Saturday, 24 May 2014

May your home be filled with Love and new stamps!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the Justrite Moroccan Lattice Background onto Perriwinkle Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped and embossed it a second time to extend the design. I inked around the edges with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Taylored Expressions Rose Bouquet image using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Captivating Squares out of Soft Gold Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Rose Wreath Stamp Set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Antique Tags One and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut a a Spellbinders A2 Devine Eleoquence Die out of Soft Gold Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Vintage Bronze Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

I've taken early delivery of stock of the stamp designs for my next shows on June 11th. Sue's artist has done a fantastic job once again. He's designed some gorgeous frames for me and I've put some A5 Sentiment sets together to fit within the frames.

So, there are 4 frame stamps which contain an inner and an outer frame -

Baroque Frame
Garden Frame
Rose Frame
Wirework Frame
There are also 2 sets of pairs of Mini or Inner Frames -

Mini Frames - Floral
Mini Frames - Scrollwork
So, the idea is that the inner and outer frames can be mixed and matched however you want or you can just use the inner frame or just the outer frame.

There are 2 sets of sentiments to go with the frames. The first - All Occasions Sentiments contains 27 sentiments sized to fit the inner frames (please note a couple of them won't fit inside the Garden Frame - that one has the smallest space in the centre) -

The second set - True Thoughts contains 12 sentiments sized to fit within the outer frames -

Both sentiment sets are A5 and unmounted. You can, of course, use these sentiments without the frames.

The combinations amongst the frames and sentiments is huge. I can't wait to share my ideas with you, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a couple of weeks, sorry!

I have also taken delivery of one of the new Couture Creations Embossing Folders that is on the show. It's called Grand Jo Jo and it's a little like Tied Together, I think so anyway.

Grand Jo Jo
Just click on the links to go straight to the products in my Amazon Store.

That's all for now. Hope you have a good Bank Holiday Weekend - I'll be prepping as usual!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you the card is beautiful. WOW what a lot of lovely new stamps spoilt for choice, are these a taste of Sues new dies ???? take care Kitty

  2. Love today's card. Th background is wonderful and thanks Julia for all the info about the other stamps! What a lovely set!
    Marion B xx

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the gold embossing. Do make sure you don't spend all the time prepping you must have some time to relax. Those stamps are gorgeous. Love Jackie

  4. JULIA little tease!! You show us those wonderful new stamps THEN say I can't share with you yet....... I love todays card no need to worry what colours to choose, just choose one and go for it. Thanks Julia. Mabex

  5. Hi Julia, another great card. Thanks for the sneak peak of stamps for your next shows , just placed my order. Lol lynne m x x

  6. Beautiful card-lovely rich colours. Your new stamps look great.


  7. I love this card, the background stamp is gorgeous.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  8. Hi Julia
    Love the card must get the background stamp thanks Tracy w x

  9. Hi Julia lovely opulent card, and all the other new stamps look fab. The folder looks good too, thank you for all the pictures so far. Enjoy your weekend x

  10. Good morning Julia. A rich and elegant card today! Absolutely beautiful!!
    The new stamps and embossing folder are wonderful too!
    Have a good weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, beautiful gold embossing. Loving Sue's new stamps too.

  12. Morning Julia, lovely card, I ordered that background stamp so can't wait for it yo arrive. Love all the new stamps! Love Jean xxx

  13. Hi Julia. I love the card, the colours are beautiful and I love the background : ) Thank you for the sneak peek of the gorgeous new stamps. How do you choose from such a wonderful selection? Enjoy your prep. Can't wait to see what you have made : ) Take care.

  14. Hi Julia, what a classy card, I love it all, but especially that background stamp. The new stamps are really stunning, and some great sentiments too. Have a good bank holiday weekend, and I hope you get some time to relax as well. Bx

  15. Hi Julia, just love the card especially the background, saw on tv with this and it looked stunning love Jean Z xx

  16. Lovely card Julia and lovely new stamps!
    Have a great weekend and looking forward to your shows,

  17. Morning Julia
    Watched you two shows last night, Martyn is a card, just love the Moroccan Background stamp - must get this one - and you are a tease - can't wait to get back from my holidays to see what you have in store for us.

  18. Hi Julia,

    Your card is gorgeous and I love that background stamp. Love all the frames, oh dear i can see my purse strings going again...!!!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Love the card Julia and the sneaky peeks the stamps are lovely which to choose thank you Julia for sharing love always June xxxxx

  20. Another stunning card Julia. Beautiful stamps and words. I need all of them but will have to decide on one or two.
    Have a good weekend.
    Love Val in Spain x

  21. Lovely card and great stamps xx hazel

  22. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the new stamp range.

  23. Morning Julia, a beautiful card very elegant and love this background
    stamp in the gold on the perriwinkle card is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  24. Beautiful card,love the gold and periwinkle together,so elegant.
    The new stamps look amazing.

  25. Truly beautiful card Julia so rich and luxurious looking simply love everything about it thank you. Have a great holiday weekend Julia
    Margaret corgi owner

  26. Hi Julia,
    What a gorgeous card! It was one of my favourites from the Shows. It stood out as did a blue and white one
    I don't have gold embossing powder so might have to remedy that! The background stamp is gorgeous too. They are all so clear.
    The new stamps look beautiful too - good idea having different sizes. Look forward to seeing those in action - as it were!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Love Myra

  27. PS! My home is already full of stamps Julia but that made me laugh this morning !Love Myra

  28. Love the blue and gold on this one Julia. The stamped image is so clean and clear. Looking forward to your next shows using the frames. Hope you get SOME time for yourself amongst the prepping xxx

  29. Hi Julia
    Loving this card would never have thought of putting gold on blue, but works beautifully!
    Now these new stamps and sentiments - WOW. Think I will treat myself to some sentiments and loving the Grand Jo Jo folder. Then that will be my budget for June - as I have a holiday and another in the future to start saving for. But a girl can never have too many things in her crafty stash!!
    Enjoy your prepping.
    Sheila x

  30. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, so rich and opulent. Loving the new stamps and the embossing folder, will be popping aver to Amazon.
    Happy prepping and have a lovely holiday weekend.
    Take care.
    Hus June xx

  31. H Julia I missed your shows,and forgot to record them.this card is spectacular ,and the colours are Devine .

  32. Absolutely fabulous card Julia. I saw it on C&C. Loving the new stamps too will be having a look on Amazon Store.
    Crafty Regards.

    Julie Kay

  33. Hi Julia, gorgeous card. Love the new stamps. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

  34. Lovely card The soft gold is gorgeous The frame stamps look lovely Question - Will they fit the majestic square dies?

  35. A lovely card to make one forget about the rain outside beating against the window.

  36. Evening Julia, A stunning card, the stamping, the die cuts, the colour combo, everything is stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  37. Hi Julia. Lovely to see a nice bit of gold embossing makes for a very classy card. SueL x

  38. Have you any idea what time you are on, on, the 11th June please?, day after my birthday and I am away, but I would get my D I Law to record it for me hope I get to know because only one week programmes are shown on the schedule xx

    1. Times for my shows are in the left-hand side bar of this blog. Julia.


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