Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Save the last Waltz for me

Hi Bloggers.

I'm doing the first set of Christmas Workshops at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering today. I know some of you will be there so see you soon! There's still a couple of spaces left on the 2nd day (next Wednesday) - please see the left hand side bar of this blog for details.

Over the weekend I popped some more card sample packs on ebay and a whole bunch of stamps. Please click on the ebay link in the top menu of this blog to go and have a look. This time I'm raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust with the proceeds of the card samples.

John Lockwood has a couple of last minute shows on Create & Craft today - on his own this time. He's on at 10am and 3pm. Hope you can tune in.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamp Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background onto Milk Card using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill Martin's Vintage Script Background and Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Buttons Galore Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Peacock Feathers. I rubbed Patina Gilding Wax over the embossed design and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the American Smooth Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers. I cut a Spellbinders Pearl Effects out of Teal Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lapis Black Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers. I cut a Spellbinders Eyelet Squares out of Teal Card.

I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon and cut a couple of leaves out of Teal Card using Sue Wilson's Petite Vinery Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Lovely card take care today very windy. Have lots of fun, Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia. Not like me to be this early, but on a crafting retreat myself all week. Will catch up with Johns shows later this evening, what a bonus today. Have fun with your class today. Lovely card by the way. SueLx

  3. Morning Julia
    A beautiful card today with my favourite colours - teal and peacock feathers.
    Enjoy your workshop and I look forward to seeing John's shows later.
    Sheila x

  4. Morning Julia and all crafters, another gorgeous card today, love the colour combinations - the waltz has always been my favourite and brings back many happy memories of dancing with my Dad who was really a wonderful dancer, and with 5 daughters and my Mum he didn't get much chance to sit down.

    Will be watching John, I know he will do well and am looking forward to it.

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful I do love the range of dance stamps. Thank you for letting us know about John being on C&C. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, A lovely card, very pretty colours.
    Have a great day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Morning Julia, another beautiful card you do like this background stamp
    don't you I've seen it on a lot of your samples and it is a great one.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Morning Julia,
    Another great card, loving the stamps.

  9. Love this card Julia so romantic have s good day wish I was there love June xxxxx

  10. Beautiful card. Lovely colours. Have a good day. Helen

  11. Lovely card Julia, would work for lots of occasions, like the colours ,

  12. Another great card Julia. Do love the background on this one.

  13. Beautiful card Julia, love the colour and layout.

    Good luck with your workshops.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. Hi Julia beautiful card, colours and layout. Love it. Bx


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