Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sweet Doll

Hi There, I hope you New Year's Eve was very happy, and that everything will be great for 2015, here is a sweet doll card for my Daughter's Niece, it is an A5 card with a sweet doll stamp from Prima, I cut out a dress from a sheet of paper from a Cre8tive Paper Pad 150mm x 150mm, for the dress and head band and used a scrap of pale ink floral paper for the socks, I coloured her hair with a Stabilo Pen, and cut out the trellis from a Tim Holtz Alterations Die and cut out some greenery with a Fancy That cutting die that I have had for ages and adhered some flowers from Kmart, also had for ages too and the tiny flower on her waist has also been in my stash for a long time. The grass was a gift from Meg, Thanks Meg.  Just hope the little girl will like her card.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Steampunk Birthday

Hi there everyone, todays card is for a male relative who is having a birthday, I used black cardstock in a square 5-3/4, and used some old corrugated packaging which I cut to size and tore off all the siding and painted it with white gesso, when it dried I shaded the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used a Cheery Lynn corner which I shaded with Distress Stain in Antiqued Bronze, I used this stain on the Umbrella Man and the "40" also the plaque behind the numbers, I used a white gel pen to outline the umbrella, the man, and the numbers, the clock is the Weathered Clock die and the gears are Cheery Lynn.   I am hoping our guy will like this card, I have made a pocket on the inside with Graphic 45 "Good ol" Sports" paper for the gift card to be inserted.    Thanks for popping in!!  and hope you all have a Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, 27 December 2014


Hi Everyone, I haven't posted recently as I have been in Queensland visiting my beautiful daughter and her family for Christmas, and found inspiration for this card from Shari Carroll and thought it would be an excellent design card to send to my daughter and her family because I had a lovely time, I used a white card base with an old "Thanks" stamp, I cannot remember where it came from and I stamped it in several Memento colours, and used the Memory Box cutting die to cut out the "Thanks" and cut out three pieces and stuck them together and also cut the thanks into the card, and then added the insert "Thanks" into the card, where I think it looks pretty good, I also added several coloured sequins for interest.   Hope you all like this,  and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year!!!!   Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Giveaway News On Vintage Journey

Hi there everyone, Great News!!!   of a lovely giveaway.   A Vintage Journey have a blog hop called Secret Santa, they have some fabulous gifts to give away, all you have to do is visit all the designers, shown on "Bumblebees and Butterflies - Altered Book for Secret Santa" - there is a link to A Vintage Journey leave a comment on all the blogs, make a comment on your blog and a link and then go back to A Vintage Journey  and leave your link, you will be in the running to win a lovely gift.   Check it out!!!

Friday, 12 December 2014

with Sympathy

Hi everyone, It has been a few days since I posted, I have had a few things to make, however this card is a sympathy card for a family member who died this week at age 87 years.   I used a nice creamy embossed card and shaded the edges with dandelion Memento Ink Pad, and used Graphic 45 paper to make the Hibiscus flowers, and used a pale green stick on pearl for the centres, and I used a medium green card, shaded with Cottage Ivy, also a Memento ink pad, the trellis is made from a dull purple colour with Tim Holtz cutting die and the flourish stems are cut from a dull green paper, with a die-namics die, the flowers are also Die-namics and the sentiment is an Elisabeth Crafts die.   Just hope the family will like it, on the inside I used yellow paper and put a Cheerylyn cut out Think of and a memory box you.  Just hope the family will like this.  

