Thursday, 5 December 2013

White Christmas . . . . . . . .I can hear you singing now

Good morning my little duckadees. Hope your fettles are fine and everything else for that matter. Can't believe we're in December, who pinched the rest of the year without me noticing? Mr Duck's birthday is the week before Christmas so I always have a double whammy for thinking of pressies. I did suggest he may like to sponsor a tiger/panda but that was met with a stare, which I read as "no". Did think he may like to sponsor my crafty endeavours or a week in the Bahamas but thought that may be met with a similar stare so didn't suggest it.

Thanks everyone for your comments on my embossing mask. I've done a snowflake one as well and some none Christmas ones too. Yes Sue, its a much cheaper way of doing it (I confess, I'm tighter than a fishes oojits) and you get a pattern you want/need.
Thanks too for your good wishes about the job. I have worked my socks off, so if they don't keep me, it won't be due to laziness. 12lb lost in just over 3 wks so I'm not slacking. I'll need to keep working to afford the new wardrobe I'll need hahaha!!! 
Hi Donna. I'm very flattered that you think I should apply for the HOC DT. I shall try and fit something in before the deadline so thank you for your suggestion.
Ita, thanks so much for your comment. It was lovely to hear from you again chuck and glad to know your on the mend. Glad I provided a bit of amusement for the nurses too.

Now, today's card was a quickie (a common thread at the moment I'm afraid). Its an A5 white card base with a layer of silver holographic card straight on top (gutted in the centre. . . . .being a good girl for Patricia).
I then cut a slightly smaller piece of white card and ran this through the GC with a Splodgeaway "White Christmas" mask (there are three in the set) across the middle. The song instantly pops into my head when I see this but I resist the urge to warble out loud as poor Bing would spin at warp factor six if he heard me. 

I stamped the snowflakes (25p bargain bin stamp from my local craft shop) with VersaMark and then brushed with silver mica powder.
With some holographic snippets, I cut four Marianne's Creatables Snowflakes and made two fuller snowflakes, sticking two of them together, than added bling to the centres.

It does look better in real life as it was a tricksy business trying to photograph it at the right angle to capture the embossing. Having a white background behind the card was probably not the smartest move (will withdraw that job application to David Bailey lol !!!)

That's all folks for today. Hope you have a super day and keep warm and well.

Ang x


  1. Looks great Ang. I never experiment like this but I shoud. Well done on the weight loss, I,m struggling now, in the holiday and Christmas mode. Lol. ,,,,,

  2. morning Ang,

    Love card, lovely embossing and I love the snowflakes, having a loving morning today!

    So you work for the RSPCA, well done you, I can understand the load of work you must have to do.

    Men are so hard to buy for aren't they? Lol I can imagine the glare from the suggestion of sponsoring an animal, one of my hubbies birthdays I paid for him to feed the White Lions to which he was nervous but thoroughly enjoyed.

    Take care,

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Lovely card Ang. I also have my birthday late next week and know what you mean about present ideas! Have a lovely day!x

  4. Good Morning Ang wonderful card, lovely embossing and that snowflake is gorgeous.
    Didn't realise you worked for the RSPCA, good for you, hard but rewarding work I would image.
    That's some weight loss, fantastic, have a great day, hugs Kate X

  5. Hi Ang,
    Great embossed card, simple to do if you have a lot to make. Love your snowflakes.

  6. Hi folks,
    just to clarify, my voluntary work on a Tuesday is for the RSPCA in one of their charity shops. That's not the super busy temp job that's losing of all the weight.
    Ang x

  7. Hi ang
    Haha you do make me laugh , i know what you mean it is so hard to get the right hubby present ,im taking mine out for a meal { job done }.
    A lovely card again ,Thanks for the idea of gutting ,i never thought of that .
    Well done on the weight loss ,im having a right struggle at the moment think im on a plateau .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  8. Hi Ang,

    Love the card. Two jobs, a husband and a blog, no wonder you lost so much weight.

    Keep safe everyone in these strong gales.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  9. Luv the card and the emboss down the middle is fab xx I think you have managed to photo it well cos as you say holographic is a pain in the bum to photo xx simple but elegant card and fab for batch making - a double whammy xx GailT xx

  10. Ang that's a great weight loss as you say it shows you are busy and not sitting around doing nothing, I have the same problem as you as Charlie's birthday is. 5 days before Christmas and he doesn't need anything. Love what you have done with this card. Hazel xx

  11. Another brilliant card, I love what you have done on this.
    What a fantastic weight loss ..... I have applied for a job with the same company. Do you think the weight loss thing will work for me????? Only joking I have enough with the job I have in the Tearoom. The Tearoom is hard work the only thing is there are too many "goodies"

    Patricia xxx

  12. Hi Ang. Love the embossing across the middle of this card and I think Bing would be highly delighted that you remember him!
    Well done on the weight loss, 12lb is a heck of a lot in 3 weeks.
    Another well done for giving up your time to work for the RSPCA - a really worthwhile charity.
    Have a good weekend and keep safe anyone who is affected by the latest freak weather.

    Love Val x

  13. Great Christmas card! Love the embossing!!

  14. Well Mrs D, you sure excelled yourself again, awesome embossing and simply gorguss,
    The sexy santa lady would have been sent to you for your 'someone' but it has been sold....I really would have posted it to you lol....keep us entertained lol.xxxx

  15. Simply beautiful I live version it you're fast becoming the embossing queen

    John xxx

  16. Isn't that the prettiest snowflake. Wonderful embossing and such a pretty card.