Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 28 February 2015

altered box and gift bag

 Hi there everyone, hope you are having  a happy day today, I had a productive morning, after the chores of course, I was given four plastic tea bag containers, they were all purple, which as a colour I quite like, so I did not change the colour, but hot glued a paper doily and some leaves and small roses and sprig, to the top, which I think that was all it needed, as purple is an elegant colour, I did not do anything to the inside because it is purple velvet,  very posh for tea bags!!!! the gift bag was one I bought at the Op Shop, and is a burgundy colour, so I just added scraps of graphic 45 "Good Ol Sports" paper,
and am happy with it, I like altering gift bags, they can be great fun!!!!!
Thanks for visiting today, and hope you have a happy crafty day yourself!!!!


Hi there everyone, here is a card I made for two christmas card challenges, No 1 is Merry Monday#147 "Stars" and the second is Case-ing christmas, http;// "even team inspiration"   I made this card with green cardstock for the base and used some scraps for the three background flags and used a Nellie Snellon Cutting Die MFD030 to cut the white cardstock circle which I dry embossed with Craft Concepts Universal Embossing Folder "Starry Night" and cut the retro ornaments with Tim Holtz Retro Ornaments, cut from scrap christmas papers from my scrap box, they were pieces from Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft and Homespun Christmas, the stamp sentiment is from a free stamp from Creative Stamping Magazine, and I shaded all the edges with Tim Holtz "vintage photo" ink pad. hope you like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today!!!!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

ho ho ho

Hi there everyone, this is todays card, I used a white cardstock base and dry embossed it with a Sizzex emb.folder "Snow Flurries" and used a clear stamp that I recieved from Creative Stamping magazine, for the fireplace and the stockings, I coloured these with a selection of pencils from Faber-castell watercolour set, and adhered them with dimensional tape.I used stick on pearls for the uprights of the fireplace and sequins for the highlight, and the Ho Ho Ho came from theJolly Christmas set of cutting dies from Quickutz.  I shaded the edges with Tim Holtz "antique linen.  I am entering this into two challenges:  Case-ing Christmas and 52 (Christmas) card throwdown   Hope you are having a good day and thanks for visiting, Jasann

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Hi there, this morning I received a newsletter from Sizzex with a lovely card designed by Anna
Wite, she does make beautiful cards, and my take on her card is this, I used a grey background cardstock, and a topper with a dark brown card and I stamped a flower from Prima doll stamp set #910518, "For You" and cut out some houses from book paper, a very old book, and shaded them with Tim's Vintage Photo ink pad, and cut some little red hearts from an mpress cutting die, "Heart frame die" and used a pale beige mottled paper and wrote on it "In a perfect world you would live next door"  I have a friend who lives a long way away and will send it to her, hope she likes it, and I would like to say "Thanks for visiting today", your comments are always appreciated, Jasmine


Hi there everyone, hope you are having a good day, here is a Thank You card, I made the friend who organised a bus trip and cruise on Wallis Lake for a group of her friends, and we had a wonderful day, so I thought I would give her a card with my thanks.   I used a shiny purple card stock and used an mpress embossing folder "Jackies Flower"  this folder is a favourite, I used it a lot.   I cut out the "Fancy That" dragon fly and the Memory Box Thanks in silver card from Poppy Crafts.   I used white gel pen for the sentiment inside the card and will give this to her tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting today!!!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Hi there everyone, another hot day today 30o C inside the front of the house, but we have a cool breeze coming though the back.    Hope you are all having a good day.   Here is a card I made for the Merry Monday Challenge #146 Santa.
I used a white cardstock base and have some red Christmas paper for the front , only  2 sheets left, and I didn't keep the name of the manufacturer.   I stamped a Santa onto the centre of the white card from a Clear Impressions stamp Classic Christmas with some Tim Holtz distress ink pad "Vintage Photo"  I coloured it in with some Faber-Castille water colour pencils and cut a Christmas ornament out of the red paper with an old die from a Quickutz set "Jolly", I used Kindyglitz in red to mark around the edge of the ornament and used a Marianne's Creatables die "Pine frond" #LR0181.  The ornament top is cut from some silver paper, and the three rhinstones are from Kaisercraft basic.   Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Happy Christmas

Hi there everyone, another hot day today, hope you are all coping with the weather.  Here is todays card, it is a card to go into a challenge at 52 (christmas) card throwdown, February colour challenge -, White, Silver and Grey.  I used a grey background card and topped it with white, put a silver ribbon around it which I adhered to the back with tape, I then cut the centre piece with grey card, and then a white card which I embossed with  a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Snow and Trees" these two pieces were cut from a Couture Creations cutting die "Victorian rectangle"  I then cut out the sentiment from silver Card from Poppy Craft, which I bought from Craft on Line, and then adhered silver sequins, I am also entering this card into the challenge CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #7 even team inspiration,   Thanks fior visiting today!!!!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Anniversary

Hi there everyone, we are having another hot day today, air con is working overtime, after chores this morning, I have spent the rest of the day making this card for my Son and his lovely wife who are celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary in March, I got the inspiration from a card Brenda Brown of Bumblebees and butterflies,  Brenda makes beautiful cards, I used some different elements in my card with the striped paper from Good ol' Sports from Graphic 45 and a Tim Holtz stencil "Hearts" I also used one of the cutting dies from Spellbinders "Majestic Elements" to cut out the centre, I used Tim Holtz "Heart Wings" and two little hearts were cut from a generic heart punch that I have had for years, and the alphabet was Memory Box cutting die "abc soup" and the numbers were from Cuttlebug die "Baby Face"  On the inside I put the paper cutout  in and wrote "The best thing to hold on to is each other" Audrey Hepburn, which I saw just recently on the net. just wrote a little note to them both, I couldn't scan the inside as my scanner would not recognise it as one piece.   I just hope they will like this one, and Thanks for visiting today!!!    Jasann

Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Easter

Hi there everyone, hope you are enjoying the lovely weather we are having here in the Hunter  Area today. As it will soon be Easter I started making my Easter Cards, and this one was made with plain white cardstock and I sprayed Tumbled Glass for the Blue sky and I found some cloud stickers in my stash, I bought these in one of the bargain shops, then I used a Tim Holtz stencil "hearts" with some pink ink pad, I used one of the new Prima Stamps "For You" and paper pierced the little doll, and  gave her some bunny ears, though to me they look a little like devil's horns, but they are meant to be  bunny ears, I had some green grass which was sent to me in a gift pack from one of my friends, I used the flower stamps that came in the stamp set and two little brads that I bought from a site on e bay, I love the little duck and the little butterfly, I gave the doll high socks and black shoes and some clear rhinestones on the belt and on her neck, and I cut out the sentiment with a small alpha set "abc soup" from Memory Box, I coloured her hair and shoes  with a stabile fineline pen.. The large flowers were coloured with a Crayola Pip Squeaks skinnies marker pink.   Hope the person it goes to will like it.   Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Monday, 9 February 2015

christmas 2014

Here is a canvas I have been working on for a few days, the photo was taken at Christmas 2014, with the grandparents and the two smaller grandsons, and I used lots of texture paste and a few found pieces from my stash, the sea shells were found by my smaller grandson Jack on Stockton  Beach when we were there for a paddle, and I used a foot in a thong that was given to me by my friend Helen, I really like it but thought it was a mite big, I used the Tim Holtz die Sand and Sea for the star fish and the sea horse, and heat embossed the sea horse with dark green and faded jeans embossing powder, I sprayed with a mixture of Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley ink sprays, Tumbled Glass, Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise and at the end a light spray with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle to give a light shine, on the bachground before I stuck everything down with hot glue I used stencils, Tim Holtz Burlap and Memory Box arrows to add texture to the background, and I cut out Memory Box letters for the Christmas and Cuttlebug numbers for the 2014.  I had fun with this but would have liked to put more on this piece but am a bit short of "found pieces"  but am happy with the result and am going to give this piece to the small grandsons as a memory piece for the wonderful Christmas we all had!!!  Thanks for visiting today!!!!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi there everyone, Here is a Christmas Card that I made today, I used Green cardstock and a piece of Christmas paper that has been in my stash for a couple of years, and I used a Sizzex die for shape "Ornate" and I cut it out from Red Glitter paper that has also been in the stash for ages, I cut out the little deer with a Tim Holtz Bigz die "Reindeer Flight", I cut this out from a piece of cereal box and mounted it with dimensional double sided tape and stamped it with a Stampendous stamp "Music" and drew the eye with a black Stabilo pen. The sentiment was cut with a Marianne's Creatables die.
I am entering this into two challenges,
Christmas Card Throwdown: February Challenge,
Case-ing Christmas
Thanks for visiting today!!!     Jasmine

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

love and have a blast!!

 Hi everyone, here are my cards for today, these are for my stash, the first one is done on plain white cardstock and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder "Floral Fantasy" and I also used one of Tim Holtz' diffuser plates to make room for the sentiment with is a generic stamp that I picked up at a garage sale, and I shaded this with Tim's mini ink pad "Antique Linen"   and put some sequins on it, the second one is done on pale grey cardstock and embossed with a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Folder "Footprints", and I shaded it with the mini ink pad "Black Soot"  I used a Marianne's Creatable cutting die for the car and a "On the Edge" Tim Holtz die for the top edge "Ornate" and the sentiment is from the stamp pad that came with a magazine "Fabulous Fifties" and I used a silver pen to show the lines of the car. I like this for a man's card!   Thanks for visiting today!!

Monday, 2 February 2015


 Hi there everyone, hope you day will be good!!!  Here is a round Kleenix Box that I use for tissues in the car because it fits into the drink container.   I thought I would use it for storage, inspiration came from an e mail I recieved from a friend who had photo's she found on the net, don't know who was the original designer, but whoever you are, THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION>   I covered my boxes with paper from a pad I bought at Big W,  it is sturdy paper 48 pages. The manufacturer is Fabricado en chine.   the pad is called "Once upon a time" and the papers are beautiful, it cost $20 aud, but I think it is worth the cost because I will get a lot of use out of it because it is suitable for cards, mini albums, layouts etc.   anyway I measured
out the length I needed and used double sided
tape to stick it on and used various pieces out of
my stash to decorate and used hot glue to stick all on except the ribbon and lace, for these I used double sided tape, I put a ball of string inside and will be able to replace it when it is used up,  I am happy with this item, Can't wait for the next box to be empty!  Thanks for visiting!!!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

steampunk pocket watch

Hi everyone, here is a card I made today for one of my male relatives, hope he likes it, I used pale grey cardstock for the card base and put on 3/4 of the page some gear paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and on the last quarter I stencilled with Dyan Reavley DYS34230 with distress stain antiqued bronze, and I used the "On the Edge" gears, movers and shapers "Mini Gear Set"  and Memory Box "Deluxe Gear set" and I used a variety of card stocks, pale cream, black, gold and yellow, and dabbed them all with a variety of inks and stains, the pocket watch is a mini pocket watch movers and shapers die. I shaded around the edges with Vintage Photo ink pad.    I think my rellie will like this one!! thanks for visiting!!!!