Friday 7 February 2014

Simply Fabulous Again!

Hi Bloggers.

Great news! Sue Wilson has released her own range of dies. I have ordered the whole range and they should be available in my Amazon Store very shortly. I have tested alot of the dies and I can report that they cut beautifully and there are certainly alot of yummy designs in the range.

I am out of stock of some stamps but I have ordered some more and they should be here very soon.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Scented Border on both sides using Perfect Medium and then embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Copper Bronze Lustre Embossing Powder. I used a dry wetwipe to wipe away the excess mica powder. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Garden Lattice A4 Embossing Folder (I used one of the de-boss patterns). I inked around the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I stamped the Art Deco Delight image using Perfet Medium and embossed with Copper Bronze Lustre. I cut it out using scissors. I cut a Spellbinders Floral Ovals Die. At the emboss stage I added the Delicate Mask. I inked through the die with Tea Dye.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the image, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Copper Bronze Lustre. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Branching Out Die and inked through the die with Tea Dye.

Imade a scrunched up flower using Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Dies (you can still see how to do this on the Create & Craft website. Just go to the TV schedule, select Tuesday 4th Feb, scroll down to the 3pm show and you can watch the whole show, This was the first demo in that hour). I added a little Tea Dye to the petals after completing the flower. I cut a couple of leaves using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lemon PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, the sentiment describes this card perfectly - Simply Fabulous, love the rust coloured card with the bronze embossing. Tea Dye distress is one of my most used inks. Looking forward to Sue's Dies, and what both of you come up with using them. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    Stunning card love the colour today thank you looking forward to buying sue dies thanks Tracy w x

  3. Hi Julia. Another lovely card with my favourite perfume bottle, the Art Deco design. I love the shape and colour too. Great news about Sues dies isn't it, I'm sure you will sell them hand over fist. Have a good weekend. Take care.

  4. Morning Julia Thank you a very pretty card take care Kitty

  5. Hi Julia very pretty card thanks for tips especially on mica. X

  6. Hi Julia, What a truly Beautiful Card I So Love the Colour's and your Embossing, your Excellent at Stamping thanks for all the tips and techniques you share with us,
    Fantastic Card.
    I Just Love " The Sue Wilson Die Range" Doesn't that sound cool, and I'm thrilled about them I was lucky to check on-line for something late last night and there was one company that had Sue's full range and I NEED AND WANT IT ALL! They were taking pre orders, The Price Range was really good also I'm going to save up for all the range!!
    Hugs from Sam x

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Thank you for ordering in Sue's new dies I know where to come to get them. I think they will sell out quickly. That new bow is fantastic. I can't wait to see it on some of your cards. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Hi Julia
    I wish Sue all the best with her collection, what I've seen so far is gorgeous.

    I love the way you make the flowers on C and C, it's really clear to follow, gorgeous card too. Maybe an idea could be a DVD with Julia's techniques?
    special tips like making flowers from certain dies or stamps and shaping them too or tips with embossing and embossing folders etc ?
    Then all the tips you provide on the shows would be at hand in one place. x

  9. Morning Julia, Fabulous news about Sue's new dies, the samples on her Blog are stunning, I especially love the bow and the border, I have no doubt they will be loved by all.
    Your card is truly gorgeous, I love the scented border and the art deco perfume bottle stamps, and the flower and foliage are stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Another lovely card! Julia, will you be selling the Murano glass bottle stamp? My husband is Italian and it would be perfect for his female relations? I've looked on your amazon store but can't find it. Thanks love Sarah

    1. It's one of the stamps that is currently out of stock. Will be more stock arriving very soon. Julia

  11. Lovely card Julia, nice warm colours Haven't got these stamps but I can see me adapting How exciting! Sue has her own range of dies I'm going to go & take a look now

  12. Good morning Julia,
    This card is so yummy. I love the colors, the flowers look amazing. I look forward to seeing Sue's dies and will buy them from you. Happy Friday.

  13. Stunning card Julia, so pretty and feminine. The bronze embossing is lovely and your flower, as always, is absolutely perfect. Hope you get Sue's dies in soon! Pat x

  14. Lovely card fab sentiment and flower xx hazel

  15. Love the card Julia. You always do great flowers. What exciting news about Sue and her own design dies, lucky you to have tried them. Looking forward to seeing your samples.

  16. Stunning card Julia great news about the dies brill!!!!!! Thank you sue love June xxxx

  17. Morning Julia, sentiment says it all simply fabulous and a fantastic card.
    Great news about Sue a very talented lady indeed.
    Nancyd xx

  18. Hi Julia, as always your cards are beautiful love Jean Z xx

  19. Hi Julia. Love these perfume bottles. Lovely card and wonderful flowers.
    great news about Sue´s dies. You lucky lady being able to try them.
    Love Val x

  20. Hi Julia, Great card. thanks for tip about the flower I will have a look. Have a good weekend.
    Love Rosemarie xx

  21. Morning Julia,
    Love the colours on your card today, not one that is seen very often. Your flowers are always stunning.

  22. Hi Julia, hope you are well. Such a pretty card and love the colour. Kind regards Joanne K x


  23. Hi Julia,

    Great card. Love your idea with the flowers. X

  24. Hello Julia, A pretty card today, love the colours. Very exciting news about Sue's die range, great that you will be stocking them.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Hi Julia, Another beautiful card. Ordered this bottle and a bag yesterday so im
    itching to have a go. Great you are having Sue's dies can't wait, think i'll have to move to a bigger house, bursting at the seems here!!!

  26. Beautiful card and love the colours today.

  27. Hi Julia,

    Such a lovely card. Love the colours and stamp. Sooooo glad you will be getting Sue's dies in. Have looked but cant find any stockists, so will wait until you get them, but pleeeaaasssee don't make it too long. Want them yesterday (lol). Loads have already ordered on pre-orders but I am not that bril on the computer.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  28. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. just love the embossing powder colour. great news about Sue's dies and the samples are stunning. Top of our want list.

  29. Hi Julia,
    It's all happening today! Thank you for another lovely card and for the excellent close- up photos of the flowers! My package arrived today and the murano stamp looks lovely!
    Will keep an eye out for Sue's Dies . They do look lovely! Can't wait to see what you'll do with them
    thanks again Love, Myra

  30. Hi Julia,
    Me again! Just read your little note beside the Murano
    Glass stamp! We have excellent taste!! Sue's name on that too! I thought I saw that on screen but wasn't sure.
    Love Myra

  31. Hi Julia. Lovely card made in my favourite colours. Look forward to seeing Sue Wilson's dies in action they look very interesting. Will you be using them on your 15th February show? Helen VofG

  32. Hello Julia
    Another stunner
    Amanda x


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