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22 August, 2016

Sail Away With Me

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Continuing the summer theme, today's card features a dreamy sailboat.  When I created the card I had no idea that the timing would be perfect.  Why?  Because it's my birthday on Friday and I'm taking a day off to celebrate on Wednesday for a river cruise with a friend!


Card: Dapper Denim (base), Whisper White, Pacific Point and So Saffron
Ink: Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim
Stamp sets: Swirly Bird
Tools and embellishments: Swirly Scribbles thinlits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals (one behind the sails of the boat)

Challenges...
#243 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#186 Vacation at DL.ART
#171 By or under the sea at Crafty Cardmakers

I'll be back on Friday with a special creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 August, 2016

Twine and or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's use twine or colors with this inspiration...



Here's a reminder of my cards...



Full details can be found in my original post here.

I'd love you to take a look at what my teamies have got for you...


I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


15 August, 2016

Swirly Scribble Butterfly

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is another super-QACAS card.  This time teaming 3 of my favorites; Swirly Scribbles, Thankful Thoughts and Papillon Potpourri...


Card: Dapper Denim and Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Stamp sets: Thankful Thoughts and Papillon Potpourri
Tools and embellishments: Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Elegant Butterfly punch
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
Linky Party #19 at Crop Stop
#206 AG at Addicted to Stamps and More
#242 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


12 August, 2016

More Fresh Fruity Flowers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Following on from Monday's post, today's is similar, but uses the smaller "fruit segment" stamp from the set...


I love the color combo of Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim, and love the look of the random, stamped off, QACAS card. I hope you'll agree that it shows the versatility of the stamp set?

Card: Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White
Ink: Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim
Stamp sets: Fresh Fruit
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
Thankful Thursday #186 at DL.ART
AG at TTCRD
#324 AAG at Craft your passion

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


08 August, 2016

Fresh Fruity Flowers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card will hopefully show you that I'm not completely crazy. It's another example of thinking outside the (fruit) box, with a stamp set, for another QACAS card...


As soon as I saw the Fresh Fruit stamp set, I saw the flower petals in the fruit segments and couldn't wait to try them out.

Card: Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Fresh Fruit
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#262 Pastels at HIMCR
July/ August at MHK Designs
#188 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#242/ 243 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#185 AG at DL.ART

I'll be back on Friday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


05 August, 2016

For A Deer One

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Yes, the post title IS another play on words, and yes, there are TWO deer on the card. They are from the beautiful scenic Stampin' Up! stamp set, In the Meadow, and the card was created for someone who is very dear to me...


I colored the deer and mountains with ink and blender pens, then filled in the scene with watercolor using an aqua painter. I have to say I LOVE the look and hope you do too?

Card: Watercolor paper and Early Espresso
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (outline and sentiment), Crumb Cake (deer), Smoky Slate (mountains), Tempting Turquoise (lake and sky) and Pear Pizzazz (grass)
Stamp sets: In the Meadow
Tools and embellishments: Blender Pens, Aqua Painters
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
AG at Incy Wincy Designs
AAG at TTCRD
August Linky at DL.ART

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 August, 2016

Twine and/or Colors for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards. Use twine and/or colors from the inspiration image...


And here are the two cards I've created, using the colors as inspiration...


I love the inlay technique, and these didn't take long at all. Fiddly, yep, but so much frun too.

Card: Cherry Cobbler (base), Whisper White (topper and beneath the roses), Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Smoky Slate
Stamp sets: Rose Wonder
Tools and embellishments: Rose Thinlits and Swirly Scribbles
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#187 CYOC Sights of Summer at 613 Avenue Create
#240-241 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#240 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.