Friday 30 August 2013

Have a Beautiful Day

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have shows on Create & Craft at 8am, 10am, 2pm and 7pm. I shall be driving to the studios when this post goes live and won't be back home again till about 9.30pm. Long Day!  Looks like I have Martyn at 8am, Andy at 10am, Lee at 2pm and Paul at 7pm.

Here's today's card -

Such an easy card to construct - but then I don't do difficult. I wanted to share this one to show you the Gold Ovals One used with the Nobel Rectangles.

For the background. I ran some blue card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Extra Loren Embossing Folder. Watch out for these as they may not be shown on the TV but they are on the show. They're from the brand new Elegance Collection. I have ordered some for my Amazon Store but as yet they haven't arrived. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over.

I stamped the Pure Elegance Single Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using some Matt Drawing Inks - Blue Cotton (Soft Velver Set), Umber (Autumn Shades Set), Cosmic Tone (Skin Tones Set) and Tropic Blue Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set.

I placed the largest of the Nobel Rectangles over the image and then a Gold Ovals One within it (I secured it with low tack tape). I cut and embossed as normal then removed the oval die and inked through the Nobel Tectangle with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Delightful Lily Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut it out using a Spellbinders Superellipse die and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I made 3 flowers from the little flower die in the Spellbinders Pearl Effects die set (just the same as in yesterday's card). I stamped 2 leaves using the Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut them out using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set and coloured them in using Tropic Blue Mica Powder.

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

Hope you can join me today - lots of emails please!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, though it won't be by the time
    you get this as you will be travelling hope you have a good
    journey this is a lovely card looking forward to
    your shows.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    Lovely card - the Spellbinders look great together. Unfortunately I'll be at work today and have Freeview so won't be able to watch today. Shame as I love your demos!
    Lisa x

  3. Morning Julia
    thank you alovely easy card, I will be watching and recording.
    Take care and safe journey. Kitty

  4. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, loving the folders and dies.

    Looking forward to your shows. Have a safe journey

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card have a great day on create and craft I will try to watch at sometime today as work beacons first thank you Tracy w x

  6. Hi Julia, wow this card is really lovely, love the idea of the oval within the rectangle. Have a good day. Bx

  7. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card, loving your colouring and the gorgeous lady stamping, and those petite flowers are beautiful, and I love the oval die-cuts within the nobel rectangle, it frames the beautiful stamped lady.
    Looking forward to your shows today, I will be recording them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. love the background embossing folder.Laura O

  9. Morning Julia - yes I am back, I do have a lot to catch up on will be doing that later. Love todays card, love the colours. Thinking those folders will be on my need list -wow only back 12hours and already it grows ha ha ha
    Will be tuning in later, in between washing and ironing.
    Amanda x

  10. Lovely card, love that lady, very classy. Good luck woththe shows today, will be watching xx

  11. HI Julia, love today's card and how you have used the dies..sure you'll have great shows today, sadly I am out so will have to record! Carole Z X

  12. Morning Julia, will be watching your shows today, great card love the flowers! Love Jean xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Julia, love the combination of dies. xx Flora

  14. Hope to record your shows Julia good luck.....Mabex


  15. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. Just sitting down to enjoy your show. X

  16. Good morning Julia,
    What a lovely card you have done today with beautiful colouring and adornments to the card. I like how you have matched the shoes to the stole or shawl, as there is no decent lady would go out not tailored from head to toe. I unfortunately like the song was born too late when these lovely fashions were all the style. I love the dress but that could be because i use to make so many for myself when i was young, having loved the style but it not being in fashion in 1980 onwards. Today you can get these styles no problem because there all in fashion again, but unfortunately at 47 i'm too old to wear them any more, oh well.
    Hope you have a good day flower,
    Love and crafty hugs

  17. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous l love the new products you will be showing. I hope it all goes well today it will be a long day for you. Look after yourself. Jackie

  18. Love the stamp and again loving the blue

  19. Gorgeous card Julia, looking forward to the shows today although I will miss the last one being on freeview and can't record it

  20. Hello Julia, This card is gorgeous, the new dies look amazing.
    Missed the 8am show, will be watching the remainder. Good luck and safe journey home.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia, Love the card will be watching the shows love Jean Z xx

  22. Good morning Julia, gosh you have a busy day ahead of you! Love this card with the image giving a slightly vintage feel to it. The noble rectangle die is very pretty and may just have to join my wish list!! Have a great day. x

  23. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, I love this image and the dies you have used today, and ofcourse the flowers are stunning with a lovely sentiment, nice clean fresh colours thank for sharing watching the shows today love your demos xx

  24. Hi Julia, Love it and want all the dies!!!!! watched the first show. You dont give yourself enough credit, you make fabulous cards. "Be seeing you".

  25. Hi Julia, a very beautiful card. Love everything about it! Safe journey home.

  26. Love this lady stamp and the way you've coloured it in. Always love dipping into your blog daily for my daily inspiration x

  27. Hi Julia sitting boiling we had a power cut and only back so I have missed 2 of your shows.Todays card is stunning is stunning.
    ita in Ireland

  28. Beautiful card Julia, just caught part of the first show hope to get seeing the rest.

  29. Hi Julia,
    Love the card, very pretty. Watched the 10am show with Andy but missed the early one. Great new dies.

  30. Hi Julia this is a lovely card the new dies definitely add a bit of interest to plain dies!! I have recorded your early shows and look forward to watching them later, I might see your next two live tho. Hope you have a safe journey home love Lesley x

  31. Hi Julia, enjoyed your show with Andy this morning and what a selection of cards you have made to show off the new dies. Although I have to say they don't appeal to me I can appreciate all the work you have done. Best wishes Jackie D

  32. Hi Julia,

    Love your cards. Just found your blog so hope to follow daily.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  33. Love this card Julia lovely colours - love Gillian x

  34. Hi Julia, what a chic and elegant card this is. Loving the embossing folder in the background with the gilding wax on. Great colour scheme - blue my favourite colour! 😀

  35. Hi Julia. Lovely card in a fabulous colour, and I love the way you coloured the dress collar, wrap and shoes. Hope you had safe journeys. Take care.

  36. Hi Julia, I only got to see 1 show my recording went wrong and I landed up with all day so had to delete as all recording space used up. You do some lovely ones this one I did see and its great. Having trouble with Google so couldn't remark on your blog got it sorted now and have chosen to have cards e-mailed. You could say I am a banana . keep up the good work and don't knock yourself xx


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