Friday, 5 December 2014

Celebrate the season

Hello everyone, here is a cover for a mini album I made today, I make an album every year to encompass December and all the things that happen in this exciting month.   This year I used some packaging, from a cardboard/corrugated to fit the size I wanted, the front and back covers are 7-1/2" x 9-3/3" and the spine is 2" thick, and this will enable me to put quite a few pages in with Flip up's and pockets.   I used old Christmas Paper which came last Christmas in a magazine and some green cardstock for the spine, which I embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folders "Snowman" and "Snowflakes" these are old embossing folders but I really like these ones.   I cut the wording  from Glitter Card with a Cuttlebug letter set "Typewriter Machine"   and the numbers with Qickutz "No 48 Number Set"  I have had both these sets for several years.  I found a small piece of red ribbon and tied a bow and cut out a No.25 from a Kaisercraft Paper Pad and I cannot remember what it is called, the Pointsettias  were cut with a Marianne's Craft die and the stamens were cut with green cardstock, and the little red glitter flowers were in a pack that I bought from Kmart, years ago and mislaid in all my stash,   I shaded the snowman and snowflakes with a light covering of VersaMagic archival chalk ink pad, "Cloud White" to highlight them. The hanging ornaments were a gift from a friend and had to be coloured with Tim Holtz mini Distress Inks "Barn Door"   I am entering this into the Craft Hoarders Challenge #21 - Celebrate the Season,

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

dimensional star

Hello everyone, Here is todays project, it is a dimensional star for the Christmas Tree.   I used an mpress cutting die of a star, and scored each of the five points from the point to the centre, and then puffed it up and glued both pieces together to give a nice fat star, I used Graphic 45 paper, Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper and cut out the pine leaves from a Marianne's Creatable cutting die, I am happy with this star and am entering into More than one score #11 anything goes with your scor-pal and more than one score    Hope you like it, by the way I adhered the twine on the inside before joining the two pieces together.   Thanks for visiting.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Birds on a Wire

Hi everyone, here is todays card which I made to enter into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #137 (feathered friends) 1,2 or more birds to be used.  I used plain white cardstock for the base and also the topper, which I dry embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Tool, and shaded the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Cottage Ivy", I used a Movers and Shapers cutting die "Mini Pine Tree and Holly Set" also by Tim Holtz, for the holly leaves and used a generic office punch with red card stock for the berries, and I used a Sizzex 12" cutting die "Birds on a Wire"   I really like these little birds as they seem to have a lot of movement in them.   I shaded them with Bahama Blue and Dandelion, both of these inks are also Memento ink pads and used a branch with leaves that was a gift from a friend, I don't know which company made this die.   I used a piece of scrap paper on the lower section of the card which was a piece out of my scrap basket and put a piece of red and green ribbon stuck down with double sided tape and rounded the corners with a corner punch, I do like this card and hope you do too,, Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Surfn" Santa

Hi everyone, here is a card I called Surfn' Santa, he is a surfie boy dressed in Santa clothes and has a hat made of red glitter with a white cotton wool pompom on his hat.   He is in the water and I coloured him, the water, the surfboard and sun with generic markers,  and the gifts are cut from a Cottage Cutz cutting die "Stacked Presents" the background is the inside of a cardboard box and the patterned papers came from my scrap basket, and the white background is plain white cardstock with the corners rounded with a punch, and the card base is green cardstock.  We in Australia have very hot Christmas and spend the day either at the beach  or around the pool.  I am entering this into the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown  challenge "pick a previous sketch) and the sketch I picked is "Sketch 5 - May 2012"   thanks for visiting.

scrap book layout

 My daughter sent me some photo's of her family on their road trip, (a 6 week drive) to Cape York which is the top most point of Australia, so I thought I would make an album for myself because if you leave the photo's in a drawer, you will never look at them.   So I thought an 8" x 8" book would be good, I am using the binding that I found on Dawns Inspirations  It worked for me when  I recently made a Christmas flip Album for my friend, this is the page 1 and I used a Dyan Revealey stencil for the edges and a memory box stencil for the arrow and a stamp for the palm tree and a little cutting die from Quickutz for the van and trailer and some paper from my scrap pile as a mat behind the photo, I washed the paper with ranger distress re inker - tumbled glass.  On page 2,       I washed the page again and used a Tim Holtz stencil "stripes" and "clockwork" using "Vintage photo" for everything on the page, used scrap paper again for behind the photo, and more scrap paper to cut out the grass, which is with a Cheery Lynn flower, but it makes great grass, and the road sign was cut with a template that my friend Helen gave me and stamps are from Hero Arts Stamps "Past Times" set.   and the arrow is from a Memory Box Stencil.    Hope you like these photo's, I will have more in following days,    Thanks for visiting

