Sunday, December 17, 2017

Traditional Christmas Colors

Good morning all!
This week's challenge is up at

Our theme this time around is
Traditional Christmas Colors.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Art Doodles
who are offering
4 Images from Store


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils
and aded a little bit of gold stickles.
The sentiment was cut with a Crafters Companion die.
The gold paper doily is from Recollections.

I hope you'll join us!
We love to see what you create!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ginger Hugs

Just popping in for a quick post this morning
to share this cute little holiday favor box
I created using "Gingerbread Scene" from





It was so quick and easy to do this!
This kit comes with outlined and colored images and sentiments.
I used colored images to make the project super quick.
They were printed and fussy cut.
I adhered to a white panel and matted with glitter paper.
The favor boxes were purchased at Dollar Tree.

I hope you'll check this set out along with all the
others available at
and take advantage of the 20% off sale
in the Christmas/Winter Category for a limited time
using code CHRISTMAS20

I'm linking up to:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yummy
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Christmas





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas at Creative Craft Cottage

Hey there!
I hope everyone is doing well.

We have a new challenge up at
The theme is
"Christmas is Coming".

Our sponsor is
Rick St. Dennis

My card was created using


If you're working on your Christmas cards
this is the perfect challenge for you!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration

Hello!
Today's my day to share some inspiration on the

Since it's December and we're into the holiday mode
I created a gift bag using one of my favorite
MHKDesigns sets.


I love this vintage Santa image and it dresses
up a plain white gift bag perfectly for gift giving.
The tag was created using one of the greetings from the set.


I colored the image with pencils, fussy cut
and adhered with foam tape to a rectangular mat
of designer paper and solid card stock.
Coordinating designer paper was used behind the mat.




I hope I've inspired you 
to create something for the holiday season!

Until next time,
I wish you and yours Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!



Sunday, December 3, 2017

ATG at Gitter N Sparkle

Today I'm here to share my DT card
for the new challenge up at
Glitter N Sparkle!

The theme is 
"Anything Goes".

I created a Christmas card

using Winter Fae 2 from our sponsor
Morgan's ArtWorld.

I hope you'll join us.
We love to see what you create.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cute As A Button December Challenge

I can't believe it's December!
Where on earth did November go?

A new month always brings a new challenge at


My DT project is a card using

I colored the image with Colourblend Pencils and fussy cut.
My papers are Luxury Card Stocks from Crafter's Companion.
The frames were die cut with Spellbinder's dies.
My "celebrate" sentiment are Recollections letter stickers.

I hope to see your projects in the link up!
It's always great to see what you come up with!

HOC End of Term 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 December 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH December 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


We have 4 fabulous sponsors offering prizes!

Prize: Choice of 3 products

**********************************************************
digistamps4joy
Prize: $10 to use in store
********************************************

Prize from Imagine That Digistamp will be a $10 coupon 

*********************************************************************

Prize -  choice of one set of digital stamps.


*********************************************************************************
I created cards with digis from 3 of the sponsors.

using "It's Time" from




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
 on the House of Cards Blog for another chance to win!

Now get to hopping!
Your order is below.

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Judy (you're here) Cohenna 
Donna | Em | Heather | Jane
Michele | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge

 I hope this fine Friday finds everyone doing well
and looking forward to a nice weekend!

We have a new challenge at
and I'm excited to share my DT project!

I altered a frame using
"Ballerina 3".


I colored the image with Colourblend Pencils and fussy cut.
The frame was painted with acrylic paint.
Squares were die cut out of silver mirror card and designer paper.
The quote was found online and computer generated.
I added a paper doily behind the ballerina.
The florals are paper tole from Paper wishes.
I added gems to the flower centers and sheer
ribbon finishes off the overall design.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.
We love to see what you create!

I'm linking up to:
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  - ATG
Papercraft Challenge - ATG





Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ATG at Crafty Gals Corner

Happy Wednesday!
It's time for a new challenge at

Anything Goes


The sponsor(s) for this challenge is:


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

I created a Christmas card
using Christmas Candle 807FS

I hope you'll join us!
We love to see what you create!

