Monday 14 July 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

We're heading back down to Glasgow today. I'm hoping to be able to meet up with a friend who I haven't seen for 30 years! I think last time we saw each other we went to see Big Country at the Glasgow Apollo - loved it! I did have quite a crush on the lead singer, Stuart Adamson!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped the Couture Creations French Frame onto a piece of Milk Card and stamped the Curly Corner Stamp through it using Jet Black Archival. I quickly removed the frame, added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Irish Clubs Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut the Couture Creations French Frame of Black Card and glued it around the Curly Corner.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it pot using Couture Creations Cameo Die.

 I wrapped some Black Crochet Ribbon around the bottom section of the card. I cut a border out of Milk Card using one of the dies from the Couture Creations Chandeliers Set and glued it on top of the ribbon. I added some Black Organza Ribbon Roses and some Black Pearls.

I assembled the card as shown adding some more Black Pearls to the top corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Here's another pic of Sue in action on Saturday -

You can see pics from Day 2 at the Papeterie on their blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card, and lovely photos. I see the ladys are standing , I cannot craft sitting down.Take care and I hope you meet up with your friend. Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    hope you have a super day with your friend and have fun recalling memories x
    Thanks for posting links to see the photos and beautiful card it looks very chic in black and white x

  3. Love this card, Julia. Looks like all is a success for your trip. Sue had singers and the Mayor etc on one of her trips. YOU may have singers or ONE in particular...You little Groupie Mabex

  4. Morning Julia, another superb card, love the curly corner stamp. Looks like you and Sue are having a great time, fab pics. Hope you get to spend some time with your friend. Bx

  5. Hi Julia. Love the card. The corner stamps are both so pretty : ) I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend. Enjoy reminiscing about Big Country etc : ) Thanks for the pic again. I am off to have a look at the Papeterie pics now. Have a great day. Take care.

  6. Morning Julia
    Another fabulous card.
    Good luck with meeting your friend - I'm sure it will be like you saw each other just last week! Which reminds me to contact my friend who I met when I was five at primary school - we celebrated being the big six-o last year!!!
    Have a great time in Glasgow.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  7. Morning Julia, lovely card again! Hope you have a good time in Glasgow and manage to meet your friend. I was born just outside of Glasgow and have lots of relations around that area. Love Jean xxx

  8. Morning Julia
    A sensational card today, very chic and elegant. A great way to start the day.
    Amanda xx

  9. Lovely card again. I too, loved Big Country, seems like so long ago.


  10. Morning Julia, A lovely card. I hope you have a lovely catch-up with your friend. Great piccies over on the Papeterie Blog, and gorgeous gorgeous cards on show. Have a great time in Glasgow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I hope you have a great time with your friend. It looks like you had a brilliant time in Aberdeen. My latest addition to Sam Poole's blog can be seen by clicking the link at the side of this blog. Happy Monday. Hugs Jackie

  12. Great card and am enjoying all the photos.
    Hope you have a great day with your friend Julia

  13. Morning Julia, a really beautiful card and great photo's hope you manage
    to catch up with your friend and have a great day.
    Hope to see you both tomorrow.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Someone has taken the words right out of my - chic Have fun today

  15. Another beautiful card with black and white. I love them when you and Sue make them but I never feel I hit the spot when I do it. I think I'll just have to try harder! lol
    Thanks for all the lovely pics from Glasgow Julia, you two are an inspiration!
    Marion B xx

  16. A gorgeous card Julia, love the design...thanks for sharing the photo and hope you get to meet your friend, hugs Carole Z X

  17. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Just love those corners.
    Have a wonderful time with your old friend. and enjoy the rest of your trip.
    Love Val in Spain x

  18. Good morning Julia, liking the contrast between the stamped corner and the die cut corner. Some lovely cards in the pictures. have a super day catching up with your friend, best wishes Jackie D

  19. Good morning Julia, stunning card, love the idea of the cut and stamped corners.
    Hope you have a great meet up,with your friend.
    Happy motoring over to Glasgow, Happy Crafting at the store.
    Patricia xx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, popped over to see the photos of the demo days, beautiful cards on display. Have a good trip to Glasgow, hope you get to see your friend.

  21. Love this card Julia. I like how you've stamped one corner and used the die cut for the other. Hope you catch up with your friend and have a great time - great choice choosing Big Country! lol x

  22. Good morning Julia. Today's card is fabulous!!
    Enjoy your time in Glasgow, and your reunion with your friend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  23. Love the card Julia the corners are great have a lovely day with your friend love June xxxxxc

  24. Morning Julia
    Love this card Julia especially the stamped order, hope you have a lovely time with your friend.

  25. Another gorgeous monochrome card.This one is so pretty.

  26. Hi Julia. I have just looked at the photos, all the cards are lovely but the one you made for the Retreat is absolutely gorgeous. Looks like you are having a super time. Have fun with your friend, bet you have loads to catch up on. SueL x

  27. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Enjoy your time with your friend.

  28. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love those corners and the flowers. The pics are great, thank you for sharing, you and Sue are so inspirational. Safe travels and I hope that you get to meet up with your friend, enjoy.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Fabulous card Julia, what beautiful corners. Enjoy meeting up with your friend, you'll both have so much to talk about. Great photos from Papertrie. Pat x

  30. Another great card Julia. I think I saw you demo this one on C&C. Love black and white.
    Hope your trip is going well and that you manage to meet up with your friend

  31. Julia - I saw you do this card as a demo on the TV and I know you said it did not go right, however I could not see the "happy accidents" in the close up shots. Good card - great idea for the frame.

  32. Hl Julia,very nice card .Love the corner stamps. Enjoy Glasgow,hope you have time to meet your friends.
    Maria x

  33. Hi Julia,very nice card,love the corner stamps.
    Have a nice time in Glasgow,hope you have time to meet you friends.
    Maria x

  34. Hi Julia,

    Oh wow, what an absolutely stunning card. I have to have the curly corner stamp!

    I so wish it was a feminine card I was now about to go and make! I appear to be becoming Mr WheelyBad's personal stationer :-) I wonder what he's doing wrong when all these people he's working with keep leaving!

    Crafty hugs and a safe journey for both yourself and Sue.

    T x

  35. Lovely card Julia, I love that corner stamp.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  36. Hi Julia,
    Another beautiful monochrome card today. Thank you it is so elegant and classy.
    Thank you for enabling us to see the photos of the Aberdeen event as well as your own and Sue's lovely cards. Much appreciated.
    Hope you have a lovely time with your friend and a great day tomorrow.
    After which, safe journey home.
    Love Myra

  37. Great card Julia, hope you meet up with your friend xxx

  38. Hello Julia, a really elegant card user friendly for either male or female, can't ask for more really. I hope you and your friend have a great time catching up, more importantly recognising each other.
    X Ros

  39. Oh WOW Julia what a stunningly elegant card I love B&W it never fails to look expensive and at the end of the day is only card! so relatively inexpensive to make but leaves such a lasting impression! lovely xxx Vick
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