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20 September, 2017

Text 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 to include text and or colors with this inspiration...


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


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.


01 September, 2017

Text and/or Colors at 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 use text, and or colors from the inspiration image...


And here's my card...


Card: Thick whisper white, baked brown sugar, early espresso and cherry cobbler from SU
Ink: SU's soft suede
Stamp sets: unbranded
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble ornate pierced squares and M and C Boutique birdcage dies, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#295-296 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#35 AAG at Polkadoodles
#138 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


20 August, 2017

Flowers 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 to include flowers and or colors with this inspiration...


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


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.


16 August, 2017

Bora Bora Background

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!

The Pacific Ocean Bora Bora die isn't just for focal elements.  Nope.  It can be used for backgrounds too...


All those hexis are a great way to use up larger card snippets, so I can see this type of background being used a lot.

Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Pacific Collection Bora Bora and CE pearls

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR
#32 AAG at Polkadoodles

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


09 August, 2017

Triple Pacific Frame

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!

I'm sure by now you'll know how much I love the Pacific Ocean Background by Sue Wilson?  Today's card shows how one element can be used to create a totally different look...


To get the placement of the center frame, I glued another in place, then raised the second over it using foam pads.

Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white
Tools and embellishments: Pacific Ocean Background and Borders and Corners, and pearls from Creative Expressions

Challenges...
#293-294 at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#200 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#31 AAG at Polkadoodles
No Words at Incy Wincy

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


02 August, 2017

Bora Bora

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!

Some of you will have seen this card last week after I messed up my scheduling, so some comments are already here and again I thank you for those!


Card: SU's whisper white and flirty flamingo.  The pale pink was recycled from a gift I received!
Tools and embellishments: Pacific Ocean Borders and Corners, and Bora Bora, and Creative Expressions Pearls

Challenges...

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


01 August, 2017

Flowers and/or Colors at 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 use flowers, and or colors from the inspiration image...


I've used the colors and flowers for my card...


Card: SU's whisper white and rich razzleberry
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble Ornate Pierced Squares, SU's Petite Petals punch, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#261 AG at Brown Sugar
#184 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#170 AG at Crafting from the heart

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


26 July, 2017

Pacific Vellum Background

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!

Taking my last Pacific Ocean Background card a step further, I've backed the frames with vellum and added flowers, pearls and a sentiment...


Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white, and vellum
Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Stamp sets: Memories are Made by Die'sire
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Pacific Ocean Background, SU's Petite Petals punch, and Creative Expressions pearls

Challenges...
#291-292 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#133 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#260 Layers at Brown Sugar

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


20 July, 2017

Stripes 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 to include stripes and or colors with this inspiration...


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


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.


05 July, 2017

Pacific Ocean Background

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!

The card I'm sharing today was the first I created while playing with a NBUS die set, the Pacific Ocean Background by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.


I love the intricacy of the frames and how stunning they look simply layered together.

Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white
Tools and embellishments: Pacific Ocean Background

Challenges...
#199 Monochrome at 613 Avenue Create
#257 AG at Brown Sugar
#26 AG at Polkadoodles

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


01 July, 2017

Stripes and/or Colors at 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, and I'm honored to be starting my 4th term among such a great group of talented designers.  This month we're asking you to use stripes, and or colors from the inspiration image...


And here's my card.  Instead of octagons in the inspiration image I've gone with hexagons and shimmery colors; aiming for a subtle sun-kissed look...


Card: Unbranded soft yellow and gold shimmer
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Pacific Ocean Bora Bora die for Creative Expressions, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#182 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#129 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#26 AAG at Polkadoodles

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




28 June, 2017

W-O-W Hot Air Balloon

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!

I love white-on-white, or W-O-W cards and love how this one looks...


I used a couple foam pads in the center of the vellum backed balloon to add some dimension, while adhering the sides with wet glue.

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White, Glimmer Paper and vellum
Tools and embellishments: SU's Up & Away thinlits

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#129 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#287 - 288 at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


21 June, 2017

Sparkly Summer Ballons

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!

Hot air balloons are a wonderful sight at this time of year, and to celebrate the official arrival of summer today, I've added some sparkle...



Card: SU's Pacific Point, Glimmer Paper and vellum
Tools and embellishments: Up & Away thinlits

Challenges...
#305 Feminine at HIMCR
Sparkle or Shine at Incy Wincy Designs
AG at TTCRD

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


14 June, 2017

Jeweled Frame Inlay

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!

I'm sure by now you know how much I love the Jeweled Frame dies from Spellbinders?  If not, take another look at some recent posts.  Grin.  Today's card takes things up a notch...


Card: SU's Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Basic Black
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame, and SU rhinestones

Challenges...
285-286 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#23 AAG at Polkadoodles
#254 AG at Brown Sugar Challenges

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


07 June, 2017

More Summer Blooms

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 cards are in the same style as these from a couple weeks ago, with the addition of butterflies...



Card: SU's Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Soft Suede
Stamp and dies: SU's Thoughtful Branches bundle, Creative Expression's Butterfly Circle

Challenges...

#9 AG at The Flower Challenge
AG at Incy Wincy Designs
#283 & 284 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


01 June, 2017

End of Term Blog Hop at 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 end of term at House of Cards, so that means it's time for a new challenge and the end of term blog hop!  This month's theme is anything goes, or you can take inspiration from the image...


I'm using an image from hop sponsor...

And here's my card

Card: SU's So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Spectrum Noir markers: TB3, TB6 & TB8 (tail, bra and beads), GB3 & GB4 (hair), FS4 & FS5 (skin), TN1 (shell), TN1, TN3 & TN5 (sand), IB1 (sky), and CR1 (lips)
Digi: Meirenyu from Digistamps4Joy 
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame, and SU pearls

Here's the hop order...
 Donna 
 Em <--- you are here! 
 Heather 
 Jane 
 Judy 
Michele 
 Nancy 
 Paula 
 Rocky 
 Rosi 
Shawna 
 Shirley 
Sue N. 
 Susan 

Challenges...
#21 AAG at Polkadoodles
#180 AG at Artistic Inspirations
AG at TTCRD

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


24 May, 2017

Summer Blooms

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 hard to believe that we're almost 6 months into the year, but to celebrate summer's arrival today's cards are inspired by the vibrant colors at this time of year...



Card: SU's Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Soft Suede
Stamp and die set: SU's Thoughtful Branches bundle

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#20 AAG at Polkadoodles
#284-285 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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


20 May, 2017

Sequins 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 to include sequins and or colors with this inspiration...



Here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found in my original post here.

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


17 May, 2017

Jeweled Frame with Butterflies

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, today's cards ARE created with one of the two frames in the Spellbinders' Jeweled Frames dies.  Finally!



I promise you'll see the third and biggest frame in the set soon!

Card: SU's Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame and Creative Expressions Butterfly Circle dies

Challenges...
#281-282 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#79 Layers at Butterfly Challenge
Black & white + 1 at Incy Wincy

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