Tuesday, 18 November 2014

On Your Wedding Day. . . . . . .

Good morning, one and all. Hope this finds you well. A bit chillier in these here parts and for the Scottish Posse, I bet its nippy round the Trossachs! (have to say, my Trossachs need an extra layer at this time of year lol!!!).

Hopefully, Blogger behaves and this post goes live when it should today.

A warm welcome to the Pond to Margaret. Nice to have you come paddle with us. Also, hello to some new names on the comments. Thank you for stopping by and hope you can visit again soon.

Glad you all liked my first Christmas card (sorry Janice, it is the one and only at the moment) and my bow experiment.

Now, today's card is one I mad for Nesta to give to her niece for wedding part two at the end of October. As always with her niece, the colour scheme was purple and gold, so I ran with this.

Cream card 
PMD purple card
Gold mirror card
The Striplet
Sissix Squares
Hobbycraft heart punch
Gold mica powder

I used The Striplet around the edge, only cutting half which is a little tricksy, especially going round corners but worth it, I think. My, did I have to cut some small foam pads to raise it above the gold layer.

The card was, apparently, well received so you can't ask for more.

I have been eyeing Sue's new Striplets but I have actually bought 3 of the new Spellbinders Borders that operate like a Striplet. Soon as I get 5 minutes (New shifts again!!!) to play, I shall.

I haven't forgotten about the choccy peanut recipe. I will check if it's available on line to refer you by link (its a Nigella so I don't want to get sued for putting it on here)

For any of you who live near the NEC you may be interested to know about the World Duty Free Airport Sale in December. They have it every year and you can get some corking bargains on perfumes, handbags, cosmetics etc. Just visit the NEC website, register and print off your tickets. Its free to get in and so is the parking. To give you an idea of the savings, I've bought Radley handbags for £30 and perfume sets with RRPs of £90 for £25.

Anyhoo, that's me for today. Til next time, be good.

Ang x


  1. Boy you did a wonderful job with those striplets it is a gorgeous border. Beautiful card.
    Margaret M

  2. Ang, what a great use of the striplet, I bet it was a lot of work getting those corners. Your card is gorgeous and I could only be well received. Don't go spending to much money at the sale, I bet there are bargains. Hazel x

  3. Hi Ang, what a great border using the striplets, love the card, and I am sure it was very well received. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Hi Ang. A lovely card for Nestas niece. I love this striplet as much as you do but I haven't managed to get it to go round corners like you have, that must have been hard work! Well done on making it look so good : ) Take care.

  5. Good morning Ang,
    Love, love, love, your stunning card. This of course just had to be loved and will be treasured. Wonderful use of that Striplet Die. My new SW Dies should be delivered today Yipeeee!!
    Not so cold here as WET it's like looking out to sea as you travel along the main road. Thank goodness we are up out of the valley or it would be a boat rather than a car needed to get about. As it is I need to use the 4x4 to get out of the village ...... rural living sure is fun!!
    Have all the ingredients for the Peanut Fudge. Decided to wait a little longer before making it otherwise i would have to make more for "gifts". I would have eaten the first lot myself ..... !!!
    Have a great day, I won't take up space in the "pond" today thanks, far more water to paddle in right here.

    Patricia xxx

  6. Hi Ang
    Wow girl i am so impressed with your Striplets round the edge frame, what a cracking job you did ,lovely card and colors .
    Elaine H X

  7. Stunning card Ang, beautiful combination of colours, so rich and vibrant.

    Thanks for the word up on the NEC I shall let my brother & sister-in-law know as they are in Brum! (That is where I originate from, or at least I was born there lol!)

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Morning Ang, a striking card in purple and gold. Thanks for the info on the NEC, will look on line at it. Have a good day. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  9. Hi Ange,
    Gorgeous in plum and gold and Nesta's niece must have been thrilled with it.

