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Friday, 6 June 2014

House of Card Blog Hop & Challenge

I spent a very happy few hours hopping around various blogs looking at all the fabulous cards for the House of Cards end of term celebration. If you'd like to gaze at eye candy then here's the link  to join in the fun. If you create your own card and upload it to their blog you are with a chance to become part of the Design Team! Plus if you comment, a chance to win great prizes from various sponsors! 

The challenge is to make a card with this picture as your inspiration:

I couldn't decide what to do...head full of ideas so in the end I made three cards....I could have made more! Whats your fave? 

First up one using Stampin Up's Hardwood stamp set to tie in with the wooden chair, a branch die cut from cork, white prima flowers and colours matching the theme and of course a pretty bow!

My second card uses a blue card stock for the card base. There's a hint of blue paint in the inspiration photo. I die cut the white daisy panel on my Cameo. The cork flower pot is a cupcake case punch from Stampin Up (so versatile!) and die cut flowers fill it. Matted & layered, ribbon and a banner sentiment and some glitter.

Last but not least is a one layer card. I rarely do one layer cards. I just find it difficult to be so restricting! odd shape card left over from a pack so thought Id use it up. Background stamping using Stampin Up's Summer Silhouette stamp set top and bottom then over stamped with a "brick wall" stamp I've had for years (handy to tie in with the wire basket?!) and one of the flower stamps from Stampin Up's Peaceful Petals stamp set. Coloured in with marker pens and a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen although that doesnt show up in the photo. A bow & glitter to finish it off. I just had to add something, I cant help it!


  1. Hi Pat
    All three cards are fab but I do especially like the first one. Thanks for hopping with us and for entering the challenge at House of Cards.
    Best wishes.

  2. Pat, these are all AMAZING!!! You are so talented and I really admire your style! Thanks for hopping with us at House of Cards! Thanks for joining our DT call, too! You'll hear back from us around the 20th! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

  3. These are all incredibly beautiful cards and I just admire that. I especially love the first one, the wood stamped background is very striking!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards Blog Hop.
    Good luck
    Rosi x ..HOC-DT

  4. 3 beautiful cards Pat! My favorite is the first one. I especially like the wood panel stamping and the branch made from cork! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  5. Oh my, these are all so lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards. Good luck with your DT application. Hugs.

  6. I absolutely love your card - such perfect interpretation of the inspiration picture! The first card is my favorite! Thanks for playing with us at HOC!

  7. I love all 3 but I think the top one is my fave, it is very fresh and spring like. Great use of the cup cake punch! :o) xx

  8. WOW these are stunning! I love the woodgrain and daisy backgrounds! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC and good luck with the DT call!
    Tammy x

  9. Hi Pat,
    Love your cards. the cork branch looks incredible.
    Thanks for your lovely note on my blog and
    thanks for joining us at HOC
    Ang HOC DT

  10. Wow Pat, that is an amazing trio of cards, all are wonderful interpretations of the inspiration photo! Love the colour schemes you chose for each card and your wonderful use of texture! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards at HOC - very best of luck with the DT call! Ruth x