Thursday, 1 June 2017

House of Cards - June Blog Hop

Hi everyone
 We've come to the end of another term at House of Cards.
 Unfortunately we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members
 and fortunately we are so happy to have those staying on.  
To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 

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 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.

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

Prize: 2 Images

Prize: $10 to use in store

Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

 You should've arrived here from Sue N's blog
and this is the end!!

Here's the hop order in case you need to go back

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 
Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

And here are my makes:

My card features Summer Days from Digistamps 4 Joy, coloured with a variety of markers and cut out with a stitched die. I added a little paper tape along the bottom (from Paperchase)
The white card base is matted and layered with LCDesigns papers and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. Finally I added the shell and fish beads.

And an ATC using Scrapndipity's Jewel of the Sea
I used a die from the Tonic ATC Collection to cut the base and then added my image, This was printed over a photographed background that I had made using Distress Oxides. I added colour to the mermaid using a variety of Zig pens including sparkle on the top - not sure if this comes across in the photos...finally I added gems.

Happy hopping!


  1. Love this.
    Great shading of the water.
    The little nymph is cut and
    the blue dots on the side
    are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your cards, Susan! The girl on the bike looks so amazing, and I love the colors on your fun little sea creature! Adorable!
    Take care!

  3. Two beautiful cards, Susan.
    Em, HOC Teamie xoxox

  4. Both fabulous cards, the first one is fabulous with the colors and fun background paper, and the second one is fun and great background! Donna HOC teammate

  5. Wonderful creation and nice colours!

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  6. Great cards! Love that cute girlie on the bike! And a fun mermaid stamp! Pretty coloring and details!

  7. Two cute makes, Susan. The beads are a fun touch on the first and what a neat background on the second.

  8. These are both fabulous, Susan! I adore the layering you did on the first and the beautiful texture you added on the second! Thank you so much for all you've done at House of Cards this term! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Such pretty cards! I love how you added the shells on the first one -- clever!

  10. Both of your cards are amazing! I specially like the little grill on the bike

  11. Wow! I like both cards! The first one looks like a perfect lazy summer day and the second has that amazingly colored mermaid and watercolor background. Lovely!

  12. Beautiful cards, Susan! I think that image is one of my very favorite from All Dressed Up. I like what you've done with it! :o)

  13. Very cute cards!The first is my favorite!:)

  14. I love all these chairs in the background! Really a beautiful card that breathes summer! Your ATC looks great too - the little mermaid was certainly not easy to color!
    Hugs, Rosi


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