Sunday, 4 August 2013

What day is it? . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope this finds everybody healthy and happy.

Apologies for this being a day later than usual but real life caused another bloggus interruptus yesterday. It was mine and Mr Duck's wedding anniversary and various events conspired to fill our day with nonsense so we didn't get as much time together as planned and I didn't get chance to schedule my post. We have spent Saturday having fun so better late than never. Mr Duck has given me permission to show the card I made for him so I will do that for my next posting.
A good time was had by Nesta and myself on Friday. She had a lovely birthday and thanks you for your good wishes. She also loved her card. . . . . . . .phew!!!
Elaine, somehow whilst we were out, the email came through with your comment (not sure how as my data was switched off) but we did have a laugh as the scenario you described was exactly what was going on. There is an excellent tutorial on Joanna Sheens website on how to do the fuchsias but next time I do them, I will photograph each stage and put it on a post in case anyone is interested. Incidentally Gail, I got the Britannia Medium Rose die, used to make the fuchsias, from Joanna Sheen for £9 (free postage at £9 and above)

Special message for Wendy (Spanish Crafter). Thank you so much for your kind offer but I was more than happy to help/suggest without reward. Save the postage chuck and get dear little Hollie an ice cream on me next week, how's that? Safe travels today and enjoy your visit back to Blighty.

Now, today's card was a relatively quick and easy card but I liked the way it turned out.
I started with a 5x7 white card base which I cut down to 5x6. I then cut a slightly smaller mat from lilac card (only a itsy bitsy bit smaller). 
Out of this, I cut one of the SB Bracket Borders 6 times in the pattern shown. I had done rough measurements to know that the pattern would fit.
I then cut the same die twice out of a piece of white card, as per the picture, to make a label/tag for the sentiment.

I wrapped some white organza ribbon down the left hand side of the lilac card and the foam padded it to the base card. Then the label/tag, complete with sentiment, gems and a two fingered white organza bow, was foam padded onto the lilac layer and that was that.

I do love the Bracket Borders for their versatility. I did go a bit mad with them on Mr Duck's anniversary card but that's for next time.

Offski now as its been a long day and I'm typing this for scheduling at an hour where most folks would be making ZZZzzzzz.
Have a top Sunday folks and big, big, big thanks for popping by the pond.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang,
    Well this is different from your last post, love the colours one of my favs. Lovely card.

  2. Good Morning and a Very Happy Anniversary to both "Duckies" I hope you have many more.
    Oh! Man! you have been busy with Anniversary, friends birthday how on earth do you get time to paddle your feet??
    Anyway!! your card is absolutely brilliant. I love what you have done with the Bracket Borders. It certainly gives a stunning effect, great colour combo.

    John did offer to take me back for the bag. He was off looking a something he is a little angry (well not angry but I can`t think of a word) that I did not buy the bag if I liked it that much.
    However I tidied up my Bag cupboard and have decided that I really do not need another Handbag or any more shoes. Well that was last week don`t know what this week will bring!!!!
    Looking forward to all the nice "Boots" that will be hitting the shops real soon.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  3. Good morning Ang and belated Happy Anniversary to you and Mr Duck, glad you had a nice day together and that is perhaps more important. I love what you have done with these dies, a bit of forethought for the measurements and so effective. Have a good day, best wishes Jackie

  4. Hi Ang,
    I too would like to wish you and Mr duck a belated Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you both had a very busy and happy day.
    Your card is so very pretty. Fabulous use of such fabulous looking dies. Great colour card used too.
    Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hi all
    told you it was late when I was typing. Just to clarify, it was Friends birthday and day out on Thursday and anniversary on Friday, which was disrupted with late trains etc. That's the trouble when you schedule a post, you forget what day is yesterday, today or tomorrow, hahaha! Thanks from me and Mr Duck for your best wishes. x

  6. Hia me little ducket ,a beautiful card i must say ,and a lovely colour,I must thank you for reminding me to make my Husband a 50th Anniversary card , we are having a big bash on the 31st Aug { and that is the day we got wed } and over the last 2 months i have made over 80 invites and what with getting my outfit sorted { Downton Abbey theme party it is and im going to be a flapper for the night im very excited its a beautiful dress but very heavy with all the beads } and then my Church outfit { renewing vows on the Sunday } i completely forgot to do him a card SHAME ON ME !!
    Ahh i have just read this back i do get carried away i will shut up now ...
    Have a nice day and a good rest Oh tomorrow is Monday by the way haha xx

  7. Hi Ang love this card i must invest in this die,the colours are super. love your blog with all the news ,it cheers me up on this drab Sunday.

