Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Monday, 30 November 2015

Merry CHristmas

Hi there everyone, here is todays card, to be enterd into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (#182),
I used a plain white cardstock for the base card and stamped the Crazy Bird with Black Stazon ink pad, and coloured him with Distress Ink Pad, Scattered Straw, Barn Door, and Vintage Photo, when that was dry I rubbed Distress Micro Glaze all over him so that I could use the stencils, Tiddlybitz, Chicken Wire (with Vintage Photo) and Tim Holtz' Hollybough, with Evergreen Bough, and used a red gel pen to colour the holly.   I used Ranger Crackle Accents for his eyes, then I cut out a party hat from a piece of Scrapbook paper and shaded the edges with vintage photo, I used an old Kaisercraft stamp set "Tis the Season" to stamp the sentiment, also with black stazon, Hope you all like this crazy bird, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 23 November 2015

Blue and White

Hi There, I made this card this morning to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #181,, I used a new embossing folder that I got with the Quick Cards Magazine, issue 143, which is actually the September 2015 issue which has just arrived in Australia, the embossing folder is snowflakes, several different sizes and I used Ranger Liquid Pearls "Baby Blue" to the centre of the snowflakes and a Marianne's Creatables die Pointsettias and also the Merry Christmas was a Marianne's Creatables die.   I used a blue button from my stash for the centre of the pointsettia, and the paper was some old scrapbooking paper that I had in my stash..   Hope  you like this card, and thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann

Friday, 20 November 2015

Pink Reindeer

Hi Everyone, here is a card I am entering into the Merry Monday Challenge #180 (use a reindeer), I used white card stock and used a technique I found on Kylie is addicted to stamps (and now butterflies) she has a video on her newsletter of the 28/10/15 demonstrating this technique, which I love and have used it quite a few time,  the snowflakes were a bit strange when they were wet, but air dried beautifully, and I used the stamp that came with the embossing folder to stamp the sentiment across the bottom of the card, I used Dylusions Ink Spray "Bubblegum Pink" for the snowflakes and distress ink pad "Barn Door" for the sentiment, I shaded the edges with Distress Ink Pad "Spun Sugar" and cut the deer from Pink Glitter Card with Tim Holtz Bigz die "Reindeer Flight" Hope you like this card and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Day 12

Day 12 for Stamping with Loll, Twelve Tags of Christmas. with this tag I have used a Universal embossing folder for the background "Sycamore Tree" and I put Faded Jeans ink pad to  colour of the tree and background using the water colour technique, and used the Tim's blueprint Nutcracker stamp for the sweet little soldier, and I coloured him with Faber Castille Water Colour pencils with Blues and Red's and used a water pen to highlight the colours, I used a Present Stamp, un-named, that I bought at a garage sale for the presents with I also coloured with the water colour pencils, I shaded around the edges with Distress ink "Tumbled Glass"  hope  you all like this little card, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 15 November 2015


Hello there, here is the tag for Day 11, in the challenge .Twelve Tags for Christmas with Loll and Friends, This is another red tag and this time I used Tim Holtz Blueprint Snowflake and used Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Silver, and used the heat gun to finish them off, I then cut out 3 snowflakes with Sizzex Snowflake #17 in silver card, and used red flowers rhinestone stick on's for the centres and used a silver ribbon at the top, Hope you like this one, and Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Melting Snowman

Hi there everyone, here is Day 10 of the challenge "Twelve Tags of Christmas" with Loll and Friends, Today I have called this tag Melting Snowman, he wasn't intended to be melting, I used Tim Holtz Embossing folder "Snowman" he is the lovely snowman who is facing sideways, I covered him with Embossing ink and also embossing powder and used the heat  gun, but it didn't work out as it should have, then I decided to cover him with Texture paste, but I wasn't able to cover him neatly, and then I had to use two layers as the first one took on the red colour from the card, I found two little black beads for his eyes but didn't have enough for his buttons, on his face there was a little bit that I couldn't get the texture paste on and I thought, OK I will call it his mouth, and I used an Distress Marker
Carved Pumpkin for his nose, I drew some holly leaves and berries for his hands with gel pens.   I used Tim Holtz "Stars" stencil for the stars, but again the texture paste absorbed the red card colour so I outlined them with a white gel pen,  I also used the gel pen for the snow.   I used a red and white gingham ribbon and attached a small brass snowflake to the bow with a small brass safety pin, and used a small stamp for the Merry Christmas with distress ink pad "Black Soot"  hope you like this one, I was almost going to toss him in the bin, but he had taken so much time that I thought he looked unique, so here he is!   Thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Christmas Joy

