Monday, 4 November 2013

Happy Diwali 2013 . . . . . . . . .No 2

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all ticketyboo. Hope all those who were celebrating, had a wonderful Diwali yesterday. Nesta's niece was visiting from down south so I cried off joining the trip to Leicester this year so they could do family things without me gatecrashing.
Bless her though, she turned up on my doorstep, in the rain, at 9.30 last night on her way home with a bag full of samosas(indian savouries) and jalibi and barfi(indian sweets). We didn't leave her out as we got her some oriental lilies and a big box of biscuits.
Thank you for your comments on her Dad's card. He apparently loved it, bless him.

Now today's card is Nesta's. She's is partial to elephants (we did a hill trek in Kenya to see some up close and personal a few years ago) so again, I decided to draw Lord Ganesh for her on her card.

The base is a 5x7 cream card, onto which I popped a layer of gold mirror card. I then cut the largest SB Elegant Labels Four and the second largest SB Decorative Labels 28 from PMD burgundy card (honestly, it is burgundy) and the largest SB Decorative Labels 28 out of gold mirror card.
On the burgundy Labels 28, I drew the image with a Versamark Pen and heat embossed in gold. I then added two tiny red bling for the eyes. This layer was stuck flat to the gold label.
The Labels Four burgundy layer was stuck flat to the base and then the Labels 28 "topper" was foam padded to this.

Fairly simple to put together but Nesta loved it, thankfully.

Hope you have all had a super weekend and best wishes to you all for the week to come. . . . . . NEC at the end of the week yeahhhhhhhhh !!!

Ang x


  1. A beautiful card for Nesta, your simple drawing of Lord Ganesh is perfect.

    Hazel xxx

  2. Morning Ang,

    Yes I echo Hazels comment just beautiful. You are clever.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. This is great Ang, and very personal with your own sketch. Christine x

  4. Happy Diwali to you Ang
    Brilliant card with a great drawing, I know Nesta will have been,mover the moon with it.
    Have a great day, I am getting rather excited about the weekend as well.

    Patricia xxx

  5. Sorry that should read "over the moon"
    These iPads have a mind of their own.

  6. Another lovely card Ang.
    The decorating is finished!!! New carpet down and finally got to do some crafting at the weekend woohoo! Just got to put everything back in wall units now then will be back to normal (as normal goes anyway lol).
    Also looking forward to NEC will be there on Friday if all goes to plan.
    Hugs Sue x

  7. Hi Ang,
    Great card. your sketch is brilliant.

  8. Hi Ang
    I must say your drawing is very good , i like the gold mirror with the burgundy .
    Have a great day
    Elaine H X

  9. Hi Ang. Love the card and the colours are beautiful. Yummy samosas - I love them.

    Have a good day.
    Love Val x

  10. Love your drawing Ang, so talented, and your card is beautiful. Hope you all have a wonderful time at Birmingham unfortunately I could not go with Patricia and Co this time maybe next time.

    Wilma x x

  11. Beautiful drawing Ang:) huggles Sue xx

  12. Thank you for your comment Ang lol! We have always made jokes about her name after all that is who she was named after lol! Well we liked the name anyway! She has had a great day for her 32nd birthday. She has been called Toyota, toilet, tyres! The list goes on.

    Thanks again, I am now off to bed feel knackered tonight, must be first day back at work!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. Gorgeous card and what a fab drawing (you are very brave) I would not dare try this but you have pulled it off and the card does look burgundy today - luv it xx GailT xx

  14. Another gorgeous card!! Love the gold background!

  15. Hi Ang, just catching up with your creations having been down with mum for a few days. I love your drawing of Ganash - I would never even attempt it!! The colours are so vibrant just right for the festival. Probably least said the better about the GP, pleased for Mark though. I'm going to the NEC on Saturday and am starting to make my list, seems rather long again!! best wishes Jackie

  16. Hi Ang
    A very pretty card. I love the colours. You queried which exhibitors might be going to the NEC on a blog recently (johns blog?). I'm going to attempt to past in some links to details about classes, offers and exhibitors. Hope it works and if it does, hope it's helpful
    Three more sleeps to NEC!
    Best wishes Anne O

    This is the link to the workshops

    This is the link to Exhibitors

    This is the link to show offers

  17. Hi Ang

    Just read your comment on my post. I prefer to go the NEC on Thursday but I thought you were going on Friday. If that's the case then I will go on Thursday too and like you meet up with them on the evening. Could you perhaps send me an email - my email address is on my profile - because I couldn't see an email address for you. It will be no nice to meet up! Hugs Christine xx

  18. Hi Ang,
    Great you got the dies gotta spoil yourself once in a while.

    Love the joke lol! Don't apologize for making people smile, its a gift.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Hi Ang,
    fab card . What a great drawing the elephant, and those stone eyes.
    Now you are talking my language Samosas and Indian Sweets my mouth is watering just at the mention of them.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.