Monday, 4 April 2016

Love & Kisses

Hi Bloggers.

The whole Creative Expressions demonstration team are up at HQ all day today running some retailer workshops. It's going to be a busy one! As a result, I won't be able to post any orders placed on my website after 11am on Saturday, until tomorrow. Sorry about that. I have to leave at the crack of dawn way before our little Post Office opens it's doors.

Here's today's card -

I started by stamping one of the flowers from the Justrite Romantic Wild Roses Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card 3 times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Smoke Brillant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut them all out using the corresponding die in the Justrite Romantic Wild Roses Dies.

I stamped the stem from the same stamp set onto a piece of Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Spring Wishes Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Stamp Set into the bottom right corner, again using Jet Black Archival.

I assembled the card as shown adding my flowers with different depths of 3d Foam, some 5mm Black Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 1st April is ............

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post. I will not be sharing a photo of the complete card as it was just for my workshop ladies. I would also ask the winner not to post a photo of it social media either. Many thanks.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card hope you enjoy your day.
    Congratulations pharmacy Michelle.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely quick card today thank you.
    Have fun today and take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia, a lovely card, very effective and striking with the black and white. The Embossing powder looks fab. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Forgot to say Congrats to PharmacyMichelle, on winning the Freebie Friday card.

  5. Morning Julia, lovely card today xx

  6. Hi Julia. Lovely card, the Justrite stamps and dies are great. Have a lovely day at HQ, I'll bet there's lots of laughter when you all get together! Congratulations to Michelle on your win. Sue XXX

  7. A very striking card with the monochrome.
    Have a great day xx

  8. Lovely card, really striking. I'm so happy that I've won one of your cards-thank you.


  9. Beautiful card Julia xx hazel

  10. Hi Julia
    Really simple but never the less effective card. Sometimes less is really more!
    Anne M xxx

  11. Good morning Julia. Lovely stamp, pretty card. Well done Michelle.
    Trust the day goes well Julia.

  12. love the simplicity of this one

  13. Good morning Julia,
    Thank you for another stunning card!!!!
    Black and white is so eye catching, those flowers just pop!!!
    Congratulations to Michelle on the Friday freebie win. ( I won it a few weeks ago)
    Love and crafty hugs.
    Tina T xxxx

  14. Morning Julia, lovely card today, such a beautiful flower. Enjoy yourselves at HQ today.

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

  15. Love the card Don't work too hard

  16. Morning Julia, This card is 'majestic' in it's 'elegance' and I love it !!
    Enjoy your day with your workshops and safe journey.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Almost forgot !! Congratulations to Michele xx

  18. Patricia has described this card beautifully, Julia. It's stunning.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Almost forgot !! Congratulations to Michele xx

  20. Just beautiful Julia I love it thank you for sharing
    Love June Horrocks cxxxxx

  21. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. Despite the early morning, I'm sure you'll have fun at CE HQ with your colleagues.
    B xx

  22. Hi Julia, a lovely clean and crisp card, thank you for sharing and congratulations PharmacyMichele - have a good day at HQ Julia X X X

  23. A very different card today, but nonetheless beautiful...good luck, it sounds like you have a busy week, what with Ally Pally the weekend too....have fun !!!!! Luv Ursula xx

  24. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, so elegant, can see this in so many colours, gorgeous.
    Sounds like you are going to have a busy few days.

  25. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love it for its simplicity, you amaze me by what you can achieve with such a simple stamp. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations PharmacyMichele.

    Best wishes

  26. A really lovely card Julia! I do like the colours used as well!
    Sounds as if you are going to have a very busy week! Safe travel!
    Congratulations, Michele!

  27. Hi Julia. Like today's card very much. Hope you are having a good day. Wish I was a fly on the wall at HQ. SueL x

  28. Lovely card today Julia,i love the style and design.
    Well done to your winner.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  29. A beautiful card again today and I do like the colour of the embossing powder. love it.

  30. Simple, but very pretty design. Love this new embossing powder


  31. Clean and simple and absolutely gorgeous! I love that stamp, it is so effective. Pat x

  32. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love those flowers. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  33. Wow Julia, this is stunning!
    Love Janet x
    From Wakefield

  34. Congratulations Michele. Enjoy the card. Lovely card today Julia. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  35. Hi Julia

    Between browser trouble and needing every last ounce of energy to help my little sister make a costume for a hairdressing contest I have not been able to post. Very glad I'm back today as I love a sparkly embossing powder and of course my Justrite! I love monochrome too so 3/3... Full marks!

    Hugs, T x

  36. Hi Julia, a clean and simple card. Congratulations Michele
    Love Rosie xxxx


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