Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Friday, 27 April 2012

Sympathy Card

I made this card today, and I embossed the card stock (white) with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Bird Call", and I stamped the blue colour inside the folder so that it would show on the card.   I used blue ribbon and two white daisy's with a blue rhineston brad.   I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamping "anything goes"

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Thank You

I made this Thank You card today, the base is ordinary white cardstock covered with a pale blue and pink floral paper from Papermania "Honey and Hugs", the top is shiny card dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Floral Fantasy", and coloured with Perfect Pearls Turquoise and Sunflower Sparkle, I cut the branches out my self, and the birds are from Tim Holtz magnetic die "Mini Bird and Cage Set" coloured with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, and the "Thanks" on a Tim Holtz banner, and edged with ranger distress ink "Vintage Photo"  The flower is blue paper punched and the blue ribbon is from my stash.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Christmas Deer, Number 2

This is the second card I made, the ABC Christmas Challenge was a "H for Hardware", and I forgot to add my hardware, so here it is in the "Christmas Fairy".

Christmas deer

I made this card today to go into the ABC Christmas Challenge, I like making Christmas cards, and I usually make about 80 every year.   The background on this  card I tried to use Tim Holtz background but I only had a back Versamark and the embossing powder I used was very poor quality.   I used an embossing folder a Darice embossing Essential "Sheet Music", and the green fence on the bottom is a Tim Holtz cutting die "Iron Gate", the blue paper on the back ground was the last of Christmas paper that I got several years ago, but I thought it would look nice in the background behind the little village which is a tiny Marianne Creatable Village No.1, I used Kindy Gitz Crystalina to highlight the village, and I used Tim Hotz Reindeer Flight (which I love), I stamped the deer with a Stampendous stamp "Music Score" and the deer eye is a Kaisercraft Basics stick on pearl, I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink pad "Vintage photo"

Monday, 23 April 2012

lady cooking

I made this card for the challenge on The Squirrel and the Fox, challenge no.16, "Food", I made it with back and white card stock from my stash, and I used the image from "The Graphics Fairy", she has many lovely free images.   I used Couture Creations Victorian nesting cutting dies to cut out the background for the image and the sentiment which I stamped from set of free stamps from Australiam Simply Cards magazine called "Vintage Chic"   The flowers and leaves were cut from a Marianne design Creatables flower die and the little black centres were cut from an MFT Die-Namics cutting die "Prima Donna Petals" and the butterfly was cut from  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die "butterflys"   .  

Friday, 20 April 2012

card for Joan's Challenge

This card I made for this weeks challenge on Joans Gardens, I found in my stash some nice pink paper with flowers on it and I used two white doilies and a corner piece in white, I made the flowers from MFT Die-Namics "Prima Donna Flowers" and I used a Fancy That die "Flourish" and I cut and made the rolled flowers myself,   the dragonflies were cut with a Fancy That die from Silver card, and I used rhinestones on the backs of the dragonflies, I used Pink, Green and Gold kindyglitz on the flowers and stems and also on the corner piece, you can't see it very well as the larger photo was too pale because the camera has a flash which I cannot disconnect and I had to take the photo at a distance. I tried one with my camera but I couldn't find out how to download the photo (which was quite good) so   I will have to ask my 12 year old grandson to show me how.  .I do not seem to be able to follow the instructions in the book that came with the camera.  I feel like such a dill!!


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

April Showers

This card I made to go into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for April Showers, and made it with the back ground a Websters Papers 6 x 6 pad, "petitt papers", and the corner is a Joy crafts cutting and embossing die as is the butterfly, the dragon fly is a Fancy That cutting die and the umbrella is a My Favourite Things Die-Namic cutting die and the rhinestones on the butterfly and silver dragonfly are Craft Works rhinestone stickers, the papers from the umbrella, butterfly and dragonfly are all from my stash. I enjoyed making this card as it is a little different from my usual style,

Friday, 13 April 2012

Pink Steampunk Lady

This card I made for a challenge on Milo Lilja's blog.   I  used a page from a page from a 6 x 6 paper pad by Websters papers called "petit papers", the circle was cut from a Nellie Snellon round cutting die, the flowers were from a Die-Namic cutting die called "Prima Donna Petals"  the green fourish was also a Die-Nammic cutting die called Leafy Flourish and the Dragonfly was from a Fancy That cutting die. The steampunk lady in the centre is a Tim Holtz stamp,  and the stick on pearls were from my stash.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Green, Pink and White Card

This card was made for the Challenge on Scrapbook Boutique's Blog, "Green, Pink and White",  I used white card stock and put a back ground paper green with small pink and white  flowers, from a Papermania 6 x 6 pad "Honey and Hugs, the flower is a MFT Botanical Beauty, and the Clock is a Tim Holtz BigZ die and the butterfy is a Spellbinders.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Things with wings!

This card was made for The Squirrel and the Fox "Things with wings" challenge, and it is made with purple and white cardstock from my stash, and the background was embossed with a Craft Concepts embossing folder "Tracks", the white card stock was cut with a Nelie Snellen cutting die borders MFD023, the birdcage and birds were cut with a Tim Holtz mini Movers and Shapers magnetic die, the stick on pearls are Kaisercraft Basics. 


This card was made for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Favourite Tools", my favourite paper is the background, We R Memory Keepers "Travel Light", the cutting die is a Quick Kutz Telephone which I bought at the beginning of my card making days.   The button and string and alpha's are from my stash, and I am very happy with this card, even though the scanning is a bit wonky!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Another Jalopy!!

This is another Jalopy, one of my favourite Tim Holtz cutting dies,  you can make a card for a man or a woman, varying colours and backgrounds.    This one has a background from a Bo Bunny 6 x 6 paper pad, "Timepiece Collection"  which I love, the main part of the car is made with silver cardstock (shiny) so it makes it hard to photograph and scan, it comes out dark.   The Top, Running board and wheel centres etc are black card stock, all these I had in my stash, I made the small flowers and the clock is also from my stash, that I bought from China, the flat backed stick on pearls are from Kaisercraft Basics.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Postal note

This is a postal note for Joans Garden Challenge, I used Purple card stock, embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder "Floral Fantasy" and the lace on the bottom is cut from a Nellie Snellon cutting die, the green flourish is a Fancy That flourish cutting die, the Butterflies are Spellbinders and the purple gemstones are from Cre8tive, the purple flowers are a die-namics die Rolled Daisy and the other flower is one that I cut and roled myself, and then I used purple KindyGlitz for the sparkle.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

combination card

This card is a combination  of different elements, I used my own card stock for the base of the card, The Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper for the background, Tim Holtz "Iron Gate for the sides, Birdcage which my friend cut out for me, I don't remember exactly who designed the cutting die, a fairy from my stash that I previously bought from China, butterflies are from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper and the flowers I made myself from Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers. The Bird on top of the birdcage is a Tim Holtz Mini Cutting die "Mini Bird and Cage Set".
the rhinestones are from Cre8tive.     I am happy how it turned out, and hope the person it is for will like it too.