Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

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

Monday, 25 April 2016

Let it Snow

Hi there everyone, here is  a card I made today to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #202 (Let it Snow), and it is my 23rd card in my personal  challenge to use all my embossing folders, and I used white cardstock and used a stamp from the Let it Snow embossing folder and stamp set that came free with the Quick Cards Magazine.   I also used the embossing folder that came in the set, and I used an ink pad, Color Box - Wild Hare which is a silver colour to edge the flags that I cut out myself and added clear rhinestones to the centre of the snowflakes and on the dots around the stamp. I am also entering this card into in her #278 challenge - Use a sentiment.  Hope you all like it and thanks for your comments, they are always appreciated, and thanks again for visiting, Jasann

Friday, 15 April 2016

Umbrella Man

Hi there everyone, here is my 22nd card in my personal challenge to use all my embossing foldes. This card is a birthday card for one of my male relatives and I used Black Cardstock for the base and a shiny silver cardstock for the topper, and I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder "Steampunk" and used some of my alcohol inks - "Slate" and "Butterscotch", just put drops on the silver background and let them dribble down the card as they wanted to , I am quite happy with the result of this, and I cut the Umbrella Man with Tim Holtz Bigz die, which I have had for a long time and I like to use this occasionally for male cards, I cut out the Happy Birthday with a Marianne's Creatable die which I have also had for ages, and on the inside of the card I used a Cheery Lynn Die "Steampunk Corner" this is one of my fav dies and used a sentiment that I found on MFT web site, thanks guys!!  Hope you like this card and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Spencer page no.2

Hi here is the up dated page for Spencer, I outlined the birds and flowers so they can be seen more clearly,I used a brown gel pen,  and I am happy with the result - hope you will be too!!!!!
Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 9 April 2016


Hi there everyone, here is a 12" x 12" scrapbook page featuring my daughter's family dog Spencer, this pic I took in January 2016 and found a lovely sheet of scrapbook paper in my stash that I thought would look lovely with this pic, and added some flowers cut from a Sizzex die Flower Blossom, this is a very old die and was the first flower die that I bought, haven't used it a lot but it is a pretty one and I thought pretty but not too pretty for a dog's page, I also used a flourish from Cheery Lynn and two little birds from an old 12" die from Tim Holtz, they are sitting on the branch, so here is Spencer, hope you like it, as I do, thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hi there, Hope the weather is good at your place, it is 32o C here in my loungeroom, I have my ceiling fans on but my daughter has been here for a week with her boys, and as it is Autumn here, she put the remote on Winter, and as I cannot see the small icons on the remote, I can't change it back, Oh well, she will be back here soon and it should be cooler soon, anyway I spent some time today making this card, which I am quite happy with, I used a white card stock for the base and coloured it with Fossilised Amber, wetting the card with water, and also wetting the ink on my craft sheet and putting the card down on the ink and got a lovely result, I used a variety of grass stamps from my stash with a variety of greens in distress inks memento and versa colour, and used an old Tim Holtz stamp from the "Lost and Found" set, and resurrected the old Tim Holtz bigz die "Weathered Florals" and made the flower from the three smallest flowers and shaded it with Distress "Scattered Straw" and "Vintage Photo" and used a round gold brad to hold them all together, and used the Cheery Lynn "Steampunk Butterfly" coloured with Turquoise Versa Colour and Distress "Peeled Paint" and attached them to the card with dimensional tape,  Hope you like this card, and thank you so much for visiting today, and as always your comments are always greatly appreciated, Jasann