Tuesday, 10 June 2014

It Was Going To Be Yellow. . . . . . . .

Good morning blogging chums. Hope you have woken to sunshine and warmth.

Before I go any further, I just wanted to send huge condolences to Mrs A, who has sadly lost her Mum. A sad time and you are in my thoughts.

I think that the Turkish Delights are due back now, bronzed, chilled and ready to run the gauntlet again. Hope you had a wonderful time ladies and that you haven't broken too many Turkish hearts.
Also, thanks to Gail and Jackie for the heads up on Once Upon a Stamp. They seem really cheap so I was a bit wary but you have both put my mind at rest, thank you.
Well Jackie, I have to admit to swearing when Filipe clipped Checo as I thought it was going to end badly. Thank heavens for the modern Monococques (sorry to all non F1 fans)

Thanks again for your lovely comments on my garden. It does need a bit of TLC at the moment as its not getting my full attention with being at work now. Certainly won't be getting any this week either as I'm doing extra hours to help cover some leave.
The Diamond Anniversary party was fantastic. The two of them don't look old enough to have been married 60 years. They were proudly showing their card from Her Maj but I think they liked mine better hahaha!!!

Now, back to today's card. I entitled this "It was going to be yellow" as I had got a yellow card to show but our John had a gorgeous yellow one on display yesterday so, I'm keeping it for another day. I did actually make mine a while ago and did discuss the die cuts with John at the time but when I went to blog it, I realised one of the pearls had dropped off and I hadn't noticed. I then forgot to re-photograph it until last week. 

The Ruby Anniversary celebrants are friends of Nesta's. The hubby was very poorly recently. After suffering, what he thought was a bad tummy, for a few days, he went to the docs and got rushed into hospital. . . . . he'd got a burst appendix !!! He was in a bad way for a while so I think that they are embracing this special anniversary a bit more than they may have.

White card base, A5 size
Red PMD card
Red marker pen
SB Matting Basics B
SB Bitty Blossoms Rose
Habico sentiment stamps
Red Pigment ink
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
Red bling

I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I'm similar to John (not in imagination, sadly) in that I do a rough sketch of what's in my minds eye and its a real "phew" moment when it turns out how you hope.

Nesta seemed genuinely happy with it as she was smiling (may have been wind though, lol!!!)

Have a great day folks and sending kind thoughts to those whose day is not quite so good.

Ang x

Ps. . . . .Blossom, stay cool !!!


  1. Stunning,stunning,stunning! Love it! Did I say I love it?!?
    John x

  2. Oh! My! Word! Ang, your card is absolutely stunning, I love, love, love, everything about it.
    Those flowers are amazing .... what patience.
    The rain has followed us home and is lashing it down at the moment. John trying hard to console me by telling me it will be really nice for the weekend when "all" the Duffy's are off for a few days........happy days!!
    Hazel, Elaine and I all had a great time but are glad to be home.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  3. Morning Ang,

    Wow! This is a stunner, all those roses they look brilliant, must have taken a while to do all those. The design is fabulous, love it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Oh, Mrs D,
    That card is stunning! Those roses! Everything!
    Lis x

  5. Oh, Mrs D,
    That card is stunning! Those roses! Everything!
    Lis x

  6. Hi Ang. Love all the pretty roses.
    Love Val in Spain x

  7. Good morning Ang, wow what a lot of roses but they look amazing, no wonder Nesta was smiling. Off to mums this morning for a few days before my holiday so I will be back at the end of the month to catch up on what you have been doing. I'm hoping this weather will last a couple more weeks!! Take care, Jackie

  8. Very pretty, you have got patience to do all those roses duck ! but so worth the effort.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

    Stay strong Mrs A i too am thinking about you at this sad time .

  9. Hi Ang. I love it : ) Simply beautiful. Your arm must have been aching after all that handle turning : { Well worth it though. Take care.

  10. So gorgeous Ang, it must have taken a wee while to make all those Bitty Blossoms but well worth it, the effect is stunning. xxx

  11. WOW, This is a stunning card, just right for such a special occasion. (was just thinking that 40 years is a lot when I realized that my ruby anniversary is this year!!! where did that time go?)
    This is a great use of the bitty blossoms. I really must try a card like this, if you don't mind.
    Janice W

  12. Hi Ang, what a beautifully simple but stunning card. I love the design and the way the flowers have been created. Lovely Janice
    p.s lovely and sunny in Kent today. x

  13. Great card Mrs Duck! My condolences to Mrs A - as you said, a truly sad time.
    When I lost my mum, I suddenly realised I was the oldest one in our family. I had just become a matriarch! How horrible, I didn't want to be old enough to be one of those!

  14. Fab card and what a wonderful idea - luv it and not surprised it went down well with the recipient xx no problems re: Once Upon A Stamp - they are very good xx GailT xx

  15. great card love the flowers ,look great on this card .Laura O

  16. What a stunning card-it looks amazing!


  17. Hi Ang Wow Wow stunning card love the rich red of the flowers.thanks for the inspiration .

  18. Morning Ang,
    Just stunning, must have taken an age to make the roses.

  19. Ang your card is lovely and those roses are wonderful. Hazel xx

  20. Gorgeous card , and love the roses. I have had to close Memories to Keep and open a new blog due to hackers...please pop over and join up and join in my candy...cheers, aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  21. This card is stunning Ang! really love it huggles Sue xx

  22. Good on ya for joining up my new blog....no it was my blog and google account they tried to get into many times my titanium trend security on my computer is great and blocked all off....this started after an email from a 'friend' who did not even send the email and found 8 others on a DT I am on all got the same from the same poor lady....she got hacked into as well...these are the days of technology lol....at least the sun is shining here so doors and windows are all open.xxx

  23. "May have been wind ..." oh, my, I cackled right out loud at that one, Ang! It's only babies what smile at that ... oh, well, I guess all males do, no matter their age! Too funny!

    Your ruby anniversary card is breathtaking! You have put a whole bouquet of roses right there on your card and they will never die! What a treasure you've made to last forever!

    Thank you for the sad information on Mrs. A's mum. I hadn't heard yet. Hugs, Darnell

  24. Hi Ang. Sorry I got way behind on my blog reading. This card is ahh-mazing!!! Love all the roses. Have a great day!

  25. What a gorgeous card!! Love the roses!!