Sunday, 16 September 2012

Flowers are the Music of Life

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your kind wishes re Kathryn over the last couple of days. We had a lovely but tiring day getting her moved in on Saturday. We left her unpacking loads of boxes on Saturday night. I can tell you, I hope she brings back less that we took there when she moves out next June!

I'm off to spend to some time with my dear friend Sue Wilson so that will keep me occupied for today. We're prepping for some Spellbinders Shows this week and packing for Ally Pally at the weekend.

Here's today's card with a bit of metal on it.

The background was made by running some Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Ornamental Iron Embossing Folder. I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut a piece of Aluminium Foil in half. Using my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool I added some Butterscotch, Terracotta and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink. When dry I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Floral Vines Mask. I sanded it a little to reveal the Aluminium core.

I cut a Spelbinders Fancy Postage Edge out of brown card. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Button Florals Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it our using the Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader Die Set. I threaded some American Seam Binding in London Tan through the slots in the Ribbon Threader Die Cut. I attached the die cut to the Fancy Postage Edge die cut using 3d foam pads and wrapped the ribbon around the back.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown.

Just a heads up - I've listed loads of Wood Mounted Stamps on eBay starting at 99p each (click on the link in the right-hand sidebar to take you there).

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, well I know you will have a wonderful day if the spent with Sue, that would be my ideal day picking up tips and hints from you both. This card is devine, love the colour theme and metal input. Hope Kathryn settles in to her new life without mum on hand.


  2. Morning Julia,
    I feel that you are in an Autmnal phase, really like the whole concept of the card.
    I can think of nothing better to do on a Sunday than spending the day with you and Sue - have a great day.
    Amanda x

  3. This is gorgeous,love the colours and fabulous

  4. Hi Julia, l love this card, especially the way you have used the foil. Have a lovely day with Sue..I'm going to Ally Pally on Saturday, so hope I can say hi to you both! Carole Z X

  5. Morning Julia, Hopefully you have recovered from moving Kathryn into her flat at Uni, what a stressful time it must have been for all of you.
    I love the card today, the colours are fantastic, and I really must get some of the foil, it looks fantastic, I also love the ornamental iron embossing folder. I love the ribbon dies, I need to get those, they are so effective.
    Have a lovely time with Sue, and I hope to see you at Ally Pally as I am making the trip, it will be my first time there, I will need to find out how to get from the train station to the venue, it's going to be a very long day for me ha ha !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Julia,
    I love the use of the metallic sheets, very cool. I just received my die set with the postage stamp dies, thanks for some fantastic ideas. Cheers

  7. Beautiful card. The foil is stunning.

  8. fab card Julia - wish I was going to Ally Pally but not able to this time - have a great day crafting

  9. Wonderful card that is more masculine. Like I said before you are brilliant at these cards.
    C u tomorrow

  10. Hi Julia,
    Well that would be my ideal day crafting with Sue and you and perhaps Christine Emberson as well.
    Love the colours on the card today, I managed to set some foil but have not used it yet.
    Have a great day.

  11. What could be better, a crafty day with both you and Sue !!
    A brilliant card Julia

    xx Sandra

  12. What a lovely card Julia, really love the metal panel. Have a great day with Sue. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  13. Good morning Julia, Glad that Kathryn is settling in. You and Sue have a lovely craft day, it would be my dream day picking up tips from you both.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  14. lovely card Julia loving the metal embossed and inked panel. Have a great day with Sue, who wouldn't. xx hazel

  15. Morning Julia, oh lucky you a day with Sue. I love this card, great colours and layout and the metal just adds some texture. Emma

  16. Love it really like the metal part.A very pretty card.Laura O

  17. Enjoy your day with Sue .Sure the two of you have a ball together.Laura O

  18. Hi Julia, glad you had a lovely day moving Kathryn in and hope she settles quickly. Exciting times for her. Love today's card and the colours you have used and those backgrounds again, well just awesome. Have a fantastic day with Sue and like many other would just love a day with you both, it would be a dream come true! Love Christine H xx

  19. Hi Julia i love this card just bought some metal sheets & card from your shop u had sold out of the aluminium but i got black but cant wait for it to arrive have a great day with Sue im sure you will It keep you busy stop you thinking about Kathryn and what shes up to lol

  20. Hi julia this is a lovely card and with a bit of tweaking would be ideal for a mans card have a lovely day with sue hope to see you both at ally lesley xx

  21. Hi Julia, A great card love the colours too.
    Nancyd xx

  22. Lovely card with autumanal feel. Envy your day with Sue and then ally pally. Unfortunately my work world is anything but crafty!


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