Saturday, 22 April 2017

Language of Flowers 4 and a Winner. . . . . . . .

Good morning paddlers. Hope everyone is doing well, especially Marion and Littlelamb with poorly backs.
Maureen, it was lovely to see your comment pop up. Hope you'll be zimmer frame free before you know it. It was most unusual to hear of a Geordie lass being flat on the pavement, half dressed ...... well, during the day anyway lol! You take care and I hope George is looking after you.

Welcome to Brenda. Thank you for clicking "follow". I hope that you enjoy your visits.

I've not been too bad. Did get out with Davey and Nesta on Wednesday for lunch and lunched again yesterday with an old school friend and her Mum. Still getting ectopics but trying to ignore them.

Thank you for your comments on my neat grunge card. Elaine, I'm not daft. They're not my fingerprints, in case anyone from the local constabulary or Crimewatch is watching . . . . . . . . whatever has happened, I have an alibi and I don't know where the chocolate is buried. . . . . .

Now, today is another of the samples for John using the Peony rubber stamp.

Burgundy, deep red and white card
SB Matting Basics A and B dies
John Lockwood Peony stamp 
John Lockwood sentiment stamp
Spectrum Noir alcohol pens in reds and pinks
Black Archival ink

I just stamped and masked and stamped and masked the peony stamp to get the overlapping effect, then coloured in to create a background. Its a pretty card in the flesh, IMHO lol!!!

WakeyL, hope you have fun at Samuel Taylors with John today.
Jan, I've not actually used the Glitter Kiss yet. It took John about 6 months to persuade me to use gilding polish lol!!! Maybe if there is a black, white or red in the pipeline.

Now for some important news. Mr D has been on the pull again and the winner of the 4th Blogaversary Paddle Prize is. . . . . . . drumroll . . . . . . . another drumroll . . . . . . .  .

BridgetCG !!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Bridget. Please email your surname and address to so that I can send you your prize. Thank you for your continued support and lovely comments.

Thank you to everyone else too. Blame Mr D for not pulling you lol!!!

That's me for now. Have a wonderful weekend and be good.

Ang x


  1. Well done Bridget. Another gorgeous make Ang. xxx

  2. Morning Ang
    A great card, I do like red. I saw this on John's shows.
    Congratulations to the winner.
    So pleased to hear your getting out and about I've been stuck indoors with this flu bug going around but I think in finally beating it.
    Rufus is no longer under house arrest although he does like to be in every night now.
    Have a great weekend xx

  3. Well done Bridget.
    Love the simplicity of this card. Matting and layering makes so much difference to the look of a card.

  4. This is a beautiful card and stamp, lovely colour and layering.
    Pleased you were able to meet up with friends .

    Big hugs to Marian, Littlelamb and Maureen , hope you feel better soon.
    Elaine H X

  5. Oooops forgot to Congratulate Bridget , {so sorry Bridget } Well done enjoy your prize xxxxxxx

  6. Morning Ang,
    Lovely card. Pleased to hear you are not too bad health wise.
    Well done to Bridget.

  7. Hello Ang and everyone, what a wonderful surprise seeing my name as the winner, thank you ever so much. Hope you are all ok, and hugs to everyone that needs them. Glad you got out this week Ang, and this card is beautiful, the stamping and masking must have taken ages to do, the effect is stunning as is the colouring. Have a great Saturday everyone. Bx

  8. Hi Ang

    It's a double WOW from me as I love this card! It is so dramatic and looks beautiful

    Congratulations to Bridget... enjoy!

    Keep the 'funnies' coming Ang, I always have a titter when reading your posts and hope you and Mr D have a great weekend

    June x

  9. Gorgeous card Ang.thoughtthst as soon as I saw it on John's show. Love the background. My back is a lot better thank you and thank you to Elaine as well. Hope all is well with you Elsine. Good to know Maureen is home at last. Take care Msurern and no more falls please. Congratulations to Bridget. Hope you are ok Ang.

  10. Hello Ang,
    What a gorgeous stamp and I love the card.
    I am being royally entertained by George who is attempting to iron in a method which can only be described as incredible!! The electricity bill will be astronomical at this rate. I'm trying to ignore how slow and laborious he is, but it's hard to keep quiet. Well, almost impossible for me ha ha. It was great on the ward as everyone was deaf so I could chunter to my hearts content and they didn't interrupt!!!!
    Sorry that you're still being bothered with those pesky beats and hope things settle soon but glad you are getting out and about.
    Congratulations to Bridget, enjoy.
    love Maureen xxx

  11. Beautiful card Ang So pleased you were able to go out for lunch on both days You made me smile re your comment on the gilding polish John persuaded me to buy them and I've "played with them but not actually made anything with them/used it on a project!
    Congrats to Bridget on winning
    Take care all

  12. Hi Ang! Love the flowers on this card. Glad to hear you are enjoying lunching out with lady friends - always a great pick-me-up! Congrats to Bridget for her win! Have a great day.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Ang, fabulous colours and design.
    Pleased to hear you are getting out and about.
    Congratulations to Bridget, enjoy your prize Kate X

  14. Enjoy your prize, Bridget.
    Lovely card, Ang.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Ang this card must have taken you ages to do with all the masking and then all the colouring but it looks great and with such a background the mats are just right doesn't need anything more. Glad you have had a few trips out this week must make life seem more normal. Congratulations to Bridget on being picked for the anniversary prize. Have fun with your goodies. Love from Jackie xx

  16. What a fab background, I've tried this technique a few times and it always turns out a bit carp! Lovely colours together very rich and perfect for a chap. Good to read you're getting out and about.

  17. Absolutely beautiful card, love everything about it. The background effect is amazing, great sentiment as well.
    Hope you are in Tip Top form today.
    Patricia xxx

  18. Morning Ang such a pretty card for us today. I am not surprised that John asks you to help with his demo cards, as they are always beautiful.
    Congratulations to Bridget on winning you Paddle Price, I hope she gets as much pleasure from it as I got from mine.
    Hope you are having a better time health wise, and your "funny" turns are getting less and less.
    Take care Ang.

  19. Hi Ang,
    here I am playing catch up with my comments yet again.
    Your card is so very super and wonderfully created.
    The colours and design are so rich looking and beautiful.
    Congrats to Bridget on her win.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

  20. Just beautiful. Hope you're keeping well and that flash isn't making your heart flutter! Cara x

  21. Blimey, I didn't realise it was this long since I had checked in!! The colour is really rich and dramatic! Great card! Christine xx