Thursday 28 August 2014

Shows today on Create & Craft

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 9am with Martyn and 3pm with Dave. Hope you can join me - I hope to tempt you with some lovely goodies! As this post goes live I will be well on my way to the studios - early start for me!

Here's today's card -

This is a really simple card but I wanted to share it today so that you could see the Couture Creations  Beautiful Butterfly Die that is on the show in a bundle with the Dragonfly Set.

Back to the card - For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Fauna Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I popped a little Pearl Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked a little up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and rubbed it over the embossed surface. This gives a pearl effect to the card and dries almost immediately. Not easy to see on the photo, I know, but hopefully the cameras will pick it up today.

I stamped the Desert Daisies Stamp 3 times onto Cobalt Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I trimmed them down using a trimmer leaving a border.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Daisies, using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Granada Die Set.

I cut a couple of the Couture Creations Beautiful Butterfly Die out of Coablt Card, shaped them and added some White 3mm Pearls to the bodies.

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

I have had some help with the samples on today's shows so I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tracy Heaton, Kerry Hicton and Neil Burley from the Creative Expressions Design Team. All of the Creative Expression Design Team have been blogging samples made with this range of stamps this month. For more inspiration, be sure to visit the Creative Expressions News Blog and scroll down to see all of their fabulous projects.

See you later!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    This card is stunning, love the Fauna embossing folder
    I'm early too this morning, off to the gym
    Carol x

  2. Lovely card today, Julia. Am recording the shows as I too am off to work. Looking forward to watching them later. Have a great day, Linda.

  3. Morning Julia.
    A very pretty card thank you, I have my great grandaughter today so shall have to record the shows. Take care Kitty. It is a wet morning in Northants area.

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card looking forward to your shows today
    have set to record as I'm out all day
    Nancyd xx

  5. Hi Julia. Such a pretty card. I love the Cobalt Blue card and the Desert Daisies Stamp and the Beautiful Butterfly Die are both gorgeous. Have a good time at the studios. I will be watching both shows hopefully, and a safe journey home : ) Take care.

  6. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card today in blue. Love the butterflies!
    Will have to record the shows as I will be at work but will try and catch a snippet. Or two on the tablet at coffee time!!
    Have a good time with Martyn and Dave!! Take care.
    Sheila x

  7. Wow-beautiful card! Love the striking cobalt blue against the white & the butterfly is lovely.


  8. Hi Julia,
    First I'm so looking forward to the shows on Create and Craft, I Love today's Card I Love The Background and the fabulous Desert Daisies Stamp it looks amazing stamped using the true white embossing powder on The Colbalt Card I really Love those Butterflies they are so detailed.
    Thanks for sharing Julia.
    Hugs from Sam

  9. Lovely card Julia , will be watching when I get home this afternoon,
    Hope this morning goes well ,

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful the butterfly die is gorgeous. You must be in the middle of setting up right now I hope the shows go well and they don't cancel on you this time. Hugs Jackie


  11. Morning Julia,

    Lovely clean looking card. Brilliant flower and butterfly.

    Looking forward to your shows. X

  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, looking forward to your shows.

  13. Beautiful card Julia, looking forward to your shows

  14. Unusual to see white on blue instead of the the other way around Makes for a very unusual effect and I love the tryptic combo

  15. Morning Julia and everyone, lovely card today, and I love the stamps, white on blue and brilliantly warm combination. Enjoy your day and will be tuned in at 9:00am to C&C. Keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xxx

  16. Hello Julia, This card is gorgeous, love the colours, so clean looking. The desert daises and butterfly are gorgeous. Watching as I type, the samples are stunning. Safe journey home.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Just watching you on tv Julia. What super stamps today, the floral stamps always a good buy, so useful. The samples you are showing are lovely.

  18. Like this card - looking forward to seeing it on the TV.

  19. Hi Julia, lovely card I like columns looks good. love Jean Z xxx

  20. Good morning Julia this card is stunning I love everything .The white on blue looks great Beryl xx

  21. A beautiful card Julia.
    I have just finished watching you on Create and Craft this morning and just adore the way you work, very inspirational x

    I am a new follower of your blog and have entered your giveaway, which I have posted in my side bar too x

    Look forward to watching you at 3pm today.

    hugs sally x

  22. Enjoyed your show this morning Julia, some lovely stamps and the techniques bit at the beginning was very useful, best wishes Jackie D

  23. Great show this morning Julia. Lovely stamps and thankyou for showing how to mask off a stamp to use just some of it. Looking forward to this afternoons show. Helen

  24. Hi Julia
    I simply love these stamps and how you have used them. I tried to order some of the singles stamps like these last night, but will try again today.

  25. Love the card today beautiful colour thank you love June xxxx

  26. Hi Julia, Loved your show this morning with Martyn. Love this card, beautiful colours and fabulous stamping etc.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Lovely card Julia, love the colours.
    I am looking forward to watching your shows.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  28. Hi Julia, lovely card, love the blue !
    Recorded your shows, will watch later, hope they didn't change you again!
    Hugs Annie x

  29. Beautiful Julia, love the colour.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  30. Lovely card Julia, gorgeous colour. I still have your shows to look forward to but will be watching them later. Pat x

  31. Evening Julia, I enjoyed your masking technique demo this morning, just watching your second show which I recorded this afternoon. Thanks for your technique demos. Love the new stamps.


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