Thursday, 8 January 2015

Moving Along With the Times Challenge. . . . . . .

Good morning dear blogging chums. Hope everyone is good. My head is better, thank you. As for work, I'm playing that one by ear! 

A big splashy welcome to The Pond to Rocky, Lilian and Valerie. Thanks for following the fun ladies.

Now, today's card is my very first DT card for Moving Along With the Times Challenge    (MAWTT).  I was kindly invited by Hazel (Didos) to join the team before Christmas and here is the first challenge of 2015. Hope you can all pop along and have a peek at what my talented team mates (including our Wendy) have created and even better, if you can join in.

               This challenge, as chosen by Carole, is a photo/colour inspiration . . . . .

And I went for both, the flower in the picture and some of the colours too.
Peachy shades are not usually my cup of char but I did quite like the way the colours look on the finished card.

I decided to try something different (for me) with a gatefold card (a sheet of A4) with an aperture cut from the centre, going up a size on the top layer.

Cream base card (Ross)
Rich cream linen card (PMD)
Biscuit card (Lidl)
Peach card (Lidl)
Brown card (Lidl)
SB Labels 28
SB Ivy (D-lite) love it!!!
HC Delicate Asters
Docrafts flower punch
Tonic flower punch
Couture Creations Compassionate embossing folder
Distress inks (Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet)
Memento Dew Drop inks (Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa)
Crafters Companion sentiment
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Golden Green gilding wax (Thank you John!)
Copper Krylon pen
Pearls and bling

Phew. . . . . . . . . that's quite a list!

This is the first outing for the Ivy die and I'm in love with it. Each leaf is a separate die and you get 2 different stems as well. Its a shame you can't really pick up the sheen from the gilding wax (boy, does that stuff whiff!).

Well, I hope that you all like my first MAWTT DT post. I look forward to having fun with the rest of the challenges to come.

I am also entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge No 3 (as I've used my Ivy for the first time)

And Try it on Tuesday's my favourite things challenge as my favourite things to use are dies and particularly flower dies.

 Just a couple of messages before I waddle off (still have Christmas weight to shift lol!!!).

Mrs B, I will do some pics, of how I do the banner, for next week.
Elaine (nattyboots) enjoy your travels, hopefully somewhere warmer than here.
Sue & Sue, great news about the NEC. Will the ASBO be expired by then lol!!!

To everyone who has tried the Thank Crunchie its Friday recipe, glad you have enjoyed it and apologies to your dentists (mind you, the dentists will be happy as it will be funding their yachts!!!)

And as always, thank you for your kind visits and comments. Back in a few days with a pic of Karen's (karenlotty) terrific card.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang,
    Love, love, love your card, so pretty, I really like the gatefold with the aperture, the ivy die looks interesting will have a look for this one.
    As for the crunchie thing it went down a storm with my family, I can see this being made made times.

  2. Ang this is so gorgeous, fab design, I adore it,
    Welcome to the team too, xxxx

  3. Love the card! That aperture in the gatefold looks great.

  4. Welcome on Board. WOW What a great card to start off with, its brilliant, I can see why you love the ivy dies they are so realistic. Ohh another gliding wax lady!!! Never used it but am liking what I see with you and Wendys cards with it on. Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  5. Wow Ang this is absolutely fabulous you really have pushed the boat out on this one, so very rich and opulent looking, truly beautiful, I love the design of it too. Hope you have got the message I like this VERY much, well done, off to have a look to see what the others have done I hope thy realise what competition they have!
    So pleased you are feeling better, take care.
    Margaret corgi owner

  6. lovely card , beautiful flowers. Hugs

  7. I literally am off to the Dentist in a Mo for a brush and clean up. I'm gonna have to blow me budget and get me that Ivy leaf it looks so fab. In fact all your card looks fab Loving those colours.. Congratulations on your DT position. hugs Mrs A.

  8. Ang, glad your head is better, as for work you will just have to see how it goes won't you??? Absolutely brilluant card design, just love it. Hazel x

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for the tip on the ivy die.

