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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Winner: Month 4: Classic 7 Elegant

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our  Classic & Elegant sketch challenge!!!  We had some amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got a winner to announce

Winner:  #2 Margaret K.



We hope that you will have a chance to play along with our sketch this month.  


PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules at the end of each challenge post or in the tab up top.  Thank you.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Month Four: Shabby & Vintage

Hello friends and WELCOME home to House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Not sure what we're looking for and want some clarification on what constitutes each style we feature here at HOC?  Help is at hand with our useful Definitions of Styles tab

Shabby/Vintage cards can utilize many kinds of embellishments such as lace, ribbon, doilies, flowers, pearls, rhinestones, metal, etc. and are usually made using vintage and/or steampunk images.  Distressing, art journaling techniques, and collage stamping are very common in this type of card making.

Now, onto our October challenge!  This month we will be working with this wonderful sketch layout.  Feel free to rotate the sketch and/or use different shapes - as long as the original sketch comes through to us, it's all good!

 


And this week we'd like to see
SHABBY & VINTAGE CARDS

Here's our Shabby & Vintage DT with some samples~

Irena/Rudlis

Jules



Macarena


Mynnette

Rocky 

Sue B





Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN!
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Winner, Month 4, Clean and Simple Sketch

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our  Clean & Simple sketch challenge!!!  We had some amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got a winner to announce.




We hope that you will have a chance to play along with our sketch this month.  


Monday, October 21, 2013

Month Four: Classic & Elegant

Hello friends and WELCOME home to House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Not sure what we're looking for and want some clarification on what constitutes each style we feature here at HOC?  Help is at hand with our useful Definitions of Styles tab

Unsure about what Classic & Elegant style means? Think a greeting card from Hallmark.  These are not really cards that fit into any other category.  They usually feature floral or other classic elements.  Less embellishments than Shabby & Vintage or Fun & Cute, but more than CAS.

Now, onto our October challenge!  This month we will be working with this wonderful sketch layout.  Feel free to rotate the sketch and/or use different shapes - as long as the original sketch comes through to us, it's all good!

 


And this week we'd like to see
CLASSIC & ELEGANT CARDS.

Here's our Classic & Elegant DT with some samples~

Alica 

Anita 

Donna

John

Mynnette

Ruth

Shauna

Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN!
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Winner: Month Four Cute & Fun

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our cute & fun sketch challenge!!!  We had some amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got a winner to announce.

Winner:  Margaret M.


We hope that you will have a chance to play along with our sketch this month.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Month Four: Clean & Simple

Hello friends and WELCOME home to House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Not sure what we're looking for and want some clarification on what constitutes each style we feature here at HOC?  Help is at hand with our useful Definitions of Styles tab

Clean & Simple cards use minimal or NO embellishment.  There should be lots of "white space" present on your card--open space with no stamping or anything else.  One layer cards are usually considered CAS as long as they are not covered in stamping.

Now, onto our October challenge!  This month we will be working with this wonderful sketch layout.  Feel free to rotate the sketch and/or use different shapes - as long as the original sketch comes through to us, it's all good!



And this week we'd like to see
CLEAN & SIMPLE CARDS.

Here's our CAS DT with some samples~

Mia

Mynnette

Nancy

Rosi/Daen'Ys

Sue T.



Tara

Vicki

Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN!
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winners: Month 3: Photo Inspiration

Thank you so much to everyone who played along last week with our photo inspiration challenge!!!  We had some seriously amazing entries and we loved everything we saw!  Our team has now voted and so we've got some winners to announce!

Winner:  #19 Mrs. Duck


Top 5
#5 Kylie
#11 Deepti
#15 Ela17
#16 Srebrnolistka
#17 Tenia

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WINNERS MUST FOLLOW OUR CHALLENGE RULES IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  TOP WINNER OR A SPOT IN OUR TOP FIVE.  Please review the rules at the end of each challenge post or in the tab up top.  Thank you.


Here is our current sketch for this month's challenge.  We hope that you have a chance to play along and challenge your card making style and of course share with us.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Month Four: Cute & Fun

Hello friends and WELCOME home to House of Cards!  This challenge idea was the brain child of co-owner Mynnette--she wanted to have a reason to practice different card making styles and so the purpose of this challenge is to encourage YOU to branch out and try different card making styles along with her and the fabulous DT we've got here!  We hope that you will learn a lot and that you will participate with us each week here and practice your card making talents.  :)

Not sure what we're looking for and want some clarification on what constitutes each style we feature here at HOC?  Help is at hand with our useful Definitions of Styles tab. 

Fun & Cute cards usually use an image that could be considered "childish" but in a good way.  Images that are funny or in an "illustration" type style also fall into this category.  These cards usually incorporate lots of embellishments and fun, bright colors, but don't have to.

Now, onto our October challenge!  This month we will be working with this wonderful sketch layout.  Feel free to rotate the sketch and/or use different shapes - as long as the original sketch comes through to us, it's all good!

 

And this week we'd like to see
CUTE & FUN CARDS

Here's our Cute & Fun DT with some samples~

Gale 

Mynnette

Nonni

Ruth 

Tammy

Vannessa


Please follow our HOUSE RULES when you participate in our challenges to make things fair for all participants and to help the DT out when commenting, etc.  Here they are:
  • You must follow the weekly card style and theme in the project that you choose to link up.
  • You may join in other challenges other than ours, but please keep it to a maximum of 10 (ours and 9 more).
  • You must link up with the POST address, not your entire blog address.
  • Please link back to our challenge in your entry post so that others know where to come to play along!
  • Do not expect a comment if you have Word Verification turned on. We do our best to comment, but it takes quite a bit of time to figure out what in the world you're supposed to type when Word Verification is used. Please opt for comment moderation as a most wonderful alternative!
  • HAVE FUN!
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Photo Inspiration: Shabby & Vintage DT

It's another fifth week photo inspiration challenge here at House of Cards and we've got our Shabby & Vintage DT here with some fabulous samples to get your mojo going!  First, let's look at the photo...

Here it is~

http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/centsational-style/files/2012/09/autumn-branch-centerpiece-bhg.jpg
And now some Shabby & Vintage inspiration~




Please join us this week for our challenge--it's ANY CARD MAKING STYLE GOES this week!  You can link up HERE in the original challenge post.  Hugs and happy stamping, friends!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photo Inspiration: Classic & Elegant

It's another fifth week photo inspiration challenge here at House of Cards and we've got our Classic & Elegant DT here with some fabulous samples to get your mojo going!  First, let's look at the photo...

Here it is~
http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/centsational-style/files/2012/09/autumn-branch-centerpiece-bhg.jpg

And now some Classic & Elegant inspiration~


Please join us this week for our challenge--it's ANY CARD MAKING STYLE GOES this week!  You can link up HERE in the original challenge post.  Hugs and happy stamping, friends!!!