Friday, 22 February 2013


Hi Bloggers.

Here's another sample from tomorrow's shows -

I used Milk Card for this one. For the background, I randomly stamped the Creative Expressions Hexagon Script Stamp (with the stamp in my hand) using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Then I used the same method to randomly stamp the Creative Expressions Rose Background Stamp using Fired Brick Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Turkish Delight Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut the second smallest Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One out of Burgundy Card. At the emboss stage I added the Spellbinders A4 Garden Lattice M-Bossability Folder. I added this to my background and then wrapped some Burgundy/Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Party Ladies Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Marigold, Scarlet Flame and Dark Spice from the Autumn Shades set and Warm Delight from the Skin Tones Set. I cut her out using the smallest of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals dies and inked through the die with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Card Creator Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Fired Brick.

I tied a bow using the Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Red Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia what stunning card i love these images that you have used. Im thinking i will have to get these on saturdays show. It looks so classy with the colours you have used. Ive already set the sky box to record all your shows. Take Care Julia xxx

    Debs xx

  2. Hi Julia, the sentiment describes the card, love the colours and layout. Really misy get some grosgrain ribbon. Bx

  3. hi julia what a stunning card love the lady you have done on this card i will have to get them thanks tracy w x

  4. Julia,
    Wow, who wouldn't want to be this lady? Fab job and a great way to start the weekend. Thanks

  5. Morning Julia,
    Marvellous - that this card. What a very elegant card, liking the decorative ovals and circles.
    Really liking the effects you are getting with these paints.
    Amanda x

  6. Hi Julia Aaaah how I love your backgrounds. All those little blue letters in your blog have been stretching my budget recently.......!!! I love this card, everything about it (but the US spelling.. Mmmmm... it's the first time it's bothered me -actually, thinking about it, it's the first time a spelling difference

  7. (I really have trouble writing in your blog, it hangs on me if I try to change anything) what I was trying to say was it sis the first time I have seen a spelling difference in a card sentiment. I would have to give that sentiment a miss I think! But it doesn't detract from your card too much which is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs anf

  8. And Happy Friday! Hugs Annie x

  9. Morning Julia, I love this card, the colours are beautiful together and rich and decadent, those lady stamps are so gorgeous, the background (as always) is superb, loving the hexagon script and the rose background stamps.
    Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Gorgeous card Julia. Couldn't use that sentiment though, I'm afraid.

  11. Hi Julia. As the sentiment says, this card is marvelous. Burgundy is fast becoming my favourite colour to use.

    Looking forward to tomorrows shows. i bet you're having a packing day today.

    Val in Spain xxx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Love the colours you have used and the and the background is as usual superb. I also would not use the sentiment.

  13. Morning Julia, a stunning card and still loving
    the burgundy card the only way I could use this
    sentiment would be with lots of others over the
    card when my grandchildren passed exams or won
    a dancing comp. or something similar.
    Nancyd xx


  14. Morning Julia,

    You do beautiful backgrounds. Love the card. X

  15. Morning Julia

    Love how you have used an oval with the circle... wouldnt have thought of that being a symetrical kinda girl but it looks good. Love the image too

    Sue xxx

  16. My favourite colour again. I especially love this background. Have fun tomorrow. SueL

  17. Hi Julia this is a really lovely card and I love the burgundy card you have used,I hope that creative expressions eventually have this in stock as it is such a versatile colour. I'm definitely considering getting the grand dies didn't think I would but your cards the last couple of days has persuaded me that I might need them!!! Lol love Lesley x

  18. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the warm rich colours, the lady is beautiful and the background is fabulous.
    Will be watching the shows tomorrow.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. lovely card Julia and nice warm colours xx hazel

  20. Beautiful card Julia, live the colours! Carole Z X

  21. Hi Julia

    A great card, just love the red!

    June x

  22. Good evening Julia, love the card. Red is so warm and the stamped background of roses is great. Hugs Sandra xx


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