Monday 29 August 2016

Celebration Today

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Turkish Delight Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - it's not a repeating pattern but it's easy to hide the join.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Circle of Friends Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Melbourne Die Set and inked through the die and around the edges with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die in the set out of Black Card.

I cut the 2 largest dies in the set together out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die and around the edges with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the largest die only out of Black Card and glued the 2 die cuts together.

On Coconut White Card, from the Justrite Multi-Step Poppies Clear Stamp Set I stamped 1a 3 times and 3a twice using Jet Black Archival. I then stamped 1b and 3b on top using Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I stamped 1c and 3c on top using Scarlet Woman Colour Cloud, again applied using a Smoothie. Finally, I stamped 1d and 3d on top using Onyx Black Colour Cloud, again applied using a Smoothie. I cut them all out using scissors. I added some leaves cut from Black Card using Sue's Maidenhair Fern Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Black Circle Dazzlers and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat. I inked my Coconut White mats with Crimson Kiss Colour Cloud.

For the Bank Holiday weekend, I'm offering 10% discount on everything on my website. Offer applies till midnight tonight. Discount will be applied at checkout. So, stock up on essentials, Christmas crafting and consult your wish list!

I have John Lockwood's new stamps available to pre-order on my website here. Dispatching from Wednesday 31st August. Also, the brand new Graphmaster Alcohol Pens that Lisa Horton will have on Hochanda on Wednesday night through Thursday are now in stock here. Please note - orders which contain any of John's new stamps will not be sent out till Wednesday/Thursday this week and will be processed in order that they are received.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 26th August is ...............................


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

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).


  1. Morning Julia, lovely card today, the stamps and dies are really lovely.

    Congrats to Suebak

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

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card. Congratulations Suebak lucky lady.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Happy Bank Holiday Monday.
    This is a pretty card with lovely colour combinations and die cuts!!!
    Congatulations to the card winner!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies and stamps thanks tracyw x

  5. Morning Julia.
    a very pretty card today thank you.
    Congratulations to Suebak.
    Take care and have a good bank holiday Kitty.

  6. Hi Julia
    That is such a pretty card today. Love the background embossing folder. Didn't get those tho'. Skint at the minute.
    Anne M xxx

  7. Good Morning Julia, such a beautiful card in pretty colours and those flowers are gorgeous. Marion S x

  8. Pretty card, love the flowers-they're gorgeous.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  9. Such a pretty card - lovely poppies.

  10. This is so pretty, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. This is a beauty Julia sooooo preety could think of so many people who would love this one thank you
    Love June xxxxx

  12. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous it is just so pretty. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the poppies.

  14. Good Morning Dear Julia, what a stunning card this morning I love those poppies and your card design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  15. Oh WOW Julia.......gorgeous card today.. Beautiful poppies.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  16. Happy bank holiday.
    A lovely card the poppies are fab.
    Congrats to the winner xx

  17. Hi Julia, a really beautiful card today, love the colour combo, one of my favourites. Well done Suebak. Have a great day all. Bx

  18. Hi Julia

    This is a pretty card. Love the colour combination

    Congratulations to Suebak... enjoy!

    June x

  19. Hello Julia,

    Such a pretty Card and colour, love your poppies. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Suebak.

    Best wishes

  20. Hi Julia, Lovely card, lovely poppies and I can't say I've seen this sentiment before. SueL x

  21. Beautiful card julia x love the dies and the stamps are so pretty x
    Congratulations suebak x
    Theresa w x

  22. Love this card Julia. The dies and poppies are so pretty. Yesterday's card was
    Lovely too. Congratulations to the card winner. X

  23. Really well thought out and balanced card. Love the JustRite poppies and sentiment. The Crimson Kiss and Scarlet Woman colour clouds are so effective. Thanks.

    Susan x

  24. Hi Julia,
    Totally love this card, from the stamped poppies to the composition-beautiful.

  25. Hi Julia, A really lovely card !!
    Congratulations to Suebak.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia, A really lovely card !!
    Congratulations to Suebak.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hello Julia,
    A really pretty card! At first I thought your flowers had been die cut! They look lovely.
    Thank you,
    Love Myra x

  28. Hi Julia
    Everything about this card works so well together I love it.
    Jan x

  29. Very pretty card Julia. Thank for sharing this.


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