Thursday, 26 June 2014

Think Positive

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the back background, I ran a piece of Rich Plum Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Irish Clubs Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I swiped some Currant Adirondack Dye Ink onto my Craft Sheet, added some Silver Moon Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste and mixed together. I spread it thought the Ornate Frame Mask and put aside to dry. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Current Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments Stamp Set using Currant Adirondack Dye Ink and added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I did not heat set at this point. I stamped one of the Scrollwork Mini Frames around it, again using the Currant Ink, added Clear Powder and heat set the lot. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Captivating Squares Die and inked through the die with Currant. I cut another Captivating Squares Die out of Rich Plum Card.

I cut some flowers using Sue's Faux Quilled Blooms Die Set and some leaves using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Dies Set.

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

I have taken delivery of the Christmas Stamps that I was originally scheduled to launch on Create & Craft this week. The show is now re-scheduled for 15th August. There are 6 new stamps in the series, all drawn by Sue's wonderful artist. Just click on the titles to go straight to them in my Amazon Store.

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
Let it Snow
Peace on Earth
 Joy to the World
As with the everyday single sentiment stamps, you have the ability to mix and match the words and image panels. Although there is no outer frame on these, they are cut as one stamp so they are already lined up perfectly when used as is. I can't wait to start using these - no time at the moment though, sadly.

I have also re-stocked the Garden Frame and Rose Frame stamps. Also the Iced Snow that Sue had on her shows last weekend. I have managed to get hold of some big pots of Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

The first auctions for packs of my sample cards end on ebay this evening. Thank you so much to those of you who have placed bids.

Finally, look what Sue found in the warehouse yesterday

I have ordered some and will let you know as soon as they arrive.

All for now.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, wow, this is certainly one of the most gorgeous cards lately. Love the colours, and the frame stamp and mask almost match in design. Very effective. Thanks for the inspiration. Bx

  2. Hi Julia, what a stunning card and love the plum, hugs Carole Z X

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you another lovely card . The new stamps are must haves, sorry need to have. Take care Kitty.

  4. This is gorgeous Julia, love the rich colour and design. Oh my those new stamps are very tempting lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Gorgeous card-lovely rich colours.


  6. Hi Julia. Lovely card. Love the paste. Had a play with mine and love the effect.
    Great new stamps and selfie of Sue.
    Love Val x

  7. Lovely card Julia , love all the texture.
    The new stamps look fantastic , and look forward to you demoing them,

  8. Good morning Julia I just love this card there is no one element to pick out above the others everything is gorgeous. There are so many things on my wish list now I am going to be very poor. Good news about that embossing folder. I must get my hands on one. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  9. Beautiful rich colours More "stuff" on my Need List Off to eBay now!

  10. Hi Julia. Great card today, love the plum. The new Christmas stamps are all beautiful, the snowman is so cute : ) Take care.

  11. PS just tried link to eBay from the link on the original link and can't see anything... Will try on laptop later

    1. Just checked the link on the menu at the top of this blog and it works fine from my lappy. I think it sometimes doesn't work from a phone unless you browse the web version. Julia

  12. Love the plum and white together - a fabulous card. The Christmas stamps are looking great too! xx

  13. Good morning Julia. Such a beautiful card today. The plum and white are gorgeous together, as are the Quilled Blooms and Quilled Leaves. The new Christmas stamps are beautiful too!. Have a good day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  14. Love this card,the rich plum is gorgeous.The sentiment is so apt for me and something I should have enlarged and put on my wall as this is something I find so hard to do.Loving the new stamps as always!

  15. Morning Hulia,
    Love the plum card such a rich colour. New stamps look good too.

  16. Hi Julia, Such a beautiful card love everything about it. I like the new stamps will have to have some of them . love Jean Z xxx

  17. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, love the colour you have used.
    Love the new stamps and also Sue got the folder back
    Carol x

  18. Hello Julia, This is a stunning and dramatic card, love the colours and the layout.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. This card is stunning plumb is great for Christmas love the new stamps too thanks for sharing love June xxx

  20. Another fabulous background Julia, it's a beautiful colour. Pretty die cut layers and Sue's fab flowers and leaves make for a truly lovely card. Liking the look of the Christmas stamps - off to take a peek. Pat x

  21. Morning Julia,
    Me likely this card very much. Great colour. X

  22. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the texture paint.

  23. I like this card very much. The christmas stamps look great and I am sure you will come up with some great cards - I bought the general greetings ones you had on C&C a while ago and still need to get them out of their packets - need to win the lottery so I can give up work and just craft.

  24. Just love this card it is gorgeous. Like the stamps its just a question of which to choose they are all soooooooooo tempting. Helen

  25. Hi Julia, a fabulous card love this dye and paste mixed together really gorgeous
    and together with the masks are fantastic.
    Nancyd x

  26. Hi Julia, Another beautiful card, gorgeous colours, and I really love the faux quilled flowers, they are next, together with the striplet dies,on my 'Wish List'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hi Julia

    Beautiful card, stunning colours and a sentiment that applies to us all.

    Crafty hugs

    T x

  28. Evening Julia
    Stunning card loing the colours, thanks for techique with paste and dye now the world is my oyster for colour matching.
    Loving the new Christmas stamps cannot wait to play.
    Amanda xx

  29. Beautiful card love the plum colour. Can't wait to see what you do with these Christmas stamps.

  30. Love, love, love this card, Julia. All the exciting goodies coming. What fun, temptations galore in store!
    Hugs Annie

  31. Such a beautiful card Julia love everything about it, Sue's flowers and leaves are so versatile.
    Some really lovely Christmas goodies.
    Margaret corgi owner

  32. Hi Julia
    How come I didn't get to comment on this extremely beautiful card - loving the plum and all the elements.
    Good news about the embossing folder
    I bought a load of the Justrite stamps when Sue was demonstrating - but these would make very quick cards. What we want occasionally to do!!
    Sheila x

  33. Good Morning Julia, wow a stunning card today I love the colour youve used its so rich. hugs Shjirleyxxxxxx

  34. Isn't this gorgeous! I love the colours you have used


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