Monday, 19 November 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments and emails yesterday. I think that was the most comments I've had on a post so far. Here's the demo card that I didn't quite finish yesterday.

For the background, I ran some Coconut white Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Hearts M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. This is not a repeating pattern - the Tropic Wine American Seam Binding hides the join on this one. I went around the edges with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Nature's Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Persian Motifs and inked through the die with Raisin Ink. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Splendid Circles out of Burgundy Card. At the emboss stage I added the Celtic Border Mask.

I made 3 flowers using the Bitty Blossoms die set inking through the dies with Raisin Ink before rolling.

I tied a bow using 3 lengths of the Tropic Wine American Seam Binding and added it to the piece on my background. I added a Black Dazzler to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red (more stock due in soon) around the edges.

Thanks or stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, I saw you making this on C&C and fell in love with it. I will be trying to replicate this later, so lovely.

    Wilma x x

  2. Morning julia what a stunning card i love it. The colour that you have used is wonderfull. I would be over the moon if i recieved this card as you can see that alot of work as gone into it. Take care julia.

    Debs A

  3. Hi Julia, show was fab, love the colour of this seam binding. I just wish they would give you more time for demos. Bx

  4. Morning Julia...Another stunning card...I love it...Thanks again for all your inspiration...

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  5. Good Morning Julia,
    You were great yesterday on the show, the demo cards are beautiful. Love the colour of todays card. Think I need more Adirondack ink pads now, lol. Pity you could not have more time, the two hours went really quick.
    Have a great day.

  6. Julia.
    This cars has that wow factor, beautiful. I am in Texas so very sorry to have missed your shows. Take care and thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

  7. Morning Julia, Fantastic shows yesterday Julia. Your card today is so beautiful, I love the use of colour and how fantastic are those flowers with the inking through, beautiful use of die-cuts.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card. Love the colours. X

  9. Loved the show yesterday Julia. You are so talented and this card is wonderful. Thankyou for your inspiration.

    Val in Spain xxx

  10. Morning Julia

    What a wonderful creation today, I do have those persian dies and I love how you have used it. Also bought the berry red cosmic shimmer in the summer ( how prepared was I!!!)

    Caught bits of the show yesterday and it was brilliant, will watch it in full later today

    Sue xxx

  11. Morning Julia lovely card really like the sentiment the words is lovely and the font is beautiful. love how you inked through the die on the flowers too xx hazel

  12. Beautiful Julia! I love the colour combo.
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Managed to watch your show after all. Why do the presenters talk so much I know its a shopping channel but they do go on endlessly spoils your demos. In two hours we should see more demos, they always let Barbara Grey do three and sometime four in her shows.

    Enough of my moaning the cards you did manage to demo are just wonderful the colour of today's is lovely.
    Have a good day.

  14. Really gorgeous this one Julia, such beautiful colours

  15. Morning Julia, a stunning card this morning love the colours
    you have used would never think to buy this colour but have it on
    my shopping list, watching you with Leonie at the moment am on
    hour two but your still trying to finish your first demo which
    is beautiful as I said yesterday so looking forward to next one.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Pretty card - they never give you enough time to demo, do they, so thank you for showing us here.

  17. Morning Julia, thankyou for your shows and demo's y/day. I love this card, nice rich colours which i love, great layout and use of dies. Emma

  18. Hello Julia, A striking card, love the colours, have ordered this set, so rich. The flowers are gorgeous and thank you for the tip of inking both sides.
    Thank you for your inspiration,
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Hi julia this is a lovely card and anyone would be over the moon to receive it.Watched your shows yesterday and I agree with Lydia they really do talk too much during your shows,I know its a shopping channel but don't they realise that we want to see demos not presenters waffling!! As Lydia says in a 2 hour show Barbera Grey gets at least 5 demos, I know yours and sues demos can take longer but you really should be able to do more than 2 demos!!!! Sorry rant over love lesley xx

  20. Hi Julia, beautiful card..:)..xx

  21. fab card Julia,watching you demo this now.lovely Laura O

  22. Stunning card watched the show yesterday shame you only managed 2 demo`s >melanie

  23. Hi Julia loved your show yerstday and I am very happy as I have the Dies,it is a joy to watch you ,always smiling
    the card is stunning

  24. Hi Julia
    Really like this card. Hope you got all the packages in the post today - cannot wait for mine to arrive.
    Amanda x

  25. Lovely card again Julia - beautiful!

  26. Hi Julia
    What a fabulous card and I have these dies too, which is even better. I do agree with Lesley, why oh why do the presenters have to waffle on so much and at times waste so much time being plain stupid. Don't they realise the more people see the products used in demo's the more they will sell! Sorry to go on, I don't know how you keep that lovely smile on your face, but I really enjoyed your shows though.

  27. Gorgeous card Julia - elegant colours. I had my rant yesterday over the amount of chat and lack of demos on CC and reading some of the comments today it looks as if I'm not on my own here. However, I do look forward to seeing your shows and I edit out the unwanted bits when I save a recording! love X

  28. Hi Julia,
    I really enjoyed your shows yesterday, didn't the two hours just fly! Great to get another look at this card.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.


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