Friday, 20 September 2013

Best Daughter in Blue

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading off to Ally Pally this afternoon to set up for the show which is on Saturday and Sunday. If you're going, please come and say Hi - I'll be on the Creative Expressions Stand with Sam, Leonie and John. I'll be doing a demo in the demo area at 12noon each day (about 20 mins long).

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the border from the Garden Party Stamp Set using Salty Ocean Distress Ink along the top and the bottom of a piece of Coconut White Card. I made sure the ink was dry and then embossed the central area with the Lattice Mask by running it through the Grand Calibur. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - so easy to line this one up as it's a repeating pattern. I inked around the edges with Salty Ocean using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Persian Sea Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and inked through the die with Salty Ocean. I cut the largest 2 dies out of the same set and again inked through the die with Salty Ocean.

I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Footsteps Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Persian Sea Aurora. I cut it out using 2 dies from the Spellbinders Nobel Rectangles Die Set and inked through the die with Salty Ocean.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment which I coloured with Persian Sea Aurora Embossing Powder,

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a stunning card really like the colour
    good luck at Ally Pally wish I was nearer to pay
    a visit but afraid not.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you lovely card. sorry I cannot make Ally pally, I wish the Kettering one was on, I met you there last year, have fun and take care Kitty.

  3. Beautiful card Julia,

    Would have loved to have been at Ally Pal but unfortunately cant, wish they would have these shows closer to home lol!

    Good Luck and have a great time.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Morning Julia
    Enjoy the drive to AP will see you tom.
    Just love todays card, the salty blue and Persian sea were made to work together. A real stunner.
    Amanda x

  5. Hi Julia
    Great card sorry I can not make Ally Pally but I wish you all good luck and hope you have lots of crafters coming to see you all thank you Tracy w x

  6. Morning Julia, another lovely card today. Good luck with Ally Pally, I have tickets but unfortunately I can't make it now. I was so looking forward to seeing you all! Love Jean xxx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I am coming to Ally Pally on Sunday. I will pop by to say hi and thanks for the heads up about your demo time. I'm so excited. Safe journey and I hope the set up goes well. Jackie

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely card today. The Garden Party border in Salty Ocean is gorgeous. I can't be at Ally Pally but hope you have a great time. Take care.

  9. Morning Julia, Hope all goes well at Ally Pally, I wish I could be with you, we have a Church Fundraiser.
    Your card is beautiful, really love the floral shoe stamp and the beautiful colours complete this very pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Good morning Julia,
    This card is fab. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday... Cheers

  11. Beautiful card love the embossing lusters, stamps and colours used xx hazel


  12. Morning Julia.

    Lovely card.

    Looking forward to seeing you at AP. x

  13. Lovely card. So excited to be travelling down to London to be at Ally Pally tomorrow. my first visit xx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Another of very girly cards, great colours.

  15. Good morning Julia,
    i really like the new floral footsteps stamps as they are beautiful and would be even more in real life if i could actually walk, hey ho never mind. The Noble rectangles die set is lovely and is on the want list. Maybe Santa will bring it, i can always try. The new distress ink pad and embossing powder colours are lovely, really nice shades of blue.
    Have a great time at the Ally Pally,
    Love and crafty hugs

  16. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I'm so envious with all this talk about Alli Palli. One of these years I'll have to come over. Have a wonderful time.
    Love Val x

  17. Hi Julia, love this card, colours are amazing. Have a great time at Ally Pally, will not be able to make it this year. Bx

  18. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. Ally Pally is too far for me (live in North Wales) but is there any chance you will be at the NEC in November?

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  19. A beautiful card Julia and to all of you going to Ally Pally... Have a great time

    xx Sandra

  20. Hi Julia, love the card. Have a good time at Ally Pally.

  21. Hi Julia love the card and the colours so pretty love Jean Z xxx

  22. Hi Julia, Love these shoe stamps, they make shuch pretty cards,
    Enjoy the show. Would love to go,perhaps next year.

  23. Love these shoe stamps they are so pretty.
    Cant make Ally Pally this time, maybe in the Spring
    Have a good time

  24. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, those embossing powders are just so beautiful, did we see yo make this one on C&C? Good luck with the set up at Ally Pally, I will definitely be over to say hello and watch your demo's as I am there both days.
    Hugs Lynn

  25. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, really lone those stamps and the colour, my goodies arrived Tuesday, will be playing with the embossing powders at the weekend. Enjoy AP, sadly I am unable to be there,.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  26. love this card. Colour is gorgeous.

    Crafty Hugs

  27. sorry can't make ally pally this year. have a lovely weekend.


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