Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 26 January 2013

steampunk lady

I made this card for a birthday in February, and I made a spare to put in a box of cards for a present, I got the inspiration from Paula Whittaker who did a step by step for a chunky ATC in craftstamper magazine, January 2012,, I used a piece of paper I made using the Dyan Reaveley inks and various stamp and Dyan's stencils, I am happy with the result, I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the steampunk lady and the photo strip which I stamped on designer paper, the tickets are also Tim's, the purple flower is one I cut out and rolled by hand and I used purple kindyglitz for the sparkle.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Tim's vintage Valise Gift Boxes

I made these boxes specifically to hold 6 greeting cards which I am giving for gifts, the first one is made out of Aqua coloured shiny glittery cardstock with beige card for the accents and Liquid Pearls for the fasteners on the handles and strap holders, and the cards were made in a variety of patterns, and the second box is made with out of beige chipboard with blac accents and gold Liquid Pearls, it also has a variety of cards, I have also made envelopes for both sets of cards.

Friday, 18 January 2013

birdsong birthday card

This is a birthday card made with Graphic 45 Birdsong paper, which I really like, it has some wonderful graphics. I used black cardstock for the background, with some red and used silver gel pen for the silver accents.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

prototype vintage valise

I recieved this Tim Holtz die "Vintage Valise" yesterday and made this prototype card box, I made the front and back the same using chip board from a box, and the black sections from card stock, I used distress ink pad "vintage photo" to shade the edges, and as I didn't have enough brads I used ranger liquid pearls "Bisque" instead of the brads, I will be shopping on Friday and will chase up some suitable brads.   I made the box section from card stock which was a mistake I should have used some chipboard for strength as the card stock was not heavy enough for the job, however I lined the box with paper from my stash, and used a button and velcro for the fastener, and used a chain and key as decoration.  I made the box just a shade too big, next one I will make a bit smaller.  All in all it was a learning curve and the next one, hopefully, will be a bit better. I enjoyed using this die though.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Camera Birthday Card

I made this card today for my 12 year old rellies son, I used Tim Holtz Mini Camera Movers and Shapers die, and Tim Holtz Embossing Folder "Rivet's" and a stamp from my stash "Smiles" I rounded the edges with a corner punch, I think it turned out ok

Saturday, 12 January 2013

3 x 3 card Best Wishes

I made this card to enter the Creative Card Challenge No 23 - Itty Bitty Cards -, I saw this on Suzanne's Stamping Spot, and the cards need to be 3" x 3" or they can be 2" x 1 1/2", or 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" and should show the dimensions near the card. I made this card 3" x 3" which is approximately 7 1/2cm, I could no find a tape measure in inches only centermetres, I have my scorepal in inches so that I can measure accurately, so have shown a cm measure in my photo. I used white cardstock, and stamped a gift and best wishes from an old stamp from my stash that I have had for ages, and coloured the gift with kiddie markers, also from my stash, and used a scrap of paper for the background and another scrap "love you" also from my stash, the stick on pearls are Kaiser craft basics

Thursday, 10 January 2013

baby girl card

This card I made for my daughter's sister in law who had a baby girl yesterday, I don't usually do girl cards as I have all boys in the family, so it was a new experience.   I got the pram pattern from, the background paper was free with a scrapbooking magazinne and the embossing folder to give the pram dimension was a provocraft, "Polka dots" and the wheels was EZcut folder floral numbeer  50327 from the tickets were from tim Holtz and the flowers and greenery were all from Die-Namics "Leaf flourish", "Prima donna petals", "rolled daisy" and the corner die was a Nellie Snellon MFD 027.

Friday, 4 January 2013

January 2013 tag

I made this tag, my take on Tim Holtz January 2013 tag, I think I did ok, even though I don't have all the supplies Tim used.  Had to take this photo with my web camera as I cannot transfer photo's from my computer any more on google, they have changed it so I may have to change to google +, will have to see, otherwise  I will have to get a new blog site.