Tuesday, 11 October 2016

5 Shades of Gold. . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well?

I must apologise for my absence from Blogland. I did manage to meet up with John armed with his pressies and card and to get to the GBCF at Stoneleigh on the1st and met up with the lovely Christine. I stayed from 10 til around 1.30, an hour of which was sitting chatting and munching with Christine.
It was quiet and I knew I had done enough so that's why I headed home early. I only spent about £20, mostly on card (and a naughty First Edition pad, bad girl!!!).

In the evening, I started sniffing etc so I knew I had caught Mr D's cold. Unfortunately, its turned into a viral infection which has, so far, resulted in 2 trips into hospital in the past 10 days as its had an effect on my heart rate and rhythm. As its a virus, there's nothing they can give me so I basically have to rest, keep hydrated and ride out the storm, fuelled by Ribena for Vitamin C.

So forgive me chaps, but I've just not been up to blogging or visiting - Maureen, I'm so sorry  if I worried you.
I'm still not feeling great but thought I should post something in a moment of ok-ness as I don't want you all forgetting me lol!!! I will try and catch up with your blogs as best I can during the next few days as sadly, it may take some time to shift this virus.

This was a card requested by Nesta (who has been extra fab during the last 10 days) as her sisters in laws were celebrating their Golden Wedding back in August (yes, I'm a bit behind lol!!!)

Cream, vintage gold and gold mirror card
SB Bitty Blossoms (yes, I know, but I love them lol!!!)
SB Grand and Classic Ovals
SB Butterfly Circles (just for the gold butterflies)
Sue Wilson Maidenhair Fern die 
Sue Wilson Catkin Stems dies
Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder
Habico sentiment stamps
CS Gold Detail embossing powder
CS Golden Pearl PVA pearls
Gold Krylon Pen

In case you had noticed, yes I have embossed the Maidenhair Fern die cuts through a floral embossing folder as I thought they looked a little flat as is and needed a bit of texture.

Apparently, the card was well received so happy days.

Well, I'll slope off back under my blanket to my hot Ribena and hope that you all have a lovely week. Thank you for your continued kind comments and good wishes.

Ang x

Ps. Wendy (Yorks Butterfly) the GP result was fine by me, as was this weeks, as I am not a Lewis Hamilton fan (Jenson Baby for me from the British drivers) and I am hoping Nico wins the WDC. . . . . . not very patriotic of me is it lol!!!


  1. I hope you get well soon Ang lots of people at work are suffereing with the same thing.
    A gourgoues card using my favourite embossing folder and I love the flowers with a touch of gold. Xxx

  2. A gorgeous card Ang. I love this embossing folder too and what wonderful flowers. Presumably there is a box to go with this too.
    So sorry to hear that you haven't been so good again but glad you've managed a trip out.

  3. Your card is Gorgeous, the flowers are fab as is the fern and beautiful itty bitty butterflies ,i love it !.

    Aww so sorry you are still struggling,{ Mr D and my other are so alike ,they just have to share everything and their really is no need .} just keep resting and lets hope the virus goes soon.
    Take care Chuck
    Elaine H X
    Elaine H X

  4. A beautiful card and I'm not surprised it was well received. Hope you will be feeling better very soon, take care.

  5. Hi Ang, hope you start feeling better soon, I've had flu for a week now, and although I'm feeling a lot better I'm still not "right......if I ever was in the first place lol . Lovely elegant card. Janice xx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

  6. Good to see you posting but so sorry you picked up Mr D's cold, but to be honest in your state of health it was a forgone conclusion. Hope you start to pick up soon. On an up note - I'm glad you didn't pass the bug on to me ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

  7. Morning Ang,
    So sorry to hear you have been unwell again, hope you are on the mend. Love the card, gorgeous.

  8. Your card is gorgeous! So sorry you are having more health issues. Please pamper yourself and get well soon. You are in my prayers.

  9. Aww poor you Ang, and awful that it landed you in hospital, hope by now you are feeling a little better.
    Stunningly elegant card, beautifully designed and embellished. You take care Kate x

  10. Hi Ang! So sorry you are not feeling well. Healing vibes heading your way. Love the gold tipped roses on this card - so beautiful! Truly elegant design! Get well soon!

  11. Stunning card design. THank you for sharing.
    Happy thoughts,
    New York

  12. Beautiful card All the gold is very effective I love your roses I wish mine turned out half as good Still haven't treated myself to a gold pen!
    So glad you managed to get to the show and meet up I hope you get better soon I was getting a little concerned that you hadn't blogged

  13. PS great idea to emboss the fern You're so right, they can look a little flat at times

  14. What a fabulous card, Ang.

    Glad you got to the show. Take it steady and I hope you feel better very soon.

    Best wishes
    Anne (Northampton)

  15. HI Ang, so sorry to hear that you are suffering again. Perhaps something stronger than Hot Ribena may help, also the results of the latest Grand Prix should make you smile.
    Fabulous Card Ang, think I will be copying this at sometime in the future.
    Get better quick Ang.

  16. Where should I start Ang -- I am so sorry you have been ill. You certainly have had a time of it haven't you!!!
    Rest is important - do you like to read? I find reading a good book very restful and it takes my mind completely of what is on my plate at the time.
    Your card is the most elegant card I have ever seen. Such a beauty and a sure keepsake!
    Sandy xx

  17. Hi Ang,
    oooooooooo! I am sorry that you have not been well again.
    Poor you you are going through the mill at tne mo.
    Keep warm and take things easy.
    You can't beat Ribena for vitiamin C, but also you need some sunshine too.
    Oh my word this is gorgeous and a very stunning card.
    I love the design of this, and those roses are gorgeous also.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Hi Ang

    I so love this beautiful card! I have that particular embossing folder and have used it many times

    I hope by now you're starting to feel a little better? A little (hic) dark rum in the Ribena and zapped in the microwave does wonders for a cold... at least it does for mine! lol

    June x

  19. Hello Ang,
    Pleased to see you blog but no good that you are poorly. It's a lovely Golden Wedding card today, nearly as nice as the ones I received last Saturday for mine!!! George keeps saying that the train robbers didn't get as long as this - he'll soon be released from A & E when they've finished "patching" him up!!!
    Just got back today from Carlisle for a girly few days get together with other crafting friends (we don't craft, we talk, talk, shop and shop).
    Do take care and look after yourself. Glad you're not keen on LH, I'm a JB fan as well.
    Maureen xxx

  20. Hi Ang, hope your a bit better by now as I'm late checking blogs.
    This is a gorgeous card and love the flowers with the gold.
    Nancyd xx

  21. Stunning card! Love the flowers!!