Saturday, 1 December 2018

House of Cards December, end of term and our final challenge ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend has begun well. I’m back with my House Of Cards post today and for this month once again we have a choice for you. You can either use the photograph or use the colours in the photograph and here is the photograph …

I was inspired by both the phograph and the colour palette and here is my card …
An A5 card
Will need to be hand delivered
All the details
The beautiful Poinsettia from Beccy's Place
A final look and you can see the shine on the embossed card

Here is the link to our blog:

For this final challenge we are sponsored by Beccy’s Place and there is a lovely prize up for grabs but you need to go to the main blog, do the blog hop and then enter a card of your own. It is with mixed feelings that I tell you that the House of Cards Challenge blog will be finishing after the end of this challenge. I have to admit I had already handed in my notice at the challenge before I knew that the challenge was closing because I have been rather unwell for the last month or so and that was why I was resigning.

So for this last challenge I put my all into creating a really beautiful Christmas card so that we go out with a bang, so to speak lol! So I grabbed my glycerine and my gold Spectrum Noir AquaTints and created a golden pearl background which once dried I dry embossed. Sequins, a flower with a pearly centre and die cut leaves were the finishing touches and I am over the moon with how beautifully this card has turned out. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion A4 Nordic Weave embossing folder
Crafters Companion Die’sire Gardenia quilling die
Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
Computer; printer; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending foam

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrate:
Crafters Companion A4 cream matt card
Crafters Companion A5 Sheena stamping card
Snippets: patterned papers
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Essential Spectrum Noir AquaTints
Watercolour pencils
Collall all purpose glue
Foam pads


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, I love your pretty card, the blooms are gorgeous and beautifully coloured, love the design too, Kate x

hellerlittle said...

perfect done with the inspiration...
love that gorgeous poinsettia
have a wonderful christmas time
and a great and healthy 2019
CU hellerlittle

Daen'Ys said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen!!! Beautiful colors, embellishments, saying...! The golden background gives the poinsettias a super elegant frame! - A really great work!!
I wish you a wonderful Christmas time.
Hugs, Rosi

Donna said...

What a beautiful card, like the saying and your beautiful embellishing to go with the image!

Pam Sebring said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous you’ve done a beautiful job. Best wishes for the future! I will miss house of cards

Pam Sebring said...


Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! It's been such an honor working with you, and I'll miss doing so.
Em, HoC Teamie

Susan Renshaw said...

Your card is so pretty!
Have enjoyed playing with you at the House of Cards! Sorry we are closing…
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Karen, this card is so fresh and festive! It really feels like Christmas! I will miss seeing your great ideas every month at House of Cards, and how much fun this design team has been. I sure hope you're feeling better soon! Keep crafting, and keep in touch!
Take Care!