Sunday 30 September 2012

Be Good to Yourself

Hi Bloggers.

I had a lovely day with Kathryn yesterday - hard to leave her again though! Still, I have lots to do over the next few weeks so I can keep myself occupied.

Just a reminder that Sue is on Create & Craft today - Toolshed at 12noon for 2 hours and then again at 5pm. She has some gorgeous dies on her shows and some new A4 M-Bossabilities Folders so be sure to tune in.

Today's card features Yasmin from the Creative Expressions Fashionista : Best Friends Stamp Set.

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Ornamental Iron M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I cut the image out using a Fancy Postage Edge die and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I cut the largest of the Fancy Ribbon Threader dies out of Blue Card and threaded some Sky Blue American Seam Binding through it.

I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of the American Seam Binding. I spritzed it with water, scrunched it up and dried it with my heat tool. I cut out one of the Ribbon Buckles dies and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I added it to my bow and then added a Creative Expressions Dazzler in one of the new colours which is coming very soon.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using the Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using one of the Fancy Ribbon Threader Dies and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I cut another of the same die out of Blue Card and glued it at the back using Cosmic Shimmer Glue offsetting it slightly.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, love this card, so pretty in blue. Being tempted by the blue dazzler, very interesting lol. Glad you enjoyed your day with Kathryn.


  2. Hi, love the colours and the stamp. The ribbon really sets it off. Glad you have a good day yesterday. Looking forward to seeing Sue later.

  3. A lovely card for a girlie friend. LOVE the new dazzlers. Looking forwrd to Toolshed! Kathryn will be home for Christmas before you know it!

  4. Morning,
    How you tease us with the new dazzlers - when are they here?
    Lovely card, great choice of colour.
    Have a great day.
    Amanda x

  5. Hi Julia,
    Pretty girly card again love the colours.
    Glad you had a good day with Kathryn,

  6. Good Morning Julia,
    A lovely girlie card, really like the ribbon threader dies and the colour of the new dazzler is - dazzling, love it. So glad you enjoyed yesterday with Kathryn, my niece is at uni, and my sister was so upset when she started, but now she cannot believe she is doing her final year(3), the time has gone so quick.
    Have a great day everyone, will be watching our Sue at 12.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  7. Morning Julia, Such a pretty, girlie card today, it is beautiful. Loving the blue colourway, I will have to start using blue, it is not a colour that I am normally drawn to, but this card has changed my mind. I love the ribbon threader dies, they are so effective with the ribbon threaded through.
    Looking forward to Sue's shows today.
    Glad you had a good day with Kathryn.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Oooh, I really like this card Julia, the colours are fab. Ribbon threader die, is going to have to be on the "must have" list. Looking forward to Sue's shows today and your stamping shows in the week. Bx

  9. Morning Julia

    Fabulous card, I love the colours you have used

    Sue xxx

  10. Morning Julia lovely card, loving the blue and white theme and the background embossing is lovely xx hazel

  11. Morning Julia, I too am loving the blue and white combo and am really drawn to these Fashionista stamps, your lady image today looks so chic. Beautiful design and the ribbon threader dies are very effective. Will be recording Sue's shows today to watch later. Glad you had a lovely time with Kathryn yesterday, is she settling in ok? Enjoy your Sunday, love Christine H xx

  12. Morning Julia, lovely card again, great stamp which is suitable for all occassions. Glad you enjoyed y/day.

  13. lovely card again,would be a great card for teenagers.Laura O

  14. Hello Julia, A gorgeous girlie card, love the blue and white theme, great stamp and the ribbon threader dies are on my must have list. Glad that you had a lovely time with Kathryn. Will be watching Sue today.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxxx

  15. A very glamorous card, lovely for a special occasion.

    So glad you had a brill day yesterday

    xx Sandra

  16. Gorgeous card! Love the colour scheme and would be suitable for so many girlie occasions xx

    1. hi julia lovely card and the blue card is great cant wait to use these stamps as im trying to get some xmas cards done!! maybe i will craft along with you on thursday!!lol can you tell me where you get your coloured from as i really struggle getting packs of card it would be great if creative expressions brought out a coloured pack to go with the neutrals!! love lesley

  17. Julia,
    I love the ways you include the ribbon dies, I have started to do the same and they are fab. Glad you had a good visit with you daughter, I hope she is enjoying university life.

  18. Hi Julia, I love this card, I love the layout, dies and stamps. You have coordinated it beautifully. Have a great afternoon/evening..xx

  19. Hi Julia, what a pretty card. Love the layout and colours, glad you had a good time with Kathryn, Carole Z


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