Monday, October 3, 2011

2011 World Card Making Day Hop

Today is a special post, in participation with the 2011 World Card Making Day Hop, October 2-6, hosted by Gill McCall.  Thanks for coming, I'm so glad you're here!!

This is a 5 day hop, with 10 participants each day - welcome to Day 2, October 3rd!

There are several sponsors for this hop:

Crafty Catz

Bows and Berries

Amy Shaw, UK QVC Craft Presenter

Creations by Gill M - The Hostess of this Hop

These sponsors are donating lots of fun crafty candy for this hop (Gill's page shows some pics).  EACH day of the hop, leave a comment on EACH of the blogs. 
You will be entered to win, and Gill will post the winners in a week on her blog.

On with the hop - here are my creations {and recipes if you like to try yourself}, enjoy!!

Cut card from cardstock.  Adhere pale rose paper.  Using McGill flower punches, punch 12 of Pear Punch, 10 of small pear shape from Garden Petals Punch, 4 Birch Leaf Punch, and 2 Pine Branch Punch.  Follow directions per McGill Rose Paper Blossoms and adhere to card.  Quill 4 green swirls and 3 metallic red brads and adhere to card.  Stickles - Xmas Red and Mystic Green.

Cut card from cardstock.  Adhere pink patterned paper.  Tear music sheet on all 4 sides, and ink sides with Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Ink and adhere.  Stamp "love wish dream" with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on tag.  Ink tag with Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Adhere Prima flowers and add Stickles.  Wrap lime bakers twine to tag and adhere with pop dots.  Finish with twine around sheet music and tag.

Cut card from cardstock.  Add teal patterned paper.  Add Prima flowers with gems in centers.  Ink "deepest sympathy" in Stormy Sky Distress Ink on white cardstock, adhere to card.  Ink tulip in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, cut out and ink sides with Vintage Photo.  Adhere with pop dots.

This one is a sneaky peek for tomorrow's theme of using Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  Ever wonder exactly what to do with them?  Follow Pearl Gateway on the sidebar ---> and check back tomorrow to learn how to use them!  (While you're at it, I'd love it if you followed me @PearlGateway on Twitter, and if you're on Facebook you can "like" Pearl Gateway too!)
Continuing the hop.....thanks for hopping along, I hope you are liking all of the fab creations so far!!  Now on to Melissa for more fun projects at !

1. Gill

2. Amy

3. Michelle

4. Tammy S

5. Jenn P

6. Kristina      <--- You are HERE

7.Melissa  <--- Go here next

8. Dee (Denise)

9. Linda

10. Amber -

If you want to check out the other day's hops, click on Gill's link above.


  1. Amazing cards, all so very different but I do love the embellishments and my favourite is the Love Wish Dream Tag card.

    Fun hopping with you and I have become a new follower.

    Linda xxx

  2. absolutely GEORGEOUS cards! Thank you for showing me the distress inks, I just bought one & am anxious to learn techniques...I also just bought some Adirondak inks & look forward to tomorrow's tutorial. YEAH! Thank you :) I'm a new follower of your site, fb AND twitter.

    So glad to be participating in this hop with you

  3. lovely cards. The one with the tag is my favorite.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  4. what fantastic cards - i love the music paper one the best. i have to try using music sheets on some cards as its something ive never thought of before. Love the stickles on the flowers too - such a nice touch. Many thanks for taking part in this hop and showcasing such fabby creations for WCD

  5. Gorgeous cards, Love them all but especially the music paper one. I play the piano and love music stuff. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  6. I love your card. TFS, Dee:)

  7. Wonderful cards! The first one with the pale roses paper is just stunning! The colors you choose just seem to make the roses blend in so beautifully!

  8. I love your style of cards, the color combos are gorgeous. My favorite is Love Wish Dream, with that pink pop. Thank you.

  9. Beautiful cards! I especially love the music paper.
    Glad to have hop.


  10. Stunning cards Kristina! You've been so busy!

    They're so creative.

    Well done!

    I'm a new follower.

    Lisa xx

  11. Great cards love then all, boy you sure were a busy lady. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen

  12. Wow Kristina! Awesome cards! Thanks for explaining the recipe for each one - some of them are much easier than I would have thought by looking at them! Love that sympathy card - those are so difficult for me and this one is just simple and elegant and perfect! I am a new follower. I don't even know what Adirondack Alcohol Inks are - hate to admit it but it is true - so will be back tomorrow :)

  13. Gorgeous gorgeous and more gorgeous!! Super fantastic cards (so jealous LOL)

  14. What great cards! I love the tan rose patterned paper that you used the whole card just came together so nicely! TFS

    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G

  15. GReat cards~love the flowers! New follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comGReat cards~love the flowers! New follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  16. All your cards are gorgeous!! TFS!! Hugsxx

  17. Wow, your cards are amazing! Thanks so much for all the instructions and your great tutorials on the posts above this one. I'm hear for the hop, but had to read a few of your other posts too! :0) I'm now following you here, on Pintrest, Twitter, and I think FB? Not a stalker, I promise. ;) Just love your work! I will be posting on Day 5. If you get a chance I'd love it if you'd drop by my blog. :0)

    Be sure to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  18. @AmyJRockstar

    Thank you everyone, so glad you liked my cards. Thank you also to those who subscribed, it means so much! xx


  19. @'Chelle

    Hope you had a chance to stop by on the Adirondack Tutorial!! :-)

  20. @Becky Dunham

    Hope you had a sec to check out the Adirondack tutorial, they are so easy to use and produce great results!

  21. OMGosh! Love all of your cards, they are so beautiful and the techniques are quite interesting too! TFS!!

  22. Very useful blog. Keep up the good work.


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