Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

An engineer is due today to have a look at my heating. Hopefully, it will be fixed. Desperate for a hot shower!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Couture Creations Merry Little Christmas Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I matted it onto Rich Red Card andthen onto Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I stamped the Justrite Holly Stitched Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Ruby Slippers Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I trimmed it and cut it in half lengthways (keeping the 2nd half for another project). I matted onto Rich Red Card and then onto Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I stamped the sentiment image from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Slipper BS EP. I cut it out using Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies. I cut the largest die in the Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies out of Rich Red Card and cut the outer frame out of Anique Gold Pearl Card using Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies.

I stamped the Justrite Holly Stitched Background onto Rich Red Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Ruby Slippers BS EP. I made a flower using the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Red Two Tone Ribbon, added my flower and a Gold Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls to the corners of the background and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer 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.
    I do hope you get your heating sorted today.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card, hope your heating gets fixed today for you we were down to 3degrees yesterday morning it's no joke with no hot water or heating, wrap up well
    Nancyd xx

  3. Lovely card, the embossing folder is really nice.
    Annette x

  4. Hi Julia. Another lovely card. Love the two tone bow. SueL x

  5. Great card, really lovely.


  6. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today. The red, gold and white work so well together. I have this background die so will have to get playing.
    Hope the heating engineer arrives early!!!!
    Nothing worse than to keep boiling kettles for hot water.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the holly stamp.
    Hope that you get your heating and hot water sorted out and can enjoy a hot shower.
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. Lovely card, Julia. I not normally a lover of big bows this one looks great.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Very pretty Julia. Love the holly stamp.

  10. Morning Julia

    A pretty festive card for today

    I do hope the engineer arrives and fixes your central heating!

    June x

  11. Morning Julia, beautiful Christmas card. Hope your heating gets sorted today.
    Marion S x

  12. Morning Julia, lovely card today I like it. Hope the heating engineer comes early, I know what you mean about a nice hot shower.

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

  13. A beautiful card today love it
    Love June horrocks xx

  14. Morning Julia, A 'Bright and Beautiful' card, love it !!
    Here's hoping you get your heating sorted.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia, A 'Bright and Beautiful' card, love it !!
    Here's hoping you get your heating sorted.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Good Morning Julia, wow what a gorgeous Xmas Card I do love how youve used the Justrite stamps and dies its so striking in the colours youve used. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  17. Big tick for the Holly Stitched Background stamp. At first I thought you had used a natural card colour but then having read your instructions I realised it is the Antique Gold which goes a treat with the Coconut White and the Rich Red - very warm colour that! Fingers crossed you will be warm and showered by the end of today.

    Your beading (yesterday) was amazing.

    Susan x

  18. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I like the Embossing folder you have used and the Holly Stitched Background Stamp. Pretty flower and ribbon.

    Best wishes

  19. Lovely card Julia, as usual
    Hope you get your hot shower OK

  20. Beautiful colours for a lovely card.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  21. Hello Julia,
    A really lovely Christmas card! Thank you. I hope you have been able to have that hot shower by now!
    Love Myra xx

  22. Lovely card julia x hope your heatings fixed x

  23. Very very pretty, love the colours...thanks Julia...luv Ursula xx

  24. Lovely card, I like the opulence of the gold and red.

    As I sit here shivering in the caravan for my last night of the season, I am hoping that you are warmer and your boiler has been sorted.

    Ps worked through my newly acquired stamps today making samples for my folder; didn't have a large enough mount to attach my very favourite stamp to but made a great job my just placing the paper on top. Worked beautifully and produced a sharp image. Says much for the quality of that stamp you introduced me to a few weeks back.


  25. Hi Julia this is a stunning Christmas card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  26. Lovely Christmas card Julia. Can't beat red white and gold. Gorgeous bow too.
    Hope you've been warm and cosy tonight with running hot water!! X

  27. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing and hope the heating is now fixed.

  28. Hi Julia, a lovely card. Hope your heating got fixed
    so you could have a warm shower
    Maria x

  29. Hi Julia, such a lovely card, red and gold is always a winning combination, so opulent and rich. Take care. Bx


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