Wednesday 29 March 2017

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Hi Bloggers.

Thank you gor all your good wishes yesterday. The migraines are at bay, still a bit tender but manageable. I do know my food triggers and I hadn't had any of those, I think I was just a bit stressed. I did go to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema on Monday night - highly recommended if you love a good Disney musical. Made better by knowing all the words to the songs - though I did not embarass myself by singing along!

Here's today's card -

I started by spritzing a piece of Coconut White Card with water. I then sprinkled Plum Twist and Golden Mint CS Pixie Powder over the surface and out aside to dry. Once dry, I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the Woodware Paris Collage using Clear Perfect Medium. I embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from Sue Wilson's Essential Rectangles Die Set and inked around the edges with Plum Cobbler CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I popped it onto a mat of Black Card.

For the background, I popped a little of the same 2 Pixie Powders onto a piece of copy paper and rubbed the Woodware Memories Stamp into the powder. I misted the stamp with water and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I repeated this process 4 times to completely cover my background. I inked around the edges with Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud. I matted onto Black Card and onto a Card Blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Warm Fuzzy Greetings onto a piece of my Pixie Powder background using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using another die from Sue's Essential Rectangles Die Set. I meant to ink around the edges but forgot 😒. I matted onto Black Card.

I completed my card, adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

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  1. Morning Julia. I hope you are better today. This is the sort of card that I never pluck up the courage to try. I still haven't bought any Pixi powders! I really must give it a go, as this is another stunning card and shows their versatility after what you did with them yesterday as well.
    Thank you.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I do like these collage style cards must Try this with the pixie powdersitvis amazing.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia, another gorgeous card with an awesome background. I really love these stamps too. Glad you are feeling better. Still want to go see Beauty and the Beast. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Glad to hear your felling better. Both my daughter's went to see the film and they loved it too.
    A wonderful card made with the versatile proxies xxx

  5. Hi Julia
    So good hear you are feeling better. Another different card today,love the way you enjoy making these collage style of cards.
    Jan x

  6. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous I just love those stamps. I am pleased that the migraines are at bay. I know that feeling after I hope it goes soon. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Those two pixie powders work so well together. This card is gorgeous.

  8. Great card Julia, would look good in a frame. Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better.
    Marion S x

  9. Love the card. Glad you're feeling a little better Julia.
    Annette x

  10. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    B xx

  11. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card. Pleased you are feeling better.

  12. Hi Julia. Another fab card using my favourite products. So pleased to hear you are feeling a little better. SueL x

  13. Glad to hear you are feeling better, Julia. I love todays card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. This is an interesting stamp isn't it. I was in two minds when I first saw it but have come to appreciate it more. This lovely card helps with that increased level of appreciation.


  15. Good Morning Julia, glad your feeling better to day. Stunning card this morning with the beautiful colours you created with the Pixie powders. The Woodware stamp works so well.....

  16. Hi Julia lovely card beautiful pixie powders
    Glad you are feeling better

  17. Morning Julia

    Good to hear you're now feeling a tad better and I hope it continues

    Love the pixie powders explosion on this card :)

    Crafty smiles... June x

  18. Good Morning Julia, so glad to hear your feeling better and its more than likely that stress is the main factor for your headaches, I find they are mine but also I dont know maybe its hormone to thought at my age 74 thats a bit late. A stunning card today love how you always create such fabulous cards with the pp and woodware stamps. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. This is something I definitely want to try It's gorgeous

  20. What a beautiful die and I love the stamps. Glad you are a bit better.

  21. An absolute striking card here today Julia, I just love it and all those beautiful colours....pleased you are feeling a bit better, sometimes the getting over migraine meds is just as bad...hopefully all will be back to normal soon....big hugs..luv Ursula xx

  22. Hi Julia, love the card today, it was real fun to play with the pixie powders on Saturday. Will have to get some more lighter colours at Ally Pally. Do try to take it easy in between shows and classes, I know not an easy thing to do but try. Glad you feeling little better.
    Maria x

  23. Loving this, so pleased you are a little better Julia.
    Elaine H X

  24. Hi Julia, glad to hear the migraines have settled down. They can be so frustrating - mine usually give me squiffy vision (without the alcohol - I know! I'm a cheap date, LOL). I love this card, but I am with Craftynetty - I'm too chicken to have a go yet ..... :-)

  25. So love the "arty"look. Nearly added another word! Lol

  26. Hi Julia, Gorgeous card !! I had to chuckle at your write-up about not singing the songs at the cinema hahaha.
    So glad you are feeling a little better.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Julia this is a gorgeous work of art.
    I love the whole design and the gorgeous colours.

  28. Beautiful Card Julia. So glad you are feeling much better. Though I don't suffer myself I know Migraines are horrid. X


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