Hi!!  Here is Day 9  of  the challenge with Loll and Friends "Twelve Tags of Christmas"  With this tag I used one a bit wider than the others and dry embossed  the Swirl Christmas Tree from Craftz-Too, I have used this quite a lot, it is a favourite, and rubbed my blending tool over with Distress Ink "Peeled Paint" and cut two ice skates with Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die - Mini Toy Soldier and Ice Skate.   I shaded them with Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" and hand drew the laces with a Gel Pen that I bought from Aldi a long time ago. Stamped sentiment is from an old Christmas stamp set, and the Ho Ho Ho is from a piece of scrap paper with the Joy Christmas Die Set from Quickcutz.   I used red and white bakers twine for the bow and the cords holding the skates up, and I shaded around the edges with Distress Ink "Barn Door"  Hope you all like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Hi!  this is Day 8 for the Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends,  For this tag I used a regular sized tag and used a Universal Embossing Folder - Sycamore, and used distress inks Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo to colour the tree, I used birds out of the Tim Holtz stamp set "Lost and Found" and used a Sizzex 12" cutting die "Flagpole with Lantern and sign" to cut out the lamp and pole, I used a scrap of scrapbooking paper with script on it for the light in the lantern, and some strips for the pine needles and red stick on rhinestones from Kaisercraft basics for the holly berries, I cut the grass from a scrap of green paper and the sentiment tag from Kaisercraft paper pad "Yuletide" and used a red paper slide to hold the little tag in place.  I used a soft gold ribbon for the bow.   Hope you all like this and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Hi there everybody, this is day 7 for Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends,, I used a regular sized tag and used the technique described by Kylie of http://addictedtostamps, in her newsletted on 28/10/15, it is "Stamping with Embossing Folders" plus she has a video of the technique in this newsletter, I have kept it on file as I really like this process.   I used a Craftz-too Embossing folder, "Swirl Christmas Tree with Distress Spray Stain "Cracked Pistachio", and cut a small swirly Christmas tree with a cutting die that was a free gift with Australian Simply Cards Magazine, from a piece of paper from the Kaisercraft paper pad "Yuletide" the sentiment, Ho Ho Ho was cut from the Jolly Set from Quickutz. I have had this set for a long time and it has cutting dies and stamps for Christmas and has been used a lot of several Christmases.   The paper the sentiment was cut from is from the Graphic 45 "Speampunk Spells" I felt it needed a darker colour for this and used the pieces from the centre of the "0"'s for paper sequins and I shaded the edges with Distress Ink Pad  "Peeled Paint" The floppy box was made with red ribbon with green edges which I bought at the "Boxing Day" sales last year.   hope you all like this tag and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Monday, 9 November 2015


Hi there everyone, here is Day 6 in the Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge by Stamping with Loll,
the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique,,  they have lots of great "stuff" for sale.   I used a regular sized tag for this project, and used Chromacryl texture Paste for the background which I shaped with one of TIm Holtz texture tools number 5, and not being experienced with these tools it came out very "wonky", but I liked the look and after it was dry, with the heat tool", I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist "Kiwi" which is a pale green, although it has a brown tinge, I used the Julie Nutting Stamp "Merry Nice" for the girl, and her clothes were stamped on a scrap piece of Purple scrap paper and I put a pale aqua gem on her skirt, and used gel pens for the shoes and necklace, also for the holly berries and leaves.   On the hat for the brim and bauble I used Kindy Glitz  "Chrisatlina"  this took on the purple colour of the paper, I used distress ink pad "shaded lilac" to shade around the edges of the tag and also to colour the ribbon for the double bow. Hope you all like this tag, and thanks so much for visiting me today, Jasann 

