Monday, 15 June 2015

Cherry Blossom With Love. . . . . . .And a Prize for Grabs

Good morning dear blogging chums. Hope everyone is as well as can be. 

I'm pretty much over my poxation. Still got a bit of a cough from the ones that got on my chest and still having a daily touch up (steady !!!) with concealer, though not with a trowel now.
Been doing extra days at work as my boss has been covering another shop so I shall be enjoying a day off today.

Now before I chunter on about me card, a warm welcome to Wendy Atkinson and thank you for following us in The Pond and in celebration of reaching over 100 followers I am going to be sending one lovely follower, what I call a Paddle Prize

All I ask is that you are a follower and that you kindly leave a comment on this post by 21st June 12 noon BST if you want your name to go in the hat (well, bowl really). Then, the handsome Mr D will pull a name and I shall pop a thank you gift in the post.

Today's card is the last of my cards that I made as samples for John Lockwood's Create and Craft shows (well, actually, there is one more but it didn't make it on the show)

I used the large square frame stamp from John's Cherry Blossom Elements set and stamped it in black archival ink on ivory card. I then lined up the oval die, from the SB Filigree Delight set, to cut out a nice portion of the stamped flowers. I then dotted each flower centre with black PVA pearls (and the "i" of With)

Ivory card
Black card
SB Filigree Delight die set
John Lockwood's Cherry Blossom Elements stamps (flowers and sentiment)
Black Archival ink
Black satin ribbon
Ivory Pearls
Cosmic Shimmer Black PVA Pearls
Hougie Board (to score the lines within which the ribbon sits)

I think that this one has an oriental feel to it, even though it is quite CAS (well, for me hahaha!!!)

Before I leave you to enjoy your Monday, I would like to thank everyone for your much appreciated support of my little patch of Blogland. It would be very boring paddling without you all.

Hope this week brings you all health and happiness.

Ang x

Ps. . . . . For those ladies who asked how I did a circular sentiment on my computer for my last card, I have Microsoft Works on my laptop that has a feature called "Word Art" within the word processor. This allows you to make your text different shapes.


  1. Morning Ang, I love todays card, black and white always looks so elegant and classy, glad to hear the spots are slowly fading. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Wow! Ang a fantastic card, simple and extremely effectvie
    Glad you are getting back to normal health wise!!!
    Have a good day
    Patricia xxx

  3. Hi Ang, glad to see you are feeling better now, just love this card,
    Take care
    Jean xx

  4. Have missed so much so just caught up Stunning cards all of them. Love this so elegant. Good you are feeling better in time to enjoy your summer. Give a little thought to us shivering here in Tassie, our coldest winter in quite a few years. BRRRRR
    Margaret M

  5. Hi Ang
    What, a lovely card! I love the simplicity of it. Glad you're feeling (and looking!) better - it's been quite q bout for you. Thanks for the info on the text on your last card. I have that program, but never spotted that feature before! You know what I'll be doing tonight! Best wishes, Anne O

  6. Morning Ang, congratulations on over 100 followers. Great card today, black and white always looks stunning. Have a good day off today. Janice xxx

  7. Love the card and it's using one of my favourite die sets The ribbon trim with the embossing really sets it off Guess what I'll be playing with later! I use Serif (a lot) and their feature of placing text on different paths is great too Glad the poxation is clearing up Enjoy your day off

  8. A gorgeous card Ang, so glad you're feeling better, nearly anyway.
    I was lucky enough to win a prize from you so dont add me into the pot.
    Flights booked so hopefully be in your neck of the pond 6th December until 11th. xxx

  9. Hi me little duck, i am back in the land of the tinternet and just about caught up, eee you have had your feathers ruffled with the itching ,but so pleased to hear you are now back on the pond .
    A very lovely card ,i love the little pearl over the i ,Congratulations on your blog follower numbers ,and thank you for being so entertaining.

  10. Good morning Ang and congratulations on beating the pox as well as reaching the 100 club milestone. Really like the simplicity (in looks) of this card though you must have had a very steady hand to do all the black pin points. Enjoy your day off, love from Jackie xx

  11. Morning Ang,
    Gorgeous card, so elegant. Well done on reaching 100.

  12. Hi Ang, thank you for the warm welcome to you site, have been following you for a while but finally plucked up the courage to join your site as I am not very good on the computer. Love your cards - you are one talented lady and also love the chat.
    Regards Wendyx

  13. Hi Ang, wonderful card today, love the oriental feel.
    Congrats on reaching 100 paddlers, you deserve it, your little stories brighten my day.
    Love Lynne x

  14. Gorgeous card Ang. Love the black and white and the lovely stamp. Glad your poxie scars are getting less. Hugs Christine xx

  15. Lovely card today Ang,
    Glad you are feeling better.
    Always follow your blags and your stories always make me smile and even laugh out loud sometimes!
    Love Nancy in sunny Spain

  16. That should have said blogs obviously

  17. Hi Ang,

    Amazing, stunning card, love it. I was thinking if that frame was Red it would be so oriental lol! I still has that oriental feel about it, just beautiful. I will be putting some exciting news on my blog soon.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Hi Ang, so pleased to here you are less poxy now, you poor girl to get this in adult hood, but I'm sure the spots have not done any harm to your lovely face. But you see things are always functual as you've boosted the sales of concealer, lol.
    Gorgeous card, love the frame and the little flower stamp, so creative and the colours are lovely, on my computer I'm seeing navy, is that right.

