Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Day 4

Hello there everyone, here is day 4 of my personal challenge of using all my embossing folders, and this one is  a Tim Holtz texture fade from "Airmail and Compass Set", I will use the "Airmail" folder next, I used plain white card stock and shaded the card with Memento Ink Pad "Daffodil" and Distress "Vintage Photo" I also used a Cottage Cuts cutting die to cut the film strip out of black card stock, and one of Tim's Mover's and Shapers "Camera and Clock" which I cut out of Black and Silver cardstock, I used ordinary kitchen twine to wrap around the top with a gold shaded metal bead.   I am quite happy with this card which I feel would suit either a man or woman, thanks so much for visiting today, and also that your comments are greatly appreciated, I will not be blogging for the next week as I am flying out to Brisbane to visit my Daughter and her family for a week, so will catch up with you all then, Jasann

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Happy Christmas

Hi there, Here is a Christmas card to enter into the challenge on 52 {Christmas} card throwdown, Theme Challenge "Christmas Candles/Lanterns" and it is day 3 of my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders, I used a white card stock for the base and the topper, on the topper I cut out the centre with the largest die in Couture Creations "Victorian Rectangle" I cut it on my big shot with the usual tab 2, and shaded all the snowflakes and inside and outside edges with Memento Ink Pad "Bahama Blue", and for the inside I used an embossing folder that I got free with Quick Cards, with this folder I had to use the base only, no tab folders, it is a beautiful image, and to show the icy feel I shaded these with Distress Ink "Pumice Stone" and for the lantern I used an old 12" Sizzex Cutting Die in Black and Yellow card stock, this cutting die also needed only the base with no tabs, the pine needles were cut with a Memory Box Die, "Pine Needles, and the red bow was cut from Tim Holtz Bigz Die, "Retro Ornaments" and the sentiment is from a Spellbinders Christmas Collection Stamp Set, Thank you so much for visiting today, your comments are always welcome, Jasann

Friday, 22 January 2016

Crazy Birds!!!

 Hi there, this is Day 2 for my hope to be able to use and go  through the drawer that holds my many embossing folders, going from front to back, these cards are  a white cardstock base, and the embossing folder is a Cuttlebug "Honeycomb", which would make a nice birdcage background, and I shaded it with a Memento Ink Pad "Dandelion" I stamped the two Birds and coloured them with Distress re-inker, adot on my craft mat, and used my water colour brush pen to apply it lightly, together with "Dandelion" on the other bird.   with both birds I used Ranger Crackle Accents for the eyes and used Ranger Liquid Perfect Pearls for the gravel and other little blue dots on the cards, with the sentiments, for the "Hello" I used an Elizabeth Crafts Cutting Die, and for the "Hello Friend" I used a very old Cuttlebug sentiment die, for the Celebrate Good Times I used a Die-namics die "Accent it-Celebrate", for the Balloon I used a stamp from an old Fiskars Stamp set and used Memento Bahama Blue, I sliced a piece on the top and bottom of the bird's wing and threaded the balloon string through the wing and put a little bit of cello-tape on the back to hold it in place, the words ere all shaded with Tim's ink pad "Faded Jeans" I shaded around the cards with the Memento Ink Pad "Dandelion"  Thanks for visiting, your comments are all greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Especially for you

Hello everyone, I decided that as I have so many embossing folders (nearly 100) I decided I would start at the front of the drawer holding them and make cards and go through them one by one and use them all, This is a folder I got free with a magazine, Australian Simply Cards, some time ago and haven't used it yet, it came with stamps as well as the embossing folder, I used distress inks to colour in the flowers with a water brush pen, I used "fossilised Amber", "Candied Apple" and "Twisted Citron" all of which with the water bruse gave a lovely pale image, I used one of the stamps in Distress Ink Pad "Evergreen Bough" and put three clear rhinestones on the card,  and shaded around the edges with Memento Ink Pad "Dandelion"  Hope you like these as much as I do, and also all your comments are gratefully appreciated, and also thank you so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Hi everyone, another hot day!!!  I made the following card as a thank you for the lady who is driving me to the airport on Australia Day, I am giving her a pack of 6 of my cards to go with it,   I used white cardstock for the base and embossed it with a Couture Creations embossing folder "Endless" which is a 5" x 7" folder, I cut the three hearts out from a Poppy's Craft set of 5 dies, and embossed the hearts with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", I used a Memory Box die to cut the "Thanks" in the same red and used a rolled rose die from Creative Dies and a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Left Die, and set three diamond Rhinestones on the card to high  light it, Hope you like this card, and thanks so much for your lovely coments, which are greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for your visit today, Jasann

