Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!

Hi there!

I hope you've all had at least a bit of time to get crafty and celebrate World Card Making Day!

I created a few cards earlier and am sharing two of them here. This first one is a Christmas card - thought I'd better get started on them!


I love this die from Memory Box! It's called Frostyville Frame. I've had it for awhile and just haven't used it yet. Thought it would look pretty with a silver embossed sentiment from Hero Arts. Simple but elegant.

My next card was created for a special lady who could use some hugs right now. After seeing this card from Shari Carroll, I had to create a similar one! She continues to amaze me with her talent and creativity!

Here's my take:
 

I used the Circle on a Line die from SSS and paper from the same paper pack as Shari. I left out the flower and instead, stamped a circle from the Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots set, punched it out and added sentiments from Hero Arts. I also added just a bit of splatter.

I just have to say, that on this special day, when we card makers can celebrate our hobby, I am so very grateful for all the friends I have made from around the world! Just think . . . if I hadn't started making cards almost 4 years ago, I would never have met any of you (some in person, some online.) I feel so blessed to have inspiration, support, encouragement, love and friendship from all of you - Thank you!!! 

Hugs and Happy WCMD!!! ♥

28 comments:

Laura B. said...

Happy WCMD Barb! Love how you use that circle on a line die! Gorgeous Christmas card to! So elegant!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your cards are stunning!

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy WCMD Barb!
your card is so pure and classy!
Thank you~

Lynn said...

Happy WCMD Barb! Two awesome cards...the detail on the die on the first one is incredible! I'm thankful to have met you through this wonderful hobby!

judkajudi said...

Elegant is the perfect word for your Christmas card, Barb! And you do trendy so well!! I love how you combine elements and it all works! I am so happy to share this hobby with you!! Hugs.

pcm said...

love them :) happy WCMD!

Anita Rex said...

Happy WCMD Barb! I love this pretty card! Such a great die and I love it with silver! I am one of the lucky people who have met you! :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards, barb! looks like you had a lot of fun on WCMD!

Cindy C. said...

Your Christmas card is awesome Barb! And your take from Shari's card is really sweet!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful cards!!!Love the die!!!

Maureen Morton said...

These are beauties, Barb! Love the take on Shari's card - you did good, kid. Looks like you had a great day. I spent the morning at my LSS for big fun - made 6 different projects and had a blast. Wish we could have been crafting the day together!

Heather Maria said...

These are both wonderful cards, Barb! Delighted to hear you had such a fun WCMD!

Brenda said...

Ditto Barb! Happy WCMD for yesterday. Love the delicateness of your first card Barb and the lovely splotches on your second!

walchowDesign said...

Elegant! Elegant! Elegant! Love this christmas card, Barb!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
Two very different cards for different occasions and you have designed them perfectly to relate this.
Excellent.
Smiles:)
Sue

Robin K. said...

What an elegant Christmas card! Love your take on Shari's card too! Happy to know you, my friend:)

Joy said...

Beautiful Barb, love that all us card makers have come together all over the world and I can honestly say that I am blessed to have you in my life, hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Barb ~ I'm so sorry for the late post...I hope you had a fun a crafty day yesterday!
Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the dimension on your first card...so elegant and perfect for Christmas! Love how you used the Circle on a Line die on your 2nd card, too! I'm sure it will put a smile on the recipient's face!

I also want to 'Thank You' for being one my first on line cardmaking friends! I feel very lucky to have your friendship...Hugs to you!

Helen F. said...

Both of your cards are amazing and beautiful, Barb. I love the intricate design on the die cut!
Happy you had some time for Paper Crafts :)

Deepti said...

These cards are stunning in their own ways. Your cards are always amazing and ever inspiring :)

Trinh said...

I love the white-on-white Christmas card, Barb. It's gorgeous! Sending hugs to you!

joy said...

Such pretty cards, Barb! I love the white on white. And I like the second card just as much! Great job.

Nat said...

both cards are amazing, I'm in love with the snowflake card, its very elegant. :)

Greta said...

Great cards, Barb! I really love that gorgeous Christmas creation! Hope we meet in person one of these days.

Judy1223 said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! And as I said before, happy WCMD to you, too...you are a constant cheerleader in our industry and you have brought more smiles to my face with your lovely comments than anyone out there! I am eternally grateful for that!

Virginia L. said...

I am a little late to the WCMD party!! However, I want o say how blessed to have met you on line AND in person! Love your creations as they are truly created from your BIG heart! The first one is so delicate and beautiful! And I love the distressing and splatter on the 2nd! HUGS!

donna mikasa said...

Belated Happy World Cardmaking Day! I couldn't visit that day--I was on vacation and it's so hard visiting blogs from my iPhone! I just have to tell you what a treat it is to visit your blog and to see the little touches you add to your cards that make them so special! And it always brightens my day to see a "Barb comment" on my blog! Hugs to you...

Martha said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Christmas card, and what a lovely "Thinking of You" card! I love the colors, splatters, design, & the DARLING "hugs" at the bottom. It's just too sweet!