    Love Sheila xx

  10. Morning Ang,
    A stunner, bet it will be treasured. Love how you have used the striplet.

  11. Good morning Ang,
    I can see why Nesta's niece loved her card so much and the colours would be perfect for her theme. What a beautiful frame to make for inside a photo frame with a gorgeous photo. Thank you Ang for another cracker of a card,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  12. Gorgeous card Ang cracking colours! lots of huggles Sue xxx

  13. Good morning Ang,
    Stunning card today love how you have used the striplets die (one of my favourite dies) very clever, a really beautiful card thank you
    Margaret xx

  14. Bonjour Ang,
    Your card is magical, i love it,his design and your choise of colors.

  15. Love your design on this one Ang, gorgeous, xxx

  16. You have got some amazing detailing around this card. Love the little hearts on it too. Very rich look
    Janice W

  17. Hi Ang and everyone,two stunning cards,you are getting great results with that Striplet Die.
    Thank you to everyone that contacted me about the knitting.I will make contact.I am back in Hospital since Sunday night.
    Trying to send smiles.

  18. Hello Ang, it's not been so much chilly here, more dark, damp and gloomy. Staying home weather really.
    Your card is stunning, what wonderful colours together. I would have loved to see the bride's wedding dress, bet it was really wonderful.
    The striplets used as a frame looks great, I meant to buy one while I was at the NE C, didn't get around to it though. Hugs kate x

  19. This is fabulous Ang and perfect for the occasion. Hope your new shifts are working out okay. Hugs Christine x

  20. What! You've managed to get the Striplet to go round corners! Brilliant! I think you need to get together with John and do a tutorial on this I am drooling over Sue's dies and having to resist because I don't sell my cards Hubby wouldn't mind but I'd feel terrible spending all that money So the one Striplet I own is used lots and would love to be able to use it in other ways

  21. Oooer Missus - lurve the colours of this one - what a corker! Sorry to hear your new shifts are messing with your crafting - darn it! It's been quite a warm day here although Blossom has just jumped onto my desk to warm her Trossachs - Donny says he's not sure whether his are cold or not 'cos he hasn't seen them in a while!

    Hugs to you Ang

    Sue Pxxx

    1. PS what's all this about choccy peanut recipe - that sounds to good to miss! Yum yum!

  22. Brilliant card personalised for Nesta's niece with the colour combo - not surprised she was 'chuffed' with it xx hope your shifts get sorted soon xx GailT xx

  23. Hi Ang! Gorgeous card with the striplet. All that gold is so beautiful. Hope you get some free time soon to play with your new toys. Have a great day.

  24. Hi Ang,
    what a very super creation today.
    Just right for a Asian wedding.
    Love your super designing of this, and the colour is wonderful, and all that fab gold mirri is perfect too.
    You are so lucky to live where you are, as lots go on there compared to Kent.
    Lots of craft shows, are always in the middle of the country or up north.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  25. Hi Ang,

    Thanks for your comment on my post, yes I did get it lol! I have threaded ribbon through cards before but with this one I was not sure whether it would look right as the holes were in all directions lol! John does have some lovely ideas, I love watching his shows as, yes he does talk a lot but its all very knowledgeable, its amazing to listen too!!! never thought I would say that about a bloke lol!!! Shhsshhh!!!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. Another beautiful creation!! Love how you used the die around the card!! Hugs!

  27. Looks like I'm a little late to the party Ang, so sorry. My Mom arrives in three days and I'm running around like a one-legged man in an a** kicking contest!

    This is just gorgeous Ang! I LOVE that colour, drop dead gorgeous against the mirror gold! Tricky business, those corners with a strip die, well done! big hugs :)

  28. Hi Ang. Sorry i'm late been having computer problems. Love the way you've used the striplet die. Really pretty.
    Loving all Sue's new dies but waiting to see if I win anything from her (fat chance) before I buy any. Only just bought the French collection and one of the stamps to go with it.
    Bye for now.
    Love Val x

  29. A perfect card for an Asian wedding Mrs Duck! Love those bright colours and the border looks stunning. Michelle x

  30. Such a wonderful wedding card with royal colors! Fancy too I might add. I am a bit behind Ang but I try!!!!!
    Sandy xx