Tuesday 15 September 2015

Season's Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

Phill Martin has a One Day Special on Hochanda starting at 8pm this evening and carrying on with more shows tomorrow. I have most of the products available on my website too!

Here's today's card made with some of Phill's goodies -

The background is one of the papers from Phill's Frosty Christmas 8 x 8 Paper Pad.

I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Decorative Frame : Lattice onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped Phill's Christmas Holly Insert Frame : Season's Greetings in the same way. I cut them both out using scissors. I edged them with PM CS Frosty Blossom Twinkles and put aside to dry.

I made a couple of flowers, using Sue Wilson's Classic Poinsettia Die Set with another one of Phill's papers and Sue's Classic Poinsettia Open Petals out of Coconut White Card. I added a little Pink Dazzler to the centres. I cut Sue's Pine Bough out of Coconut White Card a couple of times.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia

    Lovely card I love how you have done the flowers very pretty indeed. I am loving these poinsettia dies.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card loving these poinsettias too. Congratulations Jan on winning Julia's card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia lovely card and I'll be watching tonight
    Luv Rach :)

  4. Morning Julia.
    A very pretty card Thank you, Take care Kitty.Congratulations to Jan.

  5. Hello Julia, today's card is lovely, the pink is different for Christmas, but very effective. Congrats to Jan on winning the card. Have a great day. Bx

  6. Morning Julia, a real treat to see this card today, I love the colours you have used and Phill's papers and stamps really come into there own on here as does all the other components. Gorgeous.

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

  7. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the stamps and the poinsettias are gorgeous. We're being spoilt with the shows from all of the creative expressions team on hochanda and long may it continue! Looking forward to seeing you on our screens too.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  8. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love the non traditional colours you have used. I hope that you have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, I especially love Phill's holly stamps, and you have used them beautifully in this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Gorgeous card & nice to see a Christmas card in a non traditional colour.


  11. Good morning Julia ,Love your card .The colours and flowers are just exquisite. .Gloria(Sidcup)xx

  12. Very pretty in pink! I must buy these Pointsietta dies

  13. Hi Julia
    Love the card you've made for us today. I must go and set the recorder for Phills show.

  14. This is lovely, Julia. It just shows you don't have to use traditional colours for your Christmas card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Stunning card yet again Julia, love the colours and will tune in for phils shows

  16. Beautiful card Julia love the papers thank you love June horrocks xxx

  17. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous card.

  18. Hi Julia. The more I see of this colour for Christmas, the more I like it. Lovely card. SueL x

  19. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card, Poinsettia's are stunning
    Carol x

  20. Hello Julia,
    Another lovely card today! Thanks for telling us about Phill 's Show! I really like those papers! Have a lovely day.
    Love Myra xx

  21. I very much like both of Phil's frames. As I discovered at your workshop last weekend, the smaller one that we used has a very elegant outcome which I loved. It is interesting how the use of patterned paper for the poinsettias produces a very different look compared with the use of plain card. A beautiful card.

  22. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I especially love the Holly frame.
    Thank so much for sharing.

    Linda xx

  23. Lovely Julia - very pretty and very Christmassy too

  24. I like Phills holly stamps - all of them! They are lovely quality and stamp well every time. A very, very pretty card Julia. Pat x

  25. Hello Julia.

    I think this is such a pretty card.. I really like everything you have used, I particularly like the Pine Bough die. Due to the colour combination this card would really stand out among a card collection. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations to Jan Caven.

    Best wishes

  26. A really beautiful card Julia, just love the colour, your flowers are just so amazing...luv Ursula xx

  27. Love this Julia. Hochanda this evening!

  28. Hi Julia, love the card, it's gorgeous! It's lovely to see it in pink. I love Phil's Holly decorative frame and the holly inner frame too. They're lovely. I like how you have put the pine branches too with the poinsettias. I think pink, pale blue, lilac and mint green are a softer colour so I'm going to make a few like that this year. Between you all you give so much inspiration so "thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  29. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love Phill's background stamps and the poinsettia's done in patterned paper are superb.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  30. Hi Julia

    Love it, the pink poinsettias are awesome!

    Hugs, T x

  31. Love the card, love the flowers. Linda

  32. Evening Julia,
    only 4 more nights :-) Sweet card, pretty in pink !
    Not a colour I would think of for Christmas but this work.
    The poinsettias are gorgeous.
    hugs Maria x

  33. Hi Julia, very pretty card loving the pink colour, Phils stamps an papers are great,nan he was fantastic on his show tonight, looking forward to your coming shows to. Take Care Melody xXx

  34. Hi Julia, very pretty card love the poinsettias.Jane B.

  35. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card & love the colour combo with the pink & white, stunning.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  36. Gorgeous.....love the pink & white combo & the fab dies!
    hugs Jo x


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