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Shades of Orange

Hi everyone, here is my card to enter into this weeks challenge on 52 Christmas card Throwdown challenge,, I used white cardstock for the base and cut a piece of orange cardstock with a Couture Cut and Emboss Victorian Rectangle die, and I coloured in the edges with a old gold glitter gel pen, and added pieces of gold beads to the front of the card, I used the Belteek Inspired Technique by Kitty Caracciolo,, to eboss the centre piece and used Memento Ink Pad Tangelo, and the technique gave me darks, medium and medium colouring for this piece, the embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug one with Christmas Numbers on it, I don't have the packaging so I don't know the exact name for it, I stamped a sweet little Christmas bauble from an old stamp pad, with Merry Christmas in the centre, I am happy with this one, hope you will be too, all your comments are greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 18 January 2016


Hi Everyone, Here is this weeks entry in Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge #188,( Hot Brewies!!,)
I have used white cardstock for the base and for the topper I used a piece of card that I had used previously to mop up inks from my craft mat, they were various blues, I used a tiny doily for the tablecloth and cut out the cups from various Christmas papers after I had stamped them with an old free stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine, it was featured quite a few years ago and has become one of my favourites, I used two candy cane stickers from some old sticker paper, and cut the tags with another free gift from Australian Simply Cards and shaded them with Distress Faded Jeans and I also shaded the edges of the topper with the same ink.  I used an old Kaiser Craft Christmas Stamp "Be Merry" I have used this set a lot too, I used Liquid Perfect Pearls in Baby Blue for the fasteners on the tags.   Hope you all like it and thanks so much for your comments, they are greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sewing room

Hi there everyone, Hope you are all having a good day, here is a couple of pages I did this afternoon, I call it the Sewing Room, I used embossing folder, Tim's Rulers Set and Couture Creations "Who, What, Where Collection, and stuck them on the pages with Glue and Seal, I cut steampunk corners with Cheery Lynn Cutting Die and I used Tim's Movers and Shapers sewing model and I used Joy's Crafts Sewing machine and cotton reel, I used three green buttons on each page and the Girl and the gown plus the stamp are from Clear Impression Stamp "The Red Carpet Collection" I used "Peeled Paint" distress ink pad to shade the inside to accentuate the embossed surface and around the edges, and then I used Distress Marker "Twisted Citron" to colour all the die cuts and stamps on the page, also I used a piece of zipper and the closer was one that fell off my glasses case, so I put it to use here, I put a piece of dark green paper at the back.    I haven't done anything in this colour before, not sure if I like it, but I hope you do, thanks for all your comments, they are greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Vintage Desk

Hi everyone here are two pages I made yesterday in my journal, I used gesso then Chromacryl Acrylic Paint Cool Yellow for the base and used Tim's Stencil "Stripes" with Chromacryl Texture Paste, then I shaded all the die cuts with Vintage Photo and made the circles with a plastic bottle top, with Vintage Photo Ink Pad, the other stencils I used were Tim's Clockwork and KaiserCraft Cogs, and stuck everything down with Distress Glue and Seal, after everything was dry I highlighted around the edges with a Brown Watercolour Pencil and highlights were with a White Glue Pen, thanks for visiting today, and all your comments are greatly appreciated, Jasann


