Monday, 1 December 2014

House Of Cards Christmas Blog Hop

Hi friends!  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 Monika'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.

Here is my card made using some of the sponsor images.

      I started with a Stitchy Bear image called Lake Winter as a png file and altered the colour to shades of blue before printing on gloss paper. The image is mounted on a small silver mirri card mat. The next layer is a gorgeous paper from Eclectic Anthology range of papers called Coffee Bean, this is matted on a layer of pearl chocolate card and a silver mirri mat.
     The card base was white, it has been coloured with Distress Ink Broken China and water stamped with a pine branch. Water stamping is when you use a stamp spritzed with water on Distress Ink to lift the ink off again, leaving a subtle image.
     The deer is a Sizzix die, the branch is a Marianne Designs die, both are cut from white glitter card and mounted on foam pads. The tiny greeting is a peel off that says Season's Greetings, this helps make the card suitable for those who celebrate a holiday but not Christmas.
     The greeting inside is from Daydream Designs and reads Winter Wonderland. Once printed it was die cut with a scalloped Spellbinder oval, it has been coloured gently with Broken China DI before removing the die, this gives a white border around the shape which I have edged in silver.

Here is a list of sponsor images used on this card
Main Image - Stitchy Bear, Lake Winter
Patterned paper - Eclectic Anthology, Coffee Bean
Internal Greeting - Daydream Designs, Christmas Wonder Word Art

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

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - Turquoise and Brown
Inkspirational - Christmas, no Red or Green
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful creation, so elegant and striking!

  2. Beautiful card. Great inspiration :)

  3. This is gorgeous, Rocky! LOVE the glitter, the beautiful scene on the front, and the way you dressed up the sentiment on the inside! GORGEOUS! Thanks for all your hard work at HOC--I appreciate all you do there! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the dies you've used and all of the sparkle!
    Tammy x

  5. Love this sceen. So calm, :)
    Great card.
    Big Hugs Ma :)

  6. Rocky wooooww this is so adorable
    love the scene you made here co make me calm looking at your card..
    ADORABLE Card love this Rocky...hugs, Monika

  7. Beautiful card Rocky! Love the Lake Winter image and glittery die cuts!

  8. Just beautiful! I love the scene and the sparkly die cuts! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!

  9. Wow a lot of detail and layers. Beautiful.
    Kathy D.
    Diane's Daydream Designs Sponsorship Coordinator and Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  10. Very Christmassy with lots of sparkle ,love it !

  11. Beautiful card Rocky! Love your layers and design. Have a great day!

  12. What a beautiful scene!!! I want to jump into the card!!

  13. Beautiful card, love the wintery scene. Have a great day! X

  14. This is so serene and beautiful!

  15. Great card and I love the winter trees scene too.

    Hugs Vannessa
    HOC teamie

  16. Beautiful...a very lovely scene!!!

  17. Gorgeous card! Love the papers you used to create the winter wonderland!
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  18. oh my goodness, I love the nature scene you've created, Rocky! It's fab!


  19. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Wow!!!! Your card is fantastic!!!! Such a beautiful wintery scene!!!! Perfect!!!! Thanks for the Blog Hop!!!!


  21. Your card is beautiful! That is the card you fram and hang on your wall!

  22. I really like the wintery scene as a background for your reindeer! Pat DT x

  23. This card just reminds me of one of those quiet, country mornings in the winter when there's just a sense of peace and calm. I love when art can evoke memories and your card does the trick. Amazing design work here!

  24. Your card is GORGEOUS. I can just imagine the crisp fresh air. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  25. beautiful! i love the glittery die cut accents and the peaceful image.

  26. Your card is so beautiful and serene. I love the images and the deer in the foreground!

  27. Fantastic card. Love the scene you created.


  28. What a beautiful scene... so magical... so Christmassy.
    hugs, Asha

  29. Thank You for making such a fabulous project using our images.

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Mandy (Sponsor Co-Ordinator for Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet )


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