Sunday 17 March 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Sue takes over on the Pick of the Week again today with shows at 12noon (2 hours), 4pm and 6pm. Hope you can tune in.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Perfect Poppy Single Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4 and inked through the die with Stormy Sky Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment (it comes with Poppy Stamp) again using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Silver Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Petite Labels 1 and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I cut the largest but one of the Grand Stately Circles out of Coconut White Card. After embossing I left the card in the die. With the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped the Chicken Wire Stamp using Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I repeated the process with the Art Collage Stamp (more stock due in soon) using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I blotted the excess ink away with some kitchen roll making sure there was no ink still on the die and then inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I cut the largest of the Grand Decorative Labels 1 out of Pastel Blue Card. Again, I left the card in the die after embossing. This time I inked through the Knitted Mask at the corners using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. This is lovely, I think I have to have this set of stamps.Loved your shows yesterday, I must prectice making a card blank from the grands

  2. Lovely cards , gosh you worked hard yesterday, hope you have a good rest today!

  3. Hi Julia love this one great shows yesterday thanks Tracy w

  4. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, I love these stamps they are now on my need list. I really enjoyed your show's. Have a good rest today.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

    1. Julia,
      What a truly beautiful and sophisticated card for today. I am in Wales and watched parts of your shows on my iPad. I will watch the entire shows when I return... Happy St Patricks Day.


  5. Morning Julia,

    Very pretty dies on this card.

    Your cards are getting more and more girlie. Love them. X

  6. loving the grand dies must add to wish list!!!

  7. Hi Julia, fab card today, your cards are very inspirational. Watched your shows yesterday and learnt lots, hope you have a good rest today to get ready for the rest of the week, looking forward to the rest of the shows. Will be watching Sue's programs today.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  8. Morning Julia,
    You must be very tired after your long day yesterday, the shows were great.
    Love your card today very pretty.

  9. Hi Julia, Absolutely loved your shows yesterday, well done for putting in an extra show because Sheena unfortunately had car trouble. I saw you demo this card and was in awe, I love it. I will be watching Sue today, recorder programmed and I will be back home from Church in time to catch the beginning, yeah.
    Lots of love from Patricia cc

  10. Hi Julia, loved the shows, and especially watching the demo's of the cards. Hope I have enough space to record Sue as well. Bx

  11. Morning Julia, loved your shows, you are so amazing! So many good ideas and your cards are fabulous. The Grands are on my wish list and the stamps as well... Happy Sunday! Hugs Annie

  12. well Patricia, you took the words right out of my mouth,exactly what i was going to say.loved the shows yesterday Julia.

  13. Hi Julia I love all the shows i have them all on tape ,this card is beautiful and will be getting these dies love Jean Z xx

  14. Hi Julia, this card is fabulous! I caught your extra show live yesterday (we were out all day so record was on), but I have to say, that extra show with you being able to demo those fabulous techniques was a real 'wow!' - thanks Julia! Carole Z X

  15. Hi Julia. Saw you demo this yesterday. Amazing. Great for us having extra shows but i bet you were very tired last night. Have a good rest today ready for the rest of the week.

    Val in Spain xxx

  16. Good morning Julia
    Well done you were such a star yesterday, what fantastic shows loved them all, even the extra one. It is about time they did something with those counters at C & C for you before you do yourself an injury!
    Loved todays card wonderful, my kind of card, and as always great instructions.

  17. Morning Julia,
    You deserve a massive bottle of wine and chocolate after the stint you had yesturday -you must be shattered. Although i have to say the shows were amazing, particularly enjoyed the technique hour with Debbie.
    Lots ended up in my basket cannot wait for the parcels to arrive.
    Amanda x

  18. Morning Julia

    Such a pretty card today, love the colour

    June x

  19. Stunning card love the colours and dies used xx hazel

  20. Brilliant shows yesterday Julia, Well Done.
    I love todays card and the way you did the background was really clever.
    Also liked your Spellbinders travelling storage, I'll be looking out for something like this
    xx Sandra

  21. Hi Julia, love this card watched some of your shows last
    night still have some to look forward to saw you do this
    though just love the grand dies must get these new ones.
    Nancyd xx

  22. Hi Julia

    Well done on your lovely shows and well done for doing the extra show that must have thrown you a little bit but it did not show it was great. I love this card it is so pretty. Look forward to seeing you next week!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  23. Another stunning card Julia and such pretty colours, and more great shows yesterday. Will be watching avidly in the coming week. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning pieces with us and for all the inspiration.

    Love Sheila xx

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  25. Hi Julia, Lovely, lovely card. What a marathon you had yesterday. Hope you've got your feet up today ready for the week ahead. I will be watching (and most likely buying). Deleted previous post as finger slipped and published prematurely, that's what happens when trying to watch Sue and type at the same time! SueL

  26. great card ,have ordered these grand dies and can't wait to use them.Laura O

  27. Hi julia another lovely card in fact I can honestly say that the samples you,sue and tracey have done are some of the best cards I've seen on c+c!! Loved all the shows so far and am looking forward to nexg weeks shows. Love lesley x

  28. Hi julia another lovely card in fact I can honestly say that the samples you,sue and tracey have done are some of the best cards I've seen on c+c!! Loved all the shows so far and am looking forward to nexg weeks shows. Love lesley x

  29. Lovely card Julia. Haven't watched the shows yet - need time on my own to do that!

  30. Really beautiful card Julia. I adore the Grand decorative labels
    Carol E

  31. Another gorgeous card Julia - looking forward to your shows this week - hope you don't sell out too soon cause that means the end of your great demos!!
    Crafty hugs xx
    Cathie Craft

  32. I am new to your blog Julia and must say how I have loved all your demo`s and inspiration on all your pick of the week shows. You were brave to stamp on the gilding and emboss it, and my how impressive. I love your enthusiasm and style of cards.
    Pet x

  33. Love those Grand Decorative Labels. Think I will have to invest. Can I ask if Spellbinders do a Grand decorative die in a rectangular shape?? Keep bringing us the ideas - much appreciated.


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