Sunday 10 January 2016

Keeping it simple

Hi Bloggers.

Busy day yesterday - thank you so much to those of you who attended. I have updated the stock on my website and it's now open again.

I put this card together quite quickly using a piece of acetate from my demo bits box.

I think I mixed together some Phill Martin Frosty Blossom and Frosty Aqua Sparkle Texture Pastes and then spread them through the Lattice Mask onto some Acetate. It takes a couple of hours to dry.

I made a frame using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and added it to the Acetate with 3d Foam. I trimmed away the excess. I added more 3d Foam and then added it to a mat cut using one of Sue's Double Pierced Squares from Set B.

I stamped the same sentiment as I used in yesterday's card (I admit to being lazy as it was still on my desk). This time I used Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using Sue's Double Pierced Squares and cut another die from the set for a mat.

Also still on my desk were Sue's Laurel Leaves and Diagonal Foldover Flowers Die Set. I cut the leaves out of Coconut White Card. For a change, I cut the flower out of Mulberry Paper. I found a load of it when I was getting together stock for my sale yesterday. I'm sure many of you have some lying around. I cut 2 layers together using the largest die in the set. I separated them and made the flower by joining them together.

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.

Phill Martin has a One Day Special starting on Hochanda this evening. I'll set up a category in the As Seen on TV section of my website with items I have in stock from his shows some time today with a 10% discount  till midnight tomorrow night.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card, Thank you.
    I must try cutting the mulberry paper I did not think it would cut.Take care and have fun. Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, so pleased you had a great time yesterday, I hope you are feeling a lot better too. Love todays card, amazing.

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

  3. Mulberry paper ,angel hair got some tucked away in one of the boxes LOL
    lovely card

  4. Hi Julia,
    What a pretty card. Nice mix of texture paste. Like this one.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Good morning Julia. A lovely morning yesterday - thank you and some good purchases. Seeing all of your cards and John's was such a treat - they look so fantastic and heaps better than a photo on the blog. There's so much inspiration there. All the demos were great, with lots of tips.
    Another lovely card today. Hope you are none the worse for yesterday. Good to meet Nathan! And see Tracey again.

  6. Morning Julia, your card today is beautiful x

  7. Morning Julia, sounds like you had a good day yesterday. Another lovely card today.Nice mix of texture paste. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I have never used acetate like this I must give it a go. It sounds like the sale went well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Morning Julia, another beautiful card and this flower is still one of my favourites.
    Glad your day went well yesterday.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, I really like the colours and the flower is so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Morning Julia,
    Pleased to hear you had a successful day.
    Love you card.

  12. Beautiful card Julia, something else I must try - texture paste on acetate Sounds like you all had a brilliant time yesterday

  13. Lovely card julia glad yesterday went well thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  14. Hi Julia, this card is really lovely, the colour of the frame is perfect for the acetate background. I must give this a go. Glad the sale and demo day went well. Hopefully you are feeling better. Take care. Bx

  15. I hope you have recovered from yesterday. You've done well to update the website so quickly. We had a great time and I am looking forward to playing with my goodies, including the lovely raffle prize. As Jan said, your samples look so much better in real life - we got loads of ideas.
    Todays card is so pretty.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Morning Julia, A really pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Julia, A really pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Lovely card Julia, I now have some texture paste so will try this sometime. Glad you had a successful day yesterday.
    My cold has decided to hit me properly today so will not be crafting myself so still not been able to try all my new goodies.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  19. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card again, so pleased you had a good day.
    Elaine H X

  20. Afternoon, would have been here sooner but the computer keeps on crashing.

    lovely card

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  21. Oh I just love that textured background...super card Julia...luv Ursula xx

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, not to elaborate.. I always think the Lattice Mask looks better when it has been used than the mask looks alone, if that makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you had a good day yesterday.

    Best wishes

  23. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & I love the simplicity of the less is more design which looks very clean & fresh.
    Love the lattice mask & with your colour choice of texture paste looks stunning.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  24. Beautiful card again today, I love the texture paste as it gives the card a bit of bling
    without being over the top.
    This is a simple clean but extremely beautiful card and I love it.


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