Saturday 3 May 2014


Hi Bloggers.

A couple of you have asked me to stock some items in my Amazon Store. I have emailed but received no response so just in case I thought I'd mention it here. Not using any surnames - Carol - the embossing powder you wanted is here and Susan - the Lace Mask is here.

My Justrite Toolsheds have now been combined and will be in a One Day Wonder on May 15th. I think my May dates are fixed now  but we'll see!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Fleur de Lys Tiles Mask. I cut a border out of Black Card using the Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities Die Set.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Irises Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Walnut Eco Green Dye Ink Pad.

I cut a Spellbinders Elegant Post out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Venetian Accents and inked through the die with the Walnut Ink.

I tied a bow using Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls to the top left-hand corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Wow brilliant thank you , have a good weekend take care Kitty

  2. Hi Julia. Lovely monochrome card. Take care.

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the iris stamp and the dies you have used are beautiful. Toolshed and a one day wonder sounds interesting. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

  4. Morning Julia, another lovely black and white card, love the stamp. Have a good Bank Holiday weekend. Love Jean xxx

  5. Lovely card Julia, I have this stamp set but not had a chance to play with it yet.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  6. Morning Julia, a beautiful card very striking love black and white.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Hi Julia a beautiful card today and matches the sunny morning. A one day wonder sounds good, will look forward to it. X

  8. Morning Julia,
    This card is absolutely stunning. Striking in Black and white one of my favourites
    Thank you for the reminder I was hoping to order something else ato keep the postage low
    Carol x

  9. Good morning Julia.
    A beautiful black and white card today. Will look out for the One Day Wonder.
    Have a good weekend. love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  10. Lovely card Julia Monotone is a real favourite The dates are in my diary!

  11. Hello Julia, what a gorgeous card, love monochromatic colour combos, they just work so well. Have logged your dates in the diary, and will keep checking them. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone. Bx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card as always. Looking forward to the 15th, lets hope you get plenty of demos in.

  13. Love the card Julia thank you have a nice weekend cx love June xxxx

  14. Lovely card, do not use black much but will have ago as I have these stamps. Best wishes lilian

  15. Morning Julia
    Loving the black and white card today!! Amazing!!
    Looking forward to May 15th One Day Wonder - sounds interesting! Hoping you get some good presenters with you and lots of demos!!!!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Sheila x

  16. Fab monochrome card Julia, that iris stamp is lovely. It will be great to see you on TV again - it seems ages since your last appearance. Pat x

  17. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the iris stamp.
    Julia, can you use promarkers on the White Crochet Ribbon to change the colour?

  18. Hi Julia. Fantastic card. So many points of interest. Love the monochrome.
    Love Val in Spain x

  19. Love the monochrome card as always.

  20. Clever sign idea Julia, Well done. Mabex

  21. Hello Julia. Beautiful card, love the monochrome and iris. Have made a note in diary of the 15th, looking forward to the show, it seems like ages since we saw you.
    Have a good weekend.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Love all the elements you've used Julia, such an elegant card. It's certainly chop and change at C and C isn't it. Have a great weekend lol x

  23. Love it Julia, fabulous card.

    Shame C & C cannot make their mind up on dates but guess there is a lot of jiggling about required lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia
    Love the elements that you have used on this monochrome card. Look forward to seeing you on the 15th. that's if it doesn't change.

  25. How funny, this card looks purple on my screen, was surprised when I read that it was black. Either colour, its lovely. SueL x

  26. Hi Julia,
    I wondered what had happened to the Toolshed! Will look forward to the One Day Wonder! Miss seeing you on screen. Haven't been watching much lately as it doesn't always appeal to me.
    I really like today's card. I love the monochrome look and especially with my favourite ribbons. I find them easy to tie and they stay tied!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Myra

  27. Hi Julia, love the card. love Jean Z xx

  28. Hi Julia, A really lovely monochrome card, I especially love the coloured focal image, it is very pretty.
    Looking forward to your shows on 15th May.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Julia, I hope the constant changing of dates by C&C is not interfering too much with life at home and your demonstrations for other businesses etc. Get idea for this particular die and iris stamp.


Only positive comments please!