Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Curiosity Shoppe 4

This is a new card I made with my graphic 45 "Curiosity Shoppe" paper.   I used a Tim Holtz Doily for the crown part on the card and I cut the flat flowers with a Die Namic cutting die "Prima Donna Petals" and the tattered Daisy is also a Die Namic cutting die, the round flowers I cut out and quilled them myself without a pattern, the butterfly's were cut out from the Curiosity Shoppe paper and the leaves were also from the Prima Donna Petals, I used Kindy Glitz glitter for the accents on the fowers and centers and gold on the butterfly's.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Candy Giveaway

This is the lovely candy that Fleur from A passion for Craft is giving away, Go Girl, just love your blog!!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Vintage card

I made this card for a challenge on the "Secret Crafter" blog, and made the background from a paper from Bo Bunny Timepiece 6 x 6 collection pad.   The lady is from creative cardmaking magazine issue 22, the small flowers were punched and the centres are stick on rhinestones from cre8tiv basics as is the earring, the tickets are from Tim Holtz, and the butterfly is a Joy crafts cutting/embossing die. The white flowers are from my lace stash.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Tea Pot Card

This card I made to go into the Mothers Day Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, I cut out a teapot shape and used an old scrap of paper from my stash, The centre flower is a die-namics die "Rolled Daisy" and the other flowers are die-namics "Prima Donna Petals" and the green flourish is from Fancy That "Swirled Fourish" the butterfly is a Joy Crafts die, which was cut and embossed. I used lace fowers on the lid and base and a little bow from my stash and little teapot also from my stash.

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Handmade Backgrounds!

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Handmade Backgrounds!. Really enjoyed making this card! These challenges really make you stretch.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

birthday card with dress form

This is a card I made from Australian Card Making Kit, although instead of having a stamped model I used my tim holtz mini sewing room die, and I used the stamps for chandeleir and the happy birthday, I used the pink spotted and red spotted paper from a 6 x 6 card pad which I recieved Australian Simply Cards.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

umbrella card

 I made this card yesterday after I recieved my umbrella die, a die-namics die, and added flower stamp which I recieved free with an issue of Craft Stamper magazine and coloured the flowers with my Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, the box came in the kit recieved with Australian Cardmaking in easy steps magazine issue 2, and the paper on the bottom edge was a "left over" from my stash. I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

corner book mark for Joans Garden Challenge

Haven't had any time to craft in the past few days as we had the painters in to paint a few rooms, they did a good job and the rooms are looking good.   I made this corner bookmark to go into the challenge on Joans' Garden, I covered the corner of the envelope with striped paper from papermania 6 x 6 paper pad, and the white corner with a corner die from Joy crafts and the green was from a Nellie Snellen die, the white flower is from a Marianne creatables flower /embossing die, and the yellow centre is from a Die-Namics die "prima donna petals", with a stick on pearl from Kaisercraft Basics.  I enjoyed making this and have decided to make a few more for extra surprises when I send a card to someone!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Easter Card


I made this card for our daughter who we will not see over Easter unfortunately.    I used plain card stock, and a purple coloured pencil to draw the little bunnies in the background and I also drew the large shabby bunny and then I cut him out and stuck him on with dimensional squares.

Easter Gift Tags

I made these tags for my four grandsons easter gifts, just so I know which gift to give to which child, there is nothing worse than giving a child the wrong gift!!!   These I made out of scraps I had in my stash box, card and oddments of paper.   The little cottage was stamped from a free stamp I recieved in I think it was the english version of Simply Cards, but I'm not sure, I coloured it with my Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and then stuck it on the card, I do not have a bunny cutting die so drew them myself and then coloured them and cut them out, each one looks different with different facial expressions, the little fence was a Memory Box cutting die "Wrought Iron Fence".

The Easter Bunny Family Portrait

This card was made for Joan's Gardens weekly challenge, and I made it with a free graphic image from The Graphic Garden, and the frames were by Nellie Snellon dies, and the flowers were punched with a carl carla punch which I have had for a long time.

