Thursday, 30 August 2018

MAWTT Challenge 79

Good morning everyone. Its me again.

Don't panic though, its only a quickie with my DT card for MAWTT . 
Today's theme has been chosen by Kaz and is to Use Gingham and/or Buttons.

Now, I don't do buttons so it was out with the gingham paper that I knew was lurking in the many (many, many.....) paper pads in my stash.
I'm sure that you will all have buttons or gingham so come on, join in and let's see your wonderful creations.

White, pink and burgundy card
Spring Chic gingham paper
JND Holly and Ivy small ivy die (still available on my website)
SW Mini Flowers 
SB Labels 18 dies
Bo-Bunny embossing folder
Crafters Companion sentiment
Card-io bumble bee stamp
Distress inks
Black bling

Hope that you can all pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with and would be lovely to see some familiar names joining in.

Before I pootle off, thank you so much for all the kind comments and message about my samples for John. They are very encouraging and appreciated.

That's me for now. Have a great day.

Ang x

Ps......Maureen, the stamens on my previous post are 1mm ones form Crafts Too and are on my website.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

When is a Lantern not a Lantern?. . . . . . . .

When its a box!!!

Good morning everyone. Hope you are well.

I must apologise for the photo quality of today's snaps. I have no idea why they look grainy. I did clean the mirror on the inside of my camera so whether that has caused the issue, who knows.
This post should have been on yesterday but I couldn't get the photos to upload.......perhaps that was the laptops way of telling me that the photos were naff lol!!!

Thank you for all of the lovely positive messages about my samples on John's shows. Very kind of you all.

Now, I did flash this one on Facebook, partially completed as John had asked me to pop it on so that was snapped with my phone.
This is the finished version that was shown on TV.
The small lantern was cut 3 times to make the box tall enough to accommodate the can of cocktail.

Cream, pink, plum and purple card
JND Small Lantern dies
JND Ivy die (from The Holly and Ivy set)
JND Mini Star Flowers 
Crafts Too 1mm stamens
Gold ribbon
Spectrum Noir pens
2mm pearls
Square pearl embellishment on a roll
Diamante and pearl brooch embellishment (to be on the website shortly)

I think that these must be the smallest fuchsias in the world as they are made with John's Mini Star Flower die. As the stamens are 1mm, you can gauge how tiny they are.

I will be putting several diamante and pearl brooch embellishments on the website. I think that they make fantastic embellishments and also, a nice gift for when the card comes off the mantlepiece.

Well, didn't he do well (as dear Brucie would say)? More sell outs again.

That's me for now. Have got a new TV which is a smart TV (certainly smarter than me) and need to sort out my internet bookmarks to save keep typing everything in.

Hope you enjoyed the shows and thank you again for your kind comments.

Ang x

Saturday, 25 August 2018

A Slippery Slope. . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you.

Thought that I had better not leave it so long this time or you may defect to the Watch Paint Dry blog to get a comparable level of stimulus lol!!!
I'm not going to get all soppy on you but I do appreciate you all bearing with the gaps and returning for more of my ramblings.

I know that some of you managed to get on to my cousins blog, though I don't think that she has posted anything recently but apparently, you click on the latter part of of the link, it takes you through.

Now, its another of John's samples today, also using one of the sentiments that will be on Monday's show too (they were swapped into the bundle when the star tags ran out last time)

White, black and yellow card
JND Snow Scenes dies
JND Festive Greetings die
CE Falling Snow embossing folder
Distress inks
White gel pen

It is as straightforward as putting layer on layer as this is a one piece card rather than a tri-fold. I used the yellow card to give the illusion of lights in the windows.

Now, to something exciting. The lovely Myra emailed me a photograph of a terrific card that she has made using John's dies and she has kindly agreed to let me share it with you all.
Myra doesn't have a blog but I thought that it deserved a moment in the spotlight.

I'm not sure if that is the pint glass that Myra has her daily Creme de Menthe in behind the card but I love how the petals have been popped through as I did on my sample using this die.
I think that Myra may have been concerned about what Maureen may say (can't think why.....) but I am sure that you will have enjoyed seeing this pretty card. Thank you Myra for sharing it.

June, 2 sets of twins a year apart??? Blimey, your Mum must have not slept for 2 years, bless her.
Maureen, the thought of you mounting anything worries me too but George, probably more so.
Maria, the stalls could have done better but I have covered the cost of each stall (excluding the money spent on home made cakes lol!!!) I have another today but at least its only a 2 hour one at a Summer Fair......probably knee deep in water in a force 10 gale.

