Sunday, 10 September 2017

Special Scottish Friends. . . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope you're all ok.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful good wishes and for those of you who have kindly become customers at Your orders are in packages ready to go in the post Monday morning, one with a signed photo as requested lol!!! 
Lynda, I do accept PayPal on the website.

Yvonne, you don't get rid of me that easily. I shall still be blogging my creations and ramblings, even though it may be from a sun lounger in Penang in 6 months time when I have made a million hahaha!!! 

Our Mr Lockwood is on Hochanda today at 8am and 12pm and will be featuring his fabulous new embossing folders and some beautiful dies. All of the embossing folders are available on my website and also most of the dies John will be showcasing. They will be as bundles on the show, I believe, but I am selling them all individually.

Now, today I am showing a card that was given to some very special friends. I had made it as a sample for John's last shows with someone in mind. Maybe you can guess it was for a Scottish chum with tartan embossed tartan paper and the thistle stamp lol!!!

Cream, green and black card
Tartan paper from First Edition A Christmas Story 8 x 8 pad
SB Art DecoTags dies
John Next Door Butterfly Frames stamp
Presscut Rectangle dies

The lovely Kate (Cuilliesocks) came down to Coventry with equally lovely hubby Alistair for a few days and it was fantastic to see her again. I gave this card to them as a thank you for coming to see us. I did have to add an "s" to Friend as I wouldn't miss out Alistair.
I was really touched (well, most of you knew that eh?....... thought I'd say it before Maureen lol!!!) that they came all that way to see us.

Monday was a catch up and a meal out at a local pub after their 9.5 hour train journey (yes, that was 9.5 hours bless em)

We met up with Nursey Harrop and John for lunch on Tuesday after Kate and Alistair visited our local Art Gallery and Museum and the old cathedral. A lovely time was had by all (and lovely food too).

That's Mr D's arm in shot next to Kate but he was muttering about having his photo taken and pulled a face, so I have cropped him out. As I was taking the photo (on my phone so sorry about quality) I'm not on it either but I have a feeling Kate will be showing snaps on her blog so that's my Duck Protection Programme compromised lol!!!

We went to The Range in the afternoon as Kate does not have one near to her and then back to The Pond for a light buffet tea and blether, as Kate would put it.

Wednesday was a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon and Hatton Country World followed by a cuppa at Chateau Canard and another lovely meal out.

Thursday was a breakfast meet up and then on to the station for Kate and Alistair to go home. It was a busy few days that did take it out of me but we had such a wonderful time, it was worth it.
Good food and the company of good friends. . . . . . fantastic!!!

Well, that's me for now. Hope you enjoy John's shows and remember your friendly neighbourhood Duck has stock lol!!!

Ang x


  1. Good Morning to you Ang, absolutely stunning card, beautifully designed, and sitting alongside John's beautiful thistle card.
    Thank you for your kind words, we had a blast and what's 9 or so hours and cows on the tracks between friends......two days of recovery that's what lol, but all worth it. Oh and meant to say that the sandwiches went down well, take care Kate x

  2. Glad you had a good time together. Love the website - hope it's a huge success. Will be keeping my eye out for new additions. I'm recovering f rom my spend at the workshop!

  3. Morning Ang,
    Lovely card. Sounds like you had a fab few days.

  4. The website looks great, Any. Like Jan I am recovering from the spending at the workshop but I have no doubt that I will be a customer in the near future.
    So glad to had a good time with your visitor. I'm not surprised they loved the card.

    Take care.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Hi Ang sounds as though you all had a great time during your get together though hope you didn't overdo it. Lovely card you gave them. The new website is super too. Love from Jackie xx

  6. Hello Ang, love this card, what a great Thank you for the visit. The picture is lovely, great to see all the smiles and friends enjoying each others company. Have a great day all. Bx

  7. Hi Ang ,well you all had a great time matey ,so lovely to catch up with friends .The card is beautiful and so apt , i love it .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  8. Hello Ang,
    Beautiful card and would be perfect for my Scottish friends. (I do have the odd one or two - odd being the operative word ha ha. Did you know that Myra is Scottish?)
    Looking forward to receiving my photo, I just hope it's suitable to display in a prominent position lol.
    Glad you had such a good catch up with your mates.
    Maureen x

  9. Fantisic scottish card and sharing your visit with your friends. Friends are indeed wonderful to see and be around us.

  10. Lovely card Ang.
    Just had another look at your website, thanks to John's shout on his blog, well done, I'm highly tempted but finances won't allow, hopefully soon!
    Love Nancy xx

  11. Hi Ang,
    what a brilliant card for brilliant people.
    I love the wonderful design of this it's gorgeous.
    Such a fab idea to emboss the tartan paper it looks so very effective.
    I have put up a link to your shop on my blog so I do hope you get some more customers from it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Hi Ang, firstly congratulations on your new web site shop....I'm going to check it out after I've typed this LOL !!, and secondly, great scottish themed card....perfect for "them up north". Janice xx

  13. Hello Ang,
    A truly lovely card! It would be a great card for my husband's cousin! He would love that! John's thistle stamp is gorgeous and I do have that. Lovely photos today as well! What a happy group! It's lovely to meet up with friends!
    Yes I am Scottish but we have lived in England since 1972. That's a long time!
    Thanks Ang,
    Love Myra xx

  14. What a wonderful post! I am green with envy . . I wish I could have been there too. I know Kate loves her card!
    Sandy xx

  15. Lovely card and photo Ang. Looks like you all had a good time. Love your web site. Hope it goes well.

  16. Hi Ang

    Gorgeous card, lovely photo and good to hear you all had an excellent time

    June x

  17. Your beautiful card for Kate and Alistair is just perfect, Ang!! It sounds like you had a brilliant time! I'm so glad you were well enough for all the larking about and blethering!! Good luck, again, with the web site and thanks for changing the color of the text in your posts!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  18. A beautiful card and so pleased that you had a fabulous catch up. Glad to hear that the shop has had a good start x

  19. Hi Ang
    It looks like you had a great time with your friends. I just had a browse of your shop it looks good and the prices are reasonable. The ribbon is beautiful. I m going to Ally Pally at the weekend - not that I really need anything but I may be back to your shop next week depending on how much I spend xxx

  20. Hi Ang. I'm so excited to finally have a few minutes to spend on your blog today and boy it sure seems like I've missed so much!! First, your card is just gorgeous, what a perfect design for a Scottish theme! I read on Kate's blog about your visit, you must have had such a great time!

    Love the new blog design, you can really never go wrong with pink!! lol Now about your store, wooooowwwwww!! Super congrats on that! I had a peek through your shop and I would love if you would let me know when you will be set up to send a package here to me. You have some things I would love to get my hands on, especially the pearl strips. I've been searching for over a year for pearls like this, and even ordered some from a company in the US, only to have the package never show up. I am plum out of pearls girl and you can't buy them around here anywhere! I've checked Amazon, Ebay and all my local craft stores...nothing! Can you imagine, a shabby chic designer without any pearls!! Anyhoo, you let me know when I can sign up! hugs :)



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