Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tuneful Good Luck - The Sequel . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. What a beautiful spell of weather we are having.
I have to be careful sitting out in the Sun, due to one of my tablets having a possibility of making my skin photosensitive, but I have managed to warm the old bones.

Have had some indoor time though, getting some samples done for Mr Lockwood for this week. Hopefully, they will pass muster.
Have also been having to sort out little pressies Lily has been bringing us. Since last Thursday, we have had 1 bird, 1 live mouse (which soon became a dead one) and 3 other dead mice. Molly, on the other hand, bought me.........................a cooked pork sausage!!!
That was at the weekend so I don't know if some poor neighbour was missing part of their weekend fry up lol!!!

Now, today's creation is the recent good luck card I sent to Kate. The last blog card was for her concert last November and today's was for her April event.
Kate had mentioned that they were performing a section of Handel's Alexander's Feast so I managed to find a free download of the music score and printed it off on some pretty floral vellum that I have.

Cream and pink card
Papermania Confetti Vellum
Foamiran rose made with SB Carnation die and leaves from SB Bitty Blossoms
CE Jacobean Floral embossing folder
CE gold satin ribbon
Black pearlage

Its always pleasing when a card comes out just as you wanted it and thankfully, Kate liked it.

Well, time for a little wisty teasing.

I'm not sure what Maureen was incinerating from her comment on my last post. I was quite shocked (more so by the fact she reads the Daily Mail.........its Horse and Hounds and The Telegraph in this house) that she may be suggesting that our wisty was not up to scratch.
In fact, when I told Lily, this was her reaction..................

Obviously, it could have just been a cunning ruse to make me think that WART had diverted their attentions elsewhere! So, Molly is doing longer security shifts. . . . . 

June S please feel free to replicate any of my designs. I feel flattered that folk would think they are good enough to reproduce.
Sandy, tomato pie sounds interesting and Stephanie, I will definitely post snaps of the tomatoes when they fruit.
Karen, I need to know why you can't eat citrus. I can't have grapefruit as it reacts with some of my tablets but didn't know citrus in general can be bad for you.
June F, I'll be interested to see what you attach the bells to.

Back at the hospital again today for the eye appointment. Haven't a clue what they will be doing (perhaps I don't want to know) though I guess that they will re-do the puffer test (don't know the technical term for it) and hopefully it will be normal this time so there is no other poking and prodding required, not that there are many areas left of me that haven't been poked and prodded.

On that note, I will bid you adieu for now.
Enjoy the rest of the sunshine.

Ang x


  1. A gorgeous card,Ang. The pink is a lovely shade. I understand what you mean about the little presides it's usually a mouse or part of one. Beautiful shots of the width. Good luck for the eye tests xx

  2. Morning Ang, what a fabulous card you have made here, your friend must have been so proud to receive it, well who wouldn't be, what an honour to have a 'Mrs Duck' original.

    Thank you for your permission to make any of your cards, that is very kind of you.

    We cannot have any pets in our house as my husband has a very severe allergy to them but the thought of those mice makes me cringe, I have been frightened of them from a small child.

    The Wisteria is stunning, a wonderful display of colour, it truly is amazing when you see them grow like this.

    Good luck at the eye hospital - don't worry - my Dad always used to say 'What will be will be' and that is so true, it is far better for them to check you over regularly than not at all.

    Well I went to Detling on Saturday and saw the lovely John, what a treat that was, he is such a lovely man but don't tell him I told you that will you, ha ha.

    Best finish now because hubby is cooking my breakfast.

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

  3. That’s a lovely card Ang. Looking forward to seeing your samples on John’s shows.
    Gorgeous wisterias. Mine smell heavenly and the white one is out now.
    Hope the hospital visit goes well.

  4. What a stunning card, Ang. I would never have thought of printing on to vellum. The Wisteria is looking great - will see Joan's later today.
    Looking forward to seeing your cards on John's shows.

    Take care.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. This is a beautiful card Ang. Thank you for sharing it. Look forward to seeing your samples on John’s shows. The Wisteria looks lovely.

