Thursday, 30 April 2015

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

Good morning all you lovely folk. Sincere apologies for turning down the heating in The Pond. I was a bit premature there for some of you gals but its back on again so off with the Ugg boots (Patricia) and get your toes back in the water lol!!!

Thank you for lovely comments on my previous post. As always, they are gratefully appreciated.

Now, today's post is my DT make for MAWTT and this week, The Boss Lady Hazel (Didos) has given us a recipe as follows;
                                                             Take 1 digi image 
                                                         Add 2 patterned papers
                                                          Add 3 embellishments
                                                      And finally a touch of glitter

Hope you can pop over to have a look at what the rest of my DT colleagues have done and it would be lovely to see you enter the challenge.

I don't do digi, as most of you know, so I set about finding a nice image that didn't need colouring. I saw this lovely image on of a Victorian lady.
The first thing that popped into my head (Having shifted thoughts of cheese flavoured snacks to one side lol!!!) was to create the scene of a photo, hanging in a frame, on some old fashioned wallpaper. . . . . . . . .you're probably wishing I stuck with cheesy poofs now hahaha!!!

I wanted the frame to be substantial so, don't laugh, I made it out of. . . . . . funky foam!!!
I had a job lot of the stuff from when I worked at the place where the deer and the antelope play so I cut the Spellbinders Reflective Moment die twice out of brown funky foam and glued them together, just to add more depth.
I then rubbed CE Vintage Green gilding wax over the top and then brushed a bronzy coloured mica over the top of that.
Added a few prods with the pokey tool for that vintage woodworm effect (lol!!!) and that was that. Pretty cool I thought, for a bit of foam.

Cream card base (A5)
Digi Image
First Edition Isabelle 8x8 pad (for both papers) 
3 embellishments - 2x bronze pearls and brown satin ribbon
The glitter is encapsulated in the paper (see picture above)
Vintage Photo distress ink (gently swiped across the digi to give it a sepia tone)
Spellbinders Reflective Moment die
Brown funky foam
CE Vintage Green gilding wax 
Bronze mica

The beauty of the foam is that the card is still quite light. 

Hope you like the result of my overactive imagination hahaha!!!

Oooh, have to say as well, junior plates for the GC. . . . . . .Love em! Cant believe I didnt bother getting them previously as they are marvellous.

Meeting Nesta for breakfast this morning at a local cafe that does a lovely small full English. She's off to sunny Spain at the end of next week so we have a couple of things planned before she grabs her castanets (steady. . . . . .!!!)

No more handbags spotted yet. Probably just as well as I have a real thing for them. I am ashamed to admit, I am a label snob with my handbags but apart from my crafting (and Kickers boots/shoes) they are my only guilty pleasure.

Well, that's me for today folks but just to spoil you, I'm back tomorrow with House of Cards hahaha!!!

Have a great day and be good.

Ang x

Ps. . . . .Maureen I forgot to say, I only know of Sterling Moss from F1 history books, hahaha!!!


  1. Morning Ang, I think this card is just perfect for the challenge. What a brilliant idea to cut the frame from foam. Hope you have a great day, and mmmm, breakfast sounds lovely. Take care. Bx

  2. Morning Ang,

    Wow stunning my friend. Great imagination and fits the recipe perfectly. I have to say I thought it was a wooden frame until I read your post, you have used your feathers well on this one lol! Fabulous use of funky foam! Love the!
    Glad you have heated up your little nest, we lit the fires here yesterday, Its nearly May and still to have heating on!!!

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  3. Morning Ang, a great effect using foam, and it cuts so well too. I could visualise this frame on a wall. Janice xxx

  4. Good morning Ang,
    Oh! thank you, heating turned up but still have the UGGS on, need them up this neck of the woods.
    Your card is absolutely brilliant, everything just perfect.
    I used old "cereal" packets to make my frames but will keep the Funky Foam in mind. I did think it was one of the wood effect plastic frames you can buy.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  5. Hi Ang
    What a beauty of a card and your frame is fantastic i love it, even the woodworm .
    Elaine H X

  6. Morning Ang,
    Love your card, clever use of funky foam too. Enjoy your breakfast.

  7. Well you've done that old bird proud! Think she'll be dead chuffed to be on the portrait wall! Another super card Ang, Jx

  8. Love this card Ang, great idea with the funky foam, so clever.
    Lynne x

  9. Hello Ang, still baltic here, I've got my furry bots on too and going about with a cosy cowl around my neck as well.
    Gorgeous vintage card, the papers looks like a W. Morris or is it Morrison design, och you'll know who I mean, and the foam frame is brilliant. Love the sepia colours, it's brilliant, hugs Kate x

  10. Hello Ang, love your card, and the frame is perfect. I have glittery foam which I bought for my grandchildren and I have borrowed and it looks great, so I know how lovely your frame is. All the best for the blog challenge. X Ros

  11. Hi Ang what a super frame you have made and a great way to use up your stash! I must admit I am thinking of getting the junior plates having seen Sue and John using them so much last week. Hope you had a nice breakfast! Love from Jackie xx

  12. Clever clever clever! Funky foam is a brilliant idea for the frame Just leave enough left so I use it as a "float" when I paddle Lovely card that fits the challenge brilliantly

  13. Hi Ang,
    What a pretty card and brilliant idea for funky foam. I've had some since 2003 and never used it so gave it to my granddaughters' school last month. Do you think I can go and ask for it back?!!!
    The half GC plates are great. I've had them for a long time and they certainly save the elbow joint!
    I only know about Sterling Moss because I'm sure I read it on your blog. I am far too young to remember him and his sister Pat!
    Love Maureen xx

  14. Ohh now this was a challenge for you with the "dont do digis" I think you pulled it off brilliantly, Love the card and the fact it looks like a frame!!! Gings Ive had to turn the heat up here too, its been baltic again, Not good!!! Love Hazelxx

  15. Hi Ang,
    this is a wonderful creation.
    Your thought process is amazing on the design of this.
    A very lovely vintage image framed so perfectly, and great colours.
    Fab looking wall paper, paper.
    I too have had to turn my storage heater back on, as we have also had a very cold blast of weather.
    Just a bit of a pig later in the daytime when it warms up, and you can't turn them down.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Mrs D - this is more than cool it is uber cool xx love it and it definitely gives the look of a vintage picture on patterned wallpaper - brilliant xx GailT xx

  17. love it, like how you have created your frame it looks great, Gail xx

  18. Hi Ang. Well, you wouldn't know the frame wasn't wood just from looking at it would you. I love how you have filled the brief. I hope you had a great breakfast with Nesta. Take care x

  19. This is gorgeous Ang!! Funky are a genius, I totally have some of that stuff on my shelf and have never used it!! Pulling it out now, that's for sure!! Love how you added the glitter, what a beautiful, elegant card my friend! hugs :)

  20. Beautiful card! Love the frame!!

  21. Late this week with both my post and comments, where do the week's go?
    Fab idea for a beautiful card
    Hugs Carole x

  22. Late this week with both my post and comments, where do the week's go?
    Fab idea for a beautiful card
    Hugs Carole x