Wednesday 20 August 2014

Hey There!

Hi Bloggers.

Be sure to read to the end of this post. I have some newsy bits to share.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Mauve Card through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface.

I pressed 4 Victorian Metal Corners into Perfect Medium, added Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Powder and heat set. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to the backs of the corners. I left the glue for a couple of minutes for it to become tacky and then added the corners to the background.

I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the centre of the background.

I stamped the Justrite Basket Weave Background using Perfect Medium. I brushed some Lapis Lavender Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Summer Shades Mica Spray Set. I wiped away the excess with a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using Sue's Granada Die from the Spanish Collection.

I stamped the typewriter from the Justrite Just Typed Clear Stamp Set onto Mauve Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using scissors.

I stamped several sentiments from the Justrite Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I trimmed them and edged them with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a Clear Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

I raised £50.42 for Macmillan Cancer Support from the sale of packs of samples on ebay. Thank you you to those of you who supported this. I hope you are pleased with your purchases. I will auction some more packs next month.

I am pleased to reveal that I have set the date for my next workshop at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering. The date is Tuesday 21st October. A morning workshop and an afternoon workshop. Both workshops feature some of Sue's new dies.

The first workshop is 10am till 1pm.

The second workshop is 2pm till 4pm.

Please contact Tracey on 01536 481778 for more details and to book a place.

The winners of the Blog Hop have been drawn. Please be sure to go and check on the Creative Expressions News Blog here to see if you're a winner. You may have to scroll down to find the post with the winners.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you beautiful card, I cannot find the winners, maybe it is to early I shall try later. Take care Kitty.

    1. It'll be there some time today - after 9am

  2. Hi Julia. A lovely card, the typewriter is great. Congratulations on the money raised for Macmillan. I'm off to see if the winning names have been posted now. Good luck to everyone. Take care.

  3. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, great colours, love the sentiments, they look super done like tabs. I need to try some corners done with embossing powder. Bx

  4. Lovely card Julia love the colours.
    Congratulations on raising money for charity.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  5. Great card, one a good friend of mine would love as its in her favourite colour!

    Good work on raising money for Macmillan.


  6. What a lovely card, it has a really old fashioned look about it and I know someone who would love a card like that. Well done for raising all that money for Macmillan, what a great cause.
    Marion B xx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful I do love the colour. Well done on raising the money. Your workshops will be fab. Just off to look at the winners list. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  8. Well done on raising the money. Love the colours on today's card

  9. Clever card Julia and a bit different!
    Well done on your fund raising,

  10. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and love the believe one with the bauble.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Lovely card, really like the colours and typewriter image. Congratulations on the fundraising. X

  12. Morning Julia,
    Well done on raising so much money. Lovely cards.

  13. Hi All, lovely card as always, wish I lived nearer to the classes, Cornwall does not have any thing like this or any craft shows, ah well its lovely to have your cards to look forward to each day. Many thanks for taking the time to blog everyday. Lilian

  14. Morning Julia
    Another beautiful, card love the typewriter embellishment
    Congratulations on your fund raising

  15. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, love the typewriter embellishment and the colours. The corners really pop.
    Congratulations on raising so much for Macmillan, my sister loved the cards I got for her.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Morning Julia, Congratulations on raising the fabulous amount for the charity.
    Lovely cards, gorgeous colours and fabulous die-cuts.
    I searched for the Winners List but couldn't find it there yet !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Love the card Julia it's beautiful thanks for sharing. Well done with th fundraising brilliant. Love June xxxxx

  18. Morning Julia. I'm loving all of the different texture effects on today's card. The workshop cards look stunning, but unfortunately Kettering is just a bit too far for me.
    Congratulations on your successful fundraising.
    Ruth x

  19. Hi Julia,
    I wasn't sure at all about the typewriter as I couldn't see myself using it, however you have made some lovely cards with it! I watched your Show from last week last night. What happened to the second show? I recorded who I thought was you - ended up deleting it! Not up to your standard at all!
    Love the cards you have made using Sue's Christmas dies too. The bauble plus the bow is just lovely.
    Thanks Julia and congratulations on the amount you raised for charity.
    Love Myra

  20. PS. I love the corners on today's card! Saw you do this on TV. Some great close up shots today. Thanks.

  21. Morning Julia, congrats on raising so much money, well done! Love your card, great use of the typewriter stamp, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Congrats on the money you raised Julia. I used the link to find who won the blog hop, but couldn't find any names, I scrolled right back three pages to where the blog hop was announced, but no list of people that I could find. Is it just me?

  23. Good morning Julia, I love all your cards today the first one is simply gorgeous Beryl xx

  24. Love the card Julia, those corners are really pretty. Well done on raising money for such a good cause. Lesley, no it's not just you - I couldn't find any names either! Perhaps they'll appear later. Pat x

  25. Hi Julia, love all the cards. Congratulations on raising the money. Been to Creative expression site and couldn't find any names.

  26. Love these cards Julia - they are fabulous. I love white and gold so tasteful. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

  27. Hi Julia lovely card, I think I learnt to type on a machine like this!! Still can't find any names for the blog hop winners! Love Jean xxx

  28. Hi Julia, A lovely card today, the colours are beautiful and I do like the guilding!
    Congratulations to you for raising so much by selling your sample packs for charity. I wondered if you are likely to be doing any demo's in Lancashire in the near future? regards, Linda.

    1. Yes Linda it would be nice to get Julia up this way.

  29. Hi Julia,love to day's card,especially the first one.

  30. Beautiful card Julia, particularly like the last two showing Sue's dies, beautiful.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  31. Love the cards Julia they are really beautiful .

  32. Apologies for the long post.
    1) Great news about the new workshop date - however I don't do christmas - so I will keep my fingers crossed that in the future there will be more that won't be christmas themed - or I might have to see if I can get you to come to my part of the world for the day to deliver a workshop to my craft class.
    2) Great news about the samples - I was again a lucky winner - I was really pleased to win one of them, as I have a few of the stamps that were used on the samples. I think one of my craft club classes with have to be "Cards Inspired by Julia Watts samples" or as I said in (1) get you to come up this way.
    3) Lovely card Julia - I must really think about investing in some of the crochet ribbon - though one of my new year resolutions was buy no more ribbon, which is going well (as is the one of making a card for a monthly card swap that I take part in from my boxes of cards to be made up later stash)

    1. 4) Excitement - both my Julia Amazon and Ebay orders have been despatched - wonder which will get here first?

  33. Hi Julia, love the cards love Jean Z xx

  34. Hi Julia. Boo hoo, IE seems to be playing up this evening and none of your pictures are loading for me, but i am sure your card is lovely, as always. Will check back tomorrow to see if its sorted itself out. Will also try the old trick of logging off and on again, but not tonight. Been out for the day so going to have an early night. SueL x


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