Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Christmas 2012

I did a bit of scrapping this morning to fill in time before my Dr's apt, it is my two youngest grandsons visiting Santa Christmas 2012, the photo has been in my "to do" pile since then.  I made an 8" x 8" page with gingham paper from a free paper pad from Australian simply cards and the other elements have been in my stash for ages, the flag behind the photo contains the journaling, I am happy with this page, and hope the boys will be too.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Merry & Bright

Hi there, I made this Christmas Card to enter into the 52 {Christmas} card throwdown June Stash Challenge (Charms)., The challenge is to include a charm on your card.   I used plain white cardstock for the card, and red & white washi tape and red and white bakers twine from Cre8tive to go down the left hand side and a silver snowflake charm, that I bought from China,  I used a Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament clear stamps for the ornament and the sentiment, and I used Tim Holtz distress ink pad in "Barn Door" and also used Kaiser Basic Rhinestones for the hanger. A plain and simple card, or as close as I can get it!!!

Thursday, 26 June 2014


Hi there, here is a card I made today, I used the Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste to make the hearts and used a Memory Box cutting die "Thanks" in pink card stock and some pink and white bakers twine for the bow.   Just a little something for a gift box. 

Lunch with the boys

Hi there everyone, I haven't posted for a couple of days because I had heaps of other stuff to do.   I don't do much scrapbooking, but I wanted to do this photo as it is one of my favourite photos with my grandsons, I made an 8" x 8" page with the background paper from Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells"   and die cut's from Tim Holtz "frameworks" which I glued to the background, I used a paper doily and the half of a Tim Holtz "weathered clock"  and some Cheery Lynn gears and dragonfly.

Saturday, 21 June 2014


Hi everyone, this is a pretty card that I made from red cardstock for the base and some designer paper that I have had in my stash for a very, very, long time, cannot remember where it came from, I used a Tim Holtz cutting die "Reindeer Flight" which is one of my favourites and shaded it with a small light brown ink pad, a generic store one, I used a red stick on reinstone for his nose and a black pen for his eye, and found a red checked ribbon also in my stash, I am entering this card in the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown challenge for June,  Focus on Rudolph (reindeer),

Steampunk Corset

Hi there, I made this Steampunk Style card with plain white cardstock for the base, and I used a Cheery Lynn corset in black and used Memento Tuxedo Black for the background and the lace which I cut from a piece of paper doily, it came out grey which was what I wanted, I used clear stock-on rhinestones for the buttons up the front of the corset, I used Cheery Lynn for the gears and the corners,  I used Tim Holtz stencils for the background and used Vintage Photo ink for the "Doily" and "Heart" stencils, I am entering this into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Number 10 "Spray it, Ink it, Smear it, Emboss it"

Monday, 16 June 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone, this a card I made this morning, a simple card for entry into 52 (Christmas) card Throwdown challenge for June which is to use Red, Dark Green and Light Green and use a metallic element of your choice., I made a larger card than usual, 7-1/4" x 5-3/4" and used red cardstock for the base of the card and the first topper is cut from dark green and the next one is light green, I distressed these with Tim Holtz distress tool.   I used a red cardstock die cut "Merry Christmas" I don't know who the manufacturer is because it was a gift from a friend about 5 years ago, and I am just using it now!!!!   I used some red stick on stars to decorate the "C" and two of the corners and then I found some gold snowflakes that I have had for some time. It is plainer than I usually make, but I am happy with it.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Best Wishes

Hi everyone, Here is today's card, I used a bright pink cardstock for the base and white for the topper which I used a Maya Road stencil Moroccan Mask, and used some texture paste with a pink paint to stain it a very light pink, I am happy with the way that background turned out, I the used a Spellbinders die to cut the "elegant posts", and a Tim Holtz Movers and shapers die Mini birdcage out of silver paper and the little blue bird is cut from blue felt.   I stained the post and the edges and small doily behind the flowers with a Memento ink pad "lilac posies"   the flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland and the Best Wishes is cut from a Cheery Lynn cutting die.   I used clear stick on rhinestones for the birds eye and the flower centers. I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  and into Crazy for Challenges "crazy 4 240 "stencilling"

Saturday, 14 June 2014

up,up and away

Hi everyone, here is a card I made last night to enter into the Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge "up up and away"  needing anything with wings, balloons , butterflies etc".   I used black cardstock and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots" and applied Perfect Pearls Powder onto the card, I liked the result and then used Graphic Paper 45, various collections to make the butterflies, and the flowers, I used a tag from one of the collections and used a Cheery Lynn cutting die to cut the "Best Wishes"  the flowers were cut from the Mariannes
Collectables English rose and I used Pearls to accent the butterflies and also on the tag.   The "Steampunk" Owl I got from China. The butterflies were cut from a Spellbinders Shapabilities "Butterflies"  and I used Ranger Stickles "Icicle" for the glitter on the butterflies.

