Saturday 11 July 2015

Live Laugh Love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Live Laugh Love Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a die from Sue Wilson's St. Kitts Die Set. I cut some mats out of Black and Coconut White Card using Sue's St. Lucia Die Set and stacked them all together using 3D Foam Pads.

I cut a pair of leaves out of Black Card using Sue's Maidenhair Fern Die Set.

I stamped some of the flowers from the Creative Expressions Shaded Peony Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. Using templates (the waste from some previously cut flowers), I cut the stamped flowers out using the Perfect Peony Complete Petals Die Set. I shaped them a little using a Paper Shaping Tool and a Moulding Mat and added some 3mm, 5mm and 8mm White Pearls to the centres.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love everything about it.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, I'm back after being away for a few days without internet, so playing catch up a bit. I love this card, gorgeous.

    Thank you for my card which I received when I arrived home yesterday, I will treasure it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Good morning Julia, love this card it's gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Morning Julia.
    I just love the sentiment, beautiful card, Thank you, take care Kitty.

  5. I have made flowers like this and they are so pretty. Love the colour contrast.

  6. Great card - black and white always a winner for me x

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the classic black and white combination it is just so stylish. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  8. Love this card ....the carribean dies are so gorgeous. and pearl look so elegant. ....on the whole perfect.
    Luv Rach :)

  9. Hi Julia,
    another super creation today.
    Love everything used in this fab deisgn.
    I have just put a card on my blog with that delightful folder too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Good morning Julia, what a fab card today, I NEED those flowers!
    Rosemary xx

  11. Brilliant card & the stamped flowers are stunning!


  12. Hi Julia,
    What a stunning card, so elegant. I love the Caribbean collection and have used them quite a bit. The flowers are beautiful and on my ever increasing wishlist, lol!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  13. Love this card Julia the clouts and the flowers are beautiful thank you. Love June horrocks xxxx

  14. Hi Julia, card of the week for me. It's just stunning. Thank you X Ros

  15. Hi Julia, a gorgeoius card. Love monochrone cards.

  16. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card, gorgeous. I love the flowers I really must get the stamps and dies.

  17. Hi Julia,
    I love black and white cards. And I've just bought the peony dies and stamps with the maidenhair fern dies. Can't wait to get started!
    Well done 1
    Anne M x

  18. Hi Julia
    Love this card too!

  19. Lovely card love the monochrome look xx hazel

  20. Beautiful card today Julia,
    I love these dies they are so versatile.
    Have a great day

  21. Pretty but still simple with the colours. Love it.

  22. Hi Julia
    Another Truly Remarkable Outstanding Card I Love The Mixture Of Sue's Dies They Work So Very Well Together, I Just Love The Stunning Monochrome Look, And The Dies Used The St. Kitts, The The St. Lucia, And My Favourite Flower In Sue's Range. Its Just Magnificent The Peonies Complete I Love Them So Very Much.
    Thanks For Sharing Julia
    Hugs From Sam x

  23. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card. Love the monochrome cards that you make. Mind you I love all the cards you make anyhow. Thanks for sharing.

  24. I love the monochrome I seem to going through a monochromatic phase at the mo I like the sentiment, that it contains phrases and not just the words Live Laugh Love

  25. Hi Julia, Gorgeous !! a truly gorgeous card in black and white with a hint of pearl, I adore these peony flowers.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. I do like those stamped and die cut flower.

  27. Hello Julia and all.

    I think Monochromatic is always so dramatic, a lovely card. I like everything about this card especially the corner of pretty feminine flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  28. Hi Julia, I absolutely love your black and white cards. This one is stunning and the sentiment is something we should live by. Have a great Saturday. Bx

  29. Hi Julia, such a pretty card love the black an white looks fab. Take Care Melody xXx

  30. Awesome card girl. Love how you have made it pop

  31. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card ! Need still the peony set of dies and stamp set asap :-)
    Hope you have a nice week-end,
    hugs Maria x

  32. Simply beautiful card.

  33. This is a very beautiful card and would be a pleasure to send or to receive. X

  34. Hi Julia

    Stunning card again just love black and white - waiting for my order to come
    from you - always prompt - have a good weekend
    Carol x

  35. Gorgeous card. Black and white is always a winner. Just love those flowers.

  36. Hi Julia
    Wow, this is truly a stunning card in every way & I love the monochrome colours as they always look so elegant & opulent I think.

    Beautiful, gorgeous card, love it.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  37. Oh gosh Julia, this card is gorgeous! Just using the monochrome colour of black and white is stunning! "Wow!" xx Love Karen xx


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