Wednesday 20 March 2013

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I cut the Spellbinders Die D-Lies Gazebo out of Black Card. I removed the design from the die and dusted it with my anti-static bag. I popped it back into the die and inked through the die with Perfect Medium. I removed it from the die, added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

I cut a Grand Decorative Labels One out of a Heartfelt Creations Paper. I cut the largest but one of the Grand Stately Circles out of Black Card. I cut the largest of Stately Circles dies out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Peeled Paint Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Petite Labels 1 and inked through the die with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I have shows at 9am and 12noon on Ideal World today and at 4pm and 6pm on Create & Craft. Hope you can join me.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I love the gold on this card I thought it was fab when you did the demo. I have been studying for an exam so your shows are my highlight and welcome break.... You do amuse me especially the way you deal with the presenters. Have fun.

  2. hi julia, really like the colours on this one. great shows again yesterday. looking forward to today's shows. debs :0)

  3. Goodmorning Julia whst s great card i love the grand dies as they make great cards. I do like the gold how youve use gold in the die it lookd so expencive. Looking forward to todays shows i record all spellbinders and creative expresions shows so i can keep going back to them when i just dont know what to do next. Take Care.Julia xx

    Debs A

  4. Morning Julia,
    Been loving the shows but having to watch after the event as am at work - youhave definately come out of your shell with regard to dealing with presenters you do not let them get away with much
    The is a very classy card, would make a fab wedding card.
    Thanks for a great week so far.
    Amanda x

  5. Hi Julia saw you do this demo the card looks great keep up the good work Tracy w x

  6. Hi Julia, saw the demo of this card, love it, can't wait for my Grande dies to arrive. Bx

  7. Fantastic cars shape Julia. Saw you cut this on C+C. Really enjoying the shows. Love watching you and Dean together. You make a great team.

    Val in Spain xxx

  8. Morning Julia, these dies are just gorgeous. The gold gazebo is lovely -watched you demo it. The effect is fabulous. Will be watching today, only the 6pm show alas because of work but better one than none! Thanks for the daily blog and finding the time to do it. Hugs Annie

  9. Hi Julia, gorgeous card, it's great having the cards you are demonstrating on your blog as I am not able to record c&c, so I still have a record to remind me. Looking forward to today's shows luckily I can record the shows you have on ideal world today.
    Crafty hugs Carol Healy

  10. Love the colours on this card.

  11. Morning Julia, love this card it's stunning, love the black and gold. More great shows yesterday and so looking forward to more today.

    Love Sheila xx

  12. Loving this card Julia.. my sort of colours. Spellbinders are certainly taking crafting to "another level" ( I actually hate that phrase) but it fits the feeling until I can think of something instead. Mabex

  13. Love the card and i have loved your shows - you do make me giggle - please can u tell me how to achieve your bows xx

  14. Morning Julia, I adore this card, loved it when you demo'd it on C&C, love the colours you have used, and love how you have put the gold embossing on the gazebo by inking through the die, genius, and looks stunning.
    Have just programmed all your shows today, will be watching too, love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Wow Julia i thought for a minute this had been embroidered. Stunning card love it the gazebo looks stunning xx hazel


  16. Morning Sue,

    Lovely sophisticated card design.x

  17. Hi Julia what a lovely card this is,really like the effect of the gold embossing through the die.i finally gave in and ordered the second set and a,so the gazebo!! Couldn't help myself lol. Will be watching your shows today love Lesley x

  18. I had thought that I wouldn't have a need for the grand dies (and in these austere times,I now have to consider need over want,sadly) but they do add a certain something to cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. This is a lovely card, I think the grand dies make such special looking cards. Loved your shows yesterday, you did make me laugh, especially the shows with Dean xxx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, still have the grand dies on my wish list which gets longer and longer, Loving the way you are keeping the presenters in order.

  21. Hi Julia , loving all your shows, this card is stunning

  22. Good morning Julia
    Love this card, the gazebo is yet another die set to go on my wish list.
    My imagination is in overdrive, thinking what I could do ... if only!

    I enjoyed the shows yesterday, thought I would miss all of the noon show but caught the last half hour, was pleasantly surprised to see you at 3pm, unfortunately missed the 5pm show as was standing in the street waiting for the fire brigade...a ditzy neighbour was 'burning' oops! I mean cooking dinner! Must get to the telly have just noticed you're on now on Ideal!!
    Have a great day1
    Lara xx

  23. Hi Julia just love this card so different i will be watching all your shows love Jean Z xxx

  24. Hi Julia.. Before you demoed this card I didn't want the gazebo or stately circles dies. By the time you had finished I needed them. Thanks! Enjoy your day. I will be watching. SueL

  25. I've ordered this die and can't wait for it to come. This is just stunning Julia
    xx Sandra

  26. Morning Julia

    Such a beautiful card today

    June x

  27. lovely card Julia, I am enjoying watching you on create and craft. Janice x

  28. Luv this card and the use of emboss powder through the dies - how good does this look on this particular die - it has got me re-thinking some of my SB dies now - luv Gail T xx

  29. Morning Julia, like everyone else today love this card
    watched you demo it and a great idea embossing the gazebo
    thats why we all love your demo's all the great tips you and
    Sue give us thinking about these grand dies have all the first
    ones but they are plain shapes not as decorative but still
    use them a lot. Nancyd xx

  30. Hi Julia, Beautiful card today. Have really enjoyed watching your show's, you do make me laugh. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  31. do like these grand diesmake great cards.Laura O

  32. Lovely cards, so inspirational, makes me want to craft, craft craft!!!

    1. Hi Julia,
      Another fantastic card. Have been enjoying your lovely demo's and all the different techniques you've been sharing. Trouble is I want everything now!
      Luv Pet

  33. HiJulia, this card is fab,I love watching all of your demo's, you are an inspiration, looking forward to trying out some of your techniques when the dies i ordered arrive. I didn't think I was interested in the grand dies but now of course I need them!
    from Dublin Ireland x

  34. Hi Julia, awww what a pretty card. I wish my new d lite dies would hurry up an arrive!!!!

    Hugs Tracy from Scotland x

  35. Great card Julia - cant wait to settle down and watch the shows. Hopefully this week. Keep up the good work.

  36. Just watching your latest show! Great demos and I love this card..very pretty and love the gold, Carole Z X

  37. Stunning shows I have watched them all, tomorrow I may have to record some .Melanie

  38. Hi Julia, have managed to catch a few of your shows and am loving them, todays card is lovley great look with the gold embossing, really gives it a dimension xx

  39. Hi Julia
    This is one of my faves - I love cards with the grand dies - I loved the red & white one you did and hope you will be putting it on your blog as I pressed the delete button on the Sky box on the wrong recording and I can't remember it - Old fool!!!
    Your shows are great and you are a top demonstrator - I wish I had half of your ideas. Will be careful with that delete button in future
    Crafty Hugs x
    Cathie Craft

  40. Hi Julia enjoyed your shows today, you really are making some wonderful cards
    Carol E

  41. Good evening Julia
    Love the design of this card but sorry I don't like black but will try this in another colour thanks to your excellent instructions as always thank you. I have really enjoyed your shows on C & C they were excellent as always well done.

  42. Hi Julia I just managed after watching the show yesterday to find your blog ,so pleased I found it ,you make some beautiful cards, only 36 mins to wait to see todays card


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