Friday 13 May 2016

Freebie Friday

Hi Bloggers.

It's Freebie Friday again and I have a demo card from one of the Spellbinders Hochanda shows in March.

I've just had a look and I don't seem to have shared this card. Briefly, I've used the Spellbinders Astoria Labels and all 3 dies in the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Elements cut from Coconut White and Duck Egg Card stacking them all up. The sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set stamped using Watering Can Archival. I've used the Spellbinders Shells Duality inner die only to cut into the bottom of the background card. I've added a couple of White Pearl Corners and done the usual piercing and mats.

To go into the draw for a chance to win, please leave a lovely comment below. I will announce the winner on Monday.

My dear old Dad is 82 today. I thought I'd share the card that I've sent him. It's quite an old card - when I make a card that I think is suitable for someone, I put it aside to use at a later date (if I can find it again!). Anyway, this is the card -

You can read how my Dad's card was made here.

Leonie Pujol stamps have now arrived to co-ordinate with her masks. You can find them here. The stamps are just £4.99 per set and the masks are £5.99.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    Two stunning cards love the first one a little bit more the car one would be good for my dad's birthday in June thank you tracyw x

  2. Morning Julia.
    A very Happy Birthday to your Dad, I'm sure he will love the card.
    Julia both cards are lovely, Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and the one for your dads birthday is excellent
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning Julia, loving today's card, your dad's card is really special hope he has a lovely birthday xx

  5. Two lovely cards today Julia. Love the colours you have used in the first one. Hope your Dad has a wonderful birthday.

  6. Hi Julia and crafters all.
    Morning this card is so lovely, colours soft and dies so pretty.
    Love the card for your dad! Happy Birthday to him, your so lucky still having your dad, I wish my parents where still alive - miss them both.
    Have a lovely day!!!!
    Tina T xxxxx

  7. Hi Julia, love both your cards today, especially your dad's. It is perfect for him. Hope he has a lovely birthday. L Rosie xxxxxx

  8. Hi Julia. Two fantastic cards, love the colour and style of the first one and it's always useful to have inspiration for a man's card. Wishing your dad a very Happy Birthday. Sue XXX

  9. Beautiful freebie card & the card for your Dad is lovely.


  10. Gorgeous card and my favourite colour xx

  11. Hi Julia, a fabulous card for the giveaway, love the colours and the layered effect. And your Dads card is brilliant. Have a great day. Bx

  12. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I just love it. Your dad's card is brilliant I hope that he has a fantastic birthday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Two lovely cards. The colours in the freebie one are beautiful.

  14. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card you have made here, love it and then to share with us the one you made for your lovely Dad, wow happy birthday to him.

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

  15. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, and I love your Dad's card, Happy Birthday to him.

  16. Love the cards julia first one love the dies and my favorite colours your dads card is brill love the stamp bet he was over the moon. Thank you love June Horrocks xxxx
    Tomorrow is my mums birthday gone a long time now but never miss making her a card and taking it with her flowers ❤️❤️

  17. I really like the card you've made for your dad. He will be over the moon with it. It really pops. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  18. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card, love the colours and the shell duality die.
    I'm sure your dad will love his card.
    I'm making a card for my son's 30th next month with a tennis theme - since he loves to watch and play tennis, and 30 is part of the scoring system.
    B xx

  19. Two gorgeous cards Julia, my hubby was 82 this week spent the day in hospital unfortunately but home again now

  20. Two great cards. I am sure that your dad will greatly appreciate his card.


  21. Morning Julia, a very Happy Birthday to your dad.
    Both cards are very nice ! Have a good day tomorrow
    at your workshop, will see you at the next one hopefully
    Maria x

  22. Hi Julia

    Absolutely beautiful delicate card so elegant.

    Love the card for your Dear Dad Happy Birthday to him

    Hugs Annx

  23. Two lovely cards. Sure your dad will like his.

  24. Two lovely cards Julia, Happy Birthday to your dad ,he will love his card i am sure.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  25. Lovely cards and I hope you have a great celebration with your dad. Treasure every moment. X

  26. Another lovely card again today Julia and I know your Dad will love his card. Happy Birthday Julia's Dad. SueL x

  27. Beautiful card today and I'm sure your dad will love his card.
    Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad!

  28. The duck egg blue card is beautiful julia x my favourite colour x love your dads card too hope he has a wonderful day x
    Theresa w x

  29. Duck egg blue is such a lovely colour and is perfect for this card.
    Happy birthday to your Dad - great card you have given him , Julia!
    Sue Mac

  30. Love both cards, the one for your Dad is lush for a male card, I always struggle with them.I hope your Dad has a very Happy Birthday, I am sure he will love his card xx

  31. Hi Julia, This card is lovely, love the colours and the die-cuts and also the beautiful pearl corners, gorgeous !!
    I adore the card you have sent to your Dad, he will absolutely love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Both cards are gorgeous. Your dad will love his card. Happy birthday Julia's dad.
    Helen VofG

  33. Oh wow, I bet your Dad just loved his card, it is today's freebie card as well, muted colours are amazing....luv Ursula xx

  34. The freebie is a lovely sophisticated card and I love your dad's card too I know my dad would like it

  35. Hello Julia.

    I really like the dies you have used and love the colour. Thanks for sharing.

    Your Dad's Card is lovely, love the number plate. I am sure he loved it.

    Best wishes

  36. Gorgeous card! Love all the dies used.

  37. Both cards are wonderful! I know my dad would love that card as well. Love the use of all of the spellbinder dies and the pearls added on the corners.

  38. Julia, another lovely card and also the one for your Dad. Hope he has had a good day.

  39. fab card love all the dies in this card ,Laura O

  40. Hi Julia,
    great cards today. Love 'em!
    Anne M xxx

  41. Hi Julia

    I love this card, the colour is one of my favourites too. I'm sure your dad will love his card too and hope he has a happy day

    Crafty smiles :)

    June x

  42. Hi Julia,

    Love the first card and I am positive your dad will love his too. A very, very happy birthday to him.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  43. Lovely card Julia, love the colours and the one for your Dad too. Anne x

  44. Morning Julia. Gorgeous duck egg blue card using the Spellbinders but your dads birthday card is great too. Love the background. X


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