Wednesday, June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016 HOUSE OF CARDS BLOG HOP



BLOG HOP
No you are not seeing "double" - I have 2 posts this early am - so enjoy our blog hop over at House of Cards. 

Welcome to our blog hop for June over at House of Cards - and you will not only be seeing some beautiful creations but also have a chance to WIN - yes WIN some FREE prizes. This blog hop will run from June 1, through June 15 and winners announced on June 20. So to be eligible for some fabulous prizes leave a comment on each persons blog along the way.  There are prizes hidden along the way and we will be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding. After you have done the hop make a creation to share with us at HOC blog and you will have another chance to win. 

This is our photo inspiration we used to make our creations  aren't the colors stunning?   




Here is my card using a beautiful digi image from MHKD Designs - Simple Rose 




I colored this beautiful rose using Wink of Stella brushes - cut the image using spellbinders die cuts. I added some clear gloss and a fine tip applicator to make the dew drops on the rose.   I still thought it needed a bit more - and I remember I had a small cross charm which I used a narrow pink ribbon with the cross attached.  Made this into a square easel card using some "bling" and a die cut word FAITH.

By commenting on everyone's blog along the way our first prize give away is 3 free products from MHK Designs.



 For my second card for this great blog hop I used an image from  A Day for Daisies- Hepbern Dress. I loved the simple flowing dress of this digi image - and again colored it using my wink of Stella pen.





I loved how I was able to get some shading using the Wink of Stella red glitter brush and thinning it out with the clear Wink Of Stella brush.  Since this was more of an "elegant" card I used a pink sheer bow tied at the corner and a bit of bling and a few sequins.  The sentiment is from a retired TAC set that I have continued to hang on to.  The prize from A Day for Daisies is three digis - just follow the hop and comment on each one for a chance to win 3 free digis

And from Reverse Confetti there is a $25 gift certificate.

You should have arrived to my blog from Shawna's blog and to follow the blog hop you are directed to go to Stephanie's blog.

So good luck and HAVE FUN on this blog hop.  You will meet some very creative and beautiful DT members and enjoy.

Challenges:  MHK Designs - anything goes use MHK Design image







  

22 comments:

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Both cards are lovely! I love how you used the pens to colors them! Clever!

Anonymous said...

Like both cards. So different but both neat. Marian

Donna said...

Wow, these are both absolutely stunning Shirley!

Katy said...

Both of these card are gorgeous!! I love the first one with the rose and the shape. You did a fantastic job coloring the second card. :) -Hugs Katy HOC DT

MHK Designs said...

OH my goodness, Shirley! These are both absolutely AMAZING! The way you did up the rose from the Simple Rose set is just stunning--and the image from ADFD looks beautiful! Totally gorgeous! Thank you SO MUCH for all you've done this past term at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: Please link up your MHKDesigns card with the MHKDesigns challenge if you get the chance! :)

Patti J said...

WOW! These are real beauties - both cards are breathtaking! Hugs...

Em Louise Fairley said...

Shirley, both are gorgeous! It's such an honor to work with you at HOC.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Stir Your Creativity said...

Both the cards are so stunning. Lovely colors.

heather said...

Nicely done, I especially like the fancy borders around the mats .

Dotty Jo x said...

Two stunning makes! I'm stepping down from HOC and will miss being part of such a fab and friendly team. I'll still be visiting my HOC buddies and hopefully joining in a few challenges here and there, so take care and I'll see you around, Jo x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Both are fabulous cards! I like how you use the pen to make them sparkle :o)

Michele Henderson said...

I love your cards, Shirley! The color is so bright and cheerful! I just love the little sparkle on the rose!
Take Care!
Michele

Mary Holshouser said...

Love easel cards.
the little ballerina is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Julie Odil said...

These are both so pretty. Love them both!

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful cards, Shirley. I love the shading effect you got with the glitter pens, too. It really adds dimension to the dress.

María Pilar said...

Such a beautiful cards! Amazing and sweet both!

Gloria Lee said...

Love your cards and message!

Pink Unicorn said...

Beautiful cards, I love that glittery rose!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the layers and coloring! Pretty rose image and lovely image with Hepbern Dress!

Susan Renshaw said...

Two great cards - but my favourite is the second. I love how you have framed that super image!
Fabulous makes for the House of Cards!
Susan
Teamie
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Emily Dee said...

beautiful! Love your easel card, and that whole row of rhinestones...wow!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the easel card, with the rose, cross, bling on the bottom! Gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at MHKDesigns!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio