Monday, December 1, 2014

HOC December 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! 

Here's our photo inspiration~
You should have arrived here from Daen'Ys' 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 couldn't resist working with two of the sponsors.  I must say it was incredibly hard to narrow down my choices because there' s such a fab variety!

With this first card I worked with Deedee's Digis Ugly Sweaters.  Isn't it fab?  There are actually 3 different sweaters in this set along with sentiments but I stuck with the deer one in keeping with our challenge image. I've included a quick and dirty tip sheet on how I worked with these digital images.

The Details:  Deedee's Digis Ugly Sweaters, Simon Says Sweater Words & Appliques (main sentiment), Christmas Crafts Christmas Words sentiment (Fa La La), Spectrum Noir markers, VersaFine Black Onyx, Memento Tuxedo Black, Neenah 80 lb solar white, Pop Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, Recollections 110 lb white cardstock base, Stickles, Sakura white pigment pen
My next card uses a Stitchy Bear's Skating Snowman Family.  So cute!  I brought in the blue and brown from the challenge image and, of course red.  It is Christmas after all!  I hadn't intended to add the snowflake dies but otherwise you'd see my inky fingerprint in the upper right.  LOL.

The Details:  Stitchy Bear Skating Snowman Family, Mama Elephant Jolly & Merry sentiments, Spectrum Noir markers, Neenah 80 lb solar white, Recollections 110 lb cardstock base (I so appreciate that the Neenah & Recollections ideas of white are so similar), Black Enamel Accents, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die, Sakura white pigment pen, My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die, Scotch foam tape, Glossy Accents, Dreamweaver embossing paste, Simon Says Falling Snow stencil, Stickles

I hope you'll find these inspiring and will join our challenge this round!

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


  1. Two great cards both with super images. Christine

  2. I love love the sweater card. I love it so much I might buy that sentiment stamp!! I love how you have "parts" of your sweater all over. Just adorable. Thanks for rockin' Deedee's Digis image with this amazing card.
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator
    *Last day for 50% off sale at Deedee's Digis*

  3. These are both so pretty, love them.

  4. Both cards are adorable Toni, fabulous coloring too!
    Tammy x

  5. EEK! I am totally in AWE with your beautiful work, Toni! LOVE LOVE LOVE your use of these digis--you really make them shine! LOVE! Thanks for all your hard work at HOC--I appreciate all you do there! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. These are such cool cards! Love the little snow family.

  7. Both these cards are so cute Toni! Love them!

  8. Gorgeous, I wish I could color like that!

  9. Well I got sidetracked by your adorable kitty! I love cats! Your cards are adorable! Gorgeous colouring! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!

  10. super fun, great sweater card!

  11. Hi Toni! Ugly Sweater card is fab! Great tutorial on using digi images in MS Word. Laughed about you embellishment cover up! Have a great day.

  12. Fun ugly sweater card! Cute snowman card, I like how you colored papa snowman's pants and is think the ink smear was one lucky mishap, your card looks great with those die cut snowflakes!

  13. I WANT that snowman card just precious!!!! The sweater one is adorable too!!!

  14. Hi Toni,
    What a fun card. Those ugly sweaters crack me up.
    Ang HOC DT

  15. Lovely cards. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop.
    Best wishes, Margaret on Diane's Dream team

  16. EEEK! Such fun cards! Still giggling at the ugly sweater one and the snow family is adorable! xxD

  17. These are so cute! I really love the ugly sweater one! :)

  18. This is so cute and colourful. Great CAS card, love it. Have a great day! X

  19. Wow those sweaters are so hot this year! Love your cards!

  20. Both of these cards are just great, but I especially love the sweaters one.

    Hugs Vannessa
    HOC teamie

  21. Super FUN Christmas cards...well done!!!

  22. WOW! Such awesome cards! Love how you did the "ugly sweater" card and much thanks for the tutorial!
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  23. Great cards!!!! They look so sweet, I really like both of them!!!! Thanks for the Blog Hop!!!!


  24. Your ugly sweater card is to much fun!!

  25. I love the skating snowmen! Pat DT x

  26. Cute cards!!! The Ugly Sweater one is so fun! =)

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  28. Two adorable cards Toni!
    The first is very funny -- great use of the digi -- and I also love the second. The image is full of joy, so beautifully colored and looks fabulous on the embossed white cardstock !!
    ...thanks for your super nice comment, teamie :)
    Rosi x

  29. Super cute, what a fun idea with the sweaters!

  30. This is such a cute Christmas scene! Very festive!

  31. Haha- I'm glad you did ink it up on accident because I think the addition of those snowflake dies are just genius! And I LOVE your ugly sweater design. There's nothing that says Christmas like a good ol' ugly sweater.

  32. OMGosh your cards had me both smiling and laughing.
    Ugly sweater indeed. lol. If I had to do it over again I would have a family photo taken each year with each of us wearing one. lol.
    Your snowpeeps are so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  33. Both of these cards are adorable! I love the festive designs and colors! ;)

  34. Ha ha! These are both so cute and fun!

  35. LOL, snowflakes work really well for covering up smudges. Both cards are adorable.

  36. Oh my goodness....this is too cute! Love both of your cards.

  37. I adore both
    the one with tsweatshirt soo cuuteee
    the one with snowman family is too cuutee tooo
    great coloring and great design Toni
    I always love your card
    just have time to hopping ooh so late :)
    hugs, Monika (teammate)

  38. Tooo cute, Toni! Ugly sweaters rule ok! LOL.
    hugs, Asha

  39. 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 )


Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!