Sunday 2 March 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

There was a comment yesterday about Pinterest. I did have the pin at the end of my post but the html became corrupted and it stopped working so I removed it. I simply do not have the time to fix it at the moment. Prepping for shows and demos takes priority. I will fix it as soon as I have time.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I simply inked through the Trelliage Mask with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I ran the piece through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Celebrate Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass. I added Cosmic Shimmer Sky Blush Twinkles around the edges and put aside to dry.

I stamped the Earthenware Vase using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Blue Speckle Embossing Powder.

I masked off the vase and stamped the Lily Spray using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Squeezed Lemonade and Evergreen Bough Distress Markers, pulling some of the colour out on the leaves using a Tim Holtz Water Brush.

I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I stamped the single Lily from the Lily Spray set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I coloured in the same way as before and cut out with scissors. I added it to the base of the die cut.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Earthenware Vase using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4 and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I tied a bow using White Satin Edged Organza and added a Frosted Blue Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

I'll be back tomorrow with a Sneak Peek from Tuesday's shows. Don't forget that if you missed the shows on Friday then you can till watch them on the Create & Craft website. Just select TV Schedule, then Friday 28th February and you 'll find my shows at 8am and 4pm.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card still loving the blue phase
    you are in and the stamps are gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia pretty card thank you. Take care Kitty

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous those new stamps are beautiful.There are so many things on my wish list. I hope your prep goes well for your next shows. I have used that facility on C&C when my recorder failed to do its job it worked very well. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  4. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the stamps are so pretty. It's good to be able to still see the shows if for some reason you have missed them, watched myself sometimes.

  5. Hi Julia lovely card, really pretty and fresh. I agree my wish list keeps getting longer and longer. Enjoy your weekend x

  6. Morning Julia, another lovely card with those lovely stamps! Love Jean xxx

  7. Hello Julia, Thank you for all the hard work you do and I fully realize that running a blog must take up a huge chunk of time, I just have your best interests at heart to show off your amazing talent to people who may not know of your blog.
    Today's card is really fresh looking and these new stamps are lovely.
    X Ros

  8. A gorgeous card,love the design and fab image.x

  9. Hello Julia, another lovely card, these flower and vase stamps are fabulous and the way they mix and match can give you so many options. Bx

  10. Thanks for reminding us re looking at old shows on the web site I must take a look & see what else I cud hav missed I am loving your blue phase & this card is no exception Beautiful!

  11. Morning Julia, I am so glad that peeps can catch up on your shows online if they had missed them, because they missed two fabulous shows full of gorgeous card demo's.
    This card is so beautiful, the lilies are gorgeous, loving the background, I am always in awe at your backgrounds, I think I have got a 'thing' about backgrounds haha, but I could watch you demo your backgrounds all day haha.
    I'm so looking forward to tomorrow's sneak peek, and your shows on Tuesday.
    I got my order in the post yesterday, Thank You for such a speedy delivery, I will be playing this afternoon when I get back from Church.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Morning Julia
    Another amazing card today, these flowers and vases are a must have, they are so versatile and the way they mix and match opens up lots of possibilities.
    Amanda x

  13. Hi Julia, Love the new stamps very versatile you are making some lovely cards with them. love Jean Z xx

  14. Hi Julia, I love all the new stamps all your samples are just gorgeous
    I love the background on this card & the Lilly & vase stamp beautiful.
    Love Lynda xx

  15. Lovely card Julia, I love the colours.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  16. Such a pretty card today-love the lilies they are my favourite flower.

  17. Hi Julia,
    What a beautiful card! I now have tons of favourites created by Julia! I love the colour - your blue phase - as has been said! Also like the subtle tones on the lily. Looking forward to seeing the Shows - Internet access very sporadic here!
    Have a lovely Sunday! Dont work too hard !
    Love Myra

  18. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the blue!

  19. Morning Julia
    Just love these flowers and vases stamps. More to buy for my collection
    Carol x

  20. Morning Julia I love the blue the card is lovely the flowers are perfect for the card if you ever want an old lady to come and stay with you I will do jobs ect my reward would be just to sit in your craft room and watch you make your stunning cards love always June xxx

  21. Hello Julia, Loving your blue phase, this card is so pretty and fresh, those stamps are so versatile . Happy prepping, looking forward to tomorrows sneak peek.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx.

  22. Hi Julia. Love this beautiful card in my favourite colour so I'm happy, long live your blue phase. The Earthenware vase , and all of the others are gorgeous (another addition to my wish list : )) We all are so grateful for all of the work that you put into your daily blog. Thank you. Hope you are managing to get some est in between prepping for Tuesdays shows. Take care.

  23. Hello Julia, another stunning card and blue too, whoopee. You do put a tremendous amount of work into your blog as well as your C & C demos and we are all very grateful to you.


  24. Hi Julia,

    A beautiful card, love the colour combination. Love these new speckled embossing powders they are lush!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Gorgeous card Julia. I love these flower stamps and the vases are fab. Looking forward to a preview tomorrow of Tuesday's show. I just love watching you demo, you're so practical and down to earth. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. This is one of my favourite colours. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  27. Hi Julia. These stamps are so pretty and very versatile. My list is forever bloomin growing!!! Lol. I should just use what I have my hubby says ah well what does he know!!! Lol
    Love Tracy from killie xx


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