Monday, 15 September 2014

House of Cards September Challenge. . . . .Photo Inspiration

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well.

Glad you liked my latest Striplet offering. Its still one of my favourite dies.

Now today's offering is my DT creation for House of Cards September Challenge and we hope you will join in by taking your inspiration from the following photo. . . . . . . . . 

Soon as I saw it, I thought of a particular First Edition pad I had, Family Ties. As it was a 12x12 pad, I had extra paper left to make a matching gift box too.

White A5 card base
Orange Lidl card
First Edition Family Ties 12x12 pad
SB Decorative Labels 8
SB Labels 28
SB Matting Basics A
Crafters Companion sentiment
Bundled Sage DI
Yellow satin ribbon

Don't forget to pop over to House of Cards to check out the challenge.

Before I skidaddle, wasn't it great to see our John's fabulous cards alongside Sue Wilson's on C&C at the weekend? Well done John and well deserved. He's going to have a fab time demoing at Ally Pally this coming weekend.

Hope this is the start of a wonderful week for all of you.

Ang x


  1. How pretty!!! I wish I could get a pretty card like that with a matching gift box for my birthday tomorrow:)

  2. Ang, this is amazing! The colours and patterns are a perfect fit for the photo and I love your intricate little frames, so pretty! Love the matching bag, it's so perfect I would have thought it was store-bought!

    Silly question, but who is John? big hugs :)

  3. Hi Ang, great colours in this card and bag, like you I like to stock up on Lidl's card stock.
    I agree, great to see John's cards on TV, I am sure he will be there himself soon.
    (Pamellia, check out John Next Door, then you can join us in admiration of his talent)
    Janice W

  4. Good afternoon Ang,
    I am not an orange person, but I actually like that pretty paper/card you have used.
    Great Gift Bag & Card.

    Patricia x

  5. Ang, this card and gift bag are gorgeous. You really have captured the colours and theme from your inspiration card. John's cards were great and nice of sue Wilson to mention him yesterday afternoon. Am hoping to go to ally Sally this weekend but not too sure at the moment. Janice x

  6. Hi Ang, stunning card and gift bag, the papers are gorgeous, my sort of colours too, hugs Kate x

  7. Great card Ang, stunning colours. love the matching gift bag.

    John will have a fabulous time I am sure, glad hes getting noticed at last. Sadly I wont be going this weekend but I hope those who do have a fab time.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Fabulous card and box Mrs Duck! Love that paper, you have interpreted the inspiration photo so well. Michelle x

  9. Lovely, bright and cheery on a grey day - although the sun did break through about 4.30 xx a lovely card and bag xx GailT xx

  10. Hi Ang! I love the card and gift bag combination! Gorgeous use of the colors from the inspiration! Have a great day!

  11. Just so bright and cheerful, lovely combo .X

  12. Such a bright and festive project. Love the paper and the die cuts are perfect for both the card and box. Excellent work. - Jim

  13. Sorry Ang, a bit too bright for me but it definitely sticks to the brief.
    I got a lump in my throat at the weekend when Sue mentioned John's name. The lad's definitely arrived.
    Love Val x

  14. Hi Ang. Great card and gift bag, that paper is perfect for the challenge. It was so good to see John's cards wasn't it. I am hoping to see him at Ally Pally on Saturday. Take care.

  15. Morning Ang,
    Perfect colours for the brief, not colours I would use but the card and bag is very striking. Yes and it was good to here John get a mention.

  16. Good morning Ang, yes back again and haven't I missed out being away last week. I caught one of Sue's shows and saw some of John's cards. To think he might have had goosebumps well, as you said above I'm sure we all think of him as "our John" . I love what you have done for the challenge, a real burst of brightness. Best wishes Jackie

  17. Ang, these are GORGEOUS! LOVE the paper you used and the colors are so bold and bright! Fabulous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  18. Hi Ang I love,Love your card and Bag,love the colour.
    Yes " Our John" Sue giving him credit,well deserved,and seeing his cards,the tears were flowing down my face..

  19. Great card I will now look more closely at photos for inspiration So glad for John to get the credit He has so earned it and by name too not just "one of the design team"

  20. What a great set! I love the vintage kitchen theme!