Thursday, 5 February 2015

Moving Along With The Times Challenge. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is well with you and yours. Thank you for your wonderful comments on Mr D's Valentine card. Hope he likes it as much as you all did lol!

A big warm welcome to Lynne and Swissie. Thank you for following my crafty witterings. Also, welcome back to Norah, Ita, Val and Michelle.

Today brings another challenge from Moving Along With The Times and this week's theme, as chosen by our beloved leader Hazel (Didos) is PASTELS.

I hope you get chance to pop along and see what my talented team mates have created for your inspiration.

Now, my card came about by looking at some of the fabulous wedding cakes made by the very talented Ron Ben Israel. He does some amazing cakes with flowers cascading down the tiers of the cake and I thought "how can I do that on a card?"

And this is what I came up with. I wanted it to be as dimensional as possible to make it look like a cake.

White card (Lime Tree Crafts)
Cream, lilac and purple Lidl 135gsm paper
SB Bitty Blossoms
SB Botanical Swirls and Accents (for the leaves)
Tonic Flower punch
Docrafts Flower punch
That Special Touch Elegance mask (used to emboss the tiers)
Lilac satin ribbon (Mei Flower)
Bundled Sage DI

You can really see the dimension on this shot. All I did was bowed each layer as I stuck them down.
This could be used for a wedding card, birthday or christening even. I was really pleased how it came out as it was just as I imagined (a rare occurance lol!!!)

Hope you like it and  can join in the challenge at MAWTT.

Now some messages for my sponsors. . . . .

Mrs B, saw your post on Sue's blog the other day. Hope all goes well with the new grandbaby.
Linda, I use a Grand Calibur myself and the Anna Griffin die cuts like a dream.
Christine, some of my Piggins were gifts so I couldn't part with them either.
Karen, I'm not sure that channel setting the roses protects them when posting, especially if you get a particularly hamfisted postie but it does keep the depth under the 25mm large letter limit.
Anne, I am more than happy for you to take any inspiration I may give and for you to run with it. Its a pleasure to know that you feel inspired by something I've done. Today's card may also be useful for your wedding cards too.

Well, the throat still is not 100%. Haven't tried the goose grease and brown paper that Nurse Harrop suggested but I have been sucking Fisherman's Friends. . . . . . . .they are throat sweets before anyone outside the UK thinks I've been involved in some dodgy home remedy hahaha!

Until next time, take care and be good.

Ang x


  1. What a fabulous card, the cake looks so real, I love it.
    Lynne x

  2. Ang, I have to say this is stunning, I just love how you have got those flowers cascading down the layers also your cake looks like a cake.( that sounds silly) but I think you know what I mean. Hope you get that throat sorted soon. Hazel x

  3. Oh, WOW, stunning, gorgeous, amazing......I love this.

  4. good morning Ang, Wow, Oh! Wow this is so very beautiful with more than a touch of elegance love it.
    Sorry the throat still not fully recovered but blackcurrant and glycerine sweets do help and taste better than Fisherman's friend!
    Take care
    Margaret corgi owner

  5. what a fab idea for your card Ang - love the embossing you used and the flowers trail just perfectly - great make hugs judith x

  6. You translated a real wedding cake beautifully onto this card. I think it looks good enough to eat.

  7. Good morning Ang well this card is stunning I love the dimension you gave got on it and the embossing is wonderful. and the overall design is gorgeous.

    Debs xxx

    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  8. Ang, wow what a fantastic card.....I love the shaped "cake" pieces and the cascading flowers are brilliant. love everything about it.....a sure winner. Janice xx

  9. Hello Ang,
    Just stunning, I could almost cut myself a slice!! I think I may have to borrow this idea for a forthcoming wedding card, ok?? xx
    By the way, laughed out loud at the Fisherman's Friend comment, I suck Lockits, don't do much for the throat but taste better than FF.

  10. Lovely card Ang, really like this, looks like real cakes my Son-in-law makes.


  11. Good afternoon Ang,,
    Well you have certainly taken the inspiration cake and transferred it to card beautifully.
    I love, love, love it all those flowers are wonderful.
    Hope the throat gets better soon. John took Robert to an "old fashioned" sweet shop yesterday. Robert got his sweets plus some for Thomas. Grandpa bought Horehounds ...... NO! not some kind of dog ...... sweets to help a tickley throat.
    A stunningly beautiful day here, heating off and the front door open. A good day for a wee paddle in the Pond actually.

    Patricia xxx

  12. Good afternoon Ang,
    Oh how i love your wedding cake designed card and think that any lucky couple to get this would be made over with it.It does have that look of realism about it with you giving it the diamension. I am sorry that your quack hasn't quite returned yet and that you are still croaking, it could be with paddling around in that freezing cold pond that i know you love to do but it gets under the feathers and makes your quacker sore. Hope that you are quacking like a soft eiderdown duck again soon.
    From a beautiful day up here at my beloved Ochil Hills where yes it may only 3degrees, but it is a glorious day and my hills are stunning. Take care everyone,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  13. Ang this is gorgeous, I dont know where you get your ideas from but they are stunning.. xxxxx

  14. WOW WOW WOW this is simply stunning - I totally love it :o)
    Debs xx

  15. Oh my gosh! The other comments have said it all. This is truly an amazing piece of art that will last So much longer than a real cake. It is absolutely stunning!

