Thursday 10 July 2014

Keep in Touch

Hi Bloggers.

We've arrived safely in Northallerton. We're demoing at Strikes Garden Centre today. If you're coming to the demos - get there as early as possible. Big Surprise!! That's all I'm saying! Hope to see some of you there.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through the Openwork Mask with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I moved the mask alongto extend the design which is easy as it's a repeating pattern. I then went around the edges with Sky Blush Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Pansies in Spring Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7 Dies and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut a larger Labels 7 and again inked through the die.

I cut Sue's Cordoba Die from the Spanish Collection out of Cobalt Card.

I stamped 3 pansies from the same stamp set, using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut them out using scissors. I think I may have stuck them on the card upside down but I don't think it matters. They look like trumpets to me!

I tied a bow using Blue/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Silver Vintage Button.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card love the colour. Have a great day and I know you and Sue will have lots of fun.Take care Kitty.

  2. Good morning, glad you arrived safely. Great card love the blues. Have fun!

  3. Hi Julia, fab card, love the cobalt blue, and it matches so well with the grosgrain ribbon. Glad you arrived safely. Oooh I hope you will share the surprise with the rest of us after your demos. Bx

  4. Love surprises ! Can't wait to hear about it x

  5. Morning Julia
    Beautiful blue card - I love the pansies (didn't notice they were upside down).
    Looking forward to hearing about the surprise!!
    Have a great day.
    Sheila x

  6. Hi Julia
    Sorry I can not come and see you iam having to work but I love this one thank you Tracy w x

  7. Enjoy your day Julia
    Would have never known the flowers were upside down, they look fine to me xxx

  8. Gorgeous colour combo and design. Upside down or not the pansies look great, glad you both arrived safely - have fun x

  9. Morning Julia
    Stunning colour combo very striking - if u had not said would not have realised flowers were upside down.
    Enjoy yourself North of the Border.
    Amanda xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I do love pansies yours look fine the way they are. I'm glad you arrived safely. I wonder what the surprise is. Will you tell us on the blog sometime? I hope it all goes well today everyone is going to have a great time. Love Jackie

  11. Hi Julia. Lovely card. The striped ribbon is great. Looking forward to the bigg reveal tomorrow.
    Love Val in Spain x

  12. Hi Julia. Love the card, great colour combo. I didn't notice the pansies were upside down : ) What have you and Sue got planned, can't wait tofind out what the surprise is : ) Have a great time. Take care.

  13. Great card-love the cobalt blue. The pandies look just fine.


  14. Gorgeous Julia, I love the colour and the sentiment.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  15. Really love this card, especially the striking blue! Gorgeous!

    Marion B xx

  16. Morning Julia, fabulous card and great colour flowers don't really
    matter do they they grow all ways and look great.
    Hope you have a great time and enjoy your journey and hope to
    see you both on Tues. and not too tired.
    Nancyd x

  17. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card, love the colours.
    Longing to hear all your news
    Carol x

  18. Beautiful card Julia and you and Sue are teasing us about something. Looking forward to finding out what it is. Have a great day demoing.

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I do like the cobalt blue card, it's so rich. Enjoy your day.

  20. Great card and it doesn't matter if the pansies are upside down Is the surprise your "new" craft? Or has Sue for a new collection of dies?....

  21. Beautiful card in all those blues. Yorkielass glad to hear of someone else with memories of Northallerton,hope that you and everyone else going have a great day.
    Wonder what this surprise is that we are being teased with?

  22. A Beautiful card Julia. Love the pansies.Have a great day.

  23. Good Morning Julia - what a beautiful card. have a lovely day in Northallerton - was supposed to be coming to see you but colleague had road accident so in work - boo hoo. I am excited about your surprise. Enjoy Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

  24. Glad you have both arrived safely - looking forward to reading about the surprise tomorrow. A typical Julia blue card - very nice.

  25. Wish I was with you to share the surprise! Very nice card and I wouldn't have noticed about the flowers if you hadn't said! Have fun, best wishes Jackie D

  26. Lovely card great colour and verse xx hazel

  27. Lovely card today Julia. I am new to your site but you are now on my daily must visit blog list. Beryl xx

  28. Beautiful card Julia and what a gorgeous bow! I was hoping to get to Northallerton today but it's not worked out I'm afraid & I'm really disappointed. Maybe another time and place. Pat x

  29. Hi Julia, glad to hear you arrived safe and sound. Have lots of fun up there. Love todays card. Kind regards Joanne K x

  30. Love the card Julia have a lovely day with sue xxxx

  31. Hi Julia, So glad you and Sue have got to Northallerton safely, and you have teased with a surprise for the lucky peeps who will be watching you.
    A lovely card, as always.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  32. Beautiful card Julia, glad you both got there okay, what a tease you both are, the rest of us will have to wait till tomorrow lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  33. Ooh love this! Gorgeous blue! You and Sue enjoy your working trip! Hugs Carole Z X

  34. Lovely card Julia,love the colours.

  35. Hi Julia
    love the colour combination on this card. Hope you all have a great day. I wonder what the surprise is.


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