Monday, 1 June 2015

House of Cards Blog Hop. . . . . . . . . .

Good afternoon dear blogging chums. Hope this finds you well.

I am feeling better. The itching has subsided and I should be back at work tomorrow or Wednesday as the infectious stage is over. Will be behind the scenes for a few days as my face is very badly marked and its impossible to effectively Touche Eclat a scab (Yes, I have tried lol!!!)
I don't feel on top form but I would rather be making myself useful at work than vegetating here. Sorry I haven't been giving more updates but didn't want to overdose you on spots as that would be enough to make you all start itching lol!

I would like to thank you again for all for your kind comments and advice, every one appreciated and to those lovely girlies who have cheered me behind the scenes with cards and  kind words, you have been an absolute tonic (no crafty pun intended lol!!!) and I'm truly grateful.
The birthday last Thurs was different but compared to what some poor souls in this world are going through, I have no real reason to moan. I shall do as some of you suggested. . . . .if its good enough for Her Maj, a second birthday will do for me, as long as I don't have to add yet another year on lol!

Now, its time for our blog hop at House of Cards to celebrate the end of our third term and we have some fantastic sponsors so I hope you can all join in the fun.

White card
Eclectic Anthology Berry Delicious paper from our sponsors
SB Reflective Moment die
John Lockwood Cherry Blossom Elements stamps
Stampin Up Morning Meadow "Happy Birthday"
Docrafts "Sister"
Fuchsia satin ribbon
Comic Shimmer Pastel Rose PVA Pearls
Memento Rose Bud and Pear Tart inks
Antique Linen THDI
Black Archival ink
Green heart bling

I chose to use the Eclectic Anthology paper for my DT card as I thought they were stunning. I love my First Edition pads but these are fabulous too.

Apologies for any blips but some of the fingers were still a bit sore when I was putting this together (a combination of the spots on finger tips and swollen joints that have been a complication)

I hope you can all go a hopping and see what the other gals have come up with and hopefully, win a prize.

Here are the hopping details,
 the photo inspiration, the list of our brilliant sponsors 
with their kindly donated prizes and the list of us DT members and the hopping order . . . . . 

We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Monika.  This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

Here's our photo inspiration~

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

And now, here's your hop order~

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Pat !  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

So, go for it folks and best of luck to everyone.
Happy hopping!!!

Ang x


  1. Hello Ang,
    It's so nice to see you almost back on form with your comments. Love the card, the colours, the background stamp, and the composition.
    My granddaughter is nearly 9 and still suffers complications from when she caught chickenpox at the age of 3 months old. Hard to believe isn't it, that the effects of a childhood illness can be so long lasting.
    Maureen xx

  2. Glad you are well and truly on the mend. Yeah, best stay behind the scenes - don't want to scare away the paying customers ... lol! Not everybody realises that once there are scabs there is no further risk of infection. Very pretty card today. Hugs Christine xx

  3. Glad you're on the mend and a beautiful card.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Afternoon Ang, wow a long wonder your fingers are sore, especially with spots on !!!. Your interpretation of the photo was spot on (no pun intended LOL !!!). Glad that you are feeling better. Janice xx

  5. Beautiful card ! Thank you for the draw !

  6. Beautiful card Ang, I love the colours and style that you pulled from the inspiration photo! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better, your face will heal soon enough and you'll be back in the saddle in no time! Yee Haw!! That was a lot of hillbilly references I realize, but HEY, that's me! 'hey', geddit?! HAHA! big hugs :)

  7. So pretty! Your sister will have a big smile on her face when she'll get that beauty! Glad you are feeling better, hopefully soon you'll be your "old" self!

  8. This is amazing, Ang! I cannot believe you create such beautiful things, even when so ill! LOVE it--and I'm sure your sister did, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. A really stunning take on the photo!! Love the toile style of the floral images along with your layers!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  10. Beautiful card, Ang! I love how you've mixed the brights with the more subtle shades - -it looks just perfect! Glad to see you're feeling better!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  11. Stunning card Ang and so glad to hear your feeling a lot better ..takes awhile to get over chicken pox when your older I know that much LOL I had been to my mams and she had made home made Irish coffee stuff and wanted me to sample it..welllll when I got home I was convinced it was that that had made me feel so ill blamed her for poisoning me till the spots started to appear of course !! Take care lots of huggles Sue xxx

