Saturday 3 October 2015

You're Special to me

Hi Bloggers.

I'm demoing at Bizzy Fingers in Port Talbot today 10am till 4pm. Please pop by if you're in the area. Not too bad a journey yesterday - about 5 hours! Only parked on the M4 for about an hour!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Sky Blue Card with the Couture Creations Garden Frame Embossing Folder. This is a repeating pattern so I ran it throught the Grand Calibur a second time to extend the design.

I cut the Couture Creations Crystal Aroma Die out of Milk Card 3 times. I offset one of the die cuts behind another one and glued in place. I cut the remianing die cut in half and used it to extend the design below the other 2 die cuts.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die from the Couture Creations Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set. I cut the largest die in the Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set out of Sky Blue Card. I took the waste from the frame to cut the middlle die in the set which I then ran through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chain Link Embossing Folder.

I cut the Couture Creations Evergreen Die out of Sky Blue Card. I nipped away at the die cut to make a couple of leaf sprays.

I made a flower out of Cream Crochet Ribbon cut in half lengthways and some 12mm Hi Tack Tape.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mmCream Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Lovely card thank you. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. Beautiful in blue. Lovely card Julia enjoy the day you have safe journeys too. Thanks for sharing

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Morning Julia,a beautiful card hope your journey is a better one today.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Pretty card. love the flowere ( made one with you on a workshop at C E). Hope you have a good day.

  5. I love the die, Julia. Have a good day today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are beautiful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Have a great day and today's card looks so pretty

  8. Morning Julia, gorgeous card, enjoy today

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxx

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the M4 can be a nightmare, not sorry I don't have to use it anymore.

  10. Love the lattice look of this card, so gorgeous, xxx

  11. Beautiful card Julia. I like the blue and white. Will I ever get my flowers to look as good as yours? I think not despite your attempts to train me!!!!


  12. Pretty card Julia, love the flower.
    Rosemary xx

  13. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely beautiful card, the blue and cream look lovely together. Enjoy your day and safe journey home.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely card, especially like how you have extended the die. Have a great day. SueL x

  15. Morning Julia. Hope you have a fun day. Love this card, stunning. Safe journey home. Hugs. Jan. x

  16. Lovely card Julia, love the colours
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  17. Gorgeous card- so pretty & delicate. Love all the different layers to it.


  18. Hello Julia.

    Very pretty card, great dies and colour. I love the Crystal Aroma Die (thank you for showing how to join it). Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Hi Julia, A really lovely card.
    Boy, what a journey you had yesterday, here's hoping your demo day goes well, and that your return journey is uneventful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Julia,
    sweet card and like the blue card you have used here.
    oh what a trip and stuck in traffic, better home journey
    Maria x

  21. Hi Julia, gorgeous card x Love the blue and cream together, also the Crystal Aroma die is so pretty x I can imagine that the Chain Link EF would be so useful too with a nip here and a pearl there! xx Hope you've had a great day at Port Talbot and that you weren't stuck in traffic for too long......"Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  22. Hi Julia
    Just loved all your demos today in Port Talbot,
    Your cards are fabulous, and I certainly learnt
    a lot from you.Hope you had a safe journey home.


  23. Hi Julia, some beautiful cards to be made, I'll chat to my chauffeur to see if I can make it to one. We are expecting rain all over the country tomorrow so our grass is being cut as I type. Enjoy this last day of sunshine . X


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