Saturday 23 April 2016


Hi Bloggers.

I had a great few days away - lovely weather, lovely house, lovely food, great company and lots of beading! I didn't quite finish my piece so I'm not going to share just yet. Hopefully, I'll finish it the next time I go to my beading club and I'll share it then.

I did half of my post yesterday afternoon after I got back, the other half will be sent out today.

Today's card is clean and simple -

I started by stamping the sentiment from the Justrite Wedding Inner Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder, positioning it towards the bottom right hand side. I cut it out using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A. I cut a mat out of Wisteria Card using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B.

 I cut a Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags Die out of Coconut White Card  and a larger die from the set out of Wisteria Card. I added a Craft Consortium Heart Cluster Rhinestone Charm.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Craft Consortium Adhesive Rhinestone to each corner and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    I am so glad you had a lovely time.
    Today's card is so elegant thank you.
    Take care and have a good weekend Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia,today's card is elegant xx

  3. Love the clean and simple look - so effective! Glad you had a good break!
    Maggie B xx

  4. Morning Julia, nice to have you home, I bet the beaading classes were terrific, I would love to do them. Anyway, I am enjoy these new spellbinder dies and this one is simple but very effective.

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

  5. Hi Julia
    Glad you had a nice time. You needed the rest - maybe you should take John with you next time as he could do with a rest too!!
    The card is so pretty and understated. Lovely!
    Anne M xxx

  6. Good morning Julia,
    What a pretty and simple card that would be loved by anyone who receives it.
    Glad you enjoyed your break and have come back refreshed.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  7. So glad you had a good break Julia. Love the simplicity of today's card using the tags which make a statement.

  8. Beautiful card Julia love the dies x xhazel

  9. Beautiful card, so clean & simple. Glad you enjoyed your break.


  10. Hi Julia, glad you had a lovely break. I think this card is stunning, and would venture to say that if the sentiment was a little higher up, it would not need much else. Have a great day. Bx

  11. Hi Julia
    I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the beading break. I went to Craft4crafters yesterday near Shepton Mallet and spent far more than I'd intended, but I was like a kid in a sweet shop with all the supplies for my various hobbies under one roof.
    I love clean and simple cards.
    B xx

  12. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I just the clean simple design. It sounds like you had a brilliant time away. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

  13. Welcome home Julia the card is beautiful thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  14. An uncomplicated yet very sophisticated card that again, shows that less can be so much more.

    Glad you had a good week in Norfolk. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.


  15. Hi Julia, a beautiful card looking forward to seeing your bead creation.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Hi Julia. I love clean and simple but find its so hard to do. Your card is lovely. Looking forward to seeing your beading. SueL x

  17. This is so pretty, Julia. Glad you had a good break and I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Pretty card today Now comes the boring bit - unpacking and washing But good to hear you had a brilliant break beading away

  19. Beautiful card. Love the elegance and simplicity.

  20. Loving the clean fresh look of your card,
    Elaine H X

  21. Love this look. The swallow tail die really looks good

  22. Morning Julia. Love the 'less is more' look of your card. Very elegant. X

  23. Morning Julia

    Clean and simple it is BUT gorgeous too. I love the look


    June x

  24. Hello Julia.

    I really like the simplicity of this card, the Decorative Swallowtail Tags dies and the bling. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm pleased you had a good break.

    Best wishes

  25. Glad you had a good break. Love today's card. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  26. Hello Julia,
    I really love today's card! It's very simple but very elegant! Pleased you had a nice holiday .

  27. Hi Julia,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends....can't beat it for relaxing and recharging your batteries!
    Today's card is simply elegant it!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  28. Hi Julia, So glad your beading workshops went well, looking forward to your 'show and tell'.
    This is a beautiful CAS card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Hi Julia, So glad your beading workshops went well, looking forward to your 'show and tell'.
    This is a beautiful CAS card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Back home after a glorious break away, glad you enjoyed....we need to see the finished product next time....the card today is simple but stunning at the same time....luv Ursula xx

  31. Pleased to see that you had such an enjoyable time Julia, you certainly deserved the break. Today's card is lovely, love the clean and simple look. Pat x

  32. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, neat, clean and so so elegant.

  33. A beautifully clean but detailed card today and I love the embellishment.


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