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Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2016? And that it is time for a new House of Cards challenge? This month’s challenge is to use the colors in the challenge image, use embossing, or do both!

1 HOC January 2016 use embossing and or colors

I received some fun embossing folders for Christmas, courtesy of my niece! And the tree trunks embossing folder was calling my name for this card. I dug around in my stash and discovered this cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die set that I received as a freebie awhile back. hoc jan 16 3 (560x640)

So I stamped the lil guy and colored him up with some pencils and gamsol. This was my first time using the gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and a blending stump and it was super easy to use. I usually use a blending pencil and blend until my hand wants to fall off. This was way easier – no effort at all! hoc jan 16 4 (640x443)

After coloring, I die cut Pepe and popped him up on the embossing and added the sentiment. I couldn’t resist adding a few hearts at the last minute. He reminds me of Pepe Le Pew and his undying love for his lady friend Penelope. I loved those cartoons as a kid!

Now it’s up to you! Be sure to play along this month! Click HERE to link up your card!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back on Monday with a brand new year of cards for you!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, and sahara sand. Stamps/Dies: Lawn Fawn stinkin’ cute. Other: Trunks embossing folder, colored pencils, SU! heart confetti punch.


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Judy V

Happy New Year Jane! Great card! Love the embossing and the image you used! Too cute! I loved Pepe Le Pew too!
Judy HOC Teamie


This is stinkin cute Jane! Darling image and like the embossing! Donna HOC Teamie


Stinkin' Cute, love it... Happy new year Jane.

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
Teamie HOC

sue t.

Gamsol and pencils are making a comeback! You did a great job. Fun card!

Mynn xx

Jane, this is totally DARLING! I LOVE the fun image and your beautiful coloring job! Too cute, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx


aww, he's so stinkin' cute and the embossed tree background is perfect for him!
linda HOC teamie

Leslie Turner

Super cute! OMG, I love this! What a beautifully colored image and one of my favorite embossing folders! So happy to be on the HOC DT and looking forward to lots of fun!

Dotty Jo

Gorgeous card - love your cute critter and the embossed tree! Jo x HOC/DT friend

Michele K. Henderson

Gorgeous card, Jane! I love how the embossed tree fits right in with your card! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Take Care!

Susan Renshaw

And this is such a cute card! Love that embossing folder!
Thank you for the warm welcome to the team!


Adorable image Jane! Love the embossing folder, although I've not got it yet!
Em, HOC teamie


This is adorable! I love the trees behind the skunk. Awesome! :) Hugs! Katy--HOC DT :)


Such a cute CAS card! The image is "stinkin cute". Thank you for the warm welcome to the team :o)
HUgs Tina


Hi Jane! it's very cute card. Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us. Happy to see you. Paula.

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