Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 29 September 2014

Stripes and Dots

Hi there everyone, hope it won't get too hot for you today, weatherman predicts 30o C today for the last day of September, I am staying inside and playing with my cards, and I made this card for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, Strips and Dots,, and used plain white cardstock for the base of the card with striped paper from my stash, it was the last piece and the dots from the kaisercraft 6" paper pad, Christmas Collections, I cut the Ornaments from the Spellbinders Heirloom Collection, Clear Stamps, I stamped on the other side and cut them out, as the stamps have patterns on them and I didn't want the patterns, I cut the ornament toppers from some gold corrugated card which I also used for the hangers, I used jewelled brads to hold them all together and I used the Seasons Greeting cut from some scrap paper with a Marianne's Creatable cutting die, and I used some silver stars from my stash, I have had these for ages but I thought they looked ok.   I used a gold gel pen to draw around the ornaments to accentuate them and also drew a bit of string from the bottom of the ornaments, just to decorate them.   Hope you all like them, I don't usually do mono cards, this is the first for a long time.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Diamonds and Pearls

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today, we are having 29o C today and the same predicted for the rest of the week, have had enough of the old weather!!!   I made this card today to enter in the 52 (Christmas) card throwdown challenge, September Stash Challenge, Diamonds and Pearls,, I made an A5 card from white cardstock, and added background paper which came free in Love Cardmaking Magazine issue number 2 .I used another piece of white cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called I think Christmas Countdown, and used a Memento Ink Pad cottage Ivy, Christmas scraps from my scrapbasket for the flags and used a small doily and a scrap of ribbon to make the bow,  I made a doll from the Prima Doll stamp and dressed her as a Christmas Elf with Diamonds and Pearls on her dress and Hat. I used red glitter paper for the frill on her dress and Kindy Glitz for the pom pom on her had and a silver Snowflake that I bought from China, I also put diamonds on her shoes and in the lower right hand corner and used a green Happy Christmas on the right hand side on the inside of the card I used the same paper as the front and on the right hand side a Hero stamp with the same green ink as the front, hope you all like it!!!!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Bingo Christmas Challenge

Hi there everyone, here is my entry in the Merry Monday 127 (Christmas Bingo)  I used plain white cardstock for the base of the card, and for the topper I used Kraft embossed with an old Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Snowflakes" and I coloured them white with a Versa Magic ink pad "Cloud White" and did that with a ink dabber, I used a new cutting die that I recieved with Australian Simply Cards Magazine Issue 73, and cut it out from Red Sparkly Glitter paper, and I added some sparkly rhinestones to the side, I am happy with this card and hope everyone else will like it too!!     Happy crafting!!!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Birthday Doll Card

Hi there everyone, I made this card/tag for my Great Niece, I had forgotten to send her a card which I have done since she was born, so I made this with a stamp from the Prima Doll collection, and used various papers that I have in my stash, I am pretty happy with this, I added hand made flowers and punched butterflies with a punch that is maybe about 20 years old, I have had it just forever. The flowers were made from di-namics cutting die mini royal roses and spellbinders roses die, all in all it seems to have worked.

Nordic Christmas

Hi there everyone, hope you are all enjoying the sunshine that we are here in Australia.   I made this card this morning to enter in the September Theme Challenge "Nordic Christmas" at 52 (Christmas) card throwdown challenge BlogSpot, I originally made a huge mistake with this card, after I adhered the designer paper I found that I had stuck it upside down, so had to cut off the front of the card, and make a new base, so far so good!, after adding the ribbon and the little tag with the reindeer on I stuck it all on the base, and I then cut out the sentiment, all these papers came from a paper pad from Bo Bunny "Silver and Gold Collection"  this is a 6" x 6" pad, just right for card making! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Office Dolly

Hi there everyone, I seem to be enrapted with this little doll stamp, I made this one this morning to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #16 "who loves schooland office supplies", I used a large tag and stamped the background with a handwriting stamp from Hampton Art, I don't know the name of the set but the number is ICO188, and I made the droll from Prima Doll stamp, and I used a medium brown cardstock for her hair and a Paper from Maya Road, 6" x 6" paper pad "Life's Journey" I also cut the typewriters from the same paper pad.  I used an eye chart from Graphic 45 "The Curiosity Shoppe" paper pad, I used two slide on paper clips, a pink butterfly and a blue star also I used a clip-on paper clip, and 5 little rhinestone style flowers, a clock from Bo Bunny paper pad "Timepiece Collection"  and 3 butterflies cut from a punch and a nice little card with flowers. I call her the Office Dolly , I enjoyed making this tag, and hope you like it too.!!!

