Thursday, 7 February 2013

Friends are a Wonderful Gift and Blog Candy draw

Hi Bloggers.

I have noticed that we have exceeded the 600 followers mark so I have drawn a name at random and the winner is ........


Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.comand I'll get your prize in the post to you.

Today's card is one of my favourites from the shows on Monday and it was a demo in the 7pm show.

For the background, I inked through the Doodle Daisies Mask with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. Then I stamped one of the larger swirls from the Embellishing Flourishes Stamp Set around the edges using Tumbled Glass. With the stamp in my hand I then randomly stamped the Plaid Stamp again using Tumbled Glass.I made sure the ink was dry and then inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass using Cut n Dry Foam. I wrapped some White Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I cut the next size up out of Foundations Shades Paper and again inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I made a flower using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 4, inking through the die before rolling. I added a Pearl Swirl as a spray coming from the flower rather than adding some leaves or a bow.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    What a very pretty card - such a subtle shade of blue. Very feminine - love it
    Amanda x

  2. Hi Julia, this is one of my favourites as well, colour combo is striking. Bx

  3. Hi julia great card love the colour that die you used its great

  4. Absolutely love this card, Julia. Watched you demo it - gorgeous!
    Hugs Annie

  5. Lovely card, Christine. Congrats at more than 600 followers. Loved the shows this week. Ju

  6. Morning Julia, A beautiful card today, it seems a quite quick card (apart from the background ha ha) to make. Will be giving this one a go.
    I am off to a Craft Show at Event City in Manchester today, yeah.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  8. A beautiful pastel card Julia. Quite stunning.

  9. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card love the colour, very pretty.

  10. Hi Julia this is such a pretty and feminine card,I love that shade of blue.thank you for my order can't believe how quick it came,I have to say you and Sam Poole offer a wonderful and prompt service and would recommend you both. Love Lesley x

  11. Pretty card today Julia, and congrats on reaching 600 followers (though shame it wasn't my name that came out of the hat). Sue's blog is inflicted with a Malware warning again today, so I can't see it.

  12. Julia,
    I love this card and the color is one of my favorites. Thanks again for your quick response on sending my Amazon order, you really are amazing or you have a group of elves helping you distribute the items. I don't know how you get it all done, but I do thank you. I am loving the new stamps. Thanks for your creative spirit and for just being you. Love the cards.

  13. Morning Julia, just love this card and the colours are great
    watched you demo it you really are an inspiration thenks.
    Nancyd xx


  14. Hi Julia,

    Fab card, lovely soft colours. X

  15. Hi Julia,

    Congratulations on reaching another milestone and such a pretty card for the occasion. I'm liking these decorative labels . Regards Jackie D

  16. Beautiful card watched you demo this one. Colours are gorgeous

  17. Julia i love this card too the colours and background are great as well as the dies you have used for the topper xx hazel

  18. Morning Julia

    I love this card and finally got to watch the demo last night... I am surprised you got anything done that hour, Dawn certainly did go on about some sheer rubbish. Was glad when you told her to shhhhh....


  19. Congratulations on 600 followers and congratulations to Mags on her win! This card is so pretty - I love it! xx

  20. Hello Julia, Soooo pretty and feminine, the colours are so soft and subtle, love the sentiment and background, the flower is gorgeous and the pearl spray is elegant. Congratulations on 600 followers and to Mags, lucky lady.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia
    Absolutely Beautiful with a capital B. I do so love the white or white and light colours.

  22. Hi Julia congrats on reaching 600 followers,and congrats to the winner,I saw this card on the show and love every thing about it.

  23. beautiful card - especially love the colour scheme! congrats to Mags hugs Karen

  24. Lovely blue shade on this card. Very pretty. And congrats on exceeding 600 followers.

  25. Hi Julia, such a pretty card! Love the colour Carole Z x

  26. Love the subtle colours and the dimension on this card. I much prefer girlie cards so this is right up my street. Thank you Julia

    Alice x


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