Thursday, 6 November 2014

Happy Diwali 2014. . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning my blogging chums. Hope all is well with you.
I shall be winging my way to the NEC this morning, hopefully, as I've been suffering from the mother of all colds. Christine Harrop is coming up and The Scottish Posse are flying down (I hope I don't give em a little extra something to take home with them or they won't be best pleased with me. . . . . . . .still, I like to share, even germs lol!!!
Shall meet Christine for a cuppa during the show, then we shall meet the girlies (and Nesta is coming too) for a meal in the evening at the local Harvester. So, if you're in Sheldon around 6pm. . . . . . .I would stay well away, hahaha!!!

Thank you to you and my HoC team mates for your lovely comments last time out; it does warm the cockles! (and ones cockles do need lots of warming at this time of year, lol!!!)

Now, today's card is bright, I know but that's what Diwali is all about. This is the card I made for Nesta and once again I went to my First Edition pads (I do have an unhealthy obsession with them and I know Hazel is not far behind lol!!!).
It had to be the Neroli as it really has an indian influence with the mandala style flowers and paisley patterns. I used the 8x8 and 6x6 pads for this one. These particular sheets have a lovely sheen and the red on them is shiny, hence my teaming the layers with red mirror card.

Have been playing with some different style bows lately too, so this is one of my efforts. . . . .

White card base
Red mirror card
SB Classic Diamonds
SB Blossom die (for the centre)
Sissix Squares
First Edition Neroli 8x8 and 6x6 pads
Red satin ribbon

I know that it won't be everyone's cup of Darjeeling but I think it was suitable for the occasion and Nesta loved it (mind you, she is easily pleased lol!!!).

Well, wish me luck around the NEC. First stop will be Inkylicious for Silver and Copper Krylon pens to come and live with their Gold friend (sorry, Pamellia, the addiction has taken hold again) and some of their lovely stamps.

Have a great day whatever you are up to and be good.

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    WOW! oh! WOW! I love this, absolutely perfect for the occasion. That paper you have used is amazing. Nesta will treasure it. Really looking forward to meeting her.
    Slurping my first cuppa, drooling at the same time, I am getting so excited ....... !!!
    See you all later

    Patricia xxx

  2. Hi Ang. What a lovely card, it is perfect, so light and bright.T the papers are gorgeous and I love your bow too, it is so pretty. Sorry to hear about your cold, I'm sure seeing friends and buying lots of lovely goodies at the NEC will help you feel better. Have a great time : ) Take care.

  3. Morning Ang,

    Stunning card, love the papers, so pretty and I adore the colours. The bow is fabulous darling!!!

    Enjoy your day at the NEC and your meal, if only the other customers knew what was about to fall upon them I am sure they would vacate the building lol! Hope your cold is better, I have a nasty one too (cold that is) with an almighty headache. Hope its not too hot in those buildings!!!

    Thank you for your wonderful comments of late, brilliant!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Morning Ang,
    As you say a very bright card but suitable for the occasion. Have a great day at the NEC and enjoy your catch up with the others.

  5. Lovely card and a beautiful bow .
    Enjoy your NEC visit and meeting your fellow cluckers, you must be able to keep up with the gaggle and chuckles Ang so i do hope your cold is better for then.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Beautiful card , i like this design.
    Hugs Laurigami

  7. Definitely my cup of tea. Love the bright colours and the layout is fabulous. Your bow is stunning Mrs Duck! Have a great time at the NEC. Michelle x

  8. Well Ang, my addiction also got the better of me, as my silver and red Krylon pens just arrived the other day! lol Don't have the copper, that's next on my list!

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The patterns and colours are a perfect fit for Diwali and Nesta must have been over the moon to receive such a beauty! I hope you have a wonderful time meeting all of your friends and I hope you feel better so you can truly enjoy your day! big hugs :)

  9. Hi Ang
    Enjoy the NEC - I'm off there tomorrow with my lovely sister-in-law. Love the card! I hope your cold improves. I've picked up the office bug and dosing myself up with every remedy imaginable! Looking forward to seeing your purchases and thanks for the info re the gold pens. Best wishes, AnneO

  10. Hi Ang, what a fab card. Love the pattern paper that you have used, so like India. My friend has just come back from India where she bought some saris for her son wedding next year. The colours are so vivid - just like your card. Have a good time at NEC wish I were going too Janice xx

  11. Hi Ang,
    super super card.
    I love it.
    The papers are amazing, and I love the fab bright colours.
    Have fun at the NEC.
    Don't get a stomach ache from all that laughing.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Fab card &'perfect for the occasion xx hope you've had a good day & evening &'you've not been banned!!!lol xx GailT xx

  13. Definitely my cup of tea and from what little I know re Diwali seems very appropriate Enjoy NEC you lucky things AND huge thank you for emailing me re prize I hope people haven't been thinking me ungrateful for not being in touch to publicly thank you but have been out of the country with no Internet I am truly chuffed that Mr D picked me So a huge thank you Maybe a small whiskey (or two) will get rid of that cold purely for medicinal purposes obviously

  14. Hi Ang wow this is gorgeous..I can just imagine you all at the NEC LOL wish I could have come maybe next time..hope you have all had a brilliant time lots of huggles Sue xxx

  15. Hi Ang! I love this card. Really gorgeous! The red and blue combination is stunning. Have fun and enjoy your freinds! Hope your cold is better too!

  16. Good morning Ang,
    Oh how i love the pop of red you have put and used on this card but i love a nice red any day. Hope you had fun both yesterday and last night being out on the tiles for a night out after the show. I hope you were good(the halo is slipping here) yesterday at the show and didn't spend much more than a tad over £10 pounds;)
    Sorry that your nose is beating your feet in the running stakes but hopefully it will slow down soon and you will start feeling more like your normal self.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  17. Hi Ang, thank you for your comments, didn't put I am the Walrus as I hate having my photo taken lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!!

  19. Hi Ange,
    Beautiful Diwali card and the red ribbon does make it pop.
    I was at the NEC on Thursday...had a great day with my dear crafty friend. Allin allit urned out to be a 15 hr day as we travelled by train from NTH Wales and it's taken me a couple of days to get over it! Lol! My brain still thinks I'm 17 but my body knows I am a pensioner!! Hope you had a great time there.

    Love Sheila xx