Doll Tags

Hi there everyone, have been crafting all afternoon today, and made these two tags, I used the Prima Tags for the background, adding an extra card to the back to extend the sides of the tags, I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar mini ink pad, and added some scrap pieces from a couple of Graphic 45 paper pads to the edges, I also added some pretty paper from the Fairy Belle paper pad which was a free gift from Australian Simply Cards Magazine, and I stamped the dolls onto beige coloured card and the dresses are in a pale pink and the other in pale mauve paper, they look better in real life, the camera flash fades the colours and I am not sure of how to disable the flash on my new camera, will have to check it out on You Tube  how to do that. The hair was stamped onto brown paper and cut out by hand.  The wings on the dolls were cut out with Tim Holtz Heart Wings cutting die from a paper doily that I bought at the IGA supermarket.   The Post cards are from the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar paper pad and the stamped sentiment is with a Stampendous stamp that I have had for a long long time with Tim's mini ink pad Barn Door.   The flowers are cut from Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders dies and the little butterflies are cut from various Graphic 45 scraps, the gold hearts were a gift from another crafty friend and I used Kaiser craft basic pearls and gems to decorate the head bands and waists on the dolls.   Am pretty happy with these and will make some more for my friends.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Words Have It

Hi there, Hope you are all well, I haven't posted anything over the past few days as my camera died, and I had to buy a new one, I bought a tiny Fuji and I am still learning how to use it, I made this card to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Number 126 (The Words Have It) I used a 6" square white cardstock for the base and used a Kaisercraft piece of card stock from their Christmas Collections Paper Pad, with a Merry Christmas die cut from, I am not sure which brand made it as it was a gift from a friend, I used a Sizzex cutting die "Snowflake #17" and cut three of them from silver cardstock and three green gems from a pack I bought in a cheap shop.  I quite like the look of the designer paper with the flourishes, hope you do to!!

Monday, 8 September 2014


Hi there everyone, here is the card I made today for the challenge at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge,, this is an A5 card and I used background paper from a Kaisercraft 6" square paper pad "Christmas Collections"  on a white card base, and I used green glitter to cut the tree and the grass, the tree is cut from a Memory Box cutting die.   The car is from Tim Holtz "old Jalopy" and I cut it out  of red glitter paper and cut to top windows off to make a "Ute" as we call them in Australia, with plain red for the accessories, I used some hub cap brads that I bought from China, and glitter from Kindy Glitz "Chrystalina"  the grass was also hand cut from the green glitter and the chapel is cut from a Marianne Creatables cutting die. and the stamp is a freebee from Australian Simply Magazine issue 72, they have lovely free gifts in every issue of the magazine!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tidings of Joy

Hi there, hope everyone is well, I made this card to enter into the 52 (Christmas) card throwdown September Sketch Challenge,  I used white cardstock for the base with red for the topper with papers from "Homespun Christmas" 6" x 6" paper pad which was a free gift from Australian Simply Cards magazine, I also used red and white bakers twine for the embellishment and used a Nellie Snellon Circle Cutting die MFD029 which I have had for  a very long ime to cut the circles, the reindeer stamp was a free stamp from an English magazine, "Craft Stamper"   and the sentiment stamp came from the Australian Simply cards Magazine as another of their free gifts.   The inks used were Memento "Tuxedo Black", "Cottage Ivy" and "Lady Bug", hope you all like this one!!  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Hi there everyone, hope everyone is well, I made this card this afternoon with a Steampunk model with Memento ink "Rich Cocoa" and I cut a butterfly for her wings in a scrap of green paper with a Spellbinders Butterfly die, I used a CheeryLynn cutting die for the little bird and some little gears, the pink background is from a cuttlebug embossing folder and the edges are shaded with the "Rich Cocoa"  and is set on the top of a white card with dimensional tape.    I thought the colours blended well.  Hope  you like this card!!

Monday, 1 September 2014


Hi There everyone, hope all are well. I made this card to enter in the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Number 124 (Presents/Gifts!) The inspiration for this card comes from Australian Simply Cards Issue 72, it came with templates for the bow as well, this is an excellent magazine and I am so happy I receive it every month.   I used a green cardstock with a red, and shaded the green with Memento "Cottage Ivy" and the red cardstock with Memento "Rich Cocoa" I used dimensional tape to attach the bow and I used the free stamp that came with the magazine for the sentiment on the tag, which I also shaded the edges with "Rich Cocoa" and I embossed the bow with  an npress embossing folder "Retro Swirls" . Hope  you like this card!