Thursday, 1 October 2015

House of Cards October Challenge. . . . . . . .

Good afternoon everyone. Hope all is good with you all on yet another fine day.

Must welcome Donna to The Pond. Thank you for paddling chuck. I think there may be another follower too but Blogger is keeping them anonymous, so welcome, whoever you are.

Today is the start of October's challenge over at House of Cards and this month's challenge is...

                                                             Colour/and or texture

I would love it if you would pop over and take a peek at what the rest of the DT gals have created and if you join in the challenge as I know some of you love Autumn and its colours. 

I decided to be brave and get a bit messy in the craft room and go down the texture route, with a couple of the colours thrown in too. Sorry the photos are a wee bit dark but I was trying to capture the sparkle, which wasn't working in full on daylight.

I did my twist on Sue Wilson's paper grouting technique. I bought some CS Polar White texture paste and added some fine, coloured glitter to it. If you try this, don't add too much glitter as it makes the paste harder to spread. You need just enough to colour it. 
It started as a bit of an experiment (I have been tinkering with the black paste too) but I have been getting some great effects.

Now, this is a card that I sent to the lovely Pamellia, who is in the process of moving into her dream home (hence the sentiment) by a beautiful lake in Toronto. It had to have some messy crafting involved as Pamellia is a messy crafting kinda gal lol!!!

White card
CE Aqua card
Embossalicious Tumbling Leaves Embossing Folder
Crafters Companion sentiment stamp
SB Matting Basics A & B
HC Delicate Asters
SB Foliage 
SB Ivy Die D-lite
CS Polar White Texture Paste
Glitter Magic fine teal glitter
Tonic and Papermania Punches
Various Distress Inks
Various bling

It really would be lovely to see some more familiar names (I know some of you have been joining in) entering over at House of Cards.

No further crack of dawn sightings, thankfully. I don't think he did it for my benefit as my light wasn't on and I have blinds so he wouldn't have seen me. I think someone asked whether the back view was better than the front...................equally as horrendous I would say lol!!! (nothing Grand about his Calibur......)
Elaine, as soon as a For Sale board goes up, I'll let you know lol!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and hope the Sun is shining where you are (no full moons hahaha!!!)

Ang x


  1. This is fabulous Ang! Loving your "messy" crafting. It's a long time since I've worked with texture paste. Maybe now is the time to drag it out of it's enforced retirement. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Love it! I actually bought some solar white texture paste at AP - thought I'd use it for Christmas cards and blow me down saw Julia W use it on Hochanda and now you Spooky! Live what you've done and how you've incorporated the colours too

  3. Hi Ang,
    oh my word this is so lovely.
    The sheen on those leaves is wonderful.
    I love the colour and your fab designing too.
    Pamellia is going to be so pleased with it.
    Super flowers as well.
    Did I tell you about when my DH was in hospital and another patient in the same ward decided to do streak around the ward.
    Not a pretty sight I can tell you, and my daughter, and granddaughter was there too with me.
    I kept saying to them don't turn around, but unfortunately I was facing that way in my seat.
    I maybe wouldn't have minded if it had been someone nice. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Great card Ang I love the background and your design is gorgeous.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  5. A great card And.
    I have tried the grouting technique but haven't managed to perfect it , you have done it perfectly.
    I love the aqua colour card one of my favourites at the moment .
    maybe I'll try and enter the challenge.
    Do buy the wavy mask its fab and great to use with the texture paste xxxx

  6. Hi Ang, your card is totally gorgeous, the background is so beautiful and the verse and embellishments too, love everything about it, Kate x

  7. Delightful. Love your messy pasting. The colours are prefect together. Just had a look at the video for that Sue Wilson Technique and I love it. Shall be trying it out forthwith. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Hello Ang, this card is just stunning. Just love all of it. Fun to see what you other girls have made.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  9. What a gorgeous card, Ang. I love the flower sprays - I always have problems getting these to look right.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Hi Ang
    What a cracking card ! there is no end to your talents , the design and sheen on those leaves is beautiful { i just bet they have even more sheen in real life } Loving your spray of flowers too just my colors.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Elaine H X

  11. Hi Ang. Love your card and all the shimmer. Ages since I have been on the net and still to get back to crafting just living one day at a time at the moment.
    Margaret M

  12. Hi Ang,
    Lovely card, gorgeous background.

  13. Hi Ang,
    Gorgeous card love the background with your messy pasting.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  14. your background is amazing!!! i love the texture and shine!

    HOC DT Teamie

  15. Stunning! I love your flowers and the way you arranged them!!
    sandy xx

  16. Gorgeous card and love the background technique. Will give it a go. Flowers sprays are beautiful.

  17. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
    Thank You for your kind words re my dad passing...Funeral is in another state of Australia next Wednesday. We had to transport dad over 20hrs away to be with mum....
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

  18. Ang, this is absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE all the gorgeous shimmer and shine--and these colors are beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  19. This is an absolutely gorgeous creation Ang! The sparkle on the background is so pretty as are the flowers!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  20. This glittery creation is spectacular!

  21. Hi Ang! I got way behind on visiting blogs. Love your texture paste on this card. I need to get brave and try it! Your flowers are stunning too! Have a great day!

  22. Beautiful card Ang, and your background with the glittered paste is stunning! Donna T. HOC teammie

  23. There is so much to love about your beautiful card, Ang! That shiny background is so pretty and it really sets off those dimensional flowers too!
    Take care!

  24. So much gorgeous texture! The flowers are so pretty too, I'm sure Pamellia loved it.

  25. So much gorgeous texture! The flowers are so pretty too, I'm sure Pamellia loved it.

  26. Awesome card, Ang, and the texture is so very pretty. Love that glitter. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  27. Ang, it's so beautiful! I love it!
    Em, HOC teamie

  28. What a gorgeous card, Ang - love the subtle shimmer, so beautiful, Jo x HOC/DT Teamie

  29. What a gorgeous card, Ang - love the subtle shimmer, so beautiful, Jo x HOC/DT Teamie

  30. Agree with all ladies Ang
    this is gorgeous
    love that shimmer and that leaves motive on your card
    the sponging on the main sentiment and the add of flowers and leaves make this card so beautiful Ang
    and I was really did not visit you this time ...?? I cant imagine
    I am sorry Ang
    this is my fav card of yours
    hugs, Monika (naughty HOC late giving comment hehehe) :)