Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Once again, Thank You so much for all your comments here on the blog and emails to the studio. Much appreciated, as always. So glad you loved the embossing powders.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Rose Background using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I repeated the process with the Ledger Stamp using Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then dusted the whole area with my anti-static bag. I then randomly stamped one of the flourishes from the Newsprint Flourishes Stamp Set using Perfect Medium. I added Cosmic Shimmer Red Salmon Lustre Embossing Powder and heat set. As this was a larger background than usual, I ran it through the Grand Calibur with Sue's new Tapestry Embossing Folder to add texture. I edged the background with Tattered Rose.

I stamped the Daisy Swirl using Perfect Medium and embossed with Red Salmon Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents and inked through the die with Tattered Rose. I cut the largest die from the same die set out of Blush Card and inked through the die with Tattered Rose.

I made a scrunched up flower using Spellbinders Labels 9 and cut some 'leaves' using the Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Daisy Swirl using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Red Salmon Lustre Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader die and inked through the die with Tattered Rose. I threaded a little Blue White American Seam Binding through the slits in the die cut. I tied a bow using 3 lengths of the American Seam Binding and added a Pink Dazzler.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia great card i love the new embossing powders cant wait till mine arrive. Enjoyed yesterdays shows recorded them so i can watch them over again. Take care xx

    Debs xx

  2. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card - really needing these embossing powders.
    Amanda x

  3. Another beautiful card today. I enjoyed yesterday's shows. Thanks for sharing all the tips. Jackie

  4. Hi Julia. Lovely card, with a really pretty flower. Great shows, thank you. Take care.

  5. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful card!!
    Loved the shows yesterday, I always love watching you when you are on - I get some great tips and ideas from you.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  6. Very pretty feminine card, love the cosmic embossing powders and your tattered rose,I thoroughly enjoyed your shows
    Full of fun and lots of tips and ideas!

  7. fantastic shows yesterday well done .melanie

  8. Hi Julia, loved the shows, especially watching you make this flower. Bx

  9. lovely cards and demos yesterday Julia. Shows were great just wish some self obsessed people who like talking about themselves constantly would let you get on with the demos and let you tell us what you are doing!

  10. Good morning Julia,
    I ditto the above comments, but guess that must be show business. You take it all in stride. This card is fab and I am ready to use my embossing powders delivered yesterday. Loved your shows, I was hooked and ordered the heart and flower...this card is lovely like you....

  11. Morning Julia, Absolutely loved your shows yesterday, thank you for all the tips and techniques, they really help me with my paper crafting.
    Your card today is very pretty and girlie, I love the rose background stamp, it is sooooooo beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the flower. Only saw the first show but loved your demo.

  13. Great shows yesterday, lovely cards. I thought I'd tuned in to the wrong show...Dear Diary...etc!!! lol Mabex

  14. Lovely card Julia love the colours xx hazel

  15. Hi Julia. Prettty girlie card. Lovely. Only saw the first show yesterday which was great. Can't watch any show with the second presenter, sorry if I upset anyone.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  16. Morning Julia

    Stunning card and I loved your flowers from label 9, very clever

    Have recorded the first show but caught the second one.... I really don't know how you didn't lose it but I loved your comment "email in to take Dawn on a date" lol....did she get any takers????

    Sue xxx


  17. Morning Julia,

    Brilliant card. Enjoyed your shows yesterday. The morning one especially. X

  18. Lovely card, though I can only just see the Daisy Swirl on my screen. Enjoyed your shows yesterday.

  19. Morning Julia, a beautiful feminine card loved your shows yesterday
    and love the flowers you have made I just love making different
    flowers thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  20. Lovely card, Julia, and love the flower. I missed your shows yesterday :-( so I guess missed how to make that flower. I love the embossing powders, just gorgeous.
    Have a lovely day

  21. Hi Julia
    Fabulous card today. Enjoyed your shows yesterday. I agree with other people that the second show was like a dating show and I liked you comment (talk about I am important - not) We tuned in to watch you and not her.(sorry if this offends anyone but this is my opinion)
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  22. Such a pretty card and I loved the way you did your roses,such a shame that there were so many interruptions but good for you for carrying on talking and demonstrating.

    xx Sandra

  23. Good morning Julia and everyone.
    Watched the first show with Deano which was an absolute scream but missed the second show as I was cooking tea. . . . .Im with Val on this. . . If anyone else was on with you, Hubby would have had to wait for feeding! Sounds like she didn't disappoint!
    Your talent deserves proper attention.
    Love the scrunchy flower today.

