Monday 15 October 2012

Shop Till Your Drop

Hi Bloggers.

Lovely to see so many of you at the Kettering Show over the weekend. I had a lovely time especially yesterday when Leonie arrived to demo on the table next to me. She is such an inspiration - so talented. Some fab samples on display. Of course, nowadays these shows are full of friends and it's so good to see them all. Sue Wilson, Sam Poole, Pam Smith, Hels Sheridan, Karen Lines, The Stamp Addicts Girls, The Glitter Glirls, Dawn Bibby, Leandra, Ali Reeve to name a few. Watch out for Ally Pally next year (13th & 14th April) when we'll all meet up again.

Another girly card today.

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Blue Vintage Mister. I then inked through the Floral Lace Mask with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image (Chloe) from the Fashionista : A Day Shopping Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and then cut her out using Spellbinders Labels Four Small. I inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I cut a mat out of blue card using Labels Four.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I tied a bow using Blue Sheer Dots Ribbon and tied another bow with Light Blue Crochet Ribbon. I made a flower using the Creative Expressions Floral Embossing Folder (see my tutorial here). I added a couple of Crystal Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Summer Blue around the edges and added a 5mm White Pearl in each corner.

Just a reminder that Sue is on Create & Craft various times over the next 4 days with a 4 Day Deal - Justrite & Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps. There's sure to be some fab demos.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Glad you had a great weekend! Great girlie card!

  2. Hi Julia, yes shop till you drop, this card is so appropriate for many of my friends and so lovely. Already prepared for Sue's shows over the next 4 days, coffee in a flask, sandwiches, bank card and remote contro for TV, have I forgotten anything? No bring it on.

    Wilma x

  3. A gorgeous card Julia. Love the colouring.

  4. Good Morning Julia,
    That was me yesterday, 'Shopped till I dropped'. Had a great time at the show. Great card today, lovely colours.
    Roll on next year for Ally Pally.
    Have a great day.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  5. Hi Julia, glad the show went well, this is such a fab girly card Looking forward to more inspiration from Sue. Between the ideas and inspiration from both of you, you are keeping me busy. Bx

  6. Hi Julia, lovely pretty feminine card. Really stunning bow.

  7. Morning Julia, Glad you had a brilliant weekend. It was lovely seeing you on Saturday, I loved the show.
    Your card is beautiful today, I love the 'girlie' images and the background is gorgeous.
    I thought, when I saw you at Kettering, that you looked really lonely all by yourself on the desk, with no-one at the side of you, so glad that Leonie joined you yesterday, on the desk next to you.
    Looking forward to seeing Sue on tv in ten minutes, yippeeeeeeee.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Nice colors in this card... Hope you find some time for yourself today. Cheers

  9. Morning Julia,
    Pretty girls card. X

  10. Beautiful card Julia

    Wish I had been at Kettering sounds really good fun


  11. Morning Julia, Another lovely card. Glad you enjoyed kettering. Emma

  12. morning Julia, a great card like the blue and white glad you had
    a good time at Kettering, I don't suppose any of you will be at
    Glasgow next week? haven't seen you there before but we can always
    hope. Nancyd xx

  13. Morning Julia, A pretty card, the flower and bow are gorgeous and the the fresh colours. The sentiment is great and so true.
    Glad that you had a fun weekend at Kettering.
    Will be watching Sue's shows.
    Hae a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  14. Hi Julia, great card and love the blue colour. Fabulous! Glad you enjoyed Kettering. Have a great Monday, love Christine H xx

  15. Hi Julia,
    Very pretty card and i like the colours.
    Glad you enjoyed Kettering.

    1. hi julia another stunning card love the colour and layout glad you enjoyed the show at kettering and i look forward to seeing you all at ally pally next year!! love lesley xx

  16. Lovely card like the double bow.Laura O

  17. OOO lovely card Julia in one of my favourite colours xx hazel

  18. Lovely colour scheme on this card. Really nice. Claire xxx


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