Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm running a workshop locally just outside Milton Keynes. It's Christmas themed so hopefully eveyone will go home with a good start to their Christmas Card Making.

As promised, I have sneak peek from tomorrow's Justrite Christmas One Day Special -

For the background, I spread some Berry Red CS Sparkle Texture Paste through the Nordic Christmas Mask onto Rich Green Card and put aside to dry (approx 2 hours).

I cut a frame out of Rich Red Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background once dry using 3D Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Inside & Outside Christmas Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival. I cut it out using the Justrite Snowflakes & Tag Dies. I cut the largest die in the set out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the poinsettia onto Coconut White Card using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set. I used Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud for the 1st 2 steps, then Red Geranium Archival for the 3rd set (veins) and Coffee Archival for the centre. I cut the flower parts out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I'll show how to do this in the launch hour tomorrow night. I cut some foliage out of Rich Green Card using Sue Wilson's Berry Sprig Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some mats of Coconut White Card, Rich Red Card and Rich Green Card.

Sue Wilson 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 on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a great Christmas card and very traditional with the red and green, have started but not done very many.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    A lovely card I'm looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    I've started my Christmas my cards the trouble with me is I like to make each one different I really need to try and do some batch cards xxx

  3. Good morning Julia, a great card. (haven't started my Christmas cards yet - will have to get a move on I think)Looking forward to your shows. Marion S x

  4. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today Julia very Christmassy colours .
    I like Maria make individual cards , especially family members, as when visiting each other they do not see identical cards to what they have received .
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Morning Julia.
    A lovely textured card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Morning Julia, lovely card, I like the texture past and the mask used, it looks so nice.

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

  7. Hi Julia. Lovely Christmas card using lovely traditional colours. Looking forward to watching your shows. SueL x

  8. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today, great to see the traditional colours.
    Jan x

  9. A lovely Christmassy card. What a pretty mask. Hope you have a good workshop and good luck with the shows.

  10. Fantastic card julia x very nordic looking x have fun at the workshop x
    Theresa w x

  11. Morning Julia,
    A great card, love the traditional colours.
    Have a good workshop.

  12. I would never think of putting red paste onto green card but it looks so good. A great card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Good Morning Julia, that is such a pretty Xmas card and Im looking forward to the Justrite show as you know I adore Justrite goodies, do you remember the wooden stamp holders I still have them and a lot of their stamps. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Love this card Julia it's so festive and special love th colours stamps and dies xxxxxxx love always June Horrocks xxxxx

  15. Hello Julia, a really gorgeous traditional colour Christmas card, love it, and the sentiment is fabulous. Have a great day with your workshops. Bx

  16. Loving the wonderful match of Berry Red Sparkle Paste and the Rich Red Card - beautiful shades. The Justrite poinsettia is as it says.... just right and completes your card perfectly. Thanks.

    Susan x

  17. Beautiful card Julia.x
    Elaine H X

  18. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card lovely Rich red card & with the berry red sparckle past
    Love your Poinsettias looking forward to your one day special
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  19. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love it. I hope the workshop goes well and I am looking forward to your shows. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  20. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. Lovely rich colours and pretty poinsettia. Thanks for the sneek peek, looks like I may haver to try and watch online.

    Best wishes

  21. Adore this, gorgeous colours! xxx

  22. Lovely card Julia, love how you have created the poinsettia with the viening. I'd love to be able to watch you, John and Sue on Hochanda but I've tried watching previously streamed shows but all you hear is stuttering. Can you pass my comment on to Hochanda

    Lori from Canada

  23. Beautiful card Julia. Haven't started making mine yet.

  24. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, very vibrant.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  25. Lovely card and I'm looking forward to your shows tomorrow Although I have started my Christmas cards I like to make different cards for all of my close family (which sadly is dwindling with each passing year) I must (because of time) do some batch cards

  26. Hi Julia,
    Lovely traditional look, the background looks like it would make a good pattern for a Christmas jumper.
    Thanks for sharing,


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