House of Cards January Challenge

Hello Everyone!

I’m over on the House of Cards Blog today with the amazing designers from Group 3! You can get all the details and find more great inspiration and ideas over on the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

This month, our theme is Mixed media and/or colors!

We’d love to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

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House of Cards January Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards January Challenge! We have a brand new inspiration for you this month that you are going to love!  Create a card using a Mixed Media technique, use the color palette, or combine the two for your own gorgeous Mixed Media creation! You can get all the details, link up your creation, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Create a card using Mixed Media and/or Colors

 

I used a number of techniques in my mixed media card, starting with a die cut card base with a cute stitched edge border. I then created a pretty watercolor background on watercolor paper, then cut the paper into nine tiny stitched squares. Then I added die cuts and a few sequins. I think I was feeling in a little bit of a cheery love mood!

Take a look at what the DT has created for you this month!

 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Sue N. | Susan 

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you will create! Take a look at our House Rules before linking up right here: HERE 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!

Thank you so much for joining us for the House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop! We have a beautiful challenge for you this month, with prizes, sponsors, and great inspiration and ideas! You can get all the details, and start at the beginning of the hop over at House of Cards right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Our inspiration photo is all about the holiday! How will you be inspired? Create a holiday themed project and link it up at House of Cards for your chance to win some beautiful prizes from our amazing sponsors!

Take a look at what I have created for you this month!

I fell in love with the beautiful, natural Christmas tree in the inspiration photo. I loved it’s simplicity, and the minimalist decorations on the tree. This year, Mr. Crimson Owl and I are celebrating a very minimalist Christmas, focusing on our blessings from the past, the present and the future. So I selected a beautiful, elegant, vintage image from mhkdesigns, Christmas Frames. I love its Victorian vibe!

My second card was created with an image from Beccy’s Place, available from beccysplace@bigpond.com.  I looked at many beautiful Christmas images from Beccy’s Place, festive and cheerful. Then I came across Seasonal Window and felt it would be the perfect compliment to my Deck the Halls card. The simple candle burning in the window, a Christmas Eve welcome to the passersby on a cold night, really is what the idea of Christmas is all about. I even added a little snowy texture to the windows!

Take a look at what our design team has created for you this month!

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Judy |  Chanya13 Cohenna 

Donna | Em | Heather | Jane

Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

From all of us at House of Cards, to all of you, Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

House of Cards November Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards November Challenge! We have a winter holiday inspiration for you this month that you are going to love!  Create a card inspired by the Holiday photo, use the color palette, or combine the two for your own gorgeous winter creation! You can get all the details, link up your creation, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at the House of Cards Blog right here:

Holiday and/or Colors

To be honest, I really had a hard time with this month’s challenge! My first attempt was much to literal of an interpretation – -I had coffee mugs and pine needles, and it just looked way too dark and clunky. But then I tried something completely different, creating a wreath of beautiful stitched leaves in shades of green, gray, and purplish red, a bit of a variation of the color palette. I finally achieved what I wanted originally, lots of texture and a feeling of the wintry outdoors!

Take a look at how our design team felt inspired too!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

House of Cards October Challenge

CAS Halloween and /or Colors

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the House of Cards October Challenge! We have a great inspiration photo for you to play along with this month! Isn’t that little pumpkin the cutest? I always have a little pumpkin gourd like that somewhere in my house every October, so this challenge is perfect timing for me too! You can get all the details on how to enter your October creation, and find more great inspiration and ideas over on the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you this month!

I used a few brand new Poppystamps dies from our newest release, Leafy Wreath Collage, and Doodle Jack o Lanterns. I LOVE Doodle Jack o Lanterns because they just look so cute and a little wacky!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you this spooky October!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Be sure to link up your creation over at House of Cards!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

House of Cards September Challenge: Group 3

Hello Everybody!

Have you seen the exciting challenge over at House of Cards this month? Today, the talented designers from Group 3 are sharing their inspiration for September’s Challenge. You can see great inspiration and ideas, and play along over at the House of Cards Blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add text and/or colors

There’s plenty of time to play along! We would love to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

House of Cards August Challenge

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to our new August Challenge over at House of Cards! We have got a gorgeous inspiration photo for you this month, filled with rich jewel tone florals and a fresh color palette. You can get all the details and link up your creations over at the House of Cards blog right here:

Take a look at this month’s challenge!

Floral Images and/or Colors

This is how I was inspired!

I used the Beautiful Day layered stamp set from Altenew, and stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves. Then I glued them on to a card panel and let it dry overnight. I then cut Winnie & Walter’s  In A Word: hello, right in the center of the image, holding my breath that the cut would come out perfect! I then cut out “hello” about 5 more times, then adhered everything in place, giving the hello a beautiful, raised dimension on the card. It turned out great!

Take a look at what our Design Team has created for you today!

 Chanya13 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you will create! Please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!