Monday, 22 October 2012

Accept What You Can't Change

Hi Bloggers.

As this post goes live I will be driving to Peterborough for my shows on Create & Craft. It looks like I have Leonie for my first show at 9am and then Jacqui at 5pm (that may change though!). Just a word of warning - the gorgeous Crochet Ribbon Pack I had on the girly shows earlier this month is back on this show but there is very limited stock so it may not even get to the counter!

I am hoping to do this card as a demo in my 5pm show.

The colours appear a bit dull in the photo - they're much brighter in real life. I did one of my fun backgrounds again. I randomly stamped Chicken Wire using Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Newsprint using Jet Black Archival and the barcode stamp from Sam's Urban Life Stamp Set using Forest Moss Distress Ink. I then edged the piece with Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Stormy Sky Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I coloured a piece of card with Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Stormy Sky and then stamped the main image from the Urban Life Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and popped it on to a black mat cut using Matting Basics A. I stamped the spray can image using Jet Black Archival and cut it out. I ran a black marker pen around the edges to hide any white bits.

I assembled the card as shown adding an Antique Gold Faux Screw Brad in each corner. I created my colourful mat using the same 3 distress inks as before and added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Hope you can join me on the shows today. Please email in if you are loving the boy stamps as much as I am.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Smashing card Julia good for the boys!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  2. Fantastic card Julia,as I always say you are the queen of masculine cards. You really have the touch for them.

  3. Julia,
    What a fun card especially for a teen young man. Good luck on the shows, have fun. Great card

  4. Hi Julia, so looking forward to the shows. Like the look of this card, really funky and mod. Bx

  5. Good Morning Julia,
    What a great urban card, right up the teenage street, lovely Julia, great background again.
    Have a great day.

  6. This card is ideal for a male teenager. Very unusual.

  7. Hi Julia,
    I can see the appeal of this card for some people but its not for me. Would not do for us all to like the same things.
    Hope your shows go well.

  8. Morning Julia, Safe Journey this morning.
    I like this card, ideal for teenage boy. I absolutely love your background and the image is beautiful, but the 'aerosol can' is a definite no-no for me, I'm not keen on the 'idea' of 'graffiti', so my mind is split on this.
    Looking forward to your shows today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and layout.Looking forward to your

  10. Morning Julia,
    Wow! I love the colours, so bright and vibrant.
    Look forward to your show. X

  11. Hi Julia, what a fab, bright, funky card. I love it :-) both shows set on record so won't miss any of the demo's x take care x

  12. Hello Julia, You are the queen of background, the colours are fab and funky, love this card.
    Enjoy the shows.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Morning Julia

    Great card. Just watching you and Leonie on C&C now


  14. Hi julia wow what a bright, funky card that any young man would be happy to receive.having said that I've had these since august and I did a card for my daughter using them but did it in pink and purple and used can ring pulls to make a flower!! And she loved it. Hope you have fun on your shows looking forward to watching them love lesley xx

  15. hi julia, just getting back into stamping and watching you gives me the insiration to have a go love the card
    sue x

  16. Morning Julia, watching you demoing at the moment, loving the skateboard demo and background. Fabulous card today, nice and bright ideal for teenagers male and female. Its lovely to see a totally different type of card. Emma

  17. Wow gorgeous card Julia love how you have incorporated the colours to look like it has been sprayed with the can at the side. Got my skateboarding Stamps yesterday and loving them think i might have to get the urban ones too. Loved you show will be watching at 5pm too xx hazel

  18. A good boy card but I am too girlie for this stamp set!

  19. Afternoon, love the card and the demo's you did this morning on C&C and will be watching atpm 5 too.
    June x

  20. like the bright colours really vibrant.Laura o

  21. Hi Julia, A great card very funky colours great for teenagers
    just in but recorded your shows so justabout to watch.
    Nancyd xx

  22. Just watched the first show and I absolutely love the background you did for the card. Those silhouette stamps are brilliant with this design. Can't wait for tonight's show. These cards are amazing.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  23. hi julia,i saw you today on create and craft,sent an e mail asking if you could tell me your blog. i liked you demos,espechialy the yellow one with the shoe. i have now found your blog on cerative exsspretions. could i please join your blog. i am, i have managed to get the card stock that you and sue use. a good price to. from bluebell-flowerwood,my blogs name.

  24. Hi Julia. Thought I'd wait until after your shows today to write on Your blog. Loved all the stamps. Already have the shoe stamps but today bought the skateboard ones. Amazing demo's.


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