Saturday 8 August 2015

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

Back to Christmas today with a Spellbinders card -

I made a card blank from Milk Card using the outside die in the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mistletoe Card Creator Die Set.

I cut the large frame die from the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Card Creator Holly Frame Die Set out of Rich Red Card. I then cut 2 mats - one out of Vintage Gold and one out of Rich Red Card using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set using Vermillion Archival. I cut it out using another 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die.

I cut a flourish from the Holly Frame Die Set out of Vintage Gold Card and made a little poinsettia out of Rich Red Card using the same die set, adding a little 3mm Cream Pearl to the centre.

I added a couple of Cream Pearl Corners.

I made some little poinsettias out of Vintage Gold Card and added them to the corners of the frame.

Really simple - the dies do all the work. If you don't like red - what about using Rich Plum or Baby Pink instead? Would also look lovely if you used Milk and Coconut White with the Gold.

Lots to do today - really MUST do some housework (hate it! - well, let's face it, that might not actually get done!), I have to get all packed for my day with Phill at Stoneleigh tomorrow and this afternoon I'm heading down to Southampton to pick Kathryn up.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    First of all a beautiful card thank you. Julia did you know dust is a protective covering for furniture lol, Julia just have fun and take care Kitty. I also hate housework.

  2. Hi Julia, and good morning.
    Beautiful Christmas card today.
    Love your fab design and colour choice too.
    I too hate housework would much rather be crafting any day, but needs must and and all that jazz.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Morning Julia, a fabulous Christmas card and very traditional colour but as you say it could be done in any colour and it would look so different if you do the same card for a lot of people. Don't worry about housework it will still be there when we're not.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Love the card Julia , the frame looks lovely.
    Have a good weekend and do the housework later!

  5. Good morning Julia, beautiful card!!! Have a safe journey and enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda

  6. A gorgeous card Julia. I love the red card and now need to add that to my stash!

  7. Morning Julia, another stunner, love it. Do you want to come an do my housework?

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  8. Hi Julia,
    A stunning card, love the colour combination. Hope you have safe journeys, thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  9. Hi Julia, A very festive card love the red colour,the die is gorgeous too. A real Christmas card ! Take care Jane B.

  10. Love the colours on this card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Great Christmas card-love the holly dies. It would look good in so many other colours as well as the rich red you have used.


  12. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies you have used. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi Julia, I love todays card, it is just beautiful. Safe travels, and have fun with Phill tomorrow - an awesome team. Bx

  14. Lovely card, very festive.
    Rosemary xx

  15. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, love the rich colours. Sound like you are going to be very busy.

  16. A stunner today julia love it don't bother with housework you not going to get much done going to meet kathryn and packing to work with phill bin the housework love June xxxxx

  17. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful Christmas Card I Just Love The Different Colour Palette You've Used I Must Say I'm Loving Your Spellbinders Dies, But I'm Extremely Biased And Only Purchase Sue's Dies Etc:- But I Do Love Your Cards When Your Using The Spellbinders "When Are You Back On Create And Craft I Miss Watching You"
    Thanks For Sharing Your Fabulous Card With Us
    Take Care
    Hugs From:- Sam xxx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Lovely Christmas card in traditional red and gold. Is there something wrong with me , I love cleaning, but must admit sometimes crafting takes preference.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  19. Love the card, especially the colours.

  20. HinJulia
    I love today's card in red and gold. Love the frames you've used. Hope you have a great weekend.

  21. Hello Julia.

    I really like this card, I think the Rich Red card really shows the detail of the Holly Frame die. The colours are lovely and the small Poinsettia so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

    Good Luck with the housework, I hate it too, fortunately I did mine yesterday. I hope Phill and yourself have a great day tomorrow.

    Best wishes.

  22. Gorgeous card. Like the Holly die, Safe journey to Southampton and have a good time at Stoneleigh.

  23. Oh my! This is a gorgeous card. Love the dies and the colors.

  24. Hi Julia. Stunning card today. Safe journey to Southampton and hopefully I'll catch up with you tomorrow. (hope you left the housework) SueL x

  25. Great card Blow the housework, that can wait Safe trip to Southampton

  26. Hello Julia,,a stunning card I lovve the holly card creater die. I must put that on my A p list. Colour is gorgeous.
    Safe trip to Southampton Hug's Lynda. Brock xx

  27. Fabulous card Julia, what a gorgeous card creator die. I love the colours that you've used, so effective. Pat x

  28. Hi Julia

    Lovely traditional style card. Those card creator dies are pretty. As for housework... whats that?!

    Hugs, T x

  29. Hi Julia, very pretty card today love the colours, sad to say I don't have the spellbinders die you used but it looks really nice. Oh deer housework lol hate as well. Take care Melody xXx

  30. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card in red and gold.
    Drive carefully picking Kathryn up and going to
    your demos. Take care,
    Maria x


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