  10. WOW Ang!! A TRUE work of art! Fabulous! Hazel x

  11. Good Morning Ang! A big congratulations on your new DT position! They are a lucky group to get to work along side you, I'm a little jealous! Your first DT creation is amazing, love the palette they gave you and you used it well! Your flowers are gorgeous and I just love the gate? style of fold!

    NOW...on my wish list, ivy die and another embossing folder! Good grief! Have a great day Ang! big hugs and smiles :)

    1. Hi Ang, regarding the snowballs on my card...they are actually yarn...yarn with big snowballs on them! Not sure what kind of oddball sweater it would make, but it sure makes for a good snowball on a Christmas card! lol, big hugs and smiles :)

  12. Lovely card Ang, well done!!
    Don't always comment but had to on this one!
    Nancy in Spain (ex Leicester resident, born and bred)

  13. Beautiful card Ang in lovely colours! Congratulations on your DT post!xx

  14. Afternoon Ang, wow what a stunning card !!! Fantastic design and colourways - beautiful flowers too !! Congratulations on your DT challenge. Glad to hear the headache has gone. Janice xxx

  15. I absolutely love this card!! Very original and creative!!! The flowers and the color palette are fabulous!!

  16. Wow! Oh! Wow! Ang that is one stunning card, love. Love, love it.
    Everything is just beautiful.
    Hope the head is better.
    Thank Crunchie had been remained by Thomas as ......... "Nut-Tastic" just don't tell Nigella!!.
    Have a good evening


    Patricia xxx

  17. Oh Wow! what a gorgeous first card for us at MAWTT Ang… it's a fab design! I love the embossing and the pretty flowers… so elegant! :-)
    Great to have you on the team!
    Have a good evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  18. Hi Ang,
    what a very super creation.
    I love your design, colours, and those super flowers.
    Such a really great designed gate fold card too.
    I see you have used your gold edging again too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Hi Ang, this card is wonderful. I pinned it immediately..
    Janice W

  20. Wow, this is a fantastic card ang. Love the aperture at the front and the flowers are so lovely as are the colours.
    love valx

  21. WOW! Ang, this is a stunner! So beautiful, love all the embellishments especially the Ivy, I had the Sue Wilson Ivy for Christmas and that is lush enough but I think yours win as they look bigger leaves with more detail lol! (Sorry Sue!!!) Perfect colour Green too. I have made a card using mine which I hope to put on the blog next week!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  22. Wishing you belated Happy new Year Mrs Duck!!! I'm hoping i can now get down to some crafting again. I love your card . I haven't done a gatefold for a long time, although I have done something similar to this in the dim and distant past when I was a novice. If I did it again it would be more professional now - hopefully. The flowers and embossing folder tie in beautifully. Hugs Christine x

  23. Hi Ang. This is definitely deserving of a big WOW. I love the peachy shades and the whole card is so beautifully done. I will definitely try to emulate this one if I can. I know quite a few ladies who would love this as a birthday card.

  24. Fabulous card Ang!!! LOL @ Asbo you know you can't wait to see us both Lmaooo lots of huggles Sue xxx

  25. Gorgeous card Ang. Love the peachy shades wonderful floral arrangements. I want to get some Sue Wilson dies but so much choice I don't know where to start.
    Margaret M

  26. fab card ,love the flowers and the gatefold ,Laura O

  27. WOW!!!!, I'm speechless! which of course does'nt matter as I am only thinking my words as I type.
    Your card is stunning Ang, I love everything about it, the design and colours are wonderful, looks complicated to do, take care, hugs Kate x

  28. So gorgeous Ang - love the card shape and the fabulous floral details.
    Welcome to the team.
    Debs xx

  29. Apologies if I end up commenting twice, had a great long say away and then my iPad froze! Don't think it posted so here goes again! This is a fabulous card showing what wonderful tools dies are. Oh so pretty and a great opener at MAWTT. Can't wait to see more, Jx

  30. Gorgeous card - luv it xx the embossing is fab and looks like a very nice emboss folder!! Mmmm maybe another to go on the wish list!!!!!! xx the colour combo is great too and I agree with about the ivy die it is brill - think I have a thing about ivy has I have three ivy dies - now that is just downright greedy I know but one doesn't cut too good (my excuse)!! xx GailT xx

  31. Hello Ang, this card is just beautiful, love the soft colours, and the layout with the gatefold and die cut shapes is one I am going to try. Take care. Bx

  32. Hi Ang. This is gorgeous, I love it. I'm also not usually a big fan of peachy colours but you have used them to wonderful effect. I will have to have a go at this. Your new MAWTT design team mates have a hard act to follow : ) Thanks in advance re: the banners : ) Have a good day. Take care.

