Sunday, 19 October 2014

Memories of Summer. . . . . .

Good morning all you lovely folk, how's it hanging today? A spring in your step and happiness in your heart, I hope. the words of the great Brucie, didn't he do well (I can hear you all trying to do the impression lol!!!) John was fabulous ont telly and soon got into his crafting stride. So chuffed for him. 
I had to watch on that app thingy and the picture quality isn't great (like watching through vellum lol!) 
I met up with John yesterday morning as Julia Watts was demoing at my local craft shop so we met up for a chat. 
Have to say, Julia seemed very nice as I managed to have a chat with her before the audience arrived. She had some lovely samples.
One of the ladies got all excited when she found out John was coming along (don't worry, no underwear was thrown lol!!!) and another recognised him when he came in so that's 3 of us in the Warwickshire Branch of the JND Fan Club hahaha!!!

Before I forget, hello and thank you Sandy, Kvencel and Marian. Hope you can pop by again soon.
Also, I'm glad my destructions on John's card made sense. I know they were more Blue Peter than Create and Craft hahaha!

And, with regard to my last card the roses don't take too long. I use a lower GSM card so they are not too stiff, which means I can cut 2 or 3 at a time. They then just take me about a minute each to roll, tweak and glue, I have invested in a little glue gun which speeds up the process too.

Now, back to today's offering. Part 4 of my CEDT application. One of the required subjects was "Memories of Summer" and this was my interpretation.
I know in this country, we have to have a good memory to remember Summer lol!, but my first thought was "flowers" so that was what I went with.

White card
Lilac PMD card
Pink PMD card
SB Scalloped Ovals
SB Fancy Lattice
SB Botanical Swirls and Accents (Fuchsia leaves)
HC Delicate Asters 
Britannia Medium Rose die (for fuchsias)
Tonic and Docrafts flower punches
Card-io English Rose and Mum's Garden Majestix stamp sets
CE sentiment stamp
Black archival ink
Distress Inks
Paper twine and seed beads (for stamens and seed pods on fuchsias)
CE white silky crush ribbon 

Gosh, what a list lol!!!

I just wanted to make it look like a flower adorned trellis with the stamping forming a floral backdrop. The greens are also more sage in real life.
I know it may be a bit of a Marmite card and it won't be everyone's cup of Typhoo (and no, today's post is not being sponsored by Tesco lol!!!) but I really enjoyed making it.

Well, that's me for today. Enjoy your Sunday and as always, be good!

Ang x

Ps. . . . . Norah, you've given me a bit of an idea chuck. Thanks for that. Stay tuned!
Pps. . . . Ita dear. Glad I could help with the GC handle but not sure I'm best to advise on your treatment. Best to be guided by your doctor and your family honey.We dont want you back where you were last year.


  1. Hi Ang. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love every bit on it especially the fushias, I have never seen them on a card before, they are fabulous : ) You have just given me the inspiration I needed for a Get Well card I have to make, Thank you : ) Take care.

  2. Good morning, well maybe it is down with you but oh boy it's a wild one up here. Anyway what a gorgeous card with all your beautiful flowers, especially the fuchsias which we haven't seen you use for a long time, still remember the first card you put up with loads of those wonderful little flowers on it. Yes John did do well. It must have been good for him to be recognised after just two demos, if you get what I mean, Julia is lovely having meet her in Aberdeen. Enjoy your day. Hazel xx

  3. What a fantastic creation Ang! Absolutely gorgeous. Their loss is all I can say!! Hope youare okay and keeping well. Looking forward to NEC which isn't too far away - timewise, I mean, not distance!! Take care. Christine xx

  4. Hi Ange,
    Wow such a beautiful card and I love the fuchias...just so lifelike. It's all just one beautiful creation and the colours are so pretty. How wonderful it would be to receive a card like this.....I love it!!!!!

