Monday, June 1, 2015

House Of Cards End of Term Blog Hop + PRIZES!!!

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!  You should have arrived here from Michelle.  This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 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!

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

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 are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping
Inspired by Stamping is a boutique online craft store based in Australia and was founded by Joanna Munster in July 2011. Our commitment is to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. We design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters. Whether you're just starting out in card making or a "seasoned scrapper", you'll find that our stamps and products are a great addition to your collection.

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

  House of Cards Challenge Blog

First I made a CARD, hope I can inspired you :)

I used the Sponsor Image named Tea Time from Stitchy Bear.

Tea Time

I colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolor set and I choose my Old Design paper for the background of the main Image. I inspired by the Picture at the wall on that Photo Inspiration above. In the middle I used a ribbon/lace in yellow

Challenges for my card are:

Sister Act Challenge #108: Anything Goes (2)(sdh a. p.)

Amusing Challenge: Anything Goes (2/2) (sdh a. p.)

Stempelsonne Challenge #142: Anything Goes (until 11 June) (1/3)  

Pile it On #71: Focus on Coloring 

The Daily Marker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge  (DAY ONE), dear Kathy I love to join your challenge this time hope you like it :)


Second I made a POSTCARD using Deedee´s Digi Images named Are We There Yet.  

I choose many images from that set also this time is not Card but only post card...I will send to a friend who will have soon Holiday :) Hope he will like this :) I colored the Images with Gansai Tambi Watercolor set again and choose the colors from the Photo Inspiration. Hope this one can inspiring you too :)

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

For my Post card I love to joined these challenges:

Crafting From The Heart Challenge #61: Anything Goes (2/3)(sdh a. p.)

Craft Your Passion Challenge #263: Anything Goes (3/3)
(sdh a. p.)

Scribble and Scrap #45: Always Anything Goes (3/3)
(sdh a. p.)

Inspiration Destination #35: Anything Goes (3/3)(sdh a. p.)

Thanks for looking and happy Monday  :)




  1. Beautiful card ! Interesting blog hop ! Thank you for the draw ! I hope for good luck )

  2. HI Monika, sorry for not coming over in such a long time, but I knew I would be visiting you today :))) - Great cards - especially the first one! Love those teacups and the different PP in the background!

  3. OOOOOHHHH!!!!! Nimm mich mit!!! Ich möchte auch mit dem Flugzeug weit weit weg verreisen in ein warmes Land!!! ich mag dieses kalte Wetter hier nicht mehr!!!
    Du bist auch bei dem Blog Hop dabei!!! eine tolle Karte hast du dafür gestaltet.
    Liebe Grüße,

  4. Hello, Monika, your card and postcard are so beautiful! I love the images you used in both of them! Beautiful colouring! Great sponsors for this challenge and blog hop! I hope I will have a chance to join in! I couldn't tell - will you be staying on at HOC?

  5. Lovely cards, Monika! I'm hoping the birthday fairy (well, Amazon!) is bringing me some of those lovely watercolour paints! Jo x

  6. These are both SUPER fun, Monika!!! LOVE your use of images and coloring! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Monika, both of your cards are just darling!! I adore the tea cup stack with the lace trimming and your fun travel theme design with the cloudy background looks wonderful too!! :) Hopping along today and hope that I will be able to join in the fun with you all for the challenge!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

  8. Beautiful projects, Monika! I love how you have combined the papers and stamped images! It's wonderful to see your projects this month! We're wishing you well!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  9. Both Fabulous cards Monika..loz

  10. Cute! I am having so much fun seeing what my great teamies have worked up. These are fab!

    HOC DT Teamie

  11. Great cards Monika, will ry toget round the hop in a bit!

    Dawn xx

  12. Hi Monika! I love your travel card -- so cute! Your tea time card is very pretty. I love tea parties and anything tea related! Have a great day!

  13. Oh what gorgeous cards Monika! I love that sweet tea cup image! Your postcard is so fun, adorable images and design!!
    Hugs, Tammy

  14. Beautiful cards Monika, your teacups are beautifully colored and go great with your background paper, I like the lace in the center! Like your postcard too, cute collage, like the airy look to it! I start work at 6:30 so no chance to visit blogs in the morning today, I am doing fine, thanks for checking. Hugs, Donna HOC teammate

  15. Oh Monika, both cards are awesome. It's nice to see you use dp. it sure is pretty but I do love your own home made dp. Both cards are wonderful. Hugs.

  16. Love the teacup card...very nice!

  17. Gorgeous projects Monika! Love your coloring and designs!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Ruza ~ HOC Teamie

  18. 2 cute cards Monika! I really like the scene you created on the second one!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  19. The tea cups are my favourite You've used the colours from the photo inspiration beautifully

  20. Fabulous cards :-)
    Thank you for making such a fabulous project using our images.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  21. Tea time!! Da sage ich nicht nein!! Wunderschön gestaltet ist Deine Karte. Und Deine zweite Karte lässt uns alle vom nächsten Urlaub träumen.
    Viele Grüße Gundi

  22. Beautiful cards! I love your designs and superb coloring.

  23. Oh, WOW! These are FABULOUS, Monika!

  24. Hi Monika.
    Both cards are great, and love those te-cups a lot. Nice coloring too.

    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  25. Just wonderful! You made two very creative and colorful cards and both are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gracie / HOC DT

  26. Two fun cards, Monika! Love the second card and it tickled me when I saw "air asia" on your card! Love the uncolored postcard on the corner!

  27. Fantastic coloring on your cards. I so enjoyed being on the team with you.


  28. Hi Monika
    Both cards are super but love the first one especially.
    Sorry to hear your sad news. My sincere sympathies to you and your family.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x (HoC DT)

  29. Hi Monika! Beautiful cards! Love the tea cups! The post card is so creative!

    Big Hugs! Katy HOC DT :)

  30. wow, two fabulous cards monika! i love the colours of the teacups, such a cute image, and i love the colours you chose for the second card - reminds me of an old map. both are beautifully coloured!

  31. Very nice cards. I like the postcard look in second card.

  32. Tolle Werke.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Liebe Grüße

  33. Really like that teacup image and your use of DPs and lace. Very different from your usual style, but you did great and you've got some beautiful après hidden in your stash.
    And the postcard? So love this one. You know I love to travel and working with travels too, so this set would be ideal for cards for my colleagues.

  34. Zum Teetrinken würde ich gerne vorbeikommen -- wie ich sehe hast du auch schon das Flugzeug bereitgestellt! ;) ....Zwei tolle Karten!
    Liebe Grüße, Rosi

  35. Oh Monika I promise I am not ignoring you.. I have had just enough energy to post my cards and then go to sleep. I did get your email and thank you for your kind words.. I also see from your post there are some spots for HOC! I will be vying for a spot.. The photo inspiration has given me so many ideas I need to whittle them down.. I will have a card up soon! I would love to be on your team!! Designing right along side of you would be AMAZING! Got to go and start creating.

  36. They are both awesome, but I gotta say I love the tea cups!

  37. Your cards are adorable, Monika. I love the Tea Time one, and the travel postcard is perfect for the friend about to take a trip. Great ideas! Hugs, Barbara HOC DTeamie

  38. Beautiful. Love the simple look on both of them.

    Hugs from Finland,

  39. Beautiful cards, especially love the tea cups, so cute!

  40. Two gorgeous creations! Thanks for the great blog hop and fabulous inspirations Karen x

  41. I really like the airplane card using the colors from the inspiration photo


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Monika R.

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