Sunday, 17 November 2013

What's new with you?

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 12noon for 2 hours with Nigel and at 5pm with Genevieve. Hope you can join me.

Here's today's card, based on a sample that Sue Wilson made for the show.

The background is a piece of Coconut White Card run through the Grand Calibur with the embossing folder that comes in the Party Time Couture Creations 3 in 1 set. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the Doilies Stamp from the 3 in 1 set of the same name, using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I then popped it inside the the embossing folder from the same set and ran it through the Grand Calibur. 

I wrapped some Black American Seam Binding around towards the right hand side and added a bow 3 lengths of the same. I added a Crystal Sparkler to the centre of the bow.

I cut some little doilies out of red and black card using the dies from the set, stacked them up and added some White Pearls to the centres.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Folder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls to the corners.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Remind me to mention brown postal parcel paper - morning 'muppet' ! Morning Wattsonettes, catching up with your show's yesterday Julia, loving the ornate frame and watched you battle with the flakes lol. Im sooo chuffed that thanks to our Julia's tips and help I got to grips with the flakes yesterday (here is where brown paper is valuable) I appreciate Ive not got studio air con to contend with but when I first bought guilding flakes I was advised to put my work and box of flakes on brown parcel paper and it helps cut down on static. So after a month of hoarding and playing badly with my flakes I retreived them again yesterday after a quick peek of our 'muppet' using them with the frame, and low and behold the brown paper did cut down on static hense cut down on mess and less flakes over me which has to be good : ) so there you are, Ex Brummie Lancashire lass has a tip for all our Wattsonettes in Julia land. Todays card is lovely, and Im all set up to record your show's today Julia and thank goodness you are with great presenters again : ) although Nigel - bless him tends to chatter on a bit leaving less time for clear, precise direction from our lovely demonstrators, but musn't complain too much it could be a presenter that drives me so mad I HAVE to record so I can zip forward and just watch the demo, which isn't so good as I miss valuable tips : (

    Right ladies, Sunday moan out of the way and time to carry on with catch up before Mr Lancashire awakes. Loving all the new toys so far, bar the party time cup cakes.
    Sending Sunday hugs to all Wattsonettes, enjoy Julia's show's and Julia you have been great to watch.

    Lancashire Steph xx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a great card loving the new items can not wait till mind come thank you will be able to watch your show today Tracy w x

  3. Morning Julia.
    The shows samples and demontrater wre brilliant yesterday, looking forward to today thank you take care. Kitty

  4. Hi Julia,

    Love this card. So different in style. X

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I hope the shows go well today. Love Jackie

  6. Good morning Julia, these doily stamps certainly show up the detail with the white embossing. Will be watching later, best wishes Jackie D

  7. Really lovely card. These sets are very good value for money.

  8. Great card Julia. Loved watching you yesterday and looking forward to the Tool Shed and your 5pm show today - recorder is all set. Pat x

  9. Morning Julia, Loved your shows yesterday, looking forward to today's shows too. Your demo's were fabulous, as always.
    I love this card, and that sparkler is stunning.
    I was in awe, yesterday, at the samples on the shows, your design team have done a fabulous job.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Pretty card Julia. Will be watching your shows as usual, I just wish they shut up a bit more, and gave you more time to demo!

  11. Hi Julia, really lovely card, love the colour combo, missed yesterdays shows, But am going to record todays shows. Have a good day, hopefully they give you time for plenty of demos. Bx

  12. Hi Julia. Shows were great yesterday and an excellent concept to have everything you need in one set. Lovely card today. Hope you have a great time at C&C today.

  13. Hi Julia,
    Great shows yesterday, hope I can watch today as I have my daughter and grandchildren coming for lunch.
    Love the card today a bit different for you Julia. Great colours.

  14. Lovely card today and loved your shows yesterday. S glad to hear I am not alone in finding some of the presenters soooo frustrating!! Thought I was just growing into a grumpy old woman!! They wait until a demo has just started and then start talking about some unrelated experience they have had or ask the guest a random question, nothing to do with the demo, which distracts the guest while they reply. Aaaaargh!! Have to admit my heart sinks when I see you have certain (male) presenters... I also record and then fast forward!
    OK, got that out of the way! Happy Sunday and looking forward to your shows :-)

  15. Morning Julia
    Great card today, love the concept of these new products, the samples have been amazing but with Christmas round the corner these will have to be on my wish list,. Enjoy the shows todays.
    Amanda x

  16. Hi Julia. Just loving these sets. Todays card is oh so pretty. Really enjoying your shows and looking forward to the Tool Shed later.

    Love Val x

  17. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the colours used. The samples on the shows rae stunning, you and the rest of the team have done a fantastic job. I missed your shows yesterday and will miss some of Toolshed : (( (recorder not working either!) but hope to be back for the 5pm show: )). Enjoy yourself. Take care.

  18. Love todays card and looking forward to your shows today.Love the idea of these sets with everything together in one set,even if I can't afford them at the moment.

  19. Hi Julia, great card for older teenagers. I could easily make a similar card for my grand daughter.
    Looking forward to today's shows.
    X Ros

  20. Hello Julia, Love today's card, the detail on the doilies is fab. The sets are great, but as Christmas is around the corner they will have to go on my wish list. Must dash to watch Toolshed, your shows are great and the samples amazing, well done design team.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia, a very simple but elegant card.
    Nancyd xx

  22. great card Julia, loving the shows

  23. Hi Julia,

    I am very late today, your card is lovely. I have watched your shows, I love it when you are with Nigel, such a laugh.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia,

    I am so late today but was worth waiting for ..... love the card. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  25. lovely card Julia ,good work on the shows .Laura O


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