Sunday 6 January 2013

You are Truly Appreciated

Hi Bloggers.

I'm taking Kathryn back to Uni today - it's been lovely having her home for a few weeks.

Just a reminder that Sue is on Create & Craft today at 12noon (2 hours) and 5pm. 

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a square piece of Coconut White Card. I placed the largest of the Spellbinders Exquisite Circles where I wanted it and ran it through the Grand Calibur to cut an aperture. I left the die in place and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Garden Lattice A4 M-Bossabilities Folder - you get a lovely pattern from the outside edge of the die. I inked around the edges of the background and the aperture with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Lacy Medallions Stamp Set using Plum Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the second largest of the Exquisite Circles dies and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack.  I cut the smallest of the Exquisite Circles, removed it from the die, inked around the edges and added a 8mm White Pearl in the centre.

I made a flower using Spiral Blossom Four, I removed the card from the die and inked both sides with Raisin Adirondack before rolling. I cut some 'leaves' out of burgundy card using the French Frills die set. I added a few spare bits from some Pearl Swirls.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fanciful Phrases Stamp Set using Plum Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Labels 28 and inked through the die with Raisin.

I assembled the card as shown adding another couple of 8mm pearls in the top corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak from Friday's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia love this card the colours go well thankyou tracy w xx

  2. Stunning card Julia. Love the colour and love the stamps you used. Have a really good day today and don't be too upset when you leave your daughter at uni. It's hard but she is doing a really good thing

  3. Hi Julia. This has to be one of my favourites. Beautiful card. Love the colours.

    A bet a few tears will be shed today.

    Val in Spain xxx

  4. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card today just my sort of thing lovely colours and I love the way you have used the dies.
    Have a safe journey.

  5. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful card, love the centre piece, and the embellishment is great, a lovely card.
    Have a great day today, wishing Kathryn a great term.

  6. Hi Julia, love the colours of this card, simply beautiful. Have a good trip, and hope Kathryn gets on well. We took Seth back yesterday. Bx

  7. A loveley card Julia, and the colours are gorgeous.

  8. Morning Julia, Have a safe trip with Kathryn.
    This card is gorgeous, I love the raisin and plum colours, the focal point die-cuts and apertures look fantastic, and the flower and foliage is gorgeous. I LOVE THIS CARD.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Oh my!this is a beautiful card .Love the colour and the die and the stamp.Might as well say all of it .Laura o

  10. Morning Julia, lovely card, love the colours and dies and layout. Emma

  11. I love this card! Its been really inspiring to see how stamps are being made to compliment the dies.

  12. Morning Julia

    Beautiful card today. I adore those circles and I must get some of the new stamps that you are using they really do look lovely

    Sue xxx

  13. Gorgeous card,love the dies and the colour you have used. Love Helen

  14. Beautiful card Julia. I love the colours and the layout. Thank you so much for my shout out yesterday xx

  15. Gorgeous card Julia, had the circle dies and mbossibilities folder for CHRISTMAS so will give it a go

  16. Lovely card Julia a nice warm colour to cheer up a dull day xx hazel

  17. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, love the warm colours, got these ink pads from you last show. The flower is gorgeous and the focal point stunning.
    Have a safe journey and good luck to Kathryn for the new term.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Hi Julia
    Wow this is really great I love it and as always your instructions are so easy to follow, thank you.

  19. Love this card Julia, unusual colours and I love the little leaves.
    My grand-daughter going back to Uni today as well - it will seem strange without her around. even though I don't see that much of her.

  20. Hi Julia.
    I love the background and the stamps are just wonderful. Great colour too. I'm sure you'll be a little sad today but try not to worry too Much, although we all do when it comes to our kids! Have a safe trip.
    thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  21. Julia,
    What a stunning card, wow, I really love this one. You must have enjoyed having your daughter home for the holidays. I hope she is loving university life. Great card.


  22. Hi Julia,

    Stunning card. The colours are brilliant. X

  23. What a stunner of a card .Melanie

  24. I agree with the two previous comments, this one is stunning! I absolutely love it! xx

  25. Hi Julia, agree with everyone about this card it is absolutely
    beautiful love the burgundy and the raisin colours and the dies
    are great. Nancyd xx

  26. I love the flower and leaves corner - stunning. X

  27. Hi julia yet another great card i love this one. Ive got these dies and stamps but never used the stamps as im nnot sure about using the stamps as i m not a stamper. But i do think that Im going to have ago with the stamps.

    Debs Artliff


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