Tuesday 1 March 2016

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Catching up with orders on my website today - all orders from the weekend and yesterday will be sent out today. Hopefully, I will be able to load some more new stock onto my website today too.

Here's today's card -

I didn't quite get to finish this card on Sunday night - I really don't know where the time goes!

For the background, I have embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder. I ran a strip of patterned paper from the Craft Consortium English Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pad top to bottom and added a few Craft Consortium Rhinestone Gems.

The paper I have used has lots of little birds on it so I chose an area with a bird on a branch on it to use as a topper and cut it out using #2 die from the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents Die Set. I cut out the #5 die in the Spellbinders Astoria Labels out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Pretty in Pink Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the the #1 die from the Astoria Decorative Accents out of Coconut White Card and again inked through the die with Pretty in Pink. It looks like a tassel to me and it has some 'hands' so it's easy to tuck it under another die cut as I have done on this card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using #2 die from the Spellbinders Savoy Labels Die Set and inked through the die with Pretty in Pink. I cut the #2 die from the Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accents Die Set out of Coconut White Card and again inked through the die with Pretty in Pink.

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.

I have some more paper pads on order - the English Garden pad featured on this card and John and Sue's new pads. I'll let you know when they're back in stock.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, another beautiful card really like the papers.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Pretty card ,I think I saw this one on one of the shows ,not sure as there was so many cards to remember

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you so much for all the shows yesterday, all the cards are so pretty, The paper pad looks so pretty as does Sue's new paper pad. Too many birthdays this month, Take care Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card, colours are so pretty. Watched you demo this and thoroughly enjoyed all your shows on Hochanda yesterday .
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T

  5. Beautiful card, the paper you have used is gorgeous.


  6. Morning Julia, absolutely beautiful,your card x

  7. Hello Julia, this card is really beautiful, the papers are lush. Thanks for the great shows, so much inspiration. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the dies and the papers that you have used. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi Julia
    Just wanted to say thanks for the great service from your website shop and also for picking me for your card. Loved the shows and am really tempted by the paper pad - oooo bank balance!
    Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  10. Good morning Julia. This is lovely. What a lot of inspiration from all your TV demos - thank you.

  11. Morning Julia, lovely card today and especially I like the die that looks like the tassel on here, what a good idea. I got the papers from you and am so pleased I did they are fantastic.

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

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card and your demos on tv gave me lots of ideas. SueL x

  13. You have used a beautiful paper pad to make this lovely card. Seems a long time till Sunday when I can catch up on your demos.

  14. So beautiful, really pretty paper, xx

  15. Pretty card. Love the papers.
    Thoroughly enjoyed your shows Julia. Thank you.

  16. I never think to cut patterned paper with dies - it is so effective. A lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Morning Julia, I absolutely adore this patterned paper, and the card is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card using the lovely papers, enjoyed your shows.

  19. Very pretty and bright. Love it.
    Thank you
    Sue Mac

  20. Lovely card Julia. I often forget about using papers on my cards as I'm so busy concentrating on using dies. This has reminded me what a difference papers can make. Pat x

  21. Really pretty card Julia - love the paper.
    Still to watch the shows - busy week!!

  22. Very pretty shows Julia. Great shows yesterday x

  23. Thank you Julia, this is stunning....enjoyed your shows yesterday...luv Ursula xx

  24. Hi Julia loved your shows yesterday I really appreciated your demos of the cards that were led complicated to make I could never achieve the stunning cards you make but some yesterday were brilliant for me there must be others too. Thank you so much love June Horrocks xxxx

  25. Enjoyed your shows Julia and love this card, delicate and feminine. Thank you. Xx

  26. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like the look of the touch of patterned paper with a mainly white Card, using a piece as a topper is a great idea. I also really like the patterned paper mat, very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  27. A lovely card Julia.
    Take care
    Elaine H

  28. Lovely card and paper. Great idea with the paper tassel.

  29. Lovely card, dies and papers used. I watched your show and saw how you created this beautiful card....L Rosie xxx

  30. Hi Julia,
    A really pretty card, I love the paper that you have used.
    Thanks for sharing,

  31. Hi Julia! Love this card - and I really enjoyed watching you on tv! This paper looks beautiful! Gilly x

  32. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty card, gorgeous papers.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  33. Hi Julia. Lovely card using very pretty paper. X

  34. Hi Julia,

    those papers are stunning and suit the dies perfectly. A wonderful card.

    Hugs, T x

  35. Hi Julia
    Pretty card & definitely has the 'Less Is More' factor, so clean & fresh which looks beautiful.
    Loving the Craft Consortium English Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pad & must keep my eyes peeled for those...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)


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