Wednesday 4 June 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

An appropriate sentiment on today's card as many of you will know that it's my dear friend Sue Wilson's birthday today. I know many of you visit her blog, but if you haven't today, please be sure to pop by to say Happy Birthday. You can find her blog here.

I'm in Kettering today at Creative Expressions HQ running a workshop this afternoon. Maybe I'll see some of you there?

Here's today's card -

For the outer background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Asian Weave Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink.

I inked the Justrite Quilted Circles Background with Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress Markers. I misted with a little water and stamped.

I stamped the frames and the sentiment from the Justrite Applique Flowers & Vintage Sentiment Tags Clear Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I cut out using Justrite Vintage Tag Dies and Justrite Vintage Sentiment Tag Dies. I inked through the dies with Stonewashed Dye Ink.

I inked up one of the flowers in the Applique Flowers stamp set using some of the Distress Markers I used before. I stamped it twice and cut out using scissors. I cut just the centre out on one of them. I stacked them up using 3d Foam and added a White Crystal Sparkler. I cut 2 sets of leaves out of Cobalt Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set.

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

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Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, This card is really lovely, and the colour combo is superb, love the layout. Have a good day with the workshops. Bx

  2. Good morning Julia,
    I think these colors are stunning fantastic! Hope your workshop is fun!

  3. Morning Julia.
    Lovely card, have a good afternoon . Take care Kitty.

  4. I love the colours Anything blue toned is fine by me The leaves look especially stunning in the Cobalt Blue It really makes them pop

  5. Lovely layout to this card, Thanks Julia. Mabex

  6. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love it all.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Loving this card Julia! Beautiful!

  8. Great card, loving the faux quilled leaves in the cobalt blue. This die is amazing. Have a great day x

  9. Beautiful card Julia. Thanks for letting us know about Sue's birthday. Hope your workshop goes well. Pity I am too far away to join you.

  10. Fabulous colours and backgrounds. And love the dies. Hope the workshop goes well.Have fun x

  11. Hi Jula. Love todays card. Great colour and I love it all : ) Have a good time at the workshop this afternoon. Take care.

  12. What a beautiful card-blue is always a winner for me. I like the way you add the quilled leaves in matching colours-must try that rather than keeping to white.


  13. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I hope your workshop goes well today. I do wish I lived close enough to be able to attend. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  14. Morning Julia! A gorgeous card today, love the colours and the flower is fabulous. Have fun at your workshop, I would love to be there! Ah well, maybe when I retire...
    Happy day all

  15. Morning Julia, beautiful card, love the background stamp and the flowers are gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

  16. love this quilted background stamp fab ,great card ,Laura O

  17. Morning Julia,
    Just lovely. Hope you have a good at HQ.

  18. Good morning Julia.
    A beautiful card, in gorgeous colours!! The Quilled Leaves look stunning in the Cobalt blue. Enjoy your workshop today. Wish I lived nearer! Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  19. Good Morning Julia
    A Gorgeous card today love the blue .
    Have a good day

  20. Beautiful card,love the cobalt card colour and Sue's dies of course.

  21. Hi Julia love the Asian weave folder and the colour is beautiful too. Enjoy your day at workshops x

  22. Hi Julia,

    Love all the elements of this card. The softness of the blue was a good choice too. X

  23. Morning Julia what a beautiful card as always. I love the volours you have used. Take care xxx

    Debs xx

  24. stunning card love the colour combo

  25. Hi Julia, lovely card and colours,. love Jean Z xx

  26. Nice card today again, love the leaves of course but not too keen on the flowers really.
    Hope the workshop goes well Julia.

  27. good morning Julia, the background stamp and embossing folder work so well together on your card. Best wishes for your workshop today, I'm sure you will have fun, Jackie D

  28. Hi Julia,
    What a gorgeous card again today! I love the colours too! The quilted circles background stamp looks super - the colour detail is gorgeous. Would not have thought have doing the leaves in cobalt blue either but they look stunning. I'm not a fan of that flower stamp but I like it better cut out! All in all it gets my vote.
    Have wished Sue a Happy Birthday too. Your birthdays aren't that far apart.
    Enjoy your day at HQ. Wish I was nearer!
    Safe travel,
    Love Myra

  29. Morning Julia, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! the embossing folder and inking is stunning.
    Have a great day at HQ, I hope the workshop goes well today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Morning Julia
    and what a lovely card to come home to, as we have been in the hot sunshine for a week. Had a lovely time, but missed all the blogs.
    Carol x

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

  32. Good morning Julia
    Such a beautiful card love it the colours is super and so is the stamping and die cutting especially those wonderful leaves of Sue's.
    Margaret corgi owner

  33. Hi Julia, a lovely card and just right for Sue's birthday.

  34. Hello Julia, A gorgeous card, I just had to get that embossing folder when I watched your show. Love the colours and the flowers. Have wished Sue a Happy Birthday.
    Have fun at HQ.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  35. Hello Julia, I really like this card and I will use this layout for lots of cards, as I make quite a few for charity. It lends itself to batch making perfectly which is a big plus for me. Thank you.
    X Ros

  36. Just love the colours and design of this card. Will have to put the background stamp and applique stamp on my to buy list which gets longer every day. Received my order this morning, thankyou, will start playing with them later today. Helen VofG

  37. Afternoon Julia
    Stunning I love the whole concept. Love the flower.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Amanda x

  38. Lovely Julia, I love the colours so bright and bold
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  39. Hi Julia, a fantastic card and love the colour also liking this quilted circle
    stamp looks fabulous.
    Nancyd xx

  40. Hello Julia
    Yet another beautiful card, love everything about it & the colours are so striking.
    Look forward to your newsletters daily to see what amazing creation is awaiting for me.
    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  41. A beautiful card in a very striking colour, love the quilled leaves.x

  42. Love love this card Julia xx


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