Sunday, 16 April 2017

Language of Flowers 2. . . . . . .

Happy Easter everyone. Hope you have a day filled with family, love, happiness and, of course, chocolate!!!
All those of you who managed to give something up for Lent, enjoy filling your boots with it today. I gave up housework but I shall resist it again for today (or maybe another several days lol!!! . . . . . . . . there is a Grand Prix to watch!!!).
Welcome to Joyce who has kindly pressed the follow button. Hope you can come for regular paddles here at The Pond.

I did manage to get out on Good Friday to meet up with some friends I hadn't seen for a year, so that was a lift to the spirits (not the alcoholic ones, I hasten to add . . . . . still not allowed). I had meant to be back here sooner but have been up and down the last few days. Still the ectopics with discomfort, but there are plenty worse off than me so I won't dwell.

On that note, I'm hoping our dear Elaine (nattyboots) won't mind me mentioning that she and her family have had an extremely difficult 12 months, which doesn't seem to be getting any easier.
I won't go into everything as I know that Elaine has mentioned certain things on Sue Wilson's blog but I'd just like to ask everyone a favour. If you pray, then please spare a prayer for the natty family and if you don't, then please send some positive thoughts in their direction. . . . . Thank you.

Now, time for another of the samples I made for John's shows last week. Thank you for the lovely comments and emails I've had about the samples. The scraper foil/board one seems to be a favourite so that will follow soon. I picked this one for today as it was the most "Eastery" (if that's a word) colours. Apologies that the pics are slightly dark but I was up against it trying to get everything photographed before passing on to John a few weeks ago.

White and yellow card
John Lockwood Honeysuckle stamp
John Lockwood sentiment stamp
SB Classic Ovals dies
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Memento Dew Drop inks

I stamped portions of the stamp around the edge on this one rather than just stamping it as is.
I also used cotton buds to colour it in as I wanted to use inks rather than alcohol pens and I found that using cotton buds gave it a more subtle look . . . . . . not sure if that's a new technique but it works.

That's me for today as its almost GP time (I'm posting this live rather than scheduling) and I need to prime the arm of my chair with the remote control, a mug of tea and the Fondant Fancies that Nesta bought us me for Easter (my favourite cakes, yet I don't have a sweet tooth).

I'm scheduling another post for a couple of days time so that I haven't left it so long to bore entertain you lol!!!

Enjoy what's left of Easter Sunday and be good.

Ang x

Ps . . . . . Don't forget the Paddle Prize that is on offer here. Only a few days left to follow and comment on that post.


  1. Happy Easter and enjoy the GP! Beautiful card as always!

  2. A lovely card Ang.I stll have some of John's shows to catch up on.. Enjoy the GP, my hubby's just settleing down to watch the football 😢xx

  3. Your card is gorgeous, I love the colours and the beautiful floral image, al beautifully designed.
    I only managed to see one of John's shows and wasn't sure if I'd missed any of your samples.
    Hope you've had a lovely Sunday, Kate x

  4. A gorgeous card, Ang.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Hi Any firstly i hope you enjoyed the GP. Not sure who you are supporting this season but hope the result pleased you, and you did not eat too many chocolates.
    Your card is as always beautiful and i think John is very lucky to have you helping him.
    Sorry to hear that your friend is having a tough time and i would like to send her a hug and good​ wishes for a better future, and will certainly mention her in my prayers
    Hugs Wendyx

  6. Happy Easter to you. Thank you for your kind words at this difficult time.

  7. Another beautifully soft card which I really love! Hope you are doing okay. Christine xx

  8. Morning Ang,
    Lovely card.

  9. Hi Ang
    A very beautiful subtle card , just right for Easter wishes
    I hope you enjoyed your day with the remote tea and Fondant Fancies { did Mr D manage to get one ? }
    Thank you for the mention we appreciate it , the power of prayer can be very strong.
    Heres hoping you have more ups and less downs Ang
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  10. Hi Ang, sorry to hear, you are struggling, hope it gets better soon. My prayers are with the Natty family. Love your card, it is just perfect for Easter. Hope you enjoyed the GP. Take care. Bx

  11. John has excelled with this new release as have you with your samples ANg, I too loved the foiled one which I presume was gilding flakes

  12. Sorry for absence. Been having back problems but seem better now. Lovely card Ang. Spring colours. Enjoyed John's shows.

  13. A lovely Spring feel to this card today and hope everyone enjoys the Easter Break.
    From the tub! Jennie

  14. Beautiful card in perfect Easter colours . Enjoy the GP! Cara x

  15. Hi Ang thus has only just arrived in my inbox so has obviously been floating in the ether somewhere!! What a lovely cheery card just right for today though it is rather chilly out. GP was interesting though. I felt for Valteri. It should have been his day but there were some good battles down the field and we have Jenson back for Monaco. Love from Jackie xx

  16. So very beautiful Ang!
    Sandy xx

  17. A lovely card Ang.
    Just home from a fun weekend with my 2 gorgeous little granddaughters in London.

  18. Brilliant card Ang, you have made a wonderful job using John's new stamps. They are a fantastic set, he's a clever guy.
    Hope you are feeling better just don't overdo things.
    Our cheeky Maureen has had a nasty accident and will miss our 6 monthly Meet Up next week. She has fractured her left hip.
    Patricia xxx

  19. I hope you enjoyed the GP and didn't over do the shouting at the screen! I love your card I love how you have stamped the images on one side and used an aperture on the other I might have to try this - if that's ok That's my problem (one of many) in that I can never think of unusual layouts and end up "copying" (adding my own twist) Take care xx

  20. Hi Ang

    This really is a very pretty card and very spring like too! You've certainly done John proud with his new collection

    June x

  21. Hi Ang,
    oh my this card is so very gorgeous, and I love your wonderful design, and your colouring is awesome.
    So glad you had a good Easter, and some goodies.
    May your health continue to improve.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours.
    Hope I don't send my cold bug your way. Jenny L.