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May 23, 2018

Cascading Butterfly Tower Twofer

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!

Tower cards are very popular right now, so during last weekend's rare venture to my craft desk, I had to give them a try.   The style is so easy and versatile and I can see me creating a lot of them.


Both cards are pretty much mirror images of each other using one of my favorite die sets and I love them both, but have you got a favorite?

Card: Unbranded white and SU's Peekaboo Peach (yep, I wrongly said it was Perfect Peach last week... oops!)
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Cascading Butterflies and CE pearls

Challenges...
#212 Things with wings at Crafty Cardmakers
#209 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#48 AG at CARDZ TV
AG at TTCRD
#166 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


May 20, 2018

Shaped Card & 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 to create a shaped card and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my cards...






Full details can be found on the original post here

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


May 17, 2018

Butterfly Twofer

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!

A quick post this morning before I head to my much neglected craft desk.  I got there yesterday to create a couple cards for the latest Twofer challenge...


The hearts on this one are the fall away pieces from a couple of the butterflies...


Card: Unbranded white card blanks, unbranded watercolor paper pad (gasp), and SU Perfect Peach
Ink: Salty Ocean and Wild Honey Distress Inks
Stamp sets: SU's Flourishing Phrases
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Cascading Butterflies, and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
#5 Butterflies at Twofer Card Challenge
#100 with the letter H at Butterfly Challenge
AG at TTCRD
#326 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#5 at Crafter's Castle

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


May 9, 2018

MHKDesigns Majestic Medallion

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments.  I treasure each and every one of you. 

The card I'm sharing today is the one I had scheduled for my regular MHKDesigns Designer Inspiration spot, and although the stamp set is not available, I wanted to show you.


This was my first attempt at changing the color of the sentiment, so it's inadvertently a little greener than intended, but still, not bad for a first attempt!

Card: Unbranded white and SU's So Saffron
Dies and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Pacific Ocean Border and Corners, and St. Kitts from the Caribbean Collection, and pearls from my stash

Challenges...
May linky at CropStop
#351 Freestyle at HIMCR
#5 AG at Crafter's Castle

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



May 1, 2018

Shaped Card & 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.  This month we're asking you to create a shaped card, and or use the colors from the inspiration image...


I went with shape and a couple of the colors for my cards...





Yep, I took the inspiration a step further and created some shaped easel cards!

Card: Unbranded white and SU Flirty Flamingo
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Porto and Sintra from the Portuguese Collection and Striped Nasturtiums from the Finishing Touches collection, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#198 May Flowers at CAS-ual Fridays
#325 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#56 Flowers at Always Fun Challenges

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


Thank You Mynn Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

It's the first of the month which would usually mean it's time for a new challenge at MHKDesigns, and also for a new set release.  But sadly, Mynn, the very talented owner of MHKDesigns and card creating genius, has made the very tough decision to close the blog (the Etsy store will remain open for the time being at least, but nothing new will be added to it) to focus on what's important to her, her life as a teacher.

The news came as quite a shock to myself and the other DT members, but it's a decision we totally support.  And because most of us already had our cards created for today, we've decided to instead make it a blog hop to say thank you to Mynn for all she's done for us.  The hop order is further down the post, but first I'd like to share a little of what Mynn means to me...

I've known her for years after initially coming across her other challenge blog, House of Cards, (which I've now been on the DT for for 3 years), and she is one of my closest friends.  She really is remarkable, and although she apologized profusely for the news coming just months into my first term with MHKDesigns, there really was no need for her to so.  Because, as I've said, she's had my back for years, and now it's time for me to support her in the way she has always supported me.

Mynn, I really cannot thank you enough!

Here's what would have been our inspiration photo for this month...



And here's my card, created using the digi set Majestic Medalions which unfortunately won't be added to the store...


MHK Designs Digi Stamp set: Majestic Medalions colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Sydney from the Australian Collection, and Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen

Before we get to the hop, it would be remiss of me, as the "last" member of the DT, to not mention all who have gone before me... Alicia, Asmah, Donna, Jerrie, Katie, Lilian, Lorie, Michele, Monica, NanaConnie, and Tasha... all of whom helped make MHKDesigns what it was... bursting with talent!

Hop order...

Em (you are here)
Mynn (not posting)

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


April 20, 2018

CAS Floral Corner & 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 to create a CAS floral corner and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here

Challenges...
#4 at Crafter's Castle

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