Monday, 1 February 2016

Another Hotjohnda Sample................

Good morning friends, Romans, crafters. Hope that you're not snowed in, flooded out or blown into another post code.
What weather eh?
Sorry for my absence but extra days at work and the funeral have occupied my time of late.
Thank you for your kind wishes. The friend who had passed was a lovely lady called Emma who had reached the grand age of 91 and was but a few days short of 92. Her husband is bereft, bless him as he was absolutely devoted to her............and I mean absolutely devoted.
She had been suffering for the past few years so whatever your personal take on things, I hope that she is now in a better and happier place.

Now, back to happier things. Today's card is another I made for John's last shows to showcase the Bevelled Glass Striplet.
I cut it across the bottom of a 6x6 card blank I made and sponged some Dusty Concord DI over it. I then I cut another panel in cream to pop over over the top, slightly offset to give a shadow effect. Centre panel cut out of both to create the aperture for the roses.

Cream card
Lilac paper (Lidl 135gsm)
SW Bevelled Glass Striplet
SB Bitty Blossoms
Presscut Rectangle dies
John Lockwood sentiment
Dusty Concord DI
Lilac bling

It was one of those happy occasions when a card turns out how you wanted it.

I had a go at a tissue box cover last week as Nesta had come down with something nasty with a hacking cough (I think she had been at the St Bruno) and a nose that would give Rudolph a run for his money. I had a new cube box of tissues so I made her a cover for it to match her bedding and took that round with a pot chrysanthemum and some Tadka Dal (spiced lentils) for her tea. I knocked the door and retreated to a safe distance for her to pick them up off the doorstep. Gawd bless her, she did look as rough as a bears behind so I stepped back a few more paces and declined the offer to pop inside.
I'll show you the cover shortly and don't worry, there's no photos of Nesta clutching it.

Sandra you are more than welcome and thank you for visiting again. Lovely to see Sam back too and thank you for your kind comments, and to all of you lovely folk that spend your precious time popping by.
Val, I saw your comment on John's about the op and hope you are recovering well.

Well that's me for today folks. At work again, then a couple of days off, hurrah! do shopping and housework boo hiss!

Be good.

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    Love your card, what patience making all those Roses!!
    Poor Nesta, I hope she recovers soon.
    Have a good day
    Patricia X

  2. Hi Ang, this card is so pretty, and lovely with the die cut strip at the bottom. Hope work goes ok. Take care. Bx

  3. Love your title. Fab card, great design, xxx

  4. Hi Ang
    Lovely card color and style i just love the Striplet dies , i thought like Patricia " all those Roses " you are so patient.
    Hope Nesta feels better soon.
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi Ang,
    Stunning card and fab roses....what patience!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  6. Morning Ang,
    A really lovely card, love your roses.

  7. Hi Ang I did see this one on the TV and knew it was one of your makes straight away because of the flowers! So pretty. Do hope Nesta is feeling a bit better by now. Love from Jackie xx

  8. Hi Ang, good to be able to type again allbeit a bit tentatively.
    Lovely card. The bevelled glass is my favourite striplet and I love how you've used it on this very pretty card.
    Love Val in spain x

  9. Hello Ang, what a gorgeous card, beautifully designed with those dies and roses and of course your favourite colours.
    I'm down with what Nesta has, out of the blue on Friday, and still not good, developed a cough now, so rehearsals are out for tonight. Keep well yourself, Kate x

  10. Lovely card and in my favourite colour too!
    From the tub!

  11. Beautiful card Ang. Love the way you doubled up on that die cut, really creates a sense of dimension. So sorry to hear about your loss, my wishes to you and to her family. hugs :)

  12. Hi Ang, beautiful card, simply stunning. I hope John is pleased with all the hard work you are managing to fit in with all the other things you have to do. It's always sad to lose someone, but in some cases they are a release too. Best Wishes. Janice xx

