Sunday, 11 December 2016

Happy Diwali Nesta . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well.

I'm still up and down but did manage to get out to a local Thai for lunch with some friends on Friday. There are between 10 and 12 of us that meet up about 3 times each year but they had held off whilst I haven't been well so, although I had seen some of them separately, we hadn't all been together since the beginning of the year. 
It was lovely to catch up and the Pak Tod and Pla Rad Prik (Maureen, don't go there lol!!!) were extremely tasty.
Just as well, as I was at the dentist straight afterwards as a bit of one of my back teeth had snapped off on Thursday afternoon (I was only chewing on a prawn).

Now, as I've been showing samples I made for John, I'm late showing Nesta's Diwali card so I thought I'd better get it shown before I start on showing the Christmas makes.
There was a bit of re-cycling involved as the beautiful purple card was actually the front of an 8x8 invitation to a special birthday party for Nesta a couple of years ago and I did the usual crafters thing of "keeping it as it may come in handy" . . . . . . . Don't any of you try and deny it, you know you all do it lol!!!

The surprise with this, is that it lights up . . . . . . well, it is for the festival of lights lol!

White card
Gold mirror card
Vintage gold card
Purple card
Re-cycled invitation
Sue Wilson Ara Mini Gemini
SB 2013 Snowflake Pendant
SB Delightful Circles
Memory Box Alphabet dies
DCWV lights and deep foam
Hobbycraft corner punch
Gold Krylon pen

As you can see the foam is deep to accommodate the battery pack, which obviously had to be placed somewhere easily accessible, so I popped it under the top corner. 

Nesta was thrilled with it and has shown it round her family, I think more for the novelty value of it lighting up lol!!!

Well, most of the Christmas food shop was done with Mr D on a day when I was feeling good so its just the fresh stuff left to get nearer the day. The most labour intensive thing always seems to be the trifle (Mr D's favourite).
Its Mr D's birthday next weekend so I'm hoping to being up to making his cake. I've got something in mind so I hope I get to do it.
Only a few Christmas cards to do now too so on the home stretch.

That's me for today. Hope that you have all had a great weekend and that you have a super week ahead.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang
    Love ,love, love this card ,gorgeous colours and lights ,hey how fantastic is this ?

    Pleased you got to go out for a meal chuck ,bet it gave you a right boost with friends they are a great tonic.
    Andrew is doing ok , he has to have 12 treatments not 13 as first thought, so on Friday he zapped the half way session, yeaaaa.

    Take care chuck
    Elaine H X

  2. Wow! This is amazing, Ang.
    Pleased to hear you are getting out to meet your friends.

    Look after yourself.


  3. Beautiful Ang -Hope you do nothing but improve in 2017! It's nice to meet up with friends for a good lunch. Take good care of yourself and know that we all love you.
    Merry Christmas!
    Sandy Claus

  4. I mean, seriously, I'm speechless about this magical creation! You are a wizard at the crafting table, Mrs. Doodah!! I'm sorry you are still having some downs, but glad to see you've had a few ups in there as well that allowed you to get out and about. Happy Birthday to the Head Duck and I hope you are able to spoil him with cake and kisses!! Keeping you in my prayers and sending love and hugs, Darnell

  5. Wow Ang this is amazing, love it. Glad you are feeling a bit better, hope it keeps improving.
    Love Nancy x

  6. An amazing card Ang Pleased to see you were able to get out for the meet up. I am still ploughing through making Christmas cards and have only just got my head around buying Christmas gifts let alone done any food shopping

  7. Wow Ang! A light up card is amazing! You really know how to raise the bar for the rest of us (LOL)! Truly a beautiful card so glad it was a hit with Nesta and her family. Have a great day!

  8. Hi Ang, wow this card is fantastic, bet Nesta was over the moon with it. I wish I was even close to finishing my cards. Still have bits to get for Christmas too, and time is running by. Take care. Bx

  9. Hi Ang,

    Sorry I have been AWOL for quite some time, been very busy with the usual, hoping to have a break over the Christmas period but only because I declined one!!! I have so much to do before Christmas and so little time lol!
    Sorry to read you have been unwell again I do hope that nasty infection has finally gone, it must all be very worrying for you.

    Stunning card my friend, absolutely stunning, not surprised Nesta loves it.

    Keep safe my friend and I hope you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas and New Year.

    Love always

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. OK, this might be my favourite card EVER!!! I couldn't figure out what I was looking at with the design at first, but then, BLAM, what!!!! It lights up and creates the most amazing design I've ever seen! WOW, just wow Ang!!

    I'm so sorry, but I have been having serious computer issues and I have not been able to write any emails. I can read them from my phone, but replying is a problem. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for your e-card. You really put a smile on my face with that sweet wildlife animation and I'm so sorry I haven't been able to send you a proper thanks. thinking of you. hugs :)

  11. Hi Ang, I seem to be another one apologising for being missing in action, have just been up to my eyes in things but hey , what a super card to return to, it is brilliant so no wonder Nesta loved it so much. Take care my friend love from Jackie xx

  12. Hello Ang,
    Wow, this is amazing and I'm not surprised Nesta was delighted with it.
    I'm sorry to read that you have been up and down and hope that you are well enough to make the cake and enjoy Mr D's birthday. Mr K has his birthday on the 27th so it's always included in with the Christmas celebrations.
    I had my first Thai food about two weeks ago, don't know what we had as my daughter and I were shopping at the Metro Centre and the lady there picked four trial dishes for us. As Mr K only eats plain English food, I take the opportunity to have something different when he's not there. After reading the names of some of your dishes, I now know why I enjoyed it so much - it was gorgeous!!!
    Take care, sorry this is War and Peace!
    Maureen xxx

  13. Hi Ang,
    what an absolutely gorgeous card and your design is ace.
    Love the wonderful light up feature too.
    This is so very luxurious and superb.
    I believe Diwali is the festival of the light I think or I may have it wrong.
    You think I would know as my Mum and Dad were born in India, and my Great Grandad married an Indian lady.
    My 2 sisters were born there too I was the only one born in this country after they wanted all of the Anglo Indians, and the British to leave.
    My Grandad used to be a train driver in the mountains where the bandits used to fire bullets at the trains.
    He was sure a very brave man as none of the other engine drivers would do it, and that is how he bacame and engine driver.
    On my Mums side my Great Nanna use to be a Nanny to the Rajs children, and he gave her some wonderful bits of jewellery for her service.
    These my sisters own.
    So glad you are feeling better and getting out and about.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. A stunning card Ang, Nesta is a lucky lady to receive this beautiful card.
    Glad your getting out and about xx
    Thanks for your comment on my blog xx

  15. Ang I have been seeing these light up cards everywhere on the blogs and love them. This is super stunning...take care and get well.xx{aNNie}



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