Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Another variation of the flip it card

This is another flip it style made with a spellbinder style die on dark blue card stock and all white flowers butterfly etc.   I think I prefer this style to the previous one.

Flip it card

 Here is my first try at a flip it card, instructions are from Darlene Designs, and I only used one owl, it was a bit difficult at first but I think the more I practice the easier it will become.

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Here is today's card, it has white card stock with a swirl stamp in green ink, and the MFT cutting die Hibiscus in Red card with pale pink paper for the centres and green card for the lovely leaves.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Christmas Card - Blue

I made this card tonight, I got the inspiration from one of the blogs, but I cannot remember who's it was, and deleted it before I noted the name.  But I did like it and used three different blue cardstocks with a blue/white Christmas ribbon from my stash to go across the back under the medium blue and white cardstock for the landscape which was cut from a Memory Box die "Country Landscape" this is a great die and can be used in a lot of different ways, I enjoyed doing this card.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Bird Song Engagement Card

Here is an engagement card I made with my new Birdsong pad by Graphic 45, I used red cardstock for the card itself with  beautiful papers from the pad and for the brass flower I used a lovely piece that was given to me by my friend Meg and a lovely litte poppy that came out of my stash, and a small piece of black ribbon for the bow, I used the sentiment Happiness, Love, Dream and I hope my friend will like her card.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

christmas Elf

Here is another Christmas Card made this evening, it is from Cardmaking in Easy Steps Kit October, 2012.   Blue cardstock, with Bobble trim and the centre cut with a Tim Holtz die, edged with a blue ink pad with a Tim Holtz dobber, the elf is from a stamp which came in the kit and coloured with water colour pencils and the Merry Christmas came from the September 2012 kit. this  card was fun to do.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Two new Christmas Cards

Here are two new Christmas cards that I made today, the first is with Christmas Paper from Card Making made easy Kit, and I used the free stamp to stamp the green reindeer and the swirls together with the small corner holly with green stamp pad.   The second one with  green paper also from the above kit and I used one of the die cuts with lace and a red pointsettia from the embellishment pack

Friday, 19 October 2012

Thank you card

I haven't been making any cards for the last two or three weeks as we had a death in the family.  But I made this "Thank you", with 4" x 4" white card stock, with 3-3/4" square designer paper from my stash, I used some lace and cut out the smallest size die from the Couture - "Victorian rectangles" and shaded it with pale green ink pad with the Tim Holtz dabber and the Thanks stamp was unlabled, and the lovely butterfly was a free stamp from "Craft Stamper" magazine,   I made about 20 of these.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

centre step card

This is the second step style of card that I have made, the instructions also came from, the have very clear instructions for all sorts of makes.   I used left over christmas paper and the off cut from a tim holtz one the edge die.   I embossed the christmas card from a Couture embossing folder, fancy christmas tree, I put some sparkly kindy glitz on it, the Santa and the pine leaves are from a christmas pad.  

side step card

This is the first step card that I have tried, I got the pattern from, this is an excellent site with lots and lots of tutorials, I made it a Christmas card with Tim Holtz pine trees and sizzes snowflakes with kindyglitz silver for the sparkle.   For a first I am pleased with it, I also used small red stick on pearls from Kaisercraft Basics


This is another card I made over the weekend.   It is white cardstock covered with a sheet from a Bo Bunny 6 x 6 paper pad, The centres were cut from a Nellie Snellon round cutting die, one of the first that I bought also the smaller circle was cut with the same die only one of the smaller ones.   The stamp is from a free stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft, "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady"  this is a very nice stamp with several different flowers.  I coloured the poppies with water colour pencils from Faber-Castelle. and a small amount of lace from my stash.

enjoy the journey

I made this card over the weekend, it is made with a variety of stamps, Tim Holtz "the Journey" and several from a free set from Vintage Chic from one of the magazines from Practical Publishing,   the background is Vintage Photo distress pad., I like this one.