Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 24 September 2016


Hello there, Here is a new card I made today to enter into the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown, September Technique - Masking - and I used Red Quill cardstock for the base and White Quill Cardstock for the topper, and used a stamp set from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments, and used Distress Inks, Pickled Raspberry, and Peeled Paint, Memento Inks Danube Blue and Grape Jelly also a Colour Box Wild Hare, Which is a Silver Colour.   All the stamps came from the same Stamp Set.   Hope you like this card, and as usual all your comments are gratefully appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Keep Warm

Hi there everyone, here is another card I made today to enter into the challenge at Merry Monday (Keep Warm) Challenge #214,
I used red cardstock from Quill, and used white cardstock also from Quill, and stamped the fireplace and sentiment with stamps from Card Making In Easy Steps, Creative Stamping. and coloured it with Distress Markers and my water colouring pen, I used Carved Pumpkin, Hickory Smoke, Cracked Pistachio. Ground Espresso, and Candied Apple, for the background I used a Tim Holtz stencil "Doily" with Picked Raspberry applied with a blending tool, I used Black Archival Ink Pad to apply the stamps.   Thanks for visiting today, and as always your comments are gratefully received, Jasann

Saturday, 17 September 2016

O Little Town of Bethelem

Hi there everyone, here is a card I made today to enter into the Jinglebells challenge - O little Town of Bethelem, I used plain white cardstock from Quill, and sprayed a Dylusions Ink Spray - London Blue - onto an acrylic block with plain water and pressed my card onto it and it made a nice blue sky,   I die cut "Townscape" with Tim Holtz "On the Edge" die in black card, and thought it was a bit too dark, so I used White gel pen to outline the little house, and used Distress Marker "Fossilized Amber" for the windows and then decided the houses needed a bit of colour so I used Distress Marker "Picket Fence" for the background colour and the used the following distress colours for each of the houses: Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron,  and Abandon Coral, which I was happy with the dimension of the houses.I then cut out a yellow star from a scrap of yellow cardstock with a die from Mpres star set of dies, there are 6 sizes in this pack. and I then stamped Santa in his sleigh and with reindeer with Ranger Archival ink pad with a stamp I have had for ages from Kaiserraft  'Tis the Season" Hope you all like this card and thanks so much for your visit today, and as always your comments are always gratefully received, Jasann

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Happy Birthday Bird

Hi there everyone, getting back into the knack of blogging, and making cards, I am entering this card into the Happy Little Stampers : Case the Designer Challenge - Asa Johansson, at I used the same Tim Holtz Bird for the focal point, I used the largest Oval Die from Poppy Stamps Oval Die Set, and for the background I stamped onto an acrylic block ink from a mini Distress Ink "Peeled Paint", sprayed it with water and dipped my card into it, and then dried it with a kitchen towel.   When it was dry I stamped the bird with Ranger Archival Ink, Black, and used Distress Markers, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral, on an acrylic block and used my water pen to colour the bird, I was going to make him a sparrow but a bit of the Abandoned Coral snuck in, and I decided to leave it, as it made me happy to have the colour.   I used a Happy Birthday stamp out of my stash for the sentiment, Hope you like this card, and as always your comments are all gratefully appreciated, thanks for your visit today, Jasann

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Red Christmas

Hi there everyone, nice to  be back in blogland, I made this card this morning to enter into the 52 (Christmas) card Challenge - the 2nd September challenge - Colour - ( white with a touch of red. ) ,  and I am also entering this card into the Merry Monday  #213 (inspiration challenge)
I used White Quill card for the base and Red Quill card for the die cut, which I made with Memory Box Newbury Ornament Newbury Vignette, I am pleased with how this card looks and hope you do to!!   Your comments are always gratefully received, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

St. Nicholas

Hi there, this is the 32nd embossing folder I have used in my personal challenge to use all my emb.folders, as I have got quite a few of them and want to use them all.   This card was embossed with the Darice emb.folder "sweet music" this is one I bought a long time ago, I think maybe when I first bought my Big Shot!!    I used white cardstock for the base and shaded it with Distress Vintage Photo with a blending tool.    I also used some paper from an old Kaisercraft Christmas paper pad for the next layer and an old Tim Holtz die "Doily", which I attached down the underside of the paper which I distressed with Tim's Distress tool, then I used a scrap of red cardstock to go under the St.Nicholas paper which I got in the new Graphic 45 12 x 12" paper pad, and then I cut out two stars with a punch and some numbers (25) from my stash, and stamped a red Merry Christmas with distress "Barn Door" and  ink pad and  shaded all around the edges with the vintage photo.  Hope you will like this card, and thanks for all your comments, appreciate them, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

3 D Christmas Card

Hi there, here is a Christmas Card I made last night using Tim Holtz Blueprint Christmas Tree Stamp, which I have had for a few years, it is one of my favourites, , I used a yellow card stock for the topper and used distress ink markers and pads to colour the items on the card on the tree I used Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber for the tree, Fossilized Amber for the star, and used Cracked Pistachio, Candied Apple and Mermaid Lagoon for the baubles with a silver Gel pen, to highlight the tops and centres of the baubles. and used ground Espresso for the tree trunk,  an old stamp for the sentiment stamped and cut out by hand.  I shaded all around the tree and the flag with Black Soot, I personally am happy with this and hope you are too, as usual all your comments are gratefully appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann