Thursday, 28 November 2013

Get Well Soon Nesta. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well and if not, you can share this with my good friend Nesta (She's a generous gal so she won't mind).
It was lovely and mild yesterday and supposed to be today too so I shall be venturing a line of washing. I'm at work from lunchtime but Mr Duck has a day off so I'm entrusting him to be on weather watch and gather it in if the weather turns inclement. This has been misplaced trust on several occasions previously so I'm hoping I won't have to go into eye rolling, head shaking mode around 16.30.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. You were very kind but I knew it wasn't my best effort.

Now some messages for our sponsors. . . . . . . . . 

Big congrats to Wendy (Spanish Crafter) as she is a Nanna again to dear Noah (thank goodness he didn't arrive two by two as he's a big lad)
Val, hope your getting back on your feet. No more vigorous behaviour in bed missy!
Christine, fingers crossed for your being re-computerised soon. 

Now, today's card was given to Nesta the other day with the flowers I mentioned. I thrust them at her from arms length when she appeared on the doorstep, sniffing and with a red nose to rival Master Rudolph's. 
Its not technically challenging but it did remind me how useful SB Nesties can be just to simply mat and layer as they are. So it was Nesties for Nesta lol !!!
The base is a 5x7 cream card, which has been topped with the various sizes of SB Butterflies Circles in pink and cream card. The sentiment was from a die cut sentiment sheet from a craft shop and then I added the butterflies that popped out of the largest die.
Quick and easy but not too shabby methinks.

Just before I waddle off, you may notice another HOC winners badge sitting proudly on the right hand side. Thank you for your kind comments and your confidence in me with my entry (here). In fairness, there were only three of us entered this time but I did think the other two cards were very nice so I'm still thrilled to have won.

Anyhoo, have a good day folks and don't let the you know whats grind you down !!!

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    A beautiful card that your friend will treasure. Love the colours and wonderful design. I wish Nesta well, I know what she has gone through. I do hope she is on the mend.
    Oh! poor Mr Duck I do hope he remembers the "wash" I know what he will go through if he forgets!!! The same as mine does when he slips up!!!!
    Hope work is treating you OK this week

    Patricia xxx

  2. Morning Ang,

    Lovely card, you're right about the S.B. nesties, good to keep a stock of already cut out for a quick card. Hope Nesta is well soon.

    CONGRATULATIONS GAL! Well deserved I feel.

    Ha ha poor Mr Duck, I've given up on mine doing anything around the house, he just gets moaned at for all the mess he leaves everywhere...but of course its never him lol!

    Take care

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. First of all Well Done Ang on winning another HOC badge. That was a lovely card and very well deserved.
    What a lovely card with a pretty die. Love the little cut out butterflies. I bet Nesta was really cheered up.
    Hope you get home from work to find that all the chores have been done and you can have a calm evening.
    My foot is a lot better thanks.
    Love Val x

    1. Im am optimist but not that much of one hahaha!
      Have decided to do washing tomorrow on my day off as it looks a better day anyway so Mr Duck is off the hook. x

  4. Morning Ang,
    A very pretty card, I'm sure it was loved, Congratulations on your win, it's a lovely card.

  5. Hi Ang
    Well done on the win ,Much deserved as it was a beautiful card ,as is todays, So bright and cheerful ,

    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Ang, I put the computer on, saw the HOC email and came straight over - well done you!! I hope Nesta is feeling better such a pretty card you made her, you can't go wrong with butterflies can you? I hope the weather stays ok for your washing tomorrow, I'm off tomorrow on a coach holiday via Windsor then to the Bath Victorian Market on Saturday then we stop at Blenheim Palace, all done out for Christmas on our way back on Sunday. Hopefully I'll find some Christmas presents along the way, its all coming round too quickly. Best wishes Jackie

  7. Hi Ang, well done, a much deserved win.
    Nesta's card is lovely, especially all the little flutterbies surrounding the sentiment. I hope Nesta is much better by now.
    Hope springs eternal Ang, Mr. Duck might just manage to come up trumps if it rains, hugs Kate X

  8. Luvly card Mrs Duck and luv the butterflies xx I tend to use butterflies a lot so this is right up my street and reminds me a little of the card I made for our daughter this year which I am hoping to post soon - when my work stops getting in the way of my crafting xx it's like buses it has all come at once and just before Christmas - how inconsiderate!! xx GailT xx

  9. Hi Ang,
    congratulations on your win again. A well deserved win me thinks.
    Beautiful card. Love the very bright pink used. I bet she was very pleased to receive this creation, and it made her feel so much better.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Such a lovely card Ang. Still computer-less boo hoo! John is going to put my camera software and photo editing software on his laptop. I'm promising him things but I'm not telling you what - this is a family show after all and it is before the water shed!!! Anyway hopefully I can post something in a couple of days. I'm missing you all! Hugs Christine xx

  11. Good evening Ang,first I want to say a very big thank you for your great blog,reading it when in Hospital,Kept me sane,and you have a few fans ,the nurses were asking,every day to see your cards.,3 months is a long time for me,to be in hospital ,and even worse,I was not able to leave a comment.
    I love your card to day

  12. Ang, your card for Nesta is lovely, using all the butterfly cut outs is a great idea. Congrats on your win by the way. Glad you got some me time this week.

    Hazel xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Ang, lovely for a friend get well wishes...loving the butterflies and colour didn't you see them , in the bottom LHS..oh how can you miss my

  14. Such a beautiful get well card - I know Nesta really loved her card and it put a smile on her face and in her heart.