Monday, 2 December 2013

'Tis The Season. . . . . .

Good morning my dear blogging chums. Hope you are all well. I'm still trying to get used to this work mularky. I'm sure things will be more settled if I get kept on after Christmas and have a contract with a set number of hours.
Nesta is better and thanks you for your good wishes.

Now, today's card was my first play with my SB Heirloom Ornament 2010 set. I thought it was crying out for a dangler (steady !!!)
I started with an A4 piece of 300gsm cream card from Ross Papers, Hougied in half to make an A5 card base.
I then cut an aperture in the front of the card with the 2nd largest bauble. 
I had made an embossing mask already with the bauble dies (see pic below) and ran this through the GC to emboss the front of the card.

This is an A5 mask as I tend to make that size card.
Then I made a frame, using gold mirror card, by cutting the largest and 2nd largest baubles together.
I cut various sizes of the baubles in gold and cream for the dangler and did the same for front and back. Its dangling from some Nymo jewellery thread.

The sentiment is from a Dovecraft Christmas set that I got for £1 from the NEC, stamped and gold heat embossed on cream, then matted onto gold mirror card.
A gold satin Mei Flower ribbon bow completes the card.

Have a great week folks and I shall endeavour to post more regularly again if possible.

Ang x


  1. Good Morning Ang, lovely card, these are such lovely dies and look so wonderful dangling there. Love all the mirri card.
    have a good day, hugs Kate X

  2. Morning Ang. Love your baubles - I'm sure we all love a good dangle. Lol! Your embossing mask looks great too. Don't work too hard! Hugs Christine xx

  3. Morning Ang, a lovely card. I like danglers too! I would also like to thank you for the ideas in making your own embossing sheets a great idea I would never have thought of. I don't have many embossing folders so this is a great substitute (and so much cheaper!) Thanks again and hope they do keep you on after Christmas.
    Hugs Sue x

  4. Hi Ang
    First off thank you for the idea of making your own masks ,{ i never thought of that, what a fantastic idea .}
    Second your card is delightful such a beautiful dangler .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. Very clever Ang, looks very classy, xxx

  6. Hi Ang,

    A dangler - I wish!!!!! (lol) Love the card, thank you. We are just glad that you spare us some of your time, which is very precious. Don't follow many blogs so you too are one of the chosen few!!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  7. Hi Ang. Well, I have seen a dangler for a long time and this is a real beauty.
    It's a really striking card.
    Do hope you get kept on in your job after Christmas.
    Take care.
    Love Val x

  8. Ang another beautiful card, I will give making my own mask a go, love your dangler too. Hazel xxx

  9. Hi Ang, hope you are keeping well with all this rushing about. Loving your dangler and thank you for letting us know such a clever way of making our own embossing sheets, best wishes Jackie

  10. Hi Ang,
    You made me chuckle this morning thank you, we need cheerful things on these cold grey mornings.
    Love your card, and very clever to make your own mask going to do this today.

  11. Luv it and luv the way you have made your own mask - ingenious xx GailT xx

  12. Hi Ang,
    super design card. Love that dangling bauble, and what a fab idea with the background embossing. I know you have mentioned this before ,but I forgot about it.
    Must have a go at it soon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous - A very beautiful and elegant card! Wow!

  14. Had to step in to get rid of that No.13
    Love, love, love you card. Pure Genius for the background you clever girl.
    Love the "dangling bauble"
    Glad Nesta is feeling better.

    Patricia xx

  15. Wow! I love how you made that embossed background! Yes thinks are a little crazy for me until the wedding. House of Cards is having a DT call. If your not to busy would love to have you as a DT member. Have a great day.

  16. Hi Ang,

    This is really lovely, must have taken ages but well worth it in the end.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Absolutely gorgeous!! Very creative!