Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Last of the Hotjohndas................

Good morning everyone. Hope your hatches were all battened down with this doesn't do to have your hatches flapping about in this.................talking of which........
Flash over the road has a skip in front of his house and has taken to putting stuff in it whilst wearing the fluffy dressing gown and Crocs. Its like russian roulette as to which gust of wind may waft the dressing gown northwards.................I know, I know but I can't help but watch.

A big splashy welcome to The Pond to Amanda from Flutterbies and Heffalumps. Thank you for pressing the button.

Thank you for your kind comments on my Christmas cards. I should mention that these are ones that I made and posted for last Christmas rather than being anywhere near organised enough to have started this year's lol!!!

Now today's card is the last of the ones I made for John's last Hotjohnda shows and I decided to go down the narcissus route rather than a traditional yellow daffodil. I have some lovely ones in my garden that are similar called Salome. The Daffodil Burst striplet stamp is stamped 3 times together with Versamark then brushed with the mica.

Cream card
Black card
Apricot card
John Lockwood Daffodil Burst striplet stamp (and sentiment stamp is John's too)
HC Sunkissed Fleur die
SB Scalloped Oval dies 
SB Carnation Creations die (for the leaves)
Yellow and pearl mica (mixed to tone down the yellow)
Black teeny bling

I did enjoy making this as I love my florals. It did pop up on a couple of the shows so I was a proud Momma lol!!!

At the start of a few days off, hurrah, so lunch with Nesta yesterday, a line of washing bobbing in the sunshine today (one of life's simple pleasures lol!!!) and a bit of crafting whilst my hair dries after washing that too (for those of you who have met me, you know that's not a quick process)

Keep yourselves warm and well and see you soon.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, a very pretty card love the background and the flowers are gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Ang, a beautiful floral card, love it.
    I really, really, like the background stamp ... I feel a purchase coming on.
    Have a great day,
    Patricia x

  3. Thanks for the update on flash - it's terrible my mind is doing awful things imagining what he must look like , not good this early in the morning lol xx.
    I love your card I really like the mica background it would make a lovely Easter card xxx

  4. Hi Ang
    Your card is just beautiful ,i do so like the background mica it shows up lovely on my old lappy for a change and i bet it looks even better in the hand ?.

    Well Ang i think from what you have said this morning old { or young } Flasher is breaking you in gently teasing you this way ,ready for the lighter mornings and evenings to come and the big Finale .

    Hey any news on the house for sale next door yet ?
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. Good morning Ang. What a gorgeous card. John's daffodil striplet stamp is so useful and your narcissi look amazingly realistic.
    Enjoy your days off.

  6. Wonderful design Ang, so gorgeous, infact I have afew DT cards to make today so I think I may use the striplet and Mica formula. xxx

  7. Morning Ang,
    The flasher update made me smile this morning. Lovely card.
    Enjoy your days off work.

  8. Hi Ang, what a gorgeous card, I love your design and the pretty shades of cream and apricot.
    I have the funniest vision in my mind of your flasher, Kate x

  9. Hi there Ang, like everyone else my mind has a picture of Mr Flasher! managed to get my washing out on the line with a bit of sun yesterday. Makes all the difference doesn't it? Just love your card, the background is beautiful and you flowers are delightful. Enjoy your days off, love from Jackie xx

  10. Beautiful Ang!! Love how you used the strip stamp to create the background, and the mica powder is so shimmer! Gorgeous flowers. I think everyone should have a flasher, how hilarious! hugs :)

  11. Hello Ang,
    Well, I don't know whether to pray for windy weather for you, or not! ha ha. You'll just have to keep your eyes averted when you go out!!!
    Love today's card, the daffodils look so realistic. The whole card has a refined air to it, it's elegant and ladylike - if you know what I mean.
    Maureen xxx

  12. What a gorgeous card and I love the colour you've used. The apricot is lovely choice.

  13. I just love your card Ang. The flowers are really pretty.

    I'm so glad I've had my dinner, the thought of over the roads dressing gown blowing open would really put me off.

    Hope the weather stays good and your washing managed to get dry.
    Love Val in Spain x

  14. I did see this and so you should be (a proud Momma that is) I love your card and those die cut narcissi They really finish the card Enjoy your few days off

  15. Hi Ang,
    what a wonderful card.
    I love that fab stamp of John's, and your flowers are perfect.
    Great design too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Lovely card Ang.
    Wish I had some excitement like your Mr. Flasher.
    Nancy x

  17. So pretty Ang - I never get tired of such lovely flowers and pretty colors. Love the design!
    Sandy xx

  18. Hi Ang - this is a lovely card. The background goes so well with the flowers. What a clever idea to make these narcissus by combining the two sizes of petal, and folding differently. I must give this a go. It's my mother's birthday soon and she loves daffodils. I feel an attack of the Wordsworths coming on - a host of golden daffodils.... Best wishes, Anne O

  19. Another gorgeous card!! Love the flowers!!

  20. WOW Ducky...Beautiful and creative the gorgeous colours too.xx

  21. This is beautiful, Ang. I love the mica background.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Hi Ang, what a lovely card, ready for spring, we have daffodils out and its really lovely to see them as it means warmer weather is on the way (Hopefully)

  23. I love the use of mica on your card. Such a cheery spring card, if only the weather could make up its mind to be spring like! Cara x

  24. Hi Ang,
    I love this Spring themed card, the Narcissus flowers are fabulous,
    it's amazing how many different flowers you can create by playing with just one die.
    Thank you for the Inspiration,

  25. May your Narcissus always be blooming as this is a gorgeous card. The winds have been playing havoc with our internet connections and our mobiles this past week. The Doc has had to toddle up the road to pick up messages on both our mobiles. (I should add NOT wearing a fluffy dressing gown or crocs). Mind you some of the things he wears are a bit debatable. Hugs Mrs A.