Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped a corner stamp from the Justrite Sympathy Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card into 2 of the corners using Ocean Blue Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud applied with a Smoothie. I then ran the piece through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine using the Creative Expressions Rows of Bows PinPoint Embossing Folder.

I stamped the Justrite Diamond Filigree Background Stamp onto a strip of Coconut White Card using Ocean Blue Colour Cloud. While the ink was still wet, I brushed some Iced Blue Sparkle Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Lovely Lights Sparkle Pigment Set over the surface (hard to capture the shimmer on camera but hopefully you could see it when I demonstrated it?). I matted the strip onto Teal Card.

I stamped the frame from the Justrite Sympathy Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set using the Ocean Blue Colour Cloud. I cut it out using the largest die in the Justrite Vintage Labels 8 Die Set and inked through the die with Ocean Blue CC.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Birthday Floral Vintage Labels 8 & 9 Clear Stamp Set, again using Ocean Blue CC. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 9 and inked through the die again. Once I had removed the die, I stamped a little stamp from the Sympathy Set on either side of the sentiment using Ocean Blue CC.

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

John Lockwood continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Hope you can tune in. I have set up a category on my website with the items I have in stock on my website here and I'm offering 10% discount on those items till midnight tonight. Discount is applied at checkout and postage is free on orders £20 and over (UK only). Postage to Europe is charged by weight - please do not register your country as United Kingdom unless you are actually a UK resident, thanks.

The Freebie Friday Cards have not been claimed for the last 2 weeks - please check on the Monday posts to see if you are a winner.

All for now.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, what a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia another beautiful card, especially using the Ocean Blue colour cloud, oh I do love the colour clouds, they are brilliant. You have created a masterpiece here.

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

  3. I can't fathom why your card give always aren't claimed such pretty cards

    1. I should have added a thankyou for the monday card

  4. Morning Julia.
    I just love this card, Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  5. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card, love the stamps.

    Linda xx

  6. Morning Julia
    I'm just catching up on your justrite shows I do like their stamps.
    A great card thanks for sharing your techniques xx

  7. Hi Julia, todays card is really lovely with the vibrant blue, and a lovely layout. I do use my rows of bows embossing folder a lot. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Great card and even better as I watched you demo it. The colour cloud tips were fab. Must get me some more smoothies.
    Have a great day


  9. Lots more lovely ideas. Thanks Julia.

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I shall be watching some of John's shows today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Lovely card today, the colours are gorgeous.


  12. Pretty card Julia love the colour xx hazel

  13. Stunning card Julia love the colour how on earth would you not claim your card xxxxxxxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  15. Hi Julia
    Another pretty card today. I love these colours. Another idea for my much neglected stamps

  16. I find the technique of stamping before using an embossing folder very effective - especially for names on those special cards.

    This is lovely, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Enjoyed the demonstration of this card. Love the colour. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for the shows and for the hints and tips. Always a joy to watch.


  18. Fantastic card Julia, I loved the tv demo of this.
    B xx

  19. Beautiful card. Love the frame stamp.

  20. Morning Lovely card and I have John on the TV as I write. Fanstaic

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  21. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful card, I saw you demo this one on Hochanda and I love the way that you have put this together.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  22. Hi Julia
    Today's Card Is Stunning You Were Tremendous On Hochanda It's So Great To See You On There Sharing All Your Fantastic Knowledge, Tips, And Techniques, I Was Fascinated How You Used Those Beautiful "Mica Powders" It's Great To See Your Items Being Used In Such A Way, I Love Mica Powders And The Fabulous New Colour Cloud.
    Take Care
    Hugs From Sam x
    Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

  23. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card I love the colour you have used,& the stamps are so pretty
    I loved your shows on Hochanda
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  24. Hi Julia
    Another beauty of a card, so loving your style.
    Elaine H X

  25. Afternoon Julia, what a beautiful card, I'm loving the colours as well x

  26. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, great stamps and dies (I had to have them) layout and colour. I enjoyed the demo and the rapport you seem to have with Matt. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  27. Watched you on the telly yesterday, loved your demos...just love Justrite stamps and dies....thanks Julia....luv Ursula xx

  28. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love the gorgeous turquoise colour which looks so pretty & feminine.
    Love all the stamps & dies used for this stunning card

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  29. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the stamps.
    Looking good on Hochanda !
    Maria x

  30. Gorgeous card today Julia and love the blue and white.
    I really love the stamps used too and they are now on my wish list.

  31. Loved your demos Julia & the Justrite stamps are fabulous. Great card and a beautiful colour. Pat x

  32. hi Julia, pretty card and love this colour. Beautiful stamps xx Love Karen xx


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