Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 17 December 2012

Pointsettia pop up card

 This is my latest card, a pop up and  I used the Marianne Pointsettia die with various beige and light varigated papers to make the flowers, I used stick on pearls for the centres and the embellishment on the side of the front of the card, on the inside I used the pointsettias again and the sizzex cutting die "Bird no 5" the papers I used were from my new sepia pack from Merci and I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz ink pad "vintage photo"  I enjoyed making this card and it can be used for many occasions, all I have to do is put the appropriate sentment on the front

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Tic Tac Holders

Here is my version of the snowman Tic Tac Holder, that my friend Margaret sent me, I used red cardstock with the circles being cut out with (Large circle) Cuttlebug die that I have had for a long time and the small circle is one of Nellie Snellon Circular frame dies MFD030, I cut the hats out freehand and also the scarves and noses and twiggy arms, I used a hole puncher to cut out the buttons, all in all they have I think turned out ok and our little grandsons will like them

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Easel Card

This is an easel card I  made today, it can be used for many reasons,   so I did not put a sentiment on it yet.   It is a 6" x 6" card and I used paper I bought from Merci, it was a 12 sheet 8" x 8" pack in sepia with several designs on it, ie: vintage bicycles, maps etc, I used the Tim Holtz Bigz clock die in a light brown and a small doily in a dark beigem with a brown vintage button in the centre, I used a dark brown fence, a martha stewart butterfly, thanks margaret! and used stick on gems in brown as well as small vintage buttons for the stand holder. it was fun to make!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Gingerbread Man

 This is a new card for today, I got the inspiration from Selma at
I used on the front of the card a Sizzex embossing folder Snow flurries and a gingerman cutting die which came with the textured impressions set no.658197, I also used a marianne cutting die Pointsettia and pine leaves.  On the inside I used designer paper that I had left over in my stash and Tim Holtz On the Edge Die "townscape" in yellow corrugated card which gives a different dimension, I used Nellie Snellon cutting die MFD 023 for the lace and Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers cutting die "Pine Tree"
with silver Kindy Glitz for the snow, I used two white doilies that I bought in a dollar shop and
the Merry Christmas is a Die-versions die that my friend Helen cut out for me, thanks Helen!
I should have finished my Christmas cards for this year but can't help myself!!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I made these two ornaments for my Queensland Grandsons, I found the on Simply Paper blogspot,, this lady has so many lovely projects that anyone should be inspired to do good work.   The Square ornament was die cut with a Tim Holtz cutting die ""Frame Back Ornament" and covered with Megs Garden "Vintage Christmas" paper, red pleated ribbon around the edging and silver pen for the writing and Kindy Glitz silver for the edging.   The Birdcage is inspired from the same website and I used plain cardstock and used the tim Holtz Movers and Shapers magnetic die "Birdcage" and I used coloured card stock for the little bird,   I used silver Kindy Glitz to cover the birdcage and used a scrap of lace and some little coloured light ornaments for the bottom edge and a red stick on rhinestone for the top  and used satiny white ribbon for the hangers.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Heart Wings

Made this card today for another of my January Birthdays, it has lovely paper, small chipboard heart and sentiment from Card Making in Easy Steps, Issue 7, punched flowers with sticky backed pearls and Tim Holtz Bigz die "Heart Wings"  I put extra dark paper wings at the back of the white wings for an accent and I edged the heart and wings with red ink, the heart was lined with reed cardstock.  The inspiration came from the Card Making in Easy Step magazine.

Birthday Pop up Card

Here is a birthday card I  made today for one of my boys who has a birthday in January, I used dark blue card stock and embossed the front with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-016 with the B side - Footprints. I cut out the Tim Holtz cutting die in white  "Iron Gate", and the two white cars are a Marianne Creatables cutting die LR0198, on the inside I used a designer paper that I have had in my stash for a long time, this time I  used the cars in a dark blue and the Happy Birthday was cut out by my friend Helen!  Thanks Helen!, the inspiration for this card comes from Karen Burnstein at Sizzex

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Here is the gingerbread tree that I made today to try out the recipe so I can make one for our little grandsons, it turned out ok, but I think I will change the icing to something neater on the day.   It is sitting in front of the little sleigh that I made earlier.

Monday, 3 December 2012

My First Stage Card

I found an e mail in my box this morning with a Karen Burniston stage card,, and I do not have any of the Sizzex PopnCuts dies as they are a bit expensive for me, so I looked on and found a tutorial for a stage pop up card, and here is my first trial, the blue tree and the little owl are on a lean to the right, maybe they were embibing at christmas, I used scrap paper and stamped a reindeer on the back of the inside, and used a Merry  Christmas stamp for the front, these stamps were freebies with Australian Simply cards kit.   I like the idea of this card so am going to keep on practising so I am ready for Christmas next year.!!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

lovely notebooks

I have been  making little 3 x 3" envelopes and had lots of white paper left over,  and was wondering what do do with it.   I did a bit of web  browsing and found these lovely little notebooks on
I did not use the cereal boxes but corrugated card, of which I had lots.   Hunted through my button box for appropriate coloured buttons and used cotton twine for the closeur's,  scrap coloured paper for the spines.   I rounded the corners with my corner punch.   I am very happy with these, which not only look good but I was able to use stuff in my scrap box and stash that I had on hand.