Saturday 6 June 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

I'm demoing at Strikes Garden Centre in Stokesly today 10 till 4 - please pop by if you're in the area. I had a long drive up here yesterday so would be great to see lots of people at the demo.

I have a very simple card today made up from some demo bits -

I stamped the frame image and the sentiment together from John Lockwood's Dogwood Flower Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Grape Embossing Powder. I used a Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Die with the out of the box technique in a couple of places to cut it out.

I cut a delicate fancy frame out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Blooming Collection.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set out of Lilac Card. At the emboss stage, I added the next sized die to give me a faux piercing effect. I added a little 3mm White Pearl in the centre of each flower around the frame.

I assembled the card as shown adding a little Purple Dazzler to each corner and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Pretty colours and thanks for the reminder re "out of the box" technique Have fun today

  2. Morning Julia, another beautiful card, love the way the diees and stamps have fitted together.

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

  3. Hi Julia. A very pretty card, you must have a fantastic "box of demo bits" . Have a wonderful day today. Sue xxx

  4. Morning Julia.
    Beautiful card, Thank you ,have a great day take care Kitty.

  5. Very pretty. Have a good day.

  6. Morning Julia. A beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Hi Julia, very pretty card. Lol lynne m x x x

  8. Morning Julia, simple but stunning. Julie Noyce

  9. Hi Julia...even though it is a long day for you I hope that you have a wonderful time with your demos and also a pleasant return journey home...

    Love this card Julia, especially the colour so thank you for sharing with us many different layers that come together in a very effective way...before finding the blogs of Sue, yourself and John I never knew dies existed let alone being able to compliment the card with various different again thank you for your Blog it is a godsend and a wonderful inspiration to me...

    Please can yourself or your friends here tell me what the "out of the box technique" is..I'm sure it is something easy but I can't for the life of me figure out what it means...

    Anyways Julia...I promise no sincere apologies to you...I don't quite think it raised the smiles I thought it would have done...

    Take care Love Beth B x x x

  10. Lovely card, especially like the flower stamp. Enjoy your demo day x

  11. Lovely card, love the stamping and colour. Linda.

  12. Sunning little card Julia. ...! Hope you have a great day ....
    is there was any chance of getting a set of dies that give the faux piercing effect large enough to do the outer layer on the
    base card ....could you request it from either creative expressions or Sue please.
    I love the pierced effect on Sue's noble dies just want the bigger squares up to 7 1/2 inches ...
    Luv Rach :)

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  15. A simple but beautiful card Julia, have a great day,

  16. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, made form your demo pieces. Hope you have a good one today.

  17. Lovely card, very pretty.


  18. Good morning Julia, great card very pretty!have a great weekend,take care Jane B.

  19. Hi Julia
    This card is lovely and in my favourite colours. I love the triple frame die, but as I said before I was a little disappointed that the die didn't give me a double row of faux piercing. I'll have to have a look at your instructions and have a play.

  20. Hello Julia, lovely card, very pretty with the stamping and soft colours, hope you have a great day with the demos and lots of people attend. Take care. Bx

  21. Good morning Julia, hope you have a good day I'm sure you will!!! Fab card thanks.
    Safe journey home. Loopy Lynda xxx

  22. Hi Julia,
    This is a really pretty card, I love the colours.
    Heather Treble

  23. Morning Julia
    This card is so delicate and beautiful - love the colours you have used, and johns stamp is beautiful
    Enjoy your day today
    Carol x

  24. Morning Julia, today's card is in my favourite colour, I love lilac, and it is such a pretty design, thank you.
    Rosemary xx

  25. Morning Jula
    Love today's card, it is gorgeous and the colour combination too....have a lovely day

  26. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies of course. Have a great day demonstrating I would be there like a shot if we lived closer. Hugs Jackie

  27. Morning Julia,

    I love today's card, I do like John's stamps and have quite a few of them now, but this is one I have not got yet. The colours are beautiful.
    Have a great weekend
    Maggie in Solihull

  28. Stunning card Julia the dies are so delicate love them thank you have a good demo day love June horrocks xxx

  29. That's really pretty. I love the delicate colour.

  30. Hi Julia,
    Pretty card and gorgeous colours, hope you have a great day at Stokesly.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  31. A beautiful card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  32. Gorgeous card, beautiful design x

  33. Hello Julia and all.

    Lovely Card. I love the colour and dies you have used. The out the box technique always looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  34. Hi Julia, a really pretty card, and the shades of lilac/ purple look great together.
    X Ros

  35. Lovely card today Julia, such pretty colours and I love the way the central stamped design spills over the edges.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  36. Hi Julia,
    Hope you avea good day. Too far for me to travel but would love to see you demonstate one day.
    This card is really nice - I don't use lilac enough but you have made it look really appealing today.
    I'm going to dig some out of my stash now!!
    Anne M. x

  37. Hi Julia,

    beautiful card, love the dies used.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  38. Hi Julia, I love the lilac card, it is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the 'out of the box' technique, a gorgeous card.
    Hoping today goes well for you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  39. Hi Julia,
    Fab. card , like candy floss in the colou.
    Hope you had lot of people at your demos.

    Hugs Maria x

  40. Hi Julia I really enjoyed today demonstration , tips at Stokesley Strikes garden centre and hope you had a save journey home thank you Gaby

  41. Hi Julia love this technique and the colours are so pretty.xx

  42. Hi Julia, lovely card an it don't look that simple to me, it's really pretty. Take Care Melody xx

  43. It may be simple Julia bit it's so effective. I love the stamped image and the colour. Pat x

  44. A beautiful, delicate looking card.x

  45. Hello Julia
    I love the colours on the card especially and hoped your day went well. x

  46. A stunning card Julia it's ticks all the boxes for me xxx


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