Tuesday 11 September 2012

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments about Sunday's shows. They really were fun especially the Toolshed with Dean - he's so lovely.

A few of you asked about the metal sheets yesterday and wanted to know if would be getting them in my Amazon Store. Well, the packs that were on the show are currently out of stock at CE HQ but I have ordered some of the 4" x 4" packs which have 8 sheets in them - they should be here later this week. I have also ordered some of the 2012 Spellbinders Holiday Tree plus more of the Christmas Bauble, Floral Silhouette, Dream Cars and Classic Cars stamp sets. I will let you know when they're in my store

Here's a really simple, quick and easy card from Sunday's shows.

I wanted a really clean monochrome look to this card so there's no inking through the dies or edging the background with Distress Ink.

So, the background is simply a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Ornamental Iron M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I cut a border out of black card using the Moroccan Accents die set and glued it down the right-hand side. I ran a piece of 6mm Super Sticky Tape down alongside the border and ruffled some American Seam Binding in Blue White down it.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Floral Silhouette Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I did not emboss it. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics A. I cut out the largest of the Fancy Postage Edge dies out of black card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Kind Thoughts Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival - again, I did not emboss it. I cut it out using a die from the Moroccan Accents die set. I cut another of the same die out of black card. I trimmed off the fancy parts and used them as a shadow behind the sentiment off-setting them slightly.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning,
    Well the theme for today seems to be chic and simple. Loving the monocromatic look.
    Amanda x

  2. Beautiful Julia really elegant I love it!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  3. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it but oh dear there are now so many dies that I would like, will just keep extending my wish list LOL! Enjoy your Tuesday, love Christine H xx

  4. Hi Julia
    What a lovely elegant card, I made something like it for a sympathy card.
    Happy crafting
    Love Tina x

  5. A great card, monochrome is always really effective. Will look out for the stuff in your store. It is great being able to get them from you as your p&p is great and delivery fast. It is also great to be able to get dies and stamps singly rather than multibuys! I'll watxh out for your updates on stock!

  6. That's a lovely card Julia. I adore black and white cards.

  7. Morning Julia, I love this card, it is gorgeous. I love the monochrome theme, it is so striking, and I love how you have ruffled the ribbon, I haven't tried this technique yet, watching you do it on tv, you make it look so easy, but I bet it isn't ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. lovely card Julia, loving the monochrome look xx hazel

  9. Hi Julia, this card is really beautiful, really need those stamps, but may not be popular adding to my already huge collection. Bx

  10. Morning Julia, A stunning card, The monochrome loook is very dramatic. Love the flower stamp, in fact I love everything about it. Will keep checking for stock updates.
    Have a great day everyone.
    June xxx

  11. Lovely card. I like the idea of the offsetting, it really catches the eye, thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Lovely card Julia, I don't think you can fail with black and white.

    Carolyn B x

  13. Morning Julia,
    Stunning card I love black & white its so striking, ths flower stamps are very pretty.
    Have a good day.

  14. Julia,
    I love your style of making cards. This one is lovely. Thanks

  15. Hi Julia
    Really lovely card, you cant beat black and white stunning Thanks


  16. Morning Julia, i wonder if you had to sit on your hands not to use ink on this? I do! A lovely card, suitable for many occassions, great layout.

  17. A really pretty card Julia

    xx Sandra

  18. Morning Julia, Just watched you demo. this card on C&C really
    like it.
    Nancyd xx

  19. Morning julia this is a lovely card and one I think I can make my self
    i want to start making bigger cards as yourself and sue advised to spare our card stock lol
    Can you please if it is not to much trouble tell me the sizes of your card layers??????
    thank you

  20. Hi julia love this card simple yet stunning and you can't go wrong with black and white cards! Will definitely be emailing you later thanks love lesley xx

  21. Hi Julia, this is a stunning card!! beautiful....:)..xx

  22. Hi Julia - sometimes you see a card and you think to yourself 'ooh that's pretty' and on other occasions you think 'I really really think that card is totally brilliant' - well to me this is one of the latter. I love the stamp and the monochrome is superb. I am glad you didn't ink the edges - this is so clean and elegant. Gorgeous!

    Hugs Sue P xxx

  23. fab love the black and white beautiful.Laura O

  24. Hi Julia, what a sweet card, just the style I am looking for so I will have to copy this one. Thanks for keeping us up to date with items available in your store.


  25. monochrome cards are stunning and yours is no exception and these stamps are just ideal

  26. Hi Julia !
    I´m so happy to be able to see your show (Createandcraft) on my computer. You make wonderful cards and I´ve learnt so much , how to use the dies and put the details together on the card. I saw that you will be demonstrating at Alexandra Palace. I will be looking for you. I´m lucky to go there once again. In Sweden there´s nothing like that show.
    Have a good time !! Eva


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