Friday 7 June 2013

Especially for You

Hi Bloggers.

Well, I'm all moved in. Hated driving the van - it was mostly the reversing that was the problem! Virtually all the boxes are unpacked - I've stopped unpacking now as I really need to prep for next Thursdays shows. My internet was delayed a day but up and running now and the Amazon orders are all caught up. Just a few things I can't find!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly stamped the Leafy Swirl Stamp using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Smooch Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Antique Linen.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 30 and inked around the edges with Antique Linen after I had removed it from the die. I stamped the Vine Scroll using Perfect Medium and embossed with Olympic Gold Lustre. I cut it out using Labels 30 and again inked around the card after removing from the die. I popped some Doubled Sided Adhesive sheet onto some card and die cut the largest of the Labels 30 dies (don't emboss if doing this). I peeled the backing off and rubbed some Cosmic Shimmer Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter into it. I then ran it through the Couture Creations Nuevo Embossing Folder to give it some texture.

I inked 2 of the Spellbinders Gold Corners One dies with Perfect Medium and die cut some white card. The Perfect Medium transferred to the deboss areas. I added some Olympic Gold Lustre and heat set.

I cut a Spellbinders Medallion 8 Die D-Lite and inked through the die with Perfect Medium. I added Olympic Gold Lustre and heat set. I cut away several pieces from the die cut as shown. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow Julia, you must be a wonder woman to do all that in the space of a couple of days. Either that or you travel exceedingly light!

    Pretty card today, love the colours and the corner details too.

  2. Morning Julia
    So glad the move went well - and a woman after my own heart I like to have it all unpacked on the day I move in makes a long day but worth it.
    Now for this amazing card I just love the whole concept a very opulent card. Just stunning.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia
    Welcome to your new home. This card is stunning love every think you have done thankyou for doing this blog Tracy w x

  4. Glad your move went well. Love this card, it looks very ornate and regal xx

  5. Happy New Home, Julia :-)
    The card is beautiful, very rich. Have a great Friday
    Hugs Annie

  6. Morning Julia, So glad you have moved in OK, now comes the bit where you can't find anything, hopefully your craft room is up and running so you can do your samples for next week !! I am in awe at you driving the van, I don't think I could have done that ha ha.
    Your card is beautiful, loving the colours, and making your own glitter card, fab-u-lous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia, glad you are all moved. Love this card, it is elegant and beautiful. The focal point with the different gold shades and that background, are fab. Bx

  8. Hi Julia I so glad your all moved safely. Now is the hard bit!!! Clever you driving the van, It's amazing what we can do when we have to! Today's card is beautiful, stunning. It looks so opulent. It is my birthday today and this is a card for me!!!! Have a lovely day. Hugs Debbie R xx

  9. Morning Julia, can't believe you have moved and unpacked everything already! A friend of mine moved in November and she still has boxes to unpack!

    Lovely card, love the Cosmic Glitter, altogether a stunning card! Love Jean xxx

  10. Wow! Sounds like you can turn your hand to anything, well done , hope you'll be happy in your new home. Very pretty card today, love all the gold.

  11. Hi Julia wow you've done amazingly well to have unpacked everything and managed to send out your orders too!! Hope you will be very happy in your new home. As for the card it's really great, love all of it, looking forward to your shows next week. Happy birthday to Debbie R love Lesley x

  12. Hi Julia. This is a real beauty. Love the gold embossing powder.
    Can't believe you're so organised with unpacking. Hope you'll be really happy in your new home.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  13. Beautiful card Julia. That gold embossing is so shiney.
    You have done well if only a few things are mislaid!
    Happy Birthday to Debbie. x

  14. Hi Julia. Love the card. Glad the move went well and most of the unpacking is done. Take care.

  15. Hi Julia,
    Wow talk about Wonder Woman...I just don't know where you get all the energy's just amazing what you have achieved in the last two days! I'm gobsmacked but well done that lady! Hope you'll be very happy in your new home.
    Such a rich looking card today it's absolutely how you have used the gold and white.

    Love Sheila xx

  16. Hi Julia,
    I love this card and say hi from Austria!


  17. Morning Julia,

    Or should we call her Wonder Woman , amazing how much you have got done.

