Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Hi there, Hope you are all having a great day, I made this card this morning to enter into the Merry Monday Challenge #257 (add a tag), I used a pale green card for the background and used a Tim Holtz stencil (Hollybough THSO15) and used Distress Ink Pads, Mowed Lawn and Barn Door to shade it, and made a tag with an unknown cutting die, a Dove, and some designer paper and sentiment from an old stack of free paper from a magazine, I have had these in my stash for ages.   I used a gold from Kindyglitz for the dots around the edges, hope you like it, cheers, Jasann

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Merry and Bright

Hi there, I have just made this card to enter into the September Challenge at Christmas CardThrowdown, the September colours are Pink, Green and Red, and I used white cardstock for the card base and used a piece of designer ppaper from Adorable Scorable, Festive Splender, this is an old piece I have had in my stash for a considerable time, but found the piece for it, hope you like it, cheers, Jasann

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Good Morning everyone, Found a lovely site from New Zealand, just across the water from Australia, and they have challenges which I really love, and I made this card to enter., their challenge this week is #143 - photo.   They seem like a lovely bunch of ladies runnng this challenge.
I used white card stock and cut a circle in the centre of the topper with a couture set of circles, and in the back I shaded with Memento Ink Pads, "canteloupe", "tangelo", and "lady bug" and blended them to make a nice sunset, and used a Joy cutting die "Birds to cut them out in black, and a Memory Box die "Hello"    hope you all like this card, cheers, Jasmine

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Joy to the World

Good Morning everyone, I have had fun this morning making this card to enter into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #255 (Joy)
Http:// .   I used white cardstock for the base, and used an old Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, I don't have the name of this embossing folder, but it is a favourite of mine, and I have had it for quite a few years, I coloured the trees using the dot method in two colours, distress ink pens, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.   The two little deer were die cut with a Impression Obsession die, which I have also had for a long time, I used a scrap of scrapbook paper to cut these out and used a black pen for their eyes.   I used a very old stamp from my stash to stamp the sentiment "Joy to the World"   and I shaded the sky with a very light touch with Distress Ink Pad "Faded Jeans".   Hope you all like this Cheers,   Jasann

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Embossed Impressions

Hi there, Have not blogged for about four weeks or so, as I have been in hospital with this dreadful flu that is reaching all over N.S.W. even though I had the flu vaccination it didn't cover the extra four strains of flu that came.   Anyway I am at home now and have my "mojo" and getting energy back, so I made this card this morning to enter into the Autumn challenge " embossed impressions" I used a pale green card for the top cut out section which I used a Poppy Crafts Die "Bubble Labels" and shaded the edges with Distress Ink pad "Mowed Lawn" and for the inside where I embossed the three pine trees from Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder (which is a quite old one) on cream cardstock and shaded the trees also with "Mowed Lawn"  and the sentiment came from a very old die cutting set "Jolly" from Quickutz, I bought this set on e bay about 20 years ago, so don't know if it has been discontinued or not, but get it out every year when I am cutting Christmas Cards, because it is a very versatile set.  Hope you all like this card, and I did enjoy making it, cheers, Jasann

Thursday, 13 July 2017

ATC Animals

Hi there, Here are three ATC's that I made yesterday to enter into the July challenge on Happy Little Stampers, the cards from the left hand side feature Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamped in Archival Black Ink, and coloured with Distress Ink Vintage photo, and backed by Vintage photo shaded with a Brick Stencil from Twiddly Winks. The centre card, I put texture paste on the back, coloured with dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquise and then cut out the sea weed with a Marianne's Creatables die and the Spellbinders Lobster, both out of scrap paper that had been saved from my spray box where I put the paper to cach the overspray, and that is often used as scrap paper or if large enough to make envelopes, and the third one is also shaded with distress ink Faded Jeans and another Twiddy Winks stencil, and one of the Crazy Birds with a small balloon from the same collection of Tim's stamps, hope you all like them as I had fun making them, Hope you all have a great day, cheers, Jasann

Sunday, 2 July 2017

July sketch

Hi there, hope you are all warm today, here it is and the temp is only 13oC, winter is here, but I am enjoying working at my craft table and made this card to enter into this weeks July Sketch challenge in 52 christmas card throwdown,, I used white card for the base and a stamp (very old) from Kaisercraft for the holly and coloured them with Tim Holtz distress inks and a water brush pen, I cut out the ornaments with a Tim Holtaz Retro ornaments bixz die from papers in my scrap basket, and used green kindyglitz for the hangers, and the merry christmas sentiment came from a Spellbinders heirloom stamp that I have had for a long long time.  I shaded around the edges of the card with distress ink pad Peeled Paint, hope you all like this card, cheers, Jasann.