  6. Love your card, not quite your usual style. I love anything with music on.
    Lovely pics too, xxxx

  7. A beautiful card Ang I forget to print onto vellum It looks very pretty I might need to have a go and adapt for my Salsa dancing friends
    The only reason I’ve been advised to give up citrus caffeine decaf and fizzy drinks is because I constantly have cystitis symptoms Not for a drug contraindications It is helping hugely I will occasionally try a coffee etc and fingers crossed I’ve been OK

  8. Morning Ang,
    Beautiful card, love the printed vellum.

  9. What a beautiful card and fantastic wisteria; I hope they smell as good as they look. Great to know that we can look forward to seeing your endeavours on John's next show. WakeyL

  10. Hello Ang,
    Thank you for the inspiration! It's such a beautiful card! You've treated us this morning with card pics, photos of your gorgeous girls and your Wisteria is stunning!
    I hope all goes well at the hospital. I was at hospital yesterday and after 6 months of battling on crutches I was given the good news that I'm soon to have a knee operation! Yay!
    Can't tell you how happy I am! Have a good day Ang xx

  11. Hello Ang,
    What a gorgeous card! I would never have thought of printing on vellum! It’s so effective . I may crib that card too as I have a good friend who is our church organist and loves music! She would love a card like that!
    The Wisteria is beautiful! I did laugh at the sausage!!
    Love Myra xx

  12. Oh Ang. You are a cruel woman teasing us with these pictures of your beautiful Wisteria. However it just makes us Wisty Warriors mode determined to mount a raid.

    Your card today is beautiful and I'm sure Kate was thrilled to receive it, I know I would.
    Good Luck at the hospital.
    Hugs Wendyxx

  13. Hey Ang ( did you know that "HEY" in Southern US talk means HI)
    Very attractive card! Loved your pictures.
    It seems that the older I get, my social calendar is really my doctor appointments!!
    Sandy xx

  14. Hi there, well you know what I think of this card Ang. Stunning!
    and the thought behind it was so touching, It's kept out so I can still admire it.
    Lovely photos of the girls.....I mean the kitties lol Kate x x

  15. Hi Mrs D, Absolutely beautiful,Kate must have been delighted.Your wisteria is just stunning and I am sure the girls are busy defending it.Little pressies are the norm for cats but a pork sausage is a bit out there.!!Good luck with the glaucoma test had mine recently and this time the puff wasn't quite as strong .Take care stay well Lots of Love Barbara Dxxx

  16. Hi Ang your card is stunning and such a wonderful idea for Kate. I love your Wisteria I am very jealous. Your cats are adorable. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. What a pretty card today and I love your idea of finding the actual music online. She will be thrilled you personalized it so completely.
    Those kitties are a wonder. At least Molly didn't expect you to fry her sausage. There is a story there somewhere.
    The wisteria is beautiful. Good thing you have the Ninja Patrol.
    I hate having an eye exam and need to go soon. Good luck on your re-do. My previous blood pressure pills could cause sun burn so my doctor switched me as I burn easily as it is and I love the beach. Maybe there is an alternative for you?
    Take care and will be watching John's shows to see your new samples. His new stamps look like fun.
    Stephanie K

  18. Hello Ang, what a stunning card, I am sure Kate was over the moon when she got it. Love the pics you have shared, the wisteria is beautiful, it could put some that I saw at Chelsea to shame. Hope the eye test went well, a bit greyer and colder today, so I hope the sunshine comes back. Take care all. Bx

  19. Hello Ang,
    I'm late in posting so be thankful for small mercies!
    Well, it's a stunning card and no wonder Kate was delighted with it, but I need to know how to print on vellum. Do you need to stick it to the copy paper in order for it to go through the machine?
    Good old Molly, a cat after my own heart, but you haven't trained her properly, she forgot the egg and fried bread ha ha.
    As for the Wisty, oh good news, Jan has let slip that she also has some, so we are planning a double raid on the same night - wee hee!! I hate to admit it but yours looks pretty inviting.
    I hope the eye appointment went well and you just had the "puffer" test, oh I blink just at the thought of it. Reminds me, must ring the optician!
    Reading Myra's comment has just given me a good laugh, she says she has a good friend - aye, in her dreams ha ha (oh oh, I'm definitely in trouble now).
    Be good - as if you'd be anything else ha ha.
    love Maureen xxx

  20. Hi Ang,
    oh what a very pretty card and those music notes on that vellum look so super.
    Love your wonderful design and your rose looks stunning.
    Oh my word that wisteria looks amazing and so very pretty.
    Super work kitties that look says it all and definitely not to be tangled with.
    Hope all goes well with your hospitl appontments.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  21. Hi Ang

    Gorgeous, colourful card design

    I'm only now getting back to visiting blogs and I've nearly had another episode seeing your wisty... oh err matron, this is not an euphemism by the way. Mr F has had to take to his bed at the sight of it... it does look beautiful

    As for the bells, well time will tell, just saying :)

    June x



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