Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sweet Memories

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you tuned into Nikki's shows yesterday. Her samples were stunning. Stamps arriving in my Amazon Store soon.

Just before I share today's card, I'd just like to say that here on my blog I try to share as many cards as I can from my shows to give as many ideas as possible to those of you who have purchased items from the show. So, if you find that you are fed up of seeing cards from a certain set of shows, I am sorry but you know my reason for sharing them all.

Here's today's card -

The background is in 2 pieces. I used Milk Card. The top section is the new Creative Expressions Leafy Background (on order for my store), stamped twice using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. The join is just off centre hidden by the die cut and the flower. The bottom section is from the Couture Creations Persuasion Blooms Embossing Folder. I had to run it through a second time to extend the design. I glued both sections to a piece of Rich Red Card and wrapped a piece of Cream Guipure Duchess Lace (coming soon) around the join, securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.


I cut a Spellbinders Splendid Circle Die and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Blooming Dahlia using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut it out using scissors and then coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Scarlet Flame Matt Drawing Ink from the Autumn Shades Set (more stock due soon).

I stamped the key image from the Heartfelt Creations Floral Keys & Lockets Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. It's from the set below and is surrounded by flowers

I cut and embossed the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key Die to create a template. I placed the relevant key shape over the image and secured with removable tape, slotted the die into place and secured that with tape too and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I inked around the edges of the key with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA in Crystal around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia

31 comments:

  1. Mornin Julia. Very pretty card. I don't have any of these items but I really like it. Love Tracy from killie x

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  2. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card. Great new elements. Can't beat Heartfelt creations stamps.
    Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's shows. X

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  3. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, the dahlia is gorgeous and the leafy background is on my wish list. Take care.

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  4. Hi Julia
    Great card yes heartfelt creations stamps are great I have a lot of them thank you for the cards you do it help me when I have a crafting blank minute I just go on the blog and get a idea from you so thank you Tracy w x

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  5. Morning Julia I could never be fed up with any of your cards, I use your blog for inspiration , all your cards are beautiful , I dont always like some of the colours but thats by choice. todays card is lovely . Thank you take care Kitty. ps Nikki shows were lovely, she had Dean on the runaround HA HA

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  6. Morning Julia, How is it that people are 'complaining' about what YOU put on YOUR Blog !! I, for one, am inspired by the many cards that any one stamp set can produce, let's face it we want to get the most out of what we buy.
    Your card today is gorgeous, I have never used the aged mahogany in this way before, but it is sooooo beautiful, and the dahlia stamp is so versatile, can be flat or be decoupaged up, it's gorgeous.
    I watched Nikki's shows yesterday, samples and demo's were fabulous, she did really well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  7. Morning Julia another great card. I am trying to master the pva pearl dots can you tell me do you do them first before you put your first mat down or put your mat down and them do them as i am struggling a little with them, although i am improving xxx many thanks xx

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  8. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. All your cards are gorgeous and we are so lucky that you share them with us. Have a great day. Love Jackie

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  9. Stunning card, the Dahlia stamp is gorgeous and definitely on my shopping list. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Hi Julia, I would like to say that I love seeig as many different possibilities with one stamp as I can. The more possibilities a stamp or die has the better value it is, and I for one always appreciate being shown different ways of using them. Today's card is beautiful.

    Love Rosemarie x

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  11. Hi Julia I agree with comments today and grandma is so right. The more possibilities a stamp or die has the better. We all need to get value from our crafty stash, so thank you x

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  12. Lovely Julia, I love the colours, the background and that lace is so pretty.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

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  13. Gorgeous card love the colours very warming for this time of the year xx hazel

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  14. Stunning card with glorious bright red.

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  15. Hi Julia, loved this card when you demoed it and I love the colours all my love Jean Z xxx

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  16. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the flower stamps. Enjoyed Nikki's shows yesterday her sample were stunning.
    LydiaX

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  18. Julia your cards are the first I look for every day I saw the shows yesterday she seemed very confident I got the dresses stamp as my granddaughter has her prom this year I think they will be good for a card. We can never have too much of your cards love June xxxx

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  19. Love this card Julia....It's NO shrinking Violet, a lovely "look at me" Dahlia.lol Mabex

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  20. Morning Julia
    Love seeing your cards each morning, gives me lots of inspiration - I must purchase the Bijou and Vintage bags as they are lovely - think they are out of stock at the moment. Enjoyed Nikki's shows yesterday, her cards are stunning like yours.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Hi Julia,

    Love the card, thank you. Am still waiting for my dahlia stamp to arrive from C&C. Have had problems with a previous order from them so really hope this order will be OK.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  22. Hello Julia, I would like to say I did not in any way mean to offend you with my comment yesterday, I am an avid fan of yours and would not want to hurt your feelings in any way.
    I fully agree that stamps should be shown off to their fullest potential, however there are horses for courses.
    Please accept my apology
    X Ros

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  23. Hello Julia, A striking card today, the dahlia stamp is so versatile, I am awaiting the arrival of mine. Love the background and need to get the leafy background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  24. Morning Julia, beautiful card, rather eye catching

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  25. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card always like to see your cards every morning
    it makes our day. I love this dahlia stamp watched you demo it but always like to see
    them again to remind me.
    Nancyd xx

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  26. Hi Julia
    Love today's card these stamps are gorgeous. How on earth can people complain about the gorgeous cards that you show on your blog. it's your blog (which doesn't cost us anything to see) but costs you a lot of your time and effort. Some cards might not be quite to everybody's style. However, we should all tolerate everyone else's style of cards.

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  27. Hi Julia, love todays card. I saw you demo this and I could never get fed up with any of your cards.

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  28. Just love this card. The background stamp, dahlia stamp and the embossing folder are a must have. Helen VofG

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  29. Could never get fed up of looking at your lovelyy creations Julia and todays is beautiful

    XxSandra

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  30. Saw this demo Julia, it's a stunning design. Looking forward to you getting the new stamps in your shop - those dresses are just so beautiful. Pat x

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  31. Evening Julia
    You can show as many cards as you like on your blog, I love the daily inspiration that you give, freely. It is really great to pop in and take a look.
    Love todays card thinking that this need list of mine is never going to get any shorter.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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