Thursday, December 1, 2016

House of Cards Blog Hop ...

Good morning! Another term at the House of Cards  is coming to an end, and I am saying FAREWELL while some of the DT Members are staying on. We are also holding a DT Call, so make sure you check out the details over at the House of Cards Blog. To say goodbye, and thank you, we're celebrating with a Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Rosi. However, if you just arrived make sure you head on over to House of Cards so you can start at the beginning. 

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!

Our team will be using a variety of products from these amazing companies!
MHK Designs ~ Great Impressions Stamps 
Beccy's Place ~ Cute as a Button

I created two (2) cards to share with you today. The first card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch #265 (shown below), and features the Holiday Wreath from Cute as a Button.


I printed this lovely girl on Neenah Solar White cardstock, colored the image with my Copic Markers, and cut her out. She was layered on a scalloped circle, and popped on my white card that I applied Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on. A variety of Stickles was used for the hat, ornaments and holly berries. Using StazOn Jet Black Ink I added the Merry Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps to Clear Cardstock, cut it out with my MFT Hz-Stitched Strips Die and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to layer it over the image.

My second card was inspired by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #2-103 (shown below).


I stamped the Snowy Trees stamp from Great Impressions Stamps on white cardstock with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink. A Large Nestabilities Oval Die was used to cut out the image. I then applied a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the sky and ground. Once I layered my design on the background I created with DP, I added Stickles to represent the snow on the trees and in the sky with the final addition of enamel dots in the lower right hand corner.

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, any card style is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!.

Challenges entered:
 - Freshly Made Sketch #265 (shown below)
 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #2-103 (shown below)
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #222 ~ Make your Mark 
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes 

This hop will run from December 1st at 6:00 AM CST through December 15th at Noon CST Your next stop in the hop is Shawna!

Until next time ... Enjoy!






  

20 comments:

Kathie said...

Lovely cards Ruza, especially the one you made for SSW2. Love this image and your design papers work perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

María Pilar said...

Wonderful cards. Both are really beautiful!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Ruza! It's been an honor working with you at HOC and I look forward to more of the same in 2017!
Hugs,
Em

Joanna Moore said...

Both cards are quite lovely. I love the clean and simple look of the first one. Simply gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us this fortnight.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Daen'Ys said...

Two beautiful cards, Ruza! I love the first for its simplicity - even if it was not as simple to do as it looks, and the second for the calm that emanates from the image!
Hugs, Rosi

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautifully colored elf--what an adorable image! Thanks for sharing this fun card with us at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--Please join us again soon!
:) Marie ATSM DT

Mary Holshouser said...

the scene with the trees is wonderful.
Love the little elf in the wreath.
Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Really lovely cards, Ruza! I love the traditional colors on the first, and the trees and sky are so lovely on the second! :o)

Nicole Diedrichs said...

And yet another card with a cute Christmas elve!
Kind regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

MHK Designs said...

Ruza, these are both fabulous, friend! I adore the CAS feel and bold colors on the first. The second one is so peaceful and pretty! Beautiful work, my friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Glittered Paws said...

Love both of your cards - 2 totally different - and each beautiful. Shirley H. Teammie

Katy said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I love how you colored the Santa girl. And the gold ribbon and red look so wonderful together. I also love how you created the sentiment. The second card is so awesome. I love how you were able to make an oval and two different kinds of paper. (That is something I have not tried lol). :) Hugs! Katy House of Cards Teammate :)

debby4000 said...

Two very different cards but equally fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Kim S said...

LOVE the little elf peeking out of the wreath - peeking out of the circle on the sketch!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Heide said...

What great looking cards. Love the the image and the great looking DP. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Chantal said...

Beautiful cards, love the digi stamps
Hugs, Chantal S

Judy V said...

2 beautiful cards Reza! Love them both! Great takes on the sketches you used!

Karen P said...

Both of these are just stunning huni! I also wanted to say that it has been an honour and pleasure to be on the same DT as you and I wish you lots of happiness in anything you do x

Martina Bartušková said...

Wo, such a lovely idea, love your coloring Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

Beate Rauer said...

great cards! hugs,Beate