Wednesday, 1 June 2016

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop


Hi everyone!
  This marks the end of the fifth term at House of Cards!
  As some of the  DT members leave, this blog hop
 is to say goodbye and thank you and also thank those who are staying on!

This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and there's a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

***PRIZE WINNERS FROM THE BLOG HOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 20TH OF JUNE.***

***CARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT MONTH ON THE 15TH, AS PER THE USUAL  AT HOC.  THANK YOU!***

Here is the photo inspiration~


they call it a Lilly Luncheon but it gives me the idea to throw some kind of palm springs party lol


So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first there are 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 there will be random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share at HOC for another chance to win!


Here are all of our fabulous sponsors - each is offering a brilliant prize!

And here's my make inspired by the photo... Having seen the inspiration photo I decided to use pinks and golds in my card - which is a twisted easel, starting with a white card blank and an extra square of white. The base and easel were matted and layered with dark pink card then DP. The shiny DP I used is from Kaisercraft - and was difficult to photograph!



I have used an image from A Day For Daisies 
Happy Birthday Tower, coloured with Promarkers and with pink card rectangles behind the letters which I cut from black card with my 'Big Squeeze'.

 I used some dies from Reverse Confetti.
to cut the butterfly wings from the pink - the bodies were cut using my 'Big Squeeze' again.
This picture shows the stand attached with dimensional tape.




 Here's the hop order ~

HOC Blog | Mynn | Sue T. | Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily 
Heather | Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa  | Katy | Leslie | Linda
Merethe | Merlina | Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan YOU ARE HERE | Tina | Toni
   
Your next stop is Tina's Blog

 Don't forget to link up a project at HOC after completing the hop, for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of the fabulous sponsors, too! 

Happy Crafting!


18 comments:

  1. Very cool card! I have not seen a twisted easel card so that is clever!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is so pretty! I love the image you chose! And the shiny paper! I also love the butterfly! :) -Hugs Katy HOC DT

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  3. A lovely card you made here
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  4. OH my gosh, I am in LOVE with this fun easel card, Susan! I adore the way you colored the image--and the shiny paper is FABULOUS! Amazing card, friend! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done this past term at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  5. This is gorgeous, Susan! Love your interpretation of the image. It's such an honor to work with you at HOC.
    Hugs,
    Em xxx

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  6. All pinky and shimmery ...I like it :)

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  7. Goodness, Susan, you are so clever I couldn't make anything that complicated in a million years! Looks amazing. I'm saying a fond farewell to HOC for the moment but will still be dropping-by as often as possible. Take care, Susan, and happy crafting, Jo x

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  8. Wonderful card! What a fun and unique easel card :o)

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  9. Susan, my goodness this is outstanding! I love this creative and colorful take on the challenge! Congratulations on your 100th post too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  10. Love the shine on the background paper.
    this is a fascinating card design - I'm going
    to master it one of these days.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  11. What a fun and clever card. Love it!

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  12. Beautiful and sweet that happy birthday card!!

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  13. This card is perfect for party!
    Love it!

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  14. Love the colours and that fun cupcake image. Now I really want cupcakes!!

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  15. I want an invitation to THAT party! Scrumptious card!

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  16. Love that metallic paper! What a great way to make an extra special card. Fun design!

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  17. Lovely card - full of pink-a-liscious-ness and so much fun!! That shiny paper is so gorgeous on this - awesomely done!!

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  18. I really love your card, Susan! The yummy cup cakes look so beautiful on the shiny paper and to make an easel card is a great idea! ....a real pleasure for the eyes!!
    Hugs, Rosi

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