Tuesday 8 December 2015

Celebrate each passing year

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by stamping the sentiment from John Lockwood's Fern Frames Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archvial. I then stamped the Regal Blossom Inner Frame around it, again using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Distress Markers. I started by adding Blueprint Sketch to the shaded areas on the flowers. I pulled the colour out using a Water Brush. I then scribbled some Mermaid Lagoon onto my Craft Sheet and added a little to the flowers using my Water Brush. I seemed to have a little sparkle from the Lovely Lights Sparkle Pigment Set I used when last on Hochanda so that was a bit of a bonus! I edged the frame with Blueprint Sketch. I cut out using a die from Sue Wilson's Heraldic Square Die Set and added some Rhinestones to the flower centres.

I cut the largest die from the same set out of Coconut White Card. I cut one of Sue's Double Pierced Squares out of Coconut White Card and then another layer using the Set B.
I cut Sue's Charming Lace Trim out of Deep Blue Card 4 times and added the die cuts around the frame.

 I finished the card by cutting some more layers using both of Sue's Double Pierced Squares Sets and adding some White Pearl Corners.

John Lockwood continues with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. Just a reminder that there's 10% off items I have in stock from the shows on my website till midnight tonight. You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card on all website orders placed in December (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
25% off all items in Christmas Category till midnight 26th December. 


  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card fabulous colours.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, this is another beautiful card, I love the colours you have used too.

    Saw John's show last night, and am loving the stamps, I even got a mention on the telly so was dead chuffed.

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

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

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  5. An absolutely stunning card I love it xxx

  6. Another beautiful card today Julia x

  7. Stunning card-live everything about it!!


  8. Good morning Julia today's card is stunning the dies and stamps work so well together. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. That is so pretty Julia.

  10. Really lovely card,very pretty

  11. Great card Julia and lovely sentiment,

  12. Morning Julia.you do have an eye for colour.Your card is lovely .Enjoying the Hochanda shows . Gloria (sidcup) xx

  13. A lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and a really nice sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Morning Julia, A lovely card, beautiful colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Love the card Julia stunning the stamp is lovely along with the colours xxxxx love June Horrocks xxxxx

  17. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card.

  18. I just love this heraldic square Sue Wilson die, and you have made such a beautiful card using it...thank you....luv Ursula xx

  19. Hi Julia

    Sorry for absence lovely cards on your blog this last few days. Hope you are not being blown around too much!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  20. Hello Julia.

    I think this card is gorgeous. I love the dies and stamps you have used, great colours. This is the perfect amount of decoration for my taste. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Greetings from Schipol Airport Amsterdam. On the way home and back to commenting.

    I like the crisp blue style of this card. The sentiment is a nice one


  22. How beautiful is your card Julia .
    Elaine H X

  23. Simply gorgeous, hope you got my email yesterday Julia

  24. Hi Julia took advantage of your John Lockwood discount and remembered to ask for a card. Lovely card.

  25. Love your use of different dies. Stunning card

  26. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love the shades of blue colour which looks really fresh.
    Lovely central focal element & the sentiment is so true as I do believe that every day is a bonus not to be wasted.
    Sue's charming Lace Trim die is so pretty & elegant & looks amazing on your gorgeous card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  27. Love the card ! Glad I got both the die and stamp
    so will give this a go. Take care,
    Maria x

  28. Hi Julia, gorgeous card and love the blue used. The heraldic die is a favourite...haven't got it.....but it is a favourite...xx Love Karen xx


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