Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! Isn't it just wonderful for card makers all around the world to have a special day to celebrate making cards and have a really good excuse (not that we ever need one!) to get up to our eyes in ink?

Today I'm trying to make a batch of Christmas cards. Usually I make a different card for everyone but have never quite managed to make all of my own Christmas cards and always end up (shock, horror!) buying some. So this year I'm going to try make a few cards of each design I come up with. There's no guarantee I still won't end up buying cards at the last minute but hopefully this will help.

So now onto the first card. I have to say I'm totally in love with the adorable reindeer in Hero Arts Christmas Reindeer set - every time I see their cute little faces I have to smile! This card started off as an attempt at a CAS card but I never seem to be able to restrain myself from adding bits and pieces!

Red Nosed Reindeer
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Christmas Reindeer & Very Merry Christmas

The second card has the other reindeer from the Christmas Reindeer set. This guy looks like a fun character so I had to put him in the middle of a snowball fight.

Snowball Fight
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Christmas Reindeer, Very Merry Christmas and Magical Background

I wouldn't have been able to make this last card without my very good friend Linda, who send me a big batch of something I've been trying to get here for years - glossy paper that somehow actually lets alcohol inks and the blending solution do their magic - thanks again so much, Linda:) Making this card even brought the smell of Christmas into the house. I've haven't used StazOn in a long time but as soon as I opened up the pad, it reminded me of the almond paste my mum makes for Christmas cakes - yummy!

Nativity Scene
Stamp (Hero Arts)- Christmas Blessings

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having a fantastic World Card Making Day:)


Sue McRae said...

Your reindeer cards are so cute Heather, love the one with the snowballs...a very fun idea!

Barb said...

Heather, it is always such a treat visiting your blog! Love all three fabulous cards! The one with the snowball fighting reindeer is a riot! So creative, as always! Happy WCMD to you! :)

Lin said...

Heather, your cards are always one-of-a-kind, I probably have most of them pinned by now! Love these 2 reindeer cards, especially the one dodging the snowballs - you made me smile BIG! Also love the idea of all of us crafting together today, doing something that we all share a love of - almost, but not quite, as good as actually being together!

Dawn said...

all of these are awesome Heather. I really love the one with alcohol inks. And you little reindeer are very cute.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy WCMD, my friend! You have been a busy bee - three cards, wow! I was glad to get one done - LOL! And you are soooo right, it's such fun to make cards together on this special day despite being so far apart in distance! Especially love the reindeer snowball fight - so clever! But I love the alcohol ink background for your nativity - what gorgeous blues!! Glad the glossy paper is getting some good use - you know where mine is (in the package, right?). Hugs!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful cards Heather! Love the reindeers, so adorable!

Judy1223 said...

Heather, I adore all three cards! From fun to funny to classic, all three cards are perfect Christmas cards! Happy WCMD!

Trinh said...

Great catds, Heather! I especially love the one with the snowballs. Hope you got a good start to the Christmas cards!

Maureen Morton said...

Your cards are always such a true delight! So creative and they always have a bit of a surprise. I love them all, but that naughty reindeer has my heart. Thanks for all you do to keep us so inspired.

Linda Beeson said...

I just picked up that cute reindeer set of stamps so you have so inspired me to get them out! Adorable cards.

Victoria said...

Very cute cards. Love those reindeer!

Tracey said...

LOVING these all Heather!!!!

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