Sunday 18 November 2012

A Single Rose

Hi  Bloggers.

Today I'm on the Toolshed Show on Create & Craft 12noon till 2pm with Lottie. I'll be demonstrating some of my favourite Spellbinders dies from the January release this year.

Here's a card that I shall probably demo today -

For the background I ran the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then edged with Shell Pink Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut a strip of Coconut White Card, laid the Elegance Border Mask over it and inked through with Shell Pink. I cut a border using the Persian Accents die set and inked through the die with Shell Pink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Garden Sayings Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals and inked through the die with Shell Pink. I cut the largest of the Floral ovals out of white card and at the emboss stage I added the Small Polka Dots Mask. I inked through the die with Shell Pink. I cut the largest of the Romantic Rectangles out of white card and this time I added the Delicate Mask at the emboss stage. Again, I inked through the die with Shell Pink.

I made a flower using Spiral Blossom 3. I inked through the die with Shell Pink and all over the back of the card prior to folding. I cut a couple of leaves out of white card using the Bitty Blossoms die set and inked through the die again with Shell Pink (there's a lot of that!).

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Rose Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon. I added a Medium Square Dazzler to the centre and a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

I hadn't the right colour pink for a mat so I edged some white card with Shell Pink instead and added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White Pearl around the edges. I finished the card of with some Pearl Swirls.

This card can be made in any colour - just change the ink pad and the ribbon.

Hope you can join me later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, I have these dies and guess what I shall be trying today, yes, your gorgeous card. Stunning, love the layout and colour used.

    Wilma x x

  2. Stunning card hope to watch if hubby not in the way .melanie

  3. Morning Julia....A beautiful card...I love the colours you have chosen. Sadly I will be working today so will have to watch later....

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  4. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card but I personally think the bow tends to overshadow the delicate detail on the card and would prefer it with just the flowers for me less being more. Love it never the less. I will look forward as always to your show.

    Happy Crafting
    Heathee xx

  5. Hi Bloggers. Looks like it's Leonie on the Toolshed now instead of Lottie. We shall see. See you at 12.

  6. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card but like Heather I also think the bow overpowers the detail I would have added more flowers, but that's just me I'm not a fan of large bows.
    Have my daughter and grandchildren coming for lunch so I probably won't be able to watch the shows but I'm sure they will go well for you Ju;ia.

  7. Good Morning Julia,
    Stunning card today, love the subtle pink inking, the bow, just everything, a real stunner. I will be watching you at 12, trying to make my Christmas cards at the same time, lol.
    Have a great show, hope you get to do more than two demo's, lol.

  8. Beautiful! The dies are so delicate looking & the pink compliments it.

    Looking forward to seeing you at 12 on C&C. Tan x

  9. Hi Julia. This is beautiful and I'm so looking forward to watching you demo it later. I love Lottie but Leonie is my favoutite and the show is going to be great fun.

    Val in Spain xxx

  10. This is a beautiful one! Will try tro catch the shows!

  11. Hi Julia, love this card, beautiful, and the flower makes me think of water lilies. Hope the show goes well, am going to try record it. Bx

  12. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card, I love your use of die-cuts and the subtle pink distress, the flower is beautiful and finished off with your absolutely gorgeous bow and dazzler, truly beautiful.
    I will be watching your shows today, have a great day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Stunning card Julia..have record set for your shows as we are out! Enjoy, Carole Z X

  14. Morning Julia
    This card is beautiful, I love everything about it and that pink ink is a gorgeous pink. I have inked the edges of my white card to match my topper too.

    Got the recorder set up for you show today, I know I cant get to watch it got the family coming for Sunday Lunch

    Sue xxx

  15. Very pretty feminine card. I'll be there watching you on Tool shed!

  16. Morning Julia, Look forward to your shows, good luck with them. Beautiful card today, great use of dies and texture. Emma

  17. Good morning Julia
    Look forward to seeing this demo on the tool shed it is such a pretty card
    Heather x

  18. Oh Julia what a beautiful card thanks again for such good instructions. I will be watching C & C but just in case a visitor arrives I have set to record too so either way I will not miss you! Hope all goes well.

  19. Morning Julia lovely card will be watching tool shed xx hazel

  20. Morning Julia,
    An amazing card - really like the girlie feel to it. Will be looking at this in more detail today.
    Will be tuning in for the shows.
    Amanda x

  21. lovely card Julia as norm
    sue xx

  22. Just beautiful Julia.

  23. Hello Julia, looking forward to a whole two hours (you should always have two hour slots,as you have always so many techniques hints and tips for us,also two hour of humour is also a spirit lifter)

  24. Hello Julia beautiful card, will be watching toolshed

  25. Hi julia wow this is a lovely feminine card,I'm actually watching you on toolshed as I type this!! I'm so glad its leonie you've got,lottie is ok but leonie is so funny and knows what she's talking about!! Hope you show the dark blue and white card on hear if you don't get to demo it as it looks stunning. Love lesley xx

  26. I'm also watching the Tool Shed as I type this. You have just completed the demo for this card and whilst I think both cards are beautifully stunning, I think, for me, the pink bow has the edge as it enhances the delicate shade of pink ink. The white bow tends to make it appear even paler than it is. It all comes down to personal choice and my choice would be to have both! lol!

    As always fabulous designs, beautiful cards and a show full of inspiration and innovative ideas. I could sit and watch you and Ali Reeve all day, every day! xx

  27. Hi Julia,
    I just saw this card on TV and how beautiful it looks! Not sure if I prefer the white bow or the pink , I guess I love both!
    Well done.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  28. A very pretty, girly card Julia. Love it. The flower is really beautiful. Will have to give it a go. I am recording Tool Shed and hope to watch tomorrow.

  29. Lovely card Julia - just turned on the TV as you were finishing this but it looks great!

  30. hi julia,i have to say, that i like the pink bow on the card. the white one did not do anything for the card. love bluebell-flowerwood.

  31. Loved both bows but white was my very favourite. I'd like to see the navy and white card on here as well Julia, it looked stunning

    xx Sandra

    1. Not sure which card you are talking about - do you mean the one with the lady on it?

  32. Hi Julia

    Love your card, the colours are my favourite. I watched you on tool shed to learn lots as I have just bought a grand calibur, so thank you. I was hoping you would show an A4 embossability because mine does go in, but its really tough and the rasp mat has bowed! I did do it the same as you did on tv, will keep trying.

    Happy Crafting
    Jean x

  33. A beautiful card Julia x and a lovely show x

  34. hi Julia, an absolutely beautiful card love the pink inked edges
    have taped the tool shed as we are just in so have something to forward
    to tommorow.Nancyd xx

  35. fab Julia ,lots of inking and layering but a lovely looking card.Laura O

  36. Hello Julia,Left a message at 11.30, must have forgotten to press publish. A delicate feminine card, the ink is so subtle and love the layering. Tool shed was great, I ordered the ink and masks. The pink bow was my favourite.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  37. Hi Julia, two words for your card..ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!..Have set to record at 3am for the 2 hrs so I don't miss your demos..:).Hope you've enjoyed your day..:)..xx

  38. Stunning card julia i just lov everything about this card. This is my kind of card. Keep up the good work.

    Debs A

  39. Julia, this is a striking card so beautiful. Thanks

  40. Great show today and saw the card demo. Very pretty. Just wish they would give you more demo time and less chat. I'm sure they would sell just as much if not more products if they did this. Heigh ho. X

  41. Beautiful card,love the composition and the delicate colour. Love Helen

  42. Hi julia, Lovely card very pretty.melodyx

  43. Hi julia, Lovely card very pretty.melodyx


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