Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 23 March 2015


Hi everyone, here is todays card, I used white cardstock for the base and made a purple topper with another topper on top of that with the tree, which I used the Tim Holtz Blue Print Tree stamp and used Ranger Black Soot distress ink pad to stamp the tree, and used Faber-Castille Water Colour Pencils to colour it,  I am happy with how it turned out and am entering it into this weeks Merry Monday Christmas Challenge # 151 {Tree},
I am also entering this card into The Glory of Christmas Challenge,
And also: Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas challenge extra March Challenge,

Saturday, 21 March 2015

silent night

Hi everyone, hope everything is going ok for you all today.   Here is today's card, it has a green cardstock base and the topper is purple cardstock embossed with a Craft Concepts embossing folder "Starry Night", and I cut a star from mpress cutting die"Star Frame" from gold glitter card, and used the Tim Holtz "distressed doily" on the edge  die and the Nellie Snellen die MFD023, lace edge for the bottom lace on the card and I  used a sentiment from Classic Christmas Stamp Collection from Creative Stamping "the night before Christmas" and a small rhinestone flower, I am entering this card into the CASE-ing Christmas Challenge for this week, and also in 52 (Christmas) card throwdoen, March theme, "Silent Night" Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Friday, 20 March 2015

Exploding Handbag

Hi everyone, hope you are all well, it is a bit cold and rainy today, but can't expect anything else at the moment as it is Autumn now, and soon will be winter, brrrr!   I had a go at making the exploding handbag that is featured this week on Split Coast Stampers, it is surprisingly easy to make, I used some thick cardstock that I had bought some time ago at Big W, and even though it was hard to fold the scored lines it is a sturdy piece, I used Sellotape brand double sided tape to stick down the handles and used double sided stick on velcro for the fastening,   I had a few flowers that I had cut out previously from scrap paper, and made them up with rhinestone flowers in the centre, and in one of the flowers I used a dragonfly brad, and I also had a butterfly that I cut out of more scrap paper, I had a real clean up of my scrap basket, and got heaps of flowers etc., to use up the paper, I have not put any sentiment inside yet as I will wait to see who will get this pretty little handbag before I do that.   Hope you try out this pattern, and thanks for visiting, Jasann

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Hi everyone, another lovely day today.   Here is a card I made today for the challenge at Merry Monday, Challenge #150 "Gift", you need to put a gift or gifts on your card.   I used plain white cardstock for the base with a topper from an 8 x 8" paper pad from Nit Wit Collection Bonnets and Bowties, from, these are pretty papers, and I cut the gift from the Sizzex bigz die Gift #2, This was one of the first dies that I bought when I bought my Big Shot, and I don't use it very much, so this was a good opportunity to pull this die out, I used a dark green cardstock and some silver cardstock that I bought from Poppy's Crafts, I used an old Christmas stamp set, name unknown because I have had it for ages, but I am happy with how it looks, hope you are too.   I am entering this into Merry Monday Challenge #150, "Gift", , thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 16 March 2015

Pink, Blue and Silver

Hi there everyone, hope you all well and happy today.   Here is a card that I made today to enter into two challenges:
1,   52 (Christmas) card throwdown, March colour challenge - Pink, Blue and Silver,

2, CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #11 - even team Inspiration - Wreath'

I used paper from Nit Wit Collection 8" x 8" Bonnets and Bowties from and embossed the pink with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder "Christmas numbers" I don't know the correct name because I bought this folder from a garage sale with no original packaging and the Blue is embossed with another Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", and I used a piece of silver card to cover the join of the two papers, I used the silver card, with is from Polly's Papers, for the wreath which I cut from an old Nellie Snellen's die MFD030, I have had this die for a lot of years and have used it a lot, I was going to cut out pine needles but couldn't get them to make a circle and then I remembered this die and it works for me, I added pink rhinestones to the circlet and a pink bow at the top and used a small tag stencil from Australian Papercraft Essentials, and a christmas stamp with a pink rhinestone, and bahama blue ink pad from Memento ink.    Hope you all like this one, as I have not done one like this before, Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Friday, 13 March 2015

Go Green

Hi there everyone, here is a card that I made for my son and his wife for their 18th anniversary which is in March, and I am entering it in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous March Challenge "Go Green", I used a Tim Holtz bigz die Heart wings and a spellbinders square die for the piece behind the hearts with white cardstock that I stencilled with TH stencil "Hearts" and the background is from Graphic 45 "good 'al sports" paper pad,   I am also entering this card in Art with Heart challenge March "go green"     Thanks for visiting today!!!!   Jasann

Monday, 9 March 2015


hi there, today is a lovely day, a bit cloudy but clearing, I am spending the day at my craft table, and have made this card for Merry Monday Challenge #149, Monochromatic Blues, you can use white and vanilla if you wish.
I used a blue base card and a white topper and I used all the stamps from a set of found in my stash, I don't know who the manuracturer is because I have lost the original packaging.  I used Memento Ink pads, Bahama Blue and Danube blue for the stamping and with the snowflake stamp I used a bit of ghosting as well as inked to make a bit of contrast, the stick on rhinestones are Kaisercraft Basics.   Hope you like it and thanks for visiting today