December 1, 2018

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!

The end of the 6 month long DT term at House of Cards would usually mean it's time for a Blog Hop.  Today is no different in that regard, but after much thought and deliberation between HoC's owner Mynn and DT Co-ordinator Judy, they have come to the very difficult decision that this month will be the last challenge at House of Cards.

It is, of course, a decision which myself and the other Design Team members fully understand.  I'm sure we'll all continue to support both amazing ladies, as well as each other, when the doors to our House close. 

I am beyond honored to have been with the team for SEVEN terms, or 3 and half years, plus a GDT spot in early 2015 before joining that July.  And have been utterly inspired by all the amazing creations, not just from the DT, but challenge participants too!  Thank you! 

We're not done yet, and this month's challenge will run until December 15, after which the winners will be posted.  Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo...

Our hop sponsor is Beccy's Place...

Prize - $10.00AU Gift Certificate 

And here's my card, using a gorgeous poinsettia from one of Beccy's sets which I printed twice...

Card: SU's Whisper White, Basic Black, and Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Noble Ornate Pierced Squares and Intermediate Weaving dies, Die'sire Downton Abbey Bow die, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

#340 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (bow cut 3 times from cherry cobbler card and stacked)
Wk 47 AG at Polkadoodles

Here's the hop order...

House of Cards Blog
Em <--- you are here

Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prize is hidden and we'll be doing a random drawing from the blogs where it is hiding! :) 

 After you're done, we would love for you to make a creation to share with us, too.

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


  1. Gorgeous Em, love the poinsettias.
    Linda xxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful Em!!! I love the really makes it pop :) Hugs....Janie

  3. Hi Em your card is stunning. It is a shame the blog is closing. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. perfect done with the inspiration...
    love that gorgeous poinsettia
    have a wonderful christmas time
    CU hellerlittle

  5. An absolutely gorgeous take on the inspirational photo. Love the sparkle too

  6. A beautiful card with great die combinations . Thanks for sharing with us here at
    Good luck with your entry and hope we see more of you soon .
    Shirley-Anne DT

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Em!!! I love the colors ....and the sparkle gives the poinsettias a super beautiful shine!
    I wish you a wonderful Christmas time.
    Hugs, Rosi

  8. A really lovely card - and a perfect take on the inspiration photo. Sad to hear about House of Cards, but things move on I guess. Sometimes it's best to quit whilst you're ahead but am sure the blog/challenge will be missed. Apologies for a hasty comment. Blame Dudley!

    Great to see you in the Playground.


    Di xx

  9. This is a gorgeous card Em, great take on the photo, I like all the sparkle! Keep in touch.

  10. What a beautiful card! I love poinsettias and you have done yours beautifully on this card. Best wishes for your future we will miss house of cards challenges!

  11. Beautiful card - love the poinsettias!
    Have enjoyed playing with you at the House of Cards! Sorry we are closing…
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  12. Em, I love your beautiful card and your fresh poinsettias! It has been an honor and a joy to work with you on House of Cards in so many ways. I was so happy for you when you became a team leader, (even though I was sad to see you leave Group 3). Now I am sad to see our monthly challenge blog close its doors. I will miss you all very much. Take care, and keep crafting, and keep in touch!
    Take care!


I love to read your comments. Thanks for taking time to leave them!

Em xxx