Saturday, 12 July 2014

It's been too Long

Hi Bloggers.

Sue & I are at the Papeterie in Aberdeen today and tomorrow. I'm demoing today while Sue does her workshops and then we swop over tomorrow.

Here's today's card -
For the background, I stamped the Justrite Sweet Lace Background using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the image from the Taylored Expressions Mixed Blooms Set, using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large. I cut a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and cut a Spellbinders Labels 29 out of Black Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Bronze Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, I love the Sweet Lace background. I hope you enjoy yourself today. Take care.

  2. Morning Julia.
    This is a lovely bright card, thank you. Have lots of fun, Take care Kitty

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the intense colour it makes a very dramatic card. I hope all goes well for you and Sue in Scotland today. Love Jackie

  4. Love this card Julia, very classy. Enjoy your time with Sue in Scotland.
    Marion B xx

  5. Lovely Julia, very striking
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxxx

  6. Looking fabulous with the red and gold - glad you arrived ok - have a fab weekend x

  7. Have a great weekend in Scotland. X

  8. Lovely card Julia. Looks very oriental. Hope you and Sue are having a great time.
    Love Val in Spain x

  9. Hi Julia, very opulent card, red, black and gold are a great colour combo, love the background stamp. enjoy Aberdeen. Bx

  10. Lovely card-very oriental colours. Lovd the background, almost too nice to cover up.


  11. Hi Julia, very rich colours, luxurious!
    Have a great time in Aberdeen with Sue!
    Annie x

  12. A beautiful card Julia love the background and the colour have a good day love June xxxxxxxx

  13. Lovely colour Julia, very French looking. Hope the weekend goes well for you both.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Another lovely card, great colour, have a great weekend both of you love Wendy x

  15. Morning Julia
    Another beautiful card, colours striking just love it
    Carol x

  16. Morning Julia, a very rich opulent card today and very oriental
    with the black and red with the gold embossing.
    Sorry it seems as if you are having rain today after all the great
    weather we have had but hope it picks back up for your trip
    to Glasgow.
    Nancyd xx

  17. Good morning Julia.
    Today's card is stunning as always!! I love the red/black/gold combination.
    Enjoy Aberdeen. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  18. I love the lace background and unusual to see it on the red Enjoy Aberdeen

  19. Morning Julia
    Absolutely stunning card today.
    Enjoy yourselves in Aberdeen this weekend.
    Sheila x

  20. Morning Julia
    WOW stunning this card has an oriental feel - love the colour combo very opulent.
    Amanda x

  21. A stunning and very striking card Julia, love the red, black and gold..your background is gorgeous, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Fabulous card Julia, the colours are just beautiful. Enjoy your trip to Aberdeen. Pat x

  23. Morning Julia Gorgeous card love this idea embossing flower stamp must try this so pretty and like it more than colouring.

  24. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the colour combination x

  25. Lovely card the background has turned out well and given the colours doesn't look oriental (which is usually what happens when I use these colours).

  26. You are on fire at the moment Julia with all your cards, they is always more to see in them and i love that they are technique rich.
    My friend had a lovely day with you in Northallerton on Thursday and hasn't stopped telling me all about it and making me jealous. Enjoy your day x

  27. Hello Julia, very dramatic, love the colour and the gold embossing, very oriental.
    Have a lovely weekend in Aberdeen , the ladies there are in for a treat . Lynn and I really enjoyed meeting you and Sue in Norhtallerton, haven' t stopped talking about it, think you may have turned Lynn into a crafter!!
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. Hi Julia

    Wow... striking and, I think a unisex design. I haven't done red/ black/ gold for ages, a timely reminder as Mr Wheelybad has just arrived with some last minute orders for cards for men!

    Have fun in Aberdeen. Sadly Suffolk seems to be a no go area for high quality paper craft workshops.

    Crafty hugs

    T x

  29. Hi Julia,
    Sorry been AWOL for a few days! Scotland gave me a few issues with reception and I really struggled with your Blog for some reason. Sorry.
    You have posted some lovely cards since I last commented . My favourite is one with a lovely blue bow from a few days ago! I think today's is a very elegant card not sure if it's red or pink but either way it works! The gold embossing is lovely,
    Enjoy your visit to Aberdeen. We lived there when we were first married. It's a lovely city.
    Safe travel to Glasgow for Monday.
    Love Myra

  30. Hi Julia
    Hope you are both having a lively time meeting your fans on the road so to speak. Love today's offering. Red and gold how stunning.

  31. Such a lovely card,with the red and gold really making it stand out.

  32. Hi Julia, I hope you and Sue are enjoying your demo'ing and workshops, I have no doubt the peeps will be enjoying watching you.
    Today's card reminds me of a Parisienne Boudoir, the colours are fabulous and I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Morning Julia, I hope Sue and yourself enjoyed your tour. This card is absolutely stunning Crafty Regards Julie kay


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