Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Friday, 27 July 2012

Merry Christmas

This is today's card, I used a red background paper and the green on the side and the round sentiment from a paper pack from a 6 x 6 from "Hot off the Press" Forever Christmas Cards.  The Pointsettia and pine leaves were cut from Marianne Creatables cutting dies.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


I made this card last night as I needed to - I used the steam punk embossing folder from Couture that my friend Meg had sent me some time ago, thanks Meg,  and used ranger embossing pad and ranger silver embossing  powder to add the silver to the image - I spread it out so that it would make a spacey look and I used silver card stock for the gears which were a selection of Tim Holtz and Spellbinder gears.  I used a Rivers tag with a silver coin on it and a silver key from my stash with a grey ribbon, and I used a cord tie to add the black pieces as accent.   I used white card stock for the actual card and sponged red ink pad on the edges. 

two christmas cards

II made these two christmas cards a couple of days ago, I found the inspiration on one of Tim Holtz's newsletter showing some of the creations at CHA, I used silver cardstock for the Deer on the first card and in the photo the legs and head have darkened, the flower is a Hibiscus flower from MFT die-namics, and I used twine to acccent at the lower edge of the card.  The green paper is a Bo Bunny paper and the back ground is from my scrap box.On the second card I have used the same sketch and made the little village in Black card stock and highlighted it with Kindy Glitz in black opal, and the numbers and letters were made in the same way.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

From our House to your House

I made this card this morning with Bo Bunny Christmas paper "Believe" and used a Memory Makers cutting die for the houses and printed the wording on my computer and shaded
the edges with a light green ink pad, and used Kindy Gitz glitter "Black Opal"


I made this card last night with a red background and white calendar dry embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder and shaded the embossing with a light green ink pad and Tim Holtz holly and Kaisercraft flat backed stick on pearls, it looks a bit skew wiffy along the bottom, but that is just the scanning.

Christmas cards

I made these three Christmas Cards yesterday, and I thought I might not have much time for crafting in the next few days, so I made these three.   I used plain white card stock for the card number 1, I used Green Bo Bunny "Believe" and Kaisercraft "December 25th"papers and Tim Holtz Mini Movers die Holly and his Reindeer Flight cutting dies and used a Nellie Snellon edge die also I used Vintage Photo ink for the edging of the reindeer with Kaiser basics flat backed stick on pearls.

For Card number 2, I used Kaiser craft "December 25th" paper for the background and used a Marianne's creatables cutting die for the Pointsettia and the lovely corner, I just love these corners, they are so pretty, I used plain red card stock for the edging and the lace across the lower part was made with a Nellie Snellon edging die and the sentiment was out of a Christmas pack. I used kindy Glitz for the sparkle on the pointsettia.

On number 3, I used a left over from some Bo Bunny christmas paper and also the Kaiser craft and some red card stock for the bottom edge and used Tim Hotz Mini movers cutting dies "Pine tree and Holly" for the three trees, and the greetings came from a paper pack, I used Kindy Glitz in Green for the sparkle on the trees.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - "No Rules"

I made this card today as a Sympathy Card for my neighbour who lost her hubby of many years last week.  I used plain card stock for the base and used a black and white roses paper from a paper pad from Rosie's Studio "Soiree" and white flowers with pale mauve stick on rhinstones and a black and white ribbon.   I hope she likes it.   I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge "No Rules"

Saturday, 14 July 2012


This card was also made today, it has plain white card stock base with the cream paper from a Kaiser kraft 6-1/2 pad called "December 25th", I used a half doily for the left hand side with the red card stock cut from a Tim Hotz Sizzex "On the Edge" die called "Ornate"  the Pointsettia is a Marianne Craft cutting die and the 25 is a new Quick  Kutz cutting die  number die No. 48. and the "th" was cut from a  Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft) cutting set "Curls and Swirls" and a small Christmas ticket. I sponged ink on the edges from a red ink pad, also a little on the doily.   Had fun making this one.

Merry Christmas

 made I made this card with basic white cardstock with background paper from Meg's Garden "A Vintage Christmas" paper pad, with the corners on the red card cut from Nellie Snellon Multi Frames cutting die.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge "One for the boys"

I made this card today for the July Challenge on Scrapbook Boutique. "One for the Boys"  I used papers and ribbons etc from the kit in ard Making in Easy Steps" and used a stamp for the sentiment "Best Wishes" I love these challenges in Scrapbook Boutique.

Simon says stamp challenge "Layered"

I made this card today for the Simon Says Stamp challenge "Layered"  and used a plain white card base with paper from the Meg's Garden pad  "A Vintage Christmas" with a circle cut from  a Nellie Snellon Multi Frame Cutting die together with a village from Marianne's Creatable Cutting die and a snowflake from Sizzex Snowflake No.17, and a Christmas Ticket, I used red flat backed stick on red pearls.    I enjoyed making this card, and  I always love the Simon Says Stamp challenges!!!

52 (Christmas) card throwdown - July Sketch 7

This is todays card made for the 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, July sketch  7 challenge.  I used a plain white cardstock for the background card base and the christmas is from Darkroom Door, and a blue cardstock from my stash and I used a corner from Nellie Snellon Multi Frame cutting die and the small church is from Marianne Creatables Village cutting die. the little silver stars I have had for years and a small red flat backed pearl for the centres from Kaiser craft. I have a lot of fun working on this card for this challenge

Friday, 6 July 2012


I made this tag card today for the challenge on Simon Says Stamp "Tag".  I got the inspiration for this card from Creative Cardmaking  Magazine from the UK, it is a pop up style card, with the tag inside, and you pull it up and it sits in the base.   I used red card stock for the background of the card with Bo Bunny Paper "Believe", I used the gingerbread people cutting die from the Quickutz set "Jolly", and the pointsettia is from Marianne's creative dies.  and the Christmas ticket is from a RAK from my friend Meg.  When the card is closed it will fit into a regular envelope and when the tag is pulled up it will stand in the base.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Anything Goes

I made this card for the "52 (Christmas) card throw down challenge", "Anything goes", I used plain white cardstock for the base and used a music score paper and some red patterned paper from Darkroom Door, a white doily and some red sparkly ribbon.  I used a Marianne Cutting Die for the green pine leaves and I hand cut the small roses and shaded them with Vintage Photo ink pad from Ranger, I had sone christmas tickets sent to me my my friend Meg and three red stick on pears from Kaiser Basics, and I shaded the edges with a red ink pad.

Merry Christmas

This is a second card I made today from left over scraps, I used the white card stock for the base of the card with a left over piece of paper from Megs Garden "A Vintage Christmas" paper stack, with a red background and used a Merry Christmas cutting die from the Quick Kutz set "Jolly" for the sentiment and the holly, I used a Marianne die for the pointsettia.   I shaded the edges with a red ink pad.

Santa Claus is coming to town

This is today's card, Christmas is only a few months away and I like to get the cards ready as I send out quite a lot.   I used white cardstock with Darkroom Door Christmas paper for all the paper elements, the Ho Ho Ho was cut with the QuickKutz set "Jolly" Limited edition. I use this quite a lot with my Christmas cards, I cut the flower and leaves with Marianne Creatables cutting die. I quite like this one.