  8. HI. Happy belated anniversary to you both. Love todays blog, it made me smile which was what I needed as I've just come back from a funeral.
    Todays card is really pretty and I love the way you have used the bracket borders.
    Enjoy the rest of the day.
    love Val x

  9. Hello Ang
    At last I have got round to posting a comment. I thought this card was gorgeous. The colour is fabulous and the way you have used the brackets is really great. I would never have thought of using them in this way. You are a very ingenious little duck when you are not paddling in your pool up tails all aren't you?

    Very nice indeed. I am looking forward to seeing Mr Ducks Anniversary card tomorrow. I will try and be earlier as well! :(

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  10. Well it is a pretty card and I am so happy you have been having fun!!! Happy anniversary Mrs.Duck!

  11. Well first of all thanks for the info re: the fuchsia die - secondly I luv the card and the way you have used the bracket dies - what a fab idea and thirdly what a coincidence it was my anniversary on Friday too - we went off to the coast to celebrate for the weekend and hopefully you managed to get some QT as well xx GailT xx

  12. Love the way you have used this die, Ang. also the colour, makes a great card. xx Flora


  13. Ang. Sorry it was only a virtual sip of the champers, glad you had a good on Saturday,

    Love this card, great colour looking forward to seeing Mr Ducks card.

    Hazel xxx

  14. Hi Ang, lovely to 'meet' you and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. just had a little paddle round the pond and your cards are gorgeous - you are so clever with your die cuts. This card is a real beauty
    Claire xx



