Thursday 8 September 2016

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

I have a Christmas Card for you today -

The stamps and the dies do all the work on this one - great for batch making.

I cut the frame from Sue Wilson's Ornate Framed Holly Noel Die Set together with #8 die from Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B Die Set out of Antique Copper Pearl Card. I popped it onto a card blank made from Coconut White Card (yes, it's a proper card - it opens and everything!).

I popped a little CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper and picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used this to 'ink' up the Holly Berry Frame Stamp. I stamped it onto a piece of Coconut White Card using the 3 second rule. If batch making, you can re-ink and stamp as many times as you like but you must clean your stamp as soon as you have finished. The glue will remain sticky until you put something on it - just make sure the cat doesn't sit on it! I added CS Harvest Moon Gilding Flakes and removed the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut it out using the plain square die from the same die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Holly Jolly Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Ancient Copper Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest circle die in the same set and a copper mat using the stitched circle die from the same set.

Easy peasy!

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 6pm (2 hours). 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.

There was a slight hiccup at CE HQ yesterday and my order of Sue's Dies did not get sent out to me so many apologies to those of you who have ordered already. I have been promised that they will come out to me today so I will be waiting at the door in the morning for my delivery man to arrive with them. I will process all the orders as soon as the dies arrive. Once again, many apologies for the delay - this time not my fault. Those of you who are following Sue's launch on her Blog and would like to order from me, you can find the dies and co-ordinating Stamps to Die For on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful and elegant card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, this is my kind of card today, wonderful, love it. I am sure the postie will be with you soon and all the lovely new dies will be winging their way to your customers.

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

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card today thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today Julia , well Christmas is not that far off really when you have a lot of cards to make. Love the copper for the holly leaves and sentiment.
    Julia can you please tell me how your cards stand up if you do not make an actual card, maybe you could show us when you are next on Hochanda!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx 💐

  5. Lovely card this morning, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. A wonderful card Julia thanks for sharing xx

  7. Hi Julia
    Great idea for batch making. Really nice card.
    Anne M xxx

  8. Holly leaves are always a winner.

  9. Good morning Julia, wonderful card, just love that die.
    Marion S x

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design the colour is amazing. It is just right for batch Christmas card making. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Fabulous card, I just love it.


  12. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card, anyone would be thrilled to receive it and give it pride of place on the mantlepiece. Your humour made me giggle, visions of the cat wearing the stamp.
    B xx

  13. Hi Julia,
    Love this card, it's such a rich colour and a great alternative to gold or silver, absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, can see this is many different colours.

  15. Morning Julia
    I am stunned with today's card!! It is absolutely gorgeous....xxxx

  16. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. That holly die cut out of the copper card is gorgeous. SueL x

  17. Morning Julia

    Stunning card, love the die

    June x

  18. Love this card Julia the dies and stamps brill thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  19. Good Morning Julia, well you started my day of with two smiles for your comments, your card is just gorgeous and it amazes me how you and Sue and John come up with all this fabulous layouts. Stunning results. hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. Gorgeous card Julia. A must have die and stamp I think. Thank you for sharing this.

  21. Really like all the dies used here and the embossing. Think I will try it in silver.

  22. Really like all the dies used here and the embossing. Think I will try it in silver.

  23. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. As you say it would be a great batch make and would be nice in various colours. Congratulations on making a proper card that opens and everything, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. Wow ! what a beauty, i love it !.
    Elaine H X

  25. Hello Julia,
    What a lovely card and as you say a great one for batch making! At the rate I'm going I'm going to need to do lots of that! Thank you.
    Love Myra x

  26. Absolutely gorgeous card julia x I love it x
    Theresa w x

  27. Lovely card I love how the flakes embossing powder etc are perfect matches

  28. Hi Julia, this is a fantastic Christmas card, love the copper colour. The new die designs are brilliant, just have to catch up with them all now. Have a great evening. Bx

  29. Julia thank you so much, this is beautiful and you have just given me inspiration not just for my batch vards
    but for special ones too.
    I have this die and will be having a go at this tomorrow.

  30. Hi Julia, A lovely card, and will be ideal for batch-making.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Late today as I have decorators in. Beautifully gilded card - opulant. Loving the CE Holly Jolly sentiment stamps. Initially, I thought the stamp must be a Justrite. Shows how wrong one can be :-) Thanks Julia.

    Susan x

    Susan x

  32. Gorgeous card Julia. Love the colour and the background die is very pretty. The stamp too. X

  33. Love, love, love this card. Want, want, want this card!!!!



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