Thursday 20 October 2016

Good Tidings

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I mixed some CS Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste with some CS Vivid Violet Sparkle Texture Paste and then spread the mixture through the Nordic Christmas Mask onto Coconut White Card. I put it aside to dry (approx 2 hours). Mixing the 2 pastes together gives some lovely gold glitter highlights.

I made a fra,e out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Small Oval Christmas Tidings Stamp Set using Watering Can Archival. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set around the sentiment using Phill Martin CS Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud applied with a Smoothie. I cut it out using Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies. I cut the largest die in the set out of Amethyst Card.

I stamped some poinsettias from the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set - I used PM Chic Aubergine for the solid stamping and Watering Can Archival for the veins and the centres. I used Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies to cut out the elements. I cut some foliage out of Amethyst Card using Sue Wilson's Berry Sprig Dies. I cut Sue's Pine Twig Dies out of Coconut White Card. I embossed them using Clear Perfect Medium and CS Vivid Violet Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder.

I completed my card by adding some Purple Dazzlers to the corners of my frame and some mats of Amethyst and Coconut White Card.

John Lockwood is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I don't have many products from this set of shows but I'm offering 10% discount on items I do have on my website. You can find them here. Discount applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout. 

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

  2. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies and paste thank you tracyw x

  3. Morning Julia, what a pretty card and love the colours you have used.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    This is a lovely card today, the colours so vivid and really stand out on the coconut white card. Love the poinsettia's in the corner.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Morning Julia, love the card and the colours, I have that mask, and am looking forward to using it at some stage.

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

  6. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card, the colour and the design are just wonderful.
    Jan x

  7. Morning Julia
    What a stunning card the vivid violet is a gorgeous colour it looks so rich xxx

  8. Super background and lovely floral element.

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I do love the colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card, I love the colours.
    B xx

  11. Gorgeous card, love the colour.


  12. Wow - what a gorgeous background. Never thought of mixing texture pastes.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Lovely card Julia brill colours thank you
    Love June horrocks xxx

  14. Good Morning Julia, a definite winner for me as its in my favourite colour and the stencil background looks gorgeous but those flowers are just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  15. hi Julia
    Lovely card superb background and flowers .
    Elaine H X

  16. Morning Julia

    Gorgeous card and I love the colours!

    June x

  17. Beautiful card Julia and I love the colours. Marion S x

  18. Love it - particularly the Vivid Violet Sparkle paste. Your variants of colours combine so well. Thanks.

    Susan x

  19. A striking amazing card Julia...luv Ursula xxxx

  20. Gorgeous card. Love the texture paste colour combination. I especially like how the masked background becomes the focal point here, all too often the texture pasted part is covered over far too much for my liking. Definitely going to have a go doing this now I have the mask!!


  21. Hi Julia. Today you have used my favourite Christmas mask and my favourite colour, so it's a winner for me. SueL x

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love the mask and the colour, I also really like the flowers mounted on the frame. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  23. Hi Julia, Stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Stunning and I love the aubergine colour

  25. Gorgeous card Julia. Love the bright aubergine paste and the mask. The poinsettias finish the card beautifully. X

  26. Julia i love this card and the gorgeous colours.

  27. Hi Julia, what a fabulous card, love the colours. Take care. Bx


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