Sunday 1 December 2013

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers.

Marilyn still hasn't claimed her prize. I'll give her till Tuesday and then I'll try something else!

I suppose the countdown to Christmas is on now, being December 1st. Can't say I'm really into it this year yet. Too much else going on at the moment.

Anyhow, here's today's card -

The background on this one is easy peasy - it's one of the card panels from the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper Pad. It really gives the impression of lots of layers but it's completely flat. I added the Thinking of You border to the top (from the same pad).

I stamped the image from the Heartfelt Creations Floral Keys & Locket Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Aged Mahogany and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. I dabbed a little Flake & Glitter Glue onto the spray in the image and then added some Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle Glitter. I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels 18 and inked through the die with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. I added a couple of keys that I had previously stamped and cut using the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key Stamp and Burnished Key Die Set. I also added a key from the Creative Expressions Assorted Key Charms Pack.

I made some flowers from some other papers in the Antiquity Pad using Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Die Set, adding some Black Pearls to the centre. I also added some Faux Suede Leaves.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    Same here not ready yet still have Xmas present to buy mum and dad but what can you buy when there do not no what there won't but this card is very beautiful thank you Tracy w x

  2. Hi Julia. Lovely card, The background paper works really well, looks like layers! I love the flowers and the faux suede leaves. In our house we are not allowed to start Christmas until the 1st , which is today, yipee!!! Now I will enjoy it all. Have a good day. Take care.

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you I liked this card when you demonstrated it on your show, The paper pad is on my must buy list. Take care Kitty. Wish Santa would give us some helpers.

  4. Lovely card Julia and the papers are gorgeous. Glad you covering more of tthe stamps from show, mine have arrived and I need ideas , thanks

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I just love those flowers. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  6. Morning Julia,
    Brilliant card. Just love the colours. X

  7. Lovely card Julia. can't wait for next Sunday to watch you again on C&C xxxxx

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely card as usual. I am doing my Christmas shopping tomorrow but have decided to make life easier for myself and get most people vouchers. A bit of a cop out I know but I am really behind this year. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C again soon. xx

  9. Morning Julia, A lovely, lovely card, I love the colours, love the papers, love the flowers and foliage, I love it ALL !!
    It's now getting scary, being 1st December, and I am still trying to do Christmas cards haha.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Not sure about this one, don't know why just not my cup of tea. Sorry.

  11. Hi Julia

    love the card but I think it's to busy for my taste. Don't even mention Christmas as it's to early yet.

  12. Love the card Julia beautiful have a nice day love June xx

  13. Hello Julia, great card, love the background. Mmmm Christmas - card list is long and time is short. Bx

  14. Good morning Julia, love the vintage look to this card.x

  15. Such a pretty card Julia and the design and colours are beautiful love Jean Z xx

  16. Beautiful card Julia, the colours are lovely. Pat x

  17. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, love the flowers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Hi Julia, love the effects of the paper. Flowers and leaves also very life like.
    X Ros

  19. Hello Julia, A pretty card, love the effect of the paper, the flowers and leaves are gorgeous. I am still playing catch up with Christmas, so much to do so little time.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Hi Julia, super card, I would never have tried those colours together but they go so well.

  21. Afternoon Julia,Wattsonettes. Im with you Julia, if I could hide from now until its all over I would, dont want to do C at all. If I could lock myself away and craft I would.

    Enjoyed your card today Julia, thanks, when you need more idea's just let me know : )

    Where on earth do you get your idea's, thoughts etc how and where do you start when you are sitting in your room surrounded in goodies and toys, come on Julia, help us out here : ) however it all begins, you give us some lovely idea's (those that have the stamp's dies, fab card) to work with.
    Look forward to popping in tomorrow.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend Julia and ladies.
    Sunday smiles and hugs to you all.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

  22. I am so pleased your lovely cards are not Christmassy at the moment Julia - I cannot get into it either. Too busy rehearsing for two concerts on 7th - after that I may think about it - but what ever happens it's going to be here sooner than I'd like! X

  23. beautiful card as always and agree it is good to see something that is not Christmas at the moment.

  24. Evening Julia
    I love it
    Amanda x

  25. Hi Julia,

    Am not a "busy card" person but I really like this one. Have made all my Christmas cards but they have no middles at the mo. That's the part I don't like.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx


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