Sunday 12 January 2014

A Thing of Beauty

Hi Bloggers.

Sue is launching some brand new Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies from CHA this evening on Create & Craft at 9pm. You can see a video on the Heartfelt Creations website which shows how to create some flowers from some of the products here. I shall be glued to the TV watching her even though she clashes with Sherlock! But that's what BBC iplayer is for! If there's any stock left then I will be doing some shows on Thursday.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by stamping one of the small flowers from the Justrite Black-Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five Stamp Set randomly using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Then I added some little bees from the same stamp set using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Endless Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the main image from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Distress Markers. I used Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Crushed Olive. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Five and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the Black-Eyed Susan flower head using Jet Black Archival and coloured in the same way as the main image. I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card can not wait to see the show tonight it's going to be fun I will be watching sue on my I pad and Sherlock on tv together thank you Tracy w x

  2. Morning Julia. Thank you this is a lovely card . Why arent you doing Spellbinders? I was so looking forward to seeing Sue with the new ones.
    Take care Kitty. Although I do like Heartfelt creations.

  3. Lovely fresh card Julia, looking forward to shows x

  4. Hi Julia, love your card as always I So Love this Stamp, I'm looking forward to watching Sue and seeing all the new Heartfelt Goodies
    Have you got the straight stick pins on Amazon the ones Sue use's to make up her stick pins?
    Hugs from Sam

  5. Like Kitty I'm surprised that you & Sue aren't showcasing Spellbinders but am still looking fwd to seeing the new goodies I will be jealous coz I can't afford anything this soon after Chtistmas

  6. Lovely card Julia. I am looking forward to the shows will be watching and recording.
    Hugs Michelle xxxxx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous that stamp is so pretty. I'm looking forward to Sue's show tonight I can watch it on my Kindle Fire. Isn't iPlayer brilliant for catching up on shows like Sherlock. Have a great day everyone. Love Jackie

  8. Love the colours you've used Julia and that stamp is so pretty. Can't get C&C on freeview after 6pm so won't get to see Sue - big disappointment. Pat x

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, theses flower stamps are so pretty. I'll miss Sherlock tonight but as you say that's what iplayers for.

  10. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I love the bees dotted around the background : ) Scattered straw is such a gorgeous colour, instantly makes me think of a hot summers day! I will alos be watching Sue tonight. Take care

  11. Hello Julia, what a gorgeous card, another lovely flower stamp, and one of your inspiring backgrounds. Looking forward to the CHA launch with Sue, let's hope there is stock left for your shows. Bx

  12. hi Julia

    Love this sunny and bright card. Makes me think of spring. I shall be recording Sue's shows to watch later.

  13. Morning Julia, Stunning card, let's hope we can see you demo'ing this fabulous collection on Thursday.
    I will be recording Sue's show for watching later, as Sherlock will be on our TV, but I may try watching on my laptop at the same time, as tracy w above.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia
    Lovely stunning beautiful card - looking forward to seeing Sue and hope this is some left to see you on Thursday
    Carol x

  15. A beautiful card Julia just my cup of tea love it the colours and flower stamp are perfect have a nice Sunday xx

  16. Love this card like the colour combos xx

  17. Nice summery card Julia with the colours you have chosen, best wishes Jackie D

  18. Hi Julia, love the card the colours make you feel happy, Will be watching Sue just love the new flower dies and stamps, Love Jean Z xx

  19. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the colours. Will be recording Sue's show as we'll be watching Sherlock.

  20. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, love the little bees dotted around really lots to look at. It have a very vintage feel but I just love the stamps, oh how I wish I had won the lottery last night...
    Amanda x

  21. Lovely card. Just love the bees buzzing around. As another blogger mentioned makes me think of summer on such a dull wet day. Helen VofG

  22. HI Julia,

    Lovely, bright card today, love the sentiment too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Hello Julia, a beautiful summer card for a dark dull day.. The flowers are gorgeous and I too love the buzzing bees. Will be watching Sue later, Sherlock will have to be watched on catchup..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Hi Julia,

    Love the bee and flower. Makes you feel happy just looking at this card. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx


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