Showing posts with label WCMD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WCMD. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WCMD a la splitcoast

The second Splitcoast challenge was by Crafty Secrets and it just so happens I have a few of those in my collection. While I am not as vintage creative or shabby chic as my friend Sherrie Siemens (love that girl!) , I like to think some effort will make me better some day! After all, I do love the look, just haven't mastered it yet.

So here was my best try....


I love the faux stitch stamp!



And part of the challenge was to create pop...I figured between the contrast of colours and the popped up buttons my card fit the challenge!



Stamp Set(s): Sew Special by Crafty Secrets
Cardstock: Stampers Select White by PTI , Spring Moss by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI
Patterned Paper: Town Square by Jenni Bowlin
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, Poppy Red by PTI, True Black by PTI
Accents: Ribbon by Making Memories, Town Square Journal ling Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Tools: Scor-Pal


Have a great day!

Alli

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some WCMD fun with PTI!

On Sat Oct 3, I participated in a number of Splitcoast challenges and PTI challenges unfortunately because of issues with networking I was unable to post my cards. After some fiddling, DH has fixed the problem. We have never had so many problems and considering we just moved from a remote community to a big city I never imagined we'd have these issues. Anybody else with shaw.ca? Have you had problems?

One of my fav challenges was Nichole Heady's Challenge #1: Japan. I knew right away what I wanted to do...create a soft watercolour look using Out on a Limb.



I pressed the ink on my acrylic block and and used my aqua pen to soften and accent the already stamped images. You'l also notice the flowers were brightened using a white gel pen.



I used my gold leaf pen to give the edges a golden feel--something I noticed on many of my Japanese finds.



Stamp Set(s): Out on a Limb by PTI
Cardstock: Stampers Select White by PTI , Spring Moss by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI, Raspberry Fizz by PTI
Accents: Gold Leaf pen by Krylon
Tools: Scor-Pal


I'll have another card to share with you tomorrow!

Alli

Thursday, October 1, 2009

World Card Making Day



World Card Making Day is just around the corner and I could not be more E-X-C-I-T-E-D!!! On Saturday October 3, 2009 card makers worldwide will be celebrating this event together. This will be my third year participating in a World Card Making Day event.

I love the idea that there is a common thread between us all and that we can celebrate this magnificent art called paper crafting. Are you attending a local event? virtual event? I plan to stop by my local store and purchase some new stamps and supplies and then attend a virtual event with my stamping friends! Make sure to stop by my blog on October 3rd and take a peak at what I am crafting...

If you are not sure where to start or maybe this is your first WCMD make sure to drop by the WCMD website where you can get a lot of ideas on how to celebrate!!!

HOW ABOUT A CONTEST? Once you have created some cards make sure to upload them to the
WCMD gallery to share in the worldwide celebration and become eligible to win a prize on both the Paper Crafts Connection blog and the Moxie Fab World blog (Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 6).

WANT TO GET PUBLISHED? Make sure you enter the WCMD contest so that you have a chance to be published in the March/April 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Isn't that a great opportunity? If you have never been published before THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!!! Make sure you cards fit one of the following categories: Birthday, Christmas/season’s greetings, hello/thinking of you, love, and thank you.

NEED INSPIRATION? Make sure to visit the WCMD Blog Tour not only will you be able to see 25 more cards made specifically for WCMD, but you can also get a coupon code for 25% off your entire purchase on our online store. I personally know many of the girls on the blog tour and must say they are some of the VERY best in the industry!!!

PARTICIPATING?
Anyone who is going to be doing something special on their own blog to celebrate World Card Making Day can add their blog URL to the WCMD website using the Mr. Linky widget by clicking here.

Here is a special card I made especially for you...called Enjoy the Ride (the ride to WCMD of course!)






Stamp Set(s): bicycle from Following My Heart August Kit of the Month by Unity Stamp Co., sentiment from Everyday Button Bits by PTI
Cardstock: Stampers Select White by PTI
Patterned Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey, Mini Polka Dots by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate by PTI
Accents: Gems by Basic Grey
Tools: Scor-Pal
, Punch by Fiskars, Copic Markers

I just want to personally thank you for stopping by my blog today. I'd love to hear from you so please leave me a comment for your chance to win something special. Also, if you are starting from my blog today then I encourage you to visit Moxie Fab blog too so you can see one of my special projects as well as see the links to other bloggers from around Canada. Don't forget to leave them a comment to increase your chances to win (Limit: one comment per person per blog) . In fact make sure to check the Moxie Fab blog on Friday and Saturday as well :) You know Cath--she always has fun things planned!!!

