Thursday 2 January 2014

Especially For You

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 9am with Nigel and 2pm with Steph. Hope you can join me. It looks like the 9am show is being repeated at 12noon on Craft Extra. The 2pm show is scheduled to be repeated on Create & Craft at 8pm today and then the 9am is scheduled for a repeat at 7am tomorrow morning.  Remember, you can usually watch recordings of the shows online, just click on the play icon next to the show in the TV schedule.

Here's today's card -

Another messy background - you should all be quite proficient at these now! I used Milk Card. First, I randomly inked through the Squared Mask with Bundled Sage Distress Ink, then repeated with the Delicate Mask and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Then, with the stamp ink my hand, randomly stamped the Heartfelt Creations Script Key Background using Bundled Sage and the new Creative Expressions Swirl Background using Scattered Straw. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Paradise Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the Dahlia from the Heartfelt Creations Dahlia Cluster Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks - Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.
I cut a Spellbinders Fleur De Lys Rectangle out of Custard Card and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key Hole Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22 and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I coloured the flourish in using Sunflower Matt Drawing Ink. I added another key that I had left over from another project, over the top of the gold one.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Cream Pearl in each corner, a pearl swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA in Crystal around the edges.

See you later !

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Well what a little beauty this card is , thank you , I will be watching today Take care Kitty

  2. Hi Julia
    Well we have started 2014 with a pretty card love the flower sorry I will not be able to watch you live am working so I will be watching on iPad when I get home tonight hope you have a good crafting day on c and c thank you Tracy w x

  3. Hi Julia, a lovely bright card, beautiful flower stamp. Have a good day with the shows. First day back at work, but will be recording them in case I cannot watch. Bx

  4. Hi Julia. Great card. I love the dahlia, it is so pretty. Have fun with Nigel, I know I am going to be laughing and giggling from 9-10am :) You two are brilliant together, and you still manage to craft as well! What a fantastic way to start the day, and the year! Have a safe journey. Take care

  5. Morning Julia
    A bright and zingy card today love the Dahlia. Enjoy todays shows - I am sure the Julia/Nigel combo is going to be fun fun fun
    Amanda x

  6. Morning Julia, a lovely bright card to cheer everyone up this
    morning have set record for your shows as I am out all day today
    but looking forward to you and Nigel know you will be great as always.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Morning Julia, A gorgeous card, fabulous background as always, gorgeous colours they really complement each other, I adore the rectangle, it is so pretty. A gorgeous bright and sunshiny card to cheer us all up in this dank, drab weather.
    I am really looking forward to your shows today with Steph and Nigel, both very lovely people.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Julia lovely bright and zingy card . Looking forward to shows but maybe have to catch up with them later

  9. good luck today Julia ,love this stamp .Laura O

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

  11. Hi Julia,

    Love everything about this card. Not long to wait now - so excited.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  12. Morning Julia,I am typing whilst watching your demo, this card is lovely, must get back to the box as I do not want to miss anything
    Carol xx

  13. Oh what a fool the above is. WHY spoil Julia's blog with this twaddle (thought I could waffle but this guy doesn't even make sense ! Julia will soon get rid, then you'll be wondering what I was going on about ! (some chap advertising for a loan company got to our blog) !

    Anyway, love the colours used and the flower is lush, but you know me by now, not a messy background lover. Enjoy yourself today Julia - two smashing presenters to work with, although Nigel is SO funny (comedy duo) just wish he'd let you explain things to us a bit more, but you both make me smile.
    Have a good day dear Wattsonettes.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  14. Such a lovely card the flower is gorgeous.Hope that your shows go well today,typing this while watching the first one.

  15. Hi julia, love today's card. Will be recording shows.

  16. hi Julia
    love today's card. The stamps and the rectangle are fabulous. Must have a look at the rectangle. I have the squares but have never seen the rectangles before. looked back Steph to see what you were on about but it must have already been deleted. Help Julia I missed the 9.00 show and I only have a show at 4.00 showing on my tv guide. So must now go in a re-programme before we go out.

  17. I enjoyed your first show of 2014 and love the colours of today's card.

  18. Hi Julia,
    Enjoyed your first show of 2014, just a pity you can't get more demos in. Nice bright cheerful card today, helps with the dreadful weather we have been having makes me think of summer.

  19. Hello Julia, A bright cheery card today, love the colours and the dahlia is gorgeous. Missed the 9.00am show, had to pop out, will be glued to the 2pm show.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Happy New Year Julia, a very pretty and cheerful card today. Hope todays shows go well for you. Kind regards Joanne K x

  21. Hi Julia, have a good show will be watching love Jean Z xx

  22. Enjoyed the show this morning. Just love the dahlia stamps. Lovely colours on todays card feels like spring just around the corner. Shhh sun is shinning brightly here after a downpour. Helen VofG

  23. Lovely sring card.
    I have recorded the shows so I can watch them later.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  24. Hello Julia, you are such a star giving all the times that we can catch the shows should we miss the C and C times.
    Today's card is really lovely and the colour's perfect looking forward to Spring.
    X Ros

  25. FAB show's Julia. I owe you an appology. Your messey backgrounds look SO much prettier on air than on my phone screen, so this will be the last time I say "I dont like them" !! Just goes to show ! Im so glad you deleted that earlier message re loans ! WHY do people have to spoil things ? Oh, well done on your award : ) doubt Nigel will ever be awarded one lol ! Just re-watching your 2pm show as couldn't concentrate on you as much as I like. Anyway, just 1 question Julia please, what colour Foundation card did Sue use on her card today ? Its lush : ) I really REALLY love how you worked those stunnung new stamps today. Thanks Julia for 2 great and helpful shows.
    Lots of love.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  26. Beautiful card Julia, love the colour.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx


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