Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April Blog Hop Challenge

I started playing poker 2 years ago, it was a new game for me and DH was my instructor, we play when we have time, when DH had a stressful work day or when I was feeling down, we played to take our mind off things because one have to be so focus when playing poker. When I first started, I can only play 45 minutes to an hour max, because I focus and think so much that after a while, my mind feels tired, it is kind of a good exercise for the brain I think, especially when I am getting older, I really want my mind to keep working.
 Poker is like doing mathematics, calculating your odds and knowing the probabilities, but that is only one part, you also need to be observant, pay attention to other players, be aware of your table image etc. Yesterday, I won my very first poker tournament, YAY! It has 91 entries total, I am so proud of myself!


Ok, back to my card! Today's creation is for 



Here's the inspiration photo


and here's my take......


I used the following PTI dies



the sentiment is from PTI stamp set too








29 comments:

Michelle said...

That flower is gorgeous! It's so pretty against the blue. A lovely card!
Congratulations on your tournament! It sounds like fun.

Elborgi said...

wonderful! This die is fantastic- never before I saw such
elma

Adam said...

great card

Tieva Design said...

This one is awesome, I love the flower and the colours!
Gabi

Linda said...

Very pretty.

Betty Wright said...

This is lovely! Great blend of different elements!

A Crafty Person said...

So very elegant!

Birgit said...

Love your sweet card, Kirsty! That bloom is amazing!

Rema said...

Very pretty Kirsty! I forgot that I own that die too...

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Kirsty, love that flower die, I really must have it! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Kirsty. Carol x

Andie Miller said...

I just love your take on cards- so clever. Much like your poker playing! Congrats on the win, Kirsty. I hope many more tournament wins are in your future- at least the ones you enter!

Victoriya N said...

My congratulations, Kristy!
The card is very nice )))

Tracy said...

Yay for you and your Poker win! You should be proud (i haven't a clue about poker LOL) but i do like pretty cards and this is definitely one. I've never gotten that flower die to work so well - i have to give it another shot

artful-notions said...

Beautiful Kirsty! Love that twine!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card... love the twine accent! congrats on winning your first poker tournament... that is quite an achievement!

Greta said...

Modern & chic--love this card, Kirsty! Congrats on your tournament win--I'm so impressed!

Manuela said...

lovely card, congrats to your poker success,my daughter loves also poker and playes with her friends just for fun :-)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your card is lovely ... That's a beautiful flower!!

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...love this card Kirsty! Everything about it is so CAS and yet the whole card just pops! LOVE every detail of this!! And congrats on the poker win! :0)

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful. Love your bloom. I need to use that die more.

Linda Breedlove said...

LOVE this card... the navy and white stripes with the red are amazing... love the red twine and your beautiful flower!!!!!!!!

Stella said...

Congrats on your win; let the money roll in :)

Your take on the lbog hop is gorgeous. The flower is a stunner and I love the design!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful flower on a beautiful card!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, you GO, Girl! Congrats on winning your poker tournament! :)
And thanks for sharing your beautiful card! I love the nautical look of your color palette, and the dimension on your flower is amazing. Loving the navy stripes, too!

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, you GO, Girl! Congrats on winning your poker tournament! :)
And thanks for sharing your beautiful card! I love the nautical look of your color palette, and the dimension on your flower is amazing. Loving the navy stripes, too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this design, Kirsty!! I love the stripes with that blossom and since I have that blossom die, I appreciate the inspiration!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Denise van Deventer said...

So pretty Kirsty! The colours are nautical and so reminds me of a nautical theme....love the papers! ;-)

Martha said...

Kirsty, this is simply beautiful! I love the fabulous design.