Monday 14 November 2016

You're the Best

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for your kind wishes for my Mom. My Dad fetched her home yesterday. She's much better than I expected and the doctors are hopeful that she'll be back to normal in a few weeks.

I spent yesterday catching up with all the website orders and all outstanding orders will be posted this morning.

Here's today's card -

I started by spreading some CS Phill Martin Chic Magenta Sparkle Texture Paste through the Spirelli Mask onto Black Gloss Card. I put it aside to dry (approx 2 hours). I cut a frame out of Black Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circles. I added to my STP background, once dry, using 3D Foam, trimming away the excess using scissors.

I embossed a piece of Coconut White using the Creative Expressions Jacobean Floral Embossing Folder. and added some White Pearl Corners.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue's Madeleine Die Set. I used the same die set to cut a black mat and a decorative white mat.

I covered a piece of Coconut White Card with CS Dark Cherry Gilding Polish. I cut solid flowers from it using Sue's Striped Nasturtium Die Set. I cut the open flowers from the set out of Black Card. I glued the flowers together in the centres only and added an 8mm White Pearl to the centres. I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Olive Branch Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some more Sue Wilson Dies from the September release. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Discount applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Now to the winners of the cards from the giveaways last week are -

Monday Giveaway - Littlelamb
Tuesday Giveaway - nattyboots
Wednesday Giveaway - Maria Illsley
Thursday Giveaway - Marion Scott
Freebie Friday - Rosie

Please email me at with your addresses and I'll pop your cards in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
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  1. Morning Julia.
    I am so glad your Mum is home, she will get better sooner at home.
    A beautiful card today thank you.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    So pleased your mum is home and can be pampered by your dad, glad she is on the mend.
    Lovely card today - just looks like one of those posh hats, so pretty.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Hi Julia, so pleased to hear your mum is doing well. Love todays card, the sparkle texture paste is a lovely colour. Well done to the card winners. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    So pleased to hear the good news about your mum.Today's card is so rich and classy, beautiful
    Jan x

  5. Morning Julia, so glad your mum is well enough to go home.
    A very opulent card today with the rich texture paste gorgeous
    Nancyd xx

  6. Oops sorry forgot to Congratulate all the lucky winners.
    Nancyd x

  7. Love this card, the texture paste on black if very rich.

    Maggie B xx
    PS Glad your mum is home and hope she continues to improve!

  8. What a different card but I do like it . Pleased to hear your mum is home sending best wishes to you and your family xxx

  9. Love this card, it looks very rich.
    Annette x

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the deep colours you have used. I am so pleased that your mum is home I hope that she makes a speedy recovery. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Wow another stunning card. Very dramatic love it. Best wishes to you and your mum. Keep the cards coming x

  12. Lovely card, very dramatic. Glad to hear your Mum is home.

    Congrats to the card winners.


  13. Morning Julia, Great news that your Mom is now home and hopefully will make a fantastic recovery, brilliant !!
    A lovely card.
    Congratulations to all the lucky card Winners, especially Elaine H (Nattyboots) xx
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. What a gorgeous card, Julia. So glad to hear that your Mum is home.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning Julia

    Good to hear your mum is now home

    The sparkle texture paste colour is gorgeous as is your card

    Congratulations to all the winners... enjoy!

    June x

  16. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. That is a great mask.
    it's good to hear your mum is on the mend.
    congrats to the winners.
    B xx

  17. Morning Julia,
    A very dramatic card.
    Pleased to hear Mum's home.

  18. Lovely card. I fell in love with this mask at one of your YG sessions and it it became a must for my collection. I love your combination of black and red here.

    Pleased to hear that your mum is now home and is improving.


  19. Morning Julia so leads your mum is home she will be comfortable and rest better xx
    Love the card the colours are brill love the flowers and the circle die thank you
    Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

  20. Sorry about sorry about my mistake I meant pleased🙄Xx

  21. Good Morning Julia, Im really pleased to hear that your mum is doing so well, and she should be back to normal soon you must be so relieved. A stunning card today love that strong ruby colour. hugs Shirleyxxx

  22. Hi Julia. What a striking card. Good news about your Mum, she will make a quicker recovery in her own bed I am sure. SueL x

  23. Morning Julia, wow this is a lovely card, love the sprillie effect.

    Sorry I missed your comments the other day about your Mum, I do hope she is on the mend and coming home soon.

    Congrats to all the winners.

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

  24. Oh gosh Julia, so sorry I missed that about your Mum, I pray that all is well with her now and that she will rally around and be 100% again soon....Your card today is amazing, plays tricks on the eyes, to me it looks like a little cushion you have in the centre, it is amazing, thank you so much....luv Ursula xx

  25. Hi Julia,
    Great news about your Mom and a stunning card, I love the rich colours.
    Thanks for all the great inspiration,

  26. Very dramatic and elegant !
    Sue Mac

  27. Hi Julia
    So pleased to hear such good news for your Mum, and so pleased to be a winner of your lovely Tuesday card, well done to the other winners also.
    To days card is positively awesome , full of gorgeousness, i love it !!
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  28. Gorgeous card today Julia. I have this mask so must give this a try. Lovely colour. Thank you for sharing this. Congratulations to all the card winners including me. My card is just the right colour for me. My favourite. Pleased to hear your mum is home Julia.

  29. No way.... that spirelli design has been done with a mask and PM texture paste?! It looks like a die cut. Brilliant card. Thanks.

    Susan x

  30. ... pleased your mum is on the mend. Susan x

  31. Great news about your Mum Julia and pleased to be a winner of Thursday's card - congratulations to the other winner also.
    Todays card is beautiful, everything about it is gorgeous
    Marion S x

  32. So glad your Mum is doing better than expected. Praying for a complete recovery for her and calm for you. Your card today is awesome and I love the colors and textures. I am positive this card is more beautiful in person that the photo shows us.

  33. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like your focal element, I like the darker colours and the new Nasturtiums. Thanks for sharing.

    It's nice to hear that you Mum is home and doing well.

    Congratulations Littlelamb, nattyboots, Maria Illsley, Marion Scott and Rosie.

    Best wishes

  34. Lovely card Never thought to put texture paste on gloss card So something else to try Glad to hear mum is home
    Congrats to winners
    PS just loved yesterday's 21st card

  35. Wow Julia this is fab, i love the whole design and that gorgeous rich colour.
    Pleased to hear your mum is home and that she makes a speedy recovery.Sending lots of positive vibes for her.

  36. Hello Julia,
    A lovely card ! What a striking colour the magenta is ! So pleased to hear your Mum is home . Great news!
    Congratulations to all the winners , especially my friend Brenda!
    Love Myra xx

  37. Really unusual and stunning card julia x really pleased your mums home x
    Congraulations to all the winners x
    Theresa w x

  38. That is a stunning card especially the masking onto black glossy card. Beautiful.

  39. Wow Julia, this is a stunning card. Love it.
    So pleased your mum is home and hope she recovers quickly.
    Congratulations to all the winners xx

  40. This mask looks great in the colour you selected.


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