Friday, 13 June 2014

fun in the sun

Hi there,  Here is the card for today, "Fun in the sun"   The picture is a free graphic from "The Graphic Fairy",, They have lots of free graphics, all beautiful.   I used a yellow cardstock for the base which is 5-3/4" x 5-3/4" inches.   I used the Tim Holts Stencil "Rays" for the sun and used Texture Paste which I coloured yellow, it doesn't show up very well in the photo, and also used yellow texture paste for the sand.   I used a couple of charms, a star and sand castle, that were in my stash for ages, the stamps are from free stamp from Papercraft Australia magazine from some years ago, it is called "Surf's Up" and was made by Pollycraft. I used Perfect Pearls mist "Sunflower Sparkle" to add highlights to the rays and the sand and I cut out the picture with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Small.   I am entering this into the Craft Room challenge, "Sun-Sand-and Surf, and also into Unruly Paper Arts,, "By the Sea"

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Hi everyone, Here is a card from Tammy Tutterow's Tuesday Tutorial, I really like her tutorials and her projects are lovely, I had all the items for the base, but I used a piece of photo paper for the topper because I am getting a bit low on card stock and need to get more, I used all the stencils and inks that Tammy specified, however I did not have a plain heart only the old Provo Craft Concentric Hearts, I could have just used the centre one, but decided to use all of them and used a gel pen for the spaces on the centre edges, and used a yellow ink pad to shade around the outside of the heart, this heart was cut from a scrap of paper that I had sprayed with ink sprays for another project.  I also used a metal flower instead of the arrow on the front of the card. I am happy with this and am sure I will be able to use the stencils in the way Tammy has taught in her tutorial. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

pointsettia christmas

HI!!  I made this card this afternoon to enter I the 52 {Christmas} card throwdown, June Sketch Challenge,  I used a white cardstock for the base and some red and green paper that I had in my stash basket and some red ribbon also I cut the square from green cardstock with a Spellbinders Nestabilities, Majestic Elements, and the pointsettia  and the greeting are Marianne's Creatables cutting dies, I used some green rhinestones for the centre of the flower, the corners are out of the square die, I shaded the edges of the card with Memento inkpad "lady bug".

cross over pocket

Hi there, I just made this card this morning to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog - Challenge #9 - Fold it.  http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.  I used black cardstock for the base of this card, which has two cross over pieces, and used a variety of Graphic 45 papers from the Bird Song Collection and the Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection for the front and a tag from Birdsong with the two birds and one of Tim Holtz fastener, with chain, and attached a clock that I had got from China. the cats on the fronts are a Cheery Lynn cutting die.   I didn't put any flowers on the card because I thought the paper is pretty enough without adding anything extra.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

anything goes

I made this card today for my daughter and her family who going on a camping trip at "the top end" of Australia.  I used a map of the area at the back of the card and used some little paper die cuts "family life & together that I had in my stash for ages,  I used Tim Holtz Jalopy die for the car and used photo's to put in the various windows behind a piece of acrylic for the windows, I used some silver KindyGlitz for the mudguards and centre of the wheels and used a silver gel pen for the rest of the decorations on the car.   I used a flower in a pot for the front of the fence which was cut from a Cheery Lynn border die, the flower pot was a gift from a friend, the bicycle was cut from a Die-Versions die and I used a light blue spotted paper, the grass is also a Cheery Lynn border cie. The style of the card is a "bendi card" and it was Rebecca from Paper Primrose in her e mail, newsletter, of 23/2/14,  who showed this style of card with the measurements.  All the sentiments ie: the to and from and happy holiday etc were computer generated, cut out and stick on the back of the card. I am entering this card into the Wednesdays Challenge at Simon Says Stamp,

Toy Soldier

Hi there, I made this card for the May Challenge " Pick a previous sketch" for 52 {Christmas} card throwdown,  the sketch chosen was from January 2012, and I embossed the topper with Sizzex Snow Flurry embossing folder and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress tool.   I used a piece of red Christmas paper out of my left over basket for the flag, and a round piece of green cardstock cut with an impress nesting die, I used Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die to cut out the toy soldier and I painted him with water colour and shaded him with Tim's distress ink "Vintage Photo"  the sentiment was another "left over" I used Liquid Perfect Pearls "White Opal" for the pearls on the circle and on the soldier's cap. I shaded around the edges of the card with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy"   Not so sure about how this looks and will probably make another card for this challenge!