Friday, 25 August 2017

Butterflies, Dragonflies & Exciting News . . . . . . . .

Good morning everyone. Hope all is fine and dandy with you and yours.

I have been pacing myself with the housework and Suzzie that's a good idea about the sliders. I've tried to look at it as free exercise lol!!!
Thank you for your comments on my losing weight. I've had to put a belt on my jeans but Maureen I can assure you I am anything but skinny, See that total eclipse in America the other day, It wasn't the moon, I bent over to put my trainers on hahaha!!!

I have some exciting news that I will share at the end of the post..........Well, exciting for me anyway, but don't be naughty and scroll down there without looking at the prurrrrty card first lol!!!

Now, I've still got a few samples I made for John to show so I hope you're not getting fed up with them.......speak if you are, I'm thick skinned (not in a medical sense, unless there's something else wrong with me lol!!!)

This one was actually one of John's favourites and is another that can be used for any occasion.

Cream, black and orange card
CE Jacobean Floral embossing folder
John Next Door Butterfly Frames stamps
Memento Dewdrop inks

As I don't have a stamping platform, I used the dib dab technique to get the graduated colours on the insects but if you have a stamping platform, you can layer up the colours easily.

It reminded me of on of those pinned insect displays in frames but without having to touch a dead insect lol!!!

Nowwwwwwwww, onto the news...........

Having been stuck at home for over a year, with not much hope of anyone wanting to give me a job with my verruca, glass eye, wooden leg and other ailments, I have been thinking for sometime about what I can do to start earning an income in a self employed capacity that I could do from home (I want no rude suggestions on that front, thank you ll!!!)

So, I have decided to take the plunge and build a website to sell craft products on line. I'm just starting small to see how it goes but hope that it do well as I intend to have very competitive pricing.
Its pretty much ready to go but I am waiting for a stock delivery and then I shall launch. I'm hoping it will be in the next couple of weeks.
I shall be mainly stocking John Next Door products to start with as I know they are popular and they are products I would use myself.

I am doing this by myself but John has kindly designed my logo for me (so if you don't like it, blame him lol!!!). Its surprising how much work is involved in creating a website and loading it with products.
So, I apologise for any tardiness in visiting anyone's blogs. 

Phew, its out............. I hope you don't all thinking I'm barking mad but I just want to be a productive working person again and have some sort of normality.
Some of you may know that I have been in charge of John's diary/bookings for the past 10 months so that has kept me reasonably busy but I wanted to do something for me.

I will keep you posted of developments and the go live date. 

Meantime, enjoy your weekend...........myself, Jackie and Wendy will as its live F1 from Belgium after a month Summer break. I've been getting withdrawal symptoms lol!!!

Ang x


  1. Morning Ang, had a good giggle with the eclipse comment! Love the card it is very pretty, and what great news about your website. You go girl, and may success be your reward. Take care all. Bx

  2. Morning Ang what a wonderful card I love the colours you have used.and what a great idea creating an on line shop I will definitely take a look. I am sure you will be successful xx ps great weight loss too xx

  3. Good morning Ang,
    well this card is very beautiful and those stamped images are so gorgeous.
    Love the beautiful colours you have created with those inks, and all without a stamp platform it's really amazing, and beautifully created.
    Love your embossing also it's so beautiful.
    Super news, and good for you to be setting up a new adventure.
    I wish you very good luck with it all.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Love the simplicity of the card.
    Great news about your online shops. Do hope you'll have media plates. Good luck with the venture.

  5. Morning Ang, well a lovely card - a usual - but quite eclipsed by the news of your website. Wishing you every success. love Marion xx

  6. Morning Ang,
    Wishing you well in your new venture, hop it goes well for you.
    Love the card.

  7. Good on you Chuck !!!!! i wish you all good wishes in your new adventure , if you sell products that you love and would use yourself you cant go wrong in my opinion .
    Beautiful card ,lovely colours and beautiful butterflies .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  8. Love the simplicity of your card Ang and suitable for do many occasions. Good luck with the latest news! Love from Jackie xx

  9. Good lick to you in your new venture there is always room for competitive prices. I for one will watch your space Beryl xxx

  10. Morning Ang, such a beautiful card and love the colour combination.
    So pleased to hear your great news and wish you all the luck in the world in your new adventure.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  11. Hi Mrs D, I love this card,very elegant and beautiful colours.Congratulations on your exciting news,I hope it really works out well for you.I will definitely have a look once it is up and running. Stay healthy Love Barbara D xx

  12. Wishing you the very best of luck in your new venture, I shall certainly be an early visitor (buyer that means) from your new site. I have been having a craft room clear out, I knew I was making room for a reason.

