Friday 24 May 2013

The Circle of Love Never Ends

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card from this week's Pick of the Day.

For the background, I randomly stamped the floral heart stamp from the Heartfelt Creations Passage to my Heart Stamp set using Milled Lavender Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Dream Embossing Folder. I ran it though a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Milled Lavender using Cut n Dry Foam.

Using the same stamp, I made the border by stamping the point of the heart as shown using Jet Black Archival. I inked around the edges of the panel with Milled Lavender.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Circle of Love Vintage Labels Three Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Clover and Summer Haze from the Soft Velvet Set, Meadow Lime from the Garden Twist Set and Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies and inked through the die with Milled Lavender. I cut a Spellbinders Persian Motif out of lilac card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Antique Tags One Dies which just happens to have a die in it which co-ordinates with Vintage Labels Three. I inked through the die with Milled Lavender.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Please scroll down to the previous post to see the 900 Followers Blog Candy winner and my Amazon Shop stock updates.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    First congrats on you 900th blogger, wow. This card is lovely. I love the colors. Happy Bank holiday weekend.

  2. Enjoyed watching your shows always full of tips and fun! This is a gorgeous card , love the pansies stamp and the embossing etc.
    Congratulations on reaching 900 followers here's to the1000!

  3. Hi Julia
    Just stunning congratulations on reaching 900 th bloggers Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia. Very pretty, I love the blossom stamp. Hope you managed to get some rest yesterday. Take care.

  5. Hi Julia

    Hope you are resting! I think C & C expect too much!!! It's all a bout money! So you need to look after yourself.

    Today's car d I thought was exquisite love it all!

    Happy Crafting

  6. Hi Julia, what a truly beautiful card, love the flower stamp and the colours you have used. Bx

  7. Hi Julia
    Lovely card!
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  8. Lovely card, I love how you have made the border xx

  9. Hi Julia Many congrats on your 900th blogger - it's well deserved. Also well done Debbie on your prize.

    Really stunning card today. Love the flower stamp and the great border.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  10. beautiful card, love the colours, shows were fab!

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  12. Hi Julia
    Lovely card really really lovely. Enjoyed all the shows and demos

    Jane llewellyn

  13. Morning Julia, lovely colours and what a clever use of the stamp to make a border!
    You are inspiring, Julia! Thank you xx

  14. Hi Julia this card is gorgeous I love the stamped image. I hope you rested up yesterday after your marathon on the tv. Congrats on 900 followers may there be many more. Jackie

  15. Good morning Julia,
    I love the centre of your card with the colouring in that you have done on it.
    Love and crafty hugs

  16. Beautiful card Julia, fab use of the stamp and love the colours..haven't had a chance to say before, but great shows again this week! Carole Z X

  17. Another lovely card Julia.

  18. Hi Julia this is a lovely card and the colours are very subtle,I always think there's no ink going on the card when I use milled lavender! Nice to see you using some older dies too as it gives us more ideas on how to use them again. Love Lesley x

  19. Hi Julia, great card , love how the border's been done. Lol Lynne M x x x

  20. Wow Julia, love this card, just beautiful

  21. Hi Julia....and congratulations on reaching another milestone - 1,000 on its way!! The shows you have done this week have been so full of ideas it is no wonder you are reaching such numbers. Today's card is no exception, a real work of art. I hope you get some "me" time now over the weekend. Regards Jackie D

  22. I love that stamped border Julia, another pretty card
    xx Sandra

  23. Good morning Julia
    Another gorgeous everything about it!
    Hope you are resting!!!
    Have a great day
    Lara xxx

  24. Hi Julia love this card watch you do the border on c&c so good and the card is beautiful Love Jean Z xx

  25. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card today, just my cup of tea, love the stamped image.
    Congrats on reaching 900 blog hits
    Hope you had a rest yesterday.

  26. Morning Julia
    What a beautiful card today, love the flowers and the colours used. Inspired idea with the stamped border.
    the whole card is brilliant.
    Congrats on the 900.
    Amanda x

  27. Hi Julia. Lovely card again. Hope you've managed to get a little rest before your next stint on tv. SueL

  28. Good morning. Fabulous card and I love the border using the heart stamp.
    Well done on 900 followers. Im very proud of my 4 so big congratulations to you! Have a good weekend everyone.

  29. lovely card Julia,love the dies.Laura O

  30. Hi Julia,
    As always another beautiful card, love the lilac and the gorgeous blossom stamp in the centre.

    Love Sheila xx

  31. Morning Julia, I love the trick using the tip of the heart die on your panel, so effective. Love this card, beautiful colours and loving the image stamp.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Hi Julia, I really like this card as it has a nice soft colour. I ordered most of the things of tuesday and the bits I miised I ordered from you, which arrived today. Over the shows you did mention this milled lavender and another colour again with a soft hue, if you can remember it or can recommend a pale pink I would like to order them as well.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards Ros Hodgkins

  33. Hi Ros.
    Spun Sugar is a lovely pale pink distress ink. Also Tattered Rose which is a peachy pink.

  34. Hi Julia lovely card and love the lilac .Watched your last 3 shows last night ,thanks for all the stamping tips and you used lovely colours.I thought the big stamp with the gold imboss was stunning.

  35. Hello Julia, Beautiful card love the soft background colour and the border using the heart stamp tip is genius. The blossom stamp is gorgeous. Congratulations on 900 followers and well done Debbie.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  36. Hi Julia,
    Love the card. Congratulations on 900 followers and well done Debbie. Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  37. Hi Julia, love this card you use so many things to get such a beautiful and detailed card. Love the flowers stamp and the inks you've used to colour it in. Must try creating my own backgrounds with stamps instead of relying on manufactured ones!
    The embossing using the folder is very pretty.
    Congrats on passing the 900 followers.
    Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

  38. Hi again Julia forgot to say that I look forwards to your shows and will be watching on Monday hopefully for all 3 hours but as I'm at my mums and she hates c&c unfortunately ( it's my favourite channel) so I'm hoping she's well enough to go to work on Monday so I can watch! Of course I want her to be well anyhow but I want to watch your shows!

    Forgot also to say love the motif die cut I have this set but under use it as I now have so many to choose from I forget its there most the time unfortunately, missing my spellbinder dies and GC machine it was too much to bring to mums. I brought some card making stuff with me!

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

  39. Beautiful card. Loved the POW shows. I can't wait for you to show the black card with the gold embossing of the lattice swirls. I'm so glad I got my order in for those particular dies, ordered Tuesday evening, arrived Thursday evening. I'm in for a good Bank Holiday now!

  40. Loved your shows but you must have been absolutely shattered by the end of them. Don't know how you kept it all together.
    Your cards, as ever, are lovely and you've now got me into buying masks and playing around with them. They create such lovely backgrounds.
    Was going to say "Relax over the bank holiday" but that ain't going to happen, either, looking at your schedule for Monday. I shall record ..............
    Happy crafting

  41. HI Julia, lovely card today, you must be so tired after all your hard work, am looking forward to my stamps and dies arriving so I can start playing with them, as soon as I have finished mending all the horse rugs that have come in that is!!!!

  42. Hi Julia, Very pretty card today. Love the background.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  43. Hello Julia
    What a really lovely card and as always so easy to follow instructions thank you.
    I hope you are getting some well earned rest after all your hard work.

  44. Hi Julia today's card is so beautiful. Loving the background stamping and the boarder. That stamp is gorgeous. Hope you have a great long weekend to rest and enjoy. Hugs Debbie R xx

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