Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Peace

Hi Bloggers.

I spent most of yesterday trying to tidy my Craft Room. I am not the tidiest of people but it was getting ridiculous - it was taking me ages to find anything! I still haven't finished but I should be able to knock it on the head today so that I can get back to being creative. I really want to use up some of my demo bits from last weekend.

So, Christmas again, I'm afraid -

I started by running a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Swirling Holly Embossing Folder. I spread some Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Texture Paste over the deboss side and put aside to dry (about 20 minutes). Once dry, I trimmed it and matted it onto a slightly larger piece of Coconut White Card.

I cut the tree, topper and trunk out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Stylized Tress Die Set.

I embossed another piece of card using the Swirling Holly Embossing Folder - this time I used the embossed side as it comes.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace Joy Love Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a little die from the Spellbinders Holly Tags Die Set. I cut the corresponding decorative die from the same die set out of Coconut White Card. I threaded some Off White Satin Ribbon through the holes either side and secured at the back of my background.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I'm planning a second post today with a giveaway so pop back later, around 12noon.

I'm taking my little car in for its service and MOT this morning. With all the miles I've done this year, I'm expecting it to be pricey! Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

31 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, another pretty little Christmas card I'm loving all the inspiration I got these dies when you showed your first card with them so keep them coming girl.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today, very different but I really like it. You are a true crafter if you can't find anything, well that is what I tell myself haha.

    Good luck with the car, it does do a lot of miles for you.

    Enjoy Wednesday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  3. Hello Julia

    I love this card for its clear clean lines. I know what you mean about your craft room it can get to a state where it takes twice as long to get things done. I do try to clear down after each project but sometimes orders and time are against me! Sigh! Good luck with your day

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  4. Morning Julia.
    I love the elegance of this card. I hope your car gets on alright. Thank you take care Kitty.

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  6. Hi Julia, this card is really lovely and very elegant, love the embossing using both sides, very effective. Mmmmm, tidying the craft room, yes, started with mine as well, but it may take me more than 2 days. Hope the car gets on ok, always a worry. Take care. Bx

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  7. Hi Julia
    I Can Understand Why You Need To Tidy Your Craft Room As I Only Make A Small Number Of Cards Compared To Yourself I Make Birthday Christmas Cards And Some For Charity And My Craft Room Gets Very Messy!!!!
    Your Such A Really Busy Lady So You Need To Be Able To Find Things, I Do Try And Tidy As I Go Along But Sadly It Doesn't Always Work.
    I Love Today's Card It's Clean And Crisp I Really Love How You've Attached Your Ribbon Through Your Tag Your Card Is Very Beautiful,
    Thanks For Sharing
    Love And Hugs
    From Sam xxx

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  8. Glad you managed a good tidy up yesterday - sometimes it gets to the point when it's necessary! I am still trying to do mine especially as I was given a lot of stuff at the weekend!
    Lovely card this morning - like the way you have used the ribbon.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  9. Well done on tidying your craft room fingers crossed for your car a great card too xx

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  10. Hi Julia, lovely white on white card , the embossing with the different techniques is lovely. Hope your car causes you no expense! With regard to you tidying your craft room, I too am going to have to strip mine out and reorganise!!! Not been crafting that long but cannot believe the amount of stuff I have accumulated lol. Take care, Linda.

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  11. Good morning this is a gorgeous Christmas card the design is so elegant. I hope your car is not too expensive to get through the MOT. Well done for clearing your craft room. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Hi Julia, love this card although anything "messy" is a no no for me as i get the product everywhere it's not supposed to be
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

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  13. Lovely card-really like the white on white.

    Michele

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  14. This is very effective - love the white on white.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  15. Hi Julia,
    A really contemporary look with this Christmas tree and the white on white is beautiful. I really like the font for the sentiment and the way you have thread the ribbon through the tag.
    Thanks for all the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  16. Hi Julia. What a pretty card. I do like white on white. I can't stand working in a mess and probably spend more time tidying than crafting but since the weekend I have everything on the floor so nowhere to walk. Sympathies re car. Mine going in Monday for exactly the same and I know it will not pass mot without having brakes done. Good luck with yours. SueL x

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  17. Morning Julia,
    A lovely understated card, good luck with the car.
    Lydia
    X

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  18. Morning Julia, My heart goes out to you, trying to organise into some form of 'tidiness' all your craft stuff must be really hard, I have a problem with my stuff and trying to keep it tidy, but your problem must be a lot harder. My problem seems to be using up the 'bits', I have more 'bit boxes' than anything else haha.
    I'm thinking of you, also for your little car, it will re-charge it's batteries (so to speak haha) and will thank you for it.
    A lovely card, white on white with that touch of black on the sentiment, lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  19. Good luck with the rest of the tidying! Something I really must do Hope the car is not too expensive Today's card is lovely I like white on white

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  20. Lovely card Julia. I think all white cards are quite classy.

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  21. Love the card Julia so pretty nice to know others have a messy craft room. Hope your little car is ok thank you julia love June horrocks xxxx

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  22. Hi Julia,
    Lovely plain and simple white on white card....gorgeous.
    Good luck with your car, might not be as bad as you think.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  23. Morning Julia, My heart goes out to you, trying to organise into some form of 'tidiness' all your craft stuff must be really hard, I have a problem with my stuff and trying to keep it tidy, but your problem must be a lot harder. My problem seems to be using up the 'bits', I have more 'bit boxes' than anything else haha.
    I'm thinking of you, also for your little car, it will re-charge it's batteries (so to speak haha) and will thank you for it.
    A lovely card, white on white with that touch of black on the sentiment, lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  24. Pretty card Julia, love the white on white.
    Rosemary xx

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  25. Lovely card again Julia - I also love white on white, very wintery.
    Hope the MOT is successful and not too costly!

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  26. Hello Julia.

    What an unusual tree, very modern. I love White on White and can imagine the sparkle. Your sentiment is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  27. Hope your card got through the MOT without too much expense Julia. Love the cute Christmas tree and the C&S design. Pat x

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  28. Hi Julia, I love this card. It's got a crisp look and feel to it x The embossing makes it pop x I love it when a bit of shiny is added onto cards. I'm always mesmerised by it hence my blog name...lol! x Ooooo and about messy crafting, guilty as charged! It took me three days and nights to put everything in order! My husband is so chuffed because now he can stretch his legs out under the table....lol! Now I've just spent another 3 days putting Christmas stamps etc together up one end of the room and everyday stuff up the other end. I've got stack of draws where one draw has cream/white bits, another mirror board......I know they say always save your bits of cards but there is a limit.....??? I've no doubt there's quite a number of us who have got an obsession! lol! Phew! Glad it's done though xx I don't how you and all the team go on with everything you have and you've got to have ideas too......I'm surprised none of you sleep walk! Anyway, essay over! "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

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  29. Hi Julia, lovely card I think that Christmas tree is such a cute die n I love the embossing folder used. I hope your car passed it MOT . Take Care Melody xXx

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