Sunday 28 July 2013

Ho Ho Ho

Hi Bloggers.

Just before I share today's card, I wanted to let you know that I have an extra show this week. It's on Tuesday at 2pm and it's the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Stamps and dies that Sue launched at CHA last week.

Here's today's card - a real quickie Christmas Card.

For the background, I used a piece of Milk Card. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Snowflake Frame Mask. I highlighted the embossed areas with Golden Light and Deep Red Gilding Wax and then edged the whole piece with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pads using Cut n Dry Foam.

I popped some DS Adhesive onto some card and die cut a Spellbinders Labels 22. I peeled off the backing and rubbed some Fire Red Polished Silk Glitter into it. I stamped the Santa from the Justrite Christmas Labels 22 Stamp Set using Pergect medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Berry Red Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies and inked through the die with Fired Brick.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Berry Red Aurora. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Dies and inked through the die with Fired Brick.

I tied a bow using Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added an Idea-ology Noel Christmas Adornment.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, lovely card, looking forward to your show. Love Jean xxx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you lovely card it could be any topper you like. Iam looking forward to Tuesday love the stamps and dies on my wish list take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia. Great card. I love the embellishment. Hope you're not working too hard prepping for the shows! I am looking forward to them, and we get an extra one too:) Take care.

  4. Morning Julia, a very traditional card loving this santa
    looking forward to Tues. to see your take on the new stamps
    and dies have set record for Hels today to see what she has for
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hi Julia
    Great christmas card very traditional look forward to seeing your show

  6. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, the Father Christmas stamp is great, but I would leave off the bow.


  7. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. Your background idea is great. X

  8. Morning Julia,
    WOW my favourite Santa stamp - he is the real thing.
    Love the card, the colours are great. Looking forward to the shows and an extra one on Tuesday - yippee will be tuning in as not at work.
    Amanda x

  9. Morning Julia, So glad you are doing a show with the items that Sue presented at CHA, I had set the recorder but unfortunately it didn't work, the 'air was blue', so I have a second chance, yeah !! Your card is beautiful, loving the Santa stamp, he's lovely, and the background mask is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi Julia, gorgeous card today. Very traditional and just love that Santa stamp. Kind regards Joanne K x

  11. That lovely stamp again, just what Santa should look like.
    Love this one Julia

    xx Sandra

  12. Hi Julia, stunning traditional red. Love the Santa stamp. Bx

  13. Hi Julia, love the card, a proper Santa and very festive colours xx

  14. Morning Julia, what a beautiful card and a proper Father Christmas. I will be home in time to watch on Tuesday and having seen one of Sue's cards that she made CHA last week (having missed it on TV) it promises to be a fantastic show as it always is with you. A nice treat for next week. Have a good day,
    hugs Lynn

  15. Hi Julia I love the background how you use the mask and I will be watching your show love Jean Z xx

  16. Good morning Julia.
    Love the background and may need to get this mask. . . . . Need, not want of course lol!
    Have a great day. x

  17. Hi Julia, Loving the background mask you have used. Best wishes Jackie D

  18. Hi Julia

    Love today's card. Looks like the mask and the stamps are a must. Also the gilding wax. I must also invest in some more embossing powders. look forward to seeing your show on Tuesday.

  19. Hello Julia, A beautiful traditional card, love the background and the Santa stamp. Looking forward to the show, bought the set from Sue's launch show and know you will work magic with them too.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Lovely card, Julia, the touch of gold is fabulous. Love the mask, on to my wish list it goes!

  21. Lovely card Julia. I so love the traditional father Christmas. Looking forward to your extra show.
    Love Val x

  22. Nice card Juila, and thanks for the heads up about your new show, I'll be tuning in to watch you, as always.

  23. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card Julia and I love this Santa because he's just so traditional. I'm looking forward to your show on was great news in your post about an extra show.

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Lovely card Julia. Really like the Santa stamp. Looking forward to Tuesday's show.

  25. great card Julia, will look forward to your show on Tuesday.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. fab card Julia,love the red glitter.Laura O

  27. Hi Julie, what a lovely card, just bought some gilding wax, so will have to have a go with them. Can't wait for your shows. Jan xxx

  28. Hi Julia lovely traditional card today and I love this Santa stamp as its what all santas should look like. Looking forward to your extra show on Tuesday and should be able to craft along with you as my order should be delivered by then. Love Lesley x

  29. Lovely card Julia, the snowflake frame looks gorgeous. I'll be watching on Tuesday. Pat x

  30. Hi Julia
    Wonderful card today. I have the snowflake frame mask but yet to use it! Must get to starting making my non- kit from scratch cards for Christmas soon. I've lost my crafting mojo but your posts help get me in the mood for crafting again.

    I look forward to your show despite being broke!
    I can window shop and add to my wish list.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

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