Sunday, 22 January 2017

Minty Snowflakes . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone's tickety is boo.

We've had some nippy days of late but poor Nesta has returned from her Spanish break having been subjected to hailstones and snow . . . . . . on the Costa del Sol for goodness sake! 
I hope she didn't expose her castanets or they will need a warm rub down with a greasy rag.

Davey is on his way back today. I can only hope there hasn't been snow in Bangkok or that would throw Global Warming out of the window.

Anyhoo, you may be relieved to see, not a poinsettia in sight today, just snowflakes (don't look Nesta!!!). Another aperture card that gives a bit of dimension but still flat enough for a normal postage stamp.

White and mint card (the mint is Lidl)
Silver mirror card
SB Snowflake Pendant 2013 dies
Dovecraft Christmas Basics Snowflake embossing folder
Dovecraft sentiment
CS Mint gilding polish
Memento Dewdrop Grey Flannel ink
Teeny bling

I need to have a lighter touch with the gilding polish as it has escaped onto the flat areas but I guess that's a practice thing.
A simple card, but a great way of keeping the post costs down.

Hospital appointment did not go as well as I hoped. More tablets to take, possibly another Cardioversion and more than likely, a more invasive operation in the not too distant future. Still, I won't go on as I'm trying to be positive (Mr D thinks that's better than my usual philosophy of think the worst, and you'll never be disappointed lol!!!) and I don't want you lovely folks going away from your visit without a smile. . . . . . . . perhaps I should have mentioned Nesta's castanets at this point rather than earlier lol!!!

Hope to be meeting Mr Lockwood for breakfast this morning, new tablets and body permitting so it will be nice to have a catch up before he goes into another busy phase.
I'm back at the hospital tomorrow for my thyroid clinic (I know, if I was a horse, I'd be in the queue at the glue factory gates hahaha!!!)

Whatever you have planned, hope you have a great day and also a great week ahead and thanks for popping by.

Ang x


  1. Oh Ang! But John will put a smile on your face at breakfast.
    Love the card and it's always great to have ideas which keep to minimum postage. Going to try your idea of apertures cut from embossed card. Think it's great.

    1. Hi Jan
      I am still smiling ......... but it may be wind lol! x

    2. Good morning, Ang. So sorry to hear things didn't go as you hoped but you will get there in the end, I'm sure.
      Love the card. As Jan said, it's good to have ideas for those cards you have to post.

      Enjoy your breakfast with John.

      Best wishes
      Anne (Northampton)

  2. Morning Ang,
    Love your card. Sorry to hear your news, stay stong.
    Enjoy your catch up with John.

  3. Love the card Ang, your are getting into the negative use on your cards instead of your head.!!! Say hello to John for me.
    Poor Nesta, we has snow on Wednesday and the SPanish were standing at theirs doors watching, not had it in the village for over 90 years !!!!

  4. Hi Ang, a pretty snowflake in a colour that we don't often see at Christmas, but looks really great. Sorry to hear you're still having health's a shame that we have to age !! Enjoy your breakfast with John. Janice xx

  5. Good Morning Ang, another fabulous card, love the snowflakes design and that mint polish is GORGEOUS. I'm the same with using it, practice, practice,practice,have a lovely day, Kate x

  6. Beautiful card. After hearing Mr L, rave about your cards, I had to come and take a peek and I am not disappointed. If you end up at the glue factory I shall probably be the horse behind you, though I am trying to keep positive and hope that 2017 is going to be so much better than 2016 was.

  7. Fab card Ang. And the mint colour is gorgeous. Say hi to John for me. Enjoy your breakfast. X

  8. Hi Ang,
    tried to leave a comment earlier but google wouldn't accept my password for some reason.
    What a very lovely card, and I love the minty green too.
    Also love the recessed snowflakes.
    Sorry to hear your health issues are not going too good again.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Forgot to say enjoy your breakfast with John today if your able.

  10. You always give us a smile with your lovely blog no matter how poorly you are feeling my friend.
    Beautiful card and lovely colour { good old Lidl , but still have not found it in my store , think i may make a complaint , hehe } enjoy your breakfast with john .
    Looks like it is trying to snow here .
    Wrap up warm Ang and take care chuck.
    Elaine H X

  11. Good morning Ang well your card goes with the weather first thing this morning as we had a very heavy frost but we are blessed with sunshine and blue skies again now so hope you have the same to make you feel brighter though I am sure John will put a smile on your face. Say hallo from me. Hopefully good news at the clinic tomorrow. Love from Jackie xx

  12. Lovely colour on this gorgeous card Ang.xx{aNNie}

  13. Thanks for making and sharing this lovely card of snowflakes. Hope the snowflakes are not a fair warning of snow we may receive here in the mountains mid week. So sorry about the not so good medical report. Chin up and keep thinking positive thoughts. You will get through this. Prayers go with you my friend.

  14. Another great card that can be posted - always a consideration at Christmas
    Shame the hospital visit wasn't brill Mr D is right I suppose My dear old mum had two sayings "Worse things happen at sea" Not a clue what that means and "there's always someone worse off than you"
    Hope you enjoyed your breakfast with John You'd have shared a few (I mean a lot) laughs

  15. Hello Ang,
    I don't know what's happening but I'll try to post again.
    Love today's card. Another one for me to copy, oops "adapt"
    Good luck at the hospital, hopefully this will "sort" you out, although Mr D has tried for many years and has, I think, failed!!
    Don't go to the knacker's yard yet, I'm not ready to follow you.
    Take care, love Maureen xxx

  16. Another great card Ang, I'm liking the negative cards more and more.
    I hope you enjoyed your breakie with John and your appointment went well xx

  17. Hi Ang, this card is awesome, love it. Sorry to hear that the appointment was not great, hope you get better soon, and had a nice visit with John. Take care. Bx

  18. Hi Any love the card and great that it is not to expensive on the postage.
    Sorry you are still having such a tough time, I was hoping that with the start of the new year you would be now be chasing. Mr D around.
    Enjoy your breakfast with John

  19. Snowflakes and castanets - oh my! You crack me up Ang! Hope you have a nice breakfast with John and forget your troubles for a little while. Love the recessed snowflakes - and the minty color really gives it a frosty look. Hugs.