Thursday 1 December 2016

House Of Cards Christmas Blog Hop

      Welcome to the House Of Cards blog hop and DT call. We have several lovely sponsors for this hop, a full list can be seen on the HOC home page as well as a full hop list, just in case you get lost. Comment on every blog in the list for a chance to win some of the hidden prizes and then enter a card for another chance to win a prize.

     Allow me to introduce Nigel, he lives at Beccy's Place with two of his friends, he's a very quiet fellow. He normally holds a lamp but as it's Christmas he's helping put up the stockings.
     I have used Graph-It markers to colour him in, they're a brand of alcohol marker that I have found very easy to use. My blending skills are improving slowly, having the right cardstock is the key.
     Nigel is wearing a traditional red and green outfit with grey green stockings and black shoes with gold buckles. He's holding a holly filled stocking from MHK Designs which is coloured, cut out and stuck on where the lamp used to be.

     I trimmed the image panel to size and then cut two mat layers, both in thin white card. Using the same pens used for Nigel's clothes I coloured around the edges of the thin card so when they were layered everything matched. I have spent ages going through my card stash hunting for a perfect colour match, it seems no matter how much card I have I never have the right shade, so this solves that problem and saves me time.
     Nigel is mounted on a large DL card blank but as he's a digi stamp you could print him out at whatever size you like. All that remained was a greeting from the same MHK Design set die cut and layered, then stuck on with thin foam pads.

Gnomes In My Garden
Deck The Halls

You should have arrived here from Paula's BlogThis 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!

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Rosi'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!  Happy stamping to you all! :)

I would like to enter Nigel in the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Merry Monday Christmas - Masculine Christmas Card


  1. Love your card! Beautiful gnome coloring

  2. Wow, Rocky! This is stunning! It's been an honor working with you at HOC and I look forward to more of the same in 2017!

  3. Good one! Nice coloring and it is nice to see something a little different.

  4. Goodness, this little guy is just too cute!! Well done Rocky!!
    Hugs, Rosi

  5. This is so funny! Love you card!

  6. the gnomes are darling and Nigel
    is darling.
    thanks for sharing some cute

  7. What a great card, Rocky! That character is so fabulous! :o)

  8. such a cute image - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

  9. Hahaha! What a fun dwarf!
    Fun regards from stempelfrida

  10. What a fun masculine image. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  11. These gnomes are brilliant and your colouring really does him justice!

    Many thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  12. This is SO fun, Rocky! I adore this fabulous image--and I love the traditional colors, too! Super card, my friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. I love this image - but I love gnomes - have not seen a Christmas gnome. The coloring is beautiful. Shirley H. Teammie

  14. Wow! This card is awesome! I love it! I love that he is originally a gnome and holding a light and now he is holding a stocking. That is so creative! Beautiful coloring also! :) Hugs! Katy House of Cards Teammate :)

  15. Awesome image and stunning coloring...thank you for joining us at ATSM
    Željka DT xo

  16. Stunning card, love the gnome.
    Hugs, Chantal S

  17. Love your card Rocky! I would have never thought to use one of Beccy's gnomes the way you did!

  18. What a terrific use of the two different digi sets/designers ! Heather HOC teammie

  19. so funny! I love it! hugs,Beate


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