"Peace" (3) 300 posts prize post (1) Acetate (1) Andy's Clock (1) Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem (3) Ansty Workshop (2) Baby (1) Baby 3D (1) Baby card (1) Baby wrapping paper (1) BeBunni embossing folder (1) Bebunni Snowflake embossing folder (2) Bevelled Glass Striplet (4) bling (3) blog hop (1) blue tit topper (1) Bokeh (2) Box Frame (2) Britannia Medium Rose (2) Butterfly Box (1) buttons (1) Cake (1) Cake design (1) Campervan (1) Card-io Festive Fir Cones (1) Card-io Mum's Garden (3) Card-io Rose Garden (4) Card-io stamps (4) CE Anemone Planter stamp (1) CE Aztec Flowers embossing folder (2) CE Blog Challenge March (Easter) (1) CE Falling Snow embossing folder (1) CE Frosty Swirls (2) CE Frosty Swirls embossing folder (6) CE Garden Frame stamp (1) CE Jacobean Floral embossing folder (8) CE Linen embossing folder (5) CE sentiment (1) CE Snowflake Lattice embossing folder (2) CE Stitched Bunting Numbers stamps (6) CE Swirling Hearts embossing folder (7) CE Tapestry embossing folder (1) CE Tartan Trellis embossing folder (2) CE Tied Together embossing folder (2) Checkerboard embossing folder (1) Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish (9) Cheery Lynn Sweet Christine (3) chevron embossing folder (1) Christmas (1) Christmas Tree Greetings die (1) clock (1) colouring (1) Confetti Vellum (1) Cosmic Shimmer Clear Matt Finish Glaze (2) Couture Creations Rudolf embossing folder (1) Couture Creations Swiss Dots embossing folder (3) Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder (1) Crafters Companion Christmas Jumper embossing folder (3) Crafters Companion Textures Elements Rain embossing folder (1) Crafts Too Cubis (1) Crafts Too Daisy Lattice (2) Crafts Too Mariposa (2) Crafts Too Snow Time die (1) Cream card (6) Creative Expressions (1) Creative Expressions Garden Frame stamp (1) Daisy's (6) Darice Chevron embossing folder (1) Die cut magnetic sheets (1) Diwali (1) Docrafts (4) Docrafts All Aboard (2) Docrafts Home for Christmas (1) Docrafts Punch (1) Docrafts Snowflake embossing folder (1) Docrafts X Cut Reindeers Pattern embossing folder (1) Easter (1) Eclectic Anthology (1) Embossalicious Floral Vine embossing folder (1) Embossalicious Tumbling Leaves embossing folder (1) Enchanted M-Bossibilities (1) First Edition A Christmas Story pad (1) First Edition Bird Song (2) First Edition Boho Chic (2) First Edition Desert Blooms (1) First Edition Family Ties (2) First Edition Floral Pavilion (3) First Edition Gilded Winter (3) First Edition Isabelle (3) First Edition Love Letters (4) First Edition Neroli (2) First Edtion New Bloom (1) Floral Tribute (1) foamiran (1) Forever Friends (1) frame (1) Frosty Swirls embossing folder (2) Fuchsia necklace (1) Fuchsia tutorial (1) Funky foam (2) gilding flakes (3) gold gilding flakes (1) gold mica powder (1) gold mirror card (2) Golf (1) Graduation (1) Happy Birthday embossing folder (1) HC Decorative Lace Border (1) HC Delicate Asters (9) HC Sunkissed Fleur (4) Heart Cascade (1) Hobbycraft punch (3) Hobbycutz (13) Hochanda (1) Hope (1) House of Cards (13) hummingbird (1) Hunkydory (1) Hunkydory Christmas cards (1) Hunkydory Peacock (1) Indigo Blu sentiment (1) Inkylicious (1) Inverted Corner Box (1) Inverted Corner Box Tutorial (1) Inverted triple stamping (2) Inverted triple stamping tutorial (1) Janet's Envelope (1) Jewellery (1) JND Bee Balm Frame (2) JND Birds and Cages (4) JND Chains (3) JND Deck The Halls stamps (1) JND Gerbera Circles (6) JND Gerbera Panel (4) JND Gerbera Pop Out Circles (2) JND Gerbera Pop Out Panel (1) JND Large Butterflies (2) JND Ribbon Threader dies (2) JND Snowflake Circle embossing folder (1) JND Snowflake stamp set (1) JND While Shepherds Watched stamp set (1) JNDBee Balm Swirl Leaves (1) John Lockwood 12 Days of Christmas pad (6) John Lockwood 12 days of Christmas stamps (1) John Lockwood Cherry Blossom Elements (4) John Lockwood Daffodil Burst (3) John Lockwood Daisy Corner (1) John Lockwood Daisy Corner Elements (1) John Lockwood December's Child (1) John Lockwood Fern Frames Elements stamps (6) John Lockwood Flower Frame Elements (1) John Lockwood Flower Heart Element stamps (2) John Lockwood Flower Hearts Element stamps (2) John Lockwood Heart Striplet stamps (1) John Lockwood Holly Tree Elements stamps (1) John Lockwood Honeysuckle stamp (2) John Lockwood Horticultural Definition stamp (2) John Lockwood Larkspur Elements stamps (4) John Lockwood Lily stamp (2) John Lockwood Michaelmas Daisy Stamp (2) John Lockwood Monday's Child stamps (1) John Lockwood Nasturtium Elements stamps (4) John Lockwood Nasturtium Everyday Sentiments stamps (4) John Lockwood November's Child (1) John Lockwood Partridge in a Pear Tree stamps (3) John Lockwood Peony Elements stamp (1) John Lockwood Peony Elements stamps (3) John Lockwood Peony rubber stamp (2) John Lockwood Quattro Stars mask (1) John Lockwood Rosebud Elements stamps (5) John Lockwood Spring Shades paper pad (1) John Lockwood Summers Child stamp (2) John Lockwood Violet Elements stamps (1) John Next Door Anniversary Sentiments stamps (2) John Next Door Autumn Flowers stamps (6) John Next Door Build a Wreath (4) John Next Door Build a Wreath stamp set (2) John Next Door Butterfly Corners stamps (5) John Next Door Butterfly Frames stamps (4) John