Monday, 1 December 2014

House of Cards December Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to my final post for the House of Cards challenge. I have been a part of this Design Team since the beginning and it was my first DT post, but I have decided it is time to step down. I would like to thank Mynn and Ruth for inviting me and for all the help and advice I have received along the way. I have had lots of fun on this DT.

This month instead of our usual challenge we have a special one for you with lots of prizes too. We have a beautiful photo as inspiration for your projects and have a blog hop of all the DT members. 

Here's our photo inspiration.

I have used a set from one of our sponsors Dee Dee Designs called Deer Friend and opted to just use the reindeer image for my card with some snow too of course.


Stamps: Deer Friend from DeeDee Designs, Little Labels, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers both from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Old Olive, Real Red both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Xmas Red Stickles, Oval and Lacy Ovals Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Snowflake Tree Die from Memory Box, Jar Labels 2 Die, Heart Border Die both from Papertrey Ink, Snow Writer

Copics Used:
Reindeer - E40, E41, E42 E44, E21, E25, E27, E29
Holly - G94, G99
Red - R32, R37

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.

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.

And now, here's your hop order~

You're here ---> Vannessa's blog 

Now get to hoppin'! Your next stop is Emily'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! :)


  1. You did such an awesome job with this image. Love how you colored him and the papers are perfect (too bad they are retired...too cute!!) This card just made me smile when I saw it.
    Thanks for doing a wonderful job with Deedee's Digis image.
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator
    *Last day for 50% off sale at Deedee's Digis*

  2. Beautiful card. Sweet image :)

  3. Adorable card Vannessa, such a cute deer and I love that tree die cut!
    Tammy x

  4. Vannessa, this is AMAZING! LOVE the sweet image and the great coloring! This is FABULOUS! I am going to miss you, friend! Thanks for all your hard work at HOC--I appreciate all you've done there! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Rudolph make me smile. Nice :)
    Big Hugs Ma :)

  6. woooww I adore that Image so soo cute makes me smile too hihi
    adorable this
    hugs, Monika

  7. This is one cute card and you beautifully incorporated the patterned paper - I always have such trouble with that....

  8. Always love seeing your creations Vannessa! Love your reindeer! So cute!

  9. How cute is this! Such an adorable image! I am doing the House of Cards blog hop!

  10. Very pretty I love yor reindeer - he's a bit different from the norm

  11. This is a really cute reindeer image! I like the detail of the tree and the way you played with traditional colors. Sweet!!

  12. Sweet card Vanessa! We'll miss you on the DT - good luck to you in the future. Have a great day!

  13. Hi Vanessa,
    what a cute card, that reindeer is adorable.
    Ang HOC DT

  14. Adorable reindeer and fabulous design, Vannessa! Love your die cuts and fab DP's. xxD

  15. This is soo cute and happy! Loving the background and that cut deer! :)

  16. Love your cute and fun card. The reindeer is just adorable. Have a lovely day! X

  17. Very cute! Good luck Vanessa!

  18. Darling deer image for your lovely Christmas card!!!

  19. Your card is just adorable!

  20. Such an adorable holiday card! Love the sweet deer and your design.
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  21. so cute and happy! your card made me giggle when I saw it--great job, teamie!


  22. That is the cutest reindeer ever! This card put a great big smile on my face

  23. Oh, the reindeer is so cute!!!! Really, really beautiful!!!! Thanks for the Blog Hop!!!!


  24. What a great blog hop! I love the red, green and white background and you did a fantastic job coloring the reindeer~

  25. Love your card and take on the sketch....Pat DT x

  26. what a sweet card! it's been a pleasure working with you on the of luck wherever life takes you next!

  27. What an adorably happy reindeer! You've colored him up to perfection! One things for sure - this Rudolph would never get laughed at OR called names. :)

  28. What an adorable card Vanessa! I love this cute reindeer image and the traditional colors you used.
    Hugs Rosi HOC DT

  29. Thanks for sharing your ADORABLE card. So cute.
    Crafty hugs,

  30. How cute! :) This deer makes me smile!! Fabulous coloring and design! :) Thanks for sharing!

  31. Sweet and cute card. Love the deer!

  32. Simply adorable. Such a fun and festive holiday card.

  33. Oh he must be the cutest reindeer in town! LOVE it!
    hugs, Asha