Friday, 29 May 2015

A True Friend is a Work of Heart

Hi Bloggers.

We had a fun day at Creative Expressions HQ yesterday. Lots of giggles and some stunning cards made.

I'm heading up north again this afternoon with Kathryn for a demo tomorrow at Strikes Garden Centre, Ladygreen, Ince Blundell. Let's hope the motorways are kind!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Grape Sparkle Texture Paste through the Criss Cross Mask onto a piece of Coconut White Card, removed the mask and set aside to dry (it takes about an hour with this pattern).

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set and a die from the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Die Set out of Lilac Card to make a frame. I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting A Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I glued the 2 die cuts together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I seated the appropriate die back into the frame and ran through the Calibur again to cut the hold in the Coconut White Card.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Rosebud Elements Stamp Set using Plum Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set and inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using a Smoothie. I cut the middle die from the same set from Lilac Card.

I made a couple of Decorative Stick Pins using Creative Expressions Stick Pin Elements and Glossy Accents.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Off White Satin Ribon. I made a flower out of Lilac Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set following Sue Wilson's Tutorial here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 3mm White Pearls, some Purple Dazzlers and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

29 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card today, love the flowers as well

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

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  2. Morning Julia. A lovely card thank you, take care Kitty. I t must be very nice for you to have company on your long travels, Have lots of fun.

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  3. Glad you had a fun day yesterday. Hope to join you again soon. This is a pretty card, full of different techniques.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  4. Hello Julia, I love, love, love todays card, it is so pretty and feminine. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the time with Kathryn, it is always nice to have a travelling companion on long journeys. I am sure the people attending the demos will enjoy what you share with them. Bx

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  5. Love the colours and composition on this card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  6. A wonderful csrd Julia love the colours and dies xxxhave a safe journey xxx

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  7. Lovely card, very pretty. I'll be in the crowd of crafters tomorrow at the garden centre as it's not far from me.

    Michele

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  8. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

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  9. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card, hope you and Kathryn have a good trip.
    Nancyd xx

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  10. I really must get the 6x6 matting basics sets! But then again I bought the 5x7 sets and hardly use them Decisions decisions! Love the floral frame and the flowers

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  11. back online after an accident has stopped me crafting for at least another 6 weeks so I will be saving your lovely samples to try later! Thank you Julia
    Maggie B xx

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  12. Morning Julia, Another stunning card, the beautiful triple floral die is stunning here, and the lilac colour is one of my favourites.
    I've just ordered a couple of the blue bundles of card, as I've just run out, don't you hate it when that happens haha, especially when I'm in the middle of doing a mini album (my first try at this) for my Great Granddaughter's first 8 weeks of her life.
    I hope your journey is uneventful, and that your day at Strikes goes well. Sadly I have tickets for the Craft Festival in Bolton on the same day !!! but my thoughts will be with you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  13. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card, beautiful flower.
    Safe journey today.
    Lydia
    X

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  14. Hi Julia. Sounds like you had a great day yesterday and more fun to be had today. Pity the weather is so dull for your journey north though. Lovely card today in a lovely delicate colour, Have a great day. SueL x

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  15. Hi Julia,
    A stunning card, love the beautiful colours. I may be able to get to see you demoing at Lady Green tomorrow. Have a safe journey.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  16. Good morning Julia, thank you for a fun afternoon yesterday, hope I'm forgiven for being a "high maintenance " crafter. The card I made is stunning and will be put somewhere in my craft room. Once the children go back next week I'll clear a day and remake it while it's still fresh in my mind.
    I really like today's card, and the way the dies work together. Have a steady drive up, I would avoid the motorways and use A roads as its Friday and enjoy yourselves. X Ros

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    1. Ros - you weren't high maintenance at all! For High Maintenance - you should have seen me in John's workshop in the morning! lol!

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  17. I love how these die cuts all work so well together and the pretty lilac is so lovely. Have a good trip Julia and enjoy your day. Pay x

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  18. Hi Julia,
    Love this card today, what a stunning mask and so simple, it just makes the whole card stand out.
    Hope your journey today is better than when you came to Samuel Taylors in Leeds.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  19. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. Love the colours. I used the Triple frame die on Wed. However, I was most disappointed as I thought the second die down cut with a double row of dots but it doesn't. It cuts the dots outside the line and just leaves a plain mat. So I cut it out to make a frame around the plain mat.

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  20. Stunning card Julia love it thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxxx

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  21. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card so pretty and lovely colours.

    Hugs Annx

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  22. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I really like the Triple Floral dies and your colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

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  23. Hi Julia this is a brilliant card it is stunning. I love the colours you have used. Hugs Jackie

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  24. Hi Julia love today's card the colours look great, wish my flowers came out anywheres near as good as yours. Take Care Melody xx

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