Thursday, 12 September 2019

MAWTT Challenge 104. . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone...........................................It's me!!!

Never a dull moment at The Pond. Allsorts going on and I am sorry to have worried anyone (had a few messages wondering if I was ok 😊)
A few health issues but I am sure that you are more bored than Mrs Bored of Boredsville about reading about which is the latest bit that is dropping off me so I will spare you lol!!!

I have also just completed my final exam for my FHP course (10 piggin hours, thankfully in 3 stages) and have passed my theory with distinction. I start my 2 week practical training next week (hopefully as have not been great these past few days). I have done dummy runs to the college clinic by car and public transport and I don't like either lol!!! Car takes around an hour each way, if the traffic in Birmingham is moving. By public transport, its 2 buses and 2 trains and an hour and a half each way but, someone else is doing the driving and there will be loo facilities most of the journey.

Now, I am rambling on and nearly forgetting that its time for another challenge at MAWTT and my turn to choose the theme so I have gone for...........................
Use Acetate
I am sure that you all have a bit of acetate knocking about in the craft room so dig it out and get entering.

This was one of the last lot of samples I made for John before taking my sabbatical. I don't do shaker cards usually but this one just popped into my head as these things do.

White card
Blush pink mirror card
Papermania Confetti vellum
JND Sams Starz dies
JND Christmas Rose die
JND Elderflower Leaves dies
JND Ivy die plate and matching stamp
JND Sentiment stamp
Presscut circle dies
Seed beads

Its an 8x8 card.........had to be to accommodate everything lol!!!

I cut the Sams Starz out of the vellum and then stuck that to the acetate after cutting a circle out of the centre of both. I then foam padded all the way around and also around the centre circle so that the sentiment stands alone, unbeaded.
I usually rub a bit of talc around the sides of the foam tape, on the inside where the beads are going to be, to stop them sticking to it.

Would probably make a lovely wedding card too.

Anyhoo, get yourselves over to MAWTT and join know you want too!!!

Before I scoot, just to announce the winner of the paddle prize from my last post to celebrate 200 followers.
My glamorous assistant Monsieur Canard pulled a name out of the hat (well, bowl) and he chose....................................
MYRA - woo woo!!!  

Thank you everyone else for your wonderful comments and yes, I am more than happy for anyone to take any inspiration they like from my cards.
I know that Maureen will be bitterly disappointed that Myra has won but Mr D did ask if "that's the funny one?" I'm not sure if he meant funny haha or peculiar but I thought he meant Mrs Killen anyway.

Congratulations Myra, you have won the following......................................

Hope that you enjoy your prize which will be winging its way to you in the next couple of days.

Well, enough from me today, so happy Thursday and be good.

Ang x



  1. A lovely card for your challenge Ang, a dam site better than mine ,I found this a hard one.
    Well done to your winner.
    Your journey sound as though it will be a bit if a nightmare but got to be done, good luck with the practical work.xxxx

  2. Good luck with your practical training Ang and the journey. It will all be worth it in the end. Great card too. Xx

  3. Ang, this is absolutely stunning. I love it.
    Congratulations on passing your theory exam. I am sure you will do just as well in the practical.

    Look after yourself.

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Hi Ang,
    Sounds like it's all happening at your place.
    Love your card.

  5. Hello there!
    I'm pleased your back and it's good that you're still breathing. Congratulations on passing the theory exam with distinction. The travelling for your two week's practical is a bit of a downer, and I hope you are fit and well so as to take it in your stride, car, bus or train!!
    You are very kind to pick Myra out of the bowl to win the giveaway, at her age any little extra is a good thing, I just hope she knows how to use them and that her eyesight doesn't give up halfway through a project ha ha.
    At first I thought the beautiful birthday card today was made especially for me (Kylie & Jason), but I should have known better (the Beatles)!!! - Stick around and I'll get a few more song titles in this post.
    It's gorgeous, I love the star die in the middle, the colours and the composition so you can rest easy now that I approve!!
    love Maureen xxx

  6. Congratulations Ang on passing your first part of your course and with flying colours. Two weeks travelling every day is a pain but it is only two weeks and you will reap the rewards in due course. I didn't realise the card used Sams Starz until I read the description. I just thought "what pretty colours". Congratulations also to Myra on her win. Bye for now Jackie xx

