Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOC December Challenge + BLOG HOP + A Warmest Wishes Card


BEFORE WE START--we'd like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!! 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.  If you're interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from January through June of 2016, please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom with the following information:   

  • A link to your blog.
  • Attached cards showing your style--3 maximum.
  • A brief description as to why you'd like to join the team at House of Cards.
  • Any major life happenings you KNOW you have coming up in your life from January-June 2016 that might interfere with your DT responsibilities.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATgmailDOTcom 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 is the 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: Digital Stamps Prize Package

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!

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--ornaments and 2 sentiments)

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.

Prize: Any three products of your choice!
MHKDesigns is a vintage digital stamp Etsy shop owned and operated by Mynnette Kitchen from On A Stampage.  She creates vintage stamp sets and digital paper packs for all your crafting needs.  Contact her with any requests you have at mhkdesigns.etsy@gmail.com!

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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!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

Here is what I made for this month DT card: 

I mimic  the colors on the Photo Inspiration. The sponsor is so generous that we as DT member can choose one of their image and I choose this two cup of coffee image. I colored with copic marker. At the top area of the coffee I gave pop corn pen to give accent. I used also ribbon in pink to mimic the Photo inspiration. And maybe it is difficult to see, I used kraft paper for my Tag (under the main Image)


Now is your turn, join us with House Of Cards Challenge :) klick HERE to join :)

Challenges for my card are: 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion #290 : Anything Goes (1/3)

Crafting From The Heart #88Anything Goes (1/3)

Craft-Dee Bowz December: Anything Goes + Include A Handmad Bows 

Word Wide Open DT Challenge Blog #6: Anything Goes (1/3)

Through The Craft Room Door (Until 7 Dec): Anything Goes (1/2) 

Crafty Gals Corner #47: Anything Goes(1/3)

Creative Moments #82: Anything Goes (1/3)

Crafty Girls Creation #9: Anything Goes(1/3)

Thanks for looking and leaving me some love, happy Tuesday :) 




  1. That is such a sweet card, Monika. It captures the feel of the inspiration photo perfectly.

  2. Na, denn prost!!!
    Super deine Karte!!!
    Die Herzchen auf den Bechern geben dem Ganzen erst den letzten Schliff!!!
    Liebe Grüße, Flo

  3. This is such a SWEET card, Monika!!

  4. Lovely card, Monika! I really like your colour combo and the fabulously frothy toppings for your mugs, Jo x

  5. Oh so yummy looking my friend!! What a gorgeous design! Love the "foam" on the cups!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  6. Monika, looks like coffee for two...you and me! I love the color of your card and the warmness it makes you feel! The red hearts on the cup make your card so personal! LOVE IT!!

  7. Sweet card Monika, makes me want to pour a second cup of coffee! Like the embossing and the snow pen as foam and the use of a tag! Donna (friend and HOC teammie)

  8. What a wonderful card, dear Monika! It brings over such a nice warm cozy feeling. Thank you for this wonderful blog hop and inspiration!
    Creative regards from your crafty friend stempelfrida

  9. What a fun take on the photo, Monika! Your card is perfect, and I'm now craving something warm and yummy to drink! Great job, dear friend - thanks for sharing!

  10. Hello Monika, what a wonderfull card, I like the way you did the 'slagroom' - whipped cream.
    Great colouring too.

  11. Could use som hot and warm drink here no. It is freezing here north. Great card.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  12. Great Card.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge #06 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  13. This is just darling, Monika! I LOVE the fun texture you added to the foam--and the layout is just wonderful! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done at HOC the past term! Sending lots of HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. Adorable card Monika! I love that image and the fun foam on top! So cute!
    Hugs, Tammy

  15. Hey Teamie!!
    love this card a latte!! HA-HA!! well not really but this card is great!! the foam on top of the cups is so cute. Did you use craft foam and glitter or is it so well colored it just looks 3D.. Either way it is a fantastic card my friend.. And I see you are enjoying your Big Shot... as I see a lot of die cutting going on!! Great job with the hop and we will see you soon!!

  16. very cute, Monika! I love the colors and textures so much! It makes me smile

    HOC DT Teamie

  17. I'm sitting here, feeling quite cold today, but this card has a warming effect. I'd love to have a sip of that cocoa with cream, yum. A very cozy and sweet Christmas design!

  18. What a sweet card, Monika. Gorgeous colours with a warm and cosy feel. Great job!
    x Asha

  19. This is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  20. Eine sehr schöne Kartenidee!! Damit wärmen wir uns gerne auf!!
    LG Gundi

  21. Adorable card! Love extra touch of the cream that you put on the cups, Monika!

  22. So cute! 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

  23. This is adorable, Monika! I like the cute image and the embossed background. You've done a lovely job with the inspiration photo. I am sorry I cannot do your blog hop - it is too many on the list.

  24. Gorgeous colouring. Thank you for sharing at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

  25. What a great card.Just love the kraft and red combo and how this is carried through to the image.Super texture on the coffee froth too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  26. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Best Regards, Mary

    Thyme To Create {My Blog}

  27. What a fab card ...love the embossed background
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey X

  28. Those hot drinks look delicious and the embossing is fantastic. Love the colors and as always stunning card.

  29. Awesome card, Monika! Love the textured background and the pop corn accent!
    Lilian HOC DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  30. This is the sweetest card ever! Love your coloring! :) Hugs!-Katy HOC DT

  31. Adorable card and the winter drinks look so fabulous!

  32. Adorable card!Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  33. Fabulous card, Monika. Love the creamy foam you created, too. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

  34. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our SIXTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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Monika R.

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