Monday, 7 May 2018

Back in Mauritius . . . . . . . .

Howdy one and all. Hope this finds you well.

What a scorching weekend eh? So unusual for a Bank Holiday but very welcome.
Yesterday, I was very lucky to be able to attend a demo session, with John at Sunrise Crafts with the amazing Becca Feeken.
Becca has been a crafty idol for both of us so it was a fabulous afternoon.
Poor John had only returned from Mexico the evening before but I knew that he would not want to miss it.
What a genuinely lovely lady too, as was Christine Emberson who travelled with Becca.

Today, I was out with Nesta at a NGS event in Coventry and it was yet another super afternoon wandering around, feeling jealous looking at other folks neatly manicured gardens in the Sun  .....................some cracking wistys that I can supply address for to WART, some unguarded at the front of properties, so easy pickings gals!!!
It was very warm and I now have pink cheeks (shouldn't have worn the hot pants!!!)

Tomorrow, I'm meeting up with my friend PeeJay.for lunch and a catch up so its been all go the last couple of days.
I make the most of the good days.

Now, back to the matter in hand. Today's card is another that was missed in my John's sample folder from over a year ago, using Sue Wilson's Mauritius dies.......I am trying to be more organised lol!!

White card
Different shades of blue foundation card
SW Mauritius dies 
John Lockwood sentiment
Blue satin ribbon

The main die has been chopped to make the overlapping pattern. This was one of the cards that I really loved making with that die set.

So, after John had shown the photo on Facebook I thought that I may as well reveal all on here (not literally, you will be happy to know). I think that this will be the first time in all my years blogging that I have shown a picture of me on here. The camera does add 10 pounds and it was a wide angle lens lol!!! I will now have to be re-assigned in the Duck Protection Program!!!

Two crafting legends..........and John Lockwood (Hahaha!!!)

I feel inspired!!!

On a sad note folks, I hope that my lovely blog mate Elaine (Nattyboots) won't mind me letting you all know that her dear son passed away on Friday. Andrew had sadly been poorly for some time.
Thinking of you dear friend...............

I'll be back again on Thursday with my DT project for MAWTT.
Enjoy the weather.
Ang x


  1. Oh Ang,
    I’ve followed Becca Feeken for years too! She makes some lovely things and her Dies are beautiful. What a great photo! Remember you are nearest the camera too! It’s nice to put a face to a name! Glad you enjoyed your day.
    Your card is lovely! How quickly we forget the Dies we have.
    I had heard about Andrewis passing from Pam who used to comment on Sue’s Blog.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Elaine, Helen and all the family at this sad time.
    How kind of you to mention it here.
    So enjoying this lovely weather too.
    Love Myra xx

    1. Yes Myra, was the camera angle lol! x

  2. Hi Ang your card is stunning those dies are gorgeous. I do love that photo I did see it on John's Facebook page. That must have been a brilliant day. You seem to be rather busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous card Ang and fab photo!!! huggles Sue xx

  4. Hello Ang, what a fab photo, Becca is an incredibly talented lady, and her cards are awe inspiring. That said, so is this card of yours it is beautiful, love the different shades of blue. My deepest sympathy to Elaine and her family, may they be blessed with strength at this hard time. Take care everyone. Bx

  5. Gorgeous card, lovely photo and lovely you. So much gadding about, you will have to rest soon. So glad John got to meet Becca but I bet he was tired.

  6. A lovely card. So pleased you’ve been able to get about. Saw the picture on Facebook.

  7. Morning Ang, such a beautiful card, Sue's dies are always a favourite of mine, and to use these colour combinations really makes this sample shine.

    Would love to have been a fly on the wall when you all got together with Becca, I can imagine John's face beaming all day long, so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves, and it is lovely to see the photo of you all, now I can associate a face with the name.

