Wednesday 21 January 2015

Caring Thoughts

Hi Bloggers.

Another great day of workshops yesterday at Creative Expressions HQ. So amazed that Nan drove over 5 hours each way to attend from North Wales!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the flower stamp from the Justrite Sympathy Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set along the top and the bottom of a piece of Coconut White Card using Cobalt Archival. I inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the top, peeled away the backing sheet and rubbed Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles Glitter Jewels over the surface.

I stamped the sentiment and the 2 floral frames from the same stamp set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut them all out using Justrite Vintage Labels 8 Dies.

I cut the Justrite Vintage Flourish One Die twice out of Deep Blue Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, this card is really beautiful, love the stamps, and the die cut flourishes are gorgeous. Glad the workshops went well. Brave Nan, especially with the bad weather that was forecast. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, I love this card and the colour cobalt really does set it off a treat, beautiful

    Have a great Wednesday everyone, wrap up warm because it is freezing outside, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Love the cobalt blue, fab card x

  4. Gorgeous card & I just love that cobalt blue, so striking.


  5. Another stunning blue card Julia!,,

  6. Lovely card love the colour xx hazel

  7. Lovely colours and what a nice flourish Will have to investigate where I can buy that!

  8. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love it. Pleased your workshops went well.

  9. Morning Julia,

    WOW! This is stunning , love the boarder, the dies and that vintage flourish one die is stunning, The colour is beautiful too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Morning Julia, gorgeous and love the blue and white.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Hi Julia. Very striking card. Hope Nan got home OK with all the snow around. SueL x

  12. Hi Julia
    My word Julia this card is stunning. I love the stamps you have used on this card, and the dies are lovely as well.

  13. Hello Julia and all

    A lovely card, great colour and I really like the flourish. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  14. Hi Julia, this is a really beautiful card, I have these stamps just for the attention to detail on such small flowers. Can I ask as the dies are so expensive if there is one of Sue's dies that I could use in place of the VL eight? Many thanks.
    X Ros

    1. Not really. The stamps are designed to fit the shape of the dies exactly.

    2. Thank you for answering my querie.

  15. WOW Nan you put my 2 hour each way drive to shame - also made me smile thinking about the lady from Poole (that was only 3 hour each way journey) - lovely card I do prefer dark blue.

  16. Lovely card; love the colouring.

  17. What a beautiful card Julia. I love the colour and those flower stamps are just gorgeous. Pat x

  18. Lovely card Julia such a rich colour. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  19. A lovely card today Julia, the colours are so striking and the stamps and dies beautiful. Hugs to all, Linda

  20. Really beautiful card Julia, lovely colours.
    Lynne x

  21. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. I love the colours you have used. I am pleased your workshops went well. Hugs Jackie

  22. omg Julia,I got to get that stamp set. Your card today is beautiful and wonderful colour.
    Take care Maria

  23. Hi Julia
    Such a beautiful card & that shade of blue is stunning.
    Love the soft glittered background, the sentiment & the flourishes really put that finishing touch to a beautiful card.

    Crafty Hugs
    haze xx

  24. Hi Julia, Loving it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Hi Julia

    Clever use for a little detail stamp- another 'why didn't I think of that?'! Lovely colour too.

    Glad the workshop went well.


    T x

  26. This is lovely. Reminds me of the blue and white tiles and pottery in Holland.
    Janice W

  27. Hi Julia,
    Very late but lovely card in very striking colour.
    Pleased you had a lovely day.
    Love Myra


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