Saturday, 18 May 2013

Happy Birthday Heather !!!

Good morning and hope this finds you well.

I didn't think I would have time to post today but having found out that my one and only follower is celebrating her 21st (ahem) birthday today, the least I could do was pop on a birthday card and dedicate it to the lady in question.

It's an 8X8 white linen card base to start.
I then took a smaller square of lilac card and did squiggly swirls (that's a technical term) on it with a VersaMark pen, which I then heat embossed with Stampendous fine detail white powder.

I ran the card through the Grand Calibur with the Craft Concepts Spring Flowers embossing folder. Had to do this a couple of times to extend the pattern. 
This layer was then cut into 4 equal strips and each strip matted onto some silver linen effect card.

I then foam padded the strips onto the base card.........make sure you get them the right way up and in the right order for your squiggly swirls to match up.

Topped it all off with some white flowers and flourishes from the Spellbinders Jewels and Flourishes set and purple (sorry they look blue on my screen) flowers from the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms set. The tag and its layers were just cut "by eye" stamped in purple and Cosmic Shimmer clear embossed and a bit of lilac organza ribbon to finish.

Hope I haven't missed anything and also that I have sussed how to put a proper title on this post..........bring back the abacus, all is forgiven!!!

Happy Birthday to anyone who has a birthday today but especially Heather (go and look at her fantastic blog folks at

Hurrah for May Babies !!!!!!! (yes I am one)


Mrs Duck. X


  1. Good morning, I visited Heathers blog earlier and noticed your name so I came for a little look and wow I have found some else who makes beautiful cards.

    Love the colours, flowers and your lay out. Loved your other cards that you have posted too.


  2. Oh! Bless you! How very kind of you Ang and when you are so busy this weekend. I feel quite moved that you should do that for me.I know you are a May birthday when is yours?

    It is an absolutely gorgeous card and yes you did get your title up in the right place. You know that when you are composing your text you can preview how it will appear there is a preview button you can use before you post. So you can add or remove gadjets re-place them it is great option to have.

    As for your email being added mine's been added for years and I have no problem I did get occasional emails suggesting I might like to enhance something I don't actually have!! LOL! but if you mark it as 'spam' it will go into your spam box and you need never see it so I would not worry my love. Otherwise you are missing people who want to follow you and also there is another gadget that allows people to get an email from blogger when you post something on your site so everyone can keep up to date with you. If you need help just ask. I am more than willing to help you if and when I can.

    Also I technically am not a follower you need to get the followers gadget on your blog so people can sign in to follow. Have a look at the top of mine if you need help doing it I can help you,the gadgets are great for making your blog more professional and are added at a click! Simples!! :)

    Well have been swimming with the grand kids as they had lesson then out to lunch and am too fat to craft now so feet up doing emails etc. But thank you for your best wishes and your card is the loveliest of all those I actually received!! Believe me!So a massive thank you Ang for being so thoughtful.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend I shall craft tomorrow I got loads of embossing powders and some Cosmic Shimmer acrylic drawing pens!! :)

    Bye for now my friend :)
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. My sister Hazel who has commented told me to visit Heathers Blog. I have done the same as Hazel and popped over to see what you get up to.
    Loving your cards, right up my street.
    Keep up the great work, when you get your Follower Widget up I will become a follower.....sorry have not a clue how to do that mine just seemed to appear.
    Happy Blogging

    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Ang

    Thanks for your message last night. It seems I was your first follower because I had added you to my reading list I was not aware that that made you a follower so thanks! Yeah! The First of many I hope.:)

    I don't think you need to sign up for google plus to put followers or any gadgets for that matter on. You just go to 'Layout' click on an appropriate greyed out gadget where you want it to appears and you will have a pop up of all the widgets available and click to add what you want. It will also show you which ones you already have which helps and if you don't like where it is you can remove it and try again.

    Hope today is a little calmer for you :)
    Mon-Wed I mind the grandchildren so day starts when I leave home at 6.30am and I get home at about 7.30-8.00 pm depending when the kids get out of London on the trains so long days don't get any crafting done but I have scheduled some posts so will have to see how it goes.

    You still haven't told me when your birthday is????? LOL!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx