Thursday, 28 July 2016

One For The Fellas and Sunday Afternoon Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all tickedy boo. Glad to hear Maria and Nancy's legs are on the mend. I have noticed from my blog stats that I have had lots of page views from Russia lately so I'd like to say Здравствуйте российских посетителей.
I hope that Bing has translated that properly and I haven't insulted anyone lol!!!

I've not been feeling not too bad in the scheme of things but had a little blip the last couple of days and have been trying to sleep it off.

Anyhoo, I had a wonderful time on Sunday meeting Darnell and her other blogging chums over in Birmingham and Nesta came along too to keep an eye on me. Such a lovely and kind group of gals and Darnell is an absolute hoot. If any of you are familiar with her blog, she is twice as funny in real life. We all had a delicious lunch at the Handmade Burger Company (I can recommend the Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger and Sweet Potato Fries) and spent 4 hours laughing and putting the World to rights. Some photos to follow at the end of this post.
Welcome to Shaz whose blog is here and is one of the lovely gals I met on Sunday (she's the lady with the pink hair on the snap below)

Now, today's card is one I made for a male friend of ours. What is the worst kind of card to have to make when your mojo has slipped off backpacking somewhere exotic for an unspecified length of time? A male one. . . . . . . . well, for me it is as even mojo-less, I can usually think up something remotely floral for the ladies. However, I quite like the understated CAS look of this.

White, navy, sky blue and turquoise card
Darice Chevron embossing folder (pattern extended)
Memory Box Typewriter Alphabet dies (Upper and lower case)
Frosty Sky PVA Pearls

I cut the "Happy" out of the topper and the "Birthday" is the cut out letters stuck onto it. Just thought it looked a bit different.

Now, I had a little gift for Darnell so I made a a box for it and also a 6x6 card to say "Hi". Like a numpty, I forgot to photograph them and when I picked up my camera just before leaving to rectify that, the battery zonked out! So, I snapped then quickly with my phone camera on my way out of the door but the picture quality is naff, I'm afraid.
Same with the photos at the burger place, so I've kept the size smaller as they are quite blurred when enlarged..............quite strange as they look fine on my phone lol!!!

From left to right........Donna (Room in a Cupboard), Shaz (Silverwolf Cards), Marian (Friend of Anne), Anne (Copper Beech Crafts), Darnell (DJKardkreations) and Marg (Silvercrafter)

Darnell has some non blurry snaps on her blog.

Well, that's me for now as I'm typing this to schedule before Mr Lockwood graces our screens. I missed his shows and also a live F1 GP on tv on Sunday. . . . . . . the sacrifices one has to make for blog friends eh, lol!!!

Be good.

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang, love your male card, brilliant work with the die cut words. And the card and box is lovely, glad you had a great day out. Hope the "blips" are less frequent. Bx

  2. I'm loving the card Ang. The embossing folder is pleased you had a great day.
    I hope the blip passes quickly.
    Take care xxxx

  3. Hi Ang. Glad you had a great time, but sorry to hear about your blips. Like the male card - they do cause a few headaches!
    Having a week lace making so no time for cards but I've just purchased a load from John's shows on Sunday which I'm longing to try out.

  4. Morning, Ang. Love this card.
    Off now to join Jan lacemaking. I love my lace but I have missed "moving paper around". I have, however, had a good sales week for my cards!

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Sounds like you had a fab time on Sunday, I bet the day just flew by.
    Wonderful card too, xxx

  6. Hi Ang
    Love to read your blogs , i am sure you all did a wonderful job of putting the world to rights, lovely male card too .
    Rest easy chuck.
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Ang,
    What a great man card, very classy looking. Sounds like you had a great day on Sunday.

  8. Hiya hun,

    So glad you had a fabulous time, Darnell sounds a hoot lol! You missed Johns shows!!! OMG Has he forgiven you yet? lol! They have been great as usual and he has bought some beautiful design out, shame I cant afford anything at mo lol! Mind you as things are I doubt I would have time to use them lol!
    Hope you are back to full health soo hun.

    Love & hUgs

    jacquie J xxx

  9. Great card Ang, and glad that you had a fun day out. There's nothing quite like a natter and coffee with friends. Janice xx

  10. Sounds and looks as though you had a lovely day out Ang.
    Sorry you've had a bad couple of days. Hope the sleeping a lot has helped.
    Love the male card. Not the easiest to make but Really great.
    love your photos.
    Love Val in Spain xx

  11. Great card and I love those typewriter dies too They're a definite to add to my Wish List The photos of you all look great

  12. Hi Ang, srry to hear about the blip, hope you are OK now.
    Faby card, gorgeous colour and love how you have done the sentiment.
    So pleased you had such a great time meeting up with Darnell and everyone, take care, Kate x

  13. Great 'guy' card and a perfect colour combo too.
    Shame about the blip but take things easy!
    From the tub! Jennie

  14. Great Card Ang. Glad you enjoyed you trip out meeting all your crafty friends, hope you did not try to do to much.

  15. Hi Ang,
    Glad you got to the big "meet up" and had a wonderful time. It'll set you up for a while. Take things easy and don't have any more blips if you can help it.
    I love the card and box. They are gorgeous and sumptious. You don't say who's who in the photo. We need to know these things!!!
    Maureen xxx

  16. This is definitely a great male card, really like your use of the Memory Box dies too Ang

    Have a good weekend

    June x

  17. Such a gorgeously created card, love the die and colours used...the papers look lovely ..xx


  18. Hi Ang,
    what a very super card, and great design for the men.
    Love the colour choices.
    My your card for Darnell looks very elegant and lovely.
    Sorry I am a bit late commenting.
    Glad you had a good time, and thank you so much for giving Darnell my best.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Sorry I'm so late with this Ang but better late than never. I love this card and the colour is great. I hate making men's cards! Hope things are improving for you after having more bad days. Big hugs Christine xx

  20. Fab card, glad you managed to get out to meet up with Darnell. Take care, Cara x

  21. Love your card Ang. I agree, having to make a masculine card when your mojo is on vaycay would be very frustrating, but you pulled it off in the end. I had no idea you were on the Darnell tour, wow, that must have been super fun! It must be amazing to get to meet some of your crafty friends. Sometimes I feel a little off the beaten path up here in my igloo. lol. sending hugs :)