Wednesday 7 November 2018

Kylie's 12 days of Christmas

Today I've been invited by the lovely Kylie to join in celebrating her 12 days of Christmas.
Each day, Kylie has asked one of 12 friends to make a Christmas card, an encouragement to get a wiggle on with our Christmas makes.
Here is my contribution.

My starting point was an ATC I made last year and as I loved the mix of turquoise and gold, with the die cuts I turned it into a CAS card.
I started by stamping Uniko's background stripes on a scrap panel of linen effect card and embossed with twinkly gold EP. A couple of small tags were cut, one from the same linen effect and one in this fab holographic mirror turquoise. It's been in the stash for years but it is a bit in your face to use much of it at one go but all the white and gold around it on this card tones it down a bit. The snowflakes were die cut from scraps using an IO die set and some white as well as some gold linen effect card that I bought many, many years ago and had been saving, 'cos I didn't know if I could get some more! 

My JOY die cut is an ancient  Sizzlet die, you remember them, they came in a little plastic square that left a mark on the card when you cut it out, so only good for cutting a word and no fancy techniques. 
I was only talking to the lady from Dies to Die For the other day about the cost of alphabet dies and how relatively cheap they are compared to the old Sizzix alphabets that came in the long thin boxes. I bought my first in the sale and it was still twice what the latest Altenew set I was buying cost. It now sits in the cupboard unused. How things have changed.
The rest of the sentiment was stamped and embossed in gold, trimmed and slipped through the 'y' of joy. My panel was then popped up on foam over a white linen effect base card.

That's it from me but I must thank Kylie for inviting me to be part of this super event.
Check out Kylie's blog everyday until the 12 November to see what she and her friend's have come up with to inspire. 
So if you are stuck for an excuse for making a Christmas card for your stash, why don't you join us?

Joining in over at:-

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge

I used EP with sparkle


  1. Fabulous make - I love the bright teal with the golds. Lots of shine to this creative project. Thanks for joining us over at Sparkle N Sprinkles Creative Challenge.

  2. Super make for Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas, Julie

    Happy Wednesday


  3. Julie, this is stunning. I love that you converted an ATC into this card. The colours are the WOW factor! Thanks so much for being part of my 12 Days of Christmas! xx

  4. This is such a beautiful card! I love the colour combination.

  5. Love the blue! Love all the elements you have combined together Julie!

  6. This is absolutely STUNNING!! I love your combination of colors and all the layering!! Lovely design!

  7. WOW! I love the clean and simple vibe you have here with the pop of gold embossing powder! Simply fantastic! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge and good luck!

    Jess - DT

  8. This gold and turquoise look fabulous together Julie, and love the pretty snowflakes and the gold striped background with the sweet little tag. A gorgeous card. x

  9. Wow. It's amazing! It's full of details, it's shiny, but it's still CAS! Great design!

  10. Really gorgeous creation Julie! Love how you've turned this ATC into a card especially with all of that stunning embossing! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  11. This is so gorgeous!! I love the design and the shimmer!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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