Friday, 28 November 2014

new shopping tote

Hi there everyone, this post is not anything to do with cards, I felt like making a new handbag with plastic handles, then when I went through my sewing things I changed my mind and decided I would make a new larger bag that I could use for shopping or an overnight bag to hold a change of clothes, so used a pattern for the embroidery from a magazine called "adorable bags" that I picked up in the sale basket at the newsagent, the embroidery is from a design from Ann Dimmer with a few changes, because I found a few different buttons in my button box, I quite like the result of the embroidery.   There are nine pockets of various sizes inside attached to the lining, the outside is made from upholstery fabric and I lined it with cream cotton fabric and I made a removable liner for the base of the bag from an old Xray that I covered with the lining fabric, so that I will be able to remove it when the bag needs washing, and I made the handles long enough so that I can carry it on my shoulder, and when I am on a plane it is soft enough to use as cabin luggage so that it will fit under the seat in front of me.    It is very different from what I envisaged before I started, but I am happy with the result.

reindeer poop

 Hi everyone, I saw recently on the net a lady made some lovely little treats for Christmas, she used red cardstock and a poem about Santa's reindeer leaving their droppings.   I cannot remember where I saw it, but I do thank the lady who thought of this great idea.   I have not replicated hers, but made it quite different, I used white copy paper to print the poem on, I also used "green grass" as these are for my grandsons and we do not have snow here in Australia in Queensland, it is hot, so that is why I changed the snow to the grass.   I shaded the edges of the paper with green ink pad, Memento Cottage Ivy and cut some holly leaves from Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die - " mini pine tree and holly" set, with scraps from my scrap basket also the little red holly berries are also glitter paper from the scrap basket, I cut a small tag out of red scrap card, and wrote the greeting in Silver Gel Pen and used Green ribbon for the bow, I also stapled the clear bag to the top of the paper.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thinking of you

Hi there everyone, here is today's card, it started out with white cardstock for the base and I stamped a Stampendous stamp "Music" with Ranger's distress ink pad "chipped sapphire" and cut out Tim Holtz' bigz cutting die "writing desk" out of a cereal box and shaded that with Rangers ink pad "Vintage photo" and used a Memory Box cutting die and a Cheery lynn die for the "Thinking of you" which I cut out from a dark blue card stock.  On the inside I used a Cheery Lynn die "Best Wishes" also cut from dark blue cardstock,   I shaded around the edges with the Chipped Sapphire ink pad with a dauber.  Hope you all like this card and thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Mini Flip Album

Hi everyone, here is a new album that I made a friend for Christmas photos, I found the binding on You
Tube,  Dawns Inspirations, and on her 6" x 6" album instructions, she has very clear and understandable instructions, but I changed her 6" x 6" album to a 6" x 6" flip album, with pockets and tags and photo mats, I used 6" x 6" paper pad, a couple of different brands, they were left over from other projects, but I think they all worked out all right, there is room for 20 photo's, this number is not only pages but the photo mats, and there is room for journaling, and I closed the book with a green satin ribbon, I used red glitter paper for the Merry Christmas which was a die cut in "Jolly" die set from Quickutz, I have had this for a long time and the numbers were cut from No.48 Number Set also from Quickutz, I have also had this set for a very long time.   I am happy with the finished album and hope my friend will also like it.  Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Aussie Christmas #2

Hi everyone, Here is the 2nd Aussie Christmas Card I have made, I am entering this card into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #136, use colours red, green and white.  http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge#136(redgreenwhite)html I used a white cardstock for the base and embossed it with an mpress embossing folder "retro swirls"  and hand cut the leaves and the flowers that I quilled and painted the edges white.   These are Australian Gum Flowers and they flower in December, I hand cut the gum leaves in green and shaded them with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy"  and the Merry Christmas was cut from the same green as the flowers with a Marianne's Creatable cutting die.  am pretty happy with this one, thanks for visiting!!  I also entering this card into the challenge on Beccysplace,BlogSpot.

