Wednesday 1 June 2016

House Of Cards Summer Blog Hop

     Welcome to my contribution for the House Of Cards summer blog hop, full hop details can be found further down this post as well as who to visit next.    
      My main image is from A Day For Daisies called Green Lady. I love the simple elegance of this image, she's beautiful. I have printed her out on white card suitable for alcohol markers and again on two different papers from MHK Designs Damsel In Distress paper set.
     After working out which colour would go where I cut the designer papers, then added a little shading using the markers.
    The image was coloured before adding the papers using Graph-It markers, the paper pieces were then stuck in place.      
     The image panel was trimmed and mounted on a lime green pearl card that has the corners punched. After playing around with several colours I settled on mounting this on a cerise pink pearl card that complimented the pale pink on my lady.
      There is a stamped, gold embossed oriental word in the top left corner to balance the greeting in the opposite corner. The greeting is a stamp from Reverse Confetti set My World, this sentiment seemed to go perfectly with the lady's thoughtful pose.
     I coloured the card the sentiment is on with Distress Ink and mounted it on some more green pearl card, then mounted it on thin foam pads. It should all go through as standard post as it's 5x7 and thin, I don't know how postal services work in other countries but here in the UK we have to stick to certain dimensions to keep postal costs low.
     Below you will find full details on how to join in with our hop and what you could win just by playing along, so thank you for popping in and good luck.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Girlie
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes

Hi everyone!  Can you believe we've are at the end of our fifth 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 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!


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

Here is the photo inspiration~

they call it a Lilly Luncheon but it gives me the idea to throw some kind of palm springs party lol

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!

Prize: 3 Digital Images
A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Reverse Confetti
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate
REVERSE CONFETTI offers on trend, high quality photopolymer stamps, high quality CONFETTI CUTS steel dies and exclusive paper products to coordinate with our releases…all made in the USA.

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!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!
MHKDesigns is a vintage digital stamp Etsy shop owned and operated by Mynn Kitchen from On A Stampage.  She creates vintage stamp sets and digital paper packs for all your crafting needs.  Contact her with any requests you have at!

And now, here's your hop order~

HOC Blog | Mynn | Sue T. | Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily 
Heather | Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa  | Katy | Leslie | Linda
Merethe | Merlina | Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

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


  1. Wow! This card is stunning! You did a fantastic job coloring her! :) -Hugs Katy HOC DT

  2. This is stunning! And great idea to combine an image and papers from two sponsors! I think you should frame this one especially being a 5x7! Donna HOC DT

  3. Lovely card, great images and sentiment.
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

  4. Rocky, this card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the fabulous paper piecing you did--and the layering is magnificent! The gold accents are perfect, too! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done this past term at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Rocky, this card is lovely! What a fantastic blog hop!

  6. Rocky, it's beautiful! It's such an honor to work with you at HOC.
    Em xxx

  7. Incredible card and the lady looks so elegant. You colored it exceptionally well

  8. Your card is a total show-stopper, Rocky. you paper piecing is fabulous. I'm stepping down from HOC and have to say it's been a blast working with such a great bunch of talented and friendly folk. Take care of yourself and hopefully I'll see you around Blogland, Jo x

  9. Rocky, I just LOVE your card! I love beautiful Asian images and you made this woman look just lovely! Great take on the inspiration!
    Take Care!

  10. Hi this is a gorgeous card the image you have used it so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge G for Girlie. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  11. Beautiful card! It's an elegant image and design.

  12. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx

  13. Gorgeous card Rocky, love that image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Pam x

  14. Beautiful.
    Love the coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. Sweet digi and card. Love it.

  16. Beautifully colored and pieced image on your card. Heather HOC teamie

  17. This is fabulous!
    The coloring is perfect!!!

  18. Wow, stunning colours and colouring! I especially love that understated green die cut frame!

  19. Gorgeous image and coloring on your beautiful card!

  20. What a stunning card! Great colouring!
    Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  21. So super gorgeous - the coloring is fabulous and the whole card is just so beautiful!! Awesomely done!!


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