Friday 17 April 2015

Always & Forever

Hi Bloggers.

Had a great day at Doodleso in Prestatyn yesterday. Lovely shop! It was so nice to wake up looking at the sea! Got home late last night so as usual this is a scheduled post as I intend to be tucked up in bed when it goes live! Just an early heads up - I'll be back at Domino Crafts in Wolverhampton tomorrow for another demo.

When I gave you the drive times yestersday, it was so that you could get some idea of how long a taxi drive it would be from the station or hotel if you come by train. I don't actually assume that everyone can drive - my daughter has to take the trains everywhere as she can't drive yet. My journey to Prestatyn would have been shorter time wise had I been able to take the train but I have to take so much stuff with me that I would struggle to get on and off the train! The M1 and the M6 are a nightmare at the moment with roadworks all over the place!

Anyway, enough of that - here's today's card :

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder. I rounded the edges with a punch,

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Mr & Mrs Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Die Set and inked though the die with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I cut the next size die in the set out of Milk Card.

I cut a bunch of the Couture Creations Vintage Branch Die out of Coconut White and Milk Card and arranged them around the sentiment.

I cut the border from Sue's Dotty 3D Bow Die Set out of Milk Card and made a bow using the same die set again out of Milk Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some CS Ivory PVA in the corners.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, glad you got home safely, and that the workshops went well, what a pity you have to do the M6 again, hope it is not so busy. Love the card today, very classy and elegant, and the branch die, is fab. You can never have enough foliage dies. Take care. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card love the way you used the branch die to frame
    your sentiment very inventive that's we all love your blog for all the great ideas.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia.
    You must be exhausted all that traveling. Todays card is lovely Thank you. Take it easy, Have a good day Kitty.

  4. Lovely card Julia, drive safe!

  5. Morning Julia, a truly stunning card today, love it.
    Have a great Friday everyone stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. So gorgeous and stylish, xxx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colour and the dies are fantastic. I hope you enjoy some rest today you are such a busy lady. Hugs Jackie

  8. Love the colours and the 3D bows are one of my "go to" sets Because it means I can colour coordinate them to match card the foliage etc really make that beautiful sentiment pop Have a great day x

  9. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous card, love the way you have framed the sentiment. Sounds like you enjoyed your day yesterday.

  10. Good morning Julia,wow a very elegant card today and I love the way you used the branch die as a frame around the sentiment,very clever .take care JaneB.

  11. Love this card Julia it's beautiful glad you had a good day try to rest today love June xxxxxxxxx

  12. Hi Julia. Hope you enjoyed your lie in. I went up north last week on M6 but luckily as it was Easter Monday there were no roadworks, but I came back home on M1 and it was a nightmare. No roadworks, just volume of Friday afternoon traffic stopping and starting. Took an hour longer to get home. SueL x

  13. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I really like white on white and I love the way you have used the branch dies. Thank you for sharing.

    I'm pleased you had a good day at Prestatyn. Thank you for the information you gave regarding travel times. I hope you were not offended by the comment about being difficult to get there it was not intended as a criticism

    Best wishes.

  14. Morning Julia, A stunning card, I'm especially loving the vintage branch die-cuts, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia, A stunning card, I'm especially loving the vintage branch die-cuts, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the sentiment.

  17. Hi Julia a beautiful card the vintage branch looks amazing,I think I need that die.i love the whole card.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  18. Hi Julia
    Love todays card, and the vintage branch looks lovely. Live how you've done the ribbon as well.

  19. Afternoon Julia
    Stunning card, love how the branch looks surrounding the sentiment.
    Amanda xx

  20. Love the card today. Hope you managed a rest! Linda

  21. Wow! those branches enhance the sentiment beautifully. A gorgeous card Julia. Pat x

  22. This is beautiful Julia lovely elegant wedding card. xx

  23. Really pretty, Julia.

  24. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card Julia just absolutely love it. So classy. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  25. Hi Julia
    Beautiful delicate card & the vintage branch die cuts looks so pretty around the sentiment.
    Love the finishing touch with sue's border & bow which is perfect to complete this lovely card

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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