Saturday, 20 December 2014


Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by randomly stamping the flower cluster from the Justrite Sympathy Vintage 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord. I ran some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue around the edges and then sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels over and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Hope & Love Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 9 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I stamped the floral frame from the Justrite Sympathy Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Mauve Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 8.

I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little Violet Frost Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set. I used this with a piece of Cut n Dry Foam to change the colour of a piece of White Crochet Ribbon. Once dry, I made 2 flowers. I cut 2 leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Petite Vinery Die Set and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a pretty card with a beautiful sentiment. Take care Kitty.

  2. Lovely card Julia, I love the colours and the stamp you used for the background is lovely
    Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

  3. Hi Julia, lovely card, love the flower stamp and the pretty colour. Lilian in Cornwall

  4. Lovely card today, very pretty.


  5. Morning Julia and all crafters, gorgeous card today, I so love the colours, you always make your cards come to life.

    Have a great Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. Beautiful card Julia.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Such a pretty stamp that you've used for the background Julia and the colours are gorgeous. Pat x

  8. Pretty card I'm such a fan of the crochet ribbon

  9. Hello Julia a very lovely card, i love your backgrounds, and this one is no exception. Lovely colours too. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Hi Julia. Lovely card and the sentiments suits me down to the ground. I was named by my boss at work at the terrier cos I would never give up trying, I just don't like things beating me (some call it pig headed!!) SueL x

  11. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card. very pretty colour.

  12. Morning Julia
    A beautiful card today in my favourite Dusty Concord.
    Thank you for all your inspiration.
    Sheila x

  13. Hi Julia and all

    Beautiful card. I really like the colours and the background stamp.
    Thank you

    Best wishes

  14. Hello Julia, Pretty card, love the subtle colours, background and those gorgeous flowers.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Lovely card the sentiment is beautiful. I really like the crochet ribbon, thank you Julia xx

  16. Beautiful card beautiful words thank you Julia xx

  17. Hi Julia
    Another Beautiful & Stunning card from a very talented lady.
    Love the colours & everything else & the crochet ribbon roses are so pretty.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  18. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card I do like the colour very much. Hugs Jackie

  19. Hi Julia, a beautiful card and dusty concord one of my favourite colours.
    Have a nice weekend everyone .
    Nancyd xx

  20. Hi Julia, Gorgeous background, gorgeous stamping, gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. beautiful card love thew colours xx hazel

  22. Love the colours on this card. Will I ever learn to get the flowers to look as good as yours ........I suspect no, without using yards and yards of lace!!!!!!!

  23. Hi Julia, beautiful card, lovely layout and words. Diane

  24. Beautiful, Julia. I love all shades of purple and especially love the crochet ribbon flowers.

  25. Gorgeous card in luscious purples! Thanks for your ideas.


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