House of Cards Blog Hop ...

Good morning! It's hard to believe that my 2nd term as a House of Cards Designer is coming to an end. We are saying 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 from Rocky. However, if you just arrived make sure you head on over to House of Cards so you can start at the beginning. 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!

We have several fabulous Sponsors who generously offered prizes for the Hop! 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 the prizes are hidden! After you're done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!

Inspiration Photo ... 

Now for our fabulous Sponsors! 
Our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!

Now for my creations ...

My first card features one of the Teddy Bear Present from Deedee's Digis Beary Merry Christmas.

I printed several copies of the Teddy Bear Present, colored it my Copic Markers, and layered them to get a 3D effect. The sentiment is one of three sentiment in the set. Once my coloring was done I layered a variety of design paper, and added the adorable Teddy Bear along with the sentiment.

My second card features the adorable Franklin Hanging On (E366) and Holidays Sentiment (F621) from Great Impressions.

I love how great these stamps are! You get a clean and crisp image the first time you add ink to them. I stamped the adorable Franklin Hanging On 3-times on my card base using a masking technique for over-laying the image, and then added the Holidays Sentiment near the bottom. I then stamped Franklin Hanging On several more times on the extra cardstock. Copic Markers were used to color the image, of which I fussy cut 2 of the images, and layered them on my design. Once this was done, I added the red dots near the sentiment, and added a ceiling (sort of) along the top with DP and SRM Border Stickers.

Your next stop in the hop is Shawna!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each post along the hop, and then 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.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, CutCardStock White Cougar A-2 Invitation & Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbor (Red), Papertry Ink Vintage Cream & Tree Tops Glisten DP, Little Yellow Bicycle Wintering DP
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen, Silver Pen
 - Other: SRM Stickers


Cutie rats. Such a great card :)
Jerrie said…
Both your cards are so sweet! I love the one with the mice on the ornaments!
hahaha, your cards are so fun. Stunning colouring also! Thank you fro your inspiration. Creative regards from stempelfrida
Patti J said…
Ruza, your cards are always such a delight! Love these, my friend!
Izolda said…
Ruza, the second card is really great !! Love it !!
Merethe Arstein said…
Fun Christmas cards, mice where much fun.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC
Mynn Kitchen said…
Ruza, these are both absolutely PRECIOUS! Your coloring is just gorgeous, and I LOVE the fun stair step layout on the GIStamps card! Beautiful work! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done at HOC the past term! Sending lots of HUGS! :) Mynn xx
Toni said…
So beary cute! I love them both! you did an amazing job coloring the red!

HOC DT Teamie
Marji Franklin said…
I love them both! Great cards
Donna said…
These are both gorgeous, fabulous designs! Donna HOC teamie
papierelle said…
Both cards are so cute!!! I like the image of both.
Greetings Gundi
CarlavdM said… favorite yoru card with the Teddy in the box.
Bot of your cards made me smile.
Oh my goodness, these are both absolutely stunning, Ruza! It's been an honor to be on the DT at HOC this term and I hope it continues!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em, HOC teamie
Dotty Jo x said…
Your cards are delightful - love them both, Jo x HOC DT/Teamie
Lilian YF said…
Both cards are bear-y cute!
Lilian HOC DT teamie
The Leaf Studio
Bad Kitty said…
beautiful cards
Katy said…
Your cards are beautiful! I love that little bear! And I love the coloring on those sweet little mice and their ornaments! :) Hugs!-Katy HOC DT
Elizabeth Hart said…
Adorable cards - and the deep red you used really pops. Fun cards!!
Merlina Hadi said…
Two cute cards.. Love them..

Barbara Rankin said…
Ruza, these cards or simply adorable. Love the little Christmas critters. LOL Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie