Thursday, 22 June 2017

MAWTT Challenge 48 . . . . . . . . . . .

Good morning one and all. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Thank you once again for your kind concern. I should point out that the Thyroid condition is a long standing issue, going on about 15 years or so. 
After hearing about the kidney thing, I did think of changing my name to "Lucky" (instead of YoYo) . . . . . . . .  Lucky Ducky, has a certain ring to it don't you think?
Mind you, after making the pate, it was more Mucky Ducky but I'll save that tale for next time as this post may be longer than War and Peace as it is. . . . . . . get yourself a tea and biscuit.

Now, it's time for another Challenge over at MAWTT and its my turn to pick the theme again so, in time honoured tradition, I've gone with another song theme of . . . . . . . . . .

English Country Garden

 I'd like to see folk feature flowers from the first verse of the song, which is shown on the MAWTT blog so please pop over and have a look at what the fab DT have done and pick your flower/s and join in !!! It could have been worse, I was thinking of Billy Joels "We Didn't Start the Fire". I'm sure you would have loved coming up with a card featuring the "Bridge on the River Kwai" hahaha!!!

As I set the challenge, I thought it only fair for me to pick one of the more obscure flowers to feature, so I went with Hearts Ease (very appropriate for me lol!!!) which is a tri-coloured viola.

White, lilac and green card
SB Sparkle die
SB Ribbon Banners die
SW Spring Foliage die
Embossalicious embossing folder
Papermania flower punch
Stampin Up sentiment
Spectrum Noirs
Wendy's (Spanish Crafter) butterflies
Pearlage and bling

I decided to dome the top layer for an extra bit of interest so I double foam padded down the centre and glued the edges down.

Now, I photographed how I made this card with doing the unusual die cut edges and the photos follow. Apologies to any Grannies I am teaching to suck eggs lol!!! Apologies also for some of the photo's quality but the camera was not playing ball.

Cut your layer to size then cut the outer die of the Sparkle set on the edge. By lining it up on the edge of the plate to cut just the one half, you get the cut as per the top of the photo.

You end up with the above piece and I just nipped out those little bits to neaten it up.

Do the next layer the same way but slightly smaller (Do not adjust your set, its my blurry photo).
Don't stick it down yet !!!

Before sticking the layers together, cut the filigree die out of each side of the white layer. Now, heads up, this die is so intricate it is a wee bit stubborn releasing the card so pull carefully (said the bishop to the actress lol!)

To do the top layers, cut the lilac card to size, then line it up. Use the outer edge of the bottom layer to line up the Sparkle outer die (it sort of butts up against it) and tape in place to cut.
Do the same then with the top white layer, only slightly smaller again and then emboss the top white layer before sticking together.

Hope that all makes sense and once again, apologies if you didn't want chapter and verse lol!!

I played with several placements of the flowers and to be honest, I'm still not 100% sure about what I went with but it's done.

It would be lovely if you can join in the challenge so click here and give it a go.

Until next time, be good and enjoy the sunshine.

Ang x


  1. Well Ang I don't know how you come up with your ideas must be having the chance to rest that's sent your creative juices flowing in the ozone or something. Such a beautiful card and the instructions with pictures are completely understandable. Have a good day love from Jackie xx

  2. Lucky Ducky.....totally love it, it's in my head now, no loosing that one.
    Anyway, what a stunning card, your photos of the process are excellent, fully understandable even to me who looks at die shapes and goes into melt down, just the same when presented with an arithmetic problem.
    Beautifully designed and the little flowers are gorgeous, beautiful selection of dies used too, take care...Lucky Ducky 😂😂😂, Kate x

  3. Morning Ang,
    A great card, love it.

  4. good morning mrs duck xx gorgeous card xx have a great day xx

  5. Hi Ang. A beautiful card and great tutorial. Thank you.

  6. Hi Ang ..stunning card and great tutorial have a lovely day hun xxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxx

  7. Hi Ang
    WOW! think i need some of your medication what a fab card and thanks for a tutorial that even i can understand .
    Beautiful flowers , colours and butterflies .
    Take care and i hope you get some good weeks health wise
    Elaine H X

  8. Lucky Ducky - now that is a "handle". Your English County Garden is beautiful and your violas are so sweet. Thank you for the instructions and the photos. I would not have guessed how to do this. Lot of layers. I would need to make sure I was "wide awake" to do this. Take care my friend.

  9. Hello Ang,
    Wow! I love this card! An awful lot of work went into it but it was sooo worth it. Thanks too for the clear tutorial. Your flowers , design and colours are exquisite!
    You will probably have guessed - I quite like it!!
    Many thanks!
    Love Myra xx

  10. This is such a pretty card, it reminds me of a winow box. Wish I had a tenth of the creativity that you have x

    1. Or possibly even a window box!

  11. Super card here. Love the heartsease and all the dies you've used.

  12. Hi Ang. what a stunning card and thank you so much for the tutorial so easy to understand. Your flowers are amazing.
    Keep Well

  13. Ahh..I love the flowers and the colours what a great tutorial too. xx

  14. Lovely card Ang and thank you for the tutorial

  15. Oh my goodness Ang that is so intricate but very beautiful it needs a frame now to be out on display.
    Very cold here we have had a frost 2 days in a row but supposed to be warmer today 14 as opposed to the 10 we had yesterday. However the sun is out so that makes it feel better.
    Take care and look after yourself.

  16. Hello Ang, what a gorgeous card, love the dimension and layers, thank you for the detail. The colours and flowers are really pretty and just make me smile. Take care all. Bx

  17. Suck eggs?? Ha, gorgeous card but!!
    Have a lovely weekend.♥

  18. A lovely card and thanks for the tutorial, I did wonder how you had created the edges. Love the pretty violas and these sweet little flowers are so important in medicine and future treatments.

  19. How on earth do you come up with these ideas, Ang? This is gorgeous and such clever use of the Sparkle dies.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Hello Ang,
    I'm lost for words at the beauty of this card and clear concise instructions. This does not happen very often so make the most of it - and keep on taking the tablets as they obviously work in lots of ways!!
    love Maureen x

  21. Hello Mrs Duck,The card is very interesting and very beautiful.I am a bit worried about you being a mucky ducky after pate making,you were supposed to use a pan and a blender you know !!Still I hope you liked it after all that, Love Barbara D xx

  22. Hi Ang

    Gorgeous card, love the array of flowers

    I don't know if I've 'hit' a button I shouldn't have done or our 9 year old grandson has possibly 'hit' a button etc etc so my apologies as my posts are now showing with the blog name and it's quite unintentional!

    Take care

    June x