Friday 24 January 2014

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

I have a sneak peek from Sunday's shows today. The theme is love with Valentine's Day just around the corner. Lots of the stamps on the show can also be used for Anniveraries, Weddings, Mothers Day and Birthdays.

This is a really easy card to construct. With some pretty dies and a gorgeous stamp your job is done.

The background is a piece of Milk Card run through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the bike from the Creative Expressions Loves Beautiful Ride using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4. I cut a Spellbinders Branching Out Die out of Black Card.

I tied a bow using Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain. I added a Dazzler Setting and a Black Dazzler.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, a really lovely card, and I love monochrome, so this is just perfect. That stamp is fab. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you, a really lovely card. No more spending until the gas bill comes in lol.Take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card I love the colours thank you Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia
    Yes I agree with the above - beautiful card & the monochrome is perfect.
    Love the bow too.
    Sheila x

  5. Hi Julia,

    This card is great. So different . X

  6. Hi Julia. Wonderful momchrome card! Enjoy the shows and I hope that they and your journeys go well on Sunday. Will be watching the shows. Take care.

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Thanks for the sneaky peak. I'm looking forward to your shows. I hope the prep goes well. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia and Wattsonettes.
    Beautifully stricking in a plain way, just two colours that are born for each other. I did think about ordering this stamp last week but one way or another I have bought so many little treats over the past two weeks I decided I shouldn't now I really wish I had ! Never mind, I'll get it ready for the summer weddings.
    Along with some of your other two tone 'understated' cards this one has to be one of my favourites as I dont do multiple colours and backgrounds (which I appreciate so many of you love)
    Will have to record Sunday show/s as its another market day and the only one before Valentines which is why I debated if I should or shouldn't and whether Id get it in time if Id 'treated' myself again !
    Have a good day everyone.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  9. Morning Julia, This card is beautiful and I couldn't resist ordering some of the black dazzlers and settings, they are so gorgeous. I love the milk and black combination, and the stamping is beautiful. Thank you for this sneaky peek.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi Julia,
    Well What an Outstanding Card!
    I really love this Stamp in fact it's probably my favourite of the new ones, I Love all the embellishments used, is the Dazzler Setting New! I've got the Dazzlers but it looks Awesome in the Setting, thanks for sharing Julia, hugs from Sam x

  11. Hi Julia lovely card and a bit different, ideal for Valentine's x

  12. Hi Julia, This is a truly beautiful card. Not sure I would like to ride the bike with those wheels!! Have a great weekend.

    Love Rosemarie xxx

  13. Gorgeous card Great to see "hearts" in a different way & not pink too! I like that you've used the branching out die with it too I haven't got the die but when I saw it on tele I could only see "flowers" Although I'm a Watts my brain isn't as clever as yours

  14. Love this one, Julia, unusual and striking. Looking forward to Sunday,

  15. Love this card and the stamp arrived yesterday so I'll be trying my version of it later. Thank you
    Marion B x

  16. Love this card Julia, can't wait for Sunday

  17. Morning Julia
    Wow stunning card it is beautiful.
    Looking forward to your shows at the weekend.

  18. Lovely card Julia, that stamp is so different in the way it brings in the hearts. Bit of a bumpy ride though I would think! Looking forward to your shows this weekend. Pat x

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, very striking with just two colours, Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, hope you are able to get in lots of demos.

  20. Hi Julia, just love the card, will be watching on Sunday love Jean Z xx

  21. Hi Julia
    A striking card in black and white card. The bicycle is fabulous, I have one similar but without the heart wheels that I could used. Love the dies as well. this stamp will look good on the detailed scallops die if I ever manage to find mine. Mine went walk about and can't be found.

  22. Won't get chance to watch the shows, so this sneek peak is a bonus for me. Love the card.

  23. Hi Julia, love the monochrome card and the stamp.

  24. Great card love the stamp xx hazel

  25. Hi Julia what a lovely card the stamp is good for many occasions I love sneaky peeks looking forward to Sunday love June xx

  26. Monotone cards are always so striking and this one is no exception!

  27. Hello Julia, Thanks for the sneak peek, this is a lovely card, monochrome is so dramatic. Love the stamp, unfortunately no pennies, had to buy a new laptop, the old one just died on me.
    Good luck with the shows, safe journey. I will be tuning in.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. A lovely card do like the stamp. Looking forward to your shows. Helen VofG

  29. Hi Julia,

    What is not to like about this card. Its lovely.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  30. Love the card Julia, black and white always looks so stylish. I bought the stamp because it is so different, and great for so many occasions associated with LOVE. Might try it in Sepia! Will be watching on Sunday x

  31. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card again today! I love the quirky bike - it made me smile! Also like the dazzler settings . Saw they were available but really lovely to see what they really look like. Also these ribbons do tie so beautifully and do not slide! Thanks for the sneaky peak! Will watch when I can but will record! Grandchildren and family on Sunday!
    Safe travel there and back home again.
    Love Myra

  32. hello Julia, a lovely card in striking black and white, and such a pretty dazzler.
    X Ros

  33. A real stunner today Julia. It's really stylish. Love the stamp too. Kind regards Joanne K x


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