Saturday, 16 February 2013

Friends are a Wonderful Gift

Hi Bloggers.

Just to let you know that my shows on 23rd Feb are still going ahead, it's just the March 1st shows that were cancelled. As always, my TV dates are in the left-hand sidebar of this blog.

I'm off to the Trade Show at the NEC early tomorrow morning. I'm there till Tuesday demonstrating on the Creative Expressions Stand. I may not be able to post any Amazon orders till Wednesday - sorry about that. I will be scheduling my posts over those 3 days - hopefully Blogger will behave itself.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped one of the large flourishes from the Eco Green Embellishing Flourishes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 out of Milk Card and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut the next size down out of Burgundy Card. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the second smallest of the Decorative Labels 8 dies and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany.

I tied a bow using Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I left it 'naked'.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia what can i say other can beautiful card love the colours will be watching you on the 23 feb the ribbon looks great tracy w x

  2. Good morning Julia another great card you have made for us today i love red card i have these dies and now ive seen this post ivr got ideas what to do with them. Have a great time at the NEC. Take care julia xx

    Debs A

  3. Love the card and your use of the rectangle dies. Don't work too hard at the NEC!

  4. Julia,
    Fab card today as always... I will be so happy to see you on create and craft, it just seems flat these days... This card really is beautiful, thanks.

  5. Morning Julia, Love the card today, love the colours you have used, and that beautiful ribbon again.
    Have a great time at the NEC.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  6. Another lovely card Julia, love all those layers. Have lots of fun at the NEC.

  7. Great card Julia. Colours are brill.

  8. This is a beautiful card, Julia - love the labels layers and the background is great. Hugs
    Annie x

  9. Hi Julia. Love the card. The burgundy is such a rich colour. The dies you've used are fabulous.

    Have a great time at the NEC.


  10. Hi Julia,
    Love the depth of colour you've used. Dies look great.
    Have a good weekend. X

  11. Hi Julia, beautiful, stunning card. Hope the trade show goes well. Bx

  12. Morning Julia, Loving this decadent card, the colours are sumptuous and beautiful, great use of different die-cuts. Have a good weekend and hope the shows go well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card love the rich burgundy card. Just lovely.

  14. Morning Julia

    Lovely card, love the colour combination!

    love Jean xxx

  15. Morning Julia, another lovely card loving the burgundy you
    have been using recently hope you will be bringing it to us
    soon as it doesn't look as good the one's I have found, have
    these dies and love them. Nancyd xx

  16. Lovely card Julia, love the colours enjoy your trade show xx hazel

  17. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card and no mistake really beautiful, love the ribbon.
    Have a safe journey and enjoy the show, (yes, I know you will be working! You are lucky doing what you love at work).

  18. Morning Julia,
    What a super card love the colour and sometimes its good tohave a naked bow.
    Enjoy the trade show.
    Amanda x

  19. Hi Julia another lovely card and I like a few others really like that burgundy card hope its one of the new colours that sue says she is bringing us next month!! Have fun at the nec and in so glad your shows on the 23rd haven't been cancelled love Lesley x

  20. Hello Julia, A lovely card, the colour red is vibrant and I love it. Everything goes well together,glad to hear you are back with us on TV,wont miss the shows. Love Sandra xx

  21. Hi Julia, what a lovely combination of colours and dies. Hope you have a nice time at the NEC even though you will be working!! Regards Jackie D

  22. Gorgeous card Julia!! Have a fab time at the trade show :D
    Ann xx


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