Wednesday 23 October 2013

Hope you have Bags of Fun

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments and emails yesterday - much appreciated, as always. Hope you checked out Sue's video on her blog yesterday - I thought it was brilliant! I'm sure there's lots more to come.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly stamped one of the leaves from the Creative Expressions Autumn Blessings Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Detail Embossing Powder. I edged the piece with Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut a piece of Self Adhesive Sheet the same width as the background, peeled the backing off and popped it on top of a piece of card. I peeled the other side of backing off and rubbed Cosmic Shimmer Red Speckle Gilding Flakes into it. I then ran it through the Couture Creations Hyper Magical Embossing Folder.

I stamped the Handbag from the Bags of Style Stamp Set using Terra Cotta Adirondack and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder, I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Terra Cotta. I added a 5mm Cream Pearl to the clasp and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Dark Bronze Pearlescent PVA to the detail on the handbag.

I stamped the sentiment from the Bags of Style Stamp Set, again using Terra Cotta and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Vintage Labels Four Die and inked through the die with Terra Cotta.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple more pearls in the top corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Dark Bronze Pearlescent PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    Great shows yesterday, the hugging scene was especially sweet. Loved the cards and look forward to trying the alcohol ink technique.

  2. Morning Julia, another lovely card not too different from the one
    you demo'd yesterday but just as effective. another video from Sue tommorow
    can't wait. Managed to watchboth your shows yesterday as usual they were
    great you and Nigel are just so funny.
    Nancyd xxx

  3. Morning Julia
    Thank you for the tutorials you gave yesterday with the inks you and Nigel wre so funny then you had little miss sunshine joanne it was lovely as are the cards. Take care Kitty

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I am still to watch your shows from yesterday I had a very long day at work but I have the afternoon off today so there is my chance. Sadly everything will be sold out by now, you demo such lovely things. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  5. Hi Julia, very lovely vibrant card today. Love the colours in those gilding flakes, Shows were great, and recorded, so I can watch again. Bx

  6. Hi Julia
    Great card got to watch your shows on my iPad looks like you had fun thankyou Tracy w x

  7. Hi Julia. Another great card. I love this background, the embossing powder and gilding flakes look great. You looked like you had a good time yesterday. How could you not, with the lovely Nigel around! : ) andJoanne is such a sweetie too. Yes, Sues video was great and more tomorrow...yipee.Hope you get a rest today. Take care.

  8. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card again, gilding flakes lovely.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Great card, love the background and the gilding is super. Loved yesterdays shows looked like fun

  10. Morning Julia - another lovely card. I loved your shows yesterday you always seem to have such fun. Helen Kington xx

  11. Hi julia
    Lovely colours used
    I watched the shows yesterday and loved the acetate and ink idea
    Another idea to my collection to day
    Best wishes kerry

  12. Hi Julia,

    Really lovely card Julia. Like everyone above, I too loved your shows. Wish you or Sue would do the Spellbinders show though!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  13. Morning Julia, Great shows yesterday, beautiful card today, loving the new gilding flakes, so effective.
    Sue's video yesterday was fabulous, looking forward to her next one tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia, great shows yesterday! Lovely card today again. Love Jean xxxx

  15. Lovely card. Missed your shows yesterday.

  16. Morning Julia,
    Great shows yesterday, well done on getting 2 demos done on each. Love the card today great colours.

  17. Lovely card love the silver on this one xx hazel

  18. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. Enjoyed your shows. X

  19. Hiya Julia,
    Fabulous shows yesterday & stunning card above!! I did email in yesterday morning with a photo of a card I made using the older stamps with leaves & a tree on (sorry I cant remember the name of it). I requested that, if you want it, you can keep the pic. I used the tree stamp with loads of leaves behind it, the sentiment to the right & real dried leaves, acorns & a conker in the bottom left corner.... Looks really good even though I say so myself.
    I always love watching the shows when you are on as you explain the steps as you go along, making it a lot easier for those of us who are disabled (like me) or those who cant record the show. A question please - WILL YOU BE AT THE NEC IN NOVEMBER please???

  20. Hello Julia, Stunning card, missed your shows yesterday, my loss, seems I missed a treat from other comments. Sue's video was fantastic, looking forward to tomorrow's
    .Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia. fantastic shows yesterday. The acetate and ink idea was beautiful. Love todays card with the pretty gildings flakes.
    Love Val x

  22. Loved your shows yesterday.Todays card is beautiful.

  23. loved your shows yesterday so informative, and todays cards is so pretty love Jean Z xx

  24. Bags of techniques on this lovely card Thanks Julia Mabex

  25. Hi Julia, back from my holiday and it was a treat to sit and watch the techniques in your shows yesterday. Best wishes Jackie D

  26. Great shows yesterday Julia and lovely card today

    xx Sandra

  27. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Thank you for yesterday's demos. Didn't get chance to see them all but have recorded your shows to watch later tonight.

    Love Wendy

  28. Evening Julia
    Another card with BAG loads of techniques, a very textural feel to this one I think, Loving the new flakes - my need list just keeps getting longer and longer.
    Amanda x

  29. Just trying to work it I cheaper buying handbags or the stamps? Think the stamps should win...more fun.
    Janice W


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