Saturday, 10 August 2013

Friends Warm the Heart

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 11am with Genevieve and 4pm with Nigel. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background I randomly inked through the Basket Weave Mask with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Garden Gate Background Stamp using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then stamped the blossom stamp from the Justrite Circle of Love Vintage Labels Three Stamp Set using Faded Jeans. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Couture Creations Peacock Pleasure Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the sentiment from the Circle of Love set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinder Stately Circles die and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Lake Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three dies and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut the largest of the Stately Circles and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut the smallest of the Grand Stately Circles out of Cobalt Card.

I stamped the Justrite Garden Gate Background using Faded Jeans and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut out 3 x 6 petal flowers and made a flower following this tutorial. I tied a bow using White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon and added a couple of Crystal Decorative Stick Pins. I cut a couple of the leaf flourishes using the Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On dies, I cut the berries off.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Cobalt Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA around the edges.

See you later!

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Pretty card Julia, blue and white is my fav. combo. I'll be watching you today, it seems ages since we saw either you or Sue on our screens.

  2. Very pretty card, love all the blues xxx

  3. Morning Sue
    a very pretty card thank you,have a good weekend take care Kitty

  4. Hi Julia
    Great card hope you have a good weekend sorry I will not get to see you my going on my hols today

  5. Hiya Julia
    Oh I love this card - stately circles is my current need! Having seen you use it on various cards I'm going to have to get the dies. Really lovely card. I'll be watching you on C&C today.
    Lisa x

  6. Morning Julia, Looking forward to your shows today. This card is lovely, gorgeous colours, gorgeous background, as always, and gorgeous yummy flower.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Morning Julia, a very pretty card and the flower looks great
    with the stamping have never tried this tend to do them plain
    but must do this next time.
    Nancyd xx


  8. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card. Like all the elements you've put together here.x

  9. Morning Julia, beautiful card, love the sentiment and just love that flower. Will be watching your shows today. Love Jean xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    A very beautiful card, love the circle focal point and your background as usual is superb. Will be watching the shows.

  11. Pretty card Julia, enjoy the shows. I shall be watching. Kind regards Joanne K x

  12. Beautiful shades of blue Julia and the design is lovely. I'll be watching your shows today & recording them too. Pat x

  13. Hi Julia. Beautiful colours and fab card. I love the patterned rose. Enjoy your shows today. I will be watching. Safe journey. Take care.

  14. Hello Julia, beautiful card, love the blue and white and the rose is stunning. Bx

  15. Hi Julia, very nice card love the colours , will be watching today love Jean Z xxx

  16. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the amazing shades of blue. The background is beautiful and the stamped flower is gorgeous.
    Will be watching today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June zzz

  17. Hi Julia. Very bold colours. Lovely. Looking forward to todays shows.
    Love Val x

  18. Good morning Julia a gorgeous card today. Good luck with the shows today. I will try to watch. Jackie

  19. Morning
    Brilliant card, loving all the shades of blue. Very striking.
    Enjoy the shows.
    Amanda x

  20. Good morning Julia, another interesting background and another example for my Stately circles, thank you. Good luck with the shows and have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  21. lovely card and beautiful flower xx hazel

  22. Another beautiful card Julia.

    Looking forward to your shows

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Hi Julia,
    Oh what a beautiful card this morning, love the stately circles and the different shades of blue....and the stamped flower is so gorgeous.

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Another stunning card from you, I love the stately circles the colours are amazing. I am recording your shows so hope you have fun, you are so inspiring xx

  25. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Really love the rose. Missed this morning's show so hopefully watch the 4pm show.

  26. great card love the rose looking forward to seeing your show at 4 pm.laura O

  27. Beautiful card! I have recorded your early show but watched the afternoon show and won a card! Thank you so much! xx

  28. Gorgeous card Julia.
    Sorry, I missed the shows as I was at the Great British Craft Festival today. Hope all went well. x


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