Friday 5 June 2015

Wishing you the happiest of days

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up North again this afternoon - this time I'm headed to Middlesborough for a demo day at Strikes Garden Centre, Stokesly.

Here's today's card which was mostly made at my demo last Saturday at Lady Green Garden Centre -

I started by by spreading some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Sparkle Texture Paste through the Criss Cross Mask onto Milk Card and put aside to dry.

I made a card blank from Milk Card using a Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics Die by hanging one of the cutting edges outside of the fold of the card. I made a frame using another couple of 6 x 6 Matting Basics Dies - I embossed first, including the Wavy Mask, and then cut. I rubbed Phill Martin Decadent Teal Gilding Wax over the embossed design.

I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set out of Aqua Card and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a Smoothie. I cut the centre out using a 6 x 6 Matting Basics Die.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Daisy Chain Elements Clear Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Floral Assortment Die Set and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a Smoothie.

I made a flower out of Milk Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set, inking around the petals first with Peacock Feathers, following Sue Wilson's tutorial here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Milk Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Cream Pearls to the corners.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very pretty card, looks like we are in blue mode this week. Have a great day take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    Great card love the blue theme all week thank you tracyw

  3. Beautiful card today Julia. You always offer so much inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day.

  4. Hi Julia
    hope you have a great day! x

  5. Hi Julia. Lovely card, really like how you have lots of textures on it. Have a fantastic day tomorrow. Sue xxx

  6. Beautiful card today, as always Julia. Hope you have a safe journey today, take care. Linda.

  7. Lots of pretty techniques the leaf die.

  8. Hello Julia, such a lovely card today, fabulous layout and great use of dies. Have a safe trip, take care. Bx

  9. Hi Julia...Pray that you have a good journey this afternoon...I'll keep fingers crossed for you that the weather will be kinder than they say it's going to be...thank you for sharing yet another lovely card with us today and I really must give this texture paste a go (have to purchase some first though...what colour to choose wont' be Has anyone ever, or is it possible to paste through a Die...probably I do love how you bring something different. anyways Julia I Love the vine and the flower as always is very beautiful. Have a great day & hugs and smiles to you and to Sue's family of fans call themselves Wilsonettes, has anyone thought of a family name for Julia's fans...not sure the name "Wattsinettes" sounds quite Beth B x x x

  10. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today, teal is such a lovely colour to use and you have brought it out to it full potential, love it. Enjoy yourself in Middlesborough today.

    Have a happy Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Hi Julia
    I love today's card, so pretty and elegant. Safe journey and come back safe.
    Love Jan x x

  12. That's really pretty. The teal is such a beautiful colour.

  13. Like the different techniques on this card, thank you.

  14. Hi, lovely bright card ,hope you're travels go well.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  15. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the soft colours and the dies are beautiful. Have a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. Lovely card Julia. ....have a great time at your demo. ...!
    Luv Rach :)

  17. Enjoy Middlessborough That's where my MIL comes from!
    Blue is the Colour! I love how you've used the 6x6 dies to create the card and to cut a frame I think this month's pay packet will have to treat me to a set!

  18. Hi Julia, very pretty card today I love the colours.

    Maggie in Solihull

  19. Hi Julia. Teal is one of my all time favourite colours so today's card is right up my street. When I first saw the background I thought you had used the.shaving foam technique. Safe journey lol lynne m x x x

  20. Have a great day Julia - you deserve it ! What a beautiful card, blue certainly brings out the best in you !


  21. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and love the colour.
    Nancyd xx

  22. A lovely card Julia, have a good time and safe travelling,

  23. Very pretty card, love the colour. Safe journey and mind the thunderstorms!
    Maggie B xx

  24. Morning Julia, You are excelling yourself, this card is stunning and looks so fresh with this colourway, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Morning Julia, love today's card, especially the Romantic Vines die.
    Rosemary xx

  26. It's a beautiful card. Have a lovely day :)

  27. Hi Julia,
    Great to see the finished card from the demos last Saturday. I've had a go at some of the techniques you went through. So pleased with the matting basics sets, I've made some lovely frames, just need to make something to go inside them now,lol.
    Have a safe journey and enjoy tomorrow, thanks for all the inspiration.
    Heather Treble

  28. Hi Julia,
    Teal one of my favourite colours really stands out...beautiful card.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  29. Just love today's card, Julia it is gorgeous. I love the technic you used to make the back ground. Have a lovely day in

  30. Gorgeous Julia, I do love that wavy mask.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  31. Pretty card great colours xx hazel

  32. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, hope you have a great day.

  33. Love the card Juliay favourite colour beautifully donein this card thank you love June horrocksxxxx

  34. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous card so pretty. Enjoy your trip safe journey.

    Hugs Annx

  35. Another gorgeous card with beautiful colours which match the elegant design.
    Have a great day.
    Love Tracey xx

  36. A very pretty card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  37. Hi Julia, a beautiful card.

  38. Morning Julia
    Wow this card is stunning - just love the teal shade it is one of my favourite colours - and again a beautiful flower
    Carol x

  39. Hi Julia, really gorgeous card today, love the waves of colour fading in and out and the flower is to die for, ha ha no pun intended.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  40. Hi Julia. Lovely teal card. Quite a journey for you to Middlesborough, hope you have a great day out. SueL x

  41. Hi Julia,

    I love these colours so any card will appeal to me when using these two shades.
    Both today's and yeasterdays cards were my cup of tea. Between you and Sue I am now drowning in
    new Dies!
    Anne M. x

  42. Good morning Julia, hope you have a safe journey. Enjoy your day.
    Lovely card!!! Loopy Lynda xxx

  43. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I love the criss cross mask it always looks stunning, I know you like it Julia. Th dies you have used and your layout is great. I also really like the Romantic Vines die, I don't think I have seen that before. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you have a good demo day.

    Best wishes.

  44. Hi Julia, you do get around quite a bit these days, lovely timeout he year to travel, our countryside is at its best in early summer I believe. I like these framed cards, very pretty, I need to make do more of the flowers. Enjoy your weekend. X Ros

  45. Hi Julia, lovely card I love the colour,
    Crafty hugs Julie xxx

  46. Hi Julia
    I love this card, and I have to say all the Creative Expressions team are so talented
    Pat x

  47. Hi Julia
    Love the colours and dies and mask you have used on this one. Another stunning creation from our Julia.

  48. Lovely Julia, especially the ice snow on the flowers, love that.
    Have a safe journey and a good time in Middlesborough

  49. Hi Julia.
    Lovely card, really like the coloured paste.
    Take care on your trip to Middlesborough and have fun
    hugs Maria x

  50. Hi Julia, lovely card an the blue looks fab, think blue is in the air right now. Take Care Melody xx

  51. Thanks Julia for all your inspiration and I hope you had a good trip.xx

  52. A beautiful card with lots lovely embossed details.x

  53. Hi Julia, I love, love, love this card! Have a good trip just wish you were coming to Lancashire x


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