Wednesday 7 November 2012

Just Because

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the shows yesterday - 8 more today! First one is at 8am on Ideal World with Zoe.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed through the Leaves Mask with Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Blue Vintage Mister. I dried it with my heat tool and then randomly stamped one of the swirls from the Creative Expressions Mini Swirl Stamp Set using Aqua Adirondack Dye Ink Pad.

I cut the smallest of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals out of white card. At the emboss stage I added the Couture Creations Alora Embossing Folder. I inked through the die with the Aqua ink. I cut the Eiffel Tower from the Spellbinders French Frills die set out of pale blue card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Trees of Imagination Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the tag die from the French Frills set and inked through the die with Aqua.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Sheer Wrinkle Edge Ribbon and added a Frosted Blue Dazzler and a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

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

Hope you can join me for some of the shows today (details in the left-hand sidebar).

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a lovely card, will be glued again today but will have to keep my hands in my pockets this time, how hard it will be, but the joy at watching the demonstrations.

    Wilma x x

  2. Lovely delicate card this morning, Julia. I saw one of your shows yesterday, and once again, C&C haven't stocked enough for you to do your demos. I can envisage you not having anything to demo with this morning! C&C never get it right when it comes to Spellbinders.

  3. Julia,
    Oh la la k. Hope you enjoy all the tv time. Love this card

  4. Good Morning Julia,
    You were brilliant on the shows last night, your sample cards were fabulous, just like today's, the demo's cards were lovely, shame there was not enough time for you to complete them, will miss the shows today, work gets in the way. Sorry did not buy anything, as I have some of the dies already. Will not buy them seperately from CC, they are too dear, can get them cheaper elsewhere, without their P&P charges.
    Have another great show day today.

  5. Hin Julia, I watched your 9pm show and am now watching the 7am..super shows, samples and demos. I love the dies, but am having to sit on my hands! Time of year, too many expenses! Carole Z X

  6. Morning Julia lovely card really like the colours used. Think spellbinders should bring out a British selection xx hazel

  7. Hi Julia. Lovely card . Really lovely Eifel Tower.

    Great shows last night and looking forward to todays.

    Not bought anything sadly as Christmas spending has been too great and no dinero left.

    Val in Spain xxx

  8. Morning Julia,

    Love the soft colours and the design.
    Am enjoying your shoe while sitting here. You look like you are having fun too. X

  9. Lovely card again Julia - the colour scheme is pretty and you have showcased the dies well.

  10. Hi Julia,
    Very pretty card colours are soft and gentle, love it.

  11. Morning Julia, Superb card, I love the colours used, I absolutely have to get the Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Blue Vintage Mister and also the Adirondack Aqua Ink Pad, I love those colours, they remind me of some Laura Ashley wallpaper I have.
    I recorded your 2 shows last night and watch half of the repeat this morning, fantastic samples Julia, you have been a really busy girl.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Morning Julia, an absolutely stunning card colours are great
    am watching you at the moment with Denise as I recorded all the shows
    as I am in and out all the time so I never manage to email you
    but be assured we are all watching as you just get on and do what
    you need to nothing seems to phaze you. Nancyd xx

  13. Beautiful card,love the image and fabulous

  14. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, I love these dies. More for my wish list. Loving watching the shows and all your ideas. Bx

  15. Morning Julia, beautiful card, love the Eifel Tower die, loving your shows thank you. Emma

  16. Morning Julia

    What a beautiful card. I love the pick of the day but have 3 of the 8 in the bundle!!!

    I love the botanical swirls so they will be on my christmas list

    Sue xxx

  17. Hello Julia, What a beautiful card, love the Eiffel Tower die and the colours are so delicate. Great shows, missed out on the wax paper, sat on my hands as have some of the dies. Enjoy today's shows.
    BHugs June xxx

  18. Love this card Julia, very pretty. You will certainly be tired by the time you finish all the shows. Am recording them and hopefully will get to watch them all before too long! Looking forward to that.
    Put your feet up tomorrow!!

  19. Stunning card Julia love POTD and do hope get chance to make some cards as love your demos also you are very talented and show us good ideas and tips thank you .

  20. Hi julia lovely card very soft and pretty although I like one of the other bloggers would like to see a british set!! Didn't buy the potd as already have 2 of the sets,its really annoying when c+c do that,they must know that people have already got one or two of the sets.they could at least have the new set as a seperate option!! Anyway they lost my custom as I went elsewhere to buy the dies I wanted!! Rant over hope the rest of your shows are a success love lesley xx

  21. Hi Julia saw some of the show the samples are lovelyx

  22. Hello Julia
    Love your card, loving all of todays shows, I have purchased the pick of the day, must say you demonstrate all the dies beautifully, thank you for all your hard work.

  23. Love the card. Just got back home, looking forward to watching the recorded shows and it's all about bedding! What has happened to the scheduled Ideal world shows? Disappointed but hopefully the one on CC will still happen. love X

  24. Loving the shows Julia, I really like the card with beige and black ?? Tartan backing paper, a very classy and elegant look

    xx Sandra

  25. fab card really like it Laura O

  26. I love this card Julia and I bought the dies yesterday because I thought they would be useful for many things. This is such a good example.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  27. this is a lovely cars - beautiful soft colours - you so fab job on c&c too !

  28. Hi watched last night shows but was out all today you have done some great sample I hope you show case them here .Melanie

  29. This is a lovely card. Love to use of blue and the new paper. Have only been able to see a couple of the shows but the dies and cards have been great.

  30. Hi Julia,
    This is my first time posting a comment but I have been checking in on your blog for some time and I love your cards. I really enjoyed seeing you on TV today and was very disappointed when some of your shows were cencelled. I love the way you make your own backgrounds and you make it seem so easy! Keep up the good work, thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  31. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, and lovely soft colours. I was also disappointed when I realised that some of your shows were cancelled and agree with Joan above. Your backgrounds are fab and I actually have a few of the masks but have not used them to ink through, so once again more inspiration from you.
    Thank you , look forward to the next card on here,
    Julie x

  32. Hi Julia...Beautiful card..I was also disappointed that some of the shows were cancelled. I usually miss the live shows because of work, and when I do get to see the recording it has usually SOLD OUT...I love watching your shows, Like Sue you are an inspiration...Thank you for sharing your beautiful work...

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x


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