Wednesday 18 June 2014

Circle of Friends

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all the emails yesterday and the comments here on the blog. Much appreciated as always.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Irish Clubs Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Lemonade Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Justrite Leafy Background using Pesto Adirondack Dye Ink. I stamped the Justrite Dotted Fronds Background using Butterscotch Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut 2 swatches out of each of them using Spellbinders Square Swatches. I cut 4 Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies out of Custard Card.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Circle of Friends Vintage Labels Three Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Lemonade, Butterscotch and Pesto Adirondack Dye Inks.

I stamped the frame from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies. I cut a Couture Creations Elegant Motif die out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Lemonade Dye Ink.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a Bronze Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners, a couple of White Mini Pearl Swirls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, I saw you demonstrating this one yesterday and loved it then. Have a good day. Love Jean xxx

  2. Hello Julia, I loved this demo, card is fabulous, your colouring is amazing. Shows were great, loved the "bye" at the end of the show with your little wave. Bx

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you, this card is lovely. The shows were brilliant yesterday so funny, you had lots of fun. Take care all Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia "Queen of Backgrounds"
    Yes it was my email that Dean read out. Loved the shows - Very enjoyable !
    This card looked so intricate but seeing the demo you made it look so easy.
    Brilliant when Dean tried the texture paste - first time was pretty good!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  5. Really enjoyed the show yesterday and the card is lovely. You make it look so easy!
    Marion B xx

  6. Morning Julia, I missed your shows yesterday, grrrr, I will be doing 'catch up' off the website today.
    I love, love, love, this card, and from what others have said - you demo this one - yeah !!!! The colours, the dies, the stamps and the colouring are stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Morning Julia
    A lovely card I do like the colours.
    I recorded your shows so will watch them later
    Have a great day xxx

  8. Hello Julia, Love this warm vibrant card. Sounds like the shows were fun. I will watch them on catch up as I was out all day yesterday and am going to Northallerton today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  9. Lovely card, nice bright cheery colours. Just what everyone needs-well, I sure do!


  10. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous I love the bright, vibrant colours. I'm pleased everything went well yesterday. I hope you slept better last night. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  11. Morning Julia,

    Gorgeous card you have for us today, love the design and colours, the stamped flowers are beautiful too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  12. Hi Julia, Yet again another Extremely Beautiful Card I Love the fabulous summer Colours you've chosen and I really Love The Flowers within your Focal Point Stunning Card.
    Hugs from Sam x

  13. Hi Julia great card and show yesterday, Glad they went well and both were entertaining with lots of tempting goodies x

  14. A really beautiful card Julia, out all day yesterday so will catch up on your shows today,

  15. Loving this card,I must have a try at this one. Mabex

  16. This card is gorgeous and a little different which makes it stand out.Loved the shows yesterday,thank you for all the hard work that you put in to them.

  17. Morning Julia
    Lovely card, lovely show and lovely you, how do you get through a programme with lovely Dean - he is a card. Thank you for choosing me for a card, it will go on my wall of fame
    Carol x

  18. Hi Julia. Lovely card today, I love the Leafy Background and Dotted Fronds Background, they look so good like this. Loved the shows yesterday, thanks for the demos and gorgeous samples. Hope you get a rest today. Take care.

  19. Fabulous shows yesterday Julia, and so glad you've blogged this card after seeing it yesterday. Gorgeous colours and design x

  20. I love this card AND I actually own Marvellous Squares Yeh! I don't own many and this set is my "go to" Going back to the Frames stamps do they fit this particular die that you've used on this card? Colours etc on your card ate brill and makes a nice change from blue/pink/lilac

  21. Good morning Julia,
    Lovely card today, has a slightly autumnal feel, I think it's the colours! So pretty?
    You gave been bringing us some gorgeous stamps recently, which is fantastic!
    Your shows were fantastic yesterday, I was glad you were on with Martyn in the morning, for me he really gets the presenting thing just right, not too much messing about, which means we get more demo time!
    Sandra xxx

  22. Hi Julia, a really lovely bright and cheerful card which will lend itself to other colour ways too.
    Margaret corgi owner

  23. Hi Julia, Beautiful card watched you do this on TV.I love the colours and the style , I enjoyed you shows yesterday, love Jean Z

  24. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. I recorded your shows yesterday but will watch later.

  25. Hi Julia
    This is a sunny and bright card today. Love the dotty fronds and the leafy background. Recorded your shows and will watch them later.

  26. Hi Julia. Great show with Martyn yesterday. Sadly I missed the afternoon one. Wonderful coloured texture past.
    Beautiful card today. Love the four square design.
    Love Val in Spain x

  27. Another lovely card Julia, those flowers are so pretty. Just been watching your show with Martin - must have a go with the texture past soon x

  28. Hi Julia a lovely card really like the four square design

  29. Watched your shows yesterday Julia.. thoroughly enjoyed all the banter and of course the cards you made - excellent Julie kay xx

  30. Hi Julia, a beautiful card managed to watch your shows last night
    they were fab. as usual your are so funny the way you interact with
    the guys.
    Nancyd xx

  31. Hello Julia, I love what I call quad cards and this is really spooky as today I have all items needed to make this card as I had all items to make Sue's card yesterday.
    I can't try this one out today as it's wild Wednesday my 7,and 9 yrs grandchildren come here for tea, but tomorrow looks good.
    X Ros

  32. Hi Julia,
    Have now seen both of yesterday's shows! The afternoon one I saw Live and sent in an email. Thoroughly enjoyed both Shows! Good fun as well as informative.
    I particularly liked today's card and it is lovely to see it up close. The colouring of the flowers is lovely and I do like the colours you have used.
    Gorgeous day here, hope it's nice where you are.
    Love Myra

  33. Hii Julia love the card it's stunning thank you for your tutorial love June xxx

  34. Lovely Julia I love the colours so summery.
    I'm off to see what pastes you have left
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  35. Enjoyed both shows yesterday. Love this card. Have been looking at both of the big stamps you used and have been undecided about them. Now I have seen you using them and the results will have to buy them. Helen

  36. Hi Julia beautiful card I just love it Lynda Brock xx

  37. Stunning card Julia, I managed to watch your shows on catch up today...superb! Hugs Carole Z X

  38. Thanks for two fabulous shows Julia and or this beautiful card. Pat x


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