Thursday, 18 July 2019


Hello and welcome...

I used a 6" square red card

I also used a new die from a new company (for me) that's  named 'The Art Of Craft. The die was cut and embossed on a  piece of white card.  I cut a piece of double sided adhesive and applied it to the die cut card, on the back.  The backing paper was then removed and I liberally sprinkled Glitter Jewels 'Icicle Sparkles' over the exposed sticky area and burnished them in

The die  also has a circular centre die but I didn't want to remove the centre form this card, instead I die cut a piece of shiny red card with this die,
I then  added a small piece of double sided adhesive onto a piece of white card stock, added the second circular die from my set and die cut it.  It then had the backing paper removed and Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Snow' applied to it.  I glued this to the round red die cut, added mounting foam to the back and adhered it onto the centre of my card

In this set I used the scroll banner and stamped it onto white card using an Archival Ink Pad in crimson.  I then placed and positioned the sentiment, from the same set, and embossed it using a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, I then covered it with a black twinkle embossing powder and heat set it

I then fussy cut out the stamped banner, edged around it with a Promarker 'Berry Red' Pen

I added small red gems to the centres of the snowflakes and slotted a piece of red florist ribbon through the loop of a metal Christmas stocking and adhered the stocking behind the banner

A dries clear glue was applied to both ends of the banner then adhered to the card

To complete I used another stamp from the set, stamped it onto a lightweight white card using an Adirondack Ink Pad in Slate.  I then coloured the image in using several ProMarker Pens.  I used the same sentiment for the verse and this was stamped with an Archival Ink in Crimson.  The envelope was also stamped, front and back, again using one of the stamps from the set

You should be able to see some of the lovely sparkle

Envelope front

Envelope back

  • red card and envelope ~ Craft UK
  • white card ~ Papermill Direct
  • die set ~ Amy Design/The Art Of Craft  ADD10109
  • Glitter Jewels, Iced Snow & Icicle Sparkles ~ Creative Expressions
  • Black Twinkle Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Archival Ink Pad 'Crimson' ~ Ranger
  • Adirondack Slate Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • Christmas stocking ~ Hobby House
  • red gems ~ my stash
  • red florist ribbon ~ my stash
  • double sided adhesive ~ Woodware
  • Berry Red, Poppy, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Soft Green, Grass & Pine ~ ProMarkers/Letraset Limited
Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Lovely Christmas card and the metal stocking is too cute.
    xxx Margreet

  2. it's beautiful with a great background June
    Gr Karin

  3. Fabulous card, the background is just stunning

  4. Hi June this is a stunning card. That die is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. So beautiful June and yes, I can see the sparkle, love the stamping in the envelope, great idea, xxx

  6. A beautiful card June. The Art of Craft is the nearest craft shop to me and where I buy most of my craft things. Very helpful staff.

  7. Hi June,
    what a very beautiful Christmas card that die is gorgeous and I love all the beautiful sparkle with the Glitter Jewels.
    Love the red and white combo also.
    Sorry I have not been around much lately just have so many cards to make for my big family and then I am exhausted after that and having to do everything myself now.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Thank you Jenny and no need to apologise. I have also been 'missing' more than I'd have wished for this year


  8. Forgot to say I love your new blog face and the saying at the top is quite right too. LOL.

    1. Too kind Jenny, but thank you. That photo was taken a few years ago. The hair is much shorter now and a different colour lol

      I love that saying too!


  9. Beautiful Christmas card, June, I love all the sparkle. xx

  10. Super Christmas card - maybe it will motivate me!! Still find Christmas in July too much to think about!!
    Love the little charm you have added for detail!


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