Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Life is too important

Hi Bloggers.

Well, I'm attempting to post this via my phone as my laptop is now over heating so I still don't have it back. It could be Thursday before I get it back! Nightmare! There's an awful lot of time and pain in this post!

I have now given up after about 3 hours of trying to do this on my phone so I have persuaded the other half to let me use his ipad again.

Anyway, finally, here's today's card from the shows last week (not a brilliant photo but at least there is one!).

So, the background is made using the bubblewrap stamp with Stormy Sky Distress Ink, the Chicken Wire stamp with Barn Door Distress Ink, the spray can stamp from the Urban Beats Stamp set with Forest Moss Distres Ink and the skateboarder from the Anything is Possible Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I distressed around the edges with my scissors and then inked with Forest Moss using Cut n Dry Foam.

The main skateboarder is from the Silhouette Skateboard stamp set and has been stamped using Jet Black Archival, cut out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and then inked through the die with Forest Moss. 

The sentiment is from the Urban Life Stamp Set and has also been stamped with Jet Black Archival and then cut out using Spellbinders Matting Basics A. I inked through the die with Forest Moss.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in black Pearl around the edges and a couple of Faux Screw Brads in Antique Copper in the top corners of the background.

Thanks for stopping by. Will do my best to post again tomorrow.


  1. Hi Julia, wow fab card, so glad you were able to post it this morning, happy to have my "Julia fix". Bx

  2. Hi Julia. Loved this card when it was demo'd. Great background, the bubble wrap stamp is great.

    Glad you were able to get aa card on here.

    Val in Spain xxx

  3. A great boys card Julia. Boys are so difficilt to make cards for.

  4. Morning Julia, Oh your poor laptop, it isn't feeling any better, I do hope the 'computer doctor' can fix it, so glad your hubby has let you use his.
    Your card is brilliant, I am always in 'awe' at your backgrounds, they are always so fantastic, I don't know how you decide which colours to use together.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Great male card love the bubble wrap and chicken wire background.Laura O

  6. Julia,
    Thanks for your hard work and hard work to bring this to us. Wow. Thanks love this card.

  7. Hi Julia,
    Just goes to show how dependant we are now technology I was lost without my pc when I had a virus.
    Great card today super background as always.
    Hope you have a better day with some good news about your laptop.

  8. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card, great one for the boys.


  9. Morning Julia, a great card another fab. background hope you get your pc back soon. Nancyd xx

  10. Hi julia wow what a great boys card and the background is super!! Hope your laptop gets fixed soon its horrible when we are without something we rely on! Love lesley xx

  11. Hi Julia, fab card, brilliant background and a great boys card. Please give a big thank you to your other half for letting you use his ipad to post your super creation. Hope you get your laptop back soon, love Christine H xx

  12. Morning Julia, its scary how much we miss our computers when we dont have them! Hope its better soon.
    Fabulous card, i love how you've added the skateborder to the background also, it adds interest. Fab colours.

  13. Morning Julia

    Cool card for a dude!!! You really have mastered the art on male cards

    Nightmare trying to do anything on the phone so I do hope that your laptop is mended soon

    Sue xx

  14. Hi Julia,
    Love the card.
    Bet your well cheesed off with computers. Hope all will be well soon. X

  15. Hello Julia, Thank you for your hard work getting this post out. A great male card, love the bubblewrap background. Hope that your laptop is soon better.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

  17. Hi Julia, Welll it was worth the effort, very nice card. Regards, Jackie D

  18. Poor Julia you are having a very frustrating time. It is when you don't have a working computer that you realise how much you use it. Thanks for still managing to give us a card for inspiration in spite of your difficulties.
    Maggie J

  19. Gorgeous card Julia. sorry to hear about your laptop think i would die with out mine feel like id lost an arm. xx hazel

  20. lovely card and love the word so
    sue x


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