Good Morning everyone, hope you day is a good one, there is lots of rain here, we had a very heavy thunderstorm last night where lots of people in the Hunter area lost roofs, fences, and trees came down, hope you all who suffered the effects of the storm will soon have everything sorted out   I saw this card on KittieKraft website, and really liked it so I decided to CASE it, I used a craft scissors to cut out the red topper which sits on top of a white card and used a piece of scrap paper that had remnents of overspray of Sunflower Sparkle, Liquid Pearls, and to cut out the hearts I used an old Cuttlebug cutting die 37-1226 Cocentric Hearts, this is a very old cutting die that I have had for donkeys years, I used a Spiral Flower Die from Creative Dies, and for the greenery I used a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Left.  and three clear rhinestones to finish it off, thanks KittiKraft for your inspiration, and hope you all like my interpretation of her card and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Enjoy life's moments

Hi everyone, here is  card I made with my new Tim Holtz Bigz Die, Vintage Fan, I know this was released some years ago, but I only got it this week, and I am very happy with it, I used white card stock and embossed it with a Tim's Texture Fade, Retro Circles which I have had for ages and never got around to using it, I coloured the embossed surface with Distress Ink Pad, Scattered Straw and coloured the fan with a mixture of Vintage Photo, Walnut stand and Espresso Coffee, and like the way it turned out, I added an old stamp, I don't have the packaging now so am not even sure where I got this stamp set  but I like the sentiment, and hope you all like this card too.   I appreciate all your comments, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Plaid Christmas

Hi there everyone, hope you will have a great day today.   Here is a card I made to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #187 - Plaid,, I used white cardstock and embossing folder Heather Border by mpress, one of my favourites, I used a red stick on Christmas ornament, I don't know the name of the manufacturer as it was a gift from a friend, and used a plaid bow, I shaded the edges of the card with Memento Ink Pad Lady Bug, am happy with this card, as I don't have any plaid designer paper, and thanks for all your comments, I appreciate them greatly, and thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann

Monday, 11 January 2016


 Hello there everyone, today is a very hot day 34o C outside and 32o C inside, I am just going to turn the air con on it will make it cooler, I did some playing this morning after I hung my washing outside, dread going out to get it off the line, anyway this morning I made two cards with the same products, Dylusions Inks, London Blue, and Distress Spray stain, Cracked Persimmon, and used a stencil to make the bubbles in the water, I used Distress Ink Pads, Evergreen Bough and Pumice stone for the sea horse, with a marker for the eye, I used Memento Ink Pads, Bermuda Blue for the shading on the sides of the cards and Tangelo, two coats for the sand dollar and Cantaloupe for the star fish, I used Cuttlebug Embossing folders Tiny Mosaic for the seahorse and Polka Dots for the Sand Dollar.   I hope you all like these cards, same products but different results - thanks for your lovely comments and also for visiting me today, Thanks again, Jasann
PS the die cuts were cut from Sizzex Bigz Die, Sand and Sea, one of my favourites!!!!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi there everyone, after doing chores and shopping, I thought I might play with my airbrush and markers, so I used Carved Pumpkin, London Blue,  and Ground Espresso Distress, and was happy with the result, so I used a dark green paper from a Kaisercraft 6-1/2" pad, Yuletide and with just one page was able to cut out the Happy Birthday with a cutting die from Australian Simply Cards, a flourish from Cheery Lynn, and on the inside a Steampunk Butterfly also from Cheery Lynn, the rolled roses were cut with Die-Namics Royal Roses and Rolled Roses from Creative Dies from a piece of scrap paper, white and dark green, I shaded the edges of the card with distress ink pad, Peeled Paint.   I am very pleased with the result, any comments would be greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Christmas Deer

Hi there everyone, here is a Christmas Card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown,
the challenge is the January Sketch Challenge, and I  used white card stock for the card and sprayed a mixture of  Dylusions Ink Spray "London Blue", Distress Ink re-inker "Tumbled Glass" and Perfect Pearls Mists "Sunflower Sparkle" for a gold shine, and I also used a piece of silver ribbon to go across the card, and a cutting die from Creative Dies "Merry Christmas Wreath Die Set" in white cardstock, the Merry Christmas is in that same die set, and then cut out the deer from Creative dies "Elegant Reindeer Die Set" in a beige coloured card, I made the eye with a black marker, and I also used Chromacryl Texture Paste with a stencil from Memory Box "Texture Diamond" and added some snow flake dots with a white gel pen.   I hope you all like this card, I had fun making it, and appreciate all the kind comments, thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 7 January 2016


