Monday, 28 October 2013

Get Well Soon

Hi Bloggers.

I'm taking my Mom & Dad and Nathan to see Kathryn in Portsmouth today - wish I could've picked a better day to travel. Hey ho!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly inked through the Patchwork Quilt Mask with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Next, I stamped one of the fuchsia stamps from the Creative Expressions Summer Flowers Stamp Set a few times using Victorain Velvet. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Celebrate Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet.

I stamped the Fuchsia again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Red Blaze and Lava Red Mica Powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set and Apple Green Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Diamond Effects dies out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using another Justrite Vintage Labels Four die and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, please take care driving to Portsmouth, not the best day to travel down there! Lovely card! Love Jean xxx

  2. Morning Julia weather warning on traveling take extra care love todays card Kitty

  3. Hi Julia. Great card. Please take care travelling. Any chance you could postpone the trip until thev weather improves? Always a shame to change plans but this weather can be dangerous. Take care.

  4. Morning Julia, beautful card, take care driving we hit bad rain last night
    it was horendous and in Scotland we don't have the weather warnings
    you have.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Good morning Julia,
    A lovely card to start the week. Thanks

  6. Hi Julia
    A lovely card again please take care the weather not good thanks Tracy w x

  7. Hi Julia, another wonderful card, lovely bright colours. Drive carefully, it's nasty out there. Bx

  8. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, loving the stamping.
    Do, please, take care when driving to Portsmouth today, you couldn't have picked a 'worse' day with all the weather warnings. Have a lovely catch-up with Kathryn.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Lovely card, so pretty. Take care in this terrible weather xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the stamp you have used. I hope you have a safe journey I live near to Portsmouth it doesn't seem to be too bad down this way at the moment. Enjoy your time with Kathryn. Love Jackie

  11. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card.

    Travelling down to this way is not good. Take care. X

  12. Take care with the trip. Lovely card love the lattice work xx hazel

  13. Julia another beautiful card. Please take care on your trip and I hope everybody is okay after the storm. xx

  14. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card love all the dies/mask/embossing, beautiful.

    Take care traveling today hope everyone stays safe.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Lovely card, Julia, and hope you all avoid the worst of the storm and have a lovely day together.
    Hugs Annie

  16. Hi Julia,

    Really pretty card. I would love a card like that. Not had the storm in Llangollen, thank goodness. Safe travelling everyone.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  17. A lovely card Julia thank you have a safe journey and a lovely day with Kathryn tell her I thought her photos were brill I used to love going to Leeds uni to see my grandson Craig xx

  18. Morning Julia,
    What a day you have chosen to go to see Kathryn, it's horrendous here in Kent, so be very careful.
    Love the card today gorgeous colours.

  19. Hi Julia. Such pretty fuchsias. So love the background. Have a safe journey.
    Love Val x

  20. Lovely card Julia, pretty background, and I love fuchsias! Take care with the journey in that horrible storm.

  21. Hi Julia, Love your backgrounds and the card is very nice love Jean Z xx

  22. Hi Julia, love the fuchsias and the background. Have a safe trip to and from Portsmouth.

  23. Hi Julia, I hope that your trip will be ok,and that most of the wind is dying out as it is here in March, as we are fairly level and east of MK.
    Lovely card and the diamond mat really sets it off.Enjoy your family day out.
    X Ros

  24. Love the card.Hope that you and your family stay safe on your trip today.Take care.

  25. What a pretty card, just love that die. Safe journey x

  26. Hello Julia. This is a pretty card, love the colours and the diamond mat. The flower is gorgeous, I love how you colour them in.
    Safe journey to and from Portsmouth and enjoy your family day out.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  27. Very pretty card Julia - love fuchsias some out in my garden at the moment.
    My grandsons were going to Portsmouth today to see their father but all the trains were cancelled - hope you had better luck and a safe journey

  28. Hi Julia
    I could have past you on the motorway as come home from Weymouth today, very gusty glad to be indoors now.
    Todays card is stunning, in fact all the cards done with the flowers have been outstanding.
    Safe journey home
    Amanda x

  29. Stunning card Julia, I love the background. I hope you had a safe journey today and enjoyed your visit with Kathryn. Pat x


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