Thursday 4 October 2012

You Make me Sparkle

Hi Bloggers.

Blogger was playing up today so my post did not go up at 6am as usual. Sorry about that!

I'm scheduled to do shows on Create & Craft today at 12noon and 6pm. I'm really looking forward to the shows as they've got lots of girly stuff in them. Just a heads up on that - I've selected a couple of gorgeous ribbon packs which are unlikely to last beyond the first hour!

Today I'm sharing a card featuring Kat from the Fashionista Best Friends Stamp Set.

For the background, I ran some Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Alora Embossing Folder. This is not a repeating pattern but it is quite a busy one so it is possible to extend the background as I have done here without it being too visible. I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured Kat in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I cut her out using Spellbinders Spellbinders Labels Fourteen. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut the largest of the Fancy Postage Edge dies out of Foundations Floral Dream Paper. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans and threaded some Baker's Twine from the Primary Set through the holes.

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

I tied a bow using Light Blue Ruffle Edged Ribbon. I added a button and a Dazzler in one of the new colours (coming soon) to the centre of my bow. I added a couple of Crystal Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent in Summer Blue around the edges.

Hope you can join me later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good Morning Julia,
    Really liking these stamps sets, lovely bright card again. I will be rushing home to watch your 6pm show, so don't start till I get in, hee hee.
    Have a great day.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  2. Really cheerful card. love the colours. Looking forward to watching you later today. I see you have the shoe stamps with the flowers for sale, they'll be popping in my basket as I love them.

  3. Morning Julia, Lovely card today and beautiful colours you have used. I love the new fashionista stamps.
    I will be watching you today on C&C, looking forward to it, good luck with the shows.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Morning Julia

    What a lovely card. I love how you have taken a stamp and made a larger card from it an the bakers twine around the edge of the die looks lovely
    Might not get to watch live today but I shall be recording

    Sue xxx

  5. Ji Julia,
    From pink to blue today but just as lovely. Looking forward to your shows.

  6. Love the card,not able to see you live today but have set the recorder to watch later.

  7. Blue and white - lovely!!

    Can't go wrong with that for me! Good luck with the shows Julia.

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  8. morning julia, another lovely card, look forward to watching you on C&C later.

  9. I've just this morning seen the Alora embossing folder following an email from Joanna Sheen and thought how nice it was. I particularly like the topper you have made with the baker's twine running around the edge. good luck with today's shows. Jackie D

  10. This is just so gorgeous Julia,such a lovely image and

  11. Morning Julia, A lovely card love the blue and the new bling
    looks great, have to go out today but tried to order the shoe
    stamps before I go but unfortunately there not on web site yet will
    have to hope they are still available when I get home, as I have set to
    record your shows good luck you'll be great as usual.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty card. Looking forward to your shows. X

  13. Hi julia anOther lovely card very girly even though its done in blue! Looking forward to your shows and I can't for the new coloured dazzlers hope its not too long til we can get our hands on them!!lol love lesley xx

  14. Good morning Julia, Another lovely card, blue is so fresh and love the bling. The treading of the baker's twine is sooo effective. Enjoy the the shows, I will be watching at 6pm.
    Hve a great day everyone.
    Hugs Jube xxx

  15. Morning Julia,

    Anothe girly card. Love the blue and white; so clean and bright.
    Looking forward to today's shows.


  16. fab card again ,love the girly feel.Laura O

  17. Another great card Julia and loving these fashionista stamps. The 11am show was great looking forward to the 6pm show. Hope your having a good time, love Christine H xx

  18. lovely card Julia an in my favourite colours blue and pink xx hazel

  19. Love the card julia, i had to tape the shows, but cant wait to see them x

  20. Lovely card Julia. Love all your shows.

  21. Another lovely girly card Julia. Picking up lots of tips from you. Haven't managed to watch the shows from today yet - maybe tomorrow but I'm sure they will be great as usual.


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