Monday, 1 June 2015

Just a Note and a Giveaway

Hi Bloggers.

As many of you may know, today is my birthday and my dear friend, Sue Wilson celebrates her birthday on Thursday. We're both Geminis so for the next 4 days, I'm giving away a Sue Wilson Gemini Die Set a day here on my blog chosen at random from those that leave a comment on each days post. Just leave a comment to be in with a chance to win.

Plus there's 10% off everything on my website with free delivery on orders £20 and over (UK only) - expires Midnight 4th June www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

I am still working on European shipping - hope to get that sorted by the end of this week. 

Today's giveaway is the Carina Die Set featured in today's card -

For the background, I cut the decorative die and an outer edge die from the Carina Die Set on 2 sides of a piece of Coconut White Card. I matted this onto a piece of Peach Card.

I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder. I matted this onto a piece of Peach Card.

I cut a plain die from Sue's Lisbon Die Set out of Peach Card. I then cut the same die and the next size decorative die from the same set out of Coconut White Card and glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I cut Sue's Just a Note Die out of Peach Card.

I made a flower out of Peach Card using Sue's Camellia Complete Petals Die Set following Sue's tutorial here and here. I added Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Off White Satin Ribbon and cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Delicate Fronds Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Carina Die Set.

Winners will be drawn on Sunday 7th June.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

116 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Julia.
    Todays card is so pretty. It seems there are a lot of crafters Birthdays this month.I share my Birthday with Christine Bell (Pinflair).It has to be a Gemini thing. Have a great day Julia and take care Thank you Kitty.

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  2. Happy birthday Julia a d happy blogversary to sue wilson
    What a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw x

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  3. A very Happy Birthday Julia, hope you have a great day, no doubt you will be working! Your card today is beautiful, I find Peach such a relaxing colour, a very pretty card, and the Gemini dies are fabulous. Take care, hugs from Linda.

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  4. Beautiful card Julia, happy birthday and have a great day.

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  5. Morning Julia and wishing you a very happy birthday today, it is also my sons birthday and Sue's blogavesary, a very special day for all of us, I would love to go in the draw for the Carina die as this is the only one of the set that I don't have, but to everyone, good luck. Now to the card, well it is gorgeous, the lovely peach colour shouts out to me, very feminine and elegant, the embossing is so crisp, you are an inspiration to us all.

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

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  6. Hello Julia, a very Happy Birthday to you, I hope you have a wonderful day, try relax. Today's card is so very pretty, from the colours to the layout. Good luck to everyone for the draw. Bx

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  7. Happy Birthday Julia ! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card - I think you, Sue and John have come up with three stunners today - I really can't decide between them - they are all gorgeous !

    Have a wonderful day and I'm sending some sunshine from Portugal !

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  8. Jyst wanted to say Happy Birthday , hope you have a brilliant day.
    Card is fantastic to.
    Hugs
    Amanda xx šŸ˜†

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  9. Happy birthday Julia, enjoy you day. Love the colours on this card xx

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  10. Hi Julia, just popping by to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Live your card today too

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  11. Happy Birthday, Julia. Today's card is really lovely. I keep meaning to get the Camelia dies - they look so pretty. Enjoy your day.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA,
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Lovely card today,
    JosieB

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  13. Happy everything to everyone, loving the card it's so pretty. The sun is shining here
    Have a great day!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

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  14. A very Happy Birthday Julia ...hope you have a fantastic day...!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card ... it's stunning.....
    Have fun today.
    Luv Rach :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Julia.... Thank you for the inspiration you give me with your cards. I love today's card the colour and design is so elegant.

    Love Elaine x

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!! Today's card is lovely-very pretty + delicate. It was good to see you "in action " on Saturday at Lady Green garden centre.

    Michele

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  17. Happy Birthday Julia. Beautiful card to start off the week , especially loving the sentiment die. Have a fabulous and fun filled day x

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  18. Happy Birthday Julia, hope you have a fantastic day!
    love the card and keep up the good work! x

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  19. Happy Birthday Julia I hope you have a wonderful day. Today's card is gorgeous I love the soft colours and of course the dies are beautiful. Hugs Jackie

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  20. Happy Birthday Julia! Have a fabulous day with lots of pampering. Beautiful card in such a lovely colour combination and a wonderful card design. Debra x

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  21. Happy Birthday Julia. Stunning card today, wonderful colours and very elegant. Have a really good day, Susan xx

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  22. Hope you have a happy day, Julia. Another pretty card today in a beautiful colour.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  23. Happy birthday Julia!
    This is a beautiful card ... I love the Gemini dies
    Have been away and this is a lovely card to come back to,
    XxxxRuth

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  24. Happy birthday Julia lol lynne m x x x

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  25. Happy birthday Julia and many happy returns,hope this year will bring you lots of inspiration,but most of all good health! Today's card is gorgeous love the soft colours.Enjoy you special day.Take care Jane B.

