Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Embrace Love

Hi Bloggers.

I'm off to Norfolk early this morning for a demo at Albright of Diss. I'll be demoing 10 till 4. If you're in the area please stop by.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the sentiment and the image from John Lockwood's Scribbe Rose Elements Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A.

I cut the frame from the Spellbinders Lovin Diamonds Die Set out of Black Card. I cut the small corner elements from the Spellbinders Blooming Collection Die Set.

I cut a couple of swirls out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Splendid Swirls Die Set. I made a flower using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set following Sue's tutorial here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I've raised £27 so far from the sale of my sample packs for Headway. Many thanks to those of you who have bought them. More packs on auction on ebay now - click on the ebay link in the top menu to go and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you. WOW you do travel far take care Kitty.

  2. Lovely card so striking. Safe journey and have a brilliant day.

  3. Hello Julia, todays card is absolutely fantastic, love the diamond die. And black and white is such a classic combination. Travel safely, and have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card have a safe journey and enjoy your day.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning Julia,

    Fabulous card, love the background die and the monochrome look.
    Have a fabulous day in Norfolk, beautiful country.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Lovely use of stamps and dies Julia, have a great day , you certainly get around!!

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the combination of stamps and dies. Have a safe journey and enjoy your day. If I lived closer I would pop by. Hugs Jackie

  8. Lovely card this morning Julia, very dramatic in the black and white, stunning. Have a great day, Linda.

  9. Great card-very dramatic, love the combination of the dies & stamps.


  10. Moring Julia and all crafters, oh I really like todays card, I have that spellbinder die and love what you have done with it, I have got to try this.

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Morning Julia
    Stunning card - love Johns sentiments
    Carol x

  12. It is very dramatic Perfect for a male card too

  13. Love the background and the gorgeous flower - fab card. Hope you have a great time in Norfolk x

  14. Morning Julia,
    Love y card, John's stamps are gorgeous. Hope you have a great day in Diss.

  15. A beautiful and striking card Julia. Thank you.

  16. Hi Julia, this is a stunning card, perfect for so many occasions and gender with a little tweaking. Enjoy your day in Norfolk. X Ros

  17. Morning Julia, stunning card. Have a fun filled day. Kind regards Joanne K x

  18. Hi Julia. I like this card very much. I do like the fonts John uses. I also like the diamond die, would just prefer it without the hearts. SueL x

  19. Your card is stunning julia love the black background wish I lived nearer so I could come to one of your demos love June horrocks xxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and I like the sentence very much.
    Have a good day in Norfolk,
    Maria x

  21. Morning Julia, Have a lovely day, you are zipping about all over the country, take care.
    Mmmmmmmm, beautiful card, I'm especially loving the frame die-cut, it's ideal also for a guy card, love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia
    This card is certainly different from the norm. Johns sentiments are first class. I do hope you have a great day in Diss. I wonder if you'll ever get down to Oxfordshire. We have no craft shops really in our Area. Only Hobbycraft and the Range in Swindon.

  23. Black and white always a favourite with me - lovely.
    Have a good day in Norfolk

  24. Hi Julia, a lovely monochrome card.

  25. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. Monotone is always so classy. I love your flower and its sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  26. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card, very striking.
    I love monochrome colours as they always look expensive & really draws the eye in to the main focal point.
    Stunning as always.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  27. Hi Julia

    A shame I don't drive now as Diss is less than an hour away. Quite a drive for you though so I hope the journey was a fairly easy one and that you had an enjoyable day.

    I really like monochrome so this card appeals to me a lot. Those Spellbinders dies are amazing.


    T x

  28. Hi Julia, lovely card & love monochrome one of my favourite colour combo.
    Hope you had a good day at Diss.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  29. Lovely card Julia, everything I make at the moment has roses on it. xx

  30. Hi Julia, lovely card again and I must have missed your blog yesterday, sorry!!xx Jane B.


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