Aussie Christmas #1

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a week or so, have had commissions to finish, and all done now!!  I decided that for Christmas 2015 I would make Aussie Christmas Cards.  We don't have snow or snowflakes, reindeer or all the other things that are in the Northern Hemisphere. We have Sun, Beach, flies, gum trees and all the other fun things that we do on Christmas Day, we have all the family around the BBQ or the pool, we go to the bush for a camping trip, but we still have Santa visiting.   So I made my first card with Aussie Santa a surfie boy, with his presents on the beach, which was made with a piece of sandpaper that I found in the shed, and used a stamp that came free with an issue of Australian Papercraft, a few years ago and I don't still have the magazine, only the stamp, I used ordinary generic markers to colour all the waves, surfboard and the santa suit, and sun and used red glitter paper to make Santa's hat. the presents were cut from a Cottage Kutz die with a backing of "Dots" Christmas paper, and red cardstock for the front of the presents I used a tag which was a gift from a friend, thanks Meg, and a green pen from Stabilo to write the message, I used a piece of cotton wool for the pom pom on Santa's hat which was free cut. the sky was a wash with a ranger re-inker "tumbled glass" and I used red card stock for the base card.   I thought it was not too bad for a first attempt, and will be doing more cards with an Aussie theme for next year.   Hope you all like it!  Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Birthday Card

 Hi there, This is another commissioned card, for a friend's husband and I made an A5 card with white cardstock that I edged with Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" this is one of my favourite colours, and I used the "Weathered Clock" die, cut in black card stock, I also added "The Watch Man" that I stamped out and coloured with Faber-Castille Aquarelle pencils, and printed the question on my computer and used a Spellbinders cutting die "Hexagons" to cut it out and edged it with the "Vintage Photo", on the inside I used kitchen paper to mask the areas that I did not want to print on, using the Graphic 45 Hampton Art stamp, I don't know what this stamp set it called but used the stamp with the writing on it, I put a little brown spider hanging from one of the corners, this was from the Halloween Stamp Set also from Hampton Art, and the gears were in the same set, again using the "Vintage Photo", the numbers were cut with a QuicKutz cutting die No.48 Number Set, which I have had for ages, the arrows, I am not sure of the maker because the die cuts were a gift
from a friend, and the "Happy Birthday" was cut from
a free die that came with "Australian"Simply Cards" magazine, They are a great magazine, with free
gifts with every issue.   I hope the recepient will like this card and get a laugh out of it.
at the bottom right hand side I put a die cut
from Graphic 45 "Congratulations on your
Special Day" and on the envelope I put the
off cut from the Graphic 45 paper, which was
from "The Olde Curiousity Shop" and used on the front of the card  and stamped vintage car images from Tim Holtz stamp set
"Life's Possibilities".

Place Cards

These Place Cards were made as a commission, I cut the card stock at 4" x 4" and used blue Parker ink to write the names and used Tim Holtz movers and shapers die "Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set" and used red card stock and punched the little berries, and used a Stabilo number 88 mini pen in dark green to make the faux stitching around the edges and found a box in my stash to add Christmas Paper and a Marianne's Creatables die "Pointsettia" to make a flower for the top and I put a pale green stick on pearl in the centre, the stick on pearl was bought from a cheap shop, the box was the correct size for the cards, and the buyer was very happy with them.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Card in a Box

Hi there everyone, Here is a Card in a Box that I made with measurements at Split Coast Stampers, which I have used quite a few times, this time it is a Christmas theme with most of the cutting dies from Marianne's Creatables and I also used a dove, Sizzex "Bird #5"   this is a cute little dove, I also used a santa stamp, metal snowflake from China, little stars from a generic punch from Glitter Card bought at the Newsagents, and the Merry Christmas is also a Marianne creatable die cut from Silver card, also from the newsagent a small reindeer, which was a gift from a friend.  I am entering this in to Craft Room Challenge #89, Anything 3D"

Monday, 10 November 2014

Gift Card/Money Holders, page 2.

