for a while.
I really don't think he knows I've seen him as I am behind blinds and goodness knows what his wife thinks. 
Elaine (Nattyboots) I don't think your suggestion of wielding a "chopper", under the circumstances, would be a good one......................I think there has been far too much of that already hahaha!!! 
Sadly Val, he's more Sad Brit than Brad Pitt, lol!!!

Anyhoo, today is time for another challenge at MAWTT and this month Amy has chosen the theme. . . . . . . .Halloween!
Go take a peek at what the other girlies have come up with and don't forget to enter your spooky creation too.

Now, I don't do Halloween. We are the miserable folk who bolt the gate. We used to get sweets in but most of the kids just turned up in a mask without making any real effort so we thought blow it, we won't bother anymore.

So, I thought, what have I got in my stash that I can use. I then remembered I had a pumpkin lasercut from my days on the Hobbycutz design team and blinged it up with some orange glitter that has a gold interference.

White card
Orange card
Black Funky Foam
Hobbycutz pumpkin laser cut
X Cut Alphabet die
Orange glitter
Black pearls

As I had decided to cut the "Boo !" from black funky foam for dimension, I thought I would use part of the rest of the sheet as the black layer below the orange card, rather than black card and foam pads.
I think it turned out quite well, but it was tricksy cutting the aperture as I did it by hand and the foam can squish out of shape easily.
Those are score lines from the edge of the aperture to the pearls, just to add a bit more interest.

Well, that's as much Halloween as I'll be doing this year but if its something you go in for, enjoy!!!
Don't forget to check out MAWTT and I hope you will join in the Spookfest.

Be good.

Ang x

Ps.............Karen, I have quite a collection of Piggins, currently in a box as they are dust magnets.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Happy Birthday Lockers. . . . . . . . . . . .

Ok.........this flippin post has published now rather than tomorrow when it was scheduled......apologies........bloomin technology!

Good morning all you lovely folk. Hope everyone is fine and dandy. Another Friday is upon us............where are these weeks going? Darker mornings, dark earlier in the evenings, socks on as well as slippers..........boo hoo!

Thank you for your kind comments on my last card. Nice to see some of the girlies who have been busy with real life back for a paddle.

Flash Gordon over the road was at it again Wednesday morning.........vertical blinds flipped open and a full frontal, complete with scratching and all before my crunchy nut cornflakes! Ewwwwww! I'm going to start not looking out of the window first thing anymore. The visual trauma is getting too much lol!!! 

Now, today's card is the card I made and gave to John for his birthday on Wednesday. 
Ooooh, the pressure of making a card for a professional and Mr D thought it amusing that it took me so long to make it and even then, I wasn't 100% happy with it lol!!!

White card
Shades of blue card
White funky foam
SB Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
SB Interlocking Love
SB Classic Ovals
X Cut XL Circles
Presscut XL Squares
X Cut Alphabet die
TST Fanciful Mask
CS PVA Pearls 

The "ENJOY" is cut out of funky foam to give more dimension to the letters.

Also, the surrounding frame is also dimensional but does fold flat if required for posting. Hopefully, you can see that on this snap.

It is 8x8 in size and John said he loved it so all is good.

Apart from his pressie, I also made John this little treat...................................

He wanted a pig in a barrel of mud cake but I said I couldn't make him one before I made Mr D one for his birthday in December or I would be in mega trouble.
Then, I thought, as a compromise, I could make John an individual one so this is what he got. 
I'm still waiting for feedback on the cake lol!

Well, Russian GP this weekend. I will get to see Qually tomorrow but I am at work on Sunday and so will have to watch the race re-run when I get home. My racing hero, Nigel Mansell has just released a book and so has Mark Webber so that's a start to my list for Santa lol!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Ang x

Ps........I am approaching 300 posts so will be doing a little giveaway for a lucky follower.
Stay tuned folks........x

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Blue for the Boys. . . . . . . . .

Good morning blogging chums. Hope all is well in your area of the World.

Now today's card is another for the boys or I suppose a girlie who doesn't like any whistles and bells.
This one I made for my brother in law. I usually make him a card to do with golf but like our fisherman pal, I thought he may be getting bored with the same theme. Brother in law is not really into any other sports so I thought I would just go with texture/structure.
I double stamped the sentiment in two shades of ink to add a shadow (you don't need too steady a hand as shadows can be directional, if you're a bit out)

White card
Navy card
Mid blue card
CE Linen embossing folder
SB Classic Diamonds
CE sentiment
Memento Dewdrop inks 
CS PVA Pearls in black and silver

Hopefully, you can see the depth of the layers through the diamond aperture on this snap.

I do have another fella card for a later date as the recipient won't have seen it just yet so I promise something girlie for next time.
At work today and shall have the joy of cleaning the windows (thank heavens for Karcher window vacs) but only on the ground floor before any of you have any visions of an impending trip to A & E lol!!!

Jenny, I had to laugh at your streaker story. Made me think of that song, is it "The Streak"? with "Don't look Ethel" hahaha!
Margaret, lovely to have you visit again. Taking things a day at a time sounds like a plan.

Happy Sunday and may the coming week be kind to you.

Ang x

Thursday, 1 October 2015

House of Cards October Challenge. . . . . . . .

Good afternoon everyone. Hope all is good with you all on yet another fine day.

Must welcome Donna to The Pond. Thank you for paddling chuck. I think there may be another follower too but Blogger is keeping them anonymous, so welcome, whoever you are.

Today is the start of October's challenge over at House of Cards and this month's challenge is...

                                                             Colour/and or texture

I would love it if you would pop over and take a peek at what the rest of the DT gals have created and if you join in the challenge as I know some of you love Autumn and its colours. 

I decided to be brave and get a bit messy in the craft room and go down the texture route, with a couple of the colours thrown in too. Sorry the photos are a wee bit dark but I was trying to capture the sparkle, which wasn't working in full on daylight.

I did my twist on Sue Wilson's paper grouting technique. I bought some CS Polar White texture paste and added some fine, coloured glitter to it. If you try this, don't add too much glitter as it makes the paste harder to spread. You need just enough to colour it. 
It started as a bit of an experiment (I have been tinkering with the black paste too) but I have been getting some great effects.

Now, this is a card that I sent to the lovely Pamellia, who is in the process of moving into her dream home (hence the sentiment) by a beautiful lake in Toronto. It had to have some messy crafting involved as Pamellia is a messy crafting kinda gal lol!!!

White card
CE Aqua card
Embossalicious Tumbling Leaves Embossing Folder
Crafters Companion sentiment stamp
SB Matting Basics A & B
HC Delicate Asters
SB Foliage 
SB Ivy Die D-lite
CS Polar White Texture Paste
Glitter Magic fine teal glitter
Tonic and Papermania Punches
Various Distress Inks
Various bling

It really would be lovely to see some more familiar names (I know some of you have been joining in) entering over at House of Cards.

No further crack of dawn sightings, thankfully. I don't think he did it for my benefit as my light wasn't on and I have blinds so he wouldn't have seen me. I think someone asked whether the back view was better than the front...................equally as horrendous I would say lol!!! (nothing Grand about his Calibur......)
Elaine, as soon as a For Sale board goes up, I'll let you know lol!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and hope the Sun is shining where you are (no full moons hahaha!!!)

Ang x