Saturday, 4 March 2017

Pack up Your Troubles

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I cut a piece of Coconut White Card using a die from Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. I misted it with water and then sprinkled a CS Aubergine Dream Pixie Powder over. Once dry, I sprinkled some Pixie Powder onto a piece of copy paper. I rubbed the firework image from the Creative Expressions Pack Up Your Troubles Stamp Set designed by Danny Mcintosh into the powder. I misted the stamp with water and stamped onto my background. I repeated this 3 more times.

I stamped a couple of the word stamps from the same set using CS Chic Aubergine Colour Cloud applying the ink with a Smoothie. I also edged the background with Chic Aubergine.

I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the plane and the sentiment from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder.

I cut a mat out of Black Card using the next sized die in the set and popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card ideal fair anyone in forces liking these stamps that's the army and the airforce I guess next is navy hope so my son served 24 yrs.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you so much, this is a brilliant card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia
    Love this card. Such a great sentiment.
    Jan x

  4. Morning Julia, lovely card today

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

  5. lovely card great for the males xx hazel

  6. Hi Julia, that card is brilliant, love the plane, but also the word stamp, would be great for a card of encouragement. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Good morning Julia this is a stunning card I love the design the background and the stamps are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Great card, love the background.


  9. Morning Julia,
    Great card for a gent.

  10. Good Morning Julia. A very different card this morning and a great one for someone in the forces. I love the back ground created using the pixie powders.

  11. Brilliant card especially for Father's Day. Thank you Julia for sharing it. Lynne

  12. That background is fantastic, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Hi Julia. What a good idea combining the pixie powdered background with the firework stamp. I always like to try and guess how you've created your backgrounds before I read your instructions. I didn't get this one. SueL x

  14. Super card Julia, ready to send to that special person !!!! Love the idea with the pixie powders...luv Ursula xx

  15. Hi Julia
    You captured the background perfectly for this card well done.
    Elaine H X

  16. Will definitely try the background technique with a variety of stamps.

  17. Hi Julia

    This card is spot on for Father's Day. Love the background

    June x

  18. Good Morning Julia a beautiful card which my grandson would love hes in the RAF and he works on some of the planes unfortunately not these Tornado's, a gorgeous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  19. A nice card that would certainly appeal to an aeroplane buff. Love the background


  20. Hi Julia

    Brilliant card, nice one for the gents. My Grandad was RAF so he'd have loved it.

    Just wanted to say thank you too, parcel got from MK to Suffolk in a day. Hoping the junior plates will be less effort through my G.C.and so help get me being crafty again. A bargain too so really pleased with them 😆

    Hugs, T x

  21. Great card Julia, wonderful stamp.
    Marion S x

  22. Lovely card Julia, love your backgrounds as usual thank you for sharing x x x

  23. Lovely card Love the black "silhouette" against the Aubergine background

  24. Brilliant card Julia. Thank you.

  25. Hi Julia, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia Love this card the pixie powder background is so effective especially with the little firework burst throughout Very clever!

  27. Fantastic card julia x I love the look of these stamps x
    Theresa w x

  28. Julia this is faulous and that background is amazing.
    Absolutely love this one.

  29. Love your card Julia. Fabulous background and how you've used Pixie powders to stamp fireworks in the sky. Great male card. Xx

  30. A fantastic background Julia.

  31. Hi Julia,
    Great card, love the background and the stamps look ideal for men's cards.
    Thanks for sharing,


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