House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop And DT Call

to celebrate the end of another six month term at the House Of Cards we’re having a blog hop that ends december 15 with some fabulous prizes from these sponsors:

MHKDesigns
Prize: Choice of 3 products

Great Impressions
Prize: Stamp Package

Beccy’s Place 
Prize: Choice of 1 Stamp Set or 3 Single Images

Cute As A Button
Prize: Choice of 3 Single Images

comment along the way for a chance to win and play along for another chance by creating a project using this inspiration photo:

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my inspiration was the row of white vases on the shelf. i used twinkling H2Os to watercolour the snow fence digi image from the Snowfolk Set, courtesy of artist Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and i used some festive digi papers from the Simply Seasonal Digital Paper Pack, courtesy of artist Mynn at MHKDesigns.

i’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a design team member for the past two years, and i’d like to thank Mynn, house of cards challenge blog owner for the opportunity to create outside of my comfort zone. however, it’s been a rough year health wise and with upcoming surgeries i’ll be stepping down.

DT CALL!!! We’re looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 20th  to know if you’ve made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one card/project per month plus commenting.  If you’re interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2017, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:

  • A link to your blog.
  • Attached cards showing your style–3 maximum.
  • A brief description as to why you’d like to join the team at House of Cards.
  • Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2017 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!

now, for the hop, you should have arrived here from Leslie’s blog so your next stop is Merethe!

thanks for popping by.

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House of Cards November

i know i say this all the time, but it’s hard to believe that it’s the first of a new month and that means we have a new theme for you to play along with at the house of cards challenge blog; it’s a beautiful inspirational photo:

Lots of Layers and/or Colors

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i chose the colours and layered up as best i could but i still wanted a fairly flat card. i’m pleasantly surprised with how much i like this colour palette because i usually choose cool colours.

i hope you’ll come and play along with this very easy theme! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

thanks for popping by.

Green Gatefold

since it’s october 1 (already?!), we have a new theme for you to play along with at the house of cards challenge blog. green is my favourite colour, any shade, so i loved this month’s inspiration photo and created my card using both:

Gatefold Cards and/or Colors

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i started with the base, a green shimmer card stock, added some authentique papers from my stash and the magenta sentiment. the memory box leaves were die cut and then cut apart to fit one piece on either side and then i die cut and attached the flower to the left side. to finish it off, i added a pink glittery gem to the centre.

i hope you’ll come and play along with this very easy theme! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

thanks for popping by.

Pumpkin Patch

it’s the first of september already, which will hopefully bring cooler temps soon and at the House of Cards Challenge we have a new theme: this month we’d like you to

Add a Bird and/or Colours

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i watercoloured this high hopes pumpkin patch stamp (won from the one crazy stamper challenge) with twinkling H2Os; i love that it is so detailed and has so much to colour. i matted the image and adhered it to kraft cardstock, trying to match the colours in the inspiration photo.

i hope you’ll come and play along with this very easy theme! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

i’d like to submit this card to the simon says work it wednesday august challenge to use a stamp.

thanks for popping by.

House of Cards August – Bookmark It

it’s hard to believe that it’s the first of august already! it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge blog and we’ve got an inspiration photo for you so you can choose to use either Twine and/or the Colours:

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i was inspired to use some of the colours and twine to create this bookmark for my daughter, who is continuing her university studies. the avery elle die set also comes with some smaller bookmarks so i used one of those and the coordinating cute owl stamp to create these bookmarks; all were coloured with coloured pencils.

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i hope you’ll come and play along! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

thanks for popping by.

House of Cards July 2016

i’m happy to announce that House Of Cards challenge blog owner mynn has invited me back to the design team for another 6 month term. along with some other returning members, there are some new ones so you’ll have plenty of inspiration!

this month we have a very summery inspiration photo for you:

Fruit/Drink image and/or Colours

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i sponged distress inks onto a pre-embossed sheet of paper, added the white dots around the scrolls, added more colour to the butterflies with coloured pencils, attached the MFT Die-namics Hello There and used permanent markers to colour some clear hologram dot stickers green.

i hope you’ll come and play along! different groups will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles by the rest of the design team.

thanks for popping by.

House of Cards Blog Hop June 2016

hi friends! can you believe we’ve come to the end of another six month term at house of cards?! to celebrate, we’re having a blog hop with some fabulous prizes!

You should have arrived here from Leslie. This hop will run from June 1ST through June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we’ve got a fun inspiration photo for you!

