Saturday, 7 November 2015

Nesta's Birthday. . . . . . . and 300 not out!!!

Good morning dear paddlers and my goodness isn't it paddling weather?

Thank you for your ever lovely comments on my last creation and for your kind words about little Cid. We're none the wiser as to what happened to her. She was found in a neighbours garden but with no visible signs of injury. Still bringing tears to my eyes so will move on to happier words. 

Had a wonderful day at the NEC Thursday with Nesta. She enjoyed looking around the gift stalls and also bought some sequins to embellish some tops she has (I'll make a crafter of her yet lol!)
Met up with the lovely Christine Harrop and also this time the equally lovely Anne Oliver and her sister in law. We all had a fab chat over coffee/tea.............thank you Anne for my coffee. Next year its my treat, no arguments lol!!! Did look out for Ann from Northampton but didn't spot you chuck.
It was strange not seeing the Scottish girls but had a lovely long chat with Kate on Tuesday to try and stave off the withdrawal symptoms lol!

Now, it was during our chat at the NEC, that I remembered that I hadn't yet posted the card I made for Nesta's birthday, which was back in August.
So here it is but apologies for the quality of the first photo........or it may, hopefully just be my screen not doing it justice. Its 8x8 in size. 

Cream card
Lilac card
Sissix Square dies
HC Delicate Asters dies
SB Foliage dies
Tonic and Papermania flower punches
Crafters Companion sentiment stamp
Card-io dragonfly stamp
White gel pen
Selection of distress inks to colour the flowers and foliage
Pearlage and blingage

I used the white gel pen to highlight the centres of some of the lilac flowers to give them some definition.

Nesta did love her card and, bless her, she keeps them too. I did enjoy making this one as I love my florals.

Not much was purchased by me on Thursday. Mr L was busy demoing on my local craft shop's stand (Daisy's Jewels and Crafts stand D30) and one of my purchases was a bar of chocolate for John lol!!! He is demoing on their stand again on Sunday if anyone is going then (Think Jan from Northampton is?)

I will pop on a snap of the purchases next time but its quite minimal for me. Nowhere seemed to be selling Spellbinders, which seemed rather odd to me and to be honest, not much in the way of dies in general.

Lastly, I have reached the dizzy heights of 300 posts now, hurrah!!! I shall be offering a little pressie to a commenter/follower. So anyone who is a follower and leaves a comment on this post between now and 21st November will go into a draw for a thank you gift.

I am enjoying a few days off so hope everyone has a great weekend.

TTFN and be good.
Ang x


  1. Your card is gorgeous I am sure your friend loved it. Glad you had a nice time at the NEC, xx

  2. Enjoy your time off Ang. This card is gorgeous, xxx

  3. Lovely card and I know Kusum loved it. Yes we had a great day on Thursday at the NEC. Like you I didn't spend a great deal but I did get one small Tonic die that I have had my eye on but they are all so expensive. This however was greatly reduced so I snapped it up. If Anne (Oliver) reads my comment thanks for my tea! It will be a fight between Ang and I who will get to the counter first!! Hugs Christine xx

  4. Stunning card, no wonder Nesta loved it!


  5. Morning Ang,
    A gorgeous card, love the the design. Congratulations on reaching 300.

  6. Hi Ang
    What a beauty of a card ,your flowers are just full of gorgeousness .
    Congrats on your 300 followers , leave me out of the draw Ang as i won your very generous prize last time , but i did want to comment as always.
    Enjoy your restful weekend .
    Elaine H X

  7. Loveley spring-time card. The flowers are gorgeous.

  8. Hi Ang, What a lovely card, I am not surprised Nesta loved it, I know I would. The flowers are beautiful. Congratulations on reaching 300 - onwards and upwards

  9. A beautiful card Ang no wonder Nesta loved it. Flowers are definitely your thing. Shame there wasn't much to tempt you but expect your purse is glad!! Have a nice few days love from Jackie xx

  10. Beautiful card Ang, love those little windows! Congrats on your 300 posts. here's hoping you have many many more!! By chance, did you get my email?

