Thursday 14 April 2016

Spring Blossom

Good morning all.
Just popping by to announce the start of a new challenge over at Cardz4Galz
You certainly took the last challenge by the horns, lots of fab entries, so what will you make of the topic -


I love embossing folders (EF), as they give texture and depth to a project without adding too much fussiness. I found it really tricky choosing one from my collection but I thought that this spring flower one went well with my cherry blossom panel.

My inspiration for this was the challenge at Just Us Girls, smooshing, ATCAS inlaid dies and the MUSE card by my friend and teamie Anita Bowden. I liked how she'd inlaid her Crafters Companion die into a square of inked cardstock. 

For mine I decided to use an embossed background and go with a branch coming down instead of going up! I cut a branch in white then coloured the branch, flowers and leaves with Copics. The panel was cut from a smooshed panel using Inka Gold wax in platinum and Salty Ocean DI, I wanted to create a bright spring sky for my blossoms. After reinserting all the bits back into my panel, I decided it needed some more blossom, so added some more flowers using the small flower die from the set.
As I was using an embossed background I stamped the Happy Birthday on a tab and then glued it to the underside and popped the whole panel up on pads.
OK, that's about it from me. For more inspiration please check out the rest of the DT and why not join us.

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. Prachtige kaart mooi met de bloesem tak het past precies bij de natuur.
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. Beautiful! I love how your smooshed background looks just like the sky. Love that branch with the delicate blossoms, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Beautiful card. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

  4. What a perfect combination Julie and so pretty xx

  5. Gorgeous ! The sky looks amazing :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

  6. Beautiful card! Great take on the Muse Challenge!

  7. You NAILED all these challenges with this very pretty card, Jules! This is a winner!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Such a perfect combination of challenges! Lovely card you created here!

  9. Stunning card Julie! LOVED the inlaid dies! :)
    Suchi xx

  10. perfect background for your sprigs of blossom , it really is a beautiful card..

    Hugs Babs x

  11. So pretty! Love the delicate pinks! So glad you joined us at MUse this week!

  12. The embossing folder is perfect with the blossoms and adds so much wonderful texture!

  13. Such a gorgeous card love the colour combination you have used. Love Alison xx

  14. This is gorgeous! Your inlaid image looks fabulous against that background.

  15. Sweet and adorable card! Love the embossed background and tiny flowers. Thank you for playing along with ATCAS!

  16. So pretty Jules!! LOVE your smooshed inka gold background with the salty ocean --- gorgeous colour. And your inlaid cherry blossom branch is beautiful. You have a lot of patience to inlay all those tiny bits! :) xx

  17. Gorgeous pretty version of my card, Jules. Love your pretty flowers and your blue sky is perfection!
    Thanks for playing along at Muse xx


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