tree ornament

Hi here is todays tag, day 5, for Twelve Tags of Christmas I used a regular sized tag, and shaded it with Distresss Faded Jeans in the watercolour technique and used Tim Holtx Stencil Strips with Chromacryl Texture Paste, I find this a bit thin though and I like a texture paste with body,   I cut the ornament with Tim's Retro Ornaments Bigz die from Holly paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" square christmas pad December 25th.. I have had this pad for a long time and there are still pages in it.   I used silver stars from my stash for the hanger. and shaded the tag to show up the textured sections with Memento Ink Pad Bahama Blue. the bow and centre of the ornament are cut from scraps from my scrap basket, and the silver ribbon came from my ribbon box where I keep ribbons that I have bought at various times.   Hope you like this tag and thanks very much for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Merry Merry

Hi there, Here is Day 4 of the tags for Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends, I made this a red shade with a regular tag and used Distress Ink Pad "Barn Door" to shade the background, the edges and the stars which were made with Tim Holtz Stencil "Stars"  I used a red/dark pink glitter card to cut out the Poinsettias with a Marianne's Creatables  Die that I have had for ages, and the Merry Merry was also cut with a Marianne's Creatables Die, I was going to make it Merry Christmas but couldn't get the "Christmas" to cut out exactly so left it as Merry Merry.   I used white liquid Perfect Pearls for the centre of the flower, and used a dark pink ribbon for the top of the tag,   hope  you all like this and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann


Hi everybody, here is my tag for Day 3, for the challenge on Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas, , this is a regular sized tag and I used the watercolouring technique to shade the base of the tag, and Tim;s stencil "Hollybough" and distress ink pad "Evergreen Bough" to put the image on the tag, and used Kaiser Basics Red rhinestones for the holly, I used a red ribbon with green edging for the bow and shaded the edges of the tag with "evergreen bough"   Hope you all like this one, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann


Hi everyone, here is my tag for Day 2 in the challenge for The Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends,, I used a regular sized tag and used the watercolouring technique with distress ink "faded jeans" and used Tim Holtz Christmas Blue Print stamp "snowflake" and Distress embossing ink to stamp the large snowflakes on the tag, and heat embossed with distress Silver embossing powder.  I then cut out two snowflakes from silver card, Sizzex Snowflake #17 and #22, these are quite old dies, I have had them for a long time, and adhered with double sided tape. I shaded the edges with Distress ink "faded jeans"   I used an organza ribbon with silver edges to make the tie.   Hope you like this and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas Tag, 1.

Hi there everyone, this is a tag I made today for the challenge on Stamping with Loll, it is a mixed media challenge - The Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends.    This is a medium sized tag, and I sprayed the background with Distress Spray Stain "Cracked Pistachio" and Dylusions Ink Spray "Bubblegum Pink", I cut a trellis with Tim Holtz Frameworks "Trellis" and chose some scrap papers of other colours to fill in some of the openings in the trellis, I made two roses from Graphic 45 paper "Bohemian Bazaar" and used a Die-Namic cutting die "Mini Royal Roses", I used a Marianne's Creatables die for the Pine Leaves which I used some stain from Distress Ink Pad "Evergreen Bough"  the ribbon bow was stained with Distress re- Inker "Tumbled Glass" and ordinary household string for the top hole in the tag.   Hope you like this, I had fun making it and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Steampunk Christmas

Hi there, here is a card that I am entering into the new challenge on SanDee and Amelies Steampunk Challenges, Steampunk Winter Special - anything-goes-steampunk/industrial.   I used white cardstock, and embossed the topper with Tim Holtz texture fade - "Diamond Plate" and heat embossed it with WOW brand embossing powder "Cocanut Ice" Glitter, to give the background a nice sparkle, I used Memory Box dies = Steampunk Pipes, Deluxe Gear Set, and Pine Needles,, a Marianne's Creatables die Ornaments for the hanging ornament and I used the piece from that ornament for the little tree at the base, the pine needles I used for the water gushing out of the pipes.  I rounded the corners with a punch, and I shaded the edges with Distress ink pad, Antique Linen.   Thanks for visiting today, Jasann