Monday 11 December 2017

Bushel of Hearts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This is the last card that I made for the last One Day Special I did and it's one of my favourites.

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the CE Bark Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut one of the dies from the Stitched Hills and Clouds Die Set out of Forest Card.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card. 

I cut the Majestic Tree our of Forest and Cinnamon Card, inking through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I added some heart cut from Rich Red Card using a little die from the Bushel Basket Die Set.

I made a basket out of Cinnamon and Stone Card using the Bushel Basket Die. I inked through the dies with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I filled it with hearts as I thought it fitted with the sentiment.

Here's Sue's YouTube video with how to make a Bushel Basket in it -

I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of Cinnamon Card and added it to my background using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

Would you like your cards to be shown on Hochanda? I have a One Day Special on starting on Boxing Day at 6pm. It features some of Sue's Background dies. I know many of will already have some of them and wondered if you would like to lend me some of your cards?
There are 2 rules - the cards should be clean (no dirty marks) and they should only contain products distributed by Creative Expressions.
I cannot guarantee that all cards will be shown but they will definately be on set.
They do not need to be actual cards - they can just be card fronts. Be sure to pop your name on the back so I can give you credit on air whenever possible and if you'd like them returning to you, please enclose your address.
Dies being featured are - Portuguese Background, New Zealand Background, Pierced Roses Mini Background, Indian Ocean Background, Canadian Background, New York Background and Scattered Leaves Background.
If you'd like to contribute, please email me at and I'll let you know where to send your cards. I need them before Christmas please.
Thank you!

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 8th December is ..................................


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

Thanks for stopping by.



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  2. Morning Julia, such a fabulous card, love the idea of the hearts on the tree and in the basket, as you say it fits the sentiment perfectly. Well done Tressa. Have a good day everyone, and stay safe and warm, it is very icy out. Bx

  3. Good morning Julia

    A lovely card. Congratulations to Tressa!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  4. Good Morning Julia , WOW card this morning . I can see why this card is one of your favourites. Brilliant idea using the hearts. Congratulations to Tressa.

  5. Lovely card today.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  6. Great card Julia and a lovely idea to have a bushel of hearts.
    Congratulations to Tressa
    Marion S x

  7. Morning Julia, a really beautiful card today, love it. Congratulations to Tressa.

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

  8. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, that tree looks amazing.
    Congrats to Tressa.
    Thank you for the opportunity to provide samples for your shows. I don't have those dies but it is a great opportunity for those who do.
    B xx

  9. A lovely card I’m not sure I have any of those background dies but will take a look later

  10. Loved this card when you made it on television Julia thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  11. Good morning Julia fabulous card I love the bushel full of hearts &the majestic tree

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  13. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the idea of using hearts in that way. Those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like the dies used, it has a lovely fresh fell to it. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Tressa.

    Best wishes

  15. I like this card design, too. Very nice and clean and expressive.

  16. Beautiful card and colours used Julia,
    Well done to Tressa .
    Elaine H X

  17. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card. What a great idea to use hearts this way. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Lovely card. Ideal for a keen gardening friend of mine.

    I won a card. wow! Thanks Julia.


  19. A charming, colorful card for today. Thank you for the basket assembly instructions. This tree die is more than the first look shows.
    Hope your Monday was fantastic,
    Stephanie K

  20. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing it. Not sure if I have any of those dies. Will have to check.


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