Monday, 30 September 2013

Heartfelt Wishes . . . . . . . . .

Good morning my little duckadees. Hope all is well with you and yours. Apologies for my few days away but real life took over a bit.
The fish and chips were very nice and the company and conversation even better!!! I always thought fish and chips were a healthy option. . . . . .fish is supposed to be good for you and chips are veg so doesn't that count as one of your 5 per day ?

Welcome to Sue ( who has kindly become a follower. I shall pop over and have a peek at your blog when I get some time today. Also, thank you to Bibiana for your comment. I shall pop over to visit you too.

Sandy, Christine's farmer neighbour lost his herd of cows. . . . .to think I worry when I mislay my pen lol !!!
Christine, fingers crossed the cows don't go on the moooooove and find an udder way out of the field. . . . . . . . .sorry, couldn't resist.
Sue (Snowqueen62), I've never used the wax paper, though I hear its handy for doing stamping on candles too. On my intricate dies, I rub them with a tumble dryer sheet (cost about 99p for 20 sheets and I keep them in an airtight container) and they pop straight out. I'm only on my second sheet after 12 months and they smell lovely.
Val, glad that shoulder is bearing up but go steady, your craft room needs you!!!

Now, today's card is a variation on another card I have made but haven't shown yet (will do shortly). The base card is an A4 piece of blue card from Limetree Crafts, Hougied in half to A5. This was layered with a smaller piece of lime green PMD card. I then added another blue layer. The top layer is more lime green card, inked with Shabby Shutters, Mustard seed and Peacock Feathers distress ink and stamped with a Hobbycraft butterfly stamp and heat embossed with Stampendous White EP (did the double embossing technique as per here).
I then cut a heart with a Sissix die out of the top, stamped my sentiment and heat embossed in white, then cut it out using the 2nd smallest SB Butterflies Circles die. I then "coloured" this with a Versamark pen and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer clear EP to give it a glossy effect.
Three pieces of white organza ribbon wrapped around and then sentiment foam padded on top.
I foam padded this layer to the card and then added a white SB Les Papillion that I had knocking about, to the centre of the heart and that was that.

Well, here we are at the start of another week and nearly a new month. It's scary how time flies (even if you're not having fun hahaha!!!).
Hope you all have a great week.

Ang x


  1. Wow! Ang, this is stunning, I love the colours and Dies you have used.
    I really should try to get away from my "pale" colour pallet.
    I am really looking for some extra hours in the the days this week. If I find some I will send you the details where to find them!!!
    Have a wonderful week no matter what you get up to

    Patricia xxx

  2. Great minds think alike come to mind!!!!

    Patricia xx

  3. Wonderful card, such a brill design, alot of thought went into this one, I,m sure. xxxx

  4. Hi Ang, wonderful colourful card with gorgeous dies, love how you've designed it too.
    strangely enough, if you are a diabetic doing low carbs fish and chips is not too bad, as long as there ia no batter on the fish, some breadcrumbs are OK, and a few properly fried chips in good old dripping. I know it defies perceived knowledge, but it's true. Having diabetes must have some perks don't you think, have a good day, hugs Kate X

  5. Good morning Ang, wow this nearly jumped out of the screen at me, very bright and cheery though I must confess not a choice of colours for me but that's what makes crafting so interesting, isn't it. Best wishes Jackie

  6. Wow! Ang this is bright, not my thing but I love the design.

  7. Hi Ang,
    what a fabulous colour card, so rich looking. I do love these colours together.
    Super design as always. You always put so much into your lovely creations.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Hi Ang. Love todays card. The background is beautiful and I really like the technique you've used and also the vibrant colours. Very clever.
    Glad you had a good fish and chop outing. Being "good for me" is always my excuse for eating chocolate every day. It's supposed to be full of milk (it says that in the advert so it must be true) and milk contains calcium which is good for the bones. So stands to reason, to have healthy bones, eat more chocolate!

    It's my crib afternoon today which I really enjoy. Have a good day whatever you're doing.

    Love Val x

  9. That should be fish and CHIP by the way. Valx

  10. Ang, just love today's card lovely and bright, I also like you take on the healthy, fish and chips, I see Val has a healthy look on the chocolate too. Must take these on board when I think I shouldn't be eating them.

    Hazel xxx

  11. Beautiful - I love your color combination!!

  12. Hi Ang, this is stunning, loving the colours and the whole card. Gald you enjoyed your time away.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. Beautiful card!! Love the bright colors!!

  14. Dear Mrs Duck (Ang)
    I love the colors on this card. I really like how you did the ribbon too. Living in the land locked state of Colorado I rarely find good fish and chips but I do love them when I can find a place that knows how to make them right. I need another trip across the pond to get some really good ones! Have a great day.

  15. Hi from Australia, love this bright cheery and well designed card. Your embossed butterfly is stunning. am your newest follower..cheers, luv aNNIe

  16. Sorry I missed this - don't know how. I love your bright colours and envy people who use them. I always veer towards pastels - must try harder! Christine xx