10.05.2013

Celebrate World Card Making Day with the StampNation Design Team



We are taking a trip around the world at StampNation and to kick things off we are having a World Card Making Day Design Team Blog Hop.    Come along for the journey and get a taste of some of the countries represented as we stamp around the world.

Each DT member picked their favorite photo inspiration and card to post on their blog. 

Here's mine...


And here is the card I was inspired to make.


Would you believe that I used a blender pen to color this card?  I love Copics, but only have a few.  It's great that I can get a similar look using a blender pen and my markers. 

The fun continues...see we are asking you to guess the country the photo comes from, then to leave a comment telling what country you think I've chosen. 

One lucky commenter from each blog will win a 3 month subscription to StampNation

PLUS, I will be choosing a winner from my blog to receive a card kit for some of my WCMD cards.  There will be videos for these cards kits too.  Click HERE to go to the blog post with more details.

Then, one Grand Prize Winner will win a 3 month subscription as well as all of the cards Catherine made for the event!


Remember to hop along to each DT member leaving comments along the way to increase your chance of winning!!!

Catherine Pooler

Maureen Merritt

Kristie Goulet

Heather North (that's me!)

Shea Marshall

Monica Weaver (Guest Designer)

Have fun!
*Please Note: To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you must comment on all Design Team blogs. You do not have to answer the question correctly to be eligible to win. Comments will close on Thursday, October 10th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Design Team will announce winners on StampNation and their personal blogs on Friday, October 11th.

81 comments:

designbydonna said...

I would guess the country is France or western Europe. Your poppies on the card are beautiful.

Julz said...

Easy peasy lemon squeezy - its Australia - for ANZAC day. Which as a New Zealander will claim as totally mine (like the Aussies try to claim the Pav and Crowded House)

Love your card Heather :)

Shea said...

BEAUTIFUL job on interpreting the inspiration photo, Heather! And your coloring is top notch! Happy WCMD!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love the way you interpreted the picture. Your card is lovely!

Bea Connor said...

Love the poppies and the card.

Vianna said...

You guys certainly did not make this process of picking countries an easy one. Poppies could be associated with ANY country: they're abundant all around the Mediterannean basin. But that (?) on the hat(?) looks like it has Mayan or Inca origins.

Lisa Polley said...

Costa Rica. I am not very good with geography. Love the simplicity of the card

grandmato19 said...

Gorgeous coloring -- love the embossing as well! The hat in the photo gives it away -- it's Australia! And what I wouldn't give to have a vacation there! :)

Teresa said...

I'm going with Austrailia. Using a blender pen is such a GREAT idea when you don't have a lot of copic markers! You did a beautiful job with the colors!!!

WandaG_CT said...

Absolutely love these poppies. I lived in Turkey for 2 years and the hills would be covered.

lisa808 said...

Lovely photo and card. I am guessing Mexico.

Jamie Adcock said...

Your card is stunning! Love poppies! Your country is Australia. Always wanted to visit!

Letty Abad said...

Great card, so clean , I like it

Sharon Salerno said...

Australia

Susan Moll said...

Heather....your card is beautiful! Don't you just love WCMD??? I do!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card!! The hat is Australian, the poppies are often associated with war graves in Flanders, Belgium, and the poem "In Flanders Fields" was written by a Canadian. You've packed a lot of countries into one meaningful photo!! --Doris

Асель Бапанова said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! They were for Australia

maddie said...

Australia! Very creative with the photos- keeping us on our toes! This card is beautiful- love the colours.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous interpretation! Great colors! Australia.

Claudia said...

Australia? Love the poppies!

Marlene said...

Australia

TrinaM said...

Really lovely card that mirrors the photo of the ANZAC hat in a field of Poppies.
Country has to be Australia.

cheers
Trina

Jacky said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp too. Copics are the best!

Pam said...

I will say it is Australia but I'm really not sure. Great card

Leslie said...

What a sweet card. Great job!!

Leslie said...

What a sweet card! I love this! Country has to be Australia!

Vicki L. said...

Hi Heather,
Love the Flowers and its colors! The background really adds to the touch! Good Job!
I would say either Australia or the sign in the middle says Costa Rico!!!!!!

Cornelia W said...

I'll go with Australia - pretty poppy card!

Robyn said...

Heather, I love your Poppies!
I'm an Aussie and I know this photo is for Australia.

crazyscrapinmom said...

My guess would be Mexico or Spain. I love the card it goes so well with the photo

Sue D said...

I came over from the OWH blog hop. My guess is Australia.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Charlotte Burnside said...

Im going to say china. I believe that may be the native home of poppies. Definately in Asia.

Fran said...

This was my favourite photo. If I'd done this first I'd have guessed France.

Elizabeth Dyson said...

The country is Australia. Thanks for the card inspiration - off to read more.

michelle pepper said...

