Thursday 23 May 2013

Life to the Fullest

Hi Bloggers.

Phew! Busy couple of days. Have to admit I'm feeling a bit jet-lagged today. I hope you enjoyed the shows and managed to get yourself some goodies to play with.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I laid the Delicate Border Mask across the top of my card and inked around it using Peach Bellini Adirondack Dye Ink. I moved the mask down the card and repeated the inking twice more. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Floral Flourishes Background Stamp using Peach Bellini. There's a couple of lovely little scroll stamps in the Justrite Ornate Happiness Squares Clear Stamp Set. I used one of them and randomly stamped it using Denim Adirondack Dye Ink - I stamped it twice on to copy paper before stamping on my background each time to lighten the colour. I then scraped some Denim Ink around the edges using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam.

I popped the sentiment and the frame from the Justrite Live, Laugh, Love Vintage Labels Two Clear Stamp Set onto my acrylic block and stamped using Jet Black Archival. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. The 'LIVE' and 'LOVE' sentiments at the top and bottom of the frame are separate stamps - there are some others in the set too. As they're clear, it's easy to stamp them in afterwards.

I coloured the wooden effect section of the frame using Peach Bellini. The other bits are coloured with Matt Drawing Inks - Blue Cotton from the Soft Velvet Set and Marigold from the Autumn Shades Set. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Two Dies.

I made a scrunched up flower using Justrite Vintage Labels Three and added a little Denim Ink to the tops of the petals. I cut a couple of leaves out of blue card using Spellbinders Foliage die set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I love this card, the color combination wouldn't have been something in my head, but I love it. I taped your shows and look forward to watching them tomorrow, I did see just a little on your last show last evening and I thought you looked a little tired, hope you get some well earned rest today. I must admit I bought the swirly die and it arrived yesterday, I was shocked it came so quickly, almost like one of your orders. Can't wait to watch. Love this card.

  2. Love this card! The background and the colour combination is gorgeous ,also the stamp and the rose! Enjoyed all the shows yesterday , you must be exhausted, take care.

  3. Hi Julia, what a wonderful colour combo for this card, it is so striking. Love it. Will be watching the recorded shows today. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    Love this card watch you on cand c last night you are great with all your ideas thank you Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia a beautiful card today I love the colours. I saw some of your shows yesterday you were so patient. They do work you hard, you deserve a well earned rest. I did enjoy all the demos that I saw. Thank for all the effort you put in. Best wishes Jackie

  6. like the colours in this card Julia. I have recorded all the shows due to work commitments and are making my way through them. I just love your demos you make it seem so

  7. Beautiful card, lovely colours and layout. Great demos really enjoyed them. Diane

  8. Love it ,the flower is lovely. Mabex

  9. I watched some of your shows, your demos are always interesting, but I do worry about how much they are expecting you do to. In my opinion, it's too much. Put your feet up today, and have a good rest.

  10. Good morning Julia,
    Thank you for highlighting how you can get different effects for a beautiful look. I would not normally be into this kind of bold sort of card but what a lovely look adding the blue. i love the scrunched up flower as it looks like a carnation to me.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah x

  11. Lovely card Julia love the colours used xx hazel

  12. Morning Julia,
    Phew! you must be exhausted. Watched most of your shows just wish there was more time for the demos. Great what you were able to do.


  13. Hi Julia,

    This is a gorgeous Wow! Card. Love the colours and the flower. X

  14. Well done! Your shows were lovely but you looked shattered at the end and no wonder feet up now for a wee rest!!

    Love these two colours together really nice Julia!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  15. Good morning Julia and well done for having the stamina to get through all of those shows. Your samples are fabulous and I was lucky enough to get pulled from the box so look forward to receiving one of your stunning cards.
    Hope you get some chill time today. I have the carnation creations dies and your scrunched flower looks better! Can you do a tutorial for it please?

  16. Stunning card Julia, put your feet up and get some well earned rest after all your hard work. Well done all the cards were great

  17. Hi Julia. Such a lovely card. Beautiful background as usual. Caught some of yesterdays show and they were great. Have a well earned rest today.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  18. Hi Julia
    Love the colour combination for today's's gorgeous, as is the card itself!
    Love the detail in every element!

    I missed all of your shows yesterday due to working a 12 hour shift. From what the ladies have been saying here...."I'm Well Jel" (not sure if this is spelt correctly lol!!)
    I've missed your inspirational demos and beautiful end products!
    Also from the comments here, you've been a 'slave' to your craft, you deserve a well earned rest!
    Take care
    Lara xxx

  19. Morning Julia, will try again don't know what happened with the last one the publish
    button wasn't there after I had finished my comment.
    a stunning card and really like the colours you have used and the
    flower is gorgeous mine never seem to look as good, watching you
    and Dawn at he moment stilll trying to catch up but getting there this is second last one I think hope you have your
    feet up today.
    Nancyd xx

  20. Hi Julia. Still catching up on your shows as I had to record them, so many hours! As for today's card, I wouldn't have put those colours together, but do you know what, I love them and the card. SueL

  21. Hi Julian,
    Wonderful card this morning, love the colour combo too. Oh you must feel like you've run a marathon after all those shows....but many thanks for all the wonderful samples and all the hints and tips. I enjoyed all the shows so very much too.

