Monday 20 April 2015


Hi Bloggers.

My daughter, Kathryn, has blogged some photos from Ally Pally last weekend. You can see them here. She's disappointed as it looks like the college she's selected to do her masters next year may not be running the course she wants to do so she has asked me to share the course info with as many people as I can to dry and get some more sign-ups. If you know anyone who might be interested in Aquaculture, please point them in this direction.

Here's today's card -

For the main 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 (repeating pattern) and inked around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface. I left it a few minutes to dry and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

For the panels, I added some Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste through the Daisy Chain Mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I cut it into 3 panels, inked around the edges with Antique Linen and matted onto Milk Card.

 I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Wedding Greetings Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Saltzburg die set and inked through the die with Antique Linen. I cut the largest die in the set out of Milk Card and glued the 2 die cuts together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I made a flower using White Felt from the Wedding Collection and cut a couple of leaves out of Milk Card using the Couture Creations Vintage Branch Die.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card just my style.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card to greet us today, love it. Hope your daughter gets what she wants with her course.

    Happy Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Hi Julia, another amazing card, love it all, the sentiment is just perfect, and would be great for Valentine's Day as well. Hope Kathryn gets the support for her course. Congrats to Sparrow for winning the craft clinic bits. have a great Monday all. Bx

  4. Gorgeous card today & lovely photos.


  5. A lovely card Julia I like the panels. The photos are lovely of you and your daughter it looks like you had a great time xx

  6. A delightful wedding card.

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is stunning a beautiful wedding card. I hope your daughter finds support for her course has she tried Southampton university. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  8. A really lovely card Julia,

  9. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love the design. Hope your Daughter gets a place but never heard of Aquaculture before.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Hi Julia, a really lovely card and the panels look stunning. X Ros

  11. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card. Love the design and colours you have used.
    Great photos from Katheryn, looks like you all had a great time.

  12. Lovely card Julia I particularly love the soft colours How disappointing for your daughter Something similar happened to my daughter She took a year out but stayed in ed When she went to take up the prev course she had a place for the uni had changed it to inc a lot she was not interested on So had a complete change of direction and never looked back Kids too old to pass info on to Has she tried abroad? If she'd be away at uni then she'd be away from home anyway....

  13. Hi Julia. A tense time then for Kathryn, I do hope things get sorted for her sooner rather than later. Your card is very pretty, love your felt flower. SueL x

  14. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. I hope Kathryn gets enough names.

  15. Very pretty card julia love the sentiment hope Kathryn gets what she wants thank you love June horrocks xxx

  16. Hi Julia,what a gorgeous card to start the week love the soft colouring.Can't do anything about your daughter Kathryn as I live in Spain .I do feel for her and hope all goes well.Take care Jane B.

  17. Gorgeous card! The sentiment is so lovely. I hope the course your daughter wants to take goes ahead, fingers crossed! xxx

  18. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, I do like a tri-panel but never think to make them myself. Hope your daughter gets her course sorted out. Very disappointing for her.

  19. Morning Julia
    Stunning card - love the delicate colours
    Hope your daughter gets the course she wants
    Carol x

  20. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful card. Great layout, pretty colours and lovely sparkle. Another one to copy. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm disappointed for your daughter, I hope she finds a solution.

    Congratulations Sparrow.

    Best wishes.

  21. Morning Julia, This card is positively gorgeous.
    Such disappointing news for Kathryn, I hope a solution can be found.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia
    A simply stunning card today. It's a shame that Kathryn isn't able to do her course. I hope she can find a solution.

  23. Absolutely gorgeous Julia, I love all these techniques you use on here particularly the Sparkle glitter. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  24. Fabulous card Julia. I love the embossed background and the panels are gorgeous. I hope Kathryn soon finds somewhere to do her Masters, the youngsters really need all the qualifications they can get nowadays! Pat x

  25. Lovely card....super pictures.... we don't see enough of you on create and craft....your missed...!
    Luv Rach :)

  26. Lovely card today, the sentiment is beautiful. Hugs to all, Linda.

  27. Hi Julia
    Love todays card, absolutely beautiful & I love all the different textures you have used, love the triple strip effect as I think it always looks so dimensional.

    Stunning as always

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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