Sunday 15 December 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for your emails and comments here on the blog yesterday. Much appreciated as always.

Here's a demo card from yesterday -

One of my messy backgrounds on this one. I started with the Justrite Dotted Fronds Background and with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped using Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I repeated the process with the Justrite Sweet Lace Background and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Then I repeated the process with the Wrought Iron Corner Stamp (again in my hand) with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Spun Sugar using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Basketweave Purse using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Spun Sugar. I coloured in with a mix of Rose Hue Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Circus Brights Mica Spray Set and Pearlescent Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set, plus Silver Mica Powder from the Metallics set along the top of the purse.

I stamped the sentiment that somes with the Basketweave Purse, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder.

 I made some flowers out of felt from the Vintage Felt Pack and Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Three (die on Sue's shows tomorrow) and cut some leaves out of silver card using Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

 I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl to 3 of the corners and some dots of the new Pastel Pink Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA around the edges.

Don't forget that Sue has 2 shows today on Create & Craft - 12noon (2 hours) and 5pm.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you the shows were brilliant yesterday, the card is very pretty, You are the queen of backgrounds. Take care Kitty

  2. Morning Julia and Wattsonettes. BRILLIANT show's yesterday Julia with great tips and idea's as always, you always seem to cover the questions I have in my mind, and your explanation of products and how to use them is second to none, thanks Julia.
    Sounds like you will NEVER live down shouting at Martyn (although must be before my CC days maybe) ? As I didn't see that show.
    I've had the corner butterfly for a few months now and its beautiful no matter how you use it, I love it, and although at 1st I thought the background was too dark, I appologise for that, on the show it looked beautiful, so accept my appologies Julia ?
    Im adding a wrinkle and a year next week and have asked for craft vouchers, so although I wont be spoilt, I may just have enough for a large background stamp, or maybe a die set, O.M. Word, too much choice, what would I get the most use out of I wonder ?!
    Anyway, my last craft fair of 2013 today, so If Im lucky I may even sell a few cards and gift bags and may be able to add a few pennies to my vouchers : )
    Sending Sunday smiles and.'woop woop's for a great day on CC.
    Love n hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  3. Hi Julia, beautiful card . Loved your demo's , you always explain everything so clearly. Would like it much better if some of the presenters on c&c didn't talk sooooooo much to enable us crafters to get more time watching you demo different techniques etc. Moan over now , can't wait for my goodies to arrive so I can play. Lol lynne m x x x

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  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I had to record your shows yesterday as we were out having a pre Christmas lunch with relatives - it's that time of year. I am really looking forward to catching up on them while I write my Christmas cards. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  6. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card I saw you do this one yesterday . I agree could the c and c presenters stop talking for ages and let you guys demo your items that what we won't to see so we can buy the items not listing to them talk rubbish sorry but I get mad with c and c for that thanks Julia for a great demo Tracy w x

  7. Morning Julia, I was back from shopping later than I thought yesterday, you were already 45 mins into your first show, I was having 'kittens' because I hadn't pressed 'record', and most of all you were doing your alcohol ink and acetate demo !!! I was over the moon that you were showing that technique as I loved yesterday's Blog post card. A stroke of genius on my part (haha) I decided to try using the 'fast back' button on my Virgin box and it worked !!! so I fast-backed right to the beginning and was able to watch it all !!!! Your demo's were fabulous and I was absolutely fascinated with the acetate and alcohol inks and how they reacted, fabulous shows.
    Your card today, as always, is superb. We are being 'treated' this weekend, yourself yesterday and Sue and Kim today, what could be better. I'm going to press 'record' now, as I will be late getting home from Church and will miss the beginning. Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Julia, beautiful card, lovely soft colours, wish you got more time to demo, but the shows were good. Bx

  9. I almost forgot - Happy Birthday to Lancashire Steph for next week - you didn't say which day, so my Happy Birthday covers the whole week haha. I hope you have a lovely one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Love the card Julia, I watched and recorded your shows, I have put all the stamps on my wish list for after Christmas. xxxxxx

  11. Hi Julia. Beautful, delicate "girlie" card today.Loved it when I saw it yesterday. Hope you get to relax today. Watchng you yesterday and Sue today makes for a fab weekend! Take care.

  12. Watched the shows yesterday Julia great as always loved the cards and stamps I recorded the shows for the future thank you again Julia have a lovely Sunday Love June xxx

  13. Happy birthday for next week steph hope you get your vouchers good luck with the craft fair xx June

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the flowers are so pretty. Enjoyed the shows yesterday.

  15. Beautiful card. Love the flowers. Hope your craft fair goes well and happy birthday for next week Steph.

  16. Hi Julia and all the Wattsonette's, I loved the the demo's and stamps and the freely given tuition. I learn so much about stamping that the fear of it has is lessening and have a go, and although I have thrown away papers in the past I am going to carry it through to the end.
    Thanks so much X Ros

  17. Hi Julia, Enjoyed the shows yesterday and I love the flowers on this card so pretty, the handbags are a must love Jean Z xx

  18. Evening Julia
    Fabulous card - just love it.
    Amanda x

  19. Hello Julia, Enjoyed yesterday's great shows, thank you for explaining so well. Today's card is soooo pretty, love the flowers and the handbag stamps.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Beautiful card Julia, I love the felt flowers. Enjoyed yesterday's shows which I recorded so that I can enjoy them all over again. Pat x

  21. It is a very pretty card Julia, definitely Girlie, loved watching you make it


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