  12. Fab card Mrs D and can understand why you like the paper so much xx so glad to hear you are improving, you sound as though you have had it really rough but can understand why you want to get back to some normality xx good to have you back and with a beautiful creation xx enjoy the blog hop xx GailT xx

  13. Mrs D I love your CAS design
    so elegant so love the color too and so pretty you made
    that ribbon is perfect with bow
    I am happy you are feeling better Mrs D
    hope you will be more feeling good
    Monika (teammate)

  14. Wow, this is so so elegant. Really outstanding and beautiful card!

    HOC DT Teamie

  15. Beautiful card & glad to hear you are recovering now.


  16. Hi Ang! So glad to hear you are better. I love Eclectic Anthology papers too! They have some amazing designs. You picked a good one for your card. Looks stunning with John's cherry blossom stamps. Hugs for your recovery!

  17. Beautiful card, I love the layers and the gorgeous cherry blossoms!
    Tammy x

  18. Beautiful card, great layers and elegant look! Donna HOC teammate

  19. Love the card and good to hear you're on the mend Take care xx

  20. Such a pretty card, love the layers :)

  21. Love your card ... so beautiful and elegant!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Ruza ~ HOC Teamie

  22. Beautiful card Ang! Hope you are in top form soon!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  23. Good morning Ang and glad you are feeling so much better though I trust you are not going back to work too soon and suffer a relapse. Your card really picks up on the inspiration picture, love from Jackie xx

  24. Hi Ang do hope you are feeling better but don't go overdoing it. Lovely card and the ribbon is just sooo lovely.
    Things here are beginning to settle down {thank goodness for the support group at the home} and I have found some precious time to blog hop.
    Margaret M

  25. Hi Ang, it's so good to read you are on the mend, not sure you should be back at work so soon, but I understand you wanting to get out of the house.
    Your card is so bright and cheery, all the things that summer brings with it, goreous greens pretty pinks, ect, yet here we are in June with the heating on? It's a mix up that's for sure. X Ros

  26. Morning Ang,
    Pleased to hear you are felling better. Love the card, very pretty paper.

  27. hi Ang, pleased to hear that you are feeling a bit better, but don't overdo things at work. Don't worry the spots will go, and your lovely face will shine through again.
    Lovely card, great design and colours, take care, hugs Kate x

  28. Beautiful and noble.
    Greetings Gundi

  29. Love the card, and glad to hear you're feeling better.
    Lynne x

  30. Oh, this is beautiful card! Love the elegant die you used,

  31. Oh Ang, this is so elegant. Just love it.

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  32. Glad your feeling better.
    I have been missing, we have been off on holiday.
    Love your card, very elegant
    Patricia xxx

  33. Hi Ang. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hopefully we will get some sun as that will help clear up the scabs.
    What a pretty card, I love that background pattern : ) Take care x

  34. Glad you are feeling better. Keep moving in that direction. I love this card and I have really enjoyed being on the team with you.


  35. This card is so elegant! Love the spellbinders frame and the papers! Feel better soon! Big Hugs! Katy HOC DT

  36. oh, this is beautiful!! so elegant and i love how you've used the papers for this pretty layout and the bright pink bow is perfect! hope you're feeling much better soon.

  37. I like the gift look in this card and delicate flowers in background.

  38. I like the gift look in this card and delicate flowers in background.

  39. Another beautiful creation!!

  40. Beautiful card Ang. I don't do blog hops but good luck to the{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  41. Oh wow, Ang. Sure your sister will love it! Gorgeous card!
    Hugs, Rosi

  42. Your card is delightful! You have a great eye for detail, Jo x

  43. Your card is wonderful, like it very much.

  44. Gorgeous card with beautiful details! Your sister will love this! Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration graphic! Thank you for the fun blog hop!

  45. Stunning and elegant! Your sister is very lucky to receive this card!

  46. Absolutely stunning card, Ang! I love the elegant feel to it! Hugs, Barbara HOC DTeamie

  47. Stunning. The simple look focuses your eye on the sentiment. Beautiful color scheme.

    Hugs from Finland,

  48. Will try to pop back tomorrow (hoping I'll remember) Ang, as it sounds like you have had a nasty bug hun. As for your card - gorgeous and so elegant! A fabulous take on the inspiration and I love it! Thanks for the great blog hop and awesome inspiration Karen x

  49. Simply lovely card - I especially like the detail of the little dots added to the centers of the flowers on the background