Friday 30 May 2014

Happy Thoughts and Amazon Stock Updates

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through a section of the Floral Frame Mask with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Thinking of You Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet.

I stamped the image from the Taylored Expressions Mixed Blooms Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Buttercup Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist, Arctic Blue, Evergreeen and Purple Orchid Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mists. I cut out using the largest 2 dies in Sue's Decorative Frames Die Set from the Italian Collection and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using one of the dies from Sue's Decorative Frames Die Set from the Californian Collection and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

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

The lovely Garden Frame Stamp is back in stock in my Amazon Store, you can find it here.

 Couture Creations have bought out a die to match the very popular Tied Together Embossing Folder. It's called Tied Together (surprise, surprise) and there's none left at the Creative Expressions Warehouse so who knows when/if it'll be back in stock so first come first served as they say. You can find it here. Measures 6" x 4" but you can extend it if you pop one of the outside cutting edges outside your plates.

I've also added another Couture Embossing Folder from my shows on 11th June as I've been using it alot on my samples. It's called Irish Clubs and is a pretty repeating pattern. You can find it here.

All for now.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for sharing it is a pretty card. Take care Kitty

  2. Absolutely love this card Julia, love the colours and it's so pretty.
    The garden frame stamp is gorgeous and I image the tied together die might just be very popular !

  3. Morning Julia, very pretty card, love the colouring on the stamp. The frame stamps are super, and love that die. Pity I have to lay off the craft purchases for a while. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, beautiful card, just love the colours. Glad I purchased that die yesterday, I did see it used on someone's card on Facebook and thought how beautiful it was, so was really when I saw your post about it. Love Jean xxx

  5. Morning Julia, love the card, so pretty and flowers are gorgeous. Happy weekend,
    Hugs Annie

  6. Your card is lovely, delicate colours. I'd like the Tied Together die but guess i'll have to wait.


  7. Morning Julia
    A very pretty card today and beautiful colouring in!
    Love the garden frame and the embossing folder, but off on holiday so I can't spend anymore on crafty stash for the time being.
    Enjoy your day crafters!
    Sheila x

  8. Lovely card and love the frame stamp. The tied together die looks good and could be very usefulx

  9. Stunning Julia, it's so pretty
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  10. Hi Julia. A very pretty card, lovely flowers : ) I'm not surprised the Tied Together die sold out, and the Irish Clubs embossing folder is lovely too. Take care.

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Thank you for the stock updates. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  12. Good morning Julia.Dusky pink, and so pretty!!! Today's card is gorgeous, and the Floral Frame mask is so delicate! Have a good day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  13. Morning Julia, I'm so loving these new style cards, the embossing, stamping and colouring is fabulous. I love, love, love, this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Pretty I love the mask and stamp

  15. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card, love the flower stamp.

  16. Hi Julia, lovely card the background is so pretty love Jean Z xxx

  17. Morning Julia, such a pretty card today. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

  18. Such a pretty background Julia and a fabulous card. Pat x

  19. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love it all!

  20. Wow Julia, what a lovely card, so pretty and the colours are fantastic

  21. Another lovely card Julia. Love the frame stamp, and hope to get this as soon as it's back in stock. Lovely colours used for the flowers as we'll.

  22. Hi Julia. So love this card Julia. A really pretty image which is coloured beautifully. Lovely background frame stamp.
    Love Val in Spain x
    Just noticed you´ve only got a couple of followers to go until you reach 1200 - how amazing!!!

  23. Hi Julia a Beautiful card love the mask and die and that ribbon oh dear here i go again x jeanie

  24. Lovely colouring to make such a pretty topper Julia, best wishes Jackie D

  25. Hello Julia, this card is stunning, very pretty and feminine, perfect for a good friend/ relative that is liked haha.
    X Ros

  26. A very pretty card in lovely colours, particularly love the gorgeous background. x

  27. Such a really lovely card so delicate looking, love the colour too Julia.
    Margaret corgi owner

  28. Beautiful card Julia, just my cup of tea.

  29. stunning card Julia, love it. Love the floral garden frame stamp too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  30. Hi Julia. What a pretty card. SueL x

  31. Hi Julia,
    What a really lovely card! I love the background , the beautiful flowers and the bow, not forgetting the sentiment!
    Been a bit of a manic day here Julia but a little Crafting at the end of the day never fails !
    I have been practising the grosgrain ribbon flower! As per Julia's instructions - ribbon cut in half - red tape attached to raw edge - after a small trim -roll up! Julia are you sure you're not psychic! You said - " your first attempt will be rubbish!"
    Well, yes you were absolutely spot on! However , as you predicted - I'm getting better all the time! Practice does make perfect!
    Thank you, once again.
    Love Myra

  32. That's really good post! I am luck that I found you on google.
    AMZN stock quote


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