  24. I didn't get to see the shows yesterday and unfortunately forgot to Sky+ them but I am luving the labels 9 flower for different - wish I had seen you make it but then again from some of the comments above I would possibly ended shouting at the screen (I shall say no more)!!! xx Gail T xxs

  25. Morning Julia, beautifully delicate card. Loved watching the first show with Dean yesterday, you kept your calm beautifully when the box was dropped, I was giggling off and on through the show. I really will have a go at the ribbon rose. I too have a habit of switching off with some of the presenters hence I didn't watch the later show.
    Have a great day - hugs

  26. Hi Julia -beautiful card - love how delicate it is. Unfortunately I was out yesterday and missed the shows (but hubby did record them for me) but of course I missed out on the embossing powders so I am hoping you bring them back on your next show.
    Take care
    Heather W

  27. Hi Julia watch your shows yesterday loved the demonstrations this card is so beautiful and i have not seen this die before thank you for showing this love Jean Z xx

  28. Love today's card and I loved your shows with all the tips and techniques. It is sad as others have said about the verbal content from presenters but no use complaining to you we need to get together and write to C & C!!Which is what I have done.

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  29. Hi Julia, Firstly I would just like to say today's card is just so beautiful, and your demo's yesterday were just brilliant. Lots of hints and tips gratefully received, a big thank you. Now, I was so angry, with a certain presenter, on your evening show. How rude was she!!! How you kept so calm is beyond me. I'm not the sort of person to be out spoken, however, it was your show and she kept interrupting you for her own gratitude, it was like watching some TV dating program! Trying to belittle you is just so rude, I love line dancing too. She needs to keep her opinions to herself. You did such an amazing job yesterday, and look forward to more shows. Hope you have a great day Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

  30. Hi Julia this is a really pretty card and I have to say I don't think I've seen this die set anywhere before so thanks for bringing it to us. I taped the first show and as always it was great to watch as you and Dean are really good together,I don't always like him I find him a bit much sometimes!! I got to watch most of the second show live and the less we say about Dawn the better!! How you don't say anything to her is beyond me she's the rudest and most self-entered person I've ever come across!!! Rant over look forward to the potd in a couple of weeks love Lesley x

  31. Hi Julia
    Your demos were great as usual - you really explain everything well. I too thought Dawn Bibby was really rude and self centered while you were try to demonstrate. I've noticed it with others too - in fact she got on my wick so much yesterday that I sent an email to C & C about her. It must be old age but I can't keep my mouth shut!!
    Thanks again
    Crafty Hugs
    Cathie Craft x

  32. Hello Julia, Pretty card today, love the subtle colours, in fact love everything about it. The shows were great, thank you for all the wonderful tips. Managed to get the embossing powders and the ledger stamp set.
    Take care.
    Hugs June XXX

  33. Hi Julia. Didn't get to see your programmes until late last night but the earlier one was well worth waiting for and so was the second one for your excellent demos. SueL

  34. This is so pretty! I still have to watch your programmes but I know they will be worth waiting for! xx

  35. really pretty card Julia.Laura O

  36. Good evening Julia
    Gorgeous card, love everything about it! Thanks for sharing
    Enjoyed the early show yesterday, didn't get to watch the later show, though I'm glad in a way as I might have been tempted to launch the remote at the T.V.
    Glad I'm not the only one with a negative opinion of a certain presenter, she's fine demonstrating her own products, but with guests.....forget it! Sorry DB fans, that's how I feel!
    Julia you are a very talented and PATIENT lady, I look forward to more of your crafting!!
    Have a good evening
    Lara xx

  37. Hi Julia watched you demonstrate this card yesterday. Looks good in the pink and the embossing powders are fab. Can only echo other comments made about DB, how rude and self opiniated she is


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