We had a great day at Strikes in Northallerton yesterday. Meant to take photos but were so busy that we clean forgot until the end of the day.
We're travelling to Aberdeen today.
So, the big surprise is the launch of the second release of Sue's dies - a little later than planned but they're available now. Sue is doing a special launch of them over on her blog with regular posts on her blog today through to Monday with giveaways on every post. So, please be sure to check her blog over the next few days here. Unfortunately, they are not available in my Amazon Store as I have closed it while I am away.
Here's today's card -
Wrought Iron Corner in each corner using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. It's very subtle as I rubbed the ink pad over the surface of the stamp rather than tapping it on. 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 and inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Couture Creations Ornamental Rectangle Die. I cut a Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Rectangle out of Black Card.
Couture Creations Ivy out of Black card and some of Sue's Faux Quilled Blooms out of Rich Red Card.
Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Vintage Button.
Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hello Julia, a really striking card, love that sentiment and the colours. Oooh new dies, mmmm why is there so much month left at the end of the money! May have to wait a bit. Glad you and Sue are enjoying the trip. BxReplyDelete
Thank you a really beautiful card. Looking forwardto seeing all the new dies. Have a good time and take care Kitty
Wow, what a striking card this is. I don't usually care for too much black but this card may make me change my ideas. Glad you are having a good trip.ReplyDelete
Marion B xx
Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. It is very exciting about Sue's new dies. Have a safe journey. Love JackieReplyDelete
Morning Julia another lovely card. Glad you had a good time in Northallertton yesterday. Safe journey to Aberdeen. Love Jean xxxReplyDelete
Lovely card, quite striking. Glad you are enjoying your trip bet its great to put faces to names!ReplyDelete
Hi Julia. Glad that you enjoyed day 1 of your road trip : ) Love this pretty card, the Ornamental Rectangle Die is lovely. Sue's new dies are going to be fantastic, the first one certainly is : ) Have a great day 2. Take care.ReplyDelete
Great card Julia ..Love the colours ..ReplyDelete
I Will check out sue blog.
Enjoy you day today xxx
WOW - when I saw this on your show I thought it was stunning!! Very effective and I love the ornamental rectangle die.
WOW again - on the release of Sue's dies. Her blog is going to go in to melt down over the weekend. Take care on your drive to Aberdeen. Enjoy your day.
Lovely card, the black diecut really stands out against the embossed background.ReplyDelete
Lovely card Julia !ReplyDelete
Have a good thrip,
Beautiful card it really stands out.Glad you had a good day yesterday and are now off to my home city,Aberdeen!Safe journey.ReplyDelete
A very striking card today Julia, so glad it all went well in Northallerton, hope you have a safe journey to Aberdeen. Will be having a look on Sue's blog as usual, exciting times! lol xxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, a beautiful card still like black and white very striking.ReplyDelete
glad you had good day hope your Journey north is pleasant for you both.
See you on Tues.
Morning Julia. Safe journey today. Lovely card today. Kind regards Joanne K xReplyDelete
Lovely card Julia, the red flowers really make it stand out.ReplyDelete
Hugs to all
Lovely card and sentiment Julia xx hazelReplyDelete
Morning Julia, Glad yesterday went well, bet the peeps loved it. Safe journey to Aberdeen.ReplyDelete
Lovely card, as always.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
So pleased you & Sue had a good day yesterday. Pretty card today, the touch of red with the black and white is lovely. Pat xReplyDelete
Lovely card today, and I love the rectangle die. I'm glad that your first day on the road went well. Oh those lucky people up in Scotland.
Good morning Julia. Another beautiful card today! Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. Enjoy your trip to Aberdeen too. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxxReplyDelete
Morning Julia a stunning card - love the colours. Hope you enjoyed Northallerton and also hope you enjoy Aberdeen. Crafty Regards Julie kay xReplyDelete
Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the sentiment. Off to Sue's blog! Take care.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia lovely card today so romantic Beryl xxReplyDelete
Stunning card today love the colours. Hope you are having a whale of a time in Scotland. Just seen Sue's new dies as usual fab
Julia - Saw this card and immediately thought nice. Glad yesterday went so well, I am sure Aberdeen will do their best to be as good if not better.ReplyDelete
Hello Julia, I like this card it's an unusual shape and I think the bow is just right as it needs to draw the eyes in.ReplyDelete
This is a wow card Julia very elegent I'm glad you had a good time safe journey today love June xxxxReplyDelete
Another great card Julia, although the ivy looks more like holly to me - perhaps its just my eyes!!ReplyDelete
Have a good journey
Hello Julia, Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday, it was such a pleasure to meet you and Sue and I learnt so much, can't wait to play with my paints.ReplyDelete
Still in Northallerton, hotel had problems with wifi, just managed to get on in town, will look at yesterday's card when I get home. Safe journey to Aberdeen, the ladies are in for a treat.
Hugs June xxx
Love the card for today. Have a good trip and look forward to hearing all about it.ReplyDelete
Love Elaine x
Very pretty. Love the background and what a beautiful sentiment. I think Sue's dies are going to be a must.ReplyDelete
Love Val in Spain x
Love the card Will go look at the dies Can't wait to see what's on offer I love what BridgetCG said in her comment - month is far too long!ReplyDelete
Stunning card and I wholly agree with Bridget. Need to win lotto....
Lovely Julia,great that things are going well,you both will be exausted by Monday.ReplyDelete
Well Julia, this card is stunning! I love absolutely everything about it and everything you've used on it is now on my wish list! I love the sentiment and those wonky rectangles! Glad all is going well! Hugs Carole Z XReplyDelete
Wow, this is absolutely my sort of thing, I love it and I need those wrought iron corner stamps, they look amazing with the embossed cardstock
A truly stunning card. Well done Julia, hope the road trip continues to be a success.