Sunday, 17 September 2017

Roses For Rosie. . . . . . . .And Orchids For Me

Good morning everyone. Hope you are fit and well and keeping warm now that the temperature has dropped.
The thicker duvet has made an appearance but I'm still resisting putting the heating on.

Welcome to Maxine who has clicked "follow". Thank you very much.

Its been a busy old week at The Pond. Thank you everyone again for visiting the website and hope you are enjoying playing with your goodies.
There had been a couple of problems for folk trying to order using iPads (something technical to do with their settings) but that should be resolved now.

Now, today's card was made for our next door neighbours daughter a few weeks ago. This wasn't the nice neighbours who moved up the road but the other side. The little girl is a sweetie though.
Rosie had run up to me in the street and declared "Its my birthday tomorrow" all excited as she was having a bouncy castle so I thought, bless her, I'll make her a card.

White and pink card
First Edition Floral Pavilion 8x8 paper pad
Presscut Circle dies
Memory Box Alphabet dies
CE Stitched Bunting Numbers stamp
Pink satin ribbon
Crystal Jelly Tot (Well, that's what they look like to me lol!!! Can you still get them?)

I like cutting the letters into the topper. Glad to say that Rosie loved it. The bouncy castle was also a success and thankfully did not resemble the one on Phoenix Nights (If you have ever seen it, you'll know what I mean lol!!!)

I am also sharing some pictures of a beautiful gift that I received from Barbara D a couple of months ago (Barbara did also send some of the famous pate too with John but as it had alcohol in it, I couldn't have it, much to John's glee),
I have asked Barbara's permission to show it and it is amazing.

They are handmade miniature paper orchids (I took the lid off the display box to photograph them).

They are so incredibly tiny and delicate and Barbara must have great eyesight and a steady hand.

To give a sense of scale, here they are pictured next to my finger and I have small hands!!!

Thank you again Barbara. They proudly sit on display on the desk in my craft room.

Its live F1 GP from Singapore today so I am a happy girl (and even happier that Hamilton is starting from 5th).

Whatever you are doing today, have a good one!!!

Ang x


  1. Sweet card Ang. Love the tiny flowers, so cute.
    Rather have Hamilton over Vettel any day. Xx

  2. Lovely card for Rosie. What a clever lady Barbara is - the orchids are beautiful and so intricate.
    Have fun watching.

  3. Sweet card for your little neighbour. You can indeed still get Jelly Tots - although since I only buy them for the children at Christmas not sure if they are one of those seasonal things! Wow, those orchids are amazing and so realistic! Hope you are keeping well. Christine xx

  4. Morning Ang, Lovely card. The orchids are amazing.

  5. Your card is lovely Ang just beautiful , very impressed with the gorgeous Orchids Barbara . My heating has gone on Ang i just could not resist it is so cold here this morning .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. Good morning Ang well Rosie is definitely a special little girl if a page from a First Edition pad saw the light of day!! Super card though. Barbara's flowers are amazing, so delicate. The best piece of post on the mat when I got back yesterday was the packet of John's goodies I had ordered from you so thank you for that. Today's race should be interesting if bling boy is kept back and could be a good Red Bull day. Best get the case unpacked and sorted so I can sit down at 12. Enjoy! Love from Jackie xx

  7. Hello Ang,
    Great card today and I'm super impressed at the spacing of Rosie's name and "today".
    Barbara's flowers are beautiful and I'm also impressed with John's ability to get them to you without damaging them! If George had been given the job, the box, flowers and bowls would have been smashed to pieces!!
    Enjoy your race.
    Maureen x

  8. Morning Ang, love the card you made for Rosie, it is beautiful, and wow those miniature orchids are works of art. Enjoy the GP. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  9. Hi Ang, Rosie's card is so pretty, love how you've made her name, great piece of spacial awarness. Gorgeous papers too.
    The little orchids are amazing, what clever work.
    Well heating is on here, quite chilly really , but not yet changed the duvet to the winter one, we are both hot pieces of!
    Enjoy your F1, and take it easy, Kate x

  10. Hi Ang, such a pretty card for Rosie, not surprised she loved it. Wow Ang, Barbara's little Orchids are amazing and what a lovely gift to receive. One talented lady.
    Enjoy your G.P.

  11. Hi Mrs D,I bet Rosie felt very special with her card,and I bet it has stayed on view long after her birthday,course it means you will have to do the next ones as well now !!!Glad you liked the orchids and your photography does them proud Thank you.Stay healthy and happy,Love Barbara D xx

  12. Lovely card Ang, and those orchids are amazing!
    Enjoy the rest of the day.
    Love Nancy x

  13. A very pretty card and I love the orchids. Thank you for sharing these with us. Enjoy the F1.

  14. Really pretty card love how you have done Rosie's name.

    Gorgeous orchids so tiny.

  15. Lovely rose card for Rosie. So sweet of you to honor her on her birthday - with short notice, too. How special you are to receive these handmade orchids. They are so tiny. I am very much impressed with Barbara D's handwork. Just awesome!

  16. Hi Ang

    Gorgeous card for Rosie

    The paper orchids are fabulous, well done to Barbara D

    Take care and enjoy the F1

    June x

  17. Beautiful card, Ang. I love the way you do the lettering.
    Those orchids are something else - amazing.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. What a beautiful card Ang, and how perfect for a young lass!! I love the letters cut out of the topper, they are so perfectly spaced and even, amazing! The pink roses are delightful!! Those flowers are freaking amazing, your friend sure is talented! I never would have believed the size if you didn't put your hand in one of the photos, holy moses!!

    I got your email, and I am so excited!! Thanks again Ang, you are putting the chic back into my shabby chic! hugs :)

  19. Hello Ang,
    I'm a bit late! Sorry about that! I love the card you have made for Rosie! Love how you have done the lettering! Steady hand , good eye!
    Your orchids are beautiful - I thought they were bigger until I saw your finger beside them. Lovely gift from a clever lady!
    Love Myra xx

  20. How beautiful! I love the card for Rosie. It makes a lovely change from the "Nursery" style cards. I have the alphabet dies and might borrow the idea for a male card I have to make!
    The orchids are stunning. I too, thought they were a lot larger.

  21. Fabulous card for a little girl, sweet but not babyish. Those miniature orchids are just amazing!



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