Monday, 10 July 2017

Thank You

Hi Bloggers.

Today's card was a variation of one that Sue Wilson made. I had slightly different dies on the One Day Special shows so I remade it so I could demo it and didn't really manage to demo much of it after all!

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Dotted Daisies Embossing Folder - my piece of card just fitted perfectly. I matted onto Custard Card, Pastel Green Card and another piece of Coconut White.

I cut Sue's Hobnail Vase out of Coconut White Card 3 times. I trimmed the top third off one and on another I removed the feet and cut two thirds off it. I added CS Pearl Lustre Gilding Polish to all 3 vases.

I cut the 2 dies with flowers on them from Sue's Lily of the Valley Die Set out of Pastel Green Card 4 times and out of Coconut White Card twice. I removed the flowers from 2 of the Pastel Green die cuts as I wanted just the foliage from these. I removed the flower buds from the White die cuts a few at a time and glued them to the 2 remaining complete Pastel Green Die Cuts. I arranged these on my card with the tallest vase added on top with several layers of CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut the Daffodils from Sue's Spring Daffodils Die Set out of Rich Green and out of Custard Card. I cut the heads off the Custard ones and glued them to the Green ones. I cut 3 trumpet pieces out, shaped them and added them to my flowers. I arranged them on my card inside the middle sized vase which I added with layers of Mounting Cushion. I also added a little more foliage by cutting the dies once more.

For the little vase, I cut the small foliage dies from the Lily of the Valley Die Set several times out of Pastel Green and Rich Green Card.

I stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using one of the pair of dies from Sue's Indonesian Collection Mini Frames Die Set. I cut the outer die out of Custard Card and glued the the 2 pieces together, adding my sentiment with a piece of Mounting Cushion.

I completed my card by adding a 5mm White Pearl to each corner.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on July 7th is ..........................................

Anne Prescott

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    I do like to see different ideas with using the same dies.
    I think prefer your light background to the one Sue made but that is just my preference.
    Jan x

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful and different version, using fab dies. Love the soft colours. Well done Anne. Have a great day all. Bx

  3. Morning Julia a lovely card with spring colours. I love the the embossing folder I need to use mine more lol xx

  4. Good Morning Julia. Beautiful card this morning . I have the lily of the valley of my wish list and I remember you showing us on how to make the Daffodils .Congratulations to Anne ..... Wendy

  5. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  6. Pretty card using a lovely embossing folder.

  7. Morning Julia, a beautiful creation this morning, I have those dies but have not got round to doing a card with them yet, must get my finger out, thanks for the inspiration.

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

  8. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, the spring flowers are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Love the card Julia love the vase and the spring flowers
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Love your take on one of Sue's cards.

  11. Lovely variation I love how the hobnail vaseand how you can chop it about and get completely different looks

  12. A pretty card that would make a lovely spring birthday card.


  13. Superb way to use up diecuts - love it.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Julia Lovely card the Lily of the valley is a favourite of mine and daffodils of course being welsh!

  15. Very pretty card...luv Ursula xx

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  17. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, colors and EF.
    Congratulations to Anne P!
    Carmen (Canada)

  18. Hello Julia.

    I think this is a very pretty Card. I really like the dies embossing folder and delicate colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

    congratulations Anne Prescott.

    Best wishes

  19. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Do like this embossing folder. Congratulations to Anne. X

  20. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card, I love this particular die and have used it a lot lately

    June x

  21. Hi Julia this is a stunning card those dies are all so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. Nice card Julia, real pretty.
    Congrats to Anne winning the card
    Maria x

  23. Lovely card Julia. Sorry I was missing yesterday but didn't have internet.


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