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Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you’re done, make a creation to share with us, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors; our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!

MHKDesigns
Prize: Choice of 1 digital stamp set and 1 paper pack

Great Impressions
Prize: Stamp Package

A Day For Daisies
Prize: 3 Digis from the Store

Reverse Confetti
Prize: $25.00 gift certificate for one challenge winner.

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i was inspired by the floral pattern and colours to create my card; i used two stamps from sponsor Great Impressions: Birdie with Kite Rubber and Can Do.

Now get to hoppin’!  Your next stop is Merethe! Don’t forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :) thanks for popping by.

House of Cards May 2016

since it’s the first of a new month, it’s time for a fun new theme at the house of cards:

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this month we’d like you to use clear papers like vellum or acetate. i stamped an impression obsession sentiment onto a silk-like paper with gold threads woven in it and glued it onto a piece of memory box designer paper.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

thanks for popping by.

Spring Has Arrived

the weather’s not quite spring-like yet, but i know it will be soon! and now that it’s the first of a new month, it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; we’d like to see your interpretation of this beautiful photo:

Use Script and/or Colors

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i was inspired by the pink and green colour combo, one of my favourites, to use this wild rose studio teddy; isn’t he cute? i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added yellow stickles to the flower centres. to finish it off, i added a hello sentiment using an elizabeth craft die. i hope you’ll come and play along!

i’d like to submit this card to the Take It Make It Challenge Spring Flowers theme at Craft Stamper and the Simon Says: Anything Goes.

thanks for popping by.

House of Cards March 2016

it’s the first of the month and time for a fun new theme at the house of cards: the cue word is silhouette and it’s up to you to interpret it any way you want! let’s see how you use silhouette stamps, dies, the machine, etc.

Silhouette

 

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for my first card, i cut the memory box fresh foliage die from black glossy card stock, attached double sided tape to the back and brushed on some cosmic shimmer egyptian gold gilding flakes. the elizabeth craft sentiment was die cut and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os.

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my second card uses the black glossy die cut leaves placed on an angle at the top; i also used the black glossy paper for the wplus9 hello die and the border strip.

be sure to check out the blog for links to all the design team members’ beautiful projects. i hope you’ll come and play along!

thanks for popping by.

Cupcake Card And Tag

it’s the first of the month so it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge and this month we’d like you to shape up – create a card that is not square or rectangle.

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i created a cupcake card and matching tag by using one of Buddly Crafts’ free templates by owner and Artist Kim MacFarlane found in the online shop: Digi Templates.

be sure to visit the blog where you’ll find links to the rest of the talented design team’s creations. i hope you’ll come and play along!

thanks for popping by.

Winter Bunny

i’m happy to announce that House Of Cards challenge blog owners mynn and sue have invited me back to the design team for another 6 month term. along with some other returning members, there are some new ones so you’ll have plenty of inspiration!

we’re starting off the new year with an easy theme – embossing and/or a colour inspiration photo:

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i love the rich brown and green colours and this marianne design embossing folder, so i chose to use both. i watercoloured this cute bunny with twinkling H2Os and added some white flocking to his tail.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

thanks for popping by.

House Of Cards End Of Term Blog Hop, Prizes And DT Call!

Hi everyone!  Can you believe we’re at the end of our fourth term here at House of Cards?!  Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and fortunately we are so happy to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!

This hop will run FROM December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we’ve got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF DECEMBER. CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL HERE AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***

BEFORE WE START–we’d like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!! We’re looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 18th to know if you’ve made the team. :)   Each DT member will be required to make one project per month plus commenting.  If you’re interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2016, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:

  • A link to your blog.
  • Attached cards showing your style–3 maximum.
  • A brief description as to why you’d like to join the team at House of Cards.
  • Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2016 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now…

Here is the photo inspiration~

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So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it’s time, but first we’ve got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you’re done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors. Our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!

Deedee’s Digis
Prize: Digital Stamps Prize Package

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package
(Three total–ornaments and 2 sentiments)

Inspired By Stamping
Prize: Gift Card to Store

MHKDesigns
Prize: Any three products of your choice!

i was inspired by the background flowers and the pink/ivory/kraft colour scheme to create this card, using a Great Impressions stamp called watercolour flowers:

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And now, here’s your hop order~

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Now get to hoppin’!  Your next stop is Lisa’s Blog!  Don’t forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

House Of Cards November – Technique Challenge

it’s time for a new monthly challenge at the House of Cards Challenge and it’s a technique for you to try this time. you can watch a video over at the blog by challenge owner mynn to see how she’s made this pretty card:

Technique Challenge: Stamped Punch Window

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and here’s my card:

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i used a sizzix die to create my window and frame and the only stamping on this card is the impression obsession sentiment. i watercoloured clear resist watercolour paper with twinkling H2Os and attached the panel with foam tape.

be sure to visit the blog for other tutorials throughout the month and some more inspiration by the rest of the design team.

thanks for popping by.

edited: the paper pad i used is Cosmo Cricket’s Just Add Watercolour pad – from their website it’s “Printed watercolor paper features clear and gold foil resist that comes to life as watercolor is added.”

