Saturday 11 April 2015


Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of Ally Pally. Don't forget to come and say hello if you're attending. Tracey is running Make & Takes this time - first time we've done this so it's sure to be busy!

John Lockwood is launching some new stamps this weekend and here's a sample I've made from one of his new sets and a gorgeous new Spellbinders Die Set -

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from John's Rosebud Elements Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in the roses with Scarlet Flame Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Ink from the Autumn Shades Set and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set. I used the Out of the Box Technique (will hopefully demo that on the Craft Clinic on Monday) and cut out using one of the dies im the Spellbinders Imperial Square Die Set. I inked through the die with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I cut the largest die in the set out of Rich Red Card. At the emboss stage, I added the die I used for the frame to give me a faux piercing look.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics Die Set out of Coconut White Card and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bed of Roses Embossing Folder. I added Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to the very edges.

 Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card, with a brilliant sentiment. Have a great weekend and take care. Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card today, love the sentiment, John used it yesterday on his card, looks like I will be getting this tomorrow at Ally Pally, well that is if there are any left.

    Have a happy Saturday everyone whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. A beautiful card using a lovely selection of goodies. Have fun at A P.

  4. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I love the dies and stamps. We are just about to set off for Ally Pally. I am so excited. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  5. Stunning card today. Have fun at Ally Pally meeting everyone.


  6. Good morning Julia,a stunning card again today!Have a great weekend at A P Take care JaneB.

  7. Hello Julia, this card is just out of this world, that new die has just shot to the top of my wish list, love the colours and the rose stamp is gorgeous. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, lovely to hear that Kathryn is joining you. Take care and hope everyone enjoys themselves. Bx

  8. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, the die is gorgeous as are John's stamps. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.

  9. Morning Julia, a beautiful card. Enjoy Ally Pally everyone.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi julia beautiful card the colour is stunning have a great day today I'm sulking because I can't get there love June xxxx

  11. What a fabulous die square Julia that is Julia. I love doing square cards so I'm going to be looking out for that one. Your card is fab, love the out of the box die cutting and John's sentiment is oh so true! Have a great day at Ally Pally, wish I was joining in the fun :(( Pat x

  12. What a lovely card. I love the color and the die is gorgeous.

  13. A lovely card Julia, John's stamp looks great. Say 'Hi to him form me. xxxx

  14. Stunning card Julia, Love this new die from Spellbinders, how elegant are they? Love John's new stamps too, waiting to see what other wonderful sentiments he has come up with lol!

    Have a great weekend

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Hi Julia. What a lovely card, I like very much the die and John's stamp. Thinking of you all at Ally Pally, have fun. SueL x

  16. Love the colours and the die and sentiment stamp is gorgeous. Have a great time together at Ally Pally x

  17. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the die and sentiment.

  18. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. The Imperial Square die looks beautiful cut, great colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Hope the day is going smoothly - very hectic I suspect That's one reason why I'm coming tomorrow Just hope there's stock left! Today's card is lovely I'll be recording C&C because I'd like a recap on the out of the box technique Take care and don't over do it See you tomorrow

  20. Very striking card and colours today Julia. Have a nice time at Ally Pally. xx

  21. Hi Julia
    A lovely striking card today using Spellbinders and Johns new stamps.

  22. Hi Julia,
    a wonderful card, love the die . Beautiful red colour.
    Fabulous meeting you again and I wish you good luck for tomorrow.
    The make and take was great fun ,thank you
    Take care Maria x

  23. Hi Julia
    This is definitely a stunning vibrant card & I love it...
    Liking the new Spellbinder dies & John's stamps are beautiful.
    Lovely colour & so pretty..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  24. Stunning card Julie, absolutely love the colours x

  25. Hi Julia

    Great card for the Friday Freebie and I love the sentiment

    Have a good weekend

    June x

  26. A bold and beautiful card today! I am not familiar to the "Out of the Box" technique. I have enjoyed watching your shows on hochanda and hope you can show this technique there.


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