Friday, 1 January 2016

Happpppy Newwwww Yeaaaaar..............!!!

Good morning and a very Happy New Year to you all. I sincerely hope that 2016 brings you all health and happiness and if maybe not rich in pocket, certainly rich in love and laughter.

A quick post as I'm sure you will have better things to be doing today. Sadly, I am at work. Yes, someone higher up the food chains' (and who wouldn't be working!!) idea to trial opening on Boxing Day and New Years Day and as my poor manager would have been saddled with both days with our working pattern, I volunteered to swap and do New Years Day for her (I know, I'm daft and soft but at least my conscience will be clear).

Now, my first card of 2016 is the Christmas card I made for Mr D's brother and his partner. I went down a sort of contemporary route and flattish as it was a postal jobbie.

White card
Silver mirror card
Platinum card (Lime Tree)
CE Frosty Swirls embossing folder
SB 2012 Holiday Tree die (cut out of double sided sticky & gilded....very tricksy!!!)
Silver gilding flakes
Double sided sticky sheet
Silver bling (Mei Flower)

I have also done a version in gold (hope I remembered to photograph it) but my goodness, combining a detailed die, sticky sheet and gilding flakes was like juggling with treacle........sticky and messy lol!!!
I apologise in advance that I have a few Christmas projects to show over coming posts so the memories of turkey and tinsel may linger, somewhat like other turkey lingerings at this time of year lol!!! 

Hopefully, the neighbours won't have created the racket they did last year (necessitating my knocking on their door at 2am) or I may not actually be at work and be helping the local constabulary with their enquiries instead lol!!!
At least the tent with a paddling pool inside didn't re-appear this year..........mind you, that's probably down to the gale force winds and torrential rain.

Thank you for support during 2015 and I look forward to seeing you all this year.


Ang x


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR Ang, hope it brings all the good things you wish for.
    Working ...... you can't be serious ... no one works in a Charity Shop on New Years Day surely!!!
    Anyway have a good day
    Patricia xxx


  2. Happy New Year, Ang. Sorry you have got to work today - just to rub it in I retired just before Christmas.
    Will you be at Yardley Gobion? If so, Jan and I will see you there.

    This is a lovely card and I'm sure it looks great in gold.

    Hope to see you before too long.

    Anne (Northampton)

  3. Happy New Healthy Year to you and Mr D .
    Well what are you like ? offering a swap and working New Years day , you are just so kind .
    Hope you got a good nights sleep with not to much noise .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Morning Ang,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Mr Duck.
    What a nice lady you are to swap your days, so kind bet your manager was happy.
    Lovely card.

  5. Happy New Year Ang to you and Mr Duck. I hope you got a good night's sleep and your brownie points level is undoubted off the scale by your generosity in working today. I can just imagine the antics of sticky and gilding flakes. You are certainly an adventurous duck!Uou mentioned next door but what about the chap opposite??!!. Have a good day love from Jackie xx

  6. Hi Ang, lovely card, and I look forward to seeing the remainder of your Christmas Cards - you can never have enough.
    Would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year and all that you wish yourself

  7. Lovely card, very classy. Hope you have a happy & healthy New Year.


  8. Lovely card always love the way the mirror card embosses very gratifying. A very Happy New Year to you may 2016 be kind to you.
    Margaret M

  9. Happy New Year to you Ang! I like how you did the tree with the gilding flakes. I must try that with one of my dies. So kind of you to work New Years day for your boss. Building up the brownie points! May this be the best year ever for you!

  10. Hello Ang, Happy New Year to you and your family. Love this card, very stylish. Sorry you had to work on New Years Day, but a very nice gesture. Take care. Bx

  11. Happy New Year Ang! Guess who! I know I'm a bad blogger but I'm just here to say that I love your card - lurve the gilding flakes as well - sorry to hear you didn't manage to have a paddle in the 'pool' next door this year, at least you kept your flippers dry. And no, I don't know what I'm rattling on about! Some things never change. Hugs to you Sue Pxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Happy New Year Ang! to you and Mr Duck..I'm hoping to be a good blogger this year and fingers crossed things stay stable in this household LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

  13. Hello Ang,
    Wishing you and Mr D a Happy and Healthy New Year. I'm sorry that I seem to have been missing for a post or two but, you know, life has a habit of intruding at this time of year!!!!
    I always had to work in the 1960's as the Company I worked for was in Colchester, and the south didn't have a holiday at New Year then. Aye, times change!!!
    love Maureen

  14. Hi Ang,

    Sorry for the late commenting. Fabulous card, flat it may be but needs must and its still beautiful.

    Hope you have had a great Christmas and I wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Morning Ang
    I hope you had a great time over the festive period.
    Shame that you had to work on Friday.

    A lovely card flat cards are a must sometimes.
    Back to work today for me and back to some sort of normality lol xxx

  16. Happy New Year Ang. Hope the day at work passed smoothly. Pretty card.

  17. Hi Ang, missed this blog, so catching up now. Simple, but effective!!! I realised too late that i had made cards that were too big for a normal 1st class stamp.....expensive mistake to make!! I'm determined to make 6 x 6 cards for all those i have to post this year and they will all be embellishment free LOL !!
    Happy new year to you and yours....keep up the fab commentary of your life as it cheers me up everytime i read your blog. Janice xxx

  18. Beautiful - nice and sparkly - just like a New Year should be!
    sandy xx

  19. Iv'e never thought to emboss mirror card but it looks fabulous here and gives a lovely classy look to the card.
    Hope you had lots of customers to compensate for being open at all hours. Hugs Mrs A.