Sunday, 1 March 2015

House of Cards March Challenge. . . . . . . .Use Enamel Dots

Good morning everyone. Hope all is good with you and yours.

Thank you so much for all of your positive comments on my last post. In fairness, it was only one person who caused the rota issues at work and the store manager was very sad about me leaving. I was going to go for a meal with a colleague tomorrow evening but word spread and now there's going to be 9 of us!!!. . . . .What it is to be popular hahaha!!!

I must also thank Nancy and Maureen for becoming followers. You ladies have kindly been leaving comments and now are paddling officially lol!!! It also goes to prove you don't need to be called Janice to join in the fun hahaha!!!

Now, today's card is my DT offering for House of Cards March Challenge which is . . . . . .Use enamel dots.
This is the third card in my trio on a theme. The first was here using just a border strip and the second here was using just the flowers. Today, we have a combination of the two.

I didn't actually have any enamel dots as they are not normally things I use so I had a shufty (a Midlands term for look lol!!!) at work and came across these in the sale bin. . . . . 

They don't look much like the conventional ones but it says "Enamel Dots" on the packet and they were only 50p! 

White card
Purple and lilac PMD card
SB Elizabeth Border Strip
Cheery Lynn Sweet Christine (this does cut 5 flowers at a time for those of you thinking it took me ages to do the flowers)
HC Delicate Asters (for foliage)
SB Foliage
Docrafts Enamel dots
Aly's Inky Fingers sentiment
Distress inks
Memento Dew Drop ink in Grape Jelly
Purple markers
White gel pen

I kinda did the flowers in a Sweet William vein again but with different foliage to the last one.
This will be given to one of my friends for their birthday.

I hope that you can pop along to House of Cards and join in the challenge.

Had a splendid day at CE Towers with John on Thursday. I was on beverage duties but did get to assist now and again and watch the maestro at work.
I went with the idea of buying a die, maybe 2 but ended up coming away with 2 Gemini dies, 2 A4 embossing folders, a Heartfelt Creations stamp and 3 Stamps to Die For!!!
John had to drag me away from the papers.

That reminds me, I think it was Maureen who asked who John was? He is the extremely talented John Lockwood of John Next Door Blog (click here) (and now Creative Expressions and Create and Craft)

Some of you asked which charity I was going to be working for. Now some employers are a bit funny about what gets put on "social media" so for now, I shall just say its a well known children's charity.

Well, that's me today. Be good and thank you so much for your company.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang,
    Thanks for officially welcoming me to the blog, and here I was thinking I was paddling along with you for all this time, By, it's a good job we've got webbed feet or we'd never keep up with you.
    Thanks for the information on John - and I watched him on C&C but didn't realise he was your John!! This is the calibre of follower you have in me lol.
    I was in your shop - well a branch of your shop - during the week and I didn't have a look in the reduced bin as there were 3 rather beefy women turning one upside down and inside out, and I was frightened they'd duff me up if I tried to have a look. May pop along tomorrow!!
    No after all that, today's card is rather special. I love the flowers down the side and the colours are gorgeous.
    Love Maureen x

  2. I'm not exactly sure what enamel dots are? Still, your gems are dots, aren't they?
    (Do they mean the dots that you get with Cosmic Shimmer glue?)

  3. Hi Ang, this card is gorgeous, love your design and all those tiny flowers, just exquisite.

    I wish I could go with John more to CE Towers, I loved every minute of it, just being around crafty stuff ALL day was wonderful,xxxx

  4. Hi Ang
    you are so lucky found in SALE BIN
    I have to order at ebay and its not cheap LOL
    now about your card
    that flower so adorable and the I love how you made the white paper with that embossing in that shape
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea
    so adorable card you made..
    big hugs from me DT MEMBER at HOC
    MONIKA :)

  5. WOWZERS! What a card! Simply amazing! Lucky you to find those cheap dots - I love those rummage bins....Have a great Sunday, teamie!

