Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Give Thanks

Hi Bloggers.

Quick post today as I'm scheduling this having got back late from Portsmouth. No problems on the roads. Weather pretty good, windy but mostly dry. We had a lovely day and it was nice for my parents and Nathan to see where Kathryn is living.

Here's today's card -

Background is a piece of self adhesive sheet on a piece of card with new Verdigris Gilding Flakes rubbed into it. Then run through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bark Embossing Folder. Lightly run the Adirondack Oregano Dye Ink Pad over design then add Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Any shrinkage around the edges hidden by Oregano Ink.

Cream Crochet Ribbon around the centre. Cream Crochet Ribbon flower. Leaves from Creative Expressions Autumn Leaves Stamp Set stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Cut out with scissors and veins coloured with Oregano using Cut n Dry Foam.

Sentiment is from same stamp set, stamped with Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. Cut out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Butterscotch Adirondack. I used some more Justrite Vintage Labels Four dies for the mats.

Cosmic Shimmer Black Pearl Pearlescent PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I worried about your travels yesterday, so glad it went easy and your family enjoyed the trip. A very lovely card today, beautiful..

  2. Morning Julia, so glad you had a safe journey yesterday and your parents had a nice time. Beautiful card today. Love Jean xxxx

  3. Morning Julia, another fantastic card really using my gilding flakes
    a lot just now. Glad you all had a nice day visiting Kathryn.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia. Glad that your journey was safe and that you all had a good day. Great card, I really like the bark embossing folder and leaves. Take care.

  5. Love this card, Julia, very autumn. Happy to hear the weather was ok for you yesterday and a bonus you had no rain! Hugs Annie

  6. Morning Julia Very glad to read you had a good day. Todays card is lovely thank you take care Kitty

  7. Hello Julia, what a fabulous card, love it. Glad you got there and back safely. Bx

  8. Glad you made it home safe and well. Lovely card, I am really liking the gilding flakes at the moment

  9. Morning Julia
    A very Autumnal feel to this card today, the new gilding flakes are a fantastic colour.
    Amanda x

  10. Morning Julia, So glad you were problem-free yesterday, we had torrential rain here, and it's still raining now.
    Your card today is beautiful, the colours are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I do like using gilding flakes especially with sticky sheets. I'm pleased your trip went well yesterday and you weren't too badly affected by the weather. Have a great day today. Love Jackie

  12. Beautiful card. Love the background, it works so well with crochet ribbon. I really need to give gilding flakes a try . Thanks for sharing x

  13. Morning Julia - this is another beautiful card and it certainly looks like gilding flakes are the way to go. Glad you had a good day yesterday. Helen xx

  14. Morning Julia,

    A beautiful card, saw this on one of your shows, love the gilding flakes such a beautiful colour.

    Glad you had a great time and got back safely.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Good technique for the background. Glad the trip went well yesterday and the weather was OK. x

  16. Glad you enjoyed your trip to see Kathryn and got back safe and sound. Lovely card Julia, the verdigris flakes look gorgeous. Pat x

  17. love the card Julia and I just think the gilding flakes make such a difference to a card just love them. love Jean Z xx

  18. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, must give this technique a go. Pleased you had a trouble free journey yesterday, bet you all had a good day.

  19. Lovely card, glad your journey wasn't one from hell! LOL

  20. Gorgeous card you can't got wrong with crochet ribbon xx hazel

  21. Good morning Julia, might be a quick post but what a lovely card. Glad you all enjoyed yesterday, best wishes Jackie D

  22. Lovely card Julia. Love the gilding flakes.

  23. Hello Julia, Glad that you had trouble free journeys, a nice treat for the family. This card is beautiful, the gilding flakes are so opulent.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Thank you for the lovely card Julia glad you are back safe and sound it will be so good for your mum and dad to see Kathryn's home at uni you can picture where they are I know I'm a nana xx

  25. Hi Julia, o glad you had no problems weather wise, and enjoyed some family time.
    The new gilding flakes look good and lend themselves to male cards/ trees ect.
    X Ros

  26. I really like these new gilding flakes Julia, another must have I think.
    glad your day was a good one yesterday

    Xx Sandra

  27. Glad you had a good/safe day yesterday Julia.
    Love this card, especially the verdigris gilding flakes, the colour is great

  28. Always love gilding flakes,so this card is gorgeous.Glad you had a good day.

  29. Hi Julia,

    Really lovely card - love it - thank you.

    Much love,,

    Shirley T. xxx


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