Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Love, Peace and Joy

Hi there everyone, this is the card I  made today to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge # 210 "Peace, Love, and Joy"   http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au , I used white cardstock for the base card and also for the flags, on the base I used Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder "snowflakes" and on the flags I used another snowflake die that came free with the "Quick Cards" magazine,  these embossing folders are No.30 and 31 in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders.   I used a variety of quite old stamps from my stash for the sentiments, which I stamped in distress ink pad "Barn Door" and edged the flags with the same ink.   Hope you all like this card, and as always your comments are always gratefully appreciated, thanks for the visit today, Jasann

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Two Birthday Cards

 Hi there everyone, here are two birthday cards for the same lady, one from me and the other from another of her friends.   I made the white flowery one for her friend to give her, and U used an embossing folder ( my 28th personal challenge ) This was  a free one that came with the magazine Simply Cards by Practical Publishing International, Queensland WWW.practicalpublishing.com.au they put out lovely card making and other craft magazines, for the flower  I used an old die that unfortunately I don't use very often, it is a Sizzex die "Flower Blossems by Sizzlits, and I used clear stick on rhinestones for the centre of the flowers and the whole lot was cut from plain white cardstock.  Hope you like this one!  The next card is the one I am giving her, as I feel she has a great sense of humour and I am sure she will enjoy it, On white card stock I  used a Tim Holtz texture fade "Retro Circles" my 29th embossing folder in my personal challenge}  and I used Distress ink pad "Peeled Paint" and a Memento Ink Pad "Bahama Blue" and shaded them on the embossing with blending tools, I cut the opening with a Couture "Victorian Rectangle"  I used a piece of acetate cut to size and I put dimensional tape around the opening and put some tiny beads in there before adding the image, which I cut out from "The Cardmaker's Collection Sea Breeze" this is an English magazine, I bought it on line and am very happy with it, I then added the topper to the card, and added the sentiment on the centre "Notice, Ladies on Beach must wear Bloomers. city ord, 72" I am sure my friend will see the funny side of this,  I cut out an anchor from silver card, and the shell from some browny cardstock, these two dies are by Couture Creations and came with the pack,   the pieces of seaweed were cut with a Memory Box Die, "pine needles" but it is one of those dies that can be used to many other things,   I hope you will like these two cards, and as always your comments are always greatfully appreciated, and thanks for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Ben's 16th Birthday

Hi there, I finally received my Crazy Cat stamps, just love these and decided to make a birthday card for my eldest grandson's 16th Birthday, hope he gets a laugh with it!!!  I used white cardstock for the base and stamped the cats with Stazon Black ink, then I coloured them with Distress Markers, I cut out the hats from some old scraps of cardstock, and used a black stabile pen for the embellishment on the top of the hats, I cut out some gift boxes also out of some old card stock, and then I made masks to cover the cats and used a Twiddley Winks stencil, Bricks, and attached them to my craft mat with adhesive tape, and the I got out my Marker Airbrush and the Ground Espresso Marker and brushed the background and I made a small flag with the sentiment on it and then I used scrap black cardstock for the sentiment on the inside with some black fish bones and milk bottles, I am very happy with this card, and hope you will too, as always your comments are gratefully appreciated, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Black and White

Hi there everyone, here is a card I made today to enter into the Scrapbook Boutique June 2016 challenge and blog hop, the mood board was black and white.  I used a white cardstock as a base and I have a couple of paper pad in black and white, 8 x 8" cre8tive which I bought at Kmart in Maitland many years ago and still have a few sheets left, also a 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 paper pad by Kaisercraft, which I have also had for some time it is called "Black and White Timeless"  and used a couple of sheets of paper from both pads the background paper with the stripes also had the ribbon and bow at the lower section and I highlighted the ribbon with white gel pen, and cut out the square of inspirations, and cut the hearts with a Kaisercraft cutting die "heart borders" in white cardstock, I like this die and have used it a lot!  http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au
I hope you all like this card, I haven't made any black and white cards for a while, and as usual all your comments are greatly appreciated, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sea Breeze

Hi there everyone, here is a card I made today with the new kit from Cardmakers Collection "Sea Breeze" this is the first shaker card I made with the elements from the kit, there are two Couture Creations dies "Shell" and "Anchor" which cut beautifully and the embossing folder, which I shaded with Memento Ink Pad "Bahama Breeze" I cut the circle with a die, also a Couture Creations "Set of Circles"  and cut out a fish and put it behind the window, I used dimension tape around the centre of the circle on the reverse side and then placed the coloured sequins in it and then attached the main card base, I then cut out the sentiment and shaded the edges with distress "Vintage Photo" and attached all the elements together, hope you all like this card, I am happy with it, I am entering it into the Happy Little Stampers June Challenge "Anything goes with Dies" http://www.happylittlestampers.com ,I am also entering this card in the Stamplorations June cas-challenge, http://stamplorations.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/cas-challenge-june-reminder.html
 as always your comments are always appreciated, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Cards for Kids

Hi everyone, here is a card I made today, for a challenge in Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #208, (Cards for Kids)
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au, I used white cardstock for the base with another piece of red cardstock for the next layer and white again on top, I had an old stamp in my stash that I have never used, but I thought this little elephant would be just the one for this card, I used Distress markers with my watercolour pen, for the colouring, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke, Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber, and I am quite happy with the way this one worked out, hope you all like it, and as always your comments are gratefully received, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Toy soldier

HI there, here is a card I made to enter in to the May Stash Challenge from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown using your dies or punches,
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au I used black cardstock for the base of this card, and a piece of paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" pad "Black and White Timeless" and I cut out the toy soldier with Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die Mini Toy Soldier and Ice Skate, and coloured him with distress marker "Candied Apple" and "Ground Espresso" and I shaded him with Distress Ink Pad, "Vintage Photo" I cut out a tag from White Card and shaped the top with a Couture Die Victorian Rectangle, I cut the postcard from Kaisercraft 6-1/2 pad "Vintage Timeless and cut another piece of white card, and shaded it with Vintage Photo to go to the back of the postcard, making a stack, and used Silver embossing powder to the sentiment which is from Kaisercraft "Tis the season collection of stamps, I distressed the edges of the topper and postcards with Tim Holtz Distress tool, and I used red and white bakers twine for the bow on the tag.   I also used 5 clear rhinestones for an accent.  Hope you all like this, I had fun making this and didn't have to buy anything for this card as all the elements were in my stash (for a very long time)  Thanks so much for visiting today, and as always your comments are always gratefully appreciated, Jasann