Monday, July 15, 2013

Month One: Classic & Elegant

Welcome, welcome to all of you amazing card makers out there!  We are SO excited to welcome you to our very first ever month of challenges here at 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.  :)

Here is how our challenge blog works--we will have a monthly color palette or sketch and then each week we'd like to see a different card making style using those parameters.  If there is a 5th Monday in the month, we will have a photo inspiration and you can create using any card making style you'd like!  We'll also have a super fun photo inspiration challenge/blog hop that will happen at the beginning of December.  If at that point you feel so inclined, we'd love to have you enter our DT call that will be running at the same time!

Just a reminder that we'd love you to enter our Followers Giveaway!  Please check out the tab at the top for all the details - get following and liking and then, hopefully, get lucky and win the prize!

Now, onto our actual challenge!  This month we will be working with a fun and fresh color palette.  Please choose at least 3 of these colors to create with!

Here's the color palette~

And this week we'd like to see

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

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! 


Wendy L said...

Wonderful DT creations, xxx

Craftilicious said...

What lovely classy cards this week - way to rock the challenge classy DT ;-)

Sue Bridesmith said...

What a Fab Theme and Great DT inspiration.

Suzy B :-)

nattyboots said...

Beautiful cards ,i liked every one .

Elaine H X

Daen'Ys said...

Each card is a marvel and I love them all! A big applause to the Classic & Elegant team, which pushes the bar very high!
Excellent work!

Hugs Rosi, from the CAS DT

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards everyone!
Tammy x

Vannessa said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards! Love them all! Hugs V xxx