I can't find the photos of the stall so I will have a proper look and post them next time. However, I did take this snap of the Wisty having the odd second flush of flower. Don't get jealous WART!!! Its only a little raceme but pretty none the less.

Have a great weekend..........F1 is back, hurrah!!!

Ang x 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

I'm Back..............Part 2

Good morning campers.......Hi De Hi !!!

Yes its me, the Scarlet Duckpernel. Soooooooo sorry to be absent again. Things just seem to have so busy lately with making stuff for the craft fairs, doing the craft fairs (this weekend will be 3 weekends on the trot) and more samples for John.
Still, its given you all a break from my incessant ramblings (thought I would say that before anyone else does) but I am back in fine ramble form.

I must give a very warm and special welcome to my latest follower Marcelle.......a special welcome as Marcelle is actually my cousin. Marcelle is an Aussie as her Mum emigrated to Oz from Malaysia and my Mum came to the UK (I think I got the short straw there lol!!!)
I have been to Malaysia several times and met my Malaysian family but have never met my Antipodean family.
I have recently managed to get in touch with the Aussie Posse and the spooky thing is, Marcelle is a card crafter and scrapbooker, has a craft blog (http://marcellesmainia.blogspot.com and loves Becca Feeken !!! We also share quite a resemblance too.

Now, that's my news out of the way so I should get on to the card. I still have quite a few samples from John's last couple of shows in the vault so here is one of these.
Its my version of an eclipse card where I have mounted (steady Maureen !!!) the die cut as well as the letters.

Cream and green card
First Edition A Christmas Story paper (yes, I forced myself to use My Precious)
JND Holly and Ivy die
5cm large letter dies

I cut the frame out 4 times in red card and once in the paper and glued all the layers together, same with the letters. The rest gets stuck flat.
I have enjoyed making variations of these eclipse cards.

Well, I had better scoot as I have a lot of blog visits to catch up on too.

Thank you for all bearing with me and I shall pop a photo of the stall on the next post for those of you that haven't seen Facebook.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ang x

Friday, 10 August 2018

I'm Back. . . . . . . .

Hello everyone..............I'm back. Did you miss me?

Yes, I did tell a porky pie that I would not leave it so long between blogs but I had a moment of madness and signed up for a craft stall at a local Summer Fair this weekend.
Anyone else with half a brain allows themselves a few weeks to prepare and make stuff.........or you are me and give yourself less than a week lol!!!

I have made some decorative frames, embossed slate hearts, stamped wooden hearts and other bits and bobs. I will take photos.......when I have 5 minutes lol!!! I have even used some of my First Edition papers, and there was Mr D thinking I would be buried with them.
Keep everything crossed for me.

Now, back to today's offering. This is one of the samples I made for John's last shows using the multi layer stag stamp and its a card and matching box.

Cream, black and gingerbread card (Limetree)
Crafts Too Stag Multi Layer Stamp set
JND Snowflake Circle embossing folder
JND sentiment

I think this has quite a masculine look and John actually said in one of the shows that he wanted it for his Christmas card lol!!

Hope that everyone is ok and that you have a great weekend..........I know that mine is going to be busy. I've a few more hours in the craft room so Mr D hasn't seen much of me. I'm sure that he is pining but seems to be keeping a stiff upper lip

Ang x

Thursday, 2 August 2018

MAWTT Challenge 77. . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. How's things?

Been AWOL again as I just seem to have so many calls on my time lately. Sunday was John's and my workshop, which everyone seemed to enjoy and some beautiful projects were made.

This week its been birthday cards, baby cards and gift and my anniversary card for Mr D.

Now, today I am back with my DT card for MAWTT and today's theme is chosen by Sharon....................              
One For The Boys

So lets see you all showcasing all of your male themed know you want to!!!

White, black and red card
Photograph of grass
Large Alphabet dies
Swiss Dots embossing folder
JND Sentiment stamp

This is an eclipse card, which I am sure that you have all seen on tinterweb.
It was a little trickier than a standard eclipse, as I cut the ball out of the grass layer too.

This was for my brother in laws birthday last month and in case you hadn't guessed, he is a big golf fan.
He was happy with his unique card.

So get yourself over to MAWTT and see what the other DT gals have come up with.

Promise I won't leave it so long next time.

Ang x

Ps...............Molly is very vigilant on Wisty alert from the watch tower.


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