    Love Sheila xx

  5. Ang this is so gorgeous, I love it. John did really well, afew shakes but that must be normal. He deserves it, so talented. xxx

  6. They didn't take you with this card??? The standard of entry must be really high. Just try again.
    Yes, John has done very well. He's a TV natural. Negotiate your agent's fees now.
    Janice W

  7. I was just about to say why did they let you go, but Janice beat me to it. This is a gorgeous card, perfect for the remit. Keep up the good work, save your samples and try again next year.
    X Ros H

  8. Your card is full of just gorgeousness from the trellis ,beautiful flowers and a very nice sentiment , i love it . Well done .
    Elaine H X

  9. Hi Ang, yes John did really well although I could see he was nervous in the first show but he did better on the second show. Like your card very pretty and feminine,with the small flowers. Have a good day. Janice xxx

  10. Hi Ang, well I've said it before but the ones who were awarded a place on the DT must be superb as this card is absolutely gorgeous and a real work of art. Wish I could spend the day making things but today's task is clothes sorting - what to take on holiday, what I will need for the next few months and what goes into store - still if I didn't have so many the task would be easier!! have a good week, Jackie xx

  11. Just gorgeous Ang! It must have taken forever to stamp that beautiful floral arrangement around the edge of the card, love it! Your trellis and 3d flowers are just stunning and I love how it frames the sentiment! We have to have a good memory here, to remember summer as well...winter takes over so much of the year! Ughh Big hugs and happy Sunday :)

  12. Morning Anf,
    A gorgeous card, love the stamping, so pretty.

  13. Hi Ang,
    what a super creation.
    I love it, and it reminds me of summer.
    Your fab work is just perfect as usual, and all that lovely stamping is stunning.
    Beautiful flower creations too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Wow what a creative card and defo get the idea of trellis with flowers growing up it xx a beautiful card and definitely conjures up memories of summer xx GailT xx

  15. Good afternoon Ang,
    I like this card Ang because of the different mediums that you have used to make it.I love the colours that you have used and the fact that the flowers are all hand made and not just bought and stuck. You have made some beautiful realistic flowers and with the Cardio stamping, have brought in different aspects and beauty. Thank you for a beautiful card that is tactile, dimensional and aesthetically pleasing( i ate that collins dictionary for breakfast today).
    And hey, read my rubbish long enough and you will find that my brain is full of rubbish, but you're welcome.
    Love and crafty hugs to the duckpond,
    Norah (Glenochil)

  16. WOW! Ang this is a stunner, love it all. So much work has gone into this and it does look like a trellis full of flowers, love the fuchsias, so pretty. Cannot see why you were not selected as this latest bunch of cards are fabulous. keep telling yourself next year, next year lol!.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. A very beautiful card Ang!
    Sandy xx

  18. Absolutely love this Ang!!! it's so pretty lots of huggles Sue xx

  19. Ang this is stunning work, I just love it, looks a lot of work. The stamped flowers are gorgeous and fabulous colours and your design and embellishments are beautiful, hugs Kate x Ps, going to pin it :-)

  20. Hi Ang.,this card is a work of art in every way,the fushia's are fantastic,I have never seeing them on a card befoure.I am so happy for John,he deserves it and did very well,not easy to make a card,and be on telly,all at the same time.

  21. Hi Ang, wowowowow love the flowers, gorgeous creation and love the sentimet, sure is a picture to admire.x
    luv aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  22. Hi Ang. Love all the DT entries and amazed that you weren't picked as they are all beautiful. Still there's always next year.
    This is such a pretty card - love it.
    John did great, you could hardly see his hands shake but he overcame his nerves in the second show. Will be good to see him on his own show next month.
    Love Val x

  23. Cant stop watching those Fushia flowers... never seen them done i paper before.. think they are great as the rest of the card...

    Hugs Ma, Vintage and Shappy team HOC :)

  24. This is a real stunner Ang The flowers are gorgeous I, too, have not seen paper fuschias The colours are gorgeous and a real reminder of summer

  25. Love the flowers and the lattice on this card Ang! Sounds like John has become a bit of a celebrity! Perhaps he will become the Tim Holtz of the British set! LOL!
    Have a great day Ang.

  26. You know Ang, when I see these cards you made for CE, I am so amazed that they didn't choose you! This is another beauty, love the stamped flowers, hell I love all of it! Michelle x

  27. So sorry for not having been able to visit for so long Ang! There are many really beautiful creations I have missed. I just had to comment on this one as I love the Card-io and Majextix stamps and the fuchsia's you have made are stunning.

    I have no idea why Creative Expressions didn't take you on - your cards are stunning and whenever I visit I am always impressed and inspired by what you have created - they missed out on a real star huni Karen x

  28. Another beautiful creation!!! Pretty flowers! Hugs!