Wednesday 6 January 2016

A true friend

Hi Bloggers.

A simple card today (still using up demo bits - aren't you impressed?!) -

The background is a piece of Coconut White Card run through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Lace and Frills Card Creator. I wrapped a piece of Light Orchid Satin Ribbon around the centre.

The sentiment is from John Lockwood's Rosebud Elements Stamp Set, stamped onto Coconut White Card using Watering Can Archival and cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Curved Squares and inked through the die with Wilted Violet Distress Ink using a Smoothie.

I cut the largest die int he set out of Mauve Card and again inked through the die with Wilted Violet.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

A number of you have asked whether I'm better yet - well, frankly, I'm not! I've had the flu since Boxing Day and it's not getting better but it is progressing through the various aliments so I guess that's a positive! Although, I wasn't expecting toget some of the symptoms back! I don't do ill and it's now proving to be flipping inconvenient to say the least!

Lisa Horton has a One Day Special on Hochanda starting this evening at 8pm. I've offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the show. You can find them here. Discount valid till midnight tomorrow night (7th January or while stocks last).

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, I'm very impressed this is beautiful with bits and one of my favourite colours. Sorry your still under the weather 2016 hasn't been very good for you so far but think on the positive it can only get better I'm like you I don't do Ill but must admit I manage to stay pretty healthy don't know why I'm not a good eater but I do take vitamins you should try echinacea if I feel a cold coming on I start that right away and it seems to stop it in its tracks hope you feel better soon.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    So sorry you are still feeling poorly.
    It is one of the down sides of meeting your fans on demo day's. Like you I don't do illness so far I have escaped it.Back to today's card another little beauty, Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Beautiful card and colours,sorry your not feeling on top of the world

  4. Morning Julia
    A stunning card I love all of it.
    So many people are not well recently we hsve lots of people off at work for the same reason.
    I do hope you get better soon xxx

  5. Morning Julia, loving the card today, just beautiful xx

  6. Morning Julia, I am impressed with you still using your scraps, mind you we all have them don't we, and the card you have created is really smashing.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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

  7. Hello Julia, sorry to hear you are still not 100%, so thank you for still producing and posting these lovely cards. This one is really beautiful, love the die used for the focal element and another great sentiment. Take care. Bx

  8. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Sorry to hear you're still poorly. Perhaps a tonic would help-I know it sounds old fashioned but it's worth a try.


  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours and the dies are amazing. I do hope that you start to feel better soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Oh dear Julia, sorry to hear that you are still not recovering as you hoped. Flu is s b....r and really does tend to knock seven bells out of you. Look after yourself. Hope you are OK for Saturday.

    Like the card, like the dies, like the colour.


  11. Hi Julia,
    You've Really Not Had The Best Of Christmas And New Year With Your Health, I Hope You Feel Better Soon.
    I Love Today's Card I So Love The Spellbinders Die And John Lockwoods Sentiment Your Card Is Stunning, Thank You So Much For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  12. Good morning Julia. A lovely card in a pretty colour.
    So many people seem to have had similar to you and it's Kaštel agens. Hope you Are feeling 100% very soon.

  13. Morning Julia,
    Yes! I'm impressed on the use of your demo bits, this card is gorgeous.
    So sorry you are still feeling poorly, hope you will be better soon.

  14. Morning Julia, I can empathise with you, I hope you are soon feeling better, I'm full of it too.
    Your 'demo bits' card is fabulous, and my favourite colours too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia, I adore this card .The colour, the die and the sentiment Just right. Hope you feel better soon . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  16. Beautiful card Julia, I love this die.
    Get well soon.
    Rosemary xx

  17. I'm very impressed with the beautiful card from your bits just lovely. This virus that they are calling it is a stick around for ages germ people are taking a long time to get well. Love June Horrocks xxxx

  18. Another pretty card, Julia. Hope you feel better soon.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card. I love the colours.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    B xx

  20. Hi Julia
    Get well soon! I've had a really heavy cold but not flu and it really gets you down - I don't do ill either. I got it the first day back at work!
    I think you are a star using up all your bits - well done you.
    Nice card from left overs.
    Anne M xx

  21. Hi Julia. Sorry to hear you are still unwell, but you are still managing to make fab cards. I had no voice for a week but no other symptoms, I felt fine. Just couldn't phone anyone, thank goodness for texting. SueL x

  22. Very impressed, you should use all your bits, gorgeous card, xxx

  23. Hi Julia,
    beautiful card... Love the colour.
    I had my flu in the middle of december.
    So get well soon.
    Best wishes
    Rolf xxx

  24. Such a beautiful card today Julia, just love this die and the colours you have used...luv Ursula xx

  25. Lovely colours in your card Julia - and so sorry you have had such a rough time. I hope you start picking up a bit really soon xx

  26. This is a beautiful card Julia, sorry you are not feeling much better. Have the recorder set for tonight.

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  27. A Beautiful card Julia love the colour .

    Hope you feel better soon so difficult when you have so much to do but you must get yourself well first

    hugs Jeanie

  28. Well Done you still doing "homework". Lovely card, do especially like the decorative square.

  29. Very impressed with your lovely impressive card Julia, just you try to take it easy , theres a good girl .
    Hope you feel better soon. x
    Elaine H X

  30. This is a lovely card Julia and I like the die you have used very much but note it is out of stock. Mauve is a good colour too. Sorry you are still under the weather and hope you'll feel better very soon. X

  31. Beautiful card today Julia, very impressed.
    Sorry to hear you are still poorly, I have heard this bug lasts about 3 weeks!
    I have a cold threatening, I hope I manage to ward it off as it does not mix well with fibromyalgia and costochondritis.
    Happy crafting.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  32. Beautiful card Julia. Adore the decorative squares dies and the purple you have used.
    So sorry to hear you are poorly still. Get well soon.
    Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

  33. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, lovely colour. Hope you feel better soon.
    Thanks for sharing,

  34. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love that die, must get it straight away...
    Lovely colours & liking all the different textured layers & love the sentiment, perfect......

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  35. Hi Julia, gorgeous card and love the die and Mauve colour used. Thank you Julia xx love Karen xx


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