Saturday, 9 October 2021

What a busy World Cardmaking Day ........

Happy Saturday ........

Welcome to the weekend.  This time last week I was getting ready to spend the day in my craft room celebrating World Cardmaking Day, did you join in with any of the celebrations?

I spent the day with Facebook .......... yes I know, some of you may think a whole day on Facebook, what a waste! ....... not this one!  I had so much fun, it was the longest I'd spent in the craft room actually making something, for a long time!  And the good thing is, I have a whole pile of cards and lots of ideas, again something that's been missing for a while.  

It was a fabulous day, organised and put together by Sharon Everett from The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin.  
The whole day was full of demonstrations and inspiration from lots of familiar names and faces in the craft world.  There were FB Lives which you could craft along with, recorded sessions again which you could follow along with.  All the supplies used had been listed during the week leading up to it so I was all ready to go.  
The FB group is still there, with all the videos available to watch, however it's now been made a Private Group so I think you have to ask to join or be invitied ...... check it out if you haven't already, here's the link ......... World Cardmaking Day
The lovely Jo Firth-Young got things underway.  I followed the techniques, I didn't have the stamp she used so I improvised .......

I also used something that's been in my stash for a while, hardly ever used but, I love the effect from PaperArtsy's Pearl Glaze ....... will definitely be using that again! 

Just a touch here and there, but how pretty does it look when the light catches it!   And get this ..... I even did the inside of the card.  Not a bad start to the day.

Next up was Martine Smith doing amazing things with flower dies and embossing folders.   
Making flowers is not really my thing, I don't have the patience but, I did have the embossing folder so I went with that

One of Martine's tips was to ink your embossing folders before putting them through your machine.
How pretty does this look with just a hint of colour .......

along with some added sparkle of course 

One of the pre-recorded videos was from Marion Emberson using WOW! Embossing Powders

I love this simple design, and it was so easy to do using double-sided tape with the embossing powders. and a die cut sentiment.

There's so many fabulous WOW! Embossing Powders to choose from with so many different looks.  Just remember if you're using double-sided tape under your powders, make sure it can stand the heat!

That's just some of my cards from last weekend ....... as you can see it was a busy, but fun day.
I'll share the rest with you some other time.

I've got another crafty day today. I'm off up to the North to meet up with the girls ...... it's been a while! 
Not sure I'll be as productive as last weekend but, you never know.

Thanks for popping by, have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ......

Products used:

Card #1  inspired by JOFY 
Stamps: JOFY 106 (PaperArtsy); the small sentiments are from my stash
Inks: Jet Black Archival ink; Versamark
Paints: Cerulean, Ice Blue, Snowflake (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint)
Other: White Gel Pen, Gold Embossing Powder (WOW!); Pearl Glaze (PaperArtsy); Chunky Whit Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Card #2  inspired by Martine
Stamps: Chritmas sentiments from my stash
Inks: Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Speckled Egg; Delicata - Golden Glitz; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Embossing Folder: 3D Poinsettia embossing folder (Lisa Horton Crafts)
Other: Silver thread; Tim Holtz Merry Christmas dies; Fine crystal glitter

Card #3  inspired by Marion 
Stamps: Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers - no longer available)
Inks: Distress Ink - Salvaged Patina; Versamark (used on the die cut word)
Embossing Powders: WOW! Embossing Powder - Glacier, Bluetiful; Bahama, Halo on the
Others: Double-sided tape; self-adhesive gems 


  1. You certainly had a productive day, Linda! Love that sweet stamp with the colored heart and your embossed poinsettias are amazing! Love the bits of color and fabulous sentiments! Love all that sparkle on the last card! Can't wait to see the rest of your stash!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous cards from your day of playing. So much fun to see some of the different techniques you tried. They are all so wonderful and I will definitely give them a try. Great work, my friend! xx


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