Monday, 14 July 2014

House of Cards July Challenge. . . . . . Add a Bow (or more than one)

Good morning blogging chums. Hope you have been good since yesterday. 

Today's creation is my DT one for the House of Cards July Challenge which is Add a Bow. . . . . .or more than one if you fancy. Hope that you will join in or at least pop over and see what we, the DT, have come up with. There are some new DT members so it will be nice to see some different inspiration.

I actually made two cards and ummed and arrred over which to use but plumped for this one.
Will show the other in a future post.

6x6 cream card as base
First Edition Neroli 6x6 pad
The Striplet
X-Cut Extra Large Circle dies
Blue organza ribbon
Crafters Companion Vintage Floral Greetings sentiment
Docrafts blue and grey ink pad
Tumbled Glass DI pad
Blue bling
John's pearl

I saved the circle that I cut from the centre of the stripletted layer and used it on another card (coming to a Pond near you soon).

Hope this is the start of a fabulous week for you all. John's last week in Spain so spare a thought for him and also Wendy and Val who will be soooo sad to say goodbye to their pal.

Jackie D, you know how to build a gal up then bring her back to Earth again with a wallop lol! John would indeed be better on the TV than me. . . . . I have a face made for radio lol!

Saw the pics on the Paperterie blog of our lovely Hazel and Patricia with Sue Wilson. . . . . . . Sooo jealous of you girls.
Also, apologies if I'm tardy getting to some blogs. My mobile phone has gone for repair and I use it for lots of blogging activity as my tablet throws a hissy on some of the blogs I visit and won't let me comment. I have a spare phone, thankfully, but its got a smaller screen and can be temperamental so will have to fire up the laptop but probably not as frequently.

Don't forget to pop over to House of Cards folks.

Be good.

Ang x


  1. HI Ang, gorgeous card, beautiful colour and dies, it's very stylish. You SB girls are so talented, oh! and you most certainly don't have a face for radio, remember I've met you!!, have a good day, hugs Kate x

  2. Hello Ang
    This is a really pretty card. I like the way you have cut a circle out of the striplet background. The colour is lovely. Off to see the challenge cards and the photos.
    Best wishes
    Anne O

  3. Hi Ang,

    Such a beautiful card, love the colours. You have been a very clever girl, love how you have made a frame out of the striplet, that must have taken some time and it looks like it all matches up no overlap? Brilliant.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. What a beautiful card!!! Elegant and creative!! Hugs!

  5. I feel sorry for me, losing John, but my loss is your gain. Been to Ollies with him and Val this morning to buy last bits and bobs !!!!!!
    Card is gorgeous by the way.xxxxx

  6. Hi Ang! I love seeing the striplet in so many crafty variations. Turquoise is my favorite color too. Gorgeous card! Have a great day.

  7. Great card Ang and in a lovely colour. Hugs Christine xx

  8. Wow! Ang that frame is so beautiful ..... as is the whole card. Love it all, great colours.
    Hope it went well at work today

    Patricia xx

  9. Luv how you have cut through the striplet die and used it around the card - ingenious xx luv the colour combo too xx GailT xx

  10. This is really lovely Ang!! love the colour..huggles Sue xx

  11. This is BEAUTIFUL, Ang! LOVE the blue and white together and your bow is amazing! HUGS, friend! :) Mynn xx

  12. I love the way you've used the Striplet for this card Such a clever idea It's a very pretty

  13. Beautiful card Ang! Love the blue and your pretty bow!

  14. Fabulous card, do love that colour combination and the details of the added beauties.Your WOW card below is just that...."WOW"xxx
    The Journey is the Start

  15. Hi Ang. Great card, I love the turquoise/white combo and how you have cut the striplet. That looks like it took some time! Will have a go when I get back from Devon. Take care.

  16. Hi Ang,
    great card. I love what you have created with that striplet die. I keep seeing this die and am very tempted to buy it as all the cards I have seen created with one of these SW dies are fabulous.
    Can't really find time to play with my newest goodies I bought just before I took ill
    so I must find time soon, when my big load of family Birthdays are out of the way,
    and a few commissions.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. A lovely card Ang, i just love how you used the Striplets die and your bow is just perfect .

    Elaine H X

  18. Morning Ang,
    Clever use of the striplet die. Love it.

  19. Oh dear Ang, I'm so sorry you feel you only have a face for radio I'm sure you would be great on TV especially demonstrating the striplet, well this card is a case in point is it not? I hope to sort something out for the challenge but I am so pushed for time as I shall be away again next week taking mum for a little holiday. Now I must get out in the garden before it rains again so I can fill up my brown bin for collection tomorrow. It's all go! best wishes Jackie

  20. Beautiful - love every little detail! Have a lovely weekend Karen xx

  21. I like the play of the pattern behind the die cut. really really cool!

  22. The die cut is really cool and like Toni I love the pattern behind it...your bow tied so lovely and love the soft color you have choosen lovely color combo..adorable card you made Mrs Duck...

    I am from the CUTE & FUN team and new at HOC..hope you like to visiting my card with Bow...big hugs from Germany....Monika

    PS: here is the link to help you easier to visiting me post :)