Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day! - Christmas Blog Hop for Operation Write Home

As part of World Card Making Day I'm so happy to be making a card for Michelle's Scrapbooking and More!
Michelle is part of a big Blop Hop helping raise awareness of the wonderful work done by the fabulous people over at Operation Write Home and the theme of the hop is "Christmas".
All the details can be found at the Michelle's Scrapbooking and More blog so be sure to hop over and see how you can be a part of it!

Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Pennys - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas - Christmas (option of handmade flowers)
Bearly Mine - 3 Designer Papers (2 entries only)
Come and Get It - Easel Card
Victorine Originals - Easel Card
Creative Card Crew - Easel Card
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - Fall or Fancy Folds
Incy Wincy - Fancy Folds
Pile It On - Fancy Folds
2 Sisters - Fancy Folds
Card Making Mama's - Folds
Die Cutting Diva's - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Simply Magnolia - Shabby Chic
Gingerloft - Vintage or Distressed
Raise the Bar - Hats
My Time To Craft - Musical Medley (I used sheet music patterned paper)
Ooh La La - Punches and/or Dies
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and/or Dies
Corrosive - Punches and/or Dies
Heartsong Inspirations - Ribbon and/or Tag
Craft Spot - Ribbon (1 entry only)
Kaboodle Doodles - Doily
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Chamber Maids/Scrappekammeret - Stitching

Card Recipe:
Image - Gingerbread Tilda
Paper - Authentique Wonder
Medium - Copic Markers
Die Cuts - Lace Doily Accents by Spellbinders
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Roses - Prima Lime and Red/Coral
Label Die - Scrapmart Exclusive
Rhinestones - Michaels $1 Spot
Ribbon - Michaels
Sentiment - Crafty Secrets Christmas Memories

I decided to go with an easel card to display this super sweet image of Gingerbread Tilda. I have never used her before and as I was going with the vintage/shabby chic style I stamped her on Ivory cardstock instead of white this time.
This gives a slightly different look when colored and I hope you like it.
These gorgeous Authentique Wonder papers dictated the whole card to me, I absolutely love the old time feel of them and of course they are in a 6" by 6" pad so you know I just had to have them!
Anyway I hope you make time for crafting today on World Card Making Day and be sure to hop over to the Michelle's Scrapbooking and More blog to catch up with all the fun!


Daniele said...

what a lovely christmas card love all the different papers that you've used

Dawn said...

Love it Katie! Thanks for playing again at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Rene said...

GORGEOUS! This is just so pretty!
Rene :D

Lorraine said...

Scrummy. It's fabulous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Unknown said...

This card is lovely, the ribbon is gorgeous and all the details of this card are gorgeous.

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, love the papers and your coloring is fantastic

Sandy said...

I love the traditional colors of Christmas and your card is gorgeous!

Julie Temple said...

This is adorable! I love the image, and all the papers and embellies you used! WONDERFUL! Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get It!


Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, love the doily and border trim
Hugs Julie P

Julie said...

This is sooo pretty Katie,Thanks for joining our challenge this week at LCI,Julie.x

Elle said...


NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Katie, and I'm so happy you're letting people know about Operation Write Home! Gorgeous papers and fantastic design.

Georgiana said...

Wow! Your card is amazing. The weather has finally cooled off, so this card comes at a perfect time. Thank you for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "shabby chic" challenge. I hope you will visit again.

Carson's Creations
Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team member

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely adorable card, Katie! Love the colors and papers you used, and Tilda is so stinkin' cute!! Love it!!
hugs, Sharon

Unknown said...

Katie you did a wonderful job on this card, it is beautiful. I wanted to thank you for your help in supporting OWH.

Miss Sue said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the roses. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

Wendi said...

WOW what a beautiful card the colours are fabulous and your colouring gorgeous I love everything about it
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

cabio's craft corner said...

Another pretty Christmas card Katie. Love the sweet layout on this easel :o)

Jacee said...

Gorgeous card Katie, love the addition of the flowers, finishes it off a treat.
Hugs Jacee

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, super cute image and lovely colours. Great bp and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Joy said...

Beautiful the sentiment, the papers and that darling Tilda !!Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

scrap joanny said...

wow so great card !!!!!!!!!!!! all is perfect - image , colors, work -Thanks for playing with Lollipop ! hugs Joanna

Unknown said...

Wow Katie,
Yet another fabulous card. Such an eye for colour and detail hun. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
Dawn x

Annette said...

Stunning card, love those stripy papers, really beautiful Magnolia image, and great layout. If you need my address to know where to send this one for Xmas, let me know !!! LOL

Thanks for joining our fancy folds challenges at Incy Wincy and 2 Sisters this week.

ps - I have candy on my blog if you're interested in entering - only 3 days left.


Christina C. said...

Wow, what a beautiful Christmas card, Katie!!!! I adore the traditional colors, love the sentiment and find your details just perfect! A truly stunning creation!

papertrails leaver said...

what a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

Tamie said...

Your card is so rich in Christmas colors! The inspiration you shared with us is so stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

mudmaven said...

She's just adorable Katie! Thanks for joining us for our Use Ribbon and/or a Tag challenge on Heart Song Inspirations. ~chris

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Katie, I love your colours and your colouring

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge

Laurie xx

Lori Turner said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks...

Kelly said...

so very pretty!!

Pysselbus said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous Christmas card - love how you've colored Tilda!! Thank's for joining us at Scrappekammeret (can't seem to find the link though...) and good luck!


~*Joni said...

Aww Katie, what a sweetie! She's the perfect image for this fabulous easel card. I love your layout, your embellis are perfect as always. Thank you for joining in on our Hats Off challenge at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fantastic easel card Katie x
Love the blooms dotted around and the gorgeous festive colours x
Thanks for playing along with us at Paper crafting journey & goodluck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

paper fun said...

How beautiful!!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Natascha said...

Love your cration. So pretty and lovely made with all the great details and embellishments. Thank your for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Natascha