Monday 14 October 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed the top half with the Couture Creations Extra Loren Embossing Folder. I hung that area over the edge of my Grand Calibur mats and embossed the other half with the Couture Creations Celebrate Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I popped a little Violet Frost Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set into the mister bottle that comes in the pack. I misted through the Elegance Mask onto a strip of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the image from the Summer Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Violet Frost Mica Powder, Lava Red Mica Powder 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 Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 out of Mauve Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Scalloped labels One and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Captivating Square out of Mauve Card.

I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza and added a Frosted Violet Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Cream Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

I think I've got all the links sorted now. If you're in my Amazon Store then if you add 'julia watts crafts' to the start of every search then you should find what you're looking for. A bit long-winded but at least it seems to work.

I have just reduced the price of some older A5 stamp sets - you can find them all here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I love purple so this is the perfect card to begin the week. Bravo

  2. Hi Julia, love the layout and colours of this card. That fuchsia stamp is simply stunning. Bx

  3. Morning Julia very pretty colour and card thank you take care Kitty

  4. Hi Julia. Pretty card. Beautiful fuchsia stamp and I love purple so you can't go wrong. Take care.

  5. Morning Julia
    Very pretty card today. Love the colours of the fuchsia and the mauve card really shows them off.
    Amanda x

  6. Morning Julia, Loving this card, the background is gorgeous, the colours are gorgeous, and the fuchsia stamp and colouring is stunning. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the flower it is one of my favourites. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Great card Julia, the fuchsia is so pretty and the background is gorgeous. Pat x

  9. Hi Julia
    Great card my mum loves fuchsias so you know what aim going to do next for her birthday card thank you for the idea Tracy w x

  10. Morning Julia,

    Loving the whole card today, beautiful

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Lovely card, love all those colours together xx


  12. Morning Julia,

    Love the colour. Very pretty card. X

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card with the flower stamps, love the lilac card, very pretty.

  14. Gorgeous card love the colours and stamped image xx hazel

  15. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card love the colour and the background, the flower stamp is so pretty.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Hi Julia, very pretty card and great colours.
    X Ros

  17. Hi Julia. Aren't fuchsias the prettiest flowers? Love todays card. The colours are beautiful.
    Love Val x

  18. Fuchsia-my Mum's favourite flower.Yet another amazing and beautiful card-am going to have to get these stamps!

  19. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. The colour is so pretty.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  20. Morning Julis, really like this card. Such a pretty shade of purple too. Kind regards Joanne K x

  21. Morning Julia, love those stamps, great card, lovely colours too. Love Jean xxx

  22. Hi Julia. lovely card. Love the stamps and the mica powders.

  23. Pretty card today and love the fuchsia die and the use of the mica powders x

  24. this is one of my favourite flower stamps Julia, so pretty

    xx Sandra


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