Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 28 February 2015

altered box and gift bag

 Hi there everyone, hope you are having  a happy day today, I had a productive morning, after the chores of course, I was given four plastic tea bag containers, they were all purple, which as a colour I quite like, so I did not change the colour, but hot glued a paper doily and some leaves and small roses and sprig, to the top, which I think that was all it needed, as purple is an elegant colour, I did not do anything to the inside because it is purple velvet,  very posh for tea bags!!!! the gift bag was one I bought at the Op Shop, and is a burgundy colour, so I just added scraps of graphic 45 "Good Ol Sports" paper,
and am happy with it, I like altering gift bags, they can be great fun!!!!!
Thanks for visiting today, and hope you have a happy crafty day yourself!!!!


Hi there everyone, here is a card I made for two christmas card challenges, No 1 is Merry Monday#147 "Stars" and the second is Case-ing christmas, http;// "even team inspiration"   I made this card with green cardstock for the base and used some scraps for the three background flags and used a Nellie Snellon Cutting Die MFD030 to cut the white cardstock circle which I dry embossed with Craft Concepts Universal Embossing Folder "Starry Night" and cut the retro ornaments with Tim Holtz Retro Ornaments, cut from scrap christmas papers from my scrap box, they were pieces from Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft and Homespun Christmas, the stamp sentiment is from a free stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine, and I shaded all the edges with Tim Holtz "vintage photo" ink pad. hope you like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today!!!!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

ho ho ho

Hi there everyone, this is todays card, I used a white cardstock base and dry embossed it with a Sizzex emb.folder "Snow Flurries" and used a clear stamp that I recieved from Creative Stamping magazine, for the fireplace and the stockings, I coloured these with a selection of pencils from Faber-castell watercolour set, and adhered them with dimensional tape.I used stick on pearls for the uprights of the fireplace and sequins for the highlight, and the Ho Ho Ho came from theJolly Christmas set of cutting dies from Quickutz.  I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz "antique linen.  I am entering this into two challenges:  Case-ing Christmas and 52 (Christmas) card throwdown   Hope you are having a good day and thanks for visiting, Jasann

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Hi there, this morning I received a newsletter from Sizzex with a lovely card designed by Anna
Wite, she does make beautiful cards, and my take on her card is this, I used a grey background cardstock, and a topper with a dark brown card and I stamped a flower from Prima doll stamp set #910518, "For You" and cut out some houses from book paper, a very old book, and shaded them with Tim's Vintage Photo ink pad, and cut some little red hearts from an mpress cutting die, "Heart frame die" and used a pale beige mottled paper and wrote on it "In a perfect world you would live next door"  I have a friend who lives a long way away and will send it to her, hope she likes it, and I would like to say "Thanks for visiting today", your comments are always appreciated, Jasmine


Hi there everyone, hope you are having a good day, here is a Thank You card, I made the friend who organised a bus trip and cruise on Wallis Lake for a group of her friends, and we had a wonderful day, so I thought I would give her a card with my thanks.   I used a shiny purple card stock and used an mpress embossing folder "Jackies Flower"  this folder is a favourite, I used it a lot.   I cut out the "Fancy That" dragon fly and the Memory Box Thanks in silver card from Poppy Crafts.   I used white gel pen for the sentiment inside the card and will give this to her tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting today!!!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Hi there everyone, another hot day today 30o C inside the front of the house, but we have a cool breeze coming though the back.    Hope you are all having a good day.   Here is a card I made for the Merry Monday Challenge #146 Santa.
I used a white cardstock base and have some red Christmas paper for the front , only  2 sheets left, and I didn't keep the name of the manufacturer.   I stamped a Santa onto the centre of the white card from a Clear Impressions stamp Classic Christmas with some Tim Holtz distress ink pad "Vintage Photo"  I coloured it in with some Faber-Castille water colour pencils and cut a Christmas ornament out of the red paper with an old die from a Quickutz set "Jolly", I used Kindyglitz in red to mark around the edge of the ornament and used a Marianne's Creatables die "Pine frond" #LR0181.  The ornament top is cut from some silver paper, and the three rhinstones are from Kaisercraft basic.   Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Happy Christmas

Hi there everyone, another hot day today, hope you are all coping with the weather.  Here is todays card, it is a card to go into a challenge at 52 (christmas) card throwdown, February colour challenge -, White, Silver and Grey.  I used a grey background card and topped it with white, put a silver ribbon around it which I adhered to the back with tape, I then cut the centre piece with grey card, and then a white card which I embossed with  a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Snow and Trees" these two pieces were cut from a Couture Creations cutting die "Victorian rectangle"  I then cut out the sentiment from silver Card from Poppy Craft, which I bought from Craft on Line, and then adhered silver sequins, I am also entering this card into the challenge CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #7 even team inspiration,   Thanks fior visiting today!!!!