House Of Cards October Challenge

i don’t know where september went! but since it’s october 1, it’s time for a new challenge theme at House Of Cardsthis month we’d like you to add texture and/or use the colours in this inspiration photo:

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i watercoloured this cute penny black scarecrow with twinkling H2Os and used some new ones that i just had to have – i rationalized that they’re fall colours and it’s my favourite time of year. for texture i added the memory box die cut pumpkins, also coloured with twinks and then shaped and popped on foam squares.

you’ll want to visit the blog for plenty of inspiration from my talented team mates and tutorials that will be featured every couple of days, so check back often. hope to see you join in!

thanks for popping by.

House Of Cards September

it’s hard to believe, but it’s the first of september so time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; we’d like you to stitch it up and use either real or faux stitching on your creation.

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i watercoloured this cute hedgie from penny black’s clear stamp set ‘tiny wishes’ with twinkling H2Os, used stitched circle dies and a stitched rectangle die for the lawn fawn sentiment; sewing is a hobby i gave up because of my RA. just because my husband appreciates my sense of humour, this card is for our anniversary.

be sure to visit the blog to see some creative projects from the rest of the team and remember – tutorials will be posted throughout the month for even more inspiration.

thanks for popping by.

House Of Cards – Metallics

it’s the first of august so time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; this month we’d like to create a card with using this word cue~

Metallics

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i had a lot of fun creating this card. i started by embossing silver mirri paper and painted it with ColourArte silks acrylic glaze, black ice. the flower and leaves were coloured with metallic rub-on paint and i used the inlaid die technique for the penny black thank you sentiment. be sure to visit the blog throughout the month for tutorials and creative inspiration from the rest of the design team.

thanks for popping by.

Strawberries – House Of Cards July

it’s the first of july, happy canada day, and time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge. we have an inspiration photo that is oh so pretty and we’re asking you to be inspired by either the colors in our inspiration, use a food image, or do both!

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i was inspired by the yummy looking strawberries, so i watercoloured this flourishes image with twinkling H2Os, embossed a background and attached it – clean and simple. i hope you’ll come and play along; you have until the end of the month to join in. be sure to visit the blog for some beautiful creations by my team mates; and check back because different groups are showcased throughout the month.

thanks for popping by.

House Of Cards End Of Term Blog Hop And Prizes And DT Call!

BEFORE WE START–we’d like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!!  If you’re interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from July through December of 2015, please put DT at the end of your entry name when you link up!!!  We’re looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by June 18th  to know if you’ve made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one or two cards/projects per month plus commenting.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now…

Hi friends!  Can you believe we’ve come to the end of our third term here at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Lilian’s blog. This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we’ve got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

 Here’s our photo inspiration~

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So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it’s time, but first we’ve got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you’re done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee’s Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

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Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.
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Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

sponsor Great Impressions

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total–flower, leaf, and sentiment)
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Inspired By Stamping
Prize: Gift Card to Store
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Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.
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My DT card was created by using products from two generous sponsors:

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i was inspired by the geometric shapes of the inspiration photo so i used a Great Impressions stamp called Homes, digi papers from Eclectic Anthology called Berry Delicious Papers and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os as usual.

Now get to hoppin’!  Your next stop is Lorry’s blog!  Don’t forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day color challenge at The Daily Marker.

thanks for popping by.

Twinkling Bokeh

it’s the first of the month and time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge – we’d like you to use the bokeh effect on your creations. if you haven’t already tried it, you can make interesting backgrounds imitating this photography technique.

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i created my bokeh with twinkling H2Os and sponge daubers on 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper and simply attached the balloons and die cut sentiment.

mynn has provided a written tutorial on the blog today and movies, tips, and more from other DT gals later this month! i hope you’ll try this fun technique and play along! different DT creations are featured every monday so be sure and check them out for more inspiration.

thanks for popping by.