Sunday 9 October 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

I'm in Sheffield today demoing in Phill Martin's Honeypot Crafts Shop 10am till 4pm. Pop along and join us if you're in the area. It's going to be fun!

One of the products I'm going to be demoing will be Pixie Powders (of course!) and I'm so excited as there are 6 new autumn colours in the range and I'll have them with me. I have already ordered some for my website and they're available to pre-order here. I'm expecting delivery on Tuesday hopefully, otherwise, I will pick them up when I'm at CE HQ for my Stamping Masterclass on Wednesday. There are also 5 new autumn colours of Gilding Polishes and I have ordered those too - you can find them on my website here, again for pre-order. Orders will be sent out Tuesday or Thursday depending on when I get my delivery.

I'd better get on with today's card -

For the background, I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the Justrite Ribbons of Holly Background. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped image. I added CS Inca Gold Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I trimmed it down a little and wrapped a piece of Off White Satin Ribbon around it. I matted it onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and added it to a Coconut White Card blank.

I 'inked' up and stamped the image from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set in the same way as I stamped the background. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite Hope Oval Frames Die Set. I then cut the largest die from the Justrite Joy Oval Frames Dies Set out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Satin Ribbon and added a Dazzler Setting and a Vintage Button.

On the inside of my card, I stamped a sentiment and a frame from the Justrite Large Oval Wishes Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder.

I stamped a little stamp from the same set in the bottom left hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card thank you.
    Have lots of fun today Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Very pretty Christmas card today, like how you have done the inside.
    Have a great day at Honeypot crafts with Phill.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Morning Julia
    Very pretty classy looking card today.
    Jan x

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning Julia, lovely card today and also nice to see what you have put inside, have a great day with Phill.

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

  6. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Enjoy your day with Phill.
    B xx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Enjoy your day it sounds like you will have fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi Julia,
    Love this card it's so elegant. Have a great day and thanks for sharing


  9. Beautiful card Julia. Enjoy your day with Phill.
    Marion S x

  10. Beautiful card, Julia. Have a great day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. A beautiful card today Julia have fun at Demo day xxxxxx love June horrocks

  12. Love the effect created by stamping with flake and glitter glue and the gilding flakes on top I bought a few PP's when I was at AP I love them I need to make a list of all of the versatile ways the can be used I wish I was able to get to places where you demo etc

  13. Good Morning Julia, I do love this stamp from Justrite and youve created such a beautiful card background with it, and that topper is to die for. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  14. Beautiful , beautiful card i so love the background .
    Elaine H X

  15. Hi Julia,
    an amazing card today and very elegant.
    Rolf xxx

  16. Hi Julia

    I'm sure you'll have lots of laughs today and the Pixie Powders will be a great hit with everyone

    Really like today's card

    June x

  17. You cannot fail with CE guilding flakes. A striking card Julia. The antique gold pearl card is a perfect compliment. Hope you have a successful and enjoyable day with Phil at his shop. Thanks.

    Susan x

  18. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I think this is very elegant, I like everything about it, Yet another proper Card, go Julia, this is becoming very regular now, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, hope you are having a good day.

  20. Super duper card, love the glue and gilding flakes idea for background....hope you having fun today....thanks Julia....luv Ursula xx

  21. Gorgeous card today. Thank you for sharing. I am sure you are having a great day and all the people that come to see the demos will enjoy it.

  22. Lovely card. This background stamp just lends itself to gilding flakes


  23. Hi Julia, I hope your day has gone well !!
    I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi Julia, I hope your day has gone well !!
    I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Lovely card Julia and it's a real card!! Love the inside too!
    Hope you have a great day in Sheffield - safe journey home!
    Love Myra xx

  26. Lovely card and gorgeous embossing folder. Hope you've had a great day with Phill.

  27. Very informative. Thank you!


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