Monday, June 1, 2015

House of Cards June 2015 Blog Hop + Anything Goes Inspiration Photo

Hi friends!  Can you believe we've come to the end of our third term here 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!  You should have arrived here from Sue's Blog.  This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 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~

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  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 here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

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

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

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total--flower, leaf, and sentiment)

Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping

Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

Now get to hoppin'!  

For this blog hop, I am going to keep my post simple so you can spend more time visiting everyone.  I made two cards using products from a few of our sponsors this month, which I have included in the supply list below.   If you have any questions about anything, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Just one quick note.  To make the focal image, I fussy cut around this digital image (frame) from the Vintage Digital Printables and resized this free vintage lady on music background to fit inside the opening.  I am sorry but I cannot remember where I found her, but there are some awesome vintage ladies, as shown in my next card, from Stitchy Stamps.
 And here is my second card.  I just love these digital papers and stamps, and I hope you will, too!

  • Emma by Stitchy Stamps
  • Citrus Sunshine Papers from Eclectic Anthology
  • Vintage Digital Printables from Inspired by Stamping
  • Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25
  • Quickutz Nesting Circles
  • Doily cut file (Silhouette)
  • Vintage lady free image 
  • Colored Pencils
  • Gamsol to spread the colored pencils
  • Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink
  • Gold fine line stickers (Ecstasy Crafts)
  • Seam binding
  • Foam tape

And now, here's your hop order~

House of Cards Challenge Blog

                           Barbara <--- You are here

hope you enjoyed my cards this month and that you are enjoying all the fun projects from the design team.  Please be sure to visit each one and leave a comment.  You just might win some of these fabulous prizes from our sponsors!

Your next stop is Cohenna'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!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

Good luck!

Barbara xo


  1. Barbara, your cards are just beautiful! They really turned out great. I just love your combination of vintage images, like the ldy and the roses! So pretty!
    Take care,
    Michele, HOC teamie

  2. Wonderful vintage cards, especially your first one!

  3. So cool and retro chic! You deserve an award for your amazing fussy cutting! :)

    HOC Teamie

  4. These are both beautiful, Barbara!!! LOVE the way you created the frame for your stamped gals on the first one! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Sweet cards, I am going to have to check out some of the digital images since I have not used these before. thanks for sharing,

  6. two beautiful cards with lovely images and die cuts! i love the gold sticker edges - very elegant!
    HOC teamie

  7. These are both stunning designs Barbara!! Love the Vintage style and images!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Both are adorable Barbara
    I love more the first one I love the way you put the image inside that frame clever idea
    the second one is so feminin
    Adorable DT card Barbara
    Monika (teammate)

  9. Gorgeous vintage cards Barbara!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  10. Two pretty cards, Barbara. Like the vintage feel to both :)

  11. Those are gorgeous! I love those ladies! :) Hugs, Katy HOC DT

  12. Two gorgeous cards Barbara! I love that frame you've created and the vintage feel!
    Tammy x

  13. Hi Barbara! I love your vintage ladies! Beautiful cards! Have a great day!

  14. 2 beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Hi Barbara
    Both are wonderful cards.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  16. Gorgeous vintage cards Barbara! Donna HOC DT

  17. Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the Vintage products!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Ruza ~ HOC Teamie

  18. Both of your cards are
    so lovely and love
    the vintage feel of
    Carla from Utah

  19. Both of your cards are
    so lovely and love
    the vintage feel of
    Carla from Utah

  20. Beautiful cards Barbara! Love the vintage feel!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  21. Very classy cards :-D
    Thank you for making such a fabulous project using our images.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

    1. Thanks so much, Ike, for your kind words. Your images are amazing and I am so grateful for your sponsorship. You made it very easy for me. Barbara HOC DT

  22. Two very interesting cards.
    Greetings Gundi

  23. Hi Barbara.
    Nice and love the vintage feel of this card.
    (✿*‿*) Ma
    Teamie HOC

  24. Lovely card, with a shabby vintage look!

  25. So nice! Love the design and elegant arrangement. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gracie. HOC DT

  26. Stunning cards Barbara. It has been great being on the team with you.


  27. Lovely cards! Same theme but different styles.
    I'm not always in mood for coloring, so your first card I find really inspirational, stamping on DP and using a decorative frame, what a great idea and design!

  28. I like this golden frame on both cards , Is it a sticker?

    1. Hi Katarzyna. The gold frame is a sticker sheet of just gold lines and some are squiggly and some are open loops, etc. Check out Ecstasy Crafts at this link for a variety of them. They come in different colors and look like you embossed with gold on your card. They look fragile but are quite sting and do not tear, as you might think, and you can lay them down and pick them up if you don't get it straight the first time. Hope this helps.

  29. Two wonderful vintage cards, Barbara!
    Hugs, Rosi

  30. wow fab cards, love the vintage feel x

  31. Beautiful work, Barbara! Love how you created that frame on your first card, very stylish, Jo x

  32. 2 Beautiful cards Barbara, but I especially like your second card! Thanks for sharing!
    Helen x

  33. Both cards are so pretty! Great interpretation of the inspiration graphic! Thank you for the fun blog hop!

  34. When I get laptop back I really must investigate these digi images because I love them Your cards are beautiful when I try vintage they look a mess!

  35. Beautiful cards. It is fun to see all the different cards the DT has come up with!!

  36. Beautiful. Love the touch of vintage on them.

    Hugs from Finland,

  37. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for the blog hop Karen x

  38. Two lovely cards Barbara, gorgeous vintage feel

  39. Two lovely inspired cards; I especially like the gold frames you made from the stickers!