Saturday, 1 March 2014

Hope you have a Blooming Great Day

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments & emails yesterday. Much appreciated as always. No rest for me today as it's a quick turn around with my next shows on Tuesday.

There was a question in the show with Steph about what ink to use on acetate,  I said either Archival or Stazon forgetting, of course, that you could use Heat Emboss Acetate and then use Perfect Medium with any embossing powder of your choice. In fact, I thought that the vases would look great stamped onto some acetate treated with the Caught in Crystal Technique. So many ideas and so little time!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked up the Justrite Secret Garden Background using Perfect Medium and stamped it onto Black Card. I dusted Red Fire, Frosted Lemon and Frosted Scarlet Mica Powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set all over the design.

I stamped the sentiment from the Scrollwork Vase Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with new Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Pink Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7. I cut a Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 out of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the single rose from the Floral Spray Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Mowed Lawn Distress Marker, pulling the colour out using a Tim Holtz Water Brush, and Pink Ultra Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using scissors, going around the edges with a black marker pen to hide any white bits.

I tied a bow using White Satin Edged Organza and added a Pink Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Pink PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you brilliant shows yesterday, Beautiful card have a blooming good weekend. Take care Kitty

  2. GM Julia, love the card today and recorded your shows so looking forward to watching them today. I haven't played with acetate for ages and now itching to try out your ideas! Have a lovely weekend x

  3. Lovely card, Julia and I enjoyed yesterday's shows, too. No means of recording, so your blog is really helpful.

  4. Hi Julia
    I enjoyed yesterday's shows great card thanks Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia enjoyed the shows yesterday and this card is beautiful As usual lots of techniques so thank you for sharing. Enjoy the weekend x

  6. Still have to watch yesterday's shows as I was at the make it show in Farnborough yesterday, I bought lots of goodies to play with.
    Love the background to this card xxx

  7. Great card, especially love the background

  8. Hi Julia, What a Truly Stunning Card I really love your background, you were great on the show's but then you always are.
    Take care
    Hugs from Sam x

  9. Good morning Julia I watched you demo this card yesterday it is beautiful. I have mica powder and perfect medium I must give this a go. I hope you manage to get some rest today in amongst all your prep. Love Jackie

  10. Great card Julia and great shows yesterday!
    Look forward to Tuesday!

  11. Morning Julia - this crd is simply stunning.n Your shows were great and can't wait for more. Thanks for all your hard work. Helen xx

  12. Morning Julia, Fabulous, fabulous shows yesterday, I was 'over the moon' when your first demo was the card I had wanted to see you demo the background, I was thrilled to bits to watch you do that, Thank You. I was also lucky to get my email read out too, I was jumping for joy, but I so wanted to win your first card haha !! When I watched you demo the tulips card, I was in awe at your background, I was thinking to myself, you could have just put the background onto your pre-done mats and a sentiment and it would have been stunning, but then when the focal image was put atop, the card was magnificent, it is amazing when we see them on tv it brings them to life.
    Your second show was fascinating, especially watching you demo this card today, I will definitely be trying this background technique, the card looks sultry and sexy with the single rose, it is absolutely gorgeous.
    You aren't going to get much R&R this weekend then, hope your prep goes well, we will all be looking forward to Tuesday, but try and get a bit of 'me' time !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Julia,

    Loved this card, watched you do it on the show. More shows next week? We are being spoilt.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Loved both shows and this card was the tops - just loved gorgeously stunning one I will try. Thanks for the reminder of the caught in Crystal technique.
    Carol x

  15. Hi Julia. Great shows yesterday. Loved the cards you made. Glad everyone is realising how spectacular your backgrounds are and you definitely are the Queen. Todays is no exception.
    After I watched you yesterday I stamped some card with Versamark, sprinkled different colour cosmic shimmer on and brushed it off. So impressed with the outcome and thetechnique. Thankyou again.
    Love Val in Spain x

  16. Hi Julia, ooh, lovely, gorgeous, stunning card. Love the background. Can't believe we are getting another dose of Julia so quickly, we are spoilt. Have a great weekend. Bx

  17. Hello Julia, caught your afternoon show after work, you were on top form as always, demos stunning. Todays card is gorgeous, very elegant and that single rose is so effective. Looking forward to Tuesdays shows. Do try to get a little R & R this weekend, dont want you burning out.

