06 October 2009

World Card Making Day


Did you have a good World Card Making Day on Saturday? I was working like I said, but I managed to swing a bit of card making time around it.

I bought this cardstock stack at Big W a couple of weeks ago for $14.97. It's 8 x 8 and has 48 sheets. And some of them are glittered. I know! Good deal, alright.

Click here to see the papers in the range. Trust me, they look better in real life. The first twelve are the ones with glitter. It's a nice weight of paper too...good for card layers.

And click here to see all the other stacks they have. Not all of them were in Big W, but they had a good range. It's worth a look.

Anyway, Sue (sister), Sarah (niece) and I were in Big W (they came for a visit on the holidays) and they bought a stack of it too. We had 20 mins in the arvo and Sarah made two cards. She didn't have a card making day, she had a 20 minute "see what you can make" session. She had a blast, she said.

It was the glitter, I think.

First card she made.

When I pulled out all the coloured glitter, she was a happy girl. Good job for 8 minutes.

Second card.

Took her 5 mins because we all know making the same thing takes a lot less time the second time round.

8 and 5 = 13, the rest of the time was "What colour would you like?", "What punch would you like?" etc.

We've been crafting together for years.

Here she is a few years ago making some Christmas cards. She made a tree with holly leaves and reindeer on top. Nice. And there was probably glitter somewhere on it too.

Love this, so cute.

Always fun crafting with you, Sarah.

And here is my offering for World Card Making Day. I started to make this during our 20 minute session, but couldn't think straight! Just left it and finished it on Friday. Had my own card making session on WCMD eve...

All the papers are from the citrus stack and the flower is from the Cherry Hill elements from October Afternoon. See the whole Cherry Hill line here.

The blue/orange striped piece has glitter on it (on the blue lines). I also made the tag, stamped/embossed the word "hi" and added some polka dots on the background using Hero Arts Raindrop background stamp and some Butter embossing powder from American Crafts.

The colours worked well together, so I was happy. I like mixing and matching, but only when it's not too hard. Can't be bothered thinking too much when I'm card making!

Oh yes, and the punch at the bottom is the Martha Stewart loopy one. Very cool, hey? Photo Continental is selling Martha, and so is Blue Bazaar. At the moment the line is selling fast because it's new. PC also have some of the medium-sized ones. Saw them on Saturday.

Okay, must go!


  1. Sarah the youngest chookOctober 30, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Hi Aunty Boo holidays are coming up. Time for more craft with you love sarah x xxx


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