  7. Hello Ang
    What a lovely surprise!!! It’s very kind of Mr D to choose me ! I shall enjoy using those and look forward to their arrival!
    I’ve had a strange day today so this cheered me up! It started well as I went with my granddaughter to update my rather ancient iPhone!! BT have been happily taking my only since January but I can’t log in as they only recognise my husband’s email! I will sort it out eventually!
    Your card today is beautiful! To me it almost looks quilted!what a lovely effect you have achieved. I rather like Sam’s Stars hmm!!
    I’m sorry you have been unwell but I’m very impressed with your pass with Distinction. Hope you solve your travel problems for the Practical.
    Re: Mrs K - definitely peculiar!!
    Many thanks ,
    Love Myra xxx

  8. Oh dear - should read taking my money! X

  9. Stunning card Mrs. D, beautifully designed and I love the colours and use of acetate.
    Congratulations to Myra too, enjoy your prize, Kate x

  10. Hi Ang
    What an impressive result and I hope you do as well in the practical. The travel sounds a pain.
    I’ve missed you! However what a lovely sample you’ve produced for us.
    Look forward to hearing about your next adventures.

  11. A beautiful card Ang. Thank you for sharing it with us. Congratulations on passing the exam and good luck with the next part especially the travelling. Congratulations also to Myra.

  12. Hi Ang this is a stunning card. I love it. Congratulations on passing the theory exam. Sorry that is such a horrible journey for you. I hope that is all works out. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi Ang,
    what a very superb creation I love it.
    Such an unusual shape for the shaker and so gorgeous and stunning.
    Love your flower and the ivy.
    So glad things are looking up a bit health wise.
    Congrats on your passing the theary test.
    I am having trouble with my blog face can you help in any way.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Hi Ang! Gorgeous card - I love shaker cards. My sympathies on your long commute. I did a drive like that for 8 years before I retired (1 hr going, 1 1/2 hrs going home). So glad I don't have to with how much worse traffic is now. I vote for public transportation. At least you can read books, or youtube craft videos on your phone (LOL). Glad to hear your are still crafting! Take care!

  15. Morning Ang, so pleased to see your post on fb last night, I had been worried about you, I knew about the studying and the health issues, but thankfully you are back, understand that you are still busy with lots of things, but at least we know you are OK.

    Congratulations on passing your theory.....drum roll....and with distinctions as well, brilliant. Now the next part is not going to be tough, all that travelling is going to knacker you (well it would me) but hang in there, the end result is going to be worth it, good luck.

    I am loving this sample, and I recognise that backing card as I have some the same, not used it yet, too good............but I will have too I know. I do the same as you with regards to the talc, it does work. What a wonderful card to give to someone to treasure.

    Congratulations to Myra, I do so enjoy all the banter between her and Maureen, they both have the same sense of humour ha ha xx

    Best get on as hubby is cooking my breakfast and my tummy is telling me I am hungry, take care now, don't go doing too much, pace yourself. and special hugs. xxxx

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

  16. Congratulations Ang on passing your theory with a distinction no less! Well done!
    The travelling sounds a nightmare whichever way around you do it and both have its own merits Would it be too expensive to stay near the college or what about student digs for a few of the days....? Just a thought
    Take care and hopefully you’ll be well enough to be able to do it
    Fabulous card Ang and like others I’ve missed your ramblings!

  17. Congratulations on your finals. We knew you could do it and even a blow out. Good going. Hope you figure out the best way to go for your practical. Only two weeks and you will be enjoying yourself once you arrive.
    Lovely card today. Very soft and a surprise that its a shaker card too.
    Congrats to Myra. Have fun with your prize.
    Stephanie K

  18. Hi Ang

    Sorry for delay to comment on this beautiful card.... ill health had the nerve to take over!

    Love this card, beautiful colours

    Congratulations on passing the written work with distinction and sorry you too have been off par!

    Take care

    June x

  19. Hi Ang, a lovely card for the challenge, congratulations on your exam result, hope the rest goes as well. Well done Myra, enjoy your prize. Take care all. Bx



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