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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Photo Inspiration: CAS DT

It's our first ever fifth week photo inspiration challenge here at House of Cards and we've got our Clean & Simple DT here with some fabulous samples to get your mojo going!  First, let's look at the photo ...

Here it is~
http://yourdecoratinghotline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/floral.bhg.orngwllprpss_Jazz7a.jpg

And now some CAS inspiration~








Please join us this week for our challenge--it's ANY CARD MAKING STYLE GOES this week!  You can link up HERE in the original challenge post.  Hugs and happy stamping, friends!!!

Winners: Month One: Shabby & Vintage

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our Shabby & Vintage challenge!!!  We had some seriously amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got some winners to announce!

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules at the end of each challenge post or in the tab up top.  Thank you!


Top Winner
# 6 Suzi B. 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Photo Inspiration: Cute & Fun DT

It's our first ever fifth week photo inspiration challenge here at House of Cards and we've got our Cute & Fun DT here with some fabulous samples to get your mojo going!  First, let's look at the photo...

Here it is~
http://yourdecoratinghotline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/floral.bhg.orngwllprpss_Jazz7a.jpg

And now some Cute & Fun inspiration~



Vannessa


Please join us this week for our challenge--it's ANY CARD MAKING STYLE GOES this week!  You can link up HERE in the original challenge post.  Hugs and happy stamping, friends!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Month One: Photo Inspiration + Any Style Goes!!!

Hello, friends!  A HUGE thank you to everyone who has participated in our first month of challenges here at House of Cards!  We've had such fun seeing all the amazing talent out there and can't wait to see you grow as card makers in all the variety of styles that there are out in the world of crafting!

Well, it's such a great week here at House of Cards!  Not only is this our first month of challenges, but this is also our first ever 5th week challenge!  We've got a photo inspiration for your crafting pleasure!

Here it is~
http://yourdecoratinghotline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/floral.bhg.orngwllprpss_Jazz7a.jpg

Since this is the 5th week,
ANY CARD MAKING STYLE GOES!

You get to choose which style you want to use so please make a card using the photo as inspiration in a Cute & Fun, CAS, Classic & Elegant or Shabby & Vintage style and link it up below.  If you'd like to know how we define the different card styles here at House of Cards we have this very helpful tab up at the top to enlighten you!  There will be inspiration from all of our DTs throughout the week, each style will be featured as follows:
  • Cute & Fun on Tuesday
  • CAS on Wednesday
  • Classic & Elegant on Thursday
  • Shabby & Vintage on Friday
We hope that you join in the fun here with us!

Just a reminder that there's a couple of days left to enter our Followers Giveaway - the details are on this tab up at the top - good luck!

Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN! 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Winners: Month One: Classic & Elegant

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our CLASSIC & ELEGANT challenge!!!  We had some seriously amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got some winners to announce!

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules at the end of each challenge post or in the tab up top.  Thank you!

TOP WINNER~


TOP FIVE~
(In numerical order)

#1 Suzy B.





Congratulations to all of our winners!  All very well deserved and all fabulous!  Please take the appropriate badges from the sidebar and display them proudly on your blog!  Hope you all join us again this week for our SHABBY & VINTAGE challenge!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Month One: Shabby & Vintage

Welcome, welcome to all of you amazing card makers out there!  We are SO excited to welcome you to our very first ever moth of challenges here at House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Here is how our challenge blog works--we will have a monthly color palette or sketch and then each week we'd like to see a different card making style using those parameters.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, we will have a photo inspiration and you can create using any card making style you'd like!  We'll also have a super fun photo inspiration challenge/blog hop that will happen at the beginning of December.  If at that point you feel so inclined, we'd love to have you enter our DT call that will be running at the same time!

Just a reminder that we'd love you to enter our Followers Giveaway!  Please check out the tab at the top for all the details - get following and liking and then, hopefully, get lucky and win the prize!

Now, onto our actual challenge!  This month we will be working with a fun and fresh color palette.  Please choose at least 3 of these colors to create with!


Here's the color palette~
http://design-seeds.com/palettes/FreshCherry.png

And this week we'd like to see
SHABBY & VINTAGE CARDS

Here's our Shabby & Vintage DT with some samples~





Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN!
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Winners - Month one: CAS Challenge: Color

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our CAS  challenge!!!  We had some seriously amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got some winners to announce!

TOP WINNER~

Cornelia #12



Top 5 ~
#4 Kylie



#5 Deepti


#8 Deanne



#13 Sandie



#14 Maarit


Congratulations to all of our winners!  All very well deserved and all fabulous!  Please take the appropriate badges from the sidebar and display them proudly on your blog!  Hope you all join us again this week for our Classic & Elegant challenge!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)  Winner and Top 5 badges are on our side bar.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Month One: Classic & Elegant

Welcome, welcome to all of you amazing card makers out there!  We are SO excited to welcome you to our very first ever month of challenges here at House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Here is how our challenge blog works--we will have a monthly color palette or sketch and then each week we'd like to see a different card making style using those parameters.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, we will have a photo inspiration and you can create using any card making style you'd like!  We'll also have a super fun photo inspiration challenge/blog hop that will happen at the beginning of December.  If at that point you feel so inclined, we'd love to have you enter our DT call that will be running at the same time!

Just a reminder that we'd love you to enter our Followers Giveaway!  Please check out the tab at the top for all the details - get following and liking and then, hopefully, get lucky and win the prize!

Now, onto our actual challenge!  This month we will be working with a fun and fresh color palette.  Please choose at least 3 of these colors to create with!

Here's the color palette~
http://design-seeds.com/palettes/FreshCherry.png

And this week we'd like to see
CLASSIC & ELEGANT CARDS.

Here's our Classic & Elegant DT with some samples~

Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN! 
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