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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.


April 9, 2018

MHKDesigns Caring Crocus

Hi everyone,

I'm honored to be sharing my latest New Release card for MHKDesigns, both here and over on the MHKDesigns blog.  You can purchase this month's new release, Caring Crocus, at the MHKDesigns Etsy store


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded White, SU's Rich Razzleberry and a scrap of silver glimmer
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Dies and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Butterfly Circle and St. Kitts from the Caribbean Collection, and Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges...

CFC #196 Spring Fever at CAS-ual Fridays
Wk 14 AG at Polkadoodles
#208 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon on my own blog with another creation, and next month on MHK Designs, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, our current challenge can be found here.


April 4, 2018

Lacy Floral Birthday

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 the big, bold HAPPY I've used as the centerpiece of today's card.  That's not to say I don't love the rest of it, and I hope you do too?


Card: Unbranded White and snippets of SU's Rich Razzleberry and Emerald Envy
Ink: Dusty Concord and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks
Stamp sets: SU's Happy Celebrations
Tools and embellishments: SU's Ribbon of Courage Thinlits... yep, they have the floral elements too, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#346 Freestyle at HIMCR
Nature and all of its beauty at Incy Wincy Designs
#94 AG at Dies R Us
AG at Crafty Sentiments

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


April 1, 2018

CAS Floral Corner & or Colors for HOC

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 CAS floral corner, and or use the colors from the inspiration image...


I went with the floral corner, so here's my card...


Card: Unbranded White base, and scraps of SU's Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Striped Nasturtiums and Trailing Ivy (both from the Finishing Touches collection), CE black pearls, and Neuvo Aqua Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#323 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#162 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


MHKDesigns April Challenge

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 first of the month so that means it's time for a new challenge at MHKDesigns, and also for a new set release.  So before we get to this month's inspiration image, here's the new release...



Here's our inspiration photo for this month...


And here's my card...

Remember, you can use any products in your creation, but if you use any digis or papers from the store, the challenge becomes anything goes.

MHKDesigns Digi Stamp set: Caring Crocus
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Sintra from the Portuguese Collection, and Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen

Challenges...

CFC196 Spring Fever at CAS-ual Fridays
AG at TTCRD
#162 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


March 28, 2018

Thanks A Latte

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!

Those of you who know me well, will know I LOVE my coffee!  And the only thing better than that is sharing a cup with those I love, so this card was created with one such occasion in mind, albeit a couple years after the event!  Grin.


Card: Unbranded white card base, and snippets of SU's Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: SU's Soft Suede, and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Stamp sets: SU's Coffee Cafe and Timeless Textures
Tools and embellishments: SU's Coffee Thinlits

Challenges...
#322 Use Snippets at Pixies Snippets Playground
#326-327 AG at Word Art Wednesday
Wk12 AG at Polkadoodles

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


March 20, 2018

Colored Pencils & 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 use colored pencils on dark card 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

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


March 14, 2018

Rory's Lucky Clover

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 was lucky enough to win the image used in today's card in challenge sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle a couple months ago, along with a few others which I've not yet created anything with.  I've always loved the character, Rory, since I first came across her during my time on the DT of 613 Avenue Create, so for me she was an obvious selection as part of my prize.

I've colored her up in my sister, Gayle's, favorite colors, and indeed to look like the incredible lady herself.  Why incredible?  Having overcome a number of physical and mental challenges in recent years, she's now battling an incredibly rare and aggressive breast cancer.

I know I don't need to ask, but please send up a prayer and or positive thought for her.


Card: Unbranded White
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: Rory's Lucky Clover digi from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella (it is there, I promise!)

Challenges...
#11 AG at Pause Dream Enjoy
#38 AG at CARDZ TV
#143 AG at Creative Fingers

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


March 9, 2018

MHKDesigns Blessed Lily

Hi everyone,

I'm honored to be sharing my latest New Release card for MHKDesigns, both here and over on the MHKDesigns blog.  You can purchase this month's new release, Blessed Lily, at the MHKDesigns Etsy store


And here's my card...

Markers: Spectrum Noir
Dies and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Porto from the Portuguese Collection (outer for the image, then the outer and detail cut 3 times for the frame)

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#18 AG at The Flower Challenge
#276 Spring or Easter at Brown Sugar Challenge

I'll be back soon on my own blog with another creation, and next month on MHK Designs, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, our current challenge can be found here.