    Love Sheila xx

  22. Morning Julia another stunning card. I love how you make flowers out of other dies, fabulous

    Well done on your marathon tv shows, I didn't watch them all but have them recorded so will catch up when I can.

    HOpe you are having a relaxing day today, you certainly deserve it


  23. Hi Julia ,love all the cards you did on TV i have just one to watch thats taped, you did very well and had lovely shows , you must be tired, just loved the tatty flowers i must get them i have just bought the asters as i am flower mad. The embossing powders are to die for love Jean Z xx

  24. Beautiful card Julia, loved the shows a well earned rest needed I feel!

    Love Jacquie J xxx

  25. Hi Julia - another great card. I especially like the flower, must have a go at one of those. Still ploughing through the shows, so can understand why you are shattered - have a good rest now.

  26. Good morning Julia
    Well done an excellent and most enjoyable set of shows you have earned a rest and no mistake.
    A really beautiful card for today and as always excellent instructions too.

  27. Hi Julia. What a striking card. It is lovely. I really enjoyed your shows, thank you. Not surprised you are tired so make sure you get some rest today! Take care.

  28. Hi Julia this Is a lovely card and the colours look great together,I would never have put them together but it really works!! Watched most of your shows and they were great as usual,even if they didn't give you enough time to demo one card each hour,it really does annoy me I understand they have to show what's for sale but could they not do it every other hour so that you could have a whole hour to demo!! It makes sense to me as the more demos I see the more likely I am to buy. Ok rant over hope you have a well deserved rest today. Love Lesley x

  29. Watched nearly all of the shows yesterday Julia your demonstrations were brilliant, I am a new comer to your blog and I hope to get some inspirations from it Hilda

  30. Hi Julia, lovely card again today, I hope you are putting your feet up and resting. I am not a blue girl but with the peach it looks great.
    Taped lots of yesterdays shows so I can remember what to do with my goodies, forgot a couple of things so ordered from your shop.
    See you on the clinic show or tool shed next week. X Ros

  31. Hello Julia, Phew that was a marathon of shows, you are a trouper, watched all but one of the shows, your demos were brilliant, I had email from C&C saying my goodies are on their way, can't wait to play.
    Today's card is stunning, love the colour combo and the background. The flower is gorgeous, I love how you make them from other dies.
    Hope that you can have some you time today and a well deserved rest.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  32. Watched all bar one of your shows yesterday and loved them all. I think you deserve a medal for doing 3 in a row - that must have been a bit taxing! Your samples were fabulous and particularly love this combination of blue and orange on this one.

  33. Hi Julia
    What a wonderful card - love the colour combination. Make sure that you have a rest today and take it easy.
    Amanda x

  34. Good Afternoon Julia,stunning card,the colours are fantastic and ones I would not have thought of.You must be exausted after all your shows,and all the work you did for the show your samples were fantastic,I recorded all of them and watched lots of them last night,your demos., are fantastic and you explain everything so well,and lots of tips,you are a great add for stamping.Thank you very much for all your inspiration

  35. The rose looks exquisite with the delicate blue edging!

  36. great card and you did really well on shows yesterday. love the rose on this card .Laura o

  37. Well done Julia, for yesterdays shows, beautiful card :)

  38. I so enjoyed your shows yesterday Julia and loved all of your demos. One of my favourites was the red and gold one you did on the last show. Any chance we could have a close up look here on your blog ???

    xx Sandra

  39. A luvly card and luv the colour combo and sentiments stamps xx GailT xx

  40. Well done on the them all..great demos. bought two of the sets before they sold out. Hope to see lots of the cards on the blog.
    Christine in Darcy....xx

  41. Fantastic set of shows Julia, managed to get some of the dies and stamps. Love this card even though not my ususal colour combinations, this one is so bright, just what we need with this horrible wet, dull and cold weather.. xx

  42. Hi Julia, Your shows were brilliant, great tips and techniques, as always.
    I adore this card, I love the colours, they so complement each other, love the masks, love the flower, love it all. It has a Regency feel to me, and I LOVE IT.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  43. Your shows were great, Julia and this card is lovely, great colours.
    Annie x

  44. Evening Julia, a bit late today but it was worth the wait, another stunning card. Did manage to catch up on some of the repeat shows yesterday thank heavens, you were a real trouper with so many hours being filmed. Hope you have managed to have a good rest today,
    Hugs Lynn

    ps. was lucky enough o get my e-mail read too!

  45. Hi Julia, Love this card, the colour combo is gorgeous. I will be catching up on your recorded show's at the weekend. Hope you manage to get some well earned rest.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  46. Hi Julia, I'm not surprised your excused you were none stop. I channel hopped all day to watch your demo's. You were brilliant and loved every one. You brought us so many luscious things, I am now officially skint!! But how I am excited about receiving my lovely stuff to play with, can't wait. Anyway, today's card is just stunning. I love the colours you have used and that beautiful flower. Take it easy and get some well earned rest. Hugs Debbie R xx

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