Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August Sketch Challenge

Hi there, It is a lovely sunny day today, and I made this Christmas Card to enter into the
52 (Christmas) card Throwdown,, it is the August Sketch Challenge, and I used White Cardstock for the base and used scraps from last year's Christmas Cards, to add the various pieces and also make the Pointsettia's I used pale green rhinestones for the centres of the flowers, and used a Marianne's Creatables die  and a stamp pad from Clear Impressions for the Christmas sentiment, I used a Memento Ink Pad "lady bug" for all the shading on this card.   I was happy making this card and hope you like it too.  Thanks for visiting, Jasann

undersea scene's

Hi everyone, here is today's project. I made two under the sea frames for my Queensland Grandsons, I used frames that I found in my cupboards and used a background of lovely scrapbooking paper that I bought at Big W, it is a nice thick paper and I used Tim Holtz "Sand and Sea" bigz cutting die, and the crab and the seaweed are Memory Box dies.   I embossed the seahorse with a Cuttlebug Tiny Mosiac embossing folder and I shaded it with Distress inks Evergreen bough and Faded Jeans, I then used Crackle accents to cover it, and even though it did not crackle for me but I am happy with the result, I shaded the sand dollar and the star fish with Scattered Straw and a Memento Ink Orange.   The Trellis on the larger one is a Tim Holtz On the Edge diem and all the trinkets, Anchor, Shells, Fish and Clocks are out of my trinket box, and the crab on the larger frame was shaded with Barn Door

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Hi, Here is today's card, It has been stamped with a (I think) a Tim Holt stamp that came with an embossing folder, although this time I didn't use the embossing folder, I stamped the bamboo with Memento Ink Pad, "Grape Jelly" and immediately sprinkled pale green embossing powder, the powder is from Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx, I quite like the colour of this green, I had hoped that the powder would cover all the leaves, but it didn't and I really like the effect, it add's dimension to the leaves, so it was a lucky accident.   I used white cardstock and attached the topper with dimensional tape to raise it up. and used the Grape Jelly ink to stamp the sentiment and shade around all the edges, thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Thinking of you

Hi there, here is today's card, I used white cardstock, and cut out a smaller card for the centre and used a Tim Holtz stencil, "Treads" and used an old stamp for the image, so old I can't remember where I got it from or what the name of the manufacturer is, the image is stamped with black stazOn ink pad as is the sentiment, which came from a Julie Nutting stamp set, the gems are from a cheap shop and I don't know the name of that set either, I decided that I need to use up all my old stash and use my old cutting dies too. The ink used in this card is a Memento Ink pad "Grape Jelly" which is a pale green/lime  colour.     hope you like this card and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Altered Clock - The Shed

 Hi there everyone, I got the inspiration for this
piece from Gayle Price from Finnabair's e mail on the 18/7/15 where she showed a piece called
"The Old Church Shed"   I thought I might like
to alter this clock for one of my grandsons, and used this old wooden clock, and used heaps of
bits and pieces and several, quite a lot of die cuts, corrugated card, toilet roll holders, and so on, texture paste for the sides, and think it has worked out ok.   It reminds me of the many sheds that have been in my life since I was a small child, I forgot to take a photo of the roof, where there are some small screws and some gears, also I also added a round gear on the wire spool.   I hope my grandson will like this piece, thanks for visiting, Jasann


Hi there everyone, another windy and chilly day, just right to stay inside and make some cards, I made this one out of cream cardstock that has a wrinkled surface, I decided to  use an old Cuttlebug die for the cup, this die has also got an embossing folder in the pack so that you can emboss the cup and make a lovely piece, I used a scrap of white cardstock for the cup and stained it with Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" and "Antique Bronze" distress stains, I made the stars out of a free cutting die that ccame from the Australian Simply Cards magazine and used a Die-namics cutting die for the sentiment.  Had fun making this card, hope you like it and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely day, it is raining here again, and quite chilly.
I made this card today with a stamp set that was given to me by a kind friend, it is from "Clearly Besotted  It is a lovely set containing leaves, fuschias, butterflies and a jar, also three lovely sentiments, I can't see the name of the set anywhere, but it is a pretty versatile set.
I used a card blank that I had used to sop up some pink spray ink from my craft sheet, and used a white topper to stamp all the elements, I also used three tiny pearls for the top of the flowers, the inks I used was Black Stazon to stamp the butterflies and shaded them with "Scattered Straw" distress ink and for the other elements I used "Evergreen Bough", "Pumice Stone" distress ink pads and "Lilac Posies" Memento Ink pad, and shaded the edges of the topper with "Spun Sugar" distress ink, I used a water pen to blend the colours.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann