Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Book Week

Hi there everyone, I have been working on this scrap page all day and have just finished and I  am going to enter it into the Hawkesbury Agricultural Show in April.   The photo of two of my grandsons was taken on Book Week 2015 when they were dressing up.   For the page background I used old book pages and attached them with Ranger Glue and Seal, I made the little books from scrap paper and used Cheery Lynn Steampunk Owl Dies to cut the white owls, and the little birds are actually covering a boo boo on the page.  I got the idea for this page from Vicki at Clip N" Cuts. I used a stencil for the letters on the page and used Vintage Photo and a Black Soot for the edges, hope you all like this, and thanks for all your comments, and thanks very much for visiting, Jasann

Post Card

Hi everyone, here is day 6 in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders, this card is for my brother-in-law's birthday, and I used Tim Holtz' Texture Fade "Pocket Watches" and used Distress Stain "Antique Bronze" to colour the white cardstock to a nice colour, I cut out the map and the Post Card from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Vintage Timeless" and roughened up the edges and shaded the edges with Distress Ink Pad "Vintage Photo" I stamped the writing with a Stampendous script stamp that I have had for ages,  I am happy how this turned out because I don't have a lot of time to get it in the post, Thanks so much for visiting today and for your comments, always appreciated, Jasann


Hi everyone, here is a card I made today for a birthday, I used plain white cardstock, and smooshed it with Betsy Veldman's technique using a piece of acrylic, I like the way this turned out, and for the birds on the wire I used an old 12" Tim Holtz cutting die and coloured the birds with distress inks, I used distress ink 'Evergreen Bough" for the grasses and shaded all around with Memento Ink "Bahama Blue" which finished off the colouring, I adhered the Birds on the wire with Dimensional Tape, Hope you all like this one, and thanks for your comments, and thanks also for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 4 February 2016


Hi everyone, here is Day 5 for my personal challenge to use all the embossing folders in my stash,   This one is a pretty frame from Cuttlebug it is an old one that I bought from a garage sale ages ago and this is the first time I have used it.   This card I made for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge "Santa", I used a Santa stamp and the sentiment from the Christmas Collection from stamp company, and I used "Lady Bug" ink pad from Memento, and shaded the embossing and the edges with my blending tool.   hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting today,Jasann

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