Tuesday 25 September 2012

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Bloggers.

I'm due on Create & Craft today at 8am, 1pm and 6pm with the Christmas dies that Sue and I demoed last Wednesday and Thursday. As I type this (Monday evening), I'm listening to Gonna Make You a Star by David Essex. I just had to download it after the shows with Loen last Thursday. I also downloaded Sugar Baby Love by the Rubettes - I was amazed at how many of their songs were on iTunes.

Today's card is from the shows with the Card Creator Dies a couple of weeks ago.

For the background I randomly stamped one of the stamps from the Creative Expressions Floral Silhouette Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I stamped it first on to some paper and then onto the card to lighten the image. I then stamped a little butterfly from the Creative Expressions Button Florals stamp set using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I popped this through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Ornamental Iron M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I stamped the Tulips from the Floral Silhouette Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and inked through the die using Victorian Velvet and Cut n Dry Foam. I cut a frame out of Foundations Dot and Dash Paper using a Fancy Postage Edge die and a larger Matting Basics die than the one used to cut out the tulips.

I cut the largest of the Fancy Ribbon Threader dies out of some pink card and threaded some Rose Petal American Seam Binding through it. I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of the American Seam Binding. I added a key charm and a button with some Pastel Baker's Twine tied through it. I stamped the sentiment from the Button Florals Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a small Fancy Ribbon Threader die and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Dusky Pink.

Hope you can watch the shows today. Please email in if you can. If I look a bit haggered it's because I'll have been up since 4.30am!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. The card is pretty, I love all the piercing, but please tell Loen she didn't do herself any favours the other day, braying like a donkey. (in my opinion) and I was so cross that she was doing that in the demo-ing time too.

  2. Hi Julia, pretty in pink, lovely card, wish I could get the piercing right on my cards. When I do it, it is just messy. Looking forward to seeing you on TV today, did not realise you we're on.


  3. Hi Julia, looking forward to the shows, love the pink on this card, just simply fabulous. Off to set the box to record. Bx

  4. Morning
    Love the girly pink card. Good luck for the shows today.
    Amanda x

  5. Morning Julia, A lovely, pretty and girlie card today, absolutely gorgeous. I bought the ribbon threader dies at Ally Pally last Saturday, I think they look absolutely gorgeous on cards. Loving the background paper you have used.
    Looking forward to your shows today, I will be recording them aswell.
    You look haggered, n e v e r , Julia.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia
    this is such a pretty card... got the recorder set up for your shows. In fact I just press record the whole series for Spellbinders and it does all the shows. Gotta love this technology lol

    Sue xxx

  7. Morning Julia, lovely card really like the topper and its border. will be recording you today as off on a course shortly. Hope you have a good few shows. Your show with loen was fab last week shes such a scream xx hazel

  8. Good Morning Julia,
    Another really pretty card, you are so good with your background papers, love the ribbon threader dies, trying to type and watch you at the same time, I will be watching telly for the next two days now, lol. Have a great day everyone.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  9. Morning Julia, Another fab. card love the pink and the ribbon
    threader dies.Sorry you and Sue are not doing TSV it won't be the same
    looking forward to see you next week will be watching Sue on
    Nancyd xx

  10. Fabulous card Julia thanks for the inspiration I have this die...unused!!! Great show(s) this morning and last week


  11. Morning Julia, I hope the shows today go well, can't be as much fun as with Loen last week, she is so funny and makes me laugh.
    A lovely card, love the layout and colours.

  12. GM Julia, Such a pretty, girly card. Love the colours and layout. You are the queen of backgrounds.
    Must get those ribbon threaders dies, they are so useful.
    Will be watching your later shows and Sue's on Sunday, shame that neither of you will be doing POTD, think I will give that show a miss.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  13. Hi Julia,
    Very pretty card love it all. The ribbon threader dies look very interesting perhaps Father Christmas may bring them for me.
    Hope your shows go well.

  14. Love the pink in this card. Loved your show this morning will be watching later. Can't believe that neither you are Sue are doing POTD. My /hubbie had said or rather I told him that was what I wanted for Christmas! However, Sue says she is on on Sunday and I think I may prefer the dies on then. Dilemma!!! Will try and email later. PS you didn't look hagard and isn't Nigel just a darling?

  15. Beautiful Julia,a real girly card love it.Laura O

  16. Thank you so much Julia for your demos of wonderful cards.I´m now back in Sweden, filled with fantastic inspiration from the show at Alexandra palace. It was so nice to meet you. I will soon be watching your show on tv / my computer) .
    Love from Eva

  17. Love this pretty card Julia,just watched you on c.C, that I recorded this morning, you are good for the soul,and mind with your lovely smile and so much fun

  18. Julia your card is beautiful x I really enjoyed the show
    With leon you both seemed to be enjoying the show. I think its fab when you have an interaction like that . Keep up the entertainment

  19. Lovely card Julia, I missed your shows during the day because of work, but will catch the 6pm! Hope you've had a good day! Carole Z X

  20. Hi julia lovely girly card today I watched the show with lottie and taped the 8am show I have all the xmas dies so didn't buy anything!! Gutted you and sue aren't doing the potd I won't be buying spellbinders from c+c unless you or sue are doing the show!!! I will save my money for sues show on sunday and your shows next week love lesley xx

  21. Lovely card Julia and such pretty colours. The design is brilliant as always. What is C&C playing at POTD without you or Sue, hope they know what their doing? Love Christine H xx

  22. another lovely card i do so like pastel cards keep up the good work x

  23. HI Julia a beautiful card today I've just joined your blog as a follower so i look forward to all the inspiration to help me upgrade my cards from"just about do" to "wonderful creation".


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