Wednesday 1 July 2015


Hi Bloggers.

A mix of dies on this one -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bed of Roses Embossing Folder. I then spread some Polar White Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste over it and put aside to dry.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my Anti Static Pad and popped it dusted side up onto my rubber mat which was sitting on my pink embossing plate. I inked up the deboss die in Sue Wilson's Classic Adorned Design Noble Die Set with Clear Perfect Medium. I placed it inked side down onto my dusted card, added the base plate and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I dusted Phill Martin Decadent Teal Mica Powder over the inked design. I removed the excess with a very expensive Dry Wet Wipe (lol) and cut out a frame using the 2 dies either side of the deboss die from the same die set.

I cut the Couture Creations Script Smile and Island Flower Border out of Coconut White Card. I pressed Clear Perfect Medium into the die cuts, added Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again.

I cut the Script Smile Die out of Coconut White Card twice more and stacked them up with the embossed die cut, gluing together with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I made a flower using Spellbinders Flower Play, inking around the edges of the petals with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and following Sue's tutorial here and here. I added Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and Iced Snow Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels. I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines Dies Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls, some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler.

I still haven't heard from a few of the winners of my Giveaway Cards. If you commented, please check here to see if you are a winner!

Before I go, I wanted to perhaps leave you with a little giggle. Before we went on holiday, Kathryn came shopping with me for holiday bits & pieces including sun cream. She recommended that I get some Aftersun that had 'tan prolonger' on the pack. Unbeknown to me, said Aftersun actually included self tanning lotion so there's me only lathering it on to my red bits and now I have lots of orange bits which looks particularly odd on my peely patches! I'm hoping it all fades to the same shade soon! lol!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxorning Julia, amazing card, love it.

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you. I bet your glad your not on tv this week,with your orange bits lol Take care Kitty. I hope we see you all on the tv soon.

  3. Morning Julia, a beautiful card. I can just imagine you with your orange peely bits.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Beautiful card today Julia, thanks for the tips on the double heat embossing, will be trying that! Hope your false tan fades soon, Take care, Linda.

  5. Lovely card, very pretty. I brt your glad you haven't got any demonstrations to do -fingers crossed, until your "tan" fades.


  6. A stunning card julia love the colour xx

  7. Hi Julia, today's card is really lovely, I must try the embossing with the Mica powder as it is such a lovely effect. Thanks for sharing the giggle, I can just see you with orange patches, hopefully you don't look like an OompahLoompah. Bx

  8. Due your holiday tanning mix up today's smile card is particularly appropriate julia!!!
    What a hoot ...and what a lovely card!

  9. Lovely card Julia, gorgeous colour! I'm sure you are gorgeous colours too - gave me smile to start the day!
    Maggie B xx

  10. Morning Julia, Your write-up has given me a couple of chuckles today, I hope your colour does unify, an easy mistake though !!
    I'm loving your card, very pastel in colours and really beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Good morning Julia, thank you for starting the day with a smile and a lovely card.
    Rosemary xx

  12. Ha ha! Where would we be without our daughters - not orange that's for sure! Pretty colours I'm loving this aqua colour

  13. What a soft coloured and pleasant card!

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, and a giggle this morning.

  15. gorgeous card Julia, great colours. love the suntan story lol x xhazel

  16. Hi Julia. If I received this card it would certainly make me smile. As for your 'aftersun' story, that made me laugh. Been there, done that, but funny when someone else does it. SueL x

  17. Good morning Julia, thanks for the giggle you made me smile !!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  18. Fabulous card Julia, love the colours and the sentiment.
    good luck with the "tan".
    Lynne x

  19. Hi Julia
    Fabulous card today. I just love how you've used the embossing paste. Must get some of it soon.

  20. Really pretty card. Love the colours.

  21. This card is soooo pretty thank you xxxxxxx June horrocks xxxx

  22. Morning Julia

    Please to hear you had a good holiday, we came back yesterday, two very hot weeks in Turkey.
    Just looked at all your cards since being away and they are all stunning, must order some dies now
    Carol x

  23. Hi Julia, sorry didn't get chance to stop by yesterday. I love today's card, it's gorgeous, the colours are right up my street, love the sparkly embossed background, the letterpressing and the flower.
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  24. Hi Julia
    Truly Beautiful Card, I Love The Fabulous Soft Colours
    You've Used, Thank You For Sharing
    Take Caring
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  25. Smile! The teal is a lovely colour. See you at the Craftathon - have just paid me deposit.

  26. Hello Julia and all.

    I think this is such a pretty card. I really like the dies you have used especially the frame. Lovely colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

    The only thing you can do about the aftersun is laugh. It's a nuisance having to read the small print on everything,lol.

    Best wishes.

  27. Hi Julia, lovely sweet card today colours are lovely, I don't tan I go lobster then peel no matter what suntan cream or after sun I use, the last time I tried to self tan with cream I went on holiday an burnt to a crisp, I am sure your orange bits will wear off soon. Take Care Melody xXx

  28. Hi Julia

    A beautiful card, many thanks for the description of your process for using one of Sue's embossing dies as I'm sure my way takes about 3/4 hour longer... and that's WITH having those expensive Dry Wet Wipes!!! Seriously, it's a beautiful card, a couple of those dies are on my list too.

    Congratulations to all the card winners- check Julia's list on her post if you haven't already, if you've been lucky you wouldn't want to miss out!

    Stay cool and hydrated everyone- too easy to feel poorly in this heat!

    Hugs, T x

  29. Hi Julia gorgeous card as always. I love everything about it the colours are very pretty, great easy to folow dissipations.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  30. lovely colours Julia ! Good job the card isn't orangey or you would blend in! Good giggle......
    Love Anne M xx

  31. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty card today! I am just trying to imagine you in glorious technicolour LOL. Hope it fades soon.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  32. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  33. Hi Julia,
    oh this is another stunning creation.
    Love everything you have used to create this gem of a card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  34. Hi Julia
    Wow, another pretty card & just love the turquoise colour.
    Love everything about this design, very pretty & feminine...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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