Saturday, October 7, 2017

Celebrating World Card Making Day with Simon Says Stamp


Hi all :-) I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend and manage to find some crafty time to join in with the World Card Making Day event on the Simon Says Stamp Blog!! 



Simon Says Stamp have invited fabulous designers from around the globe to make Christmas/Holiday themed cards to take part in a World Cardmaking Day event.
! I am thrilled to be taking part and to be representing Malta! ;-)

 Thank you Simon Says Stamp and Susan Opel for inviting me to take part in this worldwide event! :-)

Although I am English I have lived in Gozo, which is Malta's little sister island for 27 years. I have always been interested in all sorts of crafting and used to do cross stitch, embroidery, glass painting, knitting, sewing etc. One day I was walking through the local town of Victoria and a little card making craft shop had recently opened. It was like a eureka moment! from my first look through the window I was hooked. I had a lesson in stamping, bought a load of supplies and never looked back :-)



If you join in with this event you can link up a Christmas/holiday card into the InLinkz on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. 

Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to the Simon store as well as a one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

I made a couple of cards to share today using an 'On A String' Stamp and Die Set 


I splattered the background with Sparkle Shimmer and Sassy Sapphire Inks and then simply stamped the 'string' and added a few colourfully stamped and die cut snowflakes. 


and I finished the inside.


and for my 2nd one I blended Distress oxide ink and then spritzed and splattered with water.  When it was dry I used white pigment ink and puff sparkle embossing powder to add the snowflakes.


I used the same embossing powder to cover the 'snow' sentiment


and I finished the inside.



FUN FACT: The first World Card Making Day was October 7, 2006. The event was created by a little publication called Paper Crafts magazine, what a great idea to promote card making eh!


So now you can take a trip around the world by visiting all of the blogs taking part!! Enjoy!! :-)


Australia - Gayatri Murali 
Canada - Sarah Moerman 
China - Scarlet Liu 
Colombia - Bibi Cameron 
England - Jo Nevill 
Germany - Maria Fischer 
Malta - Lorraine Aquilina  you're here ;-)
Scotland - Debby Hughes 
South Africa - Anna-Karin Evaldsson 
South Korea - Marge Yoon 
Switzerland - Isha Gupta 
USA - Barb Engler


Now you need to go to THIS POST on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and join in! Upload your cards into the InLinkz by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, October 14th


Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Make a Card 
Jingle Belles   Embossing Around the Christmas Tree 
Winter Wonderland.  Anything Christmas Goes 
Christmas At Sweet Stampin'  Anything Christmas 
Sisterhood of Crafting.   Use Dies 

Hope you all have a great card making day! :-)
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Cardstock
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Craft Die Set
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Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China
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Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger European Heat Tool
Ranger European Heat Tool
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
Simon Says Stamp Best Ever Teflon Bone Folder
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Simon Says Stamp Ultimate Hybrid Ink Set
Simon Says Stamp Ultimate Hybrid Ink Set
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Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
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Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Silver Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Silver Embossing Powder
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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May Arts Silver Metallic Twine
May Arts Silver Metallic Twine
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Simon Says Stamp 'On A String' Stamp and Die Set
Simon Says Stamp 'On A String' Stamp and Die Set
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Simon's Exclusive Winter Snow Craft Dies
Simon's Exclusive Winter Snow Craft Dies
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Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x



21 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

They are both gorgeous Lols really need to get this set.
Have a great world cardmaking day xx

Alison said...

THANK YOU for representing Malta!!! Although I was born in America, my entire family is from Malta,and I don't see it represented often enough. Your cards are lovely. I especially love the colors of the second one.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

These are so pretty, Lols. I love that little snowflake stamp.
I didn't realise you could stamp a design AFTER inking.
I am definitely going to try that now.
xxx

Daria Z. said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! I don't think I've seen that stamp set before, but you did a wonderful job showcasing it. Happy WCMD!

maria f. said...

Really enjoyed your soft and gentle hommage to snow! Do you get snow?

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards! I
love your first card
and will be scraplifting
this idea.
Carla from Utah

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are lovely cards !

Moni said...

So delicate. Beautiful!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

delightful and delicate cards Lols. How interesting to hear you lived on an island for so many years. I wonder if you ever go back or miss it...

Anita in France said...

These are both gorgeous, Lols ... the pastel colours on the first are deliciously soft and frosty ... and I adore the texture of the puff EP on that fabulous blended background, positively touchable! Hugs, Anita :)

Redanne said...

Your cards are beautiful Lols, but those snowflakes on the last one have really stolen my heart - they are fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Teresa Doyle said...

WCMD was a brilliant idea! I am enjoying my "trip around the world" today and Lorraine your cards are wonderful, I love that stamp set. I had to pin your second cad to try, I love the colour combo! TFS!

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! Your Distress Oxide background looks amazing on your second card. My husband was born in Malta (his surname is Abela) and his family came out to New Zealand when he was 2, so we have a special warmth towards Malta.

Darlene said...

These are both just beautiful Lorraine! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Dies!’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous holiday cards ... love your color choices ... so glad you helped us *emboss* around the Christmas Tree at Jingle Belles.

Trina P. said...

Sweet set of cards.

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful cards, Lols!!!!! I especially love the first one!!!

Bunny said...

I love snowflake cards. These are beautiful. Especially the Distress Oxide card. [Bunny]

Lagene said...

I love all your lovely snow cards!

Pat K said...

Lovely set of cards...elegant and festive. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

lauren bergold said...

what an awesome way to celebrate world cardmaking day! so pleased you could join the 'embossible dream" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