Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Blog Hop


Welcome to my little ol' blog, and thanks for visiting on this momentous day, World Card Making Day! If you came here from Tina's blog, then you're good to go, but if you're lost or want to start from the beginning, head on back to Tara's blog, she has the whole line-up there.

I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop, one reason being that it's my first EVER, and second because it's ALL-CANADIAN!!! So, I made up a new CANUCK ROCK play list for ya (warning: there IS some profanity, so don't let your kids listen in, unless they're like mine and know all the swears and use 'em like commas) PLUS I figured it's about time I gave out some CANDY, ding ding ding! Now, it's not a huge candy, but it's easy to win: simply become a follower if you aren't already (feel free to scroll down, look around, see if maybe you might want to hang here once in a while - I promise I'm [mostly] normal!) Then leave me a comment telling me about your biggest card-making faux pas. Come on, you know you wanna! Just to break the ice, here's mine:
Bwahahaha! Isn't that something that your primary school kid would make? I made this for my husband before I had any cool tools or mad skillz, (actually, still pretty limited in those areas) and I can't believe he KEPT it!? Must be love. So what's the CANDY, you ask? My cool new friend Cheri from Graphicat Designs is adding on to help me offer a $25 gift certificate to her BRAND NEW ONLINE STORE!!!
Thanks, Cheri, you rock! I'll do a draw from the comments next Saturday for the lucky winner.

Anywhoo, here's my real card:


Since I'm mainly a scrapbooker and I know there are some uber-talented card makers in this hop, I wanted to make something that stood out a bit, so I did the easel-card thing and added that retro red button from my mom's 70's jumpsuit. That bottom layer? It's a mesh bag from a trio of garlic. Awesome thing is, you don't even need to cut it, it just stretches and wraps right around the 4" panel! Hope you like!

I also made this card for my Design Team over at Creative Accents - incredible store and great team members!!! The challenge this month is:

I hope everyone will join in, 'cause you could win a sweet prize, and really, it doesn't get much easier than this.

Have fun with the rest of the hop, your next destination is: Freya's blog. And, if you're so inclined, there is a 2nd hop going on right now, too, starting over at: Nicole's blog! And I think there may be candy throughout that hop, too, wink wink!

Supplies: Close to My Heart, Bazzill, and Prism cardstock, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, C.C. Designs and Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Memento and Ranger inks, Creative Memories and Copic markers (E00, E11, R20 for skin, E35, YR23, Y23, Y38 for hair, YG0000, YG25 for wings), Close to My Heart gems, unknown ribbon and fiber, vintage button, mesh bag
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34 comments:

  1. Who hoooo!! Love the Easle Cards!!! they're awesome! And wow! You've come along way baby!!! Dont you love looking back at our older projects??? LOve it!
    Cheers
    Cheri

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  2. Super fun card! I like how you finished the inside, too! My biggest goof with a card was carefully putting it all together and realizing I had put it all on the card front upside down. Doh!

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  3. ooh, fun details on this card that I didn't see at first glance- love it! I still have some of my first cards and they're very similar to this one... I even SOLD them at that point LOL

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  4. Love the faux pas card, mine would be the same...I have a whole box of cards I made before I had many stamps, bling or cool tools. They are AWFUL! But I can't bear to part with them.
    Great easel card! Love the colours and that is just the cutest little fairy!
    Happy World Card Making Day

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  5. Wonderful work done here and that Easel card rocks...tfs

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  6. looove the easel card..and the sweet image..perdect details to go with..tfs..loves ya

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  7. Lovely cards we all have some of our first's hide away.. I remember thinking as I looked at some cards at Creative Accents I'll never be making cards like these.. A few classes it is surprising what happens.. Take Care

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  8. Oh i love the idea of the mesh on the card, very creative...yes i have those super simple cards laying around too...how we progress, and till this day i still put glue on the wrong side of my paper pieces and have to figure how to fix without cutting it out again...ok glitter works wonders:0)
    tfs
    www.justwordz.ca

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  9. EASEL CARD...one of my favorite to make. Awesome cards!

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  10. Hey hey, you asked about the crochet flowers...just youtube it girl. Some very simple ones there...that's where i got it from..kim

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  11. Love easel cards and yours is so lovely!

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  12. Love it! Great detail on the inside, too!

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  13. WOW! Roxy I love your easel card! The texture from the garlic bag is fabulous and such a great way to recycle! Such a sweet image and your colouring is so beautifully done! HWCMD!
    Hugs,t

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  14. Awesome easel card, I have been stamping for a long time, had many many faux pas. I made cards for an elderly friend that has since passed, she loved everything and savved all my cards iin a photo album. I got to have a peek at it one day and sat and laughed over my beginning.

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  15. Awww your little ladybug girl is adorable.
    Such great colouring as well. I love making easel cards :)

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  16. Ohhh, so cute! Love the easel card design! I have yet to try one of these, but some day I will.

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  17. Love the recycling!!! What a fabulous card!
    Tara
    tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com

    thecreativeprincess(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Adorable card Roxy. I too have some cards that I did when I first started and that I look at now and think what was I doing. I am proud that I have come a long way in 2 years.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely card. Such original recycling.
    Carissa

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  20. I have kept my cards that I first made and one of my goals is to try and use them, but improve them. I wouldn't dare give them to somebody as is!! LOL!! I have yet to attempt an easel card, but I may have to try it one of these days!!! Also love the recycling!! What a great use for the garlic netting!! :)

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  21. Yay!!! You got to use her (: SHe looks fabulous!!! I love what you did with the mesh bag and that button is to die for!! My son is always teasing me about shopping for buttons but I have to say they are my favourite embellishment!!
    That ticket I had on my card was CTMH On This Day set and yes I inked the edges. I decided to try my Tim Holtz distress inks for the first time ): I've only had them for a year!!
    My mom keeps all of my cards and I must say she has a few ugly ones still kicking around from the early days): Just a few stamps on a couple of pieces of cardstock ):

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  22. I love getting a chance to see how far a card maker has come!!! I like your style now :-) LOL

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  23. LOOOOOVE the mesh garlic bag girl! that's awesome! Your card rocks too! I can't really think of any faux pas specifically, but I do have quite a few cards like your first one kickin around too ;)

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  24. Awesome card Roxy! Love the little fairy and you have rocked it! It is awefully sweet of your hubby to keep your card.

    Carla

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  25. I love your card. I enjoy making easel cards..no clue but I have some really horrible cards floating around I am sure. I am now a follower.

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  26. Such a cute ladybud girl image! Love the card!

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  27. Guess I should of mentioned I became a new follower so I can be in the drawing! hehe! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  28. What a great easel card! I love your use of found items for you card!!

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  29. Awesome card ! I'm a new follower ! So nice to see all Canadian Gals and see all Canadian products ! I can't remember my faux-pas cards, but when I look back in my scrapbooks, there's a few pages I'd like to 'do over' !

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  30. Wow, your cards have really come a long way. Love the little image, the vintage button and all you did behind the button!!!

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  31. Loved the peek at your first card!!!! :))) And your "Real" card is simply fantastic ... it's amazing!!!!

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  32. Love your cards! Your first one still is a nice masculine card - I think it's cool! :D

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  33. Gorgeous card Roxy! I haven't tried to do an easel card yet....and your "faux pas" card isn't THAT bad.....it was made with love.

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