  13. I love the striplet - your trademark ... lol! And I only wish my Bitty Blossoms looked as good as yours! Guess I need to practice more. Poor old Nesta - and lots of others by the sounds of it. Hope I can avoid all these bugs. Take care. Hugs Christine xx

  14. Hi Ang,
    what a brilliant card.
    I love that fab design, and your wonderful roses.
    I do hope Nesta gets better soon.
    Looking forward to seeing your tissue box.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Hi Ang,
    Love today's card, love that striplet die, your Bitty Blossoms are delightful my dear,I love to see crafterrs using the older dies!
    Looking forward to your next post,
    Sandra xxxx

  16. Stunning card, love everything about it. I'm sure I'll wake up in the next village tomorrow the way "Henry" is behaving here!


  17. I knew this was an Ang card when John showed it off! I am so sorry to hear about your friend As you have said and especially as she'd been unwell for a few years she is at peace now It'll be her husband that will be suffering Bless him Hope Nesta is fighting fit soon

  18. Hi Ang,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Sorry also to hear that Nesta has not been well. I hope she's better soon. What a gorgeous card! I love these bitty blossoms, and they work so well around (or inside) an aperture. I love the way you've slightly offset the striplet die cuts - such a clever technique. Best wishes, Anne O

  19. Hello Ang,
    Fabulous card today. It's gorgeous.
    Glad the funeral went well, and hope your friend's husband has plenty of support.
    Keep well clear of Nesta, we don't want you passing her germs onto us!!! Seriously, I hope she soon recovers.
    Enjoy your time off work, take it easy.
    Maureen xx

  20. Hi Ang, what a gorgeous card missed most off John's shows as we were on holiday and the connection was crap caught some that were repeated overnight but didn't see this one definately one to try and replicate.
    Nancyd xx

  21. Morning Ang
    A lovely card I love the way you have used the striplet die .
    I am just trying to catch up on all the hochanda shows that I have recorded.
    It's been a busy few weeks I had my big 50 birthday and a surprise party while been so busy at work and trying to cope with a husband who has a really bad flu - I just hope I don't catch it xx

  22. Hi Ang. What a lovely card, especially all the roses and the way in which you've used the striplet die. Must have a go. My creativity has gone a bit walkabout at the moment.

  23. Hi Ang what a lovely card the roses are beautiful. looking forward to seeing the tissue box cover. Hope you managed to avoid Nesta's bugs and that she is recovering. It is always sad to loose a friend but as you say she is no longer suffering,so that has to be some comfort to her loved ones
    Wendy x

  24. Lovely card, that strip let die is gorgeous xx

  25. What a lovely card, Ang. It's really different.

    Anne (Northampton)

  26. Your flowers are so gorgeous. I love that striplet die - so pretty. Glad to hear you are taking preventive measures around germy people! LOL. Have a great day Ang!

  27. FABulous creation, lovely colours, dies and papers.. Today on Mr Robot thingy I am selecting a group of food, trucks, palm trees and oh what a painful journey..xx

  28. Wow. This is a stunning creation. Love the roses and the colour. Hugs Mrs A.

  29. Such a beautiful and unusual card. Love the contrast of the geometric striplet and the organic flowers. My favourite colour too! Have a great weekend and hoping your neighbour keeps his blinds shut! Cara x

  30. What a gorgeous card! Love the design! Very original and creative!! Have a great weekend!!

  31. Your creation is so delightful - quite beautiful!!!!
    Sandy xx

  32. Hi Ang and everyone,this card is stunning,love the colours,I am trying to get to see more of your cards,as you know I have not being active on anyone's blog,
    I could not see them,and no way could I read the comments.
    I was blind in my right eye,which was terrible,and kept falling,well I was finally strong to have the surgery,and am so happy that it was a 100% successful,I will have the second eye done in a few weeks.
    I hope you do not mind me using your blog to pass on my news.I am still in and out to Hospital for other things,I have lost 23 Kilos in weight,so none of my close fit me ,so shopping is a must.
    I hope all you bloggers,and yourself Angela are well