Saturday, 17 September 2016

David's Special Birthday. . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is ok with you and yours?

What a lovely week weather wise. . . . . . . . . .well, it has been here in The Pond lol!!!
Am I sad to take so much pleasure in seeing a line of washing bobbing about in the sunshine with a gentle warm breeze hahaha!!!

Managed to get some crafting done this week. Mojo has returned from its extended holiday so I'm making the most of it in case it decides to jet off again.
This week, I have also managed a grocery shop with Mr D, had a little pootle around Hobbycraft and yesterday, the lovely Nesta took me out to a local garden centre, where we had lunch and a gentle stroll around. It was smashing and great to be able to walk around without getting out of breath. These new tablets do have some side effects but thankfully breathlessness hasn't been one of them, so far.

On the subject of Hobbycraft, I bought some great 3mm off white pearls branded Simply Creative (they are part of Trimcraft) They are glued separately, so no having to chop them apart, 1080 in the pack all for £1.00. . . . . . . bargain!!! They do them in larger sizes too. I think that's the best deal I've had with pearls. Not often I can say bargain and Hobbycraft in the same sentence but hats off to them.

Now, today's card is one I made for Nesta to give our friend Davey (the guy who has more stamps in his passport than Alan Whicker) for his birthday in June. . . . . . .yes, I'm a bit behind lol!!! As it was a special birthday (sorry David, I've let the number out of the bag) he spent it in Australia and mounted Uluru. . . . . . . . . .no, that's nothing rude with that woman out of Star Trek, he climbed Ayres Rock lol!!!

White, french navy and sky blue card (8x8 sized card)
CE Linen embossing folder
SB Swirl Stripe Panel 
SB Fancy Tags 3 (2 different dies from this set)
SB Blossom 3 (Nestabilities)
Presscut rectangle dies
Mei Flower navy ribbon
Dovecraft teeny bling
Computer generated sentiment

I'll show you the card I made from me and Mr D next time. 

Well, Singapore GP this weekend. . . . . . . I can almost smell the chicken satay at Lau Pa Sat ummmmm!!! Been lucky enough to visit Singapore a few times, when visiting my family in Malaysia but not for the GP. Bet it would be amazing to see a night street race.

For those of you lucky enough to be going to Ally Pally this weekend, I'm very jealous and sad that I can't make it. Hope you have a wonderful time and get to say "Hi" to my mate Wendywoo (Spanish Crafter) who has come over from Spain to help out on the CE stall.

Also, for those of you who saw Elaine's (Nattyboots) comment on my last post, her son Andrew has been very ill but is hopefully on the road to recovery. I didn't like to mention anything before as I didn't think it was my place to as I wasn't sure how public the news was. Poor Elaine has also had a poorly leg to contend with too so big hugs to the Nattyboots family.

Anyhoo, that's me for now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Ang x


  1. Good very early morning Ang, awake far too early as Alistair is of to accompany a friend completing her last Munro, not going myself, only there in spirit.
    Beautiful card, again you've used such lovely dies, colour combination super too.
    Pleased to hear you are feeling a little better and getting out and about. I too like wandering around garden centres, especially if there's lunch in the offing.
    Have a good weekend, Kate x

  2. What a great card, Ang. So pleased that you have been able to get out and about this week.

    Best wishes

    Anne (Northampton)

  3. Morning Ang,
    Great card. Pleased to hear you are feeling a tad better, and your are right the sunshine helps. It's raining here in Kent today and it rained all day yesterday.

  4. What a super card Ang don't think I've seen that embossing folder before but very effective. So glad you have managed a few trips out this week. On Thursday I dragged my friend off to the garden centre - to look at fires and fire surrounds! ! It was over 30 degrees at the time. Yesterday the plasterers were in and it poured all afternoon. With all the dampness inside and out I felt so cold I put the fire on - what a difference in 24 hours. Looking forward to the GP. Have been on the Singapore Flyer which overlooks the pit lane but not actually been there for the race. Off to the shops now as the fridge is empty then to enjoy John's show before the GP. Enjoy, love from Jackie xx

  5. So glad you are doing so much better to be getting out to breathe in fresh air, let you hair fly in the wind, enjoy some sunshine on your face and stop to smell some flowers. God is good.

  6. A very lovely neat looking card Ang, nice to hear you have been out and about chuck, keep up the good work.
    Thank you for the hugs and sending them right back to you.
    Take care
    Elaine H X
    Well done on the pearl. { i love a good bargain i do .}

  7. Hi Ang

    It's good to hear you've been out and about and hope you don't experience many side effects with your meds!

    I liked Davey's card and looking forward to seeing your own to him

    Good buy at Hobbycraft too!

    June x

  8. Woo hoo! A little bit of freedom, even if Mr D has to do the physical side of shopping, at least you can supervise. So, I hope the meds continue to do their job and hopefully the side effects may calm down
    What a bargain from Hobbycraft! Like you say Hobbycraft and bargain don't appear in the same sentence very often
    Your card is lovely and get you! pc printed sentiments on a curve too. I'll convert you to Serif you wait and see.
    Huge shame that you won't be at AP, may be next time after the cardioversion and stuff you'll be at the next one. Take care. Good to hear that Elaine's son is recovering too

    1. Thank you Karenlotty, Andrew is doing well ,still a long way to go but he will get there.
      Elaine H X

  9. Great masculine card Ang! Glad to hear you are doing better. Have a great day!

  10. Fab card and nice to see you out and about..hope you get your meds sorted it is trial and error sometimes and nice to see you got a bargain at Hobbycraft!!! lol lots of huggles and take care Sue xxxxxx

  11. Hello Ang,
    Fab man's card today. Another idea to pinch oops, borrow!!!!
    Glad the meds seem to be working and you've managed to get out and about. They will probably still "tweak" a little, but will get you sorted eventually (I hope).
    Maureen xx

  12. Hi Ang, so glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better and really really hope that it continues and you are soon back to your healthy best.
    Great card and sure it will/was well received.
    Keep well Wendyx

  13. Hi Ang, glad to hear you are feeling better. Love your card and I am sure it was enjoyed by the recipient. Enjoy the GP today, and hugs to all that need them. Bx

  14. I absolutely love your cards, i live in the USA and would love to know where i can get the CE Linen embossing folder, i have been following you for a short while, but, i'm in love with your cards

  15. Hi Ang
    Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and managed to get out of the house.
    A stunning card I must say I like the embossing folder and curved sentiment.
    Yes I did go to Ally Pally yesterday...I got a few good bargains too CE were doing 2 SB dies for £10 bargain!!
    Not as busy as previous shows but still fab xxx

  16. What wonderful news - you have had a nice outing and lunch out too! It really is such happy news that you are feeling better.
    I am sure your friend will enjoy his 70th birthday card. Now that is getting a little closer to my age.
    Sandy xx

  17. Hi Ang,
    what a really super card, and such a very lovely design also.
    Great colour choices for a man too.
    Love that embossing folder used.
    So glad things are on the up health wise.
    Sounds like you have had some nice times out lately.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Hi Ang,

    Sorry my friend I cannot believe I have missed so many of your fabulous posts, slap my wrist Mrs D lol! Stunning creations hun, so many too! Sorry to hear you are still un well, shame on me, fingers crossed these tablets work and they get you sorted out soon.
    Take care my friend.

    Love & BIG HUGS

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. What a beautiful card! Very elegant and great details!

  20. Not sure how I missed this great card Ang.I love the linen embossed background. I have a similar one from Craftes Companion - unused!! I'm sure the traveller loved his card. Hugs Christine xx