Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 27 August 2012

Non traditional colours

This card has been made for a Challenge no.25 on Christmas Stampin All Year Long, for a card made with non traditional colours.  It is a pretty pink image of an angel and small pink rhinestones on the corners, otherwise it is pretty plain, but I am happy with it.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Two pretty cards

 I made these two cards this week, and for the first one I used designer paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad Almanac collection, with the central part cut from another page in that collection, which is a Victorian shape by Couture, I used the Tim Holtz mini dress model with the dress cut from  old book pages and stained with dark red ink, I used the Tim Holtz crown from "Heart Wings" die and the butterfly from a Spellbinders butterfly set of dies.    The second one was inspired from an old blog from Selmas Stamping site and it is a Hydrangia with two  butterfies and I used Kindy Glitz to add sparkle to the butterflies and the hydrangia flowers were cut from a small flower punch
with the centres of Kindy Glitz, and a small satin
ribbon tied into a bow, on the pink background
paper I cut the corners with  a Marianne corner
die. the paper was also from the Almanac pad.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Dress form

I made this item to show on the Sizzex site.   I used two ribbon reels glued together for the base, and I used an old cotton reel for the next level, I used little punched flowers to make for the top edge and used small beads for the centres, I used offcuts from my scrap box to cover the base.  I used beads to stick on around the two edges of the base.  I used some left over lace to wind around the cotton reel,   I used the mini dress form to make the model and I used old book pages to make the dress shapes which I stained with Tim Holtz distress inks and cut out a lovely little butterfly to stick on the head and used Gold Kindy Glitz to add some glitter to it

Joans Gardens challenge No 30," White on White"

I made this card today for a Challenge on Joan's Gardens, Challenge number 30, which is:

1. to use a Christmas Theme
2. Make it all in white
3. Include a bird, deer, bear etc.
4. make it sparkle with Stickles or glitter.

I used plain white card stock and using Tim Holtz oval diffuser I embossed with the "Holiday Words" and in the centre I embossed  a Christmas Tree with Crafts-Too embossing folder, (it's a bit hard to see as I always have trouble taking photos of all white cards.) I used Tim Holtz Sizzex "Bird No. 5" cutting die to make the little dove and used Kindy Glitz in Silver for the birds eye and the wing.   I used two Memory Box cutting dies to make the Wrought Iron fence and the Gate and also used silver Kindy Glitz on the fence.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Anything Goes

I made this card for the challenge No 23 on Christmas Stampin' all Year Long called "Anything Goes". I needed a card for one of my Husband's elderly, single, male friends, and thought this might be the one. Men don't seem to like fussy cards.  It is a 5" x 5" card made with black cardstock and embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzex embossing folder "Diamond Plate". I used silver acrylic paint "Sullivan's" because I don't have a TH paint dabber and had to "make do" I used the largest Spellbinders "Sprocket" for the circle and painted the little embossed pieces with the silver paint.  I used a Mariannes Creatable to cut the little vintage car and used a silver gel peen to accentuate the shapes on the car.   I used a Quickutz die "Jolly" set for the holly and the small pine trees and used red stick on pearls, kaisercraft basics.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Clock Pop Up card

this is the second card I made with a hand cut pop up on the inner card, I used a Couture Victorian Rectangle nesting die to cut the top of the pop up, and used Tim Holtz gears and Spellbinder Sprockets for the gears and the Key was sent to me by my friend Meg (Thanks Meg) \On this inside section I used the Riveted Metal and used a light grey ink pad to colour the rivets etc, and the sentiment was cut from a Provo-craft alphabet die "Baby Face" I used black card stock for the letters and on the front I used Tim Holtz clock cut from black card stock and used the Diamond plate also coloured with a grey ink pad.   The next card I do with these embossing dies will be on black card stock with silver acrylic paint that I bought yesterday afternoon.   I am looking forward to continue playing with these folders.

pop up car card

I have made this card, first test of making a pop up card, I only made a small one, 11 cm X 7 cm, only tiny, but with these new sizzex embossing dies I couldn't wait to try them out, I hand cut the pop up section on the inner card and used the Diamond Plate folder, I used a selection of ink pads to colour the card, gold, brown, and an unusual shade of green that I lost the sticker off. I put a nice little car cut from a marianne's creatable die, and some edges left over from another project.  On the front of the card I used the Riveted Metal folder and used some spellbinder sprockets and another left over edge, and I also used the variety of ink pads to colour it.   I am happy with it and have made a larger card with these embossing folders.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Confirmation Card

I made this card for our Grandson's Confirmation Day, and I used white card stock with lace around the edges of the back section and I used water colour paper for the front, and I hand drew the letters of his name with Gold Jo Sonja paint as I had run out of gold guache, I used the Sizzex bird to represent the Holy Ghost and painted it also with the Jo Sonja paint, the cogs were Tim Holtz cutting die and also painted, I found some small gold washers in my stash and used them with the cogs, I used a silver cross and painted it with alcohol inks in a gold colour, the small flowers were punched out and shaped with a pencil and the white leafy swirls are a MFT die-namic die "Leafy flourish", I painted the curly edges of the top with the gold paint too.   The fowers have a small chrystal  bead in the centre. I like this one and hope he does too!.