 Hi everyone, here are the rest of the card holders, hope you like them, Jasann

Gift Card/Money holders

 Hi Everybody, Here are some Gift Card/Money Holders I made for a commission, the box is the right size to hold 10 of these, I had to make four for men, and six for women, so I made all the ladies cards in white cardstock, and all of them are different  using different cutting dies, paper, embossing folders and Ranger Ink Pads that I have, I haven't added all the photos in this post because I could only have three photo's so will add the others later, hope you all like them, Jasann

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Gift Card holders

Hi there everyone, here are some gift card holders/envelopes I made this morning, together with the tag, I cut the card 8-1/2" x 5-1/2, and scored one end at 2" and the other at 2-1/2" and folded the 2-1/2" end over and secured with double sided tape and then attached Christmas designer paper from a pad that I received with a magazine a couple of years ago, I made a belly band and attached reindeers from Reindeer Flight Tim Holtz Bigz cutting die and on the other I made a little Christmas card cut with the Spellbinders banner die the second smallest one, and for the tag I cut these out of the spare card that was left over from the envelopes and used a silver gel pen to draw the faux stitching and cut silver and light green glitter card snowflakes Sizzex number 17,  I am happy how these turned out and the boys should like them.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

When Life get's you down

Hi everyone, here is todays card which I made for a couple of friends, who are doing it hard at the moment, and thought this one would cheer them up!    I used ordinary white card stock for the base with copy paper watercoloured and dabbed with white ink pad, VersaMagic, and highlighted with a white gel pen, The sentiment I found on the net and cannot remember just where, if it is you, Thank You!   I used the seahorse from Tim Holtz Bigz cutting die "Sand and Sea" and coloured it with Tim's mini ink pads and used a soft headed marker for the highlights and the white gel pen for the markings, I hand cut the seaweed! Hope my friends like this card and that it does cheer them up!!!

Monday, 3 November 2014


Hello there, here is a card I made today to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #19, "For all that you do - Thank you",, I used a cream cardstock for the card base and used a piece of card,, packaging from an ice cream box, it was the right colour that I wanted and I didn't have any card stock to hand that colour, I shaded the edges with Ranger "vintage photo" ink pad and used a Stabilo fine black pen to make the faux stitching around the edges, and an "On the Edge" Tim Holtz die "doily" and cut out some flags, paper found in my scrap drawer, and used a Spellbinder cutting die "Rose Creations" to make the flower with a centre cut with a paper punch, the flourish was cut with a Die-Namics die "Leafy Flourish" and the "Thanks" was cut with a Memory Box "Thank you" die, the doily was shaded with the "Vintage Photo" ink pad.   Hope you all like this one!! The design is from a card map seen on Cheery Lynn email from 26/9/14, from Corina Finley. Thank you Corina for your inspiration!!! All the papers used for this card came out of my scrap drawer/left overs from other projects!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Christmas Tags

Hi there everyone, just made a couple of Christmas Tags because I have quite a lot of offcuts of Christmas paper, and thought this might be the thing to do with it.   The first one is a green paper with pink dots, and I used the Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and a "Happy Christmas" cut from the free die that came with issue 73 of Australian Simply Cards using the gold foil that comes on the butter container, I never throw anything out if it can be used for card making!!!   and I used some green lace across the bottom that I had bought at a local Op Shop.   The second tag has two pieces of Christmas Paper that I pulled out of my Christmas Drawer, and a Christmas Tree cut with a free die also from Australian Simply cards, I can't remember which issue it was, but I think it came before last Christmas, and the pine is also cut with a Marianne's creatable die that I have had for ages, these were both cut from Glitter Card.   the ribbons have been dyed with Dyan Revealey sprays.

