Sunday 10 March 2013

To Have and to Hold

Hi Bloggers.

Happy Mother's Day. Kathryn came home on Friday (last minute decision) and is staying till Wednesday which is lovely. Unfortunately, I have to spend most to spend most of the time prepping for the Pick of the Week so won't get to spend much time with her. Sometimes this job isn't quite so much fun!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used Coconut White card and spritzed through the Heart Confetti Mask with the Cosmic Shimmer Sunlight Mist Mister. I then stamped one of the flourishes from the Eco Green Embellishing Flourishes Stamp Set using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I cut 4 corners using the Spellbinders Asian Accents die set and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I cut a large square motif using the Spellbinders Asian Motifs die set and inked through the die with Antique Linen. I cut 2 of the circle motifs from the Asian Accents die set and inked though the die with Antique Linen. I scored then right across the centre on every peak of the design and then turned then over and scored across the centre on every lower part of the design (hope that makes sense - if you have the die set it probably makes more sense!). I cut to the centre on each one and then concertina folded. I glued the 2 pieces together using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions From the Heart Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a smaller motif from the Asian Motifs die set and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia what a beautiful card love the colours Happy Mother's Day to everyone Tracy w x

  2. hi julia, stunnig elegant card! happy mother's day to all us mums! debs :0)

  3. Julia,
    Happy Mother's Day. What a wonderful treat to have your daughter surprise you with a visit. She must be a gem. This card is so lovely, thanks for bringing back some dies from the past, I forget to use them. Enjoy your special day

  4. Hi Julia

    There have been some stunning cards on here recently. I lost your blog so have not been on recently. Today's is beautiful,;love the colours!!

    Hugs Heather xx

  5. Morning Julia, What a beautiful card today. My thought was the same as Debby Berry, lovely to see you use older dies. Hope you get time to spend with your daughter. Happy Mothers Day to all.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  6. I love the Asian dies, I have them all, and use them a lot! Love your combo. here, with the soft colours. Happy Mother's day to all.

  7. Happy Mothers Day Julia I love this card it is so pretty, I must admit that I use my Spellbinders but I have never used any of the Cosmic Shimmers, I will have to get playing. Hugs Allison xx

  8. Morning Julia, Happy Mothering Sunday to everyone. So glad that Kathryn has come to visit, you will find some time to spend with her, but isn't that typical that you have the prepping to do for the POTW !!
    Your card today is so pretty, loving the inking and the background is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Morning Julia
    What a pretty card any Mum would be proud to receive this card. Enjoy Mothering Sunday with Kathryn what a nice surprise.
    Hope the prepping goes well.
    Amanda x

  10. Happy Mother's Day Julia, hope you at least get to spend today with Kathryn and Nathan. Happy mother's day to all the Mum's. Love this card Julia, perfect for Mother's Day.

  11. Morning Julia,
    Happy Mothers Day to all.
    Lovely card elegant love the dies.

  12. Love the card Julia - enjoy your Mothers Day and having your daughter home - Cant wait to see your demos xx

  13. This card is beautiful Julia! What a lovely Mothering Sunday surprise for you, have a lovely day, Carole Z

  14. Hi Julia. Thats a real proper Spellbinders card without stamps and i love it.

    Have a wonderful time with Kathryn and Happy MOthers Day to all mums out there.

    Val in Spain xxx

  15. Morning Julia what a beautifull card i love it i will have to have ago at this one. Happy mothers day julia xx


  16. Happy Mother's Day Julia,

    I love the card.x

  17. Happy Mothers Day Julia, hope you do find some time to spend with Kathryn

    I love todays card, the colours are beautiful

    Sue xx

  18. Happy mothers day Julia lovely card and nice to have your daughter home for mothers day xx hazel

  19. Hi Julia , Happy Mothers Day to you and one and all, love this card so elegant love the die thanks for all your hard work Jean Z xx

  20. another fab card ,like the white tones.Laura O

  21. Happy Mother's Day Julia

    A very pretty card, colours are beautiful

    June x

  22. Hi Julia, hope you manage to spend,time with your daughter, Happy Mother's Day! Love this card and the colours! I've only just started out collecting Spellbinders so I've got a long way to go yet! Can't wait for the POW!
    Take care
    Pat xx

  23. Hello Julia, Happy Mothers Day, hope that you manage to spend today at least with Kathryn, what a lovely suorise to have her visit.
    Today's card is so pretty and delicate, love the Asian dies, agree with Debby Berry nice to see the older dies back.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Hi Julia happy Mother's Day to all us mums!! This is a lovely card and the colours are soft and pretty.hope you manage to spend some time with Kathryn today. Love Lesley x

  25. Hi Julia, These Asian stamps are growing on me with the samples you have been sharing this week. Very pretty card. I hope you had had some "me" time today with Kathryn, I'm sure you have plenty of samples ready for the shows!! Regards Jackie D

  26. Lovely card Julia. Love the mellow colouring.

  27. what a wonderful card i have just purchased the asian motifs and i am lovely time having a play with them

  28. Hi Julia
    Just love everything about this card so very beautiful and as always great easy to follow instructions, thanks.

  29. Really gorgeous card, lovely delicate colours. I do love your very clear tutorials which are easy to follow.
    Dawn x


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