Saturday 31 August 2013

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers.

I'm hoping to have a lie in after yesterday's long day but no doubt I'll be up at my usual time. Thanks so much for your emails and comments here on the blog yesterday.

Here's today's card -

The background has been achieved by cutting the Spellbinders Tapestry Die twice from a piece of Apricot Card. It's easy to line it up at the edge of the previously cut section - just remember to hang the already cut piece outside of the Grand Calibur so that you don't squash the embossed bit. This die benefits from using a piece of card as a shim when cutting.

I stamped the Vintage Dressform using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Golden Fish Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Superellipse and inked through the die with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Heartfelt Sentiments using Perfect Medium and embossed with Golden Fish Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I made a flower using theHeartfelt Creations Striped Sunkissed Fleur Stamp and the Sunkissed Fleur Die. I cut some leaves using the Hearfelt Creations Ornamental Add On Die Set.

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. Morning Julia
    thank you for the very entertaining shows yesterday, Ilove these expanding dies as i'm not very good at backgrounds. Have a good weekend Kitty

  2. Morning Julia
    Unusual colours today. I love the embossing powder - lovely and unusual colour. My sunkissed fleur, classic leaf die and stamps turned up yesterday and I can't wait to use them today. Hope you've managed to have a lie in!
    Lisa x

  3. Hi Julia
    Manage to catch one of your show the card is beautiful the stamp look good thank you

  4. Morning Julia, I caught the first part of your first show yesterday and can't believe I missed all the others!! Things just happened at the wrong moment! Sure your shows all went well though! Lovely card today, hope you are still sleeping after your long day. Love Jean xxx

  5. Enjoyed all your shows and demos yesterday, enjoy your rest you deserve it!

  6. Morning Julia
    Fabulous background, and a really different colour way today. I love it.
    Amanda x

  7. Good morning Julia. This card is not my cup of tea mainly I think because I'm not that keen on the colour. I like the tapestry background and would love to see more of that in other colours. X

  8. Good morning Julia the background looks amazing I did spot the die on the website. I have recorded the shows so that I can watch them when I get home. I really hope that you get some rest today you deserve it. Jackie

  9. Hi Julia. Pretty card, but like Sue Dunn I am not keen on the colour. Saw your first show yesterday, which was great, and will watch the rest that were recorded later on. Hope you get your lie in! Take care.

  10. Morning Julia, I hope you are still in the 'land of nod', you certainly had a hectic day yesterday, but the shows were brilliant.
    I love this card, loving the extended die in the background, loving the flower and loving the colourway.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


  11. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card.

    Enjoyed your shows yesterday. X

  12. Morning Julia,
    Great card, loving these extending dies, will be putting them on my wish list. Only watched the two middle shows yesterday they were great as usual, your banter with the presenters is so funny.
    Hope you had a lie in today.

  13. Hi Julia, loved the shows and the demos, unfortunately my sky box went haywire, and only 1 show recorded :-(. Have a good weekend break, looking forward to more beautiful cards like this one. Bx

  14. Brilliant shows as ever Julia and a gorgeous card this morning

    xx Sandra

  15. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love the colour. The background tapestry die is stunning.

    Loved all your shows, it was great to hear my e-mail read out on your first show too!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Oh dear, another one for my wish list- the Tapestry die is great, christmas can't come soon enough! A lovely card Julia and in my bridesmaid colours too! As I'm beginning to scrapbook the photos (28 years late!!) I'm off to my local craft shop to buy some of that apricot card stock having given up with C & C due to their poor customer service. Enjoy a relaxing day after yesterday! x

  17. The Tapestry die is so beautiful, watched your shows loved your demonstrations, it's good to see such as this die demonstrated it looks so different when it's cut out, love Jean Z xx

  18. Hi Julia. Oh that dreaded dress form again. Love the card apart from that.
    I'm having awful trouble with C+C at the moment. Does anyone know how I get in touch with a higher body than the e-mailing team?
    Love Val x

  19. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, the Tapestry die is beautiful and love the colours. The shows were great and the demos brilliant.
    Enjoy some rest today, you deserve it.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Morning Julia, super card, I really do love the background die. I only managed to catch your last show yesterday as I was at work all day, I did giggle along with you and Loen.

    Have a great weekend,
    hugs Lynn

  21. Hi Julia,gorgeous colours love the background

  22. Loved your shows yesterday though I missed the last one. Pretty card today, though I have to buy "mans stuff" at the moment, don't think my brother would be big on the dress form theme

  23. Hi Julia, a beautiful card lovely and bright you do love your
    bright colours don't you managed to watch two of your shows last
    night will catch up with the rest tonight you were great as usual
    looking forward to the one with Loen.
    Nancyd xx

  24. Another lovely card Julia - do love those Heartfelt Creations flowers, definitely one for the wish list!

  25. I love that Tapestry die! It's now on my wish list. I hope you recover from your long day.

  26. Beautiful card, lovely colours, though I don't usually go for these sort of colours but need to start using different colours myself as I have lots of different card but tend to use the same colours.

    Just saw you a little yesterday but what I saw was inspiring.

    Thanks again

  27. managed to catch a couple of shows yesterday, so great to see you back on, not so sure about one of the presenters though, I do love to see you with Nigel you both have such a good rapport. Lovely card today, and hope you managed a little lie in xxx

  28. Hi Julia, lovely card today, lots of dies I don't know so more to go on the 'to get/ wish' list
    Peach isn't a colour I use much but it's beautiful on your card. Love the flower dies and background die.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  29. Hi Julia, sorry I'm a bit late today long days at work, however I love this card and such pretty colours, I have this stamp and not used it yet but you have given me a notion to have a play. I watched a couple of the shows you were brilliant I emailed but didn't win 1 of your beautiful cards:(( don't how you manage with Loen she is soooooooo funny thank you for the inspiration xx


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