Monday 12 October 2015

A Very Happy Christmas to You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - it's a repeating pattern so it's easy to line up.

I mixed a little Cosmic Shimmer Holly Green Sparkle Texture Paste with some Berry Red Sparkle Texture Paste on my Craft Sheet and then spread it through the Gradient Mask onto Rich Green Card. Once dry (approx 2 hours) I cut it into panels and matted onto Rich Red Card.

 I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set using Cosmic Shimmer Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud applied with a Smoothie. I cut it out using the Couture Creations Christmas Wish Die Set and inked through the die with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using the Couture Creations Holly Branch Die. I made a flower by cutting a couple of dies from Sue Wilson's Classic Poinsettia Die Set. Whilst the card was still in the dies I 'pounced' some Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud though them using a Smoothie. I repeated the process so that I had 2 of 2 sizes and then shaped them into a flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 5mm Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I have had some requests for some mixed card packs. I'm sure you can appreciate that time is not in abundance for me at the moment but I have put together a pack of Christmas colours to start with - 5 sheets each of Vintage Gold, Scarlet, Ruby, Rich Green and Emerald Card. You can find it on my website here. I've also started a Pre-loved section which will be contantly added to as I get time. You can have a look at what's in there so far here.

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening starting at 8pm and then continuing tomorrow at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can tune in.

Don't forget to pop by later to see if you've won the card from Freebie Friday last week.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A very clever card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hello Julia, I am loving your Christmas cards in traditional colours, they are superb. This one with the panels is fab. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, a very dramatic card today ideal colours for Christmas.
    Nancyd xx

  4. A lovely card Julia enjoy your day. Xxx

  5. Stunning! The panels really stand out.

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love traditional colours and the flower is beautiful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great card, love the three panels.


  8. Very beautiful Julia, just catching up on your show from last week.. Wont see Phill as going to Valencia today for afew days, xxx

  9. Morning Julia, another beauty, how do you find the time to come up with such beautiful creations?. Will check out the website too.

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

  10. Hi Julia
    One word, Stunning.....your card is just gorgeous and i do so love what you have done to the embossing folder....Have a lovely day....xxxx

  11. I like these panelled cards, Julia. Love the flower.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card and I really like your colour combination. My, the Creative Expressions team are having a busy time at the moment. I going to try to catch up with John's shows ready for Phill this evening. SueL x

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, love the flower.

  14. Morning Julia, This card is gorgeous !! the triptych is fabulous and the flower and foliage complete this card beautifully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. This card is stunning you must be so chuffed to be able to creat such beautiful cards
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  16. Stunning card, love the flower

  17. Morning Julia, This card is gorgeous !! the triptych is fabulous and the flower and foliage complete this card beautifully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Morning Julia, The way you make your flowers with Sue Wilson dies are just fantastic. Many thanks and crafty hugs

    Pen x

  19. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I love the poinsettia.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Beautiful card again today, I love the colour combination and that poinsettia is gorgeous.
    I am going to have to get some colour cloud, I love the colour of that flower.

  21. Hi Julia,
    Another gorgeous card for us today, the flower looks amazing.

    Have a great day.

    Linda xx

  22. Hi Julia, oh wow, stunning card! Love the textures of the poinsettia EF along with the shiny effect of the Holly Green and the Berry Red texture paste. Love the Poinsettia flower die and the fact that you 'pounced' on it with some Crimson Cloud! It made me imagine a kitten sneaking up on a toy and jumping on it! lol! Gorgeous card x "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  23. Fascinated by your mixing the texture pastes, really must try that. The flower is beautiful, why didn't I think about that? Answer: I don't have any imagination, I really on you to give me the inspiration.


  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card great colouring. I think the colours and photo show the Gradient Mask really well a much better view than on the TV. Your Poinsettia is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. A real beauty Julia. I still haven't tried the sparkle paste technique on embossed card although I have a recording of one of your demos. I love the holly branch die, it's very pretty. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia
    Lovely card & Liking the background panels divided into 3 sections which looks amazing.
    Gorgeous flower & leaf sprigs which finish the design off perfectly.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Lovely rich colours and an amazing poinsettia....Gorgeous!
    love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  28. Just so amazing in these stunning colours....luv Ursula xx

  29. Just so amazing in these stunning colours....luv Ursula xx

  30. Beautiful card, love the background.
    Must try the Sparkle Paste it looks fantastic.

  31. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card. Love to try some texture paste, I like
    what you have made here.
    Maria x

  32. Hi Julia

    Those panels are stunning. I must be more adventurous with my poinsettia this year! The one on your card is lovely. A really different Christmas card, I love it.

    Hugs, T x


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