    Hugs :)
    My Little Craft Things

  11. WOW Ang
    Not surprised Nesta loved it, absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on 300 posts.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  12. Ang, love Nests's card your whole design is lovely. Yes very strange not to have been down this year, not that there arent other times. I wouldn't have made it anyway as I have been bad with a nasty cold/flu bug. Ok again but wouldn't have been up to the trip. Patricia will have to get up to see Kate, it's just fitting it in with other things that are on. Hazel xxx

  13. Hi Ang,
    what a superb card.
    This is a fantastic design, and those flowers are superb.
    Colour choice is spot on too.
    No wonder Nesta loved it.
    Have wonderful weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Hi Ang
    It was so nice to meet you, Nesta and Christine. Carole and I enjoyed our visit to the NEC immensely. We did loads of taster sessions including zentangle, a colouring session and fabric printing! We came home with a few goodies, including the new spellbinders wacky Christmas tree trio! Oh, and some glitter! LOL!
    I love the card you made for Nesta. A card can never have too many flowers in my view! It was lovely to meet. Best wishes, Anne O

  15. Hi Ang, what a gorgeous card, I love your design and all those beautiful flowers as embellishments.
    Pleased to hear that you had a lovely time at the NEC, Kate x

  16. Bloomin' heck nesta's card is an absolute stunner love it all the colours the design the flowers Congratulations on reaching 300 Glad you enjoyed NEC Shame not many dies there But perhaps I'll be able to get to it next time Spoke to daughter earlier She's fine and they could be coming home on Tuesday

  17. Hello Ang,
    What a fabulous card, The flowers and design are gorgeous, I'm not surprised your friend loved it, and congratulations on 300 posts, and every one different!!!
    If Hazel and Patricia go to the NEC next year, I'll twist their arm to let me go with them, of course they don't know that yet ha ha.
    Maureen xx

  18. Hi Ang..this card is really gorgeous! so pretty..glad you had a great time at the NEC I'm sorry I wasn't able to go this time but hopefully things will continue to improve..take care and lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

  19. What a stunning card Ang, love the set out flowers arrangement and the 'windows' of beauty.xx { aNNie}

  20. Morning, Ang. A beautiful card which I am sure Nesta was thrilled with. I did catch a glimpse of you both on Thursday but was too far away to call out!! Like you, I was rather restrained in my crafty spending but enjoyed the show none the less.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Morning Ang
    What a lovely card especially the windows squares with the peeking flowers.
    The colours are fab.
    Glad you enjoyed the NEC I haven't been for 3 years so hope to make it next year.
    Congratulations on your 300 posts a great achievement
    Have a great week xxxxx

  22. congrats on your 300th card, and belated birthday wishes to Nesta. Wish I was at the show, but I 've just come back from the biggest quilt show in the world (Houston, Texas) so I am all spent out! Perhaps next year.

  23. Ang this is exquisite! Your flower arrangements are always brilliant. I have trouble just putting three roses together with their leaves! The colours too are fabulous and no wonder Nesta keeps your cards, one just couldn't throw this away. Congratulations on 300 followers! Michelle x

  24. Love this card - all those gorgeous flowers.
    Spent quite a long time chatting to John on Friday when I was visiting the show and he gave me some chocolate - dead cute! - which he told me you had given him. Loved the poinsettias he's was making so have produced quite a lot since.
    Well done on 300 posts - look forward to many more.enjoy your break.

  25. Hi Ang! Your and flowers on Nesta's card are so gorgeous. Sounds like you had a lot of fun this weekend. Congratulations on 300 posts. Have a great day!

  26. That is stunning! Love this card, it is beautifully embellished with those flowers. I wish we had some craft shops nearer, I really miss the independent ones as they always are better than Hobbycraft especially the stamping shops. Congrats on your 300th post too and here's raising a glass to many more Karen xx

  27. Love the layout on the beauty!!
    Sandy xx

  28. Lovely card!! Great colors and design!!

  29. Hi Ang, playing catch up on all the blog posts I have missed due to travelling away for the day job :-( Love this card, such pretty colours, I bet Nesta was over the moon. Take care. Bx

  30. Absolutely beautiful card again. I love the colour palette.

  31. Afternoon Ang, a beautiful card with stunning flowers. Janice xxx

  32. Ang this is a real beauty! Love the flowers, the layout, everything! It's a card that would be very expensive in one of those boutique shops, clever lady you are Karen xx