Monday, 1 December 2014

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop

Good afternoon one and all. Welcome to The Pond and also to the House of Cards Blog Hop.
Please read on and see how you can take part. Also, welcome to Kim. Thank you for following my ramblings. I shall pop by your blog when I get 5 mins.

Now. . . . . . . . Here we go to the fun. . . . . .  . . 

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to 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! 

Here's our photo inspiration~

You should have arrived here from Judy's blog.  If you haven't, and you'd like to hop with us, please make sure you start there and continue through the whole thing for the most chances to win!  Speaking of winning, we have some amazing sponsors!
Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps

Paper Sweeties
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

I used the beautiful Aged Aqua papers from Eclectic Anthology for the background behind the reindeer and for the circle surrounding it. I printed them on gloss photo paper so they have a lovely sheen in real life. I edged the inner and outer edge of the circle with my copper Krylon pen. I'm not a glitter gal but the reindeer has been sprinkled with some iridescent glitter to give it a bit of Christmas glam. Its a shame the pic doesn't pick up the sparkle.

The outer circle is sponged with Peacock Feathers DI, stamped with "Merry" and edged with my silver Krylon pen. The bottom layer is brown Lidl card with Versamark stamped Inkylicious snowflakes, brushed with silver mica powder. Some silver satin ribbon, an SB Snowflake and some teal bling from John complete the look.

I Hope that you like my interpretation of the photo inspiration and that you will have a hop around the rest of our talented DT and even better, please enter a card. We would love to see what wonderful cards you come up with.
Elaine (nattyboots) and anyone else without a blog, you can still enter a card by emailing a photo of it to Mynn at House of Cards (her email is on the "contact" button on the HoC blog) and she can work some technical magic to put it in the challenge.
Remember, there are some fabulous prizes on offer just for leaving a comment on our blogs.

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Pat's blog.  Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!

Have a great time folks and best of luck in the challenge and in the comment draws.

Ang x



  1. Afternoon Ang, a good interpretation of the photo with matching colours and designs. Janice xxx

  2. Have to agree with Janice .. above.
    Great interpretation of the photo down the brilliant colours and the leaping Deer!!
    Love everything you have done on your wonderful card.

    Patricia xxx

  3. Beautiful card. Great inspiration :)

  4. Hi Ang, what a gogeous card and reflects the inspirational photo just perfectly.
    Your colours are so beautiful, great design too, hugs Kate x

  5. Ang, a wonderful interpretation of the photo. The colours and the deer are wonderful. Hazel x

  6. Love your take on the photo inspiration Ang. Gorgeous card. Hugs Christine xx

  7. Brilliant interpretation - the colours everything xx I've looked at websites with digi images but don't actually find them user friendly (although it could just be me)!! lol xx will have to have another go xx GailT xx

  8. This is beautiful Ang, I love the circle design and that reindeer is gorgeous!
    Tammy x

  9. I am totally in love with this, friend! The glittery white deer is fabulous and I LOVE the patterns you used, too! Thanks for all your hard work at HOC--I appreciate all you do there! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Love this.. and thanks for the tip about printing on the photo paper.
    Big hugs Ma :)

  11. Stunning - so much detail! Love the deer on your card (although I can't say I love them in real life....)

  12. Great card Ang! Love your interpretation of the photo!

  13. This is so beautiful! Gorgeous colour palette! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!

  14. Hi Ang thank you so much for all the info.....
    Your card is just full of Gorgeousness ,your colors and the deer { i can see a sparkle } all so complement each other , well done !
    Right i will away to the blog hop .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  15. Lovely colours Ang and a beautiful card.
    Love Val in Spain x

  16. Hello, I hope you saw my latest email. I feel such an idiot. All week end I kept saying to myself that I needed to measure the envelope and stupidly put a stamp on together with a few other letters I needed to post and totally forgot. So please feel free to not pick up the "package" as I know the Royal Mail will charge a lot for the service. What a div I am Doh!

  17. Beautiful. Everything about this design, colour and papers used are gorgeous.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  18. Like the use of these papers as they work well for Christmas but aren't traditional Christmas papers. Also like how the reindeer pops off and is the center of attention.
    Kathy D.
    Diane's Daydream Designs Sponsorship Coordinator and Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  19. Hi Ang! I love your interpretation of the photo, great papers you chose and the copper edging is great (of course I would like that part)! I think the glitter on the reindeer was genius, even though you're not a glitter person. Good to know, by the way! Great project, hope I can find the time to make something to join in with.

    Big hugs until next time, Pamellia :)

  20. This is gorgeous Ang, love the reindeer and the colours are fabulous, matches the picture perfectly.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. I have a plate rack this would look fantastic on..................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Love the dimension of the layers! I've got photo paper that I've never used and it hasn't occurred to me I could use it for printing DP, thanks for the idea!

  23. Hi Ang! I have to say your card is much more gorgeous than mine! Love all your layering, diecuts and glitter! I think I went a little more CAS on mine. Thanks for all the fab comments you made on my blog - and for the record, the two guys on my lake layout are FISHING off the edge of the boat (LOL). Have a great day Ang!

  24. Hi Ang this is adorable I adore the struktur on your card by put that reindeer sooo festive and I adore your card concept...lovely DP lovely color LOVE all on your card ANG...great DT debute..hugs, Monika

  25. Hi Ang,
    Absoultely gorgeous. Those Eclectic Anthology papers are just beautiful.
    I am stepping down so you will be the only Ang going forward. (sorry, I kind of hogged it)
    Ang HOC DT

  26. Hi Ang. Love the card, the colours work beautifully together don't they. I'm not a big glitter fan but love the use on the deer. Great interpretation. Have a good day. Take care.

  27. WOW! Gorgeous card! Love the papers and fab sparkle on the reindeer. the "merry" sentiment around the circle is a brilliant touch. xxD

  28. Beautiful! I love that deer! :)

  29. Love how you recreated the plate, fabulous. Have a great day! X

  30. This card is wonderful. the reindeer is showcased beautifully!

  31. Gorgeous card and your reindeer is fabulous.

    Hugs Vannessa
    HOC teamie

  32. Wonderful pretty!!!

  33. Gorgeous card! Love how you framed the deer!
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  34. wow, those pens really add such a great detail to your fab card. The copper is really eye catching. love it!

  35. What a fun layout and the snowflake embellishment is fabulous!

  36. Great card!!!! I like the idea with the reindeer in the circles, fantastic!!!! Thank you very much for the Blog Hop!!!!


  37. Perfect interpretation of the picture. Love the cool colours too. Hugs Mrs A.

  38. I love the way you did the reindeer. You need to do a tutorial!!

  39. I do the way you've framed the reindeer with that circle.very nice! Pat DT x

  40. what a fun little reindeer, great colors!

  41. I love your sweet little reindeer! He's cute!

  42. Wow - the mixes and matches of prints is incredible! You've got a real eye for that!

  43. Your card is GORGEOUS. LOVE your design and that deer. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  44. The project is stunning!! I love the mix of papers, design and colors!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  45. ooh, I love the circle frames and the designs and colours.

  46. Wow, your card is stunning! I love it!

  47. Your card is mad to perfection!! Love all the details and that beautiful reindeer.
    New follower. Hope you'll follow me too.


  48. Gorgeous and layered to perfection, Mrs D.
    hugs, Asha