Saturday, 23 March 2013

Filigree Vase

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for all your kind comments, especially over this last week, both here on the blog and in the emails sent to the studio. It's much appreciated and I'm glad that you have enjoyed the shows and perhaps learned one or two new techniques.

Yesterday afternoon, I popped some more stamps on my Amazon Store. You can find A6 Background stamps here. I've got some of the new pre-mounted and cut Singles Stamps which you can find here. I have been asked to get the Wedding Stamp Sets that I did on shows recently and you can find them here and here (sorry there's no picture of Wonderful Beginnings yet). I have also re-stocked Elegant Ladies, Party Ladies, Cheers and Classic Sentiments Stamp Sets as requested.

There have been quite a lot of orders during this past week and stocks are low on a number of items so I'll be re-stocking those as soon as possible. I have nearly caught up with orders and I should be back to normal from Monday.

I'm at Milton Keynes Cardiac Group today helping with their craft day. If you're in the area, please pop along. There's lots of different crafts to try.

Here's today's card -

This is such a simple card to make. Using Milk Card and the inner die to cut the Spellbinders Filigree Vase as an aperture within the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B. I cut a cobalt mat out of Cobalt Card again using the Matting Basics B.

I cut the largest of the 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4 out of Milk Card.  I tied a bow using Blue/Ivory Grograin Ribbon and added a Large Square Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Self Adhesive Pearls. I did some faux stitching around the edges with a Blue Fine Liner Pen.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. lovely card Julia, nice and clean looking ,sometimes the simple looking cards win over the more elabrate

  2. Hi julia , just joined your blog after watching you on tv all week , what a star ! The card is gorgeous as usual !
    Crafty hugs Rachel x

  3. Hi Julia, a truly stunning card . Lol Lynne M x x

  4. I just had to start following you after watching all your fab shows this week. I particularly love it when you're on with Dean, lol. Love this card and can't wait for my dies to arrive

    Hugs Helen xx

  5. Hi Julia, this looks beautiful with the blue and white colours. Hope you manage to get out and about today. This weather is awful. Bx

  6. Good morning Julia,
    I hope you are finding time to rest this weekend. Are you going to carry the glitter in your shop? You have convinced me to,try it. I love this card and can't wait for that die to arrive. Thanks for all the great tips this week. You are awesome.

  7. Amazing - the colours really make it pop off the page x

  8. This was one of my favourite samples you showed this week. Simple can be very effective.
    I was lucky enough to get drawn out of the potty and received one of Julias glitter cards yesterday(the purple and lilac one) Well,Im sold on the glitter! Hate it on cards normally as you can rub your furniture down with it or it sheds so much,you're vaccing it up for months.

    Not this!!!


    It is aptly named as its like touching silk. Fabulous stuff that Im just going to have to buy.
    Sorry for the long post but had to spread the glitter glad tidings. X

  9. Beautiful Julia.
    Loved your shows this week

  10. Morning Julia,
    I think this was my favourite card of the week, stunning in its simplicity. I love the strong vibrant blue and white the only thing I would do differently is to leave off the bow (not a fan of big bows). Thank you for all of the tips and hints you gave last week.

  11. Morning Julia,
    Really liked this card when i saw it and so did Sue.
    A very simple card but it really stands out. The colbalt blue is amazing any chance you will be stocking it?
    Enjoy today.
    Amanda x

  12. Hi Julia, oh boy what a week you've had! I enjoyed it immensely and the samples were out of this world. This card is stunningly elegant and I'm so pleased with my Set 2 of the dies and now I want so many of Set 1!! Had an email from you yesterday to say my order is on it's way....I've been dieing to get my hand on the blush card ever since I saw you and Sue using it. Hope you have a chance to get some well earned 'me time' after you've finished at Milton Keynes.

    Love Sheila xx

  13. Thank you for all the shows you did last week you have given me so many ideas to try. I bought set 2 so I have the vase die I will be having a go at this card. Thanks again. Jackie

  14. Absolutely beautiful card Julia, love the colours - dramatic without being too in your face. I am sat putting all your wonderful demos onto dvd so I can watch them whenever I need inspiration. Many thanks for all your hard work last week - I am sure I am not alone in truly appreciating all the inspiration you and all the team at Creative Expressions give to us.


  15. Morning Julia,

    Such a beautiful striking card.

    What no rest today!