Note: Comments will close at midnight on Sunday Oct 4 (no matter where you live) and will be announced Oct 6th.

Hugs;
Alli



Friday, October 24, 2008

Inspiration Challenge

During World Card Making Day I participated in an inspiration challenge. The inspiration was the front cover of the Coldwater Creek catalog.



Here is my take on it:






Recipe
Stamp Set(s)
-Spiral Bouquet by Papertrey Ink

-Scratched Grid Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage farms


Ink

-ColorBox Classic Pigment Cat’s Eyes by Clearsnap

-VersaMark by Tsukineko


Cardstock

-Summer Sunrise by PTI

-Black by Prism Paper

-Stampers Select White by PTI


Accessories

-Clear Emboss Powder


Tools

-Heat tool


The kids have the day off today so we get to enjoy some snuggle time and some Wii action. I can hardly wait.

Have a terrific weekend.

Alli

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lemon Lime Twist PTI Style.

As you may well know, I participated in the WCMD challenge called Lemon Lime Twist over at SCS. The colour combo included lemon, lime, kraft, black, gray and white.
I didn't know how I would like the colours together but I was pleased with the outcome.

Here is my take on the Lemon Lime Twist:





Supplies
Stamp Set(s)
-Quilter’s Sampler by Papertrey Ink
-Polka Dot Basic by Papertrey Ink

Ink
-Noir Black Palette
-White by Clearnsap

Cardstock
-Black by Prism Paper
-Kraft by PTI

Accessories
-Misc button
-Lemon Tart Saddle stitched Ribbon by PTI
-Brown Floss In Stitchz by Bazzill
-Velvet Ribbon
-Pop Dots
-Souffle pen

Tools
-Sewing Machine
-Stapler
-Nestabilities by Spellbinders


I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for dropping by! It is such an honour to hear from you and I appreciate your support in my stamping journey :)

Have a great weekend everyone.

Alli

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nested Flowers--A Challenge

One of the challenges for WCMD over at SCS was a nested flowers challenge. I haven't tried creating nested flowers before but let me tell you I have been wanting too. Sometimes a challenge is just what I need for motivation KWIM?



Here is a close up of the nested flowers--of course I wasn't totally going for flowers--more the design of the flowers *wink* It works for me *smiles*



Recipe

Stamp Set(s)
-Just Because from Shapes by Design by Papertrey Ink
-Flourish from Beautiful--Rummage Bin Collection by Cornish Heritage farms

Ink
-Espresso by Ranger

Cardstock
-Baby blue light by Prism Paper
-Suede brown dark by Prism Paper

Patterned Paper
-Snowed in Ribbons by My Minds Eye
-Snowed in Starburst by My Minds Eye
-Snowed In Christmas Dots by My Minds Eye

Accessories
-Light Blue Blossom Brads from Baby Powder Collection by Imaginisce

Tools
-Distress tool


Have a super day.

Alli

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's only a week away!!!

Just a reminder that World Card Making Day is around the corner. I hope you will join me to connect with other card makers around the globe! In celebration, 50 people were chosen to giveaway the Paper Crafts issue of Cards, Gifts and More: Paper Crafting 3 Ways and guess what? I am one of those people giving awy this special issue. In addition, I am also giving away Papertrey Ink's Wise Owl and Wise Owl Bellies. What better way to celebrate World Card Making Day than to have inspiration and stamps at hand and a party with like crafters??!

For a chance to win a copy of Paper Crafts: Cards, Gifts and More OR Wise Owl & Bellies, please leave me a comment and tell me who you recently created a card for and whether or not you plan to participate in WCMD. You have until midnight on Oct 4th to leave me a comment. I will announce the winners on Oct 5th.

THE EVENT

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

  • Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
  • Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

THE DAY

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

THE ATTENDEES

The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

THE PURPOSE

It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.


THE HOW

Hope to see you there!

Alli