Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOC Blog Hop & Prizes


Welcome to our bi-annual House of Cards blog hop with prizes! This is such a fun event, be sure to go to all of the design team blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win prizes from our wonderful sponsors. Prizes are hidden on random blogs and you get an extra chance to win if you participate in the challenge.

 I chose a digital set from one our sponsor DeeDee Digi's to design with and made two cards with this fun set called Ornamental (Contempo).  I used the Inspiration Photo to start:



Challenges:
 
 This was my first card made with this wonderful digital set, it was pre-colored and also came in black and white but these colors seemed to fit the challenge so I went with them.  I used my Versa Mark pen on the entire left ornament and parts of the other two and them embossed with holographic embossing powder and added a few gems, a bow and I was done! Click on the image below to see the sparkle.

 
 

Challenges:
 
 I also wanted to see these ornaments on vellum, this vellum came with gold highlights already on them so I really did not need any embellishing.  Below I have the vellum lifted up so you can see the cute digital paper that also came with this set!


Thanks for visiting and here is the hop order so you don't miss any of the lovely designs and your chance to win prizes from our lovely sponsors! Or you can go to House of Cards main page to see the prize packages, full hop order and design team call information!

You came from ---- Donna N.
You're here --- Donna T
Next---Dotty Jo

 

38 comments:

StirYourCreativity said...

Wow. Beautiful ornaments

Glittered Paws said...

Absolutely beautiful - such an elegant Christmas card and no coloring.

Jerrie said...

I love both cards from the same image. I can not believe how different they both look!

Monika Reeck said...

You really made the bauble images Life on your Card Donna..they are beautiful in each card...great DT card.I am really sorry was not around at blogland busy with my Shop...hugs
Monika

stempelfrida said...

What a lovely take on the inspiration photo! Creative regards from stempelfrida

Patti J said...

Gorgeous creations, Donna, as always!!! Great take on the sketch!

*Vicki* said...

You've made TWO gorgeous creations here Donna!! I just love the colors and the pretty splatters on your second design!! Great job my friend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Karen Petitt said...

Two lovely cards and I especially love the first one because it's ideal to be used as a design for batch making Christmas cards, but both of them are lovely Karen x

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Donna! I especially like the 2nd one with the vellum. Great idea to top the card with it. I love the non-traditional colors also. Great interpretation of the sketch!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful ornaments!! The vellum looks amazing!! Wow!! Love these!! You did such a fabulous job with them!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and baubles Donna..Loz

Anonymous said...

Both cards are gorgeous and a great take on the photo. Don't
know which I like best. Mom

Izolda said...

what a great inspiration!! wish you all the best ...

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Love how you added the embossing over the pre-colored image to make it your own.

Merethe Arstein said...

Nice christmas card.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Marji Franklin said...

Very very pretty!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is so pretty, Donna! I LOVE the fun layout and that sweet bow! Just beautiful! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done at HOC the past term! Sending lots of HUGS! :) Mynn xx

heather said...

The shimmering EP and gems really finish off those pretty digis. I really like the images printed onto vellum then layered over the digi paper. Heather HOC DT

Toni said...

Great use of the digis--you're right, they were already colored perfectly for the challenge. Adding the holographic embossing powder takes it right over the edge into amazing!

Toni
HOC DT Teamie

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Donna, and my favourite colour! I read that Deedee's is closing at the end of the year, sad news. Her digis are adorable! Love these ornaments!

Pia S said...

The colors of the baubles sure are beautiful and I do like your design choices. The cards look stylish and very Christmasy in spite of the non traditional colors...

Asha said...

So pretty, Donna. I love the non-trad colours... a refreshing change. :)
hugs Asha

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the ornaments, and the matching paper, too. What a cute card. I really enjoyed being on the HOC DT with you. Hugs, Barbara

Shawna Standish said...

Your precolored baubles are perfect for the challenge but what I like most is you took them to the next level adding some wonderful sparkle!! Putting the baubles on vellum is a great idea!! And vellum with gold already on it!! It just goes to show you don't need to do EVERYTHING by hand to make it an excellent card!!
Cyber Hugs,
Shawna
Fellow HOC Teamie

papierelle said...

Beautiful!! I like works with vellum!!
Greetings Gundi

Tammy said...

These are gorgeous Donna!! I love that image and it looks so beautiful printed on vellum! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!
Hugs,Tammy

Laurie Unger said...

Beautiful! All are gorgeous.

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute! It's been an honor to be on the DT at HOC this term and I hope it continues!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em, HOC teamie

Mrs A. said...

Both pretty cards. I love the vellum one with the delicate pinks. hugs Mrs A.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Donna! I am in awe of how you used these digis on your cards. The vellum realky turned out beautiful! I have enjoyed being on the DT with you. I will keep in touch with my DT buds. Have a great day.

Elizabeth Hart said...

The ornaments are so gorgeous - the colors are so festive too. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Nance E Salkeld said...

Great cards! Love how you colored the ornaments on both cards. Great look on the vellum!

sue t. said...

Very bright and festive cards! Love the look on vellum! Thank you for all your inspiration at the HOC over the last 6 months!!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vellum!
Lilian HOC DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Wonderful cards!

Katy said...

These are so pretty! Your coloring is so pretty! :) Hugs!-Katy HOC DT

maria f. said...

How yummy are those ornaments on vellum. And the stripes are the perfect pairing for them.

Merlina Hadi said...

So beautiful..

Hugs,
Merlina