  16. Oh Wow! what a beautiful design Ang… I love the way the flowers cascade down the cake… it looks so real… the embossing is perfect too and really looks like icing! :-)
    Hope you have a nice evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  17. Wow Ang, this card really is the DB's ( hope you take this as a very positive comment, ha, ha) It must have taken you ages to make, it's stunning. If you don't win the challenge with this entry I'll eat my hat! Thanks very much for replying to my question regarding the die really appreciate it. Hugs to all, Linda.

  18. Hi Ang,
    wow this is an amazing card, and so very beautiful.
    superb design as always, and those flowers are very beautifully made.
    Looks very time consuming all those flowers, but well worth it.
    So sorry your throat is still giving you trouble.
    You take care now and lets hope it gets better soon.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Your card (if you can call it a card-more of a crafty creation) is STUNNING!! I hope that's not going in the post.


  20. Ang you must be feeling rough it you are sucking FF's - they are vile!!! Your card however is a Quacker! Absolutely brilliant. Such a clever design and such pretty flowers too, very impressed - again! Jx

    Speachless, amazing work, LOVE it. Your are so talented Ang!
    Gargle with crushed asprin and a spot of honey, hope the throat gets better soon, take care, hugs Kate x

  22. Wow Mrs D this is rather stunning!! It certainly does look like a wedding cake and some - a real labour of love but how satisfying that it turned out how you imaagined - always a bonus xx Try dikuted TCP amd gargle with it for your throat - it gets rid of all the nasties in your mouth and throat when you spit it out!! Sorry I know it doesn't sound very nice but when you have had the symptoms as long as you, know doubt you will try anything!! xx GailT xx

  23. This card is a-maz-Ing! It really looks like a wedding cake! I love it Sorry to hear throat still not 100% Can't suggest any foolproof remedy! Thanks for saying about "channel" cards Will perhaps have to make one and post it to myself and see how it fairs Wearing red tomorrow for the BHF campaign in memory of my son So out comes the red wig an' all

  24. Wow Wow,this is a piece of Art and the colours are super,you must have spent hours making the flowers.

  25. Hi Ang, wow! Stunning or what?!!! Love it.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for the beautiful card you sent me along with your wonderful message, you are so thoughtful I really do appreciate it and you even embossed the envelope, fabulous! You are so kind I am glad I have found you on here my friend. it was such a lovely surprise when I got home from work. Joy's funeral wont be for a few weeks because of family traveling but I do have and will keep many happy memories of such a dear friend.

    I do hope your cough/throat gets better soon, I tried the Vick's vapor rub trick on my feet but alas it did not work lol! Only made my feet smell better lol! You keep on sucking those fisherman's...need I say more lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. Hi Ang, wow this card is stunning, a real work of art, must have taken ages, but you must be so pleased with the result, love the dimension to the layers, must try that. Hope your throat gets better soon. Take care. Bx

  27. Morning Ang,
    Wow! this is simply stunning, love the cascading flower on the beautiful cake, gorgeous. Must have taken an age to cut all of those flowers.

  28. Wow! This is so pretty and elegant!! Have a great weekend!!

  29. Wow Ang, just gorgeous! Good enough to eat! Love the embossed pattern on your cake tiers and your cascading flowers are just scrumpt-delioscious! My Johnson-ism for the day! lol hugs :)

  30. Hi Ang, yes I'm back!!!!!!
    Moved into my new home last Thursday (in a snow storm) and got the new phone and computer line on Wednesday so now I am back in the pond. What a fantastic card to come back to. Really stunning.
    Anyway a belated happy new year to you and Mr Duck and all the paddlers in your pond, Jackie

  31. You are one talented lady Mrs Duck. Again you have created something special, it is beautiful. I am always impressed with your roses, I have the same die but my roses dont look as good as yours! Hope your throat is getting better. Michelle x

  32. Love the gorgeous images/dies and concept of this card so beautiful ..very nice creation.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  33. OMG, I got put into bed with goose grease and brown paper for a bad cough when I was little! Boy did that bring back some memories. In defence, it was not long after the war, and over the counter remedies were practically non existent,

    So thanks for the memories, and thank you for posting such a pretty card.

  34. Your card is stunning Ang I love it!! Now to get to this worming and toe clipping LOL I am still chuckling because I've just had a nice shower and clipped my toenails and then I read your comment and burst out laughing!!! but I won't be getting wormed hahahaha huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  35. Oh Im so far behind with my comments for Thursday, Sorry :( Ive just read your latest post too and hope that the tooth and the throat are better now. Love this card its amazing, what a beautiful creation, Love Hazelxx

  36. Hi Ang. Wow, this is a real stunner, I love how you have got the dimension (and shown us how easy that is to do) and the flowers cascading down the "cake" are gorgeous. I could make a comment about sucking Fishermans Friends but will resist : ) I hope the throat is improving. Take care.

  37. This is so delicious looking I could eat your card! Really beautifully Ang.
    Sandy xx

  38. This is stunning! I love all the detail. K x

  39. this is stunning, so much detail, looking forward to working with you at MAWTT. Gail xx