Wednesday 3 September 2014


Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all the emails and comments here on the blog yesterday. Glad you enjoyed the shows.

Here's today's card -

For the backgound, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Peacock Fans Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - a repeating pattern - and inked around the edges with Barn Door Distress Ink.

I cut the Couture Creations Lacy 8 Die out of Rich Red Card. I used the outer frame only.

I cut the largest 2 dies together from Sue's Decorative Frames Set from the Italian Collection and inked through the dies with Barn Door.

I cut a Couture Creations Lasting Love Die out of Rich Red Card.

I masked the word 'with' off from the 'With Love' sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set and inked up with Jet Black Archival. I removed the mask, stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Label & Banner Dies and inked through the die with Barn Door.

I tied a knot in a piece of White Tulle and trimmed it a little. I made a flower out of a piece of White Crochet Ribbon cut in half lengthways and added a couple of Pearl Sprays.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Today's card is lovely. So far I have only managed to watch yesterday's first show. Thank you Take care . Oh the show and demo's were brilliant. thank you. Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia, a beautiful card, love the rich red, looks wonderful with the white. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, such a stunning card today, I love the dies you have used. I saw you yesterday on C&C and it was brilliant, all the little tips and techniques on your demos, I would love to see more of them. Have a safe, healthy and happy day everyone. hugs June Smith xx

  4. Hi Julia. A lovely card, great shade of red against the white : ) Have just started watching the recordings of your shows, glad it all went well for you. Take care.

  5. Morning Julia
    Caught up with the first show with Martyn- lovely samples and demos.
    Love this red card. Love the Lacy 8 die - it's on my birthday wish list!
    Sheila x

  6. Hi Julia,
    Fabulous Show yesterday as always and the hints and tips are always appreciated.
    I love your Card today I must Definitely put this one in my Pinterest Folder to save for ideas for Valentines Day Card as I must admit I usually buy my Husband one as I can't come up with anything I like. I Love The Dies you've used the fabulous Crochet Ribbon The Stunning Heart Die it's a Beautiful Card
    Hugs from Sam x

  7. Stunning card, very bold colours which really show off the lovely diecutting.


  8. Great great card and great shows yesterday Julia.
    Liked this die when I saw it and looks super on this card.
    Have a great day,

  9. Lovely and special card today Julia. Thank you
    Marion B xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Your shows yesterday were brilliant so inspirational. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Need to catch up on shows Only managed to catch a snippet of later show - door bell rang! Loving today's card I love the "quirky" heart

  12. Morning Julia, lovely bright card card, do love the heart die. Love Jean xxx

  13. Morning Julia
    Thank you for two fab shows again, the cards were all beautiful, I wish they would sort out a proper craft table for you withy more space - I do not know
    how you manage it
    Carol x

  14. Morning Julia, another beautiful card and great colours managed to
    watch your shows last evening they were great as usual.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Morning Julia, Great shows, fabulous samples and demo's, loved it. This card is, as always, very beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Hello Julia, Another beautiful card, love the quirky heart and the colours used. The shows were great and the samples were stunning, you and Lee make a good double act. Thanks for all the tips and inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Hi Julia great shows thank you the card today is lovely love June xxx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today - a rather unusual heart die with a lot of detail. I watched the afternoon show Live and even sent in an email! No interruptions! It was a good show and I laughed aloud at times! Not at the cards!!! You had made some gorgeous cards and so many of them. I too, like the Lacy 8, but some of the frames were really useful too. I watched the earlier show last night - I could see where the "postman Pat " came from lol. Loved the cards, particularly the first one on that show too.
    Must stop . Thanks once again Julia.
    Love Myra

  19. A lovely well thought out card.

  20. Good morning Julia, lovely card today just right for Valentines Day Beryl xx

  21. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card as always. Great shows too.

  22. Hi Julia. I like very much what you have done with this card, just the right colours too SueL x

  23. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card, make a wonderful Valentines card lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia, Great shows again, absolutely gorgeous cards, loved them all.
    Love watching you because your so talented, inspirational & give fantastic hints & tips, so i just want to say a massive thank you.
    Crafty hugs


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