Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Here is today's card that I made for the challenge on Our Creative Corner "10",   It is a Christmas card for my stash this year, I used white card for the card and used a pale green Bo bunny designer paper for the background and the corners were cut with a Nellie Snellen corner die I used the 6 x 6" paper stack "A Vintage christmas" from Megs Garden, and a tag from the same pad, I shaded the edges of the card with a dull green ink pad that I have had in my stash for a very long time, I enjoyed making this card

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

"25th" "Depth of Distress"

This card was made yesterday to be entered into the challenge on Simon Says Stamp "Depth of Distress", it is a Christmas card to go into this years stash.   I used plain white card stock and the music is "Music Score" from Stampendous, one of my favourite stamps, and the "Merry Christmas" is a Kaiser Craft from "Tis the Season" and stamped with Tim Holtz distress ink pad "Vintage Photo", the tree and holly are cut from Tim's Mini Cutting Die "Holly and tree", another favourite, the fence is also a Tim Holtz cutting die "Iron Fence", the "25" was cut from a Fiskar's cutting stencil the sparkle is a Kindy Glitz  "Chrystalina , and the santa picture is from a 6 x 6 paper pad from Meg's Garden "A Vintage Christmas. The edge of the card was rubbed with a light red colour from an ink pad I have had in my stash for a long time. I really enjoyed making this card

Friday, 22 June 2012

case study

This card was made for the challenge "Case Study" on Christmas Stampin" all year round", and I cut a normal sized card from white cardstock, and covered it with star paper from my stash, I added a tag which I made for decoration last year, "Case Study", the tag was covered with red Christmas paper with a hand made snowman with a back hat and green scarf, I used Tim Holtz cutting diee On the Edge "Iron gate" and a sizzex snowflake cut from silver card stock, around the edges of the card I shaded it with a dull green ink pad that I have had in my stash for a very long time.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Show a bit of Brown

I made this card today from inspiration recieved from, she makes beautiful cards!!!   I made this card for Simon Says Stamp challenge show a bit of brown.   I used white card stock with stamps from tim Holtz "life's possibilities", "lost and found", a tim holtz ticket," SOAR'" and a tim holtz flying clock.I used card paper pad 6-1/2" kaisercraft black and white "Timeless".  I used tim holtz distress pad "Vintage Photo" for most of the stamping except the unbrella man, who I stamped in Back, I used Provocraft embossing folder "Diamonds in the rough" and used the vintage photo colour to lightly stain the embossed sections, I cut out the small flags myself from Brown card stock, and printed "Hello", it is a gate fold card as I am trying out new shapes.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pop up card

 I saw a beautiful card on Stamptramp website,
lovely cards by, where she made a beautiful card with the Sizzex Popup Die.   As I am on a limited income I wasn't able to buy this die as by the time I bought the die, the pad and the plates it would have cost over $65. and I did not want to pay that for something I would not use too much, so anyway played around and found a pop up on load of website  that would pop  so here it is.  I made the card with black cardstock, and used the embossing folder Tim Holtz Sizzex Steampunk set and coloured it with a silver ink pad, I used the Tim Holtz magnet die "Mini gears", and
Spellbinders "Spritely Sprockets", and the paper I used is from a Kaiser craft 6-1/2" pad,
Black & White Timeless. I used the Tim Holtz
Clock in silver card stock, not a patch on Shelly's, but it satisfactory for a newbe.

Monday, 4 June 2012

"Some Texture"

I made this card today for the Challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, Some Texture, and used paper from my stash left  over from some scrapbooking, and I used a Nellie Snellon border die for the side pieces, and a Marianne Die for the car, a Joy crafts die for the medium Butterfly and a MFT Die-Namics die for the Leafy Flourish, I cut the flowers out myself and used a quilling too to roll them, and used Kaisercraft basics rhinestones for the butterfly and the other two embellishments and some Kindyglitz for the sparkle on the flowers and butterfy.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Keep it Simple

I made this card today for the challenge on ABC Christmas Challenge "Keep it Simple", I used pale green paper from a paper stack 6" x 6" from Hot off the Press," Forever Christmas pad ", and I used Tim Holtz cutting die "Reindeer Flight" with a sentiment from the paper stack, with red stick on pearls from my stash (I've had them for a long time, and have lost the packaging with the name on it) I stamped the reindeers with a Stampendous stamp "Music Score", and used a black marker for the reindeer eyes as I have run out of black stick on pearls, which I usually used for eyes, I shaded the edges of the card with a medium green ink pad.

Embellished Frame

I made this card for Creative Corners Challenge "Embellished Frame"  and used a bright Pink Cardstock with an embossed image on a fine tissue paper and painted the little flowers and leaves in the same pink, the folder I used was Universal "florette", the bird is Sizzex bird No 5, the frame is Sizzex Timm Holtz frame "ornate" the butterfly is (I think a Martha Stewart) it was given to me by my friend Meg, Thanks Meg.   The small branches were from a Marianne Creatables R0107, flowers and leaves.   I used a pink ribbon and small angel from my stash, and two small palest green rhinestones for the body of the butterfly and shaded the edge of the card with pale pink ink pad.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

A manly card

I made this card for my father's day collection, and used plain white card for the embossed background which is a Tim Holtz emb folder, the centre gears are Spellbinders and the car is one of Marianne's cutting dies, the gears on the top are Tim Holtz Steampunk on the edge dies, and the tiny pearls are Kaiser craft basics, the photo negative on the right hand side was a Tim Holtz stamp from "Lost and Found", I wrote there "wishing you a happy day" shaded the edges with a bronze coloured stamp pad.