Monday, 31 August 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

I had a great day with Phill yesterday. It was a bit hectic, very tiring but loads of fun! We're doing it all again on Sunday 22nd November (different projects). I'm not sure if there's any places left but contact Phill or Carol at Honeypot Crafts and they'll be able to tell you.

Loads to do at home today - ALOT of tidying up in my craft room, housework (maybe?), cutting the lawn (depends on the weather) and I've lots of products to store and parcel up for my website. Don't forget, 10% discount on all orders on my website till midnight tonight.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Christmas Holly Background onto Milk Card using Forest Moss Distress Ink. I added a Cream Pearl Corner to each corner.

I cut a frame out of Milk and Brunswick Green Card using Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Design Noble Die Set.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Holly and Ivy Plaque using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Peeking Snowflake Die Set. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Carnival Brights Watercolour Paint Set and a Water Brush. I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Christmas Sentiments Collection, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder.

I tied a bow using Ivory/Green Striped Grosgrain. I made a flower out of Rich Red and Milk card using Sue's Classic Poinsettia and Classic Poinsettia - Open Petals Die Sets and added a Cream 8mm Pearl to the centre.

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

John Lockwood has more shows on Hochanda with Sue Wilson Dies today. Looks like they're at 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ask for a free card (in the order comments box at checkout) when you order in August!


  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    Well you will have one job less to do today if you have this rain that we have now.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. A splendid Christmas card. Glad you had a fun day yesterday. Anne and I (Northampton) were talking about the possibility of joining Phill's workshop next year as they sound like loads of fun.
    Enjoy your day (!) - one of the parcels is mine.

  3. Morning Julia, you must be really knackered after your hectic weekend, yes you have lots to do at home today but grab a little bit of spare time just for yourself and chill out, will do a great deal of good.

    Beautiful card today, as your cards always are.

    Enjoy you Bank Holiday Monday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and don't worry about housework it will still be there when your not.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hello Julia
    Lovely card today. I love that lovely rich Brunswick Green card it has such lovely depth to the colour and looks great with the red of the holly berries.

    I guess you will have crossed off the mowing! Living in the south I am, for one, quite pleased to see the rain at least my lawn is looking green again instead of a desert! But I guess it is par for a Bank Holiday Monday!!

    Have a great day Julia whatever you decide to do.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  6. Hi Julia
    You've Been Extremely Busy But As Long As You Enjoyed Yourself
    I'm Going To "TRY" And Get In For Next One Of Phill's Full Day Workshops, As I Only Live Approx An Hour Away, Phill Visit's A Couple Of Shows In Doncaster So I Do Get To See Him I've Met You At Ally Pally In April, But I'd Love To Meet You In A Workshop.
    Thank You For Sharing Your Tremendous Card With Us Today It's Just So Beautiful I Love How You've Used Phill's Stamp For Your Background And Sue's Pierced Design Noble Die Set Your Beautiful Bow And Poinsettia.
    Thank You For Sharing Try And Put Your Feet Up At Some Stage
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  7. HibJulia
    Sounds like you had a hectic but nice weekend. Try and find some me time today if your at home all day.
    Love today's card. Love the randomly stamped background and of course my favourite noble dies.

  8. Traditional Christmas colours in a lovely modern setting - a beautiful card, Julia. I don't think you will be mowing the lawn today!

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Stunning card Julia I love it you won't be mowing the lawn look outside leave the housework there you go two jobs done love June horrocks xxxx

  10. Hi Julia

    Good to know that you had a lovely, albeit hectic day with Phil...thank you for sharing this fabulous card today, the Brunswick green is such a lovely colour & seems perfect for using on Christmas cards. Colouring also looks beautiful & the sentiment is quite regal & elegant.

    Received my order from CE & I'm so glad that I asked for one of your original Julia Watts card when placing the order, (Mr & Mrs Vintage) it is really beautiful, elegant & the colours are so perfect for the design...Thank you so much Julia for the opportunity to own this card...will be framing it to hang on my craft room wall x

    As much as you enjoy your crafting & as much as you have some chores to catch up on I hope you manage to get some you time today...

    Take care to all

    Love Beth B x x x

  11. Great card today-love the traditional colours you have used.


  12. WOW Julia this one is beautiful gorgeous Christmas green

  13. Beautiful card Forget the housework - it'll still be there tomorrow

  14. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful rich colours on this card and the gorgeous stamped it!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  15. Gorgeous card Julia , love the colours!
    Enjoy your day at home,

  16. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love the traditional colours on this design. I am pleased that you had a brilliant time yesterday. It is raining here so no grass cutting for us though the frogs seem to have moved. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  17. Hello Julia, glad you had a great time with Phills craftathon. Don't stress too much about the housework, it will still be there tomorrow. Love todays card, beautiful and traditional. Have a great day. Bx

  18. Hi Julia. Lovely card in nice traditional colours. If your weather is like ours then your grass won't get cut, one off the list. I have just had artificial lawn laid, ha ha, no cutting for me. Did confuse my visiting pheasant though. Just placed a small order on your site, my list grew a lot after yesterday! SueL x

  19. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, love the ribbon and colours.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Oh Julia just love this card it is stunning thank you for brightening my day..Gloria(sidcup)xx

  21. Oh Julia just love this card it is stunning thank you for brightening my day..Gloria(sidcup)xx

  22. Love the traditional colours, the stamps and dies all work so well together. Pat x

  23. Hi Julia, well it's no gardening for you today as it's a very wet day however have a good day and rest after your hectic few days. Today's card is very nice with the stamping and colouring in it makes it so pretty and the big bow goes well to it all, take care
    Maria x

  24. Hello Julia.

    Great background, I always enjoy watching you do this technique. I like the stamp you have used and the dies. The green bow is lovely with the red Poinsettia. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Tressa.

    Best wishes

  25. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card! Thank you.
    Love Myra xx

  26. Hi Julia
    A very pretty card love the background thank you
    Lynda Brock xx

  27. Hi Julia, A stunning card, I'm loving everything you have done here.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Julia, really pretty Christmas card love the background and the green bow with the little poinsettia is fab. Wow you have had a busy day glad to hear you had fun though. Take Care Melody xXx

  29. Hi Julia, this is such a lovely traditional colour Christmas card. Though I must say the cards from Sunday's Craftathon were fab, I had such a lovely day there, was great to meet looking forwards to the next one in November now!!
    Hugs Donna xx

  30. Hi Julia, this card is gorgeous. I love the rich green and red in it an the background is stunning! :) "Thank you Julia" and lovely to hear that although tired you had a fantastic time! xx Love Karen xx

  31. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card, love the frame & everything about it, gorgeous as always.
    Lovely Christmas colours.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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