Wednesday, 1 April 2015

House of Cards April Challenge. . . . . . .

Good morning my little paddling chums and Happy April Fools Day. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Hello too to new visitors who have kindly left comments.

I'm here with a DT card as today is the start of April's challenge at House of Cards and the theme is . . . . . . . . 

                                                 Add a butterfly &/or colour challenge

Hope you can pop and have a look at my team mates creations and also why not join in?

Well, I decided to go down just the butterfly route as you know I don't do bright colours. . . . . . . . yes, I can hear you all howling with laughter hahaha!!
The butterflies are actually set into apertures created by cutting the SB Elizabeth Border Strip outer edge from the top layer but the way the shadows fall from the lighting, it gives the illusion that they are mounted on toppers, particularly on the snap below. . . . . . . .

White card (Lime Tree)
Plum card (Lidl)
Sue Wilson Cygnus Gemini die
SB Elizabeth Border Strip
SB Jewel Flowers and Flourishes (butterflies only)
Woodware sentiment stamp
Mei Flower gold teeny bling
Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany DI

On the above photo, you can see the apertures.

I hope that you like my interpretation of the theme and that you can come and join in with the challenge.

I must apologise for being behind with my visits to those of you with blogs. Jeepers, this work mularky plays havoc with your blog life!!! I will endeavour to catch up during today.
Thank you all for your best wishes for my new job. As I am training, its 2 full weeks of 8.45 to 17.45 (thankfully, I have a day off today!!!) before I start my part time hours. I'm shattered already and we're only half way through week one lol!!!

Mr D's snorty sniffles have been disturbing my sleep too, which doesn't help but a least I haven't developed anything more than a sniff myself and he is feeling better. . . . . . . . . I think he had a touch of flu, as some of you thought, too and he thanks you all for your kind concern (I think he felt quite touched by your lovely comments). Wendy, I think he may be a bit hormonal too. . . well, he did want bling on his card lol!!!

Well, time to keep an eye on the weather as I have washing out and I know rain is to come at some point.

Have a good day folks and will see you tomorrow (hopefully) for the next MAWTT challenge. . . . . . see, I'm like buses, not one for ages then 2 in a row lol!!!

Ang x

Ps. . . . .yes Jackie, whooda thought Ferrari on the top step of the podum. I bet the beautiful Fernando thinks he had another knock on his head about 8 months ago now lol!!! . . . . . apologies non F1 fans.


  1. This is beautiful Ang!! Wow, those are some really loud colours, I'm with you...sticking to the butterfly portion of the challenge! lol Love the fancy border at the bottom, looks like a Cinderella dress and I love how you framed your little butterflies with the negative windows! Stunning!! Hugs from across the pond :)

  2. Gorgeous and so elegant!!! Love those butterflies and your design is superb!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. A beautiful card Ang, would work well with any of the colours in the challenge. Glad work is going ok and that hubby is feeling better. I don't know where the time goes- quarter of the year gone already. Janice xxx

  4. What a lovely elegant card Mrs Duck! I'm just catching up too LOL huggles Sue xxx

  5. Beautiful card Ang, and oh yes we know you don't do bright colours!!! Yeh that's right Ha,Ha Hazel x

  6. Stunning card Ang, love the butterflies inside the apertures. Bright colours...yeah right! lol! Excellent design. Job training sound tough but hopefully once you are on your rota things will get better.

    Love &hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hi Ang,
    Beautiful design for a gorgeous card. Glad Mr D is on the mend and hasn't given you it. Remember, a rubber mallet is very good if he keeps you awake at night. It's kept my marriage going for over 48 years!!! (only kidding.....well!)
    I wish I understood what you are writing about GP, Ferrari, Podium, is this some new language, or another way of saying "watching paint dry". (I bet you block me from your blog now!)
    Maureen xx

  8. Good afternoon Ang, I just LOVE your beautiful card.
    Everything is stunning, bright colours ...... I see no bright colours. I know you don't like using them ...... who said that???
    Patricia xxx

  9. This is gorgeous Ang and I like how you've set the butterflies into apertures Glad Mr D is on the mend and as you say only 2 weeks of long hours Just remember the end result will be less hours and more free time I'm not into F1 myself but I have a future son in law who is so I get a blow by blow account!

  10. Quite unique Ang, gorgeous card, xxxx

  11. Fab card Mrs D and luv how you have placed the butterflies in the apertures very different - can see what you mean about the eyes deceiving you in the photo where they look as though they are seated on toppers xx glad Mr D is on the mend and you haven't gone down with the lurgy! xx GailT xx

  12. Mrs D or Ang
    woooowww I love the repeated of butterfly and that border
    you made a very beautiful butterfly card
    and seems you have much fans you have the most commenting from today
    see you soon on my post teamie...
    Adorable DT card Ang

  13. Very pretty card.
    Work interferes with checking my favourite blogs too, hence the late hour
    Janice W

  14. Well, despite all your life interruptions, this card is absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE the way you used dies and I adore the color combo you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. Wow Ang! Gorgeous card. I love that border (swoon)! Nice you took it in a more soft color direction. Have a great day - glad to hear Mr. D is doing better!

  16. Hi Ang, love your card, the layout is perfect with the butterflies in the apertures. Glad Mr D is getting better. Have a great day. Bx

  17. hi Ang, looked at "tomorrows" first then realised I had missed this one. Love what you have done with the butterflies and it works so well with the border die. Glad to hear Mr Duck is getting better. Love from Jackie xx

  18. I really like how this turned out with the border die. I had to pause and look at the pics closely to see the optical illusion. Really cool!

    HOC DT Teamie

  19. Gorgeous card, what intricate die cutting, very striking! Donna HOC teammie

  20. Ang what a stunning card. Love it.

    HOC DT

  21. Another lovely card from you. Like your clean style. :)
    Ma :) HOC DT

  22. Such a beautiful card Ang. Love the CAS feel to it and the colours you have chosen are fabulous. Michelle x

  23. Such a beautiful card Ang. Love the CAS feel to it and the colours you have chosen are fabulous. Michelle x

  24. Beautiful card! Love all the little details!
    HOC DT

  25. Lovely card Ang, so classy.
    Lorry :o) xx

  26. Work does so interfere with artistic endevors and other fun stuff huh? Great card, very classy!

  27. Beautiful card! I love the details here--the layers of texture and color! Elegant colors!
    Take care,
    Michele, HOC teamie

  28. Gorgeous card, love the details and I really like how you inserted the little butterflies into each decorative opening. Great idea. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  29. Hi Ang, so sorry for my late visit.....Love that delicate lace border and it matches those butterflies perfectly! Hugs, Cornelia

  30. Gorgeous card! So elegant!
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner