Saturday, 19 September 2015


Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of Crafting at Ally Pally today. I'm on the Creative Expressions stand with Phill Martin, John Lockwood and Lisa Horton. The stand is arranged very differently to previous shows so please come and have a look if you're visiting. Sue Wilson will be demoing on her RubberNecker stand as usual.

Here's today's card -

For this card I've used the Spellbinders Noel Strip Die and I have used the pointy end of a Smoothie to ink through the die with Phill's Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sky Colour Cloud. The little snowflake is from the Spellbinders Let it Snow Die Set, again inking through the die with Frosty Sky. I added a 5mm White Pearl to the centre of the snowflake.

I've stamped one of the borders from Phill Frosty Christmas Holly Borders, Corners & Icons Stamp Set using Frosty Sky Colour Cloud across the top & bottom sections. I cut some Double White Pearl Strip in half and added that to the very top & bottom.

I tied a bow using Blue Satin Edged Organza and added a couple of Pearl Sprays and a Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia

    I hope you are having a lovely day. Beautiful card and I love your bow and pearl sprays very pretty indeed.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Lovely card Julia. ...the pearl sprays make it zing.
    Luv Rach :)

  3. This is different. Good to see the smoothie used differently..
    Look forward to seeing you later and watching your demos.

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.Have fun this weekend. Take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, a beautiful card hope you enjoy Ally Pally have fun.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Lovely card, Juluia. Looking forward to getting loads of inspiration today!

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Lovely card Julia, love the colour.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  8. Morning Julia ,lovely card .Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally today Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  9. Gorgeous card, adore the colour and the bow

  10. Gorgeous card love the colours xx hazel

  11. Hello Julia, such a beatiful card, lovely colours, the bow is gorgeous with the pearl sprays. Hope you have great fun at Ally Pally, I am sure there be lots of banter. Bx

  12. Morning Julia, I so enjoyed today's card, I have some of those pearl embellishments on the ribbon and have never used them, you have now inspired me. I am so disappointed that I cannot get to Ally Pally, would loved to have meet up again for a chat with you all, I could cry.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

    1. Hi June where about do you live? Unfortunately not going to Ally Pally either but hope to next year? xx Love Karen xx

  13. Gorgeous, gorge ous Blue!
    Have a great weekend,

  14. Morning Julia,
    This card is lovely and delicate can't think of another word for it. I think it's the colours you've used.
    Have a great time today

  15. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty card, I love the colours. Hope you have a great day at Ally Pally.
    Heather Treble

  16. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I'm thinking of you all at Ally Pally. SueL x

  17. Hope you have a great day and it's not too tiring I'm looking forward to coming along tomorrow Today's card is lovely Really like those pearl sprays

  18. Oh so pretty, just love the colours and that pearl spray just finishes it all off....beautiful...luv Ursula xx

  19. Hello Julia.

    Very pretty, the little snowflake is lovely. Beautiful bow and pearl sprays. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Best wishes

  20. Love the card Julia thank you love June xxxx

  21. Hi Julia, A gorgeous card. I hope all is going well at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia x

  22. Hi Julia, gorgeous card and love the blue. The Noel die is a "hope to get it eventually wish! lol!" Phills Holly border is "another wish"...and I love the pearl spray....(nope, I will not to say!) xx Hope you are all having a fantastic time at Ally Pally and meeting all the wonderful people from your blogs that so admire your creations! "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  23. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I love the Noel die and the colour is lovely.
    Hope all is going well at Ally Pally.
    Linda xx

  24. Really pretty card Julia, love the bow and pearl spray.
    Rosemary xx

  25. Hi Julia
    Very pretty card & love the colours, very soft & lovely.
    Hope you have a great weekend at the Ally Pally with your crafting buddies..
    Hopefully I will get there again one of these years.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and colours, really pretty pearl sprays just finish it off....Gorgeous!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. Hi Julia, fab card love the colours an really like the little pearl spray you have used on the bow. Have a great time at ally pally.Take Care Melody xXx

  28. Hi Julia, a beautiful and different card today and I love it.
    love the colour of that ribbon too especially with the dazzler.
    Hope you all had a great day at ally pally and have another one tomorrow.


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