Monday, 18 November 2013

Thank You for Being There

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

A bit of a messy background on this one. I used Peach Card. I stamped the wider border from the Couture Creations Pattern Quilt 3 in 1 set randomly across the card using Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Then I randomly stamped some of the flowers from the same set using Coffee Archival. I made sure the ink was dry and then san it through the Grand Calibur with the embossing folder that comes in the Party Time set. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over. Once dry I inked around the edges with Dried Marigold.

I cut 3 strips of Apricot Card and ran them through the Grand Calibur one at a time in the second section down of the Pattern Quilt folder. I dusted them with my anti static bag and then stamped the other border from the set using Perfect Medium. I mixed a little Cosmic Shimmer Copper Mica Powder with some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder, added this to the stamped images and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader and inked through the die with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I threaded some Blue White American Seam Binding through the slots in the die cut. I tied a bow using 3 lengths of the Seam Binding.

I stamp 1 small flower and 2 large flowers from the Pattern Quilt set using Coffee Archival. I cut them out using the corresponding dies and added a Cream Pearl to the centres.

I assembled the card as shown adding some more cream pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. Great card, love the flowers. I hope you are able to get some rest today after the busy last few days. Take care.

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for the very entertaining shows over the weekend, todays card is nice, I didnt notice it in the samples. take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    Thank you for a great weekend entertaining shows this card is lovely and bright thank you Tracy w x

  4. Hello Julia, lovely card, lovely summery colours, just what is needed to brighten a cold grey day. Bx

  5. Morning Julia,

    Stunning card, love the colour and the die & stamp set is gorgeous, love the flowers look very Tudor rose.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Morning Julia
    Fab card today, love the apricot really brightens up a gloomy Monday.
    Amanda x

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is so pretty really bright and cheerful. Thank you for the shows at the weekend you have been very busy I hope you get a bit of rest today. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia, Wow !! this card is stunning, the background is gorgeous and the die-cuts and heat embossing are stunning, I love this card !!
    Thank you so much for yesterdays shows, I loved every bit, your rapport with the presenters is fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Morning Julia and Wattsonettes. You did great over the weekend Julia. I recorded them all as Im making card after card ready for a sale this Saturday, but the best show was the 1 I watched last night whilst making gift tags on my lap tray. Although I bet you were having hot flushes ! Thanks to you and Sue I found confidence to try gulding again, so to watch you fighting with them and then covering up where you used a little to much glue just showed me and other fairly new crafters how to deal with the sticky subject ! So thank you. As for the card, I use panels quite often as I dont have an A4 die cutting machine so any embossed backgrounds have to be hidden ! I love the card, but find it rather bright unless it looks brighter on screen thsn in real life.

    Looking forward to the blog hop tomorrow and thank you for telling us about it. Hope you manage a restful day today Julia.
    Have a lovely day all Wattsonettes and stay warm.
    Sending smiles to all.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  10. Beautiful card, love the colour, much better than pink.

  11. Hi Julia

    Love today's card. Hope you have a good rest now after working at the weekend. Can't wait for tomorrow's blog.

  12. Morning Julia,

    What have you done to me! I never go for the colour marigold for a card. But. This is gorgeous.

    I have so very enjoyed your shows. Informative and entertaining. X

  13. Morning Julia,
    Sorry, but this one is not for me it's just a bit too busy. Got to watch most of your shows yesterday, you made me chuckle when you were using the gilding flakes.
    Have a rest today.

  14. Stunning card Julia, gorgeous colours right up my street. Enjoyed the shows this weekend although st ill got a couple to watch

  15. Love this card it is just that bit different and the colours are wonderful.Thank you for all your shows and hard work over the weekend.

  16. A lovely card for a miserable grey morning Julia. Had a good chuckle with you and Gen yesterday so thank you for that, best wishes Jackie D

  17. Lovely card Julia love the colours xx hazel

  18. Hi Julia, This is very pretty, love it, more my sort of colour .Enjoyed the shows

  19. Hi Julia. So enjoyed yesterdays shows. You and Nigel have such a fun time as well as delivering wonderful cards. You and Gen made me laugh last night too.
    Beautiful card today. love the colour and the panels look sooo good.
    Enjoy your day.
    Love Val x

  20. Love the card. Still got to watch the shows.

  21. love the card Julia, I too have still to watch some of your shows love Jean Z xxx

  22. Lovely colours on this card today and enjoyed watching your creations on the TV yesterday x

  23. Love the panels on this card Julia and the colours are beautiful. The sentiment says what your followers would like to say to you - we're all so grateful that you are there! Thanks for the shows over the weekend - I did laugh along with you and Gen last night. So comforting to know that even a seasoned professional like yourself makes mistakes too! Pat x

  24. Morning Julia, a very pretty card always love triptict cards but not
    my favoutire colour would try it in different colourway but really like the
    configureation. watch you with Nigel at the moment on the tool shed you
    are a scream
    nancyd xx

  25. Hello Julia, A beautiful summery card to cheer up a dark gloomy day. Love the warm colours and the panels. Thank you for the wonderful weekend shows, so informative, you and Nigel are a great double act.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  26. Loved all your shows Julia, I still wish all the presenters stopped interrupting you and let you get on with a demo. Your peachy card is really pretty, I really should use 3 panels more often.

  27. Hi Julia loved the card so beautiful yesterday was great enjoyed the demos and the cards you are so clever love June xxxx

  28. Hi Julia, a great card, but I am a little bias as i love warm colours.Thanks for all your hard work over the weekend, much appreciated.
    X Ros

  29. Love the colour and detail in this card, beautiful.x

  30. Just Beautiful Julia, love everything that you have done x

  31. Great card, Julia, and loved your shows. Your 5pm show was hilarious and Tool Shed was ok, you could have been given more time to demo, or rather more voice time to explain what you were doing... But it wasn't too bad!
    Happy week!

  32. Hi Julia,

    Oh wow. What a stunner. Love it.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  33. Wonderful card Julia. Mabex


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