Monday, 31 March 2014

House of Cards 5th Week. . . . .and Striplet Card 358 (the addiction continues)

Good afternoon one and all. Hope you are all well. My forehead still has a dent and even though there's no bruise, its still sore. I should explain, for those who thought "why didn't the daft mare put the light on?" the drawers in question are next to the bed and I must have been right on the edge and I pitched forward as I got up and no light in reach.

Now, today's card is for the House of Cards 5th week challenge (please click here to have a look) which is a photo inspiration challenge and here's the photo. . . . . . . . 

Now, typical me, I picked out the bolder colours from the photo for my creation.

The base card is white and A5. I topped this with a lovely bright blue PMD card and used a Hobbycraft flower border punch on the top and bottom edges.
I cut the Striplet (sorry, I'm still in addiction therapy) from a strip of more blue card and matted it onto lime green PMD card and then white. This was then added to the left hand side of the blue base.
Then I cut lots of the HC Delicate Asters from white card, shaped them and dusted the tips with Broken China Distress Ink and added green bling to the centres. The leaves were cut from more lime green card.

The sentiment tag is one of the SB Fancy Tags, heat embossed in white. I put this slightly above centre, then arranged the flowers above and below.
Bling added to the corners and tag ends and voila!!!

It was nice to use the bright zesty colours. Hope you didn't need sunglasses hahaha!

That's all today folks. Hope you feel inspired to enter the challenge but please pop and have a look at what my talented team mates have come up with.

Ang x


  1. Good morning/afternoon Ang, sorry I have been missing inaction for a few days. Went on a Hougie Workshop on Friday which was very good, church Easter fayre on Saturday, Sincerely Yours show at Thetford yesterday - and a phone call this morning to say I had won one of the raffle prizes!! And now a lovely summery card to brighten up this funny day, its warm here and the washing is moving slightly but it is very grey and looks like rain. Your NEC stash looked interesting, all I really went for yesterday was card for a workshop but a few other bits did just slip in. Young Lewis did well yesterday didn't he - but I did find myself fast forwarding the tape at times!! Bye for now, Jackie

  2. Gorgeous Ang, love that die and will have to borrow Johns. Adore the flowers too, xxxx

  3. Great card Ang, so interesting what someone picks from a photo inspiration. Also had a quick look at your new stash, plenty of bling and interesting items added. Love your flowers also. Hope your head feels better soon. xx Flora

  4. Oh poor you Ang, Alistairs's side of the bed sounds the same as yours with the chest of drawers right up against it and I'm aslways afraid he will toss and turn and whack his head of it, but there is nowhere else to put it,I hope your head pain goes soon.
    Lovely card, and typical you to take the bold colours, but, I love your card and it's design, and the shades of colours are fabby, take care, hugs Kate x

  5. Good afternoon Ang , love your card and your choice of the two bold colours is great, and of course the Asters are beautiful I think no matter what colour or card they are cut from they always look good. Hope the head gets better soon. Hazel xx

  6. Good afternoon Ang, another beautiful card. Love the colours, the flowers and the use of that Die that I still have not taken out of its packet.
    Hope the head is on the mend.
    John is nursing a bruise and a black eye. Thomas and John tried to header a football, both missed and banged heads.
    You would think a grown man would have more sense .......... !!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Patricia xx

  7. Hi there Ang - I love these two bright colours together especially with the lime green showing through the die cut. A gorgeous card altogether.

    Sorry about your forehead by the way, sounds a really nasty way to wake up!!!!! I do hope it has stopped thumping by now.

    Oh and thanks to Christine I have managed to become a follower of you blog - I am now feeling much calmer! Blossom sends her love from a haze in the corner of the room - know what I mean????

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  8. Hi Ang, your card is gorgeous - love those strong colors and the pretty asters! Hope you feel better soon! Have a great week, hugs, Cornelia

  9. Gorgeous! I will never tire of seeing the Strip - it is so classy. Love the bright colours you have used here. Wish I lived near enough to PMD to check out their card. Those colours are so lush! Karen x

  10. Hi Ang!! fab card lurveeeeeeee the colours..hope your head is feeling much better...Thought it was only me that did things like that LOL huggles Sue J xxx

  11. Great punch work. Love the flowers with just a hint of blue. Great job.

  12. This is gorgeous Ang, love the colours which are one of my favourite combinations. The design is fabulous and you have done a great job on the flowers. Beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  13. I just adore your artful use of dies! The bold colors are amazing, too! This is beautiful! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

  14. Hi Ang
    Wow! Just gorgeous I love those bright bold colours. I relented and bought the striplet die and must admit it does make a really good card. Made my Mother's Day card using it and my mum was so pleased with it! I will try and post it on my blog to see what you think.
    Hugs Sue C x

  15. Morning Ang,
    Great card love your strong bold colours, just what we expect from you Ang.

  16. Hang on !! cant find me sunglasses i,didn't think i would need them with all the fog around this morning .........

    Wow, what a lovely happy cheerful card Ang , i am loving the color combo and your Asters with the dusty tips .

    Hope your heads a lot better today , sending you big hugs
    Elaine H X

  17. Hi Ang,

    Love, love, love the colours. Colours I wouldn't use myself - but I will now!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  18. Hi Ang, Just thought I would let you know I have taken the plunge and entered a card in this challenge. Didn't know how to do it so wrote to Mynnette and she said I could send my piccie via email to her and she would do the necessary. Exciting!! bye for now, Jackie

  19. Ouch that sounds like it hurt a lot. Hope your dent is better soon . Love, love your interpretation of the picture. Have already commented on one of your team mates makes and how different your cards are too. Gorgeous Asters. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. I sort of knew the Azalea was a Camellia just typing it came out misspelt. I blame the drink myself.!!

  20. Hi ang your card is lovely! I'm loving the bright blue it really looks gorgeous! The flowers look great too ;)
    Vic x

  21. Stipulating to you how awesome this is....the colours are just wow the design...just simply gorgeousness flows from your cards...
    How's the weather treating you....We are still having heat and more heat....they say it's got to do with climate

  22. I just love this card!! Great colors and design!!

  23. have just found your blog from John next door 's blog .Can see why you love this die ,it's fab ,all these dies are .Love the background ones too ,make a card nearly on there own .Love the blog and will be checking back ,Laura O

  24. So beautiful and the colors are gorgeous!
    Sandy xx