Monday 30 June 2014

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek for you today from tomorrow's shows. The show is mainly a die based show featuring some lovely new dies from Couture Creations. They work well on their own and with other dies you may already have in your stash.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Irish Clubs Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface.

The corners are cut from the Couture Creations French Frame Die. The die looks like this -
So, for the corners, I cut 4 French Frames and trimmed them down keeping just the ornate section of each one.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Decorative Frames from the Italian Collection.

I cut a Couture Creations Cappuccino Die out of Black Card.

I tied a bow using Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Organza Ribbon Rose.

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

I have listed all of the sample packs I have so far on ebay. The first 7 packs have been sold and have raised over £40 for The Teenage Cancer Trust. I chuffed to bits that they have been so popular. 12 packs selling this week, then I'll pop some more on after I've been away with Sue.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very nice card, looking forward to the shows. Take care Kitty

  2. Hello Julia, very elegant card, love black and white. Well done on selling the sample packs for a very worthwhile charity. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  3. Hi Julia, lovely card in mono, well done on raising money from your sample cards x

  4. Well done Julia, lovely card today, you'll be the envy of us all spending so much time with Sue. Mabex

  5. Morning Julia
    A very elegant card.
    Unfortunately just spent my budget on some of Sue's Spanish Collection and the Christmas stamps that were on her shows last weekend - so these new dies will have to go on the wish list for the future.
    So pleased for you raising money for the TCT- well done you!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  6. Love today's card, very elegant. The corner die is great - that's on the wish list now!
    Thank you
    Marion B x

  7. A beautifully elegant card Julia. Colours are great and those dies are fabulous. Christine

  8. Another lovely card, can't wait to see your shows which I'll have to record as I'll be at work all day. Well done on raising the money for a great charity.


  9. Good morning Julia thank you for the sneak peek this card is gorgeous. Well done for raising the money I have bid on a few packs but I haven't been lucky so far. My latest offering is on Sam Poole's blog today. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  10. Morning Julia, thanks for the lovely sneak peek, I will be catching up later with your show as will be at work. Well done on the funds you raised, hugs Carole Z X

  11. Morning Julia, I love this card, gorgeous in black and white, great sneaky peek.
    I haven't had any internet all weekend, it felt like my right arm had been cut off haha, I'm going catch up now !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Morning Julia beautiful card, love black and white. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow. Love Jean xxx

  13. Hi Julia. Love the card today, it is very pretty : ) Enjoy the shows tomorrow and have a safe journey each way. Take care.

  14. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I only started using my corners
    a couple of weeks ago cant remember if it was you or Sue who
    had posted one with corners so I thought I have so many of them
    I must give it a go and it turned out great so will definately be using
    them more.
    Nancyd xx

  15. The corner die looks lovely and I can see me using it on the CAS cards I tend to make I will have to save some pennies before I can buy it I'm struggling to find your cards on eBay Will keep trying though Will have to record shows

  16. Good morning Julia. A beautifully dramatic card today!! The French Frame die is so versatile. Hoping to win some of your gorgeous sample packs. Well done with them so far! Have a good day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  17. Hi Julia
    Love this card, especially the French Frame. Absolutely stunning. Will be recording the shows to watch later as usual. Hope you have a safe journey with Sue.

  18. Love this card, the corners are fabulous. Congratulations on doing so well with your sample packs xxx

  19. Hi Julia , Love the French frame die handy to have lovely card will be watching tomorrow and recording . love Jean Z xxx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, love everything except the big bow (not a big bow fan). Pleased to hear you have made lots of money for the charity that you are supporting.

  21. Morning Julia
    Stunning card, love the corners and also the beautiful bow
    Pleased to hear you collected lots for the charity
    Carol x

  22. Love the card Julia thank you love June xxx

  23. Gorgeous,elegant monochrome card,just love it.

  24. New dies look lovely. Looking forward to the shows xxx

  25. really love this - very 'me'. ;)
    look forward to your shows as always xx

  26. Hi Julia, A beautiful card.

  27. Hello Julia, Another stunner, love everything about I. Pleased to hear that you did so well raising lots for the TCT, well done you, off to Ebay now.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. Well done Julia selling so many card packs.
    Great card today, have already set my recorder for tomorrow and looking forward to the shows x

  29. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card - really elegant - like it all! The new dies look lovely but will have to wait! Looking forward to tomorrows Shows.
    Safe travel,
    Congratulations on raising so much for your charity.
    Love Myra

  30. Lovely card Julia, the dies look lovely. I will have to record the shows as I will be at work.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  31. Lovely card Julia. Looking forward to tomorrows show, that corner die is pretty. Pat xx

  32. Beautiful card Julia, love the dies especially the corner ones.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  33. Wow looks very dramatic Julia this is really beautiful and elegant looking really like the corner die.
    Looking forward to your shows tomorrow, hope they go well and you get lots of demo's done, well we can but hope!
    Margaret corgi owner

  34. Hi Julia fab., card,love the colours.


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