Thursday, 28 March 2019

MAWTT Challenge 94. . . . . . . .


Good morning folks. Hope that you are all well.

Lovely weather in this neck of the woods my M&S finest have been flapping in the breeze again.
The tooth situation is not great. The antibiotics caused a dicky tum and now, they have affected the hearing my right ear. And now, the dentist thinks it needs to come out 😞. Looks like a diet of porridge and soup to come.

Had a lovely workshop with John on Sunday. As always, the ladies were good fun and enjoyed making their tissue boxes.
I have my next one at Staunton Harold next week and am really looking forward to it.

Now, today its time for another challenge at MAWTT and this weeks theme is.............
For a Man

I had made a card last Summer for a friend to give another friend and thought it was perfect for the challenge.


Ingredients
White and navy card
All Aboard paper by Papermania
Alphabet dies


Sometimes the simpler cards can be quite effective and I do love an eclipse.

Hope that you can pop over to MAWTT and enter the challenge.

I will be posting my latest show samples for John in a couple of days. Needless to say, the dies are available on my website.

Meantime, be good.

TTFN
Ang x



Friday, 22 March 2019

Cracker Flower. . . . . . . . .


Good morning everyone. Hope all is good with you. Barbara, I hope that you are feeling better now.

Its been an interesting week at The Pond. I went to the NEC last Thursday and met up with a few crafty chums.
Didn't spend too much but it was quiet......good for shoppers, as you don't end up manhandling folk or getting your shins bashed by a trolley but probably not great for stallholders.
I have bought some more wool too. I will put a pic of the blanket I crocheted for The Girls, when I can get them off it. Next project is a top for me.

I have also had a bit of a niggley tooth. I had been dosing up on paracetamol in the hope of limping it through to the check up I had already booked for next week.
But, twas not to be. I finally had to concede defeat and got an appointment on Weds but with another dentist at the practise as mine was off.
the x-ray machine wouldn't work properly (a problem all day, not just me lol!!!) so she guessed, from the symptoms, that it must be an infection and has put me on antibiotics......deep joy, 3 more tablets to take every day along with 8 paracetamol as the pain is still there. Fortunately, I can't take Ibruprofen or I would be necking the as well.

Now, back to the matter in hand. An oldie from last Summer. This was a sample on John's cracker show. I was left with a pile of waste from making a cracker and thought there must be something that I can do with this...............so, you know me and flowers lol!!!


Ingredients
Crafts Too watermelon card
Black card
Silver mirror card
JND Proper Cracker die (waste)
JND Star Stream embossing folder
JND sentiment
Bling


Sorry its been hiding in my annals this long but making so many samples, there are a lot to go through.

Looking forward to the weekend as Sunday brings a Coventry workshop with John, our first of the year so should be good fun and great company and a jolly good carvery too.
Talking of food, here is last night's dinner......Moth Bean Dal (yes, that is Moth!!!) with homemade mooli and lime pickles.


I'm sure that the name will illicit a comment or two but it was very tasty. Yes Kate, you know me too well, I like my food like my men, hot and strong lol!!! 
Jenny, I too have Indian blood. My Mum's dad was from India and my Grandma was from Malaysia, which is where my Mum was born, Consequently, I have had to add chillies to everything from a very young age..........even a cheese sandwich has to have a chopped green chilli on it.
Littlelamb, this is a veggie meal so you'd be safe this time.

On that note, I shall leave you good folk to enjoy your Friday and your weekend.

Be good.
TTFN
Ang x











Thursday, 14 March 2019

Flutterbies. . . . . . . . .


Good morning lovely crafty chums. Did you miss me?

I honestly don't know where the days have been going recently so I apologise for it taking me a week to get back on here.........mind you, its a weeks break for you from my inane ramblings (thought I'd say that before anyone else does).
I can hear Bing Crosby in my head singing "Busy Doing Nothing" as that's how it seems sometimes lol!!!
I did get out for my Malaysian meal with Davey and it was very nice (photo at end) and made me get my spices out to make the rendang at home too. Did make me miss our trips to see the family in Malaysia though 😢.
Also managed to meet up with a crafty friend on Saturday too,which was lovely.

Now, back to the card.
Its a sample I made for John last year using his gorgeous butterflies and also, the first Scene Box die, used to create an Art Deco style frame.


Ingredients
Cream, black, gingerbread, terracotta blaze card
JND Butterflies dies
JND Scene Box die
Embossilicious Leaves embossing folders
JND sentiment
Bling on a string (on my website)
Pearlage


I have a few more older samples yet to be blogged so watch this space.
There are also quite a few Christmas cards from last year to show too so I apologise if it confuses the elderly from the North East 😀.

Off to the NEC today, hopefully meeting up with a few crafty pals and a mooch around the stalls. As always, there is nothing that I really need, except some forest green coloured card, but I'm sure that there will be plenty of stuff I will want lol!!!

Here's the Rendang Daging snap. I served it with plain rice, pineapple and cucumber salad and satay sauce............yum!!! Takes about 3 hours to cook but so worth it.


Have a great Thursday.

TTFN
Ang x







Tuesday, 5 March 2019

MAWTT Challenge 92. . . . . .


Good morning. Hope that you are all well.

A real quicky post as I am shamefully behind in posting this card for my DT entry for MAWTT.
This latest challenge was chosen by Nursey Harrop and is for a card with just a sentiment and no image.


Ingredients
Ivory, black and gold mirror card
Unbranded sentiment die
CE Tied Holly embossing folder
Gold bling


Love this big bold die.

Please pop over to MAWTT and see what the rest of the DT have come up with and why not join in and enter the challenge.

Will be back again with a less rushed post soon.

Be good
TTFN
Ang x





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