Tuesday, 10 December 2013

'Tis the Season. . . . . . . . .

Good morning my little Duckadees. Hope you feel better than I do.
Several colleagues decided last week that they would come to work with stinking colds and true to form, I've caught one. Thankfully, it didn't appear until after the lovely Thai lunch on Saturday. I got an itchy nose Saturday evening and by Sunday morning, my mouth felt like the bottom of a birdcage. I went to work Sunday afternoon and almost lost my voice (Mr Duck was on the edge of Christmas coming early for him lol !!!)
Had to admit defeat for yesterday's shift and stayed at home as I felt like a bag of poo. I doubt whether I would have made it into the charity shop today. As you read this, I shall probably be cocooned in the duvet with tissue up my nose and dribbling into my pillow (sorry to put that image into your head).
Anyhoo, big congrats to Elaine (nattyboots) and Lydia for their being pulled (steady now!) by Sue Wilson and Julia Watts respectively. Lucky girlies.
Also, further to some of the comments on my last post, I too used to have to write thank you notes after birthdays and Christmas. I don't now admittedly but I always ring people to say thank you.
Nesta still hasn't heard anything and the worst of it is, she physically handed the stuff over to her neice and there wasn't even a grunt of thanks at that point so she had hoped it would materialise later but alas, no.

Now, today's card I made for a friend who is a Coventry City supporter (yes, there is one) hence the colour scheme.
The base is A5 in size, white card topped with a slightly smaller silver holographic card layer. I then cut a slightly smaller white layer and scored some horizontal lines across the bottom and top using my Hougie, leaving the centre panel plain. 
From the centre panel, I cut three of the Marianne Creatables Snowflakes (LR0125). I then backed the apertures with double sided adhesive and sprinkled with some blue glitter.
I then added some silver satin ribbon, the heat embossed, matted and layered sentiment and some blue bling. This was all then foam padded to the holographic layer and that was that.

Here's hoping your day is runny nose free and supahdoopah.

Ang x



  1. Poor you getting this nasty cold bug, I wish folk would learn to keep it to themselves. Glad you have stayed at home and kept warm,, not like me who battled on and didn't do myself one bit of good. At least I only gave my cold back to where I got it from that's the thing about working as the nanny they want you in to work so they have to have the germs too, or I stay at home and so do one of them. Your card is beautiful. Hazel xxx

  2. Morning Ang,

    You poor duckling you, you keep wrapped up in them feathers gal. I know how you feel my hubby has had a stinking cold for the past couple of weeks, will he keep it to himself Nooooooo! Now I have the start of one along with a sore throat too! Drinking plenty of honey & lemon and staying away from hubby (No comment there!) for as much as possible. No doubt it will come out fully over Christmas!!! Anyhow Ang you card is beautiful, love the colour behind the snowflakes, no I am not a football supporter. I too would love to see the Japanese Blossom one day, can't see it happening though lol!

    Take care, hope you're feeling better soon.
    Love & Warm hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Aww!! My friend here are some virtual (((((hugs))))) not coming near to to catch your blooming "bugs"!!!!!!
    I know how you feel having not long gotten rid of a stinker of a cold. Glad you were sensible and stayed home under the duvet.
    Has not stopped you making a stunning card, looks very elegant, I love the design.
    Stay warm and get well soon
    Hugs a plenty

    Patricia. xxxx

    1. Thanks folks. Thankfully, I made this last week or it would have been covered in something less pleasant than glitter lol !

  4. Hi Again Ang, this is lovely, a simple design but so effective, gorgeous snowflakes.

    You poor soul, I hope yoy feel better soon. Keep warm and cosy and a hot toddie does wonders, big hugs, Kate X

  5. Hope you are feeling a bit better now. It's so miserable isn't it? I'm lucky in that I rarely get a cold - that was probably tempting fate wasn't it? Lovely card with the snowflakes. Hugs Christine xxx

  6. Hi Ang
    Hope this morning finds you a little better , so you can get on the pond a little later today ?
    Thank you for the mention,{ i have had a lucky 3 weeks winning 2 prizes and a card }

    Your card today is stunning ,i love it all and im really impressed with all you clever peeps when you get the 3 snowflakes level across the card , i once tried it with a square and what a disaster that was .
    Stay warm Ang
    Elaine H X

  7. Hi Ang. So sorry You've caught a dreaded cold. Never know why it's called a Common cold when it's anything but. Hopefully you'll be feeling tip top by Christmas.
    Lovely card today. You sure are clever being able to get the snow flakes in a straight line.
    Take care and keep snuggled up.
    Love Val x

  8. Hi Ang. Hope you feel better soon.
    Love this card and the colour scheme, stunning.
    Keep warm
    Hugs Sue x

  9. Hi Ang,
    You poor ducky, stay in bed and be waited on hand and foot, Yes I was lucky to be selected on Sue's blog not received anything as yet. Love your card, like the cut out effect with the sparkle behind.

  10. Luvly card Mrs Duck and luving the blue glitter snowflakes xx I hope you recover quickly - I too have the lurg and thought I was getting over it when nine days later it decided to make an unwelcome return (not that it had really gone away) xx I don't feel ill with it though just a bit rubbish xx you are doing the right thing xx maybe Mr Duck will make you a hot toddy to have under your duvet which at least if it doesn't make you feel better health wise I'm sure it will just make you feel better!! take care of yourself and get better soon xxGailT xx

  11. Gorgeous card Ang love the colour. Hope you get better soon lots of huggles Sue xxx

  12. I am so sorry you are down and out with a nasty cold. But rest is probably the best thing for you right now - that and a good cup of hot tea. Your card is wonderful Ang - simple and elegant - just what I like!!!
    Hope you feel better soon Sugar.

  13. Oh Ang I hope you feel better soon. I love the blue sparklies on your card.

  14. Hi Ang, definitely a less is more kinda card, really pretty. Hope you are feeling a bit better by the time you read this. I will apologise now for my future absence, have been wrapping presents all morning as I am off to mum's tomorrow, so long as this fog is gone and then its 4 days of visiting here there and everywhere! Coming home for a few days and a birthday lunch and catch up with friends then back down again for a quiet Christmas with just the two of us. So with all this flitting about may I take this opportunity of thanking you for all the giggles you have given me since I found your pond and send you and Mr Duck my very best wishes for the festive season. At the same time, if any of your "regulars" see this my best wishes to you all as despite never having met I recognise all the names and I feel as though I know you all! With best wishes Jackie

  15. Hi Ang,
    now don't faint in your delicate condition. It's me visiting after a health break.
    Sorry to hear you have not been well. I do hope you will soon be feeling better.
    What a fab card. Love that design and colours used.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.



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