  6. Hello me little Duckett, im back and just catching up with your beautiful,cards and fab ideas.
    I really like todays card ,color, style and design, simply beautiful.

    Elaine H X

  7. Hello Ang, your card is gorgeous, beautiful die design and those flowers are so lovely. hope you're having a grand weekend, hugs Kate x

  8. What a great design on your card, and your flowers are fab.
    Dt HOC teamie hugs MeretheA :)

  9. You really know how to create a masterpiece with little flowers. It's a great card, very pretty.
    Janice W

  10. What a gorgeous card Ang!! those little flowers are fab really pretty huggles Sue xx

  11. Hi Ang this is a stunning card I love the die cuts and the colour is wonderful.
    And I love the flowers you have used down the side.
    And the overall design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  12. Brilliant card, love the flowers they are stunning.
    Great design, never heard of Enamel Dots but there you go ...... everydays a school day!! Learnt something.
    Have a great week

    Patricia xxx

  13. Lovely card Ang, all those flowers are fab!
    Lorry :o) xx

  14. Enamel dots whatever next! Look extremly classy on your card anyways. Have a nice meal out. hugs Mrs A.

  15. Fab card Ang, the flowers are lovely.
    Lynne x

  16. Gorgeous card and an unusual layout - your friend will love it I'm sure - guessing the charity is the one with the green 'button' - if so we used to do annual charity walk for it and raise funds xx 'shufty' is a term we use along with ' this neck of the woods' so another word for John to think about for his fab stamps!! Good Luck in your new job xx GailT xx

  17. Gorgeous card and an unusual layout - your friend will love it I'm sure - guessing the charity is the one with the green 'button' - if so we used to do annual charity walk for it and raise funds xx 'shufty' is a term we use along with ' this neck of the woods' so another word for John to think about for his fab stamps!! Good Luck in your new job xx GailT xx

  18. Hi Ang.
    Love the'really sweet.
    john was great yesterday, his stamps, his demoeing-everything.
    Will be missing for a few blog days as i'm having a cataract removed on Wednesday so will be back soon.
    love val in spain x

  19. Ang, your stunning just love your whole design and those flowers are gorgeous.
    High Tea was delicious and we were the next villiage along from Kettlebridge which is 5 mins from us. Enjoy your time off before you start the new one. Hazel x

  20. Beautiful elegant card and I like the glittery enamel dots (my favorite color too)! The entire design is stunning! Donna (HOC DT member).

  21. My goodness this card is stunning!!!

    HOC DT member

  22. Gorgeous card Ang! Love the flowers and the cut outs on the front and the way you added those enamel dots!

  23. Hello Ang, a really lovely card, very striking with the cut out and the flower border. Have a fab meal out, I am sure there will be lots of laughter. Bx

  24. Morning Ang,

    Sorry never got chance to comment yesterday but stunning card Gal, love everything about it, love the boarder strip that was one of my favourites out of the set they bought out and yes its on my forever growing wish list lol!
    Glad you enjoyed your time at the CE Towers, who wouldn't! I am glad you curbed your spending though, not sure I would have done so well lol!

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Lovely card Hmmmm! Enamel dots? Is it an American thing, could they be called something different in UK? Wish my rummages in bargain buckets were as fruitful Going to look at HOC now Glad you enjoyed your day with John (lucky duck)

  26. Morning Ang,
    Amazing card, love it and so will your friend. Must be great to have John as one of your besties and go on jaunts with him. Sound like you had a good day at CE towers,

  27. Hi Ang, I didn't realise I was one of many Janice's that follow your blog. I thought I was unique!!! Lol !!. A lovely card today with beautiful flowers. Enjoy your new job.Janice xxx

  28. Oops! I missed this yesterday, sorry. And it's so gorgeous too! That border strip is fabulous. Hugs Christine

  29. Wonderful card ,i love his design and your flowers.

  30. Those flowers are beautiful. The die you've used and the flowers, which are lovely, make a perfect card.

  31. OK, well I don't know an enamel dot from a Pox dot, but the rest of the card, I'm on board with! This might be one of my all time favourites Ang! The die cut windows, the amazing layering and those flowers, oh my word, those flowers!!! You are just incredible, what else can I say! hugs :)

