Thursday, 2 February 2017

MAWTT February Challenge & 400th Blog Post. . . . . .

Good morning everyone. How's things with you all, good I hope. Welcome to Veronica who has kindly clicked on the "follow" button. So glad to have you visit.

Well, here it is, post number 400, which I know isn't mahoosive compared to those who post everyday but I have loved doing it and have met and get chat to some amazing people who I now call friends. See further along about my Paddle Prize to celebrate. 

Today is also Team A's February challenge over at MAWTT and team boss, our Wendywoo has picked the theme which is . . . . . . . . . . . . wait for it . . . . . . . . . . 

Ring o' Roses

Well, I thought about what route to go down with this . . . . . . . . a card decorated with sneezes or Bitty Blossoms. I don't think you'd have got great odds at the bookies on which one I would choose lol!!!

Now, Wendy is being quite generous with the scope of this as she is happy to see a ring of any flowers, although roses would be preferred so get yourselves over to the challenge and lets see your beautiful floral rings (hope that doesn't sound rude lol!!!)

White card
Lime pearlised card (Lime Tree Crafts)
First Edition Floral Pavilion paper
SB Bitty Blossoms (any excuse with me)
X Cut circle dies
Sue Wilson Lotus Striplet (the centre die used round the edge of the card)
CE Stitched Bunting Numbers stamps
Alys Inky Fingers "Happy Birthday" stamps
Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar DI 
Dovecraft teeny bling
CE pearls

This card is 7.5 x 7.5 and was actually commissioned by my good friend Davey for a lady we used to work with whom he is very good friends with.
Apparently, the dear lady said this was the best birthday card she had ever had, bless her.

Anyhow, hope you can pop over to MAWTT and see what the other gals have come up with for your inspiration.

As I have mentioned previously, to celebrate my 400th posting, I will be giving away a little Paddle Prize. To be in the draw, you just need to be a follower and comment on this post by midday on Wednesday 8th February 2017. Mr D will then pull a name out of a hat (or similar receptacle) and the winner will be announced on the next blog post.

Thank you all for your continued support of this little corner of blog land. Some of you have been visiting since near the start, almost 4 years ago and are still coming so it can't be all bad lol!!!

Have a great day all

Ang x


  1. Wow Ang, this just gorgeous. I've clicked follow again as I have a new address.
    Still having fun with my grandchildren in NZ.

  2. Morning Ang
    Congratulations on such a milestone.
    I love everything about this card especially the way you have used the striplet in the background.
    Thank you for all your support and inspiration xx

  3. Gorgeous card Ang. I love your ring o roses - I have neen singing the ryme for about a week now and John is getting pretty cheesed off ... lol! Hope things are going ok at The Pond and youare not feeling too bad. Christine x

  4. Hi Ang
    My, what a beautiful card chuck, your bitty blossoms are beautiful and match with your paper so well , i really like this card .
    I hope you are settling down with the tablets and you are feeling better Ang.
    Take care chuck .
    Elaine H X

  5. Beautiful card Ang. The flowers are gorgeous. x

  6. Morning Ang,
    A beautiful card, love your ring of roses. A card to treasure.

  7. As always Ang your creativity has exceeded all expectation!!! I so love this card and it's stunning design. The border is beautiful as are your bitty blossoms. And as always your post made me smile! Have a great day, Jx

  8. Good morning Ang I'm not surprised the lady loved the card it us absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on reaching this milestone. Your blog is a ray of sunshine as well as a source of inspiration and has us all smiling so thank you for all you do. Take care my friend love from Jackie xx

  9. Stunning, love this card and all the gorgeous roses/blossoms.xx{aNNie}

  10. What a pretty card, a so perfect for someone reaching a special birthday (any number special birthday).


  11. Hi Ang,
    Congrats on your 400th post.
    oh I love this wonderful card it's so stunning and beautiful.
    Your reoses are excellent, and that paper is gorgeous too.
    Love the die you have used around the edges as well as that is so very pretty too.
    Love and big gentle hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Lovely card Ang. Congratulations on your 400th!
    Love Nancy x

  13. Hi Ang

    I'm still laughing about your "beautiful floral rings"..... but enough, congratulations on your 400th episode

    This card is so pretty and delicate and I really do love your 'ring of roses'

    June x

  14. This card is beautiful with your ring of roses! Congratulations on your 400th blog post. I just started following you this year and your card designs have inspired me. Thank you for sharing your ideas. You are one funny lady!

