Monday 8 February 2016

Hi Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

An easy peasy card today - the background die is so lovely that you don't need to add much.

I cut the Spellbinders Tapestry Die out of Coconut White Card leaving a border around the edge (it has no outside cutting edge). I inked through the die with Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink using a Smoothie. I matted it onto Black Card.

I stamped the sentinent from the Creative Expressions Tatty's Text  onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a die from the Spellbinders Victorian Tags Die Set and inked through the die with Terra Cotta ink. I cut the correspinding larger die and inked through the die with Terra Cotta Ink.

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.

See told you it was easy!

The first stock of Phill Martin's dies is due in today. All the orders placed for them will be posted out today. You can still get 10% discount on Phill's dies on my website here till midnight tonight.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 5th February is ................

tracy w

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

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and as you say so easy great for those last minute ones we forget.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you another pretty card,
    Julia i made a card just like it the other day. I don't have a mobile phone or the tech knowledge to send you a photo.
    Congratulations Tracy w.
    take care Kitty.

  3. (What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw)

    me too

  4. Hi Julia
    Really pretty card - you're right nothing more to add!
    Anne M xxx

  5. Hello Julia, this card is just perfect, love the peach with the black, stunning combination. well done Tracy W. Have a great day all. Bx

  6. Hi Julia,
    Stunning Card
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  7. Morning Julia, its a beautiful card today x

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love that die it is amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Good morning Julia. This may be easy but it looks lovely.

  10. lovely card

    Have a great day.


  11. As you have shown, sometimes background dies produce a design that it is a shame to cover up and it is only right to leave further decoration to a minimum. Certainly a case of less is more as you have illustrated with this sweet card.


  12. Morning Julia ,your card is lovely .Do like the colour you have used not, seen Terra Cotta before . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  13. Easy but really nice Julia!!

  14. Morning Julia a beautiful card today, elegant is the word that springs to mind.

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

  15. Hi Julia. You say easy, but its lovely, needing a few quick cards at the moment, I'm all behind. SueL x

  16. We all need to make easy and quick cards sometimes, Julia. This fits the bill perfectly.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Beautiful card today Julia. I love the colour combination very pretty. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  18. Morning Sue,
    If you need a quick card this would be great, love it.

  19. Morning Julia,
    Simple, but very effective, love the overall look of this card, the die is lovely!
    Can I ask.....what is a 'precision probe'??? I am guessing its a fancy name for a pokey tool !!
    Sandra xxxx

  20. Morning JUlia, Keep safe today, very windy here. Lovely card.

    crafty hugs Pen x

  21. Hi Julia beautiful card today love it
    Thank you June Horrocks xxxx

  22. Lovely card today Julia. Thank you.

  23. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful, I have this background die and haven't used it yet, lovely inspiration from you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card in pretty colours.
    Thanks for sharing,

  25. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful, I have this background die and haven't used it yet, lovely inspiration from you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia, lovely card, perfect die for a quick card. X

    Slowly catching up on your blogs for Jan as we had a long holiday. X

  27. Hi Julia,
    I love background dies as they make a quick card but still look amazing and this is no exception.
    I emailed you on Friday Julia to say I had received my goods THANK YOU, but I don't think it went through so just confirming...having problems with emails, just about ready to tear my hair out or throw it through the window, blooming computers!!!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  28. Hello Julia.

    It maybe easy Julia but it's lovely. The Tapestry Die looks really nice but I think it's your colour combination and the use of Black card that really make it ping. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations tracy w.

    Best wishes

  29. A superb card Julia, love this die...on black card to just makes it pop out....luv Ursula xx

  30. Hi Julia, very nice card and you are right
    it is a nice background die but easy, hmmmm
    Maria x

  31. Stunning card Julia, lovely background and color used.
    Elaine H X

  32. Hi Julia
    Lovely pretty card, love the soft peach colour which looks very feminine.
    Gorgeous background & as you say doesn't need anything else but the sentiment.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  33. Evening Julia. Lovely simple card today. Love the white black and terracotta colours together X

  34. Hi Julia

    The background is stunning and makes for a lovely card

    Hugs, T x


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