    Have a good week end.x

  16. This was just one of my favourites from the weeks shows, although it was hard to choose. Very elegant

    xx Sandra

  17. Hi Julia. This card, you describe as simple to make, is gorgeous. Sounds like you haven't stopped since you got home, hope you have caught up on your sleep. Take care. SueL

  18. I just love this card so striking when i first saw it i thought wow! sometimes the simple one are the best love Jean Z xx

  19. Love the colour, so fresh, love the dies, STILL waiting for my Elegant labels 4 - they sent the wrong set first time - so frustrating.

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  21. Hi Julia - loved this card on the show - and will be able to do my version now my wonderful dies have arrived - fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs rachel x

  22. Morning Julia, Still no rest and relaxation for Julia today, have a good day at your craft day.
    What a fantastic week we have had with all your demo's, it has been the best week ever.
    Your card is beautiful, I so love those colours and blue is not a colour I normally go to, but this is stunning.
    I'm watching Sam on tv at the minute, we are so being spoilt, and there is Sue tomorrow and Dee on Monday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Hi Julia
    Hope you are enjoying the time off...well deserved after a week providing us with inspiration, hints and tips and of course the beautiful end products!

    Love this card, even though is is quite ornate, there is a certain smartness about it, love the colour combo. I have been admiring this card throughout the week and have only noticed now, the lovely little detail of the faux stitching.

    Look forward to seeing you again on C & C (hope you're on with Dean)

    Lara xx

  24. Love the colours on this Julia lovely card i need to get this die and use it as a fish it's crying out to me xx hazel

  25. Morning Julia
    Wow what a beautiful card just my colours too I love this one. Just when I thought you would be having a rest after all your fantastic shows and hard work you are off to a craft show, do stay safe in the snow.
    Take care

  26. Hi Julia, fabulous card, didn't get this die but the more I see it the more I want it, so it might find itself into my collection. Have a great weekend.
    Crafty Hugs. Carol Healy

  27. Morning Julia, love the card, very vibrant, would cheer anyone up. Hope all goes well in Milton Keynes for you, a very good cause. Hugs Lynn

  28. Beautiful card. Hope you've had a nice relaxing night last night after all your hard work. Have a great weekend. xx

  29. Lovely card, Julia, serene but vibrant with the blue card. I see from your schedule you are not quite yet into a restful weekend! Keep warm and thank you for a week of ,wonderful shows. Hugs Annie

  30. Lovely card Julia. You sound like you are not spending much time at home lately...Ask for a poll tax rebate!! lol Mabex

  31. Thought this card looked gorgeous when shown on C&C last week, when I have saved to get the dies this is one I will definately have a go at, thanks for all your inspiration.. x

  32. Good morning Julia,
    I do hope you got a lie in this morning and breakfast in bed! You so deserve it after your Fabulous week of demos, you must be exhausted!
    I popping over to your amazon store to see if IOU have that a6 rose bzckground stamp!
    Thanks again for a fab week and today's gorgeous card,
    Warm hugs
    Sandra Riley xxxx

  33. Hi Julia, have just joined your blog after watching all your fabulous shows this week, you must be exhausted. I was particularly glad when you commented that cutting into the base
    plate does happen sometimes, seems I'm not the only one this has happened to! Have a good weekend.

  34. Hi Julia,
    really enjoyed your shows this week - I'm sure Sunday will see you just RELAX and take it easy, recharging your batteries.
    this card is absolutely lovely in its simplicity, I'll certainly use that idea .
    thanks for sharing.

  35. love this card ,thanks for showing it .have these dies bought and am still waiting for delivery.Will be able to make this now by looking back at your blog .FAB card .Laura O

  36. Hi Julia, stunning card love the blue and white
    as everyone else has said it has been a great week
    you are so funny and extremely talented just love
    watching you.Nancyd xx

  37. Hi Julia I really love this card,it is stunning in its simplicity and the colours work well too.we have been spoiled by all the shows on c&c this week,you really done a wonderful job all week but I bet you can't wait for tomorrow for a well deserved rest!! Love Lesley x

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  39. Hi Julia this card is simplistic and beautiful! I emailed a picture of a card i had done to you at C&C the other day, using this same die! I do love the ornate detail in this die! Will you be watching Sue on Sunday!! Crafty hugs Debbie Ravenhill x

  40. This is gorgeous! I love the way you have used the Vase Die - its on my wish list! xx

  41. Really lovely Julia. I have just got both these dies - the label and the vase - so might have a go. Also ordered the ribbon but still waiting for it to arrive. Love the blue and white look.

  42. Hello Julia this card is striking and I love the colours you have used,
    Carol E

  43. A beautiful card Julia, really crisp and clean looking. Can't wait for my dies to arrive, loved all the shows.


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