Posts tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

May 15, 2021

Santa Christmas card

Hi and welcome to my blog, it’s so nice of you to visit.

I bought the Cool Yule set of Tim Holtz Christmas dies a while back, but have so far been reluctant to use them as there are so many fiddly pieces to worry about! This week’s Santa challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown was the perfect opportunity to encourage me to finally give them a go…


I had a hard time thinking how I wanted my die cut Santa to look – a lot of the examples out there on Pinterest and the Sizzix website are a bit too grungy for me – I prefer cuter looking Santas if I’m honest! So I just took the plunge, cut out the pieces and then put him together, with a happy look to his little face I hope. It’s amazing how you can change the look and expression just by moving the facial features …. he nearly had an angry look as one of his eyebrows went on a bit wonky at first!

Once I had my cute Santa, the rest of the card seemed to come together easily. I stamped a bold sentiment in the bottom righthand corner of a piece of soft sky card, using my Misti stamping tool to help me with alignment. Then stamped snowflakes in different sizes using versamark ink to give a tone-on-tone look.

I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to two of the snowflakes using a quickie glue pen, then added a die cut snowflake in glitter card. Then it was just a case of putting the card together.

I have to say, I’m very impressed with my new black versafine clair ink pad. It’s really juicy, stamps beautifully, and what I liked even more is that it didn’t stain my clear stamp and cleaned away with ease – love it!

I’m also sharing my card at the following challenges: Christmas Kickstart challenge #50 – Santa and friends , The Holly and Ivy Christmas #94 challenge – anything Christmas goes, Happy Little Stampers May anything goes with dies challenge , and Merry Little Christmas – May anything Christmas goes 


I’m so glad I finally used this Cool Yule die set – it was a lot of fun and I’m already thinking of more projects I can use it on again. I hope you’ve been inspired to join our Santa challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, where the lovely team have created lots of examples for you.

Enjoy your weekend


April 17, 2021

Winter sledge

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, the theme challenge is winter sledges . I’ve had this cute bear sledge stamp for the longest time – it was a freebie on the front of a magazine a million moons ago…

I based my card on one I saw by an American Stampin’ Up demo, also many moons ago…

I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card, and created a window on the front with a piece of acetate. I used 3 colours to colour the image – real red, lucky limeade and crumb cake Stampin’ write markers, with a little touch of pink pirouette in the kitten’s ears and nose.

I added a strip of dsp from my scraps box, and a holly die cut, topped with 3 adhesive pearls coloured with a red alcohol marker. Finally, I added some dazzling diamonds to the snow using a quickie glue pen and rounded the bottom corners using the We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.

I hope you like my card for this week and you are inspired to join the lovely ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

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