Sunday 1 September 2013

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Hi Bloggers.

Well I managed to have a lie in but ended up with a bit of a migraine as a result! That'll teach me. I spent yesterday afternoon puttings lots of new stamps and embossing folders into my Amazon Store - details after today's card.

Here's today's card -

Another really simple card - beats my why they take me so long to make!

For the background, I stamped the Vintage Tapestry stamp using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I needed to stamp it 4 times to cover the whole area. It's pretty easy to line up. I wrapped some Cream Crochet Ribbon around the right hand side. I ran a piece of Sand Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Cane Weave 3d M-Bossabilities Folder. I rubbed some Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the top.

I stamped the Delightful Lily using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Superellipse and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I cut a Spellbinders Pearl Effects out of Sand Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Heartfelt Sentiments using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Card Creator Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

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

As mentioned, I've popped lots of new stuff into my Amazon Store. There's some new Christmas Singles Stamps -

Joyous Santa

Reindeer Duo
Herald Angel
Whispy Christmas Tree
There are also 18 more To Die For Stamps to match the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Die Sets. You can see all of them here.

I have re-stocked some of Sue's A4 Embossing Folders here.

The Elegance Collection from Couture Creations is in stock and it's just lovely.

Extra Confetti
Extra Loren

Large Damask Flourish
I've added a new colour to the Lustre Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders - Golden Mint, a lovely pale green.

 There's lots of re-stocks so be sure to have a look

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, another beautiful card, love the sentiment and the flower. Hope your migraine has gone, that happens to me too if I have too much sleep. Love Jean xxx

  2. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card, really liking all the embossing folders will be spending some time browsing to see what I can add to my need list.
    Hope the head gets better.
    Amanda x

  3. Morning Julia
    A lovely card. Loving the 3D embossing folder - so effective. I also love the pearl effects Spellbinders - it's one that's on my list.
    Hope you feel better.
    Lisa x

  4. Pretty card, loving the embossing folders. Hope you feel better today xx

  5. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the embossing folders hope you are feeling better today Tracy w x

  6. Morning Julia
    Hope you'r headache is better, I find it's preparing the card
    that takes the time, anyway it is lovely thank you Kitty

  7. Morning Julia, a stunning card must have a look to see
    what you have new in your store, I finally got caught up with your
    shows you and Loen together are a scream.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Good morning Julia, loving the colours you've used here, so sunny and bright. x

  9. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card to cheer as we approach autumn, can't believe it's September already. Loving these flower stamps.

  10. Hi Julia. Oh that happens to me too if I stay in bed. I always end up with a bed head. Hope you're feeling ok now.
    Lovely, pretty card. The colour is so summery and the flower and sentiment are very sweet.

    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Love Val x

  11. Morning Julia,

    WOW! Such a beautiful card, I love the background these new stamps and dies are stunning, love the colour combination too, so fresh for a Sunday morning.

    Julia I have just started my own Blog and was wondering whether you would add it to your list, its

    I am hoping to get some interest but we will see.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  12. Morning Julia, I love this card, the tapestry background stamp is a definite on my 'wish' list, the colours are gorgeous too.
    It takes me hours and hours to make just one card, it is the thought beforehand that takes a long time and even then it doesn't always 'work' ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Lovely card Julia I've had a migraine too, must be something in the air. xx hazel

  14. Good morning Julia and everyone
    Lovely card with a light freshness about it.
    Hope that bad head clears up quickly.
    Ang x

  15. Ooh, pretty card and goodies to peruse too. What a nice start to a Sunday.

  16. Lovely card Julia and some gorgeous things in the shop too. I feel a spend coming on. Pat x

  17. Good morning Julia this card is beautiful I have always liked yellow it is such a cheerful colour. Thank you for updating your Amazon store I will have a look later. I'm sorry you ended up with a migraine yesterday I suffer with those too. I hope you have a good day today. Jackie

  18. Morning Julia,another gorgeous card, need to get some gliding wax really does pop the image out, went on your site yesterday foe perfect medium no one seems to sell it so I ended up with versamark hope it does the same job,I get migraines hope you are ok today

  19. Hi Julia, wow what a beautiful card, the background is superb. Hope your migraine has gone, I know how they feel. Bx

  20. love the card Julia so summery and light and your backgrounds are lovely Jean Z xx

  21. Hi Julia,

    Really love everything about the card - so fresh looking.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx


  22. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. So bright and fresh.

    Wow! Those folders look great. Hope they will be at A P. x

  23. Morning Julia, a stunning card! Love it all!. Look after yourself and hope you feel better soon. I get migraines too.

  24. Hello Julia, A fresh sunny card today, love the colours and the embossed strip. will have a look at your goodies later, those folders look great. Hope that your head is better today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Hi Julia. Prety card, love the colour. Annoying isn't it, you get to have a lie in, but if you do you get a migraine! Hope you feel better today. Take care.

  26. Morning Julia, another beautiful card.

    I hope your migraine clears soon,
    hugs Lynn

  27. Hi Julia, another beautful card , really pretty colours and lovely tapestry background,I love the image and so beautifuly coloured in. I do hope your migrane disappears soon and I must check out amazon xx

  28. Hi Julia love your card,you poor thing getting a migraine,I hope it is better now.I think you need a holiday. Saw 2 of your shows last night,loved your Demos and advice and tips.

  29. great card ,love this flower,so pretty.Laura O

  30. Hi Julia

    Love todays card. I'm just going to look at the cards you have done in the last week while we were away.


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