Tim Holtz cover

Hi there, here is the cover of Tim Holtz folder - I painted it inside out with white Gesso and when it was try I used the tim Holtz stencil "Doily" and Dyan Revealey's  stencil "Luscious Leaves" and white texture paste.   When this was dry I fitted the folder piece with black ribbon and made a bow with several pieces of ribbon, and attached a large Steampunk Owl that I bought from China.   I am very happy at how this turned out and will not add any more to it.   Just have to decide what I will put in it!!!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mini Album and Journal Cover

 Hi everyone, Hope everyone is well. I have two projects here to show you.   The top photo is a Mini Album 5" x 7" with a 1-1/4 spine.   It started out as an Uncle Toby's Oats Cereal Box and I used plain copy paper to make the cover which I used texture paste with a Tiddly Winks stencil "Brick Works" and various Tim Holtz and Hampton Arts stamps to stamp all the bits and pieces, I also used a Memory Box Stencil  "Diamond" with Vintage photo ink pad to stencil the other parts of the cover, I used some variaged fibers from Kaiser Craft that we a gift from a friend to wind around the spine and I found some brass pieces that I bought rom China, a castle, a teapot, an umbrella an alladins lamp, a key and a small steampunk style clock to hang  on them.   This will make a nice present for someone.  The Journal is a piece of corrugated cardboard that was
packaging and I used a home made blue spray, food colouring to use after I put down gesso, and various pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz movers and shapers gears, a brass butterfly, a pretty little angel, a round clock, which is a Kaisercraft wood piece, buttons, bead and a round brass flower piece.
I gesso'd it again and then painted some of the pieces with Jo Sonja's acrylic paint "Gold" and I used a writing stamp from Hampton Arts and put some dark blue beads in the middle of the clock, and then spattered some of the gold paint with a paint brush diagonally from top left to right bottom of the piece. I think I will leave this now as I am not sure what else I want to put on it.   With the yellow mini album, I learned how do do this, the hidden hinges and how to make the flip over pages, inserts etc from My Sisters Scrapper,

Thursday, 23 October 2014

altered Box


Hi there everyone, We had some fabulous news that number three grandson, aged 10 years, has been selected to be School Captain for 2015!!  so I made this congrat's card for him, there is a mistake on this photo where on the bottom tag I spelt SOAR as SOUR, this tag has been replaced with the correct spelling, but it went into the envelope and was posted before I took another photo of it!!!  slack Nana!!!   any way this card was made with Graphic 45 papers and a tag die, the smallest and a Cheery Lynn corner die, I just love this die, steampunk style just right for a boy, and the spellbinders banner die, and the star is am mpress die, the largest star, and shaded with scattered straw Tim Holtz mini ink pad, and an old letter die for the letters.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Layer It

Hi Everyone, Here is a card I made today to enter into Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 18 "Layer It", I had fun making this card using a plain white card stock for the background, and I dry embossed it with a Darice Embossing Folder "Sheet Music", and shaded around the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Lady Bug", I used a paper Doily from the Grocery Store and also shaded it with "Lady Bug", I cut out a white clock with Tim Holtz "Weathered Clock", which I have had for a very long time, I shaded it with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy", and I found some Christmas Tickets in my stash, they were the last and had been there for ages, I used some red & white Christmas Paper and made a flag and some green ribbon which I tied in a bow, three little diamonte gems to the top right hand corner and some silver stars set in threes on the card, which I think finished it off.   I am entering this into the Challenge No 18,

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Hi there everyone, it is a bit cool today, just the type of day to stay inside at your craft table.   I am not very good at "make one layer card" or "Clean and simple" as they are also known, but I wanted to enter a card in the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown, October recipe Challenge of "Make a One Layer Card",, and used a plain white card stock for the card base and used one blueprint stamps from Tom Holtz, and Stampers Anonymous, the dear little snowman, I only inked the stamp to get the figure of the snowman, in Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, and emphasised it with Faber-Castille water colour pencils, using the black and green and red, plus orange for the carrot nose, I used a blue to shade the background and used water to blend it,  I used Memento Ink Pad Bahama Blue for the varios snowflakes that I took of a couple of old stamps that I have had for ages and don't know who the manufacture was, also the Joy was one of the stamps in one of those un-named sets, and I used one of the red pencils for the lines on the two corners.  Hope you all like it, I thought it was just a little bit different!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Good Times

