Monday 30 November 2015

Just Because

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card from my recent Spellbinders shows on Hochanda - 

I used a paper from Phill Martin's Decadent Damask 8 x 8 Paper Pad for the background, trimmed down a little (that hurt a bit!).

I cut the middle sized die from the Spellbinders Angle Approach Cut Fold & Tuck out of another paper from Phill's Paper Pad. I folded and tucked it and added a Brad.

I cut one of Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares out of Coconut White Card. I added a couple of dies from the Spellbinders Gold Squares One die set and ran them through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine.

I cut the large die from the Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs Die Set out of the plain side of another paper from Phill's Paper Pad. I cut one of them in half and off set it behind the full one.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Coffee Archival. I cut it out using a die from Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents Die Set. I cut the middle sized die from the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Reflective Moment Die Set out of the plain side of the same paper I used for the Lace Doily Motif.

I cut some corners out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Lace Doily Accents Die Set.

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

The winner of Freebie Friday on 27th November is ...................


Please email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post. 

I have decided that if Freebie Friday cards are not claimed byWednesday, I will do a re-draw on Thursday.
Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I hope you can tune in. Just a reminder that 10% off items I have in stock from the shows continues till midnight tonight. You can find them here. Please note stock of the stamps is expected Wednesday or Thursday.

A while ago, I was asked to do an interview with Hochanda for their members magazine which was emailed out at the beginning of November. The interview is now available to read on their blog here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colour of the paper you have used, have recorded Phil's shows hope to catch up with them later.
    Nancyd xx

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

  3. congratulations rolfi ,A lovely card for today Julia, I Missed all of Phills shows I forgot to record them

  4. Hi Julia, todays card is lovely, has a vintage feel to it, lovely colour combo. Well done Rolfi on winning the card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  5. Morning Julia another gorgeous card today, I wish I had an ounce of your talent, your cards are always so wonderful.

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

  6. I love Phill's papers and you've given another idea of how to use them. Thank you

  7. Great card, love all the different elements to it. If you re-draw your Friday freebie card then we all get another chance at winning it-yeah!!!!


  8. Morning Julia, what a shame that people do not claim their prizes but more of a chance for others to win. Got the recorder set.

    Great card

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  9. Hi Juilia, lovely card, must have a close look at Phils paper pads as this one page is really pretty. X Ros

  10. Hi Julia,
    A lovely vintage look to your card today and I think it's one that would work for a male or female recipient.
    Congratulations to Rolfi, enjoy!
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  11. Gorgeous card Julia, love the shade of pink

  12. Morning Julia, A gorgeous card, and I absolutely love Phill's damask papers.
    Congratulations to Rolfi, enjoy your goodies !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Good morning Julia,
    I´m so happy winning the Friday Freebie!!! Thank you!!!
    Love your card today as well and the background paper. I knew Phill only as a stamp designer. Have to look after these papers in the internet.
    Thank you very much everybody for your friendly comments.
    Rolf xxx

  14. Yeah - we have a winner for the card - congratulations Rolf. Saw the interview on the Hochanda blog - what a star! I need you to get your crystal ball out and tell me what I have done with my lace doily die set. I have a couple of loose dies that need to go back in the packet with their mates, but can I find the packet - nope. Nice to see a mixture of old and new in this card.

  15. Hi Julia,
    Love the colour way you have used on this card, really pretty!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  16. I love these cut, fold and tuck dies....a really stunning card Julia...thank you...luv Ursula xx

  17. Hello Julia.

    I really like the use of corner dies on your frame. The shadowing effect with the Lace Doily Motifs Die is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations rolfi. I think it is very kind of you to redraw unclaimed cards, it's nice to think they are going to get a loving home, lol.

    Best wishes

  18. Hi Julia, absolutely stunning card and I love the phill martin background papers
    and the dies used.
    I really love everything about this card.
    And I don't blame you for doing another draw if the cards are not being claimed.

  19. Hi Julia, a really pretty card and love the colours used too. Congratulations Rolfi! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx


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