Saturday 5 July 2014

A Day to Celebrate

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Irish Clubs Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed some Golden Lilac Gilding Wax all over.

I cut a Couture Creations French Frame out of Mauve Card. I cut a second French Frame and snipped away just the ornate corner. I glued this in the opposite corner to the corner in the complete frame.

I stamped the sentiment from the Celebration Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Couture Creations Cameo Die and inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Organza Ribbon Rose.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Mini Pearl Swirls, a 5mm Black Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lilac PVA around the edges.

With the first batch of 19 sets of sample cards all sold on ebay and posted, £96.65 has been raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. Many thanks to those of you who have taken part.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia, I'm liking the dies Couture Creations are coming up with and the sentiment you have chosen for this card, Congratulations on the money raised for your charity, best wishes Jackie D

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very pretty card, wow you and Sue are going to be very busy, thank you both. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, lovely card, do like that die. Congratulations on the money raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. Love Jean xxx

  4. Another lovely card Julia. Great frame die. Congratulations on raising the money for such a worthy cause.
    Love Val in Spain x

  5. Love the card.That frame makes it a little different.

  6. A lovely card Julia in my favourite colours..great use of the die. Many congrats on the fundraising, hugs Carole Z X

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I received my card samples in the post yesterday I can't tell you what a thrill it was to open the parcel and go through the samples. They look great on screen but they look so much better in the flesh. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to own some of your samples it is such a brilliant way to raise money for the charity. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Well done on the fundraising on my iPod I struggled to navigate around eBay and find you! Please do it again and I'll have another try I really like the frame die and I can see me utilising this one At the top of my Need List now when I next have a spend

  9. Lovely card Julia, love the colours.
    Congratulations on your fund raising. The few cards I sell at work I donate some of my money to charities, it's always a great feeling when I can help them.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  10. Hi Julia. Love the card, that mauve is so pretty. Thank you for such a great way of raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Wonderful idea. Are you packed and ready for your trip with Sue. Have a great time with safe trouble free travelling : ) Take care.

  11. Hi Julia, beautiful card, love the colours, and the frame/corner die is fab. Well done on the fund raising for a wonderful charity. Hope your road trip goes smoothly, travel safely. Bx

  12. Good morning Julia. Another beautiful card for us today! I love all your techniques. Well done on the sale of your samples for such a worthy cause. I received my parcel yesterday and am so thrilled with them!! Enjoy your trip with Sue, and keep safe in your travels. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  13. Lovely card Julia, such a pretty lilac. Congrats on raising so much for such a worthy cause. Pat x

  14. Hi Julia, love the card and the colours such a pretty frame will have to get it . love Jean Z xx

  15. Love the French frame die - gorgeous card, and congratulations on the sale of your samples x

  16. Good morning Julia
    Fab card today, love how you have offset the French frame die.
    Congrats on the fund raising.
    Amanda x

  17. Love the card Julia so pretty and the colours are beautiful. I do my cards for Christies have done for many years. Congrats on your fundraising love June xxxxxx

  18. Morning Julia,
    Well done on raising so much money. Love the card today very pretty.

  19. Morning Julia,
    Stunning card and the colours are lovely.
    Congrats on the fund raising - I do it for my local hospice where I have been a volunteer for 18 years.

  20. Lovely card and great news about funds raised xx hazel

  21. Morning Julia
    Congratulations indeed on the fundraising, unfortunately I didn't get to bid. Laptop has broken and I'm managing on my tablet at the moment.
    Love this corner die, I've got the Irish Clubs embossing folder which I love and another corner die so I am going to do my version. Either when the football or the Tour de France is on. Not so keen on Wimbledon. So crafting for me this weekend - Yippee!! Take care on your travels with Sue. Have fun!
    Sheila x

  22. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love how you,ve used the frame. Congratulations on raising the money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

  23. Hi Julia a beautiful card today really like that corner die and how you have shown so many ways to use it thank you

  24. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the colours and those beautiful corners. Have a wonderful day with Sue, there are going to be a lot of happy ladies, safe travels.
    Congratulations on raising so much for the Teenage Cancer Trust, my cards arrived yesterday, I am over the moon with them.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Lovely card today and I really like the corner die! Congratulations on raising so much for the charity!
    Marion xx

  26. Beautiful Julia, love the frame, very elegant.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. Hi Julia

    A lovely card with beautiful colours, very sophisticated!

    Congratulations on your fundraising too, a very good idea.

    Crafty hugs,

    T x

  28. I am a happy winner of two of these sets of samples - I was greedy - they arrived yesterday and were taken to craft club today. They were admired and inspirational - there was even a sigh or two of "I wish I could glue dot like that".

  29. Another great card julia. Have a great trip with sue, wish you could do some demonstrations in the south of england

  30. Hi Julia, a beautiful card and a great colour love the embossing folders.
    Have a safe trip and I hope to see you both in Glasgow.
    Nancyd xx


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