The country is Australia. I am impressed you got such vibrant colours using blender pens - wow!

Sarah said...

Land down under - Australia!! (can you tell I'm a local;) Love your card and the cute banner :)

Pat said...

Beautiful card and Australia is your country!

Pam Swope said...

Australia! Even though I didn't have a poppy card, I came up with a gorgeous one. Thanks for the inspiration!
Pam

Sarah Williams said...

Australia....love the card!

Janette Goodall said...

Australia! Beautiful card Heather. Love the color of the flowers.

Karen said...

I would never guess Australia, but lots of your commenters seems quite sure. I'll be curious to find out where it's from. Your card is beatuiful; that's one of my favorite stamps!

Kari Mason said...

My guess New Zealand

AngelMagicRos said...

Yes Australia... great connection to the card!

Paulette Habbit said...

Your colors are soft and beautiful. Lovely card!

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors you chose. I am thinking this picture is from Australia.

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Love those poppies- this id definitely Australia for ANZAC Day. We celebrate it in New Zealand too.

Pat said...

Australia Love your poppy card. My favorite flower happens to be the Red Poppy.

MezzoKat said...

Australia for country and card. Those Poppies are so beautifully done--on your card, I mean!

Laura Miller said...

Well - by looking what others have said - seems Australia is the favorite.
You watercoloring was done very nicely.

Eileen said...

I think it is Australia, but was also thinking Canada. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sherri said...

Pretty card. I would guess Sweden.

Mrs. Greene said...

Beautiful Poppies. Australia

vikki lauer said...

Love Poppies, colors are so nice......

Linda Lipchak said...

The poppies threw me off a bit but I will go with the hat. Australia, I hope.
Lynn

Anonymous said...

I am going with my gut instinct and saying NEw Zealand. THanks for the tidbit about copic markers. I myself don't have any because they are too $pendy :(

THanks!
Nonna GOin

Tinstar said...

I vote for Australia.

This photo provided such a variety of interpretations. great card.

Susan said...

Stunning card. You do gorgeous work!!

Joni said...

Love the poppies. Each time I saw ANZAC I thought ZANAX. Hmmmm. Australia

Peg said...

Love your card.....the counrty is Dnmark

Aunt Mary said...

Australia.

Love the use of the copic markers. I really want to start playing with that next.
Beautiful job

Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful card, Heather, and equally beautiful photo. Because of the ANZAC hat in the photo, I'm guessing it's Australia.

Carol Held said...

In Flanders Fields, come to my mind with these amazing Poppies...but, I will say, Aussie...lol...the card matches wonderfully...thanks so much for BLESSING us!

Carol Held said...

In Flanders Fields, come to my mind with these amazing Poppies...but, I will say, Aussie...lol...the card matches wonderfully...thanks so much for BLESSING us!

Carol Held said...

Sorry, it went twice...smiles...just goes to prove how much I liked it I guess....😀

Lynn Fletcher said...

I just did a card from this picture and really love it. The country - Australia.

Bratnana said...

One of my favorite stamp sets...great colors

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful poppies - both the card & the photo. My first guess was France, but the hat is definitely not French.

auds71 said...

im guessing Australia and luv your interpretation of the poppies stunning card xx

woodray said...

Australia...love the poppies and the coloring on the card!

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful card, I love poppies. The country is possibly Australia where we use the red poppies as a remembrance on Anzac day, but the reason we do that is because of the poppies that grew on the battlefields of Flanders Fields in France and Belguim?

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning in its simplicity. Australia is the country.

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I am going to say Australia because poppies are a symbol of the Anzacs, but the reason for our use of the Poppies is because of Flanders Field in France where many battles were fought?

loceanjo said...

I think the country is the Netherlands or Belgium.

Melissa F said...

I love the polka dot background and the flowers spilling over the border, a very elegant card. I think the photo is from Holland.

Rufus said...

Poppies make me think of Veteran's not necessarily any particular county so I'm not even going to try to guess...but the card is lovely and amazing that you could get so much depth and shading only using markers and a blending pen! Lovely!
R/

Wynn Walton said...

Australia. Those poppies really pop.I love poppies.
Hugs Wynn xx

Jodie Stoddard said...

This is defniitely Australia. Your poppy is gorgeous. Love, love, love this.

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring. I have no idea on the country...the US? :)

Nancy H said...

The poppies could be from so many places, but the hat looks like New Zealand. Love the card also!

Debbie Lamb said...

I love your card - the colouring is faultless! The poppies represent ANZAC Day which is celebrated in Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand has already been represented so I'm guessing it's Australia. However, the battle of Gallipoli was in Turkey so it could also be Turkey?

Jeanne Longden said...

THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT AN AUSSIE CAP, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS FLANDERS BELGIUM-LOVELY CARD WE ARE DOING OURS THIS MONTH FOR THE 11TH NOV.