Monday, 6 February 2017

Golden Poinsettias. . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is doing ok?

I'm still struggling at times. Friday was a shocker of a day but fortunately I got a good night sleep and managed to get to the theatre on Saturday with Nesta. We had already changed the tickets from 25th Jan as I wasn't well and I didn't want us to miss out as it was part of Nesta's Christmas pressie from us.
On the upside, I have managed to lose some weight by cutting down my carbs. Mind you, I've decided that I'm not overweight, I am actually under tall. If I can just stretch 6 inches, I'd be my ideal weight .......... how hard can it be???

A warm welcome to Princessnettie and thank you to Marion for pressing the followers button. Lovely to see some old chums and new names commenting too. All appreciated and all welcome.

Now, we're back to Christmas again I'm afraid (I did warn you that I had the EEC Christmas card mountain and a poinsettia fettish) which I made for my dear friend Kate (Cuilliesocks) so I hope she won't mind me showing it.

Cream card
Vintage gold card
Gold mirror card
SB Layered Poinsettias
SB Labels Twenty
Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish
CE Frosty Swirls embossing folder
Gold mica
Memento Dew drop Peanut Brittle ink
Pearls coloured gold with my trusty Krylon

Kate likes Autumn shades, which is why I decided to go golden.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my rosy ring (Maureen, don't go there!!!) and on my 400th posting. Don't forget to comment (and follow) on the previous post here to be in the draw for a celebratory Paddle Prize.
I've extended the deadline until Saturday 11th February so there's still time.

Jan, hope you are still having a wonderful time in the land of The Long White cloud as I'm sure you'll be back in the land of The All Encompassing Grey Cloud all too soon.

Hope this week treats you all kindly.

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang
    I'm just having a cup of tea before I head off to work and what a great card to wake up to.
    Poinsettias are definitely my new favourite flowers (although I believe they are leaves).xxx

  2. Ang this is just gorgeous- everything about it - poinsettias, colour design.
    So sorry to hear about your bad Friday but hope you're a bit more yourself now. Trust the pictures cheered you up.

    Still having a lovely time with my son and family - grandchildren are great. Been relaxing in a thermal resort this weekend. Temp 30*C and hot pools.

  3. Beautiful card to start my day and give me something to aspire to. Glad you are a bit better than last Friday. Let's hope for some warmer weather and Spring in the air soon - always does it for me! Keep well!

    Marion xx

  4. That is a stunning golden card Ang and the poinsettia are beautiful.
    Well done to you on losing weight { not easy } and i agree under tall is such a problem for some of us.
    Hope you have a good week chuck.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  5. Good morning Ang super card and lovely poinsettias. Glad you managed to get out with Nesta. Love from Jackie xx

  6. Morning Ang,
    Another gorgeous card, I don't mind seeing C/Cards.Lydia

  7. Hello Ang, your card is stunning, and more so in real life, gorgeous design, even Alistair kept picking it up saying, how did she do that Bit?
    Pleased to hear you and Nesta eventually managed to get to the theatre, take it easy, Kate x

  8. This is a beautiful card, but wouldn't it make a stunning Golden Anniversary card too, especially if it was an autumn anniversary. Helen

  9. Morning, hope you are okay today. Beautiful card love the design and the gorgeous flowers. Take care of yourself xx

  10. Hi Any, so sorry that you had a bad day on Friday but glad that you recovered enough to make it to the theatre n enjoyed yourself. Love the card as I to love Poinsettias.
    Take care.

  11. Stunning Ang, you are still on the negative zone, love it. Glad you managed to get out. Gill was asking about you yesterday when I talked to her. xxx

  12. Lovely "rich" looking card. Congrats on the weight loss. Glad you were able to get out. Take care and hang in there.

  13. Hello Ang,
    I absolutely adore this card, it's so beautiful.
    Sorry that you are still having such bad days, you are obviously a very difficult person. Oh I mean a difficult person to diagnose and sort out medically!!! lol.
    Great news on losing weight, I'm sure we could help you to be stretched, I have a very nice rack out in the garden shed ha ha.
    Trouble with me is that I am shrinking, I've lost an inch and a half over the past couple of years, my 13 year old granddaughter thinks she is growing so fast and I don't like to disillusion her!!
    Look after yourself, steer clear of Flash, sudden shocks could cause a set back.
    love Maureen xxx

  14. What a stunning card, Ang. I love it.

    All the best

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Ang,
    oh I love this gorgeous and luxurious card.
    You have made such a very superb work of art of it.
    Love the design you have created, and the wonderful poinsettias and embossing.
    So glad you managed to get to your theatre and you had a good time.
    I did have laugh about the weight and height thing as I used to say people see me as a 5 foot chubby person when really I am a six foot slim jim. lol.
    Well in my
    Oh by the way I think you are going to like my card next week for the B challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Hi Ang.
    I have just had a whiz through to see all the lovely cards you have been creating and I have been missing. Love them all of course.
    Sorry to hear you are still struggling healthwise, hope things improve soon.
    Margaret M

  17. Fabulous card with those lovely poinsettias!

  18. Hi Ang

    I hope you're feeling a tad better today?

    I love this card and the poinsettias, ideal also for a golden wedding anniversary... with a swap of an embossing folder

    Take care

    June x

  19. Hope you're feeling better Ang Today's card is beautiful Did you draw/paint the veins on the Poinsettia or did you use a stamp

  20. Beautiful and very elegant!! Have a great weekend!