Thursday, 8 January 2015

A Life Full of Joy

Hi Bloggers.

Just to let you know that my appearance on the Craft Clinic on Monday has been pushed back a week to 19th January.

To answer a few queries I've had - the workshop on 20th January at Creative Expressions is a repeat of the one being held on 15th January. The workshops just outside Milton Keynes are all on Saturdays so that people who work have the opportunity to attend. It's not possible to do weekend workshops at Creative Expressions as the buildings are only open during the week.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card 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 the very edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

I stamped the fans and the sentiment from the Justrite Vintage Fan & Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Blue Maroon Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut them out using Justrite Vintage Fan Die.

I stamped the Justrite Autumn Damask Background using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Blue Maroon Aurora Embossing Powder. I matted it onto a piece of Plum Card.

I cut the Couture Creations Lotus Filet Die out of Plum Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls, some White Mini Pearl Swirls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, this card is just a delight to see, everything about it is beautiful and striking. Loved the videos you did with Sue, great tips, especially the texture paste one. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, Beautiful card today, love that damask background stamp so pretty.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Lovely card, very pretty.


  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Thank you for organizing some workshops on Saturdays and thinking of those of us that work. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  5. Morning Julia, very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Pretty cards and lovely colours

  7. Morning Julia
    WOW just love this card it is so elegant.
    Carol x

  8. Hi Julia, love the card. Watched the videos yesterday, Thanks for all the inspiration!

  9. Love this card colours are lovely thank you julia Love June xxxx

  10. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful, card today.

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

  11. Hi Julia

    A lovely card witb luscious colours... need that filet die though, its gorgeous!


    T x

  12. Hello Julia, this for me is the nicest card using the fans, I love the colours with its contrasts between inks and cardstock. Thank you.
    X Ros

  13. Hi Julia
    Todays card looks very opulent & rich, love the colours for this one.
    The vintage fan is such a pretty shape & love the sentiment too.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  14. Hello Julia, This card is so rich and opulent, love the warm colours, this is my favourite fan card.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Gorgeous colours Julia, very oppulent, love it.
    Lynne x

  16. Hi Julia. Lovely card and the colour is striking. SueL x


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