Monday, February 17, 2014

HOC C&S - Life is not Boring!

This month of course has Valentine's Day, and I know this is a little late, but I have decided to post a card for you today for House of Cards that I will be using it for Valentine's Day myself.  With all that has been going on lately my Dear Husband will totally get this card.

This fortnight, we're asking for 
summer tones 
Now there is two challenges for me doing this card.  One as mentioned in an earlier post I didn't bring a lot of my stamping supplies with me and two I don't have any of these colours so I had to improvise, so off to the hardware store.
I visited the local Lowes and picked up some paint chips in each of the different colours.  I didn't know what I would do with them but at least I had the colours I needed.  

First I thought hearts, lots of hearts, but it didn't look right and there wasn't enough punch for the background so I went to the kitchen and emptied the limes we had bought and used the netting from the bag to stamp over the flourish.
Then when I was just about to give up and wait till later I started to clean up my supplies and noticed my new stamp from Heidi Swapp and Bingo - everything came together.

Our lives have been extremely hectic lately and even with a much needed vacation I still don't feel like I have had a chance to relax, since I have been in daily contact with back home.  Since we have been away the Retirement home my Dad is in has called my Daughter several times for things and she has been looking after him for me, as well as my Daughter wrote her board exams for Dental Hygiene - AND PASSED! - thank you! and then her boyfriends 18-year-old neices Dad (got all that) passed away suddenly without cause.  So never a dull moment.

I found wording on Pinterest that is very appropriate for the inside of the card "admit it LIFE would be BORING without me!"  So true these days.  But we take each day as it comes and make the best of what we have and at least we have each other.

Now it's your turn.  Need some more inspiration..then pop on over to the HOC site and see what the other great designers have in store for you.  Remember this two weeks is about Clean and Simple and Classic and Elegant cards.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Hi Nancy!
    Hope things have calmed down at your house. I really like the vintage CAS look to this card. It's hard to pigeon-hole us crafters down into one style! Stamping with netting is cool!

  2. LOVE this fabulous card, Nancy! The heart and swirl are awesome with the tag image! HUGS and have a wonderful week! Mynn xx

  3. Great card! Love how you created it with found supplies. Such an inspiration!

  4. Thank you Nancy, for your nice comment! Your card is gorgeous too! I love the ticket and the hearts with the swirl behind it!
    I also love the second card, with which you participated on the challenge! There are so delicate hearts to see on it.....
    Rosi x