Monday, 5 January 2015

Jolly Holly. . . . . . . .

Good morning everybody. Hope you're all ok? As I'm typing (Sunday evening) I have a banging headache (bad day at work. . . . . . more on that another day lol) so its short and sweet today I'm afraid but I didn't want to not post something for you.
And. . . . . . .apologies, I'm still getting through the Christmas cards!

Now, today's card is one I made for Mr D's brother and his other half. Mr D did suggest putting "fiancee" instead of partner as a joke but as they are not engaged, I don't think they would have seen the funny side. 
I had made another card (to be shown soon) that was a lot more effort but then Mr D decided it should say "brother and partner" on the card, which wouldn't fit on the original (Hazel, I soooo know where you were coming from last night but you don't expect the fussy customers to come from your own household lol!!!).
So, at extremely short notice, I had to come up with something else and apologies for the photo as I had to snap it at night so it could go in the post first thing the following morning.

White card (Lime Tree Crafts)
Dark green card (PMD)
BeBunni Snowflakes embossing folder (I only embossed the top 2/3 of the card)
Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish die
Red bling for berries
Anita's 3D Gloss (on holly leaves)
Docrafts Sentiment stamps 
Silver Krylon pen

A simple card, I know, but it was going in the post so I didn't want to go too mad. I am loving this particular holly die as it cuts like a dream.

Did have to laugh at "Hot tubgate". A white plastic "gazebo" had been erected, with fairy lights and balloons to house the glorified paddling pool. Bet their pals were disappointed (or relieved to be honest) as you would have struggled to get two adults in it. New Years Day winds shook the "gazebo" from its anchoring and its still rolling about in their back garden as we speak.
Thank goodness it didn't take flight whilst the scantily clad twits were bearing their assets as I would have brought up me celebratory Snowball and trifle!

On that note, I will now go and rest my weary head.

Will be back next time with my first DT card for Moving Along With The Times. Hope you can join me then.

Ang x


  1. Hello Ang, I think this card is really super, very elegant and classic. The holly die is lovely, think I need to invest in one for this years cards. Hope the headache has eased off. Take care. Bx

  2. Good morning Ang. A stunning CAS card, I love it. I just hope your headache is not like mine and connected to having the awful cold, I see you have neighbours like we have at one side of us, that gazebo will still be rolling around the garden this time next year???. Hazel x

  3. Sorry to hear about the headache and hope you recover soon. Thankfully I don't get them often (touch wood) but they're really debillitating when I do get one. the way you describe your neighbours antics is hilarious nd today's card is very classy. I think I may have to invest in it for my Christmas cards this year - What thinking about Christmas already - sit on me someone it's only January!

  4. Morning Ang,
    A lovely card, great design, love it. I must say you made me smile with the hot tub tale Hope your headache has cleared.

  5. Morning Ang, a great simple but stylish Christmas card. Go rest your weary head and hope you wake up with it gone. There are a lot of colds going around my son's job so just waiting for me to catch it !! Janice xxx

  6. In spite of your trials, your card is pretty, they dont' all have to be done up to the nines.

  7. Hi Ang ,such a lovely card i really like the Holly, Your neighbors sound just like mine before i moved house .
    I am away now Ang until March ,i will try to catch up with you if and when i can ,i dont want you to think i have deserted you .
    Take Care and happy Crafting.
    Elaine H X

  8. Hi Ang a really super card especially for posting, it is good to know for next Christmas that the holly die cuts well as lots of them don't.
    Those neighbours of yours are giving you some amusement that is for sure!
    I do hope your head eases soon and you get some relief poor you.
    Take care, I'm looking forward to seeing your next card.
    Margaret corgi owner

  9. Brilliant card Ang, I do hope your headache has gone away.
    My your neighbors sound really weird, some amusment i am sure but I think you would prefer they were not there at all lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Lovely card ang. I have this die and it is pretty.
    hope youre head is ok now.
    love valx

  11. Sorry I am a bit late with my comment (3 boys to feed today) .......!!!!
    I love your beautiful card, it is so effective.
    I really like that Holly Die, should I buy it ...... should I not!!!
    I am sure there will be something else for next Christmas ..... but I like it.....decisions, decisions.
    Off to tidy my "crafty stuff" Robert has found the fun in using "distress inks" masks and spritzing, we have had great fun.
    Hope the headache is better

    Patricia xxx

  12. Hi Ang. Love this beautiful card. I love the Holly spray. I hope the head is better now. Take care.

  13. Hi Ang, what a beautiful card, I love it. Simple but so elegant, love the holly die and your design, hugs Kate x

  14. Hi Ang! Just a quick pop in to say what a lovely card this is! The 3d gloss looks fabulous on the holly leaves and I love the contrast of the dark green against the white! gotta run, big mishap in the craft room I have to take care of! sending hugs :)

  15. Hi Ang
    What a stylish card. Very much a case of less is more. Hope you're feeling better. I woke up with a streaming cold on Friday - came from nowhere and hanging around. Best wishes, Anne O

  16. Hi Mrs D - first of all I hope you are feeling better now xx your card is gorgeous and so elegant and luv the holly die - it's a pity the 'hot-tub' didn't spring a leak and leave rhe occupants slithering around on the lawn - you could have videod it on your phone and put it on YouTube!! xx GailT xx

  17. Love this fabulous CAS design Ang - gorgeous die cut :o)
    Loved 'hot-tub' tale :o)
    Hope the headache has now gone.
    Debs xx

  18. Hi Ang

    This card is classically beautiful, Stunning

    Tina XX

  19. Great post Mrs D - already I can see we are to get on just fine over at MAWTT - I like a sense of humour! I also really like this card - beautiful make, Jx

  20. Hi Ang. Wow I love that Holly beautiful. Hope you are feeling better.
    Margaret M

  21. Hi Ang. Hope your head ache is gone now. The holly die is beautiful! The brother and "partner" really threw me for a loop until you explained they aren't engaged or anything. Have a great day.

  22. Beautiful creation Ang, all the gorgeous goodies and delightful this one..sorry not around much busy life here but a good one.xx..{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  23. What a pretty card!! Sorry I have not been around, I have been so busy preparing for the CHA show. Happy New year my friend! Hugs!