    I too was extremely saddened to hear from Elaine about Andrew, he had been so brave and fighting for a long time. If you are reading this Elaine, my condolences to you and your family again. xx

    Need to get myself ready as off to the shops, I wonder what I can find to purchase.........oh no better not because Detling is in only 2 weeks time and I want to get some stuff there.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  8. Please please please pass on my condolences to ELAINE As you know my son passed away a few years ago and there’s no grief like losing a child It is devastating Please pass my details on to ELAINE if ever wants to have a rant and rage or cry or why etc
    Anyway back to the card Stunning and how lucky were you to meet Becca Feakin One of her Does was the first intricate sets I bought - after seeing you and JOHN use it! Remember the phot/box frames

  9. Hi Ang after all this time it is lovely to put a face to the name, its a lovely picture. So pleased you were able to go with John to meet Becca and Christine. Always inspirational to meet such talented folk. Your card may be a year old but the design still looks fresh.
    A walk round the gardens in all the heat must have been exhausting even if a lovely day out. How are the kittens faring?
    As others have said please pass on my condolences to Elaine. I can't begin to know her families' grief but I hope it helps to know folk are thinking of her.
    Love from Jackie xx

  10. Hi Ang, wow, believe it or not I had you down for a white haired old lady - how wrong I was I am pleased to say. We cannot all be skinny chips - the chunky ones are the ones who have lived!!! and I count myself in this category. It's a beautiful photograph of you all. As always your cards are timeless; you would not have known it was a year old. It was sad to read the note about Elaine's son and I too would like you to pass on condolences to her and the family. WakeyL

  11. Yay! Now we know what you look like! It's a lovely photo and I'm glad you had a good day with John and Becca
    Lovely card too. I love what you did with yhat die! It's stunning!
    So sorry to hear sad news about your friends son. I hope Elaine is comforted with happy memories.
    Doing my boring chores then off to do some crafting! Enjoy the rest of your day xxx

  12. Hi Mrs D, First of all along with everyone else my sincere condolences to Elaine at this very sad time,I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Lovely photo of you,John and Becca I watched her all day on Hochanda, she is absolutely one of my heroes of crafting her dies are just breathtaking and I am really envious you got to meet her.I must say you look well in the picture so I hope it continues.Card is great Sue is also one of my favourites.Take care stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xx

  13. Hi Ange
    A very lovely card .
    Thank you all for your condolences ,and thank you Ang for the card , i can honestly say i have never had one so pretty and it gives me a lot of comfort , i will give Helen's card to her tonight.
    Take care everyone
    Elaine xx

  14. Yes, there are THREE crafting legends in the photo. I know you will cherish that photo and it will remind you of a special day indeed.
    I have Sue's die and so loved seeing your take on it. A great card that I might "borrow" bits of.
    Elaine, once again, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Stephanie K

  15. Hello Ang,
    Very pretty card and fabulous photo, reminds me of a rose between two thorns but it's nice to put a face to the funnies we enjoy when you post. If you don't mind I'm going to enlarge it and recover my dartboard ha ha ha ha.
    Becca is a legend in her own time and makes some ravishing things.
    Elaine, you know I'm thinking of you and hope you and Helen are supporting each other
    love Maureen xxx

  16. What sad time for your friend Ang, but I'm sure she will be comforted by her memories.
    It's a brilliant photo. I've no idea what this lady creates, though I think I've heard her name.
    Brilliantly designed card, lovely colour pallet too, Kate x

  17. So pleased for you to have some wonderful outings, especially sharing one on one time with Becca Feeken. I follow her on her blog, buy her Spellbinder's dies and make cards using her style. I am a "Victoian" at heart. She is indeed a lovely lady with grace and so very kind.

  18. So pleased that you and John had such a good time together.

    This is a beautiful card,Ang.

    Take care

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Hi Ang, nice to see you, it's amazing how you can conjure up an image of a person without seeing them.....I have to say my image looks nothing like the real you!!! You look lovely!! Janice xx

  20. Hello bonny lady

    Firstly it is so sad when someone you love passes but when you hear of a person's son passing it's so tragic, something you never recover from, my heartfelt condolences to Elaine

    WOW, how fortunate to meet Becca! I've followed her for many a year, her work is stunning

    Take care

    June x

  21. Hi Ang! Nice to see a picture of you. I do remember when Darnell visited that she had a picture of you and some other bloggers on her website. Love your beautiful wavy hair (from one curly-haired lady to another)! Have a great day!

  22. Hi Ang,
    so sorry to hear of the passing of your frinds Son my thoghts are with her and her family at this very sad time.

    Love this card and your stunning design.
    The colours are very beautiful together too.

    My Son has an exposed wisteria on the side of his house so I'm not saying where he is. LOL.

    Super photos of crafting legends and I always say I would be the right size if they stretched me to 6 foot.LOL.

    Lots of crafty love and gentle hugs. Jenny L.



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