Tuesday 13 September 2016

Happy Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

I have a Christmas Card for you today -

This is an actual proper card - I seem to be making quite a few of those at the moment. This one is A5 in size so easy to fit in an envelope (go me!). Another that's easy and great for batch making too.

My card blank is A4 sheet of Coconut White Card folded in half. I've used a paper from Lisa Horton's 8 x 8 Paper Pad (lovely!) and I've matted it onto Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I stamped the image from the Woodware Christmas Bells Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I added a little Scarlet Mist and Lava Red Pixie Powders into separate wells in a Mixing Palette. I added a little water from my Water Brush to make them into paint and coloured in my image as shown. I made sure that the paint was dry and then trimmed the image down and matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut Sue Wilson's Contemporary Happy Christmas Die Out of Coconut White Card.

 All done! 

Lisa Horton is continuing with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on products I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, this a great card and as you say ideal for batch making and a proper card to boot what more do we need.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, batch cards all the way

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

  3. Hello Julia, I absolutely love this Christmas card, so traditional and festive with the red and gold. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    What a nice card today. Love it! The red just sets it off.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Hello Julia and crafters all,
    What a lovely Christmas card, beautiful focal point. As you say great for batch card making.
    Love and crafty hugs.
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous. It is so good to see a proper card. I do like the stamp a lot. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great card, perfect for batch making.


  8. What a lovely stamp. Good to see a complete card which is not too thick for normal rate postage. More ideas please.

  9. Hi Julia
    Love this card.Stamp is traditional but with a modern feel,Great.
    Jan x

  10. Steady on, Julia! This is a great card - right up my street.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. It's gorgeous Julia Beautiful stamp and great for batch making as it can all be done in stages, like a production line if you see what I mean

  12. Hi Julia love this card the stamp is brill and the colours you jave chosen xx
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  13. Good Morning Julia, what a gorgeous card and as you say would make a fabulous batch card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Good morning Julia, wonderful Christmas card, love that stamp and of course pixie powders. Marion S x

  15. Hi Julia,
    Lovely Christmas card, the stamp is a nice clear one for colouring.
    Thanks for sharing,

  16. Lovely christmas card julia x nice and flat for posting too x
    Theresa w x

  17. Hi Julia,
    A proper card.....stunning!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  18. Morning Julia,
    A great card, love the stamp.

  19. Good morning. This card is gorgeous. Just love it.
    Helen VofG

  20. Morning Julia, This CAS card is lovely, I love the red and gold.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Morning Julia, This CAS card is lovely, I love the red and gold.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hello Julia.

    Great Card, I really like your layout and the Stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  23. Love it! The Scarlet Mist and Lava Red Pixies are great together. Sue's contemporary script die is the perfect accompaniment and completes the card perfectly. What a team.

    Susan x

  24. Good morning Julia,
    What a lovely card Julia and just what we all need for going out at Christmas. I have just got Phills paper pad and insert pad so i know what i will be doing shortly. Maybe this year i will strike the right balance between sending out a flatty that i don't like as it seems awful as if ihad bought it in the pound shop and the 43d diamensonal skyscrapers that i forget have to be put in the post, oops. Thank you for the inspiration flower,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (glenochil_)

  25. Enjoying all your cards Julia. I have this happy Christmas die and you have given me a great idea for using it. Thank you. X

  26. Hello Julia,
    I really like this card as it is so cheerful and Christmassy ! We all need cards to post! Very impressed with all these " cards" you are making!!
    Love Myra x

  27. Beautiful card. Love the simplicity of it and the ease of making, as you say, ideal for batch making.


  28. Hi Julia,
    What an absolutely stunning card. I must add this stamp to my wish list.

  29. Hi Julia.
    A wonderful card. Love the stamp, papers and your colouring.
    Will any of these items be at Ally Pally ?
    Maria x

  30. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Very striking card Julia. Can't beat red and gold for Christmas X

  32. Hi Julia

    Spot on with this card Julia

    June x

  33. This is a fab christmas card with beautiful colours.
    Really like this one


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