Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown

Sunday, 18 February 2018


Hi there everyone, hope it will be a good day for you!!  Here is a card I made to enter into  It is challenge 373 and is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an optional theme: use some green.

I made this card as an iris folding piece and used dark cream paper for the topper and dry embossed with an embossing folder from a free gift from a magazine from Practical Publishing in the UK.  I can't remember the name of the magazine because it is a long time ago since I bought it.   The embossinng folder  is a mistletoe design, and the green mistletoe at the top of the santa is cut with a die that came with the same free gift. I used white and red paper to make the santa and used silver for the top of the ornament, and used a Tim Holtz distress pen to mark the red holly and the red bow and star are very old and came out of my stash and I used a clear rhinestone at the top for the hanger.    I hope you like this as well as I do, I haven't done any iris folding for a long while so enjoyed making this card.   I am also entering this card in the Hawkesbury Agricultural Show in April.    Thanks for visiting, cheers, Jasann

Saturday, 17 February 2018


Hi there everyone, Hope you are having sunshine at your place, as we are having here in New South Wales, I made this card to  enter in to the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique, srapbookboutiquenews.blogspot;
Most of the elements in this card come from a gift pack "Sunflower Dreams" in issue 128 Papercraft essentials, a UK magazine,  I dry embossed the background card which was white and shaded it with gold shimmer sparkle spray ink, I made this myself from various colours I have in my stash because I didn't have any brand spray this colour. and I used various gold colour scrap pieces from my scrap basket, and the two small pieces were also in my scrap basket, I stamped the two daisies from a stamp that was in the pack and cut them out and coloured them with distress pens, and was pleased with the "old gold" colour that I achieved.  Hope you all like this card, thanks for visiting, cheers, Jasann

Monday, 8 January 2018


Hi everyone, here is another christmas card that I made to enter into the Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge, # 367 "Anything goes" as long it is :
optional theme: upcycle or use something old.                           

 used a white cardstock base, and used a piece pink paper with white dots on it. which was a small piece in my stash and I cut it with a 3" x 3" Decorative  frame from  Die'sire. I stamped the background trees with a Tim Holtz distress stamp pad "mowed grass", this stamp has been in my stash for a very long time,  and used the cutting dies from the Christmas Kit from Tonic Studios for the choirboy and the songbook and the sign and stamped that with Tim's distress ink pad "vintage photo"   hope you all like it, I had fun making it, cheers, and thanks for visiting, Jasann


Sunday, 7 January 2018

January Sketch

Hi there everyone, I am happy to be back in blogland, and made this card last night, for the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown, the January Sketch,
I used the colours shown in the sketch, and on the red and white layers I dry embossed with "Christmas Village" which came with the Christmas card making kit from Tonic Studios.   I was very pleased with this kit as it had lots of ideas, stamps and cutting dies, plus papers.    I used the paper with "deck the halls" from a scrap of graphic 45 paper, I like to save all scraps of papers so I can use them on things like this and butterflies etc., The white piece is cut from a die from Die'sire decorative frame dies, which I have had in my stash for a very long time, and the star is cut with a die from Poppy's Crafts and the Merry Christmas is cut with a Marianne's Creatable's die, these two dies I have had in my stash for ages also, and the rhinstones are also in  my stash, from a cheap shop.   Hope you all like this card, I am sorry about the shadow on the photo, have a lovely day all, cheers, Jasann

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Hi there everyone, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.    I have been away from the blog since October, as I had quite a few health issues, but am on the mend now and feeling quite strong again.   I made this card for the Merry Monday Challenge, "Embossing" #271 , I used an embossing folder that came with a "Sending Christmas Wishes" pack that I received last year, and have just now used it, the kit came with an embossing folder, stamps and cutting dies, I embossed the mail box and fence and shaded it with a soft red distress ink and stamped the holly leaves and bird and also the sign on the mail box, and cut them out with the dies, and I coloured them with distress pens, and I stamped a little grass at the bottom of the fence with an old stamp that was in my stash.   I used a white background card and shaded around the card and the topper with the same pale red that I used on the letter box, and I shaded the crown on the letter box with a yellow texta pen.  Hope you all like it and I am entering it into Http://,   cheers, Jasann

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Hi there everyone, hope you are having a great day!!!  I made this card this morning to enter into this weeks challenge at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #262 (gifts)
I used a white cardstock for the base and used Tim Holtz Crazy Dog Stamps and also his accessories stamp, and used Faber and Castelle watercolour pencils to colour these images, I also used an old unknown stamp for the gifts, which I use every Christmas, and I used a stamp which I received as a free item with a magazine "Simply Stamping" published by Practical Publishing, It is a set with stamps and an embossing folder by Sheena Douglass, it is a very pretty stamp, and I also used the F & C watercolour pencils to colour the Indian Images on the card, which look like snowflakes, also I used some Pink Stick On gems on the card, these are also unknown supplier, (I got them from a cheap shop), you can find lots of lovely stuff from these shops.   Hope you all like this card, and thanks so much for visiting,Jasann

Monday, 9 October 2017


 Hi there everyone, thanks for visiting today, I made this card to enter into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #260 (sketch Challenge) and used white cardstock for the base and shaded the edges with Distress Ink Pad, Evergreen Bough, and used two pieces of christmas paper that I had in my stash, it is pretty old, so I don't remember where it came from, but it is pretty, and I used two pointsettias that were in a free set of papers from Adorable Scorable, which I got with a magazine, but it is so long ago I can't remember which one, I should write the name of the magazines when I get these products, and I used a stamp from Graphic 45 - paper pad, St. Nicholas Collection, I like the Graphic 45 papers, as they are very sturdy and great looking.   Hope you like this card, and thanks again for visiting, Jasann