Go Green Tags

This tag is for Blog Inspirationemporium.
com I used background paper from kaisercraft 6 1/2" Paper Pad "December 25th" and the flower is
Die-Namics Prima Donna Petals, and the flourish is from "Fancy that" die Fancy Flourish.   The dancing ladies are from the Graphic 45 paper pad, The Curiosity Shoppe.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Card for Simon Says Stamp challenge

This is a card I made for "Anything goes" challenge on Simon Says Stamp's site, I used Rangers Distress ink pad, in Vintage Photo to stamp a variety of stamps on the background, and used a butterfly that was cut out of a book page and small flowers and DieNamics florals swirl and small leaves for the greenery.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Time Birthday Card

This is a Birthday Card I made for one of my friends from the "club", I hope she likes it, I got the card stock from Officeworks, and my friend Meg cut me out the lace and the clock, the brad in the middle of the clock hands is from Cre8tiv called Memorable Occasions,   I embossed the blue card with Tim Holtz clock folder and lightly coloured the card with black ink pad and a foam pad to hilight the cloocks on the background. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Card Envelope

This is the envelope that goes on the card from the previous post.

Birthday Card for 1 year old

This is a birthday card I made for my friends baby girl who is turning 1 year old this month, I made the card with some papers that I had in my stash and stamped the image with "The Wild Ones" stamps, these were designed by Adam Pescott and were a free gift with Quick Cards Magazine some time last year. I am stamping images on the envelope too!!!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Here is today's card.   I got the inspiration from issue 20 of Australian Papercraft Essentials, but I made a few changes.   I used black and aqua cardstock that I had in my stash.  I used Tim Hotz embossing folder for the aqua, and tim holtz stamps for the film strip, and I used Spellbinder cogs cutting die.  I found three little square aqua jewels for the top right hand corner and I used silver inkpad for the highlights and I used an old book page for the pieces behind the cogs.

Monday, 5 March 2012

curiousity shoppe card no 3

Here is a card, I am not sure how I will use this one, it seems suitable for a few different occasions, I made it with a left over piece of curiosity shoppe paper, with a tattered floral flower, which was printed with a stampendous stamp "music score"and coloured with  distress pad "vintage photo"  the button in the middle of the flower was out of my stash, and I printed the sentiment on my computer, added three tiny pearls, Kaisercraft Basics.I got the idea from issue  20 of Australian Papercraft Essentials magazine.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Surfs Up

This is another surfie card for our second grandson who is also having a birthday soon, he will be 10 years old, and is a swimmer too like his big brother, Here I have used a bright yellow card, and the red card is also from my stash, the green background is from a paper stack which was free with Australian Simply cards called "travel ight", the striped paper was from a free stack fromDocrafts Papermania "Honey and Hugs", the stamps were free from Australian Papercraft Essentials, together with the templates and ideas, the images were coloured in with Faber-Castell watercolour pencils.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Surf's up

This is a card I made for our eldest grandson who is turning 12 in the next few weeks, he is a fish in the water, loving to swim and play in the sun.  The background paper is from  a free paper pad that was in Australian Simply cards and the idea for the card and the templates and stamps were with  Papercraft magazine, Issue 20. the colouring was done with Faber-Castell Watercolour pencils that I have had for quite a few years.

Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my Hubby, I used papers from my Graphic 45 paper pad, I got the idea from Tara Orr on Graphic 45 for this card, I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and butterflies that were cut out some time ago, Hubby usually likes my cards so I hope he likes this one

March tag

Was looking at Tim Holtz March Tags, and loved it, but didn't have the items required, but made a tag anyway, and here it is. The woodgrain paper I have had for donkeys years, the butterfy my friend Meg cut out for me and the sentiment I typed out on my computer and cut it out, the flower is a button also that I found in my button stash.