Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Thursday, 13 July 2017

ATC Animals

Hi there, Here are three ATC's that I made yesterday to enter into the July challenge on Happy Little Stampers, the cards from the left hand side feature Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamped in Archival Black Ink, and coloured with Distress Ink Vintage photo, and backed by Vintage photo shaded with a Brick Stencil from Twiddly Winks. The centre card, I put texture paste on the back, coloured with dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquise and then cut out the sea weed with a Marianne's Creatables die and the Spellbinders Lobster, both out of scrap paper that had been saved from my spray box where I put the paper to cach the overspray, and that is often used as scrap paper or if large enough to make envelopes, and the third one is also shaded with distress ink Faded Jeans and another Twiddy Winks stencil, and one of the Crazy Birds with a small balloon from the same collection of Tim's stamps, hope you all like them as I had fun making them, Hope you all have a great day, cheers, Jasann

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July sketch

Hi there, hope you are all warm today, here it is and the temp is only 13oC, winter is here, but I am enjoying working at my craft table and made this card to enter into this weeks July Sketch challenge in 52 christmas card throwdown,, I used white card for the base and a stamp (very old) from Kaisercraft for the holly and coloured them with Tim Holtz distress inks and a water brush pen, I cut out the ornaments with a Tim Holtaz Retro ornaments bixz die from papers in my scrap basket, and used green kindyglitz for the hangers, and the merry christmas sentiment came from a Spellbinders heirloom stamp that I have had for a long long time.  I shaded around the edges of the card with distress ink pad Peeled Paint, hope you all like this card, cheers, Jasann.

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Hi there, here is a card I made this morning to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #253 Bears on your card, , I used white cardstock and embossed it with a Sizzex emb.folder "Snow Flurries" and rounded the corners, I used Marianne's Creatables for the line needles and a spellbinders stamp to stamp and cut out the ribbon and topper for the bauble, I used a set of circle dies from Couture Creations to cut the Green, red and white card and used one of the very first stamps I bought to stamp the little bears, and coloured them with Faber-Castille waterc olour - pencils.  Hope you all like this card.cheers!!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Toy Soldiers

Hi there, this is the first time I have posted on  my blog since September, 2016.  I was diagnosed with severe Osteoporosis last year and needed two total hip replacements, which I have now had and am recovering now, and I am able to resume my card making.   I made this card to enter into the June 2017, theme challenge "Toy soldiers or Nutcrackers" from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown,   I used red cardstock for the base of the card and stamped two images of the Tim Holtz blueprint stamp, toy soldier, onto white card, I used Tim's distress tool to distress the edges of the white card and shaded it with "peeled paint" distress ink pad.   I coloured the toy soldiers with Faber Castille water colour pencils and used a piece of glitter ribbon to use on the side for a bit of glitter.  Hope you all like this card.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Happy Birthday

 Hi there everyone, here is a card I made this morning the dies and embossing folder both came from the Magazine Simply Cards from Practical Papercraft International Ltd., I used an old piece of paper from an 8* x 8' paper pad from Cre8tiv which I bought some years ago from K Mart, for the background wallpaper.     The doily was cut with Tim Holtz "Distressed Doily" die, which I have also had for a long time and I shaded it with Distress Ink Pad "Faded Jeans"  and the oddments of paper were from my scrap basket, and I stamped the sentiment with "Faded Jeans" and also shaded the inside embossing folder (my 39th in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders) and I thought it looked good for the inside of the card, thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cool Birthday

Hi there, here am I again today, having made this Cool Birthday card, the embossing folder is the 38th folder and is in the ice cream set which was in the sale box at the newsagent, I used a dark bronze paper for the background to resemble a waffle and used some pink and brown and grey papers for the ice creams and bowl, and some red for the cherry the biscuits were cut from a Lipton's teabag box, just because I liked the colours on it, and I stamped the sentiment with Archival black ink pad, hope you like this one, I hadn't made one like this before, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Christmas Bells

Hi there everyone, sorry I was away so long but 3 weeks ago I had  a total right hip replacement, and have only just got back to my craft table, making this card with a dark blue card stock and embossing it with the Darice folder "Music", and I used gold cardstock to cut out the christmas bells, which came from China, and the wreath which was a die from the sale box at the local newsagent, which also came with the Sentiment, I am happy with this and hope you might like it also, and thanks so much for visiting me today, PS this is my 37th embossing folder used in my personal challenge to  use all my embossing folders, Jasann