Monday 23 December 2013

Thank You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is simply a piece of Milk Card run through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations My Garden Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Bijou Bag using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics B and cut a Spellbinders Diamond Effects out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Bijou Bag, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A and cut another Spellbinders Diamond Effects out of Black Card.

I made some flowers using the Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Die Set and a couple of papers from the Teresa Collins 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I cut some leaves out of Black Card using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Black Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous mono card this morning and just checked
    yesterdays it is beautiful too and no bag. will check out your store when I get back in
    although thats Mr Grumpy off now till Jan. so I won't have as much time but will
    definately check in.
    Hope you have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia. Another pretty card today. Love the flowers. Wishing yo a veryMerry Christmasand a Happy New Year Julia. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing with us this year. Take care.

  3. Morning Julia. Thank you the card is beautiful.Black adds a bit of drama. take care Kitty

  4. Morning Julia, Another beautiful card, black and white always excites and is dramatic, softened slightly by the Teresa Collins paper flowers, truly beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the combination of black and white it gives such an eye-catching result. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  6. Good morning Julia, just love these bags they make lovely cards. Love the black and white effect
    Carol x

  7. Hi Julia, really stunning card today, love monochromatic colour combos. Flowers are just perfect. Bx

  8. morning julia
    stunning card today, love the monochromatic look.
    amanda x

  9. Mornin all, smashing card Julia canny go wrong with the monochrome look love it

    Merry christmas to u all and a happy new year
    Love Tracy from killie Scotland x

  10. Lovely Julia, Love black and white
    Hugs Michelle xxxxx

  11. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, great in monochrome.

    Merry Christmas

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Love black & white very dramatic.
    Have a good day.

  13. Hi Julia,I like this card very much, I made most of my family and friends cards similar to these, just changing the leaves with a few sparkly ones.
    Hope you are all ready for Santa.
    X Ros

  14. Hi Julia

    I just love these bags, and the cards you have made using them. Along with the background stamp that Sue has used in her card, these also go to the top of my wish list.

  15. Hi Julia, Just love this card the flowers are beautiful, Black and white are one of my favourite colours love Jean Z xx

  16. Love this card ,always love black and white.

  17. Just love this card. Helen VofG

  18. Monochrome always looks classic and I love this design. Pat x

  19. Hello Julia, A stunning card. the monochrome is so dramatic. The flowers are gorgeous, love the Theresa Collins paper.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Beautiful black and white card Julia. Love it.
    Val x

  21. Hi Julia, love the black and white card.

  22. Love the black and white card Julia thank you I would like to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas may all your dreams come true xxx

  23. Beautiful, its all so beautiful. Afternoon Julia and Wattsonettes. Had the page 'crashed' earlier ? Every other page I have book marked was fine apart from this! Odd !
    Anyway, all's fine now thank goodness : )
    All the handbag/purse stamps look amazing to work with, the clarity is amazing, but there again, (and I know they are not that expensive) but my mom use to say " There's nothing in cheapness) and she was so right. Some stamps are a little over my budget as are the dies, but you know you are getting nothing but quality in ALL the 'toy's you bring to us Julia. The flowers look even more beautiful die cut from the papers.
    I love mono, so classie looking, Mr Lancashire always says that black seems a 'weird' colour to use on a card - HUH, what does HE know : )
    Anyway, it really is lovely and thank you Julia for helping so many of us via your blog. I so look forward to sharing another year with you, your samples and the most lovely Wattsonettes ever.

    Love n hugs all round.
    Lancashire Steph xxx


  24. Hi Julia,

    Brilliant card. Just love the flower arrangement.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. X


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