Thursday, 1 August 2013

Happy Birthday my little Nest of Vipers . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning my crafty chums. Hope you are all ok and behaving yourselves. Sorry this is a little later than usual but I wanted to make sure that the recipient of the card had seen it before the rest of the world (ever the optimist me). I will be back to 6am from Saturday.

We have another follower in the pond folks so a big hello and welcome to Sandy. I don't know how you found me but thank you for joining our merry band. 
Next, an apology to Jackie. I had already left a comment for Heather before you left  yours explaining what you were doing so when I saw Heather welcoming you back from jollies, that's why  I thought that you had been away again. . . . . . I blame Heather. . . . . . hahaha!!!
Welcome back to Wilma, who I know has been on her hols and Val, you did make me laugh about me having a Hungarian doctor visiting.

Now to the card. I told you it was a labour of love as it took a while to do and it is for my best friend, code name Nest Of Vipers as she wants to remain anonymous (I'm beginning to think she may be wanted by the authorities and hasn't told me). Its her birthday today and we shall be off having fun in the sun for the day.

Rather than induce sleep detailing the recipe, I shall just list the ingredients as most of the work was flower making and assembly.

Cream hammered card
Pink card
Yellow card
White card
Sissix Frame, Iron Gate die
SB Bitty Blossoms, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Foliage dies
Britannia Medium Rose die (fuchsias)
Variety of distress inks
Seed beeds 
Paper twine

I think this is one of my favourite cards that I have made. I do love my flowers real and paper.

Hope you all have a marvellous day and if there is something that you are really hoping for today, I hope that it comes your way.
Thank you to all of you for taking the time to pop by the pond for a paddle. It really is appreciated.

Ang x


  1. Wow Ang this must have taken an age to make, bit over the top for my taste, but I can appreciate the work you have put in.

  2. Hia me little Duckett and a Happy Birthday to the nest of vipers , my goodness i bet their is much laughter when the two of you are together ,i can almost hear you both now a laughing and a clacking .

    A beautiful card ,How did you do the fuchsias ? they are so gorgeous as are all your flowers .

    Have a very happy day both of you

    Elaine H X

  3. Oh my word - this is amazing, fantastic, beautiful and a lot of other brilliant adjectives. I'd be over the moon receiving a card like this but I'd be even more over the moon if I'd made it. It must have taken you such a long time and a lot of patience but well worth the effort.
    love Val x

  4. Oh dear in the dog house again! Still at least its familiar! :)

    I guess our comments at least show that we try to read and take on board what you say to us if at times we get it wrong.

    Well this is a lovely card Ang I hope your friend was suitably impressed I know I would be. It is gorgeous so bright and cheerful. Your fuchsias are truly stunning! Do you sell them? You should!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx


  5. Good morning Ang, well not such a good one here its still tipping it down, I felt like had been in the pond when I got back from walking the dog, bottom half of trousers soaked.

    As for your card. Well what can I say it's stunning, gorgeous and simply beautiful, and as for those fuchsias I can nearly smell their scent. Just love all of it and so much hard work has gone in to it, no wonder you are pleased. Enjoy your time with your friend.

    Hazel xxx

  6. Oh Ang I think this card is beautiful, so much work has gone into it but the flowers are so nice especially the fuchsias. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it. Best wishes Jackie

  7. What a beautiful card and a real labour of love - what a lucky friend - luvin the fuchsias they are fab - I must look to see if I can find this die xx GailT xx

  8. Hi Ang,
    a superbly stunning card. I love all your wonderful handmade flowers. They look so beautiful all around the card.
    Snap I have made some of those Fuchsias too, but haven't used them yet. Yours are superb.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Gorgeous Ang, love the flowers especially the fuschias. xxx

  10. Wow! Oh! Wow! I am just loving those stunning Fuchsias must have a go at them.
    A really beautiful creation no wonder you are pleased with it.
    Great day for Ducks here, it is tipping it down. I don`t do rain so it will be an afternoon of playing and making up orders for me.
    Happy Paddling

    Patricia xxx

  11. Oh Mrs.Duck - I am so happy to have found you. I love going off my beaten path to see what others are doing. You are like a breath of fresh air!! Your card is gorgeous and anyone, and I do mean anyone, would be thrilled to receive this keepsake.

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Ang. What a fab array of flowers. xx Flora

  13. Me again. Thanks for your suggestion on my blog, I will save the plums!!!! If you would like some crochet flowers please send me your addy or if you prefer bead pins I will have to post them here when I can (only doing hand luggage to UK so cant take them to post there). xxxx

  14. Hi again, there is a link on the post to Christina's Ribbon and pearls blog where she has tutorials, not seen Sue Wilsons but she may do one the same. xxx

  15. Hi Ang this is stunning what fantastic colours,I am sure your friend was very,very happy to receive it.