Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Christmas townscape

I made this card today to enter into 52 (Christmas) card thrown challenge April stash challenge - Glitter.
I used dark blue glitter paper with the houses cut from Tim Holtz alterations cutting die "Townscape" I used gold glitter paper to cut out the moon and the star, and coloured all the houses with various inks from Memento Ink Pads.


Here is my interpretation of a tutorial from Aida Haron from Sizzex,    I used the Tim Holtz Alterations texture fades, "Patchwork"  and sprayed it with several home made inks,Light yellow, dark yellow, and vintage photo made from a re-inker.   I used ink pads, a dark reddish brown from Cre8tive, Vintage Photo from Ranger, Cantouloupe and Tuxedo Black from Memento, and a Perfect Pearls Mist "Sunflower Sparkle" and several embellishments found in my stash, and I used a Cheery Lynne Sentiment "Best Wishes" on the inside of the card.  

Enjoy Life's Moments

The inspiration for this card came from "Stamping with Loll" .   I used a blue cardstock, and used white for the topper which I lightly inked over a brick template from Twiddleybitz and I cut the leaf from a cutting die from, I used Danube Blue and black to ink the leaf and the plain blue for the bricks and the edges.  I used an old Fiskars stamp for the sentiment.  Am very happy with this one, Thanks Loll for the inspiration.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Mother's Day

Hi there, I made these two cards for Mother's Day, for my daughter and my daughter In law, they are both excellent Mothers and deserve to get a pretty card.   For the first card I used pale lemon cardstock with a image from the Graphic 45 "Birdsong" paper, graphic 45's are my favourite papers, I used a free embossing folder from Australia Simply Cards magazine and used Mini royal Roses, Die-Namics cutting die to make the little purple roses, and used a brass butterfly for the accent.   I used Tim Holtz distress ink pad to shade the embossed image and the edges, I used the Umbrella paper, also from Birdsong to line the inside and added the sentiment on one of the little tags.

With the second card, the paper is from
Graphic 45, Bohemian Bazaar, and I used black card stock for the base,the lady is an image from an old book, and used purple paper for the mini royal roses, cut with a die-namics cutting die, I used a little bottle top that was a gift from a friend and a piece of white satin ribbon  which I had in my stash to make the bow, I am happy with both cards, and hope my girls will be happy with them.

Thursday, 24 April 2014


 These plaid cards were made for homework on Watercolour On Line Classes, and on the darker card I used Reno Art tube watercolours, although with the grey I used Jo Sonja Paynes Grey with a small amount of white colour to mix it, I also used the Lemon Yellow also with a small amount of white mixed in and the crimson red which also had some white to lighten it.   Don't like the look!!  with the Lighter shaded card I used Crayola Washable Markers, as I couldn't buy Crayola water colours, and I used Kitten Grey, Pinky Pink, and small fry yellow, these were a bit easier to use as I put the colour on my craft sheet and used lots of water, I am happier with this card, next time I think I will use my faber-castile water colour pencils and see what I get, I suppose it is all a "learning curve" and lots of practice is needed.

Monday, 21 April 2014

pretty girl

I made this card today to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No 6, which is a sketch, with a twist, the twist being using a new item and an old item.    I used black cardstock for the base of the card and used Graphic 45 papers from Birdsong Collection and used brown ribbon to go across the centre of the card, and pink flowers in the right hand side , I used stick on pearls for the embellishments and the "Pretty Girl" is cut from a decoupage book, all are old items except the pink flowers which I just made this week. I also used a silver gel pen to make a nexklace for the girl. The circles were cut with an mpress 3 in 1 nesting dies and the square was cut from a Nellie Snellon cutting die MFD006.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Winged Things

Hi There, I just made this card this morning to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Winged Things,   I used plain white card stock for the base and used only Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad for the stamping, which is a variety of Stampendous, Kaiser craft, and a generic butterfly, I used two Tim Holtz stencils for the background, Burlap and Measured, and for those I applied the Distress Ink with an ink dauber,    die cut the Model and the cotton reel from Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers cutting die "Mini Sewing Room Set"   and I added Cheery Lynn "Wings" which were a gift from a crafting friend, Thanks Meg!!!  I tied a little cotton twine around the waist of the model.     I enjoyed making this card!!!

