Thursday, 30 April 2015

Thanks so much

Hi Bloggers.

I quickly made today's card yesterday from bits left over from some recent demos. I chose the sentiment and now realise how appropriate it is as I would like to thank you for all the orders on my new website yesterday. I am so grateful for your support. All orders placed by 3pm yesterday were in the post yesterday afternoon. I have some more of Sue's Configurations Dies on order and have loaded them so they can be ordered. They should be here today or tomorrow. I loaded some more items onto the store yesterday - be sure to pop back as often as you can. Remember the launch offer of 10% off carries on till Midnight 4th May.

Now to today's card - remember I'm using up demo bits as I'm a bit pushed for time and I know that a lot of you don't like green but it is Phill Martin's Decadent Bamboo so hopefully I'll get away with it.

For the background, I used one of the papers from Phill's Decadent Damask Paper Pad - trimmed it down a little.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Delightful Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Olive Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Fleur Essence Die Set.

For the background within the frame, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card by running it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder. I mixed a little PM CS Decadent Bamboo Texture Paste with a little PM CS Decadent Grape Sparkle Texture Paste on my Craft Sheet (a bit of an experiment!). and spread it thinly over the deboss pattern. I does actually look better in real life!

I cut the frame out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set - the middle 3 dies. I embossed them first, removed the decorative die and then cut with just the plain dies. I rubbed Decadent Bamboo Gilding Wax over the surface.

For the pretty outer frame, I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice, cut them in half and glued them to the back of the Triple Floral Frame using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm and 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges.

Phill Martin has shows today on Create & Craft at 9am and 1pm with part 1 of his new Chic Collection.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

34 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, stunning card today, I love the rose embossing folder and was doing some of that technique yesterday.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  2. Hello Julia, this card is lovely, the green is a lovely shade, so I don't see how anyone can dislike it. So glad that you have had such great response to the new website. Have a great day, hope I can catch some of the shows today. Bx

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  3. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and I'm not a lover of some greens but I do like this shade.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Morning Julia,

    Wow and double Wow, love this, the colour is fabulous as I love Green, love those papers, will have to look into getting those, great for using behind the dies lol!

    Love the layout.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Michele

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  6. This is beautiful, Julia and such a pretty colour.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  7. Lovely card and it's a beautiful shade of green x

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  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I like green and this is a very pretty green. I didn't get a chance to look at your website yesterday. I will have a look today. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  9. I don't usually like green (my school uniform colour) but this is a lovely colour Must try this grouting technique again First attempt wasn't brilliant

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  10. Gorgeous card Julia....can't believe how good it looks using only pieces of scrap....stunning...!
    Can't wait for my order to arrive. ...yes I got in there and was spending. ... hope you have a great day.
    Luv Rach :)

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  11. Lovely card Julia, love the colours.
    I am now going for a browse in your shop
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

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  12. This is a lovely colour Julia , soft and it goes beautifully with your design,
    XxxRuth

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  13. Hi Julia, a lovely colour and a beautiful card today .Take Care Jane.B.

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  14. Love this card stunning thank you julia love June xxxxx

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  15. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card, It's a lovely shade of green, not a colour I use very often.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Good morning Julia, this card is beautiful. You just show that nothing is wasted, with the dies, stamps and embossing folders you really can make a gorgeous card from nothing much at all - but we need some of your imagination Julia to see the potential in our scraps lol. Have a great day - blessings - Deb C xx

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  17. Hi Julia. I love the green, it's so fresh looking. SueL x

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  18. A beautiful card, Julia.
    I love all shades of green :)

    x

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  19. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card !
    Have a good day,
    Maria x

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  20. Morning Julia, I really love this shade of green, a beautiful sage colour, the card is gorgeous. I usually team up green with a shade of lilac/purple, I find they always go well together, but I love all shades of green.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  21. Morning Julia, I really love this shade of green, a beautiful sage colour, the card is gorgeous. I usually team up green with a shade of lilac/purple, I find they always go well together, but I love all shades of green.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  22. Hi Julia, I love greens of all shades, and this card is no exception, it's lovely. I really enjoy making 6x6 cards as I find I can get all the effects on it without having large gaps. Have a great day X Ros

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  23. Julia nothing wrong with green - a couple of my friends will be proud of you being so thrifty with your "bits".

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  24. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I really like it's simplicity. I must remember to try the grouting technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

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  25. Love the design of your card Julia although, for personal preference, I would use a different colour. The grouting technique looks fab but I'm sure the photo doesn't do it full justice and I love the pretty outer frame. Have recorded Phills shows and look forward to watching them. Pat x

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  26. Hi Julia

    Beautiful, so glad the website is taking off too. Had a look and earmarked a few items that I'll be needing soon so I know where to come!

    Hugs

    T x

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  27. I love green and this card is beautiful! I am so glad your website is so successful- I must have a look! xxx

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  28. Love how you have made this card, lovely textures, colours and papers. Hugs, Linda.

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  30. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, amazing what you can do with left overs!!
    So glad your website shop is doing well, with a discount which we all love!!
    Thank you.
    Sheila x

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  32. Hi Julia, just found your blog an thought I would say hello, your card is lovely an well done with the new website I think it's great we can buy creative expression goodies without having to go hunting for them, well done an good luck.Take Care Melody xx

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  33. Lovely card - love the subtle colours

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