Saturday 12 September 2015

Keeping it simple

Hi Bloggers.

I'm staying local today and running my own workshop in Yardley Gobion just outside Milton Keynes. They're always fun but exhausting days! The next one is on November 14th and you can book online via my website here.

As the title suggests, this is quite a clean and simple card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Let it Snow Embossing Folder.

I cut Sue Wilson's Christmas Tree Greetings out of Coconut White Card. I inked it with Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Jade Embossing Powder. I added more Clear Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again.

I cut the largest die in Sue's Herald Square Die Set out of Coconut White Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Sue Wilson is on Hochanda this evening with the first half of her Festive Dies in a One Day Special starting at 8pm and continuing tomorrow. That's on Freeview Channel 39, Sky 663 and in HD at

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card love this tree and the embossing powder makes it shimmer beautifully and the large dies already with the holes is a fabulous idea save a lot of work.
    Nancyd xx

    1. Havent used the pierced nobles on this one

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a pretty card. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  3. Lovely card Julia...will be watching Sue on Hochanda. ...hope you will be on there soon too...!
    Luv Rach :)

  4. Good Morning Julia

    You card today is very elegant Julia andI love the subtle Frosty Glade hint of colour. I must get round to getting some of these embossing powders. Beautifully put together!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Morning Julia, beautiful card really stunning.

  6. Love your card today, as yo say simple, but ever so pretty.

  7. A lovely card. Have a good day. I hope to do one of the days at Yardley Gobion before long.

  8. Hi Julia. What a gorgeous classy card. SueL x

  9. Lovely card, simple but oh so classy.


  10. Hello Julia, this card is very elegant and lovely. The sentiment /expression die is fabulous, and currently tops my festive wish list. Have a great day at YG, I am sure everyone will have a fantastic day. Looking forward to Sue's shows. Bx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Love your classy card. so elegant.

  12. Wow stunning card today, I love it

  13. Stunning card loved this die when I saw it thank you julia have a fab day
    Love June xxxxxxx

  14. What a beautiful card, Julia. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely stunning card, I love the elegant look of this card.
    Have a good day and thanks for sharing your beautiful creations,
    Heather Treble

  16. Hi Julia,
    Simple ,elegant and classy.....absolutely gorgeous. Have a great day.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  17. I love this card, and a great idea for that word die too. Thank you Julia. X

  18. Hi Julia, I love this card it really is beautiful. I'm new to card making and love die cutting, I've never thought to heat emboss after something has been die cut great idea going to try that today. Thanks for sharing this your so talented.

    Linda xx

  19. Hi Julia, wow! This card is beautiful. I love the "Keeping it Simple!" for those Christmas cards that are easy to do, yet look as if you have spent all day making one! Also good that you can do a multitude of them. I love all Sue's dies, especially the "Joy" tree. It just says everything. "Thank you Julia". Have a great day at your workshop! xx Love Karen xx

  20. Hi Julia Beautiful card love this die and a great card for posting too
    Thank you

  21. Hello Julia.

    I think this is a lovely Card, as you say it is simple but that is what I find so attractive about it. Sometimes less is more in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Hi Julia this is a fabulous Christmas card I love the design. I must look at dates and see if I can make it to one of your Saturday workshops they must be fun. I hope your day goes well. Hugs Jackie

  23. A beautiful card Julia - I love it! Very effective. I have this Die and it's already a favourite. Love Myra xx

  24. Hi Julia, This is a gorgeous white on white card with a touch of 'frosty jade', gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Hi Julia, This is a gorgeous white on white card with a touch of 'frosty jade', gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia, if I log into Chrome I can then get to update your blog, even though I hate Chrome.

    This card is so beautiful, I only bought the die last week and have used it loads of times, even cutting up the words too. Thank you for such a really lovely card.

    Enjoy Saturday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  27. Hi Julia, loving this so much, will have to purchase this die!! ;)
    Hugs Donna xx

  28. A beautiful card Julia, absolutely outstanding. Pat x

  29. Really lovely elegant card Julia, I love the double heat embossing on the die cut as it gives a lovely finish, I must try that technique
    Looking forward to seeing you demoing at Ally Pally
    Julie x

  30. Hi Julia, maybe simple to you but I think it's gorgeous loving the touch of the frosty jade it's the only colour I have brought so far out of the frosty set. Take Care Melody xXx

  31. It may be simple but looks so elegant, I really like this one.


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