Hi there, here I am again with another card today, this card has a red card base and I used watercolour paper to splash various water colours on the background and used a Dylusions stencil with Memento Ink pad to colour the small leaves that I felt would be good for this card as I was also using an mpress nesting dies "leaves" to cut out these leaves in various autumn colours, from my scrap basket, and I used a Die Namics die for the "Good Times" sentiment,   I am entering this into the Craftroom Challenge "make your own background"

Silent Night

Hi there everyone, here is my card today to enter in the Merry Monday Christmas Challence #130 = "Silent Night", I used a white cardstock for the base of the card and used dark blue glitter card for the night sky, and a skyline cutting die from Die-namics, this is one of my favourite cutting dies, it is very versatile, and I used a Kaisercraft stamp, Santa and his sleigh  from the "Tis the Season" collection and white embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder.  I am happy with the way this card turned out and hope you are too!!!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Pink Halloween

Hi everyone, it is a bit cool here and we are having heavy rains, just the thing to stay inside and play with paper.   I utilised this time to make this pink Halloween card.   I used black cardstock and plain copy paper sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray, Bubblegum Pink,   I used a memory box spider web and a cheery lynn corner also cut from black cardstock and the spider I  think is a cheery lynn.   I used a sticker for the druggist sign which I raised on dimensional tape, I used Ranger Pumice Stone ink pad to stamp the bottles with a stamp that I got at a garage sale with no label, I think it could be either a Hampton Art or a Stampers Anonymous.  The gears are all Cheery Lynn.   On the inside I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge cutting die, Iron fence, and cut it from the off cut of pink paper that I had used on the front of the card and the stamps I used are in the same set as the bottles, and I used Ranger Embossing Powder, Silver, to heat emboss the images.   I will use an embossing pen and the silver pen to write my message. The inspiration for this
card came from Emma at That's Life, thanks

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Black and orange

Hi all, hope you are all having a good day!  I made this card this morning to enter into the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 154, Black and Orange.   I used a black cardstock for the card and used an orange and black paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper pad, and cut a picket fence, cheery lynn B123, and an owl cheery lynn B383, this is the small owl, there are two in the packet, I hand cut the branch the owl is sitting on, I used a Sizzex set Retro Halloween to stamp and cut the cat,  and I used the orange pumpkins and smiling moon from some Halloween paper that I downloaded from the net in 2012, and I forgot to note where it came from, so if you know you designed it, thank you.   I really like the smiling pumpkins!


Hi there everybody, I haven't put anything on my blog since last week, but made this 9" tag, a Christmas one, as I am starting to make tags for my Christmas presents.   I got the inspiration from the Funkie Junkie, on one of their recent blog emails, I really liked it and so I made this one to enter into the October Colour Challenge on 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, , the challenge is to use three of the following colours: Dark Pink, Light Pink, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Green.   I think I have achieved this with a light pink, a dark pink and green.   I cut this tag out of cardstock, and reinforced it with a darker piece of card from a package, I used white copy paper and used a Memory Box stencil Texture Diamond with a Memento ink pad, Cottage Ivy, and also used that colour for the Christmas Tree, which is a stamp I received with Australia Simply Cards, for the Merry Christmas I used a mini ink pad from Tim Holtz, Spun Sugar, and a ticket with Wish on it, a dark pink, I used red and white washi tape for the stem of the tree and some christmasy ribbon for the bow and I used a jewelled brad to hold it onto the tag, I also used a Marianne's Creatable cutting die for the pointsettia, and a dark pink stick-on jewel for the centre, I also used a plastic bow on the top edge and inked this up with the Spun Sugar ink, and I am happy with how this turned out.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Neon Christmas

Hi there everyone, this is the second card for me today!   I made this Christmas card to enter into two challenges:

The first is 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, Theirs is the October sketch challenge,

The second is: Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #129, which is to use Neon Colours, , I used white cardstock for the base and used some of the Neon Cardstock that I had put away for the Halloween cards, and I stamped a snowflake from a Kaisercraft stamp set, I have lost the packet so don't know what the name of the set is, I heat embossed the snowflakes with Ranger emb powder, Silver, and I stamped the sentiment from the same set with black memento ink pad.   I think this card has filled both challenges.