Thursday 2 April 2015

Lazy Daisy Day

Hi Bloggers.

Another day of workshops today at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering. I believe that John Lockwood is coming along to hinder! Anything could happen!

This card is a little larger than I would have liked but I couldn't bare to cut down the gorgeous paper from Phill Martin's Decadent Damask 8 x 8 Paper Pad - I'm sure many of you know where I'm coming from on that!

Just love the corner design on this paper which is why I couldn't cut it down!

I stamped the frame and the sentiment from John Lockwood's Daisy Corner Elements Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A and added a few dots of Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim PVA to the bubbles on the image. I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set out of Coconut White Card and rubbed Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Gilding Wax over the pretty edges of the die cut. I cut a Spellbinders 6 x 6 matting Basics A Die out of Cobalt Card.

I misted a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding with Decadent Denim Ink Spray Mist and once dry, I tied it into a bow. I tied a knot in a piece of White Tulle. I tied another bow out of a couple of lengths of Baker's Twine from the Primary Set. I filled a metal dazzler setting with Decadent Denim PVA. Once dry, I added it to my bows.

I made a couple of Decorative Stick Pins using Creative Expressions Stick Pin Elements.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, this card is so striking, all the different products just work so well together. I can see why you did not want to cut the paper down, it is just beautiful. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, wow what a fabulous card today, I love the cobalt colour and I have the pads that you have used and can understand why you don't want to cut them up, they really are lovely. This is a super duper card, love it.

    It is a very wet Thursday here in Kent, hope yours is better, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Hi Julia. This colour is very fashionable at the moment, especially in clothing. Well done Phill. Lovely card. Have a good day at HQ. SueL x

  4. Morning Julia.
    Very nice card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and fantastic colours and paper. Have a great day
    John seems to be quite funny so with you both it will be a scream.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I can see why you didn't want to cut down the beautiful paper. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  7. Another beautiful blue card , love the paper and the stamping Julia,

  8. Again, beautiful and in my favourite colours

  9. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card today and I love the colour and the daisy stamp goes so well with it! Just gorgeous! Love Jane.

  10. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, can fully understand you not wanting the cut the paper it's beautiful.

  11. Wow julia this card is beautiful the colour and the lay out is brill thank you love June horrocks xxxx

  12. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful card. I wouldn't have wanted to cut down the paper either. It is all lovely, great colours and love your bows. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm sure you will have a good day, enjoy.

    Best wishes.

  13. Oh my word, this is fantastic, just love the background and what you've done with the daisies x

  14. Hi Julia, love this card and it's vibrant colour. Hope you enjoy your day, and have a Blessed Easter. X Ros

  15. Wow Julia this is lovely. I especially like the Spellbinder die and the dazzler setting filled with the pva - fantastic.

  16. Wow love it fabulous colours xx hazel

  17. Hi Julia, I have to agree with you, it would be a definite 'no no' to cut this paper down, the corners are gorgeous, as is your beautiful card.
    I hope your workshops have gone well and that John hasn't hindered you too much !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, understand you could not cut that paper up
    Hope you had a good workshop,
    Maria x

  19. Really gorgeous colours used today Julia. xx

  20. Hi Julia,

    I am running a bit late today lol! Hope you had a fabulous workshop, despite John being there and hope he did not cause you too much trouble lol!!! Love the card and I know what you mean about the paper, I have that trouble all the time , the image on the paper is so nice you don't wish to lose any, good job they were only 8X8 and not 12X12!!!

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  21. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card & love that shade of blue, really vibrant & very striking.
    Lovely background paper & I wouldn't be able to cut into it either as too gorgeous...
    Beautiful sentiment, stick pin bow & altogether a beautiful creation...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  22. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and I love the colours. I love the cobalt blue card it's a lovely shade of blue. Love the papers too.
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xx

  23. Hi Julia
    What a pretty card I love the blue tones you have used. The blue PVA in the dazzler setting is a touch of genius I never would have thought of that- thank you for the inspiration... Must buy some dazzler settings now!


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