Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A Paddle in Mauritius . . . . . . .

Good morning lads and lasses. Hope all is well with you and yours?

I haven't had a good week and this past few couple of days have been decidedly bad. I don't think I had shaken off the virus and it has had its wicked way with me again. 

Anyhoo, regarding the post title, sadly I'm not on a beach in the Indian Ocean, I've just made a few samples to help John out for his One Day Special shows on Hochanda, starting tonight at 8pm and continuing on Wednesday at 9am,12, 4 and 7pm.

Now, the Mauritius is a very pretty die set and I had fun using it.

Bright white and cobalt Foundation card
Sue Wilson Mauritius die set
John Lockwood Fern Frames Elements stamps

I thought about how I could use the main die differently and came up with the idea of using it to go around the edge of a piece of card so it almost looks like the die cut is inside out (if that makes sense lol?) I then used the next die in to cut the indented areas around the edge (again, if that makes sense lol?)
I should have taken a photo at the prep stage but I'm happy to do that and post next time if I have confused you all lol!!!

I hope that you all get to see John's shows as I'm sure that he has some treats and techniques in store.

I have enjoyed having a reason to get in the craft room and play and take my mind off some of the rougher bits of the last few days.
I'm trying to get round to visiting everyone's blogs but please forgive me if I fall behind again at the moment.

Thank you for visiting and I'll show the rest of my samples over the coming days.

Take care all.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang
    So sorry to hear your not well again I hope you shake the virus soon there seems to be lots of virus doing the rounds at the moment.
    I'm looking forward to John's shows as I'm not sure if I like these dies maybe if I see more cards with them I can decide.
    I like the depth you have given this card yet it's still a flat card for posting.
    Take care of yourself xx

  2. Hi ang
    WOW ! what a beautiful card and Die, love how you have used it.
    Sorry you are still feeling pants and not in Mauritius Ang , this virus has really taken it out of you ,
    Just rest and take care Chuck .
    Elaine H X

  3. Morning Ang, sorry to hear that you are not feeling so good. hope the virus goes soon, you will just have to rest up.
    Good to hear that you are helping John with his samples for the show and this one is gorgeous, now I don't know what you mean, but it's not a problem as I don't use these sort of dies anyway, but can appreciate the lovely creations that you come up with, beautiful colour combo, lookinf forward to seeing it on the telly.
    Take care,Kate x

  4. Stunning card Ang. Wish I had your creativity. Hope you feel better soon. X Gill (Wendy's sis)

  5. This is my fave die from this collection Ang, love how you have used it, xxx

  6. Good morning Ang and I hope you feel a bit brighter today. Crafting does let us forget our troubles sometimes doesn't it. Liking what you have done with this die, so creative, though I'd like to be on a beach as well it's a bit grey here. Take care now love from Jackie xx

  7. Hi Ang, sorry to hear your not feeling your best.....crafting is the best medicine,I believe LOL !!. Love the card, and can understand your ramblings LOL !! Janice xx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  8. Beautiful card Ang! Love the intricate design. Do hope you feel better soon. hugs :)

  9. Hi Ang,
    You are going throgh the mill lately, hope you are better soon.
    Love the card.

  10. Wonderful. Great job.

    Happy thoughts,
    New York

  11. Oh sweet friend - I do hope you feel better real soon!
    Your card is stunning in the blue and white and what a fantastic design!
    Sandy xx

  12. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Love your card This does look like a lovely set of dies - but then all of Sue's collections are. My favourite colour combo for a beautiful card
    Take care Ang x

  13. Oh, no, duckie, I'm so sorry to hear that you've had another rough patch. They must certainly be a drag and it's no fun riding a health roller coaster where you have a few days of squealing in glee followed by several days of squealing in despair. Crapola!! I hope you shake the virus and feel better soon. It certainly hasn't impacted your creativity negatively! (That's a mouthful, isn't it, but true neverthelesser.) Your card is a vision which must make John very happy indeed!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  14. Hi Ang,
    I am sorry to hear you have not been well again.
    These viruses are a very nasty.
    As that was what caused my little Great Grandsons spike in his tmepreture.
    My word this is a superb card, and such a very super design too.
    I love the colour choices and your wonderful idea of using that die.
    Hope you are soon feeling much better.
    Don't ever worry about not visiting me as I quite understand that your health is the most important thing at the mo.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Hello Ang,
    Life can be a b*tch sometimes and I hope you are soon in full strength.
    Never worry about confusing me, it takes very little but this card is beautiful. John must have been a very happy chappy to receive it amongst his bundle.
    Take care, love Maureen xxx

  16. This is gorgeous, Ang. I do like the Mauritius dies.
    So sorry you have been feeling rough again. Look after yourself.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Hi Ang! That die is gorgeous! Glad you are getting some creative time in. Hope you get feeling better soon.

  18. Oh Ang, So sorry to hear that you have not been well and hope you will soon be much better. Life here has not been good and I am finding it hard to concentrate on anything so my blog is neglected alas. Never mind things must get better soon.
    I loved your card a perfect male card.
    Margaret M

  19. Hi Ang

    I love this card and the beautiful colour combo

    June x