Saturday 5 April 2014

Life is Better

Hi Bloggers.

An easy card for a Saturday featuring Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints and some of Sue's dies.

For the background, I started by adding a little Rich Oak, Bronze and Gold Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints to my Craft Sheet (in separate spots). I picked a little of each colour up in turn onto pieces of Cut n Dry Foam 'inking' through one of the elements in the Ornate Elements Mask. I did this in all for corners and then ran the piece through the Grand Calibur with Sue's Honeycomb Haven Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Basic Frames Die Set from the Californian Collection and inked through the die with Tea Dye. I cut one of Sue's Beverly Hills Dies (again from the Californian Collection) out of Tan Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Champagne Silky Crush and added a Vintage Metal Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl in each corner and I pierced around the edges.

Sue is demoing at Coleman's Craft Warehouse in Rusden today. If you're in the area, be sure not to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. morning Julia
    Thank you this card is lovely. Have a good weekend.Kitty

  2. Hi Julia
    Very beautiful card love the colours thanks Tracy w x

  3. Lovely card today, Julia, love the ornate mask corners and the colours are gorgeous. Happy weekend!

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I wish I lived close enough to see Sue demo. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  5. Morning Julia, lovely card, love Sue's dies and love the background. Love Jean xxx

  6. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card featuring the wonderful Sue dies.

  7. Morning Julia, A gorgeous card, I'm absolutely loving your background on this card, and lovely warm colours.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, love the three colours you have used
    Carol x

  9. Hello Julia, incredible card, love the way you have used the 3 colours together, it makes a fabulous background. Bx

  10. Hi Julia, lovely card and the background is beautiful . love Jean Z xxx

  11. Hi Julia,

    This is so beautiful, love the design and colours, so rich and warm.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  12. Lovely Julia, I like the colours it would work well as a male card.
    I love the corner masks I think I will be ordering them
    I am looking forward to seeing you at the Ally Pally next week.
    Hugs to all love from Michelle xxxx

  13. Lovely card and sentiment xx hazel

  14. Hi Julia, a lovely card.

  15. Hi Julia a stunning card for Saturday thank you I love it hope you have a lovely day xxxxxxx

  16. Hi Julia, Stunning Card I so Love the Background and The Awesome Die of Sue's
    Thanks for sharing.
    Take care
    Hugs from Sam x

  17. Morning Julia. A very pretty card not my favorite colours
    but I can picture it in blues and pinks.
    Nancyd xx

  18. A lovely card today and the colours although different are gorgeous.

  19. Fab card, would be an ideal male card by changing the bow to something else x

  20. hi Julia
    This card is absolutely stunning. The mask just makes this card along with the colours used and Sue's die. the colours just go together so well.

  21. Hi Julia
    Loving the Queen of Backgrounds - the colours and brilliant. Must try this and then emboss.
    Play time this afternoon and then Toolshed tomorrow - what a brilliant weekend.
    Enjoy everyone.
    Sheila x

  22. Beautiful card Julia, love the colour. xx Flora

  23. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card once again! I am not a massive fan of those colours but I think the card is beautiful. I really like the corner masks - you've really got me into masks! I have that die set of Sue's and I love it. Cuts beautifully too! Thanks for all the inspiration and tips !
    Have a good weekend,
    Love Myra

  24. Hello Julia, Beautiful card today, the background is stunning and love the warm colours., Thank you for teaching me to be braver using masks. Sue's dies are amazing, pity that Rushden is too far away.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Lovely corners and that die is just spectacular. Fabulous card as always. Pat x

  26. Fabulous card! Love the die too! xx

  27. Evening Julia
    Love todays card, those paints are amazing and I love the honeycomb folder.
    Amanda x

  28. Lovely card lots of stuff on the Need list!


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