Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Place Called Home

Hi Bloggers.

Happy New Year Everyone!

As promised here's a sneak peak from tomorrow's shows. I'm bringing back the Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendour and Floral Keys Collections plus I have 4 brand new background stamps from Creative Expressions. Hopefully, I'll have some of the background stamps available in my Amazon Store some time next week.

Here's the card -

 Ok, so starting with one of my messy backgrounds. I used Coconut White Card. I randomly inked through the Delicate Mask with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the new Fern Background and then the new Swirl Background, both using Faded Jeans. I then stamped the smaller stamp from the Heartfelt Creations Dahlia Bouquet Stamp Set using Broken China Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Paradise Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Faded Jeans.


I stamped the large stamp from the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Keyhole Stamp Set onto some Perriwinkle Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key Hole Stamp Set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I made a scrunched up flower using Spellbinders Labels 24. I made it slightly differently to usual and this time used 3 die cuts from the second smallest die and 3 from the middle sized die. I added a little Faded Jeans to the edges of the petals once I had made the flower. I stamped a couple of leaves using the Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf Stamp Set and Faded Jeans, embossed with Cosmic Shimer Clear Embossing Powder and cut out using Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

 I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA in Pastel Blue around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

36 comments:

  1. Happy 2014 everyone. Not a lover of messy backgrounds, but that is why we are all different, how boring would the world be if we all liked the same things ?!
    Love the Periwinkle blue, will be in my collection of Foundation card this coming year.
    To those celebrating last night, I hope you had a great time.
    May 2014 be a craftylicious year for you : )
    (lets see if this post goes astray) !!!
    Best wishes to you Julia and all Wattsonettes (roll on tomorrow)
    Lancashire Steph xx

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  2. Morning Julia Queen of backgrounds Happy new year to one and all. I shall try to tune in but Ishall be recording the shows. Thank you Julia for all the hard work you do for us crafters take care Kitty

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  3. Hi Julia
    Happy new year not sure about today's card but it's nice maybe it's the colour blue can not wait for tomorrow show thank you Tracy w x

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  4. Morning Julia
    Happy 2014lets hope its a good one.
    Love the card today great to see the Julia signature background back on show, I am thinking that these new backgrounds will need a new home
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  5. Happy New Year Julia and all of my fellow followers. Love this one, the periwinkle blue is one of my favourites and the flower is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing you on our screens tomorrow. Have a safe journey and enjoy the shows. Take care.

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  6. Hi Julia and fellow crafters I really like this card and the colours are so pretty.. Glad you are covering the keys tomorrow as could do with more inspiration. Thanks for inspiration on your blog this year and I wish everyone a happy and peaceful 2014 x

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  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR, JULIA AND ALL YOUR BLOGGERS! Pretty card Julia, I must tune in to watch you make it! Love the blue and white, my fav. colour combination. Thank you for being here very morning to help brighten my day.

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  8. Morning Julia,
    Happy New Year everyone a very pretty card for the first day of the year
    love the flower have set to record your show just in case. and looking
    forward to another year of your hints and tips and inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

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  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous thank you for the sneaky peak for tomorrow. I hope 2014 is good to you. Love Jackie

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  10. Morning Julia, and a Happy New Year this card is stunning looking forward to the new things
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  11. Such a lovely design,gorgeous card.xxx

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  12. Happy new year to all,
    What a great card for the start of the new year. I will have to record your shows Julia as i will be at work, but really looking forward to them.
    Hugs Michelle xxxxx

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  13. A beautiful card to start the new year love the colours and a sneaky peek is brill happy new year to Julia and all my dear bloggers safe journeys tomorrow Julia ill be watching xxx

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  14. Morning Julia, A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours, and I am truly looking forward to all the gorgeous goodies you will be bringing to us in 2014.
    Looking forward to your shows tomorrow and especially the background stamps.
    I love, love, love, the card today, the background as always is stunning, the colour is stunning and I love how you have done the flower and leaves.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  15. Hi Julia, What a beautiful card, lovely colours and fabulous stamps. Looking forward to your first shows of 2014. Bx

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  16. Morning Julia,
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Lovely card, great colours and the rose is stunning.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. HAPPY NEW YEAR JULIA, Fabulous Card I really Love the colours, I'm looking forward to watching you on Create and Craft hugs from Sam x

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  18. Happy New Year!Love the colours of this card.Look forward to watching you tomorrow.

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  19. Hi Julia,

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Love the card, colour is beautiful, love the background as well as the focal design

    May 2014 bring you peace and happiness.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Happy New Year Julia and to everyone, will be watching tomorrow, Love the card especially the colours love Jean Z xx

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  21. Happy New Year Julia. Lovely card and looking forward to the show tomorrow.
    Love Val x

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  22. Hi Julia, love this card with its messy background. The flower is a brilliant use of the die, I will have to have a go myself. Can't wait for the shows tomorrow, I can feel my credit card groaning already. lol Lynne m x x x x x x

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  23. Happy New Year! Love the card and the colours.

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  24. Happy New Year lovely card, love the colours used xx hazel

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  25. Happy New Year. Just love the colours of this card. The flower is just gorgeous. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Helen vofG

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  26. Hi Julia

    Love today's card. love the messy background. Can't wait to see your shows tomorrow. I shall be recording as usual.

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  27. Happy New Year Julia and fellow followers. This card is sooo pretty, love the messy background and colour combo. The flower is gorgeous. Will be tuning in tomorrow and can't wait to see you make this card. Have a safe journey.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  28. Beautiful, thanks for all your inspiration. Happy new year
    Linby x

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  29. Happy New Year Julia, lovely card, looking forward to the shows tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

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  30. Hi Julia,

    Happy New year everyone. Many, many thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog. You don't know how much we appreciate it.

    Love the card and like all fellow bloggers cant wait for the show tomorrow.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  31. Hi Julia (again),

    Just been on the C & C web site to see what items you have for us tomorrow and guess what - there is nothing there!!!! Usually we can see items a few days before the shows. Disappointed or what.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  32. Hi Julia, wishing you a Happy New Year to you and your family, Love the look of the sneaky peek and will be watching and taping tomorrow.
    Thank you for all the hard work you do on our behalf.
    X Ros

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  33. A lovely card to start 2014
    Wishing you a happy new year
    Xx Sandra

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  34. Evening all an happy new year too. Lovely card really like this colour of blue very fresh and card very pretty

    Live Tracy from killie XX

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  35. Happy New Year to you and your family Julia. I can see I'm going to need these new background stamps - they look fab. A lovely card. Pat x

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  36. Beautiful card and I especially love the flower. Just one problem though which no-one on C&C ever addresses - there is no way that would go in an envelope so you would need to make a box and quite a deep one at that making for very expensive postage!

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