Sunday 22 November 2015

A True Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I cut a die from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I left the die in place and stamped 2 of the rose stamps from John Lockwoood's Rosebud Elements Stamp Set across the card several times using Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Heather Colour Cloud applying the ink with a Smoothie. I then inked through the die with the Frosty Heather Colour Cloud.

I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Reflective Moment Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud. I then cut the die cut down to make a square frame by removing the centre section.

I stamped the sentiment, also from John's stamp set, using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using another of Sue's Double Pierced Squares out of Coconut White Card - this time I used a die from Set B, adding a couple of dies from the Spellbinders Gold Squares One Die Set. I inked through the dies with Frosty Heather.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Light Orchid Satin Ribbon. I inked a piece of Coconut White Card with Frosty Heather Colour Cloud. I then cut the smallest die from the Spellbinders Angle Approach Cut Fold & Tuck Die Set. I folded and tucked, added it to my bow and added a Small Circle Dazzler.

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

I'm off to spend the day with Phill and his Craftathon peeps. Anything could happen!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card enjoy your day with Phil.
    Nancyd xx

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

  3. Good morning Julia

    What a pretty card today nice subtle colouring.

    I loved your spellbinder shows and want to say thank you for explaining the new Platinum in such detail and how to use it with all the plates without waffling and ending up saying nothing of consequence and not answering any of the questions we had on it, like other presenters have done in the past.

    It was all clear and concise which is how I like it. You had answered all my questions by the time I got round to watching the recordings of the shows. I had in the meantime chatted to Sue about it and contacted Spellbinders who tell me the the adapter is still in development so not sure about it being released quite as soon as the HCA in January as I think they would have said. But for those of us with manual dexterity issues it sounds really great news and I for one hope you are right.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

    1. Hi Heather.

      Interesting that Spellbinders gave you that info. The CHA date of the electric adapter had been given to me that day via an email from Spellbinders. We will have to wait and see!


  4. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours thank you tracyw

  5. Absolutely beautiful card Julia x

  6. Morning Julia, gorgeous, love it, you always seem to get the right colours, your amazing.

    Enjoy yourself with Phill, I would love to be a fly on the wall.

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

  7. Another lovely card, Julia. I'm sure you'll have a great day today. Enjoy!

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Enjoy your day with Phill it is bound to be lots of fun. Hugs Jackie

  9. Lovely card, really pretty.

    Have fun today-am sure you will!


  10. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful, I especially love all the beautiful detail on the focal image die-cut, absolutely gorgeous !!
    Have a great day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful, I especially love all the beautiful detail on the focal image die-cut, absolutely gorgeous !!
    Have a great day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Gorgeous card, Julia. Enjoy your day with Phil.
    B xx

  13. Beautiful card, love the colours. Seems set B of the pierced dies will have to go on the Christmas wish list along with an ever increasing load of others!

    Have a great day today.


  14. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, I wouldn't have thought about inking and stamping through a large square to make a background, great idea. Love the colour too.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration and have a great day,

  15. A beauty again Julia thank you xxxxxx
    June Horrocks xxx

  16. Hi, Julia, love this card, and I know dies can be changed into other shapes, but this is one of my favourite dies, and it can become a square too!! Hurray.
    X Ros

  17. What a beautiful card this morning Julia, love the dies and the gorgeous colours

  18. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card. Have a good day with Phill.

  19. Hi Julia. Very pretty. Have fun at the Craftathon. I am very twitchy not being there! SueL x

  20. Hi Julia, todays card is a real beauty, and such a lovely sentiment. Have a great day with Phill. Bx

  21. that is so so pretty Julia, you make it look so easy, just love your techniques....luv Ursula xx

  22. A Stunning card Julia - love the colour. Have a great day with Phil xxx

  23. Hi Julia, a lovely card , enjoy your day with Phill,x
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  24. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card the colours are so pretty. Enjoy your day with Phill
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  25. Hi Julia, lovely card today, have a good one with Phil! Linda28

  26. Hi Julia

    Really pretty, have a great day with Phill. Sky box set for tomorrow!

    Hugs, T x

  27. Hello Julia

    I think this is a lovely card. I love the Reflective Moment Die and the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you had a fun day.

    Best wishes

  28. Hi Julia
    It's lashing down & very windy here on the North Norfolk Coast but I'm all snug & cosy in my craft room.
    Beautiful card & love the soft lilac colour which looks so pretty & all the dies you have used to create this stunning card are amazing.
    Really love the way you have made a pretty flower using the cut & fold die & together with the gorgeous bow adds the perfect finishing touch.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  29. Lovely card today and I do like the colours. Hope. You had a good day today.

  30. Very pretty card today Julia. Love the colour and dies you have used. X

  31. Love this design Julia. The dies all work together so well & I like the way you have made the Reflective Moments die into a square. Pat x

  32. Lovely card Julia real pretty, hope you had a fun day with phill. Take Care Melody xXx

  33. Hi Julia, beautiful card. Love the Frosty Heather colour and the lovely "fold and tuck flower". Love the sentiment too xx Love Karen xx

  34. Hi Julia,
    hope you had a good day with John and crafters
    Love this card, love the colour !
    Maria x


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