Thursday, 3 October 2013

Treat Yourself!

Hi Bloggers.

A quick & easy card today -

The background paper is from the Teresa Collins 8 x 8 Paper Pad from Creative Expressions. I used the Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities to cut the fancy edge at the bottom. I mounted it onto Milk Card and added some larger than usual dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl Pearlescent PVA - hard to get them in a straight line!

I stamped the image from the Belle of the Ball Stamp Set (now back in stock) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares and inked through the die with Dried Marigold. I stamped the image again onto some dotty paper from the Teresa Collins Pack. I cut out the dress and glued on top of the original image using CS Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Pearl to the top corners.

Like I said - quick & easy!

Dee Paramour is on Create & Craft today at 9am & 4pm. She has 2 new stamp sets on the shows - Autumn Flowers and Winter Flowers. I worked with Sue and her artist on these - I do hope you lke them. I tried to pick some flowers that aren't normally found on stamps. I have the Spring Flowers and Summer Flowers stamp sets on my shows next Thursday. Be sure to tune in to Dee's shows - she usually has some stunning samples and great demos.

Just to let you know - as well as the Bell of the Ball Stamp Set being back in stock in my Amazon Store, I've also re-stocked the Bags of Style Stamp Set, Floral Footsteps Stamp Set, Christmas Scene Bauble. The Teresa Collins Paper Pad is in stock as I write this, I also have a couple of pots of the Large Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue left. I have stocked a range of Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Sets ahead of next weeks shows and also large single pots of the so very useful Pearlescent Mica Powder.

All for now. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fantastic card will pop over to your store when I get back in
    to see what goodies you have.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia thank you it's nice to have a quick card handy take care Kitty

  3. Good morning Julia,
    Thanks again for your very quick delivery service, I,have already used the things I ordered. This card is very chic.... Nice job. Thanks

  4. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours you have used thank you Tracy w x

  5. Beautiful card Julia, very classy!
    Marion B x

  6. Morning Julia,

    Love the way you have done this card, the stamp is divine, the backing paper gorgeous and the use of die fantastic!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hello Julia, this card is striking and elegant. love the border and the big dots. Bx

  8. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card very elegant and sophisticated - love the papers have been stoking mine- I know I have to use them just not today.
    Will pop by the shop.
    Amanda x

  9. Morning Julia, I love it !! These Teresa Collins papers are gorgeous, and I love the edging, it looks so effective, and the gorgeous dress is the beautiful focal point. I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I will have a look at your Amazon store later today. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  11. Lovely card and sentiment xx hazel

  12. Love everything about this card, beautiful stamp and background !

  13. Morning Julia, another lovely card, love these dresses! Love Jean xxx

  14. That dress is stunning - a fabulous card Julia. Pat x

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely card using beautiful colours. Love the background paper and the way you have shaped the bottom with the classic petal die. Take care.

  16. Good morning Julia. Love these background papers. Looking forward to today's shows and Sue's shows at the weekend. Xx

  17. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the background papers are so nice, but it seems strange for you to use papers instead of creating your own backgrounds.

  18. I bought this paper pack and the designs are gorgeous. A lovely card

    xx Sandra

  19. Hi Julia, very pretty card and and the stamp is beautiful, love it all Love Jean Z xx

  20. Hi Julia,

    It might be "quick and easy" but it looks stunning. Love it.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  21. Another stunning card, welldone Julia

  22. Hello Julia, A fabulous card, love everything about it. Will catch the later show today and will pop by the shop later.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Hi Julia. Love the way you have created the dress - it really pops. Beautiful card.
    Love Val x

  24. Lovely card. My Cosmic Pearl Glue "exploded" yesterday, not sure if it got too hot or cold but when I pressed the lid blew off and I was a bit messy to say the least. Guess it's time to restock!


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