Thursday 4 August 2016

I thought, then I forgot!

Morning everyone.
It's a fortnight since the last challenge at Cardz4Galz so it must be time for a new one!
This time out theme is 


Here is my card for your inspiration on that theme.

As I've mentioned before, I was away at the weekend with a load of lovely and very talented crafty ladies, some I knew personally, some I knew through DTs and some I'd not met before.
We had a great time in the craft room and over drinks and meals!
The first session was using Brushos to make backgrounds, lots of inky goodness there! We were then let loose to make what we wanted from the results. I had brought a selection of dies to use, as had some of the others and there was a lot of cutting and swapping going on. My MB Gardenia die caused a lot of oos and ahhs and resulted in lots of fab cards. The die cut in this card was made from my first piece of Brusho background, using purpley blues. Chrissie from Less is More, lent me her double border stitched square die which I used to cut the aperture. It was laying on a very crowded desk when I noticed laying over the gardenia die cut, lightbulb moment! At that stage I left it at that but when I came home I saw the MUSE challenge card by fellow attendee, Anita, and thought I would make a shaker card. This is Anita's fab card that inspired me.

I took the shaker element, purpley colour, stitched border and theme to make mine.
I used some bugle beads that matched the colours of the die cut and stamped a greeting in a pale lilac to keep up the monochrome feel.
For more inspiration check out the rest of the DT here.

Before I go here are a few photos from the retreat.

I'd like to join in over at


  1. Prachtige kaarten Julie
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. Cute sentiment and downright genius card. Love the softness of the purple die cut next the the vibrant shimmeriness of the inside shaker beads.

  3. Wow Julie! I wouldn't have thought to use a die cut this way! I like how you inked the roses. Great color choices!

  4. Love your take on Anita's card, Jules. Using the brushos background to die-cut your beautiful flowers give such beautiful colour to pay off the sequins and beads in your shaker. Great to hear that you had a fantastic time at the retreat and got to meet so many wonderful crafters. xx

  5. This is a really beautiful card Julie, the dies work brilliantly together, you clever thing xx

  6. Your card is very strikingly gorgeous! Love the delicate outline die and pretty purple beads!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! The flowers, the colour, the shaker element...a knockout!

  8. Very pretty card. The soft purple is lovely, and that die cut flower is so sweet and delicate!

  9. This is so pretty! I love the delicate flower in front of the shaker!

  10. Very striking card. Beautiful colors. Love the die cut.

  11. Gorgeous - love the delicate diecut over your shaker! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  12. Loving your blue/lilac take on my card, Julie. I'm not sure but I think I may have seen that die somewhere before :D Gorgeous creation, thanks so much for playing along at Muse, Anita xx

  13. This card is so pretty! you did a great job.

  14. Stunning card, love the hues in the die cut and those gorgeous blue beads in the shaker element

  15. Beautiful card, love how you used the die cut flowers. Looks stunning


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