Thursday 25 December 2014


Hi Bloggers.

Happy Christmas! Hope your Turkey is in the oven!

Today's card was meant to be a demo when I did the Justrite Sale Shows but there wasn't time so, I've put it together and I thought I would offer it up as a giveaway. So, leave a comment on this post and I'll make the draw on Sunday.

For the background, I stamped the little flourishes from the Justrite Ornate Happiness Squares Clear Stamp Set down both sides of a piece of Coconut White Card using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Enjoy the Day Clear Stamp Set and the frame from the Justrite Ornate Happiness Squares Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin's Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ornate Squares.

I cut a Spellbinders Asian Motif Die out of Mauve Card and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut the largest die in the set out of Coconut White Card and rubbed Phill Martin's Graceful Lilac Gilding Wax over it. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I made a flower out of Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain. I cut some leaves out of Mauve Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set. I popped some Phill Martin Graceful Lilac Twinkles onto my Craft Sheet, picked it up onto some Cut n Dry Foam and used it to cover the leaves.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Phill Martin's Graceful Lilac PVA around the edges.

Don't forget to leave a comment!

Have a Great Day.



  1. Morning Julia, and MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone,
    this is a fabulous card great background and flower
    and Dust Concord is still one of my favourite inks.
    I done my turkey last night so just to slice and heat it
    have a great time everyone.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Merry Christmas Julia.
    Yes the birds in the oven. Thank you Julia for all the hard work you put in for us.
    Very best wishes for 2015. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia and all crafters and a very Happy Christmas to you all. Another beautiful card today Julia, love it.

    Have a wonderful day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxx

  4. Good morning Julia, Merry Christmas, hope you have a wonderful day, oven is on doing it's thing. Love this card, everything is just fabulous, love how the stamped swirl is almost identical to the die cut one. Bx

  5. Merry Christmas Julia and all your followers. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration during 2014 and all good wishes for a fantastic 2015.

    Love and Hugs,

  6. Merry Christmas, Julia and All, love the colour of this card. Thanks for all the cards you have shown this year. Hope to see you on TV next year. Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  7. Merry Christmas Julia and everyone on the blog. Lovely card today x

  8. Lovely Julia.
    merry Christmas to you and your followers, I hope you all have a lovely day
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  9. Merry Christmas everyone Turkey done Ready to slice and put onto hot plates Off to visit Memorial Garden at the zoo in a mo

  10. Happy Christmas Julia. Today's card is gorgeous. I am cooking a turkey crown so it doesn't need to be in the oven for a while. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Merry Christmas to you & your family.

    Lovely card today, would be a great one to win.


  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card I do love lilac. Merry Christmas have a great day.

  13. Morning Julia,

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Thank you for the pleasure you give. X

  14. Happy Christmas julia the card is stunning thank you so much for all you do for us love always June xxxxx

  15. Just couldn't start the day till I checked the blog even if it is Christmas Day and should be getting on with other things.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx
    Maria M xx

  16. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today in my favourite colours. Julia I hope that you and your family have a fantastic day today. And i hope that you're having a rest today. Wishing you a HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Look forward to seeing all your fantastic creations next year.

  17. Merry Christmas Julia,Wish you and your family and wonderful day !
    Sweet card and smiles to you and all
    Maria x

  18. Merry Christmas Julia
    Beautiful card today.
    Hope your turkey is cooking too!
    Crafty hugs to all.
    Sheila x

  19. Merry Christmas Julie. I love the card and love the colour. Have a lovely day and a very Happy New Year. Jean.X

  20. Hello Julia, Merry Christmas to you and your family, have a lovely day. Today's card is gorgeous and in my favourite colour.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia, lovely card yet again. It would be an honour to win it.
    Love to you and your family at Christmas

  22. Merry Christmas Julia. Such a beautiful card and it would be a lovely Christmas present to win it. Thanks for all your beautiful cards throughout the year and look forward to seeing more in the New Year.

  23. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and to Thank you for all your hard work this year. You have taught me so much this last year. I love the idea of owning one of your cards and its focal words describe you SMILES. Cos then ever I have seen you, you always have a smile on your face.
    X Ros

  24. Hello Julia and all

    I hope you are all having a Merry Christmas and enjoy a lovely day. A beautiful card, lovely colour and design. This has solved a dilemma for me, I really do need the enjoy the day stamps (oops shopping again). I am pleased we finally got to see this card, thanks.

    Best wishes

  25. Gorgeous card Julia, love the ribbon flower.
    Lynne x

  26. Enjoy your lunch Julia. To all followers of this blog however you celebrate this time of year have a joyous time.

  27. Hi Julia
    Merry Christmas Afternoon to you & hope your having a wonderful day.
    Beautiful card as always & love the pretty lilac colours, my favourite...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  28. Hello Julia,
    Sending you Holiday Greetings from the States. Wishing you much happiness this Christmas and peace in the New Year.

    Looking forward to many new crafting ideas in 2015.


  29. Merry Christmas to all.
    A great card Julia love the colours xxx

  30. Hi Julia- Merry Christmas!

    Lots of things to love here, colour, dies, stamps... a very nice ensemble!


    T x

  31. Happy Christmas Julia! X
    Love Myra

  32. Hi Julia, Happy Christmas Day to you and yours.
    My favourite colourway and my favourite embossing folder, so this card is a definite 'winner'.
    We have just finished our Christmas meal (not turkey !! haha), and the pudding has filled us all up, we could do with a nice long walk, although it is dark and raining, so maybe tomorrow !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Merry Christmas beautiful card Julia xx hazel

  34. Hi hope you are having a good christmas. Love this card especially the background. Xx

  35. Hi Julia. Didn't make it last night, children and the day tired me out. Glad I have popped in today though, my favourite colour and I had this embossing folder for Christmas so this card is definite a winner for me. Hope you had a good day. SueL x

  36. beautiful card Julia and in my favourite colour, All the Blessings for the season xx

  37. This is gorgeous! I hope you had a very merry christmas and a lovely new years!! xxx


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