Saturday 12 November 2016

Happy Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

A card made from left over bits today - with a contemporary feel.

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Watercolour Card with water. I then sprinkled Peacock Green and Golden Mint Pixie Powders over and put aside to dry.

Once dry, I stamped the Creative Expressions Florentine Background Stamp using Vermillion Archival. I trimmed it and added to Rich Red Card and then added it to a Milk Card blank.

When we get our sample dies to work with, sometimes they come with card still in the die. My Sue Wilson 2016 Angel die came with card in it so I used it on this card.

I cut Sue's Contemporary Happy Christmas Die out of Rich Red Card and added it to my card.

I had a lovely holiday but my Mom had a little stroke while I was away and I'm heading up there today to see her in hospital. We are hoping that she'll be allowed home in the next few days. I managed to get a few orders posted out yesterday but please be patient with me - I will try to get them all out by end of Monday.

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  1. Morning julia, love the angel die on this card.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, June Smith xx

  2. Hi Julia
    Lovely Christmas card.Sorry to hear about your Mum.
    Take card Jan x

  3. Morning Julia, sorry to hear about your mum hope she will be okay and gets home soon. Your card is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning Julia.
    So sorry to hear about your Mum, I do hope she will so be up and about.
    The card is so nice too.
    Take care and best wishes to your family Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, really will have to get some pixie powders.
    Sorry to hear about your mum and her TIA hope she is recovering well, not the news you need after being away for a few days!!!
    Did your Beading grow?
    Drive carefully, love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Love this card and loving pixie powders more and more. So sorry to lear about your mum.

    Maggie B xx

  7. Sorry to hear about your mum - you've had a lot of concern with your parents of late.
    Love this card - I made several with this stamp last year and none this so must give it a go. Pixie powders look great used with this stamp.

  8. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, love that angel.
    Sorry to hear your mum is unwell.Take care.
    B xx

  9. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I do love the beautiful Angel. I am sorry to hear about your poor mum I do hope that she is able to come home soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Good morning Julia, sorry to hear your Mum is unwell, hope she makes a quick recovery.
    Todays card is beautiful. Marion S x

  11. Great card, interesting background. Hope you're Mum is back to normal very soon.


  12. Lovely card and these colours of PP are on my Wish List Sorry to hear about your mum I hope she's on the mend and will soon be home

  13. So sorry to hear about your Mum, Julia. Let's hope she is home soon.

    Lovely card today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. This is a lovely card, Julia. Hope you find your mum improving.
    Sue Mac

  15. Morning Julia,
    Sorry to hear your Mum is poorly, hope she on the mend. Love the background of the card.

  16. Love the angel, she is so pretty, as is the card.
    Annette x

  17. Good Morning Julia, you really have had a hard year this year what with problems with your dad and now your mum, I sincerely hope that you find her a lot better when you go to visit her today.
    A beautiful card today love the pp background and that stamp and diecut. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  18. Hi Julia, i am really sorry to hear about your mum. They are a constant worry as they age. Here is hoping you find her better then expected.
    Just wish my card would come out looking as gorgeous as yours has done using left over bits......xxxx

  19. Hi Julia, sorry to hear that your Mum is ill, I hope she recovers soon. Have a safe trip. Love this card, especially seeing that it comes from leftover bits. Take care. Bx

  20. Hi Julia,
    A really vibrant card today. I hope that your Mum recovers well and will soon be home, take care.

  21. Hi Julia. Again a great card and I love the colours.
    So sorry to hear about your Mum and I do hope she makes a speedy recovery. I am sure she will feel much better when she is allowed home.
    SueL x

  22. Morning Julia l love the card the angel is beautiful
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  23. Cracking card. Love it!

    Hope your mum recovers quickly and returns home soon.


  24. Another beautiful 'pixie' background, I just love them...a beautiful card as a result Julia....luv Ursula xx

  25. Hi Julia

    I love how you've used the 'left over bits' for this colourful card!

    June x

  26. You've managed to do something quite different with Sue's dies here. The overall feel is Christmas in a softened way. By that I mean the Angel and sentiment are not backed giving them a lighter feel. They still manage to stand out on the pixied backdrop of CE Florentine background stamp perfectly.

    It sounds like your Mum may have had a mini stroke. I wish her all the best for a speedy recovery. She is lucky to have such a caring daughter. Pleased you enjoyed your beading.

    Susan x

  27. Aww so sorry to hear about your Mum Julia, i wish her a speedy recovery.
    Lovely card and colours.
    Take care
    Elaine H

  28. Lovely card Julia. Can't believe it's made with odds and ends.
    So sorry to hear that your mum has been taken ill. Hope she recovers quickly xx

  29. Hello Julia,
    Sorry I've been missing but I've been away from home. I'm sorry to hear about your Mum and I hope she will make a full recovery and get home very soon! Safe travel!
    I loved yesterday's card! I'm afraid I only like some of today's but we are all different! I do love the angel Die and the background stamp!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra x

  30. Hi Julia, I'm so sorry to read of your Mom's stroke, I'm sending huge hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery. You are all in my prayers and my thoughts.
    A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Hi Julia. Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she is better soon. Lovely card today.

  32. Lovely card julia x I do hope your mums allowed home soon and makes a speedy recovery x
    Theresa w x

  33. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. Lovely background, I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope your Mum's better soon, I'm pleased you had a good break and I hope we see the projects soon.

    Best wishes


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