Tuesday 20 October 2015


Hi Bloggers.

I'm up at Creative Expressions HQ today running a workshop - should be a fun day!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a paper from the Couture Creations Vintage Rose 12 x 12 Paper Pad. I chose 2 more papers from the pad and cut squares out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Noble Die Set. I matted these onto squares cut out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Die Set.

I cut the frame & insert out of Black Card using the Couture Creations Bobtails Set (on order - should be able to add it to my website later today), I rubbed Blush Gilding Wax over the frame. I cut the Couture Creations Script Thanks Die out of Coconut White Card twice and out of paper once and stacked them on top of one another securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I added a couple of Cream Pearl Corners above and below the sentiment.

I cut the Couture Creations Musical Notes Die out of Black Card. I added Blush Gilding Wax.

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 adding some 8mm Cream Pearls to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Don't forget that John & Lisa are continuing with their One Day Special on Hochanda today at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a great card have recorded last nights show also set to record today's will catch up with them later, have a nice day at your workshop I think you always do.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  3. lovely card ,lovethe music die

  4. Hi Julia

    Lovely card and cleverly put together. Enjoy your day.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Hi Julia, this card is really lovely, great layout, lovely colours to brighten a dull day. Have a great time at the workshop. Take care. Bx

  6. My sort of cart today - beautiful! Have a good day in Kettering.

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the papers they are stunning. Have a great day today it sounds like you will be having lots of fun. Hugs Jackie

  8. Beautiful card, Julia. Love the colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card those papers are gorgeous thanks for sharing.


    Linda xx

  10. Great card, a change of sentiment & you have a card for any occasion.


  11. Great card Julia, love the colours and design,

  12. Morning Julia, lovely card today, good way of using up the scraps as well, must try this at craft club.

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

  13. Morning Julia, Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous !!
    Have a good day at your workshops.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. A lovely card. These papers are really beautiful. Have a good day today, I know it will be a laugh from start to finish, your workshops always are fun.


  15. Love the layout of this card, think it could easily be adapted to suit any occasion.
    Rosemary xx

  16. Lovely card Julia love the music die have a nice day xxxxx June jorrocks xx

  17. Lovely card looks so complicated but really quite easy when you break it down.

    crafty hugs Pen x

  18. Loved the colours when I saw it on the TV - looks just as good here.

  19. What an amazing card idea, could even do for a mans card, my nemesis....luv Ursula xx

  20. Hello Julia.

    I like the pairing of sizes of your mat and layers, very effective. I also really like the way you have used the Pearl Corners above and below the Thanks die. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Hi Julia. Very different and very nice. SueL x

  22. ooh I love this one it is so different but in a beautiful way and with a little tweek in colour would make a fab male card.

  23. Hi Julia, love the card and those papers are gorgeous! Love the music notes too. "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  24. Love this card Julia, the colours are beautiful. Pat x

  25. Hi Julia
    Love todays card, looks amazing with the colour combination which work so well together & the design with the squares looks perfect which results in a beautiful card for the ladies or men.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Love the colour combo on this card, looks really effective.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I love the papers and mine arrived today! I'm going to be having some crafting time tomorrow, not sure whether I will get past the looking at the papers and actually use any. With your great inspiration I think that it won't be long before it gets used.
    Thanks for sharing,


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