Sunday, 31 August 2014

Its A Piece of Peace. . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours. Its been a busy week at The Pond with extra hours at work and two late finishes on the trot. . . . . boy, I was shattered. Still, all the running about is good for the weight loss. As I was the only one on my dept for the late, I was up and down more than my now loose trousers lol!!!

Anyhoo, I must welcome some new peeps to The Pond so a big "Hello" to Sally (Sallysbitz2) and Michelle (Messy Barn). Lovely to have your company and thanks for joining us. These ladies have super blogs so if you click on the links, you can go have a peek.
I do have another new follower but cant see who it is I'm afraid. Blogger is being a b****r this week, messing with my reading list and comments, so whoever you are, welcome and I apologise for not being able to thank you personally.

Now, today's card was more of an experimental play with Sue Wilson's new "Peace" die.
As mentioned previously, I took John to Daisy's (my local craft shop) last week. I had introduced John to the owner at the craft show a few weeks ago with a view to getting her to let him do some workshops so I took him to the shop last week so they could have a chat (and I could have a shop lol!!!).
I think it was Lesley who asked what I had bought. Only a border mask, embossing ball tool and the "Peace" die. I did want the "Let it Snow" too but she had sold out, boo hoo!

I wanted the "Peace" die as I could see potential in using it in a different way and this is the result.
Its the die cut out twice and stuck together on the background with the top layers mounted up to cover the lettering. I think it gives a nice swirly backdrop.

White card
PMD purple card
Sue Wilson "Peace" die
SB Fancy Tags Two
Hobbycraft corner punch & sentiment stamp
Purple pigment ink (although it looks blue on here)
Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder

I have made another in a similar style but you will have to wait for next time for that one. . . . . . ooooh, the suspense lol!!!

Just a few replies before I waddle orf.

Lydia, in case John didn't reply, the A4 dies are Jus Cutz from Once Upon a Stamp. I think they are £21.99 on their website (they were £15 at the show)

Val, I'm jealous. I was born to live in a warmer climate. Must be my Malaysian genes lol!

Jenny, Kent is obviously a lot larger than I thought lol!

Hello Hanny. In answer to your question, I rub tumble dryer sheets onto the cutting surface of my dies as it makes the card pop very easily out of the die after cutting. I think they are impregnated with some sort of silicon. Hope that answers your question and that you can pop by again soon..

Well, that's me offski. At work again today as my colleague I've been covering isn't back until Monday. 
Last time I did a Sunday was when I got threatened so you can imagine I'm full of enthusiasm hahaha!!! I had a Madras curry last night so it would not be a good idea for anyone to frighten me today. The consequences would be apocalyptic lol!!!

Have a good day yourselves.

Ang x


  1. Love all the layers of die-cut goodies on this card! Beautiful card Ang. Been busy this week too. I made the Inspired By Stamping design team so I will be even more busy!hHope all goes well tomorrow!

  2. Good Sunday morning Ang,
    Love your stunning card, all the beautiful Die cuts and brilliant design
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  3. Hi Ang,
    superb card today.
    I love the way you have used this die, and the colour is wonderful.
    Your crafty shop sounds very inviting, where as my town although it's biggish the shopping is rubbish, and craft shops never stay open for very long, they no sooner open, than they close, so I think perhaps there isn't many card crafty peeps living here. So most of my shopping is done through the internet, and I always try and get free postage where I can.
    Will be showing my card and bag to match later this week, after your inspiration of Nesta"s one, already had an order for another for late October. Lets hope I can remember how I made
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Thank you for your lovely welcome Mrs Duck! Love this card, the purple and white looks stunning, fabulous die cuts. Michelle x

  5. Gorgeous card Ang. Good luck at work today, you do make me laugh with your Madras, xxxxx

  6. Morning Ang,
    A very pretty die, I would never have known that you had used the peace die, I'll certainly be looking at it in a different way. Thanks for the info on the dies.

  7. Morning, love what you've done with the peace die. A fancy background using the die looks great. Have a good day at work. Hope it goes peacefully. Janice xx

  8. I'm now looking at the Peace die in a different light because this looks so good I have to buy dies that can be used for several occasions as it's only a hobby and I call myself an occasional card maker But my shoe box of card making goodies are now filling my son's ok bedroom!

  9. It would be fun to see you experiment more. This experiment is gorgeous. - Jim

  10. Good morning Ang, well, you are now giving Sue Wilson a run for her money!! Love what you have done with the die. Hope you are having a "Peace"-ful day at work. Best wishes Jackie

  11. great use of that Peace die Mrs Duck , I wouldn't have thought of making it into a background, it's stunning!

    I'm sorry about being nosy to ask what you got, but it always intrigues me what appeals to others. Half the time I want it all myself, LOL. Sadly my budget won't always stretch as far as I'd like, but I don't think I do too badly.

  12. Hi Ang, wow! Stunning gal. Such a beautiful card, love the die cutting, looks so elegant. Would look fab in any colour (you know I don't like Pink lol!) absoltely gorgeous.

    Hope your day at work has gone well?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. Hi Ang. Great card. I love how you have turned a Christmas die into one you can use all year round, as a crafter on a tight budget that is really important to me so I am always on the lookout for more ways to stretch your stash. I hope work goes well for you today. Take care.

  14. Gorgeous color and love the die cuts.

    Hugs Diane

  15. Great card Ang, love the colour. The Peace die is my favourite of the new Sue dies but have resisted buying it so far. Love the way you'e used it here.
    Hope you get out of work safe and sound today.
    Love Val x

  16. Wow Wow Mrs Duck,you are a clever little duck lol
    I love the way you used this Die.I did not buy any of Sue's Die's this round,as I know cutting out ,takes a lot out of me.
    I have decided to buy a heat gun,good or bad idea???
    Hope all went well at work for you to day.

  17. Hello Ang,
    I Really Love Today's Card, I Love The a Fabulous Striking Colours, I've purchased some of Sue's Festive Dies The Peace Die You've Used Today I Really Love It When Dies Can Be Used In Many Different Ways, I For One Don't do this enough, I Purchased The Let It Snow Die Also After Watching Sue Use It In Her Video On You Tube.
    Thanks For Sharing Your Beautiful Card
    Hugs from Sam x

  18. What a fab card and a brilliant use of the peace die xx Madras!! I would be housebound for a couple of days!!! but like you say a good defence mechanism - lol xx GailT xx

  19. Wow Ang, you are the master of all things die cut! This is stunning, so many wonderful, intricate layers, it's just gorgeous! big hugs :)

  20. great card and a great die too .Laura O

  21. Hi Ang, both of your 'piece' card are stunners. The black and gold one really pops beautifully but, predictably, for me this is my favourite. I've an obvious weak spot for pink and I really love pink and/or white/cream - rings my bell so to speak! Karen x