Thursday, September 29, 2011

CropStop Challenge #39 & World Cardmaking Day!


CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Day Challenge!

In honor of World Card Making day, CropStop is hosting a special challenge. This week, Challenge #39 will include a "plus" to the challenge. All prize winners will be chosen by random draw.

1. A prize will be given from all that include the "plus" on their project and linked to the CropStop Challenge Blog.
2. A prize winner will be chosen from all Challenge #39 entries without the plus.
3. A bonus prize winner will be chosen from all entries linked to the CropStop Challenge Blog.

That means.....3 prizes total!

Challenge #39 is "Stamp Your Sentiment". Any quote, title or sentiment on your project entry must be stamped to qualify for a challenge prize.

We want everyone around the world to join in friendship on World Card Making Day!

So, the "Plus" to Challenge #39 is...include the word Friend/Friendship in your stamped quote, title, or sentiment. There will be a prize for the winner of Challenge #39 using the "Plus".

A 3rd winner will be chosen from ALL challenge entries linked to the CropStop Challenge Blog.


World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

For my World Card Making Day card, I decided to use this adorable image called Marci with Flower. I colored her with Copics, Primacolor Markers, and Chalk. Her pink polka dot shirt and the pink polka dot parts of her pants were paper-pieced and shaded with chalk. I added Stardust Stickles to the dark pink areas. Then I added pop-dots behind her to raise her off the card.

Skin: E000, chalk
Lips: R20, chalk
Hair: E29, E37, E33
Pants: B91, chalk
Shirt/Pant Cuff: Paper-pieced, chalk
Trowel: C3, chalk
Flower: Y02, G24, chalk
Pot: Prismacolor Sienna Brown, chalk
Dark Pink areas: Prismacolor Mulberry, Stardust Stickles

I found this awesome Watering Can Card template for FREE at Waltzingmouse Stamps. I embossed parts of my brown cardstock with Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder and rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the embossed parts and edges. The background paper came from my stash. The vintage seed packet image came from this fabulous site called Vintage Holiday Crafts and you can find the printable here.

I put everything together using my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape....the best stuff out there!!

My sentiment "To a Special Friend" came from CTMH and is stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa. I punched it out with my EK Success punch and edged it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The lace and gold ribbon came from my stash. The flowers were on clearance at Michaels!

I hope you enjoyed my special card for World Card Making Day! Remember, you have 3 chances to win prizes at the CropStop Challenge Blog so head over and link up your project!!

Have a great Thursday and check back here on Saturday for another World Card Making Day card....woot, woot!!



Irina Blount said...

ADORABLE project Rosie!! LOVE how you put our Marci with Flower on to the Watering Can!! Awesome coloring and details!! LOVE everything about it!!


jhon said...

nice article the project is really a nice idea! the coloring details are really nice thanks for sharing!
Pakistani Dress Collection

Karen said...

Oh my word...gorgeous! I love it and all the little details too!

cebelica said...

What a fantastic card! I love the shape and how you decorated it. Those flowers are wonderful! I like the lace and the seed packet image too. And I think you chose the perfect image for this card. Fabby work as always. :D

Anonymous said...

WOW!! There is alot of love in this card !!! Great colorng!!!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Lovely project! I just love every element / item on it. Fab coloring too!

Kathleen - Fellow Cropstop CT member
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Schobinger said...

ADORABLE project Rosie!! LOVE how you put our Marci with Flower on to the Watering Can!! Awesome coloring and details!! LOVE everything about it!! Hugs! Irina