Monday 14 April 2014

Just a Note

Hi Bloggers.

Back from Ally Pally. Had a great weekend catching up with the Creative Expressions team and meeting lots of lovely crafters. Looking forward to September already!

Today is my son Nathan's 18th Birthday. Kathryn is visiting so we're out and about, hopefully having a really good day.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed through the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities with Aqua Breeze Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist.

 I masked the word panel and the image panel off on the Just a Note Stamp and inked up using Jet Black Archival. I removed the mask and stamped it onto Coconut White Card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the word panel and image panel on a separate piece of card, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder.

I arranged the panels around the 'a note' and selected Spellbinders Pearl Effects to fit around them. I removed the 2 panels and cut the die. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I coloured the image panel in using the Aqua Breeze Ink Spray Mist and Golden Aqua, Golden Pear and Enchanted Gold from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Tones Watercolour Paint Set. I also added a little of the Aqua Breeze to the strip under the 'a note'

I tied a bow using Blue/White Striped Grosgrain and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Sue is on Create & Craft this evening at 9pm with a Wedding Show. Hope you can tune in.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning,
    Great card today and celebrate the 18th. Super seeing you yesterday.

  2. Morning Julia.
    beautiful card have a great day thank you Kitty

  3. Hi Julia. Congratulations to Nathan on his 18th Birthday. I hope you all have a great day out together : ) I love the card, the background is so pretty and the Just a Note stamp is lovely, that whole range is so useful. I hope you get some rest tomorrow, you must be shattered after Ally Pally. Take care.

  4. Hello Julia, Happy 18th Birthday to Nathan have a lovely day out. This card is really lovely, fabulous background with great colours. Bx

  5. Hi Julia
    Great card happy birthday to Nathan
    Hope ally pally was a success xxx

  6. Hi Julia lovely card, these stamps are lovely and very useful. Happy 18th birthday wishes to Nathan and enjoy your family day out x

  7. Good morning Julia the card is beautiful that stamp set is just so versatile. I wish Nathan a very Happy Birthday. Enjoy your day out today. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia, beautiful card, love the background and the stamps. Hope Nathan has a lovely birthday and you all enjoy your day out. Love Jean xxx

  9. Morning Julia, A Very Happy Birthday to Nathan, I hope you all have a fabulous day, all together again.
    Your card is really pretty, I'm loving the spritzing through the impressabilities, colours are really pretty.
    Hope you manage to get some relaxation after your hectic weekend !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card !
    Have a great day with the birthday boy and your daughter -glad you enjoyed yesterday,

  11. Such a beautiful card today.Happy Birthday to Nathan,hope you all have a lovely day.

  12. Happy Birthday to Nathan Enjoy the day It was lovely to meet you and thank you for taking time out to answer my questions on the texture paints & glue I bought both (and lots of other goodies) Lovely card today Lovely fresh colours

  13. This is beautiful,gorgeous image and

  14. Lovely card today Julia.
    Happy birthday Nathan I hope you all have a great day.
    I really enjoyed my day at the AP on sat. Thank you for showing me how to do the background, I took your advise and bought some paints and a couple of Phil Martins stamps so will be having a play today.
    Hugs to all love from Michelle. xxxx

  15. Morning Julia
    Lovely card again, pleased to hear you all had a good day at AP I shall be there this evening to watch Sue
    Carol x

  16. Morning Julia,
    Happy Birthday to Nathan, I hope you have a lovely family day together. Pleased you had a great time at A/P. Lovely card today as always.

  17. Glad you survived Ally Pally, but I bet you are tired. Happy Birthday to Nathan!

  18. Lovely card Julia. Great to meet you at Ally Pally yesterday.....
    Christine in Darcy...xx

  19. Hi Julia, love the card and my favourite stamps. So glad you enjoyed Ally Pally you must be tired. Happy Birthday to Nathan hope you made him a card ah ah. love Jean Z xxx

  20. Hope you have a wonderful day today, Julia! The card is lovely. Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally, hoping to go next year, everyone seems to enjoy it so much.

  21. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card today, love the colours and the stamps. Congratulations to Nathan on his 18th birthday, have a great family day out.
    Sounds as though you had a fun time at Ally Pally..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Morning Julia, another beautiful card and amazing background as usual.
    Hope you have a great 18th Nathan and all enjoy your day together.
    Nancyd xx

  23. Hi Julia
    Hope you have a lovely day and happy 18th birthday to Nathan. Lovely card today. Especially the background.

  24. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the colours. Happy 18th Birthday to Nathan. Hope you all have a great day.

  25. Nice card Julia, as always.
    Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally - didn't manage to get there this time, maybe September
    Have a good day

  26. Lovely background and panel Julia, have a super day with the family, best wishes Jackie D

  27. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card today really loving these stamps - the colours are stunning.
    Enjoy today
    Amanda x

  28. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today yet again! I don't know how you keep coming up with new ideas!
    I know you have lovely products to work with but giving me a canvas and the best paints and brushes would not turn me into an artist!
    Have a lovely family day - Happy Birthday Nathan!
    Love Myra

  29. Hi Julia
    Loving this card and colour - think the Butterfly Garden will have to go to the top of the list of I NEEDs!
    Happy Birthday Nathan! Enjoy your family get-together.
    Glad you had such enjoyable time at Ally Pally. Hope to tune in to C&C later this evening.
    Must check out Phill's FB page - I'm sure he will have some comments/photos from AP.
    BFN Sheila x

  30. Beautiful Card Julia, as usual. You make stunning creations. Hope you have a lovely day with your Son... they grow up far too quickly. Crafty regards Julie xxx

  31. Hi Julia. Lovely to meet you on Saturday, I've just got home and am sorting out my new stash. After watching you I had to buy the paints amongst other things not on my list! Hope you are having a lovely time with your family. SueL

  32. Hi Julia love the card today glad ap went well,please wish Nathan a happy birthday I hope you and your family have a lovely day love always June xxx

  33. Hope you're having a lovely day Julia - how do our kids grow up so quickly? I love the colour on today's card and the background is really pretty. Unfortunately I watch C&C on freeserve so won't be able to see Sue's show - I wish C&C would extend their freeserve hours. Pat x

  34. Beautiful card Julia. Love the background.

    Happy 18th to your Son Nathan.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  35. A beautiful card Julia. I love the background!! Hope you had a wonderful day on Nathan's 18th birthday. Love and hugs. Hilary

  36. Hi Julia glad you enjoyed AP & was nice to meet you Saturday .this is a beautiful card today love the colours so pretty love & hugs Lynda Brock xx
    Ps hope you & Nathan had a wonderful day for his 18th birthday xx

  37. Evening Julia, glad to hear you had a great time at Ally Pally. Love todays card, its very clean and crisp. Kind regards Joanne K x

  38. Love the dimension of this card and the image is just beautiful


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