Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Just Because and a Giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

Today is the turn of the Cygnus Gemini Die as a giveaway. Just leave a lovely comment below for a chance of winning. The draw will be on Sunday 7th June. 10% discount on my website www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk ends tomorrow at midnight.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I rana piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Rose Swirl Embossing Folder. I cut the all 3 dies in Sue Wilson's Cygnus Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I taped all 3 dies back in place on a piece of Aqua Card, removed the decorative die from the centre and just cut the 2 outer dies. I glued the 2 die cuts together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from a new Clear Stamp Set from Creative Expressions called Fabulous Sentiments onto Aqua Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Montreal Die Set. I cut all the remaining dies in the same set out of Aqua and Coconut White Card and stacked them up using 3D Foam.

I cut 2 corners out of Aqua Card using just the outer die of the corner die in Sue's Caribbean Border, Corner & Tag Die Set. I then cut both the dies from the corner set out of Coconut White Card.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Perfect Peony Complete Petals Die Set and popped a little Aqua Dazzler in the centre. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Maidenhair Fern Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some piercing around the edges.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win Cygnus.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

98 comments:

  1. Morning Julia - Lovely card this morning, really like the Aqua and white combo as gives a very fresh look. Loving the die set as well.have a fab day x

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  2. Morning Julia what a beautiful card. Such a lovely fresh look. Have a great day. Donna

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  3. Love the way you have created the border with the Cygnus die - I must try it ! The card is beautiful and the flower is really cute 1

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  4. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

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  5. Beautifully stunning card, love the soft colours used. Lol lynne m x x x

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  6. A beautiful card, the colours are so pretty and I love how Sue's dies can be used together. So pretty.. Have a lovely day, Linda.

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  7. This is such a beautiful card. I love the colors and what you've done with the dies.

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  8. A lovely card today Julia not that all your cards aren't lovely.
    I'm so glad I found all of your, Sue's and John's blogs, you all inspire me to try new ways of making cards.
    Thanks
    Maggie in Solihull

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  9. Morning Julia.
    A really lovely card today. Thank you, take care Kitty.

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  10. Hi Julia. Lovely card, aqua is a favourite colour. Would love to know how you made the flower it looks wonderful. Sue xxx

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  11. Morning Julia
    Love this Aqua card and the cute flower! Beautiful die too.
    Sheila x

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  12. Hi Julia
    I like this cad - the colours are so delicate and the dies are 'to die for'
    Pat x

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  13. Hello Julia, another gorgeous card this morning, the Cygnus die is lovely, and the way you have used it is fab. I love the flower especially, as it looks so different the way you have curled the petals. Have a great day. Bx

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  14. Morning Julia and all crafters, stunningly elegant is what springs to mind for this card, the embossing is so crisp and of course you have used my favourite colours and also the most beautiful Cygnus die, a work of art, love it.

    Good luck everyone in the draw.

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

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  15. Hi Julia, Your card is just so beautiful, the blue is so soft under the white, and I love the flower, How did you do that? that die is lovely you do it justice, Cheers Anna.

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  16. Such a pretty card, Julia. I love the way you have used the Gemini die.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  17. I hadn't remain hadn't realised how pretty this die is until now Julia, a beautiful card,
    XxxRuth

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  18. A lovely card how did you make that flower? It's amazing xxx

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  19. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love how you have used the dies and the soft colours. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  20. Beautiful card love the colours and design xx hazel

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  21. Lovely card, such subtle colours make it perfect.

    Michele

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  22. Hi Julia, beautiful card, love the pale colour.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

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  23. Good Morning Julia..Todaysemini card is lovely and the colour combination so elegant. This Gemini die is stunning!

    Love Elaine X

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  24. What a beautiful card to start the day! Love the colour, love the die, just great!
    Maggie B xx

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  25. Hi Julia
    another lovely card made with a super die-hard to choose a favourite so far in the Gemini range as I love them all. Well done Sue Wilson for designing such beauties! which enable us to create such gorgeous cards. x
    Very inspiring as always Julia. x

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  26. This is a beautiful card Julia. I love the colours and how you have used the Cygnus die.

