Sunday 18 October 2015


Hi Bloggers.

Here's today card -

This is a very simple card to make. It could be used for many occasions.

The baking paper is from the gorgeous Couture Creations Vintage Rose 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

I cut the Couture Creations Nostalgic Narelle Die out of Black Card twice and rubbed Blush Gilding Wax over both of them, left them a few minutes to dry then buffed them up using a dry wet wipe and glued them to the backing paper as shown,

I cut a piece of Double White Pearl Strip in half lengthways and added them to both sides.

The sentiment is from another of the papers in the pad.

I tied a bow using Sideshow Rose Satin Ribbon. I tied a piece of the thinner ribbon in the pack through a button from my stash and added it to the bow.

I used Coconut White Card in the mat layers, colouring them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink using a Smoothie.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. A lovely bold card Julia and that stamp pad was gorgeous on the show. I think for me though I would want to just keep it in the drawer to just look at I would find it hard to cut in to it. :)

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A brilliant quicky but very impressive card.
    Thank you take care Kitty.

  3. this looks like a lovely quick to make card

  4. Lovely card & as you say-could be used for so many occasions.


  5. Morning Julia, a beautiful card just managed to watch your shows last night and the were fab. as usual so saw you make this one.
    Nancyd xx

  6. There are so many times when we need a quick card, Julia. This would be ideal for so many occasions.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Morning Julia I watched you make this card on Hochanda I loved it thanks for all your hard work we do appreciate it .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  8. I remember seeing to do this on Hochanda A great quick card but in my hands someting would bound to go wrong e.g. The pearls would go on wonky, the gilding wax would look a splodgey mess lol!

  9. Good morning Julia this is a beautiful card I love the design. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning Julia, A very pretty vintage-looking card, the paper is fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia, nice idea on today's card, I will try something like this I have loads of dies.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

  12. Watched you make this card Julia good for my charity thank you it's beautiful xxxxxlove June horrocks xx

  13. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I love the colours of the paper pad and the vintage look in your card is so lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Hi Julia. You say simple, but it's very effective. SueL x

  15. Gorgeous card Julia, loved the shows yesterday, beautiful new dies

  16. Morning Julia,
    A very nice CAS card.

  17. Morning, bit of a cold day here so going to be a crafting day.

    Lovely simple card will take the ideas and maybe use it myself, without the bow for a mans card?

    Crafty hugs
    Pen x

  18. It may be a simple card to make but that does not stop it from being a lovely one.


  19. Hi Julia
    I Really Loved This Card When Made On Hochanda I Love The Paper Pad You've Used And I Must Say I Just Love The Die It Reminds Me Of One Heartfelt Creations Brought Out Which I've Got Is This One Much Larger!!!
    Thanks For Sharing Julia
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

  20. Hi Julia
    I love this card. So simple yet it looks so stunning.

  21. Quite a popular idea for a card, I have made several myself, but this one is stunning too....luv Ursula xx

  22. Hi Julia, such a lovely card, love the bow and button, need to try something like this. Have a great day. Bx

  23. Hi Julia, such a simple but lovely card to send someone. Great for batches on a production line! I do love the Vintage Rose paper pad too x "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  24. Hello Julia.

    I really like this Card. As you say it is simple but I think it is great for that. The colouring is so effective, it will be one I copy. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Lovely card. Simple but looks stunning

  26. Hi Julia,
    Saw you demo this, really striking card. Love it!
    Just noticed that John will be with you at Samuel Taylors on Saturday, that's a double treat. See you there.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. Hi Julia
    Lovely card with soft pastel colours which look very pretty.
    Love this design, less is more but looks very elegant & suitable for many occasions.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  28. Lovely card Julia and seems very do-able too. Also love the owl from Friday.
    Just back from holiday, so didn't manage to see any of the shows, sadly.

  29. A very stylish card Julia.
    Rosemary xx

  30. Very elegant design Julia, I love it, The background paper is really pretty and doesn't overpower the focal images. Pat x

  31. This is so striking, Julia. Love the paper and how you have used the dies.

  32. Hi Julia,
    Sorry I'm late today what a beautiful card I'm glad I stopped by thanks for sharing.

    Linda xx

  33. Hi Julis, nice card think I seen you demo this one, thanks for sharing. Take Care Melody xXx


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