Wednesday, 1 July 2015

House of Cards July Challenge . . . . . . . . . . .Photo Inspiration

Good morning blogging pals. Hope everyone's tickety is very boo!

Welcome to Anne who has joined our happy band. I met Anne and Jan from Northampton last Thursday at John's workshop. Lovely ladies and definitely see you again tomorrow Anne, if you're on Sue's first session. Sorry Jan can't make it.

No more puddles found since Sunday, thankfully. Still, it could have been a lot worse (I'd rather find a puddle than a pile. . . . . . . .isn't that a Simon and Garfunkle song?)

Now, today its time for July's challenge at House of Cards. Fortunately, Mynn is happy for me to have another term on the team and this months challenge is a photo inspiration. . . . . . .

Food and/or colour

So please pop over and check out what the rest of the gals have done and join in the fun.

I remembered that I had some fruity paper (steady chaps!) that I was going to use for a MAWTT challenge but didn't as I had hurt my wrist (just before I was poxed. . . . . . .and yes, still using BB cream so I think my career move into modelling is over)

Anyhoo, I decided to use it here and try and use some of the colours too.

White card
Mint green card (Lidl)
First Edition Family Ties 12x12 pad (for the cherry papers)
Sissixs Square dies
John Lockwood's Cherry Blossom Elements stamps (had to be with the cherry paper)
Hobbycraft corner punch
Wendy's (Spanish Crafter) pretty pins
CE dazzler 
CE double sided ribbon
Memento Dewdrop Rhubarb Stalk ink
Antique linen DI

I'm sure this will be a Marmite card but when ya gotta roll with a theme, you just gotta roll.

Karen, there is a shop on site at CE Towers so its temptation on a stick when I go to help John. If you're there for a workshop, you get 10% off on the day.

Hope you can join it over at House of Cards.

Have a great day.

Ang x


  1. Happy hump day Ang! Wonderful card, the colours are just cherry! Geddit?? haha! It's a holiday for us Canadians today so off I go to do nothing different than any other day! Happy trails. hugs :)

  2. Afternoon Ang, a very good interpretation of the design challenge. It could have been so easy to go along the strawberry design but you have been more subtle with the peach and brown shades. Janice xxx

  3. Hi Ang,

    Beautiful card, unusual colour combo but I like it. Glad you got another term and no more puddles lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Ang, this card is so adorable! I love those tiny cherries and the soft, muted colors! Very pretty!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  5. Hi Ang, I envy you going to Sues workshop. Gorgeous card featuring John stamp. and my pins set it off perfectly !!!!! LOL. xxxx

  6. Hello huni, so sorry to have been so MIA over the last few months, am hoping things are going to improve. I used to go to CE Towers when I first started stamping - love the courses I did there and I learnt so much too. Sadly it's a bit too far for me at the moment but one day I will go back there lol!
    Love this card, have a wee bit of an obsession with this paper - it's so lush! I’m really looking forward to working with you and seeing more of your beautiful projects and hopefully visiting more often too Karen xx

  7. Hi Ang just catching up on your lovely cards that I have missed. Wimbledon is eating into my blogging time and into my sleeping time too.
    Love the colour combo in this card and the cherries. Oh to get some nice fresh cherries yum. Spring is just around the corner for us although they have promised Snow down to 400 metres today. Brrrr.
    Margaret M

  8. Lovely card-the colour conbo looks like chocolate mint.


  9. Hi Ang, beautiful card ans the colours well match the photo inspiration, love your cherry background and pretty papers, hugs Kate x

  10. Hi Ang! Love the cherries on the card. It is cherry season here in Colorado and I have been "pigging out" on them while I can get them! I love that you added the cherry blossoms from John too! Can't wait to see some of the new stuff you bought on your last trip! Have a great day!
    HOC teamie!

  11. Nice card you have here.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  12. Love your cherry theme--perfect for summer!

    HOC DT Teamie

  13. Great color combo and cherries is perfect, so in season right now. Beautiful card! Donna T. HOC DT

  14. Ang, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the gorgeous border, the fun cherry images, and the sweet rhinestone/pin combo! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. Hi Ang, this card I super, love the layout and the combination of papers. Have a fab day. Bx

  16. Good morning Ang,
    Fantastic card, love everything about it.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  17. Loving the color combination and the theme,just one beautiful card Ang,
    Stay cool
    Elaine H X

  18. Good morning Ang what a clever interpretation going with the cherries. I had a little smile to myself though when I read you had used rhubarb ink, trying to imagine a dish of rhubarb as the focal point! Enjoy your day at The Towers today. Soon be time for First Practice so enjoy the weekend love from Jackie xx

  19. Morning Ang,
    A great card, and a very interpretation.

  20. Hate "Marmite", but love love love this card.
    Lynne x

  21. Love your fruity card; especially love how you placed the ribbon and beautiful corner embellishment

    sue (HOC new DT)

  22. The embellishment you made on your card is pretty enough to remove and use as jewelry pin

  23. Your cherry theme is great Ang and I actually like your colour choices. Hope you are well. Hugs Christine x

  24. I love all the cherries on your card Ang
    so so cuuuteee
    lovely color combo and great layout
    love that add of the ribbon and that pine neddle
    sweet card you made Ang
    and see you soon on my Strawberries card
    I did the hop to all DT member in two days at the first day I only can did half one
    and today the other half :)
    hope you did it too
    they made lovely cards the newbie and the old(bie) hehe (SMILE)
    hugs, Monika

  25. Ang, the elegance of your card translates the challenge so nicely. Love your card. Hugs, Gracie.

  26. Hi Ang,
    beautiful colour creation, and wonderful design.
    I love that super ribbon you have used it's so perfect with the shade of that paper.
    ooooooooooooo! you are a lucky lass going to CE towers again with John.
    I would be in my element if I could go.
    Hope all is well on the pond, and thank goodness no more puddles in the shop.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  27. Thank you for the lovely welcome, Ang. I love the colours on this card - really effective. The shop at CE towers is so tempting and it is impossible not to spend more than you intended!

    Off shortly for a day's lacemaking with Jan.

    Anne (Northampton)

  28. This is beautiful! I love all the layers and that gorgeous bow and pins! Yummy!

  29. Fab card Mrs D (I know bet you had forgotten who I was)!! Hope yiu had a good day at CE Towers xx GailT xx

  30. Ang!! It was Maureen K we were to meet. Unfortunately she did not make it. Her brother died just before she was due to leave to catch the train.
    At least she was there with the family.
    Patricia xxx

  31. Lovely card, Ang. I really love how you used the ribbon and the image is so pretty! Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  32. Lovely card! Love the embellishments you used!
    The Leaf Studio

  33. Your card is gorgeous! I love the pins-they are so classy! Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate