Monday, June 1, 2015

House of Cards Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!

Here at House of Cards it's the end of the term.  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 Judy'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~

I LOVE this photo!  There is so much inspiration here-the colors (which is what I used), the flowers, those square ottomans, leaves, a little yellow, even a W and an H.  And that is what I see just at a glance!  So here is what I created from this picture and our Awesome sponsors:

This is a definition stamp and for me I saw it at the right time.  I have 2 wonderful friends in my life who are going through some tough times.  And this sentiment is perfect for a card for each of my friends.  Here's how I used it. 

These swirls are from the Silhouette store.  I used ribbon to outline the sentiment and some bling.  I love pink and green together!

I had to get a little messy.  I used Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, and Mustard Seed Distress Paints for the background.  The leaves are a Tim Holtz die cut and I cut red line paper so I could put a fine glitter on it.  I sponged and sprinkled water on the sentiment itself after I used the raspberry distress ink on it,

In this photo there you can see the sparkle a little better.

The frame inspired this card.  I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  For the pink butterfly I used Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I also used it around the base of my card.  The Thank You is from the tags stamp and I used mowed lawn for that.  

I always need Thank you cards so this was perfect!

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.

The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!

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

Eclectic Anthology is your source for commercial use, royalty free, printable antique and vintage digital graphics.  Much of what you'll see is exclusive to our site and can't be found anywhere else, but we also have some public domain graphics as well.  Everything has been professionally edited and retouched for maximum quality and expert clarity.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.
We are proud to say that we have been in business, serving our customers since 2010.
We have a very large and talented group of Digital Creators who sell their products in our store and who regularly upload new products. You will find something new almost daily.

And now, here's your hop order~

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Lilian !  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... Get to hoppin!  There are so many fabulous prizes out there! :)


Наталья Деева said...

Beautiful card ! Thank you for the draw ! I hope for good luck )

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That sentiment is just wonderful - you'll make your friends very happy with those cards!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Katy, your cards are so cute! I love how you were inspired by he little details too!
Take care,
Michele, HOC teamie

Toni said...

Wow, girl, you went all out--love your cards! Nice that you showed how the sentiment can be used in such different ways. And I'm glad you used the GI flowery butterfly stamp which I just ordered. So cute!

HOC Teamie

Mynn xx said...

These are all AWESOME, Katy! LOVE the beautiful use of our sponsor images, and I LOVE the fabulous texture, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

linda said...

wow, you've been busy! three beautiful cards, each one so unique and i'm sure they will be appreciated.
HOC teamie

*Vicki* said...

These are wonderful set of creations!! Love that define sentiment and I'm sure your friends will love these! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Monika Reeck said...

I love that sentiment too adorable card the first one with that bling and green the second one woow you made adorable BG and nice flourish there and again lovely sentiment last card you made a lovely Butterfly card I adore that too stunning embossing on white and sweet CAS design Katy
Great Post ..hugs from me teammate

Em Louise Fairley said...

So beautiful!

Em AKA Creative Em

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards Katy! I love the different way you've used the sentiment! I'm sure your friends will love them!
Tammy x

poetryinleaves said...

How pretty

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous cards Katy! Super sentiment you picked! Have a great day!

Martha Herrera said...

Oh, they are all lovely... Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Beautiful card, bright and cheery, like the dry embossing and your Tim Holtz distress background! Donna HOC DT

Lucille K said...

Your cards are so nice and I do love the Courage sentiment :)

Margaret said...

Love that sentiment. I will need to purchase that because I have 2 friends that have just found out they have cancer so this would be perfect to use in a card for them.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! My fav is the middle card ... that background just rocks!
Crafty Hugs,
Ruza ~ HOC Teamie

cghundley said...

Both of your cards
are so pretty and
great designs on them.
Carla from Utah

Judy V said...

3 pretty cards Katy! I really like the embossing on the third one!
Judy HOC Teamie

papierelle said...

Interesting cards, I like the both card with the beautiful background.
Greetings Gundi

Merethe A said...

Hi Katy. All your cards are great.

(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Katy
Wonderful cards. You have been busy lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x(HoC DT)

Dana Joy said...

Don't you just love working with distress inks? Stunning card and I have really enjoyed being on the team with you.


kartkadopolski said...

I love all your cards, but your thank you card is my favourite

Graciellie Design said...

Oh wow Katy! Not one but three wonderful, inspiring cards! Love them all... Hugs, Gracie / HOC DT

Rosmarie said...

Gorgeous cards, Katy! Especially love the one with the leaves and the courage sentiment - fabulous colors!!
Hugs, Rosi

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards - each one so different and all so beautifully done, Jo x

Flo said...

Lovely card!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

All of your cards are beautiful! My favourite is the second one -o love your background! Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration graphic! Thank you for the fun blog hop!

sue t. said...

Each card is so different and yet the same! Clever girl, I love them all!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Gorgeous cards!

Barbara Rankin said...

These cards are all so lovely, and TFS some great ideas for adding that extra bit of sparkle we all love so much. Hugs, Barbara HOC DTeamie

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Katy - these are 3 very different cards and I like them all, although your first CAS one is my favourite! Thanks for sharing!
Helen x

Eemeli said...

Lovely set of cards. Beautiful.

Hugs from Finland,

Magic Flying Boots said...

Beautiful! Love the colours! Jen

Karen said...

As always Katy two stunning and classy cards! I have to admit I do especially like the second as I know I would love doing the same, inks and paints is joy for me! Thanks for the great blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen x

Robyn Oliver said...

Three lovely cards Katy - love that pink and green background.

craftysahmiam said...

Three beauties ! I really like the homemade background paper on the leaf card