Saturday 8 September 2012

You are so Kind

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm sharing one of the sample cards I made for tomorrow's shows. However, it does include a die that isn't on the shows as it sold out from the repeats of Christine's shows.

For the background, I placed the Butterflies Mask onto some Coconut White Card. I spritzed with some Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mister in Egyptian Blue. It splodged a bit (just need to take the top off and run some water through to release mica powder that has bunged spray up) but I like a few splodges. I dried it with my heat tool and then inked through the Floral Vines Mask randomly with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I randomly stamped a flower from the Creative Expressions Button Florals Stamp Set and a butterfly from the Creative Expressions Floral Silhouette Stamp Set using Faded Jeans.

I cut a Spellbinders Card Creator Fancy Postage Edge out of blue card. I stamped my sentiment from the Creative Expressions Kind Thoughts Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the Spellbinders Card Creator Polka Dots (not on the show). I cut a frame out of Foundations Blue Dot and Dash Paper using Spellbinders Jewel Framed Sentiments - I cut the hanging loop bit off it. I cut a couple of little flowers using the Homespun die set and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I assembled this batch of die cuts as shown.

I made a flower out of the blue Dot and Dash Paper using the six petal blank flower stamp on the Button Florals Stamp Set. Sue has done a tutorial on the Creative Expressions website on how to make these here. I tied a bow using some blue Sheer Dots Ribbon and added the flower to it.

I pressed a couple of Creative Expressions Art Deco Corners into a Perfect Medium Ink Pad and then sprinkled some Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing Powder over. I shook off the excess and heat set.

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

We had a great day at Thorpe Park yesterday. Here's a pic from Loggers Leap which is one of my fave rides.

My shows are confirmed for tomorrow on the Tool Shed at 12noon with Dean and at 5pm with Lottie.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, I have the polka dot die but have not used it yet, wii have to get my finger out. Lovely card.


  2. Sorry forgot to add that looks like you had a ball out with your daughter and boyfriend although you look terrified lol

  3. Hi Julia

    I have only just found your blog, someone I know of had a link. You are really gifted, I love this card and I shall enjoy viewing your work. I get inky fingers too!:( (And table and clothes! :( LOL!)

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  4. Love the card. Really looking forward to your shows tomorrow.

  5. Don`t have these dies yet but on my wish list the card looks stunning ,glad you had a great time yesterday but yoou did look terrified XX

  6. You are so brave going on that ride!! I'm a real scaredy cat! xx

  7. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, I love the colours you have used and I'm looking forward to your shows tomorrow, I will be recording aswell, for reference, because my memory isn't what it used to be ha ha !!
    Love the piccie of yesterday's visit to Thorpe Park with Kathryn and her boyfriend, you are laughing but looking petrified at the same time, it must be going fast because all your hair is blown back off your face ha ha, I can't do any of those rides, they petrify me, even the 'log flume' thingy ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Julia love this card the background is gorgeous i need to get this. Love the blue polka dot paper you used for the frame and flower stunning. already to record you shows if i dont get to watch live xx hazel

  9. A lovely card love the colours! Looks like you had a great day. Will be recording tomorrow's shows and will enjoy in peace on Monday!

  10. Morning Julia,
    Love the card today the blue Dot & Dash paper is pretty it really sets off the rest of the card.
    Looks like you had a great time at Thorpe Park.

  11. Hi Julia, love the card, it is so pretty. What fun at Thorpe Park, the last time I went down that ride, I had my eyes closed. Bx

  12. Hello Julia, love this card dies used and colours are gorgeous. Looks like great fun on that ride. Will be watching and recording you tomorrow

  13. A great card Julia. Looks as if a brill time was had by all at Thorpe Park

    xx Sandra

  14. Your card is gorgeous,love the design....looks like you had some fun at Thorpe

  15. Morning Julia, great photo on the log flume!
    Another lovely card and fresh colours. Love this 'holey' frame.

  16. Morning Julia, gorgeous card and just love that colour blue, great design. The log flume looks very exciting and you look as if you had a fun time. Enjoy your Saturday, love Christine H xx

  17. Godd morning Julia, A fantastic card, love the colours, have the stamps. The dot and dash paper is gorgeous. You are very brave going on the Logger Leap, I am a bit of a scaredy cat, but you seem relaxed. Will be watching tomorrow.
    June xxx

  18. Hi Julia, beautiful card and stunning background..:)..xx

  19. Hi julia love this card and the polka dot die looks like a must have I will definitely be on the look out for that!! Lovely photo on loggers leap I always have a great time at thorpe park and love going on all the rides love lesley xx

  20. Hi Julia, A great card love the polka dot die and the blue really
    sets it off. Glad you had a good time at Thorpe park great picture.
    Nancyd x

  21. Lovely card Julia, am going to have to record your shows as I'm at a craft workshop all day! Looks like you were having a fab time at Thorpe Park! Carole Z X


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