Saturday 17 December 2016

Many Happy Returns

Hi Bloggers.

Here’s today’s card –
For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder.

For the leaves, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added CS Glue and spritzed with a little water. I then sprinkled CS Pixie Powders over - I used Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Emerald Green. I spritzed with a little more water and then sprinkled CS Aurora Sparkle Diamond Frost over. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I pressed it into the glue using a piece of Kitchen Roll and put aside to dry (4 – 5 hours). Once dry, I cut some leaves using the complete leaf dies from Sue Wilson’s Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set. I cut the corresponding open leaf dies from the same set out of Black Card.

I cut some rectangles out of Coconut White and Black Card using Sue’s Double Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin’s ButterflyElegance Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue’s Pierced Flag Die Set and cut the next sized die in the set out of Black Card.
 I added a couple of leaves to one end of the flag.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Black CircleDazzler to each corner and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

Sue Wilson is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some of her favourite dies from her last couple of releases. I’m offering 10% discount on items I have for sale 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. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
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th December) - Designs by John Lockwood - Daisy Dreams Stamp only £2.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very neat and crisp card, beautiful.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    So nice to have a change from Christmas for a while. Just love your card.Have a good weekend
    Jan x

  3. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous card you and Sue on the same plane this morning with beautiful leaves.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, very versatile dies, need these!!!
    You and Sue must be telepathic today as she has leaves on her blog.
    Hope you are all ready for Christmas!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Good morning Julia, lovely card with beautiful leaves.
    Marion S x

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love those leaves. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Both you and Sue have featured the leaves on your blogs, they make such lovely cards.
    B xx

  8. Julia, how did we live without pixie powders?
    Much better than sliced bread! Gorgeous card.

  9. Thanks for the information on how to make these leaves - they look amazing and finish this card beautifully.

  10. Morning Julia, a stunning card today, those leaves look fantastic.

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

  11. Beautiful card, Sue has used leaves on her card today. They are my favourite thing.
    Annette x

  12. Just beautiful Julia the leaves and the colours are brill
    Love june horrocks xxxxxx

  13. Love this technique, Julia. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Fabulous card Julia, love the leaves

  15. Great card. Love the pixie leaves.

  16. Good Morning Julia, those pp really make the best leaves and yours are gorgeous love the Autumn colours to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  17. All the ingredients of a my kinda card Love it

  18. So beautiful , love those leaves and colours .

  19. A lovely clean card that assists the colourful embelishments to 'pop'. Love it.

    Susan x

  20. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the colours.

  21. Hello Julia, I love the vibrancy of the colours on this card, it looks amazing with the black outline. Have a great day. Bx

  22. Hi Julia gorgeous gorgeous card love the background the colour's are so vibrant & love Dies too.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  23. Hi Julia

    A lovely card and ideal for males too!

    June x

  24. Hello Julia.

    Great card. I really like C&S, leaves and Pixie Powders so this is a lovely Card in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. I just love this leaf die, so guess what, have just ordered it, gonna have a great time playing with it, and these ideas of yours will certainly come in handy....this is another stunning card...thank you Julia....luv Ursula xx

  26. Wonderful card Julia,
    Maria x

  27. Great card. Love the the technique used to produce the beautiful leaves.


  28. Beautiful card julia x the leaves are lovely x
    Theresa w x

  29. Lovely card Julia. The Colours on the leaves are fabulous. Xx


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