5 October 2013

Join us for World Cardmaking Day blog hop!!!

 
Happy World Card Making Day 2013!
 
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, AND to kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season! Today, Whimsy Stamps is celebrating World Card Making Day 2013 with our very own BLOG HOP! The hop starts today at 9.00AM (EST) and ends on Monday 7th October 2013 at 12.00PM (EST). We've hidden a fantastic rubber stamp prize pack somewhere along the hop, so be sure to complete the hop and leave comments on all the DT's hop posts to enter! We will announce the lucky winner on the Whimsy blog on Monday, once the hop has ended.

 
But that's not all! Once you've finished the hop and entered the prize draw, hop on over to the Whimsy Stamps store where you will find some free digital stamps that have been posted in celebration of WCMD! Be quick to grab them, as they will only be available for a very short time! Finally, we will be posting another announcement on the Whimsy blog on Monday, which could save you a few pennies, so be sure to check it out!

Okay folks I hope you're having fun on the hop and if you've just come from Patricia's blog you're on the right path and it's my turn to share with you.  Now that summer is over and we're heading into Autumn my thoughts are turning to my most favourite time of year.  I embrace everything Crimbly and it's the perfect excuse to bring out the magpie in me and use lots of sparkly stuff.  For my card I used 'Santa's Glee' by Crissy Armstrong and he's such a jolly chap.  Now I'm a rather fussy person when it comes to my Santa's but he is adorable and can see him adorning many of my Christmas makes this year! I went for a rather untraditional Santa colour scheme and it was the gorgeous papers 'Winter Frost' by Michele Roos for Whimsy that inspired me to colour him up in this combo.  Let me show you my card:-

Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps 'Holiday Ticket' sentiments + Ticket Die
Medium:  Copics
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Labels 22', Marianne Design Creatables Poinsettia, Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Snowflake border, Dienamics Crochet border, Memory Box Holly Vine

 
An arty view coming up.  All papers were distressed with my scissors and edged with Tim Holtz walnut stain.  I got the old Twinklets out and covered the snowflake border in them and also edged the poinsettia and my image too.  Love this stuff its adds great texture.

 
Last pic I promise! You can see the adorable Santa better here, he's such a happy chappy isn't he and you can see some of those Twinklets better too.

Copic List
 
Face:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Clothes:  W3, W5, W7/BG11, BG13, BG15
Boots/Belt:  C1, C3, C5, C7
Santa's List/Pencil:  E41, E43
 
Right that's my little contribution to this wonderful event and I hope you like it.
 
If you've just popped in or got a little lost along the way here's a full hop list in hopping order to help you: 
 
 
Your next stop is ... Debbie's blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy hopping!

40 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome card. Love it. Santa is fab. I think I need him for my Christmas cards this year. Hugs x

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  2. OMG totally great card. Love it.

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  3. Waw I love the gorgeous colour combination, soooo pretty. hugs! Mojca

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  4. By the looks of Santa..no one is on the naughty list ") Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card.

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  5. Ann-Marie - how cute is this? I love non-traditional Christmas Color cards - you did a lovely job! Thanks for the hop and a chance to win as well -enjoy your week! Gail

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  6. Fab card... love the colors you chose for your card!

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  7. this is my favourite of all the cards, just love the non- traditional colours

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  8. Wowowow.... Fantastic job hun. Love this card. Hugs Rossi :)

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  9. Unusual colours, perfect for the dp you've chose, loving the twinkles on the poinsetta and around the image :-)

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  10. such a cute happy Santa !! love the colors!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  11. Wow, your card is gorgeous! Such beautiful colours and fab design! Hugs! xx

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  12. This is awesome. Great coloring and great image.
    Hugs Aartje

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  13. Hi Ann-Marie, what a beautiful card, i love the santa he is so cute, and the colour are lovely. I must get cracking on my christmas cards.Thanks for the chance to win on the blog hop.
    Louise x

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  14. OMG..I am speechless!!! Love love love Crissy's images!!! Very wonderful non traditional Christmas card!!! STUNNING!!!!
    Hugs

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  15. Wow this is lovely. Such a beautiful cards on the hop.
    hugs Anke

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  16. Oh my goodness! I just LOVE your card. The details are amazing and the coloring is fabulous. I love how you used non-traditional colors and BG copics are awesome colors! Definitely one of my favorite cards I have seen today. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this holiday card. I love the Santa and the nontraditional colors that you used and those embellishments are gorgeous!!!

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  18. Gorgeous card, Ann-Marie! I love the colors and papers you've used and the wonderful image! Fantastic coloring and design!

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  19. Like the Santa w/ the sparkly snowflakes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  20. Fun image and beautiful card with all the shading you did.

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  21. I love this little Santa, he is so fun and the color scheme you chose is fantastic.

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  22. Beautiful. Love that touch of blue which makes your card pop:-)

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  23. Wow..fabulous card. Love the unusual color combo. Very inspiring!!! And this image is soooo cute and fun. Love it!!!

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  24. Gorgeous! I'm normally a traditional kind of girl for the holidays, but I'm really loving your! Beautiful coloring and layout! TFS!

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  25. OH WOW!!! What's not to love about this gorgeous card!! Fabulous papers, gorgeous embellishments..LOVE the non-traditional Christmas colors used!!

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  26. WOW !!! Awesome card and you can never have to many sparklies :)

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  27. Wow! This is a stunning card. I love all the embellishments and papers. Santa looks great in these colors. great job on coloring him. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  28. Oh WOW Ann-Marie your card is amazingly beautiful! (Ha ha! I just looked up at the comments above mine and everyone is saying "WOW" and rightly so!) Just a perfect card in every way :)

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  29. I love this colour combo very modern how different would christmas look if santa changed his uniform to this , made me smile and you're right to be choosy about santa but I think chrissy has it right.

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  30. Oh Ann-Marie, your beautifully colored Santa's Glee looks fantastic in gray and teal on this fun and festive Christmas card. Lovin' your use and placement of your gorgeous embellishments too. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

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  31. Hi Anne-Marie, I found your fab blog via the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop & am so glad I did, I love your cards (this one is particularly stunning) & I am now following you :o) Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  32. Really lovely christmas card - makes you wanna smile :o)
    Like the snow on the edges.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  33. wow...your coloring is just awesome...fabulous card!

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  34. WOW love this card! Love your Santa and the bright blue coloring, so adorable.

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  35. This is SO SO SO cute! I love the alternative Christmas colors!

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  36. What a fabulous Christmas card, love the colour combo.
    luv
    Debby

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  37. WoW! Fabulous! What else can I say? So vintage and beautiful!

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  38. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cute card. What a happy Santa. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

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  39. I love your embellishments and how they come over the edge of the card - like, there are no boundaries for them. That looks really artistic and inspiring. Beautiful card!

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