Sunday, December 1, 2013

HOC Blog Hop

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Nonni's blog then you are in the right place.  If not, pop on over to the House of Cards challenge blog because you don't want to miss anything along the way!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!

This month we're doing things a little different.  Our challenge will run from December 1st until December 15th and ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we have a beautiful photo inspiration for you to work with!
For my first creation I went with a Vintage Style card using an image from Delicious Doodles called Christmas Candles.  I love how this card turned out!  The poinsettias are layered and the entire card has been spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist.  The seed beads are a gorgeous silver color and I made a little charm with a Swarovski crystal in the center to match!
For my next creation I decided to make a Fun & Cute gift bag using an adorable image from Dilly Bean Stamps! This gift bag came together so fast... and it's perfect for smaller Christmas gifts! You can't see it in the photo but his hat & scarf are covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  I know I've said this before but I LOVE this stuff... when dry, it looks like sugar! :)  
Well, that's all from me today... your next stop on the hop is Vanessa's blog.

Have fun hopping and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Tammy 

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Creative RomanceVintage Style
Crafty Hazelnut's ChristmasLight It Up
Creative Moments- Anything Goes/Vintage
Sugar Creek HollowVintage Christmas

40 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! That first card's image is stunning! What beautiful inspired cards~

jimlynn said...

White and so elegant - BOTH of them! Love the image on that first card and that sensational bow! WOW!
The second is so cute and just reminds me that I never get to see snow! Precious card.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Tammy!! These projects are just gorgeous!! Love the embossing, the snowman is just the sweetest!! The top card is gorgeous with your bling accents!! WOW! Brilliant job my friend! HUGS ;)

PaNaKo said...

Beautiful cards :)

Pia S said...

Your card has such a WOW factor with the beautiful image and your choice of color scheme! Really elegant design - you did a great job with this card.
I also find your gift bag sweet. I like the neautral color scheme!

Nancy Seed said...

I would love to see your first card in person. Beautiful! Great second card for any youngster. Well done

Jackie Durrant said...

Two beautiful cards and the snowman is so cute

mixamatoasties said...

Oh these are gorgeous Tammy. I especially love the second one. I may have to CASE this idea!

Susan xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Tammy I love your take on the inspiration pic, the candles card especially looks fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Terri Orr said...

Wow--these are both show-stoppers! That snowman IS very fun-but he's also a very elegant gent! And your candle card is just wonderfully dreamy!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Two very beautiful cards!! Love the added pearls in the poinsettia! And that snowman is so adorable!!!

Mynnette said...

These are AMAZING, Tammy!!! Absolutely beautiful work--I am just blown away! Thanks for all you've done this term at HOC--HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

LyndallA said...

Love the muted tones of this card

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful cards i love them
Elaine H X

dr.jaya said...

very very beautiful cards!!!

Turwen said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Really, really beautiful and so elegant!

Hugs!

Sue B said...

Ooh your card is gorgeous Tammy… what a beautiful image I love how you've kept it b & w… the Poinsettia centres look fab! I really like the embossing and the pretty corner embellies!
and your gift bag is stunning… Love the pretty embossing and the cute snowman with his sparkly hat and scarf! :-))
Hope you have a good week hun!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Ina Ftacek said...

your first card hop entry is stunning love the silver bow and bling and rock candy too

Made by Mandy said...

Hi Tammy,

Thankyou for doing such a marvellous job with our image.

It has been a pleasure to be a sponsor on your blog hop.

Mandy from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

Donna Nuce said...

Love both your cards Tammy! I agree that rock candy distressed stickles is fabulous! Have a great day.

Daen'Ys said...

Two gorgeous cards! I particularly like the one with the snowman ....... it's sooo cute!
Rosi x

Jules Bettinson said...

Two really great cards. I really love the black and white colour scheme you have used. :)

LyndallA said...

Love your card, Tammy!

Davi said...

OH my goodness Tammy are these ever gorgeous!! I love love the first one, the image, white on white and embossing look wonderful!! It does have a beautiful vintage feel to it! The sweet cas Snowman is beautiful too, I think he has a bit of a vintage look to him too! Have a blessed week my friend ;)

alex said...

Stunning cards, love the mono colour scheme, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
Alex x

lizzidroege said...

love this card the colors and design are wonderful so happy to see you at sch this time...lizzi

vicki said...

Hi tummy both your cards are beautiful I really love the snowman he's adorable :)

Vic x

stempelomi said...

so elegant!stunning!

Shannon White said...

Wow!! these are both sooo Pretty and Elegant and Sweet all at the same time Miss Tammy! Love both your vintage card and Darling Gift bag too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Carmen M. said...

A lovely card and a really beautiful bag...

Elena said...

Wow! The two cards are fantastic! I love them!

Judith Wright said...

gorgeous projects hun so inspirational i got here via the HOC blog hop and thoroughly enjoying it - i will be following u from now on ty for the lovely inspiration x

Vannessa said...

Both of these are just so gorgeous - love how different they are, yet both so elegant too!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Janice said...

Gold star Tammy for your silver creations! These are just brilliant. So love them both, the colouring us fantastic, as is the photography as I know how hard it is to get a good shot if a white card! Jx

Ang said...

Great projects, really love your elegant card.
Ang

Ruth M said...

Hi Tammy,
I love, love, love your card & gift bag! The monochrome is stunning and so elegant. The sweet snowman is adorable and your candles card is perfectly classy and beautiful! Ruth x

Daniele said...

what an elegant card, love the beads in the centres of the flowers so glad you joined us at SCH
hugs

monikaskinner said...

Very elegant and stunning. Great projects. x

Lindsey said...

Your first card is gorgeous (beautiful layering) and your second is pretty but cute at the same time. They are both fantastic.

lizzidroege said...

Love this card it is wonderful so happy to view your work....so happy to see you at sch this time...lizzi