Thursday, 6 February 2014

Minty Asters. . . . .

Good morning all. A quickish post today I'm afraid as I'm typing this at nearly 11.30pm to schedule and its time little ducks were in their nests. Been a busy day with work and allsorts but I didn't want to leave it another day to post.
Thank you for your concern. The inflammation could be a pull or virus but I'm dosing up on the anti inflammatories and not lifting heavy stuff at work. I was only taking the tabs before work but apparently I should be taking a full daily dose so they are fully in my system. Not sure how true this is but will give it a go. 
Had some nice new lines in today at work, one of which called Santoro (its part of the Gorjuss collection) has some lovely papers and butterfly embellishments.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last card. I enjoyed making it, with all of its intricacies. Nice to have Val back in the pond after her trip to Egypt. Hope you had a super time chuck. Also hope that everyone is safe and dry with all this wind and rain. . . . . . weather for ducks? my doodahs!!! . . . . . this duck prefers it somewhat drier.

Now, today's card is another of my forays into the world of DL. I had a flick through one of my stack of Lidl card pads and this lovely minty piece grabbed my attention.
I was desperate to have a bash with my new HC Delicate Asters so I went a bit mad with them. Its a cream card base topped with a piece of mint Lidl card. I then cut 8 small pieces of cream card and inked around the edges of them with Peacock Feathers DI. These were foam padded to the base at equal distances apart.
I then cut a load of the asters, enough to make the 8 flowers. 

I inked all the petal edges with Peacock Feathers too, then shaped and glued them together. The flowers were then glued to the centre of each square and a green gem added to each of the flower centres.
Sentiment from Aly's Inky Fingers (great stamps) stamped with Peacock Feathers.

I know the colour (or, in fact the entire card lol !!!) may not appeal to everyone but the sun was shining and the mint looked so fresh and Spring like. . . . . . . Spring, ahhhhhhhhh, please come soon!!!

Stay dry and safe folks even though the wind may be in your hair and bugs in your teeth!

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    Brilliant card if a bit green.........OK I like green.
    I love the Aster Die makes really pretty flowers. Have not tried using Tissue to make them, Hazel gets super results when she does.
    Have a good day
    Patricia xxx

  2. Morning Ang,

    A Beautiful card, love Green. The Aster die is addictive isn't it? Produces such lovely flowers.

    Hope the chest is better today?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Love this one Ang, Very classy and effective, going to try this idea. xxxx

  4. Ang, a pretty green card with my favourite flower die. I agree with Jacquie it is addictive more so when you start using tissue paper to make them. Pound land does really good quality tissue a packet of 15 sheets (well it was 15 ) the last time I bought and of course only a £1. Lots of flowers for your £1. And yes taking the tabs every 4hours does work, my boss told me it's the way to bring down the inflammation, (she is the pain consultant) so I do it as soon as the pain starts you then don't get to the point that you could cry with the pain. Take it easy Hazel xx

  5. Morning Ang,
    Love your aster card, one of my favourite set of dies. They cut really well in felt as well, not tried tissue paper. Hope you will soon be feeling better.

  6. Hi Ang, I love your card, what a gorgeous shade of green, and the design is fabulous.
    Absolutely beauitful flowers, I think this was quite a bit of work, but so beautiful.
    I tried tissue papers but made a dogs dinner of them, Hazel's and now yours are the bee's knees.
    Keep taking the tabs and be careful at work when lifting, hope your infection clears soon. Off to work now, uhg!! hugs Kate x

  7. Love the flowers, but perhaps I am biased, as I have that set! Hope you feel more comfortable soon.

  8. Ang I don't blame you waiting I would do the same,. When you cut the aster die out of tissue fold so you get at least six layers. I fine you only need to use the three big dies. Hazel xx

  9. Another beautiful creation!! Hugs!

  10. Hi Ang, Mint aero...lovely colour!! plus an excellent idea for a DL card, the flowers look so good. Keep taking the tablets and stay warm. Best wishes Jackie

  11. Absolutely stunning Ang. I love the colour too. Hope you are keeping well xx

  12. Hi Ang,
    super card today.
    I love those superb flowers and the fab colour too.
    Great designing as well.
    I do hope you are feeling a little more comfortable after taking your meds.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Both this and your last card are gorgeous Ang. The aster is my favourite flower die. The green is a great colour. Hugs Christine xx

  14. Coolness of a card Angie, love the colour combo's....just had to have a squizzy at this gorgeous creation...xx

  15. Love the flowers. Gorgeous! Peacock feathers is one of my favorite ink colours. Hope you are feeling better.
    Donna xx

  16. Hi Ang, hope you feel better soon - stunning card you created - if you have time hop on over to my blog - I have a little welcome for you!
    Hugs, Cornelia

  17. This is beautiful Ang - your cards just get better and better.
    Love the colour and asters are such a pretty flower.
    Hope you´re soon feeling fit and well.
    Love Val x

  18. Hi Ang,

    Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Your card is really lovely. I have these Aster dies so I feel a "copy" coming on!!!!

    Much love,