Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day: Christmas!

Hello there...we celebrated Marcel's birthday this morning with his friends and cousins...and after we got home, I had lots of time in the craft room.  Pat is studying for his real estate appraisal license and the boys were all playing.  Perfect for me.  So I decided to play along with two different challenges.  First up is the Verve World Card Making Sketch Challenge.  I don't normally make cards with all neutral colors, but I love the way this turned out.  What do you think?  

And...then I went a completely different style (more my typically style you'll see here..) and played along with the PaperSmooches WCMD and Operation Write Home Challenge.  Kim gave us an option for the challenge and I decided to go with a one layer card.  Which one do you like best?  

I hope you are having a fabulous World Card Making Day!

29 comments:

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous cards!

Maureen said...

don't make me choose! I love elegant and classy AND super fun! How did you make those snowflakes? They seem to have a bit of sparkle :) Happy WCMD!!

Maureen Merritt said...

I can't choose either. I love the classy, neutral combo in your first card. The second is fun and crisp. Two winners in my book!

Marisa said...

Oooh, loving the neutral pallet on the Verve card. Great use of the sketch and a lovely card! The bright snowflakes on the second card are adorable! Well done on both :)

Christine said...

Saw the thumbnail of this card on the Verve blog and had to take a closer look. It is gorgeous. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE 'em both, girl, especially the vintage, shabbiness of the first! That bit of glitter is just perfect, and the bright colors, of the second, are uber fun!

Gayatri Murali said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! Love the hemp bow under the flower on the first card and gorgeous bright colours of snow flakes with bling on the second card Happy WCMD!

Michelle said...

Oh, Lynn, both cards are lovely, but that first neutral one has my heart jumping for joy! It's stunning!

Barb said...

Lynn, I love them both, but wow! You really should create more elegant cards like that first one - it is just stunning! I love it, and may need to CASE it someday soon - just gorgeous! :)

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous cards. love the shabby chic side of you too!

Karen B. said...

These absolutely amazing cards show your range as one talented card maker. I love the shabby nature of the first and the bright, bold graphic style of the second. No favorite here, I love them both!

Karen Conner said...

I like both cards. The neutral one is my favorite. It's amazing to make a card for Christmas that doesn't even have red & it's perfect!

Tammy said...

Both cards are great, but that first one is a stunner! Love it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great take on the Verve sketch, love those blooms.

Dana Nelson said...

This is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, Lynn! It's perfect in EVERY way!
Love the funky card, too! Neutral or bold, you do great work!

Rachel W K said...

one is simply shabby and the other simply bold and CAS... love them both!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Virginia L. said...

Way to rock the WCMD challenge, Lynn! Both are gorgeous in their own ways! Love them both!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my word, these are fabulous. I love that funky washi tape one, but gasped a little when I saw the neutral one. Those glittery snowflakes totally stole my heart. Absolutely gorgeous!

Aimes said...

How pretty would winter be if we had snowflakes like the ones on your card?
Lovin the twine treatment on the first card too - great take on the sketch!
Hugs!
x

Vickie Z said...

They're both fabulous!!! Love the neutrals in the Verve card and excellent use of the sketch!

Laurie said...

That Verve sketch card is AMAZING! i love the neutral colors! And the 2nd is CAS and just adorable!

~amy~ said...

Ohhh...I love them both!!!!!! Your first one is absolutely gorgeous and the 2nd one is fabulously fun!

The Paper Parade said...

Okay, I love them both! Its too hard to decide because they are both so different. I love the over-the-top look of the first, with the glitter...it is just beautiful. But the second, I just love how fun it is! And those colors really pop!

Ginny said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Merry and Bright card. Oh my goodness, it's fabulous! I also really like the Peace on Earth one....so pretty....but I'd have to say the first one has my "favorite" vote. Happy Belated Birthday to Marcel!! What a great age 7 is!

Jen W. said...

Can't choose a favourite -they're both fabulous! I love the soft colours of the first and all it's gorgeous layers. The second is sleek and graphic and I love the colours!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are such great cards Lynn. Your Merry & Bright card is fabulous!

kingstonmama said...

Oh my goodness! I love your neutral card. It is so very pretty. ann

Suzanne D. said...

I gasped when I saw your first card, but I love them both, Lynn! You're getting me in the Christmas spirit!

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow, girl, these are gorgeous! I especially love that first one -- heavenly!