Friday 15 March 2013


Hi Bloggers.

Hard to know which sample to share first from the Pick of the Week that Sue is launching today at 12noon on Create & Craft. I've settled on this one as the Grand Dies are some of my favourites on the show and I just love the stamp on this card.

I stamped the Damask Heart (which is one of the new mounted and cut singles stamps from Creative Expressions) using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Copper Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One dies keeping the stamped heart towards the top. I inked through the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I cut the next 2 sizes of Grand Decorative Labels One and inked through the dies with Vintage Photo.

I stamped the sentiment (which comes with the Damask Heart) using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Copper Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Die- D-Lites Ornamental Tags One and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I tied a bow using Brown/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, sprinkled with Copper Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set.

I assembled the card as shown using quite deep 3d foam for the Grand die cuts. I think the finished result looks a bit like a cake so ideal for weddings (oops! back on that theme again!).

All the times for the shows this week are in the left-hand side of this blog. Hope you can tune in.

Before I go I'd like to give a shout out for Tracey. She's made some of the samples for the shows this week.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Oooh, first today! Stunning card, love the ornamental tag especially.

  2. Morning Julia
    Loving the card very vintage. Cannot wait for the POTW and also the new stamps, i will have to watch later as work is going to get in the way.
    Amanda x

  3. WOW WOW WOW! Love this, Julia! Can't wait for shows. Hugs Annie

  4. Hi Julia, this card is stunning, love the dies, looking forward to the shows. Bx

  5. If this is an example of what is to come I will be glued to the shows. Beautiful card and can see a lot of must haves coming up.

    Wilma x x

  6. Hi Julia this card is stunning love the colour the dies are great Tracy w x

  7. Good morning Julia,
    This is a wonderful card, what fun to start my days with something beautiful. Thanks. Have fun on the shows, see you on TV.

  8. Gorgeous card, can't wait for the shows. Grand dies are on my shopping list so will be keen to see what is on offer xx

  9. Morning Julia, Gorgeous card, it looks very vintage. Wonder how long I can sit on my hands. Really looking forward to the show's.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  10. Morning Julia, So looking forward to the shows, especially as this card is STUNNING, I especially love the grand labels and also the fancy tag, that is truly beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


  11. Hi Julia,

    Wow! Love the whole card. Looking forward to shows. X

  12. Hi Julia. So looking forwaard to the shows. The card is amazing - we're obviously in for a treat.

    Going to miss the launch at 12 ( well 1 here) as I have a hospital appointment but the rest of the week I'll be glued, if they last that long!

    Val in Spain xxx

  13. Hi Julia, Lovely card, can't wait for 12pm Got all my work done and will be watching all your shows (and buying no doubt). Have fun. SueL

  14. This is fabulous! Am so looking forward to the shows! xx

  15. This card is beautiful Julia my colours will be watching all the shows Love Jean Z xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card, I love these dies, only wish I could afford them still I can live in hope.
    Hope all of your shows go well.

  17. Hello Julia, A stunning card, very vintage, love the grand dies and fancy tag. Will be watching all the shows.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Stunning card Julia, love those grand dies, recorder all set for the shows can't wait to see what you and Sue are bringing us

  19. Beautiful card Julia love the dies. Looking forward to your shows this wee,k hoping they don't sell out too quick as can then see more demos xx hazel

  20. Morning Julia, a beautiful card loving the dies and great
    colours looking forward to the POTW and seeing you back on Sat.
    will have to record all the shows and watch them when I'm alone
    to get peace and quiet. Nancyd xx

  21. Good morning Julia
    Wow what a fantastic card, absolutely beautiful, I so love everything about it colours are wonderful too. Can't wait for the shows hope all goes well and both of you are able to do plenty of demo's.
    Take care

  22. Loving the colour combo on this card xx good luck for the POTW xx Gail T xx

  23. great card really do like this die,Laura O

  24. What a beautiful card - so detailed x

  25. A beautiful card Julia, the colours work really well.
    Hope the shows go well

  26. Hi Julia

    This is a fantastic card, love the colours and the style

    June x

  27. Hi Julia what a beautiful card today. I am looking forward to watching your shows tomorrow
    Carol E

  28. Beautiful card ,I love these dies but don't have them- yet!good luck with the shows.

  29. Hi Julia; What a beautiful card. Forgot I have these dies in my stash so will have to get them out. Love to win a card. Mavis xx

  30. Hi Julia

    LOVE that stamp, a gorgeous card, fairly simple to achieve too. Good design that I'd guess could be done with similar dies.


    T x


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