Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Merry & Bright

Hi all, here is my card for 52 (Christmas) card Throwdown October Colour Challenge, Blue, Purple, and some Metallic. I used a white card stock for the base and one of my card toppers that I had saved from another project, it was coloured with London Blue Distress Spray (Dylusions), and I used Tim Holtz Bigz Die "Retro Ornaments" to cut all the pieces of the ornaments in various scrap papers, I have a large scrap basket and like to use any papers I can find that are suitable for cards, I used silver card for the metallic items, a corner from a free die from Australian Simply Cards Magazine, cut from a pale blue paper, and the sentiment was from an old stamp set and I cannot remember where it came from or who the manufacturer is!!!!   I used Memento Ink " Bahama Blue" and I used the same ink to shade the edges of the topper.  Hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Flying Reindeer

Hi everyone, here is todays card, which I am entering into two challenges: October Sketch Challenge, and .
I used white cardstock for the base with a water coloured topper, I thought the dark sky was just right for the snowflakes falling down, and I stamped the snowflakes with an un-named stamp that has been in my stash for ages, I could not find my white embossing powder so I stamped with VersaMagic Archival Chalk ink pad "Cloud White" and embossed with Zing Opaque Finish emb. powder.  The yellow moon was cut with a very old Nellie Snellen cutting die that I bought a very long time ago. and the Deer is a free cutting die from Issue 85, Australian Simply Cards, and coloured with Distress ink pad "Vintage Photo" and the blue bow was also coloured with Distress Marker "Blueprint Sketch", and the sentiment is from another old un-named stamp, the shades on the background are a variety of distress inks from "Black Soot", "Chipped Sapphire", "Faded Jeans", and "Tumbled Glass"  Hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Coffee anyone?

Hi there everyone, Here is today's card that I am entering into the Christmas Challenge at Merry Monday, http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge/merry-monday-174-java-time.html I used a free stamp that I got with the Craft Stamper Magazine some years ago, I like this stamp and have used it quite a lot, I stamped it on three different scraps of Christmas paper, and for the card I used a white cardstock base, with a piece of water coloured background paper that I made recently, I like to make the backgrounds on an A4 piece of paper so that I have a stash of backgrounds ready,  I used a stamp from a Christmas stamp that was a gift some time ago and unfortunately the manufacturers name was lost, but it is a favourite too, and I hand printed the "Coffee anyone?" I did all the stamping with Distress Ink Pad "Faded Jeans" also all the edges were also shaded with this ink pad.   Hope you all like this card, thanks so much for visiting,   Jasann PS: I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Be Jolly

Hi there, Here is my entry into this weeks 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, , the challenge is to put hand sewing on your card, and I made a cross stitch ornament for the front of the card, it is a 5-3/4" square card, which is not my usual size, but everything seemed to fit.   I used white cardstock for the base and red for the topper, and I cut the largest square from Poppy Crafts Square Nesting Dies, I used the sentiment from an old Quickutz die set "Be Jolly" it is a very old set, but I have used it a lot, and after pressing the embroidery I stuck it all together with double sided tape, I hand cut the holly and used a hole cutter for the berries.  hope you all like this card, I am also entering this card into Muse Visions Christmas Visions Challenge, Holly is to be needed on the card, Thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann  PS.  I am also entering this card into

Monday, 21 September 2015


Hi everyone, Here is today's card for the Merry Monday Challenge #172,  where the challenge is a watercolour background.   I made this watercolour background with distress inks, and used Tim Holtz "Reindeer Flight" bigz cutting die, and mini Pine Trees Movers and Shapers die, I used watered down white Gesso for the snow drops, when they dried though they were too pale so I then used a white gel pen to add more white colour to them.   I used a sentiment with Stazon stamp pad from one of the Kaisercraft stamp sets.    Hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jas
ann, oops!! I am also entering this card in Nellies Nest Challenge, Christmas Card must have a Deer,

Book Week

Hi there, I don't do much scrapbooking, mainly only for my family, and was please to receive these two photos of my two youngest grandsons, Book Week at School, were they were dressed as The Joker and Harry Potter.    I got the inspiration from Vicky at ClipnCuts on You Tube, she does wonderful journal pages, and I really liked the one she called Reading.    So I used old bookpages and vintage photo distress ink pad and cut out the letters in red card, and then decided that they would look better black, so coloured them with a Sharpie pen.   The letters were from an old school stencil, and the numbers were a Dyan Reaveley stencil.    I gave Harry a white steampunk owl from Cheery Lynne, and hand drew a pair of Harry style glasses.   I hand cut all the books and used a globe from the Tim Holtz idea-ology pad - French Industrial.    Hope you all like this page as much as I do, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Steampunk Birthday

Hi there everyone, Here is my Steampunk Birthday card for a male family member, who was an electrician in his working life, and thought that these gears etc. would be appropriate for his card, I just used one distress ink pad "Vintage Photo" and memory box cutting die "Cogs" and stencil also called "Cogs" I also used a Tim Holtz stencil Latticeworks, and a Stampendous stamp "script" I have had it that long that the packaging has got lost, so I don't know the correct name for this stamp, but it is a favourite of mine, hope you like it too!!! and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann