Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Happy Birthday

 Hi there everyone, here is a card I made this morning the dies and embossing folder both came from the Magazine Simply Cards from Practical Papercraft International Ltd., I used an old piece of paper from an 8* x 8' paper pad from Cre8tiv which I bought some years ago from K Mart, for the background wallpaper.     The doily was cut with Tim Holtz "Distressed Doily" die, which I have also had for a long time and I shaded it with Distress Ink Pad "Faded Jeans"  and the oddments of paper were from my scrap basket, and I stamped the sentiment with "Faded Jeans" and also shaded the inside embossing folder (my 39th in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders) and I thought it looked good for the inside of the card, thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Cool Birthday

Hi there, here am I again today, having made this Cool Birthday card, the embossing folder is the 38th folder and is in the ice cream set which was in the sale box at the newsagent, I used a dark bronze paper for the background to resemble a waffle and used some pink and brown and grey papers for the ice creams and bowl, and some red for the cherry the biscuits were cut from a Lipton's teabag box, just because I liked the colours on it, and I stamped the sentiment with Archival black ink pad, hope you like this one, I hadn't made one like this before, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Christmas Bells

Hi there everyone, sorry I was away so long but 3 weeks ago I had  a total right hip replacement, and have only just got back to my craft table, making this card with a dark blue card stock and embossing it with the Darice folder "Music", and I used gold cardstock to cut out the christmas bells, which came from China, and the wreath which was a die from the sale box at the local newsagent, which also came with the Sentiment, I am happy with this and hope you might like it also, and thanks so much for visiting me today, PS this is my 37th embossing folder used in my personal challenge to  use all my embossing folders, Jasann

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Two new cards

 Hi there everyone, I am sorry I have been missing from the blog for a couple of weeks, am still having medical issues, and going into hospital in 1-1/2 weeks for a right full hip replacement.   Not looking forward to it, but I will be happy to be able to get about, reasonable well when it is over, only trouble is that I will have a left full hip replacement in the New Year some time as I have severe Osteoporosis in my bones!!! Oh well, just have to keep smiling and working at my hobbies.   I made two cards with a wooden plank background the first one I put a wreath cut from a plain green cardstock and another from designer paper. just a scrap left over from another project, and the green is a bit darker and there are pieces of red and yellow, to look like the flowers and fives it a bit of depth, I used some silver card, also left overs, with a new Poppy's craft albhabet die for the "Noel" they were all lower case, but that was ok, I used a Mariannes Creations Pointsettia die for the flower and used a small rhinestone flower for the centre, and a Mariannes Creatables die and a Memory Box die for the greenery.   and for the second card I also used the wooden background paper with white deer on top of a white strip of cardstock, the deer are from IO dies, ( I bought this die on E Bay, but cannot remember which seller, I cut the holly leaves with Tim Holtz repositional magnetic die, (movers and shapers) Pine tree and Holly Leaf, I used plain green card and shaded the leaves with distress Evergreen Bough, and just cut the red berries with a hole punch.  and the Merry Christmas is an un-named stamp that I have had in my stash forever.  Hope you like these cards and as always your comments are very welcome, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Hi there everyone, here is a card I made today to enter into the Merry Monday Challenge #218 (plaid). I used red cardstock from Quill for the base of the card and a white piece from my scrap box which I embossed with Tim Holtz "Holiday Words, this is my 36th Embossing Folder I am using in my personal challenge to use all my embossing folders, as I am sure I have a few which I haven't used yet!!!, I used the red plaid from the Graphic 45 "St.Nicholas collection and also the santa image came from that pad, and the green plaid came from the Graphic 45 "Good Ol Sports" it was the last piece I had left, and I cut the flags by hand and put clear rhinestones on the top and cut the sentiment with a very old alphabet die. I rounded the corners of the white card with an old corner punch.  Hope you like this card, and as always your comments are gratefully appreciated, thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 10 October 2016


Hello there everyone, it is a very hot day here today. it is after 6 pm and is still 30o C, hope it will be a bit cooler tomorrow.   Here is a card I made for Happy Little Stampers October Challenge "Anything goes with dies"   I used white cardstock from Quill and cut the background with 2  new Thinlits Dies from Tim Holtz, they are from set 660220, I can't remember what the number of the series it is, and as a background paper I used a scrap that had been  on my friends craft table, she usually uses papers as a backing when she is spraying and when the paper is covered then she uses it for card making and it suits this card very well I thought, as there are some gold highlights on it.   I used another die from Cheery Lynn designs "Fanciful Flourish Left" for the greenery, which was cut from a scrap of green card, I then cut out the flowers from a nice piece of yellow cardstock from a pad, it is from Die Namics "prima donna petals"   and I used stickles "icicles" for the centres of the flowers and the extra leaes were also cut from that set in the green card, I also cut out the dragon fly from a Fancy That die out of the backing paper.   Hope you all like this card, and as always your comments are gratefully received, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Sunday, 9 October 2016


Hi there everyone, here is a card I made today to enter into the 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, October Colour challenge, I used white and pale grey cardstock from Quill and used the tree stamp from Merry & Bright Christmas stamp collection by Practical Publishing and used the scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders, and used Distress Ink Evergreen Bough, which is a lovely pale green colour and the bird is cut with Movers & Shapers magnetic die out of pale blue coloured paper, and I used Baby Blue Liquid Perfect Pearls to make the birds eye and the corner dots on the card.   The inspiration for this card is from Debbie Henderson's newsletter 17/12/15,  Hope you like this card, and as always your comments are always welcome and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann