Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 23 November 2015

Blue and White

Hi There, I made this card this morning to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #181,, I used a new embossing folder that I got with the Quick Cards Magazine, issue 143, which is actually the September 2015 issue which has just arrived in Australia, the embossing folder is snowflakes, several different sizes and I used Ranger Liquid Pearls "Baby Blue" to the centre of the snowflakes and a Marianne's Creatables die Pointsettias and also the Merry Christmas was a Marianne's Creatables die.   I used a blue button from my stash for the centre of the pointsettia, and the paper was some old scrapbooking paper that I had in my stash..   Hope  you like this card, and thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann

Friday, 20 November 2015

Pink Reindeer

Hi Everyone, here is a card I am entering into the Merry Monday Challenge #180 (use a reindeer), I used white card stock and used a technique I found on Kylie is addicted to stamps (and now butterflies) she has a video on her newsletter of the 28/10/15 demonstrating this technique, which I love and have used it quite a few time,  the snowflakes were a bit strange when they were wet, but air dried beautifully, and I used the stamp that came with the embossing folder to stamp the sentiment across the bottom of the card, I used Dylusions Ink Spray "Bubblegum Pink" for the snowflakes and distress ink pad "Barn Door" for the sentiment, I shaded the edges with Distress Ink Pad "Spun Sugar" and cut the deer from Pink Glitter Card with Tim Holtz Bigz die "Reindeer Flight" Hope you like this card and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Day 12

Day 12 for Stamping with Loll, Twelve Tags of Christmas. with this tag I have used a Universal embossing folder for the background "Sycamore Tree" and I put Faded Jeans ink pad to  colour of the tree and background using the water colour technique, and used the Tim's blueprint Nutcracker stamp for the sweet little soldier, and I coloured him with Faber Castille Water Colour pencils with Blues and Red's and used a water pen to highlight the colours, I used a Present Stamp, un-named, that I bought at a garage sale for the presents with I also coloured with the water colour pencils, I shaded around the edges with Distress ink "Tumbled Glass"  hope  you all like this little card, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 15 November 2015


Hello there, here is the tag for Day 11, in the challenge .Twelve Tags for Christmas with Loll and Friends, This is another red tag and this time I used Tim Holtz Blueprint Snowflake and used Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Silver, and used the heat gun to finish them off, I then cut out 3 snowflakes with Sizzex Snowflake #17 in silver card, and used red flowers rhinestone stick on's for the centres and used a silver ribbon at the top, Hope you like this one, and Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Melting Snowman

Hi there everyone, here is Day 10 of the challenge "Twelve Tags of Christmas" with Loll and Friends, Today I have called this tag Melting Snowman, he wasn't intended to be melting, I used Tim Holtz Embossing folder "Snowman" he is the lovely snowman who is facing sideways, I covered him with Embossing ink and also embossing powder and used the heat  gun, but it didn't work out as it should have, then I decided to cover him with Texture paste, but I wasn't able to cover him neatly, and then I had to use two layers as the first one took on the red colour from the card, I found two little black beads for his eyes but didn't have enough for his buttons, on his face there was a little bit that I couldn't get the texture paste on and I thought, OK I will call it his mouth, and I used an Distress Marker
Carved Pumpkin for his nose, I drew some holly leaves and berries for his hands with gel pens.   I used Tim Holtz "Stars" stencil for the stars, but again the texture paste absorbed the red card colour so I outlined them with a white gel pen,  I also used the gel pen for the snow.   I used a red and white gingham ribbon and attached a small brass snowflake to the bow with a small brass safety pin, and used a small stamp for the Merry Christmas with distress ink pad "Black Soot"  hope you like this one, I was almost going to toss him in the bin, but he had taken so much time that I thought he looked unique, so here he is!   Thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Christmas Joy

Hi!!  Here is Day 9  of  the challenge with Loll and Friends "Twelve Tags of Christmas"  With this tag I used one a bit wider than the others and dry embossed  the Swirl Christmas Tree from Craftz-Too, I have used this quite a lot, it is a favourite, and rubbed my blending tool over with Distress Ink "Peeled Paint" and cut two ice skates with Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die - Mini Toy Soldier and Ice Skate.   I shaded them with Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" and hand drew the laces with a Gel Pen that I bought from Aldi a long time ago. Stamped sentiment is from an old Christmas stamp set, and the Ho Ho Ho is from a piece of scrap paper with the Joy Christmas Die Set from Quickcutz.   I used red and white bakers twine for the bow and the cords holding the skates up, and I shaded around the edges with Distress Ink "Barn Door"  Hope you all like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Hi!  this is Day 8 for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends,  For this tag I used a regular sized tag and used a Universal Embossing Folder - Sycamore, and used distress inks Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo to colour the tree, I used birds out of the Tim Holtz stamp set "Lost and Found" and used a Sizzex 12" cutting die "Flagpole with Lantern and sign" to cut out the lamp and pole, I used a scrap of scrapbooking paper with script on it for the light in the lantern, and some strips for the pine needles and red stick on rhinestones from Kaisercraft basics for the holly berries, I cut the grass from a scrap of green paper and the sentiment tag from Kaisercraft paper pad "Yuletide" and used a red paper slide to hold the little tag in place.  I used a soft gold ribbon for the bow.   Hope you all like this and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann