Wednesday 29 July 2015

Let it Snow

Hi Bloggers.

Another Christmas Card today - sorry if I'm bombarding you with Christmas at the moment. I am frantically trying to get samples made for my demo at Colemans in Rushden on Saturday. It a Sue Wilson Christmas Dies demo this time so I have to make a whole new set of samples! No time to do anything else!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink using a Smoothie.

I cut the tree, star and tree stand out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Stylized Trees Die Set (there are 3 trees in this set as well as some bits and bobs).
I cut some spotty paper from my stash using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B. I cut a mat out of Cobalt Card (I would haved used 5 x 7 Matting Basics A to do this but it has gone missing in my Craft Room! lol).

I cut the lovely corner flourish die from the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Holly Frame Die Set (the one I used in yesterday's post) and inked through the die with Stonewashed ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Clear Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Holly Tags Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 8mm Pearls and piercing around the edges.

As many of you may know, John Lockwood, has just released some more Clear Stamp Sets. I have them on order and hopefully they will arrive in the next day or so and I can get them onto my website. I do already have his 8 x 8 Paper Pad in stock here.

Phill's latest collection of colours - Frosty ones, and his new 8 x 8 Paper Pad are in stock here. I am waiting for my Frosty colours to arrive and will make some samples when I get them. I do have Phill's latest Christmas stamps in stock in this section here.

I have some lovely ribbon in stock that I have cut into lengths for you to make it more affordable, including Two-tone ribbon, Sheer Iridescent Ribbon (we used to call it Cosmic Ribbon) and Vintage Ribbon - in this section here. There's not much of the Christmas Red Sheer Iridescent Ribbon and none left in the warehouse so be warned!

All for now.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A Lovely card Thank you, I hope I can get to Rushden on Saturday.Take care Kitty.

  2. Brilliant card today-your christmas cards will give all your blog followers lots of inspiration , no excuse for us to be last minute! I love the Christmas tree die set-very modern.


  3. Hi Julia, this card is super, I love the tree die. Your inspiration for Christmas cards is great, now just to get a wiggle on and actually start mine. Take care and I hope the prep goes well for Saturday. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, this is a fantastic Christmas card we can't have enough inspiration so keep them coming(the grammar doesn't seem right here but way hay it is early)
    Hope you get everything done for Saturday.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Lovely ideas here. Think I will have to give Colemans a miss as my son from Glasgow is with me this weekend. Unless I can pursuade him ...

  6. Great card Love the blues and the tree die set

  7. What a delightful card, Julia. I hope all does well on Saturday - I don't think I'll be able to make it either.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. A cute card Julia, like those dies a lot!

  9. Morning Julia,
    I really like this card, not too raised so easy to post.

  10. Hi Julia
    What a lovely card this morning. I do love those Christmas dies, so pretty. Hope everything goes well for

  11. Hi Julia. Love the quirky tree and that cobalt mat just makes it pop. Hope you find your die, it's annoying isn't it. SueL x

  12. Christmas card and Sue Wilson dies - what can be wrong!!

  13. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, the trees are so cute. The lattice embossing folder is beautiful. Great ideas for Christmas cards and we can never have too many of your lovely creations.
    Hope your sample making goes well as well as your demos.
    Heather Treble

  14. Love the card Julia it's very moden love Christmas cards. I need to buy sues angel I think it's beautiful. Wish I could get o the demos love June horrocks xxxx

  15. The unusual Christmas tree make this a very interesting card that stands out from the run of the mill. I like this a lot. Hope to catch you at Rushden as I will certainly pop over at some point.
    Teresa (Kettering)

  16. Morning Julia, You can show as many Christmas cards as you like, for me. I love the inspiration, and get lots of ideas from you, thank you. A gorgeous card as usual today, I'm loving the stylised trees.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Julia, You can show as many Christmas cards as you like, for me. I love the inspiration, and get lots of ideas from you, thank you. A gorgeous card as usual today, I'm loving the stylised trees.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    I'm Like "Patricia Howarth" I'm Loving All The Fabulous Christmas Cards I Make Qute A Number Some I Try To Keep Very Similar Very Special Ones I Prefer To Make Them All Very Different, My Husbands Work Colleagues Because They All Work In Sam Office Area I Like To Send Very Different Cards To Them, And The Age Group Span Quite A lot, I Love Your Card Today I Love The Cool Crisp Colour Palette You've Chosen, I Love Christmas Tree, And Phill Fabulous Sentiment I Just Love The Fabulous Script, I'm Sorry I Didn't Comment Yesterday I Was Very Busy And Before I Knew It I Was So Tired It Was Bedtime.
    Please Keep Those Christmas Cards Coming
    Julia Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  19. Hi Julia
    A lovely Christmas card today. Christmas cards are fine with me. I love seeing your samples. I love the holly corner you've used on this one.

  20. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, tree is funny looking. Love seeing
    x-mas cards so let them come
    take care ,Maria x

  21. Hi Julia,
    Love the card today and the Christmas tree has a modern look to it....really unusual.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  22. Love the quirky Christmas tree Julia, fabulous card. Pat x

  23. Gorgeous card Julia love the colours xx hazel

  24. Hi Julia, beautiful card love that Xmas tree die an love the colours you have used. Take Care Melody xXx

  25. I just love thes 'gooky' christmas trees and your card is fabulous. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  26. Julia, catch up time again, such a beautiful card, love it.

    Hugs, June Smith xxx

  27. Lovely, very delicate.


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