Tuesday 4 March 2014

Have a Lovely Day

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 11am with Martyn and 6pm with Dawn. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Ivy Corner stamp in each corner using Forest Moss Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Ooh La La Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Forest Moss.

I misted a piece of Milk Card with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist in Soft Moss. Once dry, I dusted it with my anti static bag and stamped the Garden Collage Stamp using Jet Black Archival. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I roughly cut it out using scissors and then inked around the edges with Forest Moss. I stamped the top left-hand corner of the stamp again. I cut the little butterfly out. I dabbed a little Soft Moss Vintage Ink Spray Mist onto my craft sheet, added a little Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Mica Powder and painted the little butterfly. Once dry, I shaped it and added it to the original image.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Branching Out Dies out of Green Card. At the emboss stage I added the Counterpane Mask.

I misted another piece of Milk Card with the Soft Moss Mister. I stamped the sentiment from the Single Sentiments Set using Jet Black Archival  and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Seville Die from the Sue Wilson Spanish Collection and inked through the die with Forest Moss.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Crystal Sparkler.

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

Hope you can join me later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, what a gorgeous stamp, it really makes the focal image stand out, and lovely with the added butterfly, the whole card layout and background are stunning. Hope to watch the shows today, but will record them just in case. Bx

  2. Morning Julia Thank you lovely busy card you will see something different everytime you look at it i shall tune in today. Take care Kitty.

  3. Good morning Julia the card is gorgeous that stamp is amazing. I hope the shows go well today. I will watch them one way or another. Love Jackie

  4. Lovely card and the stamp is beautiful. Look forward to today's shows x

  5. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, love, love, love, the colours you have used, the corner stamp is so, so, pretty, and the collage stamp is really beautiful. I love it !!
    Looking forward to your shows today, have good ones.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. A very different card today love the colours xx hazel

  7. I really love this card Julia -the colours are lovely , as are the stamps.
    Looking forward to your shows ,

  8. Morning Julia, lovely card, great colours and lovely stamp. Will be watching again today. Love Jean xxx

  9. Hi Julia. Great card and I love the Garden Collage Stamp. I hope to be able to watch both shows. Have fun and have a safe journey. Take care.

  10. Hi Julia. Looking forward to watching this mornings show.
    Lovely card as usual.
    Love Val in Spain x

  11. Morning Julia
    WOW just love this stunning card, the garden collage stamp is yummy. Love the colours you have used.
    Will be watching later.
    Carol x

  12. Hi Julia, lovely card. Can't wait for your shows. Lol lynne m x x

  13. Lovely Julia.
    Looking forward to your shows today, I will also be recording them for future reference
    When will you be getting the flowers and vases stamps in your shop as they are a must have.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx.

  14. Lovely card today I am recording both shows but hope to be home for the 6pm one Hope all goes well

  15. Hi Julia,

    A different card today but still lovely.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  16. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the colours and the collage stamp, really interesting. The butterfly is sooo cute. Will be watching both shows, have a safe journey.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Hi Julia. Hmmmm can't make my mind up with this one. I like teal but I think it's the stamp that's throwing me. Sorry :-(. I guess u can't please everyone lol x
    Love Tracy from killie xx

  18. Love the stamp Julia have a good day I will be watching love June xxxxx

  19. Hi Julia, love the background and colour of the card.

  20. Lovely card today,love the stamps and the colours.Hope the shows go well today,hopefully I'll get to watch them today!

  21. Morning Julia,afraid I'm with Tracy on this one I think this stamp is
    just a bit busy for me but the way you have set out the card is pretty
    and the colours are great.
    Nancyd xx

  22. Hi Julia, Very different stamp today I too am not sure I like it but the design of the card id lovely, will be watching today love Jean xxxx

  23. Morning Julia,
    Love the card design but not sure about the stamp, looks a bit too busy, will hold off until I see on the screen today.
    Enjoy your shows.

  24. Love this card. Stamp is ideal for my gardening friends. Good luck with your shows today machine is on record so will watch them later.

  25. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and details.xxx

  26. Not sure about this one Julia. The stamp is very busy and then to me the sage green and the teal clash. Might look different when I see you later this morning. best wishes Jackie D

  27. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, love the stamp - it really makes you look. The colour is fab and I love the bow.
    Amanda x

  28. Oh Wow Julia, this is gorgeous. Have a great day.


  29. Not sure about the collage stamp, but the background, die cut and embellishments are fab. Will be watching at 6.00 pm cc

  30. Hi Julia
    Stunning card today and I love the stamp. hope you have a great day at C & C. Shame your on at 6.00 as I won't be able to record the show. Mind you I don't mind missing Dawn though.

  31. Hi Julia,
    I too am unsure about today's card! I like the ivy corners and the little butterfly is lovely. Like the colours but the main stamp is not for me! Good job, as I can't afford everything!
    Safe travel, love Myra

  32. Great card Julia, love the stamps, I ordered the Butterfly and Dragonfly stamps as they are divine.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  33. Hello Julia, A lovely card and the stamp look very interesting, and iIam looking forward to watching the shows.
    X Ros

  34. Hi Julia
    So sorry to have missed your shows today as I was in the land of nod being nightwork, but hopefully can catch up later in the week. Love this card, quite different from the norm



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