  13. Absolutely beautiful card Ang, love how you've created the colours on the little bugs which are gorgeous stamps. Brilliant embossing and layout.
    Well it's out and just look at all the good wishes, of course you've got mine too and I'm sure your new venture will do well.
    Blocked out the eclipse.......what are you Like! Loved the look of your tart, must give that a go, Kate x πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  14. Beautiful card, love the colours and the embossing. Good luck with the new venture, I might have to be one of your first customers!

  15. Lovely card Ang,
    All good wishes on your news, hope it all goes well.
    Love Nancy xx

  16. Love the card Ang. Great news on the job!!!! I,m sure it will be a success. xxxxx

  17. Your card is gorgeous Ang - really quite splendid!
    I wish you the very best with your new endeavor. Be patient, it might take a while to get people to know who and what you are.
    You are so funny - I love reading your posts!!
    Sandy xx

  18. Beautiful card, good luck with your new business, I wish you all the best!

  19. Beautiful card and it's one of my favourites too
    I really hope the new business goes well and providing you can keep prices competitive it'll be great to know I can come straight to you for my crafting habit

  20. Hello Bonnie,
    That song was written specially for you ha ha.
    Absolutely love this card. Elegant, stylish and minimalistic - everything you and I are not!
    Now then, what's this about making extra cash on the side and Culliesocks commenting about a tart! Have I missed something?
    I wish you success in your new venture, and have absolutely no intention of buying anything, But I say that all the time, and now have more stuff than Ally Pally ha ha. Can't wait to see what you have to offer!!
    Maureen x

  21. Hello Ang,
    I'm late - often am - but I love your card and I'm looking forward to your " new venture!" It's a great idea and just ignore Maureen . Nobody else thought you were opening a cake shop!
    I have a feeling that your new Website will be THE place to come for John's products! I'm really struggling to get the Plates! However everything comes to those who wait!
    I will now say Nigh Night All as I'm off to bed!
    Love Myra xx

  22. Like Myra I am even later but then we are two night owls and cannot do early mornings. Love the card Ang. Hope your new venture is a success. If you are selling John's products then I am sure it will be. Take care and have a good weekend.

  23. Fab card design. I am so happy your are finding a way to get yourself back into the "working" world. Being in the USA, I will not be able to order from you. If I were closer in miles, I definitely would be ordering items from you. So glad John was able to help you with your logo. Looking forward to seeing it.

  24. Your lovely framed and embossed insect display case is beautiful, Ang! Haha, but seriously, I love the design and the pretty little dragonflies and butterflies! I'm so happy and becited for you to be launching your own web business, my friend! I understand the urge and I wish you every success with it!! Huge smiles and hugs, Darnell

  25. Wishing you all the luck in the world with your new venture Ang. You deserve it.

    Very pretty card.
    Love Valxxx

  26. Go girl! What exciting news - I wish you all the luck in the world. If you are stocking John's products you will have plenty of customers. We can catch up with all your news next Saturday.

    This card is beautiful - I am not surprised it was John's favourite.

    Anne (Northampton)

  27. Hi Ang

    Gorgeous card, could never get 'fed up' seeing any of your cards (or Johns!)

    Fantastic news about your website!! I'm really looking forward to the 'go live' date and well done you

    I still have quite a bit of stock left from when we had our craft shop so know exactly how time consuming the process is so, again, well done and I'm positive it will be a huge success

    Enjoy your weekend and the GP

    June x

  28. Hi Ang, good for you doing a job from home. You'll have to let us know all the details when you're up and running. Pretty card....reminded me of samples that you see in museum. Janice xx

  29. Love the pretty card and best of all no inspects were harmed... Good luck with your new venture.

  30. Hi Ang! I love this card. Anything with butterflies and dragonflys are a fave of mine! The new background on your blog is pretty too! Good luck with the website - I am sure you will do well with it!



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