Tuesday 19 November 2013

You're the Best! and Amazon Shop Stock Updates

Hi Bloggers.

Here's the card I demoed really badly on the 5pm show on Sunday! Hope you have all learned from my messup!

OK, so here's what supposed to happen in the demo! I popped a little Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue on my Craft Sheet. Using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam, I applied the glue all over the large stamp in the Couture Creations Floral Wreath 3 in 1 Set. I stamped onto a piece of Rich Red Card. Now, don't apply the Gilding Flakes to the glue until the glue is clear. If it's still blue then you will make a mess like I did on live tv! I used Persian Dawn Gilding Flakes which are lovely. I added some more Flake & Glitter Glue to the top of the stamp, used a piece of paper to mask off the already stamped section and added the image to the bottom of the card. Once again, wait till the glue is clear before adding the flakes. Make sure you clean the glue off the stamp before it dries. I find the rough side of a Grime Boss is best. Next, I did some shadow stamping (got this technique from Sue). I inked up the stamp with Jet Black Archival. I stamped it very slightly to the right of my original stamping. I inked up just the top part of the stamp again and then stamped the bottom of the frame in the same way.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Gratitudes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28.

I wrapped a piece of Black American Seam Binding around the area where the join in my stamping showed, I stamped the bottom section of the large stamp again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I used one of the dies in the pack to cut out the motif (easiest if you make yourself a template).

For the background, I stamped the square motif from the set around the sides of a piece of Rich Red Card using Perfect Medium. I then added some Copper, Pale Gold and Silver Mica Powder (available in the Metallics Set or in bigger pots on the show) and brushed off the excess. I misted with some water and heat set.

I tied a bow using 3 lengths of Black American Seam Binding and added a Crystal Sparkler to the centre.

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

New additions and re-stocks in my Amazon Store are as follows -

Your Carriage Awaits Single Stamp
Classic Rose Stem
Belle of the Ball

Small Fancy Pearl Embellishments
Crystal Sparklers
Medium Circle Dazzlers
Medium Heart Dazzlers
Cosmic Shimmer Morning Sunlight Mica Spray Set
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue - Large Pot
CS Flake & Glitter Glue
CS Clear Varnish Lacquer
I've also re-stocked many ribbons.

All for now. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you the card is wonderful,youwere so funny withGenevieve it looked like you both had a great time too,It was hilarious thank you for all the fun. Take care Kitty

  2. Morning Julia,

    A stunning card, watched you do this on your shows that was so funny, you always seem to have so much fun when you are on there, guess that is one of the reasons we all like watching you as you make us laugh too!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Morning Julia and all Wattsonettes. You made all chuckle with that show, but our hearts went out to yoy. I passed comment re your gilding flake oopsidaisy on yesterdays blog entry, its good that that happens - although I hear you screaming at me "Not on live TV though" ah, so what, that's the way WE learn by listening to your tips should that happen, or to avoid it happening ! You are our Mentor remember, so we NEED to see these things happen.
    I loved this card when I watched you on catch up, the shadow effect is lovely.
    Enjoy the blog hop today.
    Sending love to all.
    Stay safe n warm today.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

  4. Hi julia
    What a great card the the background I watched you do this one thanks Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia. This is a beauty. I love the large floral wreath stamp, so pretty. Take care.

  6. Hi Julia, a really beautiful and stunning card. love the stamp with the gilding flakes. Bx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia
    Brilliant card today, stunning stamp, a real WOW factor with the gilding flakes.
    Amanda x

  9. Morning Julia, Wow !! I love it, I loved watching you demo this one, and a lot of chuckling you did too, it made me laugh too. I love the colours and love the gilding, it is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia,

    Love the card. So effective with the background . X

  11. Hi Julia

    Haven't watched your Sunday programme yet. But I love this card. So what if you messed up. You've then showed us how not to do it, and what's a little mess up or two between friends.

  12. Very dramatic card sorry the colours are not to my liking but you can't please everyone xx hazel

  13. Wonderful card Julia, makes us feel better when the experts make a mess, but at least it turned out okay in the end

  14. Hi Julia. Love the card but the colours aren't for me. The Sunday show was a hoot and knowing that us out here aren't the only ones to make boo boos makes me feel better.
    Love val x

  15. Brilliant card, I love the colours! Its cool when experts like you mess up a bit occasionally - us mere mortals don't feel so bad!! xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    Yes it made me chuckle when you demoed this card, it's good to know that eve the professionals make mistakes. Love the finished card.

  17. Beautiful card that really wasn't as bad as you think when you demoed it!As others say it makes us mere lowlies feel a bit better if we know that you can make mistakes too.

  18. Morning Julia,a fabulous card it looks a bit darker on my laptop than it
    did on tv when you demo'd it but I loved your shows glad I'm not the only
    one to make boo boo's but you covered it brilliantly.
    Nancyd xx

  19. Love the card Julia, Jean Z xxx

  20. I think we all learned a lot as well as having a good chuckle when you did this one on air!! best wishes Jackie D

  21. Hello Julia, A dramatic card today, love the colours and the stunning background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Love the dramatic use of colours on this card. Thanks for the tips on the glue and the flakes and it was such fun on live TV. Thanks for sharing x

  23. Hi Julia, very striking card but lovely too. I missed the 5pm show, so I missed you messing up a demo, although knowing you it will have been such a minor thing us mere mortal wouldn't have even noticed.
    X Ros

  24. You really cheered me up with that demo, great fun!

  25. Morning Julia, wow I love this card. I saw the show on Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed. You both had me in stitches. I hope you enjoyed yourself. Kind regards Joanne K x

  26. Hi Julia, love this card. I really like the guilding flakes.

  27. Hi Julia,

    Love this card. Thank you for posting the new items in your shop.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  28. Hi Julia. Lovely card and you had some great shows too. As already mentioned seeing the experts make mistakes is very comforting and I suppose if we did the same thing we could use the remainder of the background with our dies to make little accents or toppers so all is not lost. Hope to see you on telly again soon. Would be great if you and Sue could do a show together.

  29. Super card, really vibrant. Off to try the blog hop.

  30. Stunning card julia and stunning colour x

  31. Hi Julia
    Stunning card. Missed the show but it sounded a hoot.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  32. Hi Julia
    You have really cheered me up recently and taken my mind off my health issues.
    Keep it up
    Sue xxx


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