Sunday, 26 January 2014

Hugs & Kisses

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have shows on Create & Craft at 12noon (2 hours) with Nigel and at 5pm with Dawn. Hope you can join me and perhaps email in.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Scroll Corner from the Creative Expressions Scroll Border & Corner Set using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink in the 2 bottom corners. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time and inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Rose Striplet twice using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Blue Maroon Aurora Embossing Powder (from the Pinks set which is on the show). I cut them both out using scissors and inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves.

The Creative Expressions Ribbon & Rose Heart Stamp Set comes with 2 sentiments. I stamped the Hugs & Kisses sentiment using Perfect Medium and added some Blue Maroon Aurora Embossing Powder (I did not heat set yet). I cut the centre of the ribbon section of my stamp out so that I could see through to position it correctly over the sentiment, stamping with Perfect Medium again. I added the Blue Maroom Aurora and heat set the whole thing. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Seedless Preserves.

I tied a bow using Cream Crochet Ribbon. I made a flower using the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet Die Set (yes it's back!), with a little felt from the Vintage Felt Pack and a Rhinestone Brad.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA in Crystal around the edges.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Fantastic card. I hope you have a successful set of shows today. Love this card.

  2. Hi Julia,
    I really think today's Card is "Truly Stunning" I'm so looking forward to your show, I will be watching The Tool Shed but not the one at 5:00 p.m. Have a great day!
    Hugs from Sam x

  3. Hi Julia pretty card and the roses are beautiful Liking the seedless preserves colour with this, not though about using it like this and it looks great. Enjoy the shows, will be watching x

  4. Hi Julia
    Stunning card hope the shows go ok I will be watching you today and crafting alone I have some butterflies to make thank you Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card. Love the stamps and the colour.

    Looking forward to your shows. X

  6. Lovely Julia. Looking forward to the shows later. Xx

  7. Good morning Julia this card is beautiful the colour is sumptuous. Have fun on the shows today. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia, a truly beautiful card we have been on holiday and couldn't get
    my tablet to connect so have missed all your cards for last 2 weeks so just
    had a look through them all and they are all gorgeous but my favourite has to
    be TIME IS PRECIOUS it is absolutey stunning must get the flowers stamps and
    dies you have used I just love them. have set to record your shows today as need
    to visit family.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Hello Julia, a really beautiful card, colours are very striking, another rose stamp (the strip) that is a must have. Hope the shows go well today. Will be recording and watching. Bx

  10. Hi Julia, love the card, will be taping your shows today as I am going to a craft show , I don't need anything but I bet I will find just a little something ah ah love Jean Z xxx

  11. Hi Julia, Beautiful card today, I will be watching later. Love Rosemarie xx

  12. I don't know why but I've fallen in love with that corner stamp & I love the colour of that distress ink It'not too pink for me but is on that side of the colour wheel

  13. Hi Julia. Lovely card! The ribbon and rose heart stamp is gorgeous. Have fun today. I will be watching Toolshed and hopefully at 5pm too. Hope you have a safe journey. Take care.

  14. I love the card Julia, I have the roses stamp on the way, But as much as I love the flower die, I'm not going to buy it because I think it's too expensive for what it is. Look forward to your shows today though.

  15. Morning Julia
    Just love this card especially the stamping and Juliette flower. I shall be
    watching this afternoon
    Carol x

  16. Morning Julia, Stunning card, love the colours, and I am in 'awe' at your 'cutting out' I could never get it as good as yours, but so, so, effective.
    Looking forward to your shows, will be recording the Toolshed as won't be back from Church in time, I'm on 'Tea' duty after the service today. But will be watching as soon as I get back, and also watching at 5pm, that's unless you 'sell out' again haha.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Good morning Julia, interesting colour as not too pink and blue maroon sums it up so well!! Like the roses border strip. Will be watching later, best wishes Jackie D

  18. Love the colours of this card Julia, and the stamps are beautiful. Looking forward to the shows today, have fun xx

  19. This card is very posh I love it very special for some lucky person I have to have the stamps I will be 76on June 1st do you think it's too early to ask for birthday money have wonderful shows Julia I will be watching xxxx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Loving the new seedless preserves D/I , very pretty card. Looking forward to your shows.

  21. What a lovely card Julia. Loving the colour and the scroll. xxx

  22. Morning Julia
    Stunning card today love the vibrancy of colour.
    Amanda x

  23. Hi Julia, love the colour of this card and the stamps.

  24. Hi Julia
    Another lovely card. Love the rose border stamp especially. Will record your shows as usual. have a lovely Sunday, not doing to much today as it's to wet.

  25. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card again! I really like the flower and missed it last time. I've got a busy day also but will be watching when I can. Even if that means tonight!
    I too would normally be at Church but today family coming and I like to be ready as children are always hungry!
    You will be there by now Julia so safe travel home in this dreadful weather!
    Love Myra

  26. Hello Julia, A striking card, love the colour and the rose stamp, your cutting out is so effective, wish mine looked as good. The flower is gorgeous, was using my Sweet Juliet die on Friday.
    Good luck with the shows, will be watching. Safe journey in this horrible weather.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  27. Beautiful Julia, good luck with the shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  28. HI Julia, just sat watching the tool shed and really enjoying. Congratulations on all the gorgeous samples. Well done!! Kind regards Joanne K x

  29. Hi Julia, your cards are stunning, watched the show and recorded it also the 5pm one. Just love all your cards. You are such an inspiration. Love and crafty hugsx ChrisB

  30. Beautiful card and love the colours.

  31. love this card and I am looking forward to your 5 o'clock show as I miss the earlier show. Helen xx

  32. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. Nearly time for your show. Cant wait.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  33. hello Julia, lovely card today, I watched you with Nigel good fun as ever, still no roast lamb though. These stamps are really lovely and might have to copper up and see if I have enough to buy them.
    X Ros


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