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Friday, 13 November 2015

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

I thought, especially as we are getting closer to Christmas, that I should again try to restart the Christmas Friday as there aren't that many Fridays left!

Today's card is made using a variant of Sue Wilson's fire and Ice technique using Diamond snow rather than Iced snow to give a gentler, silk like look.

I started by cutting the Snowflake background by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions in coconut white foundation card.  I used both the background and the centre filigree section in this cut, I find it easier to cut the background die first then add the centre panel and cut this separately.  I then covered the front of the piece using a piece of CE double sided adhesive sheet.  I then turned the piece over and covered the exposed adhesive with golden jewel gilding flakes.  Next I turned the piece back to the front and removed the protective cover and covering the newly exposed adhesive with diamond snow.


I simply then cut the piece into three equal sections and mounted each one onto coconut white card.  I then added all three panels to another layer of white and marked the centre of a few of the snowflakes with 5mm stick on pearls.

Then flower is another one of my fire and ice flowers where I cut Sue's classic poinsettia die from card I had gilded with Egyptian gold gilding flakes.  I made up the flower and sprayed it with glue before shaking over more diamond snow.  I finished the flower with a bow of raw silk satin ribbon and a gold dazzler in the centre.

I made the remainder of the card up using a piece of coconut white foundation card using the contemporary poinsettia embossing folder.  I made a mat for this by running double sided adhesive tape all around a layer of card and gilded the edges with the same gilding flakes.

Enjoy...

46 comments:

  1. Morning John, a fantastic card we all need your ideas keep them coming.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Morning John, oh you are clever, I really like today's card and the technique you have used. Also I enjoyed the shows on Hochanda, you must be knackered, I hope you are able to have a couple of days rest to re-charge the batteries, so to speak as you also sounded like you had a cold on your last show if that is the case then take care please.

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

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  3. Hi John
    what a stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

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  4. Hi John.
    Thank you for all the great shows yesterday, all the demo's and cards are lovely.
    Take care Kitty.

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  5. Good morning John your Christmas card is gorgeous. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday. You are so busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Good morning John. Another lovely card with yet more techniques. I managed to catch bits of most of the shows yesterday - what lovely ideas you had, thank you. As a result, I bought a few bits. The flowers were gorgeous and I loved the colour technique of dabbing the smoothie with different colour clouds onto card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  7. Hi John
    Gorgeous card.
    I loved what you did with the rose garden striplet on the tv demos.
    B xx

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  8. Morning John, I love how you have done your triptych, so very effective. I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  9. Morning John,
    I love this card and love this die set, which thankfully I won from Sue when She released this die set.
    I haven't seen all your shows from yesterday yet, I am hoping to watch today after I'm back from my appointment.
    Looking forward to your workshop tomorrow morning at Daisy's.
    Have a great day
    Maggie

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  10. What a gorgeous card, John. Haven't caught up with the shows yet but looking forward to learning yet more new techniques.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  11. Eh up John
    A rich vision of sparkle and gilding......a card you would give to someone special. Great shows yesterday too matey.
    Ang x

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  12. Hi John. Yes, bring on Christmas Friday. Today's card is lovely, the Poinsettia is my most used Christmas die. Enjoy demoing tomorrow. Are you going to have a day off soon ? You must be so tired. Take care x

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  13. Hi John
    Missed the shows as I am not at home but today's card is very elegant
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. Wow John this is gorgeuos

    Did you really have to remind us that there aren't many Fridays left!

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  15. Beautiful card John,
    love the colours, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  16. Morning John,
    I don't often comment but I do often look in.
    Fantastic card as always.
    Can I just say a BIG ... Thank You for all the wonderful Hints & Tips you share with us. There were a few last night that I will be using.
    Keep up the great work.
    Patricia

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  17. Gorgeous card-so rich & elegant.

    Michele

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  18. Gorgeoous card John, just catching up from yesterdays shows, xxx

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  19. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, I love this die and have used so much. I do like how you have cut into three sections, a great idea.
    Lydia
    X

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  20. Hi John. Yet another lovely card from you. I think this colour is now my favourite for this Christmas, Had a marathon watching session last night and I believe Ive now caught up on all your shows, which I thoroughy enjoyed. SueL x

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  21. Hi John,
    Awesome!!!
    Love how you've achieved this look.
    Watched and enjoyed the shows and your cards were amazing.
    :-)
    Lorna D

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  22. Morning John, was catching up watching your shows in the early hours this morning as I could not sleep. So enjoyed then. This is a lovely card.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  23. Wow John, this is beautiful, I would never have thought of cutting the Snowflake Background die into three like this. Will have to have a try at this. Thank you for sharing.
    Wendyx

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  24. Love this card. Classic Xmas for me. Heather 😀

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  25. Hi John,
    A beautiful and elegant Christmas card, thanks so much for all the great hints and tips on hochanda and all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  26. Hello John

    What a scary thought - not too many Fridays left before Christmas!

    Love today's card as it is very classic.

    Keep up the good work.

    Lol Barbara W xx

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  27. Hello John
    I love Christmas cards so very happy to see them return. Not so happy to hear that there aren't many Fridays left untilChristmas though! LOL
    This is a lovely card. Yes, definitely for someone special. Best wishes. Anne O

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  28. Love this card. So warm and elegant looking. Glad you're doing Christmas cards again.
    Shirley

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  29. Hi John
    Love this Christmas card John. Mind you Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it.

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  30. Hi John, uber elgegant card, gorgeous design and colours, love it, Kate x

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  31. Lovely card today and so much jewel and sparkle!

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  32. I'm playing catch up with the TV shows Can't wait for a couple of hours to just sit down with a cuppa and enjoy watching what you do
    Love today's card I must make a real start on my Christmas cards Made a few (for special people) I just need to do the rest

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  33. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the snowflake background!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  34. Love this card. Unfortunately I couldn't watch your shows. Hope they repeat them sometime.

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  35. Hi John,

    This card is just gorgeous I love it. I hope you get a chance to rest a bit after the last couple of weeks.

    Take care
    Linda xx

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  36. Another gorgeous card today. it looks very elegant and I love it.
    I love playing with the gilding flakes and diamond snow, they make a card look so pretty and expensive

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  37. How beautiful and elegant this is John. Pat x

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  38. Hi John, gorgeous card love the colours. Take Care Melody xxx

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  39. Hi John, another elegant card in lush gold shades and textures. Stunning! x "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

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  40. Wow, so elegant, I must have a shot at this one.

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  41. Wow, so elegant, I must have a shot at this one.

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