Monday 23 September 2013

You're Always in Style

Hi Bloggers.

Back from a fab time at Ally Pally. Met lots of great crafters at a great venue. Already looking forward to next April!

As promised, here's a sneak peak from tomorrow's shows -

Another Milk & Black card - you guys seem to like these and this handbag stamp is so stunning it doesn't have to be coloured.

So, the background is simply a piece of Milk Card with the Couture Creations Poetry Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the image from the Bags of Style Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 17 and cut a mat out of Black Card using Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles and cut a black mat using Labels 17.

I made a scrunched up flower using Spellbinders Blossom 5 and cut some leaves using Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp Set and Classic Leaf Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Back tomorrow with a card from Belle of the Ball.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This card is just fun. It was fantastic seeing you yesterday at Ally Pally. You look great. Thanks for your inspiration, energy, and fab ideas. Cheers

  2. Morning Julia, a fabulous card still love black and white
    glad you had a good time at Ally Pally.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia
    Fab card, love the monochromatic look. These stamps will sell themselves tomorrow.
    Try and get a rest today.
    Amanda x

  4. Morning Julia
    thank you pretty card where do you get your energy from take care Kitty

  5. Hi Julia
    Great card love the die you have used thank you Tracy w x

  6. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous. I enjoyed meeting you yesterday and the demo you did. I really liked the hall the show was in it was very spacious and had lots of places to sit. I'm pleased that you had a great time too. I'm looking forward to your shows,tomorrow. Have a great day and try to get a bit of rest. Love Jackie

  7. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, love the stamps, beautiful. Glad you had a great time at Ally Pally.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Morning Julia, A really pretty card, loving the colourway, and the bag stamp is really lovely.
    So glad you had a good time at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Good morning Julia. Lovely card today. Xx

  10. Very effective in black and white, though I love a splash of colour too. Looking forward to your shows xx

  11. Good morning julia
    love the monochrome. Will miss your first show tomorrow but hopefully will catch the second. Have a great day.
    Ang X

  12. Love the black and white colour scheme and a very pretty card x

  13. Morning Julia,
    Great card, love the black and white, very dramatic.

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely card with a great handbag stamp. Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally. Hope you get a rest today. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Take care.

  15. Good morning Julia,
    I like todays card with the embossed background that has been left its natural colour. Black and white is a lovely classical colourway that always looks pristine. With the way you have dare i say scrunched up blossom 5, it looks like a carnation.
    Love and crafty hugs


  16. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful striking card. X

  17. Hello Julia, Love the monochrome, the bag stamp is fab, the flower is gorgeous. Glad you had a great time at Ally Pally. Will be watching the shows tomorrow.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Hello Julia, what a stunning card, love the monochromatic colours. Glad that Ally Pally was good, and looking forward to your shows. Bx

  19. Hi Julia,

    Yeeeeeh. Love your flowers with the blossom die that I have had for ages and never tried, until yesterday. Guess what. They turned out brilliant!!! Am so chuffed that I recorded your show that demonstrated the technique. Thank you so much.
    Oh sorry, I love your card today too.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  20. Great card, I don't think you can wrong with a black and white card, they always look great! Mabex

  21. Morning Julia, another beautiful card, the picture definitely doesn't do the rose justice a saw one of them over the weekend whilst you were demoing. Will be watching your shows and then I hope you can manage to get a good rest as the weekend was rather busy.
    Hugs Lynn

  22. Hi Julia - love the card. I didn't think I would need to buy the handbag stamps!!!! silly me....I should have known better.
    Looking forward to the shows tomorrow. tfs

  23. Hi Julia, love black and white cads and this is no exception. The stamps are gorgeous and so is the flower.

  24. Hi Julia, love the card black and white are one of my favourite colours, glad you had a good time at Ally Pally love Jean Z xx

  25. Hi Julia

    Love this black and white card. The bag and flowers are gorgeous. Look forward to tomorrow's show.

  26. Mmmmm Handbags, right up my street.....Love this card Julia

    xx Sandra

  27. Good afternoon Julia, oh love the handbag! Live the black and white too! Love Jean xxx

  28. it was great to see you at Ally pally on Saturday and see your cards close up. You are truly talented. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow I already have them set up to be recorded, Love the card too xx

  29. Fabulous card Julia, the handbag stamp is lovely. Pat x


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