Thursday, 11 June 2015

Best of Luck

Hi Bloggers.

I loaded some new Couture Creations dies onto my website last night including some of the butterfly ones I had on my last show. Please scroll down to the previous post to see the details. Be warned - not much stock!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder.

I cut the outer die from Sue Wilson's Stacked Diamond Striplet Die Set out of Black Card. I cut both dies together out of Coconut White Card and glued the 2 die cuts together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I cut Sue's Petite Arched Adornment Die twice out of Black Card. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Montreal Die Set. I cut the smallest die in Sue's Toronto Die Set.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Maidenhair Fern Die Set. I made some flowers using Sue's Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Dandelion Clocks Die Sets. I added a White 8mm Pearl to the centre of each flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a very effective card.

  2. Morning Julia.
    Beautiful card, Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous monochrome still a favourite of everyone I think.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia, lovely card,love those flowers.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  5. The striplet dies are so useful. The flowers are gorgeous too - daren't put them on my wish list as there is too much there already!

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Can't go wrong with monotone

  7. Lovely card-black + white always looks good.


  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the black and white colour combination it is very stylish. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Good morning Julia, A gorgeous card in a stylish colour combination.Take care Jane B.

  10. Fabulous card this morning Julia, love how you have made the flowers! Linda.

  11. Hi Julia,
    WOW what a stunner, Love it!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  12. Love mono cards.... very striking card.
    Luv Rach :)

  13. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful card, love the flowers they look like hellebores so would be lovely to make for Christmas(if that's not looking too far ahead). I can see I'm going to need those die sets.

  14. Only have one word for this -gorgeous

  15. Morning Julia,
    Love,love,love your card today, just gorgeous.

  16. The card is stunning julia thank you xxx love June horrocks xxxxx

  17. Hi Julia. Just gorgeous! Love your flowers, it's no good, I'll have to come on one of your workshops! SueL x

  18. Hi Julia. Just gorgeous! Love your flowers, it's no good, I'll have to come on one of your workshops! SueL x

  19. Morning Julia, love love love this card. Don't know what happened
    yesterday, but I missed seeing your card, love love love that one
    too!!! Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

  20. Lovely Julia - black and white is always so elegant and the flowers are great.

  21. Black and white is always striking but his card is just amazing. I love all of the dies you have used - that striplet is so beautiful. Pat x

  22. Beautiful Julia, love the striplet.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Hello Julia and all.

    A lovely layout and I always think monochrome is classy. The dies are great and your peonies are so sweet, really nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  24. Beautiful card Julia, very classy.
    Lynne x

  25. This is one of the most stunning cards I have seen. Wow!

  26. This is such a striking card! Love the black and white.

  27. Afternoon Julia, love this card, brilliant.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  28. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card stunning the white with a hint of black is lovely.

    Hugs Annx

  29. Hi Julia, very beautiful elements on this card, love the black and white, very striking and the fern looks great in black with those gorgeous flowers.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  30. Hi Julia,
    Love this card. Black and white always looks good together
    however now summer is here at last could we maybe see
    some sunnier colours, sorry I'm being cheeky ;-)
    Maria x

  31. Hi Julia, A stunning card, loving the monochrome look and those peony flowers are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Hi Julia, A stunning card, loving the monochrome look and those peony flowers are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Hi Julia, nice card love the embossed background. Take Care Melody

  34. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card as always & I especially love the monochrome look, which I think looks elegant & opulent & one of those expensive cards you would get from a little craft boutique shop.
    Love everything about this stunning card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T (Norwich)


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