Sunday, 30 August 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

I'm with Phill Martin today helping to run his Craftathon. 52 crafters! It's going to be busy!

Here's today's card -

The background is from Phill Martin's Frosty Christmas Holly 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I added a White Pearl Corner to 3 of the corners.

I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Decorative Frame : Lattice Stamp into Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with PM Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A. I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Insert Frame : Season's Greetings onto Coconut White Card, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Decadent Denim Powder. I cut this out with another 6 x 6 Matting Basics A die. I then pinched an idea from Phill - I ran some PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sky PVA around the edges of both the frames and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels over it while still wet.

I cut a pair of Sue Wilson's Holly Sprays out of Coconut White Card and added some Frosty Sky PVA as berries.

I picked another paper from Phill's Paper Pad and cut 2 sizes from Sue's Classic Poinsettia Die Set out of it twice. I cut the same 2 sizes out of White Card using Sue's Classic Poinsettia Open Petals Die Set. I glued the pieces together at the centres only, shaped them, stacked them up offsetting them securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and added a Brad.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card thank you.
    Wow you are going to be busy. have fun and take care Kitty

  2. Hi Julia
    Stunning christmas card thank you have a great day with phil thanks tracyw

  3. Morning Julia a lovely Christmas card today, I am enjoying the colours and the way you have created this card, very detailed instructions, I am going to try this especially the Cosmic Shimmer frosty PVA and jewels it looks really nice.

    Enjoy your Craftathon, wow you are going to be busy.

    Happy Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Morning Julia, a fabulous Christmas card and love the colour, enjoy your day it fly by.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hi Julia
    As June Mentioned In Her Comment Its Great To See The Fabulous "Christmas Cards" Your Making And The Great Colour Palette, I Love The Stunning Poinsettias And All Your Fabulous Embellishments, Julia Have A Great Day With Phill I'm Sure It Will Be Busy But Filled With Lots Of Great People And Lots Of Laughs!!!!
    Take Great Care And Have A Wonderful Day
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  6. This is a lovely card, Julia. The poinsettia's are so effective.
    Have a great day today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Gorgeous card-love everything about it especially the colour!!


  8. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. I hope it all goes well today and that you have a safe journey home. Hugs Jackie

  9. Dear Julia, such a beautiful card!!
    Best wishes

  10. Great card Julia,love everything about it especially the colour.Jane B.

  11. Good Morning Julia

    What a lovely refreshing change of colour for a Christmas card I think it works really well. I must try and use it for some of mine. Thanks for sharing your creations.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  12. Another lovely card. I like the colours. The edging technique is one to use as it is very effective. Have a good day today. Don't giggle too much!!!

  13. Hi Julia. This colour is growing on me for Christmas cards, lovely card. Got to go, have to be somewhere. SueL x

  14. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card. Hope you have a good day with Phill.

  15. What a lovely card again. It works so well cutting flowers etc from good quality paper.
    Hope you and Phill have a great day. Having a play with all those lovely products must be bliss!

  16. Beautiful card today, enjoy your craftathon, sure you will have lots of fun

  17. A beautiful card Julia in every way!
    Have a fun day,

  18. Hi Julia,
    What a brilliant idea cutting flowers from patterned paper and then using the open petals on top, the result being a really pretty card.
    Enjoy your day with Phill.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  19. Beautiful card Julia love it enjoy your day love June horrocks xxxx

  20. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, love the soft shade of blue, and the bling. Have a great day. Bx

  21. Hi Julia,
    A really pretty card, love the colours they are so different for Christmas. I really like the font in this stamp, very elegant.
    Hope you have a good day with Phill and all the participants today, I'm sure it is going to be very busy for you but also lots of fun.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  22. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the papers and colours.

  23. Gorgeous card have fun at the craftathon xx hazel

  24. Please please have some of the Pointsettia dies left at AP on the Sunday! The card is lovely and the colours are gorgeous Christmas doesn't have to be red and green

  25. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card.
    Enjoy the craftathon with Phill!!! Lots of laughs I'm sure.

  26. Hello Julia

    Wow I think this card is lovely, I love the background paper, the stamps and dies you have used. What a great idea to use coloured PVA under Glitter Jewels. The floral embellishments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  27. Hi Julia,
    lovely card made by some of Phil's gorgeous paper set.
    Also like the glitter around and the poinsettias are great as usual
    Hope you had a fantastic day!
    hugs Maria x

  28. Hi Julia
    A stunning card made with Phil's paper pack and his stamp. Simply stunning.

  29. Hi Julia, A beautiful and stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. A beautiful card. Had a marvellous time at the Craftathon today. Lots of wonderful ideas and some fabulous company. Don't know how you manage to fit everything in. I really enjoyed the mica and ice technique. Thanks again.

  31. Lovely card Julia in the "ice cold" look of blue xx As Karen has said it doesn't have to be red and green. Another colour I like is lilac/silver/white for Christmas too xx Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

  32. Stunning card Julia, love all the elements and the colour is beautiful. Bet you'll be exhausted tonight, take care, Linda.

  33. Your card is really beautiful Julia. I do love Phill's holly stamps and poinsettias look great in blue. Pat xx

  34. Lovely card Julia the colours are great an I love phials papers. Take Care Melody xXx

  35. Hi Julia
    Wow, what a gorgeous card & loving the pretty blue & white colour combo.
    Love it, and looks amazing with all the different stamp & embellishment textures.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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