Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Friday, 20 May 2016

Midnight Garden

 Hi there everyone, this card was inspired by a photo my friend showed me that she had saved from the net, but she didn't remember who put the card up, so if you know if it is you, a big thankyou, because I had some fun making this card, and I used a white background card and used distress Black Soot with a blending tool to make the fairy from a very old stencil that I bought for $2.00  a very long time ago, and had held onto it in my stash, and I used Tim Holtz micro glaze to cover it and then used three different greens with a blending tool for the background after making a circle mask for the moon, and then I used  variety of grass stamps with Black Soot to make the background and also the small dragonfly is an old stamp.   I am happy with this card, I put a "Hello" die cut in green on the inside so that I can use this card for any occasion.   Hope you like it too, and thanks so much for visiting today, and as always your comments are very much appreciated, Jasann

happy anniversary

 Hi there everyone, I have been away from this blog for a while due to medical problems which will be resolved hopefully by the end of the year, and have been making all the cards I am going to need for those on my lists up until Christmas with a few extras that will only need the sentiments put on them, these cards today are for family anniversary, similar but with different backgrounds and colours, I just love these crazy birds and I hope the guys and girls will like them too.  On both the cards I used stencils from Tiddlywinks and used a blending tool to apply the colour, distress ink pad, Vintage Photo, and used other distress inks with a water brush to apply the colours, I used different colours for each birds, and cut an extra wing for the male bird so he could hold his bunch of flowers and used a small piece of lacy embroidered ribbon for the ladies hat.  The sentiment stamp is from a ery old set from Fiskars. hope  you like these cards, and as always your comments are very gratefully received, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

pleated skirt cards

Hi there everyone, here are a couple of cards that I made today, the inspiration came from Debbie Henderson a Stamp n up Demonstrater  and Debbie make the most lovely cards, this is the first time I made this type of card, and Debbies instructions were very clear and well able to be followed, It is Debbies Video Number 52.  I just used white cardstock and some scraps out of my scrap basket, and a bow punch, and some square stick on diamontes, and used an old Thank You stamp for the sentiment, and die cut a Thank You for the inside, hope you all like it, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 7 May 2016


Hi there everyone, here is a lovely card that I made this afternoon, to enter into Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge May 2016 "Shine", I used plain white cardstock and a stampendous stamp that I have had for ages, a script and I stamped it with VersaMagic "Cloud White" stamp pad and used clear Ranger embossing powder, that I then heated with my heat gun until it was all shiny, I then used a blending tool to apply Distress Ink Pad "Picked Raspberry" for a lovely dark pink colour, I then stamped a butterfly from the Kaisercraft "Tigerlily" stamp set, and I stamped it also with the "Picked Raspberry" ink and used the clear embossing powder and heated it to give it a nice shine and adhered it with a thin strip of dimensional double sided tape, and stamped a "Happy Birthday" from two different stamp sets that I have had in my stash for ages and added three clear rhinestones for an accent, hope you like it, and as always your comments are much appreciated, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Friday, 6 May 2016


Hi there everyone, here is todays card, that I made to enter into the Happy Little Stampers May challenge "Gift", and it is also the 25th Card for my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders, and I used white cardstock and used a Couture creations embossing folder "Giving" which is fairly new into my stash and I am very happy with this one and used Bahama Blue Memento Ink Pad with a blending tool to colour the main art of the gift and used Distress Marker "Blueprint Sketch" for the ribbon and bow of the card, and cut out a tag and sentiment with a cutting die from Creative Dies from Craft Essentials, and used a pale blue paper for the sentiment, hope you all like this card, and as usual all your comments are greatly appreciated and as always thank you for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 2 May 2016

embossed Happy Birthday

Hi there everyone, hope you are having a great day, as I am.   I found inspiration for this card on Loll Thompson's blog,, she makes some beautiful cards, so Thanks so much for the inspiration.   I used white cardstock and stamped an old script stamp from Stampendous in white and used clear embossing powder to lift it and used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and blended it over the writing, and I did the same with the Butterfly stamp from Kaisercraft Tigerlily stamp set with the distress ink and clear embossing powder I then cut the butterfly out and blended the ink around the edges and stamped the sentiment with two old stamps, and in the second card I used the same pattern but used Distress Scattered Straw for the colouring and for the sentiment I used Vintage Photo.  Loll used a lovely flower on her card, but I do like butterflies, hope you like these cards, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Friday, 29 April 2016


 Hi there everyone, here are two cards I made today of similar design, I saw a similar card on the net and that is where I got the inspiration for this card, and I cannot remember who the lady was who made the original, but if you know it is you, Thank you very much!!  I used gold card and white card for the top and embossed it with Darice Embossing Folder "Wood Grain" I have had this embossing folder for ages and have used it quite a lot, I shaded the folder with Memento Ink Pad, Bermuda Blue, and used a blending tool and I cut out a gold heart with one of the Poppy Dies, and also cut a flower from white felt that was a gift from my friend Beatrice, and also shaded it with the Bermuda blue, and on one card I used blue rhinestone flowers for the accents and on the other I used a blue dragonfly brad, I used Tim's Bigz die "Tattered Florals" to cut out the flower and stuck it all toget with Hot Glue, this is the 24th card using an embossing folder in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders, hope you all like it and as always your comments are always greatly appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann