Thursday, 3 September 2015

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Well I got distracted yesterday and didn't finish tidying my Craft Room - I'm sure I'm not the only one that does that! Pleased to report that my little car flew through its MOT and it wasn't too expensive either!

Here's today's card made from some demo bits -

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and inked throught the dies with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Heather Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie. I then popped one of the elements from Sam Poole's Christmas Corner Mask into each corner and dabbed the ink through the little stars.

For the background, I used a paper from Phill Martin's Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I dabbed some Frosty Heather Colour Cloud Ink through the Native Mask using a Smoothie.

I cut the Spellbinders Contemporary Squares Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the little die in the Contemporary Squares Die Set and inked through the die with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud.

I made a flower out if Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set, inking the petals with Frosty Heather before shaping the flower. I added Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Set.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the previous post if you would like to win tickets to Ally Pally later this month.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card, and glad your card passed it driving test they can be a pain.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia

    Lovely card I haven't seen this Spellbinder die I'm intrigued by what you can do with it. Very well put together. Thank you for sharing.

    My car too passed its MOT so we can both relax :)

    Have a good day

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card thank you tracyw

  4. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very unusual but lovely card, Thank you.
    So glad your little car passed, Take care Kitty.

  5. Hi Julia, such a super card, beautiful soft colours and love the squares die, would be great for male cards. Glad the car passed the MOT. Have a great day. Bx

  6. A lovely card I do like square cards they are my favourite to make xx

  7. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I do like the flower and vine you have used. Like Maria I make a lot of square cards. Good news about your car.

  8. Morning Julia a really gorgeous card today, I love the dies you have used, fabulous. Good news about the little car.

    Enjoy Thursday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xx

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the soft colours. That is good news about your car. I know what you mean about being distracted when I am meant to be tidying. I have been very lucky and won tickets to Ally Pally this year. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia, love this card and that squares die.
    Parcel arrived yesterday, many thaks.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  11. Gorgeous card & I really like the contemporary squares die you have used.


  12. An unusual design in such a subtle colour. Looks really good. Going to play with my new goodies from you this morning. Your service is very efficient - thank you.

  13. Love this card, Julia. The contemporary square set is very effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Morning Julia, So glad your little car got through it's ordeal with flying colours, it will be a happy bunny now.
    A gorgeous card and a great compilation.
    I had to laugh at you being distracted from finishing tidying your craft room !! I was supposedly taking off the wallpaper above dado rail yesterday, I managed one part of a wall with the steamer, phone rang and that was that lol, cleared up and left it for another day !!!! it was so hard to get off that any distraction was enough to make me stop and leave it hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful card, I love the contemporary squares die and the colours are lovely. I think I need some of the new colour cloud inks and after all this one does have my name on it!! lol
    Thanks for all the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  16. Lovely design Julia and the colour is so delicate - very pretty. Pat x

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely contemporary card. Pleased to hear you car got a clean bill of health, more money now to spend on craft. Thanks for my order which arrived yesterday, unfortunately no time to play yet. SueL x

  18. Just given in and bought Contemporary Squares.

  19. Hi Julia
    Just love today's card and love the elements you've used for it.

  20. A very pretty card, love the delicate lilac colour.
    Rosemary xx

  21. Good morning Julia love this card I have this die so thank you for your inspiration.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely card and great colour. I was looking at the Christmas Corner Mask at the weekend, I think seeing it used has made up my mind, I will have to buy it. Again a lovely floral element. Thanks for sharing.

    Good luck to the Ally Pally comment contestants.

    I bet your annual mileage is huge, I pleased it was kind to you. lol

    Best wishes.

  23. Lovely card Julia - what an unusual die, haven't seen that one before.
    Glad you car passed its MOT ok - we'd be lost without them these days wouldn't
    we !!

  24. Hi Julia,
    Pretty card,! lovely colour and fun die.
    glad your car passed the MOT, he is going far.
    Maria x

  25. Hi Julia, gorgeous card x I love lilac and the Contemporary squares by spellbinders is stunning! I've not heard of them before...looks like something else has happened while I was asleep! Lol! Do you think it just happens to women, this, short concentration x Great news that your car has passed it's MOT. It always has you hanging on your nerve endings because it's your life...legs.....arms, at stake here! Phew! wonderful! For your inspiration along with all the Creative Expressions team, "thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card , love the Contemporary squares die, really different.
    Received my order today and lovely free card , Thank you so much for quick delivery.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. Hi Julis

    I get distracted too. Glad your car passed- with the miles you do cross country to demos I bet it was a relief.

    The card is lovely, beautiful colour and I love the flower

    Hugs, T x

  28. Hi Julia, pretty card great colours. Pleased to hear your car passed its MOT. Take Care Melody xXx

  29. Hi Julia
    Love the contemporary squares die, it looks stunning & must get that asap...
    Love the colours you have used for this stunning pretty card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  30. Julia you done it again what a stunning card love the colours .
    wish I could go to ally pally but a bit to far

  31. Contemporary Squares Die that's a die I've missed seeing ,beautiful card

  32. Contemporary Squares Die that's a die I've missed seeing ,beautiful card

  33. Absolutely lovely card. Thank you for the details.

  34. Hi, such a lovely card, I have just purchased this die and your card has inspired me thank you. Clare x

  35. Haven't seen this die before Julia but it is very effective. Lovely card. X


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