Saturday 29 September 2012

A Perfect Day

Hi Bloggers.

I don't think I've shared this card before - it's from the Pick of the Week that we did in July and features the Spellbinders Pinwheels Die Set.

I ran some Tan card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Ornate Diamonds Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut 5 of the individual spotty 'petal' dies out of Kraft Core and sanded them a little to reveal the core. I folded the thinner piece of the die cut over and popped a Creative Expressions Antique Copper Faux Screw Brad through the holes. I folded the other 4 'petals' in the same way and added them to my brad. I then fanned them out and opened up the arms of the brad to secure in place.

I stamped the sentiment from the Studio 490 Sentimental Art Stamp Set using Coffee Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Key Charm and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown.

I'm off to visit Kathryn in Portsmouth today - really looking forward to seeing her again.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, have a great day with Kathryn. The pin wheel looks interesting, I saw the shows in July but was not tempted but I like this card.


  2. Good Morning Julia,
    The pin wheel die I have used to make flowers most of the time, this is a simple card suitable for the males, which is always difficult in my world, lol. Have a great day today with your daughter.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  3. Lovely autumnal feel, love the sentiment. Enjoy the day!

  4. Morning Julia, Lovely card, I love the pinwheel dies, I got them in July, the pinwheel looks gorgeous, love the tag and sentiment, beautiful colours you have used too.
    Have a safe journey to see Kathryn in Portsmouth, you will have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Super card Julia, really nice for those men we have to make cards for! Have a lovely day with Kathryn, Carole Z X

  6. Lovely autumnal card. I didn't know the glue was available in brown. Browns and creams seem to be my colours of choice. Must look out for those

    Have a lovely day with Kathryn.


  7. Hi Julia, another lovely card, really like that sentiment, need to order some more of the pva glues. Have a great day out in Portsmouth. Tell Kathryn I say hello. Bx

  8. Hi Julia,

    Nice card in lovely autumnal colours.

  9. Morning Julia, a lovely card today, fab colours. Have a lovely day in Portsmouth.

  10. Morning Julia lovely card really like the use of the kraft paper in this. enjoy your visit with your daughter xx hazel

  11. Hello Julia, a lovely card, love the autumnal colours, a great card for the males, which we find so hard to make.

    Have a lovely time with Kathryn on Portsmouth.
    Hugs June xxx

  12. A great card Julia, the pearlescent glues are one of my favourite crafty thinhs. I have most of the colours but just wish they would bring out a Christmas green.

    xx Sandra

  13. Hi julia what a lovely card and the colours are very autumnal I didn't get the pinwheel dies as I didn't think I would use them!! Have a lovely day in portsmouth love lesley xx

  14. Hi Julia,
    Love the colouring on your card very apt for this time of the year.
    Hope you have a lovely day with Kathryn.

  15. Julia,
    I do recall this from July, it is lovely,

  16. HI Julia. Hope you have/had a good day in Portsmouth with Kathryn. My grand-daughter is in her first year at Bath and we're missing her lots already. Lovely autumn colours in this card but can't say the dies have tempted me. However, had a bit of crafters block with a card for a friend who will be 70 soon and have now taken inspiration from your metal/alcohol ink background. So - thank you.

  17. Hi Julia. Just opened a Google account so instead of just looking at your caards I can now comment yeh. Love all you cards. Real bonfire night feel to this. Lovely.

  18. this card has a male feel to it,suppose that is the colours .Very nice card. Laura O

  19. Hi Julia, yes beautiful autumnal colours and a lovely card. Don't remember seeing the diamond embossing folder I love it. Hope you have had a wonderful day with Kathryn and she is o.k. Love Christine H xx

  20. Hi Julia, A great card nice autumnal colours looking forward to
    seeing you on Thursday.
    Hope your day went well with Kathryn.
    Nancyd xx


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