Sunday, December 28, 2014

Be Mine

Christmas is over and we have a New Year quickly
approaching so it must be time to get those
Valentine's cards started!

This card was inspired by the inspiration photo at
and the sketch at

I found the free "elephant chick" printable at
Beccy's Place. I think she's so cute!

She was colored with spectrum noir markers,
fussy cut and popped with foam dots on the die cut circle.
I die cut a couple of hearts, layered and stamped the sentiment.
It all came together pretty quick.

I'm also linking up to:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges 

#81 - Party Time!

I am so excited to have been invited to be a member of the
The theme of my first challenge with them is 
"Party Time!".

Our sponsor for this challenge is
I found this cute penguin digital stamp and couldn't resist.

"Birthday Penguin - cake"

I printed the image on white card stock and colored with
 spectrum noir markers, fussy cut and popped on foam dots.

The papers I used are form the Paper Studio's "Eat Cake" paper pack.
The banners. greeting and circle and scalloped circles were
all die cut with Sizzix dies.
This card is going to be perfect for my daughter's birthday.
She loves penguins.

Be sure a stop by 
and check out the fabulous creations from
the rest of the design team!

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All…

It's Christmas Eve so I came up with my version of
Kris Kringle winding down after a busy day.

I used the newest guy stamp set from
This is Kris and he comes with the beard, hat,
2 sentiments and 2 other small stamps.

The other images are digital stamps from
All images were stamped or printed on white card stock,
colored with spectrum noir markers and pencil colors and fussy cut. 
The printed papers are fro DCWV. I used a Martha Stewart
border punch on the rug I created.
I computer generated the sentiment and cut with a Sizzix oval die.

Be sure and check out Kris and the other stamps at
C Thru the Woods Clear Stamps.

I am linking up to:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas

The vintage card making style is not my forte but when I came
across this vintage image I thought I would give it a go!

My daughter-in-law loves anything vintage so I think this card would be
 great for her. I based it on the current sketch at 

Thanks for taking a look!

Christmas Candles

So I only thought I was through making Christmas cards for this year
and here I am making more!

I very rarely make more than one card designed the same as another
but I made one for my sister-in-law and 
liked it so well I decided to put a couple more together.
There was a third one in a red, green, gold and creme color combo
but I didn't get a picture of it before one of my co-workers decided to buy it.
The candles are done with a Memory Box die. The circles
and poinsettias are Spellbinders. I used a Paper Studio
embossing folder and the metallic papers are DCWV.
I also used some jewel dazzles.
The sentiment on the silver card is a dazzles sticker 
and the green card's was stamped and embossed.

I am linking up with:
Winter Wonderland - Fussy and Fancy
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Christmas

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bobbie the Snowman

I was traveling through blogland the other day and when I landed at
Beccy's Place she has a free printable. A cute snowman named Bobbie.

I put this free printable to use when I discovered I needed one
more holiday card for a co-worker.

The color combo I used came from the current challenge at

I printed the image on white card stock, colored with
 spectrum noir markers, fussy cut and applied stickles.
I added some enamel dots and applied the image it with foam dots
to the die cut oval.

Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Timmy's Birthday Kite

My latest card design for
features the new Timmy Stamp.

Timmy was stamped on white card stock, colored with markers
and fussy cut. I created the background with a cloud
embossing folder on blue card stock and sanded.
The printed paper and other elements are from
Hot Off the Press's "Confetti Play" line of products,
including 3-D paper tole and free downloads from their web site.

Did you notice Timmy's bare feet? Love them!
Be sure and visit
C Thru The Woods
and check out what the other members of the DT
have created with Timmy and the other boy stamps available.

I am linking up to:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Red Poinsettia

I wanted to take part in the Just Us Girls challenge this week.

So, this is what I came up with.

I stamped one of the "sketchy flourishes" from an Inkadinkodo
stamp set by the same name and embossed with green embossing tinsel from
 Ranger. I placed a 3-D poinsettia sticker from the Paper Studio on the
stamped image and added some green sequin leaves.
I cut the frame with a Spellbinders die, stamped the greeting with
a Hero Arts stamps and used red embossing tinsel. I cut the greeting
with an oval Sizzix framelits die and layered on a green oval die cut.
I finished up with some red gems in various sizes.

I'm also linking up to:
Crafty Creations - Embossing
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, December 1, 2014

HOC End of Term Blog Hop

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! 

HHHere's our photo inspiration~

You should have arrived here from Angi's 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 chose to make 3 cards using some of the great
products from our sponsors.

The first was done with the
Christmas Wonder Sentiment Set from
Daydream Designs.

My second card was created using 3 of the Aged Aqua digital papers from
Eclectic Anthology.

The third design was done with a digital stamp from
Stitchy Bear
called Reindeer Carousel by Tami French.

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Mrs. Duck'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!