Wednesday, 20 May 2015

You are the Daisy in my chain!

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your kind comments about my mishap with yesterday's card - there's hope for us all!

It is my policy not to share how workshop projects are made as I personally think that it is unfair to expect people to pay for a workshop and then share all the info for free to everyone. So, I will not be describing any of my workshop projects here in detail or making a video of them. You may find the same techniques scattered around the blog but not the exact workshop card details. That's just how I feel, sorry. Please don't keep asking me as my response will always be the same.

Here's today's card - using up Spellbinders demo bits again!

 The main image is from John Lockwood's Daisy Corner Elements Stamp Set and has been stamped using Cobalt Archival onto Coconut White Card. If you look closely you can see a couple of voids created by a bit of stray Iced Snow Glitter Jewels - they get everywhere when I'm demoing! I cut it out using a Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics Die (can't remember from which set). I cut a mat out of Cobalt Card using the other Spellbinders 6 x 6 Die Set - that's why you really need both as they create lovely 1/8" mats.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Dies out of Periwinkle Card and made it 'hold hands' with the Cobalt mat.

I popped these 3 die cuts onto a patterned paper from Phill Martin's Decadent Damask 8 x 8 Paper Pad.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White Card using a Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Die and a Spellbinders Grand Squares Die. I embossed first as the card has a habit of jumping out of the dies once cut, then I cut. I stamped some elements from John's Daisy Chain Elements Stamp Set around the frame using Cobalt Archival.

I finished the card off by adding some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Twinkles to the bubbles on the main image and to the centres of the daisies around the frame. The Twinkles are still wet when theses pics were taken - they dry flatter and twinkle more when dry.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card, take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia,

    Fabulous card, great use of Johns stamps. I do love this Floral die, I keep admiring it each time you use it lol!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card today, the colours really suit this card, love it. I am one of the people who asked about your workshop project and I quite understand your comments today, I apologise and of course understand what you mean.

    Enjoy your Wednesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Morning Julia, A very beautiful card, I'm especially loving how you have the die-cut 'holding hands' with the cobalt card, it looks very pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love how the stamps and dies work together so well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love these stamps I have some similar and use them a lot.
    Nancyd xx

  7. That is so pretty! The daisy elements around the border work very well.
    Here here to your comments about divulging details of workshop techniques.

  8. Beautiful card-love everything about it.


  9. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous card, love it all.

  10. Lovely card Julia, showing Johns stamp to perfection, xxx

  11. I agree with you totally re the workshop We have had experience where we pay and go to a Salsa dance holiday and see people trying to join in for free One time was a charity event for a young dancer with cancer and he thought it funny that he was joining in for free How mean is that
    Today's card is lovely I like the blue especially when you immediately think yellow and white for daisies

  12. Hi Julia ,a beautiful card with lovely daisies.Take care Jane B.

  13. Lovely card and colours xx hazel

  14. Lovely card Julie, I do like John's stamps, and enjoy using this one in particular. Love the colours of Phil's cosmic shimmers trouble is there are so many I can't decide which to get first.
    Have a great day
    Maggie in Solihull

  15. Hi Julia. I have a thing for daisies, in fact most flowers on cards, just love them. SueL x

  16. Love this card the colour is just perfect thank you Julia love June horrocks xxxx

  17. Julia - I am sorry to hear that people are pestering you for instructions. I know of your feeling about this and support, which is why I posted no instructions either when I put my finished project cards on my blog. You got me on this card by 1) it being blue and 2) being daisy. Stamped frames is a rut I can see myself getting into once I start.

  18. Hi Julia
    I love this card Julia, John's stamps are a delight. I understand that if you've done a demo for people who paid to do it, the details shouldn't be make public by you.

  19. Hi Julia, today's card is gorgeous, love it being a fan of anything blue and/or green. The daisy chain stamps round the edge are so pretty.
    I completely agree with your comments about workshop instructions and think your spot on, don't feel you need to apologise.
    Have a great day - blessings all - Deb C xx

  20. Hi Julia, I love this unusual card, with its Island in the centre, and the little droplets added in with the flowers. X Ros

  21. I do love visiting your blog Julia, every day is an inspiration. Today's card is just gorgeous, I have this stamp and I love the crisp detail on it. The cobalt is a fab shade and the twinkles are the perfect finishing touch. I quite agree with you about not disclosing 'how to make' details of your workshop cards, it really wouldn't be fair on people that have paid to attend. Pat x

  22. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I love the Floral Assortment die and the way it holds your centre mats. I really like the colouring, blue Daisies are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    I was one of the people who mentioned that it would be nice to know how the pink workshop card is made, though I did say I presumed it was a secret. I can fully appreciate your point about this but to defend myself it was just an aside, as I am sure other peoples comments where, no offence was intended I am sure.

    Best wishes.

  23. Hi Julia, nice card an lovely colours. Take Care Melody xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card today, love the daisy stamp.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  25. Lovely card Julia. I will definitely have to get that stamp. Thank you.X

  26. Love this stamp. Must get it. Lovely card

  27. Love this stamp. Must get it. Lovely card

  28. Hi Julia
    Another beautiful card & I absolutely love John's Sentiment Stamps, this one is my favourite, love it.
    Love everything about this card, colours & design is so gorgeous.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  29. Hi Julia

    It's blue and has daisies on it so I love it. I am going to try and use those little tiny stamps we all have in our stashes to make stamped frames (when I get the chance to make a card when I'm not in a rush OR is a special card that is fitted to or requested by someone!) as I think the result is amazing. Can see it on a box frame for a photo or some home decor. Another for the list I think. With regards to making cards I have a week to do one and 2 weeks to do another. Bet you anything the sentiment or topper will end up in a different place or failing that a ribbon, flower or die cut to hide some sort of inky blolb!

    Totally understand your stance re workshop cards, its only right that if people are paying they should get the benefit. I've noticed that over the years- or even months- as techniques get more widespread, people add their own spin on it and new techniques and ideas appear allowing the previously exclusive ones to trickle down to the wider craft community anyway so we get to see them all in the end! You have no need to apologise, we've all learnt more off you over the years than could fill a library!!!


    T x


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