Thursday 10 September 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Another card today made with the Wee Hopeful Cardmaking Kit from the Hobby House. I've gone off piste a bit and made an 8 x 8 card and added a few extra bits. There's loads in the kit so you don't really need to add anything extra, I just wanted to see how it would work with other stuff that I have.

All the papers, the die cut image, die cut mat, pearls and sentiment are from the kit. I've edged the sentiment and the image panel with Phill Martin Decadent Denim Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie.

I've wrapped a little Lilac/Blue Sheer Iridescent Ribbon around the strip of patterned paper.

The flowers are Paper Flowers from Woodware, They're white and take ink really well - I used the Decadent Denim Colour Cloud. I added a Brad from the Vintage Mix.

I managed to cut a couple of Sue Wilson's Maidenhair Fern out of the waste from the die cut mat and I gutted the mat for another couple of leaves.

I assembled the card as shown, matting onto Coconut White Card and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Hope you're enjoying Sue's latest Die Launch - there are some lovely new designs in there. I love John's new stamps to die for too. All available on my website now!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card any little girl would be delighted to receive this.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card Julia, great design,

  3. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card , so pretty, Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  4. Good Morning Julia

    This is a very pretty card really girlie even though you have used the blue. I don't use kits myself I always felt they never totally delivered but actually maybe it's because the finishing touches as you have added are what is needed.

    It isn't the quality of the kits as a lot are excellent these days Hobby House in particular however I feel that they still need that little something to make them truly classy and not look like a kit and your additions have done just that.

    Have a good day Julia; goodies came yesterday thanks. have to do some serious housework but then I will be playing with the new things!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Hi Julia
    Stunning card thank you tracyw

  6. Love the overall design of the card.

  7. Hi Julia,

    Gorgeous card.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. A pretty card today, the little girl is adorable, Linda.

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the image and all the embellishments. Yes all the new dies are stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning Julia, Love it !! Love it!! Love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia, Love it !! Love it!! Love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Lovely card Julia love the colours used xx hazel

  13. Hi Julia, lovely card, I bought this kit from you and find it so useful.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  14. It's so good to see you do something completely different, Julia. I love this card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Julia
    A totally different card from you today. But it's simply lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Morning Julia
    Lovely card, so different for you, but stunning
    Carol x

  17. Morning Julia. What a sweet card it is lovely. Thanks for the dates on hochanda will be watching .Gloria (Sidcup) .xx

  18. Hi Julia. Nice to see you using a kit again. It just shows that although it's from a kit you can make it your style. Lovely. SueL x

  19. Hi Julia, really pretty card an it looks like a lovely card kit your using there. Take Care Melody xXx

  20. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love it. Yes I agree some lovely new dies for Sue.

  21. Beautiful card Julia. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  22. Hi Julia,
    A really pretty card, the little girl is very cute and I love the way that you have put everything together.
    Heather Treble

  23. Hi Julia, beautiful card. Gorgeously girly. Love that the added flowers, fern, brad,ribbon and pearls have just made it that bit more feminine. I do love the Decadent Denim too as it has really made the flowers stand out along with the die cut mat. Love the spotted and flowered papers together too. I recently did a pop up box and used a light teal spotted paper with a pastel tartan paper and it looked lovely together. It's trial and error practice eh? Lol! "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  24. Wow Julia this card is stunning, such a gorgeous image

  25. Another beauty Julia - love it.

  26. A beautiful card, love the colour Julia....luv Ursula xx

  27. Hello Julia.

    This is such a sweet card it would be wonderful for a young teen. I really like the layout and all the pieces you have used, they tie together really well. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  28. Hi Julia this is one gorgeous card and the image and colours are gorgeous and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  29. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card just love these Hobby House kits.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  30. Hi Julia, a really pretty card, I love these images. Hope you are relaxing a bit before your shows and all the prep that goes with it. Bx

  31. Hi Julia

    I do love these hobby house images, so sweet. I am happy to see some TV dates on the sidebar- long overdue! That's made me very happy :-)

    Hugs, T x

  32. Stunning card, I love the image layout and all of the extra bits too.
    love it.

  33. Hi Julia, fabulous card, beautifully set out. X Ros

  34. Lovely card Julia, I love those pretty flowers. Pat x


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