World Cardmaking Day...3 weeks on!

As the title of my post points out, it's a little while since World Cardmaking Day now, but I still want to share the cards that my lovely lounge room full of ladies completed on the day (it's the ladies that were lovely, not so much my lounge room...)

I wasn't sure that I was even going to manage to hold a WCMD event, but I decided at the last minute to have a bit of a Christmas card making day and 8 lovely aforementioned ladies elected to join me for the festivities (*waving* ladies!!)

The cards that we made were very varied in style and design, some absolute cases from cards I had seen elsewhere (no need to mess with perfection I figured) and some that just kind of evolved by putting together different ideas I had seen.  Anyway, enough nattering, here they are....


This first one is almost an exact copy of one made by my wonderful friend and stampin' team member, Tracey.  Stunning in its simplicity and highly mass produce-able (I think I may have made that word up!) this one was the favourite of the day among my guests :)

"Glitter Baubles" Stamps: Occasional Greetings, So Swirly Jumbo wheel Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Naturals Ivory Ink: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy Accessories: 1", 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Sponges, Brocade Blue Stampin' Write Marker


This one used my current favourite Christmas set, Season of Joy.  I seem to always use the tree image from the set, so wanted to get some use out of the funky wording background and this was the result.

"In-colours of Joy!" Stamps: Season of Joy Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla Ink: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky Accessories: 3/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, Silver brads, Wild Wasabi striped ribbon, White gel pen, Stampin' Dimensionals


My much neglected Watercolor Wonder crayons were dusted off for this one.  They were perfect for the job of making a realistic looking tree.

"Lovely as a Christmas Tree" Stamps: Lovely as a Tree Paper: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Confetti Cream Ink: None Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon


This card was my favourite of the day and may well be my own Christmas card design for this year, if I can manage to get all that watercolouring done!  I used some ideas that I had seen on the Hero Arts website.  I saw the white spots stamped onto Kraft here, and the placement of the stamped element here and combined the two ideas, tweaked it a bit and what you see above is the result!

"Fun & Fast Watercolour Tree" Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Polka Dot, Short & Sweet (20% off this month! See Specials page for details...) Paper: Kraft, Ruby Red, Watercolour Paper Ink: StazOn Black, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Going Grey, Whisper White Accessories: Aquapainter, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Double Rectangle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

As well as making all four cards, I also had a teensy little gift for each of the ladies, in keeping with the Christmas theme...


These three are little perspex keyrings, customised with watercoloured images from Time Well Spent.


Then there were two little fridge magnets, with watercoloured images from Fun & Fast Notes.


And finally, I made three "big clippie" bookmarks using the flower from Big Pieces and a variety of circle punches.

The ladies drew numbers to work out who got what pressie, then the luckiest lady of the day (hi Meredith!) also won a door prize...


This little bag has been sitting on my "alterables" shelf since Brisbane convention in April!  After convention, we drove to Sea World on the Gold Coast and grabbed a quickie McDonalds dinner on the way home.  This little bag contained the packet of dressing and maybe even the plastic fork for the Caeaser Salad that I had (and in fact so did mum, so there is another bag just like this around somewhere...!)  Much to Tim's horror, I saved the bags, knowing that I would be able to put them to great use some day!  He tried to chuck them out while I wasn't looking, but I salvaged them and am very glad I did!  Now I hope to find where I might be able to purchase them new, as they make great little gift bags, but I don't know that mass consumption of McDonald's Ceaser Salads would be the sensible way of obtaining a bunch more!!