  15. Hi Ang, Firstly Congratulations on your 400 post and what a way to celebrate it with this beautiful card, I think I will be having a go at making something similar. I too am a fan on SB Bitty Blossoms and tend to use them fairly frequently.
    Hope you are starting to feel better.

  16. Hello Ang,
    What a beautiful card, floral ring or sneezes - I think you made the right choice, and that's all I'm saying ha ha.
    I hope you are feeling much better, and continue to do so. Mr K kindly took me out for a constitutional walk this morning, we are both now completely knack*red!!!
    Take care, congratulations on your 400th birthday!!!!!
    Maureen xxx

  17. Beautiful card, love making cards with flowers on, not as good as yours though. Hope you are feeling better today, don't normally comment, but read your blog every time, take care xx

  18. Oh Ang you do make me smile! Your reference to floral rings made me laugh out loud A very pretty card I love how you've shaded the Bitty Blossom Far nicer than sneezes No wonder she thought it was the best card she'd ever received

  19. Big Congratulations on your 400th post Ang, is it really 4 years, time flies when your having fun. I remember when I first came for a paddle, I was in Iceland... not the shop. for my 60th birthday. Still love splashing about here after all this time and love what you do.
    Your card is just so pretty, I love the triplet frame and the colours are so soft and feminine, gorgeous blooms, no wonder the lady loved it, take care lovely lass, Kate x

  20. Congratulations, Ang - I have so enjoyed visiting the pond over the last couple of years.
    I really am not surprised about the lady's reaction - this card is just stunning.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Well done Angie,
    I click across often but it's just this last a couple of weeks that i started going or coming back to see everybody( a few things oging on that didn't need to bring everyone else down as well flower). I'm so glad that the old friend loved her beautiful card because handmade with love are different to flung together at the last minute couldn't care less ones and she knows the difference. I hope that pond has been staying deiced and everything going swimmingly for you flower, as i say well done on completing 400 posts for a start and making folks days a wee bit happier for a second,
    love and crafty hugs flower
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  22. What a gorgeous card! Love the flowers!

  23. Congratulations Ang on your 400th post. The card is so gorgeous. Luck lady to gets such beautiful flowers on her card. Have a great day!

  24. Hello Ang, Congratulations on your 400th post. I only "found" you recently but you are now one of my go to blogs and I do love your work! I am enjoying life on the pond and I hope this finds you feeling well. I'll keep swimming along with you!
    Maggie B xx

  25. Absolutely stunning card Ang! That ring of roses is just beautiful. What a gorgeous design idea, and what a lovely rose pattern peeking through the layers, a perfect match! Congratulations on 400 posts, wow! Here's hoping for 400 more. sending hugs :)

  26. Just to say I love your blog it cheers me up and always makes me laugh. I also love ver the cards you make.

  27. Hi, I've been reading your blog for ages and love hearing about your antics! I think I'm now a follower ( I thought I was already but perhaps not - I'm easily confused by technology!!) hugs x

  28. Beautiful card. The flowers are delightful and everything combines so well


  29. Hi Ang. Can't believe I missed this post on the day you made it! Another GORGEOUS card. I love bitty blossoms, and have shamelessly 'borrowed' some your ideas with your bitty blossom channels. I can't remember how long I've been following your blog, but I always find it entertaining. Thank you. Anne x

  30. I so love this card. The colour and the roses are so up my street(well they would be if I lived on a street!). Hugs Mrs A.
    Keep on paddling.

  31. Hi Ang, congratulations on your 400th post, love this card and yes, you can hear me singing the nursery rhyme xx