Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


This card I made this evening with white cardstock for the background of the card, and used Green Designer paper for the upper background, embossed with an Mpress embossing folder "Retro Swirls" and the snow at the bottom half of the card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots" the pine trees were cut from green glitter card with a Tim Holtz magnetic cutting die "Mini Pine Tree and Holly Leaf", the snowman was cut with a Marianne's creatable die and paper pierced with the other colours, and the "Greetings" was also a Marianne's Creatable Cutting die.  I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "Anything Goes"

Christmas Tree/green

Hi There, I made this card this morning with white cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", and I used half of a paper doily on the left hand side, I used a Spellbinders cutting die for the Christmas Tree and used a Marianne's Creatable cutting die for the sentiment and the snowflake is one I bought from China. I am getting to the end of the amount of Christmas Cards that I need.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Dress Model

I made this card last night for a Birthday Card for one of the ladies in the Community Stroke Group,
I used cream card stock for the base of the card and some designer paper which I got free in a magazine, Australian Paper Craft Essentials, Issue 28.   I used Dylusions Ink," Bubblegum Pink"  and Perfect Pearls Mist, "Sunflower Sparkle" , I used a Stamp by Deep Red Cling Stamps, "Dress Form Steampunk", which was a gift from my friend Meg, Thanks Meg, stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, "Vintage Photo", and Dark Pink stick on rhinestones from the local cheap shop. I hope she will like this card, I do!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Christmas Soldier

I made this quick card today with Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous, and coloured the black area with a marker, and the red with a coloured pencil, I seem to have lost my water colour pencils since I was evacuated in the bush fires, and I used a Merry Christmas stamp from a free stamp that came with a magazine, but I cannot remember which one, I passed it on to another person.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Time Traveller

I made this card this morning, the inspiration came from Suzz's Stamping Spot on Simon Says Stamp,  I used Quill White and Blue cardstock with a piece of Mont Marte Canvas for the topper.   I stamped the gears in Memento Dark Blue ink pad, and the watch man is stamped with Versamark Black and cut out and then coloured with coloured pencils, the birds and sentiment are from Tim Holtz stamp set "The Journey"  I edged the white with light blue Memento Ink Pad

Monday, 7 October 2013

Steampunk Lady

the inspiration is from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, and I used generic papers for the background before
cutting out the steampunk lady together with some
flowers and the little stamp from the 8 x 8 paper pad.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Christmas Accordian Card

 Here is a card I made yesterday arvo, it took me about 2 1/2 - 3  hours to complete and the side with the pontsettia on the left is the front of the card, and I used a variety of cutting dies to make it, Die-Namics, Marianne's Creatables, Sizzex, and Quickutz.   I used a snow pen to make the snow on the top of the village houses on the back side and the star is an impress cutting die, where there are 5 sizes of the star and I used dimensional tape to stack them one on top of the other and I used various dies from the Quickutz Jolly set, I made a blue snowman with black accessories, and glitter paper for the small pine trees, Karen Burniston, the designer of this die used glue dots to join the sections, but I found it easier to used
a Glue Gun.   This is a fun card to make but it
is labour intensive!!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Two Christmas Cards

 These cards were inspired from Australian
Papercraft Essentials Magazine,  volume no 28.
The top one was made with two scraps of designer paper on a white cardstock and I cut the two gingerbread men from a cuttlebug die and I used Memento Ink cocoa brown. and on the left hand side ginger bread man I coloured the eyes etc with a blue water colour pencil from Faber-Castille.
This card was made with white cardstock and designer paper
from a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Paper Pad "December 25" and the stars
were cut with a cutting die from "impress" die set of 5 dies, and the sentiment is cut from Marianne's cutting die.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Halloween and Christmas Cards

 Here are todays two cards, the first one is a Halloween card made from black cardstock and the Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells and some paper I printed from "The Graphic Fairy".   I used the paper for the accent and used four of the small pictures and a steampunk clock, and glued them all down with double sided tape.
with this Christmas card I used a music stamp from Stampendous which I have had for a very long time,
and I used pieces of scrap paper for the tree, with a
star cut out from a piece of yellow glitter card.   I
coloured the edges with a memento ink pad, "Lady Bug
Red"  I still have a lot of scraps to utilise!!!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Three Kings, Christmas Post Card and Merry Christmas

 These three cards were made this morning after
I had done a heap of washing, vaccuming, dusting, etc., and I needed the "ME" time, the first card "Three Kings" was made with the Cuttlebug embossing folder of the same name,
I used Bahama Blue ink pad from Memento on the deboss side of the folder.
 This card was made with green card stock,
and I used red cardstock for the card behind the
white post card which I made with the Postcard stamp from Tim Holtz "The Journey" set and the
Christmas came from an old 6 x 6 pad, 25th December.   The other stamps are from an old fiskars set that I have had for ages.

This card was made with green cardstock, and
scrap Christmas designer paper that I have had
for ages, as I said yesterday I have heaps of scraps, still to use, the ornament was also cut
from scrap paper with a Marianne's Creatable die
and the Merry Christmas also came from an old pad.   I am hoeing through the making of Christmas Cards but I still have about 26 to make.