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  26. Hi Julia, wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Love you card, its one of my favourite colours, so soft and fresh. Hope your birthday brings you everything you hope for.Mary xx

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  27. Happy Birthday Julia have a wonderful day. Beautiful card as usual x

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  28. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day. I love this card. It is so pretty.

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  29. Happy Birthday Julia--hope you have a fab day!!
    Love your cards and enjoy your blog very much--thank you.

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  30. Hi Julia,
    All the best for a Happy Birthday and many happy returns.
    This card is beautiful and shows off the Carina die so well, love the colour too, so pretty.
    Thanks
    Heather Treble

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  31. Happy Birthday Julia, I hope you enjoy your special day. Thank you for sharing this pretty card with us.

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  32. Hi Julia. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day and how very generous of you.
    A lovely card again today in a lovely colour. SueL x

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  33. Hi Julia, Happy Birthday. Hope you are doing something nice. the card is beautiful. Love the colours and dies.

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  34. Morning Julia,
    Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!, hope you have lovely day. Gorgeous card. Very generous of you to give away dies. Thanks for the chance to win, but please don't include me in this draw as I already have this die.
    Lydia
    X

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  35. Happy birthday Julia. Great meeting you on Saturday at the demo.
    Love today's card, the colour is stunning, as are the dies.

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  36. Happy birthday julia it's my 77th birthday today have a lovely day. I love the card it's very pretty very elegent thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxx

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  37. Many happy returns of the day. Love the card. X

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  38. Happy Birthday Julia,

    Fabulous card

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. Hi Julia...

    Have just seen on Sue's site that you are celebrating your birthday today & at last I have been able to leave a comment (had so many problems doing so) to Wish you a very Happy Birthday...hope you have a wonderful day & a brilliant year ahead x x x

    I would also like to thank you for all your help you gave me at workshop on 28th at Cr Expr HQ...I am always quite shy when I meet you new people but my debut attendance was absolutely brilliant & I learnt so much...hilarious about my embossing technique or lack of eh Julia...lol... x

    I made my very first flower yesterday & it looks as good as the one I made at the workshop...thanks to John showing me how to spruce it up to make my flower more realistic and dimensional...I never imagined that I would learn so much in one day...

    I love this card today, so stunning & elegant, especially as it is in one of my favourite colours (purple & peach...just never been able to chose one as fave) & I must put this embossing folder on my wish list...thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

    Thank you again to yourself & John...Love Beth B x x x

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  40. Happy Birthday Julia.
    Love this card. I have to do a peach toned wedding card this week, so that has given me some inspiration - a thing that I'm lacking at the moment.
    Have a great day.

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  41. Happy birthday Julia - have a lovely day! Love this card and will keep this post until my arm is better and I can start crafting again. Missing it so much but your blog, with Sue's and John's are Giving me inspiration to get me going again! Thank you
    Maggie B xx

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  42. Morning Julia

    Happy Birthday to you, hope you have a wonderful day.
    Todays card is stunning and beautiful, the flower looks so
    real as if the dew has settled on it.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  43. Morning Julia, Hope you have a fabulous birthday I am also a Gemini I was on the 28th. Today's card is gorgeous and a beautiful die.
    Nancyd xx

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  44. Happy Birthday Julia, have a great day. Thanks for blogging every day, I really look forward to your makes.
    Christine (Andypandy)

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  45. Happy birthday. Hope your day is fun filled

    Donna

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  46. Happy Birthday Julia, lovely card. Would love to win this die as it is quite different from most of the others I have. Have a great day!
    Luv Mo

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  47. Happy Birthday Julia, have a super day. Love the colours you are using at the moment, make the cards absolutely super.

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  48. Hi Julia
    A very happy birthday to you. Are you like me 21 plus VAT lol. Today's card is really pretty and I love the muted colours.
    Love Jan x x

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  49. Absolutely stunning - love the colour scheme. Hope you had an awesome birthday

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  50. Love the colour combination. Gorgeous card. Happy Birthday Julia. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs. Jan. xx

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  51. Hi Julia,
    I have been following your blog for sometime and it has become a routine for me to drop by your blog daily. Just want to wish you Happy Birthday. Today's card is very pretty.

