Thursday, 26 September 2013

Holiday Magic . . . . . . . . . . .


Good morning everyone. Hope all is well in the wider reaches of the pond and that Patricia hasn't been rocking you in her wake lol !!!
I'm off to Birmingham with Nesta for our monthly meet up with a group of chums. Its fish n' chips from a favourite chippy local to one of the girls. Her hubby takes the orders, bless him, then goes and fetches them for us. We then sit with laptrays and mugs of coffee putting the world to rights and laughing our socks off. Happy days. 
Hazel, thanks for the Naming Day explanation. Haven't come across it before but its nice to learn new things.
Val, I hope you don't aggravate your shoulder with the Tai Chi. I prefer Chop Suey myself, hahaha !!!
Maggie, I hope you're enjoying your visit back to the UK. Careful with that suitcase. Michael O'Leary takes no prisoners with excess baggage.
Christine, I did laugh at the thought of your farmer losing a whole herd of cows. That's just bonkers lol !!!
Jackie, I'm supremely jealous of your forthcoming hols. I started thinking about myself and Mr Duck getting away as we are late this year with Mr Duck's work schedule. . . . . . . then horror of horrors, realised that his passport has just expired and mine runs out next month. . . . . . . sufferin succatash !!! A trip to the PO en route to Brum to get renewal forms will be in order.

Now, back to today's card. I'm back on a Christmas roll again.
The base card is a cream 5x7 card blank. I cut the SB 2012 Holiday Tree out of the front to get a tree shaped aperture. I then ran the front through the GC with the SB Holiday Magic embossing folder. I then stuck another piece of cream card, 5x7,  on the back of the aperture (ie on the inside of the front page)
I cut a second tree out of burgundy card and then stuck this in the aperture. Also, I cut two of the smallest SB Decorative Labels Eight out of burgundy card.


I used the same die to create the piece to stamp the sentiment on. I took some cream card and drew around the inside of the die twice, alongside each other to create one long label (if that makes sense) I then cut round this with scissors. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" (Indigo Blu) in Aged Mahogany distress ink and inked around the edges with the same. 


I then foam padded this onto the two Labels Eight pieces, making sure they were even and in line then snipped off the bit of bulky excess in the middle. This was then foam padded onto the base card and all was done.

Hope you all have a smashing day, whatever you are up to. I shall spare a thought for Patricia and Hazel's friend, Anne and hope her op goes well.

TTFN
Ang x

Ps. . . . . . Didn't win the HOC challenge, sadly and no honourable mention as only 6 people entered. Nevermind, thank's for the encouragement folks. . . . .  onwards and upwards. x



18 comments:

  1. Newsflash. . . . . Discovered after scheduling, Lidl offers for Monday . . . . . . A4 multi coloured paper, 80gsm 250 sheets £2.99 and 50 matching envelopes £1.49(C6 or DL). . . . . . . .

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  2. Hello Ang, I love your card, this is a gorgeous tree die and the burgundy card with white is so striking.
    Have a great day with the girls and enjoy the fish and chips, ye canny whackit, hugs Kate X

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  3. Love this one, nice simple colours, no fussy. I envy you the fish and chips, not had that for ages with dieting. I, m going to Benidorm tomorrow for the night on a hen/stag night (gay marriage) so i may partake in some then. Xxxx

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  4. This is a great card - the burgundy and ivory look great , very fresh.Love that embossing folder. Enjoy your fish 'n chips! Christine x

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  5. PS Came back from the hospital yesterday to find him fencing!! Talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted - or in this case "the cows"!! Lol.

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  6. Im like Wendy {on a diet } if fish n chips were slimming i would be a lovely slim duck ,however i do hope you enjoy yours with the gang and have a good catch up.

    Your card is just lovely i also like the burgundy with cream and the lovely embossed background , i have started my Christmas cards this week like a good likkle duck , dont want to leave it all till the last minute .)

    Elaine H X

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  7. I love this Christmas tree. When I first got it was so frustrated with it as kept leaving some of it in the die after cutting it out, until got the 'knowledge' and started using waxed paper!!! What a difference. Enjoy your catching up with the girls and the fish & chips - lovely.
    Hugs Sue x

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  8. P.S. love the card too!!
    Hugs Sue x

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  9. Good morning Ang and a bright and sunny albeit chilly one but just right for a trip out so I hope you and Nesta have a good time with your friends today, mmmm fish and chips and I'm on salads so I can at least get in one posh frock for the first formal night!! I love the way you have constructed this card putting another colour in the aperture, something I really must try as I have this die but only used it twice last Christmas. Best wishes Jackie

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  10. Hi Ang. Love the way you have done the aperture on this card and burgundy and cream look so good together. Another colour combo for me to try.
    I really enjoyed the Tai Chi although I kept forgetting to breath which is obviously very important. My shoulder seemed fine afterwards so I'm off there again today for another lesson.
    Have a wonderful girly outing. Sounds great - fish and chips, coffee and laughs. What more could you want?

    Enjoy yourself.
    Love Val x

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  11. Hi Ang,
    so sorry you didn't win the challenge , better luck next time.
    Love your card today, it's very similar to my little ones, you know what they say great minds and all that. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Enjoy your good company and fish and chips.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. Ang love this card the colours are lovely and it's elegant, great about the next Lidl offer will pop in and have a look next week. Enjoy your fish and chips and a catch with your chums.

    Hazel xxx

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  13. Hi Ang, I can almost smell those Fish & Chips..................Mmmmm!!
    I love, love, love your card, I really like the red & white.
    Sorry about the Challenge, don`t let it put you off.
    Hope you and your chums had a GREAT day. It is such fun to have days like that.
    Trying hard to keep my speed down in the pond. ..................sorry about the waves
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  14. Hi Ang,

    Lovely card, I love this die don't you? I love the embossing folder too but never got round to purchasing that one, I must curb my craft spending now Christmas is near!
    Enjoy your time in Birmingham, my home town, and your Fish n Chips lol!

    Sad to hear you did not win but don't give up.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Hi Ang,
    Sorry you didn't win the challenge, love your card.. Enjoy the fish & chips.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Ang your Christmas card is magical!!!
    Do tell, who lost a herd of cows!!!!!
    Sandy

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  17. Sorry about the HOC entry. It was beautiful! If at first you don't succeed...try again!
    This is a lovely card, I really like the red and cream together. Thanks for the comment on my blog-- Have a great day!

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