Thursday, 10 October 2013

If friends were flowers ....

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 8am and 2pm - hope you can join me. I will have been up since 4.30am so if I'm not quite with it, please forgive me!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through the Elegance Border Mask with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I did this 3 times across the card. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Extra Loren Embossing Folder. I ran it through again to extend the design. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the Bluebells from the Spring Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Golden Pear and Tropic Blue Mica Powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders Diamond Effects out of Periwinkle Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four (on Sue's show on Sunday) and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I tied a bow using Blue Satin Edged Organza and added a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Cream Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by. See you later.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I have my ironing all ready to do as I watch you create magic today. This is a lovely card and I look forward to your shows...

  2. Lovely card Julia. Your backgrounds are stunning. Hope to be watching today!
    Marion B xx

  3. Such a pretty card, will be watching later to see what you have in store xx

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card the background is
    lovely not too busy and just the right colour.
    have set to record your shows as not sure when
    I'll get back in.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning Julia I will be watching and recording the card is very pretty thank you take care 4.30 is the best time of day my usual time Kitty

  6. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card I will be watching your shows today as aim off work with a torn ligament in my wrist so I will not be able to craft today so the next best thing is to watch you craft thank you Tracy w x

  7. Morning Julia
    Fantastic card today, love the background. Not normally a flower person (in stamps) but these new stamp plates are fantastic, thinking I need them.
    Enjoy the shows.
    Amanda x

  8. Morning Julia,

    Good Luck for today, not that you will need it, I have set your shows up for record as I will beat work.

    Lovely card, I adore Bluebells so its nice to see them in a stamp.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, these flower stamps are really lovely. Have a good day, hope you get quite a few demos in. Bx

  10. Morning Julia, Oh you poor thing, having to get up at 4.30am,, you will be shattered by the end of your shows. I am so looking forward to watching you do your demo's.
    Your card today is gorgeous, I love the colours, and the background is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful that bluebell stamp is gorgeous. I will be home by 2:00 I'll try to email in. I hope the shows go well today you must be just about to start. I hope there are some products left by the time I get in you get so many sell outs with such fantastic products. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  12. Hi Julia. Great card in lovely colours. I love the bluebells, as usual your colouring in is spot on. Will be watching both shows. I hope you have a good time, sure you will if you're with Leonie! Safe journey home. Take care.

  13. Stunning card love the colours xx hazel

  14. Morning Julia,
    Love the card.
    Lovely start to my day. Cup of coffee and watching you're demos on tv. X

  15. Morning Julia, beautiful card, just been watching your first show, loved all the stamps and your demos! Love Jean xxx

  16. Hi Julia,

    Love the card, it is really pretty. Tried to order from your show on C&C website last night but there was only a bottle of glue there, and it was late too!!!! Its a shame for those that are working and cannot order today.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  17. Hi Julia,
    Great card, love the flower stamps, just watch some of the 8am show but my the picture on my pc kept braking down.

  18. Hello Julia, Missed the 8am show, but will be watching at 2pm. This card is stunning, the bluebells are so delicate and love the background..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. I absolutely love that bluebell stamp Julia, it is so pretty.

    xx Sandra

  20. love the colours Julia and the card is so pretty love Jean Z xx

  21. Hi Julia. This is such a lovely bluebell stamp and so beautifully coloured it. I can see the shine.
    Great duo with Leonie this morning.

    Love Val x

  22. Hi Julia, a great card, Love the stamps and the colours for it.

  23. Hi Julia, a really pretty card today. Hope the shows go well and you have lots of fun. Kind regards Joanne K x

  24. Hi Julia

    Love today's card, but will miss the 8.00 show as I was still in bed. We arrived home today from Cyprus at 5.00am. Have recorded your 2.00 show. Love how you use the masks. I bought this one and the one that went with it the last time you demo'd it.

  25. Hi Julia, have just got in so off to watch your shows. Love todays card it is so pretty and the new stamps look lovely.
    Love Jan

  26. Love the new stamps and your card today is beautiful.

  27. Hi Julia, enjoying the shows, Love these stamp and the tone on tone, thanks for all the tips on the mica powders.

  28. OOh Julia, this card is beautiful, loved watching you make this card today.

  29. Lovely card Julia, lovely delicate feel. Love,the backdrop. Great shows too. Tracy x


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