Friday, 26 February 2016

Back to Christmas. . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning lads and lasses. Hope this finds you in fine fettle.

Even though I've had a few days off, its only yesterday that I actually had no where to be or having an appointment of one kind or another. Had a couple of cards to create as a friends new nephew has put in an earlier appearance than expected (by 6 weeks) so her original request of one of my box frame creations, has rapidly changed to a card to post (her sister & brother in law are currently living in Aberdeen).

Busy again today, with an appointment this morning then lunch out with some friends so I feel I'm on more of a timetable than when I'm at work lol!!!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my fuchsia necklace. I'll have to see if I can come up with a way of making daffodils to wear this time of year lol!!!

Now, today's offering is harking back to Christmas. I did warn you that I still had some Christmas projects lurking in the ether. I was reminded of this one as I made it for the same friend who has just become an Auntie. She had asked me to make some gift wallets for her to give her family tickets and money for Christmas.

Cream card (Lime Tree)
Green card (CE)
Red card (CE)
SB Layered Poinsettias dies
SB Curved Border 2 die
Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish die
CE Frosty Swirls embossing folder
CS Berry PVA Pearls
CE sentiment
Gold bling
Aged Mahogany DI (Inked through the poinsettia dies)
Memento Dew Drop Northern Pine

This is DL in size and is an A4 piece of card, folded in 3 and 2 edges stuck down, so when you lift the front, there is a pouch inside. This was for friends Mum and Dad as she had bought them train tickets to use to visit the mum to be at New Year.

Sorry if its odd seeing poinsettias when the golden beauties are in full throttle outside. I do love daffodils. They're floral sunshine!

That's me for now folks. I'm hoping I've caught up visiting your blogs but forgive me if I'm a bit late as its been a strange couple of weeks.

Have a super weekend folks.

Ang x


  1. Christmas cards are the order of the day here, the snow is lying deep outside and it's colder now than it was at Christmas, sorry Michael Fish thought you needed to know the weather up north where your baby card was headed! Love this wallet Ang and never tire of beautiful poinsettias! Enjoy the weekend, Jx

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love the design.

  3. Morning Ang
    A lovely card. I like the curved border...I must get mine out lol xx
    Have a great week xx

  4. Brilliant card Ang, love it.
    I must get these border Dies out and use them ..... finding them will be the problem.
    Your daffodils might be out, ours are still hiding in the soil keeping warm!!
    We do have some Snowdrops though.
    Have a good day
    Patricia xxx

  5. This is super Ang, I adore Poinsettias they always look classy.
    Have a good weekend, xxx

  6. Morning Ang,
    Lovely wallet just right for money.
    Enjoy your day.

  7. Hi Ang
    You can give me Poinsettia any month they are so pretty, and yours are just gorgeous making a lovely wallet .
    Have a lovely weekend .
    Elaine H X

  8. Good morning Ang well some folk might not know it was a Christmas flower if you put happy birthday on the wallet it is so pretty. Have a nice lunch today and a restful weekend love from Jackie xx

  9. Beautiful Ang. I love Christmas cards, any time of year...and my favourite is poinsettias!! The vibrant reds and greens against that beautiful white background is just so festive! Love it! Hope all is well. hugs :)

  10. Hi Ang, what a beautiful make, the style and embellishments are so lovely. Hope you are having a super day with your friends, be in touch soon, Kate x

  11. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! Love the cut of the card and your Poinsettias are gorgeous. I do not know what SB dies are -- I love the traditional colors and your Poinsettias just steal the show. Would you mind telling me what SB means?
    Sandy xx

  12. Hi Ang, this is lovely and one to safe for future reference. and the Poinsettias in a different colour would enable this to be used at any time for gift vouchers.

  13. I'm glad this was one of last year's makes, Ang! I couldn't cope with you being 10 months ahead!!!
    A beautiful card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi Ang! Those poinsettias and holly leaves are gorgeous on this card. Nothing wrong with keeping the Christmas spirit going! Have a great day!

  15. Very pretty. I forget to hoik these border dies out and "play" with them - note to self!

  16. Hi Ang, a really pretty simple card, that looks fab !!!!
    I have all the dies that you have used.......i might have to "nick" your idea and create some cards too !!!!
    Have a good weekend. Janice xx

  17. Hello Ang,
    What great wallets, really beautiful.
    You may have daffs out in your neck of the wood, but we are still on snowdrops and crocuses in Newcastle!!! The daffs are coming along nicely but I think it will be at least another couple of weeks before they flower.
    Of course they could be in hiding in case Flash decides to make an appearance!!!!
    I hope things calm down for you.
    Maureen xxx

  18. What a beautiful card!!! The poinsettias are gorgeous! Have a great weekend!!

  19. Gorgeous card Ang and love the jewellery piece below this one....yes that is John Farnham who sings The voice....

  20. Daffodils or no, Ang, our Ccs need to be made so we don't go bonkers in November, so I don't mind at all! This is fantastic inspiration for us! Your card looks like a lady in a fresh linen suit wearing a gorgeous cascading corsage of poinsettas! Stunning!! Thank you for visiting me and for your good wishes! It'll take a while to get me sorted, but I've been down this road before and it always improves so I'm optimistic. I hope you are doing okay with your issues now ~ Lot of hugs, Darnell

  21. PS You're a "no reply" blogger when I click on your comment in my gmail inbox, so I wonder if you could email me at darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com. I have a question and that way I will have your email address. Thank you! Hugs, Darnell