Friday 21 September 2012

For You

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks to everyone who watched the shows yesterday and to those of you who emailed in. As usual, not enough time to read them all out. I really enjoyed all the shows but the ones with Loen were an absolute hoot - she's a nutter! I'm still giggling as I type this and I have Gonna Make You a Star and Sugar Baby Love going through my head! I am scheduled to do some more shows on Tuesday at 8am, 1pm and 6pm.

I'm off to Ally Pally today to set up for the weekend. I'll be demonstrating on the Creative Expressions Stand Saturday and Sunday along with Leonie, Sam, Hels (Saturday only) and Christine (Sunday only). I'm also set to do a demo in the demo room both days - yikes! Sue will be there on her own RubberNecker stand as usual.

Here's a very simple masculine card made with Black Metal. (Please note that I have 4 x 4 in my shop. This card was made with a 5 1/4 x 5 3/4 sheet.)

I ran the black metal sheet through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Industrial M-Bossabilities Folder. I sanded it to reveal the Aluminium Core.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Kind Thoughts Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B. I edged with a little Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I used the 2 sizes either side of Matting Basics A to cut a frame out of black card.

I pressed a Creative Expressions Metal Decorative Corner into a Perfect Medium Ink Pad and sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing Powder and heat set.

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. Well that's different! Not sure I am inspired by it but any way hope Ally Pally goes well and you enjoy the weekend have a really good time!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  2. Hi Julia, have fun at Ally Pally, enjoyed your shows yesterday and this card is definitely a man's card, love it.


  3. "Rock On" !!! Julia ha
    you did great on the shows, loved the demos and taped all the shows

  4. Morning,
    Well not sure if this floats my boat but as you say very masculine.
    Have a great time at Ally Pally you will be great - will not be there this year - thats a first for about 10years but Mum is in the States.
    Amanda x

  5. I did laugh yesterday and we must be on the same wave length as I was saying Sugar Baby Love as soon as Rubettes were mentioned!
    Not sure this card is for me but great if you want a masculine card. No doubt you have much on your mind with all the work coming up for the next few days. Enjoy!
    Jackie D

  6. Good Morning Julia,
    I always get stuck on mens cards, so your ideas always come in handy, love the metal effect.
    The shows yesterday were great, I really laughed, loved them.
    I will be going to Ally Pally this weekend, so I will defo come and say Hello to you and the team. Have a good weekend, see you tomorrow.

  7. morning Julia very masculine card today, loved your show yesterday enjoy Ally Pally xx hazel

  8. Julia,
    I orderd the copper metallic paper and love using it for cards for,guys. I think I need to get the black too very nice. You were funny as well last night, three shows must be difficult. See you at the Ally Pally. Cheers

  9. Morning Julia, Love the masculine card, I really need to get some of the metal papers, they are really lovely. This looks a quite quick card to make, lovely when you are in a hurry. Thanks for sharing.
    Loved the shows yesterday Julia, I loved the 'caught in crystal' demo, will have to try that one. Also loved your new haircut.
    I'm going to Ally Pally for the first time, hope I reach the venue ha ha, will pop along to say hello. Getting really excited now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi Julia, shows were great. Like this card a lot. Enjoy Ally Pally, unfortunately cannot go due to Uni moving in. Bx

  11. Good Morning Julia
    I watched yesterday, and you and Loen were a tonic, she is so good with you, none of this selling as she knows Spellbinders sell themselves . I laughed till I had to go to Loo! to much info there!

  12. Hi julia your shows yesterday with loen were hilarious I didn't see the 7 oc show live but managed to see a repeat of it at 9 so glad I did!!! This card is great especially if you need a quick male card.looking forward to ally pally will come and say hi love lesley xx

  13. morning Julia very masculine card I orderd the copper metallic paper but the black looks fab too its on my list now missed the shows yesterday but never mind have fun at Ally Pally

  14. Morning Julia
    this is a great mans card

    Your show last night with Loen was hilarious but she is totally mad but so funny

    Have fun at Ally Pally, I would love to go but its too far away

    Sue xxx

  15. Hi Julia,
    Not my cup of tea this card too dark although I do like the concept.
    I don't know how you manage to demonstrate with Loen she cracks me up she's great fun.
    Enjoy Ally Pally.

  16. HI Julia
    loved your show with Loen my sides are still hurting, not sure about this card very dark
    have fun at Ally Pally


  17. Morning Julia, thanks for the shows y/day, loen also had me in tears with laughter, shes so funny.
    Great male card today, with textures, i think its great for those who dont have any hobbies etc or you just want a different card for them.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. A great boy card. Loved the shows but how you can concentrate on the demos when working with Loen I do not know!! I would love to go to Ally Pally but a bit too far, may make it next year as my brother just moved to London. Hoping to make the NEC this year problem is I know I will overspend! Looking forward to next weeks shows.

  19. Hi Julia,

    This is definitelone for the boys.

    Enjoyed your shows yesterday. Still giggling at you and Loen. How on earth you manage to demo amid all those antics, I'll never know. You'rea real trooper.

    Good luck with Ally Pally; hope you manage to have fun.


  20. love this design ... very masculine!
    your shows with Loen were an absolute hoot!! its great to see such fun on tellybox!!

    hope to meet you at ally pally!
    tony x

  21. This is a stunning male card, the Black Metal is so effective. Loved your shows yesterday, you were a trooper to keep on crafting with Loen's antics, hilarious, as soon as I heard the Rubettes mentioned, Sugar Bay Love popped into my head, now I can't stop singing it.
    Have a great time at Ally Pally, too far me to come.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  22. Hi Julia, enjoyed your shows too especially with Loen she is just fab and you work so well together, more of you and Loen please. Great male card great design. Hope all is going well setting up at AP, love Christine H xx

  23. Hi Julia, I love this card and the way you've used the metal card. I haven't been able to watch any shows recently cos my sky box is broken, so haven't seen anything "Metal"..but it looks great..Enjoy your Carole..xx

  24. Enjoyed watching you on tv yesterday.A nice mans card really like your use of metal sheets.Laura O

  25. Hi Julia - I have to make a card for hubby's birthday and you have given me some great ideas. Love this card.

    Would like to see more of you with Loen as well - she makes me laugh so much - she doesn't seem to worry about whether the gang upstairs are tearing their hair out!!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  26. Hi Julia, A great guys card use this mask a lot for them, as it is quite neutral if they are not into sports.
    Nancyd xx


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