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Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from House of Cards

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On behalf of all of us here at House of Cards, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!  See you soon for more challenges!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Blog Hop Winners

A HUGE "Thank You!" to everyone who participated in our Holiday Blog Hop to celebrate the end of our third term here at House of Cards!  Those of you who applied to be on the DT should hear back by the end of the today after everyone has been considered.  Thank you for your patience!  But enough about that!  We've got some winners to announce, so let's get to it!

Our Top Winner is

Our Top 10 are
We couldn't choose just 5!
(In numerical order.)

Congratulations to all of you!  Please grab your badges and display them proudly on your blogs--they were all very well deserved!!!

And now we've got some prizes to give away!  ALL WINNERS MUST CONTACT MYNN VIA EMAIL (onastampageATyahooDOTcom) BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2014 OR PRIZES WILL BE REDRAWN.

The winner of the Daydream Designs prize is~
Manuela who left this comment on Daen'Ys blog:
"wow, super Karte, liebe all die Glitzersterne, vor allem die Fabkombi ist super!!"

The winner of the Deedee's Digis prize is~
KT Fit Kitty who left this comment on Vannessa's blog:
"How cute is this! Such an adorable image! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!"
CLAIMED

The winner of the Eclectic Anthology prize is~
Ruza Rebel who left this comment on Graciellie's blog:
"Gorgeous card! Love the poinsettia's in the non-traditional colors!"
CLAIMED

The winner of the Great Impressions prize is~
Barbara Rankin who left this comment on Pat's blog:
"Your coloring is fabulous, and I love that image."
CLAIMED


The winner of the Paper Sweetie's prize is~
Kristina B. who left this comment on Mynn's blog:
"Gorgeous cards, so elegant!"
CLAIMED

And the winner of the Stitchy Bear prize is~
Pink Unicorn who left this comment on Rocky's blog:
"Your card is absolutely gorgeous!"
CLAIMED

Congratulations to you all!!!  Thank you so much for the support we've had the past six months!  We'll be back in January with a new look (maybe), new challenges, and some new DT members!  Happy holidays and happy stamping to you all!

Monday, December 15, 2014

November Challenge Winners

Hi, friends!  Before we start, I wanted to let you know that the winners from the blog hop will be announced later on this week on the 20th, so make sure to hop back here then!

There will also be a special holiday post next Monday, so come again to watch that as well!

Those who entered the DT call will be contacted via email by the 20th, too, with a prompt for the first challenge of 2015 starting in January so they can get a head start!

Okay, so now let's get to the nitty gritty!  We had some BEAUTIFUL creations entered last month here at House of Cards and choosing winners was hard, but the DT has done so and here are the results of our voting!

Our Winner is 



Our Top 5
(in numerical order)






Congratulations to you all!  Make sure to grab your badge from the sidebar and display it with pride on your sidebar!  Make sure to come back soon to play along with our newest challenge, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Please note: All winners must follow our challenge rules.  Find them HERE before linking up.  Thank you!

Monday, December 1, 2014

End of Term Blog Hop!!! + PRIZES!


BEFORE WE START--we'd like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!!  If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2015, please put DT at the end of your entry name when you link up!!!  We're looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by December 18th  to know if you've made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one or two cards/projects per month plus commenting.  

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

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term here 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!  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! 



Here's our photo inspiration~

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!


Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store



We carry a full line of digi images, papers, scrapbooking kits and journal/photo mat kits.  We are adding images almost daily, so check in frequently to see our newest sets, featured on our home page.  Currently we have five artist who sell their work on Daydream Designs:  Diane Noble, Daydream Designs images, Deedee Anderson, Deedee's Digis, Katlyn Traxler, KNK Designs, Helen Phelps, Creative Jeans composite journal/photo mat kits, Karen Murray, WordArt by Karen.  


Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.



The name says it all!  If you're looking for wholesome digital "stamps" and papers that will make you smile, this is the place to shop!  We have a variety of sets for any occasion and any crafter.  Stop by to check them out today!


Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.




Eclectic Anthology is your source for commercial use, royalty free, printable antique and vintage digital graphics.  Much of what you'll see is exclusive to our site and can't be found anywhere else, but we also have some public domain graphics as well.  Everything has been professionally edited and retouched for maximum quality and expert clarity.


Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps




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!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

Here's the prize you could win!


Paper Sweeties
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.

Paper Sweeties™ LLC is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and offers high-quality, on-trend acrylic stamps coordinating dies and embellishments.  Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories! We also have a huge selection of all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets - perfect for every paper crafted project!  The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are so much fun to create with and are sure to bring back fond childhood memories!  You'll enjoy using the Sweeties stamps and dies to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Boutique link:
Blog link: 


Stitchy Bear

Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

We are proud to say that we have been in business, serving our customers since 2010.
We have a very large and talented group of Digital Creators who sell their products in our store and who regularly upload new products. You will find something new almost daily.


