Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Birthday Card

Here is today's card, I haven't posted anything because I have been visiting my son and daughter in law and their kiddies for Christmas, so haven't made any cards,
this one is on an orange card stock, with paper from a free pad
from Australian Simply Cards, I used a doily that I bought from IGA supermarket, with one of the flower pop outs in the
pad and used a rhinestone brad for the centre, I used a Marianne's Creatable "Happy Birthday" cutting die for the
sentiment on the inside of the card.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Time Flies

These are todays cards, I used ordinary card stock for the bases on these cards,
and used for the top one paper from "Petite Pages" from a Webster 6" x 6" pad that I got free with Australian Simply Cards magazine, I used the Tim Holtz clock from the Movers and Shapers magnetic die and the clock face is from  a Bo Bunny 6" x 6" pad "Timepiece Collection" which I have for some time, it is a lovely collection of
papers the stamped clocks were free stamps from "Craft Stamper Magazine"
For the second card the paper used is from Graphic 45 "Bohemian Bazaar" "Dazzling Sunset" I really love the Graphic 45 papers, they are so easy to use.  The clock was cut from Blue card stock at the same time that I cut the cold one on the other card. and the wings on both cards are from Tim Holtz cutting die "Heart Wings" that is another favourite, and the stamps on this one are from, I think, Stampers Anonymous.
I am very happy with these cards, I usually make one for sending and the other to put in a box for the gift boxes of cards that I make.

Mini birdhouses

Here is another card I finished off today, I made it with white cardstock and used Dyan Reavely Dylusions Ink Spray "bubblegum Pink"  and a stencil from their website is called Mini Birdhouses and I used a sentiment from a cutting die either from Quickutz or cuttlebug, I am not sure as I don't have the original packaging, as I bought it from a garage sale.


here is today's card, I made this card to send to a friend, one who I had missed out, so sorry Pat, I used Tim Holtz Blueprint "Snowflake" and used a variety of papers to make the background, and drew faux stitching around the images, it was one I had to make in a hurry, put I am fairly happy with it

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Penny Farthing Happy Birthday Wishes

Hi there, This is today's card, I used two different green card stock, the light one for the base and the darker one to cut the "Happy" on an angle, it was cut with die-namics "Accent it - celebrate" and the Penny Farthing is from Scrapmattw  www.scrapmatts,com there were three in the packet and this is an Australian Company situated in Menai, NSW.   I really like this one, and hope the person who receives it will be happy, it is suitable for a man, boy or woman.


I made these two cards for upcoming birthdays, and used plain white cardstock for the card base and used two different papers from Graphic 45 "Bird Song" 8" x 8" paper pad and the small doilies were a gift from a friend, I think these are Cheery Lyn, but not sure, I used the Die-Namics "mini royal roses" and the "accent it - Celebrate" cutting dies and Tim Holtz "On the Edge" cutting die "Ornate" to cut out the top section, I am very happy with these and think that will be well received.

Friday, 13 December 2013

money envelopes

 Hi!!!  Here are two cute little money envelopes, my two eldest grandsons requested money for special purposes for their Christmas Gifts so I made these little envelopes to hold the money, they were made out of scrapbooking paper and I used a Fiskars edge punch to make the lacy edge and added sentiments that I had in my stash, I hope they will like these, they were so easy to make.

Watchman Birthday Card

 Hi There, made this card for a  male friend's birthday, I like this Tim Holtz stamp, it is one of my favourites, I have made a similar one for my son in law, and he really liked it, so I think Clive will like it also, on the inside I also used Tim's stamps, with the vintage ute and the saying which is in the same stamp set "Life's possibilities"  I used a bahama blue cardstock for the backgrouond and used the same colour for the stamping of the gears, the birds were a black ink pad and the man was stamped also in black and I coloured him with Faber-Castille water colour pencils and I put him on with dimensional tape so that he was offset at the bottom edge. I quite like this stamp.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi there, I haven't posted for a while because Life got in the way of Crafting, but here I am again, able to spend time playing with paper.  Today I made a birthday card that was inspired by Kim Blundell from, where she made a gift box for a Christmas gift, but I decided that I would change it and make a birthday card using a similar colourway and here it is, I used buttons from my button box and a scrap of ribbon I found in my ribbon box and a tiny doily that was a gift from a friend, I made the rose from a die from Die-Namics, Royal Mini Rose in white and used an old Fiskars stamp for the sentiment. The photo colour is not good because I have the house locked up and the air conditioner on because of the heat and had to put the light on because when I used the flash it bleached out all the colour.  Thanks Kim for your inspiration.