Saturday, 12 April 2014


I made this card to say thank you to a friend, and I used the template on lesson 7 on Clean & simple cards no 3, lessons, although I  used a cuttlebug embossing folder "Tiny Mosaic" and used some coloured dots that I bought at "Crazy Clarks" who were closing down and had 50% off. I used markers to do the colouring on the inside of the openings of the words and the hearts. I am quite happy with the outcome!

Blue Christmas

Hi there everyone, I made this card today to enter into the 52 {Christmas} card Throwdown challenge: April Colour Challenge.  I used a royal blue cardstock for the background card, and a pale lilac and white designer paper for the next layer and I used dark blue for the lacy band across the lower section and behind the Christmas ball and I used silver for the ball topper and the snowflake, I used silver gems in the right hand top corner.  I hope I have got it right!!

easter cards

 Hi there everyone!!  Here are four of my Easter Cards, basically they are all the same with a 5-1/2" square white cardstock, with designer paper from Prima "Almanac" collection 6" x 6" paper pad, The white cardstock on top of the designer paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots",  the flowers on all cards were cut from Tim Holtz cutting die "Tattered Flowers" and were shaded with the various Memento ink pads,  with the green vine from, I think CheeryLynn, it was a gift from a friend so I am not sure, the butterflies are from Tim's On the Edge cutting die "Butterflies" and they either have rhinestones or Ranger Perfect Pearls, Bisque or Baby Blue,   the small accents are from Graphic 45 embellishments.   I am very happy with the way these turned out.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Best Wishes

Hi there, I made this card today to enter in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge No. 5, Take a stamp, any stamp, and I cut the white cardstock base into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square card, and covered it with paper from a Prima 6" x 6" paper pack "Almanac" collection.   I used a Tim Holtz Frameworks cutting die "Trellis" and I stained it with Tim's Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"  and I coloured the pieces from the centre of the trellis with various Memento Ink pads, I used a Cheery Lynn cutting die "Best Wishes" and a stamp from Tim Holtz stamp set " Lost and Found"  I rather like the result of this card.


I made this card today to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Journey", and I used white cardstock for the background and used a Tim Holtz embossing folder "Airmail" and I shaded it with Memento Ink "Danube Blue" and I used a Tim Holtz stamp set "The Journey" to stamp and cut out the various elements which I attached with dimensional tape and I stamped them with Memento Ink "Bahama Blue"  and I used a free die cut label for the sentiment "Enjoy the Journey" with a small piece of dark blue ribbon  for the bow.

Monday, 7 April 2014

use a stamp

I made this stamp today to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge number 5, use a stamp, any stamp. I used a tim holtz stamp set that I haven't used before but have had it for a very long time, the set is called "lost and found" on a background of distress stain "chipped sapphire" and stamped with distress ink "vintage photo" I made mini royal roses with scraps from Graphic 45 paper "birdsong" and used gemstones in the top two corners from the cheap shop.

Merry Christmas

 These two cards were made today to enter in the 52 {Christmas} card throwdown April Sketch Challenge, I used last years Christmas paper for the background and the red piece on the front of the card also the sentiment, I made a red paper bow from a free template that I found on the net and I used Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight cutting die for the reindeer and stamped them with a stampendous stamp "music" with Tim Holtz distress ink "Vintage Photo" and I used a black pen for their eyes.   I used a Tim Holtz distress marker "Picket Fence" for the faux stitching around the edges, made two cards because I wanted to use both reindeer. The sentiment was cut with a Marianne Creatables die.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

craft storage

I am entering this photo into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, Fifth Monday March Linky Party - Day 3, .  I don't have a craft room as my house is too small, but I do have nooks and cranny's where I can put drawers for my stash.   This is my newest cubby hole in the laundry where I have a small table to hold my wi fi printer and underneath it I have a set of small drawers all labelled with the names of what is in them on the side I have clear folders which also hold things like alpha's and various embellishments, gem's etc.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

More than one score

I made this card this evening to enter into the Scor-pal challenge "More than one score"   I made a trifold card with white cardstock for the base of the card, with pale turquoise blue designer card the interior back section and also on the front folds, I tied a pale grey satin ribbon around the left hand side and tied a bow, and I cut two little squares, one white and the top one the same designer card and I used a cuttlebug set of dies "scallop squares" to cut them, and I used a yellow button with turquoise crochet cotton to go on top of the squares as an "accent" I took this photo in the evening and was not able to get a very good photo, although I had about 5 tries, this one is the best.