And now, here's your hop order~

You're here -----> House of Cards Challenge Blog<-----You're here

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Mynn'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!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Monday, November 24, 2014

November - Vintage & Shabby

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month at it is...

This sketch~



You may turn the sketch or change the shapes, as long as we can clearly see our sketch in your design.


Here is some inspiration from our Vintage & Shabby team-







Thank you for taking a look!  We hope you're inspired to join us with your creations this week!
Check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Monday, November 17, 2014

November- Cute & Fun Team

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  This month we have a fabulous sketch for you to work with...


Here is some inspiration from our Cute & Fun team-


Thanks for checking us out!  We hope you're inspired to join us with your creations this week!
Check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

October House of Cards Winners

October Technique Challenge Winner and Top 10


PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules before linking up with our challenge post by reading them in the tab up top.  Thank you. :)


Happy Saturday Everyone:

We are so excited to post the winner and top ten for the October Use a Punch on your card challenge.  We had 166 participants and are thrilled with the response you gave our fun challenge.  We couldn't pick just a top five and a winner so we have a top ten to share with all of you.



Top 10 in numerical order
#15 Srebrnolistka 
#27 Shona Chambers
#28 Stampartpapel
#42 Lilia
#96 Deepti
#121 Cards by America
#125  Ewa Szubra: Ĺšlubny box 
#151 Tracey F.
#155  Crafteresa UK 
#160 Pam Sparks

Be sure to play along with our current sketch challenge.
Hugs,
Anita



Monday, November 10, 2014

November - Classic & Elegant



Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month at it is...

this sketch~

Here's some inspiration from our Classic & Elegant design team!








Thanks for popping over today, friends!  Come back on Monday for MORE inspiration from this very talented Design Team!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  Can't wait to see your creations!

Click HERE  to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November - CAS

Welcome to the clean and simple challenge for November at House of Cards. This month, Mynn is ahas provided us with an awesome sketch to wet our creative appetites.

The CAS team can't wait to see what inspires you! Remember you have the whole month to play along!

 We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  Soooooo, shows what inspires you in this sketch? Be sure to check back each week to see another style showcased!


Here is some inspiration from our CAS team-

Sue T.

Cornelia

Toni



Click HERE  to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Challenge: A Sketch

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month at it is...

This sketch~

Here's some inspiration from challenge owner Mynn~


And a tutorial on how to create the fun textured focal image!  It's called "Faux Quilting".


Thanks for popping over today, friends!  The rest of the DT is going to link up their creations to the link collection so you can see their cards early, but come back on Monday for MORE inspiration from this very talented Design Team with bigger photos!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  Can't wait to see your creations!


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Monday, October 27, 2014

October - Vintage & Shabby

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month at it is...



USE A PUNCH AND/OR DIE



Here is some inspiration from our Vintage & Shabby team-





Thank you for taking a look!  We hope you're inspired to join us with your creations this week!
Check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Monday, October 20, 2014

October- Cute & Fun Team

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month and it is...

USE A PUNCH AND/OR DIE

Here is some inspiration from our Cute & Fun team-

Katy

Tammy

Vannessa

Emily

Monika



Thanks for checking us out!  We hope you're inspired to join us with your creations this week!
Check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Click HERE to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

September Challenge Winner and Top 5

September Photo/Color Challenge Winner and Top 5

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules before linking up with our challenge post by reading them in the tab up top.  Thank you. :)


Hello, friends!  We had an absolutely STUNNING turn out last month and our voting was incredibly close--it was a hard job!  But, we've made our decisions and so we've got some winners to announce!!!

Winner:  #23 Trzynasta
Top 5 in Numerical Order
#1 Laney
#2 Lis M
#4 Deborah Frings
#7 Karasiowa
#15 Papierelle

Be sure to play along with our current challenge to use a punch or die on your card.  You have until the end of the month to play along.
Hugs, Anita


Monday, October 13, 2014

October - Classic & Elegant

Hello, and welcome to another monthly challenge here at House of Cards!  We loved everything we saw last month and hope that we keep seeing many regular participants each time!  So, let's get to it!  We've got another challenge ready for you this month at it is...

USE A PUNCH AND/OR DIE


Here's some inspiration from our Classic & Elegant Design Team.





















Thanks for popping over today, friends!  Come back on Monday for MORE inspiration from this very talented Design Team!  We hope you join in the fun, too--please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  Can't wait to see your creations!

Click HERE  to be taken to the original challenge post to link up!