I'm linking up to:
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
 Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - ATG
Christmas Card Throw down - Color
The Sketch File

Monday, November 27, 2017

November Inspiration at Cute As A Button

Hello all!
It's my turn to provide a little inspiration on the

I'v been in a holiday mode so
 I created a Christmas card


I colored the image with pencils and fussy cut.
Next I pulled out some card stocks
and a paper doily that coordinate with the colors I used.


I decided on an easel card style.
I created the base by taking an 8.5 x 11 inch
piece of red card stock and cut to 5.5 x 11 inches.
Next I scored along the 11 inch side at 2.75 and 5.5 inches
and folded along the score lines.
I cut a coordinating piece of printed card stock to 5.25 x 5.25 inches.
I cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25 x 4.25 inches
and cut a piece of red card stock to 1 x 5.25 inches.
These pieces were layered 
and adhered to the bottom portion of the card base,
leaving a 1/8 inch border all around.


Next, I added a 5.25 x 5.25 piece of white card stock
to the inside of the card.
I cut a strip of white card stock and printed card stock,
layered and adhere with foam tape.
The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was
die cut with Crafter's Companion dies.



I added the red doily to the center of the white square.
The image was adhered to the doily with foam tape.
The doily was added to the front to complete!






Be sure and check out this stamp along with
 the others available at

And don't forget to join in our monthly challenge at

And we always love seeing your Cute As A Button creations at

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!













Sunday, November 26, 2017

Merry, Merry, Merry

Hey there!
This week's challenge is up at

The theme is "Add Metal".
Our sponsor is
Bugaboo Stamps
who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate


My DT card was creating using

I colored the image with pencils, stamped the sentiment
and the metal I added are the snowflake brads.

I hope you'll join us this week.
We love to see what you create!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Peace and Joy from Beccy's Place

Hey everyone!
I'm back today with another Holiday card!

This one was created with



What a beautiful set this is!
I love poinsettias and ice skate images!

The set includes
- 2 black and white line drawings
- 2 full colour images
- 5 word images / sentiments

I hope you'll check this set out along with


Friday, November 24, 2017

Snowmen Trio from Imagine That

Hey there!
I hope everyone here in the U.S. had a great
Thanksgiving yesterday. I certainly did!
Spending time with family and friends is so special.

Today, instead of being out shopping with all
the crowds, I'm sitting in the craft room.
So I thought I'd take a few minutes and share this
holiday twisted easel card I put together


If you like snowman images you'll love this set!


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
and fussy cut. I added some glitter glue to the snowmen fora little more sparkle.
The background was created with  a Sheena Festive Embossing Folder,
called "Winter Trees", from Crafter's Companion.
I took the embossed image and rubbed various inks over it for some color.
The image was adhered to the back ground with foam squares.
I punched a few snowflakes and added.
Inside I created a border with a Fiskars punch.
The sentiment is from the snowmen set and die cut with Sizzix Framelits dies.
The tree an snowflakes are buttons I found at Walmart.

Until next time,
have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Color Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage

Hello there!
Today I'm sharing a card I created for the new challenge at

It's a color challenge!


I love anything with a snowman!
How about you?

This image is "Winter Games 2" from
our sponsor for this challenge



The prize is 3 digital images.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut.
The image was popped with foam tape on to die cut and embossed circles.
I stamped the sentiment with a Craft Smart stamp and fussy cut.
The snowflakes I added are buttons which I embellished with gems!

I hope you'll join us!
We love to see what you create!

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fancy Fold Blog Hop with Imagine That Digistamp

Hello there and welcome to the
Facebook Design Team Blog Hop.
We are creating "Fancy Fold" projects
To hopefully inspire you to try some yourself!

I created a "Twist n Pop" card for my project.

It looks like a normal card on the outside

 

but, open up and...



and SUPRISE!



So get to "hopping" and see what the rest of the DT created!
Your hop order is below.



Judy ~ you are here





Hazel

If you want more "Fancy Fold" inspiration see the

Blog Design Team's Blog Hop on the
ITD Creative Playground Blog.
And if you are inspired to try some of the fancy folds
share your creations with us on the blog.

Happy Hopping
and have a great week!

I'm linking up to:
Crafty Animals - ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - ATG