Monday 19 September 2016


Hi Bloggers.

Back from Ally Pally. A tiring, busy and enjoyable weekend. Next one is in April.

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet? It'll be here sooner than you think!

Here's another easy one for you -

For the background, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer then sprinkled some CS Rich Gold Pixie Powder over. I spread the powder and varnish around the acetate using my fingers. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I used a piece of Kitchen Roll to tap it down and put aside to dry (about an hour).

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles. Once my background was dry, I added my frame using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I cut Sue's 2016 Christmas Angel out of Coconut White Card.

I cut the sentiment out of Antique Gold Pearl Card and the oval out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Ornate Holly Framed Peace Die Set.

I added a couple of mats of Coconut White and Antique Gold Pearl Card, some 8mm White Pearls and my card was finished.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 16th September is....................


Please email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous Christmas card and started but not done many must get a move on. Glad you had a great time at Ally Pally. Congratulations BridgetCG.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia, Thank you for drawing my name, that card is beautiful. As for todays card, well it is exquisite, I love the background, it looks like marble. Mmmm, well my Christmas cards are still in the planning stage, better get my self into gear. Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Lovely card today. I have started on some simple Christmas cards. But think that this one is going to be one of my specialty done cards. I am hoping to do something with the insides this year. So have bought phils sentiment verse stamps.
    Have a great day


  4. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card thank you.
    Try to take it easy today lol.
    Congrats to BridgetCD.
    Take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, beautiful card today and love that technique.

    Congrats to BridgetCD

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

  6. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, Sue's Christmas dies look fantastic, I have bought a few!!!!
    This background looks so pretty, can you use glossy accents on acetate to form the background?
    Hope you had a brilliant ALLY PALLY,I may get there one day!!
    Congratulations to Bridget CD on winning the Friday freebie.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tin T xxxxx

  7. Good morning Julia this is a stunning Christmas card. I love that Angel. I had a wonderful time at Ally Pally yesterday. I spent loads. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card today so striking love the background.
    Jan x

  9. Great card, love the background.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  10. Hi Julia
    Love the background - you are so clever with such things.
    Anne M xxx

  11. Lovely background. Very pleased Ally pally was enjoyed. Hope today is more restful.

  12. Beautiful card Julia, love the background.
    Congratulations to BridgetCG on winning card.
    Marion S x

  13. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, that is my favourite angel of the ones Sue has designed and she looks gorgeous with the background you've created.
    Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally. The live shows on Hochanda and photos on Sue's blog showed lots of happy smiling faces - maybe if we got the world crafting we would be closer to a peaceful happy world!
    Congrats to BridgetCD
    B xx

  14. Absolutely beautiful, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card. Hope you manage to get a rest today.

  16. Morning Julia, So glad that your weekend went well, albeit tiring !! I really love this background, I have still to try this technique haha. I haven't started Christmas cards yet, I really should, but I'm normally on the last minute ie starting in December hahahaha.
    Congratulations to BridgetCG.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Julia, So glad that your weekend went well, albeit tiring !! I really love this background, I have still to try this technique haha. I haven't started Christmas cards yet, I really should, but I'm normally on the last minute ie starting in December hahahaha.
    Congratulations to BridgetCG.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Good Morning Julia, I bet you will need a couple of days to get over the busy weekend, a really beautiful card today, and yes I have been making Xmas cards since last Christmas trying at least to get one made a week. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. Hi Julia. I must try this background technique, it's very effective. Also I must get April's Ally Pally in my diary. SueL x

  20. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I love the background and this year's Angel is so beautiful. Glad you had a good weekend at Ally Pally and hope you can have some time to recover.
    Congratulations to BridgetCG and thanks for sharing,

  21. Morning Julia I love this card thank you for this beauty I can use it for my special ones stunning but easy that was your word. My charity ones I do first and have done 50. Glad you had a good weekend love June Horrocks xxxxx

  22. Beautiful card Julia thank you I have all the ingredients so will be batch making for these for sure. Glad you had a good weekend at AP.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  23. A super duper card....pleased you enjoyed Ally Pally, bet you are exhausted....luv Ursula xx

  24. Love it - simple but striking.

  25. Such a striking card Simple but so effective Bought the Noble background dies yesterday and cannot wait to play with them

  26. Love this. Didn't buy this angel but can use last year's in the same way.

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  28. Beautiful card again Julia
    Well done to your lucky winner .
    Elaine H X

  29. Lovely background julia and love sues angel x tried to say hello at ally pally but you were so busy x
    Congratulations bridget x
    Theresa w x

  30. Love the background technique. The Christmas Angel sits nicely on the gold pixie powder.

    Susan x

  31. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I really like its simplicity and your wonderful background. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm pleased you had a good weekend at Ally Pally.

    Congratulations BridgetCG.

    Best wishes

  32. Julia this is gorgeous, i love the background as it shows of the angel perfectly.
    I really must try this technique with the tissue paper.

    Well i made a start on my first christmas card and ended up having an accident with it, which resulted to it going in the bin lol
    So have to start all over again

  33. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing this


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