Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Journey (Pop up)

This card was inspired from the Sizzex e mail, I embossed the front of the card with a Tim Holtz embossing die "Compass" and added a gold embossed compass from Tim's stamp set "The Journey" the embossing powder was Ranger and the film strip was also a Tim's die and the letters were stamped with an old alpha set that I have had for ages. and on the inside I embossed with a spellbinders M-Bossabilities die " Kickin' Rubber" I shaded it with a black ink pad rubbed on with a dauber.   I cut out a QuicKutz cutting die "luggage" and the travel stamps were a Heidi Grace set "Travel"   On the from I coloured with a Rangers Distress Ink "Walnut" and a water colour "Lemon"   I think it turned out ok.

Sweet Treats

The Inspiration for this card came from
Andrea Walford on
Her card was called "Make a Wish".   I used red card stock for the base and papers from We R Memory keepers 6 x 6 pad  called "Travel Light"  The stamps came from Heidi Grace "Sweet Treats", and I used a flower from my stash and coloured the ice cream with FaberCastille  water colour pencils

Post Card

This card was inspired by Graphic 45 where there was a purple card, I used a black card stock for the base and a purple designer paper, I stamped the "Post Card" with a Tim Holtz stamp "The Journey", and the writing from an old Fiskars stamp, I used paper from "Almanac" paper pack from Prima.   The orange ribbon and black pleated ribbon are from my stash.   The little butterfly's and the little metal coorner piece were a gift from my friend Meg, Thanks Meg!!! 

Friday, 28 June 2013

the Journey

This card can be used for many occasions, the card came from Dawn Griffith,s web site: her card was a Thank You, but I did not have an appropriate stamp, so made it a multi occasion.   I used white cardstock for the background with a black paper from Cre8tiv "Move to the Beat" with red card stock embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", and the next black and white paper is from Rosie's Studio "Soiree", the white card is embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder "Honeycomb" and the polka dot flower was cut with a Maranne's creatable die LR0107.

Card for Maddy

I made this card for Maddy, who is one of the Simon says Stamp family who is suffering from Leukemia.   There is a call out to send her some cards to cheer her up, so I made this one with white card stock for the base and white top embossed with one of the impress embossing folders, with a darker paper from Darkroom door for the edging.    I used a flower from Petaloo Embellishments that I bought from Destination Art.  The little butterflies were cut with a Marianne's creations cutting die, and the sentiments were stamped from an old Fiskars stamp,  I think it was one of the first stamps that I bought.   Am sending this on Monday so I hope she will like it.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Happy Day

I made this card today to brighten up the day of my friends from Woodville.   I used white cardstock with yellow paper embossed with Tim Holts "Sunshine" embossing folder, I used several scraps from my scrap basket with small flowers as an accent, I used a fiskars stamp for the sentiment and three small flat backed black gems. I shaded the edges with orange distress ink.     Hope they like it.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Bird Song Birthday

This a card I made over a couple of days, as I kept adding things, I used white card stock for the base with Graphic 45 "Harmony"  for the background and I  cut out the two sweet birds   from the tag page and the black spotted flower is from the "Joy Luck" page, the white corners were cut from a Marianne Creatables die with white cardstock, the little maroon ribbon bow and the blue embellishment were from my stash, the white flower was cut from tissue paper with a Nellie Snellon round cutting die and the yellow daisy and green leaves were cut from die-namics cutting dies.I also used gold kindyglitz to add high lights to the birds bodies and green to highlight the leaves. the card is  5-1/2 square.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

"The Watchman"

I made these three cards, the same stamp, but in three different colours to find out how different they would be.  On the first two I used Tim Holts textured fades embossing folder "Riveted Metal" and on the green one I used "Diamond Plate"  for the colours I used Tim's distress inks.  I am happy with them.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Green challenge Christmas Card

This card was made from scraps from my stash, I have been trying to use up all the bits and bobs that I have left over from other projects.   The card base is made out of white card stock, with some green patterned paper and a green glitter piece left over from a die cut at the base, the white base for the stamp was cut from Couture Nesting dies "Victorian Rectangle" CO723049 and the "Joy" and the "reindeer" were stamped with a free stamp from one of the magazines with Memento inks "Cottage Ivy" colour, and shaded around the edges with the same colour. Green gems are also from my stash.  I am entering this into the Colour Challenge Number 18 at 52 (Christmas) throwdown, the challenge is to use three shades of green.