Saturday, 12 April 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of Ally Pally today. If you're visiting, please come and say Hi. I'll be on the Creative Expressions stand with Sam, Kim and Phill. Sue will be on her own Rubbernecker stand at the opposite side of the hall to us under the Stained Glass window (unless the layout is changed!).

Here's today's card -

For the background, I first popped a little Topaz Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked a little up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' through one of the designs in the Floral Elements Mask in each corner. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Plaid A6 stamp using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. . I made sure the paint and the ink were dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Peeled Paint.

I cut a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and at the emboss stage I added the the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities. I inked through the die with Peeled Paint.

I stamped the image panel from the For You Stamp and the sentiment panel from the Best Wishes Stamp, both using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the panels out. I coloured the image panel in using Topaz and Graphite Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paints and Golden Pear from the Garden Tones Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paint Set.

I inked around the edges of the sentiment panel with Peeled Paint.

I tied a bow using Green/White Striped Grosgrain and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some bits of a Pearl Swirl, some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    lovely spring card have lots of fun this weekend. Take care Kitty

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card, I will be leaving soon for the journey to Ally Pally, see you soon. Love Jean xxx

  3. Lovely card Julia ,enjoy your day x

  4. Lovely spring colours and hopefully a lovely spring day. Getting ready for my trip to Ally Pally . You make sure and keep Phill under control! See you later. SueL

  5. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, especially the background, stunning !!
    Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, I wish I could have been there.
    Lots of love from Patricia x

  6. Great card Julia , loving your back grounds these days ,
    Have a good time at the palace!

  7. Stunning card Julia. Beautiful background. have a great day at AP.
    Love Val in Spain x

  8. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card. very spring like. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Morning Julia, a very springlike beautiful card.
    Hope everyone able to go to Ally Pally has a
    great time.
    Nancyd xx

  10. I hav one more sleep! Am really looking forward to going to Ally Pally especially as it was a bit of a last minute decision Lovely bright card today I'm def going to be after some texture paste

  11. Good morning Julia. Such a beautiful card, and it reminds us Spring is not too far away! Have fun at Ally Pally today. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  12. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the poppies. Have a great time at Ally Pally, I'm sure you will have lots of laughs. Take care.

  13. Hi Julia, love the card and the stamp you have used is gorgeous love Jean Z xxx

  14. Love the card Julia I need that grand die have a brill day could you please give my love to Kim thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx

  15. Love the subtle colours and gorgeous bow. Have a great day x

  16. Beautiful card Julia, hope it goes well today.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. A beautiful spring coloured card for today,love it.
    Beryl,yorkielass and Pat S Witney want to thank you for all your comments and support the other day,did a post about this yesterday but it seems to have got lost in the ether,so apologies for the delay.

  18. Great card love the colours xx hazel

  19. Lovely spring colours, a pretty card Julia. Enjoy Ally Pally, I'm sure there will be a huge audience at yours and Sue's stands. Pat x

  20. A lovely fresh spring card Julia. Have a good day today, best wishes Jackie D

  21. Morning Julia
    This card is stunning, just what we need to show spring is here. Hope you all have a great time at AP.
    Carol x

  22. Hi Julia

    Lovely card today Julia. Loving the new shimmer paints, and the stamps. I won the card giveaway, how fantastic is that, to own a Julia Watts creation. Hope you all have a lovely time at Ally pally.

  23. Hi Julia, love the card. I have the stamps and some of the paints. Have a lovely time at Ally Pally.

  24. Hello Julia, A lovely spring like card, perfect to brighten a dull overcast day., The flowers are gorgeous and love the colours. Have a great time at Ally Pally, you and Sue will be overrun with loyal fans, enjoy!!!
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. lovely card Julia, I don't know if you can help me but I have been looking for a heartfelt corner die called blossom do you know were I can get one x
    Sue xx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Another beautiful card today showing the versatility of these stamps! Flowers were blue the other day! Thanks for all the inspiration it really helps to get the best out of everything. Masks and new Sparkle Paste R Us at the moment. Love the pink toned one used together with either the gold or silver.
    Have a great time at AP , sure you will !
    Looking forward to seeing some photos !
    Love to all, Myra

  27. Hi Julia
    Loving the card today.
    Just seen the photo of you with Phill & Sam - before the mayhem begins - hope you are not too tired at the end of the day. Must be lovely to meet and put faces to the names you see on the blog day in day out!
    Perhaps I'll come to Ally Pally next time - September isn't it?
    BFN Sheila x

  28. Gorgeous card Julia, great to meet you today, had a fab time at Ally Pally & looking forward to your demo day with Out of the Blue in June x

  29. Hello Julia, Hope Ally Pally is going well, love the fresh spring colours of this card. Bx

  30. Evening Julia
    Love todays card, has a wonderful spring feel - I can now play with these paints as you know I purchased them all - greedy or what but that is something off my want list.
    Loving the sentiment panels they are so versatile.
    Great to see you today - enjoy tomorrow
    Amanda x


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