Tuesday 9 July 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi Bloggers.

I launch the Pick of the Day tonight on Ideal World. The times and channels are currently as follows -

Today 9pm and 11pm - Ideal World
Tomorrow 8am, 9am and 10am Ideal World, 12noon Create & Craft, 1pm Ideal World, 3pm Create & Craft, 4pm Ideal World, 5pm Create & Craft, 7pm Ideal World.

Not sure how much sense I'll be making by the end of it but hope you can join me for some of the shows.

Here's today;s card -

For the background, I randomly stamped one of the trees from the Justrite Holiday Magic Clear Stamp Set using Forest Moss Distress Ink. Next I stamped some berries from the Justrite Festive Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set (there's 3 different ones on this set - I think this set will be the first to sellout) using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Peeled Paint using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Labels 20 Clear Stamp Set using Olive Archival and added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I did not heat set just yet. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set, again using Olive Archival, added clear powder and heat set the lot. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 20 and inked through the die with Peeled Paint. I cut some holly corners using the Spellbinders Holly Motifs Die Set and added them to the frame as shown.

I stamped the 3 smallest poinsettias from the Justrite Festive Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I cut them out using Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias Die Set (it's easiest if you cut yourself a template first to do this accurately). There's really no point in embossing them as all the detail on this is from the stamps. I also cut a larger poinsettia out of green card - I did emboss this one as I didn't stamp it. I curled the petals with my fingers and layered them up, securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I added 3 x 3mm Cream Pearls to the centre. I tied a bow using Green/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added my poinsettia to it.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Golden Green around the edges.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    Merry Christmas to you to. Love the card really need to save pennies but can feel the draw already - no be strong...
    Have a great day today and enjoy.
    Amanda x

  2. Morning Julia
    What a stunning card looking forward to your shows I hope one of you'r shows will be with Loen, you are so entertaining.
    take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    Can not believe aim going to say this in July put happy christmas love the cards the stamp of the tree looks really good I will be watching you tonight thanks Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia. Love the card. Good luck for all of the shows. I will be watching them all,hopefully. I hope you enjoy them. Take care.


  5. Morning Julia,

    Great card. X

  6. Morning Julia, just love the new stamps, just when I said I would not buy any crafting goodies this month you go and show these! I will be watching the shows tonight! Love JeN xxx

  7. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, lovely colour, loving the holiday tree stamp on the background, and my favourite poinsettia die, now with a stamp, beautiful.
    Have a great day at C&C today and tomorrow, you will be shattered after all those hours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Julia and wow, a super card. Will be with you tonight, am not meant to be spending but I think I am just going to have to have a couple of these sets from the looks of things. Have agreat day and enjoy your show,
    hugs Lynn

  9. Love this card Julia you are soo enjoying this I can tell. Mabex

  10. Morning Julia,
    Such a lot of work gone into this stunning card, it would have to go to somebody special. must have taken you a long time to make.
    Looking forward to seeing the shows.

  11. Lovely card Julia... I will set my recorder up to catch the shows although will watch live tonight

    Sue xxx

  12. This card is beautiful Julia, gorgeous set of stamps, can't wait for this evening

  13. Wow! Julia a stunning Christmas card even though its very Green its still stunning. Love all the stamps, hopefully I will be able to purchase some another time as I will miss all your shows but I have set them ALL,yes all up to tape.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Another stunner Julia. I love the combination of stamps and dies!

  15. Morning Julia, A great Christmas card you could it in any
    colour whatever your colour scheme is, have set recorder
    for all your shows really looking forward to them as you are so
    funny with whoever you are on with Good Luck.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Fantastic! love this card Julia, the design and the colours are gorgeous. Looking forward to your shows - I can see lots of sell outs coming up. Pat x

  17. lovely card Julia I love the stamps you use must have then love Jean Z xx

  18. Gorgeous design Julia, love the shades of colour. xx Flora

  19. Hi Julia,
    What a wonderful card and it would look great in any colour. Love the fonts on the sentiments....can't wait to see the shows. Good luck even though I know you won't need it.

    Love Sheila xx

  20. OOOh I sense the plastic in use again! I really like this card Julia, maybe its the stronger colours highlight the stamping. Simply beautiful. Loving the tree stamp.Hugs

  21. Hi Julia this is a lovely Xmas card,I really like what you have done with the holly corner it looks great. Looking forward to your shows and seeing what other wonderful samples you have no doubt worked tirelessly to produce!! Lets hope you get to demo as much as poss as that's what we're interested in. Love Lesley x

  22. Hi Julia. Its a bit busy but works well.I got the holiday tree last year which i didn't get round to using. The tree stamp will work well with it dont you think ? Looking forward to the shows. You'll need a lie down in a darkened room after (LOL)

  23. Hi Julia lovely card,looking forward to your shows.

  24. lots of work went into this one. Love all the techniques and look forward to seeing your shows on TV tonight and tomorrow x

  25. Hi Julia, this is gorgeous, another of your super backgrounds..good luck with the POTD! Carole Z X

  26. lovely card Julia,stamps look so nice.Laura O

  27. Lovely card, really looking forward to tonights shows, not so sure my bank balance will be though, good luck for all your shows xxx

  28. Hello Julia, A stunning card, the colour and detail are beautiful. Love the font and background. I too can feel the plastic coming out this evening, will be watching and looking forward to all the wonderful samples.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Hi Julia - love your card. Looking forward to all your shows - I'm away to check my bank balance!!
    Heather W

  30. Evening Julia, gorgeous card. Looking forward to the shows. hope everything goes well for you. Kind regards Joanne K x

  31. Hi Julia, what a fab card for Christmas, love the shades of green. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  32. Hi Julia
    Love this beautiful Christmas card you have made love the justrite stamp and spellbinder die labels twenty, great idea to put the holly motif die cuts around the frame I will definitely try this.
    Really enjoyed the shows glad you got a few demos quickly in. Loved all the cards shown.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  33. Hi Julia,
    I was so surprised to be able to watc CC on my iPad in the US. How delightful to watch your show. Love your Christmas cards.


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