Thursday 8 October 2015

Blessings of Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

A day of chores today!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Milk Card using the Couture Creations Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder. I rubbed Vintage Plum Gilding Wax over the embossed design.

I stamped the sentiment from the  CE Peace on Earth Stamp Set using Plum Archival. I cut it out using the Couture Creations Christmas Wish Die Set and inked through the die with CS Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie.

I cut some the Couture Creations Mistletoe Die out of Milk Card a couple of times. I cut the Couture Creations Winter Branches out of Vintage Gold Card. I nipped the little birds off and cut into 3 pieces.

I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder. I rubbed Vintage Plum Gilding Wax over the embossed design. I cut several of Sue Wilson's Classic Poinsettia dies from this, removed the die cuts from the dies and inked around the edges with Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud before shaping into a couple of flowers.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm Cream Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat
See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I managed to watch some of your shows so saw you demo this one still have have some to look forward too.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card Julia ...thank you for all your hard work with the shows your demos are fab....
    Luv Rach :)

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    I have caught up with your shows Thank you brilliant. Take care Kitty.

  4. Love the colour and how you have made the poinsettias interesting.

  5. Morning Julia, another lovely and striking card, beautiful colours. Shows were great, so many good tips and techniques. Have a great day. Bx

  6. Lovely card, really pretty.


  7. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, love the colouring and flowers. Watch you on a couple of shows yesterday, your amazing.

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

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday your demos are always so easy to follow. I hope you get all your chores done today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Lovely card Julia...enjoy your chores and a bit of rest hopefully!

  10. A lovely card julia I like the background especially and the colour is great xxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, did manage to catch some of your later show yesterday.

  12. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I do love the plum colour. Really enjoyed your shows, thank you for all your little tips. Your such a talented lady it's a pleasure to watch you work.

    Have a great day

    Linda xx

  13. Lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Watching you on the rrecorder as I write. Lovely card and so many good ideas.

    Crafty hugs
    Pen x

  15. Hi Julia love the flowers on this stunning card. Watched your shows yesterday brill !!!!!
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  16. Stunning card, Julia. Your shows yesterday as always were brilliant

  17. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely stunning card, the poinsettias are so beautiful. I enjoyed the shows yesterday and will catch up on the ones I didn't see live. Your demos were brilliant and it's so nice to watch when you are not rushed through things. Looking forward to my parcel arriving from hochanda so that I can have a go too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  18. Hi Julia. Lovely card, especially the poinsettias. Going away tomorrow for a few days but want to try the poinsettias you demoed using the sparkle paste through an embossing folder. I've also got chores to do today. Will we get them done? Mmmmm. SueL x

  19. Hi Julia,
    Fab, Fab, Fab watched you demo this, you are a joy to watch giving us wonderful hints and tips....could watch you all day!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  20. Julia - glad the shows when well - but no rest for the wicked though with all your workshops/demos. Now if you could only tell me what I did with the beads and findings I bought at the workshop I attended, your superhero badge will be well earned - will have to pop over to the shop and get some more!

  21. So pretty, love the flowers, xxx

  22. Hello Julia.

    Such a pretty card, lovely Embossing folders and dies. I think your Poinsettias are delightful and I love the colours used. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  23. Beautiful card Julia. I love what you've done with the poinsettias. Really gorgeous. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis

  24. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card today. I saw this one shown on Hochanda. Love how you've coloured this card and the colour you've used.

  25. Hi Julia, This is stunning, I watched you demo this, it is really gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. oh wow Julia that is such a pretty Christmas card, I love the background and those flowers are gorgeous.
    I love what I call a non traditional Christmas card and this would look fantastic on any mantle.

  27. Hi Julia
    Congratulations on yesterday's shows, I really enjoyed them all, so many tips and inspiration.
    Beautiful card.

  28. Have watched one of the shows Will watch the rest later after craft club as I will then be home alone Love the card Something else for me to try - making Poinsettias from embossed card

  29. Hi Julia
    Lovely card & the colours are beautiful & especially love the embossed Poinsettias which give a lovely textural feel & look amazing.
    Very pretty ......

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  30. Super card Julia, love the plum colour. Very pretty embossing folder and gorgeous flowers. Pat x

  31. Gorgeous card Julia, the poinsettia looks fab an the gilding wax over the background looks really pretty. Take Care Melody xXx

  32. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card.
    Hope you had a good day
    Maria x

  33. Hi Julia, Another beautiful card x I love the plum colour and the EF is lovely. Great idea using this and then cutting out the poinsettias from it. Sometimes you forget about these techniques and need some reminding! Lol! I love the sentiment too xx "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  34. hiya hun

    this card is so pretty thanks for all your hints and tips xxx

  35. Really enjoyed your demos. Love the delicate nature of this card.

  36. Simply gorgeous.


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