Sunday, 16 August 2015

Its Still Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning lovely folk. Hope everyone is ok? 

Thank you for your wonderful comments and for your concern. Staying home and crafting is still fraught with danger. Twice, I have dropped one of the GC plates, sideways on onto my foot and I won't mention the craft knife.

I'm not going to mention any mishaps in future but then again you all think I'm a clumsy duck anyway lol!!!

Now, today's card is one that was intended to be one of John's samples for Thursday but sadly, it never made it out of my craft room. As you can see, there's a few die cuts involved and it was half way through when my pink Princess went bang!!!
I have now managed to finish it with my new teal GC and thought it deserved to share its moment with the others.

I have used Sue Wilsons Quilted Blocks Striplet to create the patchwork effect. I have seen a similar technique in Blogland and I think Sue herself did a tutorial using a different die.

White card
CE Brunswick Green card
CE Rich Red card
John Lockwood's 12 Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad
Sue Wilson's Quilted Blocks Striplet die
SB 2013 Snowflake Pendant die
Presscut large square dies
X-Cut circle die
CE Christmas sentiment
CS PVA Pearls (Silver and Berry Red)
Rhubarb Stalk Memento Dew Drop ink

This is not a swift card to make (especially when your die cutting machine decides to retire halfway through) but I think its worth the effort and although the centre square is on foam pads, its still a relatively flat card.

Busy times at work again so I will try and keep on top of visiting as best I can and if I fall behind, I will try and catch up in any free time I get. I'm adding some new shelving to my craft space so that involves sorting out my bits . . . . . . . . . . its a frightening activity when you see how much stuff I have and don't use!!!

Hope the coming week is kind to you all.

Ang x


  1. Another lovely card Ang, Saw yours on C&C too, lovely, xxx

  2. Woo hoo! I have this Striplet and would never have thought to use it for Christmas It looks fab I need more time to play Any chance of making days last for 30 hours please Take care No more injuries or woes BUT I have to say you do make me smile at how you describe your accidents and atuff

  3. Morning Ang,
    A great card, now you take care no more injuries please.

  4. A lovely card I saw you cards on C &C they are wonderful. Enjoy tidying your craft room I did mine the other week and rediscovered my alcohol inks so I'm making cards with them now lol xxx

  5. Brilliant card, certainly does deserve its moment of fame. I hope your run of accidents is over now. Good luck with the shelves-perhaps you should have the first aid box to hand?!


  6. Hi Ang.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed hoping you're accident free.

    Lovely card. Very pretty.

    Caught up with one of Johns shows yesterday and saw your lovely card samples.

    Take care Ang.

    Love Val x

  7. Morning Ang, wow what a fab card - shame you didn't manage to finish it before John was on tv. It would have been the star. Janice xxx

  8. Love the card Ang, glad you finished it, even though your GC died on you, half way through;

  9. Good morning Ang, saw some of your cards on the show and pleased you got a mention. Shame this one wasn't ready but at least you finished it and it didn't end up in the bin!! I'm a bit concerned to hear you are putting up shelves - you have checked that no water pipes or electric cables are in the vicinity haven't you???? My niece was supposed to be coming for the weekend and in anticipation I had to have a bit of a clear up so she could find the bed - surprising what I found so I'm sure your sort out will reveal a lot of hidden treasures too! Have a good week, love from Jackie xx

  10. Hi Ang
    So pleased you managed to finish this lovely card, great idea using the Striplets die ,looks really good .
    Take Care putting up those shelves .
    Elaine H X

  11. A lovely card with traditional colours.

    Happy Sunday from the tub!

  12. Hi Ang
    A very Beautiful Card Once Again I Also Think Sue Has Done A Video Using This Technique!!!
    I Love The Colour Palette You've Chosen Christmas Colours Very Traditional I'm Also Very Pleased You Got A Mention On John's Shows On Create And Craft He's So Talented, And So Are You.
    Thanks For Sharing Your Beautiful Card
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  13. Lovely card Ang, shame it didn't make it to the show.
    Nancy xx

  14. Hey Ang, hope you are doing OK way over on the other side of the pond. Hopefully you will remain accident free from now on. Beautiful card, I can see this must have taken so long to make!! Good luck with your new shelves! hugs :)

  15. Wonderful Christmas card with great texture. I love the traditional Christmas colors!
    Sandy xx

  16. Goodness me that sounds like trouble giving you a craft knife to play with. Gorgeous card. Love all the intricate die cutting. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. Hello Ang,
    Glad you haven't had any more mishaps. I think I'm going to call you Calamity Jane!!
    This is an intricate striking card today.
    Maureen xxx

  18. Hello Mrs Duck! I think you will need to get yourself some armour for when you craft!!! Fabulous card as always, great design. Those dies are so pretty. Michelle x

  19. Gorgeous card Ang! Glad to hear your new GC is working fabulously! Have a great day!

  20. Hi Ang, love this card, and the very traditional colours. Glad to hear that the new GC is going well. Have a fab day and take care. Bx

  21. Hi Ang a pretty card shame it did not make it onto C & C but still we get the pleasure of seeing it.
    Keep safe

  22. Hi Ang,

    I am back from my travels lol! Sorry I have missed your posts but have looked back and how accident prone are you my friend?!!! I think you were lucky to escape with just a bruised hand and ankle with that one, hope you are healing? Love your card though, the partridge, pear & tree, fabulous idea, love the design setting, absolutely stunning.
    Today's card is stunning too, my o my John had better watch out, your creations are becoming a match for his lol! Such beauty in this one, such intricacy, I can see all the die cutting involved and don't our machine pick the best time to give up the ghost?! Its such a beautiful creation Ang. I have not had time to watch the shows, I hope the second one recorded as the first did not apparently because of the storms we had it knocked sky out!!! I have not checked yet but will later.
    The house is just about standing, we still have a leaky roof in the utility, been over a year now, the inside of the roof is just about staying put, still have bits falling off but hey, he doesn't seem to care. He can't find where the leak is coming from so therefore he wont fix it but wont spend money getting anyone else in either! I have four buckets now in there lol! I could write an essay on the jobs half finished round here, the place is a mess I can tell you lol!

    Anyhow, enough of my complaining, you have a great day my friend, have you heard any dates for the NEC yet? Would still love to meet up?

    Happy crafting

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Very pleased to see the finished result. It has given me another idea with the striplet die - thank you.

  24. Beautiful Christmas card!! Love the texture in the background! Hugs!

  25. WHEW! You have got to be the die cutting queen! I can tell how much work must have gone into making this stunning creation! Awesome job.