Saturday 16 August 2014

Christmas Blessings

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your emails to the show yesterday. Sorry that there was no 2pm show - out of our control. Lovely to see so many of you taking part in the blog hop. It's running till Tuesday afternoon so there's still time to take part. The start point is here.

I'll post some Christmas cards for a few days and then mix it up with some cards from last Sunday's Toolshed. I've popped my samples from yesterday's shows on Facebook here. The only one that's not on there is the one on the Blog Hop.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Poinsettia Lullaby Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I popped a little Gold Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and rubbed over the embossed surface.

I stamped the bottom panel from the Joy to the World Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out around the outer frame.

I cut a couple of the Spellbinders Adorning Squares Dies out of Vintage Gold Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expessions Winter Greetings Stamp Set. again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two Die. I cut the die again out of Vintage Gold Card, which I then cut in half lengthways and glued it behind the sentiment panel offsetting it slightly.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Sparkle PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    So glad to hear you are okay, I was worried in case you were poorly why you were'nt on at two. Beautiful card today, thank you lovely show yesterday Take care Kitty

  2. Hi Julia, First just have to say how much I enjoyed the blog hop yesterday , I was at work all day but did it last night and was so impressed with all the different ideas , all the designers are so creative, then I caught up with your first show on Create and craft, it was great, you and Nigel work together so well, I really enjoyed watching your techniques, tried to find your second show and although it was late was so disappointed it had been cancelled, never mind, more to come I hope! Lovely card today again, thanks for all the tips, now have to go to work:( Take care, Linda.

  3. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I do like the effecct of the gold card. Still can't get Christmas in my head just yet though. Have a good weekend. SueL x

  4. Morning Julia, lovely card, I missed your morning show yesterday as I was out but got home about 2.20pm and turned the tv on expecting to see the end of your next show, I thought I had made a mistake with the time, now I know why you were not on! Love Jean xxx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the rich opulent colours. That stamp has to be one of my favourites. It is frustrating about yesterday's show being cancelled. I hope you are alright at least you got home early. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

  6. Great card and great show yesterday Julia, pity they cancelled the 2pm one !
    Have a great weekend,

  7. Great card-love the soft gold colour. Totally forgot to record your shows so I watched the 10am one on catch up on my laptop.


  8. Morning Julia, a beautiful Christmas card I keep forgetting to cut
    the dies to mat them behind till you or Sue remind me again must
    keep doing it as I like how they sit. Really enjoyed the blog hop
    yesterday but stil have your show to watch a pity about your second
    show did the products all sell out early? will have to catch up today
    to find out.
    Nancyd xx

  9. HI Julia, super show yesterday, but surprised to see the 2pm cancelled..I was home all day so aimed to craft whilst having C&C on, but to be honest no other shows yesterday interested me! The stamps are gorgeous and I really love this card, hugs Carole Z X

  10. Good morning Julia. This is such a beautiful card, and so traditionally Christmas.
    Soft gold, and muted colours, with a wonderful scene and sentiment. Such a shame your 2pm show was cancelled. Have a good weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  11. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, a very traditional style. Love these stamps.
    Off on hols today so will be back in two weeks.
    Amanda xx
    Amanda xx

  12. Beautiful card Julia love it thank you love June xxxx

  13. Great card Shame about yesterday's show especially when you've probably spent lots of time preparing for it too

  14. Morning Julia
    You were missed, I couldn't understand where your programme was when I came to watch last night, so bad when you have worked so hard getting the cards ready., but what I saw in the first programme were all stunning. You and Sue need a three hour show like Clarity.
    Carol x

  15. Oh no! I was looking forward to watching my recordings of your shows yesterday, what a shame, Julia, disappointing for,us and for you as well with all the prep put into a show. I wonder what I've recorded instead!
    Loved the blog hop, it was awesome.
    Today's card is gorgeous!
    Annie x

  16. Sorry you didn't get your second show Julia - the first one was brilliant. Love today's card, I think this stamp is just stunning. Pat x

  17. Hi Julia, love today's card. Really enjoyed the blog hop yesterday.

  18. Morning Julia,
    Love your card today. Did not get to see your show so will have to catch upon the pc.

  19. Hi Julia, oh I love love love this. It is so classy and understated you could give this to anyone whether they appreciated handmade cards or not. Must try something similar.

    lorraine - scotland

  20. A very classy looking card, beautiful.x

  21. Lovely card Julia, I love the colours.
    I enjoyed your show yesterday but went into slight panic when my recorder didn't start recording the second one. I must say it was disappointing when C&C didn't put it on
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  22. Hi Julia, Watched the show yesterday and really enjoyed it. Lovely card today I have this die and I don't think I have used it yet, I will now Beryl xx

  23. Loved the show yesterday morning - it is so nice to listen to you and Nigel chatting away while you craft. It's a shame they cut the second show, and must be disappointing when you've done all of the prep.

    Thanks for putting all the pictures on Facebook as it's very handy as a kick-start when inspiration deserts me!


  24. Hi Julia
    Unfortunately our internet was down yesterday so still need to catch up.
    Love the colour and you have reminded me about the champagne crush ribbon.
    Was very sorry to see they didn't put your second show on!!!
    Sheila x

  25. Good afternoon Julia,
    I like the card that you have done for us today as it is soft in colour with the softness of the vintage gold card and the coconut white being softened by a wee bit of blending in at the edges. A lovely Christmas card but not right in your face Christmas. Hope you had a good day on C&C,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  26. Hi Julia. Lovely card today. I enjoyed the show yesterday, sorry that C&C cancelled the 2nd one! Have a good weekend. Take care.

  27. Hi Julia, A really lovely card, gorgeous colours, I adore the stamp.
    Lotsof love from Patricia xx

  28. Hi Julia

    Caught up with the morning show last night. I love this card, very traditional theme (no bad thing) and lovely colours too. The bow and sparkle embellishment is a lovely touch

    Crafty hugs

    T xxx

  29. I just absolutely love this card. Think it 'touches the places other cards don't!!!! This stamp although traditional is as again it should be, an absolute must have. Thanks Julia

  30. Hello Julia, I really love this card, so soft and delicate, absolutely stunning. The stamps are gorgeous and love the layout. Really enjoyed the blog hop, so much inspiration and a very talented design team .I tuned in yesterday and thought it was me getting it wrong, at least you would have got home early.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  31. Julia just love this card you are an inspiration to us card makers thanks so much
    Jan xx

  32. Love this card Julia,it llks so soft and gentle.

  33. Hi Julia, two very nice stamps and the soft gold colour you have used is so right for Christmas, best wishes Jackie D


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