Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Be Jolly

Hi there, Here is my entry into this weeks 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, , the challenge is to put hand sewing on your card, and I made a cross stitch ornament for the front of the card, it is a 5-3/4" square card, which is not my usual size, but everything seemed to fit.   I used white cardstock for the base and red for the topper, and I cut the largest square from Poppy Crafts Square Nesting Dies, I used the sentiment from an old Quickutz die set "Be Jolly" it is a very old set, but I have used it a lot, and after pressing the embroidery I stuck it all together with double sided tape, I hand cut the holly and used a hole cutter for the berries.  hope you all like this card, I am also entering this card into Muse Visions Christmas Visions Challenge, Holly is to be needed on the card, Thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann  PS.  I am also entering this card into

Monday, 21 September 2015


Hi everyone, Here is today's card for the Merry Monday Challenge #172,  where the challenge is a watercolour background.   I made this watercolour background with distress inks, and used Tim Holtz "Reindeer Flight" bigz cutting die, and mini Pine Trees Movers and Shapers die, I used watered down white Gesso for the snow drops, when they dried though they were too pale so I then used a white gel pen to add more white colour to them.   I used a sentiment with Stazon stamp pad from one of the Kaisercraft stamp sets.    Hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jas
ann, oops!! I am also entering this card in Nellies Nest Challenge, Christmas Card must have a Deer,

Book Week

Hi there, I don't do much scrapbooking, mainly only for my family, and was please to receive these two photos of my two youngest grandsons, Book Week at School, were they were dressed as The Joker and Harry Potter.    I got the inspiration from Vicky at ClipnCuts on You Tube, she does wonderful journal pages, and I really liked the one she called Reading.    So I used old bookpages and vintage photo distress ink pad and cut out the letters in red card, and then decided that they would look better black, so coloured them with a Sharpie pen.   The letters were from an old school stencil, and the numbers were a Dyan Reaveley stencil.    I gave Harry a white steampunk owl from Cheery Lynne, and hand drew a pair of Harry style glasses.   I hand cut all the books and used a globe from the Tim Holtz idea-ology pad - French Industrial.    Hope you all like this page as much as I do, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Steampunk Birthday

Hi there everyone, Here is my Steampunk Birthday card for a male family member, who was an electrician in his working life, and thought that these gears etc. would be appropriate for his card, I just used one distress ink pad "Vintage Photo" and memory box cutting die "Cogs" and stencil also called "Cogs" I also used a Tim Holtz stencil Latticeworks, and a Stampendous stamp "script" I have had it that long that the packaging has got lost, so I don't know the correct name for this stamp, but it is a favourite of mine, hope you like it too!!! and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Saturday, 19 September 2015


Hi everyone, Here is a page from my art journal, I have been attending a Craftsy Class by Marjie Kemper, and made these pages with just one Distress colour "Vintage Photo" and used a Tim Holtz stamp "Cogs" and a memory box stencil "Cogs & Gears", a stampendous script stamp, birds from the Tim Holtz stamp sets "The Journey" and "Lost and Found", The sentiment came from "The Journey" and the another stencil was Tim's "Latticework" which is a stencil that I like very much, Hope you all like these pages, and thanks for visiting today, Jasann

merry christmas for a man

Hi everyone, Here is a card for this week's challenge at 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, I finally caved in and bought these quirky bird stamps from Tim Holtz, I do love them and made this card for a man for Christmas, I used a Cage Wire Stencil from Twiddleybitz , I have used this cage wire often, and I used Distress ink pad Evergreen bough using different pressure with a blending tool, this was to give me different shades of the green back ground, I coloured the bird with Distress inks "Spun Sugar" and "Antique Linen" and used some googly eyes that I have in my stash for his eyes, and I hand cut the"santa hat" and glued some cotton wool for the bobble and around the bottom of the hat.  The stack of presents stamp which was bought from a garage sale and was coloured with generic markers, the sentiment stamp has been in my stash for ages, hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting, Jasann

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Hi everyone, this card is to be entered into the Merry  Monday Christmas Challenge #171 (Sentiment in the Spotlight).  I used a white cardstock and cut it to 5" x 4-3/4" and used a Hero Arts Clear Stamp called "Be Jolly" and used a Ranger Distress Ink "Barn Door" to stamp the sentiment and then I put Ranger Clear Embossing Powder onto the stamped image and heat embossed so that it has a nice shiny surface.   I don't think you will be able to see the shine in the photo, but in real life it looks pretty good. hope you like this one, the link to the challenge is:    Thanks for visiting today, Jasann

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Tidings of Joy

Hi there, here is another card  made with the window die, this one is looking in the window,
I used a mask for the area behind the window, and used home made texture paste, coloured with Jo Sonja water colour acrylic, as I didn't have a brown colour in my distress inks that was right for the bricks, and I used a Twiddly Winks stencil for the bricks, after they dried I pulled the mask off and used stamps from a very old set of Christmas Stamps, sorry I don't have the packaging to show who the manufacturer is.   A My favourite Things Cutting Die was used for the greenery and a Memory Box Cutting Die for the fence, and I coloured Santa and the little tree with a selection of Distress Inks. Hope you all like this card, I am pretty happy with, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Merry Christmas

Hi there, Todays card is called Merry Christmas, and has a window, which was a gift from one of my "Cardie" friends, Thank you!!  I made it a "looking out" window and used a Memory Box die for the village and coloured the two houses with distress ink Barn Door and Memento Bahama Blue, and the trees with Distress Antique Linen.    I used a Snowman stamp which was a free Christmas stamp in one of the Australian Simply Cards Magazine and used Stayzon Black and then edged it with Silver Kindyglitz, and used a stencil from Tim Holtz called "Latticework" and coloured it with Distress ink "Faded Jeans" and I hand cut the flag and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as the snowman and edged it with the Faded Jeans.
I am entering this into two challenges:
52 (Christmas) card Throwdown, September colour challenge Red, White and any colour except green,
Case-ing Christmas

Hope you like my card, and thanks so much for visiting today, Jasann

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice - this is a card I made yesterday to enter into the 52 (Christmas) card throwdown - September Sketch Challenge,, I used one of my backgrounds that I had made a couple of days ago for the base of the topper, and used scraps out of my scrap basket for the strips across the card, cut with a Nellie Snellon die, I used a couture die, to cut the back piece behind the Julie Nutting doll, which was stamped and paper pierced after being coloured with Faber-Castille water colour pencils ie" all the flesh and hair, I used a gel pen to colour the glittery shoes and around the neckline, sleeves, waistband and top and bottom of the skirt frill and of course, the shoes which in real life a very glittery and the little laces tied in a bow.   I used Kaisercraft Basics red stick on rhinestones for the pompom on the hat and the necklace.    I cut some small wings from the CheeryLynn cutting die, and then had to cut them down again to fit, but I think they do now!!  Hope you all like it, and thanks for visiting today, kind regards, Jasann  PS: the stamping was done with a Stazon Black stamp pad!! I am also entering this into the Christmas stampin challenge:,au/2015/09/christmas-stampin-all-year-long.html