Monday, October 5, 2009

World Cardmaking Day Cards

Well over the week-end I was attending a card retreat run by Daisy Chain Scrapbooks of Nambour - no tv, no radio and the only access to internet was on my iphone out on the road pointing in a certain direction - but that's what I did to try and find out what the challenges were at SCS for World Cardmaking Day!!! :)

The first card was for the Crafty Secrets challenge to add Dimension! Anyone who follows this blog knows that I LOVE to pop things up, so how could I resist?? Started with a base of red bazzill, layered with white, Hunter Green and Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DSP. The white panel was punched using the Fiskars Upper Crest Border punch (bit fiddly, but it worked in the end!!) and layered with more red bazzill embossed with Christmas Ornaments. Over the top of both these
panels is a 1" white satin ribbon. The next panel is Hunter Green cut with the Label 9 Nestabilities, layered with a white circle embossed with Swiss Dots. The wreath has been made using the Martha Stewart Branch Punch. The Poinsettia is my friend Edna's - I can't remember the name of the set only that it is from Paper Trey - I stamped it in Real Red and cut it out and popped it up. I finished off by adding a pearl to the centre of the poinsettia and small ones to the corners and a big bow made with my Bow Easy!

The second one was made for the Splitcoaststampers challenge to use the sketch, browns and make it a thank you card. I started with Chocolate Chip and layered with Very Vanilla (pierced), Close to Coca and Kaisercraft Cafe Culture DSP. The middle panel is more Close to Cocoa and Cafe Culture. The sentiment has been made using the 2" Font and Center Set by JustRite. I added some piercing around the bottom of the circle and added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly that had been inked with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, sprayed with Old Lace Glimmermist and added some Chino pearls to the body. I finished off by adding some flowers (the cream one inked with Paper Trey Vintage Cream), pearl centre, die cuts using Doodle Parts Spellbinders and the corners using Provocraft's Vintage Die Set. Once again thanks to my BFF Edna for the use of the flower, Vintage Cream ink, Distress Ink and Glimmermist - what would I do without you!! {hugs}

***Edited to add - my Chocolate Thank You Card WON one of the SCS prizes!!! How stoked am I??!!***

Hope you had as much fun for World Cardmaking Day as I did!!! Thanks for visiting!!

13 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are very pretty! I like the rich dark colors on the second one.
Kathy I was just talked to DH this morning (my time lol) about visiting Australia and that would be the place to visit. SO then I told him about our snow and kangaroo emails. hee hee I was giggling and my DH said only you stacy... Only you. bawhahah Hope you have a great day girlie!

Edna said...

Nonthing like a weekend of card making to get the juices flowing hey!!??? Nice job with the cards and the use of my stuff... lucky you paid me back with the use of yours LOL... that is what I like most about paper crafting... all the swapping and all of the end results, have to be happy with these ones... 'tis a tad late, but for some reason I just want to stay wide awake tonight (this morning)... talk soon, but will have to start the conversation with that now famous verse... I GET A BROWN.........

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey love, these are gorgeous! I can't believe how well you used the border punch to make that decorative square on the first one -the corners line up and everything! I bow to you!!

I am glad you and Edna had fun and a chance to swap stamping supplies -great fun! Hugs,

Marisa said...

A weekend of stamping - I'm jealous!! Mine was filled with soccer games, prepping the garden for fall, teaching Sunday School, helping my kids study for exames this coming week and doing house work in prep. for Thanksgiving company this coming weekend. So, WCMD got celebrated through enjoying other people's creations :D

Love what you've created here. Corners on Beate's sketch/challenge are lovely. Great DPs and you can't go wrong with that MS butterfly :D Love the top one. The wreath is fabulous and I like the ribbon treatment at the bottom.

Jessie said...

Wow Kathy these are both gorgeous! A real feast for the eyes. Beautiful job as always!

Danni said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous!!! and stunning! Wow!

Leigh said...

What a stunning Christmas card Kathy. Hope you had a fantastic time at your retreat.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both are absolutely STUNNING, Kathy!!

Sue or 'Tillymint' (one word!!!) said...

These are both such lovely cards I love the bright red of the first one and how you created the white border!!!! now thats fantastic what patience!! THe coffee/chocolate second card is delish also so glad you had a win - way to go!!!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are stunning, Kathy!!! Love all the wonderful colors, patterns, and design!!! Beautifully done!!!

Karen L said...

I have to agree with the girls, absolutely beautiful cards. I really do love your work.

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous cards - Kathy!!! Love the colors and designs!!! Hugs ~S~

Project Create said...

I love your Thank you card for World Card making day..and then I also need to say congrats cause it won the challenge, I can see why, it is perfect, Your work is great.
Tammy

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