Wednesday 2 November 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Nordic Christmas Mask. Leaving the mask in place, I inked through it with Decadent Denim Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. I edged the background with Decadent Denim too. I matted it onto Deep Blue Card, then a Coconut White layer cut using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B, another Deep Blue layer and then onto a Coconut White Card Blank.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the Justrite Small Oval Christmas Tidings Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Decadent Denim Colour Cloud. I cut it out using the smallest 2 dies in in the Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies. I cut the largest die in the Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies out of Deep Blue Card.

I stamped the poinsettia's from the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set - I used Decadent Denim for the petals and Cobalt Archival for the veins and the centres. I cut them out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I cut Sue Wilson's Pine Twig Dies out of Deep Blue Card.

I added a 5mm White Pearl to each corner. On the inside of the card I stamped a sentiment and snowflake frame from the Justrite Small Oval Christmas Tidings Stamp Set using Decadent Denim Colour Cloud.

John Lockwood is continuing with a One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm with some of Sue Wilson's September release of dies and stamps. 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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colour you have used.
    Nancyd xx

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

  3. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today again, love the blue flowers.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Morning Julia, love this card, inking through the nordic mask with the blue really does make it pop.

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

  5. Wow-gorgeous Christmas card, love it.


  6. Hi Julia
    Love the blues, great design.
    Jan x

  7. Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

  8. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. A lovely card Julia. The blue poinsettias look very effective. So glad John gave you a couple of mentions yesterday and acknowledged what he'd learnt from you! Haven't we all?

  10. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, gorgeous blue poinsettias.
    B xx

  11. Lovely card julia x the inking through the mask looks so effective x
    Theresa w x

  12. Lovely card this morning, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Morning Julia, A lovely card, and sounds fairly quick to make.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia, lovely card and using blue really suits this mask. Marion S x

  15. Morning Julie stunning card just beautiful love the colours the flowers are so preetys lovely gift for a lucky someone at Christmas thank you Julia Love June horrocks I can't believe I forgot to ask for a card with my order yesterday 😥Xxxxx

  16. Hi Julia. Loving the blues for Christmas this year. SueLx

  17. Good Morning Julia, its amazing how deeping that stencil has embossed on that card and the way youve inked through it has created a really gorgeous background. Love the design of it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. A lovely clean card Julia. I find it interesting that your sentiment is an entirely different design to your Nordic background and yet you've tied it all in beautifully with your chosen shades of blue colours. Your poinsettias are to die for.

    Susan x

  19. Love this card Julia, beautiful background

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  21. Another stunning card today Julia....just love your background too are lovely..luv Ursula xx

  22. Oooo loving this card Julia.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  23. Hi Julia

    Love this creation, and of course the blue!

    June x

  24. Lovely card That mask looks especially good for lots of techniques

  25. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I think the Nordic Mask is a favourite of mine and I like how you have used it and the colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  26. Great card, Julia - just love blue for Christmas cards.
    Sue Mac

  27. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card. Love the colours. I also love blue at Christmas.
    Anne M xxx

    1. Hi Julia,
      Beautiful card, love the way you've managed to ink the veins on the poinsettias without getting the dark blue ink on the petals.

  28. Love the card Julia, love the deep blue.
    Also loved yesterdays card, you were busy on Saturday :-)
    Maria x

  29. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Hello Julia, love this card, the blue is such a beautiful shade. I often forget what a great effect you can get from embossing with masks. Bx


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