Hello everyone, here is today's card, to be entered into the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge, January 2016, Stencils,, I used a plain white cardstock and Tim Holtz stencil "Treads" and Chromacryl Texture Paste coloured with Vintage Photo re-inker, I also used an old car stamp, I don't have the manufacturer's name as it was a gift from a friend, and is now a favourite stamp, The flags I cut myself and used a Hero Stamp "Past Times"  I have had this stamp for ages, shaded the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink pad, all the sentiments and car were stamped with Vintage Photo, I hope you all like this card, it could be for a male or female person who loves old cars, thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Whimiscal Tree

Hi there everyone, it is a rainy day again and lots of places around me are underwater, but no one in any danger of harm, which gives me more time to play with my stash. I made these two cards, one for my stash and the other to put in a give box to give away, I always like to have a selection of cards I can give for a gift, and I am visiting my daughter in Queensland in a couple of weeks, so will take a box for her, even though I gave her a box of cards in with her Christmas Present, but I know she likes to use them for her friends, anyway, these two cards are on a white card base and embossed with an Mpress embossing folder "Heather Border" on one of these cards the embossing folder slipped over which left a space on the left of the page, so I cut a piece of cardstock that I had sitting on my work table and used double sided tape to stick it on, I think it looks okay, I then cut out a tree from SPellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-lights "Whimiscal Tree".  It is an intricate die and I found I had to use some baking paper and then the die and the cutting pads and then also an extra piece of card to use as a shim and roll it through my Big shot several times for it to come off the die easily.   I shaded the base of the tree with Distress ink "Vintage Photo" and the top with Distress Ink "Peeled Paint" I also shaded around the edges with "Peeled Paint"  and I used some tiny stars from my stash to decorate the tree.   Hope you all like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Christmas Soldier

Hi everyone, it is still raining here with floods this week and last week we were evacuated because there were fires, still this is Australia, and we lurch from fires and floods, we just get used to it.   Here is my card for today, another lovely little Tim Holtz Nutcracker soldier, the inspiration for this one came from Vicky at Clips N Cuts, she makes some beautiful cards, I used the  Tim Holtz stamp and paper pierced the various elements on him, and I made the post card, and as I have mislaid my Tim Holtz Distress tool I used the side of a pair of my scissors to distress the sides of the post card, The Post Card sign was stamped with Tim's stamp collection "City Central" and the writing on the stamp is from an old Stampendous stamp and the Merry Christmas came from an un-named stamp set that I have had for ages, the scrolls were cut with a Cheery-Lynn cutting die "Fanciful Flourish Left" and I used Gold Kindy Glitz for the glitter on the flourish, the cap feather, and the straps on the uniform.  Hope you all like it, and thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann

Monday, 4 January 2016

Christmas Soldier

Hi there everyone, here is another card I made this afternoon, have plenty of time just now to play with all my craft items, as it is pouring down with rain at the moment, last week we had Bush Fires coming up to the back fence and now we have floods, I made this card following the instructions from Vicky at Clips N Cuts, she makes some beautiful cards and journal pages, I followed all her instructions and am very happy with the result.  Thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

white on white

Good Morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.   I am starting on my Christmas Cards for 2016, with this entry in Merry Mondays Challenge #186, white on white, you can use neutrals, browns, golds, grey, black or silver with the whites.  I used a Tim Holtz texture fade, Snowflakes and a Marianne's Creatables Chapel, SLR0254, this is a great cutting die, you can use it for so many occasions, I used a piece of grey office paper for the bell tower, and lace for the chapel windows, I also used an old stamp for the sentiment and the tree, I have lost the package so have no idea who the manufacturer was, I also used Chromacryl Texture paste for the snow, and the sentiment and tree were coloured with a distress marker "Hickory Smoke", I like these markers because they are so versatile. I also used a texture fade "Diamond Plate" for the texture on the chapel.  Thanks so much for visiting today, and hope you have a great one, Jasann 

Thank you all so much for all your lovely comments, they are greatly appreciated!!!!!