  32. Hi Ang,
    Just posted a comment which seems to be lost in blogland. This is the second attempt.
    Thank you for officially allowing me to paddle in the pond. Yes I know what a 'shuffty' is being an ex Leicester girl.
    Lovely card today and lucky you living down the road from John and going on 'jaunts' with him.
    Love Nancy

  33. Hi Ang, don't know where it has been but your post has only just reached my in box! Just love the flowers on this card. Glad you enjoyed your day out with John. Best wishes Jackie xx

  34. Gorgeous!!! I love the flowers and the colors!
    Sandy xx

  35. This card design is absolutely stunning! The flowers are gorgeous; the cut-outs are divine; the colors give me goose bumps! Your friend is a very, very lucky person to have a friend like you making her this card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  36. Hi Ang, late today, but better late than never! Your card is amazing, I love how you have offset it, the die cuts and those flowers, you must be so patient. I am relatively new to card making and struggle to make me time due to business commitments, but I can dream of having endless days in my craft room, lol. Am bust creating invites, games and all sorts of bits and bats for my Grand daughters baby shower next week :-)

  37. Hi Ang,
    another super and beautiful creation.
    I love everything about this wonderful creation.
    Those flowers are so beautiful, and there colour is fab.
    Wasn't that a great bargain the enamel dots.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  38. A really amazing card Ang, so very beautiful I love how you have designed it the flowers are wonderful and love your colours.
    Margaret corgi owner

  39. OH, wow, this is fantabulous! It's one of those cards I would have a hard time giving away, you know? so pretty!

  40. Ang, BRILLIANT!!! LOVE the gorgeous flowers you created AND that package of enamel dots was a fabulous find! This is just amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  41. Well Ang you have certainly out done yourself again with this stunning card!!!! Beautiful and the enamel dots are perfect. You'll laugh when you read my post about enamel dots because I bought some and promptly lost them somewhere in my craft room. Keep up the good work and have a great day!

  42. What can I say but WOW!!!!! This card is absolutely stunning! I love that border die and your flowers are gorgeous.

  43. What can I say but WOW!!!!! This card is absolutely stunning! I love that border die and your flowers are gorgeous.

  44. My first comment but have been viewing for a while. This card is a stunner. I love the flowers and will do a 'my take on it' if that is OK to do?

  45. I have been up officially following you for some time so have now officially signed up as a 'follower' 94 now I believe only 6 more to go to 100! You are an inspiration and I really enjoy my visit to your blog to see yet another beautiful and unusual design. Keep up the good work. P.s. I found out about your blog through John next door. Happy crafting Dxx

  46. Oh I do love your flowers, so beautifully created. Love the colours and that border strip looks fab. Michelle x

  47. What a beautiful and elegant card!! Love the flowers on the side of the card!! Hugs!

  48. Oooh missus I lurve Stinky Billies! Have some growing in the garden wasteland at the moment! This is a beautiful card - mind you that gorgeous colour don't half help! Looking forward to our foraging trip! You are right about me vibrating foot thingy - it goes with the apple catchers.

    Hugs to you missus

    Sue Pxxx

  49. This is soooooo beautiful, and all the work it musta taken to make it! I am not nearly that patient! Great job!

  50. Such a beautiful card and I love the concept. I may well use this idea for my mum's Mother's Day card (hope you don't mind Ang). Have a great weekend. x

  51. Beautiful cards, Ang. I love both of them very much, and each card uses those enamel dots so very well. TFS your creativity with us. Hugs, Barbara

  52. BEAUTIFUL card! There are just so many pretty details that make this card really special. Very nice!
    Take care,
    Michele, HOC teamie

  53. Your card is gorgeous! So pretty!
    Lilian HOC DT