Sunday, 15 December 2013

House Of Cards Blog Hop - Three Projects

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Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Mynnette's blog, then you are in the right place!  If you have just stumbled here and would like to participate, please hop over to the House of Cards challenge blog to get started!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!

For the December HOC blog hop challenge we would like you to create projects using this inspiration photo. 

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e325/pballrsgirl/white%20christmas/bhg7.jpg


I've made three projects for the blog hop using images from our wonderful sponsors.

First up is a Cute and Fun style card.  The large snowflake is very, very sparkly as it's been heat embossed with Vintage Pink embossing tinsel.  Here is the card front...



 ...and here is the inside and the envelope.  Ta-dah, inside is a cute and fun pop up penguin!  The penguin is the adorable 'Penguin in Scarf' digi image from Dilly Beans - available HERE.


My second card is a Classic and Elegant style card and I've used the oh, so beautiful 'On a Winter's Day' digi image from Delicious Doodles at Stitchy Bear - available HERE.  Here's the card front.


Here is the inside and the envelope.


My final project for the blog hop is in the Shabby & Vintage style.  I've made a 2-4-6-8 gift box from Crumb Cake CS, added some cream lace, a shabby bloom and a tag with a very blinged up crown!


Inside the gift box are 6 very pretty vintage floral gift tags.  These (and the tag on the gift box) are freebie images available to download and print from Eclectic Anthology.  They are part of the 'Free Printable Romantic Gift Tags' download - available HERE.


Thanks for stopping by!  Please join in the fun of our hop and make your way over to Gale's blog!  Then please play along with us - make a project inspired by our photo and share it on the HOC blog for another chance to win a prize!

If you lose your way during the blog hop, please see the full blog hop list on THIS POST at the HOC Challenge blog.

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23 comments:

Turwen said...

You've made really, really wonderful, stunning creations!!!! Fantastic Christmas works!!!!

Hugs!

Tammy said...

WOW all of your creations are gorgeous Ruth! I absolutely love your "Winter's Day" card, fabulous bling!
Hugs, Tammy

PaNaKo said...

Sooo beautiful!

Pia S said...

What a wide range of styles and beautiful projects you showcase in this post! They're all so different and lovely in their own way, but that gift bag is just WOW! The way you decorated it in a shabby chic style way, placing the beautiful flower over the edge of the base - gorgeous!

Nancy Seed said...

Great job Ruth. Love the little penguin card and the digi cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

Jackie Durrant said...

Three very different takes on the starting design, your penguin is so cute!!

Terri Orr said...

What amazing projects! I'm usually drawn most to vintage or elegant-styled items, but I have to say your little penquin card just grabbed my heart--so happy and festive!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely cards, I really like the non-traditional colored one!! But both are so beautiful inside and out!! Love the beautiful box you have created as well!! The tags are perfect!

Mynnette said...

Ruth, these are all fabulous!!! LOVE the pink glittery snowflake with the darling penguin and that snowy scene card is just AMAZING. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all you do for HOC--you're amazing and I feel so blessed to have you by my side! :) HUGS and have a great rest of your week!!! Mynn xx

nattyboots said...

Love them all,but must admit the penguin is my favorite Thank you
Elaine H X

dr.jaya said...

love all your creations Ruth!!! you are a fantastic crafter!! beautiful work!!

Ina Ftacek said...

alll very pretty winters day is my favorite

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Ruth,

Thankyou for doing such a marvellous job with our image.

It has been a pleasure to be a sponsor on your blog hop.

Mandy from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful cards Ruth. I have so enjoyed my first gig on a DT with you and Mynn! Can't wait to give it a go again next term. I'll try to get out of my element and post some different styles. Have a great day!

Jules Bettinson said...

Wow! Great pieces Ruth really lovely :)

LyndallA said...

Interesting set of cards

stempelomi said...

3 wonderful creations!

Carmen M. said...

These are really beautiful cards.

Judith Wright said...

Stunning creations Ruth - so inspirational x I found you from the HOC blog hop and will be following your lovely blog in the future x

Vannessa said...

Wow these are all just so stunning Ruth! You are truly one very talented lady!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Daen'Ys said...

Hi Ruth.
Four splendid creations! All great! I have a soft spot for the penguin, but I also like the card in black and white, it is very classy. The box also appeals me, with its beautiful old fashioned flower. And what about tags? They are simply splendid!

I wish you a nice weekend of Advent
Rosi x

monikaskinner said...

These are all great creations. Love the pink snowflake, my favourite Christmas colour this year. x

cohenna said...

Wonderful cards! I just love it. :)