Friday, 26 July 2013

Friends are special treasures. . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours. I am preparing this for scheduling earlier than usual as I'm at the dentist this afternoon (Thursday) and don't know if I will be up for blogging after having my mouth messed with.........a cracked porcelain inlay so it ain't going to be pleasant I'm guessing and I will probably be more distressed than a Tim Holtz card, but enough of my dental mishaps!!! Whilst I hopefully have your sympathy, will some kind soul please become a follower as I am on 13 currently and yes I am superstitious.
I am just testing how to link blogs so I am using Heather as guinea pig to see if you can link through to her blog by clicking here.

Now, I had done a second card using the double embossing on the background and here it is. Honestly Elaine, its not at all time consuming or tricksy. The card does have more of a greeny tinge in real life rather than the bluey tone showing on my screen but all screens seem to look slightly different.

The base card is a white 5x7 blank. I cut a slightly smaller mat from white card and stamped the rose stamp in Versamark and clear heat embossed. I then inked over the card with Broken China Distress Ink...............and this is what you get..........................

This is not mounted onto the base card. I have just popped it onto some white card so it stood out better for the photo.
I then made sure that this was completely dry before stamping all over with another flower stamp in Versamark and clear heat embossing again. I then inked over this with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I could not get the photo of this stage to look right but you can see the effect on the close up below.
I just added a trio of strips of navy blue organza ribbon and topped them with SB Scalloped Ovals, which I inked to tone in with the background, and a sentiment from a Debbi Moore stamp set (freebie with something else).
Finished with a two finger bow made with pale blue and pale green organza ribbons.

That's me for now folks. Hopefully, by the time you read this, my tooth is sorted and I haven't been arrested for putting the dentist's drill somewhere about his person, requiring surgical removal LOL!!!

Have a good day.

Ang x


  1. Good Morning Ang and all

    I hope the old mouth is feeling better maybe you won't be so lippy for a few days! :)

    Nice to know I have my uses!!!

    Lovely card today love the colours used; you have this technique stitched don't you? I must give it another try. It looks as though you have stamped over the ribbon - I know you haven't but I really like the way it looks as though you have. Catch you later.

    Crafty Hugs
    From the Guinea Pig Hoink! Hoink! xx


  2. Good morning Ang, what is Heather saying about you being lippy, I don't know!!! Poor you having to go to the dentist not my favourite place either.
    Your card is lovely, love the colours too, like Heather I think it looks like you have stamped your ribbon, it gives a lovely effect.

    Hazel xxx

  3. Lovely card & I sympathise having just been to the dentist and had a reaction to the second injection she used! Glad its all over for 6 months.


  4. Love the colours hope the dentist was ok was it a special dentist as I thought ducks had beaks! John x

  5. Absolutely beautiful Ang, such a lovely colour and all the embossing is wonderful, it looks a bit time consuming, but worth the effort.

    Got through to Heather from here, well done. Can you say how you did it? I'd love to be able to do it as well.

    Terrified of dentists, mine is so good looking and that's what makes me go. Hope you got on ok and it wasn't too much of an ordeal and back to normal now.
    Have a lovely day, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate
      It really isn't time consuming. . . . 10mins?
      The usually nice Heather (lippy indeed!) gave me this link for linking instructions
      Hope that helps. x

    2. Thanks Ang, I'll have a look at this, xx

  6. Hi Ang. Cringing at the thought of dentists. My 6 month check is due and I'm shaking at the thought of it. My dentist is a lady who is lovely and kind but still...
    Love todays card. Love the background. For the first day this week I have the whole day to craft so I might have a go at this this technique.
    Have a good day.
    Love Val x

  7. HIa me little duckett
    I think you are a star i do,*******
    You can get links to work from your own blog,
    You make the most gorgeous cards in next to no time
    You are really brave and get sorted at the Dentist { im cringing as i write this }
    Last but not least , you come out and say exactly where the Dentist drill should go ,and we mere mortals only sit in the Dentist chair and THINK of where it should go haha .

    Joking apart i hope your mouth is better today { i always have trouble with my gob ,even when ive got no trouble with it, it gives me trouble if you know what i mean }
    Anyhoo a beautiful card Ang i will certainly be trying it ,i just have to get some Versamark .
    Have a lovely weekend
    Elaine H X

  8. What a fab card and luvin the colour combo and as everyone else has said I thought you had stamped on the ribbon but realised it was the stamp showing through the organza but looks fab. Luv the sentiment too - have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

  9. Gorgeous card Ang, hope today has not been too painful. I do admire you for heat embossing during the current weather and getting such a wonderful result. Sending hugs. xx Flora

  10. Aww!! Hugs!! just in case you need them after your traumatic encounter with the dentist......

    Loving your embossing I really must give that technique a go.
    Great colour combination, I see you are a lover of Organza ribbon.
    I have miles of the stuff and still buy when I see it.

    Patricia xxx

  11. Hi Ang,
    found your blog through Patricia's. I did wonder as I have been visiting blogs and commenting, when I saw your duck in the followers box.
    I love you creation here and the similar one to Patricia's . Very clever ideas.
    I do hope your trip to the dentist went okay, and it wasn't too painful. Yuk I hate the dentist.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Will I cope with the day??
    You throw away the wooden Cheese Boxes ..... Swoon, Faint!!
    Think of the beautiful creations you could make with them. Never mind the cheese triangle boxes.
    Have a fantastic day, the weather here is beautiful, breakfast in the garden this morning.

    Patricia xxxx


  13. Ang, like Patricia I just about fainted that you throw away wooden cheese boxes. Go on have a go at changing it into something wow!! It's fun. You wait and see what I plan to do to alter my Sancturay Gift box.



  14. You are forgiven, I will let you away with not reusing them, never knew you could bake in them.


    P.S. just been on a 100mile round trip to go and visit Patricia and get her do some die cuts for me, all for my box. But had a good time and lots of chat.