Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Postcard and Christmas Ornament Card

 I made these cards this afternoon, with green cardstock for the background and used various Christmas paper that was left over from last year, I have heaps of left over Christmas paper, probably enough to do the next couple of years, on the Postcard card I used red card stock for the area behind the post card which is made from white card stock with the postcard stamp from Tim Holtz stamp set "The Journey" and the gift and postcard lines from an old fiskars stamp set that I have had for years, the "To and From"  are hand written with black pencil, On the ornament card I used scraps again and embossed the "Polka Dots" with a cuttlebug embossing folder, and the ornament I used a Marianne's die with scrap red card stock and used a red ribbon from my stash and the Merry Christmas is also  a Marianne's die also in red cardstock.   I enjoyed making these cards.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Halloween cards, #3 and #4

This card is for Grandson Number 3, I made it with Steampunk  Spells paper pad from Graphic 45, I really like this paper, and used the lady on the bike, I cut out the images to fit on top of a cut out showing the card from the inside, I used a piece of clear acetate for the window and cut out flowers from the paper, also I made roses with Die-Namic Mini Royal Roses, and the Happy Halloween came from some paper that I sourced from the internet, I think this one came from I used ranger stickles for the flower centres and the butterfly.

The next card is for Grandson Number 4, it is also
made with Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells" paper
I used the Black cats for background and used the
Spiderweb and spider, with the spider having grey
eyes, from Kaisercraft Basics, stick on gems.
The small piece showing the sentiment was also
cut out of the graphic 45 paper,  this is another
card I am happy with.

Halloween Cards, #1 and #2

I have been making Halloween Cards for my grand-
sons, and this one is for No 1 grandson, I used an
A5 size card, and embossed a tree from Universal
"Sycamore" and used brown ochre ink pad on the
inside so that the image would show up, I used a
cobweb and spider, plus a bat cut from a die, I am not sure where these came from but they were given to by my friend Helen, Thanks Helen,  the house is a
Sizzex Bigz die "Haunted House", I used dotty paper behind it in Black and Grey and cut out the Ghost by hand, the spider has small black eyes, Kaiser craft
stick on gems and the pumpkins and the"Do Not Enter" are from some paper that I downloaded last year, not sure which web site it came from, so whoever you are, Thanks very much.  The next card
is for Grandson Number 2, he is a bit younger so I used a purple,Black and Yellow paper that I also sourced from the internet last year, also I have forgotton which website it came from, I used the spider web and the spider together with a black cat,
which came from the other place the other die cuts came from and I used a little cut out from Graphic 45
Steampunk Spells, am liking this card.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy Birthday Bird

Hi, I just made this card, with a Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder, I used a Memento Brown ink pad to ink the deboss side of the folder and was happy with how it turned out,  I used a spotted red scrap and a light green scrap to make the banners/flags, and the little bird a scrap of black and white paper, The Happy Birthday is an old stamp that I have had for ages and the doily was sent to me by my friend Meg, Thanks Meg, I used a piece of pink cardstock for the card itself.

Saturday, 21 September 2013


This is the first card I made in the past two weeks, as I was away on a cruise, just got back two days ago, this card is made with a Crafts-too embossing folder/Christmas tree, I coloured the deboss side of the folder with Memento ink, Bahama Blue and then embossed it, this is a new method for me that I have just used for the first time, I used small blue stick on rhinestones on the card, I am quite happy with this technique, I am entering this card into the 52 (Christmas) card throw down challenge, the theme is Christmas tree.

Friday, 6 September 2013

3 christmas cards, and one Watchman card

These are yesterday's cards, the two with the tree decorations were made with the embossed card stock, ivory, and the decorations were cut with a Marianne's Creatable die, and greeting dies I used a silver gel pen for the strings to the deco's.   The green card was stamped with a Tim Holtz Snowflake blueprint with distress embossing ink and his silver embossing powder, I used the same method for the Merry Christmas which was stamped with a stamp that I got last year with a kit, but I can't remember what brand it is, I used Tim's Movers and Shapers die "Pine tree and Holly" and cut out four holly leaves and the red holly was just punched out with a hole punch and the Watch Man was coloured with Faber-Castille water colour pencils and the stamp is of course, one of Tim's, and the sentiment is another one with unknown origin, I shaded the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Butterfly Thanks

The inspiration for this card comes from Angie Kennedy Juda, who is a Stamp'N'Up demonstrator, I have used a lovely card Metallique, it is from Quill and is a sculptured board. This has an embossed texture.    A4 size and 220GSM weight, and is manufactured in Australia, I found this packet on the sales table at Office Works when I was there recently.   The pink behind the card is only so that the card can be seen   I used various scrap papers for the banners and the butterfly is three layers, the first from a butterfly punch I bought from China, the second size is a Joy cutting die and the larger size is a Spellbinders. and the Thanks is a stamp that I have had for ages and cannot remember who the manufacturer is.  

Monday, 2 September 2013

steampunk dress model

Here is the card I made with the Steampunk Dress Model, I used Memento  ink pad "Rich Cocoa" and used a variety of stamps, the dress model is a Deep Red from the USA which Margaret gave me for my  birthday!!!  thanks Margaret!!!!  the butterfly stamp was a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine and the flower was a stamp that I bought years ago with no name that I can remember, the stitching and ruler are from Tim Holtz "seamless experience" and I used twine that I bought from the supermarket.

snowman - Wish

Here is this mornings card.   I used green card stock that I got from Office works, and stamped the snowman with embossing ink and used Ranger super fine
silver powder, and used an embellishment from China with
silver twine, saved from a parcel I received last year, I used an
alpha stamp set that came from one of the cheap shops and used
memento ink to shade the edges and the edges around the
label and used pale green copy paper for the inside which I embossed with Tim Holtz
texture fade "holiday words" and I used one of Tim's diffuser's to allow room for the message,
The envelope was cut from copy paper and embossed with Tim's "December Calendar"also with the diffuser to allow for the name and address.

Sunday, 1 September 2013


here is this arvo's card, it is white cardstock,( the cream is just card that I used for the background behind the card, ) I used a Darice embossing folder "wood grain"  and hand cut the feathers, I used a silver gel pen to put the dots on the feathers with an old stamp "Thanks"  I don't remember where I got this one and some black narrow ribbon to tie the bow.  I used "Bahama Blue" ink from Memento is stamp the Thanks, it is a nice clean card.