Next Door Christmas Scene stamp set (2) John Next Door Christmas Textures (2) John Next Door Christmas Textures stamps (1) John Next Door Circle Leaves stamps (1) John Next Door Confetti embossing folder (1) John Next Door Festive Silhouettes stamp set (2) John Next Door Flower Circle stamps (4) John Next Door Mini Tags Dies (4) John Next Door Opera Box dies (1) John Next Door Quattro Drops Mask (3) John Next Door Sandwich Box Dies (6) John Next Door Sentiment stamps (3) John Next Door Snowflake Circle embossing folder (3) John Next Door Spring Flower stamps (5) John Next Door Star Flower dies (1) John Next Door Star Flower Leaves dies (1) John Next Door Star Stream embossing folder (1) John Next Door Summer Flowers stamps (4) John Next Door Waves Duo Mask (2) John Next Door Winter Flowers stamps (3) John Next Door Winter Trees embossing folder (1) John Next Door Winter Trees stamps (1) John's samples (1) Joy's thank you (1) Jus Cutz A4 Rectangles (1) Kaisercraft Holiday Love Stamp (1) Kanban (1) Krylon Gold Leaf pen (4) Lace (1) Language of Flowers (5) Leane Creatief Border Branch (1) Lidl card (3) Lidl paper (1) Lilia's Clock (1) Lindsay Mason Personal Impressions stamp (2) Luca's Clock (1) Map (1) Marianne poinsettias (1) MAWTT (41) Memory Box Alphabet Dies (8) mica (3) Mint gilding polish (1) Mr D birthday (1) Musical notes (1) NEC Stash March 2015 (1) Nesta's Necklace (1) New Home (1) Oldie for Friday (7) padded heart (1) Peacock blue card (1) Peacock Feathers mask (1) pearls (1) pincking shears (1) Pink Flap Box (1) PMD (5) PMD card (21) Polished Silk Glitters (1) Quilted Blocks Striplet (1) red mirror card (1) Review of 2016 (1) ribbon (1) SB 2012 Holiday Tree (2) SB A2 Bracket Borders (3) SB A2 Matting Basics A & B (3) SB Adorning Squares (3) SB Art Deco Tags (1) SB Bitty Blossoms (16) SB Blossom (1) SB Blossoms Three (2) SB Botanical Swirls and Accents (7) SB Butterflies (1) SB Butterfly Circles (3) SB Camellia Border (1) SB Captivating Squares (6) SB Carnation Creations (5) SB Classic Diamonds (4) SB Classic Ovals (5) SB Curved Borders 2 (3) SB Dahlia (1) SB Decorative Labels 25 (1) SB Decorative Labels 28 (8) SB Decorative Labels 8 (1) SB Delightful Circles (2) SB Elegant Labels 4 (1) SB Elizabeth Border Strip (2) SB Fancy Lattice (1) SB Fancy Postage Stamps (5) SB Fancy Tags 1 (Framed) (2) SB Fancy Tags 3 (5) SB Fancy Tags Three (1) SB Fancy Tags Two (7) SB Filigree Delight (5) SB Foliage (3) SB Grand Ovals (2) SB Grate Works (1) SB Heirloom Ornaments 2010 (3) SB Imperial embossing folder (2) SB Intertwined Spirals (1) SB Iron Works Motifs (1) SB Ivy (D-lite) (2) SB Jewel Flowers & Flourishes (4) SB Labels 18 (1) SB Labels 25 (1) SB Labels 28 (3) SB Labels 4 (3) SB Labels 9 (1) SB Labels Twenty (2) SB Labels Twenty Eight (3) SB Layered Poinsettias (8) SB Lonely Hearts (2) SB M-Bossibilities Imperial embossing folder (1) SB M-Bossibilities Patchwork embossing folder (1) SB Majestic Labels 25 (1) SB Mary Border Strip (2) SB Matting Basics A (3) SB Matting Basics A & B (5) SB Matting Basics B (3) SB Medallion 1 (2) SB Medallion 4 (1) SB Peony (1) SB Ravenna (1) SB Reflective Moment (1) SB Scalloped Ovals (3) SB Snowflake Pendant 2013 (9) SB Swirl Stripe Panel (2) SB Tapestry (2) SB Tiger Lily (2) SB Tisted Palm (1) SB Twisted Metal Tags and Accents (1) Scraperboard (2) sewing (1) Sheena Douglass Holly embossing folder (3) show samples (1) Silver (1) silver Krylon pen (1) Sissix Hearts (3) Sissix Hexagons (1) Sissix Squares (12) slate (1) Small snowflake die (1) Snow (2) Snowflake Border (1) Snowflake Mini Striplet (1) Soft gold card (2) Spectrum Noirs (5) Splodgeaway Masks (1) Squigglefly (1) Stamping Up (1) Starry Night die (1) stitching (1) Stitchy Bear (1) Sue Wilson 2015 Angel (1) Sue Wilson Ara Mini Gemini (2) Sue Wilson Catkin Stems (1) Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greetings (2) Sue Wilson Chrysanthemum dies (1) Sue Wilson Cygnus Gemini (1) Sue Wilson Doodle Rose Wreath (6) Sue Wilson Holly Octagonal Frame (3) Sue Wilson Indian Ocean Background (1) Sue Wilson Jacobean Floral embossing folder (1) Sue Wilson Lotus Striplet (1) Sue Wilson Maidenhair Fern (1) Sue Wilson Mauritius (1) Sue Wilson Mini Snowflake Striplet (2) Sue Wilson Orange Blossom Leaves (1) Sue Wilson Peace (1) Sue Wilson Rococo Striplet (2) Sue Wilson Snowflake Corner Border and Tag dies (3) Sue Wilson Snowflake Gemini (2) Sue Wilson Timeless Striplet (1) Sue Wilson Ursa Gemini (3) SW Ara Mini Gemini die (1) SW Christmas Tree Greetings (1) SW Cygnus Gemini (3) SW Indian Ocean Background dies (3) SW Mauritius dies (4) SW Orange Blossom Leaves (1) SW Ornate Octagons Striplet (1) SW Snowflake Borders and Tags (1) SW Snowflake Gemini (1) SW Snowflake Mini Striplet. SW Let it Snow (1) SW Tahiti die (1) SW Trailing Ivy (1) SW Twinkle Edger (1) Swarovski (1) Tatty Teddy (1) Texture Paste (2) That Special Touch Celtic mask (1) That Special Touch Delicate mask (1) That Special Touch Elegance Mask (2) That Special Touch Moroccan Mask (1) The BGS (2) The Ducks Doodahs Launch (1) The Striplet (17) The Tapestry (1) Tied Together embossing folder (1) Tonic Punch (1) TST Elegance mask (2) TST Fanciful mask (1) Ursa Gemini (1) Wedding (1) White card (15) Wisteria (1) X Cut Alphabet Die (4) X Cut Extra Large Circles (4)