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  52. Happy Birthday Julia - It is nice that you are giving presents for your birthday. I don't have any of the gemini dies but I think I could use some of the dies from the Motifs and Accents die sets from a couple of years ago (to go back a little further I even have some of the edges and insert dies) I have made a couple of Sue's Bud Roses that you showed us at your workshop, everyone thinks they are shop bought not homemade - all very impressed, so thanks for sharing. It's a busy celebration week for me, with friends' birthdays on the 3rd and 8th and two wedding anniversaries on the 5th and 6th. I am going to StampMagic at the Doncaster Dome on 7th anyone else going?

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  53. Happy Birthdat Julia. I wish you all good things you wish for yourself.
    I love this card, the colour is beautiful and the Gemini die looks amazing as a background.
    I hope you have a wonderful day, in this glorious sunshine. Take care X Ros

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  54. Happy Birthday Julia, I love the colour combination of this card it really seems to be a summery colour.

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  55. happy birthday Julia!! [no contest entry for me ta -- I have em all lol!!] xx

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  56. Hi Julia, just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday. Love the card, such a pretty colour combo. Hugs, Karen x

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  57. Happy birthday Julia. Love your blog and your TV shows. And your cards! Enjoy your day. Diane.

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  58. Good morning Julia what a gorgeous card I love these dies and your design is wonderful.
    Have a lovely day xx
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  59. Happy Birthday Julia have a lovely day

    This card is gorgeous so pretty.

    Hugs Annxx

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  60. I have finally worked out how to join and leave a comment! I hope you have a wonderful birthday,you have certainly been very generous with your gifts to us. I LOVE this card it is beautiful. One of your best. I love the die cuts and the colour combinations. Perfect!

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  61. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful card. Your layout is lovely. I really like the versatility of the Gemini Dies and I love your colour choices. Such a pretty feminine card. Thanks for sharing.

    I wish you a very Happy Birthday Julia, I hope you get spoilt. And many Happy Returns to you also June Horrocks.

    Best wishes.

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  62. Happy Birthday Julia, have a lovely day.
    Beautiful card, love the flower.
    Lynne x

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  63. Hi Julia, happy birthday sweety, I hope your spending it with the family, as your always up and down the Country doing workshops, I love the card the colour is beautiful too, Julia I didn't no you had a craft shop that's where I am going next as my birthday next Monday so getting money for my crafty goodies lol
    Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

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  64. Hi Julia
    Just popped on, as a fellow Gemini, to wish you Happy Birthday.
    Don't include me in the draw. Just wanted to wish you well.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  65. Morning Julia, A Very Happy Birthday to you, Julia, and I hope your day is fabulous !!
    A gorgeous card and a very pretty giveaway, thank you for the chance to win.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  66. Happy Birthday. Always an inspiration :-)

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  67. Hi Julia,
    A little Bird told me it was your Birthday! Hope you have a good day!
    Please don't include me in the Draw as I haven't been commenting regularly.
    Love today's card . Love Myra xxx

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  68. Happy birthday Julia, hope you gave a great day!
    A very pretty card, I love the colours.
    Carolyn x

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  69. Happy Birthday Julia hope you have a fun filled day. Love the colours of the card so pretty.

    Kath x

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  70. Hi Julia, hope you have a very Happy Birthday today, doing all your favourite things with your friends and family. Love todays card, so pretty and elegant. Enjoy your day. Love and hugs,
    Alison D x

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  71. Happy Birthday Julia, hope you have a simply fabulous day and take some time out just for you. Absolutely love today's card. It is so soft and feminine. Love the peach colour and must really try my hand at making those beautiful flowers. They look so real. Enjoy your day.

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  72. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy birthday

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  73. Happy Birthday Julia hope you have a lovely day. Love this delicate card . I'm sure I bought this Gemini die at the NEC in march, but do you think I can find it!!!! (lost in the Bermuda triangle)

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  74. Happy birthday, Julia. Have a wonderful day! Love the card, the colors and the intricacy.

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  75. Wish you a very Happy Birthday & thank you for the beautiful cards you inspire us with many Thanks
    Maeve

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  76. Happy Birthday from one fellow Watts to another! Love the design of your card everything you've used like the colours and esp the Gemini die!

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  77. Hi Julia,

    Happy Birthday hope you have a lovely day.

    Love the card too.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  78. What a beautiful card to show on your birthday Julia, gorgeous. Hop[e you have a lovely day and celebration.

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  79. Hello Julia,

    A Birthday Blessing is sent your way wishing you a wonderful day. Birthdays are filled with yesterday's Memories, today's Joys, and tomorrow's Dreams.