    This card is beautiful. X

  18. So beautiful Julia, love the colours

  19. Morning Julia,
    Pleased you house move was uneventful, sound like you have worked wonders. Love the card very beautiful.

  20. Lovely card, glad the move went well xx hazel

  21. Hello Julia, So glad that the move went smoothly, wow you are Wonder Woman to have unpacked and dealt with orders. Enjoy your new home.
    This card is beautiful, sooo rich and opulent. Love everything about it.
    Happy Birthday Debbie R.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Hi Julia. I do like this card, I think Antique Linen is such a lovely colour. Well done you on your move, can't believe you are all settled, unpacked and up and running already. Hope you will be very happy in your new home. SueL

  23. A stunning card Julia, I love the colour of the antique linen, it looks so lush!

    Cant believe you have unpacked it all already! Would have taken me weeks!!!

    Looking froward to next weeks shows.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. I love this card Julia and i am going to get the dies you have uses.Well done for unpacking so quickly and good luck in your new home Jean Z xxx

  25. Hi Julia
    Glad your move went well. Rather you than me driving a van, can't believe your unpacked already. I like this card it's so elegant, but it's not quite my style. As you say you can't please everyone all of the card. Lovely card though.

  26. Morning Julia and wow, this card is a stunner, I really love it. Really glad your move went so well, good to hear your internet up and running ok too. I bet having to box up and carry your equipment to shows and fairs meant that you were quite expert at being organised with equipment and that was just carried over to household goods. We moved in 20 years ago and I still have a couple of boxes in the loft still unpacked!!
    Enjoy your first prep in your new home,

  27. Another luvly card and again just luv the colours - glad you are settling in and looking forward to your next lot of shows xx have a good weekend xx GailT xx

  28. A stunning card Julia, will be looking forward to your shows next week

    xx Sandra

  29. Hi Julia
    So pleased to know you have moved in ok and almost unpacked.
    Well done driving the van, you have more nerve than me I could never have done it.
    What a beautiful card today real class and no mistake I love it, colours, design, everything, and as always super instructions.
    Wishing you lots of happiness in your new home.

  30. love the gold colours a beautiful card .enjoy prepping this week.Laura O

  31. A really beautiful, elegant card Julia - love it.
    Hope you've had time to put your feet up after the move!

  32. Hi Julia, a great card glad your move went well and clever lady
    all unpacked too must admit I was the same we put all the boxes
    in the garage and just brought them in one at a time and got through
    them no bother, but so glad your broadband is up and running
    mine wouldn't play nice
    this morning to let me comment on your beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  33. Hi Julia I've been away on a school residential and just got back and caught up on all the fantastic cards that I have missed this week.
    I'm so pleased your move went well, you are amazing driving a van and getting unpacked so quickly. I wish you every happiness in your new home.
    I need to sleep. I've never done anything so tiring before.

  34. Blimey Julia, there's only 24 hours in a day you know. When do you sleep!? Glad your move went OK and I'm looking forward to your next shows.
    The cards over the past couple of days are lovely

  35. Hi superwoman, I am amazed at how well you managed this week, even managing to show us fabulous cards as is todays. Wishing you well in your new home. X Ros Hodgkins

  36. Hi Julia, glad you're all moved in! Wishing you happiness in your new the card, very elegant and classy..fabulous! Carole ZX

  37. Hi Julia
    This is a beautiful card very opulent colour scheme. I love the background you've created and the labels thirty frame and glittered label background is amazingly beautiful. I didn't recognise the die d-lite medallion as you've cut it but it looks great as a flower.

    Glad you're nearly all settled in and nearly unpacked that's good going, can't believe you were so brave as to drive the van yourself and managed to reverse it too what a star!

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

  38. Julia,
    This card is stunning... I love it. You are to b commended on getting everything unpacked.

  39. Well done you for unpacking so quickly I love the subtle shades in this card

  40. Hi Juia well done for the van driving, another thing achieved. Yhis card is beautiful, really beautiful

  41. Glad you are all moved in! A fabulous and gorgeous card - love the soft colours xx

  42. Hello Julia
    Beautiful card...every element and colour!
    You need to enjoy a rest after the move!

    Have a good evening
    Lara xxx

  43. Hi Julia, glad the move went so well. Hope you will be very happy in your New Home.
    Love the card today very pretty.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x


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