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  27. Morning Julia what a gorgeous card .....the gemini dies really lift the cards.... it's a bit like a flash of petticoat. ...!
    love it Rach :)

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  28. Hi Julia and everyone...This card is really stunning Julia...

    I love the colour combination, the lovely effect of various dies included together and of course I have fallen hook, line and sinker for the gorgeous "Art Deco Rose Swirl Border"...didn't even know that this little beauty existed so this is definitely one for the top of my wish list...thank you for sharing such a beautiful card with us today Julia and I too would love to know how you made the flower...so unique and different...maybe I will look at the picture of it and try and have a go at making it myself...me thinks...lol...

    Anyways Julia sending you and your lovely followers warmest hugs and smiles to keep them through the day...take care love Beth B x x x

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  29. Good morning Julia, A very beautiful card again and I love the soft colour .The Gemini striplets are my favourite die haven't got them all so maybe I am going to be the lucky winner??Take care Jane B.

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  30. A stunning card. I especially like the flower and the way you've used the main die.

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  31. Hi Julia, love today's card, very elegant.
    Rosemary x

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  32. Good Morning Julia, this is one of my favourite dies you have used. It is so versatile and can be used for either Men or Ladies card. Love the colour combination too......Rosie xx

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  33. This Gemini die has been at the top of my list for a while - along with all of the others! I love the Art Deco feel to it and Aqua is becoming my new favourite colour

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  34. A really beautiful card Julia. The colour is gorgeous, as are the dies.

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  35. Morning julia this card is s show stopper stunning I'd say so delicate beautiful colour thank you love June horrocks xxxx

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  36. Hi Julia
    This has to be my favourite so far, a really lovely card. I am gutted that I am away when you come to Wales but will be with you in spirit. The team at Set are all lovely and you will have a great time. Love Jan x x
    Love Jan x x

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  37. A beautiful card and such a lovely colour. x

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  38. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and one of my favourite colours.
    Nancyd xx

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  39. It's a very pretty card and the colour combination is perfect.


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  40. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely beautiful card, love the aqua colour it's so fresh looking.
    Thanks
    Heather Treble

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  41. Morning Julia
    Such another very beautiful card - the colours are just so elegant together.
    Have a great day
    Love Tracey xx

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  42. Hi Julia. Absolutely lovely card and I love the colour too. x

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  43. Good morning Julia, what a lovely card very delicate,love the colour, the flower it's all good!!! Good luck everyone. Have a good one!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

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  44. Hi Julia,
    Your cards just get better and better. Presume the technique of the flower is just curling the petals, it looks fabulous....why don't mine look like that. LOL
    Thank you for all your inspiration!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  45. Feet are beginning to ache from all the dancing at this four day party! I am wishing now that I had ordered the fern dies now, with my finishing touches order. It will go on my list for next month's order along with the Greek Island Corner and tag set.

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  46. Love the colours on this card, Julia. Beautiful. Diane. X

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  47. Hi Julia. I love the cards you make in the aqua. So much so I have had to order some. I also like your flower today very much. SueL x

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  48. Hi Julia, not sure why but the picture is missing, however I can see pieces of the card, and what I can see it gorgeous. The flower is very unusual, I hope to see it properly when your blog arrives as a message. X Ros

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  49. Another lovely card Julia and another pretty flower too, though it looks a bit complicated to do

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  50. Beautiful card, lovely colours. Your cards are getting even better and better.

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  51. The embossing folder used for the background is so subtle and goes perfectly with the delicate colours of the card. Love it. I haven't got theses dies yet but definitely on my list. Thank you Julia. X

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  52. Hi Julia
    what a lovely card today. Very pretty an the flower looks really nice. Anne M x

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  53. Julia, such a beautiful card , love the colours

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  54. This is lovely Julia. The aqua is so soft and really enhances the delicate nature of the card. Thanks for this.

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  55. As always a super card x

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  56. Gorgeous card Julia, and beautiful colours too.

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  57. Another stunner Julia, love the colour combo too.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  58. Lovely card and lovely die. Would love to own this one

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  59. Hi Julia, I just love this card it's so pretty I think I like this one the best so far from the last 3 Gemini cards love the colours an the flower. Take care melody xx

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  60. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. This card has shown the Cygnus die set really well. I think you have used a great die and colour combination and I'm loving your flower. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  61. Hi Julia
    This aqua card is stunning, love the colours, dies and the flower is beautiful
    just love it
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  62. Oh that is so pretty, I really love it and the colour too.

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  63. Good morning Julia. Just love the aqua card today as it is one of my favourite colours. Love the way you used the dies and the flower is just gorgeous. Hope you will share with us exactly how you did this. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  64. Hi Julia, the colours of this card are so fresh and clean, a real Spring winner.

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  65. Hi Julia, Ohhhhhhhh !! this card is really beautiful, the die-cuts are stunning, especially the unusual flower, absolutely gorgeous colours, I really must get this aqua card.
    Thank you for the chance to win these fabulous dies.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  66. Hi Julia, Ohhhhhhhh !! this card is really beautiful, the die-cuts are stunning, especially the unusual flower, absolutely gorgeous colours, I really must get this aqua card.
    Thank you for the chance to win these fabulous dies.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  67. Hi Julia, such a pretty card today. The aqua card is gorgeous and so are the dies. Please can you demonstrate how you make the flower, it is really pretty. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

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  68. Such a lovely card and the colours are beautiful. Loving the flower. Stella xx

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  69. Hello Julia,

    Stunning card today. The colors are so fresh and crisp, they just make you want to smile. Love you die combinations.

    Beverly

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  70. what a beautiful card in soft tones

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  71. Beautiful card, love the colour combo!

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  72. Hi Julia, this card is gorgeous, just up my street. I love the soft colours and the flower!! What did you do to get it all curly like that, it's stunning.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

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  73. What an absolutely beautiful card, so fresh and delicate.

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  74. Hi Julia
    This die looks so lovely. I think you need to see them cut and on a card to appreciated how lovely they are. Love the colours you have used.

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  75. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card so pretty loving the die and the aqua card.

    Hugs Annx

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  76. Gorgeous card, I love the way you have backed the Gemini die cut with the aqua card, must try this with the one Gemini die I already have. The other dies go so well with the Gemini.

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  77. Hi Julia

    Your card today is really beautiful, and the colour combination is gorgeous!. I also love anything that uses any kind of Art Deco design. I would like to know how you make that flower as well.

    Best Wishes

    Gail x

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  78. Another lovely card Julia, your colour schemes are always beautiful.

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  79. Beautiful card as usual, I love all the textures.

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  80. Exquisite! I love the colours, the embossing, the dies - everything! Girl you are on a roll!!!! Looks like it is going to be great year.....

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  81. Like everyone else I love the colour, it is so cool! An absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you Julia

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  82. great card as always ,nice colour ,Laura O

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  83. Beautiful card Julia just stunning.xx

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  84. A lovely card, I love cards made using just two colours, Jules

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  85. Hi Julia - These dies are all so nice and what a good job you have made on this card. I absolutely love the flower you have made. I'm not quite sure how you have somehow twisted the petals, but it looks super. Thanks for all the ideas.
    Luv Mo

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  86. A beautiful, soft,subtle card that is so feminine.x

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  87. Hi Julia,
    This Card Is Stunning ! Love the new colour Aqua and the peony
    flower is beautiful, love to know how you made it.
    Have a nice evening,
    hugs Maria x

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  88. Such a pretty card today Julia, reminds me of the Caribbean sea :)

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  89. Super card Julia, a lovely colour. Another beautiful set of dies that all work together so well. Pat x

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  90. So pretty this card Julia, love the colour tones!
    Best wishes
    Chris harrison

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  91. lovely card Julia, nice colors

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  92. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration with these dies.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  93. Superb card. Love the layout and the colours.
    Chris A.

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  94. This is absolutely gorgeous Julia. I really love the Aqua shade of card. Such a gorgeous design. Well done. X

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  95. Beautiful card Julia, love the colour and design, thank you.

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  96. OMG! Another elegant card. Love it.

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  97. wow! this is gorgeous, love the cygnus die.

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