Saturday, 5 January 2013

For Your Special Day

Hi Bloggers.

First, I'd like to give out shout out to my friend Tracey who works at Creative Expressions HQ and has just started a blog. Please pop over  to have a look here. I'm sure she would love some new followers.

Another Pick of the Day card today. I am scratching around trying to find cards to share at the moment ahead of my shows on 11th - hope you don't mind.

For the background, I ran a piece of Foundations Shades Paper through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Pastorale Embossing Folder. The paper was wider than the folder. I ruffled some Blue White American Seam Binding down 2 sides.

I used the largest and the next but one largest of the Spellbinders Exquisite Circles dies to cut some Coconut White Card. At the emboss stage, I added the Small Polka Dots Mask and inked through the die with Purple Twilight Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut a smaller motif from the Spellbinders Puzzle Effect Cut, Fold & Tuck die set using the Foundations Paper and inked through the die with Purple Twilight. I folded & tucked and added a 5mm White Pearl.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fanciful Phrases Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the tag die from the Spellbinders French Frills Die Set and inked through the die with Purple Twilight.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. HELLO JULIA What a beautiful card going to try to do this one thankyou for the idea Tracy W xx

  2. Fantastic card today Julia. I love it as the whole card would transfer easily to different colours and sentiments. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C, the 11th Jan

  3. Hi Julia,

    Really nice card, lovely colours and the dies are gorgeous. Look forward to watching you on c&c

    Alice x

  4. Hi Julia, pretty in pink, lovely card, love the way you have created the circles, so inventive. Looking forward to your shows.

    Wilma x x

  5. A very pretty card, Julia. The circle dies are delightful. X

  6. Hi Julia What a lovely delicate card today. Love the ruffles.

    Val in Spain xxx

  7. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card love the circles and the ruffles look just right not too heavy.
    Have a good day.

  8. Julia this card is absolutely stunning and feminine, what a pleasure to read about it. Nice to meet you, have just joined your facebook myself also. crafty hugs
    Kim xx

  9. Hi Julia, a pretty feminine card. Love it. Bx

  10. Morning Julia....Beautiful and elegant. I love the way you have used the seam binding.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x


  11. Hi Julia,

    Very pretty delicate card. X

  12. Such a pretty card Julia,

    xx Sandra

  13. Lovely card Julia xx hazel

  14. Hi Julia, very pretty and delicate card Regards Jackie D

  15. simply beautiful Julia love the colours and the circle die.Fab.Laura O

  16. Hello Julia, Pretty in pink, a feminine delicate card, love the soft colour and the circle die.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Hi julia wow what a lovely feminine card and the colours are so pretty,I have this embossing folder but haven't used it yet!! So glad to hear you're going to be on c+c looking forward to that as I haven't watched anything on there since before xmas!! Will also be having a look at Traceys blog after this. Love lesley xx

  18. Love the embossing folder and the way you have used the circles, a really classy card. love Helen

  19. Hi Julia.
    Pretty card today. Looking forward to the shows.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  20. Hi Julia, Thank you for sharing with us the info on Tracey's Blog.
    I love your card today, it is so girlie and frilly, I absolutely love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hi Julia, beautiful card today! Am just gong to pop ok and look at Tracey's blog x

  22. Hi Julia, a stunning card love the colour and the circles are
    great haven't got them yet got the ovals but must get
    the circles as they look fantastic. nancyd xx

  23. I love the purple twilight ink - another addition to the wish list! This card is so pretty. Thanks for Tracey's blog will go there right now. X

  24. Hi Julia, what am inspirational Blog you have! this card is beautiful.
    I will be a regular visitor here I think!
    Sandra Riley

  25. Hi julia another really pretty card i love it. You have not got me wanting to learn how to stamp.
    Looking forward to your shows. I will have to record them so i can keep following you on how to do things.
    Take care Julia.

    Debs Artliff


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