    Marvellous to have reached over 100 followers and a chance to win a goodie from you, so thanks for that. have a good day off, hugs Kate x

  19. Hi Ang, I just re arranged my blogs so you are now on my front page along with John L. and I instantly thought this is one of Johns cards, so well done you for either getting aired on TV or on his blog, or both. So glad you are well on the road to full recovery. X Ros

  20. This is just gorgeous Ang! I love the black and white, it's so elegant. There's a bit of an Orient feel to this, like one of those gorgeous screens they use between rooms...probably not on purpose but there you have it!! That's a compliment by the way, lol! hugs :)

  21. Beautiful card Mrs D - love it all and in one of my favourite colour combos too xx thanks for the update on the curved sentiment - don't think I have that option on my laptop - love how you have made channels for your ribbon too just looks so polished xx glad you are nearly fully recovered - enjoy your day off xx GailT xx

  22. Beautiful card And. I adore black and white cards.
    Glad you're getting better.

  23. Another beautiful card, very elegant. Glad to hear the pox is well and truly on its way out.

  24. Hi Ang,
    This is beautiful, and - as you say - has an Oriental feel to it. I'm glad you are almost over the dreaded Pox!! Will you be posting the card that didn't make it onto the screen?
    By the way what is CAS?
    Maureen xx

  25. Hi Ang, congratulations on reaching a hundred followers, great news, you deserve it your blog not only showcases your card making talents but also your fabulous sense of humour and tongue in cheek wit!! Your offering today is simple but so elegant looking, love the monochrome. Regards, Linda.

  26. Gorgeoys stunning card Ang. To think that 2 years ago I pressed on that little duck picture on Sue Wilsons blog and found your blog. You have come a long way since then, well done for reaching 100 followers. Hazel x

  27. Stunning card today . Glad to hear you're feeling better.


  28. Very elegant and sophisticated!
    Sandy xx

  29. Hi Ang, beautiful crisp and sophisticated card today, just gorgeous.
    Glad you've recovered from the dreaded CP and congratulations on reaching 100!
    Love & blessings - Deb C xx

  30. Good afternoon Ang,
    WELL DONE ON 101 although i hope that it is not room 101. Is Mr Duck got the pond sufficiently clear that he can see where he is diving to retrieve the winners name from or does he do it by sense? Sorry flower, a big well done on you reaching your first hundred followers although the pond just might need enlarged if you are going to be expanding into the big lakes here ;-D
    Thank you for the lovely art work although it is just getting to my border with the black love/hate relationship but it still makes a beautiful card. See when you are quite comfortable working outside of your box can you come and get me trained up here please.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  31. Hi Ang! 100 followers! Congratulations! I love a black and white card. This is so pretty with the black pearls. Glad you're feeling better. Have a great day.

  32. Love the number 100. So happy you made it to the happy day. Also very glad to see you are doing better and kicked those chickens out. That is one hen house that definitely needed to be cleaned out. LOL.

    Gorgeous creative design for your card. Black and white can be a challenge but you did a magnificent job of it.

    Hugs and Blessings

  33. Your card is so striking, Ang! As soon as I saw it I thought of an Asian screen, so I agree with you about that! You know I'm aswoon with the CASliciousness of it!!

    Congratulations on reaching over 100 followers and best wishes for many more years of blogging success!! (Please don't include me in the lovely candy as I'm still pecking away at my NBUS Mountain over here!) Finally, and most importantly, I'm so pleased to hear that you are fit for public viewing once again!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  34. Congratulations on the mile-stone reached Ang. I love the design of your card, very impressive.

  35. Oooo this is gorgeousness Ang!! congrats on reaching 100 followers as well huggles Sue xxx

  36. I do love the black and white effect, really lovely card

  37. I do love this, black and white is so elegant and I love that die. It is not one that I have, its on my wish list!!! Well done on 101 followers, your cards are always fabulous and your banter is delightful! Michelle x

  38. Hi Ang,
    I think I have just made it.
    Fab creation, and lovely stamping of a very beautiful stamp.
    Beautiful design as always.
    Did you watch the film last night called Rush ?
    I bet it was right up your street as you love the GPs
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.