  33. BRILLIANT Creation, wow love those papers, colours, embossing folder and those gorgeous flowers....hope this finds you happy and welll...xx :)

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  34. Good morning Ang,
    Well i don't know whether you will be going "Oh NO, she's back " or "nice to see you back" but i'm over for a paddle in your duck pond. What a gorgeous card with the beautiful daisies on it and the prettiest wee tiny apricot flowers as well(they are so cute). The daisies i think you would have a hard time finding more realistic than what you have made as they remind me of real ones or gerbera's. Your work of art shows that Lidls are not just well priced for groceries but for card also(hee hee). I hope you win Darnells NBUS challenge as you deserve to with your work of art.
    Well i will paddle off back home as it is a bit cold under the feathers today for paddling and getting my bits wet, but see you soon.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  35. Hi Ang. I just love this card. I like the way you have done the aperture I must have a go at this and the colours blend so well Beryl xx

  36. This is gorgeous Ang I buy the Llidl card and paper when it's in the shop and never seem to get around to using the yellowy shades I will definitely have a play with them now thatvI can see what shades will go together I love the bling you've used on the Petal Pair punches I have all of them and struggle to find bling for them Where's yours from? Thank you for being so kind about my card Looking forward to seeing it in "print" And it's fillay coz there's only one "l" You could possibly pronounce it fee-ay too!

  37. PS it's the bling on the asters and small flowers In photo they don't look like pearls but more like gems without facets... All of the cards on MAWTT are amazing

  38. Hi Ang. This has to be my all time favorite card I have seen on your blog. Stunning is the word that comes to mind. I love all those gorgeous flowers and the beautiful gatefold with the cutout. Loving the ivy too. Congrats on the new design team. Can't wait to see more from those challenges. Have a great day.

  39. Gorgeous card with a great design. Love the beautiful embellishments and colours. Congratulations on your first DT post!
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

  40. Well, if that's a card, what I make must be scratch paper. Duckie, child, this is sensational, magnificent even! Not a card, but a table top decoration to leave out always! The detail, and how impeccably made those details are, just blows me away!! Go on then. Go sit in the Card Queen of the Day Chair!! And, if I haven't said it before, congratulations on the DT appointment! What a treat for them to have you on the team!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3, Ang!! Hugs, Darnell

  41. Ang - what a gorgeous card - so professional looking. No one could do better!!
    I know I have been absent - I have had some major computer problems.
    Sandy xx

  42. Hi Ang - what a fablous make for your first card with us at MAWTT - just beautiful, i love the colours and your dies are beautiful - cant wait to see what you make for us next time hugs judith x
    ps sorry I'm late calling in - i'm in catch up mode!

  43. Welcome to the team Ang. Thank you for this beautiful creation you have made for my photo/colour challenge. I agree the ivy die is fab
    Carole x

  44. What a magnificent card! Just love the layout, the colours, the asters and that fab ivy.

  45. Just the prettiest card I've ever seen!

  46. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning creation, I totally adore it!

  47. Very good job with the flowers. I love how they stand out

  48. It's me Ang - yes me!!! in the flesh! I've just seen this absolutely superb creation on Pinterest and have had to bop over to say I am positively in love with your creation. You know how good I am at commenting so you'll know how much I am adoring this one missus. Hope you are Ok! Lots of love and hugs Sue Pxxx (yup that one!) xxxxxxxxxx

  49. I love your card. It's outstanding. You would not believe how hard it is to find the products you used this late in the game but I'm getting there! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card!

  50. where to buy the embossing folder for this beautiful card