Monday, 10 August 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Had a great day yesterday with Mr. Martin - lovely to meet so many lovely crafters. I'm bushed though so today I'm hopefully spending a lazy day with Kathryn.

Here's today's card -

For this card, I've used Sue's Fire & Ice Technique (see her YouTube Video here) with the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mistletoe Card Front. I used Mulled Wine Gilding Flakes and Diamond Sprinkles Glitter Jewels on top. However, to do something a little different, I cut the outside edges off the background and but it into 3 panels which I glued onto Coconut White Card using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I popped all 3 panels onto a piece of Coconut White Card which I had run through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Frosty Swirls Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace Joy Love Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Holly Tags and inked through the die with Antique Linen Distress Ink using a Smoothie.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Off White Satin Ribbon and added a Dazzler Setting and a Light Brown Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 8mm Pearls to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today. I bet you are bushed, you have had a very busy few weeks what with one thing and another so enjoy your day with Kathryn.

    Enjoy Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Beautiful card, Thank you, It is lovely to read you are going to have a rest, enjoy your day. I hope it involves cake and coffee.? Have fun and take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card really like it, enjoy your well earned rest.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Spectacular card Julia...! Hope you have a lovely day with Kathryn ...chill and relax....
    Luv Rach :)

  5. Great card, love the sparkle on it.

  6. Beautiful card Julia, enjoy your day,

  7. Lovely card Julia have a restful day xx hazel

  8. Hi Julia,
    First Of All I'm Thrilled You Enjoyed Your Day With Phill And Was Able To Meet Lots Of Really Great Crafters.
    Your Card Today Is Just Very Beautiful I Must Admit I Really Love Sue's Fire And Ice Technique! That You Do Just As Well, I Love All The Products You've Used, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing.
    Enjoy Your Day With Kathryn!
    Love And Hugs
    From Sam xxx

  9. Very clever Julia . I really like it. Have a good day with Kathryn. Will she be at Ally Pally this year.?Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the fire and ice technique. It sounds like you had a brilliant time yesterday. I hope you have a lovely lazy day with Kathryn. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning Julia, So glad you had a good day with Phill and met lots of other crafters.
    I hope you have a lovely day with your Kathryn.
    A gorgeous card, I'm loving this card front die.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Lovely idea to cut the background die onto panels and make a tryptic Have a lovely lazy day with Kathryn

  13. A lovely card today, Julia. I really enjoyed the show yesterday. Every time I came passed your stand was so busy!

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely to see you yesterday for a quick catchup and to hear your banter with Phill. Nice to hear you are having a lazy day today. Not so for me, I'm off zip sliding and wall climbing with my 3 and 5 year old grandchildren today. Roll on tomorrow. Lovely card. SueL x

  15. Hi Julia, lovely card today. Enjoy your day with Kathryn.
    Rosemary xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, love the fire and ice technique so effective. Have a good day with Kathryn.

  17. Love the fire on ice card julia glad you had s good day with phill enjoy your day with Katherine xxxxlove June horrocks x

  18. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I love the fire and ice technique. Have a lovely day with Kathryn.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  19. Gorgeous Julia,

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    stunning card today.
    Love the fire, and technique, and have used this myself a couple of times.
    Your design is super, and it's brilliant.
    I bet you are wacked too as you are such a very busy lady.
    Enjoy your relaxing day with your daughter.
    Lots of crafty love.Jenny L.

  21. Another lovely card Julia.
    Glad you had a good time yesterday with Phil but now enjoy a restful day with your daughter.

  22. Hi Julia,
    A lovely card and I like the strips! The whole thing is very effective indeed.
    Glad you had a good day yesterday! Relax today!
    Love Myra xx

  23. Hi Julia,
    Not surprised you are bushed you never seem to stop.
    Enjoy today with Kathryn.
    Lovely card really like the fire and ice technique!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  24. Hi Julia, the card today is lovely for Christmas, but could equally be used for other occasions with different sentiments. Hope you had a lovely relaxing day with Kathryn today. Take care. Bx

  25. Fabulous card! The fire and ice technique always looks so cool! xxx

  26. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card. Hope you had a lovely day today.

    Hugs, T x

  27. Hi Julia, lovely card the fire an ice technique is always a winner. Take Care Melody xXx thank you for my card in with my order it was lovely x


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