Monday, 21 April 2014

House of Cards April Challenge. . . . . .CAS/Classic and Elegant

Good morning Duckadees, me again. Blog posts from me, like waiting for a bus. . . . . you wait for ages and then two come along at once lol!
Hope you all had a splendid Easter Sunday. Cheesy Puffs (prefer them to chocolate) roast turkey dinner followed by bread and butter pudding made with hot cross buns and Sue Wilson and the Chinese GP on the box. . . . . . . .happy days!
Mr D did buy me chocolate as well but most of it was his favourites (I'm a Galaxy girl by choice) in the knowledge he will get to eat most of it.

Now, today's card is my DT one for House of Cards April Challenge. This months challenge is this sketch. . . . .

As you will notice, The Striplet has an outing again (you can't keep a good Striplet down).
The base card is A5 white card. I used my black marker pen to do my faux black layer again (times are hard!) and topped this with a slightly smaller layer of First Edition Neroli 8x8 paper. I was very lucky to be able to pick up a few Neroli pads in a sale at work for much cheapness and I love em.
I cut The Striplet out of this, slightly above centre (you have to extend the pattern) I then stuck this to the card base.
I made the frame using the different size SB Captivating Squares. The centre piece was heat embossed with Stampendous white powder and this was stuck flat to the card. The frame was foam padded to give it depth.

The paper I used is double sided so I used the reverse of the offcut  to cut the smallest die of the set as an embellishment. I then made a few dots around the edge of the centre using a white gel pen and added a few of John's Chinese Pearls in the corners.
It still looked lacking so that is why I added the strip of black card across the centre of The Striplet, cut with my dear Mum's pincking shears (I can sense her finger wagging from her cloud!) and more JCP added across its middle.

I hope you like it and also that you will pop over to HOC here and see what my DT chums have come up with. Be lovely to see you join in the challenge too. Our own Jackie D got top 5 last time so even if you haven't got a blog, you can enter by email.

Will be back later in the week (doing extra hours this week to cover someone on leave) with Mr D's Easter pressie and a snap of Wendy's blog prize. . . . . Hope its stuff she will like.

Meantime, lets be careful out there.

Ang x


  1. Sooo elegant Ang. I really love this. And you are starting to make me think about the striplets now and I really could do without buying anything else just yet!! The colours are very effective too. Must try the marker technique. It makes it much flatter for posting, like I do with the edges of my SB Labels. Don't work too hard!! Hugs Christine xx

  2. Fantastic card , great paper x

  3. Snap!! Two great minds and all that!!! I have posted a Striplet card.
    Absolutely brilliant I love the beautiful paper as well as what you have done with the Die.
    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Patricia xxx

  4. You knocked it out of the park with this card. Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the pearls and the beautiful frame and of course the striplet too. Have a great day Ang.

  5. Gorgeously stylish card here Ang, love your colour theme and the dies are so beautiful, hugs Kate x

  6. lovely card ,this striplet is coming in so handy.Laura O

  7. Beautiful card - luv everything about it and using one of my favourite SB dies (although I have soooo many favourites)!! I have ordered the Striplet die and it arrived on Friday morning - not done anything with it yet but getting lots of inspiration from all the blogs as it is very popular at the mo xx luvin the backing paper too - its fab xx enjoy what is left of the Easter break xx GailT xx
    Ang my e-mail address is - if you don't mind sending me a line then I will put you in my contacts and reply re: travel info etc xx

  8. This is a lovely card Ang that striplet die is so nice..might have to check it out LOL hope you had a fabby weekend and dont work too hard...huggles Sue xx

  9. LOVE the beautiful colors and layering, friend! This is absolutely gorgeous and oh so elegant!!! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

  10. A very elegant card.The colors used a just perfect on the card. Very well done.

  11. Good morning Ang. Loving everything about this card so I'm sure you will do well. Still haven't seen the GP. Thought I'd watch on 301 last night only to find snooker despite the schedule saying GP!! Will find time sometime on the computer. Have a good day. best wishes Jackie

  12. Glad you had a great Easter, I did too. I went mad and ordered the other striplet (I already have this one) the two flower sets and the decorative bow set! Since C&C charge me £7.99 to have them sent to Ireland, I ordered mine from Joanna Sheen, who doesn't charge a penny! (which is why I bought the bow set). Love the card, and I'm dying for my things to arrive so I can play!

  13. Hi Ang,
    Lovely card, really do like the striplet die, you and John using so much made me get one too, now I need the other striplet as well.

  14. Lovely card Ang ,im loving these Striplet creations
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  15. Hi Ang,

    Stunning card again as were Sundays, only just getting round to all the posts lol! Love the wave effect on the cards ,must give this a go sometime.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Such a pretty and elegant card!!!

  17. Nothing wrong with a bit of faux so long as you can't see the darning! Fabulous card. very elegant and once upon a time pinking shears was the only bit of decorative cutting you could get hold of!! hugs Mrs A.
    Ah yes. I was going to tell you an egg story...............

  18. Maybe not quite as yummy as your egg but deliciously elegant!
    sandy xx