Friday 8 March 2013

A Successful Marriage

Hi Bloggers.

Back home from Preston late last night. Had a lovely time at Inspirations. Back to prepping for next week's Pick of the Week. Sue is going to be doing the shows on Friday and Sunday and I'll be doing Saturday and then Monday till Friday morning or until stocks last.

I've popped all the times for the week in the left-hand sidebar indicating the shows that Sue is doing and the ones that are on Ideal World. We've popped lots of new Creative Expressions products on the shows which we hope you will enjoy. That's all I'm saying for now - tease!!

Here's another card from the shows last Sunday -

For the background, I inked through the Doodle Daisies Mask with Milled Lavender Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I then stamped one of the flourishes from the Eco Green Embellishing Flourishes Stamp Set using Milled Lavender.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Wedding Bliss Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Amethyst Mist Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Blossom 5 and inked through the die with Milled Lavender. I cut the smallest of the Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles and inked through the die with Milled Lavender.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges. I edged all my white mats with Milled Lavender beforehand.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, Such a pretty card today. Love the colour choice. Love the sentiment. Looking forward to the POW, dont think my bank balance is tho haha, and having two of my favorite people what more could one ask for. I have that weekend off so will be able to see most of the live show's, lucky me.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  2. hi julia, love this card, cant wait for the pow.
    Yourself, sue & spellbinders what a fantastic combo!!!! my husbands face was a picture when he found out sue was joining you for the pow (LOL) he knows the bank will be empty!!! C&C are spoiling us as of late lets hope they keep it!!!
    debs :0)

  3. Good morning Julia,
    This is such a sweet card, I wish I could blend the inks as nicely as you do, I need to practice I guess. Glad to hear that you had a good time on the shows. Wow looking forward to new products, hope,you will be carrying them too, I like doing business with you. Have a great Friday....

  4. Morning Julia
    A very pretty card and the sentiment just says it all.
    Really looking forward to next week. You SUe and Spellbinders what more could a girl ask for.
    Glad Preston went well.
    Amanda x

  5. Hi Julia stunning card thanks I will be watching next week for some more ideas Tracy w x

  6. Hi Julia, superb card and fabulous sentiment. Looking forward to more shows with you and Sue. Bx

  7. Lovely card Julia - thanks for all the dates of the shows, I've spent such a lot recently, I'm afraid this set of shows is going to be hard, as I'll want a lot, and not be able to afford them.


  8. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful inspiring card. Love everything about it. Enjoy your shows very much. X

  9. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful and the sentiment is absolutely lovely, ideal for a wedding card.
    I have spent a fortune this week with the 4 Day Deal, but can't wait for the POTW next week, we are being spoiled, but it's brilliant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. This is a beautiful card, Julia. So delicate.

    What a treat, either you or Sue on our screens for maybe a whole week. What a wonderful POTW that will be.

    Val in Spain xxx

  11. Love the card and the shows could watch you and Sue all day love Jean Z xx

  12. Morning Julia

    Such a sweet and pretty card today. I like it very much

    June x

  13. Gorgeous card Julia, so pretty. Can't wait for next Friday, don't we wish our lives away.

  14. Lovely card , delicate and pretty. Long forward to next week with you and Sue. Think I may have to resist been too tempted recently!

  15. Hi Julia another lovely card and the sentiment is great,glad to here you had a good time in Preston. Can't wait for the potw next week can't believe you and sue are both going to be doing the shows,we are being spoilt!!! As jean z said could watch you both,and maybe Sam and sheena,all day long lol love Lesley x

  16. Morning Julia,
    Glad to here you enjoyed your day in Preston. Very pretty delicate card today, love it. Great more shows coming up, lets hope you and Sue are given more time for demonstrations.

  17. Hi Julia. A very pretty card again today. All programs set to record next week. My piercing ruler arrived yesterday so been practising. I don't think any of my piercing tools are 1mm as Sue suggested. Do you know where I can get one please? Have fun next week. SueL

  18. hello julia,please may i ask a question. when you used the pertion round die to make a flower,do you think it would work with any other die that is round. what was the measure ment for the embosing folds that went round. love bluebell-flowerwood.

  19. Hi Julia, Another really pretty card with lovely sentiment - where do you find them!! You and Sue and Spellbinders and Creative Expressions for a whole week.........need to get a lot done over the next few days so I can give you my undivided attention.......if only life could be that simple. Thank goodness for my video recorder, it may be old fashioned in some people's eyes but it serves me well. Have a good weekend after you long day yesterday which I'm glad went well. Regards Jackie D

  20. Hello Julia, A pretty delicate card, love the sentiment and the subtle colours. Glad that you had a good time in Preston. WOW a week of Sue, you and Creative Expressions what more could a girl want. Thank you for listing the times, can't wait.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. White and pink always looks so delicate Julia.
    So looking forward to seeing you and Sue with the pick of the week
    xx Sandra

  22. Stunning card Julia love the design and colours used. Great news about POTW we are being spoilt this month xx hazel

  23. Love the card Julia - saw your demos on tv - fantastic - thank you for sharing x

  24. Really like the card, Julia, and great news about the upcoming POTW! Your demos have been fabulous - we are being spoilt! Hugs Annie

  25. lovely card again.can't wait for shows next week as both you and Sue make fab cards.Laura O


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