Wednesday 25 September 2013

Happiness is a Day Shopping

Hi Bloggers.

Glad you enjoyed the shows yesterday. I must say, I have really enjoyed working with the 2 sets of stamps that were on the shows.

Here's today's card, a demo from the 1st show -

For the background, I inked through the Knitted Mask with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I ran the background through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Large Hepburn Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed some Pearl Moon Gilding Wax all over. I left it to dry for a few minutes and then inked around the edge with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I stamped the image from the Bags of Style Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Lake Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I added some White Pearls to the handbag as shown.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Arctic Lake Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I made 3 rolled flowers using White Crochet Ribbon. I stamped 3 sets of leaves using the Heartfelt Creations Open Leaves Stamp Set and Perfect Medium, again embossing with Arctic Lake. I cut them out using Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Summer Blue around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    These stamps are fun. I loved your shows yesterday, that color looks so good on you.... You did an awesome job... Love the card today, thanks for sharing...

  2. Morning Julia
    the shows were brilliant thank you, thanks for the tip on warming the wax. It goes without saying the cards are beautiful take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the stamp sets hope I can get them I've put them on my christmas list lets hope it works and I get them thank you for the ideas Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia, loved the shows and the demos. This card is beautiful, the stamp sets are amazing. Bx

  5. Morning Julia, I'm so glad you have posted the deets for this card, I loved it when you demo'd it, the colours are beautiful and the stamping and embossing is gorgeous. I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I haven't been able to watch your shows yet, I was even longer at work than I expected, sounds like I'm in for a treat though. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  7. Moring Julia
    Stunning card, love the subtle colour palette today and then the gilding wax really makes it pop. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday.
    Amanda x

  8. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card again, love everything about it especially the crochet flowers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Stunning card love the colours xx hazel

  10. Hi Julia. Great card using my favourite colours and those lovely flowers. As usual you were great yesterday on C&C. Hope you got home safely and that you can get a rest now. Take care.

  11. Loved your shows, Julia, really good stuff you did! Love the stamps and your card today is fabulous. Have a good week
    Hugs Annie

  12. Really enjoyed your shows, lovely card today too xx

  13. Hi Julia. Loved yesterdays shows and this card was my favourite demo. Just love the bag stamps.
    Love Val x


  14. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card. So interesting looking at all the elements that come together so well. X

  15. Morning Julia,
    Good job on the shows yesterday. Love the dress stamps they are so elegant.
    Great card today lovely colours. Thanks for the tip on warming the wax i sometimes stuggle with getting a even finish.

  16. Morning Julia, another wonderful card, did manage to see you make this one yesterday. Bought some gilding wax at the weekend and took your advice re colours so will give a background a go with them.
    Hugs Lynn

  17. Hi Julia,

    Like everyone else, loved your shows. This card is gorgeous. Love the crochet flower, think I am the only person on earth that doesn't like Sue's felt flowers!!!! They look thick and not as pretty as the crochet ones. Oh well, there is always one, isn't there?

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  18. Morning Julia, a fantastic card and your shows were fabulous as usual
    liking the new stamps a lot.
    Nancyd xx

  19. Hi Julia, love the stamps and your card is beautiful.

  20. This card is gorgeous, love the colours and the stamp x

  21. Enjoyed the shows yesterday Julia so more items on my wish lists, the top item now being the handbag stamps!! Lovely card, best wishes Jackie D

  22. Hi Julia, missed your shows yesterday but have recorded the second so looking forward to see it. This card is gorgeous.

    Thanks for your inspiration.

    Jackie Meechan

  23. A gorgeous, gorgeous card today Julia, loving everything about it

    xx Sandra

  24. Hello Julia,, Pretty delicate card, love the subtle colours, those stamps are on top of my wish list, the sentiment is sooo true. Missed your first show, the second one was great, really enjoyed it.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Yummy card - and what female wouldn't agree with the sentiment. Pat x

  26. hi Julia, I love this card so pretty, love the way you do these flowers so them on theshow going to give it a try. I purchased the stamps embossing powders and the wax can't wait to get them for play. Hugs May xx


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