Monday, June 2, 2014

House of Cards June Blog Hop and Challenge

Hi, all!  It's time for an end of the term blog hop over at House of Cards and we have a super fun challenge AND tons of great prize opportunities for those of you who join in the fun!!! :)  You should have arrived here from Anita's Blog.  If you haven't, please start all the way back at the House of Cards hop post and follow the list found in the body of the hop post!

Here's our photo inspiration~


Here are our fabulous sponsors~

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.
FREE Vintage Flower Basket Graphics-free, vintage, flower, rose, graphics, basket, antique

Inspired By Stamping
Prize: $15 gift voucher to the shop.
Inspired by Stamping


Paper Sweeties

Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
 


STAMPlorations

Prize: 5 stamps sets--your choice--from the shop.

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

Here's my first card highlighting one of our sponsors Inspired By Stamping (IBS).

When I saw the wire basket in the photo I thought of a new Chicken Wire Die from TCW that I had.  That led me to thinking about chickens and from there to French Country.  (I know weird train of thought!)  I used the IBS French Country stamp set to make the diamond background DSP, the chicken and the corners are from the same set.  I used the IBS Fancy Circles set for my sentiment (I love the font in this set!).  The other DP is G45 French Country.  Really Reasonable Ribbon completes the look.  

My second card highlights another sponsor Eclectic Anthology.
This card is more of a CAS style than my usual Classic and Elegant style.  I started with an Eclectic Anthology Vintage Background Paper and added a Antique Scientific Wildflower Illustration of a poppy to it.  I colored the poppy using my Panstorian Artisan Software and then printed it and layered it on colored cardstock.  The Thank You Sentiment is Cuttlebug. 

So there you have it -- one CAS Card and one Classic and Elegant Card.  That's how we roll at the House of Cards Challenge blogs.  

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Judy's Blog!  If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post--and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!

Happy Crafting!
Donna
This post may contain affiliate links.  If you purchase a product using the link I may receive a commission.  I only participate in affiliate programs for products that I use or can recommend without reservation.  

43 comments:

  1. super pretty cards...love them!

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  2. love your interpretation of the challenge!
    -Myrna

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  3. Both are beautiful cards. Love the Thank you card.

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  5. Beautiful card, I cordially greet

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  6. These are both so pretty. I really love that French Country-so well done! :)

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  7. Really great...love the chicken card and I don't think your train of thought is weird at all- it sounds a lot like the way I create! -DT sister

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  8. Oh these are fabulous Donna!! I love the beautiful design on your first card and that chicken wire die is awesome! Gorgeous CAS card too, I love how you've colored that poppy using a software program!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  9. Hi Donna
    Wow, love both of your cards. I have only done one, so not very generous am I lol!
    Happy hopping.
    Ang x

    BTW. . . .the link from Anita to you didn't work.

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  10. That's spooky. Commenting the same time and a broken link!
    Ang x

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the chicken wire!

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  12. The link is fixed now. Don't know what happened. Love your cards Donna.

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  13. Donna...these are FABULOUS!!!! LOVE the different styles and I adore how you colored the flower from EA! WOW! I'm so happy to be hopping with you! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

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  14. These cards are both so well designed! I do like the chicken wire detail on your first card and the chicken image, great color combo as well. Your second one is more traditional, classy design!

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  15. Hi Donna,
    Beautiful cards. Love the French country.
    Ang HOC DT

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  16. Beautiful - I really like your CAS card and how you explained your thinking - funny, where our mind sometimes takes us!

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  17. Wow love them both. Beautiful flower on the second card.

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  18. Love them both, but if have to pin down to one, it will be the second one!

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  19. Love both your cards Donna! The first one is sooo French country and I love the simplicity of the second one!

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  20. I love your train of thought so nothing to apologise for!. Two super projects

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  21. <Love the vintage, country charm feel
    -Myrna

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  22. Hi Donna, both of your cards are wonderful, you've nailed both styles to perfection! I'm always a sucker for flower cards so I was bound to love the poppy card but your chicken card is so well designed, it has oodles of rustic style - completely charming! Ruth x

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  23. French style card is super....Love the way you've used the chicken wire. Two lovely cards

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  24. Lovely projects! What a wonderful hop, Great sponsors and perfect challenge. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Gracielliedesign . Blogspot . Com

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  25. Beautiful projects, Donna! Really love how you came to your first creation! So many delicious layers, and your second is simply perfect!

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  26. Both of these cards are lovely.So different but great designs.

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  27. Wonderful cards. Love the way you used the photo for inspiration xx

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  28. Hi, Donna.
    I am in awe of your beautiful cards and to be honest, it is the first that jumped me into the eye! I LOVE all on this card, ....a true marvel! Great cardmaking!!
    Rosi x

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  29. Great cards, Donna! Love how you layered the chicken wire die over the pattern paper in the first one!

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  30. Fun cards, Donna! Love all the chicken details on the first card and the colors of the second one.

    - Angi
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

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  31. What a gorgeous botanical print!

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  32. I though of chickens too when I saw the challenge photo - great work on this card!!

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  33. Hi Donna...wow two cards and lovely to be supporting the sponsors...IBS is local here and I do like their stamps. Fabulous , Cheers

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  34. Oh goodness, both of your cards are amazing. I especially love the deep, rich look of your first card with the chicken wire. Beautiful. So glad to have found you through house of cards.
    -Melin
    My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

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  35. Oh dear I really love both of your cards...the first one is great its a manly card...really love the concept and the second one sooo very feminin love the image and the color combo really both are wonderful card...I love your creation here...hugs, Monika

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  36. Both are wonderful, I like the first one the best. Great cards.

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  37. This is a great Blog Hop Challenge. TY :)

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  38. I've always liked the 'French country' look and your card is beautiful. So many great details and layers. Marvelous job Donna!

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  39. Just popping back to let you know I've got a blog candy if you're interested:)

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Thank you so much for your comments. I read and enjoy all of them.