Monday 6 January 2014

Happy New Look to House Of Cards

     A new year and a new look for House Of Cards. The format has been changed a little, we're going fortnightly now so you get a little more time to finish your creations. We still have style catagories but Cute has teamed up with Shabby and CAS has teamed up with Classic. Please pop over to House Of Cards challenge blog and take a look at the changes, I think you'll find it's a little easier to follow so please come and join in.
     My shabby card started with the chipboard image from Graphic45 that came free on a magazine, I've just gone around the edge with a Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to bling it up a tiny bit. I managed to find some backing paper that almost matched the chippy, the edges are distressed with Old Paper DI and mounted on a thin layer of pale pink paper.
     The paper lace along the bottom has had a length of pink ribbon that came from an old diary stuck on to it before being stuck across the lower edge.
     The pearl swirl is something that's been in my stash for ages and as there was a big open space I thought it would be ideal. The paper flower was white but has been sprayed with a Cosmic Shimmer Antique Rose mister and a pink pearl stuck in the middle when dry.
     The sentiment is die cut from satin gold mirri card, then painted with the Tarnished Brass DP so it matches the chippy. I've used another piece of pink ribbon to make a bow for the chippy to finish it off. I used a Kraft card blank to keep it in the shabby / vintage style.
     I hope you like it. Please come and join us at HOC, we'd love to see your creations and with four styles to choose from, plus a lovely sketch to follow and some great DT inspiration I'm sure you'll find something to get you started.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calender Challenge - Lets Celebrate
Craftyhands Challenge  - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 eternity - Very Vintage


  1. very nice card
    thank you for participating in the "vintage" challenge Craft 4 Eternity

  2. This is SO soft and pretty, Rocky!!! LOVE the beautiful image and the gorgeous pearly swirl! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  3. Great card! Love the graphic45 image you used. :)

  4. This is gorgeous Rocky, I love that beautiful Vintage image and all of your pearls!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. You have made a wonderful vintage style card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  6. Just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  7. Lovely vintage card. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Anything goes". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. Gorgeous and so elegant.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  10. This is a lovely card. I love the image. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea stampers

  11. Superb card for the challenge of HOC!
    Thanks for your nice comment about my christmas card.
    Rosi x

  12. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!




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