  18. Lovely card Julia great background xx hazel

  19. Hi Julia, Loved the shows very enjoyable, so glad you are doing another. Love the card and I love the background stamp I have had a go with the gilding flakes on this background and they look stunning. love Jean Z xxx

  20. Hi Julia, loved the shows and the new products and this card is no exception

  21. Morning Julia,
    Great shows yesterday. Loved this one the background is so pretty.
    Don't forget to take some time for yourself.

  22. Love this card Julia.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  23. Todays card is so beautiful,thank you so much for sharing.Unfortunately missed both your shows-oh well there;s always Tuesday.

  24. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the background stamp. Try and have a rest before Tuesday.

  25. Saw this on C&C and loved it. A stunning card Julia and relatively simple too. thanks for your fab shows. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia,
    By the look of today's card and the above comments you had a good day yesterday
    So pleased about that as you must have had a really early start! By the time I get home I will have four hours of Julia Crafting to watch! Looking forward to see you demo this one as it is lovely! Your backgrounds are so lovely. You have made me think much more about creating my own background.
    Trust you get a bit of a rest today!
    Thanks again, love Myra


  27. Good morning Julia, super background effect you have created for this card, best wishes Jackie D

  28. Hello Julia, Stunning card, the background is sooo dramatic, love the effect. You really are the queen of backgrounds, thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.. Enjoyed the shows and the samples, try to get some R&R over the weekend, hope the prepping goes well.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Morning Julia, a beautiful card showed up much better on telly you could
    really see the mica powders shimmer managed to watch both shows last
    night fabulous as usual.
    Nancyd xx

  30. Hi Julia. Beautiful card today. I love the background, it is so effective. Thanks for a great 8am show yesterday. Didn't get to see the 4pm but glad to hear it went well. I hope you manage to get some rest before Tuesday shows : ) Take care.

  31. Morning Julia, lovely card, missed the second show yesterday so didn't see this one. Love Jean xxx

  32. I can't wait to see what I've missed because I had to record everything but love the idea of this technique

  33. Morning Julia
    Stunning card love the background.
    As always lots more items are now on my need list.
    Amanda x

  34. Afternoon Julia and gang. Ur shows were awesome yesterday. Got crafting straight away after the first one. I will try purchase a few of the stamps but I couldn't really afford the bundle plus a few of the vases I wasn't keen on. But I did love the daisy spray and scroll vase very pretty x
    Love Tracy from kilmarnock xx

  35. Love this card, especially the background. That stamp is high on my wish list. Only caught one of yesterday's shows but really enjoyed it. Thank you
    Marion B xx

  36. Loved the shows yesterday Julia the cards were stunning you seemed to enjoy your shows and your work was brilliant thank you for sharing love always June xxxx

  37. Love today's card Julia, especially with the hint of pink xx

  38. Hello Julia, please set your cards so that I can Pinterest them. We tell you how beautiful your cards are almost every day of the week ( just in case others like me miss a day ) and yet we can't show you to others who follow cards they see on the boards.
    Rant over, this card is STUNNING and I will have a go as I, have the stamp and mica powders, ribbon and dazzlers. I just need to make my grandchildren's cards first, all six of them haha, so maybe by a week on Tuesday I'll have a try.
    X Ros

  39. Hi Julia, beautiful card,I mist your shows but recorded them but so disappointed as both recording will catch your show Tuesday.
    I love the background so pretty & the rose stamp is lovely.
    Hugs Lynda Brock xx

  40. Hi Julia
    I have now caught up with your shows on Friday - one thing in favour of C&C the catch-up button!!
    Loved all of your demos and techniques. The Queen of Backgrounds is so apt.
    Just can't buy anymore at the moment - but once my new craft room is built then I will be in my element. Until then I have to sort to out the bedroom and move my stash off the bed before my daughter comes home for a short visit from Hong Kong.
    So for now I will make cards with the Purses in the Caught in Crystal Technique - loved that! and make some more backgrounds - oh the new masks won't take up too much room will they? LOL
    Hope you are resting while prepping for your next shows. Once again will perhaps manage to catch the 6pm show or watch on catch up.
    BFN Sheila x
    Bye for now


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