Monday, 27 May 2013

Spellbinders Mayhem Shows today

Hi Bloggers.

That's the name of the shows today at 11am till 1pm with Dean and 5pm with Hayley. Here's one of the demos I've prepared for the shows -

It's as if this Tatty Button Stamp was made for this die when in fact the image came before the die. The inspiration for this card came from Tracey Laughton and the card you can view on her blog here.

For the background, I simply popped a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Nuevo Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then went around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

The Tatty Button Swingtime stamp image is of Tatty swinging from a tree (obviously) but I just wanted her on the swing and not the tree and I didn't want to be bothered cutting her out so, I masked off the tree bit of the stamp, inked up with Jet Black Archival, removed the mask (important - I've forgotten to do that so many times!) and stamped. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I coloured in using Matt Drawing Inks (more on order for my Amazon Shop). I used Marigold, Umber and Dark Spice from the Autumn Shades Set, Meadow Lime from the Garden Twist Set and Cosmic Tone from the Skin Tones Set.

I made a template by cutting out the main die from the Spellbinders Just Swingin' die set (with the outer frame die). I laid this over the Tatty image, placed the outer die on top and cut out. I cut the main die with the outer die out of Green Card. The wax paper really helps with this die. I removed the die cut from the dies and dusted with an anti-static bag. I placed the die cut back into the die and inked through the die with Perfect Medium - just on the tree bits, not the frame. I removed from the die, added Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper Metallic Embossing Powder from the Metallics & Darks Set and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A and cut a green mat out using Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics B (think that's the right way round!).

I cut a Spellbinders Flower Box Die D-Lite out of Coconut White Card. I inked through the die with Dusty Concord, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed Distress Inks for the flowers and Peeled Paint for the leaves. I removed the card from the die, masked off the area above the basket weave box and then inked the box with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Medium Square Dazzler from the Assorted Square Dazzlers Pack.

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

Hope you can join me for the shows today.

Oh, and in answer to your questions - no, I do not really have time to move! Yes, I am moving locally.It's next week I move - 4th June. I am selling off some stuff on ebay, if anyone is interested - link in right-hand side bar.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is a fun different card, very cool and just joyful. Hope you have fun on the shows...

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card, does that mean I am going to be tempted again this morning? Hopefully you will be demoing dies I already have! I will be watching the shows that is for sure! Love Jean xxx

  3. Hi Julia,
    This is a lovely card - bright and cheerful.
    Won't be able to catch the morning show but will get the later one. I love watching your demos!
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  4. lovely card, I have this die set it is gorgeous. Didn't realise you were on today - what a treat!

  5. Hi Julia. just love this card - so different to your usual.

    Looking forward to todays shows.

    Love Val in Spain xxx


  6. Hi Julia

    Lovely fun card.x

  7. What a surprise card! Long time since I saw a Tatty stamp used and love the effect of the embossed tree. Fabulous.
    Love Annie

  8. Hi Julia this card is fun the die and stamp go together so well. I hope the shows go well today and that your move is a smooth one. Jackie

  9. Good morning Julia
    Really like this card I love the fun way you have stamped the tree swing.

  10. Hi Julia, what a brilliant card, love the idea. Bx

  11. Hi Julia
    Great card the stamp and die do go so well together.
    Hope you shows go well.

  12. Ooh, glad you clarified about the shows. I had been looking for Creative Expressions on the schedule and thought I had got the wrong Monday. Thought that the Mayhem show was just a repeat sale show so was in 2 minds whether to watch.
    I shall be watching now. X

  13. A lovely fun card today.

    xx Sandra

  14. Brilliant card Julia, so vibrant and alive

  15. Morning Julia, This is really lovely, I love what you have done with the tree, I have this die but now I definitely need the tatty stamp to go with, they go so well together.
    Have good shows today, will be watching/recording.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Lovely Summer Days card, Hope to watch you shows if only to see you "sort" Dean out, Go Julie!! You know you want to. lol Mabex

  17. Hi Julia. Quite a different card from you today I feel, but fun. SueL

  18. Very quirky, I love the combination of die and stamped image xx

  19. Hi Julia,
    What a gorgeous, cheerful card it. Will be watching the shows...have fun.

    Love Sheila xx

  20. Hi Julia, sooo pretty just love it Jean Z xxx

  21. What a luvly and really different card and yet more ideas for using dies - have a good day today @ C&C xx GailT xx

  22. Beautiful card, love these dies xx hazel

  23. Hi Julia watching your show as I type! Love today's card it is so different from your usual, but in a good way. It's so quirky I love it. Have a good C&C show, will be watching all of them!! Hugs Debbie R xx

  24. Hi Julia what a great card this is,I was wondering when someone would find a stamp to go with die as its crying out for a little boy or girl sitting in the swing!! Will be watching the shows today, good luck with the move. Love Lesley x

  25. Hi Julia, a great card just right for my granddaughters as I have seven it is good to get new ideas as Mrs Duck said I thought
    it was another repeat sale show and didn't set record so missed
    first hour as I was down in my daughters watching the kids as she
    doesn't get the bank holidays just caught the end of the last hour
    with Dean but as usual you both are so funny together will
    definately catch the last show.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Hi Julia, Sorry, didn't see your show as I just have to get things done as I'm taking my mum away for a few days later this week and next and assumed it was a sale show again. This die and stamp go so well together, makes a super card. Regards Jackie D

  27. Hi Julia tow fantastic shows and great fun,love this card I have the Die but did not have ideas for using it ,a very big thanks for the inspiration

  28. Hello Julia, Great card, the stamp is soo pretty and the layout is fab. Fantastic shows, you and Dean make a great team, glad that you kept him in order.
    Hope the move goes smoothly.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Hi Julia
    Watched you making this card live its absolutely amazing. I have this die set and I'm sorry to say I've not had the inspiration to use it now I must find this stamp to use with it. Also loved the way you embossed with bronze powder on the tree trunk, I'd not thought of doing that so thank you for your inspiration.
    Looking forward to your 5pm show.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

  30. Hi Julia, I watched the shows before looking at your blog today, so I know how you made the card, VERY CLEVER. X Ros H

  31. Fantastic use of the stamp in todays card, very pretty, missed todays show as had a busy day working... but hope they went well, I am sure they did xx

  32. Hi Julia, can I say what fantastic shows today, your cards are inspirational - and I also had a really good laugh when you where on with Dean, how you stay composed is beyond me - lovely Day - thanks - Jean x

  33. Hi Julia ... what a lovely card today. love the way you have used the stamp and dies..

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  34. Hi Julie the stamp and die really are a perfact match. Managed to watch some of the shows today, thanks for inspiration

  35. Hi Julia, great card and absolutely brilliant shows. You and Dean together what an amazing combo. Laughed and laughed at you both and at magic hands on the floor. Great fun

    Good luck with your move

    lorraine - scotland

  36. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.


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