Monday, July 1, 2013

Month One: Cute & Fun

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!

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 Cute & Fun 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!


Craftilicious said...

Yeah - and we're off and running to a fabulous start! gorgeous cards from the Cute team - fingers crossed for lots of players :-)

Daen'Ys said...

Hello to the cute & fun team.
What ravishing cards! One more beautiful than the other and all so different! Really super inspiring!
Hope there will be many participants.

I wish you a great week, ..... with lot of comments ;-)
Rosi x

The-Butterfly said...

Congrats on the new blog! ill be sure to play along with this one - cant see Mr linky though?

good luck with the challenges!

StephC said...

Lovely cards! These colors are fabulous together!

alicaz said...

yay! we are up and running! Fabulous cards - cute & fun DT!!!

Rocky said...

Great cards Team Cute & Fun.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Girls
I have a huge smile on my face because at last we are up and running and also we get to view the first set of cards, that are just so wonderful, I congratulate you all, the bar has been set... now we have to follow. These cards are so inspirational I know all our followers will be keen to participate.

Donna Nuce said...

Love all the cards the DT made! Gorgeous each one of them. So happy to see that we are up and running. Hope we get a lot of participants.
Have a great day all!

Creative Genie said...

Big congratulations on your opening day!! Great job, DT!!! Looking forward to participating in the challenges.

Marjorie said...

Fabulous cards from the Design team.. lots of inspiration. I'm sure this is going to be a very successful challenge blog, you already have some wonderful challenges lined up.. All the very best:)..
Marjorie xx
Hope the colours of my card are acceptable for your first challenge xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

What a great first challenge ladies,and lovely DT inspiration,
Suzy B :-)

Nancy Seed said...

Great start to this new venture!

Danielle Vincent said...

Fabulous inspiration from the DT! Congrats on your first ever challenge!