Saturday, 29 October 2016


Hi Bloggers.

Off to our Christmas Playdate today. Should be fun.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped the Christmas Quilt Mask onto a piece of Watercolour Card. I sprinkled Plum Twist, Silver Dream and Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powders over - I was a bit specific where I sprinkled the powders trying have the Plum Twist where the reindeers are, Silver Dream on the Snowflakes and Aqua Lagoon on the little squares. I spritzed with water and then removed the mask.

I made a frame out of Cobalt Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam, trimming away the excess using scissors.

I spread some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer over a piece of Acetate. I sprinkled Silver Dream Pixie Powder over and mixed it with the Varnish Lacquer using my fingers. I then sprinkled Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder over. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and popped it on top pressing it into the lacquer using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put it aside to dry (approx 1 hour).

I cut the largest die only from the Justrite Snowflake and Tag Dies out of Cobalt Card. I cut the large snowflake die in the set out of Coconut White Card. I cut the same die out of my acetate background. I glued the die cuts together and added a Craft Consortium Heart Cluster Charm and some White 5mm Pearls.

I cut 'joy' out of my acetate background using Joy Oval Frame Dies. I cut the smallest oval die from the same die set out of Coconut White Card and edged with CS Decadent Denim Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die out of Cobalt Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls to the frame and a couple of mats.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Have lots of fun today and take care Kitty.

  3. It must be quite difficult to get the pixie powders so specific but the effect is great..
    Hope everyone has a good play today. Wish I could have one but it's Nene Lace Day today so hopefully I'll get a bit of lace made along with lots of chat!

  4. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Very pretty card today, what a lot of work involved. Needs to be for a very special occasion.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Great card, love the colour.


  6. Lovely card I follow you on Facebook through my mum kitty but decided it's time to comment on your blog. You make lovely cards keep on crafting. Lynne

  7. Beautiful card Julia. It must have been very difficult to place the pixie powders exactly where you wanted them.
    Marion S x

  8. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. You placed your pixies well, must have been difficult. Enjoy the playdate.
    B xx

  9. Julia this is a Beautiful card. The snowflake looks gorgeous x

  10. Lovely card Julia great the way you placed the pixi powders
    Have a good day love June horrocks xxxxx

  11. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, the snowflake is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Very pretty card again Julia, you are a dab hand with the pixie powders...luv Ursula xx

  13. Good Morning Julia, a gorgeous Xmas card today I love your snowflake and the background is quite unique. hugs Shirleyxxx

  14. Hi Julia. Great colouring of your background. Love your colouring altogether. SueL x

  15. Hi Julia, fab card, love the background, I am sure that took patience to get the colours where you wanted them. Enjoy your playdate. Take care. Bx

  16. Hi Julia this is a stunning Christmas card. Enjoy your play date is sounds like fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. The quilt mask gives a lovely effect and is in the realms of being that bit different. Cobalt Blue card is a winner.

    Susan x

  18. Morning Julia, lovely card today, you can just imagine those deer jumping over the logs in the forest. I especially like the embellishment from Craft Consortium, they really are exceptional.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  19. Morning Julia

    Pretty Christmas card today

    June x

  20. Hello Julia.

    A nice, bright cheery Card. I like the contemporary colours. I can imagine the background takes time and patience but it is worth it. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Another great card, the colours are non standard for Christmas but I think that makes them all the better for me ...

    Sorry I couldn't be with you today but an enforced stay at the caravan after my mum was taken into hospital and then a nightmare drive down the M56, M6 and M1 meant that I knew I wouldn't want another drive the day after! Having removed half a litre of fluid from her lungs, hopefully someone might finally work out why she keeps being taken into hospital with the same symptoms every couple of months!


  22. Lovely card Julia. Hope everyone had a lovely day.

  23. Love this idea Will try it out


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