Sunday 11 October 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I inked around the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie.

I cut a frame out of Vintage Gold Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles - I actually embossed it first as the dies like to pop out when cut, I also added the Gradient Mask to give some texture.

I cut the Merry Christmas Flourish out of Rich Red Card.

I cut the Couture Creations Hanging Ornaments Die out of Rich Red Card twice and added them to the bottom of my frame.

I cut the pine sprig from the Couture Creations Conifer Frame Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I used a Clear Perfect Medium Pen over the area at the base of the cone and added Clear Perfect Medium from the Pad to the top of the cone. I then added Cosmic Shimmer Dark Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more ink, more powder and heat set again. I used the pen again to add ink to the foliage around the pine cone and then used the pad to add ink to the rest of the foliage. I added Cosmic Shimmer Golden Green Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more ink, more powder and heat set again.

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

Kathryn has started blogging again and has posted more photos from our holiday back in June. If you're interested - have a look at Kathryn's blog here.

Don't forget John's shows on Hochanda continue today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia.
    It is me again The photos are great. I'm not sure if I left a comment or no on Kathryn's blog. Thank you both. Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, a fabulous little card saw you demo it on Hochanda will go check out Kathryn's blog now thanks.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, thanks for sharing.

    Linda xx

  5. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love all of the dies. I will try to watch John's shows today he is a very busy lad. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi Julia

    The decorations on this card are so delicate, it's very pretty indeed. Enjoy your day Julia.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  7. Morning Julia, cute Christmas card today, I love the baubles etc. and the colours you have used.

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

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely and Christmassy. SueL x

  9. What a jolly card, Julia. Hope you had a good day with John.

  10. Lovely card Julia love the bauble die xx hazel

  11. Morning Julia, beautiful card.

  12. Hi Julia
    Just Truly Stunning
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  13. Great card, love the hanging ornaments die.


  14. What a fun card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Julia, a great card with traditional colours, love the hanging bauble die, I think that is a must have. Have a lovely day. Bx

  16. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, I love the baubles hanging from the frame.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  17. Hi Julia love the card Julia colours are brill love June horrocks xxx

  18. Hi Julia, gorgeous card! I love the Hanging Bauble ornament. The Dark Bronze and Golden Green embossing powder go lovely together on the cone and fir folage. Gorgeous! x "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  20. Morning been busy baking cakes this morning and now I think its time to start crafting

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  21. Really lovely card.

  22. Lovely card today Julia. Like the ideas.

  23. Hello Julia.

    The Hanging Ornaments Die is so sweet and I really like the Conifer Frame Die Set. I think the Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder gives a lovely appearance to your card. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. I watched you do this It's a lovely effective card

  25. A lovely Christmas card. Love the dies.

  26. Hi Julia, A gorgeous card, I remember this from Hochanda, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hi Julia, great card loved that little hanging die when I seen it when you made this card on tv. Take Care Melody xxx

  28. Hi Julia

    Liked this when I saw it on TV. A card anyone would love to recieve.


    T x

  29. Gorgeous simple card...amazing...luv Ursula xx


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