Monday, December 1, 2014

House of Cards Blog Hop and Picture Inspiration

Hi Everybody!

Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term 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!  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! 


Here's our photo inspiration~

You should have arrived here from Emily's blog.  If you haven't, and you'd like to hop with us, please make sure you start there and continue through the whole thing for the most chances to win!  Speaking of winning, we have some amazing sponsors!

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

Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.
Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps

Paper Sweeties
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

I used products from Daydream Designs and Eclectic Anthology.

For my Daydream Designs project I used Christmas Wonderland Trees Color Set and Christmas Wonder Sentiment Set.  I used a silvery glittery but not glittery background, vellum, and turquoise cardstock for this card.


For my Eclectic Anthology project I used the following: Eclectic Vintage Printable Papers --Coffee Bean and the Santa Tag from the Free Christmas Tags.  (Yes I said free!) ;)

I used 3 different papers for the background.  I inked around the edges with black ink and then I used gold embossing powder.  For the tag I roughed up the edges and inked with dark brown and black.  


Be sure to check out both of these sponsors!


Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Monika'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!

Until next time my friends--keep craftin'! :)

43 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely stunning creations! Even though I prefer vintage and shabby chic style cards, I am simply in love with your aqua Christmas card! So elegant and classy!
The Santa card is gorgeous! I actually went ahead and uploaded that FREE file so I can use it on my projects. Thank you for the inspiration!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the tree and the Santa!!!!

Kathy D. said...

I like that you used the Christmas tree image from that set...that is what I'm leaning towards! So where do you get glittery paper that is not glitter? Thanks for doing such an awesome job with Diane's Daydream Designs image.

Kathy D.
Diane's Daydream Designs Sponsorship Coordinator

Diane Noble said...

WOW your card is totally gorgeous. I love all the glitter and sparkle. Thank you so much for showcasing one of our Daydream Designs sets for the hop. You did a fabulous job.
Diane Noble
Owner/Illustrator
Daydream Designs

cohenna said...

Such adorable card, great Santa

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards but I just love the first one. Christine

Anita said...

I love the first one the best too, but both amazing.

Mynn xx said...

These are BOTH awesome, Katy! LOVE! Thanks for all your hard work at House of Cards--I appreciate you! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Tammy said...

Both cards are gorgeous Katy! I love that fun tree on your first card and beautiful inking on your Santa card!
Tammy x

Merethe Arstein said...

Wooow.... i say woooow... stunning that teal blue and silver...
Big hugs :) Ma

Monika Reeck said...

wooow Katy
I love the one with blue and its lovely blue you have choosen and I love the one with the tag
its sooo vintage looking
Adorable card Katy

hugs,
Monika

Cornelia W said...

Beautiful - I especially love your glittery first card - so beautifully CAS!

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards Katy! I really love the first one!

Kristina B. said...

Very Nice!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful! Love the sparkle on your first card! The Vintage Santa card is gorgeous too! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!

nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous

Pia S said...

Love the modern look of your first card. I really like that image and all the glitter! Gorgeous vintage Santa image and design too.

Donna Nuce said...

Love both your cards. Those free tags are great aren't they? Have a great day Katy.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous cards!!!! LOVE the 1st one!

Mad for Paper said...

Hi Katy,
Beautiful cards. I especially love the classic simplicity of the tree card.
Ang HOC DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Both modern and vintage. Love them both. Fabulous work! xxD

monikaskinner said...

Love the swirly Christmas Tree, it's very elegant. The Vintage Santa looks fab too. Have a lovely day! X

sue t. said...

Absolutely stunning!

Vannessa said...

Both of these are gorgeous but I love that funky swirly Christmas tree!

Hugs Vannessa
HOC teamie

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards...so pretty!!!

Donna said...

Fabulous cards!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both, but have to say the first just pops with the colors!
http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot

Toni said...

I am so loving vintage Santas and you've done such a great job with this one. Love both your cards, teamie!

toni

Pink Unicorn said...

Great cards, I adore the golden embossing around the edges of the Santa card

Turwen said...

Wonderful cards!!!! Really stunning!!!! Thanks for the Blog Hop!!!!

Hugs!

Jerrie said...

How fun to see the DT's inspirations and hard work. Very nice cards. I am drawn to the St Nick card!!

Lilian YF said...

Love both cards! But the first is so pretty!

Pat Couder said...

I really like the vintage Santa image....two lovely cards. Pat DT x

frezja said...

pretty cards :)

Emily Dee said...

These are both very pretty, great work!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I LOVE this adorable Christmas tree! Very pretty and festive!

Becca Cruger said...

AMAZING work here! Your first card is full of Christmas sparkle and the second just screams vintage glamor. Thanks for sharing your incredible designs this year!

D- said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS. LOVE that tree. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful projects!! I just love the colors with the sparkle!! Thanks for sharing! :)

linda said...

These are both beautiful! I especially love the traditional Santa.

Barbara Rankin said...

I love that Santa image, and your card is just so beautiful and vintage!!!

Dana Joy said...

Beautiful cards Katy. Your work is so pretty.

Hugs,
Dana
www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

Asha said...

Totally gorgeous, Katy! 2 different styles but both are amazing.
hugs, Asha