Tuesday, 30 July 2013

House of Cards Challenge

As there are five Mondays in July the choice of style for the challenge at House of Cards has been left to us so in my 'using it up' mode I went ahead and made a card with some of the bits and pieces I had left in the colour scheme for July - wrong!!  That should teach me not to make a challenge card until the post has actually been publlished with full details!! We've been given a photograph as inspiration for this final free choice week so I had to get my thinking cap on to make something else.  The link to the photograph is somewhat tenuous because I've just used the colour of the wallpaper for the flowers on this classic style card.  During my sort out of the working space I came across a page of stamped and embossed flowers which needed colouring so I used a Sakura stardust pen and then cut them out, adding some coppery leaves (Memory Box die).  The background paper was left from a sheet I printed to use yesterday and the die cut strip and embossed panel were from the 'bits' box. A computer sentiment on punched and die cut shapes completes this card.

Here is the photo
and here is my card


  1. Love or backing paper did you do this in CA?
    Pretty border punch and like your flowers


  2. The back of the chair also echoes the appearance of your layered sentiment so with your copper leaves plus coloured flowers the link is there.
    I'm intrigued by how you're using up your scraps so effectively.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. It's absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the soft coloring of the flowers--and the shine is amazing! Absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at HOC--hope you join us again soon! Mynn xx

  4. Thank you so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. I love your card. Come play again soon. Hugs.

  5. I love your sparkly orange flowers - really picks up on the shimmery wall paper in the inspiration photo. (I'll let you into a secret - I made a card with the blues and reds first too and I'm on the DT - ssshhh....)
    Thanks so much for joining us at HOC

  6. What a striking colour combo! Love those shimmery flowers and the lace adds such an elegant touch! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at HOC Val, please join us again soon! Ruth x

  7. Wonderful, this gorgeous rain of flowers! I like your color combo and the border punch on the edge is absolutly fabulous! A really nice card.
    Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards for our "Photo Inspiration" challenge!
    Hope you had a lot of fun and we'll see you soon :)
    Rosi, from the HOC CAS DT

  8. The trail of flowers is lovely together with the border punch. Thank you for sharing with us at House of Cards. Wishes, Suzanne x

  9. What a great way to use up some of your scraps from yesterday. Love the coppery, shimmery flowers! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week and hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

  10. Pretty silver embossed flowers~ Thanks for the joining in at HOC!

  11. lovely card! Those shiny embossed flowers look great!
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this week!

    Hugs, Alica ;)