    The card today is lovely and done in my favorite color.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Beverly

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  80. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colours.
    Helen

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  81. Happy birthday Julia, hope you had a lovely day - you deserve it xx

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  82. Lovely card love the colours, happy birthday Julia xx hazel

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  83. happy birthday ,love the gemini dies,Laura O

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  84. Happy birthday Julia. Lovely card, all of those dies are just beautiful. Pat xx

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  86. Hi Julia, lovely card an my favourite colour peach an once again a pretty sweet little flower. Happy Birthday. Take Care Melody xx

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  87. Happy Birthday Julia. I am a fellow Gemini and it is my birthday tomorrow. Lovely card especially the colours. Karen x

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  88. Just lovely Julia, those dies I haven't already got I now want! Happy Birthday, Jules

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  89. Happy Birthday Julia, hope you have a lovely day celebrating. Your card is gorgeous and so are the dies used.....thank you for the chance to win these dies....Rosie xx

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  90. Happy birthday Julia. Hope you have had a fab day. Love today's card, it is very pretty. x

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  91. Hi Julia,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! sorry its late, hope you have had a better day than me. Been in doctors waiting rooms and A&E all day, my husband (who is 91) fell and hurt his arm, fortunately nothing is broken.
    Anyway back to your card its absolutely stunning, my kind of colours and style, BEAUTIFUL!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  92. Happy Birthday Julia, I'm so late today, it's been a dreadful day for me, but I do hope you have had a wonderful day.
    The card is beautiful.
    Thanks for all your inspiration
    Maggie in Solihull

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  93. Hope you had a lovely birthday. Your card, as always, is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing, you always inspire me to try different techniques.

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  94. Hope you enjoyed your Birthday Julia. Your card is really beautiful, so love the colours you have used.

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  95. A beautiful card in a lovely colour. Hope you have had a great birthday.x

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  96. Such a lovely card Julia, and I hope you had a lovely birthday.xx

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  97. Happy Birthday Julia, hope you've had a lovely day.
    I love this card, the colours are just gorgeous and the way you have put it together is just beautiful - you inspire me with everything you do and are the main reason I buy the crafty goodies I do - that reminds me, best check out your website, I could never resist an offer.
    Best wishes
    Tracey

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  98. Hi Julia. Wishing you a very special birthday. Gorgeous card, thank you for the gift of inspiration. Going to have a mosey around your craft shop now - I can recommend Julia's shop to anyone - VERY speedy delivery. Sue xxx

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  99. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia. Hope you've had a fabulous day.
    Your card is beautiful, love the colours.
    Hugs Sonia xx

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  100. many happy returns Julia, love your card, they say Gemini's are the best people, my birthday is on the 10th xx

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  101. Hi Julia

    A very very happy birthday to you. Very pretty card. Sorry I haven't visited for a few days I've missed visiting your blog every day

    Hugs W xxx

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  102. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia, hope you've been spoilt and have had a great day. Love today's card, such a pretty colour scheme. Best wishes Angela (UK).

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  103. Beautiful, elegant card. Happy Birthday.

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  104. Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great time, today's card is lovely.
    Best wishes
    Chris harrison

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  105. Happy Birthday Julia, hope you've had a wonderful day.
    Beautiful card today.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

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  106. Happy birthday - what a stunning card. X x

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  107. Sorry Julia I missed this posting,
    Hope you had a fab. Birthday and enjoyed your day.
    Gorgeous card !
    I'm also a Gemini, Maria x

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  108. Happy Belated Birthday! Beautiful card!

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  109. Happy Birthday Julia. Hope you have a good day and manage to get to do something special for yourself. The card is lovely and the colours beautiful. I'm a Gemini girl too - but didn't know I shared a birthday with our Sue. Mine is the 4th too. That would explain why we're all just SO fabulous!!!!!!! xx

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  110. Hi Julia
    I've missed a coup,e of posts due to travelling and having no internet access. Lovely card today, but just look at the posts due to the giveaway.

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  111. Belated Happy Birthday for yesterday. Lovely card with lovely colours - just brilliant. Well done.

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  112. what a stunning card, the dies make it so pretty, the colour is beautiful, also like to say a belated happy birthday x

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  113. Your cards are always so beautiful and I love all the techniques you showcase. Thanks for this generous offer

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  114. Your cards are always so beautiful and I love all the techniques you showcase. Thanks for this generous offer

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  115. This is fabulous! I've long been a fan of white on white, but what you are doing with white on pastels is even more elegant
    Jane

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  116. All elegant cards so far. Very talented.

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