Thursday 10 August 2017

One Day Special Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

One Day Special Shows continue on Hochanda today at 7am (Netherlands), 9am, 1pm and 5pm. I hope you can join me.

I have a different colourway for you today - obviously change the colours if you're not confortable with pink for Christmas. Personally, I find it quite a relaxing change 😊

For the background, I embossed a piece of Milk Card with the Creative Expressions Shimmering Stars Embossing Folder. I matted onto Baby Pink Card and another piece of Milk Card.

I stamped the motif from the Creative Expressions Christmas Motifs Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #4 from Sue Wilson's Looped Snowflake Frame Die Set. I placed die #3 over the top of it and drew around the outside edge of the die using a Clear Perfect Medium Pen. I added CS Silver Light Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I cut dies #5 and #6 together from Sue's Scalloped Snowflake Frame out of Milk Card. I cut die #6 out of Baby Pink Card and glued the 2 die cuts together.

I cut die #5 from Sue's Looped Snowflake Frame out of Milk Card. I added Clear Perfect Medium, then Silver Light Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I cut Sue's Checkerboard Poinsettia Border out of Milk Card. I matted it onto a piece of Baby Pink Card. I added it to the bottom section of my card. I cut the snowflake from Sue's Looped Snowflake Frame out of Milk Card 5 times. I pressed 3 of them into Clear Perfect Medium, added Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added all 5 snowflakes to the Checkerboard Poinsettia Border covering the flowers in the border as shown. I added a 5mm Cream Pearl to the centre of each snowflake.

I added CS Glue around all the edged of my embossed background and then sprinkled CS Crystal Stars over. I completed my card by adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to the top corners.

I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, the shows were great last night. I love your demos, always full of tips and techniques. The card today is gorgeous, I think the pink and silver is a great colour combo. Have a great day today with the shows. Bx

  2. Good Morning Julia.. Stunning card this morning . I like the pink and silver you have used on the card , its so different.
    I have to say I really enjoyed last night shows. Thank you for showing us how you have created the background on the cards. I fancy having a go. I will have to catch up with your hows when I get home. Have a wonderful day...... Wendy

  3. A lovely card I really like the design. I never thought about pink for Christmas but I quite like it xxx

  4. Hi Julia
    Love the pink and silver (great for a totally different look)to Christmas. Great shows.
    Jan x

  5. Morning Julia, gorgeous sample this morning, pink and silver go o well together.

    Will be watching again on catch up and then the live shows.

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

  6. Beautiful card Julia. Didn't have much luck watching your shows last night - the weather interfering with the signal being picked up from my Freesat satellite dish. I am currently watching (and recording) a repeat of your 8pm show from last night. Will have to catch up with the earlier show on the Hochanda website. Looking forward to today's shows
    Marion S x

  7. Lovely demos on last nights show. Pretty card today.

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the colour combination for a Christmas card.


  9. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, great colour scheme.
    I managed to watch your first show (that I'd recorded) after our visitors left yesterday. I loved the caught in crystal background that you made.
    B xx

  10. Morning Sue,
    Lovely card, I do like more traditional colours myself.

  11. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, and I agree that it's a nice change. This would also make a lovely birthday card for someone who has a Christmas birthday.
    All the best for your shows and thanks for sharing,

  12. I, too, like this pink and silver colour combination on this lovely card. Who in the card making dictatorship can determine which colours are appropriate or not, it is the thought and sentiment that counts.

    Like Marion above, I had problems with watching your first show last night because of poor FreeSat reception. Reception was equally bad across all my Cable tv channels at the same time. Oddly a reboot of the latter solved reception problems of the former as well so the second show was watched in all its glory.

    PS Will you EVER forgive and forget the incident with the Diamond Frost?

  13. Love this card Julia I like the pink
    Your show last night was brill really enjoyed it all the tips etc I'm watching today so I'll get back to it
    Thank you June horrocks xxxxx

  14. A very pretty and sweet card Julia

    June x

  15. Love the way you have disguised the poinsettia border, Julia. Will have to remember that trick.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Beautiful card and I like the soft pink colour

  17. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card. I really like the pink and silver you have used on the card, it's so different but go well together.Love how you worked the Checkerboard Poinsettia Border covering the flowers in the border and added Pearls to the centre of each snowflake, so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  18. I love the idea of using different colours for Christmas and this pink is great. Thank you Julia.

  19. Pink and white is good. I enjoy having live potted pink poinsettias in my home during Christmas. I started this tradition when my boys left home and I set up a Victorian look for Christmas. I had shared with them all the tree ornaments the boys grew up with and needed to start over.

  20. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. I think this is so pretty, love the dies and the colour combination. I have just watched you make it. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Hi Julia your card is stunning I love it. The dies are amazing. Your shows have been brilliant just so inspirational. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. I certainly do like your colour scheme, I think pink and silver look lovely together, a really beautiful card Julia...hope your shows go well, have them on record to catch up later....luv Ursula xx

  23. Hi Julia a very pretty card. The colour scheme is gorgeous Love the Dies as well.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  24. Julia this is beautiful, and i love the pink.

  25. Fabulous shows Julia. Some great cards made z

  26. Hi Julia. The pink and silver are very pretty together but not sure I'd use this colour for christmas. Beautiful card xx

  27. Liking this one its different and pretty I think it would also look lovely in dark blue and silver


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