Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy Easter. . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope you are all well. Happy St Patrick's Day to those who celebrate.

Its taken a nippier turn in the weather here. It had warmed up quite nicely (we had even had the heating off for a couple of days) and had lots of sunshine but the last couple of days have been downright chilly! The Winnie the Pooh Totes Toasties are back on my feet!

Now, with today's card, I'm either too early or too late depending on how you look at it. What I mean is, I actually made this last year but forgot to post it at the time. I came across it whilst sorting my computer files out so decided to post it now, a little early for this year.

White card
Orange and yellow card (Lidl)
SB Labels 25
SB Filigree Delight (the oval centre die)
Inkylicious "Happy Easter" stamp
Card-io Golden Daffodils stamp set
Variety of distress inks
Orange organza ribbon
Orange bling

Spent a lovely morning in John's craft cave on Friday getting down and dirty. . . . . . . . now behave, I mean with texture paste! I don't do messy crafting usually but John let me loose with a mask and some paste (not sure that he will again lol!)

This week is a busy one with the NEC finally here on Thursday. Hopefully meeting up with Christine and Sue P and hubby. . . . . Sue J and Paul, you will be missed.

Fingers crossed, I hopefully shouldn't be too far off a start date for my new job (their recruitment process has had a few hiccups, shall we say)

For now, you all keep warm and be good.

Ang x


  1. Such a beautiful card Ang. The bow is so beautiful. I'm never good at tying bow, always the shoestring technique, lol. Hav a nice day. Hugs xx

  2. Hi Ang, this card is beautiful and really brightens up a dull day, love the bow. Have a great day, hope they sort out their recruitment process. Bx

  3. Morning Ang,

    Stunning card, lovely and bright. I am sure there are a few of us who would like to get down & dirty with John, on a crafty level of course lol! He could teach us so much.
    Are you going to the Birmingham weekend Patricia & Hazel are organist? Not sure what date yet but its later in the year. Would be lovely to meet up with you and all the others.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Beautiful card Ang - love the Spring colours and fabulous stamping.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend.
    Debs xx

  5. Lovely card Ang, I shall look forward to seeing your makes with paste, John is a good teacher !!!

  6. Gorgeous spring-like card Ang. The weather isn't brilliant here either but Spring really is just around the corner! If I say it enough times I might start believing it! See you soon. Hugs Christine xx

  7. What a lovely bright card I tend to have the yellows and oranges left over from Llidl and now you've inspired me to root them out and use them

  8. Hi Ang, A bright zingy card to brighten up a very dull day. take care and hope your new job gets sorted soon, Linda.

  9. Morning Ang, lovely bright and cheery card. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Janice xxx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  10. Morning Ang,
    A lovely bright card for Easter. Hope you get the job sorted.

  11. Good morning Ang and a lovely bright and cheery card for this miserable day. just got the first lot of washing finished and it started pouring with rain!! Oh well the airer will have to suffice. Hope you have a super time at the NEC and we'll look forward to seeing your goodies. I'm off home as it is mum's birthday on Saturday - she will be 88 then unfortunately we have her brother's funeral the following week so a celebration of a different kind. Off to get ready to watch John now love from Jackie xx

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  13. ok yes just realised it s the wrong day

  14. Good morning Ang,
    Hope you have got the "gunge" from under your nails!!
    Stunning card, love it even thought I do not do "orange" I really like what you have done. Brilliant bow and design.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  15. It's fun to run across older projects. This is beautiful Ang, love the floral paper. hugs :)

    1. Deepest apologies Ang! I should have known better than to think you would use preprinted papers! It's just stunning! My new glasses arrive on Saturday and I really look forward to being able to see more than just the pictures! Big hugs my friend! :)

  16. Perfect Easter card and love the stamping and the bow is lush too xx I hope you hear something soon about your job - doesn't sound too professional bearing in mind you handed your notice in at your old job - which I know you weren't to enamoured with but still not good - sorry if I sound negative but don't like to hear people being messed about xx (you are safe now I have just fallen off my soapbox)!!! lol xx GailT xx

  17. Pretty card, but I'd like to wish all you and all your visitors a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Glad you had a good day with John, I bet it's fun visiting him, and I wish I was going to the NEC too.

  18. Hi Ang, what a gorgeous card, with some of my fav colours. Love the pretty dies and the gorgeous bow.
    Have a super day, enjoy while you can, you'll be at work soon enough, hugs Kate x

  19. Hi Ang,
    What lovely spring colours. I haven't done my Easter cards yet and will have to get a move on. I'm pleased you posted this, I keep saying I'll make a start, and don't do anything but you've given me the proverbial kick up the pants.
    Hope the job gets sorted for you.
    Maureen x

  20. Very pretty - I really love those colors together!
    Sandy xx

  21. Hi and everyone Ang love the card,so spring looking,sunny and cold here ,we will wet the shamrock later.

  22. A really beautiful card so lovely and bright reminding us that hopefully summer is on the way!
    Margaret corgi owner

  23. Ang, the thought of all that messy playing doesn't do for me but I sm glad you had fun.. A lovely cheery bright card, a touch of summer and what's to come hopefully. Hazel x

  24. Hi Ang. Sorry I haven't commented for a while, life is just a bit mad at the moment!
    I love the beautiful name frame, it is so pretty. The lovely box is something that I want to have a go at, one day....! and the Easter card is so fresh and bright, just as it should be to celebrate this special time : ) Have a great time at the NEC, let us see what bargains you find. Stay snug and warm, or don't get sun burnt. Who knows what the weather will be like from one day to the next at the moment! : ) Take care.

  25. Hi Ang,
    fancy forgetting a beauty like this.
    It deserves a paddle that's for sure.
    Love the vibrant colour scheme, and your stamps are wonderfully used, as at first glance I thought it was from a paper pad.
    It was only on reading your post I realized.
    Enjoy the NEC, give my love to Planet Susie, and Christine H.
    I do hope you didn't spend too much on the ropes to tie me on your roof rack. lol.
    Maybe I can make it next year, and you can use them then.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  26. Hi Ang! Your card is so bright and spring inspired! Gives me a warm glow! Hope we get to see your "paste" creations! Have a great day!

  27. Hi Ang
    wonderful spring color card.Hugs

  28. This is so pretty Ang. I love die cut patterned paper, it always looks lovely as most times we use plain card. Michelle x